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    Re: Sitka vs. Red Spruce in mandolins

    I haven't seen it mentioned, my favorite mandolin has Italian spruce and is killer.
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    Try plugging and unplugging into your tuner a half dozen times before your gig. Oxidation can and does cause these kind of problems. You may want to also clean the ground on the input of the tuner...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Accuracy in strobe is better, 0.02,but it's still good in the chromatic mode, 0.5.
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    The Polytune and Unitune used in the strobe mode is harder to read than the Pererson. If you use the regular mode it is very easy. I go back and forth.
  5. Thread: Clamps

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    Re: Clamps

    Billy, I am of no help finding what you are looking for, but if you can't find it take the other two pieces to a machine shop and have them thread a piece of round stainless steel. It will be cheap...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    The Polytune will show all the strings of a guitar, not sure how accurate that is, and it is of no benefit to a mandolin. I have both and prefer the Unitune. I also have the Peterson, and D'Addriio...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Second the Unitune, I have several. I also have a Peterson, the Unitune is nearly as accurate. The big plus is I use one that I leave out daily, several times, and can get more than a year from the...
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    Re: K&K Pure preamp issues advice needed

    Most preamps are designed for guitar. A more popular instrument I guess??? So yes, as mando-bob says, dump the bass. It usually is around 80hz and you don't need that for mandolin.
  9. Thread: Kent 836

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    Re: Kent 836

    Even tho I don't play electric mandolin, I would have bought that too. Cool looking mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman truss rod question

    Without tension from the strings you will most likely have to slack off on the truss rod to make the neck flat. As Fretbear says a washer or two will give you plenty of room to adjust, I have done...
  11. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    Plane shavings can be very thin and can be inserted into a fine crack dry. Just a thought if you want to try some of the smaller gaps.
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    Re: Randy Wood Two-Point at Carter's

    Every mandolin that had a strap button on the neck that I have owned was in the same place as this one. I take them off, but if it were on the other side of the neck it would be easy for the strap to...
  13. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    If you are going to scoop the mids don't do it on the main EQ, but on the channel you want less mids. If you scoop the mids on the main EQ it hurts the instruments and everything else you don't want...
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    Simply cut the screw shorter. If you have a belt sander, or a file, it's easy to put a new point on it.
  15. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    If you need thin strips of wood to inlay into the purfling gap, it's hard to get them in once they have glue on. I cut strips to fit cracks and insert them dry, then wick in hot hide glue. It is...
  16. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    I try to keep the main EQ flat except for problems. Only thing I do faithfully is lower the 250 hz. I have found most all rooms resonate at that frequency and lowering it keeps the sound cleaner....
  17. Thread: Strap it up!

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    Re: Strap it up!

    I like mine on the headstock, but if you choose that method go past the first E string tuner. It will keep the strap away from being in the way of your hands.
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    Re: Back removal

    Expect the cherry to darken when you fill with the dust. Except for ebony, I use a lighter wood dust to fill so when it darkens it looks more like the wood I am trying to fill. Example, I use...
  19. Thread: Rubner Tuners

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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Charlie, if you are thinking about putting Rubners on the A junior be sure to check the spacing. I don't remember when it changed, and don't know the year of your jr. but the older tuners have a...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    What gauge of strings did you put on? These are designed for light strings. I use a 10-36, some might say a 9-32 would be better, but the 10's haven't done anything detrimental over the years.
  21. Thread: Rubner Tuners

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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    The more expensive ones simply have more bling. The lower priced Rubners work just fine.
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    Re: Earplugs for loud session?

    I used to be a printer decades ago, the presses were loud. After too many years I started wearing earplugs. My boss didn't think I could hear the press well enough to catch something not sounding...
  23. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    I measured mine, it is .01 thickness for the blade and it does seem to have some kerf as it measures .012 at the teeth. It was sold as a no kerf saw decades ago and came from England. I don't...
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    Re: Earplugs for loud session?

    If my memory serves, sometimes it still works, there is a brand of ear plugs for musicians called Heros. You may want to check them out.
  25. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    There is another option to remove the back with minimal damage. Get a thin NO kerf saw and saw the glue line. Violins use diluted glue for the top and back so they are easier to remove. I have sawed...
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