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    Re: Ozark pancake mandolin bridge

    If it's high at the first few frets look at the nut before sanding the bridge. String height at the nut is probably way too high. It could also have a bow in the neck. These things should be checked...
  2. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    Yes the lighter strings, (banjo strings) will help. It will still be loud, but not obnoxious.
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    I don't mean to reverse it by turning it upside down, simply take if off, turn it and slide it back on right side up so the screw is offset the other way.
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    Re: Grandads Mandolin

    If you decide to play it put on light strings, it's not built for regular mandolin strings.
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    Re: Help with a Dulcimer

    Those are friction tuners. There should be a screw on the end of the pearl tuner button, tighten it.
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    OK i didn't actually time myself, but glanced at the clock with the last two to go and they took about a minute and a half. It could have been more than five minutes, but it wasn't much. Just saying...
  7. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    I use a piece of foam between the head and the dowel stick. You can vary the size and the fit by of the foam to change how much muting effect you want. You can also shift the position from the neck...
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    Re: Preferred hot hide glue temp

    I use a travel pot for heating soups and things. It's variable temp and I put an aluminum piece in to keep the glue suspended in the water off the bottom. I have a thermometer and keep the glue...
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    What if you took the U support off and reversed it?
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I've been doing that method for over 40 years, much faster. One at a time and you don't have to worry about repositioning the bridge so quicker yet.
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    Re: What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I change strings when I gig a lot about every 2 months. Longer during the last year when gigging was non existent. I will clean the fingerboard only when I take all the strings off, which I don't...
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    It most likely had one more like this:
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    What's the big deal about changing strings?

    I have a few gigs this weekend and have been playing my strings for quite a while so decided to change them. It took me like all of five minutes to change all the strings. I have heard of folks...
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    Re: Screw-mounting a pickguard(instead of pins)

    Should be able to get some long thin screws easy enough. They don't have to be too long or too heavy to be heavier than the pins. Mine has one screw and one pin.
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    Re: Screw-mounting a pickguard(instead of pins)

    Since you made it yourself, screw size will depend on how large a hole you can drill thru the guard without weakening it. You might consider using one pin and one screw.
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    Re: Campanella 2 point mandola

    I have always loved the look of his instruments. I have yet to play one, but you rarely see them for sale so they must sound good too.
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    Re: The latest in plectrum technology.....

    I'm not Chris, but I don't care what the audience thinks of my pick. It's only important that I like the sound of it. I spend way more time with my mandolin alone than with an audience. I abandoned...
  18. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    I think we got into the wrong phase of the moon. :))
  19. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    Here is another discussion. A moon roof only opens with a flip up on the rear, a sun roof sides all the way open. Some cars have both capabilities and are advertised as having both.
  20. Thread: Jammin' with Sam

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    Re: Jammin' with Sam

    Very nice.
  21. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    Steve, I use GHS tenor light set 220. 10 1/2, 12, LW20, LW28. This set has worked nice for me and gives my a nice sound without the earsplitting that is usually associated with a banjo mandolin. Just...
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    Re: 60s? Japanese mandolin

    If there aren't dents in the zero fret you should be fine. Most put in a larger fret for the zero, I like to use the same size as the rest of the frets. Guess you won't know till you string it up....
  23. Re: "banjo-mandolin" and "nice sounding": an oxymoron?

    Well I don't know if this has been mentioned, but it is a banjo and as such mandolin strings are way too heavy for a good sound. I use two sets of tenor banjo strings and the heaviest string is a 28....
  24. Thread: Small amplifier

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    Re: Small amplifier

    Just for comparison, I played my Fishman mini along with someone playing thru the Mackie I referenced above and the Mackie was superior in sound quality. The Fishman was not bad, but the Mackie was...
  25. Re: Bridge - Gap vs no gap at base of bridge on an F5 style mando

    I can't give you any general tonal changes that may occur, but I like what it did to my mandolin.
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