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  1. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    They certianly used to use Newtone (never heard of Puretone) but they may well have simply changed the name for commercila reasons; e.g. to stop people going straight to Newtone.

    A history lesson!...
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    Unfortunately, that doesn't wash - Rickker's been a member of this site longer than you have!
  3. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    That’s an easy one; Newtone - https://newtonestrings.com/shop/custom-string-configurator/
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    Re: Octave Mandolin strings

    I’m sure that PONO don’t make their own strings so I wouldn’t worry about getting hold of them. All you really need to know is what gauge strings you already have.

    If they’re “buzzy”, it may well...
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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    Is that a crack I see roughly beneath the E strings?
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    Re: National RM1 String Action

    I did much the same and I’d second the comment on the tailpiece. It’s a toss up as to which has the worst-to-restring tailpiece; the National or my Collings mandola.
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    Re: Hope this never happens again

    The bloke who lost the violin was interviewed on BBC TV this morning and admitted that he was the sort of person who would take it with him to the washroom.

    Knowing the state of the UK rail...
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    Re: A Question to the community

    The simple answer is no. The only ones I’ve ever seen in the UK - and I’ve been around the block several times - have had a solid fretboard along the top of a shaped, hollow, “sound chamber” with...
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    Re: A Review of SchneiderMusik - Caution

    Not sure about buying from the EU in the USA but us in England are protected - https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-contracts-regulations
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    Re: Naked Bridge Post Is Shredding My Palm

    Had much the same problem on one of my mandolins. As Marty Jacobson has suggested, I took the saddle off and ground the excess off. You could file them down but an electric grinding wheel is much...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I don’t think this is confined to budget instruments. Two of the “new” instruments I’ve bought in the last ten years - by Collings and National - have needed exactly this treatment.
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    Re: A Question to the community

    I’ve always thought that the dulcimer resembles something designed buy a committee; with a plank of wood supporting the strings and preventing the soundboard from, well, being a soundboard.

    How...
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    Re: This is mind blowing....

    Isn’t “Mandarin” “Mandolin” in “Engrish”? - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engrish - http://www.engrish.com/category/music/
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I also doubt whether lighter strings will improve your playing speed either. Lighter strings are slacker and tend to move further than heavier ones which, in my experience, can slow you down as the...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    Exactly what I was about to say.
  16. Re: Star-shaped electric mandolin with signature

    The things that come out of Barnsley!
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    To add to what I said in Post #10, I fitted a Barcus Berry to my Martin D18 - epoxied it to the bridge plate! - back in the 70’s and, plugged into my Acoustic Image Coda, it sounds as good as...
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    In my experience; I bought my first piezo pickup in about 1974, what you plug it into matters more than the make of pickup. A half decent acoustic amp with the right high impedance inputs or a preamp...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    Thanks, its a bit far for me to have a casual look at. That neck and head look as if they’ve been refinished with “Ronseal”. ..... and those tuners! I have a set without visible screws but they were...
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    I’d be interested to know where in the UK it’s being sold. It doesn’t look right to me and it’s clearly been “tarted up” as we say in these parts to within an inch of its life. It’s difficult to say...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Don - Mine have been on the wall for at least 10 years and support a variety of instruments with various finishes without problem. The only instrument they don’t fit well is my Mandostrat which has...
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    Re: Guitar to mandocello conversion idea

    You might be better posting this question in the builders & repair section.
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    Re: Mandolin or Octave Mandolin

    It’s also a fair example of the same sonic space the two instruments inhabit. You could do much the same with two guitars.

    Incidentally, I find that OM and Dobro work quite well together.
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Hercules; with the weight operated gate. dhergert’s problem is the only one I’ve ever heard and I believe he’s mentioned this before. I have five of them on the wall and a tripple floor stand and...
  25. Thread: Suzuki Mandolin

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    Re: Suzuki Mandolin

    $100- $200 is probably still more than they cost new back in the 1970s.
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