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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    Yes it would be. That is why I am doing it myself. I figure it is an excellent time for me to learn how to do this stuff. If I blow it, I am not out much.
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    We looked it over and decided the top was misshaped and needed a stiffener. See picture.

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    The brace has yet to be shaped and fitted but you can see the location.
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    I cut the back off of this mandolin and didn't see any cracks/breaks/failures. What I did see was the top was not fully shaped. The area around the neck is pretty flat. I would have expected more...
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    I have not heard talk about the piccolo mandolin and didn't know they existed. I guess you could capo a standard mandolin at the fourth fret to simulate the sound. Interesting.
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    Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    My Ibanez M522 top has started to collapse (bow) at the upper part (towards the fret board)of the F hole. I have borescoped the body and do not see any reason for this. The sound bars are still...
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    Re: Another Tenor Guitar from a Squier Mini

    And here is the next one!

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    No idea why the pictures are 90 degrees off. I did incorporate the changes discussed. Added the humbucker pickup and changed to 500 ohm pots....
  7. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    Looking really good!
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    Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    The conversion is more difficult than it sounds. First the scale length of the classic is probably 25 inches. The tenor likes 20-23 inches. The neck is probably glued onto the body of classic. You...
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    Re: buzzing after string change

    I am no expert but I had a buzzy string on my mandolin and replaced it. No more buzz. Something wrong with the string. I could isolate the buzz to a single string.
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    Re: Six to eight string conversion

    Thanks fox. Here is a synopsis I posted on another site.

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  11. Thread: new Healy tenor

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    Re: new Healy tenor

    Very nice looking guitar!
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    Re: Six to eight string conversion

    I have not set it yet. I want to have the new strings settled before adjusting.
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    Re: Six to eight string conversion

    I am not a good player. I made a recording but won't share it. I am that bad.
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    Six to eight string conversion

    I am finally getting this guitar together. It started life as a Mitchell Mini guitar , 22.5 inch scale. Trimmed about 1/4 inch off both sides of the neck and I added two strings and tuned it GDAE....
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    Re: Single Coil Pickups for Tenor?

    Can bass guitar pickups work? I know nothing about pickups but was wondering.
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    Re: Bridge Pin Reamer

    Things just got weird. I pulled one of the pins from the Ibanez to measure and found the pins are 5mm top to bottom. No taper. What the heck is going on?
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    Re: Bridge Pin Reamer

    I was hoping there was an industry standard. Looking through the page you quoted, they seems to be fitted per instrument. I will have to dig out my old trig book.


    Thanks
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    Bridge Pin Reamer

    I am going to convert my Ibanez PFT2 tenor guitar to an octave mandolin. So I need to add 4 more strings. Seems the bridge pins are either 3 or 5 degrees. It is pretty difficult to measure accurately...
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    Re: Gold Tone TG-10 new to me!

    Here is a side by side picture

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    You kinda can see the size difference. Note the distance from the bridge to the foot of the guitar.
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    Gold Tone TG-10 new to me!

    I have an Ibanez AVT2 that I have been playing and I came across this Gold Tone TG-1 at Guitar Center. Brought it home and immediately restringed with Pearson #450 strings tuned GDAE. Holy smokes the...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    This is true of many hobbies. I also road race cars. The pros are great to watch, but many of those started in the amateur ranks with the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Many more amateurs than...
  22. Re: ES Arch Top Guitar Octave Mandolin conversion

    That is a great looking instrument. I will be looking at the fret board hat comes in the kit. I am not a guitarist and the shorter fret spacing is a feature I like on the tenor guitar and mandolin.
  23. Re: ES Arch Top Guitar Octave Mandolin conversion

    Here is a pic of my first tenor from a mini strat. The second one is in work.

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  24. Re: ES Arch Top Guitar Octave Mandolin conversion

    I have built 22.5" electric tenor guitars tuned GDAE with good results. Perhaps the acoustic needs the shorter scale. I think I will shoot for the 20" scale by modifying/replacing the neck I am not...
  25. ES Arch Top Guitar Octave Mandolin conversion

    I have been thinking of another project lately. Building an octave mandolin from an ES arch top guitar kit. I have most things worked out, but stuck on the scale length. The shortest guitar I have...
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