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  1. Re: TurboPlane, Safe-T-Planer - Powering through plate carving

    Plaster is a much more stable choice the foam is not nearly as hard. I have used it but you don't want to do heavy pressing like with gouges and scorps but it holds well for scrapers light passes...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Well my index is only 2.5" and I can play fine but I'm just a kid only in my mid 50's. I notice the more I play the better my finger stretch gets and the stronger my callouses get the better my...
  3. Re: TurboPlane, Safe-T-Planer - Powering through plate carving

    Ever made a cradle with expanding foam? I have for other items of similar thickness just by putting a piece of garbage bag over the item then using the foam over the bag. I take a rasp and level it...
  4. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    If you have phantom power there is always something like the cloudlifter to use phantom to make a clean pre. I think that's what it does.
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    Re: Tone right

    Sounds familiar what was it? I remember it is supposed to break in your instrument. Just set it in front of a speaker or tie a massager on top.
  6. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    In defense of new people I had no idea what phantom power was when I started. Fortunately Being trained in electrical and electronics I knew what bins was but had no idea how it applied to music at...
  7. Re: Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    I have a couple of hercules that were made specifically for small neck instruments but in the end, to me, they look the same but come with larger foam pieces so the neck is nor secure in the hanger....
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    Re: Ceccherini photos

    That A sounds great! Where are all those old pictures from? Sorry I know there was a lot of them but some looked as if they could be from my neck of the woods, Out west in the Dakotas and Iowa.
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    You mentioned your truss rod was short and the neck still has some work to go pulling it would probably be a good choice and you could profile it a bit more before you reattach it and have a proper...
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    So if I read that correctly in order to maintain your 25.5" scale length the bridge would be closer to the sound hole at the very leading edge of the backing plate?

    If so I would mark the neck...
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    A picture would be nice and the real pros here could help a lot more. I’m just an amateur.
  12. Re: Really need to work on my right hand

    This may only apply to me but I was noticing I wasn't playing as fast as I thought I could or had in the past. My pick kept getting caught in the strings or I would miss a string. Oddly enough I felt...
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    So Sorry to hear that, I am a huge cat fan with 7 of them living with me. GodSpeed to your best bud.
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    Re: ‘Beach’ mandolin

    My Oldwave goes with me everywhere when I want a mandolin. I tend to baby the Old Vega More because of age I really want it to last and the Oldwave I take very good care of but bought to play so I...
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    Exactly but they stated they want a 25.5 inch scale if that isn’t cast in stone you are correct you could do that.
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    I would put the bridge where I wanted it then measure the scale, if the neck isn't too long you could just use a zero fret, just a thought, if it is to short and the bridge can't be moved enough then...
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    Re: Now what do I do?

    Are the fret slots already cut? If they are is there room to place the bridge where it would need to be for those fret spacings? How tight of a radius are you going for?
  18. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    That had me a bit confused as well but yes I see what you are saying the 2.2k on the QSC input is a long ways from 1M. I can't wait to get home and play with the RNP some more. I haven't had it out...
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    Re: Hardwood tops

    Interesting guys, thanks.
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    Hardwood tops

    Have any of you tried to make a hardwood topped instrument?
  21. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Well, it turns out my RNP is 1Mohm input impedance so I am going to give it another look. I tried it with the K&K equipped 000 once but never really messed with it after that. This bears some more...
  22. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Xlr or 1/4" input impedance is 2260Ohms so 2.2K set to mic, but I do not know what the pure mini is.
  23. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Interesting. I don't know what difference I would hear with a preamp into the QSC but it does currently sound very representative of its unplugged sound. I wonder if using my audio interface and the...
  24. Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    I don't have an electrified mandolin yet but my martin 000-18 has the K&K pure western mini in it. I use it with a QSC K10. Sounds great but it is a bit feedback prone. I do not have a soundhole...
  25. Re: Source for single Thomastik strings?

    I have had starks on my Oldwave A for several months now with no issues and I am picking pretty hard. I want to see how long they last while I hammer on them and also work out the dynamics of pick...
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