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  1. Re: Old, quite unique flatback. Does anyone know anything about

    The sides look very thick; I'm wondering if they're carved out of one piece of wood ala Orville Gibson's original construction. Is there a distinct joint between the neck and the sides?
  2. Re: Can anybody Identify this instrument? No markings

    I'm just looking at the fret markings: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th. You lost me at 11.

    benny
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    Re: Il Globo mandolin

    Mandolinluthier(Dave Hynds) just notes them as large Italian exporter, as is surmised above.
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    Re: side bending - cracking

    First of all, listen to John(Sunburst). But even allowing for unknown magnification, angle and "artifacts" that if very thick looking for .075".

    benny
  5. Re: Our version of David Grisman's 'Ricochet' / quarantine video

    That was terrifffic. Takes me back 40 some years to my seeing them(Dawg, Todd, Darol, Tony, Bill?) live the first time.

    benny
  6. Re: two frets sound the same/newbie restringing problems

    I can't quite visualize your problem, mrsl. You seem to be talking just about the E strings, so for the moment, I'll assume that. And you're getting a G natural on the third fret as expected, and a...
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    Excellent photos, corp. Looks like the real McCoy(ianno). If those pics don"t get some response, I'll be surprised. 21(?) staves all fluted. The "made by" label suggests it was made for export. ...
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    I don't know much about these old Italian ones myself, but more pictures are likely to bring more responses. Especially (1) back of the mandolin body, (2) back of the headstock showing the backside...
  9. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    This guy, Mandolinluthier in the South of France might have something that fits your needs. I haven't dealt with him personally, but other Cafe members have, and his reputation here is good. He's a...
  10. Thread: Cedar Hill

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    Re: Cedar Hill

    I'm not sure what the question is; you can switch from tab to notation in Tabledit by pressing the M(mode) in the bottom right corner of the Tabledit screen. I think it defaults to tab, one click on...
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    I just got way ahead of myself. Thanks for not remembering what I said.

    benny
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    In my inexpert opinion, Todd's(aka Buck) post is entirely plausible. The tail block, kerfing and rib on the treble side separated from the back without leaving any attached wood suggesting a weaker...
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    Re: Odd Ebay Mandolin Picture

    Lilliputians
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    One of those rare occasions, when the mystery is actually solved. Thanks for including the evidence.

    benny
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    Re: Set Up on an Ibanez MS-10

    TBH, I don't usually measure relief, but since you asked: action at the first fret(above), G string at the 12th .075", relief(at 7th) .005"
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    Re: Set Up on an Ibanez MS-10

    While you're waiting: here's Frank Ford's page on setting action at the nut. My mandolin is approx .011" G string and .006" E string at the first fret. I'm using medium Daddios. So... your action...
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    Thanks Tom for getting to the right question. You can also go to edit > edit measures and change the entry box to "from 1: to 1" and hitting insert.
    benny
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    Re: TablEdit Pick-up Measure

    It's in "Reading List" under Midi tab. For instance, if your tune is 16 bars (plus intro bar, and repeat,) the first line in reading list would read 1 - 17, and the second line would read 2 - 17. ...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    I'm no expert, Missy, but the double dots on the 13th fret is irregular. Still, looks like worth $50.

    benny
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    Re: Finger plane question

    dunwellguitar FingerPlanes
  21. Thread: Torrified wood

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    Re: Torrified wood

    Haven't done any of this myself, but it's been talked about at MCafe for a few years. Hogo suggests in _this thread_ that it can be done at home. He also talks about some of the differences between...
  22. Thread: Mandolin Kits

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    Re: Mandolin Kits

    No personal experience with Cafe member Buckhorn, but he posts regularly and represents that makes parts and kits for both A and F styles.
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    Re: Left hand fingering display in TablEdit

    Took a quick look Rickker. I could make it work per attached 173311.
    Maybe that helps.
    benny
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    Re: Lefty mandolin converted to right?

    There are some symmetrical saddles out there, so that they have the same compensation when reversed, but (I think) most aren't. On most mandolins, the E strings should be closest to the nut, and the...
  25. Re: Experimental mandola with internal horn, neutral tension brid

    A link to the mandolin above.
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