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    Re: Traditional Bridge w/ piezo

    Fishman will sell you one with a piezo in the saddle or the bridge foot. They don't sound as good as one on/under the top. IMHO
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    Re: Radius bridge issue?

    I would simply arch the saddle you have to the radius of the fingerboard. Don't take any off the E string side. Take it off the top, shouldn't hurt anything, unless your saddle is already very low.
  3. Re: Post your favorite clips from U-Tube, let's start a collectio

    This has been my favorite lately.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlfYqIY-jyQ&fbclid=IwAR1cg-Q5JXe8Q0nbu0LeCdR8GT-4EyZdNTnTecNR1VDoK8TjljC3mhQOom8
  4. Thread: Banjolin case

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    Re: Banjolin case

    Goldtone makes a banjo mandolin and has a very nice padded gig bag that I use.
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    You may be right Bart, I may have been thinking about a National. Haven't had one of these apart in a while and my old memory is not what it was.
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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    That is Koa top, back and sides. No maple at all.
  7. Thread: Is my MAS dead?

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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    I look every day several times, but I am loving my instruments so when I am tempted I play what I have and doubt that anything else could sound much better. I still want it, but don't act. Tho there...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    The only thing I care about is sound. I like the way the BC glides across the strings, but the Wegen is very similar. The 35 BC was not giving me the sound I wanted, nor the TF100 Wegen. I thinned...
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    Re: 5 string electric mandolin string info

    GHS makes a white bronze guitar string that works with magnetic pickups. You can order them single.
  10. Re: Nitrocellulose reactions with tuning machines

    Could there have been something on the gear/assembly that was a lube from the factory. Would have been long since dry but may have stained decades ago.
  11. Thread: A-String Buzz

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    Re: A-String Buzz

    John, should be easy enough to humidify your house to 50% and not have to fool with humidifiers in every case. Less hassle too.
  12. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    I have not noticed the green Scotchbrite leaving scratches on ebony or rosewood fingerboards. Polishes frets well, sometimes I use the grey, but there are times when you need the green.
  13. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    I suggested the green Scotchbrite because the grey is harder to find and didn't know how easy it would be to find there. I like them better than steel wool as they are much less messy. If there is a...
  14. Re: What should i'l buy to clean the neck and the frets?

    I would simply use a green 3M scotch brite like you would use to clean pans when you do dishes. A new one preferably as opposed to one you have used to do dishes :))
  15. Thread: A-String Buzz

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    Re: A-String Buzz

    If it doesn't buzz open it's not the saddle. I would look for loose/high frets. A small straight edge that can be used to rock between 3 frets will let you know if any are high. Simply being loose...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    When I used BC picks I started thicker, then ended up with a 35. I liked the sound way more, especially on the G string. I now use a Wegen 100 that I thinned down even more for better sound. It all...
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    Re: Grace Design BiX vs. Red Eye

    I put a micro toggle above the battery so it is on the top of the preamp right over the RedEye name. You could use the effects loop so you don't have to open it up, drill a hole and solder in wires,...
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    Re: Grace Design BiX vs. Red Eye

    I wired in a mute switch on my RedEye, love it. Daren from RedEye will make the boost switch a mute if you want. I wanted to keep the boost so I wired in my own mute.
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    The endpin is a screw that screws into the dowel stick coming from the neck. My guess is still glue joint failure to the top, and heavy strings.
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    If the block wasn't glued well to the top and back this can happen, even without a hit. Glue the block and make sure it is in good contact with the top and back or make a new block. This should be...
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    Re: High action - is this fixable?

    If you need to lower the bridge don't do it by refitting it to the top unless it needs it, take wood off where the posts go into the bridge.
  22. Re: String height on a mando with fingerboard extension?

    For neck relief if you have any I like it to be so you can hear the string hit the fret if you try to tap it at the middle of the neck, but you really can't see any space.
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    Re: Martin Style A Mandolin - EFW74?

    GHS silk and bronze are not lower tension like their silk and steel. According to GHS there phosphor bronze strings on a guitar, medium gauge is 194lbs tension. The silk and steel is 140lbs. tension,...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I have my mandolins set up well, they play easy. I don't really feel the difference between my ff hole mandolin with 11-41 strings and my Martin with 10-36 strings. Both fret easily, the Martin has a...
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    Re: 5 String Electric String Spacing?

    Build the neck to be comfortable for you, then space the strings on the nut for the neck you made. I never worry about spacing. Measure the distance from each end you want the strings to be and mark...
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