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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    ........or maybe something similar ;) 188465
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Cripes.....I knew you`d built quite a lot but didn`t realise it was that many!!!!!!!!!
  3. Re: looking for Ideas in adding pickup coils to an old mandolin..

    If you`re looking for an inexpensive way to do it, I`ve had reasonable results with stripping a cheap guitar humbucker - the coils are shallow so if you`re not worried about the finish, then simply...
  4. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Hey Roger, nothing wrong with the original with a couple of tweaks.
    In my experience, the neck angle as standard is wrong so the bridge is usually as low as it will go and often the action is too...
  5. Re: 4 String Electric Mandolin recommended strings?

    Chris usually uses a 10 thou E. ...... D`Addario electric guitar strings bought individually. Might be worth double checking with him as he may well have gone a thou thicker. If you stick with...
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    Ever seen a glass Mando?

    Just had a customer send me a couple of photos I thought worth sharing.....A cast glass body with built in LEDs...... and a weight similar to an electric guitar!!!!!186907186908
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    Rarefolk

    Celtic Jazz/Folk fusion from Seville.....
    https://youtu.be/9iq5S76BjeY
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    Part of the problem is the difference in string gauges ........ since mandos are tuned in 5ths (rather than 4ths as guitars and ukes), there is a larger step between gauges.
    A lot of people don`t...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Chris decided to have a go at airbrushing...... I`m not sure I believe it`s his first attempt :) 183269
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    A beaut bit of bookmatched maple and a subtle burst......I think Chris is getting the hang of it ;) 181860
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Mando the Cat helping out with the wiring ;) 181662
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    Hmmm.......Clive approaches the electric mandolin subject with a certain degree of enthusiasm ;
  13. Re: Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversi

    I`ve done a couple of these pickups before although quite a while ago) and have the correct patterns to create the bobbins.....It`s easy enough to rip the old innards out of the plastic cover and...
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    I like that idea......a camo Vee :)
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    Also in the works..............An Iceman and a Sherman Tank:)
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Body is around 9.5" wide......14" scale :)
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Well Jim, the regular 4 string `bird is looking promising....can`t wait to crank it up - all three pickups are coil tapped with individual push/pull pots and a 5 position Strat switch......I`m...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Since Epiphone stopped making Mandobirds and they were so popular, here`s our take (WIP) ....180122
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Small is beautiful........less distance to travel between machines......and don`t forget, we`re in the UK........A small island with far too many people and space is at a premium ;)
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Sorry for any offense......here`s a flesh free link (and I think Clive`s taken my as well as the rest of your comments on board....or at least, I hope so ) ........
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    What`s so funny about that (unless you`re suggesting the workshop is too small) ? ;)
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    Re: Me Thinks...

    Thanks Mandroid.......It was the external dimensions I was after so as to capture the overall vibe (rather than making a replica).
    As with most of my pickups, depth is 18mm and I use individual...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Thanks for the input (I agree totally about the sex thing.....bit odd that)!!!!!
    As for hats, Clive might be persuaded but personally, I like fresh air around my turret to stop my brain overheating...
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    Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Sorry if this contravenes the rules........just want to get our work out there .... For a few years as regulars are aware, I`ve made emandos and pickups but of late, have had to retire due to...
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    Help please re. EM200

    A friend is making an EM200 inspired mandolin and I`ll be doing the pickup....Is there anybody who could please let me know the pickup dimensions ..... It`s quite a biggie isn`t it :whistling:
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