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  1. Re: String recommendation for Northfield NF-F5S ?

    I have Curt Mangan's phosphor bronze on my NF F5S. Bluegrass series.
    I use the set with the 16 gauge for the A's, seems to give me the best balance across the strings.
    They sound great, and last...
  2. Re: String suggestion for Flatiron Performer/Festival series

    Curt Mangans. Good tone, settle in quickly, and last a long time. Lot's of option on gauges too.
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    I'd like to tell you what the resistance is, but beyond my skill set.
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    Thanks all!

    0.115's on the E's and 0.14's on the A's have balanced it out pretty well.
    Adjusting the pickup height helped a bit too.

    A's still seem a bit strong, but probably OCD more than...
  5. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    Thanks all! I'm needing loop ends for my eight string El Rey.

    That's why I asked about Monel, the Sam Bush set would have the gauges I want.
    Monel's a nickel alloy right? Or is there not...
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    Setting pickup height?

    Is there a rule of thumb for setting the pickup height? (Lollar humbucker.) Or just trial and error?

    It's currently set pretty high and close to the strings, (I hit it with the pick a bit), and...
  7. Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    There's a lot of string threads, but nothing recent that I could find specifically for electric mandolins.
    What brands/alloys do you prefer for electric mandolins? Nickel, nickel bronze, Monel,...
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    Rick, it's gorgeous, the neck and playability is like an acoustic, so comfortable for me.
    The tone control is very effective too.

    Thanks Andrew, from everything I've read, it sounds like the...
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    Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    Couldn't resist and got myself an Eastman El Rey.
    Having a lot of fun with it, but, as mentioned by some, do notice slightly thinner sound from the E strings.

    Looking for advise on tweaking it...
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    Re: 7th fret problem

    One more vote for changing strings.....you could try a different gauge as well.

    Also check the slots on the bridge saddle.
    If the saddle is leaning forward slightly it may not have a clean...
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    Re: Eastma El Rey

    I'm waiting to get mine from Dennis too!
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    Re: Point of Diminishing Returns

    I agree with other replies.
    When learning a new tune I've learned to recognize when to stop working on it. (Fingers seem to get clumsy or just can't seem to get through a tough part.)

    Take a...
  13. Re: And the prize for worst mandolin photoshop goes to.......

    Sorry, I must have missed the previous posts.

    But it looked so ridiculous I couldn't resist.
  14. And the prize for worst mandolin photoshop goes to.......

    181290

    Found this on eBay.
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    You might want to start a new thread for that.
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

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    Jim Richter's website-Gone?

    Just went to check out some tabs on Jim's website, and get 404 notification.
    Is it still there? jimrichter.com

    I paid for access, (had to have his Rain Song tabs), but now can't get there.
    ...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    A Practice Plank. I like that. Could practice at work without alerting boss or annoying coworkers.:mandosmiley:

    Thanks kurth83, I like larger frets so the Eastwood could be the way to go. ...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    Thanks all,
    Mandolinstew, how loud is the Dillion acoustically? I was avoiding semi-hollow in favor of quiet late-night practicing, but I sure like the look of them.
    My Godin is too loud for...
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    8 string solid body playability

    Hi all,

    Looking to get an 8 string solid electric mando, and would like opinions on neck shape, playability, fret size and such. No local selection, so would have to order. (Not semi solid as I...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Fern at Gryphon

    Several years ago I was sampling mandolins at The Podium in Minneapolis, (now closed), and the owner asked me to be extra careful as the previous weekend they had been very busy, and later found...
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    Re: Mandobird pickup hum-Bad ground?

    Yes, the scratch plate is foil covered, but not the inside of cavity.
    Still curious why touching/removing the one screw stopped the hum.
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    Mandobird pickup hum-Bad ground?

    I've had a mandobird for quite some time with no issues. Plugged it in the other day and had loud hum from amp. Tried different cords and amps, no change.

    Touched one of the screws on the back...
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    Re: Mandolin recognition and dating

    Hi all. Craigslist has a 319 listed and I'm looking for any details on age/value before contacting seller....
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    Re: K&K twin-preamp-guitar amp

    Thanks guys.
    I got the K&K assuming I would need a preamp, but wanted to try it without one first.
    I understand that I would get better sound from an acoustic amp, and even better from a mic...
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