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  1. Re: Lacey Act Example Form -- HOW TO -- shipping to the US

    I never thought of being the importer. I always figured that the seller was the exporter, who filled out the form, and I was the consignee.
  2. Re: If your spouse just green-lighted an electric mando ...

    Shameless self promotion but there will be about 6 instruments, currently on the shop page in the white, posted on the for sale page. Just saying. :)
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    Re: Electromagnetic output from pickups

    I don't expect a mandolin pickup to sound the same as a guitar pickup but that Bovier should have a pretty hot pickup. I had a similar complaint from a customer with his pedal chain. I had wired in...
  4. Re: looking for sources for binding, (non cell)

    Allparts.com
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    Re: 10-20 drum sander abrasive roll tip

    I buy mine from Sandpaper America. They'll make whatever you want and they've always been a fraction of the cost of anywhere else. They will also make the conveyor belt.
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    Re: exploring an idea

    Depends on scale length coming from and going to. The bridge location is pretty fixed but you may be able to move it back a bit to allow for a longer scale and/or shim the neck forward. I have put...
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    Re: Bridge for a solid body mandola

    I'm not trying to promote myself, but there is a reason that bridge is listed on ebay for $6.96. I sell a lot of bridges that are going towards replacing those on mandobirds. Eastwood switched from...
  8. Re: Rio Grande Mock 4 Pickup for Gibson EM200

    Email Pete at Almuse. He'll set you up with a humbucker that will drop right in. He has come up with a design that eliminates the weak E string issue. Keep the original in the event that you sell...
  9. Re: Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    As always, an excellent instrument. You can't go wrong with one of John's builds.
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    Re: NEMD Eastman Mandostang

    You can easily replace those saddle screws at any guitar store and if you put a little heavier gauge string on it then you can move the saddles forward some. I'd also look at shortening the saddle...
  11. Re: Newbie Builder - Getting started - which books/tutorials

    How and why someone builds anything is a personal thing. I learn more from my mistakes than from anything else, so I've built a lot of crappy instruments, but I've also built some fine ones too. I'm...
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    Re: Do We Really Need Another Pick Thread?

    True, but I have seen people use the search resources you mention, comment on a thread from a couple years back only to get the response, "David, do you not realize that this thread is over four...
  13. Re: Why the price jump/scarcity on Blueridge tenors?

    I'd be curious to hear if Adrian thinks there was 1. much government subsidizing to Chinese instrument manufacturers resulting in establishing a better foothold with lower prices and 2. if the loss...
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    Long vs short scale setup question

    For those that build and/or setup longer scale instruments, do you set the same height at the nut regardless of the scale length? I've been building some octaves and tenors and it seems like I can't...
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    Re: 10 string solid body Octave Mandolin?

    Basically a five string guitar with 1 3/8 inch nut.
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    Re: 10 string solid body Octave Mandolin?

    I'm wrapping up a baritone 5 string for Emando.com. It should be ready to go this weekend. I know that he is going to sell it. I am also working on a five string mandocello and have a four string...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    If you put the pre-amp after the blending pot then I could see it working. Otherwise, I think the active signal would overshadow the passive signal and/or could send a signal to the magnetic pickup...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    [QUOTE=Dave Greenspoon;1697703]Are you saying have a blend/stereo-out available of the active and piezo pickups? That seems like a huge no-brainer, given the relatively cheap cost and the exponential...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Yes, its a 22 minute process on my CNC. I see a lot, and I do mean a lot, of people be surprised when they get an 8 string emando and discover that it doesn't sound like an acoustic instrument. ...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    It is a chambered body. It has a block running down the center. I've used this style of construction for years. Reduces weight but still gives you some support. Notice they don't have a control...
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    Re: Almuse humbucker wiring options?

    Here is what I use. 3 way on/on/on switch gives you singlecoil/humbucker/out of phase.174215
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    Re: Mandobird bridge saddle set screws

    File them down.
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    Re: Advice on Shellac?

    I have used Zinnsser Amber Shellac on 80+ instruments. I really like the color it gives the wood especially koa and other figured woods. I have had two problems with the lacquer cracking and both...
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    Re: Electric mandolin build.

    The one thing I would say about building a Tiger is that a lot, and I mean a lot, of thought needs to go in to the woods because the original was such a piece of art that to just throw something...
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    Re: Pickup modification for a mandocaster

    Is Jeff not building electrics any longer?
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