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  1. Re: Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversi

    Thanks, Tom! The poles are up as far as they will go. I did just add a small magnet to the E pole, and that increased response quite a bit. Still a bit lower than other strings, but more along the...
  2. Re: Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversi

    Okay, yesterday I pulled the pickups on the Vorson to see what was going on with them, after watching several demo videos with others where all the strings sound pretty even through the pickup. Both...
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    Re: New member, old Gibson.

    I also live where I have a "winter" bridge and a "summer" bridge. I used Red Henry's articles about making fixed height mandolin bridges to make my own. It's fun to try out different woods, too....
  4. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Looking great!
  5. Re: Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversi

    Okay! I might be in touch!
  6. Re: Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversi

    Sadly, the Vorson pickups have the mounting screws within the oval of the pickup, rather than on the sides like the Almuse pickups. One is under the pickguard, which would be easy enough to reroute...
  7. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Loving that maple!
  8. Replacement pickups for Vorson electric uke to mando conversion?

    Hello! This summer I picked up one of the Tele body shape Vorson electric ukuleles, and strung it up as a mandola. Out of the gate the pickups were terrible, and the 1st string sounded unamplified. I...
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    Re: Chris Thile's first mandolin

    The “epoch” start date in UNIX, which is the core of the Mac operating system, begins at midnight on 1/1/1970. So someone didn’t set the date and the computer resumed to the beginning of “UNIX time.”...
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    Re: Electric ukulele, if anybody savvy in?

    I have the Vorson solid-body electric, although I have it tuned as a mandola. It’s fun to play, but you’ll need an amp (I also have a little $15 headphone amp I use sometimes.) The pickups are pretty...
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    Re: Setup work needed

    You’re about halfway between Lansing and Grand Rapids. Elderly is my first recommendation, but if you come to GR you could try RIT Music on Plainfield or Rainbow Music on the West Side. Both have...
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    Re: Olive oil staining on top?

    It wasn’t the floor per se. The house is 115 years old, and the last owners remodeled the kitchen and chose to relocate where the gas pipe came up for the stove. They didn’t plug the old hole. The...
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    Re: Olive oil staining on top?

    Naphtha did the trick! Thanks everyone. The staining is gone from the top. It also looks better on the inside. I could see oil on the cloth when I cleaned the inside, so I may try it again in later.
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    Re: Olive oil staining on top?

    Marty, thanks for the advice. I wasn’t planning on French polishing because I didn’t want the guitar to lose its wear. I assume a thing coat won’t do too much. Are you suggesting that I French polish...
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    Re: Olive oil staining on top?

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    Here is the spotting on the top. It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but it’s darker spots scattered randomly over the lighter area of the sunburst. (In person there are splotches in the...
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    Olive oil staining on top?

    Never thought Id have to ask this one. We had a large bottle of olive oil break and leak all over the kitchen tonight. All the while mopping it up, it never occurred to me that my shop is right...
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    Nice find! I've had good luck making my own bridges, if you have some scrap hardwood lying about. Here's one I made recently for my Mid-Missouri M2 out of maple. I used a 2" sanding drum in my drill...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    I have had good luck with vinegar and then running a TKL gig bag by itself through the "hand wash" cycle of my washing machine with a gentle cleaner like Woolite. I then ran it in the dryer for a bit...
  19. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    That's looking really good!

    Re: relocating the bridge: I've stiffened up a lot of sagging tops from guitars of this period by adding a bridge strap underneath, with grain running across the grain...
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    Re: Completed First Build

    Looks great! I love that burst. Very nice work.

    Whenever I want to use photos I took on my phone in portrait orientation on a forum or WordPress, I always open them in a Preview program first on...
  21. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Hey Spencer! I've been buying up and fixing a lot of '50s and '60s guitars lately, and here's something I noticed about a lot of these import "classical" guitars: they are all ladder-braced, exactly...
  22. Re: Sweet Child of Mine (GNR) - featuring mandolin

    Love it! When I got my solid-body electric mandolin, this was the first song I played on it. (I remember learning it on the violin when I was in high school orchestra to impress my friends. It didn't...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    It did - although I think I overbraced it, and kind of took some of the deepness out of the low end. Lots of midrange. I never adjusted to the scale length, but here's a video of me playing (poorly)...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    I have also built a few, including a wine box 20” scale octave mandolin (which I just sold last week, below.) They definitely need bracing!

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  25. Thread: Ibanez 517

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    Re: Ibanez 517

    This is a 517 - the 518 has painted purfling on the headstock, and is the only reliable way to tell these two models apart. And yes, the backs are pressed into shape. I have a 518 and had the back...
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