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    Re: Glue for lose binding on finished instrument

    Hide glue? It would certainly clean up easily.
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    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    That's not quite true: if you read the details: https://goldtonemusicgroup.com/zeroglide/ you have a choice of 4 heights to choose from for your zero fret. So you have to pick the one that's just...
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    Re: A question about guitar bridge pins

    How strange, I haven't detected any change in sound from changing bridge pins (other than the brass ones - but that's just dumping a ton of weight on the guitar top).

    I do like both bone and...
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    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    Why?

    I'm on record about these before - I'm a big fan of a zero fret and use one on all my new builds - these devices though combine all the worst features of a regular nut and a zero fret and...
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    Re: How would you do this?

    I would remove the bushings, then use a cotton bud to run some glue around the insides of the hole. Let the glue dry hard and then check the fit, repeat as required. Something like titebond would...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    That's sort of true: but I believe there is a restriction on a single item for personal possessions, so a single guitar is fine, but if you have a second, or some other item with rosewood in it...
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    Black Tar Roses - "Ned Kelly"

    I recently had the privilege of adding a bit of incidental mandolin on the live promo version of the Black Tar Roses début single "Ned Kelly".

    The "such is life" refrain is supposed to be Ned...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    That used to be the case, but currently ALL rosewood species are listed as of Jan 2017.

    Officially you would need proof that the instrument pre-dates the ban, plus special shipping via a...
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    Re: Contact pickups and cheap mandolins

    I would doubt it, but it might filter some frequencies more than others. Do you have a plug in tuner you can use to compare to the "acoustic" tuner? Or failing that you could probably feed the...
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    Re: So, I have to bend this tailpiece I bought?

    Yes you have to bend it: I buy something similar direct from a source close the far-eastern manufacturer - they're cheap, surprisingly well made, but are almost flat. I assume this is deliberate to...
  11. Re: How do you clean dried CA glue out of fret slots?

    I'm with Marty: put a heated flat metal strip in there and the CA will basically evaporate. Watch out for those fumes though!!
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    Re: Any clues about this British-made mandolin?

    That's not proper Devon, that's more like this:

    177161177162

    As for the mandolin, no ideas - not one of mine :) Unless it's a really early Chris Eccleshall maybe, but as has been said already,...
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    Re: Fretbars on a Tatterbug

    >Does this sound reasonable?

    Nope, not really :)

    Pull them out properly, and there's every chance you'll be able to either:

    * turn them up the other way and reinsert then level and dress, or...
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    Re: Eurovision song contest worst song?

    Yup more mandolins might help :)
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Also try D'Addario's website - they will either direct you to a reputable local dealer, or to to someone who will ship to your country, doesn't work for every country I'm sure, but the list seems to...
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    Re: Ten String Electric Thinline Design

    Seymour Duncan cool rails into a bog-standard cube amp.
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    Re: Ten String Electric Thinline Design

    My 5 strings are all standard mandolin scale:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ztHmtD3AU

    Double courses will work at that scale, but you will need to be careful that a pair of thick strings...
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    Re: 19" octave mandolin - tune as CGDA

    Hi Rob,

    Apologies for not seeing this sooner, for sure you could go CGDA on that one, I plugged some numbers into a tension calculator and came up with:

    A .011
    D .016
    G .027
    G .040
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    Re: set up question: action vs. tone

    IMO .110" is verging on the unplayable. Even .080" (which will seem OK at first) will quickly leave your fingers sore if you're not careful. You should ideally be looking for .060 on the G and .050...
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    Re: Shadow bridge pickup?

    I had an Eastman with the Shadow bridge-pickup on it, and provided you pre-amped it, it actually worked reasonably well. Nothing like a K&K would mind, but that would be overkill on the Rover anyway.
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    Re: New electronics for electric

    Unfortunately, there are lots of causes of hum:

    * Single coils - yes they will hum to some degree, but it shouldn't be really bad.
    * Something not earthed: take a multimeter and check that...
  22. Thread: Richlite bridges

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    Re: Richlite bridges

    Yep Rocklite, it makes extremely good fretboards, and I currently use it on all of mine. It is less dense and less stiff than a really good piece of ebony though. On the other hand, significantly...
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    Re: 12 string mandolin

    Octaves on the G and D is an unusual combination: the Neapolitan ones were generally all unison GDAE, while the German ones were in octaves, with one string in each tuple an octave below normal...
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    Re: Top and Back Thickness Before Joining

    I do no thicknessing at all prior to jointing, then put the jointed top/back through the thickness sander. Also using the string and wedge method of jointing here.
  25. Re: Really, why not? (A rumination on necks and joints)

    No one has stated the obvious - you can't do that with oval hole instruments... just saying ;)

    Of course some of us have experimented with longitudinal bracing to help keep the body in shape,...
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