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    Re: Mandolin Setup with Detailed Photos

    The nut profile can be reduced to minimize the chance for binding in the slots during tuning. Ideally, the nut height is reduces so only about 1/2 the diameter of the wound strings is in the slot....
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    Re: Mandolin Setup with Detailed Photos

    The bridge saddles need some refinement - the as received string notches are deeper than necessary and some carving needed to improve on the intonation. I believe that for archtops the string notches...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup with Detailed Photos

    A very fine tooth mill file to level the frets - stopping just as the wear marks disappear:
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    After leveling with the file:
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    Here's where I diverge from the conventional methods. I...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup with Detailed Photos

    The Breedlove nut was made really well, but the slots are somewhat deeper than necessary. A little tweaking will help with potential tuning problems, and we will need to make some adjustments anyway...
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    Re: Mandolin Setup with Detailed Photos

    The Weber has a Brekke bridge, and the Breedlove a more conventional style. Both were well fit to the top plate with no noticeable gaps:
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    There are several good sources for how to use...
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