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

    Have you checked if the Almuse pickups match size wise. They are a common replacement as well as used by many builders. Specifically designed to avoid the weak string problems.
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    Re: 5 String Electric String Spacing?

    Look for Fret2find I think it is. An online fretboard design page. You can lay it all out and the print it off as a PDF. It’s accurate enough to cut fret positions if your printer is set up right.
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    Re: Plexi for templates

    I use 6mm polycarbonate for templates. Previously I have used Perspex for other things always had trouble with cracking around drilled holes. So just avoid it for templates I prefer not to put a lot...
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    Re: Soares'y Electric Tenor Guitar

    I wouldn’t be happy with that if I had made it for myself. Let alone to sell, I suppose if it sounded good you might forgive some faults. But if you can’t get a decent sound out of it.
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    Re: Single Coil Pickups for Tenor?

    The hot rails pickups I use in electric mandolins are to the best of my knowledge single coil size. They are meant to replace Strat and Tele type single coil pickups. Have a look on evilbay many of...
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    Re: Re-homing my tenors

    No doubt one of the moderators will be along at some point. But any sale posts are supposed to be in the classifieds. You will get a better response there anyway.
  7. Thread: Argh...

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    Re: Argh...

    I have an Epiphone Valve Junior. 5 watt valve amp. I love it with both my four string mando and five string octave. It is simply an on off switch and volume but it does seem to get a sound I like. I...
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    You’re right it is about 10% of the population. However I don’t agree with the forced to play right handed comment. I tried to play left handed but found it far easier to play right handed.
    I...
  9. Re: Given a choice, Tru-Oil or Nitro-Lacquer (satin) for finish.

    I used truoil on the necks of my electric mandolins. Compared to the lacquer finish on the various guitars and my acoustic Mandolin. I find them to have a much nicer feel.
    However I will add I have...
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    Re: Maggie May - tutorial

    I am a not going to claim to be the most accomplished player. But I can get my fingers cleanly quite a few chord shapes easily enough. However my fingers didn’t want to bend that way. I have no doubt...
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    Re: Almuse humbucker wiring options?

    I would go for series parallel. Single coil. I would probably try in out of phase too. You can get all those options with push pull pots this is what I have on my Mandolin or rather my daughters...
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    Re: Maggie May - tutorial

    Thereís no need for an apology. If you donít ask you wonít learn. I have just tried the fingering in the attached photo. I donít think I could get it at a reasonable speed. Not without a lot more...
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    Re: New to me JL Smith 5 string

    My 20” five string has iirc a 74w on the C string I bought an eighth string electric guitar set Ernie Ball slinky’s. It was the only way I could find a string that gauge. Tension is ok but I am not...
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    Re: Maggie May - tutorial

    Ok I am not exactly an expert myself but I have learned a few chord shapes that suit my ability.
    I play it with my first finger on the G second finger across both d and a strings. You can use your...
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    Re: Maggie May - tutorial

    You could try it as second fret G fourth on d and a mute the e.
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    Re: Eastwood LP tenor

    If you want a tube amp have a look for an Epiphone Valve Junior lovely little 5 watt amp. I picked one up for under £100
    Not sure you can go straight into the desk. I have a zoom multi guitar pedal...
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    Re: Using the Tile or other GPS tracker in case

    If you are really bothered about loosing your Mandolin. One of the powered gps trackers would probably be a better choice. As long as there’s phone reception you can find it.
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    Re: Mandobird bridge saddle set screws

    Your local hardware may have them or amazon or eBay have loads for sale. Hereís a list of common sizes you can probably buy many at the hardware store. You can always take one with you to get the...
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    Re: Mandobird bridge saddle set screws

    Just order some shorter screws and replace them. Easiest way to cure it and cheap too.
  20. Re: Beginner Seeking Advice - Guitar or Octave Mandolin?

    I have an Octave Mandolin it’s a five string electric with 20” scale. I also have a few guitars but only one of them is in standard tuning. Personally I thought I would struggle with Guitar as...
  21. Thread: Beginner

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    Re: Beginner

    See if you can use “screen mirroring” function which links your phone to your tv. But you still have the controls on your phone. So speed etc is still available
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    I have a Gibson Valve Junior 5w tube amp at low volume it gives a reasonably clean tone. They are fairly rare over here but not impossible to find. I was really impressed with it.
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    Re: Electric mandolin build.

    I will throw Poplar or Tulip wood as some know it into the pool. Quite a lot of painted electric instruments use it. It doesn’t have a grain pattern to some of it either if you used a translucent...
  24. Thread: Amp Advice

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    Re: Amp Advice

    I have a Vox VT40+ which does most of what you want is seriously loud for its size. But you would need to get handy with the soldering iron to get your send and return option. It’s a fairly straight...
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    Re: Alternative tunings for your 5-string

    If I was going to change the C string on my 5 string. It would be to a G and go for a high b leaving it tuned in fifths. I have enough trouble playing without learning a different interval of tuning....
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