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    Re: another string changing tip

    I have been doing this for decades and posted several timers here on the cafe. It's nice there is a video for folks to see. It is to me the simplest way to restring everything but a slot head...
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    Re: Strap for Weber Gallatin

    Here's what I do on the headstock.

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  3. Re: A Reference for The Differences in oval holed Gibson A's?

    I couldn't tell you that, but my '22 paddle will compete with any snake in sound.
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    Re: Help please!!!! Messed up pretty bad

    Pull a fret at the nut end and the bridge end of the fingerboard and drill a small hole thru the fret slot for a locating pin to position the fingerboard when re installing. Do this before taking it...
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    Re: Best way to fix this bowed neck?

    While it is hard to tell from that picture, it looks like the neck has pulled up a the joint. I am guessing someone tried to repair it by simply flooding it with glue. As Greg says a shorter straight...
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    I use a lot of double stops in my playing. They are great where you don't want to chord but you want more than just a melody. I also like to use them along with the melody.
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    Re: Norman and Nancy vid

    I clicked on the video and it said it was not available, but it said watch it on utube and I clicked on that and it came right up. Nice playing, great tune.
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    Re: Narrow nut channel for truss rod

    I use a nut driver for a narrower socket. It's thinner than a socket. I have ground sockets down thinner for specific tasks tho and that may be an alternative.
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    I have the same mandolin, not a prototype, but mine is not in such good condition. I have gigged exclusively with mine in less than perfect environments. The finish is worn off the back of the neck...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Most likely the same as your Alvarez, just longer than the old Gibson mandolins.
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Sherry, glad you put the offer in, I was going to try it out myself. Not that I need another mandolin, wanted to try an oval with the longer neck than my Gibson. You may tempt me if it is not to your...
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    I can think of at least 10 instruments that I would like to sell, just never seem to get around to it.
  13. Thread: Bar frets

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    Re: Bar frets

    The only advantage to bar frets was compression fretting. Martin had frets a few thousands wider and it would straighten the neck when using a thicker fret. I refretted my '28 2-17 with the next size...
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    Re: Question about CA glue

    I have pried off pickups glued with CA, saving the pickup. Tho this was on bare wood, but it is still a possibility on a finished surface, especially if that surface has been damaged by the CA. I...
  15. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Move your thumb up toward the fingerboard and let the mandolin neck rest in the crook of your thumb, you are using more of a guitar approach. I have both C shape and V shape and either is comfortable...
  16. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    What is the best brand of mandolin to buy?


    :popcorn:
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    Re: Strap for a Martin Style C

    +1 I do this also, it is more comfortable out of the way.
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    It might be easier for you to simply memorize something short that you like that will let you play on all the strings. Or make something up. It will be easier than carrying music and stands to the...
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    That is a common problem with amps too. Send jacks that are switched that aren't used. I always recommend plugging/out a jack at least a dozen times periodically.
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    I have one and love it, but it doesn't have rebverb, which the OP wants.
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    You might try cleaning the jack and anything that is a plug. Oxidation will stop the small signal from going thru and seeing it was wet and you are in Florida I would clean all contact places. Don't...
  22. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Sherry, you might like a Martin mandolin. The neck is small and the scale length is shorter, so stretches are easier. They make them up into the 70's if I remember and after some time in the 30's...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    I used a violin micro tuner for my banjo and put it on the dowel stick. Works great and is out of sight. Open back banjo of course.
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    Bluf Country Gathering Virtual Concert

    I should have posted this for the first concerts, but didn't think of it.

    Bluff Country Gathering is a great little festival in southern Minnesota in May. It has not happened since the craziness...
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    Way to go Sue. Wish I had one to do and show you the technique I was talking about. Looks good and should last a long time.
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