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    Re: Advice needed for this seam separation

    Is it the seam or just the binding, can't tell from the pic. Can you put a thin feeler gauge into the gap? Could simply be shrunken binding that has pulled loose.
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    :popcorn:
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    OK so I frail the banjo, fingerpick the guitar, play harmonica. I have played bass and fiddle, but not in a while. Just did my third solo gig on guitar and banjo after 35+ years of playing harp or...
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    Re: Eastman MD515 Upgrades

    I would take the grommets out and simply glue a piece of leather under the end of the tailpiece. It would be out of sight, and no fussing when changing strings and you don't have to replace it. I...
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    I have no formal musical education, but if I were to give a lesson I would teach you fundamental theory. It is important. Some instructors and students seem to gravitate toward simply teaching tunes,...
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I don't believe Mandobart shows what instruments he has, but I don't think they are 3 electric guitars, and he may be using a preamp with phantom power which is why I was asking.
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    Re: stop the flop on TKL zero gravity case

    I always close my case after taking the instrument out so this would not be a problem for me. Nice solution for a problem that annoyed you tho.
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    Are you using phantom power, that will make a pop as you make and break the circuit.
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    If you measure from a fret, pick one, then count to the 12th fret. that will change as you are not using the original scale length or first fret, that will be half of the scale length. So if you can...
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    Re: Still getting some buzzing?

    It may seem counter intuitive, but you can play with a lower action with heavier strings than with lighter ones without buzz.
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    Re: Still getting some buzzing?

    As you said, more flop with lighter strings. What mandolin are you playing? An ff hole or an oval. Most, not all, mandolins will accept 11-40 strings. You may want to raise the G side till it quits...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    Fret spacing will be the same for the same scale, regardless of how long the neck is. The body shape can change how long the neck sticks out, so can X amount of frets to the body as compared to Y...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    Any fret can go on any instrument. Scale length is not the length of the neck, but the length of the strings from the nut to the saddle.
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    Re: Cliff Sargent mandolin

    That thing sounds great, wish I have the extra cash laying around.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Learning to setup your instrument means you are your own doctor. You can be fussier and correct things sooner and have a consistently good playing instrument. I am fortunate to be my own doctor,...
  16. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Yes, sorry to see him retire and sorry to see Jenny stop making mandolins too. Seems an era change as Hans Brentrup is retired also a few years ago, so you have two of the respected makers now...
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    GHS uses both hex and round core. They also wind large winding's on a small core and small winding's on a large core for differences in feel and sound. They also make an oval winding, flat winding,...
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    Not my cup of green tea, but Rolfe does make a nice mandolin.
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    Re: mandolin pickup comparison: K&K vs. Dazzo

    Yup, I am perfectly content.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    I can feel if my action has raised because of humidity as little as 1/120". small changes make a difference in sound and feel. Adjusting it takes but a few seconds. I have what I need in each case...
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    Re: mandolin pickup comparison: K&K vs. Dazzo

    And deep enough to swallow you whole.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    I was one who wanted the instrument to be setup well. A well setup instrument plays easier and allows one to play better. I am older and have some issues with my hands and yes I carry tools to adjust...
  23. Thread: Picking faster?

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    Re: Picking faster?

    If you work on your tremolo turn your pick at more of an angle, it will give less resistance and glide easier across the strings. It will also be quieter, when learning tremolo you tend to pick...
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    Re: Curt mangan Monel Strings

    Try the GHS pure nickel, sound nice and last a very long time. I have them on several of my mandolins. Not every string is for everyone, but if you are experimenting with monel and nickel bronze I...
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I get a wonderful sound from the K&K and FireEye preamp. I can play much lighter with plenty of power using a pickup than with a mic.
    Much less fatiguing. The sound I am getting sounds very much...
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