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    Cool idea Andrew. I might try that too. I used...

    Cool idea Andrew. I might try that too.

    I used to cut my brass stock using Junior hacksaw blades in my el cheap scrollsaw but it died a while back. I've just ordered some metal cutting bandsaw...
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    Hi Andrew I've been using 3mm x 3mm x 50mm...

    Hi Andrew

    I've been using 3mm x 3mm x 50mm brass angle for my bridges. It's heavier than necessary and expensive as hell but no one in South Australia keeps stock of 1.6mm or 2.4mm x 32mm brass...
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    A good tuner has "Wilkinson" stamped on it...

    A good tuner has "Wilkinson" stamped on it somewhere. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
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    I'm with Andrew. It's easier for us to sell ours...

    I'm with Andrew. It's easier for us to sell ours if other people's mandos look a bit agricultural or if they have Galveston on the headstock!

    My eBay descriptions tend to evolve and become long...
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    I'm with Andrew. It's easier for us to sell ours...

    I'm with Andrew. It's easier for us to sell ours if other people's mandos look a bit agricultural or if they have Galveston on the headstock!

    My eBay descriptions tend to evolve and become long...
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    Quick and easy mod to the E string polepiece (if...

    Quick and easy mod to the E string polepiece (if it's a ceramic pickup) replace with longer polepiece! Some people even lift the polepiece by a mm or so, the theory being that even with the air gap...
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    36w, 26w, 13, and 10 from a 10-46 set is a good...

    36w, 26w, 13, and 10 from a 10-46 set is a good starting point.
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    Hi. As Mike says, base your body thickness on...

    Hi.

    As Mike says, base your body thickness on the jackplate plus about 3/16" for the rounded over edge, or if you're straying from the Junior vibe try a football shaped plate or even one of the...
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    Gotoh do a 4 on a plate version for a slotted...

    Gotoh do a 4 on a plate version for a slotted headstock too.
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    Hi all My pickup guy is working on some...

    Hi all

    My pickup guy is working on some pickups for me over the next few weeks. He made a prototype last year and by using 43 gauge wire managed to get it to 11K! I suggested that was probably a...
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    What is it about inlays? I guess inlays are...

    What is it about inlays? I guess inlays are necessary on banjos to take the audience's attention away from the sound, but there's no excuse on anything else. If you look on eBay for fretboards you'll...
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    What is it about inlays? I guess inlays are...

    What is it about inlays? I guess inlays are necessary on banjos to take the audience's attention away from the sound, but there's no excuse on anything else. If you look on eBay for fretboards you'll...
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    Hi Bradb Can you measure from the nut to the...

    Hi Bradb

    Can you measure from the nut to the 12th fret, then from the 12th fret to one of the bridge saddles and let us know the results? The 12th fret to saddle distance should be just a little...
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    Looks nice... but where's all the dust and wood...

    Looks nice... but where's all the dust and wood shavings? Maybe that piece of convoluted tubing has a purpose... gotta get one of those! :-)
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    Hi all I'm making a 26.375" scale length...

    Hi all

    I'm making a 26.375" scale length solidbody bouzouki for someone, and he's asked about a gig bag to suit. Bouzouki gig bags are as rare as bouzoukis here in Australia, so I wondered if...
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    Hiya - this is long winded so read at your own...

    Hiya - this is long winded so read at your own risk!

    Great to see another source of economically priced emandos. I'm backing off production of mine so I don't mind sharing a few tips and tricks.
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    Hi I bought some Stewmac medium/high fretwire...

    Hi

    I bought some Stewmac medium/high fretwire instead of the usual medium/medium and found it was very hard to get the fret to start. If you can find a little 6" hacksaw called a Junior Saw in...
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    Hiya I saw this thread and had to reply! My...

    Hiya

    I saw this thread and had to reply! My eBay username is jupitercreekmusic, so maybe have a look at my feedback. I've only had one buyer unhappy with his instrument, and when I offered a full...
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    Hi I guess I'm a Pac-Rim maker too, although...

    Hi

    I guess I'm a Pac-Rim maker too, although being in South Australia I'm actually on St Vincent's Gulf which is off the Southern Ocean, so maybe I should call myself an Antarctic Rim maker!
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    Hiya thistle! Not emandos, but I've done a...

    Hiya thistle!

    Not emandos, but I've done a couple of ukes in Seafoam green. It's a nice retro colour with loads of character imho.

    http://www.jupitercreekmusic.com/eh5.jpg
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    by Mastersound
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    There's also New Guinea Rosewood "Narra"...

    There's also New Guinea Rosewood "Narra" Pterocarpus indicus. I'm using it for some of the necks for my mandos and ukes. It's a lot softer than the usual Queensland maple, Tasmanian blackwood or...
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    Thanks Joel I take it they're standard...

    Thanks Joel

    I take it they're standard humbucker size?
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    Thanks for the feedback people! I'm working on...

    Thanks for the feedback people! I'm working on some little Tele style bridges for concert, tenor and baritone ukes, these are based on a GFS blade style Tele neck pickup. I've made up a scaled down...
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    Hiya I'd be interested to hear some ideas on...

    Hiya

    I'd be interested to hear some ideas on pickups from players of emandos. To date I've mainly been using P-bass pickups in my mandos, but we've been trying to come up with a better pickup...
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    The two solidbody zouks I recently built had...

    The two solidbody zouks I recently built had mando nuts and modified Tele bridges (10mm string pitch at the bridge). I think if I were to build more I'd make the nut width just a touch wider. They...
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