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    Re: Added a new Loar to my collection

    I will check it out. It will be like working on a large mandolin with a couple strings missing ; )
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    Re: Added a new Loar to my collection

    Thank you for that clip Verne. It is hard to find non jazz playing on an archtop, that was nice. That lh300 really is loud and bright. I hope mine rings like that when I get it. Should be here about...
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    Added a new Loar to my collection

    Over the past year I have explored the mandolin, octave mandolin and the tenor guitar, all tuned GDAE. I think my favorite is the octave mandolin. My picking buddy/instructor has been encouraging me...
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    Thank you for your input, I suspect you are correct. But I am learning so much messing around with this thing. The mandolin was firewood prior to all this and if it ends up firewood that's OK, I will...
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    The tuning is not going well. I have removed the bass tone bar and whittled the tenor down to a nub yet the pitch can only come down to D4 at 295 hz. So the sound board is just tooo stiff to get to...
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    I have been side tracked on another project but now I have started the tap tuning. My luthier buddy lent me his jig for the mandolin and the sound equipment for tap tuning. And books to read on the...
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    Re: Hora Octave Mandolas

    Joe,

    I noticed this too but only on the G strings. It may be counter intuitive, but would a heavier gauge string help this?

    BTW if anyone finds good replacement tuners for this please post the...
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    Re: Loar tail piece pin

    I live in Georgia and the humidity can change a lot from summer to winter. That being said the problem started in the summer, high humidity season. I wetted the peg and tried to replace it but it...
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    Re: Hora Octave Mandolas

    I have one with electronics. Fingering the chords is the same as my tenor guitar. I am no musician but, I love the way it sounds. Sustains forever. Neat instrument between the mandolin and six string...
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    Re: Loar tail piece pin

    Great suggestions, I like the lanyard idea. Thanks!
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    Loar tail piece pin

    The strap peg that goes through the tail piece on my Loar keeps falling out. I have come very close to dropping the mandolin when this comes out. What do I need to do to secure it?
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    Re: Electric solid body OM

    Thank you Huck. I will use MS paint as well.

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    BOOM it works!
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    Re: Electric Octofone?

    What tuning are you going to use?
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    Re: Electric solid body OM

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    I can never get my pictures to print upright ugh!. That being said, I built this octave from a Mitchell mini guitar. The sustainment is ridiculous. I am not much of a musician but someone...
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    Re: Finally Completed!

    Wow, if that is your first guitar at age 17, I can't wait to see what you do next!
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    Re: Yamaha jr2 to tenor conversion

    Nicely done. I have done two Squier minis into tenors since they have removable necks. Acoustic instruments are a lot tougher with the fixed neck.

    I would like to try a concert size body to see if...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    No mandolin, but a 3/4 size 6 string Oscar Schmidt acoustic. Lovely piece.
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    I did try to get some pictures but it was difficult to photograph. What got my attention was one side of the "F" hole was lower than the other side of the same hole, by about the thickness of the...
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    Yes it would be. That is why I am doing it myself. I figure it is an excellent time for me to learn how to do this stuff. If I blow it, I am not out much.
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    We looked it over and decided the top was misshaped and needed a stiffener. See picture.

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    The brace has yet to be shaped and fitted but you can see the location.
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    Re: Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    I cut the back off of this mandolin and didn't see any cracks/breaks/failures. What I did see was the top was not fully shaped. The area around the neck is pretty flat. I would have expected more...
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    Re: Piccolo (Soprano) Mandolins

    I have not heard talk about the piccolo mandolin and didn't know they existed. I guess you could capo a standard mandolin at the fourth fret to simulate the sound. Interesting.
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    Ibanez M522 top collapsing

    My Ibanez M522 top has started to collapse (bow) at the upper part (towards the fret board)of the F hole. I have borescoped the body and do not see any reason for this. The sound bars are still...
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    Re: Another Tenor Guitar from a Squier Mini

    And here is the next one!

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    No idea why the pictures are 90 degrees off. I did incorporate the changes discussed. Added the humbucker pickup and changed to 500 ohm pots....
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    Looking really good!
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