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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    It sounds like he's recommending a regular set of medium gauge mandolin strings "using gauges of .40, .26, .15, and .11".

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: A real Gibson A two point?

    "Replicate" may be a bit too generous Allen. Mimic or allude to perhaps? I have the Ibenez version of this mandolin but it's in need of some major repair work. I bought it because I loved that red...
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    Re: action on electric mando

    If you can remove the neck (assuming a bolt on neck) you can also shim the neck pocket to bring the action down lower for regular fingering. I like to use business cards as shims. Good luck!!

    Len...
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    Re: action on electric mando

    The previous owner may have had it setup for some slide playing ala' Sammy Bush :grin: It should be easy enough to get setup to your liking.....

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Any Experience With Walnut F5 Mandolins?

    The back is absolutely gorgeous!! I have no experience with walnut as a back/sides wood, but you've gotten some good above.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: How about some 5 string electric mandolining?

    Thanks Mark, very fine sounding band and wonderful song selection to compliment Danielle's singing abilities. I can hear why some of the criticisms are voiced about the 5 string electric mandolin and...
  7. Thread: Bridge Misfit

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    Re: Bridge Misfit

    Hi BBB, show us some pictures of it in place, side shots are helpful. Never know, it may be salvageable...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  8. Re: Pick-guard/finger-rest, on-off "Stay at home" gallery.

    I have my pickguards all settled down nicely so I won't take them off for a picture. Guess I can't play this game either, Dem. Sorry ;)

    184632

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Chords to notes? How?

    The OP's original question is "Chords to notes?" which occurs to me could be better restated as "Notes to chords?". Agree with Craig D. above, learn the whole fret board and also some basic theory of...
  10. Thread: Waiting for UPS

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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Unless you tell him "not to", he'll go with his instincts. I like him already ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  11. Thread: Waiting for UPS

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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    Go towards the light. :)) He gave you a blank canvas to create your own mojo. Bet it sounds killer too. ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  12. Re: String Gauge Difference and Effect On Intonation

    I had been using D'A EFT-74s on my 1916 F-4 for years and liked the sound a lot except that it sounded too similar to my F-5 style mandolin (with F holes) also strung with EFT-74s. When the EFW-74s...
  13. Re: Quick and dirty electric mandocello conversion

    The right hand spacing looks to be pretty tight to my eyes (hand?) like you were more focused on placing each pair over a pole piece on the pickup. I'm no expert but my understanding is that the...
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    Re: Collings coversion

    I'm not a Facebook kinda guy (geezer) but will give it a try. Got your PM with your # and hope to talk to you over the next few days. I gotta figure out the logistics of being without my #1 mandolin....
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    It'll be more interesting once the OP gets the string spacing sorted out....

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Collings coversion

    You do some very fine work, Jacob. Might you be interested in a head stock repair on my mandolin? Send me a PM one way or the other so we can chat. Thank you very much.

    As it looks today (yuck)...
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    Re: Eastman MDO305 Octave Mandolin

    I say, go for it!!! I don't own an octave but $750 isn't going to add much to your future house. Think of how much it will add to your overall joy in life.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  18. Re: I'll See You In My Dreams - Django transcribed for mandolin

    Thank you Jordan for the transcribed solo and John for the rhythm chords. Quite useful indeed and now the work is cut out for several of us.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    '56 F-12 f hole gets D'A EFT-74 Flat Tops, the '16 F-4 oval hole gets D'A EFW-74 Flat Wound and 2002 Duff H-5 gets D' EFT-76s when I can find them, otherwise D'A EF-76s. Guitars?? I'll have to...
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    Re: Madera M200 mandolin.

    If it doesn't say "solid" spruce, it's safe to assume that it is not solid but rather laminated spruce consistent with instruments at this price point. If it were solid spruce, they would say so in...
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    Re: New member saying Hi

    Thanks David!! I saw this post while at work earlier today and didn't have access to my home computer. Welcome lescaster!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    Asian made Telecaster shaped 8 string, 2 pickup electric mandolin available in many different brand names. Mine is the Morgan Monroe offering. It's ideal for your needs playing it unplugged late at...
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    That usually takes you on the hunt for the next "good one" :))

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    DGtryin said "my assumption is that the primary reason for one to assemble a "collection" of mandolins is to create a variety of sounds and types of music.

    Correct-a-mundo sir, different sounds....
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    Re: Strings and setup

    I found the J-75s were tougher on my left hand, with sore fingertips and finger cramping after a bit of playing, and that's with fairly low action. I like the Flat Tops better for more comfortable...
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