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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I've been told birch doesn't "tool" well. It tears out very easily when carving or planing. Thus an arched top/back instrument with a birch back would be a more finicky build (guessing). I believe...
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Love this thread.

    Still need to shave that cat.
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    Re: Ozark pancake mandolin bridge

    If the action is high on the first few frets, it sounds more like you may need to adjust the string slots in the nut rather than the bridge. its not as scary as it sounds to file the nut slots lower,...
  4. Re: What's your preferred staining or dying method?

    Thanks John, and everyone else always a wealth of knowledge!
  5. Re: What's your preferred staining or dying method?

    Thanks guys. So it seems like transtint is a good option. I've seen a guy use leather dyes before. Anyone tried that?... just curious
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    By "Prepared wood" I assume you mean sanded to finished grit (+/- 320#)?
  7. What's your preferred staining or dying method?

    I'm not typically a fan of staining wood, preferring the natural color of wood as it ambers with most finishes, but I am considering staining part of my current build. I'd love recommendations for...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Its been a little over 2 weeks now, and I have played #002 at my local jam twice and in my church orchestra once an it has performed quite admirably! It has the volume to really stand out in a Jam...
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    Re: OM Flat Top Bridge

    I just completed my second mandolin build and opted for the Red Henry bridge and am very pleased with the results. I had to fight with the compensation a little bit and do some research on...
  10. Thread: Poor Old F2!

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    Re: Poor Old F2!

    Looks like there may have been a piece of paper taped to the back of it at some point... I've see this done by guys at the BG jams. They have a list of songs on a small piece of paper taped to the...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Finished my #002 build. I posted this and a video in my thread about the build of #001, but wanted to share a pic here too:

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    This one is X-braced rather than the typical A or H style...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Finally finished #002 now!

    I didn't want to start a whole new thread, but I did want to share that I have completed #002:

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    I had some preliminary discussion with Marty about some...
  13. Thread: Tuner Musings

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    Re: Tuner Musings

    My Silverangel has Grover Deluxe tuners, not sure what's on my Jacobson, and I've installed Grover 309's on both of my builds. Of what I have, I like the 309's the best. IMO, a mando staying in tune...
  14. Thread: Poor Old F2!

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    Re: Poor Old F2!

    The way that second picture is taken makes the headstock look disproportionately large... you can tell it's not in later pictures but for some reason in that pic it looks like the headstock is almost...
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    Re: Cumberland Acoustic bridge on Eastman 305

    I'm a fan of CA bridges! Steve sent me one for an instrument I had in the past as well as one for my first build which I finished a while back and it did a great job on both instruments!

    Good to...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    My experience with BlueChips is limited to the 2 that I have; a TAD60 1R and a CT55. On the same mandolin, I find that the CT55 is much brighter than the TAD60. So that being said, on my Jacobson, WH...
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    The Sound of The American Mandolin

    https://youtu.be/gv5E7OlKI5k

    This popped up on my YouTube feed today so I thought I'd share it. I'm sure it has probably been posted here in the past. It looks like it was produced some time in...
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    Re: Do you name your instruments?

    I drive an Element too Allen, I called it my "Rolling Toaster" for a little while, but most frequently refer to it as "The E" if I don't call it what it is.
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    Re: Bb Minor Chords

    I really like to use 422X for Em so if I'm in Ebm, I just slide back to 311X. That voicing has a really nice bassy chop to it and also works well transitioning into melody in the E minor or Eb minor...
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    Re: Gator GL Mandolin Case

    I have one as well and use it for both my Jacobson and my handmade pancake. Works well for both of those, but they are both a little smaller than average and both A styles.

    It seems a little tight...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Bob, that back is beautiful!... congrats on another beautiful flat top. I'm coming to the end of my second.
  22. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    As I said I work in Facilities Management and I believe it was something about a "trash can to handle paper" or the "trash cans in there are too full" .... it was a while ago, so I don't remember the...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    https://youtu.be/b4eiLmlwobA

    David making some good and relevant points here on our apparatuses.

    I'm a fan of armrests (for obvious reasons, but also...), as I feel like much in the same way a...
  24. Thread: Musician Jokes

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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The local police were called to a domestic disturbance and find that a woman who turns out to be the wife of an avid guitar collector has used her husband's guitars as weapons and beaten her husband...
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    Re: Gibson Adjustable Bridge

    I am finishing up my second build and in the process of figuring out how to make an adjustable bridge, someone recommended looking more into the Red Henry fixed bridge. They are easy to make and Red...
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