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    Re: Why "Waverley" Tuners ?...

    pops1,

    If you are referring to the Heavy Wire made adapter that goes on the back of a mandolin, I do not use them. The mandolin I have dates back to 1977 and "barks like a dog" it's been well...
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    Why "Waverley" Tuners ?...

    Hello !

    Just wanted to get some folks take on the benefits of investing in having Waverley tuners equipped on your mandolins. Is it allowing less play in the tuners before you're finally feeling...
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    Re: Having problems with new Schaller Tuners...

    Update: Just returned from fixing the "tuner issues" and it turns out that Pearl Nut on my mandolin seems to be the culprit. Buddy said that pearl nuts do have the tendancy to bind up the strings....
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    Re: Having problems with new Schaller Tuners...

    I've talked with Buddy today and he agrees with what everyone's saying reguarding the Nut holding on to the strings. He'll be looking in to it over the weekend. If you go to...
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    Re: Having problems with new Schaller Tuners...

    The D'Addario J74 Strings that I use to use are the same as the D'Addario EXP 74 that I've been currently using ( E: .11, A: .15, D: .26 & G: .40 )

    I thought there may have been a difference in...
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    Re: Having problems with new Schaller Tuners...

    Thanks, everyone for the advice ! I'm definately gonna have my lutheir who built my mandolin look into this. I've never had a problem turning the keys themselves but just would see where even the...
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    Having problems with new Schaller Tuners...

    Hey there, fellow Cafe'ers,

    I can't figure out why either my strings are slipping or what's wrong with having so much play with the tuning keys when trying to re-tune any of my strings. I seem to...
  8. Re: Stoney Creek's Brett Smeltzer Endorses Davis Mandolins

    aka: "8STRINGR" IN THE CAFE'S MESSAGE BOARD. THANKS FOR THE POSTING ! :mandosmiley:
  9. Re: Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    Boy, am I an idiot. Here's what I've found... The Bushings for both "E" and "A" strings had so much play in them that one of them actually fell out of the hole of the peg head when I had turned the...
  10. Re: Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    Well folks, I just made a discovery. Once again I'm changing out the stretch looped strings and just found that my tuning machine posts are "loose as a goose". So far, it's the post for both "E"...
  11. Re: Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    I appreciate all of the input folks. And not to stir up trouble with opinions but in my original post the string loops are slipping (like a noose) to the point that I had to at one time use a pair a...
  12. Re: Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    The tail piece is the standard, loop end hook assembly. It's an old F-5 mandolin that I've played for years and the tail piece has never been replaced. I've examined the hooks to be sure that they're...
  13. Re: Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    Well, I didn't want to meantion D'Addarrio Strings (J-74) but they are the brand that I'm having the problem(s) with. I don't buy my strings in "bulk" but I do purchase several packs (in sets) to...
  14. Having the worst time with mandolin strings....

    Hello fellow Cafe' ers!

    Over the past year I have been experiencing the worst time with my mandolins strings. I know as you put on a new set of mandolin strings that "some" stretching is expected....
  15. Re: 5 year old wants to play mandolin...where / how do I start ?

    TNT,

    That's a great video! Thanks for sharing! Maybe if may daughter sees this video that'll kick in to what she'll need to work towards. My son has a mandolin that I bought him around the same...
  16. 5 year old wants to play mandolin...where / how do I start ?

    Hello, Cafe' Brothers and Sisters !

    My 5 year old daughter wants to play mandolin. I've wanted her to play some time ago but since I don't believe in pushing anything that my kids have no...
  17. Re: It's that time of year...for cracks on fingers

    Another valuable tip during the cold weather season is to avoid washing your hands using Hot water. I work in the School System and the one thing I see posted above all of the hand washing stations...
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    Re: How often do you have to tune your mandolin?

    I'm finding that I have to retune after every other song during a set. Not all of 'em but at least the "A" or "D" string. At first I thought it was because I'm breaking in a new set but by the time...
  19. Re: It's that time of year...for cracks on fingers

    I always keep a tube of Chap Stick in my uniform jacket as well as my winter jacket during this time of year. My hands are always in or around water of mechinery that'll quickly dry 'em out. Hand...
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    Re: $100,000 F5 Mandolin Found in PA !...

    Hmm... I wonder why such a headliner as that announced months ago was printed just the other day in our local paper? I'm only 3-4 hours away from PA. Does News like that travel that slow?
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    Re: $100,000 F5 Mandolin Found in PA !...

    By the way, the one piece of info that the article failed to meantion was the Date of the mandolin.
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    $100,000 F5 Mandolin Found in PA !...

    Hey Everyone,

    Long time since I've been on here but did anyone here see the article about a Treasure Hunter that discovered a find of a Gibson F5 Mandolin worth $100,000 ? :disbelief: I think I...
  23. Stringing Techniques.. which works better for you ?

    Hello Folks,

    Been quite a while since I've posted anything. I guess I've been content with all of the posts I've checked out. I have a question about which restringing technique works for you...
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    Re: "By The Mark" lyrics: Need Help!

    Recanting on my first reply: Definately sung, "Deep In His Side...". Caught their live performance of this song off YouTube. Thanks to everyone for your help!
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    Re: "By The Mark" lyrics: Need Help!

    Thanks, Dan!

    It makes sense now to what I was trying to figure out.
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