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    Re: Octave Mandolin nut and bridge spacing

    You may find this useful. Scroll down to the diagrams and download the second one. You can then use the spacing for whatever nut or bridge size you choose. It worked well for me....
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    I've had a similar problem when I used Tru-oil on the edge of rosewood fretboards. The answer was a couple of coats of dewaxed shellac, as previously suggested. I would take note of john-m , and make...
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    I would too, Marty. It's just that I came across a guitar on google images which had cocobolo and looked very similar with less contrast in the colouring than you might expect.
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    How about Cocobolo?
  5. Thread: OM Sinking Top

    by mikeyb2
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    Re: OM Sinking Top

    Jeremy, have you tried looking on the EagleMusic site. They do Puretone strings which, according to what I've read, are the same as Newtone but branded by Eagle as Puretone. I have no way of...
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    Re: Siminoff neck joint snafu

    I think if you make the jig Siminoff shows to glue up the neck/body joint, then this will take care of itself. I did exactly as you did and it all worked out ok....
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Hi Anglocelt, I'm sorry but it's not for sale . I don't have a website as I'm just a hobby builder who only builds a couple of instruments a year, although I have occasionally sold to friends and...
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Yes it is Maurice, I ended up doing a trial string up with a temporary tailpiece, thanks and everything went well. The intonation is not far from perfect.
    Mike
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Thanks everyone for the kind and encouraging comments.
    Mike
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Thanks, and yes, a lot of thought went into it as I had no plans to follow. In fact there was probably too much thought, as I've forgotten how I arrived at that particular scale length! I think it...
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    Re: Octave mandolin finished.

    Thanks , it's around 21.25".
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    Octave mandolin finished.

    Just completed this build. Thought I'd try something a little different.
    194162,
    Western Red cedar top, English walnut back and sides.
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    Re: Boomerang Banjo Mandolin

    I restored and cleaned the head of an old banjo with a "Flash" magic eraser, and it worked like "magic" would you believe.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    As MrMoe has just reminded me of this thread, here's an update. The bridge position (and saddle slot angle determined)has now been located using the trial string up method as suggested above. I had...
  15. Re: Cleaning gunk off a nitrocellulose lacquer finish

    Naphtha should be fine. Acetone is the thing to avoid, as it will burn right through nitro.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    That's just the kind of answer I was looking for Graham, and round about the figures I was expecting, but now, as the previous contributors have persuaded me to use a trial string up, I'll continue...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    Once again thanks MrMoe, it looks like I will be trying your method after all, so as my body joint is a M&T bolt-on, I have now started to finish the neck and as soon as it's done, I'll install the...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    So what happens about the tuner shaft bushes, or is the headstock finished at the stage the tuners are attached?
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    Hi, i'm not looking for a formula, I have it already. All I need the value to add to the bridginator. Once I have that value it will take 2 minutes to set it up, as opposed to the many hours involved...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    Thanks again, I can see that the tailpiece is quit a simple set up, but what I wonder about is the tuner end. Do you somehow attach temporary tuners or fit the real ones, which would involve fitting...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    Thanks, and whilst this might be a valid answer, it's not the one I was hoping for. I do believe there are easier ways, without all the added work of stringing up with false tailpieces. I might have...
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    Octave Mandolin fixed bridge compensation?

    Hi everyone, I'm building an octave mandolin with a guitar shape similar to the Pono models. 21" scale length so what would you add to this as compensation, to the leading edge of the saddle.
    I know...
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    Re: fret marker positions

    Thanks for the interesting replies everyone. For me, as a fairly limited guitar player, I rarely venture that far down the neck so it doesn't really make any difference, but when building I'll...
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    fret marker positions

    Hi all, just wondered why guitars generally have a marker at the 9th fret, but mandolins and ukes for example, have one at the 10th fret. I've a feeling I've read about this before, but can't quite...
  25. Thread: Truss rods

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    Re: Truss rods

    Thanks again, and now I see what can be done, it gives me another option to consider. Mike
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