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    Re: Best light gauge mandolin strings

    TI but I use Stark and it’s still less tension then the DaD’s I was using. I have really grown to like them more the longer I use them.
  2. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    No worries! I just thought it would be interesting to see the other side. Still learned a lot in this thread!
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    How many truly uniques guitar shapes are there, with electric guitars there are some but acoustic, there are a lot that are so close as to be almost the same. It's a design that people like, same...
  4. Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Brian B did it come, the little clip on mic? I'm curious how it's working out for you?
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    That was me, on my Oval hole mando the E doesn't like to read unless I pick fairly firmly one High E, if its light it just doesn't catch it. I might try placing the clip on the other side of the...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    You know what I find odd? I don’t remember getting emails from Gibson before but today I did. I deleted and hit the unsubscribe button but I have no memory of ever having signed up for emails from a...
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    Re: Conway wooden plectrum

    My wife bought me a couple of wood picks for either my Birthday or Christmas, don't remember which, they have been in the bag since I put them back in. They looked great but the way they slid off the...
  8. Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Remember the OP already has the app he just needs to add a mic to his phone to use it, heck the app along with the phone's mic works well depending on location and background noise. He said he...
  9. Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Sorry about the spelling I just noticed the wording and spelling. I need to forego typing on a phone right after I wake up. That's right I have no life the first thing I do before rolling out of bed...
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Levi's, I wouldn't call great things, I won't buy another pair of their jeans. Whole other topic mostly banned here but if that is what you get with this guy running things then I sure wouldn't...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Not just loving the Martin tone, I actually quite like the Gibson Hummingbird sound, but I love the company as well. Martin has been a pleasure to communicate with when I had the need. A side story...
  12. Re: Tuner that works for setting intonation?

    Recently on guitars I have been going up to the 17th fret or even the 19th to set intonation, not at the 12th fret. I like itfeels a bit mroe even up the neck to me and I do not notice a harmonic...
  13. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    Great example thanks HoGo, any chance you have a back view of that busted joint?
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    Well, looks like I was wrong! I would certainly take HoGo’s assessment over mine! I see what he means though with those square fingers looking at an engineered 2x4 the fingers are all tapered not...
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    Re: Necks

    Finger joints are used a lot in wood working and cabinet making and I have seen engineered 2x4 also joined this way. Keeping in mind my cabinet making classes were over 30 years ago I think the...
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    Re: Bridge sizes vs tone

    I keep an oasis in my case in the winter so I try to keep it humidified year round to eliminate that variation. In the case all the time as soon as the humidity gets below 40% here. This year I was...
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    Re: Bridge sizes vs tone

    Has anyone tried a bridge of CF? Stiff and light, I have considered going to a one piece bridge. I seem to have a good hold on the humirity of this mandolin and don't think that height adjustments...
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    Yep, that is how I save for things. Add up the cost of such items over a month, un-needed meals, snacks, sodas, that extra adult beverage, smoking, it is nuts what we spend on these sorts of things.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    I have a highly figured Mandolin because I love the look but if it didn’t sound good I wouldn’t have it. Tone first and if I can have looks as well I will. So in the end it is purely for my own...
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    I suspect there is a fair amount of truth to this. I am no pro but know a good sound when I hear it. I spent over 3k on a mandolin and I really felt it was way too good for my level of playing but it...
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    Re: How to repari this broken head stock ?

    A Gibson so it has a set neck right? If so why wouldn't a new headstock work, even up and level out the neck break so it is even then cut a new headstock and do a scarf joint? Just curious but it...
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    Re: Bridge sizes vs tone

    Might be a future experiment. I always wondered how we came upon the current adjustable bridge and why it is the size it is.
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    Re: Refret Considerations

    I noticed you can buy direct from them as well. Thanks!
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    Re: Show off your back side

    Here is a shot of my A’s back.
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    Re: Refret Considerations

    HoGo were you the one who recommended Jescar for fret wire?
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