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  1. Re: If you think changing strings on a mandolin is a pain...

    New strings for a typical auto harp costs more than just buying a whole new one..
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    For what music style ?

    Depends on the mandolin and the strings, and rounded or pointed tips are another variation...


    Several combinations.. in my assortment..

    what musical style do you have in mind?
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    Re: Newly installed Schaller tuners

    any binding when you dropped the 4 shafts through the peg head holes?...
  4. More than just a Pedal...

    Get bridge divided pickup, and a 13 pin output* to a Roland guitar synth, and the synth should offer a bass patch. with good sound ..

    * have used RMC pickups, an 8 pin connector cable> to...
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    Re: Strap for Kimble 2 Point

    Not much DIY spirit here eh?
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    Re: Flat Wound Strings = Noisy Mandolin

    D'Add Flat top, are half round bronze , round wound and then ground flat,... I wouldn't use their A but a plain one instead..
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    Re: Octave String Pairings

    Irish Zouk sets are like that ...

    generally an octave g is like a 3rd A string and the octave d like a 3rd E string
    just a scale note off.


    :whistling:
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Recently they are produced by CNC laser cut out, with no welding, that ended custom options..

    but If you can weld, make one of your own, just for yourself..

    of the Retail Cost, the seller...
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    You could always sit down.. use a chair, .. set your mandolin, (say on your left knee, if right handed) , a little ways away from your belly...
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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    AFAIK the main difference is sides of Rigels are curved so bend the mounting points, to suit. then slip the tubing sections over them again ?
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    Is there an effects loop out/in on the Para DI? you can add a multi-band EQ in that loop..
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    Re: Strap for Kimble 2 Point

    I have a Neotech on my mandolin with a button on the neck heel..

    You, perhaps, can punch 2 holes in an old leather belt from a charity shop?
  13. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    Monel. common in non magnetic situations , like on magnetic Minesweeper , ships.

    adds mass

    but, like bronze, is no more magnetic than the steel core wire in the center contributes ..

    ...
  14. Thread: Used Gibsons

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    Re: Used Gibsons

    OP had a taste for Gibson's F5's, I have bought 3 A types over the decades,
    an A 40 in the 70's , a Brown oval A in the 80's and an A4 in the 90's.
    I still have the latter 2... ~o)
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    Re: Plastic coated or smooth mandolin strings?

    And ,, there is flat topped, ground down round wound bronze, so half round wound after that process.. the wound A is around a very thin core ,

    so I'd suggest substituting a plain A string..
  16. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    James TP no need .. 90 year old Gibsons , adding leather under the lip & felt under the cover, works fine .
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    Practical Mixing

    The manner in which the Neutone plain strings winds their loops, reminds me of why Gibson tail pieces have those 4 extra hooks..

    Their simple twisting method can come undone, so I have replaced...
  18. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    You get to charge more to play now?
  19. Re: Thinking about making a small pedalboard just for the mandoli

    Maybe if you make the case to fold open like a book you can get them all in , be + 2x as wide..

    or stack them in layers like keyboard ranks on a pipe organ..

    this is where the EFX pedal...
  20. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    My A has Birch , A4 Maple no real figure ..
  21. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    soft woods on top , redwood , spruce Cedar hard woods on back , Martin made cant top mandolins in mahogany & Koa
    but that's a different style ... the Gibson & Copies seem to be favored here..
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    Anecdote, Re: Vintage Gibson Mandolin Cases

    One I got after the fact for 1 22 A is too small, thin in depth, for a tone-gard,

    the one that stayed with the other , A4 is deeper and I can leave the tone-gard on.

    both are green lined.....
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    Re: Setting pickup height?

    Found any changes by a trial and error attempt?
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    I have a couple 4 string electrics , solved weak E output with CGDA tuning..

    IMO, high E is challenged by being, short, thin and low amplitude in the magnetic field,

    it does not vibrate...
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Your attention is divided the wrong way.. away from pet centered, from the pet's perspective..
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