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    Re: Help with Big Muddy Action/Bridge height

    If you have light strings on the action needs to be higher than with heavier strings. Not sure about these, but I would think a lighter string set. 1/16 at the G is about where you should be for a...
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    Re: Best Bridge Jig Stew Mac or Cuberland ??

    I have the Stu Mac jig, I never use it. I go across like Marty says. Bought the jig 10 years ago, used it once, never looked back.
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    Re: Kudos to Fire-Eye

    Daren at RedEye has always been great to talk to and a very nice guy. I wanted to make a change to mine and called to make sure it was alright, not a problem he was very helpful.
  4. Thread: electric hum

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    Re: electric hum

    I plugging in and out with a cleaner doesn't cure it, I wouldn't use an abrasive. Doing so will make it happen more frequently. I would replace it.
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    Re: Buzzing at/near the bridge

    Check your string height and see if it lowered because of drying out from heat. A buzz is hard to find as it can travel the string and sound like it is somewhere else. Also look and see if you have...
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    Re: Kinda non-mando: volume pot taper issues

    It sounds to me like you have a linear pot and NOT an audio taper pot. The issue you describe is typical of a linear pot.
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    Re: Kinda non-mando: volume pot taper issues

    Absolutely correct.
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    Re: Kinda non-mando: volume pot taper issues

    You have a linear pot, you need an audio pot. Simple fix, correct pot.
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    It depends on how your mandolin sounds. A brighter mandolin will benefit from a thicker pick, a very warm mandolin may not. I use Wegen TF100 at 1mm, I like them thinned down better for my mandolin....
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    I have had a couple of trapdoor banjos, both have been secured with 3 screws. I have one now and it has the three screws. I would find it hard to believe one screw would hold it on.
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    The trapdoor is mounted with only three holes, and had a ball bearing tone ring. The three holes are all on one side of the lower part of the pot. If the four holes are spaced around evenly it may...
  12. Thread: Pick up removal

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    Re: Pick up removal

    Lane, when you install the James tailpiece you can simply cut the wires to the endpin and put the new tailpiece on without taking the pickup out. It will have plenty of length to be soldered later if...
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    Re: Help with EQ'ing K&K mandolin pickup

    Are you plugging into the Baggs Para first? I use a RedEye and it sounds great. Another thing the K&K preamp input is 1M just like the pickup. The RedEye is also 1M. The Baggs if I remember is 10M...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    One on Reverb

    https://reverb.com/item/31504854-collings-mtl-left-handed-2018
  15. Thread: Inlay colors

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    Re: Inlay colors

    There are a lot of colored perfelings that are 100 years old and still look good. I think steam dying helps.
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    It was a very old non playable flute that I bought for $40 and made the lamp for my daughter who is a fabulous flute player. The cello was also not worth fixing so I made that for her husband who...
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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    If that isn't enough they make rubber and felt picks for bass players that won't give you much volume. The felt may glide better on the strings than the rubber, but both for quiet practicing will...
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    Re: Alexander Dennis

    Welcome to the cafe, and congrats on your purchase. Make sure the strings are a very light gauge.
  19. Thread: Pick up removal

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    Re: Pick up removal

    While the pickup can be removed, it can also be damaged. You don't say what the pickup is. The endpin jack is larger and I think helps keep the strap on more that a regular button. If you remove it...
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    Re: This Repurposing Thing Has Gone Too Far

    Here are a couple of re purposing items speaking of lamps.183563
  21. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    My '22 drove me nuts for a while, after some careful measuring I put a 1mm shim between the nut and the end of the fingerboard and now it plays in tune beautifully.
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    Re: Pls critique this nut work

    They are most likely sticking on the sides. I would do one of two things. File the top of the nut down so that the string sits at least 1/2 or 1/3 of the diameter of the string above the nut. If you...
  23. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    GHS makes a nickel mandolin string so you don't have to take the balls off electric guitar strings. Comes in two gauges. I like them of my acoustic mandolin a lot, great sound and last a good long...
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    Re: Arkansas Traveler Chord Melody

    If I remember there are two pages of jokes before getting to the B part of the tune.
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    Re: intonation fix from string length

    Please don't tap it with a hammer. Loosen the strings and see if it moves, if it is stuck you may have to take them all off. It is possible the finish was not fully cured and it stuck. Mark where it...
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