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    Re: Tailpiece pressing on top - effect?

    No rattles. History unknown. It’s an elDegas, looks fairly recent. The top is likely pressed rather than carved, but has a lot of shape, kinda like my old Stainer type violin. The bridge was lowered,...
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    Tailpiece pressing on top - effect?

    I have a mandolin with a lot of top curvature. The usual tailpiece actually contacts the top about an inch and something from the back edge. Does this effect the sound?
    I tried an experiment by...
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    Newbie, I have no prejudices about junk tools, especially for light usage, but quite often HF sells stuff that’s really, really bad and fails right out of the box. Unfortunately, I usually dissect...
  4. Re: Building a tune-o-matic bridge for acoustic mandolins?

    Marty, I’ve seen a bridge on line that consists of a wood base with four parallel slots and moveable hard inserts. That would certainly work, at the expense of detensioning strings a couple of times...
  5. Thread: 3 models

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    Re: 3 models

    Interesting ideas! Do the two acoustic ones, one with an extra soundhole and one without, sound similar, or (looking at the other photos) does the ‘without’ have a port on the backside?
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    Martian, at least now you know which way the ebony was sliced! Maybe even wasn’t ebony!
    A suggestion, though. A drill press, probably in everyone’s shop, makes a useful light arbor press if you...
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    Re: Best Armrest

    My fairly thick (Mexican?) mandolin pressed on my forearm a bit, so I added a crescent of 1/4 thick closed cell foam, packing material, held on, double sticky- wise with blue painters tape, which...
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    Re: Screws for tuner buttons

    Or on the shafts ,and forget the screws entirely.
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    Re: point protector material

    I had some white Corian sitting around, (kitchen countertop material is its primary use). Thought to use it to fill in for some missing bits in the two-color edge-banding on a bowlback, but found it...
  10. Re: Teensie-Weensie little position markers

    Endmills and similar centerless bits will walk unless you are set up in a rigid machine, like a small mill, but will make a clean hole. Plain twist drills (59 degree) will stay centered, but will...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Some might think scrolls on mandolins, violins, cellos and basses are just visual punctuation, but recently found documents show that a fellow named N. Tesla suggested scrolls for that odd location...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Thanks, but if that’s all they did, the same effect would result from just sticking some mass on the top at the same attachment points. Pretty clear that these things change possible cavity...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    These things relate to the cones in steel resonator guitars somehow?
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    Re: Is it defective ?

    Skanda, you obviously knew about bridge fore-and-aft placement, when you took it to the shop, and the person there probably did too. Maybe what they meant was that the bridge height also was too...
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    Re: 7th fret problem

    There’s a good Wikipedia entry “inharmonicity” that might relate. My take is that the spectrum generated by two different length, mass, plucked strings is different, even if the fundamental (what...
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    Re: Screws for tuner buttons

    In my Brit car restoration days, the five different thread types engendered great amusement, including learning that even metric varies with origin. Then, the watch and clock makers seemed to have...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    A reminder of what happened when actual research into cryogenic effects on various materials blossomed into all sorts of, dare we say, hucksterish opportunities and fads, primarily affecting the...
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    Science guy, non-builder here. There is actual literature on the subject; see, for example, Annals of Forest Science, 64, 679 (2007), because the process (really many processes) are used for other...
  19. Thread: Saddle Fail

    by Richard500
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    As noted, it’s a piece of wood. Worse, supported only at the ends. Worse still, pretty minimal. All to make it adjustable. One of the reasons we don’t make too many planes out of wood anymore. ...
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    Re: New OM build maple neck questions

    Every tree, like us, is a little different. Chances are, you’re fine with something as small as a neck, but if you bookmatch, or mirror, the two outer laminations, you might be a little safer. ...
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    Re: Rogue A Style Tuner Upgrade

    I just bought an ultra cheap set on ebay for a similar cheap repair, and despite the supplied drawing, which showed the common 23mm spacing, it actually was 25.4 or 1”. No idea what that’s supposed...
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    Re: inlay replacement problem

    Such a difference between the skilled craft world and everything else, where it is always possible to blame somebody else for one’s mistakes! Hasn’t worked that well lately at Boeing.
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    Re: Reducing chrome Grover F tuner shine.

    I have a ‘micro’ sandblast that uses very fine abrasive that is used to clean small parts, mostly. It will make a very fine matt finish on most things, without resorting to chemistry. A jeweler...
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    Re: Fixing a bent tailpiece

    the tailpiece could also have been mounted crooked so it might also just be remounted in different holes. I wouldnt worry about fracture if you did bend it, but guys, dont try to bend any species of...
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    Re: Overclock your mandolin?

    Overclocking a chip, over-revving a B&S and over-thinning a mandolin all may have similar results! Without instrumentation or experience, might one go the other way and stick little weights on the...
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