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    Re: Tenor ukulele tuned GDAE?

    One issue with fitting steel strings on a uke is: [ as you suggest above] :whistling:

    peeling off your glued on bridge & a simply glued on flat body-surface neck, no dove tail joints

    Irish...
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    Re: Bridge Adjustment Question

    Hemostatic Forceps a surgical tool, has serrations that match the way the height adjustment wheel's edges are textured , on my mandolin
    this link shows what they look like in general - My...
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    Re: Fan fret tenor guitars (2022 thread)

    maybe to master a 5 string range?
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    Re: Tenor ukulele tuned GDAE?

    Consider EBF#C#, FCGD or CGDA , if not octave GDAE?

    experiment with nylon guitar, baritone uke strings?

    Shorter 14" scale Aquila has some; Baroque era Mandolin,

    they may be long enough-
    ...
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    Re: String Gauges for Neck Without Truss Rod

    10-36 rather than 11-40?

    1 pre truss Gibson & 1 with, both '22

    :whistling:
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    Re: String recommendations

    probably lighter: 10 ~ 36 G&D wound with bronze I'm brand neutral..

    fingerboard planed level/flat, no humps with age? ? frets in good shape ?


    :whistling:
  7. Thread: Gibson A2

    by mandroid
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    Re: Gibson A2

    Tapered end pin origins are Violin..
    so tools and oversize pins thru the violin building & repair offerings....

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Vintage Gibson Playability

    I'm fine with my 2 Gibson A's, from '22.

    :whistling:

    just the opportunity to play with others has gone away...
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    Re: What is the story behind the "scroll"

    The Fiddle head part of Fern growth, the Fern itself, is way Precambrian...


    :whistling:
  10. Re: Tweaking electronics for string age, either way

    Oxidation of the metals is what happens.
    :whistling:
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    Re: GHS Silk & Steel Tension

    A thinner string, plain steel. reaches pitch at a lower tension - basic physics...

    windings add mass to make those lower pitches.


    :whistling:
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    Poll: Re: Do you use a Tone Gard?

    I got a couple of the old round wire ones, eventually got the spray paint replaced by gloss powder coat.

    the new ones are cut as a single piece from steel sheet , in some automated CNC cutter..
    ...
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    Re: Silk & Steel on old instrument??

    a 10 - 36 will pull less , maybe just use lighter A's & E's to get the tone of the G&D's
    ... winding wire differences..

    ~o)
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    Re: What is the story behind the "scroll"

    Violins had them first (well after the fern began millions of years ago)
  15. Thread: Snark tuner

    by mandroid
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    Re: Snark tuner

    >Snarky comment (pun) inserted here< :))
  16. Thread: Case weights

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    Re: Case weights

    It's with the wide leather strap that makes the Pegasus a reasonable shoulder carry,
    in spite of what ever it weighs...

    Backpack carry of the Eastman made fiberglass A5 specific case,
    with...
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    Re: Banjo mandolin

    & What 'tone ring' is on the Pot?


    :popcorn:
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    Re: A Case for the Phoenix?

    British pound is weak US Dollar strong.. might be the time to get a Pegasus from Scotland .

    with the interior furnishing made to suit your mandolin's outline . mail him a pattern..

    they...
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    Re: Another Tone Guard question

    A4 '22 OHC no problem F5 Pegasus case also no problem.


    :whistling:
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    Re: Deer antler saddle

    Alaska had fossilized walrus tusk, as an available material.
    I got an upper bridge piece for my '22 A4 made up there.

    ;)
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    Re: Small PA setups

    I have an Etek Note mix to shed, 6 channels , its compact but relatively heavy due to power supply transformer...
  22. Re: Varnish finish - Awesome or more trouble than itís worth?

    Sweaty T shirt on player ... protection of backs of varnished mandolins,
    is another benefit of Tone Gards.

    {I saw that poll you posted as another topic}

    ;)
  23. Re: Whatís the nicest mandolin youíve ever seen?

    Seen? Whatever Evan J Marshall was playing.

    :popcorn:
  24. Re: Choice of Strings and picks for New Weber F4 ?

    Amplify?
    0.2p: In general: Heavier strings allow you to pick on them harder
    (thicker pick?)
    and your playing harder will drive the soundboard to put out more volume.

    :whistling:
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    Re: Extra long strap?

    Make one from a well used leather belt.


    ;)
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