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    Re: Making a Measuring Wheel

    Or you could simply buy one of these -...
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    Re: Kimble in the EU?

    I’m only aware of two in the UK and, fortunately, I own both of them!
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    Re: Mandolin to Mandola

    ...... or you could simply buy a mandola!

    I suppose I should say that I bought a quality mandola (new) over 3 years ago and it’s taken me about three years to get used to the sound and get it to...
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    Re: Collings MTO: replacement tuners?

    Glad to help. I sounds like Collings originally supplied their mandolins with standard tuners, discovered that they were unsuitable for their concave headstock shape and had to order specials from...
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    Re: Collings MTO: replacement tuners?

    I assume the headstock is the same size/shape as my MT mandola. That came with Gotoh tuners (their current standard) but they’re not normal tuners. Because of the headstock shape, the outer tuners...
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Fylde have a couple of mandolins for sale on their latest newsletter - https://www.fyldeguitars.com/news.html - and a video on shaping a mandolin neck, which I’ve yet to watch.
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    Welcome to the forum; photos will make a lot of people very happy!
  8. Thread: 1901 Gibson?

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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    I notice that the tuners and TRC have all been fixed with cross head screws whereas originally they would have been slot head.
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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    If it had been re-necked, wouldn’t they have changed the tuners? Worm under suggests that they were from pre. 1924/5 ‘ish.
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    Re: antique banjo mandolin restoration

    There was a discussion on heads a couple of days ago here - https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150729-Finding-Parts-for-Banjolin
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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    The FON will give a better idea of age but is that a serial number beneath the partly removed label?
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    Re: antique banjo mandolin restoration

    Do bear in mind that it’s value lies in the fact that it belonged to your great grandfather. In financial terms, it’s restoration is likely to cost far more than it’s retail value.
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    Re: Old Gibson sliding tailpiece cover

    Looks like a pretty standard Gibson tailpiece cover from the teens or twenties to me. Whether it’s possible to date it more precisely I’ll leave that for others but the grade of embossing is more...
  14. Re: My new Myers pickup seems to have very low output, is this ri

    The clue is in the Amazon advert. It says “Compatible with almost any musical instrument” but that doesn’t mean that it’s also compatible with almost everything you might want to plug it into.

    The...
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    Re: Just an observation

    In the UK there are laws about this type of thing - you have to have someting on sale for a particular length of time at the full price before you can claim it to be discounted by a certain...
  16. Re: looking for nylon string instrument 4 strings tuned in 5ths,

    I have a concert sized uke and assumed that tuning it to GDAE would result in too many string breakages. I bought a set of Aquilla Nylgut strings for mandola tuning (CGDA) umpteen years ago but I've...
  17. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    Exactly, I ordered a Martin D18 in 1974. When I picked it up, I took my old case to bring it home in.

    Interestingly, the Martin cost me £190. Two years later I got a Calton case for it and that...
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    They look like a solution looking for a problem to me!
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Jimmy Moon and Tom Buchanan are two more from the UK.

    If you’re looking at Fylde, bear in mind that Roger “Barry” Bucknall still insists on putting a fret marker on the ninth rather than the tenth...
  20. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    I assume you’ve never tried to get a set of mandola strings off again?
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    Amazing the things some people are prepared to put up with! String changes are easier on my 1914 Gibson; you’d have thought things would have improved in the intervening 106 years.

    Should have...
  22. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    Doc - I last strung a slot head guitar over 50 years ago and I’ve avoided them ever since. I’ve been restringing mandolins for almost as long, so I should know what I’m doing by now, but, as far as...
  23. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    You could also weld the loop to the pin and then there would be no way it could slip off!

    We’re not talking rocket science here, its only a mandolin tailpiece. Yes, you can use a capo, you can use...
  24. Re: Replacing a Collings tailpiece with a James tailpiece

    Nice to hear from somebody else who dislikes the Collings tailpiece. They’re even worse on the mandola.
  25. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    I suppose this subject begs the question of whether vintage mandolins were always sold with an “original” case. In my experience, mandolins and guitars have only come with cases in recent times. Go...
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