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  1. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    In one word, trust.
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    My '22 has a stainless truss rod cover, not plated.
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Yup, I have found that when something sits for a while without the string being tuned you occasionally get that.
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    Re: Buzz on Open D Strings

    Good job Bart, chasing a buzz can be a real PITA.
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    Re: Buzz on Open D Strings

    Even tho the Ernie Ball string for the D is heavier, the core may not be and it may be more wobbly so needing more height at the nut. Slip a piece of paper under the D strings at the nut and see if...
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    He is a lucky man and I wish him many enjoyable years of retirement. Got to see him and Pete decades ago in a wonderful venue in Iowa City, Ia. Went with my my duet partner and our wives. He is now...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    You could reuse the back it you are careful when you take it off.
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    Re: Buzz on Open D Strings

    How much space do you have between the D strings and the first fret? Sounds like it is buzzing on the first fret.
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    Re: How low (temp) would you go?

    I have played gigs as low as 30 degrees, but my hands have a hard time these days doing that. I remember playing an outside dance in Oct. and we had to move it into a parking garage as it was snowing...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I have several old parlors and a newer one, none of them sound like a box. They are loud, resonant and wonderful guitars. Yes there are cheap parlor guitars that sound fairly boxy, tho with the right...
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    Re: Mandolin to DADGAD

    I play a parlor guitar, I finger pick so a little different, but it is plenty loud to keep up with most situations. Especially if you get something decent. I also play in open D, sometimes, it...
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    Re: Mando Mafia cd tracks on youtube

    A blast from the past, I had to get my mando and play along with Ryestraw. Haven't done that in 15 or so years. What fun, thanks.
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I have my humidifier, and wood heat. It works on the low setting and keeps my place humidified, doesn't run all the time either. I do have a small place and fairly tight so that is a big difference...
  14. Thread: Fret Size

    by pops1
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    Re: Fret Size

    I don't think it is that as much a the possibility that you learned on little frets and that is what is comfortable to because it's all you know. When you play larger frets you may or may not like...
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    On my humidifier when it is out of water it shuts the humidifier off and a light comes on to tell you it's out of water. Should be no problem.
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    Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    I make the strap hole tight, I make my own. And I double it back a put a second piece of the strap over the end pin. Been this way for many years, and lots of gigs. Hasn't loosened up yet.
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    Re: Room Humidifier recs

    I try to keep it around 50+ or -, but in the summer here it gets 80-90+ %. If you play outside you expose it to these high ranges of humidity. If you live in an area like this I try not to go too low...
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    That sound is the sound of the string sticking in the nut because the slot is too tight.
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    I would try to repair it, you don't have anything to loose. Take the tuner plate off and put the broken peg back into place. The posts in the back that go into the plate will have to be peened and...
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    Re: A-strings constantly going out of tune

    Sue, the tapered files are used for violin slots, so it would work. Remember you don't want to file to the bottom of the slot, so it can be much wider than the string, as long as the string is still...
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    Re: Martin AK2 string recommendation

    It is the same construction as a 20's Martin and should have light strings. It really doesn't need heavy strings and will sound fine with lighter strings. It will also thank you for less stress and...
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    Re: Eastman 305 strap button--friction fitted?

    Be VERY CAREFUL tapping an end pin, they are tapered and can easily crack the block. Push and twist is the preferred method.
  23. Thread: Fret Size

    by pops1
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    Re: Fret Size

    I put wider frets (.080) on the last refret on one of my mandolins. I like it in the lower registers, but not in the higher. I think I will use the Jescar .053 evo for the next one. Somewhere in the...
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    If you put it on without the strings it could go under the strings just as easy.
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    Re: Strap for A-style (that old chestnut)

    Not a Lakota strap, but this is what I do.189201189202

    You could put the loop around the headstock over the strings, should be fine. I like to keep it away from my hand so always around the...
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