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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Florentine? 'Almondine'? :popcorn:
  2. Re: Walnut Back and Sides Spruce Flat Top Tone

    I have a Mandola out of those woods ,
    I don't also own one of maple & spruce to compare it with.

    So, it is what it is, mate.


    :whistling:
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    Re: New bridge and/or pickup recommendations

    It's older now, my Schertler Dyn M is a contact microphone, so no DI needed to use a mixer channel that is for Microphones.
    They have an XLR Plug. (microphone cable extension)

    the installed...
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    Re: Humidity in Case vs Room

    I'm 2 blocks from a major river, 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in a temperate rainforest climate.

    Humidity comes with the location..
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    Anyone need 13 SM57's

    In Seaside Oregon $600 with a case to pack them in,or 50 each. [facebook marketplace ]...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    No, I have essentially 2 new mandolins by having them re-fretted, 1 needed fingerboard leveling in the process .
    the playability after that made a real felt improvement.
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    Re: Vintage Gibson A4

    I have 2, now 100 year old A Gibson mandolins they both have the original tuners .
    lots of obsessing over tuners , gear heads?
    service them , a little oil perhaps? consider dry bike chain lube...
  8. Re: Rails pickups on a solid Chinese 8 string?

    I doubt it.
  9. Re: Speaker size for 4-string emando amplifier

    My Roland AC 60 has 2 wide range 6" .. Their AC 90 2-8" & 2 tweeters .

    :popcorn:
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    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

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  11. Re: Best strings for magnetic pickup mandolin?

    there is a steel core even in bronze wound strings, but better if the winding is seen in the magnetic field, also.
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    Re: case shoulder/carry strap

    Part of why I like Fiberglass cases is the D Rings. Pegasus carries well, 1 on hinge side 2nd, one of the handle D rings.

    But the 3_D rings on the back of my Eastman case take an actual 2 strap...
  13. Re: Replacement pickups for 8 string Chinocaster?

    Not in UK , myself.,
    enlarge the hole to suit. & guitar pickup options are abundant

    I made a new scratch plate for a Fender (Korea) FM61 8 string to do that
    Strat type

    :popcorn:
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    Re: 1942 Levin Mandolin Banjo

    Light is 9/13/20w/32w windings nickel or bronze, your pick. I stuff something inside under the bridge to have a tone I prefer..

    No Band, no critics.
  15. Re: Replacement pickups for 8 string Chinocaster?

    The Internet? why stop searching once you got here, keep looking..
    Try https://duckduckgo.com/?va=b&t=hr

    :popcorn:
  16. Thread: Vintage?

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    Re: Vintage?

    Older than Betty White?
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    Re: How many ways of making a mandolin top?

    Mix Carbon fiber, I think. * Heat activated the Resin. vacuum pulls out air bubbles.

    Check with Clear Carbon in Rhode Island.. also involved in Luis & Clark Orchestral stringed instrument on MA.
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    Re: What style am I hearing in my head?

    There was a Band named Radio Head https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead
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    Re: How many ways of making a mandolin top?

    Autoclaved, Vacuum bagging, Pre Preg.
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    Re: Can you use a Tone-Gard with an armrest?

    Permission? You May, I Did. :popcorn:
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    Re: mountable pickup - where ?

    That is where my old Schertler went on my Lebeda right behind the bridge, under the strings ..

    But, I cannot make a Declaration as to what's right for your mandolin, sight unseen (or heard) ..
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    If the team doesn't pick you, for the band, you do something else..
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    I bought one that was leather with a short strap & Buckle on each end .
    the music repair shop / store supplier catalog he sourced it from had 2 versions 1 for D rings the straps on the ends.
    ...
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    Re: Carved top Army Navy Pancake Flatiron

    A Friend had an Original Olive Drab painted Army/Navy Gibson Mandolin, It's Top was quite Flat, as I Recall . :whistling:
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    Re: mountable pickup - where ?

    Q: Does it matter where I stick it?

    A: you can try a number of locations and see which part of the top gives you the sound you prefer.

    Move it around..
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