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    Re: Chase 5 string Fan Fretted Mandolin

    Physics :

    the lower pitch C is better on a longer scale, the high E a shorter one , so fan fret is a good compromise ..

    maybe more benefit in an acoustic than a solid body electric ..
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    Re: Tuners - replace or repair advice

    Bought a Mix A5 used (Undisclosed by seller of course) It had a Bodged "upgrade" retrofit
    on a headstock with some peg head hole drilled spacing inaccuracy,
    I replaced damaged in the force...
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    Re: Chase 5 string Fan Fretted Mandolin

    nope , never heard of the builder .. was it them selling thru Reverb or someone else (3rd hand) ?

    Pin bridge means ball end strings .. measure what is on there and shop for that diameter ...
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    Re: Chase 5 string Fan Fretted Mandolin

    this one ? https://reverb.com/item/37309685-chase-5-string-fanned-fret-mandolin 190099
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    Re: Octave Mandolin (GDAE) vs Mandola (CGDA)

    Soprano Mandolin, Mandola & mando Cello are CGDA

    In addition to the shorter heavier string Octave mandolin is the Irish Zouk .. a long scale with thinner strings also an octave below .....
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    Re: Tuners - replace or repair advice

    I have never had a loose button on any of the Schaller tuners I Have , this is their Main line product ,
    Not the higher end Grand Tune..

    A deluxe version shapes a veneer of MOP and molds it on...
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    Re: Well guys/gals, time to eat my hat...

    Cheesehead hat, made with real cheese? 190077
  8. Re: Stickers on Cases

    +1) Fiberglass cases are very sticker compatible, and the peel off if you sell the case & mandolin. :whistling:
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    DI is usually XLR out, as it is to feed a stage snake with lot of Mic Channels on the sound guy's board ..

    the 1/4" in is stepped down to Low Z like Mic signals.. for the output .

    I use a...
  10. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    My Fancy F5 type was made by Czech Jiri Lebeda in Prague (US Representative ) http://www.mandolins.net/lebeda/lebedamandolins.html
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    Bui from a dealer that does pre delivery set up of each mandolin they sell..
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    More than 1 mandolin , quite a long time on any one mandolin ..
  13. Re: Daniel Gilchrist Victorian Electric Mandolin

    Victorian ? That must be from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901..

    Deed for my house says it was built in 1900.. :popcorn:
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Builder of my H style Mandola built a case for it out of Foam Slabs from builder's supply ,
    Plush Lined and canvas covered, closed with a zipper.. (Upgraded to #10 YKK coil)
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    Re: DI Box w/ XLR IN & Mute?

    I, Opting for simplicity, just changed the end of a Mic Cable,
    to a Neutrik Mic cable end with a ring switch .. Made to mute mics without an internal switch..
    It's quite useful ..

    Not from ...
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    +1) .. Try https://www.banjohangout.org/ ..

    ~o)~o)
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    How to remember where I left my Glasses is the 1st lesson challenge..
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    Re: Vintage 1970ís epiphone mm-70

    Vintage = 50's & before.. when Epiphone was a separate company.
    .. In 1957 the company was acquired by Gibson.
    It soon became the Asian Import line, doing covers of Gibson's classics..


    ...
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    Re: Pro 35 microphone mounting solution

    There are Viola chinrest clamps using 2 separate pieces , I'd expect those will be a solid mount ..

    as long as you don't ChuckBerry across the stage a lot..
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    Re: Tuning up

    the capo type was made for Banjos, the 4 of 5 or a tenor. they tend to have flat fingerboards..
  21. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    California being a Huge Market, to sell stuff there they put a label on it to be in compliance..

    Bene-sugg one: dont ingest Ethylene glycol (Base of Polyester fabrics)...
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Was thinking https://glenncronkhite.com/ he used to run Reunion Blues* in SFO, A friend in the 80's worked there.
    being hand made , it may cost as much as the instrument in it ..

    * Now brand...
  23. Thread: Tuning up

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    Re: Tuning up

    & My Friend has an Irish Zouk.. its Octave GDAE long scale (fits in banjo cases) there you have a much longer scale
    my friend uses it as singing accompaniment, rather than a guitar ..

    It took...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    https://themandolinstore.com/ & Grunn's [ https://guitars.com/ ]
    are both in Nashville Now .
    https://www.elderly.com/ another good seller..

    Good selection .. Call them up & say what you...
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    Re: Where to buy armguard hardware

    Course correction: As said above, Viola , (not violin) is the parts .. viola rims are thicker, more like mandolins ..

    (trick is it's both Rh & Lh threaded * so turning the thread matched...
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