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  1. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    This guy, Mandolinluthier in the South of France might have something that fits your needs. I haven't dealt with him personally, but other Cafe members have, and his reputation here is good. He's a...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    One of those rare occasions, when the mystery is actually solved. Thanks for including the evidence.

    benny
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    Re: Finger plane question

    dunwellguitar FingerPlanes
  4. Re: Experimental mandola with internal horn, neutral tension brid

    A link to the mandolin above.
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    Re: Bowl Back mandolin saddle.

    Lmii sells a bone saddle that's 5/64ths(around .080"). Yours looks thinner. If so, Tavy's approach is the way to go.
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    Re: Lady of the Lake

    There's a right and a left side to the above attachment.
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Here's one (of many) threads over at luthiers forum on use of supersoft(the preferred brand, currently). It aids in bending.

    benny
  8. Thread: Mandolin bridge

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    Re: Mandolin bridge

    From this page, go to the bottom of page, click on "post quick reply", add your text, click on insert image icon(third from right) above. Browse your computer to the pictures location, and upload...
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    Re: An opinion please on bowl-backed mandolin

    Part of the reason the bridge is movable is historical(i.e. tradition) probably, but it does allow the player to adjust the position for best intonation. For a given bridge and set of strings, there...
  10. Re: Easiest/safest procedure for adjusting bridge tilt?

    I don't really understand the reluctance to loosen the strings some and do it that way. Nothing bad will happen. If you tune them down a full step, or a step and a half, it'll be relatively easy...
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    Re: Any recent sightings of a Schmergel?

    There's no "c" in Shmergel.
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    Re: What am I and what can you tell me about me

    Looks like Alfredo Privitera on the label. Here is a little bit on Dave Hynds site on the history(successor to Puglisi family). Looks like more on google.
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    Re: How to read mandolin tabs?

    @James M.: Go to Mandozine search page enter Greensleeves( or any other title or "contains"). There's a couple thousand mando tabs there(some guitar too). The little "m" in the bottom right corner...
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    Re: Another HHG question

    Frank Says: 350 gram strength compared to Lmi product 192.
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    Re: Tabledit Question - grace notes

    Howdy Mark,
    Select the note(in your case, the first note of the bar, 7th fret D string), then from the Note drop down, select grace note, then you're looking at grace note dialog. You've got 2...
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    Re: Help determining the age of a Harmony Monterey

    Howdy all,

    I am not the OP, but in the interest of historical documentation, I'll offer some photos of my Harmony Monterey. The only stamped number I can find is 1706H417. I bought it in the...
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    Re: looking for tabs. Bach G minor sonata adagio

    Howdy Ge,

    You can get a midi over at Dave's Bach Page and run it thru tabledit to get a tef file. Like this:
    149712

    Might not be what you're looking for, but it's a start.

    benny
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    Re: Carving map for A-model mando

    Looking for this ? Also, there's Andrew Mowry's topo map for an F5 on his Download Page
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    Re: Thickness caliper

    Here's an Oldie but a Goodie with lots of pictures.
  20. Thread: Key Brand Info?

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    Re: Key Brand Info?

    Here's a thread on Kasuga brand. And here's another.
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    Re: Noob question playing in different keys

    Howdy Mark,
    Here's a basic Mandolin version of "You are my sunshine" in D with guitar back. It requires tefview(free), a small download available here. You can turn off either track in the top...
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    Re: glue pot on the cheap

    Howdy Jim,

    I got the Little Dipper CrockPot on craigslist for $5 bucks. 1 Hole for the little glue bottle, one longer hole for the (awol) dairy thermometer, two additional holes to bring the temp...
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    Re: Adjusting the nut

    Howdy Jim,
    Here's Frank Ford's Photo Essay on Nut action referenced above. It's a guitar, but the same principles apply. I use 73s myself, and I've got the E string at .006 at the first, and .050...
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    Re: tefview software

    I expect it's primarily because there's a couple thousand mandolin tabs written on tabledit and viewable with tefview available for individual search or download in toto over at Mandozine.com.
    ...
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    Re: Tuner adjustment or replacement advice

    Howdy MB,
    What I'd do in your situation is take them off the instrument, mix up some toothpaste(medium) and baking soda(polishing compound), smudge it into the gears, spin the machines(with a string...
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