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  1. Re: Tailpiece alignment problem - does it matter?

    I would take out the two top screws & plug the holes with tooth picks straighten the tail piece re drill & install the screws & then you can answer your own question without guessing
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    Re: DR and D'addario

    Is DR the actual name of the strings I'm not familiar with them
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    Re: Zoom H4n Recorder

    Thanks to all the replys that's a big help/ I'm going to own one tomorrow. Thanks Les
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    Re: Zoom H4n Recorder

    What I really want to know is, can I record mandolin & then go back & record on the same trac or recording with guitar & then maybe ukelele is this possible ? Thanks
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    Zoom H4n Recorder

    I'm thinking about getting an H4n digital recorder & I have a couple questions. Is it worth the price & if so can you record sound on sound. Thanks for any input
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    Re: Finish Flaw?

    Get some polishing compound & see if you can polish it
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    I think I'm going to make my bridge & string it up this weekend. Jim I meant for the fretboard to join at the 10th fret I'll let you know how it sounds.
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    Jim I was in the varnishing stage so I needed something to fill my void that's why I built the case. By the way it ended up being an 11 fret mandolin. I ended up with the same problem as a fellow...
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    Jim I won't have the mandolin strung up until some time next week. I have no idea how this one is going to sound I have never built a canted top mandolin
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    Here are some pic of the case & the mandolin. I put a cove molding around the top & bottom inside for strength & a mahogany 1/4 round on the outside for strength also. I used closed cell foam for the...
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    Re: Absolute Favorite Mandolin

    My favorite built by me. Ol Timer Mandolin118824118825
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    Re: Fretboard dot inlaying

    Those are amazing I understand the reason for the name woodenfingers. Good luck with your acorns. You might put some of those in the classified & see what happens you never know you may have to hire...
  13. Re: Curious about bridge height, break angle and string gauge

    Why would you want to spend hundreds to have a neck reset when you could spend 9.00 for a new pair of strings & get the same results
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    Re: Fretboard dot inlaying

    glue them with CA glue to something the proper size put them in the drill press & sand them down, put a drop of acetone on it to get them off
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    Ivan thanks for the link thats an awsome site they have everything
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    I'll be using closed cell foam for the blocking & upholstery foam for the padding all covered in fabric of some type. Thanks for all the suggestions. Les
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    It's on it's way here are a couple pics but it's hard to see the curl in the maple. It has a 3/16th mohogany strip around top & bottom, I'm going to have to stain it so the curl can be seen . It is...
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    Re: Mandolin Case

    I'm headed to the music store to check out some cases & get some ideas, then going to check out different foams & fabric. Found a peice of curly maple 1x6x8' for 25.00 I resawed it & thicknessed it...
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    Mandolin Case

    I'm Building A Stromberg type mandolin For myself & wanting to build my own case. Has there ever been a thread on building a mandolin case. I'm going to build it out of curly maple that has a...
  20. Thread: Tuner gear

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    Re: Tuner gear

    Thanks Dobe that's what I was looking for
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    Tuner gear

    I know this has been discused before but I can't find it . Should the gear be on top or bottom or does it even matter. Thanks
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    Re: Broken tuner gear

    After cleaning & a closer inspection 6 of the 8 gears are cracked so I'm on to looking for tuners. I bought this old mandolin for the tuners & tailpiece to use on a mandolin that I'm building so the...
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    Re: Broken tuner gear

    Thanks but mine have screws holding them on, I think I'm just going to replace them with Stewmacs replicas
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    Re: Broken tuner gear

    Thanks David if you do let me know. Thanks Les
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    Re: Broken tuner gear

    They came off of an old bowl back, No name or brand on anything
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