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    How-to keep a neck dovetail true in neck reset

    Hi all--

    The neck joint on my mando (scratch built #1) has opened up for the 2nd time. I was able to take the neck out and the mando looks good overall. However, the joint is a straight...
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    Re: Espresso machine to steamer conversion

    I'm actually about to do a neck reset on my mando after the neck loosened up on me a bit ago. I've gone through this once before and used the espresso machine method, but I added an intermediate...
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    Hi Brian-- I'm very much interested in this as...

    Hi Brian-- I'm very much interested in this as well. Please contact me offline and I'll stay in touch.

    Drew
  4. Thread: V neck joints

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    Along these lines, I've taken a passive interest...

    Along these lines, I've taken a passive interest in comparing violin and mandolin construction (I'm just starting my 2nd instrument). #I noticed that violins use a basic "V". #No dovetail, no dowels,...
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    After almost a year of blissful enjoyment of my...

    After almost a year of blissful enjoyment of my #1 build, I did something stupid and left it in the car during a little heat wave we had here in Arizona a few weeks ago. I know, I know... stupid. In...
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    I already learned that the lesson of prying it...

    I already learned that the lesson of prying it out http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif. #I stopped before I did more damage than I can easily hide. #I've gotten pretty...
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    I've got my first mandolin completed and some...

    I've got my first mandolin completed and some assorted instrument building/tweaking under my belt and a friend gave me an old Gibson to try to bring back to life. #This is my first semi-major...
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    I'm going to hijack this thread a bit, but I...

    I'm going to hijack this thread a bit, but I think it's relevant so I'll ask it here.

    I'm about to order wood for my #2 (and probably #3 and #4 while I'm at it). I hear a lot about the preparation...
  9. Thread: Pickup woes

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    Here's the situation. †I just built a new...

    Here's the situation. #I just built a new mandolin that I'd like to setup with an internal piezo pickup. #I have a Rigel A+ deluxe and love the sound, the simplicity, and the flexibility of the...
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    No! †Really?! †I was *really* hoping that the...

    No! #Really?! #I was *really* hoping that the answer would be "Two days is fine. #String it up and rip it up!" #I'm going to have to stick it in a closet so it doesn't sit there taunting me.......
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    To take this thread in a slightly different...

    To take this thread in a slightly different direction, I just finished the french polish varnish on my first mando about 2 days ago. # I'm getting impatient to string it up. #How long do I need to...
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    I'm nearing completion on my #1. Things are...

    I'm nearing completion on my #1. Things are looking good. I've opted for alchol dyes and a french polish finish. I've been working a bit with practice pieces and one thing I've noticed is that after...
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    Iím nearly ready to finish my #1. †Itís looking...

    Iím nearly ready to finish my #1. #Itís looking pretty good, but Iím woefully inexperienced with finishing wood. #I plan on going with a hand rubbed sunburst with alcohol dyes and finishing with...
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    I recently resurrected my first F-5 project and...

    I recently resurrected my first F-5 project and am getting pretty close to finishing it up. #As I look at it, it looks pretty good. #There are some learning curve mistakes that are pretty evident up...
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    I'll say that I get a bit frustrated by the...

    I'll say that I get a bit frustrated by the reliability of these things. My former one died. My current one needs a liberal wrapping with a rubberband to get the whole LCD screen to work (something...
  16. Thread: CHOPPING

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    I've been playing for a few years and the one...

    I've been playing for a few years and the one thing I get complimented on is my chop so I must be doing something right there. #I won't try to communicate my technique other than saying I hit the...
  17. Thread: Ready, set, GO

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    I'll take a set!! Thanks!

    I'll take a set!! Thanks!
  18. Thread: Elixir...

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    Yeah... they sound kind of muddy. I'll agree with...

    Yeah... they sound kind of muddy. I'll agree with that. Unfortunately, I have ridiculously corrosive finger oil/sweat. It's in my genes! My grandfather couldn't wear leather watch bands because his...
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    I was there, and i can say that they deserved to...

    I was there, and i can say that they deserved to win from the bands that played on Saturday morning. I've seen them before and can agree with the comment of the whoops and warbles, but whichever one...
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    Hey there muzicfreak, I take offense to that "no...

    Hey there muzicfreak, I take offense to that "no pickers in Phoenix" comment. That's the last time you get a chili beer from me! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
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    I was thinking about giving the mic thing a shot...

    I was thinking about giving the mic thing a shot for solos. Would an SM57 work for that? I've got one of those sitting around and I think the PA has an extra channel...
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    Yep-- I have a preamp. I have a little L.R. Baggs...

    Yep-- I have a preamp. I have a little L.R. Baggs Gigpro preamp. Again, I haven't messed with it too much to try to tune it. On top of that, I run through a BOSS EQ pedal to bump up my volume for...
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    I've been playing my Rigel A+ for about a year...

    I've been playing my Rigel A+ for about a year now, much of it plugged in with my band. #I'm somewhat luke warm on the sound I'm getting amplified (sounds pretty thin and loses almost all of the tone...
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    Count me in. I don't get that channel and I'm...

    Count me in. I don't get that channel and I'm trying to figure out how I can see the series.
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    awwww... Erica. †Very sweet of you to compliment...

    awwww... Erica. #Very sweet of you to compliment my mando like that. #I couldn't be happier with it. #And you can swing by and play it any time.

    The problem I have is that regardless of whether I...
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