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    Re: Collings mt-1 and mt-2 serial numbers

    My mandola was built in 2016. The label is signed but, with all the other printed confusion on there, it’s impossible to say who by.
  2. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    That would be Neil Silverman. Most wound strings nowadays are made with hexagonal cores but ones with round cores can sound better (more mellow). The winding on hex, cored strings however grips the...
  3. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    Yehudi Menhuin was clearly well versed as far as technique is concerned, however, when he was playing jazz, Stephane Grapelli said “It’s OK but it doesn’t swing.”.
  4. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    I’d be tempted to leave the third strings off.

    John Jorgenson gives the impression that he can play anything! The last time I saw him, he was finishing the concert with his “big number”; which he...
  5. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    Eagle’s custom gauge sets - https://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/mandolin-strings/eagle-Puretone-pick-your-own-custom-mandolin-string-set.htm - are now called “Puretone”; they used to be made up from...
  6. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    Belinda - you don’t need to order strings from the US (the only reason to do this would be if they were cheaper - don’t forget shipping, taxes and duties). You’ll probably find something suitably...
  7. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    I’ll say it again - one of my favourite sites - https://www.engrish.com/category/instructions/
  8. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    Nothing new there, many years ago, I installed a transparent plastic cover on a graphic equaliser; which was intended to stop people fiddling with it, and which simply involved fitting two allen...
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    Re: How Long do your J74Strings last?

    They last me for ages but it’s entirely a matter of opinion as to when you think your instrument would sound better with a new set.
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    Re: Compensated bridge question

    Does a 1/8", guitar style, saddle need to be slotted?(!)
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    Richlite is probably OK on new instruments but I can’t help but wonder whether it’ll hold up as well as wood in the long term - wear and tear, repairs, fretwork, refretting etc.
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    Yes, Danelectro. I always remember a friend of mine saying “Clive brought me his “new” electric guitar round last week to do some work on and the top’s made of hardboard.”
  13. Thread: OM strings

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    Re: OM strings

    Apologies if you already know this but, just to avoid any confusion, an “octave mandola” as they’re sometimes referred to in the UK are almost exclusively known as an “octave mandolin” in the US. (In...
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    Quite a few years ago, one brand of electric guitar topped their instruments with “masonite”. In the UK it’s known as “hardboard”.
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    Re: questions about Washburn m1sd

    Many instrument builders are using “Richlite” for fretboards which is a trade name for a particular form of engineered wood. As for an “alternative bridge”, this is clearly not the same as the other...
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    Re: Bill Bailey has taught himself Mandola

    You don’t if your other thirteen mandolins all have dots on the 10th fret! Trouble is that Roger is a guitar builder who builds the odd mandolin/mandola/OM.
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    Re: Bill Bailey has taught himself Mandola

    Spotted that one the other day; it’s featured in the Fylde newsletter. Pretty poor standard of playing and pity he hasn’t also taught himself to tune the thing. I also wish Fylde would learn to put...
  18. Thread: Wet Tuning?

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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    No, it’s supposed to make an instrument sound more in tune than if you tuned the strings to an equal temperament. There are numerous mathematical explanations for this which, in 50 years of playing...
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    Re: Clipping/Cutting Excess String

    To go back to the original post, although I don’t use them myself, it is possible to use a pair of pliers to trim string ends. Most pliers have a feature which, unless you’ve been told about it,...
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    The one on my electric guitar strap is a pain ‘cos it moves every time I use it.

    As for not seeing the need for one on a mandolin, perhaps this is because it seldom gets hot enough in Yorkshire to...
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    My mandolin straps are all half an inch wide but, then, I don’t ever remember playing with bare shoulders. My main “F” style also has a Toneguard!
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    Re: ?Leather shoulder Strap Pad?

    I can’t imagine why you’d want a shoulder pad (or a 3 inch strap) for mandolin so I assume it’s for something else.

    I have several straps made by Pinegrove Leather here in the UK (they ship...
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    Most people buy, for example, strings imported into the UK from the USA. Whether you import them yourself or the wholesaler/retailer imports them for you itís pretty much the same - the price you pay...
  24. Re: Alternative stringing: mandola strung as guitar (D G B E)

    How should I put it? If I wanted the sound of a cheap mandola strung like a guitar, I would pick up the 12 string guitar I bought in 1964; although it must be 30 years since I last played it, but I...
  25. Re: Alternative stringing: mandola strung as guitar (D G B E)

    Why not buy a 12 string guitar and a capo?
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