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    Re: Fretboard Frets Question

    Here is a page from StewMac explaining the relation of fret distance to scale length:
    https://www.stewmac.com/fretcalculator.html
    what you propose would eliminate some notes from the scale making...
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    Re: Do you have tabs for this Tarantella?

    I think this might be it!
    http://www.mandolintab.net/tabs.php?name=Tarantella&id=03077
  3. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    Here’s the scoop from stew Mac. If you order frequently, a membership might be cost effective.

    https://www.stewmac.com/shipping.html
  4. Thread: Old Ironsides

    by dscullin
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    Re: Old Ironsides

    Wayne Taylor played with Country Current as well. Here is some info on his career...
    https://www.waynetaylorproductions.com/new-page-1
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    Re: Name That Tune...

    It might be this one by Nothin’ Fancy...

    https://youtu.be/_8Tx84WKL_Y

    Or a variation on that theme.
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    Soldier’s Joy in the key of D was my first tune.
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    Re: Sticky Handel Tuners on a 1915 Gibson F4

    Agree with Jim. 3 in 1 oil, if used injudiciously, can soften the wood around the set screws for the tuners and cause problems unseating the screws.
  8. Re: Does my mandolin need some kind of adjustment?

    If your 0.7 mm pick slips freely between the first fret and string, it sounds as though your action at the nut is too high. Rob Meldrum has a free setup guide talked about on the cafe with specific...
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    Re: Robert Johnson (no mando)

    Thanks for the tip on RJ. I downloaded the eBook from the local library and am into several chapters and it is an interesting read. Very informative re: the trials and tribulations that people of...
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    Re: String spacing at nut HELP? 1 3/16

    Stewmac sells a string spacing gauge that might help. It is pricey though!

    https://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Straightedges/String_Spacing_Rule.html
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    Re: Name This Tune By Benedict and Scroggins

    Billy In The Lowground
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    176605
  13. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    The link now works. Thanks
  14. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    Hi rpalmer, the URL is not working. I get this when I click on the link... "The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know." -from Google. Thanks for trying to post though.
  15. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    174767On closer inspection, there does appear to be a slight dent or indentation at the typical spot where scrolls tend to break off when dropped. It may have been a poor repair that set this scroll...
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    Re: Killing my mandolins sound...

    Hi Mike,
    There is good evidence that compressing the mandolin back with your body does dampen the sound. Check out the threads on Tonegards... Many mandolin gunslingers like John Reischman and...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin buzz - 1 fret only

    Check out this link from Stewart MacDonald. Using a straight edge can help locate the problem.
    http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Straightedges/Fret_Rocker.html
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    Re: Name that Bluegrass Boy

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    That is definitely Art Stamper. I played with Art off and on in Louisville KY for about 10 years. One of a kind guy! Art passed away January 23, 2005. That is Art on the left, me on...
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    Re: Three Dollar Shoe

    I assume the name of the group is "Three Dollar Shoe." What is the name of the tune they are playing? - sweet!
  20. Re: Would appreciate information about this Gibson mandolin

    If this truly is a Gibson, the serial number would indicate 1918 as the year of manufacture.
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    Re: Sweet mandolin waltzes

    Two Rivers, a fiddle tune in B, by Larry Unger is a beauty that adapts well to the mandolin.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cN3fdglFww
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    Re: Apitius Grand Classic in bound

    I have a 1998 Grand Artist which I love. It "popped" the first time I played it. I also use D'Addario J74's. It has a crisp, penetrating sound on the treble side and a warm, full sound on the...
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    Re: How to get that "buttery" sound

    Also, a more round edged pick (Dawg Pick) also contributes to a fuller, bassie sound. I use a Wegen 1.4 mm triangular pick and have rounded off one of the triangular points to obtain the same...
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    Re: best way to tighten strap button

    I have used a thin layer of superglue to expand the diameter of the end peg. You can always add another layer if it still is a loose fit.
  25. Thread: Tuner Help?

    by dscullin
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    Re: Tuner Help?

    Hello,
    How are you measuring the distance between the post holes? Stewart-McDonald measures from the center of one post hole to the center of the next. Their tuners range from 0.903 inches to...
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