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    Re: Adjusting intonation with string weight

    My care package from juststrings.com arrived, and the answer is that moving from a .032PB to a .034SS fixed it, and the extra tension helps with playability as well.
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    Re: Internal Pickup removal?

    My K&K installation instructions insist that a scraper blade can remove them even if they are glued in. I've never tried, and, as others say, if the tone is good, I wouldn't. If you really must put...
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    Re: Tenor gtr conversion to octave

    Do you have a particular tenor you plan on converting? If so, it would be helpful to hear some specs.

    You can buy pre-made guitar shaped octave mandolins, if you want. Here's...
  4. Thread: intonation problem

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    Re: intonation problem

    I'm not sure that the 12th fret method is the only one to use. I use it to get my bridge close. Then, I fret each note and take a note of how many cents sharp/flat it is. I then adjust to make that...
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    Well, my CEB-4 showed up today. No special...

    Well, my CEB-4 showed up today. No special markings, but it still must be in the first 100 or so.

    Not being a banjo player beforehand, I can't compare this to other banjos. It provides a nice low...
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    The internet reaches all over the world, and 1/8"...

    The internet reaches all over the world, and 1/8" Spanish Cedar is available that way. There really isn't any bending stock available on the island, and I don't think anyone has a good thickness...
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    I'll agree with both Greg and Allen ... I bet it...

    I'll agree with both Greg and Allen ... I bet it started life as a custom (accounting for the headstock), and was butchered later (accounting for the screws).
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    The order for a set of .030, .032, and .034...

    The order for a set of .030, .032, and .034 strings in various materials is going in today. The strings aren't much. It's the shipping and import duties that kill.
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    I guess I'll go in armed with a few light strings...

    I guess I'll go in armed with a few light strings first. One of the problems with living in an isolated area is that there isn't any help available if I muck it up. Tends to make me want to fix...
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    I know not to expect perfection. I would love to...

    I know not to expect perfection. I would love to hear from someone able to confirm my basic understanding that thicker string == higher tension == less tension differential when fretted == less...
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    My tenor has a slight intonation problem on the C...

    My tenor has a slight intonation problem on the C string. It sharps as you fret, generally between 5 and 10 cents. If I tune that string to C#, the intonation becomes nearly perfect, within a couple...
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    That would be more like a Heftone...

    That would be more like a Heftone, wouldn't it?
    http://www.heftone.com/images/bass/lynn.jpg
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    I use a saxophone strap with mine, hooked into...

    I use a saxophone strap with mine, hooked into the soundhole. I guess I should call it a "classical guitar neck cord", but it only hooks in one side, and I know what it really is.
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    Main advantage of the candy box is minimal...

    Main advantage of the candy box is minimal protruding hardware: no hinges. I'm trying to devise a pinbutton system to do the latching, so it wouldn't have protruding latches.

    I hadn't thought...
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    Well, I either planned it so perfectly that you...

    Well, I either planned it so perfectly that you are sitting in awestruck silence, or so badly that you can't stop laughing long enough to type. I wonder which it is.
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    Trim the sides of the panel with a router, shape...

    Trim the sides of the panel with a router, shape to fit the sides precisely, and the bottom is done. Attaching a panel to the top would be done exactly the same way as the bottom.

    Pictures done...
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    Panel the top with 5" stock: the green lines show...

    Panel the top with 5" stock: the green lines show the cut pattern. 1/4" or so larger than the sides. Glue to the plywood panel. Glue to the sides now, or should the plywood panel and this be glued to...
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    Cut a panel out of plywood to fit the interior of...

    Cut a panel out of plywood to fit the interior of the bottom (this is being built upside down, if you hadn't noticed). Maybe glue it in now, or wait until the next layer is on. Again, advice welcomed.
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    Next, the process is repeated with the 5" pieces,...

    Next, the process is repeated with the 5" pieces, wrapped around the buck and the inner layer of the box, with the butt-joints staggered.
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    1/4" strips added to the buck to support the top...

    1/4" strips added to the buck to support the top of the outer layer. Alternately, the top plywood sheet could be cut 1/4" bigger than the bottom two. Not sure how much difference it makes. I'm...
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    I'll manage it with one form ... just watch. ...

    I'll manage it with one form ... just watch.

    Here, the two pieces butt-spliced, and then two more bent and laminated on using the first layer as a form. The green lines illustrate how far...
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    The second one wraps around the other end,...

    The second one wraps around the other end, naturally.
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    Then, a piece of 3"x48"x1/8" wrapped around one...

    Then, a piece of 3"x48"x1/8" wrapped around one end.
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    First, a buck, made out of 1/2" plywood cut to...

    First, a buck, made out of 1/2" plywood cut to form, separated by 2x2s to give it depth.
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    I'm thinking of building a case for my tenor, and...

    I'm thinking of building a case for my tenor, and experimenting with steam bending at the same time. It would be my first time bending, so I would appreciate it if people that do this kind of thing...
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