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    Re: Mandolin Inspired Beer

    Only One in the Country? any one else got a Mandobeer?
  2. Re: Amateurish string change execution - can I keep, or is it rui

    Wound ones stay pretty well Without slipping, the plain ones are where you need the backwinding over itself trick..
  3. Re: looking for string recommendation for a rigel

    "For those of you who play one " , that leaves me out, (I dont own one) what is unsatisfactory with what you use now ?

    don't like nickel wound , try bronze or Monel ..
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    Re: Silver vs. Nickel James Tailpiece?

    Mix Bought the silver plate. It does tarnish.. might have to get some silverware cleaner..

    of course Gold does not tarnish, that's why its used for electrical contacts..

    both are...
  5. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    I suggest looking at Like With Like .. price carved top and back Guitars with Carved top & Back Mandolin family instruments ..

    mass produced flat top guitars (a lot are made & sold) , with flat...
  6. Re: Going out of the country...personal item/carry-on?

    My longer across the pond trips were bicycle tours, I brought a Pocket Mandolin* in a well padded gig bag
    that was easy to stow in the OHC , of 747-400s, & the connecting from LHR to Dublin [20...
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    Re: Leather straps: flat or braided?

    I have a couple non leather straps .. with my D'jangolin I use a Uke Strap looped over my head , With a sound hole hook

    Why not buy both, for 1st hand experience?
  8. Re: A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboCl

    None of the above. I still have a big old Intellitouch PT-1, then later added one of their smaller more recent ones..

    close enough for folk music..
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup Advice

    Willing to have a hole in the top to fit the pickup into? I have a Luthier modified A 50
    it has an, i suppose. Seymour Duncan 4 Pole pickup in it ..
    It was nicely done .

    the actual EM...
  10. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Have a very nice Lebeda F5, bought from someone in Florida shipped cross country
    bought a Peg Case for it ..

    Turns out I like the A types better catch & release,, now time to release ...
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    there have been 12 string soprano voiced
    electric guitars before.. I think Vox made some.. 70s?
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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    Ear playing is Getting the tune in your head sing or hum it.

    then find the notes with your fingers on the fingerboard..
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    After awhile its refret time and that gets expensive if you have a bunch of work needing done.. on your fleet.
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    Re: favourite strings

    Monel has a history FWIW https://www.thebalance.com/monel-alloys-composition-properties-and-uses-2340255.
    and is made in a few alloy mixes..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monel
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    Re: Strap installation question

    Tie a knot in the loop and hang it over a tuner shaft ... for now,

    next string change you can use the loop around the headstock, among the tuners half way out..

    the 4 D and A strings...
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    Re: Looking for beginner mandolin.

    Weber for example, makes a series which has all the quality of their workmanship and materials ,
    just simplifies binding and finish .. and saves you money.. they sound fine..

    Gibson used...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    No, you first... give it a try and report back ... buy from someone willing to let you send it back..

    .I tried something else.. but you are specific.. good luck..
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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    @ one point Gibson made a Mandolin sized 6 string guitar , never touched one in person..

    There are fractional sized guitars, that are guitar shaped too 2-4, 3-4 etc.. like in violins ..

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    Re: 5 string electric mandolin string info

    On a standard Mandolin scale of 14" my low C is as you describe .. a 15 or 16 for the A 25 for D
    as to the mix its a personal choice...
    for 3rd Q, I believe there are archived threads on...
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    Re: Straps

    ... " I'd like a wider, cloth strap, kind of like guitar straps I've seen, ...)

    some one with a belt loom can make you one ..

    I have one from a local crafts fair, Made for me by a young...
  21. Thread: Straps

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    Re: Straps

    As a FAQ, I forget what I said all the other time this was asked


    My old A4 I use a chair.. My Djangolin I use a Uke strap (which Ive called a Mariachi guitar strap..)
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    My thin picks are Fender heavy 346 shape the blue chips are thicker , Dawg a bit thicker yet.
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    Re: Electric ukulele, if anybody savvy in?

    buy an acoustic one for the tone, add a stick on pickup
    if he needs a loud performance sound level . later..

    as a guitar player he'd probably leave its tuning standard uke..


    :whistling:
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    Re: James or Allen tailpieces-anyone use these?

    another data point
    My Mix A 5 shipped with a James TP

    I just use a little spit when I close the cover-lid.
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Image in 5 is a hybrid an F5 neck on an oval hole F body ... because the bridge is shifted closer to the sound hole ,
    with the neck being 12th fret out , on the neck, not over the body..
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