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    Re: Straighten a Neck - No Truss Rod

    Why is this on Mandolin Cafe?
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    Re: Using pine, other "non-spruce" woods...

    Entirely too much work involved to not use good materials, for sure the soundboard. There’s a reason all the luthiers use spruce. I buy my maple locally, but I make one piece backs using the arch...
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    Quick and Thick Titebond

    Anyone tried this out and how does it compare to the other Titebonds? Siminoff swears by Titebond Original and others use nothing but Hot Hide Glue. I have use Titebond Hide glue and it seems to...
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    Re: new build underway

    Amen to that beast...slay him..
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    Re: First Build questions

    Good choice. I have three sets including Simnoff's Book for the A style and have cobbled from all three. I like Ga Luthiers although I varied from that I'm doing six and seven right now. Two at...
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    Re: First Build questions

    Stewmac has A-3 plans. Siminoff has A plans. Neither as good as Georgia Luthier plans. Hobo are pricey but probably worth it.
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    Re: Getting started building?

    Siminoff book, by all means. This forum and YouTube.
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    Re: Radiused Fingerboard?

    Northridge shows 5.7 inch radiuss....
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Thanks Peter, gonna take a while to absorb these articles....
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Ah yes, but having to take the back off is traumatic...I did this on my first scratch build, shaveed the bars and it improved greatly..
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    thanks, this kinda parallels my experience so far...
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Yeah, I'm tempted to buy the plans, but at $85 not yet bit the bullet...
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    With my very limited experience, the relative tuning seems to be valid....
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Yes I try to go by the Siminoff dimemsions and templates.
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Relative tuning? One note apart?
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Iíll try the chicken bones 😊
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    Re: New Builders Tap tuning

    Thanks for that. What you’re telling me is more experience helps. Yeah Siminoff has different notes in different books. Of course the goal is to predict a good sound from the parts before you put...
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    New Builders Tap tuning

    Ok, letís tackle tap tuning. I tapped my little self silly with istrobesoft, clamp on tuners and several others, and I cannot hear or replicate what Siminoff says. First I neither hear nor measure...
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    Ok, let’s tackle tap tuning. I tapped my little self silly with istrobesoft, clamp on tuners and several others, and I cannot hear or replicate what Siminoff says. First I neither hear nor measure...
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    Re: Arches kit feedback

    So Arches stuff is no longer available?
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    When I go there it says “site not available”
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    Ok, letís tackle tap tuning. I tapped my little self silly with istrobesoft, clamp on tuners and several others, and I cannot hear or replicate what Siminoff says. First I neither hear nor...
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    Great looking. I didn’t want to tackle an F style first.
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    When I go there it says “site not available”
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    When I try to go there, it says site not available.
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