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  1. String recommendation for Northfield NF-F5S ?

    I have recently purchased a Northfield NF F5S and have begun auditioning various strings.
    So far I've tried J74's and Martin Monel's. Neither completely exciting. Just wondering what other...
  2. Northfield F5S Purchase from Avenue Guitars

    A few weeks ago, I noticed a wide-nut Northfield F5S listed as "shopworn" here in the Mandolin Cafe classifieds. I ended up buying it and I'm pleased to say that dealing with John and Sean at...
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    Re: Original Brekke Bridge - Where to buy?

    Chirs.
    PM Sent. I have one that I'd be willing to give to you...

    Kelly
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    Collings MT-O factory specs

    I recently acquired a used Collings MT-O and wanted to confirm that the action was set to factory specs.
    Here is the info provided by Collings:

    String Height (measures top of fret to bottom of...
  5. Any love for Martin MSP4460 mandolin strings?

    I'm auditioning different strings for my recently acquired Collings MT-O and was wondering if anyone has experience with these Martin SP PB mandolin strings. Unlike many others, I've never warmed...
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    Rigel carved body mandolins

    I recently played a Rigel carved body mando (G5) and was impressed with the sound and intrigued by the construction. Are there many Rigel owners here on the forum? I'd like hear your comments.
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    Tuner replacement question

    I'm preparing to replace the tuners on my 1919 Gibson A Jr with Stew Mac vintage replica tuners. In order to keep the bridge in place and some tension on the top of the instrument is it ok to...
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    Re: .012 diameter E string on Stiver Mandolin

    The .012 E strings were just a little too dark for my tastes.

    Yesterday I re-strung the mando with a J75 string set. A perfect match for this instrument. I'm though monkeying around. I have...
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    Re: Tricone resonator system

    The Resophonic Outfitters department at Beard Guitars should have everything you need...

    http://www.beardguitars.com

    Kelly
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    Re: .012 diameter E string on Stiver Mandolin

    Just for the record, I put a pair of .012 strings on this mandolin and it made a substantial difference in the tone and sustain the E string pair. I've very pleased with the results....who'd have...
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    Re: .012 diameter E string on Stiver Mandolin

    Thank you all for your responses to my question.
    I've ordered a few of the .0115 strings as well as a set of J75's to try out.

    Thanks
    Kelly
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    .012 diameter E string on Stiver Mandolin

    I have an older Stiver A model mandolin and have been using D'Addario J74's
    (.040 - .011) strings. I love the sound of the 3 lower string courses, but would like a little better tone and volume ...
  13. Re: Question - Tall Bridge for Stiver Mandolin

    Thank you all for the timely and very helpful advice. Sounds like a Tall Boy is just the ticket !!
    I think I'll have a chat with Steve at Cumberland Acoustic...

    This seems like a very helpful...
  14. Question - Tall Bridge for Stiver Mandolin

    I have an older Stiver A model mandolin with a very steep neck set. I'm looking for a source for an extra tall bridge for this mandolin. As it is, I'd like to raise the action just a bit but I'm...
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