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    Re: Sounds descriptions

    My mandolin is crisp as a carrot, sweet as a tomato, with a creamy avocado base.
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    Re: Essential tremor and mandolin playing

    Yup, it is true that a moderate amount of alcohol, consumed at a level insufficient to get you inebriated, can help to suppress episodes of essential tremor. We're talking here about one or two...
  3. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    So it sounds like what we need is a... "convolution map"? If that's the right term. I don't know the digital signal processing terms or computer science behind this, but I'm sure it must be...
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    To quote Captain Beefhart: “Don’t wipe the sweat off your instrument.
    You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.“
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I dunno, maybe the carwash would be a good idea for your mandolin!
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    A Florida and pickguard ain’t no part of nothing! ;)
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    Those are the good ones!
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    If you're good, you might be able to make a modest living if you have another source of income. I don't know of any millionaire luthiers. The work is slow, the cost of good tools is high, and the...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Unless requested, I use Jescar Gold EVO or Stainless for all new builds.

    There is a learning curve for stainless, but well worth the effort once one figures out how to prep and...
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    by rockies
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    My Heiden A-41 required fret work a year ago so Michael installed EVO on it. Same sweet, balanced, loud tone as before. I believe Michael said he uses EVO on all his new builds. I'm totally satisfied...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Yet another thread that cannot ever reach anything approaching a consensus view. I am done wasting mental energy on the whole Gibson topic. I see this as just one more reason to support small-shop...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Very true, but we don't discuss those things on this forum. This is a mandolin/music related forum........:mandosmiley:

    mandolin joy :):mandosmiley::cool::)):grin:;)

    mandolin outrage...
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    I've been meaning to post these.....they fit Waverly 2-64 Screws nicely..
    And the quality of manufacture is extraordinary..NFI...178679
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I can assure you this was not a bogus post. I was as surprised as anyone to hear a difference in the unfretted tone. I can only explain it by the fact that EVOs were wider thereby increasing the...
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Yes, Loctite works very well for preventing rattle from tuner button screws.

    Also, if you have Waverly buttons that fit fairly loosely on the shaft, and particularly if those buttons are made from...
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Use only the tiniest bit of polish or loctite (use the weakest) on those Waverly screws. If they get stuck, it's pretty easy to twist off the screw head with a screwdriver. (a friend told me that...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    So you paid for two entire refrets back to back? And the same repair guy did the work? Can you elaborate on the “many adjustments” tried before the second refret?

    I have heard the EVO is...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I have no dog in this fight, as I haven't tried EVO frets, and probably won't.

    I do think that when a thread's titled "Beware EVOs" it starts out like a consumer warning, rather than just a...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Some reports of changes make sense to me. By that, I mean that I can understand how a change might affect the mandolin's tone, at least in principle. Such changes involve things like adding or...
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Matt--I promise I'm working on it. Have that rosewood on my desk here. Have to retool a little for the thicker Waverly shafts.

    After this weekend the festival I'm helping with will be done, and...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    If somebody had a problem and others didn't it doesn't make it a bogus anything. It means one person felt compelled to tell others he had a problem. Then each individual, including any luthiers can...
  22. Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    I had a heck of a time getting two Waverly screws out that somebody put Lock-tite on recently. I keep a small screw driver in my case pocket of my mandolins now and just snug them up now and again.
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Fingernail polish will do just fine.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I don't understand how the frets would affect the tone when not fretted.
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    Re: Hearing Horns in Solos?

    I always hear people crying whenever I play.
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