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    Re: Breedlove tailpiece replacement

    I used to use a capo until I discovered the technique of winding the string round the tuner post two or three times, poking the end through the hole and tuning it up to pitch. All I need is a blob of...
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    Re: Top deflection under saddle?

    The necks on all my mandolins have zero relief and I’m sure most people would have theirs set up the same way. I’ve never heard of an adjustable bridge winding itself down - it’s hard enough to lower...
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    Re: Top deflection under saddle?

    By “deflection of the top” are you looking at the gap under the bass side of the bridge?

    As for ”correct amount of relief”, on a mandolin, that should be “none”, or as near as.
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    Re: Breedlove tailpiece replacement

    If you don’t like stringing the Breedlove, you should try re-stringing a National RM-1!

    I was always taught that good design was a balance of ergonomics, aesthetics and economics. Unfortunately,...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    Many years ago, during the brass nut guitar fad, the then Frets magazine ran an experiment and concluded that brass nuts did increase the on a guitar but that this was simply down to added weight on...
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Thanks John, mine is obviously the posh version as it came in a leather pouch! I bought it from the “manufacturer” at a guitar show in Leicester. He had the new version (presumably like yours)...
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    Re: Long Scale Gibson Banjo question...

    This any use? - https://banjonews.com/2014-03/the_seeger_long_neck_americas_third_banjo.html
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Which version do you have John? I bought mine from the chap that originally produced them (probably 10/15 years ago) but I was aware that he had an alternative design available even then.

    The one...
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Mine certainly is but, looking at their farcetube page, the design does seem to have changed over the years.
  10. Re: Cheap beater mandolins that play, for leaving in the car etc?

    Trouble with cheapo instruments is that, if you’re used to something much better, you won’t want to play them. I used to take my ‘24 Snakehead but now I either take a Breedlove or a Fylde away in the...
  11. Re: Dave Gregory Octave Mandolin - Price Advice

    Presumably this one - https://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/All-Mandolin-Family/used-dave-gregory-electro-octave-mandola-calton-case.htm - although it says £1999.

    The ones in Rob’s link sound pretty...
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    Re: Can you identify this brand logo?

    No, but the headstock shape suggests that its a Kay.
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    I don’t see why they shouldn’t hold an electric mandolin providing you sufficiently wang up the screw beneath the table. I suppose they’re really intended for guitars where the base is on the floor...
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    Re: Desk clamp hanger?

    Had one for years and they’re readily available in the UK - try googling “Pub Prop”.

    They work well on tables/desktops with square edges but some pubs in the UK can have fancy tables with bevelled...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The word “biscuit” actually originates from the French for “twice cooked (or baked)”. Perhaps the price the seller is seeking is somewhat “half baked”?
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    I know they do them, I just don’t own one and I’ve never seen one. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me whether they were black or white.

    As for the up/down strokes, it depends whether you’re using...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    I have Alessi on one of my Kimbles but they’re not as good as the ones on my Fylde!
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    Or you could simply take up the banjo! As I’ve said elsewhere, I’ve never really understood why single rarher than “on a strip” tuners never seem to have caught on. I have a Fylde with individual...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    If you’re going as far as having a new peg head overlay done, it would also be worth having the holes plugged and re-drilled so you can fit the tuners the right way round. As it stands, you have the...
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    Re: Austin Clark has a GBOM For Sale

    Already got one!
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    The Primetones also have a slight bevel but I’ve never seen a left handed one for sale. The white Wegens also have a slight texrure to them. I’ve never come across a black one.
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    Re: Punch brothers

    I suspect that it’s a corruption of the French word “Merde”. (Thomas Beecham/Stockhausen and all that.)

    At least they finally seem to work out what the tune is!
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    The Wegens are exactly the same size and shape as the Primetones. The difference is in the bevel - they come in either left or right handed.
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    Re: Trying to identify an old pick

    2012-2014 old? The shape and and remnants of a circle suggest a Dunlop “Primetonel” to me.
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    Re: Help Identifying Instrument/Mandolin

    “Luthier”! ....... Really?
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