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  1. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    There are a few Duffs out there with flat fingerboards.
  2. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    You want to be 'human'? Look around.:disbelief:;)
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    Re: Hester Mandolin

    Pix, Don.:)
  4. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    You either make rules for yourself and follow them, or you don't.
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    Re: Flat Wound Strings = Noisy Mandolin

    This probably isn't helpful, but maybe interesting for figuring out 'why?'.

    Several years back I used Thomastiks flatwounds and liked them. Out of curiosity, I tried some Pyramid brand flatwoulds...
  6. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    Thanks, but NO pain whatsoever. My flip phone is actually powered OFF about 90% of the time.

    It's a machine that helps me if I need AAA or if I need friends to help with something I can't manage...
  7. Re: Nut Width for new build - how important, really

    I certainly agree with you about the extremes, Jim.
    The nut changes I was describing, I'd limit to 1 1/16 to 1 3/16" nuts. 1 1/4" is way out of my universe!
    1 & 1/16" is usually my happy spot.
    ...
  8. Re: Nut Width for new build - how important, really

    Folks worry about nut width a lot. Remember that some of the nut is sticking out each side. The important measurement is the outer-to-outer measurement of the strings. If needed, you can make a...
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    Re: Strap for Kimble 2 Point

    Same as for any other A or 2-point.
    A search of the forum will show you pages of discussions of options.
  10. Thread: Grommets

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    Re: Grommets

    In James tailpieces, the strings should lie firmly on the rubber O-rings.
    This should eliminate the need for grommets or leather.
  11. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    I switched from my old flip phone to a newer flip phone about 10 years ago. Apps????:confused:....:)
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    Re: intonation fix from string length

    I had a similar problem with a Heiden last year. Michael suggested putting a TINY BIT of mineral spirits or such around the base with a toothpick and let set for an hour or 2, then trying to wiggle...
  13. Re: needing help with using leather dyes on a finish. and help?

    I've never finished a whole instrument, but I've done many speed necks after sanding down to raw wood. I've used leather dye that I diluted with grain alcohol to proper color level. And then I...
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    Re: dents in the neck

    Might be a perfect time to do a 'speed neck' if you're into that sort of thing. That would allow some sanding and smoothing.

    Other method I've used on small dings on mandolin tops (haven't used...
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    Re: Mystery Solved

    Was the sermon such that you were sweating a lot more than usual?;)
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    Re: Picking / strumming wrist

    Don't "screw in the lightbulb.":(
    Wrist motion should be like using a hammer.

    I won't bore you with irrelevant stories about my joints.:)
  17. Thread: Best Armrest

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    Re: Best Armrest

    I position the armrest outer edge over the very edge of the mandolin, actually on the binding. I tighten down till resistance is met and then add just a bit more tension. The armrest will not move...
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    Re: Odd problem with treble pairs

    I'd check to see if the E & A strings are actually leaving the very front edge of the saddle. If one slot has a tiny hump in it, then the strings in a pair could have a tiny difference in scale...
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    Re: Virzi tone producer

    Sort of like scrolls?;):whistling:
  20. Thread: Best Armrest

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    Re: Best Armrest

    So you want an armrest which touches the top in a large area and restricts vibration of the top?
    Are your armrests falling off of the mandolins??

    Very interesting how well these armrests are...
  21. Re: Article: Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Rolls Out New Models

    And they're now calling the split ridge exiting the scroll a "swallowtail".
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    Re: Iluak Ivory - gone??

    and........ they're back! Thanks all.:)
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Not a popular stance, but I'd submit that if you don't know where every note is on your fingerboard, you're cheating yourself and long term will make things harder.
    If you can immediately find all...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Surely Lloyd's pick must have had a tiny virzi glued to it!
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    Re: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

    Nice!
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