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    Re: Espana mandolin question

    I'm not familiar with them, but then if you like it that is all that matters.
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    Re: 20 inch OM intonation and setup?

    The book will have give, if you don't have a straight edge fret the G string at the first and 12trh fret and look around the 6-7th frets to see where your relief is. You don't need but a couple...
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    Re: Woodstock

    WLS in Iowa for me too, until around 68 when I went into the service. There was a DJ before John, Dick Biondi, who I listened to mostly, till he got let go.
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    Re: 20 inch OM intonation and setup?

    Hard to tell from the pic, but is your neck flat? Too much relief can make an instrument not intonate.
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    Re: Woodstock

    I was overseas at the time and didn't even know about it until much later. Armed forces radio didn't like us to hear about fun things back home. Missed the Wadena Rock Fest the next year too as I was...
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    Re: Best way to polish picks?

    A file is OK to get a decent surface, but if you want it smooth I scrape it with a sharp knife. It's like using a scraper. A file is like sandpaper, sandpaper will never leave a surface as smooth as...
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    Re: Where Sitka spruce grows

    If I remember Bruce from Orcas Island Tonewoods uses only dead falls and no live trees are cut. Has been doing that for decades.
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    Re: Silk and Steel Strings?

    GHS has silk and bronze as was mentioned above. For those putting silk and steel on a mandolin for less tension be warned, the silk and bronze have about the same tension as phosphor bronze. They are...
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    Re: Advice needed for this seam separation

    Is it the seam or just the binding, can't tell from the pic. Can you put a thin feeler gauge into the gap? Could simply be shrunken binding that has pulled loose.
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    :popcorn:
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    OK so I frail the banjo, fingerpick the guitar, play harmonica. I have played bass and fiddle, but not in a while. Just did my third solo gig on guitar and banjo after 35+ years of playing harp or...
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    Re: Eastman MD515 Upgrades

    I would take the grommets out and simply glue a piece of leather under the end of the tailpiece. It would be out of sight, and no fussing when changing strings and you don't have to replace it. I...
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    Re: How to choose a mandolin teacher

    I have no formal musical education, but if I were to give a lesson I would teach you fundamental theory. It is important. Some instructors and students seem to gravitate toward simply teaching tunes,...
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I don't believe Mandobart shows what instruments he has, but I don't think they are 3 electric guitars, and he may be using a preamp with phantom power which is why I was asking.
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    Re: stop the flop on TKL zero gravity case

    I always close my case after taking the instrument out so this would not be a problem for me. Nice solution for a problem that annoyed you tho.
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    Are you using phantom power, that will make a pop as you make and break the circuit.
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    If you measure from a fret, pick one, then count to the 12th fret. that will change as you are not using the original scale length or first fret, that will be half of the scale length. So if you can...
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    Re: Still getting some buzzing?

    It may seem counter intuitive, but you can play with a lower action with heavier strings than with lighter ones without buzz.
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    Re: Still getting some buzzing?

    As you said, more flop with lighter strings. What mandolin are you playing? An ff hole or an oval. Most, not all, mandolins will accept 11-40 strings. You may want to raise the G side till it quits...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    Fret spacing will be the same for the same scale, regardless of how long the neck is. The body shape can change how long the neck sticks out, so can X amount of frets to the body as compared to Y...
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    Re: Octave Scale Question

    Any fret can go on any instrument. Scale length is not the length of the neck, but the length of the strings from the nut to the saddle.
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    Re: Cliff Sargent mandolin

    That thing sounds great, wish I have the extra cash laying around.
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Learning to setup your instrument means you are your own doctor. You can be fussier and correct things sooner and have a consistently good playing instrument. I am fortunate to be my own doctor,...
  24. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Yes, sorry to see him retire and sorry to see Jenny stop making mandolins too. Seems an era change as Hans Brentrup is retired also a few years ago, so you have two of the respected makers now...
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    Re: Round core mandolin strings?

    GHS uses both hex and round core. They also wind large winding's on a small core and small winding's on a large core for differences in feel and sound. They also make an oval winding, flat winding,...
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