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  1. Re: Salem,Oregon-Bluegrass/Newgrass/Country/Blues/Americana

    WE are getting a good turnout for the Sunday Jams at Oak Grove Grange---we meet again on the 9th of February and then again on Sunday the 23rd. Refreshingly, all genres have been welcomed.
  2. Salem,Oregon-Bluegrass/Newgrass/Country/Blues/Americana

    We meet every other Sunday at Oak Grove Grange at 5:30pm----2680 OakGrove Rd. NW

    January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, March 22.

    All are welcome to play whatever moves your soul.

    For...
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    Cary Fagan---OP---the width of grain, whether wide or tight, does not always relate to tonal quality. Often, a wider grain top can be remarkable---perhaps the subjective observer will tend to find...
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    Cobalt-----love those mangos! Painted Mandos, not so much. I do not like anything that hides the inherent beauty of well chosen wood.
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    IMHO----not a fan of painted mangos. Wood grain is interesting and I love the warmth...however, you may be on to something! Perhaps we can take all of those beautiful valued antique violins and...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    There are a plethora of instruction videos on Facebook that will lead one through the building process. Also, there are several solutions to solving the problem of "cave-in" on your instrument. ...
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    Re: if you could build your own madolin.

    Wow!!! Where to begin? Why would you invest a small fortune in acquiring exotic woods for your very first imaginary build? Perhaps, not always, first builds usually will be less than perfect. The...
  8. Re: Local spruce + tonewood suppliers in the Adirondacks?

    Try Gilmer's in Portland, Oregon for a huge selection of woods. Their spruce is quality.
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    Re: Stew-Mac style A kit build

    Nice mando---now play the heck out of it. Did you stain the top?
  10. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    No---consider that each string has tension that varies but is roughly 22 pounds per string times 8 or about, give or take, 180 pounds of pull. That pull is essentially two anchored ends against the...
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    I love chopping on the 2 and 4----and singing harmony. Was told early on that a mando can serve as the snare drum.
  12. Thread: side thickness

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    Re: side thickness

    I concur with .08---of course, wood that is flat sawn, IMHO, tends to bend more easily than heavily quilted, birdseye or fiddle figured maple. I have found that patience is very important and it...
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    Re: Some help identifying this Banjo Mandolin

    Run!!
  14. Re: how many of you venture up to-or beyond the 18th fret ?

    That its unmarked territory and should be approached with caution----"monsters live here." I cannot generate a clear note that far up the neck---sounds like tinkling glass.
  15. Thread: Mandolin Kits

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    Re: Mandolin Kits

    Ken--the Forum has Ad #133640 for rims and necks . Keith Terry looks as if he has everything except tops and back to get your students started at a very reasonable price.
  16. Thread: Tap tuning

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    Re: Tap tuning

    What he said.
  17. Thread: Tap tuning

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    Re: Tap tuning

    Is "tap tuning" akin to a voodoo, shamanistic approach to trying to reach the best outcome. When one might consider the whole being a sum of the parts---perhaps trying to take each individual...
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    Heavier strings=louder volume?

    I am still trying to cope with the physics behind string tension and gauge. Does using heavier/thicker strings promote more volume? I understand that the tighter the string the higher the...
  19. Re: If you could ask Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers one quest

    Ask if he ever considers "playing a song at either a slow or moderate pace---one that allows the listener to embrace the melody?"
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Barney---no negatives after several builds over ten years. I do not know if the liquid evaporates while bending...I do have to occasionally spritz with a spray bottle....fThe wood seems to accept...
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    Re: trapeze tailpiece

    OP----the photo of the trapeze posted by David shows a tailpiece that can easily be modified. A piece of bar stock that is drilled to accommodate 8 strings is quite within even a challenged...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Graham----after checking the label----it is ALL Fabric Softener, "Fragrance and dye free"---bought it at local grocery market in the laundry and detergent section. I squeegied th liquid off with my...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    I used SS fabric softener on some sides a week ago---left the ribs in the form for a week while I left on a camping trip, came back to find that the ribs have no "spring-back" and hold the intended...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Success--I managed to bend highly figured sides without experiencing "breaking out" at the weaker sections. To determine if it was just my imagination, I also bent plain flat sawn maple---bent like...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Thanks and a shout out to bennyb for leading me to the correct thread. I had used SS fabric softener a year ago on some highly figured maple for the ribs of a mando. I found that it seemed to work...
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