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  1. Re: Gibson MB-4 Trapdoor Banjo mandolin info request

    Most of the trapdoor banjo's Ive seen were 10" heads. Not to say they couldn't have made some with different size heads, it is Gibson after all.
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    Re: Tips for repairing bowlback cracks?

    You could put it face down and clamp the neck to the bench. If you have a wooden faced vice with leather over the wood you could clamp the neck in the vice. Since you won't be using clamps on the...
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    Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    I play a Brentrup and while I get MAS I only have to play my Brentrup and it goes away. They are GREAT mandolins.
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    Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    Stradolin mandolins have the bridge way back from center on the f holes. Just say it was an intentional look and don't worry about it.
  5. Re: Mandolin > K&K Twin Internal > Grace Bix - Help please

    I used to use a Schertler years ago, but it fed back way too easily. A mic would have worked better. My K&K sounds very good, it's not a mic, but still sounds very good.
  6. Thread: GHS N270 Strings

    by pops1
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    Re: GHS N270 Strings

    The wound strings are the only difference, plain strings are the same. I have been using the N270 strings since before they were selling them. I was lucky and was in on the trial for these strings. I...
  7. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Mandolin tops are not all the same, even from the same builder. All bridges need to be fit to the top of the mandolin, yours definitely needs to be fit. If your shop doesn't know this, they do not...
  8. Re: Vega bowlback Need images of these inlays to replicate!

    I would replace missing inlay and clean the rest and call it a day. The pick guard inlay looks fine to me, nothing missing. I can't get the picture to blow up enough, but is the inlay missing on the...
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    Looks like that to me too.
  10. Re: Vega bowlback Need images of these inlays to replicate!

    Most likely your inlays are not faded, and I would leave the originals. The pearl, depending on how it is cut from the shell, is sometimes dull looking and was most likely that way when it was built....
  11. Thread: mildew in case

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    Re: mildew in case

    Vinegar will kill mold and the smell will dissipate in a short time. The sun is good as it also kills mold, I would use both.
  12. Re: Mandolin > K&K Twin Internal > Grace Bix - Help please

    I have a K&K into a RedEye. The sound is really nice, and I don't have any top noise. I have a finger rest/pickguard, and I have one piece we play that requires a percussive tap, the finger rest is...
  13. Re: Mandolin > K&K Twin Internal > Grace Bix - Help please

    Electronics works with a factor of 10 so 1 meg to 10 meg will work, but the mandolin twin is 1 meg and you will get better sound at 1 meg than if you go into 10 megs.
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    I tried the BC for years, liked the glide thru the strings, but not the sound on the G string. Finally went to Wegen TF100. I thinned them down, but it was a pain so I decided to simply order a few...
  15. Re: Advice/Suggestions on characteristics of an ideal mandolin st

    I have posted this before, but will again. This is a simple way to secure a strap, with some amount of adjustment, without a lot of strap hanging down. You can move the anchor point to the treble...
  16. Re: Gibson MB-4 Trapdoor Banjo mandolin info request

    Yes, two sets of tenor banjo strings. I use a 10-28. Sounds good and doesn't put too much tension on the head and neck joint.
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    Re: Gibson A-50 up for auction

    I couldn't tell you for sure, I thought they would be, it is a good way to get an extra 30% from those not paying attention or asking questions.
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    Re: Gibson A-50 up for auction

    A 15% buyers premium will be added to the final price, plus sales tax.
  19. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Tukanu, it sounds good, I think better that the Flatiron, and they get a lot of praise around here. Thanks for the sound file.
  20. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Sent you a PM, thank you.
  21. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Yes, I am curious as to how it sounds. It looks Great.
  22. Thread: Joseph Joseph

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    Re: Joseph Joseph

    Nice, Very nice.
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    Re: No strap button, no problem

    I agree the first post was about not having a button on the tail of the mandolin. Your second post was how to tie it on the body of an elevated fingerboard. Where as someone posted a headstock...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I''m not sure it has to be deeper or darker sounding to be throaty sounding. Some instruments have it some don't.
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    Re: No strap button, no problem

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    This is what I do. I have posted this before, but here you go. I find, for me tying at the nut gets in my way. I do like the balance of a strap on the neck over the body. I have...
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