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  1. Thread: cheap build kit

    by bennyb
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    Re: cheap build kit

    Looks like IV is selling the A style kit for $150.
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    Re: Hello from Oregon

    Should I know who's playing this -- dave17120?
    That's Dave Hynds: Mandolinluthier.com
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    Re: Tuner hole jig won't sit flush

    ...Here it is Post 41
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    Re: Grandads Mandolin

    Also known around these parts as a "reverse scroll" or "smurf" mandolin. You can use those terms to search the MCafe "Looking for Information" forum for more information, if you're inclined. Here's...
  5. Thread: Douglas fir

    by bennyb
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    Re: Douglas fir

    If you run "Condino douglas" in this forum's search, you'll get some results from back in the aughts. Whether suitable for flat tops: don't think that ever came up.
    benny
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    Re: Ode to a Butterfly Tab

    Looks like it's in the Tabledit library here on the Cafe. You'll need the free tefview program(link in Tabledit Library under Learn and Listen dropdown)
  7. Re: Buying myself my first mandolin for my 30th. Need help

    This guy, Mandolinluthier in the South of France might have something that fits your needs. I haven't dealt with him personally, but other Cafe members have, and his reputation here is good. He's a...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    One of those rare occasions, when the mystery is actually solved. Thanks for including the evidence.

    benny
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    Re: Finger plane question

    dunwellguitar FingerPlanes
  10. Re: Experimental mandola with internal horn, neutral tension brid

    A link to the mandolin above.
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    Re: Bowl Back mandolin saddle.

    Lmii sells a bone saddle that's 5/64ths(around .080"). Yours looks thinner. If so, Tavy's approach is the way to go.
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    Re: Lady of the Lake

    There's a right and a left side to the above attachment.
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Here's one (of many) threads over at luthiers forum on use of supersoft(the preferred brand, currently). It aids in bending.

    benny
  14. Thread: Mandolin bridge

    by bennyb
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    Re: Mandolin bridge

    From this page, go to the bottom of page, click on "post quick reply", add your text, click on insert image icon(third from right) above. Browse your computer to the pictures location, and upload...
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    Re: An opinion please on bowl-backed mandolin

    Part of the reason the bridge is movable is historical(i.e. tradition) probably, but it does allow the player to adjust the position for best intonation. For a given bridge and set of strings, there...
  16. Re: Easiest/safest procedure for adjusting bridge tilt?

    I don't really understand the reluctance to loosen the strings some and do it that way. Nothing bad will happen. If you tune them down a full step, or a step and a half, it'll be relatively easy...
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    Re: Any recent sightings of a Schmergel?

    There's no "c" in Shmergel.
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    Re: What am I and what can you tell me about me

    Looks like Alfredo Privitera on the label. Here is a little bit on Dave Hynds site on the history(successor to Puglisi family). Looks like more on google.
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    Re: How to read mandolin tabs?

    @James M.: Go to Mandozine search page enter Greensleeves( or any other title or "contains"). There's a couple thousand mando tabs there(some guitar too). The little "m" in the bottom right corner...
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    Re: Another HHG question

    Frank Says: 350 gram strength compared to Lmi product 192.
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    Re: Tabledit Question - grace notes

    Howdy Mark,
    Select the note(in your case, the first note of the bar, 7th fret D string), then from the Note drop down, select grace note, then you're looking at grace note dialog. You've got 2...
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    Re: Help determining the age of a Harmony Monterey

    Howdy all,

    I am not the OP, but in the interest of historical documentation, I'll offer some photos of my Harmony Monterey. The only stamped number I can find is 1706H417. I bought it in the...
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    Re: looking for tabs. Bach G minor sonata adagio

    Howdy Ge,

    You can get a midi over at Dave's Bach Page and run it thru tabledit to get a tef file. Like this:
    149712

    Might not be what you're looking for, but it's a start.

    benny
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    Re: Carving map for A-model mando

    Looking for this ? Also, there's Andrew Mowry's topo map for an F5 on his Download Page
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    Re: Thickness caliper

    Here's an Oldie but a Goodie with lots of pictures.
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