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    Re: Uneven frets...done deliberately??

    I am with rcc56, when I refretted my mandolin I used larger wire and only went to the 15th fret. I don't play past the 15th fret so no big deal. It also will let a future owner know what the original...
  2. Re: Duff A style mandolins, like to hear owner thoughts, some ?

    Sound is where it's at. If the sound is right for your ear, the playability is easily adjusted. I have made several instruments more comfortable for me.
  3. Thread: Calhoun case?

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    Re: Calhoun case?

    I contacted TDK about making cases and there is a 25 case minimum. Shouldn't be too much for Northfield to make a case for the Calhoun.
  4. Re: Duff A style mandolins, like to hear owner thoughts, some ?

    Daryl, it would be cheaper to have the Duff fingerboard planed flat and refretted than to spend the extra grand for the other one. Plus shipping both ways. Just a thought.
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    Re: Internal vs external K& K piezo

    As Nevin says internal is more out of the way and protected. When I do an internal it is glued in, external is not glued on the top. The sound transference when glued is much stronger than other...
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    Ha, if you wanted to be convinced about something, this is the wrong place to post. Here you can be convinced about things you didn't even know you needed to be convinced about.
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    I'm a little older than you and started picking up the fiddle lately, working on guitar and banjo again too. It's never too late.
  8. Thread: Nut file sizes

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    Re: Nut file sizes

    If the nut height is ok, but the slots are binding the fix is simple, no special tools needed. Use a round file, chain saw file will work, and file the top part of the slot wider leaving the bottom...
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    Re: Good pick for starters

    The right pick is the one you like the sound of. I played with a .73 guitar pick, using the shoulder, for many years. Still use one on that mandolin. Nothing is right or wrong, the only right is the...
  10. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    If you have a piezo and not a preamp in your mandolin the added pickup, as Ray says, is the same technology as it was decades ago. Some sizing and thickness differences, but the same technology. I...
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    Re: New bridge and/or pickup recommendations

    Most movable bridges will move or tip from tuning over time. As J Mangio says pull it back to straight, you may not need a new bridge. This is fairly common.
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    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    If they are played every day off-gassing in the case won't be as much of a problem.
  13. Re: Free Livestream Concert Tonight (lots of mandolin content)

    You can watch in via archive, I am doing that now.
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    Re: Payment for Mandolins on Mandolin Cafe

    I just sent a check, I have done it before and never had problems. In one instance I mailed the check for an amp and the builder mailed the amp the same day. I had asked him to send it as soon as he...
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    Re: Eighth of January

    As I heard it, yes, Jimmy wrote the words to an existing tune. There is also the 28th of January, which is another great tune. No words that I know of.
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    Re: Any Ideas of Make or value?

    There is a little badge in the lower right corner of the pic. I think that is what Ray is talking about
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Way to go Daryl, I will confess I also have a banjo mandolin, but 11 banjos, Whew!! I did learn a long time ago I could build tube amps better than the originals so at least I gave that up. I can...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Thanks JB, but you know how we don't want to admit we have a problem. What problem? I don't have a problem. Well maybe not enough $$ to buy everything I would like, but I think that is a problem for...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I have played the same 1890 banjo for 40-50 years, I don't think getting a newer one is really a problem. Now mandolins or guitars that may be a problem.
  20. Thread: Cafe Classified

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    Re: Cafe Classified

    It's really simple look at the mandolin ad, look who is selling. It's easy spot a dealer. I like looking at several mandolins and dealers have a lot of the mandolins I like to see, and/or hear. There...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Guess I'm a double threat, I have two!
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I just bought a banjo, does that count?
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    Re: Vintage Gibson A4

    It is possible the screw has backed out of the foot of the bridge and is sticking up too high. If it is seated, it is too long and should be cut off. Either way it should be checked.
  24. Thread: bending pipe

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    Re: bending pipe

    I have bent guitar sides on a mold using silicone heating pads, it works fine. The sides bent by hand retained their shape better than those bent on a mold, but both worked.
  25. Thread: Vintage?

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    Re: Vintage?

    My son was born in 1979, but since I bought my stereo overseas in the late 60's I had a turntable. He would have been one that would know how to use it.

    Zach, I have shirts older than you. Sorry...
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