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    is 17" scale adequate for electric OM?

    Getting woods together for a 4 string solid body octave mandolin thing, the time is coming to decide on a scale length. I'd like the shortest scale possible without causing a floppy G string.

    I...
  2. shortest scale for electric octave mandolin

    Getting woods together for a 4 string solid body octave mandolin thing, it will be time soon to decide on a scale length. I'd like the shortest scale possible without causing a floppy G string.

    I...
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    Re: Help identify this wood

    A decade or so ago, Fender made some acoustic guitars in Mexico with wood that looked just like this. They called it "Mexican Rosewood". It was on a jumbo with a pleasing sound/volume and played...
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    Re: source for light weight maple neck wood

    John - It's good to hear what you have to say about this topic. I'll get some mileage out of this info as my search broadens locally...suggestions appreciated.

    Nevin - You may be right and i hope...
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    Re: source for light weight maple neck wood

    Well, light weight maple isn't talked about much around here, except for how some mandolins weigh considerably less than others. The house Stanley A5 and Gibson A9 are good examples. There's a...
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    source for light weight maple neck wood

    So sorry to learn that Orcas Island Tone Woods is closing. Bad timing on my part, as i'm looking for a few light weight 1"x3"x24" maple boards for a solid body 4 string electric OM mandolin project....
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    Mando&Me - There seems to be more interest in this, so feel free to post your casein pick straightening method here on this thread!
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    M&M - private message sent!
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    The answer is 3: an f hole, a back up f hole that can be used for split and other tunings when not needed as a back up, and one for classical/Italian. i can only play so many to keep them awake, and...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin advice

    i remember wanting every mandolin family instrument. The mandola was well made and good sounding for a mandola, which was the problem - it wasn't different enough from the mandolin and the overall...
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point - Four Month Check In

    Kevin - Thanks for the follow up post and video. The Hamletts i've heard have wonderful projection, workmanship, stain, finish, balance and modern tone. And yours checks every box with conviction! ...
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    p - You're right about this. Chis was enthusiastic about mandolins and kind enough to share a lot of info about these things and didn't get specific about what could be used to coat the inside. He...
  13. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    The black Kluson Gibby strap buttons came the other day. They were real Kluson and the pair set me back $7.90 shipped.
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    That is such a beautiful tailpiece and the Ellis is its equal. Stunning. No doubt you'll enjoy it to the max!! Thanks for sharing the amazing pics.
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    Don - Thanks for the low down on this super fine Stanley. As far as i can tell, 62 and 68 have opened up to sound really close. It would be fun to compare side by side someday. You've done a great...
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    What a nice piece; so glad you got it, Don!

    It looks like Chris made a fraternal twin to #62, with the plain fretboard and point at the end, narrow f-holes, top bound, black tuner buttons, and...
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    Not long ago, I bought 2 L&H style C mandolins to see which suited me. The later short scale sounded so much better to my ears than the earlier long scale, so the short stayed and the long took...
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    Re: D'Addario Nickel Bronze Strings

    The 4 different brands of Monel mandolins strings I've tried sound so similar on my Stanley that it's pretty much a matter of price anymore. And the current fave is Martin, which checks both boxes. ...
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    I found myself in the same situation when ordering a pair of Gibson style strap buttons. Stu Mac and Kluson had them at a fair price, but the shipping was several times more than the purchase. I'm...
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    cc - i'm doubting my skills with a propane torch on a casein pick. It's good for annealing necks, tho.
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    MM - The thing twists in more than one direction and is usable but would be better straightened out.

    Even new ones can warp in the mail, so could dry heat and pressing do the job?
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    Re: potato chip casein picks

    SS - thanks for the suggestion. i'll check w/Nik and am hoping for ideas here also.

    BP - Yes, there are 4 or 5 BC's in the case and they're good picks. Somehow for me the casein gives a...
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    potato chip casein picks

    Anybody out there know a tried and true method of making them flat again?
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    Chris Stanley made me a very plain-Jane A5 some 9 years ago; top bound only and just side dots and "Stanley" in pearl. It's opened up wonderfully and i've grown to like it's sound as much as...
  25. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    i'm not the most learned guy on the forum, and i mean no disrespect to anyone's taste. Bluegrass music may be the only genre that was created by one individual, who clearly defined it, so whatever...
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