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  1. Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    "bear claws" in wood are natural and common. Many builders will look for clean grain but some don't. Lower level instruments certainly receive lower grades of wood and lower levels of quality...
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    Re: What’s going on with this bridge?

    It might have issues in the fingerboard, but it might also just need to be properly setup. You can do it yourself if you're reasonably handy.
    Go here and follow the instructions on the 1st post to...
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    Re: Looking For Morris Tuners

    Hopefully they are standard size for the hole spacing. 23mm.
    Measure from the center of one shaft to the next.
    If so, you have plenty of good options.
    My favorite are Rubner tuners.
    $69 and up...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Picking hardware today.
    Gotoh gold & black tuning machines and gold James tailpiece!
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    Re: A / Am / A7 chords?

    Play A 1,2,2,0
    Am 0,2,2,0
    A7 1,0,2,0
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I volunteer to house one of the high end instruments for "testing"
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I'm a fan of EVO frets. I play for a few hours every day and standard nickel silver frets wear too quickly. When I need a refret on an instrument, I get EVO medium. If I have an instrument built for...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Finish complete. Test fit tuning machines and truss rod cover:

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  9. Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    I've owned 5 Eastman mandolins, from the 300 level to the 800 and 900 level. The one that sounded best to me was an MD-505. All instruments vary individually. Eastman is producing high quality...
  10. Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 will do the impedance matching. No need to add a preamp. I was unaware that you had something like that already. Sweet piece of kit!
    Acoustic amps should also be fine...
  11. Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    Nope.
    It'll be a passive pickup just like the one they would install in the MD305.

    You can save some coin by buying a JJB pickup instead of the K&K, but the installation costs will be the same....
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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    I'd suggest stringing that as a mandola.
    CGDA (a 5th lower than mandolin)
    Daddario EJ76...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Clark A5
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    Re: Nylon strings on Blueridge BR40T?

    I'm not sure how you'll be able to use nylon strings since the bridge is made for ball end strings. I strum my steel string guitar and tenor with my fingers. I think you just need to get used to it....
  15. Re: Tuners for Collings MT Mandolin (A Style)

    I had no issues at all with the Rubner tuners.
    The difference in shaft length is negligible.
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    I saw a beautiful Eddie Blevins F4 hybrid recently in the classifieds.
    He calls it the F4H model.
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    Northfield F2S is also like what you're looking for....
  17. Re: Tuners for Collings MT Mandolin (A Style)

    Most standard A style tuning machines will work.
    I recommend Rubners. They are a big step up from the Golden Age tuners that come standard on the MT....
  18. Re: how much should I offer for this mandolin

    Looking through Reverb listings, it looks like the asking price on that model is about $700-$800, with original case.
    Depending on the year, it may be made in Japan or Korea, with the Japanese...
  19. Re: Planetary tuners or guitar style on tenor banjo?

    Will do. Thanks!
  20. Planetary tuners or guitar style on tenor banjo?

    I just picked up a Gold Tone Cripple Creek Tenor Banjo, used for a good price.
    https://goldtonemusicgroup.com/goldtone/instruments/cc-tenor
    Previous owner changed it to GDAE (without cutting new...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I think the lower end of the market is doing just fine price and volume wise. I'm currently selling some instruments to fund another purchase, and they sold on Reverb within a week at a fair price. ...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    More finishing photos:
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    Re: Pickup Suggestions Please

    JJB P-330 with volume control
    http://jjb-electronics.com/prestige-330.html
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    2nd pass

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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    I think so too!

    It's going to be blonde top with amber-burst back, sides, and neck
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