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    A little powerdered rosin on the peg should help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Em Tee View Post
    The strap peg at the bottom of my eastman keeps popping out. Any non-permenant (i.e. no glue) ways to get that sucker to stay??
    I used one layer/winding of PTFE tape and it worked brilliantly.
    PTFE tape in the UK is a tape used to seal plumbing joints to make them water tight, I don't know what you call it in the US.
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    We call it Teflon tape. Teflon is just a brand name for PTFE.

    I have heard of people using it that way, but it doesn’t make sense to me that it would work. It’s the same stuff used to make non stick coatings on pots and pans. It’s made to reduce friction, not increase it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multidon View Post
    We call it Teflon tape. Teflon is just a brand name for PTFE.
    I have heard of people using it that way, but it doesn’t make sense to me that it would work. It’s the same stuff used to make non stick coatings on pots and pans. It’s made to reduce friction, not increase it.
    In this case it works as a shim not a lube, same thing when used as a seal in plumbing, it fills the void in thread or in the tapered hole -plug making fit tighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    From Mandoplumb - ".....never never let go completely of instrument while standing,..." Absolutely correct Sir !. I always hold the neck of my mandolin,simply to stop it swinging downwards. The other benefit of course,is that IF the endpin did pop out,i'd have the mandolin 'in hand',
    Yes, and if your strap is over your right shoulder as God and Bill Monroe intended, you won't be tempted to let go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Em Tee View Post
    The strap peg at the bottom of my eastman keeps popping out. Any non-permenant (i.e. no glue) ways to get that sucker to stay??
    I prefer plumber's tape. One, two, three. Here come the plumber's crack comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G7MOF View Post
    I used one layer/winding of PTFE tape and it worked brilliantly.
    PTFE tape in the UK is a tape used to seal plumbing joints to make them water tight, I don't know what you call it in the US.
    I just call it plumber's tape. Always worked for me.

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    In this case it works as a shim not a lube, same thing when used as a seal in plumbing, it fills the void in thread or in the tapered hole -plug making fit tighter.
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    Once again, cheap insurance:
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    Quote Originally Posted by multidon View Post
    Sigh. I have posted about this a bunch of times, but here we go again.

    1. It’s not a “strap peg”. It’s an end pin. It was never designed to use with a strap.
    My pet peeve is the so called "pick guard". It is a finger rest. You might notice that your pick never touches the top of a mandolin without one. Top wear is caused by fingernails etc.
    Yeah, painter's tape works great to secure the end pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    You can use clear nail varnish to act as a very weak glue. It'll stay in until you twist the end pin to break the glue,which you can do pretty easily. I did that with the end pin on my Lebeda mandolin & it's been fine for close to 9 years,
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    I glued my endpin back into my Eastman with rubber cement. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multidon View Post
    Sigh. I have posted about this a bunch of times, but here we go again.

    1. It’s not a “strap peg”. It’s an end pin. It was never designed to use with a strap.
    2. Why is it there, then? Because Orville, and later Lloyd, were trying to incorporate violin design elements into their mandolins.
    .......

    6. In Lloyd Loar’s day, mandolin was a mostly classical instrument. Mandolin orchestras were the thing. Most players played sitting down, without a strap. There was no bluegrass yet,
    I'm with you on this in theory....but

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ostrander View Post
    It's not the 1920s anymore, and many people play other styles of music besides classical. I for one like to play standing up, and I like to "move to the groove." So I use a strap, and I don't feel guilty about it. I do have the strap safety tied to the TP, though.
    I see Steve's point..even though I sit AND stand and do not use a strap on a mandolin....any mandolin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. E View Post
    My pet peeve is the so called "pick guard". It is a finger rest.
    And is very useful to help use as a spacer to very gently touch the right hand and help keep it in the plane of the strings. same as on archtop guitars.

    I'm a bit surprised when someone removes the finger rest and then needs to plant the pinky to use as a spacer.

    Of course a good bowlback has the strings much closer to the soundboard and does not need a finger rest.

    Back to Steve's issue - it is easier to do the Bluegress microphone dance and stick your mandolin in front of the mic when you can extend it on a strap.

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    To Philphool…..Exactly what I do to eliminate the problem if the end pin from comes out or just the strap slipping off the pin.
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    As others said above: wrap the peg in painter's tape (the blue tape painters use), and then push it back up into the hole. This is one of those cases when the easiest solution is also the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miltown View Post
    As others said above: wrap the peg in painter's tape (the blue tape painters use), and then push it back up into the hole. This is one of those cases when the easiest solution is also the best.
    That would be much too easy and we wouldn't need 39 replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_al View Post
    Seriously, just use a wrap or two of painters tape around the taper of the endpin.
    We have a winner! Keep it simple. I think my roll of blue painters tape has "fixed" almost as many things as my roll of duct tape!

    Also, good for loose knobs on electric guitars -- teeny bit of tape between the knob and the pot will fix it. I used to spread the tangs on the shaft, then reinstall the knob -- worked great until I spread one too far and it broke off -- again, keep it simple -- blue painters tape is the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_al View Post
    Seriously, just use a wrap or two of painters tape around the taper of the endpin.
    I have had countless mandolins and guitars and many of them have had ill fitting endpins. Once snugged up with painters tape, they have never accidentally come out. I'm sure this thread will go on for pages and pages, as is the nature of the internet, but you can be long done with this problem with 10 seconds and an inch of tape.
    Just re-upping this to get to 3 pages...

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    To all of you who keep insisting that a piece of blue painter’s tape is the “simple” and “best” solution, why are you trying to ruin the fun of all us nitpickers?
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    A Troup of Nit pickers form a circle to pick them off each other.. it's a primate thing..

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    Tape is gauche!
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