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    Got mine today from Rob! Can’t wait to put it to good use and get my Kentucky KM-350 in peak condition! Thanks Rob!

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    Even if your mandolin is well set up, it's comforting to measure action for confirmation, and the info is something you should have available.
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    Got my ebook this week and I can't believe what a user-friendly, thorough guide it is.
    Thanks Rob!

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    Got mine last week. Superb job, Rob!

    Many thanks!

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    My son was wanting to try mandolin (he has a few ukes that he fingerpicks on), so I thought I'd grab one of the Rogue mandolins and get a copy of Rob's set up guide. I now have the mando and the guide, waiting for a break in my schedule to get my tools, make the nut files, etc. (Actually, the Rogue seemed pretty playable already, but I'm eager to go through Rob's steps to try to make the mando the best that it can be.)

    Thanks so much to Rob for his excellent work and documentation on this subject!
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    Rob,
    Thank you very much for the ebook. It’s well written, and packed with useful information. I’m going to buy a Rogue and use the book to develop some set-up skills.

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    I've found a great resource in your e-book, Rob. I dabbled with mandolin 10+ years ago but sold it for a nicer fiddle which has been my main instrument for as long. I got an old 1900's bowlback recently for that old-time sound and found your method of using feeler gauges for dialing in proper height at the nut to be especially useful. I can still bring the action from the bridge down .5mm more at least, but your book and measurements has transformed this old mandolin from an unplayable wall hanger to a really nice playing instrument again. It's been a lot of fun playing all the tunes I know from fiddle--just gotta get used to using that pick instead of a bow!

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    New mandolin owner, short-time lurker, first time poster... I'm writing to thank Rob for the eBook. I received it yesterday and it looks like a great resource. He is doing the community a real solid by providing it and providing it for free. Thanks Rob!

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    Thanks so much, Rob! This is indeed a great book!

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    Thank you Rob. This is a great resource.

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    sent an email this morning, and received the eBook this morning.

    very easy to understand, thanks Rob

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    Thanks Rob, great job.

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    Hi Rob,

    Thanks a million for sending me your Ebook
    It is very comprehensive and easy to follow.
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    I was blown away by how all the information in your ebook. I was expecting a pamphlet, and it is definitely a book. It has given me the confidence to tinker with all manner of stringed instruments. Truly a treasure.

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    Many thanks to Rob for the booklet. I’m new to the Mandolin (and this forum) and this looks like a big help.

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    Hi all, I cannot yet thank Rob for the book, but after reading the thread just asked for it and hope to thank him soon. But I would put in a good word for the idea of asking for donations rather than selling the book. Lots of apps and software work this way- it's put out for free and people are asked to give back. I'm guessing many do, or it wouldn't work. This very website works that way in the classifieds; a donation is requested but not required. If you ask, many will give, especially if you update the book as you mentioned.

    Just thinking out loud.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I want to add to the chorus of thanks to Rob for the free mandolin setup ebook. I haven't yet ordered the necessary tools for the job (I just received the ebook today), but I have just conducted an informal slip-a-piece-of-paper-under-the-bridge test, as recommended in the book, and am now convinced that I definitely needed this.

    Thanks again!! I'm excited to get my mandolin in tip-top shape.

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    Thank you Rob! Most kind of you! Good karma.

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    Got my ebook yesterday and I can't wait to get the most out of my Kentucky KM-140! Thank you Rob!

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    Those of you doing a bridge fit for the first time, realize that it can take some time to get it right. Just be patient and enjoy the process.
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    A big shout-out to Rob! Thanks much for the E-book! What a great resource, man.
    Much appreciated!!!

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    Rob sent me his book Monday. Can’t wait to apply it to my mandolin and hear the difference it makes!

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    Just received this book last night. A great resource! Thank you, Rob!

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    Rob sent me the 3rd copy of his excellent book! (I keep losing them in the ether!) Thanks, Rob!

    I've been playing and playing with mandolins for almost 6 decades and have set-up dozens. His book is always at hand to remind me of the nuances of the art! Got a '22 Gibson AJr. that needs a bridge fit!

    Thanks, Rob, for this invaluable tool!

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