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    Great tool to have. Free to Mandolin Cafe Members. While I'm a relative newbie, this e-book is very informative and would serve well all but the most experienced in getting the best out of your mandolin.

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    And... How would we get a copy? Link? PM you?

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    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and I will email you a copy for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

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    Sounds easy enough. Thanks for your generous offer! Email on it's way.

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    Default Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Rob, I just sent you an email too. Thanks in advance!


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    I just sent Rob my email request for his book and within 20 minutes I received it.Talk about service. Looks great. I can't wait till this weekend to put it to use.Thanks again Rob.

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    Me too! I requested the book via email and in a very short time got a link to download Rob's e-book on mandolin set up. It is amazing how much work he put into this FREE book -- color pics and and complete details.

    A few minor things: 1) I think it is more typical to refer to the two piece bridge as being a "base" that contact the top plate and a "saddle" that the strings rest upon (in the book these are called "bridge" and "saddle".

    2) when it comes to fitting up the bridge bast to the top plate I prefer using sand paper with adhesive on one side and placing it over the spot where the bridge base sits then move the base over the sand paper rather than the procedure he recommends.

    3) Rob recommends 0.045 - 0.050" action at the 12th fret - personally I like something like 0.060 -0.065" for the G-string action at the 12 th fret and 0.045 - 0.050" for the E-string. but those are personal preferences. Lower action is probably better for beginners anyway.

    Lots of great information, actually 46 pages! including action,intonation, nuts, bridges, tailpiece strings and frets. How to make some simple tools even! There are other details as well all organized neatly by chapters. Even if you don't us all of Rob's procedures exactly he has all the stuff you need to think about before you try your own set up.

    Pretty amazing and nice job Mr. Meldrum!
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    Count me in. I wish this had been around 40 years ago when I started fooling around with mandolins. It would have answered a lot of questions and saved a few mistakes.

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    My thanks to Robert Meldrum for his great ebook. I'm using his advice on a '14 Gibson A that needed just a little tweeking on its intonation. Thanks for a great aid, Robert!!

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    Salvos of kudos to Robert for his set up book. Can't wait to put it to work on my '37 Gibson A00. Thanks for the generosity!

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    Generous indeed! Rob, I got your book some time ago and, although I am happy with my set up, the clear, well thought out manner with which you have expressed your set up tutorial is fantastic!
    Hoss, you will have many stars in your crown for this project!
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    Did just that, sent Rob an email requesting the e-book and the next time I logged on to get my email it was there. WOW!
    Rod this is so generous of you. I've gone through the videos and have read the e-book once through. Lots of information to absorb. I'm looking forward to the weekend with hopes of putting this information to good use.
    Rob thanks so much. Your generosity is heartfelt.
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    Just wanted to chime in and send my thanks to Rob.his E-book was just what I needed. In just a few minutes I fixed a nagging problem on an instrument with confidence I didn't think was in me. Thanks again Rob.

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    What a great resource - Thanks Robert Meldrum for your gift to those of us bitten by the mandolin bug!
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    Thank you Mr. Meldrum for this e-book! This is a great help! Very useful.

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    I, too, want to thank Rob for this invaluable resource for owners of new mandolins. Every new mandolinist should get, read, and follow this set-up guide to make sure they get the best sound from their instrument. Thank you, Rob!

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    Thanks, Rob, for the e-book. Nicely done.

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    Thanks Rob. Excellent ebook and your kindness is appreciated.

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    Great stuff, Rob.

    I've toyed with my set-up with varying degrees of success. But mainly it was trial and error - mainly with the bridge. This ebook gives me a whole lot more to consider and certainly a more controlled approach.

    I greatly appreciate your willingness to share.

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    Rob I'd also say thanks for your ebook. Lots of information. Thanks for sharing.
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    Well done book. Bob sent me mine, and I have learned more than a thing or six! THanks, Bob

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    Rob has done a great service to the players on here,from 'newbies' to 'pros.' alike.To provide 'free', knowledge & info.that has most likely taken many,many years to accumulate,is a very selfless thing to do. While i'm at it,the same goes for ALL the other Cafe members who give the benefit of their own experience & info.to 'less informed' folk on here. That's what makes this site so invaluable
    to us all, (OK Rob,where's the $100 you offered ?),
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    Rob has done a great service to the players on here,from 'newbies' to 'pros.' alike.To provide 'free', knowledge & info.that has most likely taken many,many years to accumulate,is a very selfless thing to do. While i'm at it,the same goes for ALL the other Cafe members who give the benefit of their own experience & info.to 'less informed' folk on here. That's what makes this site so invaluable
    to us all, (OK Rob,where's the $100 you offered ?),
    Ivan
    FWIW, I believe wrote his e-book after his first or second go at working on a mandolin. It worked out well for him and he wanted to share the knowledge he acquired. He talks about the first one in THIS post from a little over two years ago.
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    Thanks Rob.

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    Thanks for the Ebook. Very Nice!

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