Search:

Type: Posts; User: Ray(T)

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    135

    Re: Got my first mando:)

    How on earth are you going to manage without the top 3 frets? They’re there primarily to gather dust! Stick at it and it won’t be long before you’re looking for another one.

    I take it that you’re...
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    662

    Re: Uneven frets...done deliberately??

    Incompetance? Thought it was a guitar? - I bet it has a dot on the nineth rather than the tenth fret.
  3. Re: Cleaning & polishing "German silver" on metal-body National

    Umpteen years ago a friend of mine stripped an old painted National body (the one with a palm tree on the back) and had it plated. He made a new neck for it and it was fine. I suspect that it...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    327

    Re: Looking for information on an old mandolin

    What’s the scale length? Looks a bit long for a mandolin but impossible to tell from a photograph.
  5. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    With respect to 20 year old tech not being up to todays standards, whilst some tech has moved on, as far as I’m aware, a piezo pickup sold today will be largely the same as one sold years ago.

    By...
  6. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    A cleat is a small sliver of wood glued across a crack to reinforce it.
  7. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    Great strap!
  8. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    I’m just wondering whether installing the strap button caused the crack?
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    766

    Re: mountable pickup - where ?

    Bear in mind that it’s not entirely down to where you stick it or what you stick it with. What you plug it into will have a major influence on how well it works.
  10. Replies
    13
    Views
    698

    Re: Humidity in Case vs Room

    Case but 32 doesn’t sound ridiculously low. Ideal is around 50. How accurately are you able to measure it?
  11. Replies
    18
    Views
    787

    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    Are you sure he “made” it for you? From your photo’ it appears to have the “Pat. Pending” stamp so it could well be a period one.
  12. Replies
    18
    Views
    787

    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    Yes, the Ibanez guard is sitting on a shelf and looks no different than when I took it off.
  13. Replies
    18
    Views
    787

    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    Not sure if there’s any truth in the view that it only happens on later models. There’s no problem with my ‘15A and my 24 Snakehead but I discovered it on my ‘76 Ibanez a couple of years ago. If it’s...
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    592

    Re: Any Ideas of Make or value?

    No idea but, if you look carefully at the second photo’, the headstock does have a badge which says “Lithuania”.
  15. Replies
    9
    Views
    504

    Re: Octave mandolin strings

    Thanks David but there’s really no need. I’m quite happy with the Newtones; they’re manufactured just down the road from me and the strings are generally as cheap as anything else. That said, apart...
  16. Re: So nice to hear and see these guys playing together again.

    Pity we no longer have Kongar-ol Ondar as part of the Flecktones - he died in 2013. His vocal contributions were unforgetable.
  17. Replies
    9
    Views
    504

    Re: Octave mandolin strings

    My OM is slightly shorter at around 20.75” and also takes ball end strings. As I’ve said before, I use custom sets of Newtone strings - they’ll put together whatever you want. I don’t use octave...
  18. Replies
    62
    Views
    2,592

    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    I’ve not bought anything since the plague started. Whether this is because my MAS has waned or that mandolin family instruments of any quality have been largely absent from the UK market is difficult...
  19. Replies
    8
    Views
    750

    Re: Tone Gard on a Northfield Big Mon

    Email Tony Pyres (at Tonegard).
  20. Replies
    4
    Views
    717

    Re: who might have built this?

    Ah! That encyclopaedia of mandolin knowlege - Facebook!
  21. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,104

    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

    Definitely an accessory worth progressing - headstock scroll protectors. (You read it here first!)
  22. Thread: Vintage?

    by Ray(T)
    Replies
    77
    Views
    3,605

    Re: Vintage?

    It’s always puzzled me as to why an old instrument in perfect condition can be worth considerably more than one in play-worn condition whereas somebody will pay far more for a brand new instrument in...
  23. Replies
    10
    Views
    772

    Re: String dampening

    If it’s foam, make sure it doesn’t contain vinyl. Vinyl plays havoc with nitrocelulose laquer.
  24. Replies
    6
    Views
    764

    Re: Looking at an early Kimble

    Both mine are from 2008. I thought the A5 was good; until I bought the F.
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    362

    Re: Restoration of a Silvestri

    My first mandolin was a Silvestri. I bought it circa. 1970 but it was relegated to a wall hanger many years ago. I must say that, for the last 50 years, I have always assumed that the top was...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4