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    Re: Adding a pickguard to an Eastman

    I've had added a couple to my mandolins though neither are an Eastman ..

    but as they are Gibson-ish replicas, Imported to cut costs*, the brand shouldn't matter...

    *or the builder is in...
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    Re: String gauge for longer scale length

    My reply in #7 was 20 years ago ... places to hang out & play have gotten rare by now..
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    Re: Feedback on a magnetic pickup

    If you put a soundboard pickup on an acoustic mandolin , you have made a spruce diaphragm microphone...

    Try, via stage craft, to keep it from hearing its own monitors ...

    or reflection of the...
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    Re: Where to post mandolin for sale?

    there is a Facebook- Mandolin Market. group, too... If you're into that sort of thing..

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mandolinmarket

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Gig bag for pancake mandolin?

    https://www.elderly.com/products/access-stage-one-mandolin-gigbag?variant=27939941613632 ?

    https://www.elderly.com/products/access-stage-three-hb-mandolin-gigbag?variant=26854157516864 ?

    call &...
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    Re: Yet another string winder thread

    I got a small electric motor (Not Sonic) screwdriver, it's quite underpowered for driving screws, so I thought ...

    Does anyone make a peg winder with a 1/4" steel hex* bit on it's back, to use one...
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    Re: Djangolin, D.J. Hodson, Selmer Mandolin

    I own one I like It . he made the laminate rosewood backed with mahogany veneers..
    also used in the guitars he made, like the original did/

    I had to get the tailpiece repaired when it broke ,...
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    Re: Mandolin case comparison (for A-models)

    Eastman FG specific A5 fit, has 3 D rings for backpack carry ..

    Pegasus puts a D ring by the hinge , and their strap goes over chest & shoulder hooking into a D ring that holds one end of the...
  9. Re: How is Tuning Drift with Rubner Tuning Machine

    How precisely the tuner is fitted to the headstock, and the Nut notching precision,
    is a factor.

    So, just slapping a Wavely or Rubner or Schaller Grand tune tuner set on
    may not be the...
  10. Re: How is Tuning Drift with Rubner Tuning Machines

    NB: AND, because mandolin scale length is short, a few cents out of tune
    is noticed more than it would be on a guitar, or Bass Viol.

    [Physics] ~o)
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    There have been many discussions on relative humidity and temperature issues, in the past .

    Note: the search function box in upper right corner, and the Archive link in bottom of page, this...
  12. Re: Pick Choice on Electric Mandolin vs Acoustic

    Electric players have an additional discussion forum. ~o)
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/forums/53-Four-Five-and-Eight-String-Electrics
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    Re: Monel strings - what to do, what to do?

    Match the numbers .. string gage thicknesses...

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Strings with higher tension?

    the physics: thicker string reaches pitch at a higher tension , thinner, a lower tension ,
    at a given scale length .

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Closed position shapes

    Basiclly i use a finger reassignments to make open string chords movable up the neck..

    :cool:
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    Re: Pick comparison

    My verdict : get a basket of various picks and try them, form tour own opinion .

    :popcorn:

    different picks go with my different mandolins , nobody actually cares if I play them or Not....
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    Re: Pedal Board Show & Tell

    Image, as spotted .. :popcorn:
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    Re: Mandolin is guitar upside down?

    Circle of 5ths adds a # in the key signature in one direction ,

    where the other way it adds a flat symbol in order, in 4ths.

    FCGDAEB <...> BEADGCF

    [Mnemonic BEAD Go Catch Fish .....
  19. Re: Rare Circular Shaped Tuning Machine German Made Mandolin

    On a lathe the worm gear can be cut the round gear is easier to cut from the same stock

    do you see a line that suggests its brazed in the shaft. ?? :popcorn:
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    Re: Best stage pedal for live mandolin

    the magnetic pickup electric players probably have more options & ongoing arguments
    as to what's 'best'.
    [& their own sub forum : ...
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    Re: Fender FM62 SCE

    FM 61 was a tele like outline that is a public domain shape I suppose , given how many adopted it.

    ~o)
  22. Thread: Fret Size

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    Re: Fret Size

    Some fret materials are not made in the traditional older heights & widths ...

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Cozart 8-string Electric question

    Only Other Cozart 8-string Electric mandolin owners replies sought, I assume.. ? :popcorn:
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Not the best place to seek people to talk you out of it.:popcorn:
  25. Re: Looking for recommendations on a 20s Gibson oval A

    Happily own 2, 22 A's, 1 rather plain , brown, top edge bound had since the 80's..

    the other an A4 , just after the introduction of the Truss Rod. nickel plated TRC ,,

    Got it in the 99/00...
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