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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Hi Torren,
    Welcome to the acoustic side, I recognize you from an electric forum we both frequent a lot. My string experiences echo those you've heard already. I'm currently favoring GHS A270s as...
  2. Re: Possible Transition from Light to Medium Strings

    Yes there are pick threads that can keep reading for days. One reasonable pick that a lot of players find second only to the $30+ picks is the Dunlop Primetone. I'm partial to the 1.4 or 1.5 smooth...
  3. Re: Possible Transition from Light to Medium Strings

    Hi Sherry,

    Medium strings shouldn't play any harder than lights as long as the instrument is set up for them. Changing from lights to mediums may require slight adjustments to the truss rod and/or...
  4. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    Fewer Blue Chips (I have 4) means more guitar money for her. :)
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    Yes! I have one on each of my two mandolins that get the most play time. I made them, but they are similar to McClungs. Besides comfort and better wrist angle, I find that they make it easier for me...
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    Re: Recurve too thin?

    Structurally, it will probably hold up. Soundwise, you'll be losing volume, particularly on the trebles. My experience agrees with HoGo, 0.110" finished thickness is the minimum. When carving, allow...
  7. Thread: Hi Everyone

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    Re: Hi Everyone

    Eric,
    Welcome to the world of 8 strings! You have indeed landed in the best of all music forums. Stay well!
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    Re: What tools do I need ?

    A small benchtop belt sander is what gets the most use on bridges for me. The exposed end roller gives you a nice 1" radius drum to us for curving the sides and ends of the bridge. I also make a...
  9. Thread: Tailpiece

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    Re: Tailpiece

    I've only used one, a bright nickel TR-2. It takes sleeve wear well and is easy to keep clean. When I went to order a second one for my next build, they wanted $20 for shipping, pushing the cost to...
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    Re: 'Chinquapin Hunting'- 2020 Northfield F5S

    Very nice! That Northfield sounds great, three left handed players???
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    Yes, one of my 3 current mandos is this way. The sound gets rounder and fuller as I keep playing.
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    Re: Ever just love the sound of your mandolin?

    Me too! I play in front of 6 feet of mirrors. If you want to know how the instrument is going to sound on a mic, play it in the bathroom. Also, the reverberation in there is amazing.
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    I watched the above video full screen on my 20" iMac and noticed a couple of things. First, the color and finish of the fretwire looks like stainless steel to me, which would make sense for someone...
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    Re: Tenor guitar hairline crack

    100 years old, Wow! I bet it sounds great. If light doesn't get through it, then it's likely a good candidate for thin wicking CA glue to stabilize it. This is best left to someone who knows what...
  15. Re: Musiccompo in Hong Kong Carbon Fiber mandolin cases

    They do look quite nice and at a very good price. I would want to see some reviews before purchasing. If they are indeed carbon fiber (there is fake stuff out there) you should be able to stand on...
  16. Re: Tips for bending/fitting the F5 bottom point rib piece?

    I hot pipe everything. I'd have a block with the outer radius to clamp it to overnight before cutting it to fit.
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    Re: Truss Rods vs Carbon Fiber?

    All of my personal builds got single action truss rods, but they are minimally engaged for now. Down the road, who knows?

    However, I just worked on an older Rigel that had no truss rod (they were...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    I played in contradance bands off and on for a number of years, so lot's of very notey New England reels. Dance tempo necessitates pushing the speed to the 110-114 bpm range. I agree that the speed...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    I only play the smooth large triangle ones and haven't seen those in the 1.3 thickness. I have both 1.4 and 1.5 and can't tell the difference between them response-wise. With Blue Chips, a difference...
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    Being a builder, I have flush-cut fretwire cutters so I just grab those. They clip the string flush with the peg, no more blood.
  21. Re: playing technique reason for string spacing and nut width?

    For the builders/companies that offer a wider nut, 1 3/16" seems to be the standard. I've built and played necks of various widths and have found that 1 1/8" works fine for me (I'm a guitar player...
  22. Re: OK, we've done nut width, but how about neck depth and shape?

    I've built mandolins with pretty small necks because that's what I saw others around me using. I've evolve to liking a fairly deep soft V though. I have real short fingers and have found that the...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    On a 16 year old Collings (with their reputation) I wouldn't think it would change much. How it sounds and fret condition would be much bigger determiners for me.
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    Re: Another audio file..

    Flawless playing and beautifully recorded! What was the rhythm instrument, mandocello?
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    Re: Gator Polyfoam Case Reveiw

    I had one of these for a short while before letting it go with a mandolin I sold. I concur with everything Soliver mentioned and will add that the interior is easily 1/2" oversized for a standard F5...
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