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    Re: Has anyone tried the KNA UP-2 pickup?

    There is effects loop send and return, use the send to the amp. If your amp has an xlr you could use the normal xlr to the amp. If you want phantom power instead of battery you could use the xlr to...
  2. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Nice pair Jim, you are a fortunate man.
  3. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    What a fun project, good job and enjoy your new mandolin. Please post pic's after the finish is on. Thanks for the evolving pictures of your build.
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    Re: Has anyone tried the KNA UP-2 pickup?

    A pre amp like the RedEye will work for about anything and not a lot of adjustment in between instrument changes.
  5. Re: Are you ready for a new Carbon/Kevlar Sorensen mandolin?

    I play summers on a music cruise on the Mississippi River. It is usually hot and humid, sometimes threatening rain, and a carbon fiber mandolin would be a great advantage. My mandolin's varnish...
  6. Re: Who is a member/board member of a local BG/OT/Folk Society?

    We have had jams shut down in our area too. No organization, no money, just a place to play and have a drink or two.

    If you are a musician that plays only your own music, but you have that music...
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    Re: Tone and Volume pots on Harmony H35 Batwing

    If you remove the pickup you will have a large hole to take the pots in and out. You may be able to take the pickkup, pots and all the wiring out at once, rebuild and put it back in as a piece.
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    Re: Has anyone tried the KNA UP-2 pickup?

    Does you bass rig have a HiZ input, it not you still need the impedance matching pre to get a good sound.
  9. Re: Who is a member/board member of a local BG/OT/Folk Society?

    We buy insurance for our Folk Festival for all three days, but not the rest of the year. Since the fest only covers Friday evening to Sunday morning we only have to pay for 48 hours of insurance, so...
  10. Re: Who is a member/board member of a local BG/OT/Folk Society?

    We were not nonprofit for decades, but work under the umbrella of a non profit for the last decade or so. If you are not big enough to get your own 501c3 then maybe you can work under the umbrella of...
  11. Thread: Mandolin Care?

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    Re: Mandolin Care?

    I only change strings one string at a time. It's not as easy to wipe and clean, but it keeps the tension on the top more consistent than doing two strings or half of the strings. Two would not be a...
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    Re: TUSQ replacement nuts

    I am using a black graphite impregnated TUSQ nut on my mandolin and it works well. Sounds good too. I think you got lucky with the setup from stock, most of the time there will be much more refitting.
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    Re: I'm curious about a hide gluing method

    I glue the blocks first, one at a time, and clamp. Then I treat the rest like an open seam and glue and clamp till I am done. No glue first and reheating. I have done upright basses like this too.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge: Full Contact vs. Arched

    I turned my arched into a full contact and really prefer the sound. I would not hesitate to use full contact from now on, tho I have arched and they sound just fine with no problems.
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    Re: I'm curious about a hide gluing method

    I wouldn't worry about hide glue on a mandolin. It is plenty strong. I do sections at a time, but differently than John. I glue and clamp the neck and end block first. then work around the body, glue...
  16. Re: Who is a member/board member of a local BG/OT/Folk Society?

    We have a great old time community here in S.W. Wisconsin. We have monthly square dances, and have for 30 years. Band is open and we usually have 3 or 4 callers. We charge a couple bucks to pay for...
  17. Re: Wrecked fingers can't make 'block chords', time to quit?

    I never use 4 finger chords for chop cords. I always use 3 finger, they work fine, and are moveable. I don't chop much, but use more double stops, but when I do it's 3 finger chords. I prefer the...
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    Sue, I don't have a pic to show, but I can tell you the technique. When you wrap you go under the rap so it locks each wrap, like a half hitch. Pull each one tight and it will make a cool spiral...
  19. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Someone on here a while ago was making reproduction handles for these old cases.
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    Re: Late 19th Century Mando banjo

    If you are going to put new strings on and play it, use very light strings. I like to use two sets of tenor banjo strings. I use like a 10-28 gauge. The instrument will like you for it and it will...
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    Re: Tone and Volume pots on Harmony H35 Batwing

    You could try cleaning the pots with a good contact cleaner before replacing them. If you need to replace them it looks like a humbucker so you most likely have 500K pots. I would get a good brand of...
  22. Re: Long-winded general questions from a mandolin newbie ...

    The MK legacy was decent for it's price point. I have had a couple thru here and they sound good once setup.
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    Re: If it's not the heat, is it the humidity?

    Two notes out of tune, that is amazing. I wouldn't worry about two notes out of tune, for a mandolin. I have more than that with mine sitting in my house, or sometimes early in a gig or jam after one...
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    Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    Straight into the neck heel so it goes into the neck block.
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    Re: Woke with a chord question

    I use a lot of double stops for chords, not all have the root and it works just fine.
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