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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    There's another, much bigger catch - unless you are sure you're picking each note with the exact same initial force, the data from one plucked note to another just doesn't correlate. When I did...
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    I've replaced the tuning machines on several instruments. Some purely for cosmetic reasons, some because the originals didn't work well. I've also replaced lots of metal or pearloid buttons with...
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    Re: Pickup options?

    Here's a thread I started years ago with pictures of options beyond the standard endpin location for output jacks.

    My first pickup install used a carpenter jack, which I was dissatisfied with for...
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    Re: Pickup options?

    I've mounted JJB pickups internally in over 2 dozen instruments, from fiddles to ukuleles to standard mandos, resonator mandolins, banjos and a banjolin, mandola, octave mandolins, mandocello, many...
  5. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    I know how you feel because I fell the same way about 11 or 12 years ago. I now have an F5 mandolin, hybrid F4 mandolin, a banjolin, resonator mandolin, mandola, a couple octave mandolins and two...
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    I've replaced a few sets of tuners on mandolins, guitars, etc. I've used Waverly, Schaller, Gotoh, Grover, Rubner.....

    I've found in most cases every mfr is a little different. Waverly roller...
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    Re: Epiphone Mandobird VIII bridge question

    I have a Mandobird VIII. I was not able to get the intonation right with the original bridge. The angle was fixed. I bought a replacement from Tom at Moongazer (he's sadly passed on now) with...
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    Re: Looking for some help

    I came to mandolin after many years as a classically trained violinist and self taught guitar picker. The fifths tuning on orchestral stringed instruments and mandolin family instruments makes for a...
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    Re: Curt Mangan Strings - Wonderful

    I've been playing Curt Mangan strings on almost all my instruments for a little over a year now. I first tried a set of the fusion matched phosphor bronze strings on my mandola. I've tried lots of...
  10. Re: Suddenly the 11th or 12th fret gave up on me

    Does the neck join the body at the 12th fret? I'm thinking a drop in humidity opened up the fret slot and it popped up a little.
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    Re: Gotoh tuner buttons

    I've bought the mini ebony buttons from Guitar Parts Factory. They fit on my Morris hybrid F4.
  12. Re: Will being a lefty, but playing right handed be more limiting

    This is one of those recurring threads that can get heated. People take on a religious zeal when espousing their position.

    I'm one of many naturally left handed people who plays musical...
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    Re: Tuner Buttons Buzzing

    Maybe you didn't run across this thread of mine. Get some of Stew-Mac's thin super glue and wick it up along the shaft. Worked for me.
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    Re: Preamp Question

    Not entirely accurate. I spent several years active duty in the USN as an electronics technician. I had lots of training on and experience with radar, radio and reactor plant control systems.
    ...
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    Re: K&K jack for an A5

    I used a Tapastring Vintage Jack on my HD-28 guitar. See also this thread I started a few years ago on other ideas. If you're building it put a 1/4" jack in the lower treble bout with a...
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    Re: Kimble neck - forearm pain

    In the guitar world and on the popular guitar fora, there are new multi-page threads popping up weekly on nut width and neck profile. There are guitar players who insist that a 1-3/4" nut width is...
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    Re: Bag or case

    I have straps and tone gards on most of my instruments. They also fit in their cases with these on.
    My Morris hybrid F4 fits great in the "Superior" brand case Sonny provided with it wearing a...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Back when we could get them I replaced a set of no-name Chinese made tuners on my F5 with Rubner's. I like them just fine , and would have happily used them on other projects. But they've been...
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    Re: ISO Luthier to carve and install new top

    I totally agree. May not be worth the cost having a good luthier spend her time on, but I would consider buying a top from International Violin, Luthier's Mercantile, Stew Mac, etc. and try my hand...
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    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    I came to mandolin as a classically trained violinist/bluegrass fiddler and self taught guitarist. When I picked up a mandolin I swear those old fiddle tunes and classical pieces literally just fell...
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    Re: JJB pickup choice for cittern

    I've used the PPS 200 in the majority of my over 2 dozen JJB pickup installs. I've put them in fiddles, mandolins, octave mandolins, mandola, resonator mandos, banjolin, guitars, mandocello and an...
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    That's certainly not true of all Morris mandolins. I've played a lot of his builds.

    A traditional A4 or F4 has the neck join the body at the 12th fret. My Morris hybrid F4 neck (elevated...
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    I've played several mandolins built by Sonny Morris (he lives about an hour drive away from me). Most were carved top and back. Each sounded and played great. I've played fewer by Eastman, but...
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    Re: Left Hand on Neck: Palm or Thumb

    I started violin at 10 years old, and was taught to hold the neck so the left index finger touches it just above the first joint and the left thumb touches about halfway between the tip and last...
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    Re: Octave tuning/string tension question

    I've used and recommended the "halve the diameter, double the frequency" thumb rule here for over 10 years and done it on over 5 different instruments with no issues.

    Here's an even simpler way...
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