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  1. Re: Do great looking mandolins have to sound better?

    Bill Monroe's mandolin didn't look all that great. The back was a little mismatched and as the years went by it didn't get any newer. If you pay a bunch for a mandolin I'm of the opinion that it...
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    Re: Converting left hander to right

    People here have been converting them from righty to lefty for years. Other than the bridge saddle and the nut the only issue is that the dots on the top of the neck will be on the bottom. I'm with...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    That's addressed in the post Allen.



    By filling the end you can't get close enough to the headstock to scratch it. The second alternative is to grind off the end and round it side to side to...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Probably the cheapest answer. Cut down a John Dunlop winder into a Jop winder. Fill the unit about half full of baking soda and drop in a few drops of CA (Superglue). Let it harden. The crank is...
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    Re: Kay F style Mandolin

    These were imported with lots of different brand names. The only connection that has to the American company is the name on the headstock. We have another thread here with A style Kay mandolins in it...
  6. Re: Is there a reason for the fretboard extension without frets ?

    It's simply a nod to tradition, nothing more nothing less.

    I scooped my Gibson years ago because of the pick click. It may be that the scoop isn't deep enough. Lots of people over the years have...
  7. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    By the way, there's some information here but I don't know if Gold Tone is still selling these.
  8. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    I didn't know Bill James made one like this. I've never seen it on his website.
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Nah, nobody cries when they cut up a mandolin banjo. The only problem I ever had with them was keeping them in tune.
  10. Re: Rigel Mandolins not responding emails - tailpiece question

    Post a picture of the tuners from the back showing the plates and the button. The tailpiece might have been unique to the mandolin but the tuners were not.
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Does anyone know the difference between a mandolin banjo and an onion? Asking for a friend.
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    Re: Kentucky km1000 serial number age?

    If someone doesn't come up with an answer you could try contacting Saga.

    https://www.sagamusic.com
  13. Re: Refurbishing my old Stewart MacDonald (kit) mandolin

    Tops can be graduated from the top side or the bottom. It's just harder to check the thickness with the mandolin intact. Keep in mind you may need to refit the bridge if you change the graduations...
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Best of luck, let us know how it comes out.
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    Re: Tone bar question

    Thanks John.
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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    You know, if the tailpiece cover was there....
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Those will be the dimensions of the tuners. If they match up with your post holes center to center it should work. Mark the middle of each hole and verify you are close to that dimension on each hole...
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Those are the tuners I linked to above and could be the closest to what you have. Look at this diagram. That is the dimension you need to be checking.
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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    Andrew Mowry was last active today at 11:14 AM and last posted on January 7th. I don't remember ever seeing a post from Don McRostie or Monteleone. The doesn't mean they never did, it just means I...
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    Re: Martin Mandolin Identity

    Ya gotta do what you gotta do and I understand that completely but the fact that there are true amateurs here that have built musical instruments that look pretty good and sound pretty good makes me...
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    Re: Martin Mandolin Identity

    Great job on building the case Steve. I've always wondered why there wasn't more of build your own case movement. Some people build some heavy boxes. I'm not talking about that, I'm talking about...
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    Re: What tools do I need ?

    I've always loved Darryl Wolfe's bridge top machine.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/23839-Show-Off-Your-Jig?p=292585&viewfull=1#post292585
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    Re: please help

    Yes, it did the trick but I can't seem to get to it anymore because there are too many cases stacked in front of it. Yes, I am a sick man.
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    If you are planning on filling the holes and re-drilling it would make more sense to get a matched drill bit and dowel set that would allow you to enlarge the hole and have the correct sized dowel to...
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    Re: Gibson A-40

    I was under the impression the backs were laminated arched with a brace. That's what Gruhn's book says as well.
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