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  1. Re: Difficulty finding Elixir Nanoweb coated strings

    Like Rank Choice Voting , what is your runner up favorite ? & #3 ?
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    Re: Strings with no loop & no ball

    Aquilla has strings you Tie on .. I made a knot ignoring that the tail piece is called 'No Knot'..
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    Re: Strings for an F4 - Medium Okay?

    I have 10~38 on my Pre TR A, 11~40 on ihe TR A4.
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    Re: This is how Gibson looked to Czechs

    Later people got into bluegrass & used their centuries old violin making skills with out needing the foreign name..
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    Re: Dull and Lifeless

    New Strings bring things back to life ..
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I Think they used Pre Preg Cloth, an Autoclave/oven & Vacuum Bagging technique to make them
    then Peter did the finishing fretting hardware fitting, And marketing ..
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    Guess Peter Mix & the collaboration with Clear Carbon of Rhode Island NewMAD CF ended..
    My A5 is on its 2nd set of frets .. having a regular Ebony fingerboard, & Bridge,
    the re fret was as...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Getting everyone in Overalls for the full Buck Owens , Roy Clark Hee Haw TV show effect?
    ...
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    @ first I used 3 from Martin's Baritone Uke set* + 1 from a Soprano set .. for 5th tuning
    * 1 is copper wound ,1 aluminum wound & 1 plain. & the plain Sop outer string..
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    5th interval tuning options : F.C.G.D.A.E.B.F# C#.. pick 4 ..

    My spruce topped banjo uke is with a mandolin-ish 14" scale & Its E,B,F#,C#..

    1st string is seeming tight enough Not...
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    Re: Thumb wear on the neck

    More base, first joint of index finger wear on the bottom side, than my thumb,,,

    + the hand of the last owner starting back in the 20's..

    shared effort..

    Neck; mahogany not maple.. a...
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Previous Schallers were fine. have several A's & a Deluxe F ..

    New Grand Tunes look good too . German precision & efficient manufacturing.
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Burning it in a lined fry pan . (or solid fuel booster section gaskets on the challenger space shuttle)

    Cant be healthy .. Passive just sitting there, or suspended in Triflow chain oil ...
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    Re: Shipping Calton Mandolin Case

    Here my source of cardboard box material is the Bicycle Shop .. Big panels ..
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Post hole mis - spacing is another source of binding ..
  16. Re: Best Cases for Temperature/Humidity Control

    That may be a bit over the top for someone stating: "I do not go out much, nor do I fly" ..
    but a graphic anecdote.. of a touring professional, with a 'holy grail' precious mandolin..

    Pegasus...
  17. Re: Best Cases for Temperature/Humidity Control

    keep it cool? Maybe a white fiberglas Eastman ? (rubber edge seals will keep the rain out) .

    I note white cars are popular in the middle east ..

    :whistling:
  18. Re: Will I Notice A Difference? Gibson 1917 vs 1922-34

    And the neck profile is unchanged .. the truss rod cover on the A4 is nickel plated
    like the tail piece ,

    so they were featuring it's addition .. later, it seems the TRC was black
    to...
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    Re: Fishman M200 / M100

    Door #3... :whistling:

    My installed pickup is Schertler .. it's a contact dynamic microphone, so goes into the mixer like any other mic.

    Its signal is Strong, so with an impedance matching...
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    Stew Mac Sells the Grommet bushings that are more traditional.. It's what the Waverly kit includes , I believe..
    so using the Schaller ones is Optional ..
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Happy with my Mix Carbon A5.. It's on its second set of frets now.. Peter used conventional Ebony fingerboards ..
    so the refret was easy for those skilled in that tradition..
  22. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    The A 50, A 40 & EM150 were all neo 'paddle heads' . [but guitar-ish peghead shaped]

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Tail piece repair

    http://emando.com/builders_inactive/Hodson.htm
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    Re: Tail piece repair

    Thanks, PM sent ... :grin:
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    Re: High marks for Schaller GrandTunes

    Their Preceding tuners worked fine, I have several A & 1 F tuner of theirs..
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