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  1. I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    I continue to study mandolin with guitar and it is my new composition - maybe it will be interesting for someone!)
    As always, I give the timecode - the mandolin line starts at 1.35 (If someone is...
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    Re: Shop questions

    It takes a certain personality to enjoy upright basses & working on / building them.

    For me....upright bass payers are typically 10 times easier to work with than mandolin players, they always...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    Doing some finishing work on these two mandos.
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    Re: Any Thoughts on Eastman Trutone Finish?

    This is either inaccurate or a mischaracterization of the finish being used today on guitars and mandolins when done properly, such as shown by companies like Eastman, Taylor, Bourgeois, and, I'm...
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    Re: Arch fingerboard for F4

    I've done quite a few of them that way- four in the last year.

    There are a couple of lurkers around here who own them; 'pretty sure they are ok if I mention it. Adam Tanner has one that had the...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    From Nik's post regarding the "black material" used for the MM pick on the Apollo Picks Facebook page Sept 7th:

    Q: … so what is this black material that you are using?

    A: …down the rabbit...
  7. Re: Mandolin > K&K Twin Internal > Grace Bix - Help please

    If I recall correctly you’ll get more noise at the 10mOhm then the one, but both work. I have a Felix and it is switchable and there isn’t much difference between the 2 except body noise and feedback...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Just finished a shellback skiff...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    It's been a while.
    Boots Imperial strung up in the white.195944
  10. Little Italy - my first composition for guitar and mandolin)

    Hi everyone!! I am a composer and guitarist, and just recently started studying mandolin).
    This is now one of my favourite instruments. And I'm glad I found this forum.
    Let me share the first song...
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    A couple of new mandolins

    A couple of recently completed mandolins. They are both based on Lyon and Healy mandolins of a century or so ago. The first is a flat back with a Brazilian rosewood body, recycled from a mandola I...
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Hey Everyone!

    I couldn’t resist. Here’s a brief, informal video capturing some of the sound. More later!

    https://youtu.be/WCDBPACBAUg
  13. Thread: Bela!

    by dang
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    Bela!

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CR19Gz2gy-k/?utm_medium=copy_link

    Bela instrumental with Sierra, Justin, Bryan, Mark and Michael backstage at Rockygrass
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    Rockygrass 2021

    Hey all,
    Just checking to see how many of you either went to Rockygrass or viewed it via the Mandolin.com stream. I ended up shelling out the rather cheap $50 for the option to stream all 3 days...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Tops glued on, cleaned up and ready to cut the binding channels. All German Spruce tops and Quilted Maple back and sides.
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  16. Thread: Oval A

    by amowry
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    Re: Oval A

    Ditto what Marty said. Also, though it may go without saying, I would recommend using an X brace instead of the Gibson-style lateral brace that tends to come unglued.

    I've built several of these...
  17. Thread: Oval A

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    Re: Oval A

    This is the one I made.
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    Re: Atypical top wood?

    Traditions are not merely a consequence of blind adherence to older precedents: they tend to exist for perfectly good reasons. The traditional topwood for a mandolin is spruce (there are several...
  19. Thread: Moon Wood

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    Re: Moon Wood

    It's really not much better than ordinary wood unless it is harvested by leprechauns, and since leprechauns are not normally from the Swiss Alps they must be brought in at considerable expense. The...
  20. Re: K&K Duotone with an Acoustic Tech21 Fly Rig?

    They make one specific for acoustic guitars.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    Read the rest of this thread for an answer to your question.

    Or the myriads of other threads on the subject.

    But I'll also answer your question: a lot.
  22. Thread: finish touch up

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    Re: finish touch up

    From the description in the original post, it sounds like the instrument needs a drop-fill repair. For drop-fills on lacquer finishes, I've had the best results with nitro, and forcing myself to...
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    It's not clear to me if the OP wants to hear himself with greater clarity, or if he wants his audience to hear him better. These are not the same issues. If you play an F hole instrument, and you are...
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    Re: Help! Drowned out by fiddles!

    There have been a lot of good observations and suggestions, but Jim's point is really the most valid. Since this is a performing band, all the elements have to be incorporated and optimized in order...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    First coat of varnish on the next mandolin...
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