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  1. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    OK, that analogy makes sense to me, and I readily admit I was thinking about the tuned string’s pressure in this case incorrectly. Appreciate the redirection. But does 2 wraps vs 4 really make a...
  2. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    It just seems to me that the tension/risk of breakage is created at the string bend at the tuning peg, and I don’t see how more wraps reduces that. I’m not arguing that those claiming that are wrong,...
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    Re: New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    My wife got me a really beautiful Ochre F-style mandolin strap that’s really beautiful. It’s a bit stiffer than my Lakota Leathers braided and unbraided straps, but I think it’s going to be really...
  4. Re: Wrapping strings around tuners too many times restringing?

    You don’t end up with 6 or 7 wraps because you don’t leave that much slack. Pull it tight before wrapping around the post. Doesn’t take much to tune to pitch, because there’s not much slack to take...
  5. Re: Urgent Strings Question! (Help a beginner, please!)

    Your mandolin will support medium or even heavy gauge strings just fine. The ones you have be careful of are those designed for lighter strings (Flatiron 1N, for example, which require DíAddairio EJ...
  6. Re: Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    Awesome story, and glad Darren’s the next care taker. He’ll put some honest wear on it, but he knows what he’s got there…
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    Re: compared to a Weber mandolin.

    Definitely not Michael Kelly. They made an occasional gem but overall were overbuilt, though they do look pretty. Kentucky’s upper tier models are well regarded, but, again, wouldn’t consider them...
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    I totally get that. I primarily play acoustic mandolin, and if I could only have one instrument it would be my Kelley A-5, but it is fun to just wail on the emando from time time. Before the world...
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    Agree that Eastman 305 and Kentucky KM-150 are great places to start. For a slight step up the food chain Eastman’s 510 and Kentucky’s 500/505 models may be near your range used. I’m a big Chris...
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    Re: Dealing with pokey string ends?

    Once you have them strung up, tuned up, etc, take the leftover length, do a wrap around the post and pull all the extra through the hole on the tuning peg. Pull it tight-ish and snip off the extra....
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    And, William, can’t wait to hear how your 1934 turns out (I like weird stuff, but I do have a healthy respect for the classics)…
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Duuuuuude. That F-5Öif I hadnít just taken my post work COVID shower Iíd go take a cold one. Absolutely stunning. I know itís not traditional, but I couldnít care less. Thatís a gorgeous mandolin...
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    After looking at my Weber Bitterroot I see what you mean about the nut and binding. If you paid used Asian prices you probably ended up with a great deal…if you paid used US prices based the TMS’s...
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    Re: Gold Tone Mandocello - Breaking strings

    This could be a problem with any instrument that’s not well set up and should be remediable if it happens. I wouldn’t let that deter you from the GT. A bigger consideration, IMO, is that the GT was...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I have a McPherson Touring carbon fiber guitar that I love. Not a tenor, of course, and not cheap, but pretty much impervious to everything but serious blunt force trauma. I can leave it in the...
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    Re: Comparison/impressions of Guitar Body OMs?

    I played a Girouard 20 inch GBOM right after playing a 22.5 or 23 inch scale NF GBOM (pretty sure both were spruce and maple) at TME just before the world shut down back in 2020. Iíd previously had a...
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    Re: Metallica: Enter Sandman Solo

    Love it!
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    Re: Punch Brothers & Watchhouse

    Sublime…
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    Re: Temperature and Outdoor Gigs

    Agree with all of the above advice. I’m currently near Charlotte, NC, but also lived in Charleston, SC, for 7 years. I’m more cautious about playing in the cold (because our basic instinct is to get...
  20. Re: Can anyone top this amount of Blue Chip pick wear?

    I cannot top that amount of pick wear on my BCs…
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    Look for a Kentucky KM-150 or an Eastman 305, used if possible. They’re very good mandolins for the $ and ones you won’t soon outgrow. Forget about F-style scrolls in your budget…the quality hit you...
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    Re: 105 year old neck joints

    Very cool, thanks for posting the pics, James!
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    Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    I'm very happy with my Kelley A-5 and my Rigel CT-110, but can't say either are my one to keep forever. I'd wanted the Rigel for years (just because I like the concept/design) and the right one and...
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    Re: Well MAS has got me bad!!!!

    Congrats!
  25. Thread: Jake Workman

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    Re: Jake Workman

    Yeah, it ain't fair, lol. He's a helluva picker!
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