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    Re: Trapeze Floating Tailpiece for 20" OM

    Could you post a close-up of the tailpiece? I may make something similar for my flattop; curious as to how the strings attach.
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    Re: Trapeze Floating Tailpiece for 20" OM

    [QUOTE=pheffernan;1814669]Iím not sure about the physics and mechanics, or the difference that it makes or fails to make, but I like the floating ebony tailpiece on my Black GBOM!

    Beautiful...
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    Trapeze Floating Tailpiece for 20" OM

    The famed guru of stringed instruments set-up, Chuck Traeger, has an interesting point of view. His experience says that all parts should be free to vibrate which adds to the overall sound of any...
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    Re: Trapeze tailpiece

    The famed guru of stringed instruments set-up, Chuck Traeger, might disagree. His experience says that all parts should be free to vibrate which adds to the overall sound of any stringed instrument....
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    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    Another fan of tenor banjo cases for omís
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    Don't play much above the 7th-but some. The saddle is set straight in the bridge but the bridge is slightly slanted. I've only been playing OM for a few years and I play mostly melodies saturated...
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    I have a question that I don't think is far off topic; it's compensation on a flattop OM. Mine is a 20.5" flattop with a simple bridge and a 1/8" saddle. There's not much allowance for compensation...
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    Re: Pono GOM, preferred wood combo?

    Since youíre a singer songwriter the accompanying ax needs to have nice midrange and bass so I would suggest Mahogany
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    Re: Strap for 'F' octave mandolin

    I highly recommend Lakota Leathers straps. They offer my fav Bison leather which is supple, strong and durable. One end has a slot to feed the strap through to make a loop for F-style OM's and...
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    Re: String width at the bridge

    My custom OM is a 20.5" (52cm) scale A-style from Cripple Creek Mandolins (a custom builder listed on the Cafe). String spacing is 46mm at the bridge and the fretboard width at fret 12 is 44mm. The...
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    Re: Help Identifying an Old Kay Mandolin

    Sorry
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    Re: Help Identifying an Old Kay Mandolin

    Speaking of old mando's; Can anyone ID this one:153849153850
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    Re: Mandola strings

    I don't know if this will fit your playing style but here goes: I play a 17" Weber and play solo pieces and I have not found any sets that work for me as they are all too heavy,so here is my custom...
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    Re: Strap for Weber Octave Mandolin?

    Try this site: http://www.lakotaleathers.com/products/mandolin/

    I have one of their straps and it is the absolute best. Soft, supple and strong. You will not be disappointed!!
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    Re: same string tension on all strings?

    Hi and good hunting for your favorite string set.

    I have a custom built OM with a 19" scale that I play mostly fingerstyle and some flatpicking- I don't do bluegrass. My set of choice is:
    E .012...
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    Re: Help with Mandocello bridge

    Try Weber. They make great adjustable bridges.
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    Re: CBOM's, GBOM's and OM's in the wild

    Sorry but guitar bodied OM's just do not appeal to me at a all. I'm sure it's a nice ax but not for me. I actually have a 19" fairly large bazouki bodied OM that is not to my liking. It plays great...
  18. Re: string set for octave mandolin 21" scale length

    If you are new to OM playing and maybe even after, you might try a custom set such as:

    .011 or .012
    .020 wound
    .032
    .046

    I have enjoyed the slightly lighter tension with this set.
    You can...
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    Re: Hora OM Upgrade Project

    Update on the Hora project. I put the solid 5" long x 1/4" thick rosewood bridge on and had to go back to the original maple/ebony insert "5-string banjo" type as it sounded much better. The...
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    Re: Hora OM Upgrade Project

    It’s great to experiment, though, and even if you make a terminal hoo-ha you’ll not be out too much money...[/QUOTE]

    I love that term, ".. terminal hoo-ha". At this point I don't think it will be....
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    Hora OM Upgrade Project

    I recently bought a Hora to add to my arsenal of expensive kindling . I find the Hora to have a bright, pretty, loud voice that I enjoy hearing. When I got it, I was impressed with the sound and so...
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    Re: Celtic star octave mandolin

    Ok
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    Re: Celtic star octave mandolin

    This is an interesting thread on Celtic Star, Hora, opinions, etc. and I'd like to add a comment on the Hora OM/Bouzouki. I recently bought a Hora to add to my arsenal of guitars, Weber Mandola and...
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    Re: Octave Mando vs tenor guitar

    [QUOTE=Lord of the Badgers;1322084]It is worth playing with different tunings on a tenor though...


    Oh and it's massively more cool than being another six string player :)

    As an instrumental...
  25. Re: 1937 Gibson Tenor Banjo conversion to dola/om on ebay

    How does "Bandola" sound? Interesting concept!
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