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  1. Re: Why are old Gibson snakeheads worth so much more?

    I think it looks much better. A paddle head is really too big for that short and skinny neck aesthetically.

    Technically the strings have a better travel directly to the nut. If it affects sound? I...
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    Re: Highly recommend

    Haha no sorry, I didn't catch that.
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    Re: Highly recommend

    Or save some(a lot) money and buy from Hora :-)
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    Re: Bruno Mandolinetto

    A mandolinetto has guitarshaped body and 4x2 strings, a mandriola has mandolin body and 4x3 strings so I don't know what that makes yours :-) Mandrionetto ?

    Pictures or it didn't happen

    My...
  5. Re: Wrecked fingers can't make 'block chords', time to quit?

    You hit a wall after TWO days? :))

    Maybe try two months and then decide.

    Another help can be stretching practice for fingers, that can give you much more mobility and range.

    You could try...
  6. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    Very exiting as it's very difficult to fathom the beauty of the rough instrument under a lot of glue and paper. We are waiting ;-)
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    Re: Ukulele tuned like a mandolin

    You could always bring a pocket mandolin

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    Re: Ukulele tuned like a mandolin

    That sounds like a mandolinetto :-)204375
  9. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    Take off the strings give the crack som CA thin glue, it will wick into all small crevices as no other glue. Force the neck down, wait 24 hours.

    A screw will also do, on a low value ukulele. Drill...
  10. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    Can we see a closeup of the fixed crack?
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    Re: Ukulele tuned like a mandolin

    Nice. I tuned a ukulele as a Balalaika, as I sold my Balalaika beacause I couldn't reach with my thumb in the 1. on the upside and my (any) finger in the 5. band on the underside.
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    Re: Finish cracks?

    Not a good idea to publish mail addresses. Robots harvests the internet and then sends spam. camouflage it.
  13. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    I like that paper, all mine are just drab brown paper.
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    Re: Finish cracks?

    This is not the "normal" crazing in the lacquer which can happen over time. It looks like the two parts have moved with respect to each other.

    Are you sure there isn't a (wooden?) binding there?...
  15. Chemical for humidity control? Bovida pack content?

    Hello
    Has anybody found out what chemical is used in the humidity packs?
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    Re: Boveda Humidity-Packs

    Try a search on Boveda but wait till next weekend if you want to read it all :-)
  17. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    Hello. What is the purpose of the paper? I find it all the time inside the instruments.

    What material is the thin white line between the staves?
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    Re: New Mandola

    Same here, although it does depend on the mandolin and the strings.

    I have a mandolinetto with nylon mandolin strings and even the high strings are kind of docile.
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    Subscribed :-)
  20. Re: Effect of humidity on a nice mandolin...

    ?? Your hotel will have airconditioning, so humidity will probably be too low, not high.
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    Re: correct nut slot sizing

    Check your string diameter and then your file diameter with a slideruler, they are cheap
  22. Re: Does anyone know what tailpiece this is?

    Take a plier and make a 90 degree bend in the middle of the loop, connect it to the tailpiece and clamp the string to the fretboard with a capo, while you connect the string to the tuner. One string...
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    Re: I'm curious about a hide gluing method

    I have no idea but would be sceptical about how the steam would be able to penetrate a clamped joint.

    But why not just try it? ;)
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    Re: unknown vintage case

    Vintage Musical Instrument Cases
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    Re: unknown vintage case

    From the shape it could be a Waldzither. It's a bit to big for my Böhm.

    Are you selling?
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