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  1. Re: America's 'Most Wanted" Luthier Comes Out of Hiding

    Enjoyed that. Thanks!
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Well let me say you kept me thinking about. You asked many questions that I asked myself and thought long and hard about what the next best step should be in the evaluation.

    I've visited the...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Works only one way, clockwise. Not hearing any noise in the neck like before and not sure what that was all about. the neck will go from flat, to about .006 of relief in the middle of the neck with...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    I contacted Saga as suggested and learned this,

    "It is a "Traditional Two-Way Adjustable" rod. The nut is not removable as far as I know. I can't tell without looking at it if there is a problem...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    I agree, that nut is not meant to be removed. I suspect my lengthy posts have muddied up the water to some degree. My apologies, and you guys have been great in helping me work through this.

    To...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Thanks Nevin -For the record, it has a 5/32 allen nut. I read several articles about doing just what you suggested, adding a washer to get more adjustment from the truss rod. Interesting thing...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Thanks John. I appreciate the added detail with the fingerboard extension. I'm relieved to hear I don't have to risk major damage to move on with this project.

    Regards.
    Pete
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    In an effort to get a better analysis of the 505 neck problem, I installed some temp shims in the fret slots and strung the instrument up to tension. The one way truss rod does in fact function, has...
  9. Re: Tomorrow's Challenge:Broken Headstock on Kentucky KM-550

    Nice work indeed. Your customer must be very pleased for sure.
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    First off, I appreciate everyone's feedback regarding the KM 505 truss rod concern.

    I mentioned in my original post that I could not say for certain that the truss pictured was in fact the same as...
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    Re: KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Understood. I do recall sighting down the neck. It looked dead flat on the treble side with the same slight rise on the bass side near the nut I described earlier. Failing to check the TR...
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    KM 505 Trussrod - No affect?

    Yet another question regarding the KM-505 refret project. Older model non radiused neck. I acquired this mandolin to learn how the do a full fret. I may have gotten a little more than I bargained...
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    Re: Fret End Bevel Angle

    Well that explains alot, and makes perfect sense. I was wondering about that, and was in fact thinking 35 degrees (down) from horizontal plane of the fingerboard. You did point out perpendicular,...
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    Re: Fret End Bevel Angle

    35 degrees seems to be the norm, I'm not confident I should start with that. While a 45 degree angle is steeper and perhaps not as pleasing to the eye to some, choosing 35 will cut back further onto...
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    Fret End Bevel Angle

    I don't post often, but spend hours reading the "build and repair" forum here. Great Stuff!

    I'm doing my first refret. KM-505 bound fingerboard. For the most part, I'm following the pictorial on...
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    Re: Nut File Size?

    Good answer. Thanks Bryce
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    Nut File Size?

    Is .002 over string gauge too large? I would tend not too think so, but thought I'd check.

    I wouldn't hesitate on a guitar, but these dang mandolins can be fussy.
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    Re: References for Luthier in Seattle?

    Been to Fremont a bunch of times and never noticed her shop, (said the blind man). Checked out her website, I'll be callin'.

    Thanks Austin.
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    References for Luthier in Seattle?

    Need a partial re-fret for my MT. Recommendations? I'm not opposed to waiting or paying a premium for high quality work. Goin' fishin', I'll check back in a week.

    Thx
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    Re: V-Picks Giveaway

    Reading positive feedback on V Picks. Hope to try one soon. Thanks
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    Re: McCray Picks: Anyone know about them?

    I bought one used from a cafe member to try out. It arrived today in fact. Blue about 1.5mm, shaped almost identical to a BC TPR, but a bit larger. Sounds like a Bluechip to my ears so far. ...
  22. Re: Eastman MD515 Mandolin with Schertler Products Giveaway

    Dear Santa... Let me know where to forward my address;-
  23. Re: John Reischman and the Jaybirds in Vancouver and Seattle 10/2

    I was at the show at Dusty Strings last night. Outstanding performance... Bravo!
  24. Re: 4th finger strength/ dexterity exercises w/o injury ?

    Pete, I spent some time watching your videos of ergonomics of the left hand. Very helpful. In particular, the part about using the natural ability for the index finger to stretch back towards the...
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    Re: E string a bit weak

    So much to learn about this instrument besides learning to play. Thanks for everyone's input. I'll try the easy suggestions first. Raise the bridge, change to heavier E strings, bridge material,...
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