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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Like most of us, we have done fairly well at other instrument but the mandolin is a new dimension in my musicianship. I started bass and guitar in the 60ís. Slow learning curve. Iíve built 4,5 and 6...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Ray...your 1914 mandolin must be a beauty. Iíve just measured fret height using a small square then added 10 thou to the feeler gauge and clamped it beside the nut and filed the G and D slots. I then...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Ray...how about sticking with my 10-14-24 and replacing the 40 with 36?
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Well Allen...bushes and all. You are correct. You should take over jeopardy. Further CLOSE inspection as suggested, I need to adjust the string height at the TINY nut and even out the strings at the...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Should have known. My mistake. I apologize. Factory set up not right. Mandolins werenít in my world until I bought one. I always reset factory guitars. Iím ok getting it right now. I have all the...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    There are a lot of barre chords in the mandolin encyclopedia. Iíll probably not use 20% of those shown (2660) Iíll be more selective in the future. Also Iíll check my string height.
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Iíd really like to be proficient at playing ďCrossing Muddy WatersĒ by John Hiatt!
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Ok. Under proper lighting for my trifocals they micíd. 10-14-24-40. So I see that I can get a 9-34 set of extra lights to try out. I might snip the 40 and use the 34. Trial and error. Also I built...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Pardon my stupidity! I should have micís 8 strings not just 4.
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Itís actually my strumming arm. I believe itís caused by my arm over the edge of the guitar body which affected the nerves. Basically bc I play sitting down . A great many years caused my problem....
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    Thank you all. String height is good. Iíll mic my strings and check gauge then google gauges available. On my guitars I like 10-50. This will give me some hope for better playing. They almost feel...
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    Vice grip fingers

    On my first post re: SS Stewart taropatch I got great information from dedicated and knowledgeable players. Iím very greatful to you all. Now here is195842 my next topic for consideration. While you...
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    Re: SS Stewart taropatch

    Thank you. I have a set of octave strings. A local ukulele builder told me about the soap. Iíll give it a try. More chords to learn.
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    Re: SS Stewart taropatch

    I lost my original reply. It looks similar in body wood and bridge design as SS Stewart 14k. Wish it had a mark inside at least.
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    Re: SS Stewart taropatch

    Thanks again Allen. And pleased to meet you. Iíve built 3 basses and did guitar repairs. Iím retired from all that now. I repaired an old flat back (no name) mandolin. it was as a little smaller in...
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    Re: SS Stewart taropatch

    Iím getting more acquainted with the instrument bc of your expertise and help. Thank you again. Iím sizing a bone nut and a wooden nut (an old harmony arch top I found had a wooden nut). Waiting for...
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    Re: SS Stewart taropatch

    Thank you so much for your knowledge of the instrument and your desire to help me out!! Just a guess...what do you guess itís worth?
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    SS Stewart taropatch

    Hello friends! I've just joined and realize that what I'm asking might not be found here but I did read something from a member who does have some knowledge about a SS Stewart Taropatch. I realize...
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    Re: Repair Ontario

    Mike McConville in Stratford might help out. I used to do repairs but since Covid came along I retired. And now Iím trying to get the last couple projects complete, plus trying to fit in some...
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