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  1. Re: Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    A great concise guide for getting your mandolin in top notch playing condition! Thanks Rob.
  2. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    Yes, even though a more standard F5 style sound is different from an A oval hole style sound they are both significantly different from the sound of the Vega.

    The thing I really like about getting...
  3. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    I just reread your post. Did you mean that you tuned your mandocello like an octave mandolin, GDAE?
  4. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    That sounds like a smart choice of strings. The more common 0.074" C string set may be fine for a newer instrument but is problematic when used on an old instrument. Not to mention I think the...
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    I pretty new to the world of vintage mandolins. I need to get more familiar with the old manufacturers. But I do like that "mandolute" !
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    That's a very nice looking mandolin! I'm not familiar with Weymann mandolins but I really like the old mandos. They have something special to their sound and look and feel.
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    Re: Weird Intonation Issues

    Yep, I agree. That is a nut issue, not bridge.
  8. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    Well this same set of string gauges has worked well on the Vega so far. I think you need to live with string changes for a while to be sure. In that regard I made a small change on the A string...
  9. Re: Is this a chord? first fret, D AND A, then G&E on 3rd fret?

    This may be of use. There is an app called Chord Cracker for Mandolin. I found it very useful because you can either use it's chord dictionary or enter fingerings and it will tell you the chord you...
  10. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    To update my adventure with my 1918 K1, I have been going through a number of different tunings and string gauges and have landed on a combination I am very happy with. My initial configuration was...
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    Re: Vega mando type model publication?

    Thanks for all the great information! I went ahead and ordered a copy of the Vega catalog from Bernunzio Uptown Music. Your sharing of information and experience is greatly appreciated.
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    Vega mando type model publication?

    I was curious if there is a single publication that would describe in detail the various mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass models produced by Vega in the 1910's and 1920's? There is of...
  13. Re: Gibson K1 mandocello bridge string spacing

    Thank you for the advice. I think I will start with an un-slotted archtop bridge saddle and follow your advice to determine the best spacing.
  14. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    I wanted to thank everyone for their advice. I have finished replacing the tuners and tailpiece and have strung the K1 with .062, .045, .032, .020 phosphor bronze strings. I have tuned it CGDG...
  15. Gibson K1 mandocello bridge string spacing

    I thought I would ask if anyone knows what the string spacing would be for Gibson K1 mandocello bridge. I don't have an original to go by. When I bought this K1 it had an archtop guitar bridge that...
  16. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    Thanks rcc56. I think I will follow your advice and see how well my K1 responds and sounds.
  17. Re: Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    Thank you for your advice. I will most likely start with lighter strings and see how things go just to be safe. If possible I would like to go up to the heavier strings if the mando handles the...
  18. Stringing a 1910's Gibson non-truss rod mandocello

    I'm working on an old beat up Gibson K1 mandocello. Just to get it back into playing condition. Replacing bent tuners and a broken tailpiece and the like.

    My question for those who know about...
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