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    Re: Not exactly Mandolin related....

    Glad you found a good source for tubes. That said, if your old tubes were far enough out of spec any in spec tubes will make it sound better.
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    Re: Better machines give better sustain?

    What John said above. The only additional thing I can think of is the weight of the tuners may differ enough to have an affect on the sustain. The quality would not be an issue though.
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    Re: Is my truss rod broken?

    Your rod isn't broken. You have a stiff neck (usually a good thing) that may not have enough relief planed into it from the start (not so good). I would leave it loose for a while and see how the...
  4. Thread: Sanding for bass

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    Re: Sanding for bass

    I think it would be much easier to find a mandolin that had the bass response you wanted and buy that one. Sell your current one if needed.
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    Re: Consensus on stew mac's heat stick

    There is a repair tech on YouTube, twoodfrd who has a few videos where he uses them and talks about the pluses and minus's of them. I believe he continues to use the technology but uses a smaller...
  6. Re: Does your mando need a setup? Learn to do it yourself!

    Thanks for the book. I recommend it frequently.
  7. Thread: Arpeggio's

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    Re: Arpeggio's

    Arpeggios are just playing the notes of a chord individually, one after another. From a theory prospective the basic chord (called a triad) are based on scales. Chords are made from every other note...
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    Re: Two Point Mandolin

    I enjoy your updates.
  9. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    I guess I was being a bit narrow minded, seeing things from a US only perspective. I am pretty sure it is legal to do so in the US but not to export.
  10. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    I believe it is legal to re-use wood on the CITES list. I would document where it came from. particularly the age of the piece it cam from to show that it was legal at the time of harvest. ...
  11. Thread: Cost for refret

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    Re: Cost for refret

    It sounds like you may only need a partial re-fret. That should be less expensive and may not require a new nut, unless you otherwise need one.
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Wow!
  13. Thread: Intonation woes

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    Re: Intonation woes

    Nope, just tired and a poor proof reader. Carry on.
  14. Thread: Intonation woes

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    Re: Intonation woes

    If the string is sharp at the first fret or two but flat ass you fret up the board that is a good indication the nut is cut high. About the only other thing that would cause that would be poorly...
  15. Thread: Name that wood

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    Re: Name that wood

    Hardwoods can be divided into ring porous and diffuse porous. It is common to use the analogy of drinking straws for the grain of the wood with the open part of the straws being the pores. In ring...
  16. Re: Augustino LoPrinzi electric mandolin on Ebay

    I believe the LoPrinzi company was purchased by another company. One brother stayed with the company. August left and made his own things for a while.
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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    I have not worked on this particular one but metal flake finishes are notoriously hard to work on. A fairly thick clear coat is needed to get a flat finish. Removing some of the top coat would...
  18. Re: seeking advice/connection to builder to re-top an F5

    Can you take the back off and add a brace to support the weak area in the top?
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    My understanding is that maple is very prone to blotching and streaking in finishes, especially ones that are absorbed such as oils. It is caused by uneven absorbtion of the oil. Many people put a...
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    Re: Tell me it gets easier.

    Just a thought. I think proper setup is even more important on mandolin than guitar. Those small strings are under a fair bit more tension and being shorter have less elasticity. A poor setup can...
  21. Thread: O.M.'s

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    Re: O.M.'s

    Every niche has its own jargon and sometimes the same word means different things in different places. Sometimes the same thing gets called different things. don't think you have anything to be...
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    Re: reverse music identification

    Shazam is good with pop/rock; less good with other genres.
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    Re: Easy Transposing Guitar Tabs?

    It is difficult to keep chord voicings the same on mandolin as on guitar. For starters guitars have six strings. Then there is the difference in tuning. There is a certain amount of...
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    Re: Weird nut on Planet tuners

    You can probably make something that would work with some bar stock of the right size just bend it into a "U" shape.
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    Re: Refretting a Gibson A

    I suspect the difference in sound is due to how cleanly the string is stopped with a bigger fret having more contact due to the bigger radius.
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