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  1. Re: Can I get-rid of the end-pin on Godin A8?

    Like Jacob said, leave the end pin alone. I would glue a little strip of leather on the inside of the gig bag to protect it. High quality gig bags are usually done this way.
  2. Re: Can I get-rid of the end-pin on Godin A8?

    Most endplates are just secured by 3 screws but to be extra sure, you can take the endpin out and if it secures the plate, then just put in a normal screw, or shorten the existing and put it back in...
  3. Re: Can I get-rid of the end-pin on Godin A8?

    The screws should be holding the tailpiece in place. The end pin simply goes through it. There are tailpieces that have been used for decades that don't have an end pin hole.
  4. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    I’m a Thomastik fan and have used them on mandolins with excellent results. I tried the 164 strings on my 16” scale mandola. It was necessary to remove the silk wraps from some of the strings. But...
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    Re: Gig bag for mandola?

    The Gold Tone Irish Tenor gig bag seems pretty close. Made for a 14 inch pot, it would be almost perfect for body length, and only a bit shy of 2 inches large across. 3 inches too long at 32Ē but the...
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    Re: Gig bag for mandola?

    You might check with Gold Tone. They make all different size instruments including mandolas, big ukes, short tenors, and funky "folkternative instruments". One of their gig bags might be close....
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    Re: What is it? UK auction.

    Not entirely sure what you're writing about, Ray. It appears that auction is closed. The link takes me to a page that shows two thumbnails of mandolins though, a Dobro and an unnamed mandolin, which...
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    Re: Learning to play the cura saz

    First, the pitches are relative - they are written as GDA but can be any actual pitch - CGD, BbFC, DAE, etc.

    Second, the cura can be set up either so the the outside strings are in octaves, or...
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    I don't see any reason for any attitudes.

    Gibson does not list mandolins in their on-line catalog, and hasn't listed them for at least a couple of years.

    Only one or two brick and mortar stores...
  10. Re: Building a tune-o-matic bridge for acoustic mandolins?

    Marty, I’ve seen a bridge on line that consists of a wood base with four parallel slots and moveable hard inserts. That would certainly work, at the expense of detensioning strings a couple of times...
  11. Re: Building a tune-o-matic bridge for acoustic mandolins?

    It's definitely feasible. The problem is, if you do something like this:...
  12. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    These strings should be fine.
  13. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    I use Thomastik 174 (weich) light strings on my Collings mandola (string length 15.9"). 14, 19, 28, 45
    I tune CGDA though the package says GDAE.
    These strings are 45 cm /17.5" long.
    I remove...
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    For Irish Trad, I drop the B part of the tunes down an octave.
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    Re: To A Higher Standard

    If they played those notes with conviction it was jazz.
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    To A Higher Standard

    Not quite sure where this thread should go, but this seems like a good choice.

    My youngest son played percussion in his high school band (and later graduated from Berklee College of Music). At one...
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    Re: The Kentucky

    I have a Kentucky KM-270, and I guess Iím in the minority here in that I donít love it. I would say it sounds okay, but not great, and Iíd say the same about the build quality. Itís got sloppy...
  18. Thread: Dots or no dots

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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I don't think muscle memory and using the dots need be antithetical. To me it is a little like driving - having muscle memory is important, but so are maps.

    I don't have any kind of goal to play...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    Stew-Mac sells luminescent side dot material. Also comes in blue. Quite effective.
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    Re: String spacing

    This might help, it seems to work quite well.

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    Re: Truss rod or not?

    I asked Phil Davidson not to use one on mine so he sawed the block for th neck in two along it's length and sandwiched a 3mm carbon fibre plate in the middle. Then shaped the neck and dressed the...
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    Re: Nut Slots Cut Too Low

    My old trick is just use superglue and not much. No baking soda or bone dust needed. Cut a small strip of paper or index card to use as an applicator. Mask off everything else. Just carefully...
  23. Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    I also use a Godin A8 but in a semi loud band and kinda thought the same thing the A8 doesn't look the part than realized I don't either so what the hell & I usually hide behind the singer anyway....
  24. Re: (Godin A8) Pickup battery runs out very quickly

    @Sevelos, You're most welcome, and good going! Any successful repair that requires no effort on my part is a victory :grin:.

    So many of these problems come back to quality control during assembly.
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    Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Paint a couple of scrolls on it, and pour some tea over it as a stain.
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