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    Re: Simple cedar wood tone guard

    Be careful, you could re-invent the Tonegard!
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    Re: Vintage Identification

    A, now retired, luthier friend of mine recommended placing a slightly larger shim beneath the bridge after covering part of the mandolin top with clingfilm. Stringing the mandolin up to make sure the...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    Never had much of a problem with my Kimble F.
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    Re: D'Addario Shout Out

    I think you’ll find Nylgut are made by Aquilla and not D’Addario. For what it’s worth Aquilla do make a fifths set for a concert uke using mandola tuning. I bought a set some years ago but only got...
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    I’m not saying that it isn’t a clean power supply but you can get interractions between different components sharing the same power supply which de-grades your sound. I’m mindful of a friend some...
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    You may also get better/cleaner sound if each link in your pedalboard sound has an individual, clean power supply. You may have got away with it so far but lashing everything together is asking for...
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    Not all pedals draw the same power and there needs to be a certain amount to run them. Daisy-chaining pedals may work but the one needing the most power is likely to fail first an that may well be...
  8. Re: What's are some good guitar soundhole pickups?

    Mike Vanden now produces a different pickup system - I think it’s called the “Mimesis” or something similar. It comes either with or without an accompanying mic. and you can swap the mic. for...
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    Re: Eoin Duignan

    Low whistle - check out Davy Spillane (doesn’t seem to be working much these days) and he doubles this with uilleann pipes.

    On of my favourite recordings of his is Atlantic Bridge - a strange mix...
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    Re: Vintage KAY Mandolin

    It’s worth that just for the thrill of finding out what’s underneath the hubcap.
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    Re: Vintage KAY Mandolin

    Yes, somebody wanted to make it look like a rseonator. That bridge is a real work of art!
  12. Re: How long does it take to get over fumble fingers?

    I had much the same issue when I learned to fly but, after a while, things become second nature - a bit like riding a bike. I gave up flying years ago but like to think it would still come naturally...
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    I have a Martin D18 almost as old but I bought mine new - it was the best I could afford and I still have it. That said, there wasn’t much available in the UK in those days - a bit like it is with...
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    Re: Please help identify this Mandolin!

    Not sure whether you own it or just looking but can the middle tuners on either side of the headstock actually be turned or are they purely ornamental like the rest of the instrument?
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    Re: New Guy Looking For Recommendations

    I think we need far more information about what you’re trying to achieve and how much you want to spend.

    If I were a mandolin player looking for a guitar, would you recommend I start off with a...
  16. Thread: Tuner Advice

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    Re: Tuner Advice

    Depends how badly it “broke off”. Much the same thing happened to one of the Schaller buttons on my Holoubek shortly after I bought it in 2002. I stuck it back on with epoxy whilst I was waiting for...
  17. Re: instrument listed as African mandolin on fb marketplace

    Such “relief”.
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    Re: What kind of financial sh to make use?

    I’m also no luthier but my understanding is that, with nitro finishes, it’s a matter of getting the formulation right insofar as if the laquer is to hard it will craze and if it’s too soft it will...
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    Re: Where to buy a mandolin in Paris?

    I used to check the R F Charle website every so often and, one day, found it had changed to Cassanova - I suspect they simply sold out.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    (Many) other recordings are avalable!
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    Re: Can I get more JazzMando picks?

    Same as Caleb. Ted also sent me one with a Jazzmando string order. From memory, they were more or less the same as the Dawg picks I once bought and never got on with.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    All this talk reminds me of a, once famous, British orchestra - the Portsmouth Sinfonia - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6piDRKOwh88
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Yes, “very, very rare” - on the basis that there’s only one of it! Haven’t we discussed this one before? (“Sirius” buyers only.)
  24. Re: Elixir Official Notice Mandolin strings discontinued

    I once thought of using Elixirs but didn’t as only half of them are actually coated.
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    Grommets look a damned sight neater than a strip of leather, felt or even carpet (Berber? Shagpile? AWhich do you recommend.) and encourage the unknowing to ask “What are those black round things...
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