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  1. Re: Inspecting and caring for a vintage Gibson A

    My '22 had the same problem. I shimmed nut back about 1mm and it's been fine for a couple decades. I have found other '22's that had the same problem and were easily fixed the same way. You may want...
  2. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    I looked up the Cherub. Accuracy is +-1 cent. Unitune is .02 in strobe and .5 in chromatic. Since you only change the battery once a year or even two. I think I'd rather have the accuracy. You must...
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    Re: Got the neck off, now how do I put it back?

    As John said, they didn't get the neck correct and compensated with the tailpiece. Yours' isn't the first.
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    Re: Gibson Banjolin - Info, please!

    I might suggest to check to see the nut on the metal rod is tight to the neck, and the neck heel is tight to the rim. Also remember this is a banjo first and a mandolin second, don't use heavy...
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    Re: Gibson Banjolin - Info, please!

    It looks like a trapdoor pot, but as rcc56 says, I have not seen the "resonator" that is shown in the back shot.
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    Re: Fishman Performer / Pro35 Mic Issues

    If you are using phantom power, plug the mic in BEFORE turning on the phantom power. Depending on how rugged the phantom circuit is you can blow it by plugging into it with it on. If you choose to...
  7. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    I suggested the Unitune because your complaint was changing the battery often. The Unitune is not rechargeable, but you rarely change the battery so I suggested it. It is also easy to change.
  8. Re: Tell me your experiences with rechargeable tuners

    The Unitune is a very accurate tuner, and the battery lasts me more than a year using it multiple times daily.
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    Re: What to pay for an old Gibson

    I said when I turned 70 I was now in Geezerdome. Welcome to Geezerdome JB.
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    I had them hand carry instruments to baggage when they would let us carry them on. At the other end I watched out the window as our instruments, which were last on,then first off, were then thrown on...
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    Re: Sitka vs. Red Spruce in mandolins

    I haven't seen it mentioned, my favorite mandolin has Italian spruce and is killer.
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    Re: A pedal tuner question

    Try plugging and unplugging into your tuner a half dozen times before your gig. Oxidation can and does cause these kind of problems. You may want to also clean the ground on the input of the tuner...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Accuracy in strobe is better, 0.02,but it's still good in the chromatic mode, 0.5.
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    The Polytune and Unitune used in the strobe mode is harder to read than the Pererson. If you use the regular mode it is very easy. I go back and forth.
  15. Thread: Clamps

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    Re: Clamps

    Billy, I am of no help finding what you are looking for, but if you can't find it take the other two pieces to a machine shop and have them thread a piece of round stainless steel. It will be cheap...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    The Polytune will show all the strings of a guitar, not sure how accurate that is, and it is of no benefit to a mandolin. I have both and prefer the Unitune. I also have the Peterson, and D'Addriio...
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    Re: Clip On Tuners / What Cha Got ?

    Second the Unitune, I have several. I also have a Peterson, the Unitune is nearly as accurate. The big plus is I use one that I leave out daily, several times, and can get more than a year from the...
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    Re: K&K Pure preamp issues advice needed

    Most preamps are designed for guitar. A more popular instrument I guess??? So yes, as mando-bob says, dump the bass. It usually is around 80hz and you don't need that for mandolin.
  19. Thread: Kent 836

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    Re: Kent 836

    Even tho I don't play electric mandolin, I would have bought that too. Cool looking mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman truss rod question

    Without tension from the strings you will most likely have to slack off on the truss rod to make the neck flat. As Fretbear says a washer or two will give you plenty of room to adjust, I have done...
  21. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    Plane shavings can be very thin and can be inserted into a fine crack dry. Just a thought if you want to try some of the smaller gaps.
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    Re: Randy Wood Two-Point at Carter's

    Every mandolin that had a strap button on the neck that I have owned was in the same place as this one. I take them off, but if it were on the other side of the neck it would be easy for the strap to...
  23. Re: HELP! I'm Running Sound For the (sort've) First Time

    If you are going to scoop the mids don't do it on the main EQ, but on the channel you want less mids. If you scoop the mids on the main EQ it hurts the instruments and everything else you don't want...
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    Simply cut the screw shorter. If you have a belt sander, or a file, it's easy to put a new point on it.
  25. Thread: Back removal

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    Re: Back removal

    If you need thin strips of wood to inlay into the purfling gap, it's hard to get them in once they have glue on. I cut strips to fit cracks and insert them dry, then wick in hot hide glue. It is...
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