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  1. Re: Building a Bresciane/Cremonese style Mandolin

    204564 I have a Goldtone GME-4, it's essentially an Electrified version of the Bresciano Mandolin
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    Here's a Zero Glide nut:204563
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    Re: String Bending

    Well lighter gauge strings (weather it's 4 strings, or 8 strings, something like that) do help. Well to make it work on Acoustic Mandolin w/ 8 Strings, I cut the scale length down from 13 inches to...
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    Re: String Bending

    Well lighter gauge strings (weather it's 4 strings, or 8 strings, something like that) do help. Well to make it work on Acoustic Mandolin w/ 8 Strings, I cut the scale length down from 13 inches to...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I got lower action w/ light strings by having the frets filed down nearly flush w/ the fretboard, I was using ultra-low profile frets those were made by Eintopf
    (german stewmac copy). Lighter...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    204560 I have this Doff 4 String Domra Prima which is essentially a Wire Strung Circular Bodied version of a Cremonese Mandolin. It sounds rather loud because the top is cut roughly half as thick as...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Actually to make it work w/ Acoustics the top & back would have to be cut thinner. Jake Wildwood converted this Gypsy Jazz F Style Mandolin into a 4 Stringer because of how lightly built it...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The 4 String Ukrainian Domra is essentially a Circular bodied Steel string version of a Cremonese Mandolin.
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    I was using Mandriola Strings for that made by Thomastik (they're Optima Copies)
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    I got that information from an instrumentation manual that's in a mixture of German & Japanese. The 4 String Domra Prima is essentially a Circular Steel Strung version of a Cremonese Mandolin cause...
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    Re: Allen tailpiece holes vs. James?

    The Allen TR series of Tailpieces should help
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    Re: Allen tailpiece holes vs. James?

    They would have to make a special version that's meant for these Mandolins
  13. Re: Thomastik-Infeld Alto Mandolin/Mandola Strings

    The Thomastik Flatwound Mandola Strings allow you to turn your Mandola into a Mini Octave Mandolin & they're made like Violin strings.
  14. Re: Thomastik-Infeld Alto Mandolin/Mandola Strings

    Adding ball ends would help
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    Re: Any trick to installing Thomastik strings?

    I think they should make instruction manuals for those strings.
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    Re: Thomastik Infeld Strings

    I restrung my Mandolin w/ these Strings recently (just after changing the tailpiece out to a Terminator Tailpiece), & yeah I had to save up alot of money for these amazing Strings. The Flatwound...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    True there are 4 String Acoustic Mandolins too. They're essentially Steel Strung version of the Cremonese Mandolins. Electric Mandolin builders didn't realize that 4 String Mandolins go back many...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Unless maybe the top was thinned
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    Re: illegible parlor guitar label

    However w/ Super Light 12 Strings you can tune up to E Standard due to their super low tension.

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    How about Thomastik KR116 Rope Core Strings?
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    Re: illegible parlor guitar label

    I guess that having a Tailpiece also allows this instrument to be strung w/ Steel strings cause it'll relieve tension from the top.
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    Re: Portuguese guitar ?

    Grover makes Ultra-Lightweight Sealed Geared tuners which weigh slightly less than the Watch Key Tuners so it'll reduce the weight. I think w/ Guitar style tuners a Guitar strap might help keep it in...
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    Re: Electric Phin

    There are 4 string Phins too so how about an 8 string version w/ 4 pairs of strings (also a Chromatic version so you can play western music)? What is the tuning of the 4 string Phin I believe it adds...
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    Re: Tuning a mandolin like a mandola CGDA

    You could use 2 sets of D'addario Prelude Short Scale Viola Strings as Flatwound Strings (replace the original tailpiece w/ an Allen Terminator Tailpiece). Johnny Gimble was known for Tuning his...
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    Re: Violin strings on mandolin?

    Violin Strings on a Mandolin? Hmm, you could use 2 sets of your favorite string sets (as long as you get a Terminator Tailpiece) for various sounds. Ascente Violin strings on a Mandolin would make a...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    https://www.fuelrocks.com/why-acoustic-guitars-are-more-expensive-than-electric-guitars/#:~:text=Generally%20speaking%2C%20however%2C%20acoustic%20guitars,which%20keeps%20the%20cost%20down. it says...
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