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    Humbuckers

    Greetings..... a quick "heads up"......

    Following my retirement last year, I passed on my recipes and winder to Chris at Belvoir Guitars and he is now confident enough to offer them for sale...
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    Re: Hey dude, ya forgot the pickups!

    Made thousands of pickups with neo magnets and never had issues with strings being pulled out of tune (need damn big N52s to overcome mandolin tension) ;)
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    Half P-Bass pickups are fine (Epi Mandobirds got away with them for years) although without modification, there will still be the string imbalance problem.

    As for magnet strength, shouldn`t make...
  4. Re: Replacement humbucker pickup for Eastman El Rey Lollar

    Yup! My guess is that something really small could make a big difference........maybe try a 5mmX1mm........ Cheap enough (ebay) so no harm trying.
    Basically, the string is the magnet and compared to...
  5. Re: Replacement humbucker pickup for Eastman El Rey Lollar

    Have you had a look under the pickup? ...... If those poles are rod magnets, then you may be able to tweak the balance by adding small Neodymium discs.
    If they have a bar magnet underneath, then...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Tom`s bang on.....beat me to it!
    The only reason the magnet is within the coil is for convenient packaging (otherwise, how would those "horseshoe" lap steel pickups work?
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Quite possibly ;)
    P.S. ............Effectively, the string IS the magnet :)
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Hi Martin, yes...... Belvoir will continue the Belmuse building...... Chris has taken on his son officially as apprentice and they`re getting trained up next week.

    After that, I`ll be handing...
  9. Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    If you plan to practice in the office, maybe one of these ....... might even fit in a desk drawer (NFI)...... https://www.belvoirguitars.co.uk/travel-series
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Hmmmmm.......Favourite builds?..... probably Tom`s SG, a mini "Red Special" complete with the six switches (that was fun to wire up) and the "Barney Bo" (such a whacky shape and fun to...
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    Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Due to increasing hand problems, I regret that Almuse has ceased trading.....I should have been more careful when building instruments but hey ho! ..... had a good run!

    Firstly, I`d like to thank...
  12. You may find this amusing.....but beware!......nearly 2 hours....

    https://youtu.be/yUR75B-ELZU

    Jonathan and Hayes interview Pete and Chris (Almuse/Belmuse)
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    Re: Chris has been at it again!

    He`s done two at the same time, one single pickup and one with the dual pickups.
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    Chris has been at it again!

    I rather like this one for it`s simplicity....20" scale Octave Mandola based on his "Tripper" guitar shape.
    191452
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    Re: First E-Mandolin build

    Hey Englishman, presumably you are in England then?
    If so, try Strings Direct ..... they sell single strings so you can make your own set up.
    I suggest D`Addario XL electric guitar strings in...
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    ........or maybe something similar ;) 188465
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Cripes.....I knew you`d built quite a lot but didn`t realise it was that many!!!!!!!!!
  18. Re: looking for Ideas in adding pickup coils to an old mandolin..

    If you`re looking for an inexpensive way to do it, I`ve had reasonable results with stripping a cheap guitar humbucker - the coils are shallow so if you`re not worried about the finish, then simply...
  19. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Hey Roger, nothing wrong with the original with a couple of tweaks.
    In my experience, the neck angle as standard is wrong so the bridge is usually as low as it will go and often the action is too...
  20. Re: 4 String Electric Mandolin recommended strings?

    Chris usually uses a 10 thou E. ...... D`Addario electric guitar strings bought individually. Might be worth double checking with him as he may well have gone a thou thicker. If you stick with...
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    Ever seen a glass Mando?

    Just had a customer send me a couple of photos I thought worth sharing.....A cast glass body with built in LEDs...... and a weight similar to an electric guitar!!!!!186907186908
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    Rarefolk

    Celtic Jazz/Folk fusion from Seville.....
    https://youtu.be/9iq5S76BjeY
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    Re: Tweaks for weak sounding E strings

    Part of the problem is the difference in string gauges ........ since mandos are tuned in 5ths (rather than 4ths as guitars and ukes), there is a larger step between gauges.
    A lot of people don`t...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Chris decided to have a go at airbrushing...... I`m not sure I believe it`s his first attempt :) 183269
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    A beaut bit of bookmatched maple and a subtle burst......I think Chris is getting the hang of it ;) 181860
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