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    Re: When to replace strings?

    "Mandolin wire"* - the name used to define the type of wire used for musical instruments - is very elastic. You many notice that when you install new strings, once a string is pulled snug, you keep...
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    Re: Bottom Lag Screw

    Don...Thanks for the nice comment. While I'm retiring from daily production of banjo and mandolin parts and kits, I'm certainly going to keep my fingers in the music biz, and I hope you'll see me on...
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    Re: Bottom Lag Screw

    DoctorB... Glad you popped the question before you popped the lag screw. The bottom lag screw on Gibson banjos made prior to late 1925 were actually an "L" anchor embedded in the neck, and it cannot...
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    Re: Truss rod question

    DoctorB... Gibson's truss rod system was designed by Thaddeus "Ted" McHugh and was awarded a US Patent in Feb of 1923. It was McHugh's idea to embed the truss rod in an arc in which the peghead-end...
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