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LARRY KLOSE's Discussions

Mandolin Banjo--what is it?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Häggström Mar 30.

Adjusting Waverly Tuners
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Klepper Nov 14, 2016.

Top mounted pickup info
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Started this discussion. Last reply by LARRY KLOSE Mar 11, 2016.




Installing Radius Pickup in oval/round hole mandolin

I have a Brazilian bandolim, basically a flat top mandolin with a round sound hole. The sound is somewhat unique as they all are but the construction is conventional. I want to do an internal install of a Baggs Radius pickup.

The problem is that it has a small soundhole, too small for anyone's hand--about 2 1/4". I've tried the pickup various places on the exterior of the top with putty and it seems to sound best at either end just behind the bridge. The bridge is about 4…

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 4:07pm

Drilling for endpin jack--Mandolin

I am on a quest to put a pickup in my mandolin (F5). I've looked at several but am currently leaning toward the K & K internal. The pickups themselves look relatively easy to install, but the endpin hole will need drilling out to accomodate the jack. The question is whether it's necessary to remove the tailpiece (traditional Gibson-style) in order to drill it or whether I can get away with drilling with the TP installed. Varnish finish, Unicorn and Mustang… Continue

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 9:15am

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