Ryan Matzen
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Maxing out a banjo coordinator rod?
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Howdy, I have a question about banjo coordinator rods... What is the maximum amount a coordinator rod can be adjusted? Thanks for your help, Ryan…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Matzen Feb 27.

Anyone have experiance installing an internal pickup on a vintage Gibson A-style (oval hole) mandolin?
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Howdy,I've been thinking about adding a pickup to my 1912 Gibson A-style oval hole. I was looking for something that I could use at local blues jams, but would still sound very natural when playing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Matzen Jun 21, 2015.

In need of help on how to go about regluing the butt joint (I think it's called) of a mandolin neck
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I purchased an older Regal mandolin that has a neck that is basically being held on by the fingerboard.I was hoping that I could get some input on how to go about repairing this (I'd also like an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Matzen Nov 13, 2014.

How do you remove a glued in endpin jack on a vintage mandolin?
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Howdy,I was wondering what might be the best way to go about removing a glued in pick up jack from a 1912 Gibson A mandolin?  Drilling it out or using heat are both options, but both scare me a bit! …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robbie Collins Oct 23, 2014.


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