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Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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Gnomon - time to move on

Pailaway, now that my "Adjusting the Bridge on a Mandolin" entry is live and official, would you like to reword that paragraph in your Mandolin Jones entry?


Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


Yes I would, thanks for the reminder. I'll sit down this eve. to write the revision. Once I've got it done, are you among the ones that can make the update?


Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


Oh, and nice blob smiley - applause



Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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Gnomon - time to move on

Yes, I can do the update.


Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


Ok - see what you think of this - replace the following paragraph:

Suppose that you've carefully tuned your instrument, but it just doesn't sound right - a little dull maybe - or perhaps it still seems out of tune as you press on the frets. Assuming that the neck is straight and the action (the height of the strings above the neck) is proper, then the problem may be in the placement of the bridge. The bridge is movable, making this the most likely cause for a poor sound. The easiest way to tell is actually with an electronic tuner because you can readily check each of the strings. The drill is simple enough. Start with the G strings and get them tuned. Then press the twelfth fret which is one octave above the open string - it should still be in tune. If it's sharp then the bridge is too close to the neck. If it's flat, then the bridge is too far away. Note that the bridge can also be cocked so that the octave G sounds sharp and the octave E sounds flat. If you feel adventurous you can slack all the strings, move the bridge minutely, retune the strings and test again - repeating the procedure until pressing the twelfth fret of each string gives a true octave that is not sharp or flat. Otherwise take it to a shop and let them make this inexpensive adjustment.


with this one:

Suppose that you've carefully tuned your instrument, but it just doesn't sound right - a little dull maybe - or perhaps it still seems out of tune as you press on the frets. Assuming that the neck is straight and the action (the height of the strings above the neck) is proper, then the problem may be in the placement of the bridge. The bridge is movable, making this the most likely cause for a poor sound. Only follow these simple detailed instructions to ensure that the bridge is positioned correctly.

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Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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Gnomon - time to move on

That sounds good, so I'll put it into your entry.


Adjusting the bridge on a mandolin

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Gnomon - time to move on

Right, I've done that, and I've added a link at the end of my entry to your one.


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