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buddhuu Good mandolin setup: Luton/Hitchin/Duns? (7) RE: Good mandolin setup: Luton/Hitchin/Duns? 29 Oct 10

Well, I generally do my own set-ups. I adjust or make nuts, tweak bridge slots, 'vacuum' fit bridge bases to instrument tops, adjust truss rods to set neck relief... All no problem and I've been doing it for years.

However, I hate working on frets - especially on radiused boards - and both of these mandos need a tiny bit of fret levelling, and one has a compound radius fretboard. Also, I think the truss-rod on one is maxed out so either the neck might need a clamp and adjust, or the rod may need a couple of washers to give some more range. Either way, better eyesight than mine would be an advantage when doing the tweaks, and my glasses are crap.

If I have to do it myself I will do, but if there's someone who is happier (and competent) to do it for me then I'm happy to pay. These are current Kentucky models from the improved Artist range - hand carved, all solid and really very good for the prices - especially the 505 - so it is worth paying a bit to get them ticking over smoothly again.

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