Tone King Mando Neck re-set

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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:59 am

Sorry for the confusion. I was quoting Dan Erlewine's DVD on neck re-sets and that is what he said word for word. I agree with both you and Mark though, the only way it makes sense would be the middle of the saddle. That's what I was basing this re-set on.

I've got it back together again. Here it is being clamped.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:04 am

Here's the completed neck set with french polish touch up. I also ended up putting a very shallow shim under the fingerboard extension. I figured anchoring it to the top would make the instrument more stable. I'll finish finish touch up tomorrow and string it up.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:06 am

"I'll finish finish touch up" so to speak.....
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Mark Swanson » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Ha ha! That looks really good Chris.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Wow, looks great. Good job!
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:57 pm

Thanks everyone! This was my second neck re-set so I'm still new to this. I tweaked the finish touch ups and strung it up. I had a slight hump where the body joined the neck I had to flatten out that caused some buzzing but I was able to flatten it out with a fret file and light sanding. The action comes in just under 1/16th at the 12th fret so I probably took a hair too much off the heel when I did the final sanding but a paper thin shim of Mahogany under the bridge seemed to take care of that as well.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:58 pm

Here's the final action.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Mark Swanson » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Good work! Chris, I know you are a skilled musician too so maybe sometime you can post a sound clip or two!
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks Mark! I'm trying to figure that these days. I'd love to be able to put clips up for folks to hear. I just signed up for Sound Cloud to promote my upcoming CD and supposedly I can post audio clips and put a link in the forum post. If I figure it out, I'll get something up soon.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:40 am

All Right Mark, you shamed me into learning how to post sound clips. Now let's see if it works! http://soundcloud.com/gin-ridge-records/supertone-mandolin
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:46 am

Really cool! Thanks a lot for taking the time. It really rounds out this discussion, and sounds good too!
The instrument reminds me of another Regal instrument I have, an "Octophone". It's an octave mandolin, and looks pretty much like a stretched-out version of this mandolin. It is built in a similar way too with the solid block between the two points and the rest of the sides are one long piece bent all the way 'round.
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Re: Tone King Mando Neck re-set

Postby Chris Vallillo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:34 am

I missed the chance to buy one of those back in my starving artist days. They are actually pretty cool instruments.
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