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Richard Sanabia
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  • Tellico Plains, TN
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Richard Sanabia's Discussions

To "fret or not to fret...that is the question...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Lanford Oct 20, 2010. 13 Replies

Hi Friends, Here's a stand up solid body electric bass I'm making, Maple / Sycamore neck with steel truss rod, Oak "wings" on body. Ready for finger board, and I haven't decided wheather to fret it,…Continue

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Richard Sanabia replied to Bobby Ratliff's discussion Mini Bass Build on the way in the group Ukulele
"It'll work. The nylon string body is pretty light, but reducing it to three stringer will help. Make a bridge, and use a tailpiece. The top will eventually sag a little, but you will gain some valuable info on conversions.."
May 23, 2012
Richard Sanabia replied to Michael Glenn's discussion Essential Chords for 3 string tuned to gbe in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"You da' man!"
May 8, 2011
Richard Sanabia joined Ted Crocker's group

Builder's Progress Blogs

Start to finish blogs documenting various member's builds.  Lots of great tips & tricks.  Share yours or ask the builder.
Mar 26, 2011
Richard Sanabia replied to Diane in Chicago's discussion Alternate tunings for Mandolin in the group Mando Lunacy
"Go here for some good info on 1-3-5 tunings, of which this mandolin tuning is a variation of.  http://www.mountaindulcimer-1-3-5.com/  Also,I made an error, the tuning is D-F#-a-d, not e"
Mar 13, 2011
Richard Sanabia replied to Diane in Chicago's discussion nylgut strings in the group Mando Lunacy
Mar 13, 2011
Richard Sanabia replied to Diane in Chicago's discussion Alternate tunings for Mandolin in the group Mando Lunacy
"Hi Diane, I like Ddad.  I re-strung the G string with a D, then installed A strings dropped down to F#, then another pair of As tuned to A, and the E strings were dropped to D, hence, D F# A E.  Beautiful open D chord, a  bright…"
Mar 13, 2011
Richard Sanabia replied to Mike Babcock's discussion Mandolin basics in the group Mando Lunacy
"Hi Mike.  Most common scale for mandolins is 13  7/8", bowl backs are common at 13" , they have a "chirpy" sound. Many many mandolins don't have truss rods.  In the ones I build I use a fixed carbon rod. I…"
Mar 12, 2011
Richard Sanabia replied to c# merle's discussion Tuning a mandolin in the group Mando Lunacy
"Good tuner. Anyone use alternative tunings for the mandolin?"
Mar 11, 2011
Richard Sanabia commented on Ted Crocker's group Mando Lunacy
"Thanks Ted. I like mandos and ukes. Here is an electric mandolin octave 4 string. It was a short scale six string guitar, re-worked it a bit. "
Mar 10, 2011
Richard Sanabia joined Ted Crocker's group

Mando Lunacy

Home base at the Clubhouse for mandolin builders & players.  Show off your stuff, teach, ask and post everything mandolin.
Mar 10, 2011
Richard Sanabia left a comment for Richard Sanabia
"Thanks Ted. Did you bake that cool cake?"
Mar 2, 2011
Richard Sanabia joined Ted Crocker's group
Feb 26, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
From a lead on the Nation
What instruments are you building or playing?
A CB bass mostly, homemade mandolin, and dulcimer

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At 8:52pm on May 14, 2010, JoJo said…
Cute kitten there on your pic...and awesome looking builds...Welcome to the clubhouse!
At 2:37pm on April 10, 2010, Diane in Chicago said…
Garage sale season is coming up, I'm hoping to stumble on an old mandolin then. That or Craig's list. The ones on Ebay tend to go too high for me for an instrument I"m planning to destroy!
At 12:55pm on April 9, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Richard, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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Most of all Have Fun!

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