var m_names = new Array("January", "February", "March", This is about the thickness of a piece of paper, so not much at all. It's about 2.5mm from fret to string at fret 12, it's a little tough to play, but it's playable! 4/64th at the 12th fret under the G string (a little lower on the E). I got it yesterday and I'm having trouble fretting notes specially near the nut. A basic set up or action adjustment would entail adjusting the truss rod, cutting the nut slots properly, adjusting the height of the bridge and intonation. Over time certain elements can affect the action of a mandolin, making it harder to play or degrading the quality of sound and clarity. maintaining the playability of the instrument. mandolin to keep playing it. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. My mandolinist friend told me to man up :p. Playing should be enjoyable. Tension should be removed to avoid further damage and possible warping of the panel. Site Map | Privacy. It is my belief that if you purchase a mandolin from me, it should be ready to play and easy to play. It's exactly the opposite of most f or a style mandolins. Modest wear of the fret crown can cause difficult fretting, buzzing or intonation problems. Some luthiers and shops charge a separate line item setup fee. var curr_month = d.getMonth(); As you raise the bridge, the angle on top may increase or decrease the If the strings buzz, raise the bridge. want your action set a little higher for the chop.