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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    freygish scale is awesome! Iím learned a few tunes that use it and it is lots of fun.
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the tunes.

    Where do you find the Klezmer and Jewish material?
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Iíve also though about tuning D-A-E-B or D-A-E-A, and playing mostly on the 3 low strings. To demo I used a capo to avoid stressing the neck. I missed having the low G but didnít need to play up...
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    Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Iím curious how folks tackle playing melodies on Mandola. Iíve dabbled, but always get frustrated by not having a high E string (and then play mandolin or OM). Are folks transposing down an octave?...
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    Re: Lighter Case for F4

    I use a Travelite, but since I live in a cold climate when at home in the winter I keep my mando in a case that will hold humidity and use humidipacks
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    Re: What makes a mandolin play stiff?

    Set-up is key. There can be many different issues. I've had stiff instruments a few times and take it my local luthier for set-up. Besides stiffness, you can also tell him or her how high you'd...
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    Re: Where do you buy your strings?

    Mapes has $5 sets
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    Re: Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    Anyone recognize the names of the spokesmen?
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    Amazon Selling Mandolins for $12.71

    See https://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-63019-Mandolin-Kitchen-Slicer/dp/B000I17AFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522616314&sr=8-1&keywords=Sunbeam+mandolin

    Obviously a better deal than offered by Walmart...
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    Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    Sacramental, CA. Guitar Center has announced that it plans to pay down its over One Billion dollars of debt by reviving banjo sales. Senior executive, Bamboo Harvester Ed, described plans to raise...
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    Re: Harvey Master Models...

    What are supposed to be the tonal differences between x-braced and parallel braced mandolins?
  12. Thread: Spain

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    Re: Spain

    They worked for me.
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    Spain

    My music school ensemble would like to learn the tune Spain (Corea). The ensemble includes mandolin, guitar and bass. We've been having trouble finding it in a book (e.g., the Real Book) and...
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    Re: Calton Case for F2 ???

    The neck seems fine. I'm worried about the top.
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    Calton Case for F2 ???

    I have 1909/10 Gibson 3-point F2. I have a Calton standard F5 case that I think is about 10 years old (original Calton company manufacture). The F2 seems to fit nicely in the case, but I didn't...
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    Re: NashCamp - Which mandolin should I take?

    Verdict is ...... the Mix ... I had the Proulx packed and am too nervous to take it. I bought the Mix years ago after attending David Grisman's camp and having to keep an eye on my mandolin all...
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    NashCamp - Which mandolin should I take?

    I'm taking mandolin classes with Matt Flinner next week at NashCamp. I have a choice between a Proulx J5 (all wood construction) or a Mix A5 (carbon fiber body). Given the weather in Nashville (hot...
  18. Thread: Cittern Sighting

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    Cittern Sighting

    Very cool!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQ1LbkPi8g
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    Re: Repairs cost more than my mando?

    Is it playable for the first 7 frets? If so, I wouldn't worry about the neck for now.
  20. Thread: OM Question

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    Re: OM Question

    I think you need to start by deciding the scale length you are looking for. OM's come in a variety of scale lengths and it makes a huge difference. I play a Weber short scale. If you end up with a...
  21. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Lots of thanks to people who've replied in the past. I like to bump this once a year to get the latest scoop on performers I'm not familiar with. Since its the third year and I've learned lots more...
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    Well-Known US Music With CBOM

    I was listening to a list of songs including Nickel Creek's "The Smoothie Song" (I thought OM, but some people online say bouzouki) and Mike Marshall playing "Gator Strut" (mandocello), and that got...
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    Sobell 5-Course Cittern

    I recently purchased a Sobell 5-Course Cittern with a 23" scale. I play OM and thought having the extra course would be fun. (I tried playing Mandola and missed having the high E.) I have a few...
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    Re: 5-course, tell me about yours?

    151743 Pictured is my Flyde Custom. I think it is 14.5" scale. I tune is CC-GG-DD-AA-EE so that I can play it like a mandola with a high E string or mandolin with a low C.
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    Re: Stringing an OM like a bouzouki

    Thank you for the helpful answers!
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