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  1. Thread: Nut width..

    by mandrian
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    Re: Nut width..

    Hi,

    Thatís a good point about measuring the fingerboard width rather than the nut width. I suppose thatís what important at the end of the day in terms of playability. Although some might argue...
  2. Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    Hi,

    That was a nice job you did and it looks the part and you love the sound, so all’s well that ends well.

    I wonder why the saddle on the original bridge you had on the mandolin and the latest...
  3. CeÚl aig Baile. New Traditional Music on BBC Alba

    Hi,

    New BBC Alba music program CeÚl aig Baile aired last week. Not any mandolins sighted, although I did sight our own Dagger Gordon watching on. First of a series of four I believe, so we live in...
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    Re: CITES Question

    Hi,

    I think I will just keep it unless I find a UK buyer. Selling or buying anything internationally now seems to get more complicated by the year.


    Regards,
  5. Re: Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Hi,

    Watched the whole thing last night. Great musicians and entertainers. My favourite was Silvertone Blues which I had never heard before.

    Thanks for posting.


    Regards,
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    Re: CITES Question

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. I’m wondering if the Lewis inlay on the headstock is mother of pearl and that might create a problem.

    196416

    Any further advice from those with experience of this...
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    CITES Question

    Hi,

    I have a mandolin that someone in the US wants to buy. It is the Michael Lewis Ritz in the classifieds, so it was made in the US.

    The woods are basically spruce, walnut and ebony. Not sure...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Hi,

    Jo Ann Kelly is well worth checking out. She was an exceptional musician and regular fixture in the UK blues scene. She died really young probably back in the 90’s. Her brother Dave Kelly...
  9. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Hi,

    Preferred No. 1.


    Regards,
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    Re: Someone posted this on FB recently

    Hi,

    That really was great. Thanks for posting.

    Regards,
  11. Re: buying second hand (expensiive) instrument on Craiglist

    Hi,

    A keyboard would usually come with a warranty. If he registered that with the manufacturer, he should be able to prove that to you?


    Regards,
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    Re: greg butler/ viper strut

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed it. Never ever heard of him, so will have to research to see if he’s got anything else out in a similar vein.

    Regards,
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    Re: Action high - but why, I cry!

    Hi,

    I would ask them what the action is just now, ie string clearance at 12th fret. If it is around 1.5mm I would not be concerned about the bridge being set low. I’ve had a three Lebedas in my...
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    Re: Nut Width Preference?

    Hi,

    I’ve got small hands and think a narrow nut width should suit me best, but in truth I think you get used to any width if you play it enough. I’ve got several mandolins that range from 27mm...
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    Use of Tremolo on Electric Mandolin

    Hi,

    Wondering whether those who play jazz on both acoustic and electric mandolin would use tremolo in the same fashion on both instruments? That is play the same tune identically on both...
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    Re: Help me find a video

    Hi,

    Theyíre French and called the Melonious Quartet. If this link does not work the tune was called Gaucho. Perhaps my favourite video on YouTube.


    https://youtu.be/sj_MpqS53mI

    Regards,
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    Re: Purchase a good entry mandolin in EU in 2021

    VAT still applies.


    Regards,
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    Hi,

    I’ve always loved the look of my Michael Lewis in which he paid homage to the Art Deco movement. He is a great luthier and I hope he getting back to work after a tough time.


    Regards,
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    Re: Compare these 2 mandolin sound samples

    Hi,

    For what it’s worth, I preferred A.


    Regards,
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    Re: DR strings (thanks Ivan)

    Never met Ivan, but still miss him on the Cafe. He dispensed a lot of good advice over his time here.

    Regards,
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Spencer,

    Think #002 sounds great. Big improvement over #001. Keep it up and #003 should be special.


    Regards,
  22. Thread: Tuner Musings

    by mandrian
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    Re: Tuner Musings

    Ray,

    My impression is that the individual tuners always work better than the four in a plate type. That opinion is based on having a Sobell and a Taran that use that type. They function much...
  23. Re: recorded tunes for turlough O'carloan music posted on the for

    Hi,

    I’m a great O’Carolan fan. My favourite source for how to play the tunes on mandolin is David Hansen on YouTube. He is a member here and a wonderful player. He probably has videos up on most...
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    Re: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    John,

    On his YouTube channel he has a video showing the upgrade (Almuse) he made and a before and after comparison.

    Regards,
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    Re: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Hi,

    That was great. Just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Please keep posting these electric jazz mandolin videos.

    Thanks.


    Regards,
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