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    Re: What is this mandolin?

    I would go for the Clifford Essex attribution more for the inlays on the fretboard as well as that sort of fleur-de-lis inlay on the back neck button. Hardware, especially tailpieces and tuners, can...
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    Re: Let's build a liuto cantabile

    To update this thread here are some photos I have in my files. The site in the first post is no longer working. I believe that Victor Speranski now owns it. Attached also is the measurement image.
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    Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    Thanks so much to both Tom and John for sharing your transcriptions. And, like Mandopops, I want to play this on my mandola to sound it in G.
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    Re: What is this mandolin?

    The headstock looks like ones sold by Dallas, probably similar to one below. I am sure there is rampant reptile dentistry evident here with the added electronics.

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    Re: Guitar player learning mandolin

    I don't think anyone else mentioned this, but along with the required set up, you may consider lighter gauge strings. You are playing electric anyway so don't need a heavier acoustic strings. I don't...
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    Re: Reading music

    Not just woodwind players and not just jazz players, of course. Most highly skilled musicians can do that. I have been playing through some violin scale books and they cover all keys.
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    Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    Tom, could you share your transcription with us? Personally I don’t need the TAB but I do agree that it sounds better in a lower register. That is probably why I like it on OM.
  8. Re: Giuseppe Scanga, ca. 1900 builder/repair in New Jersey

    Here's 336 Palisade Ave in Hoboken, NJ, these days.

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    Re: Metal Mandolins

    I have a '29 National single cone style 1. Very shiny still after all these years and sounds great. Some photos:
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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    I am just curious, Tim. What is the nut width? In the photos and the ones on his site it looks wider than others I have seen. Also what top wood did you choose? So the scale length is 23" (hard for...
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    Re: Question for Arrow Jazzbo owners

    A friend of mine has one and it is an amazing mandolin. Actually I also love Tim Connell’s one also. Paul makes excellent mandolins.
  12. Re: Giuseppe Scanga, ca. 1900 builder/repair in New Jersey

    Hambonepicker: You obviously have an instrument with this label in it—or do you just have a photo? Can you post some images of what you have?

    The only thing I could find is an online 1918 Hoboken,...
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    Re: Question for Arrow Jazzbo owners

    You might try to reach Paul LeStock on his Facebook page. I would guess that he had custom cases made.

    Otherwise, I wonder if it might fit in a hardshell uke case, maybe tenor or baritone?
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    Re: Resonators

    I was real lucky to get one a few years ago for a very favorable trade. I have seen the price climbing up over the years. However, I sold my late 1920s vintage National style 2 after I got this one....
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    Re: flatwound strings for Gibson Mandobass

    Full Size basses are pretty rare and usually only played in classical orchestras. Most basses are 3/4 and have a scale close to the 42.5 of your mandobass. It is strange but 3/4 is the most common...
  16. Re: Free stuff for Celtic mandolin Learners

    John:
    Very nice site. I have recommended it to a few friends already and plan an exploring it further.

    You might check to see if there is a way to point your URL directly to the site. Right now...
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    Re: Reading music

    Give yourself a break and be patient with yourself. Like most things in life you will get better with practice. Start with some tunes or melodies you already know either from your playing bagpipes or...
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    Re: flatwound strings for Gibson Mandobass

    Yes, I believe so. These La Bella Supernil caught my eye: nylon wound on nylon core. Only one downside according a reviewer: "They take a long time to "stretch out" but they sound great and are...
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    Re: difference with ukulele

    Could be one of these timples from the Canary Islands? There are some larger instruments from South America that have 5 single strings.

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    big bag of lentils or rice?
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    I have an '83 Flatiron A5-2 that I think fits into that category. That became the A5 Artist but I think many of those carved Flatirons have that tone IMHO.
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    Re: flatwound strings for Gibson Mandobass

    The main problem is the string length needed. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the scale length for a Gibson mandobass is 42" so using a set meant for an acoustic bass guitar would come...
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    Re: Reverse Scroll Regal in the UK

    Other than the non-original bridge this looks ok. In the second photo, I am not sure, but it looks like there may be some small indentation from the bridge. These are so quirky, ya gotta love 'em.
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    Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    I have been watching some videos lately of virtuoso Chinese musicians playing their traditional instruments, notably guzheng (zither) and pipa (lute) and there are always some balletic hand movements...
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    Re: What is this part?

    Let me put in a different guess from overtone reducer (possible) and sleeve guard (unlikely). I am guessing that it is a slide-on mute. I am also guessing that that brown lab is rubber and it clamps...
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