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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    I have loved the tone of the few Cohen mandolins I have played. When I was playing regularly in the NY Mandolin Orchestra back in the 1980s we had I think at least 5 Monteleones. I don’t know if I...
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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    GA 10-string at Gruhn’s.

    I remember playing a 10-string at Mandolin Brothers and strangely was not impressed. I think the c-string was not right. Maybe it needed a heavier gauge. That one is odd...
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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    I believe that most of the BGs are f-holes—I am pretty sure that the one I know is. They sound just as good as the GAs I have played. Rich and full of tone.

    Hey, Marta. If you have the means to...
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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    Radio Flyer in Japan
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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    A friend of mine plays a baby grand exclusively. It is one of the best mandolins on this earth IMHO.
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    Re: Monteleones in the Denver Area?

    You could check in with John through his web site and maybe he knows of the whereabouts of any in your area. A quick search shows only a few for sale out there and all near the East coast. Worse...
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    Sorry, Charlie, it is mostly about the sound. Traditional bluegrass mandolin players want whatever sound that is closest to what Bill played. He played an F-5, so let's get that sound and as often as...
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    Re: fast-acting pocket audio recorder

    This Amazon page seems to have a lot of info and some super-small spyware models, too.
  9. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    I would love to have a modern maker make a non-all birch one that probably sounds good. I love oddballs, as you all know. And I bet this one would sound quite funky and to my liking. OTOH... take a...
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    Re: Gifted mandolin

    I think Paul Hostetter said many years ago that the simple flattops they made with the side vents were actually playable and sounded decently after some proper set up. I think the major problem years...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Oh, man! Sorry to hear this. Feel better soon!
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    Re: fast-acting pocket audio recorder

    I think all these recorders have some sort of startup time. However, you can also just turn it on and have it ready to go when you are driving or biking. Then again my phone is always on ad I have...
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    Re: Gifted mandolin

    A friend had a mandola by those Viet luthiers. Biggest piece of pearl encrusted junk I ever played. Hopefully yours is more recent and that they may have learned more about construction and seasoning...
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    Re: fast-acting pocket audio recorder

    You donít have a cell phone? AFAIK almost every one has a decent but not amazing but serviceable recorder built in. You can easily transfer those sound files to you computer, too.
  15. Re: Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    I have a rather rough, barely readable copy from the now-defunct Nakano site FWIW. Too bad, because it is a nice mazurka.
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    Re: Help Identifying Galiano Guitar

    Looks like a low end guitar, probably all birch. You may be lucky if it is solid wood but it could easily be plywood. B-F was probably a distributor. Could be fine as a funky blues axe or not. String...
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    Re: help with tuners

    Here's the other expert luthier page from Frank Ford on replacing an old button. You just have to find the right button to match.
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    Re: Banjo solos /mandolin

    I assume you have some experience with arranging for recording sessions. I would certainly agree to listen to the music you want to emulate however i would keep it simple. I behind vocals if your...
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    Re: help with tuners

    For reference, here is another 1941 A-1. It does look like those are the original tuners on yours.

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  20. Re: I registered for a group class and am getting nervous

    Seek/search snd ye shall find. Here is Ben Engel's web site with contact info. I will bet you the folks you contacted will fwd your query to him anyway but you can try. Actually his email is on his...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Sadly I missed any music at Caffe Trieste when I was in San Francisco a couple of years ago. It was August and they take a break then I was told.
  22. Re: I registered for a group class and am getting nervous

    I took lessons at the Irish Arts Center in NYC when it first opened in the late 1970s. My suggestion is to contact the instructor and talk to him about your concerns and make him aware of what you...
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    Thanks, Mick. I meant to post the link to the eBay auction for those interested. There is a mention of Pagani in the eBay listing. Pagani was a music store on Bleecker Street. Sheri has made...
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    Re: Best Armrest

    I never used an armrest before but I just acquired a Campanella A-5 and I love the look and feel of this one. I don't know if I would like one any larger. Not sure if he would makes one separate from...
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    Re: Really Basic String Question

    I would guess that plain strings from the same manufacturer would be of the same composition but that different manufacturers might have different compositions for their plain strings.
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