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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    its been said there are two types of banjos.........Nechville and all the others...i have a custom Nechville and having owned a couple models from Reiter, OME, Ramsey, Pisgah, and a few one man...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I'm right on the verge of selling one, keeping the other, and never buying another.

    Not rushing to judgement. But it's appealing.
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    Re: Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    And I anybody shouldn`t know, the name of the tune is : " Mama i have to pee"
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    Re: Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    Thank you, both!

    I promptly purchased my own copy from Missouri Valley Music.

    Can't wait till it gets here.

    Jean
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    Re: Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    Nice playing, nice tune! Dwight is definitely a national treasure! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Thread: ABC Converter?

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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I've been using the ABC Import plugin in the open source MuseScore application (https://musescore.org/en). After importing, you can export as a PDF (along with several other formats), use the...
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    Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    I just heard about Dwight Lamb, who is an old-time fiddler from Iowa, who also play a lot of Danish tunes which he learned from his Danish grandfather. Lamb makes frequent trips to Denmark and plays...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I have used TablEdit for long time. It is a very capable program, although I've found the updates to the program over the last few years have made it more quirky and some functions don't work for me...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I have been using ABCExplorer for years. It's freeware designed by a French guy. Designed for Windows XP, it runs fine on my Windows 10 computer. Edit, play, transpose, print PDFs, JPGS, and other...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I also used to use mandolintab.net. When mandolintab was suspended I purchased a copy of TablEdit. I am still learning how to use it, but I did manage to convert some abc tunes to standard notation...
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I use Easy ABC. Simple and it works and you can compose in ABC and save as pdf, print, etc.

    For simple online conversion:

    SPUDS Converter

    or this one

    or this one
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well I've said it before and I'll say it again, Loar signed F-5's, and all the other Loar family of instruments are the first of basically the greatness of stringed instrument building since the...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    I think the lower end of the market is doing just fine price and volume wise. I'm currently selling some instruments to fund another purchase, and they sold on Reverb within a week at a fair price. ...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    and I was just captivated with this one last night, sent thru weekly Gryphone email
    https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/5-string-open-back-bart-reiter-banjo-dobaphone-11-new-56233

    I like...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Been tempted to do a feature article on this but don't think it's going to happen. Here's an opinion that's a combination of what's occurring the Classifieds and what our retail business partners and...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Not according to that family in NYC that had the Strad name trademarked. However, they have cultivated a group of buyers, mostly hedge fund managers who have the cash (or had the cash) for such...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    I think it's more about the age of the owners, and their desire to retire, rather than playing a particular year or model of mandolin. I know a couple of folks who sold off whole collections as they...
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    Re: 1912 Gibson A-1 that needs some love

    I bought a A , 2 months ago 500 bucks. Not to bad for a all original piece 185841
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    Re: Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Nice Eric, that ole Gibson is sounding pretty darn good with ya! Happy its in great hands. That one is one of the better 30's models I've played, it has that classic Gibson tone from that era, love...
  20. “Tuonne taakse metsämaan” (“To the woodland far away”)

    This lovely Finnish folksong was arranged for two voices and was published in “Lemmiklaulik VII (Riho Päts) (K.-Ü. "Kooli-Kooperatiivi kirjastus, Tallinn, 1938)”. Here it is played on one mandolin:...
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    The beagle has landed

    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall. Refinished it and had my local gear whisperer add hardware and some frets. Folks here recommended a Cumberland Acoustics bridge and a clamshell...
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    Re: Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Well done. Love thoes shottishes.
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    My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Well, I knew this was coming. My acoustic trio has pretty much asked me to stop playing guitar. And switch to full time mandolin! They love the mandolin. :mandosmiley: And the audience seems to...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    I really really love my Silverangel Econo A... I worked hard to earn the money for it and custom ordered all the appointments. Outside of that, it sounds amazing. I always tell other folks that to my...
  25. was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.........

    let me start by saying,
    1)the Bend boyz got it going on
    2)i pledge i will not look at TMS website for the next 2 years
    3)checks all the boxes, and then some
    4)i was not expecting to do something...
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