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  1. Thread: Picking faster?

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    Re: Picking faster?

    If the phone is too quiet on it's own you could always use a smart speaker or headphones, even if just in one ear. If all else fails you could put the phone on an empty box or tin to try to make it...
  2. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    No problems, good luck with it.

    I took the same view with an Ashbury AT-14 that I have just sold. It's a nice guitar with a good sound, especially in CGDA, but I found that after I had worked...
  3. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    That's pretty cool, shame it's on the back a matching pick guard would be great.
  4. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    Thomann also do the Harley Benton tenor https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_custom_line_clt_20s_nt_tenor.htm
  5. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I have a Greek Sakis mandola that I am happy with, I was playing it in a group last night. I have mine strung as an Octave but it was built to be CGDA. I think it was one of the cheaper models, and...
  6. Thread: Thumb Pick

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    Re: Thumb Pick

    I have tried it, it does work, although I feel a pick is more versatile I will use a thumb pick if I am trying to get two lines out of the mandolin. I know one decent player who only uses a thumb...
  7. Re: Irish Bouzouki Strings - custom vs of the shelf

    I am not sure if they ship to the US, but Newtone will make up any set you want.
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    Re: Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    Thanks for that Caleb it was driving me up the wall trying to remember, and I used to play it too :mad:

    FWIW I think the other two tunes are Welsh, the band didn't name them just the set.
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    Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    They were excellent :)

    Here's a taste


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mZ1kK2CB5Q

    They got a very different audience in Cressing Temple Barns, almost as old as the barns themselves.
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    Re: Single Coil Pickups for Tenor?

    Eastwood seem to use 6 string pickups in at least some of their tenors. Rails style pickups are also commonly used.
  11. Thread: Off to Scotland

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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Nigel Gatherer seems to run a few things : http://www.nigelgatherer.com/

    Good bloke too.
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    Re: New 2nd generation Coombe flat top

    There's a good ring to that Peter.
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    Re: Timing for Fleadh compition?

    So what sort of mouthorgans do they use over in Ireland? I tried taking one to a session over here and was completely drowned out, I also struggled with big jumps on a chromatic and missing notes on...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I play tenor banjo, handy fighting the guitar wall in the community band.
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    Re: What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    That Hammertone looks like a match, thanks Jacob.
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    What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    https://youtu.be/-ZZYXlJ8-k0?t=603
  17. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Shape of the pick matters too -blunt or sharp.

    FWIW I think thick picks sound dull, but I'm not into a bluegrass chop.
  18. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    I think you missed a trick there, Bemuse surely ;)

    I missed off the 'd' bemused is what I am when I pick up a 5 string.
  19. Re: Winter's Tale 5 - free sheet music for mandolin trios

    Impressive Michael, I'll have to give that a go. I have a looper which I have used once, so I don't think I'll be posting on here any time soon ;)
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Thank you for these Evelyn, I have used and introduced your tunes into the repertoire of the groups I play in and people have always enjoyed playing and listening to them. I am a novice arranger and...
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Two nations divided by a common language ;)

    Nice tenor, I look froward to hearing more.
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    Re: (Godin A8) Making my mandolin look more ethnic

    Paint a couple of scrolls on it, and pour some tea over it as a stain.
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    Re: Electromagnetic output from pickups

    Pardon? Speak up a bit!

    Nice idea, but I'd be surprised if a guitar amp speaker did much at 17kHz
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    You could try Thomann https://www.thomannmusic.com/index.html they deal with the US, not sure about shipping &c.

    They do Bouzoukis and are reliable, at least here in the UK.
  25. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I am really happy with my Nava archtop and for a different sound my Calace bowl back. There was a gorgeous part finished mandolin that I saw as I was passing a violin shop in Sorrento a few years...
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