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  1. Thread: Tamco?

    by Ray(T)
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    Tamco?

    Anyone in the nether regions of the UK been to TAMCO recently? Trevor has been very quiet recently and itís coming up to 6 months since anything on his website changed. Hope everythingís OK
  2. Thread: Ocatjo

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    Re: Ocatjo

    !!!

    1. Use a shorter strap!
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    8. Let your roadie carry it!
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - capo question

    Whilst you might end up with mandolin tuning by capoing at the 12th fret, assuming you still have room to play the thing, it simply wonít feel right because (1) the scale length will likely be...
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    Re: Bogstreet LEAP Series Picks

    Sound like another solution looking for a problem!
  5. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I did once come across a drummer who couldn’t play “without” notation. We asked him if he’d like to sit in with our second spot and his reply was “Do you have the dots?”. He was the chief...
  6. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Musical notation is simply a way of writing music down so that others can read/play it. TABS are also simply a way of writing music down so that others can read/play it. Arguing which is the best way...
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    Somewhere in the back of my fading mind I seem to recall that the track listing on the vinyl didn’t match the tunes on the record. Haven’t played it for a while and I don’t have a turntable set up at...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolins in UK

    Bought my first mandolin in 1970 and umpteen others since then. I can only think of one I still donít have - a loaned it to someone and have since lost contact with them. I suspect that people simply...
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    Re: Grisman or Bush?

    Tea or coffee??
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    Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    ....... assuming you have a big enough house .......
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    Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    She played double bass the last time I saw them.
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    Re: Mandobass Gibson 'J' 1922 - Ebay UK

    Good job it’s at the other end of the country or I might have been tempted! An unusual beast in the UK - I’m only aware of another two. Trevor had a “pet” one in the shop but sold it a couple of...
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    Re: May Bell mandolin on Pottstown PA craigslist

    Doesn’t look “nearly 100 years old” to me!
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    Cheaper mandolins are built down to a price whereas expensive mandolins cost what people are prepared to pay for them.
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    Re: New Northfield/Gilchrist tailpiece-Nice!

    Spotted the Ad. in the classifieds. I assume that it’ll be better than most but I don’t see any advantage over a James. Not sure about the current price of the James but, the last time I looked, they...
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    Re: Mandocello Amplifier Thoughts

    Would that be solid electric bass or acoustic/stand-up bass? You may well be aware of the Acoustic Image Coda - compares in size to my Fender Vibrochamp - but rated at 400 watts and intended for...
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    Re: Banjolin identification help please

    Picked up on an interesting post on Houghton M/Bs a couple of weeks ago - https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=64997&messages=74#4068710 - scroll down to the post by “Johnboy” near the bottom.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Stand

    The Hercules stands can be adjusted to fit almost anything; providing you’re happy to hang instruments from it rather than stand instruments on it.

    I’ve been using one of their tripple stands, on...
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    Re: Any idea what this is?

    Zero fret - definitely European. Not sure how original the white plasic and scratchplate are though.
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    Re: Collings Tailpiece Strap-button Removal

    Some companies seem to enjoy doing things in annoying ways and I feel it’s the job of cafe contributors to uncover them. There’s the insistence by Fylde in always putting a fretboard marker on the...
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    Re: Case for mandocaster

    I’d probably look for something better fitting and stronger if it was for an acoustic mandolin but it’s perfectly adequate for a block of wood with strings. Personally, I hate gig bags - I only keep...
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    Re: Case for mandocaster

    Well, it’s arrived - no thanks DHL. Quite how the delivery man managed to sneak past the dining room window to hide the parcel and avoid avoid having to ring the doorbell is difficult to imagine....
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    Re: String change frequency

    I should add that I have a wholly different view on changing underwear!
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    Re: Repair Estimate too High?

    Upping the price doesn’t always make the job go away. An old musical accomplice of mine ran a jazz quartet. They had more work than they wanted so they doubled their price. As a result people seemed...
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    Re: Repair Estimate too High?

    How much would you pay to get your car serviced?
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