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  1. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #509

    Vote for this one:
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    Re: Octaves: Guitar Bodied or Not?

    I've owned a Flatiron, a Trillium, a Weber Bridger and two Sobell octave mandolins and one GOM, a Weber Bitterroot Octar and although the Octar was loud and powerful I prefer the more focused sounds...
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    Re: Sobell Bouzouki-Worth it??

    I have had the privilege of owning four Sobell's, two mandolins and two octave mandolins and each one was fantastic in fit, finish and playability with the signature Sobell tone in spades. I was...
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    Re: Mandola 17" Scale & EFT76 Strings

    Well I ended up answering my own question, I tried the EFT76's on my 17" mandola and although I love the sound of the strings, ultimately the increased tension had a negative effect on playability. I...
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    Mandola 17" Scale & EFT76 Strings

    I have recently reacquired a mandola and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with D'Addario EFT76 strings and a 17" scale length. I'm a big fan of flat wound strings but still can't get...
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    Re: New Mandola!!

    It looks to me like someone already modified the nut, the grooves are already too deep and the string spacing is off as well. The strings look custom as well, most mandola string sets have a wound...
  7. Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #188

    I'm pretty sure I suggested this tune. I already learned it though. See the video.
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    Re: Is Hoarding Nice Instruments Justifiable?

    I feel guilty if I have an expensive instrument sitting in my closet and not being played so when that happens I sell them to someone else who will hopefully utilize them to their full potential....
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    Re: Sobell Mandolin- outlets and prices ?

    I remember seeing 5 up for sale this year, one on Ebay, one at Elderly, one at Gryphon, one here at the cafe and one on Stefan's site. The one on Ebay was a 10 string from the mid 90's and went for...
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    Re: Post a video of you playing your CBOM!

    Bratsche that was great! Excellent playing and video. Now I want to play Der Spiegel on the mandola, like I needed a reason to buy another instrument.
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    Re: Hard or Flight Case for a Tenortone?

    That's a good idea Eddie, that would be way cheaper than a custom case. My tenortone fits in my Caltom case which was made for a OM guitar so any OM size hard case would do. You would have to fill in...
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    Re: Hard or Flight Case for a Tenortone?

    Dick

    I have looked into getting a hard case for my Tenortone but haven't got around to getting one yet. Cedar Creek Cases makes custom made hard shell cases and of course Calton makes a great...
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    Re: Fletcher Tenortone tenor guitar info?

    Dick

    I use the gauges that came on guitar when I got it, they are also the one's Jody recommends. Although heavier than tenor banjo strings the recommended gauges do you make it any more difficult...
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    Re: Mandonater

    I am the proud owner of Mandonator #5, just got it yesterday. This Mandonator was custom built to my own specifications with a banjo headstock and tuners and 4 strings instead of 5. I must say that...
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    Re: Fletcher Tenortone tenor guitar info?

    I use GHS Phosphor Bronze strings 46 36 24 15 on mine. Sounds great and no issues.
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    Re: Photos of my New Fletcher Tenortone!

    Absolutely gorgeous, Dick. You'll love the sound of it too. I've had mine for 2 years now and it keeps getting better & better. Such wonderful tone from such a small guitar.
  17. Thread: Sobell

    by David Hansen
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    Re: Sobell

    Mine has the Old School label with "June 1995" and Stefan's signature hand written on it but no serial number. He does answer emails as well.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin - Need a little input

    I can't speak for all GOM's but I do have a Weber octar and I've owned several OM's including a Flatiron, a Weber Bridger, a Trillium and a Sobell. To my ears there is a difference in tone and...
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    Re: New Weber Octar (D-hole) in the house!

    It looks wonderful. Mine doesn't have the bound sound hole. I am envious.
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    Re: Outrageous Price of Picks

    The sound generated from a pick is pretty subjective. I have yet to hear someone say: "Wow he sounds fantastic he must be using a Blue Chip Pick." or a Wegan or a Red Bear. The fact of the matter is...
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    Re: My personal mas history

    Here's my mando history:

    Lyon Healy Bowlback Mandolin 1967 *
    No Name Mandocello 1971
    Harmony A Model Mandolin 1977
    Kentucky A Model Mandolin 1989
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    Re: How much do you play the tenor guitar?

    I got my Fletcher tenor guitar a little over a year ago and I play it quite a bit. It has replaced my mandolin at all my mando gigs in the last year but truth be told most of my gigs are as a...
  23. Re: Eastman 504/604/804 owners - help needed!

    Jill

    The large (body) compartment is approximately 14" at the bottom of the case and approximately 15" at the top of the case. The center neck support is beveled, I assume to accommodate...
  24. Re: Eastman 504/604/804 owners - help needed!

    Jill

    I have an Access Stage 3 case if you need to confirm measurements. It is a very sturdy case.
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    Re: What made you start playing mandolin?

    I found this:

    http://img237.imagevenue.com/loc208/th_85594_Lyon_1_Healy_122_208lo.jpg

    in my grandmother's garage in 1967. It had no strings and was a little worse for wear but it was enough to...
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