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  1. Re: Why do L&H Model A, B, & C owners use TI mittels and not star

    Ahhhhh.....the gauges come from StringsByMail. Here is a recap with tensions:

    Thomastik mittels:
    .010 015 .021 .033
    16.1, 14.8, 14.3, 13.2 (pounds)

    Thomastik stark;
    .011 .016 .022 ...
  2. Re: Why do L&H Model A, B, & C owners use TI mittels and not star

    Thank you. Do you not go beyond the 10 1/2 -14 -24 -38 gauge because experience has taught you it is hazardous to an L&H? The TI starks E and A string are heavier than the gauges you set as your...
  3. Re: Why do L&H Model A, B, & C owners use TI mittels and not star

    I am going to add some additional info from this old thread. This statement by luthier Paul Hostetter surprised me:
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  4. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    From my from view at the bottom looking up, LOL, this:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150206-Bach-Gigue-from-Suite-3-in-C-major
    says you are an amazing musician (I loved that...
  5. Why do L&H Model A, B, & C owners use TI mittels and not starks?

    I am curious about this. The gauges are extremely close. Does a slight increase in guage have a disproportionate increase in tension that would be too much for the instruments? Thank you.

    Here are...
  6. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    What you all said, definitely, but this neophyte has learned something surprising to me: talented classical players do not shy away from rounded edges. I like them but sort of assumed it was...
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    Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    NSCM arrived a few days ago. Mr. Watters simply excels in this area. Pretty special person me thinks!
  8. Re: SILVIO RANIERI - Mandolinist, Conductor and Composer.

    Wow. Thank you.
  9. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    The response so far (showing four rounds to one bevel) totally surprises me! I expected very few would not use a bevel. I personally far more enjoy a rounded edge. I probably should have made four...
  10. Poll: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    I am trying to set up a poll. I may fail. The question is for classical players: do you use a beveled edge pick or round edge pick?
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Jeff Hildreth: “If I had my druthers, I'd be looking for an original Phoenix.”

    I can agree with that. Beyond the mandolins I own, none of which cost more than $3100, I find it very hard to imagine...
  12. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Jim Garber -
    Just a follow up: Having the “tinkering” gene, I put a set of Dogal Calace R92 mediums on the Lucia. They do create a noticeably different sound, to me, than the Optimas. I would say...
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    Re: String tension question

    They are for the mediums (R92) and were posted in error. I made a mistake because I wasn’t distinguishing the R92 vrs R92b difference. The strings I was comparing and should have provided the gauges...
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Jm - those are great videos, especially the one where he discusses his background. Thank you. I note in the 2006 thread that you and Mr. Kioulaphide have played together and appear to be friends....
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Forgive me for going bananas here but HOLY CRAP!!!! I just realized that the post above is THE Victor Kioulaphide - composer of some unbelievably wonderful compositions that just - well they just...
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    Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    I probably sound like an old record by now, but I am so enthusiastic about ECM, that I am compelled to repeat myself: the book is a gold mine and, along with videos and on-line materials, is an...
  17. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I think it would be interesting to look at the mandolin world in Europe and ask this question. Take a look at this video of the Dutch Mandolin Orchestra and view the number of men and women. Also, in...
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    Re: Bach--Gigue from Suite #3 in C major

    Well, after my jaw dropped for 10 minutes I finely closed it. Wow - what beautiful music and talent to share. For me it is inspiring. Thank you.
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    We are all different and should watch ourselves and observe how we learn most efficiently and enjoyably. What works for one person may not work for another. For me, as a beginner, the question is not...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    I checked out his site yesterday including the video’s. Beautiful! And I started checking old threads - lot of info on the Cafe! But you are right - the don’t seem to have “caught on” - a small...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Oooooo.....that would be so nice next to my own Phoenix!!! Was Mike’s a one time only build?
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi and thank you Sue - That’s what you see on Apple products - they show up as html files. Weird!
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Great info Bob, thank you. In the violin world there is a tiny fascinating instrument called a pochette with a great history behind it and many wonderful examples to be studied. In the second video I...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Uh-oh! Three cat lovers emerge - serious danger of complete topic divergence!!!!! I will try to stay on topic, but it is tough LOL!!! As I cannot, due to my Apple ineptitude, hear the files, perhaps...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Bob - Yes, Sue’s cat is definitely cool. I use an ipad and an iphone - so I think I am stuck as well! Maybe someone will chime in like you say! And darn it another thumbnail I do not know how to...
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