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    Siveen Mandolins

    Hi folks,

    I haven't been around much, but recently these Siveen mandolins caught my attention and I've had some very nice conversations with luthier Paul Evans over there in Cahersiveen on the...
  2. Re: Trinity College OM - questions, comments, concerns ...

    Don sez, "... the tailpiece seems super cheap and too flexible ..."

    I agree. I've replaced several TC tailpieces with Allen cast tps and found it to be a very easy and happy upgrade. In some...
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    Re: Crump mandola and short-scale OM?

    I haven't personal experience with Phil's shorter instruments but he can make one any scale length that you choose.

    I have a B-II which I dearly love and enjoy immensely and I have referred a...
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    Re: Key of C in GDad Tuning

    I think it might depend on the range of the singer, whether to use the open string chords or to capo up. Whichever complements the voice best. Mandolas are often very, very nice with singers,...
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    Re: My new Trillium Octave

    Congratulations, bravo, thanks for the video!

    Oak, how nice! Enjoy,

    stv
  6. Re: New Marla Fibish Video on PegHead Nation

    I haven't been back here to hang out in a while, but when I get back I'm always amused at the persistence of the belief that oval-hole A-model mandolins are 'best' for celtic musics. The more...
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    Re: Gbom strings

    Congrats on your Old Wave! You need not be shy about asking Bill Bussman about these sorts of things. He's a wonderful guy
    and I'm sure he'd be happy to share his (vast) knowlege.

    As for...
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    Re: Angelina Carberry

    Thanks for all this!

    I've heard John Carty play some lovely tenor guitar.

    stv
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    Re: Portuguese guitar ?

    Hey, Jim,

    Thanks for your great story and for the link to your music! Lovely instrument, too.

    There are two Portuguese dealers who offer instruments and accessories on eBay, including tuner...
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    Re: String journey on a Collings MT

    Caleb, thanks very much for your experimentations and your accounts of the differences. Up at the top, the beginning of your
    experiments you went from J-74s to EFW74 flatwounds, which to me sort...
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    Re: The End of Guitar Center

    The four or five big music hardware retailers have come to stand alone as a result of the consolidation trends of big business in
    general, which I personally think is an effect of everyone getting...
  12. Re: Mandolin Recording: Can't Figure This Out

    Hey Emmett,

    <<Wonder if that $20 adapter gives the full speed of thunderbolt?

    Probably not, but it won't be the fault of the adaptor, but that the USB bus behind the adaptor can only go as fast...
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    Re: Portuguese guitar ?

    Thanks to you all for the great infos! Hawaii! I had no idea...

    Jim Nollman, when you were using the D tunings, did you change strings? From the context of your posts I would guess that you...
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    Re: Irish Mandolins Info

    Congrats on your epiphany! Changing one's perspective is, I find, often better than changing hardware.

    Enjoy!

    stv
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    Portuguese guitar ?

    Hi,

    Are any folks here playing Portuguese guitars, in traditional form and tunings or otherwise?

    I read a fellow here (some years back) who had restrung a couple of them for use with different...
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    Re: Presonus TubePre?

    As foldepath says, if you don't need four (or more) inputs 'there are other ways to skin this cat' than a mixer. Good and proper infos from both posters.

    My first thought was toward a preamp...
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    Re: Mics for cbom family

    Garry, just about any handy mic will do and if it's in good repair it won't leave anything of your instruments out, and probably won't
    overstate any part of them either. This is a situation you...
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    Re: octave tuned DAEA

    It would be fun with a mandola, I think. I play bouzouki in GDAD and as Johno' says I capo at the 7th from time to time. It's great fun, but I've not tried it with more room on the neck. Give it...
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    Re: My strap is constantly slipping

    There was a time when I was touring and I spent a lot of time walking with my instrument cases on my shoulder, and the wide straps would need constant adjustment. My wonderful wife suggested that I...
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    Re: Free book of tunes for winter

    Thank you very much, Evelyn!

    stv
  21. Re: Any place to shop for Mandolins in Madison Wisconsin?

    Wade's Guitar Shop
    3490. N. Oakland Ave.
    wadesguitarshop.com

    Not mando-centric but great folks with a fun and eclectic array of stuff.

    I enjoy Milwaukee a lot, great people, music, food,...
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    Re: Outlanders

    The show's music credits reflect the current trend in recording for tv and films. Now that everyone has home studios (that is, a laptop with some nice software and headphones), a show's producers...
  23. Re: Looking for your opinion on this Breedlove

    The FF models sell used, often with pickups, for around $1k, and the oval variation of this one is pretty rare, especially in
    the natural finish. It's priced well below market, so if you like it,...
  24. Re: Who else writes actual songs on their CBOM?

    Beth Patterson writes lots of different sorts of music on bouzouki.

    www.bethpattersonmusic.com

    There was a fellow who posted an instrument here on the Cafe classifieds, perhaps it was a...
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    Re: Views on Apc bouzouki

    Tangential to the thread, bouzouki lore...

    Colin Lindsay wrote: 'I like their legend that an Irishman once went to Portugal, liked the Portuguese bouzouki, and brought one home…
    "According to...
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