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  1. Re: Catbird Calypso -- Tom Wright Trio Live at Blue House Product

    Thanks!

    14.25" scale length. I call it a mandolin. CGDAE.
  2. Catbird Calypso -- Tom Wright Trio Live at Blue House Productions

    A preview of digital album release, remastered tunes from the "Why Not?" video. This is a new original tune.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/catbird-calypso
  3. Pontapé, Tom Wright Trio Live at Blue House Productions

    The concluding tune of the live "Wny Not?" video set, remastered.
    Written by Brazilian pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto, a Baião on blues changes.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/pontape-1
  4. Re: Tested: Where Does The Tone Come From In An Electric Guitar?

    The instrument behaves much like its acoustic response in regards attack and sustain. I had this exact situation, using my favorite mag pickup on a Buchanan 10-string (my earlier acoustic-electric...
  5. Re: Tested: Where Does The Tone Come From In An Electric Guitar?

    The issue should be of interest to e-mando players, but this video misses the main points about pickups.

    We can agree it matters where, along the string, you pick. It also matters, where, along...
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    Re: doing pizzicato in a piece

    Muting at the bridge is one method, not the only one. The goal is a short note, fast decay.

    A muting style with more "pop" is fingering lightly just on top of the fret.

    The left hand technique...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    In my professional life there was agreement, among those of us approaching and after 60, that it took a lot longer to warm up to our expected level of facility.
    At 70, that is very much the case,...
  8. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Here's a remix of the opener from the video show.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/why-not
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    Re: Video Concert Tonight

    Thanks for watching, and the kind words.
    The 10-string is a joy to play, although I am still exploring its tonal response. An amazingly comfortable neck, perfect fingerboard, and that deep cherry...
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    Re: Better Tone & Volume above the 12th fret?

    Is your fingerboard flat, i.e. no bowing? Sounds like too little height in those high frets, which occurs if the fingerboard rises. If there is bowing, "relief", the comfortable string height for the...
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    Re: Video Concert Tonight

    Thanks. Last two were covers, a retro Zappa-ish melody from my band days in the 70s, which I played on guitar back then. Much better fit to 5-course mando.
    Last tune was a baião by Jovino Santos...
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    Video Concert Tonight

    My jazz trio video posts at 7:30 EDT. I will be on the chat bar. Running time will be about 45 minutes.


    https://youtu.be/UuKWWvfPVKU

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  13. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

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  14. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Here is the YouTube link for the show on Sunday, 7:30 pm.

    https://youtu.be/UuKWWvfPVKU
  15. Re: Best solid body eMandola? Range 750 ish...

    If it is a C string you need, 5-string mandos are more useful than mandola, with easy reaches and richer chords. Mandola scale length is much longer than a viola, and I consider them only marginally...
  16. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Another preview of upcoming video concert, my jazz blues., "Blue Iz Mir".

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/blue-iz-mir
  17. Re: Article on the Centrum Choro workshop & Choro in North Americ

    Fine writeup. I attended the Centrum choro week, a real thrill. Jovino was there and I now play a tune we heard the faculty perform, his "Pontapé".

    For a guy from the East Coast, Port Townsend...
  18. Re: Is there much point to an electric jazz mandolin?

    Here is an example of how I find electric mandolin useful, as a jazz instrument. 10-string electric in a bass/drums trio. This is a preview of a video concert that will post Sunday, May 1. Set was...
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    Re: Adjusting the tone knob

    Audio-taper pots will tend to have a slight effect as you roll off, then a big effect at the end. Volume is opposite, with audio-taper working as expected. I'm used to tone pots acting this way, from...
  20. Re: Best Mandolin for Traveling From Sea Level to High Desert?

    My Buchanan had no trouble with 15% humidity in SoCal or 95% on the East Coast beach. Only change is it goes sharp when humid, from expansion, and flat when dry.

    Then again, it is not an arch top.
  21. Re: String windings for magnetic pickup mandolins?

    Emando.com is a good source for string sets.

    Bronze does not "shield" the strings, it is just not responsive.

    Some relationship of short-scale seems to make the lower strings a bit strong for...
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    Re: What Are Stainless Steel Strings?

    I've used them on electric. A colder tone than nickel, I doubt you would like them.

    If cost is an issue, buy in bulk (I use JustStrings). I get a dozen wound phosphor bronze .048 for about $9....
  23. Thread: Picks

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    Re: Picks

    I use the 351 shape from Dunlop in Ultex 1.0 mm. That is roughly the same as a Fender heavy but a stiffer material. Powerful and lasts a long time, for cheap.
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    Re: First Bandolim

    Did one of those two luthiers make the 10-string Hamilton de Holanda used on the Jacob tribute "Jacob Bossa"? That is a great instrument, much richer and sweeter than his regular one (Ribeiro?).
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    Re: Speaker size for 4-string emando amplifier

    I find many speakers too bright, and specially small guitar speakers, by which I mean the cone, not the amp. The Roland Cube 40 would be better, although still a bit on the bright , tinny side.
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