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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    Thanks, you answered it. I was wondering if you assembled the set and custom ordered it, or if it is a standard set offered by Newtone.
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    That's right - it's .074 but it definitely doesn't fit. Are the Newtones a set you put together from single strings?
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    Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    I recently acquired a vintage K-1 mandocello and found out that the low C strings on a D'addario set at .078 are too thick to fit through the vintage tuner post holes. Anyone determined what gauge...
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    Re: What is this hornpipe?

    Thanks so much! Got it in my fingers again and now I can obsess about something else!
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    Re: What is this hornpipe?

    That was may vague memory but my searching only brought up the old song.
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    What is this hornpipe?

    I used to play it on the fiddle in Gm. Now itís back in my head and I canít remember the rest. Similar to Bobby Caseyís but I believe itís a different tune. I may have learned it from an old LP...
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    Re: Reel picking

    A big thanks to everyone who chimed in on this thread. I've come back to it several times in the past week as I practice. One thing has become clear - the main sticking point is that first upstroke...
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    Re: Reel picking

    This is all very helpful. I appreciate people taking the time to write out their approach. The first thing I have to say is, "wow - Kevin sounds exactly the same playing TTF as he did when I first...
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    Re: Reel picking

    Thanks for the reply. That makes sense to me. On some tunes with a very strong triplet feel for the main phrases (e.g., Maids of Mount Kisco, Toss the Feathers in Em) it feels like each of those...
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    Reel picking

    I played fiddle for many years and have picked up the mandolin here and there. Now I've decided to do the necessary woodshedding to get my right hand up to speed. My question is, when it comes to...
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    Re: 1921 A-2 pickguard?

    Thanks for the leads!
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    1921 A-2 pickguard?

    I just picked up a 1921 A-2 blackface with all original parts except the pickguard. Sounds amazing but the way I drag the back of my right hand nails across the face when picking is doing some...
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    What is this tune?

    The tune he's playing in the video -- what is it???

    http://themusicemporium.com/mandolins/gibson-f-4-1918-wohsc
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    Re: 'slow barn dance'

    I know that tune played as a reel and called "Milloy's Favorite." I picked up from Sligo fiddler Declan Folan.
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    Re: What is the name of this tune?!

    Mike, that's the one! Hell, that's even the setting I learned it from sometime in the early 90's I think. Much appreciated. And glad you're enjoying that mando. I miss that instrument - true...
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    What is the name of this tune?!

    Greetings,

    I woke up this morning with this tune in my head. I used to play it on the fiddle and for the life of me I have no idea what it's called. Anyone know?

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    Wissahickin Drive

    I think Liz Carrol wrote this tune. Love the way it sounds on my new Poe Scout:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_4yo2LbPpA
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

    Here's a quick noodlin sound clip - a few open strings, a couple licks, a wee bit of chop (I don't profess to play anything close to BG mind you), a few more licks, and one time through an old Irish...
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    Re: Chris Thile on Jimmy Fallon

    He does not look good to me - tired, strung out? No idea - haven't followed him closely, but he does not look healthy for his age.
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

    Arrived today and I've got about an hour playing time into it. The wide nut (1 5/16") and chunkier neck are exactly what I had hoped for; Andy nailed it on the feel of the neck and fingerboard. ...
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

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    I'm a bit speechless in anticipation of receiving this in the coming week.
  22. Re: I am going to spend $1,500 on a new mandolin ...

    If you're relatively new to this, but willing to make a serious investment (like $1500), I'd have three considerations (in order of importance):

    playability (ease of fretting, intonation,...
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

    It was probably five or six months ago that I commissioned this mandolin from Andy, and I had just bought another instrument from him. Andy's a great guy to work with and his instruments....well, I...
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

    Just got a picture of the back....incredible. 117325
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    Re: Poe Mandolin Build

    I'm looking forward too! The finish will be dark amber, with relic brass tailpiece and tuners, tortoise/white/tortoise binding, K&K pickup. My mandoquin/mandola is amberburst and I would say it's...
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