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    Re: Goldtone Long Scale Mando-Guitar

    Out of the half-dozen or so of these type of instruments (not made by Goldtone) that have come in to our shop I have yet to see one that was playable in any sort of appreciable manner. They were...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I have my grandmother's name stamped on the tailpiece of my Collings. Sort of commemorates her as when she passed away, she sent a little bit of cash my way that I used to fund the purchase. Since...
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    Electric/Acoustic Session King Tenor

    Here is a Session King with a single coil pickup built into the end of the fretboard. Wish I'd taken a photo...but it has three pole pieces (inbetween the strings)

    Ian recorded it plugged in, then...
  4. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Hey Joe,

    I was just playing my short-scale Weber OM through my Schertler Guilia, using Schertler's stick-on pickup. This is not really the set-up I was thinking about in my earlier comments. ...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

    Mick
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    So much manufactured outrage! I watched the video and frankly it doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me. Gibson will talk big, and will enforce what it is legally able to enforce. What it can not...
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    Regal Octophone - vintage photo

    Every so often I buy a vintage photo and I found this one the other day. The image of the boy in his new looking but oversized hat and coat (perhaps bought large to grow into?) makes it worth having...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    If you have a music/microphone stand you might want to check out String Swing:

    https://www.stringswing.com/product/cc04uk-mic-music-stand-ukulele-mandolin-hanger

    They also make ones that you...
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    Reverb tuner on sale

    $4.25 w/free shipping

    https://reverb.com/item/204704-reverb-clip-on-tuner
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    I just went to Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s website, and ordered a pdf and printed version of Ashokan Farewell. Feel good about supporting such a wonderful tune. They have a lot of great tunes for...
  11. Overture from 'King Arthur' by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    Overture to the semi-opera 'King Arthur' by Henry Purcell
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur_(opera)

    Arranged for mandolin orchestra

    In the form of Introduction and Fugue
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    Magic Fluke Flea Mandolin

    Hello all! Has anyone gotten around to trying out the newish Magic Fluke Flea mandolin yet? Curious to hear feedback on this one... Might make a good traveler? Thanks!
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    If the issue persists with new strings, you could check whether the strings in each pair is exactly at the same height at the bridge and nut. I have a slight issue at the lowest course with my...
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    Hi Joe,

    You've done what I would have done to start: get a new set of strings. Old strings can be a source of a lot of weirdness.

    Have you had the instrument set up?
    Have you determined if...
  15. Thread: Primetone

    by RobP
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    Re: Primetone

    Same here. I get more volume from the primetone material, but it is way too bright for my taste. The Proplecs give me a more woody sound. I do have a problem with the Proplecs developing...
  16. Thread: Primetone

    by Elliot Luber
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    Re: Primetone

    IMHO (Your mileage will vary): I wasn't really impressed with the Primetone picks I bought. They're okay. I much prefer the D'Andrea ProPlecs.
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    I Threw It All Away

    Hacking out another Dylan song - practicing in the shop today & trying to get the chords & chord progression under my fingers.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp4FyfZuJ4A
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    I had to share this with you!!

    I'm so happy! My last album has had great reviews and has ranked on the "best of 2018" lists at some of the most prestigious musical media in Spain.
    That means national exposure for mandolin among...
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    Re: Saw a Very Early Gibson Today

    It would probably sound like this one.
    https://youtu.be/85a7BaTbU9s
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    Playing for Change - Ripple

    My sister sent this to me:



    Mando and moando-like instruments at 00:57, 1:27, 1:55, 2:20, 3:03, 4:15.
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    I’d rather have Jesus

    Here’s “I’d rather have Jesus” on my Kentucky KM900 mandolin.
    New strings, it sounded so good I wanted to record something, hope you like it.

    https://youtu.be/5xNBvtn0y-w
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    Re: Favorite Mando Christmas Tunes

    Found another one I wrote up a while back, at the Song-a-Week group:

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen printable PDF mandolin tab four-part arrangement for 2 mandolins, GDAE tenor guitar or octave...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGFjkBcwAec

    Bach g minor presto....
  24. "The Flower Duet" from Lakmé (Delibes)

    Leo Delibes (1836-1891): Lakmé (1883)
    "The Flower Duet"

    This is the famous duet for two sopranos from Delibes' opera "Lakmé", in a highly simplified and abreviated instrumental arrangement by...
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    Re: Mandola case options

    I got a "tactical" hard gun case from Amazon for less than $70 that fits my Kent electric mandola. I think it's bomb proof. It is heavier than it needs to be and only just wide enough. The handle is...
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