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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    I think a solid body instrument with a back that increases friction would be detrimental. A well placed strap controls the position and range of motion. A smooth back allows the instrument to freely...
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    Re: 5 string electric mandolin string info

    1. Don't know. Can't remember having seen plain nickel strings for sale. The core wire in the wound nickel strings is steel.

    2. For a balanced set of very nearly equation tension on all strings on...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Horns - Low brass:
    Valves - All keys & modes are equally difficult/easy.
    3 or 4 valves - push the key, open the valve, play the note.
    Not quite in tune for all notes?
    "The fleas come with the...
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    Re: tenor uke to mandolin tuning

    From my personal experience, there is ZERO chance of tuning the Aquila GDAE Nylgut set to mandolin pitch on a tenor ukulele scale of around 17 inches. The E string will pop well below the mandolin...
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    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    Forget about playing chords. Think five string fiddle. Expanded lead lines. Melody machine. Just my 2.
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    Re: Mandolin tuning on a ukulele

    Good question. Not sure what the synthetic core is.
    "Our sets are made using innovative materials, discovered and perfected in our laboratory after a long period of research and after being...
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    Re: Mandolin tuning on a ukulele

    I use Aquila Soprano Uke Mandolin Tuned (Fifths) Set, 30U from JustStrings.

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    Re: What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    Electric octave twelve string guitar?
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    "Strung E to e and tuned an octave up, think of it as a 12 string guitar with a capo at the 12th fret."
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    An extra finger can be incredibly handy

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    Extra fingers, often seen as useless, can offer major dexterity advantages
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    Sisters Amelia “Amy” (1835-1929) and Louisa “Lou” (1826-1902) Van Vleck were music teachers at Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, NC. Amy taught for 50 years (1859-1909) and Lou...
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    Re: custom saddles for Mandostrat

    RE: Moongazermusic - "On Oct 31 2017 Moongazer Passed away. We are trying to shut everything down. Please no more orders. "
  12. Thread: 1762 instrument

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    Re: 1762 instrument

    Cittern or English guitar purchased by Thomas Jefferson.

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    Re: Mixing flats and rounds and odd size strings

    Guitar strings with windings of 80/20 Bronze or Bright Bronze alloys are the brightest I have found.
    These will necessitate bead removal for loop end tailpieces.
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    Re: mando tuned ukes?

    Beautiful work.
    All my Portuguese cavaquinhos are tuned as single strung mandolins.
    Very user friendly for old arthritic hands.
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    Re: Musicians Gear A Case price doubles to $100!

    Rondo Music case.
    Have not purchased or examined one.
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    Re: Your favorite course of strings?

    Dessert.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Mandobass?

    Martin nailed it. They are played with a very large pick.

    https://youtu.be/HGlQi-cK2Dg
  18. Re: Ideas for Aquila 1M Red Series Strings on a Suzuki M-50 Bowlb

    Dave Hynds offers a number of different tailpiece configurations.
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    Re: Strap with Pick Pocket

    Wedgie?

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  20. Re: The great 440 Hz conspiracy, and why all of our music is wron

    Sometimes I fight back against A 440 Hz. I swap in the A 415 Hz tuning slide on my ancient trombone and go for Baroque.
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    Re: Where do you buy your strings?

    JustStrings
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    Re: 12-string mandolin ? ! ?

    Looks like a bandurria
    "The modern bandurria has 12 strings (6 pairs). The strings are tuned in unison pairs, going up in fourths from the low G#. The lowest four strings are a major-third above...
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    Guitar-maker Gibson Brands files for bankruptcy

    Storied guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday as the company has struggled with its debt load after a series of acquisitions.
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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    Re: Does anybody here play a uke bass?

    Affordable starter basses - solid & hollow body - at Rondo Music
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    Re: Westerman OM or bouzouki

    Westerman Irish bouzouki plans at Guild of American Luthiers

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