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    Re: Flatbacks of note

    According to Dave Hynds, "Cyrano" was a German trade mark. What's interesting is the 5th course - a single "C," I assume. Never seen that before:

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  2. Thread: Cartoon

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    Cartoon

    Don't know how long this will last and I post it purely in the spirit of Mando-camaraderie:
  3. Re: New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    Thanks, Mike. I was intrigued by the solid mahogany construction. I have a 1950's "Bobby Henshaw" baritone uke made from mahogany and like the tone a lot - also made in New York, oddly enough.
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  4. New-ish "NewYorker" Mandolins from Gretsch

    For holidays and such, my current "risk-having-it-crushed-to-death-at-check-in" mandolin is an Epiphone MM30 - mahogany back and sides with a spruce top. But I really like the look of the new G9310...
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    Re: Tuning Question . . .

    Bowl back mandolins are the worst - even when they're in tune, they're not ...
  6. Re: Playing mandolin has improved my fiddle playing-ALOT !

    Exact opposite experience for me - fiddling around in fiddle-land for too many years seems to have eradicated what little i thought I knew about the mandolin - chord structures and progressions in...
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    Re: Verdi's "A" - bowlback mandolins

    I've seen a few of your videos - I think I'd flunk the audition to your band.

    It might also be a case of "olde ears." Loud bass and high frequency notes can really hurt sometimes - a speedy...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    ... the image just gets worser and worser.
  9. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    That wasn't the video - I looked but couldn't find it. But just to keep this light and conversational

    Bill Monroe was an incredible musician. "Uncle Pen" is a wonderful tune. The...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    Mate - I wouldn't call seeing you in your smalls as getting "lucky" ...
  11. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    I once saw a Youtube video of an elderly gentleman talking about his Bill Monroe Limited Edition Mandolin to his family - I'd guess - all gathered round a kitchen table. And while I'd love to own...
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    I suppose photos are out of the question ...
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    Re: Verdi's "A" - bowlback mandolins

    Yes - particularly the treble notes. The other thing I noticed was the sweet spot shifted down a bit, past the sound hole and over the top of the pick guard.
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    Verdi's "A" - bowlback mandolins

    Difficult, I know, but if all the mystic crystal blather associated with Verdi's "A" can be pushed aside for a moment, 432hz sounds altogether kinder to the ear when played on my bowl back than that...
  15. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    Assuming that's so and in defense of the family, Picasso's kids sold their father's name to Renault for use on one of their cars. This was done to protect the name, something which requires...
  16. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    Insert Bill Monroe's rattlesnake rattle through the f-holes on this and exchange its existing tuners for those cadged off his mandolin and and see Venice and die

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  17. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    We need to talk.
  18. Re: Estate of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possess

    "The chief business of the American people is business" … and litigation.
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    Will Bill's rattlesnake rattle be included, I wonder ... that would be some serious ju-ju for the mojo-less.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Nice picking, Allen and I'm hoping the twinge of MAS I experienced while listening to your Strad' will slowly fade away like drops of morning dew ...
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    I'm bidding for his toe-nail clippings.
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    Re: Musicians and hats

    What!! We're cousins!?! "I Mak Sikkar!"
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    Re: How to adopt a tune for mandolin?

    You can also "cadge" arrangements off the internet - being sure to call it "research:"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4EAwzmjs0Y
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    Re: beach mandolin in the sunshine

    Surf settee ...
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    Re: Speed Neck

    Thanks - always wanted to do this to my Loar but imagined it would be a much more complicated … sticky … procedure. Mandolin is smooth as silk and smelling slightly of beeswax - win-win.
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