Search:

Page 1 of 40 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 1.00 seconds.

  1. Thread: Mercedes Benz

    by Simon DS
    Replies
    0
    Views
    309

    Mercedes Benz

    Wasnít too sure how to accompany this one. I usually just play straight tunes...

    I used a Keech banjo thatís tuned in fifths but now Iím wondering if you guys have examples of instruments playing...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    819

    Bela Fleck and Chris Thile

    Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/YSJqEgSpXTc
  3. Replies
    391
    Views
    93,833

    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thanks Frankdolin, I hadn’t realised. We’re away staying on a dark campsite on the Northumberland coast this week.
  4. Replies
    391
    Views
    93,833

    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Remembering Ivan today.
  5. Thread: Bedpan-dolin

    by Ranald
    Replies
    15
    Views
    639

    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Thanks, Jo. I always jump at the chance to post this great video, with a "commodium".

    "www.myspace.com/axelrodcaryandfoss
    The cello player built the mandolin out of a metal bed pan. He calls...
  6. Replies
    33
    Views
    59,792

    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    What a punch to the gut. I got to meet and hang out with Arthur at a Mandolin Symposium. Thanks to the Cafe it was like we had known each other for years. He was kind, generous, and I admired his...
  7. Replies
    5
    Views
    510

    Bravo D'Addario XS Strings!

    Yes they last a long time...

    But also -

    I've been testing out a few bridges, and making adjustments to my mandolin.

    It's required the complete slacking off and retightening of all strings...
  8. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,390

    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    According to Will Hoover's book "Picks!" they were first made with the left over celluloid material and were called Mosaic or Assorted Color picks. I never heard the term Clown Barf until years later...
  9. Replies
    9
    Views
    967

    King Of The Fairies

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c0Y_LvLdMjrANC8Ns88S-dGbfroHYy7P/view?usp=drivesdk

    King of the fairies

    This is one of my favourite tunes I played in our folk band 'Mickle A Do' til the end of...
  10. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,049

    NMD - 2007 Kimble F5

    196254Having fun bonding with this new to me 2007 Kimble F5 with one piece back, red spruce top, Waverlies, EVO gold frets with compound radius fretboard. It sounds as good as it looks!
  11. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,544

    Re: Flat Tops, Waterloo and others

    Well, for the price of a Waterloo you could also get a Peter Coombe classical flat top. http://www.petercoombe.com/classical-mandolin.htm

    The Coombe is also designed for (flatwound) medium strings...
  12. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,977

    Re: Buying without being able to play

    I totally feel you. So far I bought all of my instruments online without playing them first. And while I haven't had experiences that I would call outright "bad", I sure learnt some valualble lessons...
  13. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    I don't think it's fair to say I 'developed' a market, more just tapped into one that was already there. Historical instruments are built from surviving museum examples and/or iconographical...
  14. A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    https://i.imgur.com/c5IvQWu.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/ctzBJLc.jpg

    Sound samples coming soon...
  15. Replies
    6
    Views
    591

    Re: My First Bowl oud/Lute

    Looks great! Your design (with the separate flat bottom) is actually closer to a Balalaika or Georgian Panduri than an oud, but great work either way!

    I'd love to hear how it sounds.
  16. Replies
    2
    Views
    552

    New reso mando

    Last week I got my reso mando, that was built for me by Dutch luthier Arie van Spronssen. As you can see it is a copy of the mandolins built by Dobro and Regal in the 1930s.
    195706195707


    Is is...
  17. Thread: My latest oud

    by Dusepo
    Replies
    15
    Views
    1,240

    My latest oud

    Here's my latest oud. This is a new shape I am calling the 'Shahed' model, which is designed to bring out certain harmonics after analysing the spectral analysis, and also be more comfortable to hold...
  18. Article: David Grisman's Music From the Movie Capone Released

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/787-David-Grisman-s-Music-From-the-Movie-Capone-Released
    ...
  19. Replies
    52
    Views
    8,136

    New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Hi Everyone,

    Well, I'm tickled silly today.... Back in late 2020 I placed an order with John Hamlett for a two-point mandolin (his first in that shape) and today it arrived!

    It's far too soon...
  20. Thread: Blue Bayou

    by dhergert
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,140

    Blue Bayou

    One of our old favorites...


    https://youtu.be/xHrfMKADHEA
  21. Re: Eastman oval-hole vs f-hole: Difference in access to upper fr

    The short answer is tradition. The oval with its 12th fret neck join pushes the bridge back to the tailpiece, kind of like the Gibson mandolins from the first two decades of the last century. The...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    745

    Homeward Bound by Eden Macadam-Somer

    This is a performance of Eden Macadam-Somer's lovely bluegrass/old-time-inspired, "Homeward Bound," by the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) from a concert in Steenwijk, The Netherlands, in early...
  23. Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    On any given day in the entire universe only three mandolins are in tune and David Grisman owns two of them.
  24. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,395

    Re: Lost (and need) a Hiscox case key

    Nearly right! Iíd never have believed this but, after visiting their website itís clear that they are having a summer shutdown period but this runs from 23 July Ďtil 9 August.

    I thought factory...
  25. Replies
    64
    Views
    12,545

    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    Thanks a lot. That makes perfect sense to me. Also note that he doubled his money on that original Loar.

    I should think travels in Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain probably had an influence on his...
Results 1 to 25 of 1000
Page 1 of 40 1 2 3 4