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  1. Thread: LiuQin

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: LiuQin

    I just checked the site and I take that statement I made above back. Not even close. The most recent posts (except one) are from over a year ago and many are even older, more like 5-10 years. I will...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Mary: I know it was a typo but I love the concept of "rejoicing" a fiddle. Very poetic!
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    That is good news, Bill. I am glad it was relatively simple solution. Enjoy your mandolin—Play on, my friend!
  4. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    thanks so much for this link. This is the Mandolin Cafe for Chinese music.
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    Re: New Eastwood Mandocello

    This one they are calling a mandocello with a 25.5” scale.
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    That Concord case makes sense to me for this purpose. I have noticed that since violas have a relatively wide range of sizes—most violins are about 14" back whereas violas range from 15" to 18"—there...
  7. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    Hmmmm... assuming those are the virtuoso's exact words that is a very vague pronouncement. Does that mean a player must acquire the technique before he/she can express him/herself? or that it is a...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    It looks like the Concord case that I linked to is no longer being sold by Elderly, however, it looks like a nice case and the insides are adjustable. And it was designed by Michael Lewis, an...
  9. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    I had my violin guy install Perfection (like Pegheds) geared violin tuners on my main fiddle which makes tuning and especially retuning much easier and they look very similar to normal violin pegs....
  10. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Yeah, mine is above but, for some reason the photo I posted is not showing up, only if you click the link. Here it is again. Mine didn't have a sticker and most sellers do not post a brand or they...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    So, I believe that you will settle in on an A-5 or F-5 depending on the maker. Personally the one maker who makes amazing sounding mandolins to my ears that I think would fill the bill for you is...
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    Re: Adrian Gross - Maiden's Prayer

    Very nice duet! I love the button box, too.
  13. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    Bad technique can limit your ability to express yourself. However good technique is not only the ability to play fast and clean. To me playing fast and clean but with no expression is a waste of...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I must have missed this part of the first post:



    I think I was recommending mandolins based on your mention of classical music and missed the key part of the latter end of that sentence.

    I...
  15. Thread: LiuQin

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: LiuQin

    I think it seems pretty decent and well constructed. No surprise that it is a bit headstock heavy. I thought originally that those big tuning handles would be friction driven but it seems like there...
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    A full-length photo would help us to ID whether it is a tenor or a five-string. Also include photos of the inside of the pot showing the dowel stick.

    Here's a Clarophone banjo and it looks very...
  17. Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Try a model shop or Micro-Mark online. They have tiny screws. Here's an Micro Screw Assortment for $25. Maybe one of them might work. They do have wood screws in small sizes but they seem to be brass...
  18. Thread: LiuQin

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: LiuQin

    Just an update. I had posted an ad in the classifieds that I was looking for a liuqin and one kind MC soul contacted me that in his local music store there was a Chinese instrument, not a liuqin, but...
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    Re: Not a mandolin, but finish question

    I actually found a xiaoruan (similar to your yueqin) used at a US music store. I just received it last week and, yes, the top and back are made of paulownia wood and is unfinished as far as I can...
  20. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    A few 10 string Ceccherini's have appeared on these forums over the years. They are not too common. I am not sure what they were trying to do. Somewhat more common are 12 string (3 strings per...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    MDO-305? Like this one?
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    Most likely made by the Gretsch Company of Brooklyn, NY (from this Mugwumps page):



    Here's the photo he used for ID and has the same headstock shape and inlay as the OP.

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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I don’t think you need “extreme agility” to hum a melody. It just helps connect what you hear in your head with what you want to play. Also, nothing wrong with listening and analysis. It is all...
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    Re: new to mandolin,could use help with id

    Welcome, Glenn. Just a few comments since I am on my phone.

    i think D’Angelico was fairly young when working for his uncle and probably swept the floors and was sent out on espresso runs. I...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Maybe a Lyon & Healy would fit what you are looking for? How about this one at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto? As for vintage Gibson, the Loar era (1922-24 or so) are the ones that people gravitate to...
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