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  1. Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    I have taken all the workshops offered by this Fiddler's organization (not all for mandolin) but they have a nice lineup and you donate what you can—it all goes to the player.

    I love Caleb's...
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    Toomas Rannu has ten arrangements of some Finnish folks songs, simple melodies but solos accompanied by double stops. Check this thread. He has a link for the pdfs of these notated with...
  3. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    That Washburn is probably from the same era as mine. They reworked the neck for these, they are bit chunkier. My earlier long scale one had a terrible neck snap due probably due to the design of the...
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    I would also guess (am I wrong) that the Hester is not a hybrid and the Collings would most certainly would be? There are enough Collings Os out there if you every wanted to buy another but the...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Since we re-opened this older thread I figured to put this here.

    Hans is sadly selling off his personal instruments in the classified ads: 3-point mandolin, 3-point mandola, and F5C mandolin.
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    Re: F style mandola tuners

    I believe that most mandolas and mandolins use the same tuners and tailpieces but you should measure for sure.
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    I mentioned it above here. There is also a 2nd volume and transcriptions for viola. There may very well be transcriptions for other stringed instruments.
  8. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    So, when you played the Collings mandolin for the first time, what did you think? If you loved it, go for it. As Mary noted above, they are in demand and are well made. Of course, you can also drive...
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    Re: Deep Nostalgia - Lloyd Loar

    Hah! I was waiting for Lloyd to do a commercial about Virzi Tone enhancer. :)

    I guess that is the next phase, to make them talk?
  10. Re: Do mandolins respond to playing at the dusty end?

    As I noted above, we can discuss this until we are all blue in the face. IMHO there is probably something of a slight changing in the wood structure that does happen over time with age and with...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    Beautiful playing, Toomas. I may try them on my tenor guitar tuned to octave tuning. Finger style works nicely for that mellow sound, too.

    I was curious about what the titles meant so I ran them...
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    Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    I am no wood expert but perhaps the experts on this site can comment on the difference between real olive and Russian olive woods. Looks like they are different genus and species and have much...
  13. Re: Do mandolins respond to playing at the dusty end?

    This will be an argument that will never be settled. Just check for the number of threads on the subject. No difference whether a mandolin or violin or guitar or whether it is played in multiple...
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    Re: Ibanez 513 (Selmer/Maccaferri D-Hole)

    Thanks for the clarification. It was from that era not the subject of a lawsuit. I do know what the lawsuits were about.
  15. Thread: Gratitude

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Gratitude

    I have a feeling that the poster of "What is the best brand of mandolin to buy?" is a chatbot, at least it says that with a link to a site in Singapore in the signature.
  16. Thread: Gratitude

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Gratitude

    You need to get around to the guitar equivalent of Mandolin Cafe, umgf.com or acousticguitarforum.com. There are plenty of folks there that list their guitars. The ones that truly amaze me though are...
  17. Re: Torn between 2 mandolins. / Eastman serial number question?

    Keep both mandolins and sell the dog! :)

    What? No dog? Sell the Bovier and refret the Eastman with larger frets.
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    Re: Ibanez 513 (Selmer/Maccaferri D-Hole)

    What lawsuit? It really doesn't look like anything else except maybe Selmer Maccaferri style guitars.
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    Re: Sweep picking on mandolin?

    On page 49 of Bickford Mandolin Method Volume 4 there is an etude called "Arpeggios on Four Strings" followed on the next page by "The Arpeggio on Three Strings."

    Here's the the top and the first...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Sometimes slowing down a tune wrings out the flavors and emotions expressed in playing. I will also say that his excellent playing is perfect demo for that mandolin. Even in an OK set of earphones I...
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    Re: Sweep picking on mandolin?

    That is basically an arpeggiated chord and I believe is sometimes called a harp effect. Why not? That is what music is about.

    Starting on page 60 on Volume 2 of the reissued Calace method...
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    Re: Mandolin Café Women's History Month

    I had a lot of fun hanging out with Lorraine way back in the 1980s. She was the staff assistant in the one and only Jethro class at Augusta. What a week!

    as for the photos I think I posted many in...
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    Re: Mandolin Café Women's History Month

    Here's a few from olden days from my collection to go along with that wonderful modern banner:
  24. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    Wow! The thought of playing old time music on a mandolin with an eBow! I can't imagine...

    No, I knew what you were talking about. I use Thomastik Vision strings on my fiddle and use a Kaplan e...
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    I have the smaller Tsumura book and the many of the minstrel banjos pictured there IIRC came from the Reuben Reuben collection. Very interesting looking things. I am friends with a few of truly...
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