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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    I find the sharpness of the Red Bear profile to be noticeably "snaggy" and to result in a very bright tone that I describe as "brittle." I occasionally use them and like their extreme resistance to...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    The Pickboy import is the right-most plectrum in this image. As you can see, it's small, about the size of Dogal's small Neapolitan-style plectra: L to R, antique tortoiseshell, Galli celluloid, Red...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Excellent point, Michael. The Primetone line is interesting. I have played around with the typical jazz-guitar and large-triangle profiles from that series, and like the strong tone that they...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Voila. Left to right, these are antique tortoiseshell (approx. 0.8 mm thick, but super rigid), antique celluloid (as discussed below), and Galli celluloid (1.00 mm thick). The Galli is about 38 x...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Yeah . . .

    That's why I have Galli on my short list.
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    I've looked at the online custom-order forms, but they amount only to getting something printed in bulk on their standard lines of picks. I've tried a few times with the...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Yes, I recall. Thanks for the thoughts.
  8. Re: Raffaele Calace Mandolin Virtuoso Bolero Rare 78 rpm

    A bit more than two hours of this material has been compiled to CD, but it's not at all easy to lay hands to it: https://artist.cdjournal.com/d/-/1195121027
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    Another sound I wish would enter my earholes is a professional recording—or any recording or performance, for that matter—of Calace's concerto for liuto cantabile, op.150. Still waiting . . .
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Yes, of course, but many of the old ones and my personal preference favor longish, perhaps just shy of 40 mm.
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Wider and shorter. I like this profile for guitars (although it's been a very long time since I've applied plectra to guitars). Perhaps oddly, I've never really liked this classic guitar shape on...
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    Polyetherimide plectra

    I really doubt it, but does anybody know of any pick makers fashioning Neapolitan-type pletcra of polyetherimide (which goes by the trade name Ultem or, in the case of Dunlop's brand, Ultex)? I...
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    Yeah, that too . . .
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    Re: Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    Thanks, Joe. I am a long-time member. Now to address my limitations: I'll need a mandolin quartet, substantial string orchestra, and large performance space.
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    Sounds I wish would enter my earholes

    Here's a thing I really want to hear: Ralph Vaughan Williams' (1872–1958) Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis with a mandolin-family quartetto classico playing the concertino role in beautiful,...
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    Re: J.S. Bach Siciliano

    Nice arrangement.
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    Re: Ekaterina Skliar & Anna Kislitsyna WoO 43a

    Interesting to pair a harpsichord (which is often approached as the domain of early-music and historic performance specialists) with a very modern Gibson archtop (which is not) . . . not that there's...
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    Re: A mando orchestra what am a mando orchestra

    Guitars are almost universal to mandolin orchestras (as were banjos during the "golden era"). They offer some diversity of timbre, similar to separate string, woodwind, brass, etc. sections in...
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    Re: A mando orchestra what am a mando orchestra

    For what it's worth, Respighi himself named this movement "La Befana," a witch-like old woman of Italian folklore. Because it's easier to copy-and-paste from Wikipedia than CD liner notes:


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    Re: A mando orchestra what am a mando orchestra

    Wow. Pretty remarkable playing. I've actually played this work, but in the original orchestral setting (it's the only time I've had the opportunity to play with a large symphony orchestra). If...
  21. Re: On The Hills Of Manchuria (I.A. Shatrov, 1906)

    I've played a solo guitar arrangement of this tune that was published by a deceased friend of mine, Matanya, through his company Editions Orphée. Matanya knew I played wedding gigs. When he...
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    Re: Source for Jules Cottin melodic studies?

    Have you tried https://www.loc.gov/search/?all=true&q=jules+cottin?

    Never mind. Looks like they list it as "catalogue record only."
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    . . . and there certainly was some precedent for the existence of a "Mandolino lombardo a corde doppie metalliche."
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    PPS: And, just for good measure, from the appendix "Varie forme di mandolini e strumenti affini" of Pisani's method (Pisani, A. 1899. Manuale teorico–pratico del mandolinista. Ulrico Hoepli Editore,...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    PS: I dug a little deeper into my e-mail archive on this odd 6-course Embergher. It looks like my first visit with the piece was in summer 2004 and my return was in autumn 2008. While we discussed...
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