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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Just wanted to update you guys on the status of the issue with #001.

    I've exchanged a few emails with a few different builders who have helped offer some guidance through the build. As I had...
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    Re: Amplification as a learning tool

    I have a pickup on all my acoustic instruments. Mandolin, fiddle, banjer, & guitar. I run through a micro-cube. I use it like a monitor. For sure it helps to get the sound in front of you. The cube...
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    Re: Boil That Cabbage Down

    I thought they ALL had it. (Instruction books—except Grismans—he starts with a tune in B)

    It is a beautiful number for a multitude of reasons. And, man, do I love biled cabbage. With corn bread...
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    Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    I presume you're making a reference to the distaff side, although your use of that term is somewhat outdated. :) Yes, we should all celebrate femininity.
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    Re: Strategies for learning without teachers?

    Sounds like you're good to go. :)

    I'd say just hunt around on YouTube for someone playing something that you want to play, study it enough to figure out how it's being done (physically as well as...
  6. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    Why don't we write it out in "shape notes"? I found those pretty easy to read in the church choir LOL.

    But seriously, I think the only way TAB or even notation for that matter is detrimental is if...
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    Ignatius Sancho Minuets

    I found out about Ignatius Sancho recently after watching the BBC documentary "Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History" and discovered that he had composed music for violin, mandolin, German...
  8. Re: Is playing TABS detrimental to really learning?

    If you use TAB that has rhythmic notation and dynamics written in, or staff notation with fingerings, you get the same musical information - what notes to play when, how loud or soft, and where on...
  9. Re: Do you know anyone who has fixed sunken Vega tops?

    You can pm me if you wish.

    If you can post a picture of how distorted the top is, it would be helpful. And a picture of the inside, if possible, would be very useful.

    I have some Vega...
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    Estamos ai

    means "We are here" or "We are there", so here we are


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iOXm5s23bA
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I found a nice, handbuilt F5 in an antique store, with a hard case and 3" hand-tooled leather strap for $145. Bought it to keep it out of the hands of the interior decoration set—I could just see it...
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    Re: What mandolin is this?

    Actually you should be able to see the differences in this image. Note the T and the G. The rest aren't much better. All of the inlay is very rough cut. I just noticed something else as well, I'm...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    https://youtu.be/935ExOpT5bI
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    Nah. Would not be my first choice of mandolin to show on the book cover, but its ok for the intended audience. Those experienced with Bach are not going to look at the cover very long, and others...
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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    Lighter. You’ve got a volume knob:)
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    Re: Developing Finger Independence

    Sherry -- I'm delighted to learn that you like your instructor, who is a classically trained, professional violinist. It's great to have a teacher with whom you have a good rapport. But you need to...
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    Re: Pomeroy Website Hacked?

    That isn't the issue, I'd never been to either the men's health site or the Pomeroy site and I duplicated it as well. The first time I saw this Loudloar was chasing down the same sort of issue with...
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    Re: Pomeroy Website Hacked?

    Going through the Builders Database will get you there as well.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/builders/search?search=pomeroy

    It's not his website doing that, It's a Google issue.
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    Re: Pomeroy Website Hacked?

    Try clicking on this link: http://pomeroyinstruments.com/
    Or just type in "pomeroyinstruments.com" into the browser box. It worked for me just now.
    On the other hand, if you go through...
  20. Re: How can I convert unsearchable PDF files to searchable PDF fi

    After dropping that file into a hex editor, I can verify that the text in the submitted pdf does not exist as such in the file itself. The explanation for that seeming paradox can be found here:...
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    Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSseN0A3kRw
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    Re: Trouble with open chords and open E string

    For that reason I resorted to commissioning a Davidson mandolin with a 33mm nut, with the strings offset towards the bass side.
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    more space for the e string.

    It's not a problem for my...
  23. Re: Octave Mandolin question: Teardrop versus mando-guitar?

    As has been commented on, the tone of a particular instrument has a number of factors that may well be more important than the shape. I prefer the GOM to the traditional shape because guitar shape,...
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    Bohemian Zwiefacher

    At BalFolk dance events you can meet German dances Zwiefacher or Alsace dances "Valse à 5 Temps".In Bohemian, region in the Czech Republic, you will find an analogy and these are dances called...
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    Re: Cheap Mandolins With Hideous Scrolls !

    Check out this thread: worst scrolls of the last century
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