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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    Hi Brian,

    I have a custom-made 18.5" scale-length arch-top Weber. The top plate is mandola-size and the sides (ribs) are OM depth. It works very well as an OM (GDAE) or as a mandola (CGDA). I...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hence the need for piccolo flat-tops as a 'gateway drug'. It's funny, but the conversation here has now come full-circle. I feel like a piccolo mandolin evangelizer!:grin:
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    These are in Mike's regular lineup, and they are amazing. Here's the URL http://www.blackmandolins.com/piccolo-mandolins.html

    Mike was really easy to work with and the instrument...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    The mandolin in the Vivaldi seems to be a piccolo. The mandolin played solo could be a piccolo or not, I'd have to know the scale length, but the body seems too small. It probably was...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    I had a Weber Sweetpea and really liked it, but it is not a piccolo mandolin. They are quite different from each other That instrument has a small body but a full scale length, and is...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Henry and Gracie are beautiful, and obviously quite smart. They know where the best sunny spots for sleeping are located. I have a Gracie, too, but my avatar is Robyn. Robyn loves mandolin music.
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Sue,

    They are pretty rare. They are, however, a lot of fun to play. They have a really pleasing voice which is different between the arch top and flat top varieties, just as it is in other...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for trying. I must admit that I don't know a whole lot about why computers do or don't work. I am able to open the attachments on my computer, but on my IPad, I get gibberish,...
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    Re: floor racks

    Please do, I'd like to see a picture. And please give that sweet cat in your avatar a pat for me!

    Best wishes,

    Bob
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    Re: Well this isnít good..

    I would go the same route. I wouldn't put that one back on, and a full-contact Cumberland would be my first choice. Please let us know what you think of it.
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    As promised, here are a few MP3 files so you can see how the prototype flat-top piccolo sounds. Nothing too artful, but clips that give a sense of the piccolo at different places in its range. Here...
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    Re: Well this isnít good..

    Too bad, Joey, that's a shame. Even though it can't be seen under the bridge, you know it is there. What can you do. . .these things happen. Don't let it get to you.

    Bob
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    Kolkata News: typhoon and COVID

    The news from Kolkata looks quite dire on two fronts; the typhoon and COVID. As you all know, we have Cafe friends there including Snehasish Mozumder and Diptanshu.

    I have reached out to both...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Wow! Good for you!
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hey Jim, that catalog material is fascinating. Thanks for sharing it.

    I finally did a proper setup on it today. It sounds fantastic. I should be able to record something and post it within the...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Jim,

    I wrote an answer a few minutes ago, but it seems to have disappeared. I'll try again and hope we don't end up with two.

    You are, in part, to blame for this foray into flat-top...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Thanks, Pat. That's a good price on those Rubners. They are the new design, too.

    The tailpiece is a beauty, but I am on a 'COVID' budget at the moment and that tailpiece I used on the first one...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Pat,

    That really is a nice tailpiece and I agree, it would be the best choice a I have seen for this mandolin, just a little more pricey than what I'd like to use on the piccolos.

    I may give...
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    Re: A new classical mandolin

    That is an exceptionally beautiful instrument. The 13 inch scale appeals to me, too. My aging hands are finding shorter scale lengths much more comfortable. Great job, Graham. Thanks for sharing...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Thank you, Pat, for your helpful suggestions. I agree that tapering the headstock a bit more would make the instrument more attractive and will do that beginning with my current builds. You have a...
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    Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    I became interested in piccolo mandolins several years ago and finally had Mike Black build me an A4 style piccolo about two years ago. I have found it to be a real joy to play, and it often is my...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Hi Pheffernan,

    Just sent you a PM.

    Best wishes,

    Bob
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    Right you are, Belvein; the administrators and moderators here are the best. Of the fora I have tried, this is the only one I have stuck with, and I am on here a lot. On the Cafe, the internet's...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Two months ago I could have given you an answer I believed to be true. In fact, at that time it was true. Now, that instrument will soon appear in the classifieds along with my number two choice. ...
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    Re: Boozy impulse purchase

    Well Dave, you first were relaxing on the porch with your wife and some wine, and then ended up with a new mandolin. Sounds like a great evening to me! Congratulations! Have fun with it!
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