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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Very funny! After reading this thread for over 15 years I just now realized that the title is not accurate. There is a difference in meaning between compulsive and impulsive.

    The title should...
  2. Re: mando in $300 price range for Italian songs

    Best would be a used flattop like Big Muddy/MidMissouri or Flatiron or a few others. The only problem there would be the price. If $300 is his top price then any of those I mentioned would be a true...
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    Re: Bickford Mandolin Method

    I believe Bickford is pre-1923 and for those you may be correct. The edition of Ranieri I have is copyright 1959 so that may not be PD. This is published by Musikverlag Cranz, Mainz. I have a couple...
  4. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    My mandolin fits nicely in the original case though I have some extra padding. I have a Small Dog case cover to protect the case and further protect the mandolin.
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    Re: Goichberg mandocello studies

    I believe that Fannie (Sol's wife) passed away in 2005. I think you would have to be get in touch with the children. When I was in the NY Mandolin Orchestra (in the 1980s) she was still playing in...
  6. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Bill, yours (as you probably know) was the earlier, long scale symmetrical style.

    Here is my case, also original (but not in as good a shape as Tim's) made by Bull's Head. Details from Steve...
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    I take this comment back. Matthew (gweetarpicker) already has a complete set of these beauties. Check out this thread from a few years ago.



    There is a great labeled cross-section photo that...
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    Hey, whatsa matter with you guys. You havta post at least on photo. This set will be sold very soon. I am sure that gweetarpicker is checking all his bank accounts. :-)

    Frankly, these instruments...
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    Re: Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    Common misconception: with the exception of more modern composers, none of Bach's pieces and probably many of later composers as well, did not indicate "feeling" or even dynamics. Much of that was...
  10. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Who is Mike?
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    Re: f-hole/oval/hybrid question

    My question would be: would the top carving on the F-2 or 4 be much different from that of an F-5—altered to account for the different bridge placement? Might that affect the tone?

    I played this...
  12. Thread: Z Mandolins

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    Re: Z Mandolins

    For your convenience... Z-Mandolins web site

    A couple of video clips from the site:
    https://vimeo.com/344598110
    https://vimeo.com/344597846
    more video clips here
  13. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Contact the seller. We can all guess but that is worth nothing. You can't tell much from photos.

    For historical purposes:

    179422

    In any case, one person posted above that Mike is not retired...
  14. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    I had never been a fan of Thomastik mandolin strings. I tried them on my Gibson in the 1980s and hated them. However, after some resistance I put a set of mediums on my Washburn Pro A and would never...
  15. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    And while you are at it, maybe you can ask if he is truly retired. Everyone seems to be guessing that is the case. It could be but i still see his bare-bones web site online as well as Sandy Munro...
  16. Re: Has anyone played the Apitius F Mandolin at Southern Strings?

    That has a wide neck, for sure. 29mm (1 5/32”). Interesting because the one Apitius I played quite a few years ago had a very narrow neck, even too narrow for me. I prefer 1-1/8"-1-3/16" at most. I...
  17. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    OK, I may repeat others' suggestions...

    You have a five piece band. What are the other players doing while you are talking your break? Is everyone still playing? If so they should be playing...
  18. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    This is the page from my Lyon & Healy catalog from about 1912. Perhaps one of these photos of the building might be the one in the watermark. There is a similar collage of the building(s) in the...
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    If it weren't for us vintage nitpickers a lot of these details would be undiscovered. The current Lyon & Healy Company is the only remaining link to the original company. They are prominent harp...
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    I was able to take a decent shot of the label in mine. Even more interesting is that I noticed that there is a faint watermark(?) of the Lyon & Healy building in the background of this label. I don't...
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    Hey Tim: I finally found my Hubert book. Yes, mine has the same label. Here's a bad shot of my label—all I have on my computer for now.

    179339

    I believe that ours were called Washburn model...
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    Re: Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    Yes!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkfsGCIiHb4
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    Tim: does yours have a Washburn label in it? I have one SN#2199 from probably the same period. By that time they dispensed with the extender and reworked the neck so the A models would not have a...
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    Re: Straighten a Neck - No Truss Rod

    If it is at all like my jumbo Kay, it has a baseball bat neck and can easily be thinned to straighten it out. And if the fretboard is off anyway, it might makes sense to put a steel rod or even an...
  25. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    CES: Dang is talking hypothetically. Not sure what his loss is.
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