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  1. Re: Great new composition by Joe K. Walsh - mandola and bass

    Sheet music on Peghead Nation, beautiful piece

    https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/studio/joe-walsh-brittany-karlson-when-its-over/
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I would not have known that! Thanks for your advise, and everyone elses suggestions
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Yep, intention would be to use something like these and just swap out the g string:

    https://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/4-string-tenor-banjo-strings/med-tenor-banjo.htm
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Thanks Huck!

    Will give it a go, pretty much in line with my short scale tenor banjo strings!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Howdy folks! Mine arrived yesterday (in Ireland) from Thomann

    A couple of irish suppliers are advertising them too so looks like theyve well and truly hit Europe now!

    Can anyone give any advise...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I ordered from Thomann months ago, for an August delivery, it was then updated to November and then they sent me an email that itís delayed until mid February next year! Very frustrating but...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Thank you!
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Not quite sure how to pm you his phone number, I might need to add you as a friend?

    Paddy Cleere is a new name for me, Iíll check him out
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Yes, Joe Foley is still making instruments, he wouldnt have much of an online presence however! I can pass you his phone number if you wish
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Hi, you could try Joe Foley in Dublin, great instruments or

    Macdara ” FaolŠin Musical Instruments on Facebook
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    Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    No quite the opposite, Iíve only been in there once but have had a couple go online dealings with Kieran and heís as helpful and knowledgable as they come. The shop is great, plenty of high end...
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    Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    I got my Eastman Octave new from Kieran Moloney in Galway and it played perfect straight out of the case. No doubt Kieran gave it a once over before shipping but absolutely no hesitation in...
  13. Thread: Dublin trip

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    Re: Dublin trip

    Yep as Phil says above Tuesday nights in Sin E in DUblin there's a bluegrass session that welcomes visitors and the old time session in The Cobblestone on Saturdays. There is also a bluegrass/irish...
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    Bruce made some beautiful mandolins under the Weber name. I had an early 2000's Bitterroot, spruce top and mahogany back and it was a beautiful mandolin with a lovely sound but so quiet which I was...
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    Re: Amazing Ants on iPhone

    Thanks for the tip - excellent soundtrack! And a nifty little fame to boot!
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    Re: Mandolin setup guide by

    Agree with all of the above, excellent guide, very appreciative of Rob's effort to put it together and send it for free, very helpful
  17. Thread: Gibson A?

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    Re: Gibson A?

    Cheers for the info Paul, sorry about the pictures - I was taking them direct from an ad, so theyre the best I could get unfortunately!!
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    Re: Mandolin For Dummies - For Real

    Received mine this morning, on a quick flick through it looks like an excellent overview of pretty much everything, looking forward to getting into the meat of it over the next few days! And Don...
  19. Thread: Gibson A?

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    Re: Gibson A?

    Yea they'd be similar prices to the UK here alright, although we have little or no choice for mandolin shops - only one shop that I know of in the country that stock decent mandolins - and even there...
  20. Thread: Gibson A?

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    Re: Gibson A?

    Thanks Chip - Didnt realise there was a 'sub-A1' model, pretty rare to come across any type of Gibson for sale here in Ireland so will contact the seller maybe about having a try on it.
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    Gibson A?

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering could anyone give me more information on this mandolin? The only info I have on it is its a Gibson A model (obviously!) made circa 1917...

    Would this be an A1 model and...
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    Re: Can a non-musician learn to play?

    The best musicians in the world were all 'non-musicians' once upon a time! I'd say go for it! I actually think the mandolin is one of the easier instruments to understand and play without having to...
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    Re: Chris Thile in London

    That was an extraordinary gig, enjoyed every last minute of it! The man is too talented!! Some fantastic harmony singing from the crowd too on Bury Me Beneath the Willow....

    Took a couple of...
  24. Thread: Gibson A5

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    Re: Gibson A5

    Thanks again for all the help folks - I only have intermittent access to the internet so this is the first time Ive been on all week

    Really appreciate the advise!

    Thanks Trevor also, I will...
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    Re: Gibson A5

    Thanks for all the great advice everybody, its really appreciated

    I see TAMCO have a used A5L for sale but its £3,250 which is well out of my price range unfortunately! (Posted this at the same...
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