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  1. Re: What are, celtic-, bluegrass-, classical etc. mandolins?

    I would say it's more of a personal preference. Bare in mind that Gibson mandolins arose when classical music was popular and Bluegrass was not yet defined. In Europe people seem to prefer German,...
  2. Trinity College TM-450 Professional Mandolin

    I have not had a lot of luck finding any reviews of a TM-450 on the Cafe. I would welcome a review by any owners. Thank you.
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    I like the way you put that - $45 for a year of fun - who can argue with that. Thanks!!!
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    Hi Alfons. This sounds promising. I will download and start to play with it - should be fun! Thank you very much for the help!!!
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    Thank you Isaac. It does not appear available for my IOS operating system. However I am interested in knowing if you can produce a video with it such as in this example:

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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    Thank you Jim. I should clarify that I am interested in this TYPE of software but, hopefully, a different one that does not cost $10 a month......do searching for like kind....
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    "Accapella App" type video software?

    I know SO little about this that I don't have the knowledge or vocabulary to ask a proper question - but I will try. I have seen videos posted which show, for example, two to four simultaneous videos...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Wow. Totally awesome!!!
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Hendrik and rcc56

    As Hendrik suggests, on my particular tail piece there is no yellowish color showing nor what I would describe as flaking. Rather it has some spots that appear darker than...
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Hi Hendricks -
    Thank you for that very interesting observation. I have seen elsewhere on the Cafe the expression "brass with nickel plating". So there seems to be a bit of confusion. Is the...
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Thank you CarlM - I hear you loud and clear!!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    RDeane/Jim - maybe scroll way down to Margoro's response on this thread- re the liuto strings - that's where I got his response when I asked about a 23" scale.
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    Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    rcc56: Thank you so much for answering my post and educating me. I really appreciate your help!!!
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    "Does TI make any strings for an octave with a 22" scale? I know they make mandola strings but haven't seen any octaves listed."


    Rdeane - I believe the top four strings of this $100 (yep, that's...
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    Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    I think, but am not really sure, that my Model A tailpiece is in pretty good shape relative to many. But occasionally I wonder if replating it is just a simple "no problem" process or a "risky,...
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    IMHO, based on my experiences as both a student and a teacher, teaching is an art. A good teacher does not have a one size fits all method. He or she strives to understand how each student learns...
  17. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Thank you Mary - it's wonderful to learn about the background of this mandolin!!
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    Re: Lyon & Healy vs Gibson

    If you very carefully scroll down this link (after the section on condition rating nomenclature for instruments), you will find observations by the owner's of the big vintage dealers (Gruhn, Elderly,...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    [QUOTE=Eugene;1790392]Since this conversation has wandered a bit, my friend Tip makes occasional cases for me. Early in his case-making career, he made one for my ca.1835 Neapolitan mandolin. More...
  20. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I believe it arrived at a later date....
  21. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Yes, it is. Jordan says that the Collings folks got it from Italy. I suspect Mary (see previous post) might have additional knowledge about the wood. Here is another TME picture (their photographs...
  22. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    How wonderful - thank you for sharing that Mary! And a little bit ironic, eh?
  23. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Yes, Joe, I am extremely fortunate to live two hours from TME. TME offers a marvelous opportunity to experience many excellent instruments. I will say, though, that my experience with their staff...
  24. Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    Everything about mandolins is subjective individual preference but decades of posts seem to demonstrate that members love to read and hear others experiences and thoughts on mandolins - so here is my...
  25. Shout-out for Duke Sharp's Garageband Theory book

    I have always struggled with music theory. My struggle has turned to an eager road
    to understanding thanks to Duke Sharp's pedagogical talent. His book takes theory from "theory" to practical usage...
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