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    Re: Cheap D'Angelico F-Style mandolin - what?

    BTW there is this thread about a D’Angelico mandolin registry.

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    Either contact the company or ask the OP where the store he got his is.
  2. Re: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring on an Eddie Blevins Octave Mandoli

    Very nice playing and arrangement! And the OM sounds great, too.
  3. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Yes, Lyon & Healy of Chicago made a short scale carved mandolin of high quality in the 1920s.

    I think I used Fisoma consort strings on the A way back when I played that. For my N. 3 the friend of...
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    Re: This isn't right is it?

    From the pictures it looks like the bridge is not making full contact on the top. Not sure why that would be unimportant for a used instrument. Yes, the nut is not seated. Set up even with Rob’s book...
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    Re: No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    The ribs of the bowl look like they came from a mass production shop but he rest of the instrument looks like amateur hour to me. A little creativity on the headstock is endearing but the Home Depot...
  6. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    The N.3 is the best and I played that in some mandolin workshops. Nowadays I mostly play a Lyon & Healy for classical and some modern mandolins for everything else. I will see about the Bruno and...
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    Re: No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    Since we are not hearing from Richard500, we can only guess. It sounds like either an amateur luthier built this not having seen a real mandolin or else an amateur luthier tried to fix a sinking top...
  8. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    I also have a tipo A maple back that was restored in the UK. And my rosewood 1904 No. 3 was restored in Belgium. I have a No. 1 as well that needs some work as well as a few American bowl backs that...
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Thanks, John. Actually, the fact that those plates have pointed ends mean they are 23mm spacing (modern). Mine are the restoration ones and resemble the ones that would have been on many Gibson As.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Thanks a lot to pops and Hogo for your advice.

    LKN2MYIS, do your GA tuners have the arrow ends?

    I heard from Rubner and they can do the worm over version for a reasonable price with the wider...
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    Re: Name that tune - sorry, NMC

    This is what I would call a “congloma-tune” made up of various parts of other tunes. I think there is one part added onto it from “I ain’t got nobody.”
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    That makes a lot more sense. I think I will contact Hans and see what he says. I know I saw this mandolin with its original tuners. I am not sure what they were before.
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    Re: Name that tune - sorry, NMC

    We could go on like this for a while so I just asked Bruce. Here is what he said, “Hey Jim! It’s Honeysuckle from Camp Creek Boys.”


    https://youtu.be/nsA1CZrjZwA
  14. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    Here is the NYTimes article in their archives: https://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/09/arts/music-the-night-ragtime-came-to-carnegie-hall.html

    And this is a scan of the actual article.

    199094
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    I just wrote to the rep but I have a feeling it will be a pile of money to get something nice but custom. They did say they would take 10 weeks to produce them. I just heard back and it sounds like...
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    Re: Name that tune - sorry, NMC

    It took me awhile, too. I went through all my Fiddling Arthur Smith tunes and all seemed similar but could not find anything close. I finally memorized the first few phrases and knew it was in the...
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    The prior owner did change out the original tuners for the Golden Age Restoration tuners. And I measures those and they do seem to be 23.65mm. I did hear from Rubner and they said they can provide...
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    Re: Name that tune - sorry, NMC

    I believe it is "East Tennessee Blues" though Bruce Molsky (actual spelling) puts in his own variations. Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    Hmmmm... well I measured the current GA tuners a few times and it seems like they are the wider measurement. On StewMac site I did find the original style termed Restoration (23.65mm) and the one...
  20. Re: Help identifying this "Jul. Heinr. Zimmerman" mandolin

    What kind of wood is on the bowl? Here are two mandolin pages from an earlier 1899 catalog from JH Zimmermann:

    199086 199087
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    Re: No brace bowl back soundboard - ?

    You should post pictures of what you are talking about if you want help from the experts here (I am not one in the field of luthiery but others will say the same.
  22. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Moby75: you have a Carlo Colombo Bruno *and* an Embergher? What model is your Embergher? Post pictures please.
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    I also have Golden Age tuners on my Brentrup A4C. However, maybe I am reading this all wrong. The idea of the Golden Age tuners is that their spacing is .931" (~23.65mm) vs. standard modern tuners...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very nice, Cary and Frankdolin! Josio is a favorite tune and I love waltzes— I’ll have to learn that one.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    That is, of course, after the fact. I believe there is a glitch in the software for these forums that when you upload a photo from an iPhone (or maybe any phone) it will embed it sideways....
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