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  1. Thread: Mandolin Banjo?

    by derbex
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    I have got both :grin:

    I have a vintage Windsor Pyxe that I was given. When we could still do them I started taking it along to folk band practice and it worked really well, I don't need an amp...
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    I use a cheap & cheerful Aklot AMT-560 tuner/metronome that I got from ebay. Works well as a metronome, even gives you a flashing light and sweeping metronome hand, I think it was around a fiver.
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    Re: Pickboy “Mandolin” Picks.

    I painted the fat end of my Dogals with my daugher's nail varnish for just that reason.

    You could try Gallis too, quite a bit bigger than the Dogal but I like them.
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    Re: The Banshee on Octave Mandolin

    Good one, what do you play it with to make a set? I tend to put it after 'The Maid Behind the Bar'.
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    Re: Can you name this Italian tune?

    Thanks Jim, great video, I want to put my dancing shoes on. We did play it at that sort of speed in the evening session, but I had the accordion player to cover up all my fluffs.

    It seems like...
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    Can you name this Italian tune?

    I learnt this at a folk week last year, but the tutor didn't know it's name.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVmUw7mXo2s

    Sorry about the gurning :disbelief:
  7. Re: Yet Another “What Strings Do Yiu Use?” Thread !!!

    FWIW I am running .016, .024, .032, .052 on my 20" Buchanan, which it seems happy with, although the recommended gauges are .016, .024, .036, .054.
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    Re: Banish Misfortune

    We posted a set of English Jigs the other week :


    https://youtu.be/5WHgdU9U67g

    For me the most English of them is the 'Lincolnshire Poacher' if only because we were taught it as a song in...
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    Monday Musicians, Welsh Waltzes

    We made another video, still mostly non mandolin, I have defected to tenor banjo, but there is a rather nice Flatiron on here.


    https://youtu.be/ibEfogkDUdA
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    Re: Mongrel Technique

    I learnt using the Ranieri books, after an ad hoc grounding in folk, and would tend to play that era of music in his style and anything else with much less tremolo -although one lady did accuse me of...
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    It's one of the plainer models, and I'm not sure how well the ones from the '60s are rated, but it's not new and not antique so maybe it's that. I have seen 'nearly new' basic models for less. I have...
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    Yes, I have always liked the styling of those and the back and sides look to be of lovely pieces of wood. The workshop is worth a visit, I had my banjo fettled there, very evocative.
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    Re: Advice please! Pietro Tonelli Mandolin

    As you are in London then John Alvey Turner in Camden has a couple in your price range : https://johnalveyturner.co.uk/mandolins/

    You could also try Hobglin in Rathbone place, I think they are...
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    Re: New mandolin advice for Italian Music

    A bit late to the party but John Alvey Turner have a few https://johnalveyturner.co.uk/mandolins/
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I installed modern tuners in my old Vega Style F, messed up the first hole and headstock by trying to drill it out, repaired it, learned my lesson and reamed out the rest with sandpaper wrapped...
  16. Thread: Take Your Pick

    by derbex
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    Re: Take Your Pick

    In the video Ralf seemed to like the Jim Dunlop celluloid plectrum as well, I tried stopping the video but couldn't see a model number, on Dunlop's site they have lots of celluloid plectrums. Did...
  17. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    Well, that's what I keep telling myself, but maybe I'm just decrepit.
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    If you are in the UK Clifford Essex also do the Dogal mandolin picks, I prefer these on on my light strung vintage mandolin.

    http://www.cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=809
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    Re: Tarantella Storta

    Thanks for that, I like a Tarantella. What's the other instrument, a baroque guitar?
  20. Monday Musicians LockdownVideo - English Jigs

    Limited Mandolin content.


    https://youtu.be/5WHgdU9U67g


    By coincidence, I only got the video yesterday.

    Monday Musicians has been running since the 1930s, we usually meet at 7pm on the...
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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    FWIW I have had a couple of the Clifford Essex Roman plectra and found them a bit uncomfortable, they are about 4.5 cm long rather than the 6.6 suggested on...
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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I have been working on lesson 1 for a week, and it's proving a worthwhile effort.

    If we want something to discuss, how are people handling using the same finger on adjacent strings? If it's the...
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    Re: Classical Mandola

    I play classical mandola tuned GDAE, and the old mandolin orchestra music I have is written that way, not in alto clef which I think is more common in the US. My bowlback mandola is 42.5 cm scale...
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    Re: Flat top Arch back mandolin

    Another good one Gary, you should try a flat back arched front for comparison, I have heard one or two of those that were very good sounding instruments too.
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    Re: where might one acquire a Mandocello?

    I think I have come across one of these cheap and cheerful instruments from Hobgoblin strung as a mandocello - https://hobgoblin.com/blue-moon-bb-12-irish-bouzouki-pear-shape-body

    I did play one...
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