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    The Rocky Road to Dublin

    https://youtu.be/lA1lSoCd5uE

    Thought Iíd post this to CBOM since it has Mandola (Weber Bitteroot), OM (Weber Yellowstone) and mandolin (Proulx J5). The guitar (Martin 00-28) is strummed in the...
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    freygish scale is awesome! Iím learned a few tunes that use it and it is lots of fun.
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the tunes.

    Where do you find the Klezmer and Jewish material?
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    Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Iím curious how folks tackle playing melodies on Mandola. Iíve dabbled, but always get frustrated by not having a high E string (and then play mandolin or OM). Are folks transposing down an octave?...
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    Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    Sacramental, CA. Guitar Center has announced that it plans to pay down its over One Billion dollars of debt by reviving banjo sales. Senior executive, Bamboo Harvester Ed, described plans to raise...
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    Re: Saturday haiku contest to win a Cafe ball cap

    Aw come on, I'd like at least one vote

    How about:

    No votes Makes me sad,
    If I get at least one vote I'll be glad
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    Re: Gibson as a workplace

    I can confirm without doubt that Mr. Loar never sent an email like this.
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    Re: How many mandolins is considered to many ?

    What ever you own + 2. In other words, there is always room for one! As long as you can walk around the house and there aren't any mandolins hidden in the shower, you should be just fine.
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    Re: 'Dola - F holes or Oval hole???

    I have a Weber Bitterroot A-style, F hole mandola and it sounds great. It has a much more open sound than I would have expected. I was worried about the F hole model being limiting, and was...
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    Re: Weber OM scale length?

    Many posts do indicate better tonal qualities with 22" and 24" scale OMs. I've played two 20" Webers and a 22" scale model by another builder. My view is that the 20" scale provides a good balance...
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    Re: Mandola or Octave Mandolin?

    My experience with an OM has been wonderful. I play it all the time. I went with a short scale Yellowstone with f-holes and it sounds fantastic. If you have longer fingers the regular scale Weber...
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    Re: Accidentally got a Weber Sage.....

    When I first started on OM I played around with chord inversions. (For example 4th string B on the G string when playing a G chord.). Over time I started playing chords further up the neck. They...
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    Re: Is OM right for me?

    I play chords up the neck with my OM. The reach is easier and I like the tone better.
  14. A/B Short (20") vs regular (22") scale OM - Observations

    I know some folks are going to want to correct me and sat 24" is regular scale. Please don't. Weber, call 22" regular scale, so I'm using that terminology for this post.

    I've had the privilege...
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    Re: Weber Octave Mandolin

    Didn't the store set up the OM for you? Was the OM first shipped to the store and then you, or did it get shipped directly to you?

    I deal with folks who are upset with each other frequently. My...
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    Re: Virzi--What am I missing?

    There is a great history at http://www.siminoff.net/pages/virzi.htm . Turns out that Loar had one installed in his viola and considered the tone to be better. Then he started using them on guitars...
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    Re: Another new person ---HELP---- post. *Long*

    I took up mandolin after years of playing guitar. I bought a few books and took some lessons. Lessons really helped. Also if you go to a jam, let folks know you are a beginner and some people are...
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