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  1. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I should add: yes, it's heavier than any of my other banjos though the neck is not at all chunky. The mass is all in the pot, and there's no wasted energy to support the neck while playing. -- Paul
  2. Re: What are your thoughts on Deering Tenor Banjos

    I have a 17-fret Sierra which I like very much, tuned CGDA; I have a 19-fret Gibson TB3 tuned GDAE, which I'm more likely to reach for for my usual Celtic melodies. I use my CGDA instruments to play...
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    Bb-D-A-F . . . I'd say Bbmaj7.
  4. Thread: B7b9

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    Re: B7b9

    By dropping the root (B), you have left a diminished chord, nominally Cdim. So in general a diminished chord in the name of the tone one-half step up from the root your progression originally calls...
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    New OM on order

    I am indebted to Aidan Crossey's "A spectacular find" thread in the "Celtic, etc." forum, and inputs from John Kelly and Jill McAuley among others, for bringing Macdara O Faolain to my attention. ...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Long ago as a middle-aged wise-guy, I realized that since all number combinations were equally probable, the greatest controllable factor must be avoiding the horror of having to split the pot. ...
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    Re: Where are the Mandola Books?

    . . . and to speak to some of the rest of your questions: correct, the two instruments playing together in their respective D and G settings wouldn't work, since they'd always be a fifth apart. ...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Deering makes both 17- and 19-fret tenor banjos. I was lucky to snap up a used one last year, a 17-fret one which spent a terrific New Hampshire spring afternoon with me today. -- Paul
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    Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    ollaimh, that is a Campanella "Due" made by Joe Cleary in Burlington VT. As it happens I have one of his F-models that I wouldn't trade for anything else I've played.
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    Re: alternative to Amazing Slow-Downer?

    Thanks, all. There's plenty to chew on here, and I appreciate your help. -- Paul
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    Re: E string tuning down when tightened?

    If there are too few wraps around the post, the string will not have wound below the hole in the post. Since the cross-section of the post here is not round, the result of turning the tuning knob...
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    Re: Picks Slippingand rotating while playing

    Just a quick lick to the relevant finger surfaces, gives me enough "tack" to keep the pick from wandering. Possibly a little more effective just after a sip of beer. In any case, a low-tech answer...
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