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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    I used to buy comic books and candy from Rudy in San Francisco when I was a kid. His store was called Rudy's Book Nook. He was always behind the counter with his black oval hole Gibson, with staff...
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    Re: A Willing Vessel

    I played this instrument at the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival either last year or the year before. It was outstanding! One of the best mandolas I've played. To my ear mandolas can often sound buzzy...
  3. Re: American flat top/back mandolin - for Italian style playing

    I used to play my Larsen flat back for Italian tunes. I thought it worked great. However it sounded very different from an Italian style bowlback. It has a short scale and low action, which is great...
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    Re: Playing Solo..

    Mike Compton does some amazing solo work. Also Evan Marshall. I wouldn’t mind hearing Marla Fibish play some unaccompanied Irish tunes.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Just curious what kind of music do you play on your RM1 Jim? and
  6. Re: Red Haired Boy - Did Monroe ever record a version?

    Never heard Mr. Monroe play it, but Mike Compton played a tune with John Heartford called Shove That Pig’s Foot Further in the Bed that had some similarities on the Down From the Mountain CD. I would...
  7. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    Jim, I can't tell exactly what mandolin you have posted. Is it an A4?
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I know Adam Tanner has put Allesi's on some of his vintage Gibsons and raves about them.
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    Re: Allesi tuners

    I couldn't find prices on Allesi's website. I emailed and never heard back. Anyone know the price?
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    Re: Early Bluegrass in Canada

    Wow thanks for posting. does anybody know where we can hear more of these guys?
  11. Re: Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    The Armstrong twins had a bit more of a honky tonk feel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqy0bb1_III&feature=share
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    Re: Tenor banjo help

    I’ve also found a clear head can brighten the sound dramatically on an old muddy sounding banjo, whether it’s 17 or 19 fret. I’m not wild about that look, but in the long run it’s good tone I’m...
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    Re: Compton and Newberry show

    Saw them in Ukiah CA last month, they were fantastic! Highly recommended.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Now I see it. The beveling of the fretboard extension is very attractive. Congratulations!
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Valbert, where did you find such a beautiful instrument? I don’t see the crack, it must be a hairline.
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    Re: A-String Buzz

    Philphool, I just want to make sure I understand, when you say "towards the forward edge" you mean towards the nut?
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    I've had my eye on this Rafaele Tieri for a long time on Lowell Levenger's site. I've always been reluctant to purchase it because it has some cracked ribs. However after playing it during an...
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    Re: Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    Thanks again Mike, I'll check them out. I'm determined to find something good, it deserves it. It's a ca 1920s Rafaele Tieri made in NYC. I should probably post something in Bowl Backs of Note.
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    Re: Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    My instrument is 9" in width, which is unusual. The cases listed on Eldery are 8". I may go the route of a modifying a bouzouki gig bag. Are there any custom case builders our there?
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    Where to buy a case for a bowl back?

    I recently bought a wonderful old bowl back mandolin that needs a case. The body is a bit bigger than other bowl backs I've compared it to. I haven't been able to find a case that fits yet. Are there...
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    pandini owners

    I've been thinking of getting an instrument from Gabriele Pandini. Are there any owners out there? How do you like yours? Did you buy it directly from Signore Pandini? I'm looking at one of his...
  22. Thread: Bowlback 101

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    Re: Bowlback 101

    Could someone speak about the high quality European and Japanese bowlbacks and where to buy them? August, is the "Italy" link you provided a reputable source?
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    Re: Cool mandolins at Schoenberg in Tiburon, Ca

    I love Schoenberg's! They are really fine people too. Thanks for posting, it makes me want to go!
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    Re: Best Way to Clean and Old Mandolin

    Well, I used a slightly damp cloth and it got rid of the crud, but now it the finish has a cloudy look. So be careful, a damp cloth may work on some finishes but not all. Perhaps try a small patch...
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    Re: Best Way to Clean and Old Mandolin

    Thanks Ranald, your thread was just a little earlier this month! I should have been able find it with a search! Thanks again to all the respondents.
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