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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    Iíve got a 10 string K-5 from Lawrence Smart that I adore. Iím sure heíd make an 8 string if he hasnít already!

    https://youtu.be/0lAmlLleozg

    Thanks,
    Baron
  2. Re: Resources for learning gypsy jazz / dawg style music

    You should check out his TikTok, heís on fire over there! 🤣
  3. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    Science aside (and I'm generally in the camp of instruments *do* open up), if you (rather than a machine) put the requisite energy into the instrument yourself you'll be able to pull better tone out...
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    Re: Mando Strat Case/gig bag ideas

    I haven't done it or researched for an emando, but if you want to go hard case I've used several plano rifle cases for electric tenor guitars. They may make one the right size for a mandocaster.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Do you have a record of more than this one example? I know of this one but not others, would love to get more info on these squires!

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: A. Lawrence Smart Mandolins

    Iíve got a 10 string mandola (CGDAE), which I love, and a couple other instruments on order from Lawrence. That octave sure looks sweet. Iíd second trying it out for the price of shipping, thatís...
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    Re: Balancing a headstock-heavy CBOM?

    I know the feeling! Looks like you are using a nice wide strap, but perhaps something with more grip? I use a leather strap (nothing fancy) with a slightly rough natural underside that helps keep the...
  8. Re: Punch Brothers "Hell on Church Street"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWhT4XVqZhA

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    Somehow this seems relevant:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWhT4XVqZhA
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    Re: i78s

    Very cool! I know what I'll be doing for the rest of the day!

    Thanks,
    Baron
  10. Re: Sourcing Custom Trapeze Tailpieces (Archtop Guitar Style)

    I'm asking for some pretty specific hardware that doesn't exist and have a vision in my head, so I'm more than happy to do some scouting, they are also on the case.

    Thanks
    Baron
  11. Re: Sourcing Custom Trapeze Tailpieces (Archtop Guitar Style)

    Great idea, I'll reach out!

    Thanks,
    Baron
  12. Sourcing Custom Trapeze Tailpieces (Archtop Guitar Style)

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of having three Loar L5 Archtop guitar style instruments built, and the thing that is giving me the most trouble is the trapeze style tailpieces. The instruments are a...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    You put a clown on a tilt-a-whirl for long enoughÖ
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    Re: 10 String Mandolin Tuners

    My Lawrence Smart 10 string has Rubner tuners on it. Hope this helps!

    Thanks
    Baron
  15. Re: You may find this amusing.....but beware!......nearly 2 hours

    Dang, that's got me dreaming about a custom electric or two! Great stuff!

    Thanks,
    Baron
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    Re: Easy Transposing Guitar Tabs?

    I've heard good things about this book, but have never checked it out myself:
    https://stringthingm.com/Standard_Notation_Tab_Mando.html

    Happy picking,
    Baron
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    Re: Easy Transposing Guitar Tabs?

    MuseScore will do it, but it would be a hassle to type all that tablature in. Putting that time towards learning standard notation (assuming the material you have is also written with the dots) would...
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    Re: Ellis Archive - We need your help!

    Very cool! Would love to hear that stealthy pickup!

    Thanks
    Baron
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    Re: Strings for gold tone mandocello?

    I saw that set, and I assume that’s what’s on it right now, but I don’t love the D string 34, as is up around 35 lbs of tension compared to about 25 for the other three courses. Also the phosphor...
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    Strings for gold tone mandocello?

    Hi everyone,

    I recently picked up a goldtone mandocello and was wondering if anyone has suggestions for what strings to put on it. I donít understand why the gold tone strings are phosphor bronze...
  21. Re: NMD Ellis A4 Deluxe with Hummingbird inlay.

    Holy cow! What a beaut!

    Thanks
    Baron
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    Re: How high do you go

    I personally feel like anything above 15 or 17 is beyond my use. I sometimes dream of a mandolin that stops at 17 just to have the tonal palate of being able to get my right hand to really dig in to...
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    Re: Earnest Rosetta on Reverb

    I saw that! Very cool indeed, and not something you see every day!

    Thanks
    Baron
  24. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Love it!
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    Re: TablEdit is back!

    I pretty much learned to play mandolin by pouring over these tabs as a kid, and it makes me so happy to see the project get new life! Thanks Larry!

    Baron
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