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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    I only put one on my old Flatiron a year or so ago, after I already had cracks and fogging showing up in the finish. Turns out I was damping the top all those years and now I have a tiny bit more...
  2. Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

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    Thanks, he covered it tin the interview podcast. the Apitius was uses on the 2 Brazilian tunes and the chord melody, Almost like Being in Love. Nugget on all others.
  3. Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Sounds sublime! Ordered the downloaded recording. Does the hard copy have liner notes that say what mandolin was played on the tracks? Curious as to whether the Apitius jazz model was used on any of...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    [QUOTE=Kevin Winn;1771681]Not sure what's 'fragile' about a 1/2" thick piece of maple....

    I used the words "fragile looking" to describe my aesthetic objection, not to criticize the build quality....
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    They do make some very nice mandolins. I've sampled many of them at Gryphon. Would love to try a Big Mon sometime. A's work better for me aesthetically, due to the very fragile looking, open scroll...
  6. Re: Thomastik starks on an arch top for classical

    Actually, Tim, I thought this one was better for demonstration of tone:
    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215311062681086/?t=0
  7. Re: Thomastik starks on an arch top for classical

    I've been using the Stark TI on my Flatiron F for the last 10 years. When I was playing gigs regularly, I would get compliments on the amplified tone regularly, which was probably a combination of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Steve Goodman's "Between the Lines"

    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215375095001854/?t=183
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    And here's another recent FB post from my quarantine video series. BR-549's "Chains of This Town". I love the double stop lead!:
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Put this up in the "Live from Home" thread yesterday for Richard Thompson's 71st Birthday, but this thread is more mandolin centered, so:
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    Re: Live From Home

    What I posted (One Door Opens) to celebrate Richard THompson's birthday:

    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215446678551398/?t=0
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    I've been working on fiber optic data transmission for over 30 years. When I started the transmission rate was 1.544 Mb/s, our current product does 800Gb/s per wavelength. the speed of light is the...
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    Re: Whatcha up to?

    Slowly working my way through the Dawg Jazz book. Started with the "simple" ones, E.M.D. and Dawg's Grove, Dawgola is taking a bit more effort. Tab for the notes is great, but there are lots of...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A somewhat sloppy, short, solo EMD:

    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215346319402482/?t=79
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Since it's his birthday ("Dawg's Groove" written by his wife, Tracy):


    https://www.facebook.com/steve.lavelle.90/videos/10215311062681086/?t=0
  16. Re: Article: Remembering Jethro Burns on his 100th Birthday, an A

    Thanks for these articles! I knew of Jethro before I started playing mandolin as half of a country comedy act, but it wasn't until he started playing with Steve Goodman that I started to appreciate...
  17. Re: OneMic Series- The David Grisman Quintet

    I keep hearing the Bond theme (Or maybe it's Secret Agent Man) in that "Bells" intro and outro...
  18. Re: Best Android Tablet >10" for Sheet Music

    I use a MS Surface Pro for displaying my lyric sheets with chords (I can never remember lyrics) Just under the size of a standard sheet of paper.
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    I agree with fatt-dad, try the heavy gauge first, TI mediums are thinner. I think the heavy gauge have the wound A string, too.
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    Re: Three mandolins at once

    Bromberg has been doing 3 mandolin numbers in his show since the mid 70s. Good to see that he is back at it.
  21. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    If #1 means the go to choice, then the answer is mandolin. Started on 5 string banjo in high school learning from books, learned some guitar at college and that is what I wrote songs on, which then...
  22. Re: My new electric mando - Alden Mandocaster

    Eastwood sells hard shell cases for $189, it was $99 when I bought my Mandocaster soon after they came out.. They provide gig bags with the Mandocaster, but I didn't see that item separately on...
  23. Re: My new electric mando - Alden Mandocaster

    I have the Eastwood version. Replaced the bridge with one that adjustable saddles for each string to improve intonation because I went with a custom string gauge setup., Replaced the neck pup with a...
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    Rick Jones- can You share who made the mandolin in your avatar? Doesn't look like an Apitius, and that's the only option I know of. Guitar bodied mandolins are the only thing that gets my MAS going!
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    Re: Wedding music

    David Grisman's "Newly Wedding"
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