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  1. Re: looking for nylon string instrument 4 strings tuned in 5ths,

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/148941-F-style-Ukulele

    This recent thread is my experience with that.

    In short, baritone ukes in CGDA work very well using classical guitar strings.
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    Re: Help with Martin Style 20 at GC Brooklyn

    I didn't know the GC in Brooklyn was even open.

    For the record I have never seen a vintage mandolin on display there, but if it's possible
    I'll go there tomorrow (Sunday) and have a look.
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    Re: Surf's Up! New J.L. Smith (4-stringer)

    Sweet looking instrument.
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    The Bottom Line

    I’ve spent the last few days putting this instrument through the paces.
    I am both happy and disappointed at the same time. This is an odd instrument.

    I would ordinarily keep...
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    I received my Bruce Wei F Style Baritone yesterday.

    Here are some basic facts:

    It took four months from the OK to getting it in my hands.
    That's a long time IMO.
    But this was the first...
  6. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Classical guitar strings work very well on a baritone (CGDA).
    And there is a huge variety of options.
  7. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Well done.

    I've been playing the Prelude on a baritone uke CGDA.
    It's amazing how much tone you can get from those little boxes with a light touch.
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    Just received these photos
    I'm looking forward to playing this unique instrument.
    When I receive it I'll spend some time with it and give an honest review.

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  9. Re: Nylon GDAE tuning for an 8 string Baritone Ukulele

    I use nylon guitar strings to get CGDA on my baritone Uke (same scale as yours).

    I never tried GDAE but I think it's possible.

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    These have a high tension and feel great.
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    Re: Sultans of Swing tab

    She has the tabs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFiyZB5ucgo
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    Re: Recommend Mandola in CGDA strings?

    GHS PF280 (light)

    12-24-34-48


    I really like these.
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    Still waiting for my F Style Baritone Uke. Almost two months now.

    It's behind schedule, but there is a world wide pandemic going on after all.
    Hard to complain.

    I asked Bruce to send me some...
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    Re: Another source for Backup Tracks

    2nd thumbs up for Strum Machine.

    It's so fast and easy to create a new track.

    Great tool.
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    Re: Hora Octave ?

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    The mandola tuners are terrible also. I think they are the same hardware.

    I replaced my bridge and it made a difference.

    It's not a bad instrument.
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    Re: Shelter-in-place (NMC)

    Surprisingly (to me) I'm practicing a lot. Mostly while watching Star Trek Voyager.

    Man that Janeway was a bad a**!

    Then I eat a lot.

    My neighborhood has a "Last Man On Earth" vibe to it so...
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    Re: I Miss Playing Live!

    Before the virus out break the weather was pretty nice here in NYC.
    And I was able to get a few unexpected days of busking in Central Park in.

    Now with the strict lock down I won't even try it....
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Beautiful.

    I'm splitting my time between the Bach Prelude and a Vivaldi movement.

    Anything to silence the TV.
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    Re: Feeling Octave Mando

    I have a Feeling Mando guitar (F style 6 string).
    It's well made for a cheap instrument. The wood is pretty good.
    It sounds acceptable, no more than that.

    Hope that helps.
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    Re: looking for a small but good eq

    My Behringer EQ700 pedal is a big part of my sound.
    7 bands and very inexpensive.
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    Re: Gig bag for mandola?

    A little too big for mine also. So I put foam inside.

    It's a nice bag.
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    Re: Gig bag for mandola?

    https://mcneelamusic.com/mandola-padded-gig-bag/?yotpo_token=47c32b33bdadef5a6bafaeb31abfa5944d8eea9d&utm_source=yotpo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=map

    Did you check these guys? Not sure about...
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    Re: Viola to mandolin or mandola

    My experience in community orchestras (as a cellist) is that the viola is a much sought after instrument in
    group playing.

    We never had more than two or three players in that section, (sometimes...
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    Re: Washing Square | The Village Stompers

    When I was a kid this was a big hit on top 40 radio.
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    Bruce Wei sent me this for approval.
    Not much info there other than basic dimensions and woods.
    19" scale is making me happy. My current baritone is 20.5" and just a little uncomfortable for me....
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    Re: F style Ukulele ?

    I will.

    He supposed to send me plans for approval soon. If it's worth looking at I'll post them.
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