Search:

Type: Posts; User: belbein

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,816

    Re: Problem seller on eBay

    Don't mean to argue or to repeat an old debate, but none of the internet marketplace players have any real desire or any real ability to crack down on fraudulent postings. They all have "seller...
  2. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    I used to play music with a close friend who was a guitar player. I found I was always frustrated because I kept losing the beat. I thought I was an idiot, that I'd never be able to play, that I...
  3. Replies
    53
    Views
    3,266

    Re: General Mandolin Post

    A couple of things are going on. The first is that like many of us, you're an old fart and like many of us, when you got into music we didn't have internet. So when the guitar and banjo wonks got...
  4. Replies
    50
    Views
    4,519

    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    Put it in writing, my friend. What the customer "clearly knows" will change when one of his friends says, "My luthier would have..."

    Moreover, I will do almost anything, but one thing I try never...
  5. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,025

    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I won't use Reverb. There's too much of people who are selling instruments they think are just widgets.
  6. Thread: Starter Tools

    by belbein
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,112

    Re: Starter Tools

    Better quit while you're ahead.
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,035

    Re: What makes a "lefty" mandolin a lefty?

    No, no, no. It supported Eugene V. Debs 5 times.
  8. Replies
    6
    Views
    990

    Re: Can anyone identify this instrument?

    Wikipedia on "mandolin banjo": "Inventors were experimenting to create amplified instruments in the days before electric amplification.[2] The first patent for a mandolin-banjo was taken out in 1882...
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    990

    Re: Can anyone identify this instrument?

    I guess it could have been taken after she got to the US. The place could have been misidentified, but zi think the year is digit within 5 years or so.
  10. Replies
    6
    Views
    990

    Can anyone identify this instrument?

    177870

    The woman with the instrument is my grandmother. The year was 1915 or so. It could well have been in the area that it now Russia or the Ukraine or even Poland. At first I thought that it...
  11. Replies
    27
    Views
    3,035

    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    And to heck with narratives that start with "Call me Ishmael," or "It was the best of times," or "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by...
  12. Mandolin arrangement and tab for "Classical Gas"?

    Today I got a bug up my whatever to find a mandolin version of "Classical Gas." I found a series of posts from 2007, but of course the only links are long dead (since there was barely even an...
  13. Thread: Necks

    by belbein
    Replies
    33
    Views
    2,510

    Re: Necks

    Can someone explain to me what a "v joint" neck to headstock joint is? I can't picture it.
  14. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,480

    Re: We're not so weird...

    Whoa whoa whoa what?
  15. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,213

    Re: Question about glue

    I guess I always knew this day would come, when I had to say something nice about HHG. I fought it and fought it, and I still don't believe it's necessary for most things. But y'all recommended it...
  16. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,881

    Re: Recommendations for a ruined(?) finish

    I cringed every time you talked about "failings." None of what you did are failings. They're successes. They're successes because you tried, and successes because you got in the game. You didn't...
  17. Replies
    80
    Views
    5,850

    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Ah, Peter, but isn't that the most important art in life?
  18. Replies
    80
    Views
    5,850

    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    My mandolin sounds better and better, the worse and worse my hearing gets.

    I can only say that I have a 35 year old lower end Yamaha classical guitar and it is sooooooo mellow now. FWIW.
  19. Replies
    70
    Views
    6,404

    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    I think the Moderators need to step in and stop this madness before it spreads !!!
  20. Replies
    35
    Views
    2,742

    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    Oh. I get it. But it's not, like, intuitively obvious for we visual learners.

    It's easier just to learn the scale patterns and the chord forms, and let the structure of the mandolin do all...
  21. Replies
    35
    Views
    2,213

    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    I don't know, someone a long, long time ago when I first wandered into the Cafe said that all of the wooden parts of an instrument resonate. That seems to me (again, not a physicist or a luthier and...
  22. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,273

    Re: Triplets Pick Direction

    "Well Doyle aint here, izze?"
  23. Re: A few neat exercises from Sierra Hull and Reverb

    Thanks for doing it. It's different than I thought. There should be a rule that everyone who demonstrates positions on the fretboard have transparent fingers.
  24. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,114

    Re: New player and I need lesions suggestions.

    I've sent you a PM.
  25. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,114

    Re: New player and I need lesions suggestions.

    [self-deleted]
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4