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    Re: Pick comparison

    I have used all three brands (being inquisitive/nosey/curious). My "verdict" comes with the usual caveat that there´s different strokes for different folks.

    I would like to point out, that...
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    Re: Adiaha's Bluegrass Camp

    I am glad to have been of help.

    Bluegrass in Germany has to do with Germany´s history (as western Germany had the three western allied forces stationed in different parts of the country and...
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    Re: Adiaha's Bluegrass Camp

    Here´s some feedback.

    I have attended Adiaha´s Camp pre pandemic (once). I live a couple of miles/kilometers down the road, so I didn´t stay at the hotel.

    I know many regular attendees...
  4. Re: Looking for good acoustic mandolin album

    David Grisman`s Acoustic Christmas
    Garcia/Grisman: Not For Kids Only
    Doc and Dawg
    Before there was Thile and Daves there was Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.
    Pickin´ The Blues (Sam Bush on mandolin)....
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Allow me to say that this labor of love is worth every minute. I have taken notice of Rudy Cipolla (Zwiebel in German of all vegetables) many moons back because of David Grisman´s involvement in his...
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    Re: Natural / Blonde Gibson F5s?

    And then of course there is the Tone Poems II, Track 12, Musette for a Magpie, Gibson F-5 "M" Mandolin (1941) (experiemental body shape, blonde etc.)
    This is a link to the booklet (thank you David...
  7. Re: Anybody dealt with Vintage Gintage

    Browse the classifieds. Bob Page posts there often. He has quite an array of interesting instruments that are not necessarily mainstream brands but allways very interesting. I do think that he...
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    Re: Tuner Advice

    This is a possibility:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcXZ8Q5Cij8
  9. Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    Clearly no!!! While the information is out there to check that it´s not true, I think that we should not get rumor mill turning.

    What I like about this forum is the accuracy of most contributors...
  10. Re: How does it work when people are playing together?

    Your post concerns many questions, and very interesting and important ones for that matter.

    I´ll take your last paragraph as the question. My answer is: Yes, assuming the same key and the same...
  11. Re: Repairman for National Mandolin in Europe ?

    Well, well,

    there is Jürgen Richter in Hamburg: http://www.gitarrenreparatur.de/sub/resophonic.htm He is a noted repairman. He also built (builds) mandolins (A and F; I tried a nice A-5 style and...
  12. Re: Where to buy a mandolin in Paris?

    Interestingly enough RF Charles has become Galerie Casanova. So M. Charles has been last active (on facebook) in 2020. Is there any information, if he just retired (presumably) or what became of him?...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here´s the video embedded:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ4r97071aM&t=6s

    You´re not a shabby picker yourself, Mr. Hilburn.
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    Yep
  15. Re: We're starting a festival! Come join us!!

    Great effort! More power to folks like you!

    I wish... But there´s time and space that won´t make it possible for me for the forseable future.
  16. Re: An afternoon picking w/ Andrew Marlin & the Griffith Loar

    The Griffith Loar never ceases to amaze me with it´s - what I think - perfect tone. I also like the sunburst very much, the aestetics and all. Call me prejudiced.
  17. Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    You don't have to age to think that you may not be able to play anymore.

    A long time ago, certain situations caused me to think about me being neither able to sing nor to play an instrument (any...
  18. Re: Loar awareness...beginning when??

    I don´t think we´re done...

    What we have seen is an interesting historical outline of the price development of old (pre war) Gibson F-5 mandolins.

    What I wonder:
    Was there a price difference...
  19. Re: European vs American approaches to the mandolin

    You distinguish between "European" and "American" approaches.
    We could ask wether Europeans and Americans playing the same music (a Bach piece, "Fisher´s Hornpipe" or "Gold Rush") use a different...
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    Re: Blackberry Blossom

    Derail alert:

    I played around with Blackberry Blossom the other day and started circling the tune from G to A to C to D and back to G, finding intense interest in exploring the fretboard in the...
  21. Re: Looking for Classical Music Recommendations

    How could I forget... Indeed Michael Reichenbach, who is a member here has a vast and very valuable collection of all kinds of things mandolin. His (old) website is in German and English. Don´t...
  22. Re: Looking for Classical Music Recommendations

    You could also check with Caterina Lichtenberg: https://caterinalichtenberg.com/education/
    I guess if you sent her an email with your question you would get invaluable advice.
    If you would then...
  23. Re: bluegrass listening to understand and learn the mandolin

    I have to disgress. The Stanley Brothers had the wonderful Pee Wee Lambert who was recorded on the Columbia sides:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce81h5VSI1M

    This goes to show that you can...
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    Re: How's She Lookin' Now?

    This is so understandable. Just don't forget.

    The Handel tuners are wonderful. I have a soft spot for old tuners.
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    Re: How's She Lookin' Now?

    The mandolin is looking great. I really like black roundhole mandolins (A-s and F-s).

    Since you´re at it:
    - Get a scroll repair
    - Get faux frets at the extension

    Then the old lady will be as...
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