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    Re: Better than a metronome

    Is there one with occasional applause and whoops, say at 3 minute intervals?
  2. Re: Family heirloom- help me identify this mandolin

    The headstock on the OP's is different from the one on Jake's site.

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    However, there is also this headstock of a mandolin banjo also on Jake's site, so...

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  3. Re: Family heirloom- help me identify this mandolin

    The headstock on the OP's is different from the one on Jake's site.

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  4. Re: Family heirloom- help me identify this mandolin

    This is driving a little crazy. Pickguard resembles lots of L&H products but the headstock not at all. I see very few details on Jake's example that resemble the OP's.

    NickR: what makes you think...
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    Re: 1939 Gibson System For Guitar- Part I

    Many years ago I was in a used book shop in NYC and they had a big stack of Gibson Hawaiian guitar sheet music, each of which had a wonderful photo of a band playing Gibson instruments. I thought I...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    Not sure that these triangles would work for you. :)

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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I agree with DavidKOS and Barry. For awhile I was using the rather odd-shaped Roman-style picks and bought a sheet of Ultem plastic and made my own. You can tell a bunch by dropping a pick on a hard...
  8. Re: Family heirloom- help me identify this mandolin

    Tailpiece was very likely replaced. The pickguard is like Washburns and I can't quite tell but the headstock shape also looks like Washburns. I have seen quite a few unlabelled mandolins of this era...
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    Re: Five String Madness

    The same with the mandocello, which is probably the best vintage mandocello in existence.
  10. Re: New blacktop mandolin in WRC and Tawhai (NZ Red Beech

    Very nice, Davy. Nice modern design and I love the way the woods look. What would be the equivalent to the back wood in North American woods?
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    Re: An evening with the Martin harp mandolin

    Thanks, Polly for those wonderful image and info. I see some Weyman bowlback mandolins there which makes sense since the college was in PA and so was Weymann and Martin. Here are the photos, in case...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    Probably more Rhode Island-esque. :)
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    Thomastiks on the L&H— never liked them on any other mandolin. Dogal Calace Round sounds on bowlbacks mostly.
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    Re: Five String Madness

    Maybe time to measure again... some discrepancy here? "Measure twice, cut once." You first talk about a 2" range and you took the shorter scale down and inch and the larger one down two inches. Or...
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    Re: String comparison forthcoming...

    I have been using NBs on practically all my fretted instruments, mandolins and guitars. I don't use them on my Lyon & Healy or any of my bowlbacks. I loved the Monels but find the NB a wee bit...
  16. Re: President Garfield's Hornpipe - Writing a variation to the me

    I like the swing variation in the A part and the B part goes everywhere: cross-picking, minor key, etc. Very cool. Nice to see that you are are not afraid of B-flat. I have been digging lots of...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    Here are my Vega style 3 next to one of my Vega Pettine models:

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    Re: Coloratura for solo mandolin (2020)

    Doesn’t look like a vintage snakehead unless it was refinished and f’bd replaced.

    It actually looks like a Kentucky KM-272.

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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    The problem is that bowlbacks are proportioned differently. For instance IIRC Calaces are fairly large around the midriff whereas Emberghers are slimmer in general. But even those made by the same...
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    Re: Ant. Mossimo bowl back mandolin

    Ah, yes, Monzino. They made many mandolins in their shop in Milan. Often labelled either "A. Monzino e Garlandini" or "A. Monzino e Figli". They also made flat-back mandolins of unusual design.
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    Re: Coloratura for solo mandolin (2020)

    Lovely playing and beautiful composition? I love how it "sings" and flows. Very nice sounding mandolin. Who is the maker? Thanks so much for sharing.
  22. Re: The merciless camera (recording ourselves as a reality check)

    Yes! There are thousands of headless musicians out there, especially fretted instrument players. The fiddlers can't make a video without seeing their faces unless they crop unbearably close. In...
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    Ah, collector mania! At one point in my earlier mando-life I had one of watch including the mandobass. All were black except the MB which was brown. Sold everything but my A- snakehead. Good luck in...
  24. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Andy played that black snakehead for decades since I knew him back in the 1970s. I think he has played the Kimble maybe for the last decade or so. He could play a tennis racket with old strings a d...
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    Looks like a decent guide to how it works here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2RyVhnqlE
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