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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Our band won the South African folk music traditional section on Saturday. Here are band pictures.
    We had a double bass with bow and my bluegrass mandolin. Guitar player has a Ibanez acoustic.
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    Re: 3D-printed musical instruments

    Here is a thread I posted in The Steel Guitar Forum about 3D musical instruments.

    Let the games begin!

    :cool:
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    I finished the watermelon electric two weeks ago, check elsewhere for more info, but Friday it was gigged at a musical Grandus Festus over two days to commemorate an Afrikaner radio station.

    I...
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    Re: mandolin neck extended

    Ok, here is my watermelon electric guitar with the extended neck in its case.

    It worked out nicely with the neck holding out well.
    Band picture of my first gig is posted elsewhere.

    124061...
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    Re: mandolin neck extended

    Here is the extended neck (maple), with the original heel sawn off.
    The neck is made of local Boekenhout ( Rapanea melanophloeos)

    By Friday I will start tackling the body.

    Funny the long...
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    Re: mandolin neck extended

    Thanks guys, I am pressed for time. Our band will be playing in September on a musical 'grandes festus' of 20 bands and I want to give colour and spice to the occasion.

    I am going to give it a go...
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    mandolin neck extended

    I want to build a solid body electric mandolin and I received a used mandolin neck.

    Unfortunately the neck was built too short, the heel reaches only to the 9th fret.

    Now, can the neck be...
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    Re: My mandolins

    Mr Jacobs, I would recommend you go to a music shop in Pretoria, either Menlynn Centre or Centurion and try a few first. They are mostly ply wood tops, but see how you go.
    Then you can decide if...
  9. Re: Post your favorite clips from U-Tube, let's start a collectio

    Ry Cooder playing a 10 string.
    Dunno if this was posted already.

    Let the games begin!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2FrFBceLuY
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    Re: Cajun mandolin

    Nice piece of Cajun mandolin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVG62Hj700E

    :mandosmiley:
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    Re: amplifiers for mandos??

    I have been playing electric mandolin for many years in a folk and dance band amongst other events. In certain competition sections acoustic instruments are required.

    But, I found the Roland 80...
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    Re: Saxophone at a Bluegrass jam?!?!?!?!

    Many sax players play rock in E, therefore transposing to F# for Bb instruments are quite easy.
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    Re: My mandolins

    Yes sgrexa, Rhinos are highly endangered all over the world. We are fighting almost a losing battle against poachers.

    By the way, rhino horn consists of ceratin, which is the stuff nails are made...
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    Re: My mandolins

    Hi Guys, Not all mammoth tusks are fossilized. A lot are for sale.

    http://www.arizonaskiesmeteorites.com/AZ_Skies_Links/Mammoth_Tusks/
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    Re: My mandolins

    Guys, shooting hippo became illegal since 2006, but not warthogs.
    I still have the off cuts for DNA age and isotope testing if required.

    Ivory is illegal in South Africa and elsewhere, but I...
  16. Re: Post a picture of an unconventional colour scheme/finish

    I want to show you blokes my Red Devil. I have an old picture, but then I changed it later to a rail humbucker, which I bought for $3 (I bought 3 for $10).
    Very few used mando's come on the market...
  17. Re: Need advice about 1917 Gibson H-1 mandola

    Check this out, maybe you can repair it yourself. Depends how valuable the instrument is.

    Good luck!

    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Blogs/K2Collapse/k2collapse.html
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Thanks, in the picture bottom left we even have a small portable reed organ.
    The instruments take turns to lead, and the other is comping, etc, while the audience dances.

    Check out my other...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Hi blokes,

    While I am at it, I want to post a few recent band photos where I played different mandolins, guitar and a Sierra S10 pedal steel.

    120413, 120414

    120415, 120416


    ;)
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    Re: My mandolins

    Hi Jim, I tried my best , but the photos are not good.

    The reverse scroll was built by Mervyn Davis, local luthier --- http://mervyndavisguitars.com/
    Top- Spruce, Body and neck- Faurea...
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    My mandolins

    Hi guys,

    I have been playing mandolin for 30 years and over the years I had a few and sold a few mandolins.

    I play acoustically and electrically part time in a couple of bands, it all depends...
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    Re: Shout out to Rob Meldrum

    Yep, Rob is da man.

    I am from South Africa and he sent it promptly.

    Regards.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Here is a nice web about bowlbacks.

    http://www.mandolinluthier.com/mandolins_for_sale.htm

    :cool:
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    Re: Boat on A River by Styx

    Here are the chords and solo.

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/boatontheriver.txt

    Enjoy!
    :)
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Hi guys, I am from South Africa.

    I was asked to play in a Folk Music competition and our band Wadrif (which means a wagon way through a river) came second last Saturday.
    The traditional song...
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