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    Re: A Year With Calace?

    I sent Florian a request asking if he could provide recordings of the exercises I thought it would also help him market this incredible set of lessons. It had already been suggested to him. It is...
  2. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    Follow up from my previous post!
    The Thomastik D and G strings last for a very very long time! They certainly outlast both the wound A and Plain E strings.
  3. Re: anyone change their plain steel high strings faster than wrap

    I change the E string of the Thomastiks. This is the only unwound string!
    When the A string loses timbre I sometimes replace it with unwound A strings. I find the wound D and G strings significantly...
  4. Re: Bach Prelude to suite #3--new recordiing

    That was lovely Tom..the way you maintain the sustain and respond to it is wonderful to listen to and experience.
    Great with headphones by the way!
    Thanks for posting!
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    Re: Newbie Here

    Mandolins have higher string tension than guitars. You could reduce this tension by changing to lighter gauge strings. You may even consider flat top strings but they are more expensive. What string...
  6. Re: Livestream Bach on the mandolin workshop

    I would be very interested. My only wish would be that the coverage is not limited to “basics” as this is already available online. I think intermediate to more advanced masterclass type of...
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    Re: Playing remotely with friends

    What you are experiencing unfortunately describes the present status of jamming with others on the internet! Our expectations are significantly higher!
    Internet Jamming simultaneously with others...
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    Re: Introduction / Phoenix Standard

    Congrats Jimmy,
    Phoenix mandolins are super!
    I’ve had the neoclassical and traded it for the Phoenix Jazz!
    You cannot go wrong with these! The built beautifully but because they don’t look like a...
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    Verne,
    I also had a problem with Godin product.
    My A8 mandolin neck warped so badly that my tech decided to send it to Godin. He felt the significant warpage was irreparable and the suggested the...
  10. Trillium Octave Internal K&K twin spot “sweet spot” location

    I just received my K & K twin spot as recommended by the builder.
    If anyone has had this type of pickup installed in their Octave mandolins I would welcome any recommendations to guide me to choose...
  11. Thread: Tone

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    Re: Tone

    I happen to have the exact same tone control on my artist model!:cool:
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    This is the inlay on the the Trillium Octave mandolin.
    This is also the Provincial flower of Ontario where I live!
    Bob Abrams is the builder!
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    Re: Live Jazz -- Tom Wright Quartet

    Tom you’re sounding incredible!
    Love it!
    Wish I was near one of your concert venues.
    Congrats
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    I was wondering if some café members could suggest preferred pieces from this large and growing body of music. I appreciate and thank you for the difficult task collecting, scanning and cataloguing...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Club!

    We will be having our June meeting on Wednesday June 19.
    If you would like to join us, participate or just sit in with us you are welcome.
    Feel free to send me a Private Message for further...
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    Re: Peghead Nation

    I have an old Doc Watson book with tunes along with short anecdotes about the tunes.
    An interesting quote about the tune Deep River Blues states that it took the Doc 10 years before he felt...
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    Re: Beatles--"Something" on solo 10-string

    That’s Great Tom! Very Inspiring. Always really nice to hear your tunes!
    Best, Barry
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    Re: Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    Thanks for your interest BBarton.
    I certainly will. I am generating some positive interest. Please feel welcome to PM me,
    Also if you know of any other players who may be interested please pass on...
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    Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    To all interested,
    We are exploring the possibility of starting a mandolin club or society in Ottawa Canada.
    All are welcome to inquire. We plan to explore various genre based upon members wishes....
  20. Re: Ottawa Canada Seeking interested players for mandolin orchest

    Thanks for the positive feedback Martin. I will certainly follow up with your suggestions. I know Alf!
    I'll proceed with a couple of informal meetings with interested players and offer your...
  21. Ottawa Canada Seeking interested players for mandolin orchestra

    To all interested,
    We are exploring the possibility of starting a mandolin orchestra in Ottawa Canada.
    All are welcome to inquire.
    Feel free to comment here or send a personal message to me.
    We...
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    Re: Different ways of learning

    Gtani7,
    Great article in Jazz advice.
    Ever since I have reduced the number of tunes to a smaller repertoire I have had more time to concentrate on them. I feel I play them with more refinement and...
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    Re: Heiden string choices

    Ivan,
    Yes, the Heiden’s are exceptional instruments. They are up there with the Gilchrists, Dudenbostels, And Kimbles.
    Mike is a wonderful guy to deal with. I’ve used the J75’s with no problem....
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    Re: A New Dean Mandolin!

    Great luthier! I have incredible admiration for Brian Dean every time I play mine!
    I’m sur you will enjoy yours!
    Congrats
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    Re: Heiden string choices

    Phil,
    Maybe you could ask Mike which strings he has tried and for which genre of music. Often players choose strings based upon their preferred genre of music. Here is my personal example. I...
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