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    Re: Repairing varnish finishes

    I was just watching one of hers and Joel Wood's videos yesterday! :) I leaned recently that Joel also play the mandola with great aplomb.
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    Mandocello nut

    Hello,

    I'm going to do a "reset up" and a K-5 style mandocello that made some years ago. I think that I want to move the four courses more to the center of the nut thus reducing the inter-string...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Yeah great video IMO. He is singing in the key of C I think? That's kind of my best pitch -- so I am assuming he has a low-end baritone/high-end bass kind of range? He seems to be into social...
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    That is a really generous and useful thing to do Scott Napier! It makes me think that since I have recently confirmed that I am not getting any younger that I should do something similar? Maybe we...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thanks Jim! I hope some of that good stuff will be captured in a video format --- what a great YouTube series it would be.

    My original interest was to use to accompany vocal efforts. The big...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thanks! Yes that video was put up by a member of this forum who is a pretty good mandocello player IMO. I agree the recording device seemed to be struggling to record that MC?

    I have tried...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Yeah that was a funny movie and for sure anyone named Bernie has had to deal with it!

    Re Big Red -- wow yes awesome in concept. I can see it now -- build an 18" super jumbo bout with a 27" scale...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Yes thanks for the comments! My interest seems from the conundrum that I describe in post #13 -- the fact that some chord formations work on a mandolin but not a mandocello. I realize others have...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thanks for that comment oh Load of the Meles meles-- I like your digression actually.

    You gave me a thought (rare for me nowadays) -- maybe I should change my mandocello C course to one string...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    I like simple also but it seems that the are some limits on what you get away with on the mandocello?

    For example if you play 0230 for C on the mandolin it sounds to my ear like a nice full...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thanks so much! I can't wait to play around with your chart on both the mandola and mandocello!
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thanks a lot August! I have a lot of busy work to do this morning then I'm going to play around with your chart. I noticed on your F-chord that you have decided to deaden or not play the open...
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    Re: It's an F, it's not an F

    It might be a Triceratops?
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Sure if it is useful then add it to your presentation. If anyone has some further suggestions for the list please let me know. Thanks! :)
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    Mandocello "strum along" chords

    I was looking around on my hard drive for some other document today and I came across this old project that I did 12 years ago.

    I recall that I was interested at the time in experimenting with...
  16. Re: Mark O'Connor Little Maggie on Mandocello

    Pretty cool! I wonder if Mark also plays the violin-cello? Probably does he plays almost everything else?
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    Re: Mandola cases

    Does anyone just happen to have plans for building an H-4 /H-5 style mandola case? I would prefer to build a shaped mandola case but oblong is OK to start with.
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    The guitar finish looks wonderful! I'm about half way through the Pablo Requena videos and they are very informative. Did you use epoxy to seal the rosewood also? I'm wondering to if these...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Thanks I'll check them out. I was finding that my varnish did not see to wash over the surface so smoothly like the guy in the video (that I linked in post #27). He somehow got a thin, smooth and...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Thanks. I was also planning on using a brush after watching this video but im my test application on a piece of scrap did not go nearly so smoothly? Seems to me my brush runs out of varnish much...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    How do you generally apply spirit varnish -- brush or spray on?
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    Re: Kimble Trio

    Beautiful! Interesting to me how the color of the tuner keys changes the feeling of the instrument. The white keys are more striking but the black keys make a "richer" looking instrument -- at...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Yup I think you are both right!! :) Probably a little too much sandarac and mastic.

    As a result the varnish is slightly cloudy even after filtering. It looks much like a colloidal suspension...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Well after reading lots of stories about making spirit varnish like this one I decided to try my hand at it. First I made a spirit varnish sealer -- basically a varnish with no added color. I'll...
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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Awesome! And everyone probably thought that you just made and repaired bases! Who knew!! :))
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