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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    My 1930's Regal resonator!



    (blues starts at 1:41)
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    Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Here's a little webapp I've been working on for some time (version 3 now, rebuilt from scratch.)

    If you've ever struggled to understand what modes "look like" and how they are constructed, this is...
  3. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    I use these most of the time, and the edges are not beveled:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41HdONC1kML._AC_.jpg

    Dunlop Ultex Sharp .73

    or the extremely similar
    ...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Here's the formula

    186219
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    de Meglio e Figli0

    This was my mothers mandolin, given to her long ago by her aunt from Greece.
    Dated 1900, serial number 9451.
    186060186061186062
    186063186064
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

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  7. My Mandolin satisfaction maybe related to the cost

    Don’t get me wrong I interested in tone and playability, however typically my satisfaction with a Mandolin is directly related to what I paid for it. For example I was searching for a second Mandolin...
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    Boozy impulse purchase

    I had been considering an electric mandolin, but not super seriously. I had bookmarked a Mandocaster on Reverb just to keep an eye out. Saturday night, after sitting out with my wife and drinking...
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    Re: Interesting bowlback on ebay

    I thought the seller meant is was a melon-shaped back. Looks like rosewood to me.

    For historical purposes, here are some photos.
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    Interesting bowlback on ebay

    An attractive mandolin.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-8-String-Antique-Italian-Mandolin-With-Melon-Wood-Back/264686251753?hash=item3da087aee9:g:WVIAAOSw3dRehKwm

    Dealer sticker over the...
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    Thank you, Eastman

    On Saturday (three days ago) I unpacked a five year old Eastman mandola that I purchased used. Tuning it up, I noticed a problem with the bridge saddle intonation cuts. Saturday night I contacted...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    A mandolin by G. Ceccherini of Roma, definitely of the Roman style with similar neck and headstock to Embergher. The label is interesting. Seems to say that he is successor to Ducci and Associates...
  13. Thread: Bowlbacks of Note

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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    It's been a while since I've posted here... just finished off this Ceccherini, I think this one will stay with me for a while. Interestingly they all seem to be numbered in the 2000 and something...
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    Re: Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Same plectrum - celluloid Pickboy (they now have a whole new range of black ones made of something else that I am yet to try).

    Strings: Vinaccia has GHS ultra light set on, Calace has Martin and...
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    Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Hi all. Just recorded a short video comparing the sound of big three bowlbacks. All 3 well setup and all really sing, but all have slightly different sound to each other. What is your order of...
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    Re: not counting but

    People admire a person with a lot of mandolins.
  17. Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    August Waters, an impressively credentialed contributor to Mandolin Cafe, discussed his Mazzaccara instrument at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-117517.html. I am not aware of...
  18. Re: Sorry, Dr. Leone, your Mandolino is not my Cup of Vino

    The title of this thread may be the best one ever. It's great!
  19. Sorry, Dr. Leone, your Mandolino is not my Cup of Vino

    Here's a contemporary BB mandolin on eBay It. marketed by Musikalia (Palermo, Italy) as model "Vinaccia". ...
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