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  1. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    The very clean, full tone of those bowl backs that are modeled after the Seiffert mandolins. They are somewhat bigger than the "normal" neapolitan mandolin and produce a fuller tone, more like a...
  2. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    Judging from the Video on the Dean's site the two instruments should not sound very different from each other, I guess. And as far as I know you can't go wrong with a Knorr if you like that "German"...
  3. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    ... Don Stiernberg's Nugget two-point. To me the most beautiful sounding mandolin I've ever heard.
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    Re: Leave leather strap on?

    I also leave it on... Lined up on the side, and rolled up in the cavity for the scroll (A style in an F style case).
    However, the thick, padded strap on the electric is fitted with security locks...
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    Re: Strap locks.

    I recently put straplocks on my solidbody baritone, and I'm thrilled. I primarily did this to keep the strap from coming of the pins, but the best thing about it: It's breeze to put the strap on and...
  6. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Temptation Rag can be found in the "Melody Lines" Book for the "Grilles de Jazz", a french anthology of jazz standards. However, it's in standard notation.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I'm so sorry to hear this - all the best Ivan! Hopefully the chemo will do something good.
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    Re: Playing a slippery bowlback...

    I don't know if such things are available where you live, but in Germany sheets of foamed rubber, put in the player's lap, are commonly used. For example:...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Oh my... Ivan, all the best for you! I sincerely hope that you will get through this well.
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    Re: Darkest pick

    The "darkest" combination I can imagine:
    Flatwound strings and one of these german "Wolle" picks...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Hm, apparently I badly need a tenor guitar! :whistling:
    Very cool thing!
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    Re: Furch mandolins

    I own a Frch A5, it's a great mandolin :-)
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    That's a sweet looking instrument! :)
    I like my Fender Bronco Tweed Amp for the Baritone Mando. They don't build it anymore, but it can be found used occasionally for quite reasonable prices, at...
  14. Re: Playing classical mandolin on a modern instrument

    The tonal differences between bowlbacks and Gibson-style mandos are much smaller than those between classical and steel strung guitar. So you can use your A without sounding too different… The only...
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    Re: Going Electric - what do I need to know?

    Oh yes, they do! :))
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    Re: Hello, new here!

    Hi Fabian, and welcome to the Café! Have fun with your Lady :-) If you have any questions they'll be answered here ;-)
    Best,
    Martin
  17. Thread: Critics

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    Re: Critics

    I did not encounter many different types of critics yet. Once you can consider yourself an intermediate amateur, the flaws you notice in your playing go unnoticed by most of your listeners. At least...
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    Re: Six hour road trip!

    Not necessarily ;-) I'm 23 and know some people my age (including myself) that love (and buy) vinyl... Unfortunately, CDs are often much cheaper, so if you're short on money you better buy CDs.
    I...
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    Re: Six hour road trip!

    Thanks for enlightening me! :-) It's a fine story to tell, indeed..
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    Re: Six hour road trip!

    Nice to hear that ;-)
    Yes, you're right, Bill keeps calling him "Brad" throughout the recording... But as long there's no other Bill available I know Brad as bill, so I tend to stick with that :))...
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    Re: Six hour road trip!

    Eric Calpton & JJ Cale "Road To Escondido" - wonderful music, not only for driving!
    Apart from that, everything one likes ;-)
    For staying awake: Bill Monroe "Two days at Newport", some really...
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    Re: Hi all! New to the Forum!

    Hello and Welcome to the Café! Nice story you told, very relatable :))
    Seems you have IAS (Instrument acquisition syndrom) ;-)
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    Re: Going Electric - what do I need to know?

    Welcome on the electric side ;-)
    Yes, the switch should indeed be a pickup selector.
    I would look out for a small tube amp, maybe also one from Thomann? Or check out ebay. Sometimes a Fender...
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    Re: Rootless chords

    The 4-3-4 MandoAblyss mentiones can, of course, be moved up and down the neck - so, I firstly came across this shape as a C7 (3-2-3). I did not recognise the tritone-connection MandoAblyss describes,...
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    Re: tweaking the pick

    What about the Wolle picks? :grin::popcorn:
    I mostly use Wegens, sometimes the opaque rounded primetones, but love the Wolle when I want to avoid pick click!
    Also, they produce a really warm tone....
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