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    Re: 1953 5 String Bigsby Mandolin

    deleted --wrong thread--
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    Re: Setting pickup height?

    By the way, an American quarter [coin] is 1.75 mm. Pretty close to the bridge pickup height.
    Two dimes totals 2.7 mm. Pretty close to the neck pickup height.
    These are distances between the pickups...
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    Re: A Tiny surprise....

    Tiny played a Bigsby mandolin, but it didn't have "the Bigsby" which is this:
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    Re: Chords to notes? How?

    I'm not sure if this will answer your question, but I'll try. Let's say I want to play notes in the key of A. I can use the shape of the "chop" chord, with the root played by my second finger on the...
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    Re: Musician quotes

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    Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that's easy.
    What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJqJCUH2CA
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    Re: Electric Octofone?

    41”nut? I might have trouble gripping that ;^)
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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    "But there are only so many people out there with $400,000 and an appreciation for a custom-built electric mandolin that comes in a blue velvet case."
    I suppose the number of people who have...
  9. Re: Jazz guitar piece played on electric mandolin

    Congratulations on being signed to Verve in the 1960s or 70s. :^)
    Reminds me of the old joke "I just signed a record deal with Columbia.
    They send me 11 LPs for a buck". That would be Columbia...
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    Re: Setting pickup height?

    This Google search mainly retrieves guitar humbucker height info. Extrapolate from there.
    Gibson recommends 1/16" (1.6 mm) for the bridge pickup and 3/32" (2.4 mm) for the neck.
    ...
  11. Re: Emando players: What do you want in an amp?

    Various jazz guitar humbucker pickups. My favorites are Bartolini and Bill Lawrence. Very different sound.
    Polytone Mini 12S solid state amp, Alesis reverb, Tubescreamer distortion/overdrive, DBX...
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    Re: Repertoire suggestions?

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Thanks Joe for reminding me of Bartok.
    & Jim --That book looks good. I'll check it out.
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    Re: Mack the Knife - Irish Bouzouki

    Its done with magnetism. :cow:
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    Re: Repertoire suggestions?

    Thanks. Those are more basic than I'm looking for.
    I'm working on Giovale's "Idilio Primavirile" A beautiful piece.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7lKK8DZ74Q
    The sheet music is here: ...
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    Repertoire suggestions?

    Hi everyone.
    I met a classical guitarist at a family gathering
    and would like to work up music for next year.
    We are amateur musicians - maybe "high intermediate"
    describes our level :^) I'm...
  16. Re: What's the weirdest MUSICAL thing you've ever done?

    Strung up a 3 story building from basement to ceiling with aluminum wires for an
    art school project. Through the stair well. Played it with a big home made bow strung
    with fishing line. It sounded...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    What a good idea. I never thought of doing that.
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    That was a funny quote from Svend: "B major has five sharps and is a non-existent key in jazz".
    What a great musician he was. I was friends with him.
    Will send you a personal message here on...
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    Re: Transposing tunes composed for horns

    Learning to play in F Bb Eb etc is a good idea. I have a couple of thoughts.
    First, if you like swing music, Django and Stephane generally played in G C F and
    associated minor keys. There's a lot...
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnFlx2Lnr9Q
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    Re: Rat Pack Songs that have mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILGHGhw1ATs
  22. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Western Swing is a good destination for electric mandolins :)
  23. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Are you sure about that?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA4_5Wba2U
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    Re: Need some advice.

    This probably goes against the prevailing opinions here.
    You can play mandolin in an "oldies" pop band but its very hard to fit in rhythmically.
    In my experience Bluegrass "chop" chords don't work...
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    The hardest:
    Fluba
    Singing Ringing Tree
    Cross-Grainger Kangaroo-Pouch Tone-Tool
    The Great Stalacpipe Organ
    Pyrophone Organ
    Hyperbass Flute
    Hornucopian dronepipe
    Aquaggaswack
    Sandata ng lolo...
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