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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    I have an '83 Flatiron A5-2 that I think fits into that category. That became the A5 Artist but I think many of those carved Flatirons have that tone IMHO.
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    Re: flatwound strings for Gibson Mandobass

    The main problem is the string length needed. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the scale length for a Gibson mandobass is 42" so using a set meant for an acoustic bass guitar would come...
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    Re: Reverse Scroll Regal in the UK

    Other than the non-original bridge this looks ok. In the second photo, I am not sure, but it looks like there may be some small indentation from the bridge. These are so quirky, ya gotta love 'em.
  4. Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    I have been watching some videos lately of virtuoso Chinese musicians playing their traditional instruments, notably guzheng (zither) and pipa (lute) and there are always some balletic hand movements...
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    Re: What is this part?

    Let me put in a different guess from overtone reducer (possible) and sleeve guard (unlikely). I am guessing that it is a slide-on mute. I am also guessing that that brown lab is rubber and it clamps...
  6. Re: This just came up on Reverb 'The Hogan'

    I don't know—is this is the same one that was discussed on this thread and listed recently in the classifieds?
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    Up until this current Covid era we had two regular monthly OT jams near us, one I ran and another lead by my friend Harry. Here is a combined tune list compiled over the years from those two jams.
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    His signature says "Dickson, TN." That sounds like the right country to me. :)
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    Are you actually playing in OT jams? In that case, make a list of the tunes folks are playing in those jams. The tunes you list above are either not strictly considered OT tunes (though they be fine...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    Here's the headstock from that UK auction.

    190131
  11. That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    I love this video of this cellist explaining why this piece is so very iconic and brilliantly composed.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIge2mYdTtM
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    Re: Five String Madness

    That’s ok. After all, you were having 5-string... er... 10-string madness.
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I think the German thing came from some misinformation about Handel tuners that was circulating some time ago.

    From the MC Glossary entry for Handel tuners:


    We had this thread discussion on...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    I wonder if this company makes cases for other mandolins especially Neapolitan Bowlbacks. Bill: can you find out more info on the company that makes them?
  15. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    I think that is just a matter of discipline. You know what you can do at slower tempos so gradually work faster in your practice. Metronomes are good since they give you a number to aim for. The good...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I heard a few days ago from Concord—see my post # 21.


    It doesn’t sound like they will never make them but not in the near future, I guess.
  17. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Thanks so much for all that great info.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Two other aspects of the best mandolins I have played are sustain and projection. I think this is similar to violins.
  19. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Any of you folks have clues on how to read that Chinese numbered music notation?
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    Re: LiuQin

    This woman sounds like she could easily play bluegrass on the pipa. Combination of bluegrass banjo and mandolin techniques. That is one of the main differences between pipa vs. liuqin/ruan...
  21. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    I just checked the site and I take that statement I made above back. Not even close. The most recent posts (except one) are from over a year ago and many are even older, more like 5-10 years. I will...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Mary: I know it was a typo but I love the concept of "rejoicing" a fiddle. Very poetic!
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    That is good news, Bill. I am glad it was relatively simple solution. Enjoy your mandolin—Play on, my friend!
  24. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    thanks so much for this link. This is the Mandolin Cafe for Chinese music.
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    Re: New Eastwood Mandocello

    This one they are calling a mandocello with a 25.5” scale.
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