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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    [/QUOTE]That's an interesting statement. Have those scientists been able to control for state of wakefulness? How does a fully alert Derrington stack up against a L.L. in full R.E.M. sleep?[/QUOTE]
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  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    You missed the point.

    I've had an opportunity to play and examine more then 30 Gibson Master Model mandolins and mandolas signed by Lloyd Loar.
    If I compare a well set-up Lloyd Loar F5 (that was...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    So true! Regarding the mandolins Gibson made their name through the instruments built in the 1920’s. They haven’t been able to build mandolins with the same tonal qualities since then. The Gibson...
  4. Re: Article: ZETA Announces Launch of the "Stage" Model Mandolin

    Dear Mr. Carlson,

    I see your point. I tried most of the pickups available on the market over years and was unhappy with the results.

    Basically speaking my system is based on the way of...
  5. Re: Article: ZETA Announces Launch of the "Stage" Model Mandolin

    “The result is noise free amplification of the true mandolin sound and tone, ie., no boom box effect common in all other mandolin pickups.“

    Mentioning ALL other mandolin pickups in the article, I...
  6. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Set to Release Dawg Trio Plays Tunes &

    Great! I’m looking forward to it. Thank you for the explanation.
  7. Beautiful! What is the mandolin used on the...

    Beautiful! What is the mandolin used on the recording, please?
  8. Re: Article: New Music from Andrew Marlin - Buried In a Cape

    Thank you very much! I missed that interview. I'm going to read it!

    I bought the album from Andrew in digital a few days ago. Love it! Since the mando on the recording doesn't sound like the Lloyd...
  9. Hello, may I please ask what kind and brand of...

    Hello, may I please ask what kind and brand of mandolin Andrew used for this album?
    Many thanks in advance.
  10. S. Bush: what slide / bottleneck does he use

    Hello,

    I wonder what brand and exact type od slide / bottleneck does Sam Bush use. He seems to use ceramic one recently.

    In the older videos he seems to use a glass one. ...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Just adding a direct view link for Jozef's video so that you don't need to leave the forum ;-)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSJUkvgKgqo
  12. Re: Martin Krajicek and "unusually octave" mandolin.

    I discussed this directly with Martin Krajicek. The mandolin is a Gibson A model from the 1920's that he bought from Mandolin Central about ten years ago. He tunes it from the bottom up GE DA AD ...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Miroslav "Mira" Vana is a researcher, an acoustic engineer in the best sense of the word who has spent incredible amount of time on research of the Lloyd Loar sound and construction as well as on...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Troy, thanks for sharing the pictures! I appreciate the Loar-like finish of the mandola and it's beautiful colouring. It's hard to capture the real colour-tones of the instrument in a picture. In...
  15. Re: Mandolin Orange Live in Studio "New Sounds"

    Does anyone know if Andrew's Loar is equipped with Virzi or not, please? Does anyone know the SN of the mandolin?
  16. Re: Mandolin Orange Live in Studio "New Sounds"

    Dear Andrew, thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us .. and congratulations for getting that wonderfully sounding Lloyd Loar! Is it equipped with Virzi Tone producer or not, please?
    ...
  17. Re: The Sound of the American Mandolin (byT. Williamson) in digit

    For sure I will. Enjoy the Rudy Cipolla's mandolin music :-)
  18. Re: The Sound of the American Mandolin (byT. Williamson) in digit

    Thank you very much! For sure I don't want to interfere with the copyrights. I'd be the happiest if there is an official digital reissue of the original material that I could buy. Digital reissue...
  19. The Sound of the American Mandolin (byT. Williamson) in digital?

    Hello,

    does anyone know if the video “The Sound of the American Mandolin“ by Tony Williamson and Maxwell McCullough that was originally released on VHS is available in digital format, please? I...
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    The case doesn't seem to be the Calton: neither the new one made in the US nor the old Canadian or the one that was used to make in the UK.

    As I long term user of Calton cases I have to say that...
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    Chapman Cases for the mandolin

    Hello,

    I just came across this brand of mandolin cases I was not aware of. Cannot find any references about their qualities. Does anyone have experience with them, please? ...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and video of the Feb 18, 1924 Loar #75700 with Virzi. Here is a recent video of the sister of this beauty: Feb 18, 1924 Loar #75701 also with Virzi....
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    Re: Vana mandolin f5 master model

    For sure I will. In the meantime please check Miroslav Vana's website and Facebook from time to time if you want. There are some exciting photos, videos and other materials that he will finish and...
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    Re: Vana mandolin f5 master model

    Glassweb, I can't reveal more at the moment, but you will probably have an opportunity to do so in the US later in 2016 ;-)
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    Re: Vana mandolin f5 master model

    Vana mandolins have a new website! Have a look, watch the photo gallery and videos. More content to be added soon ;-)
    http://www.vanamandolins.com/
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