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    Re: Digital Live Mixers

    I've used one of the first generation Studio Live 24 channel desks for a few years now. Gig with it all over the place and in all kinds of environments and it's only gliched on me once or twice. ...
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    Re: Professional musicians: Do you pay to play?

    Horrible industry trend in my opinion and I would absolutely never buy into this scheme. Run an ad asking someone to pay you to allow you the honor of painting your home for the "exposure" and see...
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    Re: Favorite Newfoundland Band?

    I play in this genre so I'm pretty up on them (although I'm not in Newfoundland). Check out The Fables - I've opened for them a few times and pound for pound one of the most talented bands I've ever...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Here is a low quality pic of my Sobell which I absolutely love. I scooped it off Ebay thanks to a post from the Cafe Facebook notification and pulled the trigger instantly (a Sobell was always my...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    I've also got one of Stefan's early builds and nothing else I've ever heard comes close. Incredible instrument. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I could get a flight case for it? Calton...
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    Case for older Sobell wanted

    Hey everyone, just trying to see if anyone has a suggestion on where I could order a good quality flight case for an older Sobell. It's too big for Calton or Hoffee. It's a killer mandolin and I'd...
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    Re: pearl of equal price

    A second for the Sobell.
  8. Thread: Sobell info

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    Re: Sobell info

    Mando arrived today safe and sound. No case so if anyone has any suggestions on who would make one, I'd really appreciate it. I think the strings were original...lol. Changed them up and gave it a...
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    Re: Sobell info

    Hopefully lucky me! I did end up talking with Stefan and in his words "I hope you had a chance to examine it carefully before you committed as some of these haven't survived well..." (which of...
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    Re: Fiddler in Band DINGED my BEST mandolin . .. !

    I took off the bottom half of my lead singers front tooth one night with the headstock of an old tele. I felt awful, but we both new it wasn't intentional. Some harm, minimul foul.
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    Re: Sobell info

    Thanks Ray, yes that's how I gauged this was by looking at examples of his work that was dated early 80's and the address was his current one. I actually found a bit on his site this morning that...
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    Re: Sobell info

    Hi John, thanks for the info! Yeah the tuners looked bizarre to me (no clue what these are!) but I did find one on the Dream Guitars site this morning in their "previously sold" section that has the...
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    Re: Sobell info

    Yes, I very well might do that - I just didn't want to bug him as I know he's a busy guy. If I don't get any luck on here I'll definitely contact him. Thanks for the reply!
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    Sobell info

    Hi all, I purchased a Sobell mandolin a couple of days ago off Ebay in order to help quench a 10 + year lust for one. I actually had one on order with Stefan for years during the mid 2000's but...
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    Re: air travel

    Everyone seems to be luckier than me. Probably 20% - 30% of my fly away shows I've been forced to check it underneath. Doesn't concern me tons as all my instruments are in flights cases and I've...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Mandolin arrived without a hitch about 34 hours ago or so and my fingers are officially killing me. Brian did a bang up job on the tone and volume for sure. It's absolutely blisteringly loud. Easy...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Thanks all - I'm pretty excited to hear how she sounds and check out the playability. Full report coming tomorrow if the little dude in the big brown truck doesn't get lost!
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Thanks Steve, and thanks for all your input on this when I was first talking to Brian about a build. The back was derived from my visit to the Cape. I just completely fell in love with the sound...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    I'm not sure what the brand of tuners are that he used (I never asked to be honest) but they've been heavily modified aesthetically. He electroplated the aging on there to make them "fit" better. ...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Hey Michael, that's exactly it - I told Brian what I played, what I liked and didn't like about them and he went about rectifying the things that didn't make me happy. The Gibson's are great, no...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Hi Michael, yes it is a flat top with a cant. I agree with you, it is a bit bandolimish (if that's a word!lol). I've always thought it had a distinctly "British" look to it as well, with the onion...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Thanks for the kind words all and I agree - Brian really is a genius and as amazing as his visuals are his focus is still tone. Needless to say I can't wait to hear it and I'll do my best to get...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Hey Steve, I'm pretty much just a Celtic player. Most of the stuff my group does is high energy Celtic-rock stuff but we also calm things down a bit and do some trad as well. This mando was...
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    Re: New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6755/dsc9768h.jpg
    Brian built the case for me as well - looks amazing (and heavy!lol) The exterior is completely done in leather.
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    New Brian Dean model "The Breton"

    Here are some pics of my new Brian Dean mando, aptly called "The Breton". I can tell you I'm more than a bit stoked waiting for her arrival which should be the middle of next week. We started this...
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