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    Re: What is this part?

    I would also say it is a mute. I have one for a tenor banjo which also has the screw to lock it in place. It fits between bridge and tailpiece. The tenor one is not such a big piece of metal, more...
  2. Re: Sneak peek into the recording of La Mando Project

    What amazing musicians, Jozef. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Fond Memories, Fond Wishes

    A lovely and evocative composition. You capture the feelings you outline in your preamble, and the playing of the tune is very enjoyable. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Oh, dear! The slippery road to MAS rears its head, Sue. I can feel the effect even across here in Scotland. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: "Clear Skies" new Mandocello Quartet

    Lovely composition and great sound from those instruments, Jim. So clear across the whole range and so much great sustain. A majestic sound!
  6. Re: Krönungsintraden I. by J. I. Linek for tenor guitar

    Fine playing and a great tone from your tenor, Ondrej. I can just imagine this compostion being performedon brass and timpani; there is a regal quality to it.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great-sounding instrument and fine playing and video.
  8. Re: Confusing stuff in Mel Bay "Fun with Strums" book

    I too would go with John's and Ed's suggestions, Sue. A single bass note at the start of each bar would give you a picking pattern a bit like the backing guitarist might play using alternating...
  9. Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    The slow air! One genre where the metronome should certainly be locked securely in the drawer before you start, I believe. The advantage of our Scottish slow airs, especially the ones from the...
  10. Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    I have commented on how I managed it over on the SAW group, Mike. Set metronome at 94 and in 3/4 time and recorded melody, then added backing tracks with metronome turned off.
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Gary, I loved your shooting board. The tutors at Anniesland College back in 2003/4, Paul, Bill and Michael, had us making and using a shooting board, and I still use mine to this day. Our preferred...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great original song, Andy, and a fine trio of musicians. Super octave as well!
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    Re: Mark is back

    Amazing range from that instrument, and fine playing by Mark.
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    "Cheap" instruments, and dearer ones too, regularly have the nut slots left higher than needed when they leave the makers, working on the assumption that it is easier to lower a slot than to try to...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Another clear, interesting and very instructional video, Gary. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Is my new mando trash?

    Just a quick thought, Lee. Is it a new or used instrument? Have you tried changing the strings? Even on a new instrument it can be in store for a long time and the strings could be past their...
  17. Poll: Re: Poll for Song A Week Social Group Week #535

    As maybe the oldest of the older generation I have just gone for Waltz of the White Lilies - just my sort of tune!
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    Re: My latest oud

    Another fine creation, Jo. Do you use violin pegs, or do you make your pegs individually by hand?
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    Re: A medieval lute

    Lovely work. That rosette is a beautiful piece of work. Good to see you posting again, Jo.
  20. Thread: Wet Tuning?

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    Re: Wet Tuning?

    Nice one, Brian. I often hear it in pub sessions as the evening progresses and temperature and humidity change as the evening goes on. We call it "Pub Tuning"!

    Seriously, Scottish and French...
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    I am Scottish and did not vote for Brexit, so don't blame me! :whistling:
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Thanks for those Vimeo links to a great evening, Kevin. Had not realised it was so many years back. How time flies.
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Maybe a mass descent on Achiltibuie and Springwell, Kevin? I still remember fondly that Friday evening session a few years ago in your kitchen there during the Summer Isles Festival. I was lucky...
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    Re: Tuning issues - Octave Mandolin

    You should check the position of your bridge if you are getting the problems you are having. The aim is to get the fretted octave note (at 12th fret) in pitch with the same note played as a...
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    Re: Chambered body, electric mandolin

    Thanks again Gary for the very clear and instructive videos you produce. Always so enjoyable to watch and hear.
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