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    Re: 5 course questions

    Really enjoyed your song!
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    I should also mention that for a 20" scale length OM Bill Weber recommend John Pearseģ Mandola Phosphor Bronze 36" Length, .014 - .048, 2265M. EJ72's and Curt Manga Mandola strings are similar.
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    I think it depends on how you are going to use it. I think it also depends on your reach.

    I have a 20" Weber Yellowstone F-hole A-shape OM and love it. I tune it using standard tuning. I...
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    Re: 5 course questions

    I have a 5 course Sobell with a long scale and previously had a 5 course 15Ē Flyde. I play the Sobell as DGDAD. It would need adjusting to have the low string as a C. I rarely use the low string. ...
  5. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    You can hear me play Mandola on The Rocky Road to Dublin. (See my post.) It is the first instrument played and continues throughout the video.

    I purchased my Mandola years ago and struggled to...
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    Re: The Rocky Road to Dublin

    Thank you
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    The Rocky Road to Dublin

    https://youtu.be/lA1lSoCd5uE

    Thought Iíd post this to CBOM since it has Mandola (Weber Bitteroot), OM (Weber Yellowstone) and mandolin (Proulx J5). The guitar (Martin 00-28) is strummed in the...
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    freygish scale is awesome! Iím learned a few tunes that use it and it is lots of fun.
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the tunes.

    Where do you find the Klezmer and Jewish material?
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Iíve also though about tuning D-A-E-B or D-A-E-A, and playing mostly on the 3 low strings. To demo I used a capo to avoid stressing the neck. I missed having the low G but didnít need to play up...
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    Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    Iím curious how folks tackle playing melodies on Mandola. Iíve dabbled, but always get frustrated by not having a high E string (and then play mandolin or OM). Are folks transposing down an octave?...
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    Re: Lighter Case for F4

    I use a Travelite, but since I live in a cold climate when at home in the winter I keep my mando in a case that will hold humidity and use humidipacks
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    Re: What makes a mandolin play stiff?

    Set-up is key. There can be many different issues. I've had stiff instruments a few times and take it my local luthier for set-up. Besides stiffness, you can also tell him or her how high you'd...
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    Re: Where do you buy your strings?

    Mapes has $5 sets
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    Re: Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    Anyone recognize the names of the spokesmen?
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    Amazon Selling Mandolins for $12.71

    See https://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-63019-Mandolin-Kitchen-Slicer/dp/B000I17AFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522616314&sr=8-1&keywords=Sunbeam+mandolin

    Obviously a better deal than offered by Walmart...
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    Guitar Center to Pay Off Debt by Selling Banjos

    Sacramental, CA. Guitar Center has announced that it plans to pay down its over One Billion dollars of debt by reviving banjo sales. Senior executive, Bamboo Harvester Ed, described plans to raise...
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    Re: Harvey Master Models...

    What are supposed to be the tonal differences between x-braced and parallel braced mandolins?
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    Re: Spain

    They worked for me.
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    Spain

    My music school ensemble would like to learn the tune Spain (Corea). The ensemble includes mandolin, guitar and bass. We've been having trouble finding it in a book (e.g., the Real Book) and...
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    Re: Calton Case for F2 ???

    The neck seems fine. I'm worried about the top.
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    Calton Case for F2 ???

    I have 1909/10 Gibson 3-point F2. I have a Calton standard F5 case that I think is about 10 years old (original Calton company manufacture). The F2 seems to fit nicely in the case, but I didn't...
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    Re: NashCamp - Which mandolin should I take?

    Verdict is ...... the Mix ... I had the Proulx packed and am too nervous to take it. I bought the Mix years ago after attending David Grisman's camp and having to keep an eye on my mandolin all...
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    NashCamp - Which mandolin should I take?

    I'm taking mandolin classes with Matt Flinner next week at NashCamp. I have a choice between a Proulx J5 (all wood construction) or a Mix A5 (carbon fiber body). Given the weather in Nashville (hot...
  25. Thread: Cittern Sighting

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    Cittern Sighting

    Very cool!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQ1LbkPi8g
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