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  1. Thread: Alec Finn RIP

    by kmmando
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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    A recent clip surfaced of these two genius musicians in action in 1988.

    The very best musicians in the world appear to do so little! Finn's accompaniment is just so right and groovy.

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    Re: Recordings of Mandolins as String Quartets

    A great thread Rob, good to hear that you are still twanging! I look forward to examples of your dalliance with mandolins!
    best wishes
    Your neighbour
    K
  3. Re: Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    Love this! Groovy and uplifting!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLM5jX6BY8E
  4. Thread: Resonators

    by kmmando
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    Re: Resonators

    I tried the new National for a while, having previously owned a Fine Resophonics resomando, but I ended up selling them both as I found them brash and not particularly pleasant to listen to when...
  5. Re: Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    That's a shame, it was really good! Oh well, another lockdown!
  6. Ye Vagabonds live in Whelans during lockdown

    Rarely does something as special as the brothers in Ye Vagabonds arrive on the music scene. I hope this pleases as much as it does me. Utterly wonderful. One hour of majestic songs and music.
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    Re: Dekavalas 4 course Greek bouzouki

    https://youtu.be/IrkmqVbuLaI

    no capo


    https://youtu.be/E61lXAhQ1Hs

    Taran Guitars "Springwell" mandolin
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    Dekavalas 4 course Greek bouzouki

    Passing the time here in Lockdown Scotland, and I had recently restrung one of my bouzoukis, one I got a few years ago from the fine fellow, ace bouzoukiist and great friend Pete Hill of Exeter,...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGLUqkAFNf8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LhlLosozWo

    This last one has the BOSS pedal introduced half way through ….
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Finally got round to playing the Fender tele tenor a wee bit.

    They are all through an old 90s Fender Blues valve amp, and in one video I introduced a wee bit of the BOSS Blues Driver pedal.

    But...
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    Re: RY COODER on the Mainline

    Saw that live in Edinburgh Playhouse in 1987, certainly one of the best gigs I've ever attended!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Gotoh string tree added as per Andy, and seems to help the sound of the E, and improves the break angle. Delighted!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Had good success fitting the tenor into this SKB case, and here's a few snaps of the job, foam, glue and black felt.

    A good snug fit and well secured inside, and safe from other gear in the van...
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    Re: Taran Springwell

    Delighted to see this! You may well find that the sound develops over the next year or more as you play it. My spruce topped one, no. 14 has just got better and better sonically as I have played it...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Really helpful! Many thanks Andy, tempted to give it a go.

    Cheers Kevin
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Andy, interested to see the addition of the string tree. Can you tell us what advantages and improvement it has made? And any reason for the Gotoh rather than a Fender original? And what distance...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    I have my 1931 national single cone tenor resonator fitting in the Baby Taylor sized case, and I tried the Fender tele tenor in it for overall size, and it's a good fit.
    It will need the neck...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Anyone found a hard shell case tha takes the tel tenor, a proper fit, not a big outsized 6 string guitar case. better still a tweed cover!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    And remember that they need to be nickel strings to work with the pick ups....not pb
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    And, rawk! The new and hard to obtain Fender Tele Tenor finally arrives!

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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Mine arrived at last, thanks to GuitarGuitar in Edinburgh. Delighted and away to get it going! Yahoo!
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Fingers crossed Derbex!
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    Re: Gigbag for 19 Inch Telecaster Tenor

    Can you tell us a bit more about that tenor, Ian?
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    Re: Best Celtic Mandolin around ~500($700)?

    Should you perhaps win the lottery, there is the Taran "Springwell" available, similar to the Sobell instruments, that are no longer made, and rare to find. These Trans are wonderful! I stress that I...
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