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    Re: How do you progress on tenor?

    As someone who wishes he had discovered a learning resource sooner, I'll put in a recommendation for two books which took me much further than I had gotten in my own.

    The Mel Bay Complete Tenor...
  2. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I think that people who play a mandolin or guitar, or fiddle (for that matter), arrive at a point where they understand music enough to 'take on' the challenge of going from GDAE or EADGBE to CGDA. ...
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    Re: My International Violin A-Style Build

    Finally, this brings me to where I am now.

    I currently have 10 coats of Mohawk Nitrocellulose on the instrument. I'm pretty happy with where the finish is going. I do wish I had grain filled...
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    New 2nd generation Coombe flat top

    This is a new flattop just finished. It incorporates some new technology that I discovered that makes flattop mandolins sound a lot better. This one embarrassed the arch top I use as a reference,...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - This is more or less due to a prompt by Trevor at TAMCO UK,whom,apparently has been fielding a few enquiries about my current health. As much of a gentleman & & all round nice guy that...
  6. Deconstructed Mississippi string band music

    Harry Bolick recently released a unique collection of his own tunes in the tradition of Mississippi string band tunes from the 20s and 30s. It's quite a unique undertaking, and should interest anyone...
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    Re: Tone right

    In 2008, everyone was playing Mumford & Sons.
    The music was so boring, everyone's mandolins went to sleep, hence the need for Tone-Rites to wake them up.
    It was something of an epidemic. Play...
  8. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    Try the Adam A3x. Might be a bit pricy at 350 each, but man are they great for a nearfield system.
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    My imagination must have been working overtime - I envisioned the poor, suffering commas and periods staging their own independent revolt by distancing themselves from the hideous bolding.

  10. The new (old) mandolins of long time reader.

    The vintage subforum says to post about instruments from before 1945, so I figured this would fit better here. My name is Niki and I have been a long time mando cafe reader, easily since 2009. And...
  11. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    If you have a sub, and are willing to tune it for flat, it could be ok, the clarity is there. But I wouldn't normally mix into something like a Bose or a THR. They may sound great, but don't know...
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    Re: tabedit for mandola

    1. Click "Instrument" on the Score menu.
    2. Click on the "Tuning" tab in the dialog box that comes up.
    3a. Click on the instrument drop down box and select Tenor Banjo
    3b. Change the tuning of...
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    Raining Animals

    I found these two while searching for different versions of a song from the Song a week Social Group on YouTube. They have a few songs posted, and I enjoyed every one of them. Here's Farewell To...
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    Re: Can never enough "Orange"

    I'll admit -- I didn't figure it out until I was at the grocery store buying mandarin oranges for my daughter :) There's nothing like an Aisle 5 Epiphany, is there?
  15. Art TubeMix - Nice little mixer/USB audio interface

    I needed a small mixer with USB connectivity since I gave my Mackie ProFX to my son. I was looking at the PreSonus and Allen & Heath ZED mixers but realized I would likely never make use of all the...
  16. Thread: I never learn

    by pops1

    Re: I never learn

    Simple test for strings is slide you fingernail under the wound strings. if you can feel a bump where the frets are it's time to change.
  17. A new flat-top pin-bridge bouzouki

    A flat-top/pin-bridge bouzouki, 26" scale. Body and neck mahogany, bearclaw spruce soundboard, rosewood fretboard and bridge and tortoise celluloid bindings. Rubner mandolin tuners. The first...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - I'm very deeply appreciative of the fact that our illustrious leader Scott T.,hasn't closed this thread.

    I've been a member for 13 years & as you might see,i've posted a fair few...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi all - Thanks once more for all your good wishes & kind thoughts. I have to have blood tests / x-ray & an ECG prior to Chemo.,to make sure that i'm ok to have it - let's hope so !!,
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan, You didn’t know it, but you were the reason I bought my Weber Fern! I think of you often whenever I take it down off the wall, and I’m going to play the best I possibly can for you. You deserve...
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    Re: EVO Gold fret wire

    I think that was me :)

    I've never had an instrument change in sound so much.... doesn't normally happen like that, either with a new bridge, or with a change to EVO gold, I suspect there was a...
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    Re: New Mandola Day!

    John Reischman plays mandola in this Live at Empty Sea concert beginning at 18:00, great to watch his rhythm playing.
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    Re: New Mandola Day!

    Congratulations! Mandola’s are really cool! I bought an old Gibson a while back, without ever playing one. I thought it would be similar to a mandolin, just a little lower pitch. I was completely...
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    Re: Redwood Tops????

    I've lived in redwood country and either built solo or had a hand in building approx. 50 instruments with redwood and red cedar tops, including extensive experience with the Lucky Strike tree and the...
  25. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    Peter Rowan, WSM, Carolyn Hester

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