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    My take on Scarborough Fair

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1rLkgpH0Vo
  2. Tutorial - How to play "Bistro Fada" from "Midnight in Paris"

    Hey it's been ages since I've been on here. Life and stuff.

    The sheet music is here: https://imgur.com/a/mzqjqzF


    https://youtu.be/mVEhl9VUB_k
  3. Yet another Pachelbel Canon in D version

    I know lockdown is getting bad when Canon in D starts to seem interesting again. So I have had a shot at it with 2 mandolin parts. I originally planned more but the predominance of treble was...
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    Re: Pickguard Reset on Weymann Bowlback

    Nevin’s correct, the ignition point of even fresh celluloid is very low, and a 100 year old pickguard has curled because it has changed it’s composition over time. This is why it may not flatten...
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    Re: Should I learn to make bridges while I'm at it?

    That's similar to my reasoning. I have enough scrap ebony to make them and otherwise it would just sit there an dcollect dust. Aand buying them from US is rather expensive for us in EU these days....
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    Re: Strings By Mail

    Bought strings from everywhere but now only buy from Jason at gimmesomestrings@gmail.com. Best prices and super fast service.
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: Hoping for some help with maker's mark

    Many of us bowlheads have an obsession with doing vintage instrument detective work. Glad to be of service. Post here when it is restored.

    Here is a closeup of what the brand should look like:
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    Color Adjustment Via Padding

    I've been using French padding (or French polish) for many years, primarily in furniture restoration and architectural millwork restoration, but I also use it on musical instruments when called for....
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    Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Hi everyone,

    I have been giving away the free setup ebook for nearly four years now, and I thought you'd be interested in some observations I have. First off, if you want my free ebook on how to...
  11. Re: Meet Marc Orleans - Brooklyn based busking mandolin player

    I'm the said busker and hello forum! To answer the question about what I was playing it was just simple versions of fiddle tunes mostly oldtime but some bluegrass ones as well. "Forked Deer" "Jenny...
  12. Re: Meet Marc Orleans - Brooklyn based busking mandolin player

    I've done loads of solo busking with mandolin, and it's my primary source of income. Although I will play a bit of old time/bluegrass, when playing on the street the vast majority of tunes I play are...
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