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  1. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    The first time I saw Latcho Drom was in sociology class back in the 90s. It had a tremendous influence on me - got me into flamenco guitar, which I studied for the subsequent 20 years..

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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    You would post a pic of that Campanella.....:)) I did see the Trillium. I'm kinda done with long scale mando family instruments, especially after getting the banjo. It's just so much easier to...
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Macdara Ó Faoláin

    https://www.facebook.com/mofluthier/?ti=as

    Gil Draper

    http://www.draperstringedinstruments.com/

    Paul Evans
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I wish I was a better player, but I’ll see what I can do.
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I have a form from the first mandolin I ever made in 1992. It was from a 1918 A4. I also had measured an early snakehead years ago and had a template for that. I have a hand scribbled list of...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Bill, yes I was going to have a killer booth this year. The octave and this A5 and another F5. Maybe next year. Miss it a lot.
  7. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Thank you Scott and to everybody for the kind words. Thanks also to those who contacted me personally. Your thoughts and wishes made turning 70 a happy milestone. Best, Mike
  8. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Happy 70th from #43, also a Nederland babe, who has matured into a MAS killer, too. She now resides in Denver close to where she came from.
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Looking at the Deering site it appears the 17 fret Goodtimes have a 21" scale. So I'd say that's definitely a plus. I just don't think that 20" scales and shorter work very well for GDAE tuning. I...
  10. Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Bob Dylan, interviewed by Douglas Brinkley, NYT, June 12, 2020:

    "Bluegrass music is mysterious and deep rooted and you almost have to be born playing it. Just because you are a great singer, or a...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Deering makes both 17- and 19-fret tenor banjos. I was lucky to snap up a used one last year, a 17-fret one which spent a terrific New Hampshire spring afternoon with me today. -- Paul
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Sooner or later, every banjo player will have to change a head.
    It's pretty easy. Instructions can be found in many places.
    The biggest essentials are buying a head of the correct size, and being...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I just went through this journey. I talked to a lot of builders and music stores. If you want a more modern instrument you basically have to order one, get lucky and find a used one (Big Thanks...
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. I’ve been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 I’d never touched a mandolin. The Café quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Waterloo WL-M review/ video

    So I felt there weren’t enough videos of the waterloo wl-m mandolin online.

    I took one for the team and the mandolin community; I purchased the waterloo from the Mandolin Store. As always,...
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    Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    A few days ago I had a pleasant email exchange with Mike Compton over a CD of his ("Gallop to Georgia") that I ordered but that for some reason got sent back. it sent me to his website, where I...
  17. Re: Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    This it?
  18. Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    Would anyone know of a source for this score? I can't seem to stop listening to it.

    Thanks,

    Jason
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    Tone Dexter users?

    I know it's been out for a while, but I just started looking into the ToneDexter. Pretty incredible piece of software that uses IRs (impulse responses) to give your piezo pickup the sound of a mic'd...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    For all info: This is an old thread. Paul passed away in February of last year when this thread started. Neal did a recent search and found this thread and was unaware of Paul's passing.



    He...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I have played mostly old time fiddle tunes—it can compete with a full OT jam with fiddles, banjos, guitars and bass. It is nice for blues, of course, and ragtime. If i found myself in a full...
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    “Free” vrs “metered” tremelo

    I’ve searched the threads on this question but cannot locate an answer. Many musicians emphasize using a metronome to develop tremolo technique with emphasis on hearing the first beat in every series...
  23. Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    182429182430 Nugget 272 Art Deco A style
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    Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Simple task, right? Four players who you’d carve into the side of a mountain.

    My first go

    Jethro burns, David grisman, Sam bush. Chris Thile.

    2 seconds later. Where’s monroe?

    Jethro...
  25. J.S. Bach: Gavotte in D Minor (BWV 811)

    Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D Minor (BWV 811)
    VI. Gavotte I
    Arranged for two mandolins and guitar by A.E. Sheppard (1971)

    This Bach gavotte was originally written in around...
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