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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    So sad to lose Ivan, a staunch member of this tight-knit community. RIP.
  2. Thread: Old Bacon

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Old Bacon

    I think you can be pretty sure it is probably within a year or two of 1921. Mine has 1921 written in what I assume is William Place's handwriting. Other ones I dont' habe clear photos of the labels...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Almost every Bacon I have seen with date on the label say 1921. Mine is #204 and says 1921.

    Here is a list of ones that had serial numbers from my jpeg files:
    051 Amateur
    056 Amateur
    108...
  4. Thread: Round picks

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Round picks

    Classical players vary in their choice of picks. It is true that some prefer thinner and pointier picks but there is not universal pick just as there is not one kind of mandolin that classical...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    druid: your photos are not attached. Click on the third icon from the right above where you are typing and then find each photo on your computer and upload it.
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    Re: HOUSTON Jams

    I have friends in Houston who mostly play Irish music. I told them about this thread.
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    In my experience Embergher bowlbacks have that aspect of excellent projection especially the soloist models. And some of the Loar F-5s too.
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    Olaf: that is what I was referring to above when I talked about projection and headroom.
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    Collings case seems way overkill for almost $1000. I have all my A's and similar shorter neck copies in TKL arched cases. Good solid cases.
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    Re: Derr mandolin, Toledo

    It looks to me to be made for Derr by Lyon & Healy. They probably asked for a mix of features like the custom headstock inlay and slightly fancier fretboard markers for a student-grade model. See...
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    Re: HOUSTON Jams

    Don: Do you have any preference for style of music?
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    Re: "Powerful/Loud!"

    I don't think there is a standard wooden mandolin that is too loud but there are other considerations. One aspect is projection and the other is headroom. I think projection is one of the things that...
  13. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    No need to apologize. I get it and I love the video. As you might tell by my post to Gunnar, I love world musics.
  14. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I don't know. I think that the instrument is deceptively difficult though it sounds simple and the throat singing is not at all easy to master. Try it sometime.
  15. Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Gunnar: even more interesting to me... do you play Mozambique music? Are you from there? If not, how did you end up there and what are you doing there?
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    The seller estimates that there are 13,620 picks and he is asking $1500. That is about 11 per pick. He worked in a many NYC stores I used to frequent. Maybe one of those crazy youtubers should buy...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    That is very cool, Bill. I remember that one and probably also avoided it because of the ribs. It looks like someone say on it.

    Let me think on the case possibilities.
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    Re: Eastman Bag - The Mandolin Store

    Yeah, I got mine too but they made a small mistake. They sent me someone else's other stuff but they will fix that. The upside is that I got to handle one of those Lakota straps. I would have bought...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    It is done, sire.

    Yes, my Weymann looks just like the A15 with the matching tortoise-oid tailpiece cover.
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    Here are a few others:
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    All right I will post the same images here, too.
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    Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    I probably posted some of these on various threads over the years but figured I should put them in the photo section of the SOL Social Group.

    These are from some catalog pages from various...
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    Re: Lombardic mandolin

    We in the classical department here call them mandolinos. Really they are sort of a hybrid mandolin, sometimes regional. More info here on wikipedia.

    The original baroque mandolino had 6 courses...
  24. Re: A Georgian Panduri (ფანდური) I built

    Jo: I am always amazed at the variety of instruments you build. I looks forward to your posts because I always learn something new.

    Let's see if this video works:

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  25. Re: Dogal strings, Anyone tried them out and could comment?

    I always use the RW92B sets on bowlbacks that I play. That includes Calace (natch) and Vega. I tried them first on my Vega style 3 and when my main bowlback was in the shop I brought it to a...
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