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    Re: Matsikas Zouks

    I have a 4 course Matsikas myself, not like the one in the photo though. cost me about €550 from Thomann in Germany. Its not my main zouk but Alec Finn was always a hero of mine so I got one to try...
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    Re: A new flat-top pin-bridge bouzouki

    Beautiful work Graham. Looks like a small guitar body?? Love the cutaway.

    John
  3. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Hi Chuck, thats really interesting re the difference of the tension being dependant on the metal type. I didnt think there's be any difference at all!! Instruments are kinda strange beasts aint they....
  4. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Same here Chuck. Its trial and error on my part as well. I was extremely lucky to pick up a Sobell Octave Mandolin in nearly mint condition just before Christmas ( for a real knockdown price!!) and...
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    Re: Sound Ports, are they any good

    Thanks for all your quick and really informative replies. I've asked a local luthier and friend Joe Foley for his opinion and he's a bit reluctant to take on the job. Instrument wasnt made by him so...
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    Sound Ports, are they any good

    Hi there, a quick question or 2 for all you CBOM lovers. Have any of you instruments with sound ports and if so do you find any difference to the sound projected to you in a live environment,...
  7. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Hi Rob, I use Elixer nanowebs (bronze of some sort) on my Gs and Ds, and Nickle wound on my As only. The Elixers are absolutely fantastic by the way. I used to use regular Phosphour Bronze all of the...
  8. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    I use nickle wound on my bouzouki and octave mandolin A Strings all of the time. They're absolutely brilliant. The A on the bouzouki is .020 , 25 inch scale, the A on the Octave is .022, 23 inch...
  9. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Wow Bob. That's an incredible result for your first build. Archtop?

    John
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    Re: Stefan Sobell octave mandolin demo

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    Re: Stefan Sobell octave mandolin demo

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Alec was an absolute genius. To me, he was the sound of De Danann. It was his completely new style of bouzouki playing back in the 70s that gave them their unique great sound. He'll be sorely missed....
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    Re: NK Forster Guitar Bouzouki For Sale!

    I bought Adam's standard Forster from him about 3 years ago. Great instrument and Adam is an absolute gent to deal with. Bought Lord of the Badgers Forster Guitar Zouk about 2 year ago and the same...
  14. Re: Article: Northfield Introduces Three New Michigan-Made Instru

    Hi Roger, great to have you on the forum. I've been a great fan of Vasen for many years and have played your composition Josefins Waltz many times at weddings and ....funerals!! It always goes down...
  15. Thread: 1970s Sobell

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    Re: 1970s Sobell

    Maybe slightly off topic Roger, I know from your history you've played a lot of different bouzoukis. ( I have too!!). Just wonder how you rate Sobells to other makers you have played. I personally...
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    Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    Just love that Trident Kimble!!!! As a matter of interest, is it more expensive than Will's "Standard" 2 point?? Seems to be much more ornate. Beautiful instrument.

    John
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    Re: Forster bouzouki in action!!

    Your right John. cant wait to retire meself. March 2020!!!
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    Re: Forster bouzouki in action!!

    Thanks John, I never had issues loading videos before. Must be old age!!
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    Re: Forster bouzouki in action!!

    https://youtu.be/Afo_oW0Bm8E
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    Re: Forster bouzouki in action!!

    3rd time lucky!!!
    https://youtu.be/Afo_oW0Bm8E
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    Re: Forster bouzouki in action!!

    having a bit of trouble loading the video one more try
    https://youtu.be/Afo_oW0Bm8E
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    Forster bouzouki in action!!

    Here's a video of myself on my Forster bouzouki and my pal Tony on guitar and vocals playing a Damien Dempsey song, The Apple of my eye during our lunch break in work!! Hence the tie. We were playing...
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    Re: Convert Pin Bridge Zouk to Citter

    All good here Tim, have a chat with Joe Foley re conversion to mandocello, just be careful re string gauges, . Its an easy conversion, I know for instance that Paul Hathway the english luthier's...
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    Re: Convert Pin Bridge Zouk to Citter

    Hi Tim, Have you considered a conversion to a Mandocello instead?? I did that as a very temporary measure with my Joe Foley and it worked really well. Growling base. would be an easy conversion to do...
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    Re: Where do you buy your strings?

    Strings and beyond, great service and often have post free offers to Europe.
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