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  1. Re: Fan Fret 10-string - scalelenghtes on C and E string?

    Spruce,
    I cant open the file, unfortunately. For the time being, Im going for a bandolim but who knows - maybe an oval hole or f hole archtop 10-sting is in the cards at some point. And it sure...
  2. Re: Fan Fret 10-string - scalelenghtes on C and E string?

    Spruce that would be great if you find the time. If you dont mind, what is the width of the neck at the nut and at the bridge on the Girouard? Does it work for you in terms of playability?

    By...
  3. Re: Fan Fret 10-string - scalelenghtes on C and E string?

    Looks nice and sounds great! Are you happy with the response and the feel and intonation of the c string? What string diameter are you using for the c string?
  4. Re: Fan Fret 10-string - scalelenghtes on C and E string?

    I saw Hamilton live and he sounded fine but it was an amplified setting of course. And the C-string he uses is a hefty 0.35. So for me fan fret is probably the way to go. Maybe I should get rid of...
  5. Fan Fret 10-string - scalelenghtes on C and E string?

    first post in a looong time ....
    As part of my choro quest, Im having a 10 string bandolim built. Im contemplating a fan fret approach but heres the catch: What scalelengthes should I go for? I...
  6. Re: Builders in Cuba (mandolin, tres, or other)

    So now Im back after having a great time and heres what I saw:

    As Paul said, the quality of the instruments for the most part is very low. The ones that are for sale for the tourists are...
  7. Re: Builders in Cuba (mandolin, tres, or other)

    Thanks Paul,

    so far I found a guitar and violin workshop mentioned in my guidebook, which appears to ber located way off the beaten track. As that is not what Im looking for, Ill probably go to...
  8. Builders in Cuba (mandolin, tres, or other)

    Hi everybody,

    Im going for vaccation to Cuba in a couple of weeks and have always been intrigued by Cuban stringed instruments, particularly the tres and the tiple. I would love to check out some...
  9. Re: Making plans (homerecording a CD - advice needed)

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    Think back to all your favorite/classic recordings. Think back to your favorite songs/tunes. It wasn't the recording quality that stood out, it was the song/tune. ...
  10. Re: Making plans (homerecording a CD - advice needed)

    So true! With my previous bands, I always recorded in the studio, and if I was in a band now, I wouldnt give homerecording a second thought - too much hassle for lo-fi results!

    As you realised by...
  11. Re: Making plans (homerecording a CD - advice needed)

    Well, Im not ruling out going that way - but I tried to set up audacity on my laptop, and sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Sometimes it would crash, sometimes not. I just found that it took...
  12. Re: Making plans (homerecording a CD - advice needed)

    Darn! I guess, a live mixer (Mackie) will probably not do, as the quality of the preamps and the other components is crucial. So that would set me back another 1000 $ or even more? Any other options?
  13. Making plans (homerecording a CD - advice needed)

    My first post here for quite some time, and I really appreciate your input cause this definitely pushes me out of my comfort zone:

    Im thinking about recording a CD with Mandolin (me) in a duo or...
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    Re: Good luthier in South Germany?

    Hi Oliver,

    get in touch with Rdiger Helbig, owner of the Folkladen in Munich (I dont have the address, but you should be able to find it on the net). Im sure he can get you in touch with a...
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    Re: das ist italia!

    This is sad on many different levels:

    Peter Alexander had some artistic potential that was wasted in dozends of movies like this one

    Likewise the band - they could swing when they were allowed,...
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    Re: Kimble A5

    Hey, I can do that photo thing too ,after only 5 or 6 years hanging around here...


    This is the only pic I have of my current mando, # 59..... the neck is beefy (which I like) and the extension...
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    Re: Kimble A5

    This should be pics of Kimble # 15
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    Re: Kimble A5

    Is Kimble #15 in Austria?


    My old Kimble lives in france now, and is taken well care of by Christian Seguret, a great player.

    Still working on that photo thing....
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    Re: Kimble A5

    Wil is a great guy and builds terific instrumwnts. I used to own an early A-5 blacktop (# 15 ?) and later Wil sold me his personal instrument, again a blacktop A-5, # 59, which I still play. Great...
  20. Thread: modes

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    Re: modes

    John,

    thanks for one of the few explanation for modes I heard that actually makes sense...

    Now, after thinking this trough, am I right in saying that there are two ways to learn modes, namely:...
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    Re: Bluegrass on other instruments

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    [I]It seems like some of you don't know that THAT'S the way a particular genre of music like Bluegrass (or Old Time or whatever) stays alive. These smaller genre's of music don't get the...
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    Re: Bluegrass on other instruments

    " "Ain't No Part O' Nothin'" was a phrase used by the late Father of Bluegrass Music, Mr. Bill Monroe, to describe music that wasn't bluegrass".

    This is a FACT of history and not an opinion or...
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    Re: Bluegrass on other instruments

    Can we? It amazes me how often people make broad and very firm assumption about Bill Monroe and what he was thinking based on the NPON quote, which becomes an annoying discussion-killer btw.

    Bill...
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    First, you dont need the Schertler preamp (I...

    First, you dont need the Schertler preamp (I have one!). Whatever it does doesnt amount to much at least for mandolins. Instead Id suggest to get a decent parametric EQ (used, if you are on a...
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    While, to my (limited) knowledge, there is a...

    While, to my (limited) knowledge, there is a school of playing the mandolin with fingers, it is pretty much restricted to historic instruments, that are gut-stringed precedors of the "modern"...
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