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  1. Re: Here's why you are an amazing mandolin picker but still dumb

    Nice to see you posting, David...

    Hopefully the millions of tiger moms forcing their 5-year-olds into violin lessons will read this study...

    Even if this myth is debunked, I assume there are...
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    New Tobin Bouzouki for Manus Lunny

    Hi All

    Manus Lunny got in touch a while ago about building a new bouzouki to replace the one I made for him 20 odd years ago. The old instrument has had a very hard life - years of touring with...
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    Re: Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    Like Doug in post #6 above, I was in the audience when Hilary Hahn walked out on the stage in Pasadena and played this:
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    Re: Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    Yes!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkfsGCIiHb4
  5. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Their latest model is now starting at $7500. Wow. Something I've learned, and it's proven to me year after year, it's not the mando, it's the player. We have a festival in Washington State every May...
  6. Re: What sort of mandolin woudl a pirate have?

    Real pirates play electric guitar anyway.

    http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/17096_s_5102.jpg
  7. Thread: OM Chords

    by Jacob
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    Re: OM Chords

    GDAD
    ADAD
    GDAE
    ADAE
  8. Thread: What the

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    Re: What the

    These guys CAN and SHOULD.

    This is a great example of musicians of high quality having fun!
  9. Thread: What the

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    Re: What the

    You know, I don't like all music. There are some genres that simply leave me unimpressed. I don't like all of the songs in the genres I do like. I remember not being let into Disneyland in the 70's...
  10. Nordwall 10-string cittern - just ordered one!

    For the past couple years I've traveled a fair bit to Sweden to play music and learn the local fiddle tunes (so many polskas!) and have encountered a whole lot of amazing musicians. A few of them...
  11. Fabulous video w/ Joe K Walsh, Molly Tuttle & John Mailander

    Happened on this recently while indulging my Molly Tuttle obsession. I nwasn't familiar with the tune but, man oh man, what a job they do with it! The lyrical inventiveness of Joe and John combined...
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    Re: Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

    Okay this just in, I may have found a way to post straight from my phone. We'll see if this works:



    Of course there are some clams in there but it will give you an idea of the sound. I...
  13. Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers on NPR

    Enjoy!
    ...
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    Re: Black Walnut Tonewoods

    Thousands of Epiphone walnut-back-and-sides archtop guitars pretty much led the way on this one....
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    Re: Tonal Properties of Quilted Maple

    Wood "quality" has nothing to do with how a mandolin is going to sound...
    "Quality"--in the tonewood world--is nothing more than a beauty contest...
    It's all about how psychedelic the figure is in...
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    Re: "Floating" right hand

    If it doesn't work, you can try the "uncork method".
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    Re: Tuners on Mando / Opinions

    Have a nice day.
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    Re: Tonal qualities of wood

    Andy Poe built one of his Scout flattops with an ebony back and sides:
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    Re: Hand rubbed sunburst

    In addition to the Hamlett and Condino videos above, here's a video of Andrew Mowry himself doing a hand rubbed sunburst. And a video from Dan Voight.
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    Re: Tonal qualities of wood

    No. An expert luthier delivers the darkest sound.
    Bill
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a GILLETTE microphone?

    Whoa....
    Have you seen the Paquette microphone book??
    An absolutely amazing documentation of mostly American mics....about 3" thick.

    It's on my bucket list to visit their museum in...
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    Great rendition of an old favorite

    The classic Buffalo Springfield played on (mostly) traditional instruments, including Sierra Hull on mandolin. A friend posted this on Facebook this morning. Just about an hour before that I started...
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    Re: Mandocello build thread

    I planed the bindings down in width. I used 1/4" bindings rather than the 3/16" i usually use on mandolins, but I didn't want them to be fully 1/4" wide, just potentially a little wider than 3/16"...
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    Re: Getting Uniform Dye Coloring on (Bad) Spruce

    Runout in the spruce?
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    New Fiddle Coming

    My friend Tom TJ Jessen has been building a 10-string hardanger fiddle for me (viola size). Its a viola d'amore shape, with 5 top strings and 5 sympathetic strings. Perfection pegs and an internal...
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