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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    Sound and video sample of kwitra:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBmAQBhj0Jk

    Sound and video sample of early medieval lute:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G37GopFyPG0
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    Re: What are these bridges called?

    I call them (at least the top one) "zero downforce bridges". I think I got that from a GAL publication, not sure who coined it. Of course the downforce is not exactly zero, but probably a pound or so...
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    Sierra Hull Interview

    I was lucky to do this interview with her at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in SF last week. There's probably no new info but fans may like it.
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    I bought a used Due this summer and this A440 about a week ago

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    Probably the best oval hole I’ve played or owned. I played some tunes with a friend this afternoon, and you could hear the...
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    Campanella Mandolin

    I got a 2018 Campanella mandolin recently. It's basically an A-440, but with f-holes (shown on his website with an oval hole). I have owned a lot of mandolins, and played a lot more. This may be the...
  6. Thank you Mandolin Cafe community! 1000th post

    Finally up to 1000 posts!

    I joined the forum 14 years ago, and I had lurked for some years prior to that

    I donít post daily but I sure read and keep up on a daily basis

    This community is...
  7. Thread: Gryphon is 50

    by Br1ck
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    Gryphon is 50

    Can you imagine any business being around for 50 years? Went to the 50th birthday party at Gryphon yesterday. Live music all afternoon, capped off by a solo set by Molly Tuttle , daughter of long...
  8. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    So far, none of my customers have asked for a flat fretboard. I've done compound radiused fretboards entirely, flattest was 10" at the nut and 14" at the bridge, the most extreme was a 4" radius at...
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    New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    https://youtu.be/NEJVd7iUFgs
    Almost 1 year after meet Matt Ruhland and visiting his shop, I was able to take #41 home this weekend. I couldn't be happier. The mandolin is a loud, well balanced...
  10. Re: Sierra Hull interview on Walls of Time Podcast

    I really enjoy that podcast. They have a great Peter Rowan interview.
  11. Sierra Hull interview on Walls of Time Podcast

    All,

    Just listened to a great podcast featuring Sierra Hull for about an hour. The podcast name is "Walls of Time". Highly recommended to get to know this great player and person. I'm just a...
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    Solving unexpected problems

    An old Martin 00-17 came in today needing a neck re-set. I use a 2 x 5 heat blanket plugged into a Harbor Freight router control [thank you for the suggestion, Mr. Dudenbostel] to warm the...
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    A pair of Diamonds

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    My new mando!

    Hey all! I just wanted to share some photos of my new mandolin. Lou had made some special 40th anniversary models back around 2014 and I'm happy to say I was able to get my hands on one. I can't say...
  15. Cool mandolins at Schoenberg in Tiburon, Ca

    Hey All,

    Stopped by Schoenberg in Tiburon, Ca today to play some mandolins.
    They had an amazing assortment hanging up, as usual. (See photos).

    They had a Dudenbostel, a Giacomel, a...
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    Collings MT2- Two Weeks in

    Hi, Everyone:

    Tone galore over here in State College, PA. Iíve put many hours in on this MT2 and it is an infinite source of evolving tone, not to mention it is incredibly easy to play. This is...
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    Re: EMando Bridge. The hard way.

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    Stainless and brass. Yes I copied a certain company’s bridge but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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    EMando Bridge. The hard way.

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    Couldnít find what I wanted so I made one.
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    New Weber Mandolin

    Arrived today, number 3 of 5, 20th anniversary Weber Yellowstone mandolin purchased from Down Home Guitars. A beautiful instrument with a lovely, wonderful, resonant tone, and it is not even played...
  20. Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    I have been a Chris Smither fan for a long time and when i came across this I was thrilled.
    Chris and Sierra play "Killing The Blues" together at the end.
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    Thanks, everyone! I went all-in on the BOSE S1, the backpack, a new mic stand, a Behringer mixer (the 6 channel, four xlr inputs), and the LR Baggs preamp. It's a slew of things, and I'm broke, but...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I'm quite partial to the inlay on my instrument...a little biased I guess but it's certainly unique! Here's a picture from the mandolin archive 179598
  23. Thread: My Pava

    by CBFrench
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    My Pava

    I've had my A5 for a couple weeks now. I haven't much said anything about it. Those that own one can articulate it's sound/tone much better than I, so I'd be speaking to the choir there.

    I can't...
  24. Live From Here video available till Sunday 11 pm eastern

    And then it goes away. First show of the new season. With the pre and post show cool music.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUsZfmH5r6U
  25. News tunes from Mandolin Orange released today

    This came from their mailing list just now, thought worth sharing:

    IT'S A BIG DAY!! We are releasing two new tracks into the world, "Belly of the Beast" & "Paper Mountain". These were recorded in...
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