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  1. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    Mandolin requires longer stretches than double bass if you play Simandl on a 41-42" scale.

    Some of the old Lyon & Healeys were violin scale, 13". I have one, but it honestly doesn't make that...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I have a set of lights on a Lyon & Healey. They make great flatwound electric bass strings.
  3. Re: Meet Marc Orleans - Brooklyn based busking mandolin player

    Sorry to hear this.
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    Re: Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    I think it was Adderley's first album as a leader. Miles did not hold back anything, and with along Sam Jones et al, they made a great record. It's on a lot of must-have jazz record lists, including...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I have the Kentucky model that was loosely based on the Griffith. I don't know, but doubt that they paid a lot of attention to the thickness measurements. Anyway, I like it enough that I'm having...
  6. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    I just went to check prices on new Kentucky KMs and they have nearly doubled. They seem to have discontinued the KM900.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    Helps me keep my hand away from the bridge.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Nice! I'm working on Miles Davis' All Glues.
  9. Re: Talk me out of replacing an ABS nut with a bone nut

    Long tones.
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Maybe he will, but I can tell you that both the mandolins and guitars used are listed on the CD jacket. And on which tracks.

    I'm keeping my copy in the car right now, so don't have it in front of...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Dylan is forever and ever a poet. When asked if he would consider recording a bluegrass album, by someone who if they had anything more than a vague idea of what bluegrass is would not have asked the...
  12. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    The struggle is real.
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Hey! Quit screwing around and finish my mandolin! Wow, puts it down in the chair and it's still ringing.

    Nice playing, mandolin sounds great, and I need to learn 3rd Street Gypsy Rag.
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    I know which I prefer, but I donít know which you prefer.
  15. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Wow, what discography! And we barely know of him. There must be hundreds of string band and country blues players who never got near a recorder, much less a studio.
  16. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4_1FyVjaY
  17. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Does Johnny Gimble play some electric mandolin/mandola on the early Asleep at the Wheel records?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ByfT-RAtbM
  18. Re: Favorite Electric Mandolin Albums or Artists?

    Niles Hokkanen is on this one, probably some others as well. Itís a pretty dense recording but you can hear him.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKg0TTaTPO8bwR6K6bz4r_PVdFXPUbYuW
  19. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Vol Stevens.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vu5GWD-tNok
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Do the Loar F5s represent a step-change in mandolin building? That's what the Cremona violin makers such as Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri did. Substantially all violin family instruments, except for...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    Iím not sure that itís really that simple. On both the fretted and fretless fingerboard there are lengths of string that interact with the stopping surface. The length is much shorter on the fretted...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I volunteer for one of the high level listening spots, if hearing aids are OK.
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    Re: 10 Essential Jazz Guitar Chord Rhythms

    “Featherlight” is not a word I would use to describe Freddy Green’s guitar, but I agree you can not do that sound on electric, because you can’t replicate the quick decay. The other examples are good...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Paul Duff builds an A5 for less than 6K. Mike Black builds one for much less.
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I'm sure that's correct.

    As for the sax players, no they can't even pick the material the saxophone is made from in a double blind test. Nevertheless, many claim they can hear the difference in...
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