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    Re: Mandolin Positioning When Sitting

    If you turn the fretboard "up" so that you can see your fingers (which many beginners do, i guess), you need to contort your wrist more, as you need to bend it "around" the neck. For better...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Hi Marie,
    I'd like to put a bit more emphasis on what Rob said about the orchestra's expectations:
    When you play in an orchestra, it is very important that your instrument does not "cut through the...
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    Re: 3 instruments-One mic

    Exactly what I experienced. Of course I've never tried an expensive transducer, but a rather inexpensive mic did the trick. When you search for mic recommendations on the cafe you sure get a lot of...
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    Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    I've never heard of improvisation in a "classical" setting... Although during the baroque era this was very common and musicians were expected to be able to improvise, nowadays "classical" music is...
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    Re: I'm a new guy too. Crown No. 2

    The bridge on my old bowlback (quite similar to yours) is 7 mm high.
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    Re: Need advice on how to set up for looping

    I've got a TC Electronic Ditto, which is really easy to use as it doesn't have much features (just lets you record your loops and gives it back, nothing more.) I use it for practicing improvisation...
  7. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    Hi Teddy, and welcome to the Cafe! Enjoy your time here ;)

    My first instrument is the mandolin, I've got classical lessons on it. Second, other fifth-tuned instruments like Octave mandos and tenor...
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    Re: Gibson 5-string mandolin oddity on eBay

    The neck reminds me of the neck on my 60s Vega Banjo...
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    Re: Magnus Zetterlund

    Thanks for posting the video, that's some cool music! Love the combination of Nyckelharpa and Mandolin.
    According to my browser history, I had visited Magnus' homepage once, but I can't remember...
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    Re: new Healy tenor

    What a beauty! Congratulations ;)
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I came across two versions: Either, clawhammer and frailing are exchangeable - or, as mentioned above, one (I believe clawhammer) uses drop-thumb and less brush strokes than the other. In the end,...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I'm afraid that I play more banjo than mandolin nowadays, despite having started with the mandolin and considering myself a mandolin player... But due to my quite active jazz band my plectrum banjo...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thank you for the update, Ivan, I was also wondering how it was going with you. I'm sorry to hear that the therapy didn't work...
    All the best!
    Martin
  14. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    The very clean, full tone of those bowl backs that are modeled after the Seiffert mandolins. They are somewhat bigger than the "normal" neapolitan mandolin and produce a fuller tone, more like a...
  15. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    Judging from the Video on the Dean's site the two instruments should not sound very different from each other, I guess. And as far as I know you can't go wrong with a Knorr if you like that "German"...
  16. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    ... Don Stiernberg's Nugget two-point. To me the most beautiful sounding mandolin I've ever heard.
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    Re: Leave leather strap on?

    I also leave it on... Lined up on the side, and rolled up in the cavity for the scroll (A style in an F style case).
    However, the thick, padded strap on the electric is fitted with security locks...
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    Re: Strap locks.

    I recently put straplocks on my solidbody baritone, and I'm thrilled. I primarily did this to keep the strap from coming of the pins, but the best thing about it: It's breeze to put the strap on and...
  19. Re: Anybody happen to have tabs for Temtation Rag?

    Temptation Rag can be found in the "Melody Lines" Book for the "Grilles de Jazz", a french anthology of jazz standards. However, it's in standard notation.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I'm so sorry to hear this - all the best Ivan! Hopefully the chemo will do something good.
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    Re: Playing a slippery bowlback...

    I don't know if such things are available where you live, but in Germany sheets of foamed rubber, put in the player's lap, are commonly used. For example:...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Oh my... Ivan, all the best for you! I sincerely hope that you will get through this well.
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    Re: Darkest pick

    The "darkest" combination I can imagine:
    Flatwound strings and one of these german "Wolle" picks...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Hm, apparently I badly need a tenor guitar! :whistling:
    Very cool thing!
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    Re: Furch mandolins

    I own a Frch A5, it's a great mandolin :-)
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