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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Here's a photo of my favourite a style mandolin.177579
    It's one of them 3. :)
  2. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    I've a very biased opinion, but I think you made the right decision Gary. The collings oval is nice, but the Girouard is fantastic. The back of yours is going to look stunning once it's stained. And...
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    Re: Paddy Fahy RIP

    http://journalofmusic.com/news/thoughtful-musician-and-thoughtful-composer-remembering-paddy-fahey#.XPkneuJmbBY.facebook
  4. Thread: Gotoh M120

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    Re: Gotoh M120

    Well, they're on order, so I'll post to let people know what they're like once I get them fitted. :)
  5. Thread: Gotoh M120

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    Gotoh M120

    Does anybody have any experience with these tuners?

    https://www.eaglemusicshop.com/prod/mandolin-machine-heads-tuners/gotoh-m120-mandolin-machine-heads.htm
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    Re: Paddy Fahy RIP

    http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/music/live/aughrim_JH24-2.htm
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    Paddy Fahy RIP

    Paddy Fahy, fiddle player and renowned composer of tradition Irish tunes has passed away at the age of 102.

    RIP


    https://youtu.be/y-i6h35CAH0

    https://youtu.be/y-i6h35CAH0
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    Re: Remic microphones

    Heard mixed reviews. And for that money you could buy a DPA 4099...
  9. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That is stunning. Congratulations.
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    Frank Tate Article

    Very nice article on Frank Tate, luthier based in Dublin.
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  11. Re: Northfierld F5A/Gibson MM/Ellis Tradition Video Comparison

    I prefer the Ellis, but I have an Ellis, so I'm hugely biased. :)

    Beautiful instrument collection. Congrats on your new acquisition. They all sound great.
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    Re: radius fretboard why?

    I believe John Monteleone made a radiused fboard for David Grisman and it helped reduce hand pains he was experiencing.

    I studied classical mandolin for a while and played an Embergher and other...
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    Re: Hey! I'm "Album of the year"!!!

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    I've an Ellis A4 special and can attest to them being fantastic instruments. I bought mine second hand in TAMCO, and had to get a small bank loan to buy it, so again can attest to ovals holding their...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Could you ever consider bringing out a coated version of the Monels? Or indeed a set using the same gauges as the EXP74CMs; 11.5, 16, 26w, 40w?
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Nigel, do you have any of this style of mandolin in Ireland? I'd love to try this, it looks beautiful.

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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Here's an interesting clip, Barney McKenna and John Shehan of the Dubliners with a mandolin duet:

    https://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/1110/740831-the-dubliners-mandolin-duet/

    Barney's playing a...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Irish traditional music played on a bowl back mandolin:

    http://claddaghrecords.com/index.php/instruments/guitar-mandolin/fiontan-o-meachair-irish-traditional-mandoline.html
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    I agree with the above statements; can be played on any type of mandolin. There's great players playing flatbacks - Declan Corey is an amazing player and able to take on the loudest session with his...
  20. Re: New Northfield 'Airloom' case availability in the EU (Hopeful

    It seems very high in price when you compare it to violin cases made by the same manufacturer, with similar design/materials...
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  21. Thread: Mycowood

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    Mycowood

    Wood treated with fungi to improve it's acoustic properties. Interesting video...


    https://youtu.be/48H_-CRuzWY
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Really sorry to read this Ivan.
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Ok, so I used monels for a month on my oval Ellis. I switched back to GHS a270s and really missed the added bass of the monels on the G string, so I think the move to monels will be permanent (or at...
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    Re: Woman's History Month pic

    Also should remember Ali Stephens; 1st March was her birthday.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/8064905/Alison-Stephens.html#
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Wow.
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