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  1. Re: Flame Arabesque Sound Holes on Mandolin?

    Marty, I like where your design is going. The soundholes have an expression like eyes/eyebrows on a face, and what you've drawn seems to capture more of the gentle expression that the F holes convey,...
  2. Re: Flame Arabesque Sound Holes on Mandolin?

    In case any of you were curious as to the look, here's what the arabesque soundholes look like drawn onto a (roughly traced) F5 shape.
    I think Bertram Henze was right about the style not quite...
  3. Flame Arabesque Sound Holes on Mandolin?

    I have seen many viols, and especially violas d'amore with flame-shaped arabesque soundholes. I am curious if anyone has ever made a mandolin with this shape of soundhole, especially if there are...
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    Re: Submit a caption for this photo

    The lighter the instrument, the better the sound! (Now you know why banjos sound that way!)
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    Re: What if you could be really good.

    Harpsichord, then bass viol, then baroque lute.
  6. Re: MAS and GAS-like symptoms for other instruments' players, if

    Over the last few years I've acquired a mandolin, a viola, three pennywhistles, a recorder (that fits on a pennywhistle head), two ocarinas, a trumpet, a bass, two guitars, a mandolin, a ukulele, and...
  7. Re: Non-mando: best starter guitar for a ten-year-old?

    I have a Jasmine guitar by Takamine which I bought new for $100 and has a nice sound; though it could probably use a set-up.
  8. Thread: Hell

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    Re: Hell

    Looks like someone went through the door. And took pictures.

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    Re: Unlikely mandolin appearance

    Is that any specific tune, or something he came up with?
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    Re: Have you named your mandolin?

    A friend has started calling mine "The Man."
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    Re: Need Amplification

    I've just ordered the JJB EXT-100 and the Fishman Pro-EQ II! I think they will work well for my needs. Thank you all for your input; I appreciate it!
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    Re: Need Amplification

    It looks like my best option is the pickup route; the JJB EXT-100 (exterior disk) looks like the best pickup for what I want, but I am undecided about the which preamp to get. I am looking at the...
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    Re: Need Amplification

    If I go the pickup+pre-amp route, can I install all that myself, or do I need to take the mandolin somewhere to have it installed? Also, once installed, can it be easily removed and re-installed on...
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    Re: Need Amplification

    Almeria, currently there are three monitors set up on our stage basically in a line (not counting the drum cage and amp for the electric cello). I was playing into a condenser microphone used for...
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    Need Amplification

    I've been playing mandolin at church recently and we've found me hard to mic without a good deal of feedback and difficulty of amplification etc. with out current equipment.

    So my question is what...
  16. Re: What's your favorite song to pick on your mandolin these days

    Red Haired Boy and The Irish Washerwoman for me.
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    Re: Excuse me... What's in the case?

    I take my mandolin to school almost everyday, and I go to a small school, so when I bring something else (like a ukulele) people always call it a mandolin and I have to correct them. :grin:
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    Re: Mandolin Trends according to Google

    What I found most interesting is why there were such high spikes consistently every year in midsummer and midwinter. Would that happen to coincide with major bluegrass festivals or something of that...
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    Re: 1952 Kent Bowlback Repair

    It looks like this may need a neck reset, then? I'm not sure; if I can avoid anything intensive like that I'd like to. Would putting glue in the neck joint then applying some sort of force in the...
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    Re: 1952 Kent Bowlback Repair

    The 50's date is from the seller, I wondered about it too, thanks for informing me!

    Also, Jim, if it is an unglued neck joint (which seems most likely) how should I go about fixing it? Would it...
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    1952 Kent Bowlback Repair

    Hello Cafe,

    Recently I bought a 1952 Kent Bowlback mandolin off of the local Craigslist. It has all its original (as far as I can tell) parts except for one washer on the peghead, including...
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    Re: Crosspicking Christmas (in GDAD)

    Problem identified: it seems the embedded JPEG images are appearing as black screens, but the PDF works perfectly and all is well.
    Thanks, mlinkins, this is a great arrangement!
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    Re: Crosspicking Christmas (in GDAD)

    Same here :( I'm using Google Chrome (I think the latest version, not really sure).
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    Re: Two Finger vs Closed Chords

    If you will be playing something other than bluegrass, I recommend going for the 2 finger positions and their respective closed positions first, which in my opinion blend with/mimic guitar chords...
  25. Re: Yikes! NO Side-of-Fingerboard Fret Markers -- a Challenge!!

    I've never even noticed the side dots on my mandolin... at least, while i'm playing. I do use the fretboard dots extensively though.
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