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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Jimmy Shanks, a nice, easy tune. On the new Pomeroy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFaMlUGlvi8&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    Nice, Don! Do you know what strings came on it?
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    Will do, Mike.
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    You're right, Jim. I assumed there was part of the label that I wasn't seeing.
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    Actually, yeah, Mike, I looked at my older post where I'd said it was solid. I misremembered.
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    Couldn't stand it anymore. so I bought the thing.
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    Congratulations from a fellow Pomeroy owner! It's a beauty.
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    Re: Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    It is all a little confusing. Perhaps the seller doesn't know what a bowlback is? My oval hole stradolin was a nice little instrument. Laminated top. Not loud. But that's a decent price for a...
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    Ciani mandolin really a Stradolin?

    I noticed this ebay listing for an oval hole mandolin with a label saying it was made by Galiano Raphael Ciani. But it looks identical to a Stradolin I once owned.

    Here's the listing:
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    Re: Pomeroy Website Hacked?

    I got to the site through the link in sblock's post.

    And might just add that I've had my Pomeroy oval for a short time now. A very beautiful instrument with a superb sound.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    My friend Steve and I did a mandolin and guitar recording of a tune I wrote called "Kitchen Stomp."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3ETeYLwFKc&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I shared a week-long class with Phil at Augusta and enjoyed his companionship and picking. We chatted through the cafe after that once in a while and I always enjoyed his posts. Very sorry to hear...
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    Re: Valentine's Fall

    Scott, it's so kind of you to remember my book. It's been difficult to find in the U.S. as it was published in Canada. I've got some discounted copies and will offer them up on the classifieds. Or...
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    If you're buying from afar, you can't really go wrong with a Collings. And it's easy to find one in a store that will do a set up and take returns for whatever reason (such as The Mandolin Store,...
  15. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday, Dennis! Your crew did a great job getting me the mandolin I just bought from the store but next time I hope to deal with the man himself!
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    And you sound awfully fine on them, Bob.
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I actually had 3 different Gibsons sent to me when I was visiting in Florida, one at a time. The first from a very well known store had action that was way too high and with a fixed bridge I...
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Hi all. The Pomeroy arrived yesterday (thanks to The Mandolin Store). It's beautiful. And it has the clarity that I was hoping for and that will make it better for old time jams. The neck (not...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    "Twin Sisters"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKpaafUfmk&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    FYI, I'm the one who bought the Pomeroy. It had just been purchased in March by someone (a member here) who had to sell it for some reason (I was sorry to hear) so it is virtually new. And the...
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    Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    That's swell. I've admired his instruments from afar. How about a video?
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Lost Girl.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpL7F_TF-Ks&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1W8AeHQIstmp_Xwb1lpn2X6DZzaLCMstyaVahhl B4HDsUqZafmGRUgKK4
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    Responses certainly show that the preference over the sound of a modern hybrid oval vs a Gibson or Gibson style A is very personal. I'm one of those who prefers the Gibson sound. A hybrid is like...
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    Re: jams with friends during covid

    Here in Toronto four of us have begun to get together every couple of weeks to play old time. In the back yard, distanced, and we're not doing any singing. All of us are serious about precautions. ...
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    The Tavira Waltz

    This is a little waltz I made up while in Portugal. My guitar-playing friend Steve and I made a distanced recording of it.
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