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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Not sure that is a defend-able statement? I was just posting how while visiting Nashville I was expecting a plethora of county and bluegrass acoustic acts, what I found was the opposite, most live...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sounds like they are trying to fight a battle they have already lost.
  3. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    I have a Ratliff F4 with the oval hole, which has a narrower fretboard than the Goldtone, so the stretches are slightly easier.
    I've posted examples of both in the CBOM section.
    It was more than...
  4. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Alas I have 2 mandocellos, 3 octave mandolins, 2 mandolas and 3 mandolins ( down from 5), so abandon all hope ye who enter here....

    The Goldtone mandocello is worth looking at and is generally @ 8...
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    Back when I started playing I had a Kentucky- a model not sure the model, payed $150 for it. It was nicer than the first mandolin I had which was no brand and had cracked top. I was playing it a jam...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    On the contrary - not offended at all- delighted actually! I grew up listening to heavy rock, not traditional Celtic or Bluegrass or Folk, so it most certainly is part of my musical pallet and...
  7. Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Jl277z I could not agree more with everything you said, to me " modern country" is pretty much rock in cowboy boots (not the Patsy Cline , Johnny Cash and George Jones I grew up with). My son who...
  8. Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Went to a corporate event in Nashville, with high expectations of catching some quality Blue Grass, but alas I was sadly disappointed.
    I hit the Broadway strip, nothing but way too loud pop rock...
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    Re: Pango Mandocello

    I won't claim to know the physics behind it, but the F hole style top will project the sound out ward from the instrument a little further than the round center hole. Just my observation but round...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    I had to look up Eddie Furey,
    in truth I was never a big fan of the Van Halen style, impressive yes, musical? to me not very.
    I saw them when I was like 14 they had just started touring for the...
  11. Re: Anyone know of a website or app that will display all chord n

    Smartchord app will do that- just show the chord tones in a stack, the free version is good, the paid version lets you specify the instrument and or tuning, don't forget there are at least a zillion...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    I do think the dryness of winter heating in northern climates is a risk for keeping your instrument out of the case 100% of the time ( on the wall for instance). I don't think a case does much to...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Thanks I've already written out a crude version in muse (Norman gets quite ornamental) - haven't stopped playing it all day - I will try to play other tunes, but then my mind just wanders into...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    So I got this new (to me) Octave and was trying different things on it when I "automatically" started playing this melody on it , and I wasn't sure what it was and then I naturally went to the B part...
  15. Re: My bowlback collection - story and pictures...

    very nice!
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    I was kind of getting back into the tune, hadn't played it in years and was trying to commit to memory, but all this has turned my stomach and so I will put it to the side once again.

    If I hear a...
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    Certainly can't speak for the composer Jay Ungar, but this tune is becoming woven into the string band folk culture, especially on Jay's home ground in upstate NY, which I would assume he would be...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Czar and Red lion are both in Cole's 1001 Fiddle tunes

    Which Norman referenced on some liner notes somewhere....

    Tuttle's was not hard to find on line and has a surprisingly similar form to...
  19. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    That's a Big Un!
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Czar of Russia's Hornpipe, and Tuttle's Reel - both from the James Bryan Lookout Blues record

    Red Lion Hornpipe - from the James Bryan First of May record.
  21. Re: The Entertainer - Solo Mandolin Arrangement [Tab]

    Nice pickin
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    Re: OM accompaniments a la Andy Irvine

    arpeggios, arpeggios, arpeggios...
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    Re: The Blarney Pilgrim

    Thanks Frantic, We played the grooves off a Kicking mule Duck Baker ( finger style guitarist) album back in the day, Duck was very much about the right hand, and while I venture into "Thrash" mando ...
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    Emory Lester on the Northfield Octave

    Some stellar pickin on the Northfield octave by the man himself
  25. Re: Dream A Little Dream Of Me, mandolin mandocello tenor guitar

    Nice- My Band had do it for a wedding, I think we are bringing it in full time!

    Great old Tune - nice job on the arrangement and the playing.
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