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  1. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    I have used Newtone for single sets, one for a Waldzither and the other a BB mandola.
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    That's a shame, I have brought Evelyn's arrangements into various groups I play with and they are always well received. We'll be playing a couple in Christmas shows, I am sure the audiences will...
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    Re: How to Get The Blues!

    Just to be a pedant I went to The Amazing Scale Finder at https://ianring.com/musictheory/scales/finder.php If I pressed the right buttons it's called 'Chromatic Hypophrygian'
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  4. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Lovely work again Gary. No. 1 has just been torturing Pachabel's Canon, practicing for the Christmas show.
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Brejeiro

    No problems, it's been worth wait, I listened to the tango afterwards and enjoyed both.
  6. Re: Bach Cello Prelude for Tenor Guitar GDAE or CGDA

    Sounds good in G
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Brejeiro

    Should there be a link? Or is Brejeiro four minutes, thirty-three seconds long?
  8. Thread: Picking faster?

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    Re: Picking faster?

    If the phone is too quiet on it's own you could always use a smart speaker or headphones, even if just in one ear. If all else fails you could put the phone on an empty box or tin to try to make it...
  9. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    No problems, good luck with it.

    I took the same view with an Ashbury AT-14 that I have just sold. It's a nice guitar with a good sound, especially in CGDA, but I found that after I had worked...
  10. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    That's pretty cool, shame it's on the back a matching pick guard would be great.
  11. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    Thomann also do the Harley Benton tenor https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_custom_line_clt_20s_nt_tenor.htm
  12. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I have a Greek Sakis mandola that I am happy with, I was playing it in a group last night. I have mine strung as an Octave but it was built to be CGDA. I think it was one of the cheaper models, and...
  13. Thread: Thumb Pick

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    Re: Thumb Pick

    I have tried it, it does work, although I feel a pick is more versatile I will use a thumb pick if I am trying to get two lines out of the mandolin. I know one decent player who only uses a thumb...
  14. Re: Irish Bouzouki Strings - custom vs of the shelf

    I am not sure if they ship to the US, but Newtone will make up any set you want.
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    Re: Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    Thanks for that Caleb it was driving me up the wall trying to remember, and I used to play it too :mad:

    FWIW I think the other two tunes are Welsh, the band didn't name them just the set.
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    Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    They were excellent :)

    Here's a taste


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mZ1kK2CB5Q

    They got a very different audience in Cressing Temple Barns, almost as old as the barns themselves.
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    Re: Single Coil Pickups for Tenor?

    Eastwood seem to use 6 string pickups in at least some of their tenors. Rails style pickups are also commonly used.
  18. Thread: Off to Scotland

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    Re: Off to Scotland

    Nigel Gatherer seems to run a few things : http://www.nigelgatherer.com/

    Good bloke too.
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    Re: New 2nd generation Coombe flat top

    There's a good ring to that Peter.
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    Re: Timing for Fleadh compition?

    So what sort of mouthorgans do they use over in Ireland? I tried taking one to a session over here and was completely drowned out, I also struggled with big jumps on a chromatic and missing notes on...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I play tenor banjo, handy fighting the guitar wall in the community band.
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    Re: What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    That Hammertone looks like a match, thanks Jacob.
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    What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    https://youtu.be/-ZZYXlJ8-k0?t=603
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    Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Shape of the pick matters too -blunt or sharp.

    FWIW I think thick picks sound dull, but I'm not into a bluegrass chop.
  25. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    I think you missed a trick there, Bemuse surely ;)

    I missed off the 'd' bemused is what I am when I pick up a 5 string.
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