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    Re: New flat top mandolin

    All I can say is WOW!
  2. Thread: 1924 Gibson A-jr

    by DougC
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    Re: 1924 Gibson A-jr

    Here's my guess. (I'm a violin guy and not a mandolin maker). The finish was put on with a bridge in place. Probably sprayed on. This greatly helped in the exact placement of a new bridge, And in...
  3. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    There is plenty of time and advice if you have a mandolin now. I'd strongly suggest listening to youtube videos in order to chose the sound that you want. Here are a few examples.
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    Re: How to enhance mando for legato piece

    There are a few issues to clarify the word "thin. "Are you asking if the audio mix needs better reverb, EQ, or closer distance to the mic?
    Can your mandolin create a sustained note that sounds the...
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    Re: Feline String Change Caution

    There should be some kind of container for used strings like that 'sharps' box used for razor blades and needles.

    String changing time can be very troublesome. I give him a used one to play with...
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    Re: A new classical mandolin

    Beautiful mandolin.Yes another person interested in an audio clip.
    The instrument seems to be like a German style mandolin. i.e. flat back, deeper body etc. And the the nut width seems a bit wider...
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    Re: Classical Mandola

    The situation has been this way for many years.
    A lot of people are playing the Bach cello suites transposed up an octave for mandola. CGDA
    There is a ton of stuff out there for duets and more...
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    Re: I sure miss my Collings

    Let's watch for a good deal on a MT. You'll be 'back in the saddle' soon.
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    Re: Dudu Maia/Douglas Lora -- Choro Pesado

    It's amazing how a simple chart can turn into a "sonic wonder" in performance.
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    Re: Dudu Maia/Douglas Lora -- Choro Pesado

    As I was listening I wondered what the score looked like. If I could even begin to play the tune, it would be 'by ear'. The syncopation must be nuts.
    You've got some great insights about melody and...
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    Re: Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Well done. Love thoes shottishes.
  12. Re: Recommendation? Light/Medium Strings for CGDA 16.5" scale man

    I'll check my notes but I think the details have been worked out. (Yes the GHS PF285 strings are what you found. I thought they were too light for my Collings 15.9" scale length.)

    Every mandola is...
  13. Thread: Irish Metronome

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    Re: Irish Metronome

    ...~o)
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    Re: Right hand wrist position

    There are some great comments here. I would only add a little story about viewing a youtube lesson on mandolin 'right hand position'. This guy said that instead of thinking of your hand, think of...
  15. Re: One of the coolest quartet pieces ever: Samurai by Ryo Aoyama

    Some tunes just beg for a mandolin arrangement. These guys took the 'catchy' tune and made it even better, IMHO. Just think of the technical aspects of transcribing, arranging and then recording and...
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    Re: On-Line Jamming Apps?

    Latency - the enemy of playing together online. True. However, like a movie hero investigator, some never give up! With hours of learning from audio engineers on youtube and the right equipment and...
  17. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    I just filled out a survey asking about the financial impact of the quarantine for musicians / gig workers. It was from an Arts Advocacy organization in Minnesota. They are giving grants out as fast...
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    Re: Calace Discography project

    It seems that everyone is working on their pet projects nowadays. This is a good one!
    This is also a good example of how one makes a list for others to use. The process is almost as valuable as the...
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    Re: Playing remotely with friends

    For me this issue is almost a crucial situation. I know it is not but getting everyone 'up to speed' (pardon the pun) is keeping me up late at night learning from youtube videos from sound recording...
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    Re: On-Line Jamming Apps?

    Yes. JamKazam seems to be the only one that has addressed the problem. Their videos explain, for example how their software checks the latency of your ethernet connected network, headphones, mic and...
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    Re: Finale instrument options for "mandolin" sound

    Garratin may not be selected in Midi / Audio. Select from the drop down menu 'play thru VST'. Sometimes the Midi option is selected and it sounds horrible. And I think that happens because I was...
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    Re: Northfield's Calhoun Mandolin Feature Video

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    - Topics started for or end up being used to discuss religion, politics or sex as well as other hot button issues meant to create discord are...
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    Re: Northfield's Calhoun Mandolin Feature Video

    Stop the video at 1:12 and then talk about quality workmanship. I'm sure they have overlooked this one, but I'm no longer confident about all of them being perfect every time.
    Still I like the...
  24. Torrafied is actually an ancient Jewish process

    Any young boy, age 12 or 13, can tell you that the right of passage called Bar Mitsve is an intimidating process. They have to learn enough Hebrew in order to read a part of the Torah in front of the...
  25. Something I'll remember for the rest of my life

    I was talking to a band mate the other day. This is how our conversation went.

    Did I tell you about my teacher?

    Oh, yes many times. He's very famous. A world renowned performer and highly...
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