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    Re: Where to find a Roman/Ranieri Plectrum?

    Clifford Essex and Red Bear Trading have them :

    http://cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=803




    https://www.redbeartrading.com/ccp8/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=RMNTS
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    Re: ABC Converter?

    I also used to use mandolintab.net. When mandolintab was suspended I purchased a copy of TablEdit. I am still learning how to use it, but I did manage to convert some abc tunes to standard notation...
  3. Re: Luthier for Fouchetti-period mandoline? Or Bortolazzi style?

    Rob: When I researched your post, I noticed that Martin Jonas did a lot of recordings of Fouchetti. Martin is quite active on Mandolin Cafe.
  4. Re: Luthier for Fouchetti-period mandoline? Or Bortolazzi style?

    Here is another link:

    http://www.mandolino.it/Costruzione.htm
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    Re: how often do you refill your humidifier?

    I have the Oasis mandolin humidifier and refill it every other day with distilled water during the winter. I started using the Oasis because I didn’t like putting a Dampit inside the instrument...
  6. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    Nope. First my playing isn't that good. Second, the nicest mandolins I have seen are less than half that price.
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    Re: Changing strings--winding and leaving?

    Has anyone tried one of these?
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    Re: St. Joseph's Day

    I have been working my way through John T La Barbera’s book on Southern Italian music, and just got Carlo Aonzo’s book on Northern Italian. I also found the links to Rudy Cipolla’s music. So, I...
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    I use Martin .010 -.034 on my Martin mandolin but am interested in trying something different. I have thought of using Thomastik, Dogal Calace and Elixir. I want to find strings that work well on...
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    Re: Thomastik medium on Eastman MD305?

    I was thinking of trying the Thomastik medium on my Martin bent top mandolin for two reasons. First, I was searching for strings that would work well for tunes with a lot of tremolo, and thought...
  11. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    No, I cant see the attachments
  12. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Tim, that is a nice review. I have been admiring Carlo's mandolins for quite a while
  13. Re: Just upgraded my iphone for the first time in nine years. :)

    For cords I also use mandolin companion from I finally. Tuning I use both the Peterson iStroboSoft and Mandolin Toolkit. For recording I use BandLab.
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    In a case. I think the case gives better humidity control,especially in places where there are large fluctuations in humidity. A case is also protection.
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    Re: Home Recording - best bang for buck

    I have been trying to figure out this home recording myself, so this thread is exactly what I need to read. One thing you might want to consider is BandLab, their recording software is free and also...
  16. Thread: Picks

    by Brian560
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    Re: Picks

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    These have been the picks I have used most often. The shape of the middle pick was ideal, I switched to the blue tortex because they are readily available. The primetone gives the warmest...
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    Re: economical option to record myself

    BandLab might be another option to consider. They also have a variety of interfaces at reasonable prices. For quick recording you can use the phone microphone with BandLab as they have a phone/tablet...
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    Re: On holidays. Forgot my pick!

    use your pocketknife to carve one out of a small piece of wood
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    Re: Mazzacarra Lucia model mandolin

    If you have not been following Carlo's sites, his more recent builds have been the Classico A style. He has also been building mandolins and mandoloncello from the mozzani school. Currently he is...
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    Mel Bay has a book called reading Standard Notation for Mandolin and Fiddle by Joe Carr. It has a good approach to the subject. The biggest problem I have found is all of my old sheet music with TAB...
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    Re: The trouble with trebles (triplets)

    I would follow Jill’s advice, especially about incorporating the the triplets into the tune from the start. I think it also helps to count out the strokes of the triplet; DUD,123, trip-a-let. That...
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    Re: Martin Style A Mandolin - EFW74?

    I have been hesitant to try heavier strings on my mandolin of the same type. Mine is the model B with a mahogany neck and no reinforcement. When I asked Martin what type of strings to use they...
  23. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    I would think there would have been a lot of Italian folk mandolin music being played in New York City before Bill Monroe’s time. I wonder how much of it has been documented.
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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    You would think some enterprising luthier would start laminating carbon fiber on those head stocks with fancy scrolls that keep breaking.
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    Re: Altering Original Tempo

    A lot of the old time, traditional and Celtic music doesn’t list the tempo on the sheet music. If you haven’t listened to how a lot of people play the tune, you have no idea of what’s too fast or too...
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