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  1. Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Hi all...

    I hope everyone is staying safe and sane in these disrupting and troubling times.

    I thought I'd take the opportunity to give an update on The Irish Mandolin, the website I started to...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Eva's brother ran for U.S. State Representative fr. CA. Didn't win; maybe next time.
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    Wow! I had never heard of her before. Thanks for posting.

    For the record, the second song is "Sunny Side of the Street". Easily confused with "Keep on the Sunny Side" (a Carter family song), and...
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    Re: Eva Scow - After You've Gone

    For anyone curious, that's a Godin A8, from Quebec, which has a fine and powerful sound un-amped as well. In fact, it's an acoustic instrument with a built in pre-amp. The only drawback to me is that...
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Thank you, I've played that suite with violin a few years ago, I love it!
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    Re: Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    I recorded the Siciliano from the G minor Partita for Solo Violin about this time last year! I've been hunkering down during my time off right now and learning the B minor Sonata in its entirety,...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Ok, so it is not a mandolin but damn, it is worth a listen....




    It cheered me up in these turbulent times. :)
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Hey, give me an MF deluxe and watch how fast I'd adapt. It was Frank Ford, a huge Collings fan, however, who told me you should buy an instrument for what it is, not what it might become. This is...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    Actually, the first “tangerine” burst MT2 was referred to as a “southwestern” burst, the background color of the Collings Cowboy guitars, sprayed by John Allison. It was made for Gryphon Strings,...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile - nice point, but this thread is more like following the Scottish kings: Nemo me impune lacessit. ;)
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    There will be mandolins in progress as long as there are untreated mandolin addicts and chronic luthiers. Those look good enough to eat, Steve!
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    Re: Reduce costs pleased

    The reason for the Collings price increase was widely communicated with their retailers and business partners, less so with consumers, but I saw plenty of evidence on the Forum here it got seen by...
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    I think an important point to remember is that, at least in Europe, because we have begun to rely on video surveillance for security then the wearing of masks now poses enormous risks. Is it better...
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    Re: Do You Play ALL of Your Mandolins Regularly?

    Of course, in order to give an answer there must be some additional qualifying of terms:

    1. How many mandolins do you have?
    2. What do you consider 'regularly'?
    3. How many of your mandolin are...
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    As I was reading this thread, Longfellow’s Prelude kept going through my mind. Here are the first four stanzas (no mandolin content, though, unfortunately):


    Pleasant it was, when woods were...
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    Re: Anybody planting trees? Share your stories!

    Hello Drew,

    I applaud your efforts and am glad to see this thread. I am an orchard farmer, so I have planted innumerable fruit trees, mainly Asian pear but other fruit species as well on the...
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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    In my view, Andy Boden has made a huge contribution to the mandolin ensemble world, with easily-accessible arrangements.
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
  19. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    I haven’t seen the pictures yet. Only some unfinished sketches right after the session. The exhibition will be opened in 21.02.2020 and I hope that somehow I can share these works with you. I’m also...
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    Re: Inlay colors

    Recon stone is great for brilliant colors. It's what I used for the red on the trout below. If you Google it you'll find a number of suppliers.
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    Re: Russian Domra ID

    Maybe you are right. There were problems with food in Ukraine in the 90s, but we never went hungry ... or I was never hungry ... When I come back at home I miss American food and when I have visit...
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    Absolutely! I put the other C string on yesterday, and it's a noticeably louder and fuller sound! Really really happy with it!

    I've got a buddy at work who won Winfield many years ago, and I plan...
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Bill's not dead yet!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68
  24. Re: Guitar (not mando) Advice for what to do with it

    You must be new around here! :))
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    Re: Playing Mandola - Tips & Tricks

    I second that, to the point where the technique seems to have transferred over to my normal mandolin playing.
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