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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I use the black Snark tuners on the bowed instruments. I have some red ones but I've found them more power hungry even though I never use the mic.
    Anyway the black ones are good enough for most...
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    Re: Replacement for TI 154Ms

    For fully flat-wound you could try the Dogal red tag flat-wound , or if you want a bit more oomph, you could try the flat topped Dogal HR136 set in 'forte', I had some of the mediums on a bowlback...
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    Re: Advice on how to learn sheet music?

    The exercises in Getting Into Jazz Mandolin will sort this out for you it's a MelBay book too
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    As you're coming at things without a teacher but already well versed in reading and violin playing I would recommend you use The Mandolin Companion
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    Re: Resonator Tenors...

    I keep thinking about getting a Del Veccio Dinâmico




    not saved up the £800 + taxes that it would cost though....
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    Re: Truss rod or not?

    I asked Phil Davidson not to use one on mine so he sawed the block for th neck in two along it's length and sandwiched a 3mm carbon fibre plate in the middle. Then shaped the neck and dressed the...
  7. Re: Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    Yes I meant to lag that up Jim but forgot when it came to the actual post. It's just as hard to read from the real copy.

    They are quite a satisfying bunch of exercises, I can see why it became a...
  8. Re: Post your favorite clips from U-Tube, let's start a collectio

    Lovely bit of twiddling here...
  9. Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    I recently acquired a copy of "Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50" by George H Hucke from the BMG collection. As I hadn't seen a copy available I have scanned it and uploaded it...
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    Re: Bickford MandoCello Method in BASS CLEF!

    Excellent, thank you for all your hard work.
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    Re: Strings for a K-1 Mandocello

    I do on my short scale bowlback mandoloncello. I have to unwind and remake tge taper further down the string. (I put the string in a vice just above the nut position then undo the windings and remake...
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    Re: Olive oil staining on top?

    If you notice there's any residue you might want to try some brown paper with a towel (for weight & contact) on top to draw it out. just swap it out to give a fresh surface until there's no more
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    Re: favourite strings

    I'm another who needs a good bright 'clang" out if a set of strings.
    I've been using the DR MD11on my archtop Davidson (which are Phos Bronze but very bright) and the Dogal Calace roundwound...
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    Re: A Review of SchneiderMusik - Caution

    As a contrast I ordered three sets of Dogal Calace strings from Thomann & they only sent one set. As soon as I explained the situation to hem they rectified it without any quibbling and I had the...
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    Re: Mandocello Specific Techniques

    I have found it best to accompany my little finger with the third finger where possible. Two cello basics help with this. always extending backwards from an advanced position where possible. For...
  16. Re: Bowl-back mandolin VS (what i'm called) "ukulele mandolin"

    do you mean a mandolinetto like on these pages?
    http://minermusic.com/mandolinetto.htm

    if so they do come up for sale occasionally on ebay so saving a search with the term is worthwhile
  17. Thread: Round picks

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    Re: Round picks

    I use a narrow plectrum because I don't want the slapping noise that comes from a wide plectrum. I want as much of the energy as possible from the plectrum to go into moving the string. This becomes...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thanks for passing on the sad news Brad.
    It's good to see the effect he had on people and the affection he inspired.
    I am very grateful to have encountered Ivan via the Cafe and benefited from...
  19. Re: Can Anyone Shed Light on this Fiddle Embellishment?

    I had to go to my PC to open the example. I think you might mean the cran which is quite common in Irish playing & you'll probably find folks on TheSession agonising over ot on several threads there....
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    This issue has been run into by quite a few classical mandolinists over the years.
    If you read about Alison Stephens you'll see she had to enter Trinity as a trumpet player with mandolin as her...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    For what you ask the playing of Annbjørg Lien is worth exploring as an initial focal point.
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    Re: Most Mandocellos at CMSA

    Just got to say that this happened is so cool. Must be like being tossed in a stormy C
  23. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    <snip> Duplicate info.
  24. Re: Dogal strings, Anyone tried them out and could comment?

    I use the round-wound medium Calace set on my Calace and the flat- wound on a 1926 "La Carmencita" copy which has a metal nut with brass inset.
    I find the flat wound set to be a bit soft and...
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    I love what you've done with the ace of spades type hole in the second one.

    Do we ow why they have the second mini-hole in the paintings? or maybe that's a bit too detailed to have survived the...
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