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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I think the German thing came from some misinformation about Handel tuners that was circulating some time ago.

    From the MC Glossary entry for Handel tuners:


    We had this thread discussion on...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    I wonder if this company makes cases for other mandolins especially Neapolitan Bowlbacks. Bill: can you find out more info on the company that makes them?
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    Re: technique

    I think that is just a matter of discipline. You know what you can do at slower tempos so gradually work faster in your practice. Metronomes are good since they give you a number to aim for. The good...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I heard a few days ago from Concord—see my post # 21.


    It doesn’t sound like they will never make them but not in the near future, I guess.
  5. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Thanks so much for all that great info.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Two other aspects of the best mandolins I have played are sustain and projection. I think this is similar to violins.
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    Re: LiuQin

    Any of you folks have clues on how to read that Chinese numbered music notation?
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    Re: LiuQin

    This woman sounds like she could easily play bluegrass on the pipa. Combination of bluegrass banjo and mandolin techniques. That is one of the main differences between pipa vs. liuqin/ruan...
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    Re: LiuQin

    I just checked the site and I take that statement I made above back. Not even close. The most recent posts (except one) are from over a year ago and many are even older, more like 5-10 years. I will...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Mary: I know it was a typo but I love the concept of "rejoicing" a fiddle. Very poetic!
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    That is good news, Bill. I am glad it was relatively simple solution. Enjoy your mandolin—Play on, my friend!
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    Re: LiuQin

    thanks so much for this link. This is the Mandolin Cafe for Chinese music.
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    Re: New Eastwood Mandocello

    This one they are calling a mandocello with a 25.5” scale.
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    That Concord case makes sense to me for this purpose. I have noticed that since violas have a relatively wide range of sizes—most violins are about 14" back whereas violas range from 15" to 18"—there...
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    Re: technique

    Hmmmm... assuming those are the virtuoso's exact words that is a very vague pronouncement. Does that mean a player must acquire the technique before he/she can express him/herself? or that it is a...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    It looks like the Concord case that I linked to is no longer being sold by Elderly, however, it looks like a nice case and the insides are adjustable. And it was designed by Michael Lewis, an...
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    Re: LiuQin

    I had my violin guy install Perfection (like Pegheds) geared violin tuners on my main fiddle which makes tuning and especially retuning much easier and they look very similar to normal violin pegs....
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    Re: LiuQin

    Yeah, mine is above but, for some reason the photo I posted is not showing up, only if you click the link. Here it is again. Mine didn't have a sticker and most sellers do not post a brand or they...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    So, I believe that you will settle in on an A-5 or F-5 depending on the maker. Personally the one maker who makes amazing sounding mandolins to my ears that I think would fill the bill for you is...
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    Re: Adrian Gross - Maiden's Prayer

    Very nice duet! I love the button box, too.
  21. Thread: technique

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    Re: technique

    Bad technique can limit your ability to express yourself. However good technique is not only the ability to play fast and clean. To me playing fast and clean but with no expression is a waste of...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I must have missed this part of the first post:



    I think I was recommending mandolins based on your mention of classical music and missed the key part of the latter end of that sentence.

    I...
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    Re: LiuQin

    I think it seems pretty decent and well constructed. No surprise that it is a bit headstock heavy. I thought originally that those big tuning handles would be friction driven but it seems like there...
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    A full-length photo would help us to ID whether it is a tenor or a five-string. Also include photos of the inside of the pot showing the dowel stick.

    Here's a Clarophone banjo and it looks very...
  25. Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Try a model shop or Micro-Mark online. They have tiny screws. Here's an Micro Screw Assortment for $25. Maybe one of them might work. They do have wood screws in small sizes but they seem to be brass...
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