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    Re: Ibanez 513 (Selmer/Maccaferri D-Hole)

    Thanks for the clarification. It was from that era not the subject of a lawsuit. I do know what the lawsuits were about.
  2. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    I have a feeling that the poster of "What is the best brand of mandolin to buy?" is a chatbot, at least it says that with a link to a site in Singapore in the signature.
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    Re: Gratitude

    You need to get around to the guitar equivalent of Mandolin Cafe, umgf.com or acousticguitarforum.com. There are plenty of folks there that list their guitars. The ones that truly amaze me though are...
  4. Re: Torn between 2 mandolins. / Eastman serial number question?

    Keep both mandolins and sell the dog! :)

    What? No dog? Sell the Bovier and refret the Eastman with larger frets.
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    Re: Ibanez 513 (Selmer/Maccaferri D-Hole)

    What lawsuit? It really doesn't look like anything else except maybe Selmer Maccaferri style guitars.
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    Re: Sweep picking on mandolin?

    On page 49 of Bickford Mandolin Method Volume 4 there is an etude called "Arpeggios on Four Strings" followed on the next page by "The Arpeggio on Three Strings."

    Here's the the top and the first...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Sometimes slowing down a tune wrings out the flavors and emotions expressed in playing. I will also say that his excellent playing is perfect demo for that mandolin. Even in an OK set of earphones I...
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    Re: Sweep picking on mandolin?

    That is basically an arpeggiated chord and I believe is sometimes called a harp effect. Why not? That is what music is about.

    Starting on page 60 on Volume 2 of the reissued Calace method...
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    Re: Mandolin Café Women's History Month

    I had a lot of fun hanging out with Lorraine way back in the 1980s. She was the staff assistant in the one and only Jethro class at Augusta. What a week!

    as for the photos I think I posted many in...
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    Re: Mandolin Café Women's History Month

    Here's a few from olden days from my collection to go along with that wonderful modern banner:
  11. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    Wow! The thought of playing old time music on a mandolin with an eBow! I can't imagine...

    No, I knew what you were talking about. I use Thomastik Vision strings on my fiddle and use a Kaplan e...
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    I have the smaller Tsumura book and the many of the minstrel banjos pictured there IIRC came from the Reuben Reuben collection. Very interesting looking things. I am friends with a few of truly...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Simplest way is to "Reply With Quote" then edit to leave what you want to comment on. You don't have to remember any code for that. You can also reply and quote multiple posts by that little icon...
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    Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    I have a favorite kitchen spatula and spoons made from olive wood. Bill Kirkpatrick is a ex-pat musician who used to hang around here a bunch who oversees or owns an olive orchard in Tuscany. Do you...
  15. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    I only use these T-I strings on my L&H mandolin. Yes, I would play it for whatever genre I thought it would sound good in. For my other instruments I do prefer roundwound strings. For the carved top...
  16. Thread: Bar frets

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Bar frets

    For some odd reason—I am truly not sure why—the Luigi Embergher shop used bar frets on their instruments for the life of the shop into the 1950s even (under his disciples). Perhaps it was their...
  17. Re: About new fretboard for old Gibson A jr.

    Or find or commission a new instrument from a maker to duplicate the tones yu love with the neck/fretboard you want. Mike Black comes to mind and there are others.
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    Are you talking to me?

    I had felt some miniscule twinges of guilt about my accumulation/collection and then, many years ago had visited a friend in the midwest whose husband had multiple...
  19. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    I own two L&H mandolins and initially I avoided the Thomastiks since many years before I used them on my Gibson and absolutely hated them. However, I broke down and put a set on my style A and it...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    It looks very nice and it would be local so you could play before buying. Ideal. I would not wait too long. The mandolins in these ads go pretty quickly.

    here’s another possibility: old wave oval...
  21. Re: Do mandolins respond to playing at the dusty end?

    That is very debatable. Certainly some change might occur but I also think that players adapt to the instrument and may subtle changes to get the tones they want.
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    On a violin double stops are more difficult since you must intonate two notes but on a mandolin it is not much of an issue. Ask your violin teacher again and ask her why not if she balks. She may...
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    Re: Double Stops Question

    I know you study with a violin teacher. Double stops should be part of your lessons although it is more a question what level you are at. Beginning violin students work on single string playing and...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    Sherry: If you are seriously interested in a particular instrument you can always ask politely if that price is firm or not. Or make an offer. I know in some stores there are instruments on...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Most violin shops over here in the US also do that. A friend of mine has a couple of fiddles she is considering. Many years ago a concertmaster from one of our local orchestras came to one of the...
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