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  1. Thread: Tone

    by Barry Canada
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    Re: Tone

    I happen to have the exact same tone control on my artist model!:cool:
  2. Re: Montreal Mandolin CubOur Mandolin club

    Hi All,
    Sorry but I made an error in the title of this thread! It should read Ottawa Mandolin Club not Montreal Mandolin Club.
    Please refer to this link instead which will take you to the proper...
  3. Ottawa Mandolin Cub Autumn Session begins in September

    Our Mandolin club will begin the fall session on Wednesday September 18.
    We had our inaugural sessions during the Spring of 2019 and have been meeting on a monthly basis. We welcome mandolin...
  4. Montreal Mandolin CubOur Mandolin club

    Our Mandolin club will begin the fall session on Wednesday September 18.
    We had our inaugural sessions during the Spring of 2019 and have been meeting on a monthly basis. We welcome mandolin...
  5. Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Playability for me is the prime factor. In my opinion the easiest strings to play with are the Thomastiks. I use them on my Phoenix Jazz.
    On my classical I use Dogals which are have a softer feel. ...
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    Re: Ottawa Mandolin Club Starting Up

    Our Mandolin club will begin the fall session on Wednesday September 18.
    We had our inaugural sessions during the Spring of 2019 and have been meeting on a monthly basis. We welcome mandolin...
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    Re: Interesting video

    I think the level 7 was stolen by from 50’s mandolin Jazz players who just didn’t take the time to tune their mandolins!
    Is it good to call this the mandolin “centsical” approach to jazz harmony!
  8. Re: Ottawa Canada Seeking interested players for mandolin orchest

    Hi Tess,
    Thanks for your interest in our group.
    We have grown to a group of seven players after inaugurating the group this past spring. We are presently welcoming players of all genres of music....
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    This is the inlay on the the Trillium Octave mandolin.
    This is also the Provincial flower of Ontario where I live!
    Bob Abrams is the builder!
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Follow up!
    I picked up the Trillium from my luthier who did a great job adjusting and lowering the action for me. It is strung with D’addarios EJ80s (12 22 32 46) as recommended by the builder Bob...
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    Re: Live Jazz -- Tom Wright Quartet

    Tom you’re sounding incredible!
    Love it!
    Wish I was near one of your concert venues.
    Congrats
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    Re: Out of my league

    With regards to players, speculators and collectors this is an interesting double blind study comparing new and old violins.
    I would imagine that some of the information is transferable to the...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    What type of strings do most players on your instruments old Gibson’s?
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    Re: Arthritis pain relief

    Firstly I strongly recommend Tai Chi and before your “hocus pocus” alarm sounds off please continue reading!
    As I am getting older I increase my time doing stretching and rotational exercise. I was...
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    Re: I need a mandolin stand for stage use.

    Hercules products! No questions asked!
  16. How was the Choro Camp in Massachusetts?

    Unfortunately I was unable to attend any of the camps at Smith College this past June.
    I was wondering how the inaugural Choro Camp was this year?
    Barry
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Thanks Pete,
    I actually discovered it!
    It is off at my luthier to adjust the action to my style of playing. Should be getting it back in a couple of weeks!
    There is another Trillium up for sale in...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Your open heart and open communication during this difficult period has been an inspiration to all of us.
    May the rest of your journey be filled with peace and comfort to you and your loved ones....
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Bob, I was wondering if these 2001 built octaves have truss rods and if so how is it adjusted?
    Increments? Access?
    What a beautiful instrument. The overtones are incredible...they just ring!...
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Thanks to you all for your generous input. This is what continues to make this forum so special.
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Thanks for you recommendation Gary. I will firstly try the recommendation of the builder Rob Abrams. I have used Thomastik flatwounds on my classical mandolin but have switched to Dogals....
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Bob,
    What type of pickup would you recommend for your instruments which will amplify and maintain their lovely sound qualities?
    Barry
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Gary, Yes, I did pickup the Trillium recently posted in the Classified! I think it is 22.5 inch scale length.
    And Bob, Thanks for responding about the string gauges!
    Beautifully built instrument!...
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    Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    I was wondering which are the preferred strings and gauges to bring out the best sound in these wonderful instruments. Mine is a spruce top with flamed sides and backs!
    Thanks, Barry
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    I was wondering if some café members could suggest preferred pieces from this large and growing body of music. I appreciate and thank you for the difficult task collecting, scanning and cataloguing...
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