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    Theorbo, anyone?

    https://youtu.be/eVabz8LneI4

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    It would take a large case ! I
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    Thanks for that, Bob. Elizabeth Kenny is a good teacher as well as musician. Interesting to see at 9:24 that going through Customs with musical instruments could be a problem in the 1600's. To those in the UK, are "popish engines" still banned? I suppose we'll be having debates here over what's the best pick to use for a theorbo.
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    We have a pretty good theorbo-ist in Rochester: Deborah Fox. She has an ensemble, Pegasus Early Music, playing Renaissance and baroque music -- even Frank Zappa!!

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    A pretty cool instrument and she plays quite well but that is the last thing I need.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    That is NOT going to fit in my closet . . . not to mention strings must cost a fortune, and tuning must be a nightmare!

    Cool instrument, nonetheless!

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    I've been to a couple concerts where one of these was played. Sounded pretty cool. But I don't think I'll go there myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZito View Post
    That is NOT going to fit in my closet . . . not to mention strings must cost a fortune, and tuning must be a nightmare!

    Cool instrument, nonetheless!
    It takes two people to tune it: one at each end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Pegasus Early Music...
    I like the instrument combinations. Great sound, and selections; I'm a woodwind guy anyway, but also a low register guy generally - basses are my worst affliction..

    *Here's what I've found: Loving the low-end, I most love plucking and bowing the biggest strings. But you've got to haul em. I've learned to use small instruments not least for their convenience!
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    On the other hand there is this......


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwx-zjekLLA


    For some reason, even though I know the process of embedding videos, they do not work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    ...For some reason, even though I know the process of embedding videos, they do not work for me.
    Here you go:

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    Natl Triolian Dobro mando
    Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
    H-O mandolinetto
    Stradolin Vega banjolin
    Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
    Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
    Flatiron 3K OM

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    I'm thinking they aren't covering two frets per finger on that thing.

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    Does it qualify as a carry on for air travel?
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    Walk into a bar with that around here and they'll likely call the SWAT team to sort it out.

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    My left arm is not looooooooong enough.

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