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  1. Re: Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Mandolin only --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0Cq-B3l58C9VBqXnYjNKnow4EC2Qnblrn7fTw7v0_IEqJLqeJA0TB0 sPQ&v=GOaZMAGq01g&feature=youtu.be
  2. Re: Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Roope has continued to add to this collection on YouTube. So impressive.

    Steve
  3. Re: Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Roope has added another 5 recordings to this collection over the course of the week --

    HERE

    Steve
  4. Roope Aarnio compiles "Sketches" from Samuel Rinta-Nikkola

    Over the past two months, Finnish multi-instrumentalist Roope Aarnio compiled 50 of the "Sketches" from composer Samuel Rinta-Nikkola´s (1763-1818) "Notebook" -- a remarkable historical collection of...
  5. Colebrook Road -- "Run Run Rudolph!"

    Some fine picking indeed!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKV7a8KHt-U&fbclid=IwAR2YMSCQ0eYcaKRBBE4GJjxNaljato9ATJ0LHoQUJ Hpo5cNPZEn9ovQuKro

    Love the tone Wade Yankey is pulling from his...
  6. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Working on several new Sprite 2X Two-Points, including this sweet baby with an Englemann Spruce top and one-piece Curly Claro Walnut back and sides with Curly Maple 3D binding --

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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Store it in a back corner of the fridge. Slows down all reactions and gives time for fine precipitates to drop.
    Steve
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    Re: Rocklite Ebano fingerboards

    I use it and like it. Nice to be one less reason for Ebony deforestation. The boards that I have on pro-player instruments for the past 5 years look like they are aging and wearing like Ebony.
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  9. Re: Aesthetic Question for Builders (and Buyers)

    In this mando world where there is a strong pull to copy a Victorian role-model, it seems to me that it is very important to be clear on what your goals are with each build. The component elements...
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    It is so frustrating and sad that the "Best" mandolin tuners are so poor compared to "Average" guitar tuner sets. A few years back, I tried to convince Stephan Schertler to make four-on-a-plate...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Pictures would be helpful.

    Steve
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    Re: Problem E strings

    How about some details on --
    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    Top Recurve details
    Fingerboard support overlay of top
    Kerfing type and cleanness of kerf to top join
    Tonebar...
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    Or learn to play GDAE. Part of the fun o learning new instruments is realizing that tuning is something your head and fingers will rapidly figure out once you spend a little time with it. The...
  14. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Makes a great strap holder, and it sure is fun to play with variations on the theme --

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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a little write-up I did for Ron (SurfnPikr), the current owner of the VX played by Darren Nicholson in 2019, regarding the similarities and differences between the two mandolins and also the...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Well, here's a mashup of shots of Sorensen VX #92. I think it turned out quite nicely indeed.

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    I've been saving this piece of quilt since the first year I tried building a mandolin . ....
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thank you, Skip!

    Here's a cool little addition with Darren Nicholson and his Sorensen Big Dog Octave --


    https://www.facebook.com/134051799969086/videos/681112219171833/

    Steve
  18. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    For this challenging Fourth of July, Chris and Celeste Cerna deliver a beautifully melodic moment --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ft3aXyOjU

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are two wonderful new videos from Chris and Celeste Cerna which really highlight the great tone Chris is pulling from his Sprite Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4W_lSh2iw
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    Re: Time to practice hand rubbed sunburst

    1. Watch James Condino's video tutorial on sunbursting.
    2. While I finish off 'bursts with an airbrush to even things out, I have found that a quick wipe with 1 lb cut shellac as a sealer helps...
  21. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here are Chris and Celeste Cerna (Bluegrass Republic) singing a new song from their forthcoming CD --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4W_lSh2iw

    Steve
  22. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here's Trevor DuBose with his custom Emerald-Burst Sorensen Sprite Two-Point playing a tune called "Boston" by Jim Shumate --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Chris Cerna with ol' Sprite Two-Point #007 --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwy8x1fpRmE

    Steve
  24. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Colebrook Road with Wade Yankey on his newish Sorensen AX --


    https://www.facebook.com/colebrookroadband/videos/3061844207391942/

    Steve
  25. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Chris and Celeste Cerna have been keeping practices safe --


    https://www.facebook.com/CHRISCERNA808/videos/647098779350260/
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