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  1. Re: Lost in my search of a mandolin for classical music

    The compliment to the Thomastik 154w (W stands for soft or light) is D'Addario EFW74 flatwound stainless light.

    Jim is right. Your luthier is right. You'll be all-right with this set up.
  2. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    There should be another 'Thread' for 'good reads and podcasts'. (I'm going to check these out however).

    It is true that many violinists have little knowledge of the instrument that they play. A...
  3. Re: Article: New Music - Mike Marshall Mandocello Solo Bach Cello

    Oh my! That is 'pure heaven' for anyone who loves the sound of the low notes. Mike is pulling all of the tone out of that beloved mandocello on some of the best harmonic music ever written. Get out...
  4. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    Great news Cary. I suppose your friend had a good bow too.
  5. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    Yep, but it looks like a bit of an attitude there. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'only standard'. (But I have a VERY good idea...). The 'folklore' part of fiddle 'set up's' is based more on...
  6. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    I see that a little knowledge can get you into trouble. There are some aspects of violin knowledge here that are good and true, if a bit shallow and overlooking some fundamentals. But on the whole,...
  7. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    Unfortunately there is a lot of ignorance regarding the world of violins. I should say fiddles because that is the casual name for folk violinists. People apply the considerable knowledge of guitars...
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    Re: Violin strings on mandolin?

    You might do better by putting banjo strings on a mandolin.

    Some cheap violin strings may have a metal core that would stand up to picking.

    But flatwound violin strings like Thomastik's are...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    That is very nice however have you seen the shipping costs? Yikes.
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    Re: I'm curious about a hide gluing method

    A method for removing hide glue is to use steam.
    So one has to be very careful about using the heat and moisture from steam in this method. Furthermore this method is 'working blind'. You can't...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I have learned that there are people who abuse the kindness of others just to get attention. They have this 'hidden agenda' and only appear to be earnest. (I hope Eric is not one of these folks...) ...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    I think a better question is 'How well do you know yourself?"
    Simon has a number of very good suggestions.
    But in a practical matter for example, if you don't have 'the chops' and are not...
  13. Re: Ricardo Sandoval, "Entre Las Sombras": The Hampton Trio

    Yes, everything went right on this performance including the phrasing and atmospheric mood for my imagination. Very nice.
  14. Re: Article: New Music: Silver Lining of a Quiet Year, by Marilyn

    Beautiful sounding mandolin. And the atmosphere captures the reflective nature of the situation. I found myself looking into the ocean view of the cover, being miles away somewhere.
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    Re: "Lost Soul Behind Bars" - NMC

    Wow. These guys are good. A very well written article too. I grew up in Detroit with the Motown Soul scene and IMHO, this stuff is just a good. I have a friend that teaches violin in a Minnesota...
  16. Re: G Strings on Nearly New Eastman 805V-2022 Model

    As a violin luthier, my guess without seeing the instrument, is that there is little you can do to improve the situation. You might try a different gauge string however.
    Also yes, you are spoiled...
  17. Thread: Vinyl, anyone?

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    Re: Vinyl, anyone?

    This appears to be an audiophile's dream. Do you know any 'high end' stereo guys?
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Anyone in this situation like the original poster is doing the right thing by asking experienced folks. And just having this question, do I need a better instrument, indicates that there is an...
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    Re: 105 year old neck joints

    A clever jig. I love the T shape made to raise the instrument enough for the clamps. But I wonder about the neck. Is the jig raised to accommodate the neck angle?
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Oh poor Mark. This discussion is going to add to his 'to do list'.

    I think the best position for the chord chart is vertical and not at an angle. This is the typical orientation for chord charts...
  21. Thread: Pro Plec 1.5

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    Re: Pro Plec 1.5

    My current opinion of the juststrings.com pick was without comparison. It did sound pretty good. However this discussion got me to do a 'serious listening' with some other picks. On the guitar, which...
  22. Thread: Pro Plec 1.5

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    Re: Pro Plec 1.5

    Has anyone tried the free picks from JustStrings.com ? They came with some light strings for my guitar.

    They are a little more slippery than the Dunlop's, and have a nicer sound than my GHS pick....
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    Re: Illustrated Mandolin Chord Bible

    Very nice website Mark. I had a little difficulty in understanding the angled position of the neck chart until I saw that it is a similar angle to the mandolin in the photo. A more obvious nut on...
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    Yes. That is a Girouard Octave Mandolin. I was able to enlarge the photo.

    http://www.girouardmandolins.com/models-and-pricing.html
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    Re: Chord Shapes: Minor 7th

    Try this link.
    I had to close the pop up boxes and do a search to get this page.


    https://mattcbruno.com/2022/07/mandolin-chord-shapes-minor-dom7-shapes/
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