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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    I love that solo, but that "isolated" track isn't that much better than just listening to it on Amazing Slowdowner. A lot of bleed from other channels for the vocal/mandolin track.
  2. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    The Gil at TME (now sale pending) is one number from the one I owned. I really thought that thing was bottled lightning, just unbelievably good-sounding. Hard to put back in its case it sounded so...
  3. Thread: My New Duff

    by blauserk
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    Re: My New Duff

    Welcome! I'm another guy who came to mandos after decades on guitar. Enjoy the nice regular scales and that great mandolin tone; curse the fact that you have to tune strings to the very same note,...
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    Re: Mando back or sky?

    Gilchrist #701.

    http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/701

    I asked Steve to pick the chunk of wood he'd use if he was building his own, and that's what he selected. Worked out nicely.
    Here it is...
  5. Nice 2015 Heiden F-5 with gorgeous 1-piece back

    At a dealer, not on eBay or Craiglist, but a little bit off the beaten path for mandolin hunters: Lark Street Music.

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    More pix here: http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/list/pict/Heiden.jpg
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    I'm going to just leave this here.

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  7. Thread: That Gil

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    Re: That Gil

    Hear hear. Be a great way of finding out exactly how much tone is in the fingers.
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    Re: Nugget GOM at Carters NFI

    And here is Molly Tuttle playing the Nugget at Carter's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9-W9N0XB8A
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    Re: Nugget GOM at Carters NFI

    You can see Tim playing a Nugget GBOM (different instrument--check headstock inlay) at this link.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hl1YNvWzi0

    I saw an interview with Fletcher Brock in which...
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    Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    The new website has, in addition to comprehensive spreadsheet describing the instruments Gilchrist has already built, a table describing the current batch (#49) he's starting this week. So the...
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    Octaves: Guitar Bodied or Not?

    Which do you prefer and why? I think I have a slight preference for the fuller sound of the guitar body, but I'm wondering if that's because I played guitar for 30+ years before picking up the...
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    Re: Mando back or sky?

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  13. Re: Anyone played the Roasted Red Diamond at Music Emporium?

    I agree. Great recordings. I particularly like how the Red Diamond sounds there.

    Incidentally, great video here of Don McRostie discussing mandolins in which he shows the apparatus he uses to...
  14. Bought the EP on iTunes this evening. I really...

    Bought the EP on iTunes this evening. I really enjoy the spare sound of solo mandolin, and the recording is excellent.
  15. Re: How do you justify a high end mandolin? Or do you?

    I'm with the wise Shaun Garrity on this one. A special musical instrument is something transcendent, a taste of the divine. I've had many other hobbies, and appreciate quality in all of them, but...
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    Re: Acute MAS: Gil fever

    I think you can get a good scratch of that itch by buying a Model 1 or a Model 3 (or Model 3 Junior, although I've never played one of those). I think the 1s have a *lot* of the magic of Gilchrists...
  17. Re: Mandolins in $9k - $14K range that sound close to a Gilchrist

    Nothing cured me of wanting to have a scroll on my mandolin like having one. You pay such a premium for that ornamentation.

    That said, it would be more like $15-16k, but you could get a Gil 5...
  18. Re: Mandolins in $9k - $14K range that sound close to a Gilchrist

    I'm a big believer in visual aids. Note the front row.
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  19. Re: Mandolins in $9k - $14K range that sound close to a Gilchrist

    I think all of the Gilchrists, even the ovals, have a certain "family resemblance" in the sound. But I think a Gil Model 3 (or maybe even Model 3 Junior) would get you all the way there.
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    Re: Dudenbostel 1-A #70

    Not a "5" really--it's the 1-A, kind of his "Junior" model, with binding only around the top and not on the fingerboard or back. They are great mandolins and sound wonderful. I don't know if he has...
  21. Re: My new BRW A5- "Vlad the Impaler" has arrived........

    Sounds wonderful. I'd consider one myself if I didn't already have one mandolin too many (I have two).
  22. Re: My new BRW A5- "Vlad the Impaler" has arrived........

    How do you like the Carpathian top? I have only played one Carpathian, but it impresses the heck out of me. Incredible volume. I don't think it sounds that much like my Adirondack-topped mando,...
  23. Thread: Hamlett #11

    by blauserk
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    Re: Hamlett #11

    Curses! (I'm a Virginian.) And only a few weeks after I'd first heard your mandolins being played. (Sounded wonderful, by the way.) 'Scuze my ignorance, but where are you heading to?

    My...
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    Re: Gilchrist Summer 2014 Batch

    The back of that mandocello, and that center mandolin, and maybe one or two of those git-fiddles look like they might be from the same angry log as my own plank:

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    Re: Gilchrist Summer 2014 Batch

    Chris Thile plays a Gilchrist mandocello. (But one with ff-holes.) Sounds wonderful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DooLKnS0ztw
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