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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I've gotten rusty on my old time tunes so I'm playing them through. Josio is fun to play.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0__oCp9F6s
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    Re: worn top question -- Regal tenor

    In the end I decided to add the pickguard so as to avoid any more wear on the top and prolong the life of the instrument. Also so I didn't have to worry when playing it. It was a very big area to...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    My Passernig F5 came from the store in Tennessee that Stephan always used (now defunct). My Pomeroy oval hole was almost new and was on consignment at the Mandolin Store. And most recently I'm...
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    Re: mandolins on television

    Two mandolins make get played in an episode (I think episode 2) of the new limited series Station Eleven.
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    Re: Walnut Back and Sides Spruce Flat Top Tone

    I used walnut for a flat-top build. I really like the sound. Pomeroy mandolins is using it for some carved oval hole mandolins and you can hear sound samples and read descriptions on the website. ...
  6. Re: multi-instrumentalists: how do you manage your time?

    For this reason I stopped playing clawhammer banjo. It took too much time away from mandolin. And now recently I've started to play some banjo again. It seems one can't keep away...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    All I know is that while I'm working at home I'll often put one of my instruments within my range of vision so that I can gaze upon it with admiration every so often. We have art on the walls in our...
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    Re: Modern F4 options?

    By 'modern' do you also mean a hybrid F4 with the 14th fret neck joint rather than the 12th (as in a Gibson)? I believe that Northfield is 14, Collings compromises at 13th fret. This effects the...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I learned the Orvetta Waltz years ago and then forgot about it for about a decade. It just came back to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkBHEBeG75c
  10. Re: Recorded mandolin music now in the public domain

    It works for me. thanks!
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    Re: A fun little comparison video

    Interesting! I would have thought the mahogany is what gives a softer tone to the Red Valley vs the punch and greater clarity of the maple on the pancake. Both sound good.
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    Re: A Regal tenor guitar with a history

    Some pics.
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    Re: A Regal tenor guitar with a history

    Thanks for the suggestion, I've already replaced the bridge with one I made from maple. It improved the sound, making it louder and more resonant and lowering the action a little. I've put on banjo...
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    Re: Building the carved top Army Navy AN

    Very nice, clean work. Is/will there be a recurve on the top? Or did I miss something?
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    Re: your mandolin ownership history

    1960s Suzuki bowlback (from childhood, which I did not start to play until I was 45!)
    Fender A style
    Breedlove Oregon
    Sullivan F5 (not the well-known builder, an amateur)
    Collings MT2 (very early...
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    Re: Carved top Army Navy Pancake Flatiron

    This doesn't quite qualify but I think is close enough to mention. 1930s Porayko mandolin (which I posted about back in 2012) handmade in Hamilton, Ontario.198312
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    Re: worn top question -- Regal tenor

    Hmm. Food for thought. I think probably it's better to protect the guitar with a pickguard but I understand now that removing it would be harmful. So I will have a good think. Any thoughts of...
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    Re: worn top question -- Regal tenor

    Thanks, Jim. I have put pickguards on before, shaping them to fit, and I'm thinking it's the way to go. Some of those grooves are pretty deep.
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    worn top question -- Regal tenor

    Hi all, I just acquired this Regal tenor. I'm really enjoying playing Irish music on it. As you can see in the photo, the top is pretty worn. I don't plant or brush when I pick but I am finding...
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    Re: A Regal tenor guitar with a history

    I'll do that, thanks. I like to keep the original look.
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    A Regal tenor guitar with a history

    Hi all,

    I just received this Regal. I've owned 3 others, the last about eight years ago, but didn't keep any of them. Now I'm playing Irish music and it will be a great addition. It's in good...
  22. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Lovely. I'm wondering, Adrian, which of the mandolins you've recorded with you prefer. There's this one, the custom oval hole (I forget the builder's name), the Kentucky, the Eastman....
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    Re: Emanuil Sheynkman

    Thanks, I hadn't known him. What a light touch.
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    Re: RIP Barry Kratzer

    Very sad news.
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    Re: Happy birthday to me - My new Pomeroy #274

    Someone (not me of course!) should start a Pomeroy registry.
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