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

    Another mandolin favored by classical players is the Phoenix Neoclassical. The two person shop ceased production in 2015. They are incredible mandolins. You will find high praise for them on numerous...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson Playability

    I would agree with Flatrock's assessment. My Lyon & Healy definitely feels different than my two more "modern" mandolins. It feels different because of the string spacing. For me, it just took time...
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    Re: D'Angelico 2 Point/Reischman

    Very, very cool!
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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Changing pick hold

    There are various ways to hold a pick as exemplified by partners Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenburg. Mike holds a pick similar to Chris Thile. Caterina holds the pick in a very different way as...
  6. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    Sue, your quote from Zen Guitar is excellent :-)
  7. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    You played some L&H mandolas - oh what a treat that must have been! And yes, I'm envious LOL!
  8. Re: What’s the nicest mandolin you’ve ever seen?

    The first would be the Lyon & Healy Model A played by Frank Solivan at Mandolin Brothers. It's the most incredible mandolin I've ever seen - even if it was only through the internet:
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    Re: A Case for the Phoenix?

    A week later I have to retract my comments about the Gator Journeyman case. The lid developed a warp and became difficult to close. I returned it for a replacement. The second one had a similar...
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    Matt -
    I agree. That video is a superb approach - and that's what I'll use for practice. . Thanks so much for helping!!!
  11. Re: Yet another Thomastik-Infield string question

    As Jim, Erich and others say, it's a matter of preference and perhaps genre. I would also suggest that every mandolin is unique. Two similar mandolins out of the same small shop might sound and feel...
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    Ky -
    Yes. Here is a portion of "Oblivion" by Piazzola. I hope you can see the image well enough. Thank you.

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  13. Re: "Individuality" of Phoenix Neoclassical mandolins

    I don't remember the serial numbers, but the Europa was built 1 year or so before #634, I'm pretty sure, in 2014. The Europa really was a beautiful instrument in all ways. These close later year...
  14. "Individuality" of Phoenix Neoclassical mandolins

    As I mentioned recently in another thread, a few weeks ago I finally decided that I was too lazy (and getting perhaps a bit older lol) to continue down the rabbit hole of learning the octave...
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    Re: A Case for the Phoenix?

    I like the funky kinda' vintage tweedy look and find that the Gator Journeyman wood case fits. It's not the best quality case but it suits my needs just fine!
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    That's very helpful. So it might be something like:
    ARK-AN-SAS 3 4
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    ( 1 2 3 4)

    Excellent tip - thank you! I'm not sure why these tips...
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    Re: Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    Tom -
    Ahhh! It took me a minute but I see what you are saying and I can definitely use that approach. I'm not really sure why that makes it easier to tap out but it seems to. Thanks again.
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    Playing a triplet over 2 quarter notes.

    I have some music written in 4/4. Many of the measures start with a triplet followed by 2 quarter notes. Thus the triplet must be played in the space of the first two quarter notes. I find that...
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    Tale of the Burgin and the Phoenix

    Last week I finally decided that I was too lazy (and getting perhaps a bit older lol) to continue down the rabbit hole of learning the octave mandolin. My beloved Burgin Shanghai needed to go to a...
  20. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    The Peter Martin general practice tip videos offer solid, practical practice advice which, for me, has proven very valuable:
    https://www.petemartin.info/practice-tips.html
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    Mandolin and building radio control boats. Addicted to both.These hobbies don't support one another time wise LOL.
  22. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    My two mandolins are here to stay. I feel quite fortunate to have located and acquired both - in particular the Lyon & Healy. I have the two because they are so distinctively different and I enjoy...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    As offbeat as it may sound, I suggest that you sit back for a monent and ask yourself WHY you play. What is it about the sound and feel of the instrument that makes your insides "sing". My guess is...
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    Re: Thomastik Medium Flatwound Strings

    .01, .015, .021, .033
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    Re: Octave Mandolin strings

    I thought I would repost a post I initiated last November - just to help consolidate some OM string info in a thread:
    "I recently put TI flat wound guitar strings on my Burgin 23" scale Shanghai...
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