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    Re: "Tyrolean Lute Mandolin- 1850s"

    Maybe " Ebonised"?
  2. Re: Barnes & Mullins Banjo Mandolin - Trying to find out more abo

    As noted above, one set of 4 tuning machines has been replaced. The tailpiece also is not original, and looks like a home made replacement.
  3. Thread: Amplification

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    Re: Amplification

    Using any piezo pickup successfully requires impedance matching. The pickup signal should be fed into an input of at least 1M Ohms. I see that the Boss GE-7 has a 1M Ohm impedance, but I seem to...
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    Re: Unique Ball End to Loop End conversion

    As observed by dhergert above, the played strings appear to be loop ended. It seems to me that this installation is a solution to fitting loop strings which were otherwise too short.
    An ingenious...
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    Re: Mandolin In Elvis Songs?

    From what I can recall, he said putting the mandolin strings slightly out of tune made it sound more "Italian" ( It did!)
    At a workshop he gave here in England, he demonstrated five string banjo...
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    Re: Better Than Baggs Venue?

    Similar deal with the old Carlsboro Marlin PA heads.
    Fantastic, bombproof workhorses. The FX loop out and in sockets on the rear panel could be prone to oxidisation. Result - no signal! A bit of a...
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    Re: Question about tuning

    Hi Scott
    If tuning the Tenor banjo to GDAE then that should be one octave below
    the pitch for mandolin using strings of appropriate gauge. As stated above , the banjo's longer scale length will...
  8. Re: Could anyone give me some info on this mandolin please?

    The plectrum tucked into the strings at the tailpiece looks interesting...
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    Re: What is this mandolin?

    An interesting find. Further to the Leeds connection I remember an instrument maker/repairer called Arthur Hunt, who had a small shop on North Street at least until the mid 1970s. I wonder if his...
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