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  1. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    Sounds like the OP is looking for an upper-end archtop, not a flattop or lower-end TG.
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    Matt: I bet it will be just great!
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    Re: New build, bowl back mandolin

    Very nice, Yaron. I do love the sound of that one.

    I tried to embed the video from Facebook but the BB code didn't quite work.
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    And he plays everything on a Rogue A model. I am sure, though, that he had expert setup done on it. I love the ####### and kissing sax sounds.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezRpdcafC80
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Yes!! He is exactly who I was thinking of! Thanks!
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    I actually like the claymation—delightfully insane!
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    There's a point early on when they sound like a composer whose name escapes me who I believe composed some frantic film music. I am sure it will come to me later today. :)
  8. Re: String spacing for 6 string to tenor guitar modification

    I am not sure why you would need to replace the tuners to make it a four-string. Why not just leave the original tuners?
  9. Re: A Gibson A3 in the white. In the white — get it?

    I don't know... 1981 was 40 years ago. I was certainly into "vintage" instruments back then and would never have refinished even in those bad old days. In fact I think I bought my 1919 A3 from...
  10. Thread: Barbara

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    Re: Barbara

    Full title is "Barbara in the Morning" for Andy's wife. Here are the credits. Marty Confurius was Andy's regular bass player in those days. I would guess the person playing brushes was Frank Clayton....
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    Re: Workshop Topics Suggestions

    All good and useful. Only thing I might consider for beginning abd intermediate students is for them to come away with a tune they can apply those tasty double stops or phrasing tricks to. Scales are...
  12. Thread: Bowl Backs

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    Re: Bowl Backs

    First of all, Dick, where do you live? Bowlbacks do not have large fan clubs in North America and many of the finder makers are in Europe.

    Actually there are quite a few makers of excellent...
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    Re: Monel strings

    I liked Monel and used the Gibson Sam Bush sets for awhile and then (of course) Gibson discontinued them. I remember at the time that Martin came out with their Retro Monels for guitar and I wrote to...
  14. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    All good recommendations above from my esteemed colleagues. My only additions would be to have the mandolin set up properly by a pro luthier. Also, I am not a big fan of GHS strings except for those...
  15. Re: Mandolin Identification Gibson A Oval Hole

    Attached are a few of the OP's images.

    I wonder if you have any photos of the side. It looks like the top took a big shot of something with a few cracks on the treble side and possibly an old...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    They get bent out of shape after years. I never heard of no one having trouble. They can be a royal pain. You have to be patient. Someone should invent a tool to make it easier.
  17. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    Someone once gave me a Jettison mandolin and I knew exactly what to do with it. :)
  18. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    Never heard of this make. I did find one model on their website here and am guessing a budget model made in Asia perhaps imported by the company:...
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    Re: Anderson (?) 5-string

    Huh? "Seems to be handmade potato bug style."
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    Re: Gibson EM 150?

    I don't think that the knobs on the OP's are original. I believe they should be bakelite like Martin's and my ex-EM150 below.

    I had one. I decided to sell it but it stayed in an excellent vintage...
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    Re: cretan mandolin

    Dagger: I posted a question on one of Michalis’ videos on where to get his recordings. Do you know?
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    +1 to the above: leave it as-is. If the fretboard divots affect playing then take it to a pro repair person. The rest is mostly cosmetic. They are sweet little mandolins—enjoy yours.
  23. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    Uses mandolin (metal) strings so will sound different from a uke even tuned to GDAE. Nothing wrong with ukes and this may not be earth-shattering but it is somewhat different from what is out there....
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    Re: old timey challenge

    That is a good trick to change up a standard from major to minor. Also works to Klezmerify with a Jewish mode.
  25. Re: Article: KR Strings Introduces the Mandolindo

    mandolin scale length, four strings. Baritone Uke has a much longer scale, usually 19”.
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