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    Re: Pick Thickness

    The Wegens do come thinner but they are not advertised and you have to order them direct from Wegen. I have a couple of 0.85 Wegen black large triangles which I got second hand. They are my go-to...
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    Re: What is a "Selected Spruce Top"?

    It takes a luthier to choose good tone woods. I doubt there is much correlation between 'eye candy' woods and tonal quality of the mandolin, although there seems to be a strong correlation between...
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    Re: What is a "Selected Spruce Top"?

    I am looking forward to a bargain 'rejected spruce top' mandolin.
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    Re: What is this mandolin?

    I go along with the London-made, probably by Clifford Essex, attribution. As Jim G says, the MoP inlays are typical of CE mandolins, probably a 'silver medal' or 'gold medal' model before being...
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    Re: Culhane’s and Folan’s

    Both sets of tunes are common traditional tunes and can be found in notation form on the.session.org website
  6. Re: Old, quite unique flatback. Does anyone know anything about

    It looks pretty unique and probably a one-off experiment, so hard to identify the origin. If I had to guess, going by the shape, the woods, the tuners and that you bought it in the UK, I would...
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    Re: Question for UK Members re. BREXIT

    It will take longer, be more complicated and cost you more than at present. You will also need a time machine as the EEC has not existed since 1993!
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolins in UK

    Nice looking F2 Kaye but cafe rules forbid selling through the forum, as opposed to the classifieds. You may be ticked off soon! You should get plenty of interest in it. As Jimmy says, they rarely...
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    Re: Mandola cases

    The best I can find in the UK/ EU is a hard foam case for an A shape mandola. I recently bought one from Thomann in Germany for 80 Euros - a lot for a foam case but there is no real alternative. It...
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    I had a Gibson H1 (tenor) mandola years ago. It was a basket-case, so broken up I thought I was buying a mandolin until I got it home. I spent a lot on restoring it but I never liked the tubby sound...
  11. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A, B, C fretboard - all radiused?

    The Italians may have got there first! Roman mandolins from about 1890, often had radiused fingerboards. They were a feature which helped make Embergher mandolins successful amongst professional...
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    If you want a carved-top F-style mandola there is really no alternative in your price range to the Eastman 315, which represent outstanding value for money. If you are happy with a flat-top mandola...
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf

    Thanks for drawing Florian to our attention. His short composition Schlaflied (lullaby) is a thing of beauty, available on his Facebook page
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    Re: Bach: Bourreé I&II, BWV 1009

    Very nicely played and well-paced. I like the slower tempo, which would be helpful to learners. Did you use a published mandolin arrangement?
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    Re: John E Dallas identification?

    This is an example of their Francia model mandolin, endorsed on the label by the prominent mandolin maestro Leopoldo Francia, made about 1914-15 at the John E Dallas London workshop. It will have...
  16. Re: Ragtime Skedaddlers and The Etcetera String Band

    Dennis Pash wields a mean banjo-mandolin, for sure. He even makes it sound musical. I got hold of the Skedaddlers CD a while ago and I have enjoyed it a lot but I was unaware of the Etcetera Band, so...
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    Re: New Parlour King tenor video up!

    The first Jig is The Mystery Inch (composer David Kosky, Sheffield) the second is Arthur Darley's (aka Swedish Jig)
  18. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    I have been enjoying Jill's playing on this site. I have also grown fond of mazurkas recently, in fact I have been exploring all kinds of 3/4 tunes from waltzes to Swedish polskas to French bourees...
  19. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Hi Aidan, I have been delving into your site. There are some great resources here, especially the recordings of notable mandolin players and your own compositions. You have done some great work and I...
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    Re: Brendan o'Regan mandolin playing

    Very good. They sound like Carolan tunes. Does anyone know the tune names?
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    Re: Recommend Mandola in CGDA strings?

    Your 45cm scale look like an awkward 'in-between' scale length. My German mandola, designed to be played as an 'octave mandolin' GDAE in orchestras, is 48cm. Thanks to the large body volume it will...
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    Re: Flat top Arch back mandolin

    Paul Shippey has been making a range of flat-top, carved back mandolins and bouzoukis in the UK for a while now and I have been tempted by them. He calls them 'the axe' and some pros have been buying...
  23. Re: Bach Prelude to suite #3--new recordiing

    Very nicely played. Thanks for posting this recording. Do you find the five course range necessary to play this piece or are you going for the deeper tone of the larger mando body?
    I live about 5...
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    Re: Irish Tenor Banjo Recordings

    There are many great Irish TB players around now that any list would be incomplete. Gerry O'Connor, Seamus Egan and Cathal Hayden, already mentioned, are all great. In terms of albums I enjoy...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Mel Bay has many books by Steve Kaufman but I can't see one which covers Blake tunes. Maybe it is out of print?
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