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    Re: Romeo in love (my last mando experiment)

    Hi,

    Very nice. Thanks for posting. Definitely a continental feel to it from a Scottish perspective.

    Regards,
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    Re: Leaving Stoer by Ivan Drever

    Hi,

    Sorry, Iím not the most technical. It comes up ok on my iPad?

    If you search Ivan Drever Durham on YouTube it will be first up. Worth watching.


    Regards,
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    Re: Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    Hi,

    I bought one from a music shop in Edinburgh in the mid-90s, just when I was starting to play the instrument. It was very similar to that pictured.

    When I took it home, I found that I could...
  4. Re: "Bernie's tune" for mandolin( tabs & solo)

    Hi,

    That was excellent. Thanks for posting and providing the tab so that us lesser mortals can understand exactly what you’re playing. Hope you are going to continue playing jazz mandolin. I think...
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    Re: Electric Mandolin Build Help?

    Hi Magnus,

    That’s the first time I’ve been aware of hearing a 5 string octave. Thought that it sounded excellent. Would be interested to see the 4 string in action, if you have a similar video....
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    Re: The Don Stiernberg Quartet - New Release

    Hi,

    If you listen to the recent Beer and Mandolins podcast with Don, he talks about which mandolin was played on which tracks.

    Regards,
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    Re: Nigel Gatherer's Mandomania interviews

    Hi,

    That was an interesting watch, thanks for posting. I started the mandolin in the mid-90’s and had lessons from Nigel for a few years, so it triggered a lot of memories.

    I remember going to...
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    Re: Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Hi,

    2, 1, 3.

    Regards,
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Hi,

    Yes, first impressions of the sound have been very good. The condition was pristine, which always make me nervous on a 30 year old instrument, worrying that the previous owners had been...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Hi,

    Here is a photo of a Sobell mandolin I bought recently.

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    I think it’s from 1991 as it has 2591 stamped on the neck endblock inside the instrument. Nothing on the label. The year...
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    Gigbag for 19 Inch Telecaster Tenor

    Hi,

    I recently got the tenor guitar (octave mandolin?) pictured below.

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    It came without a case, so I’m looking to get a decent gig bag for storing it when not in use. Any suggestions...
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    Re: Live Jazz -- Tom Wright Quartet

    Tom,

    Very impressive in every way. Really enjoyed that. Thanks for posting.

    Regards
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Dagger,

    That looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting.

    Regards
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    Re: Harmony 'Patrician' / Monterrey

    Hi,

    Looks very similar to my Marwin Jewel made by Harmony in 1940.

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    Regards
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I think otherwise (very good).


    Regards
  16. Re: Emergency! Lost tuner bushing screw on my 1994 Gibson F-5L!

    Hi,

    I found Schaller's customer service to be excellent. When one of the tuner buttons snapped on my Djangolin, they sent a new set of replacement buttons for free.

    Regards
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    Re: Hard Case for Ovation

    Hi Bill,

    The answer is yes. My US made Ovation is of the same vintage and came in a rectangular fitted case as pictured. The case is made by TKL of Canada. I tried to put the Ovation in my Hiscox...
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    Re: Ridiculous US Postal charge !.

    Hi,

    Does seem expensive. I received two armrests and 3 Wegen picks last week from Kyle at the Mando Store. He charged 13 dollars.

    I was particularly happy when the postman put these through the...
  19. Re: 1935 marwin jewel by harmony mandolin great conditi

    Hi,

    I was going through the mandolins on EBay UK on Monday and saw that this mandolin had just been posted. It triggered my memory of this thread which must have stuck with me as I loved the Art...
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    Re: Arpeggio Menuetto by A D Boden

    Hi,

    I don't know much about classical music or composition, but I do know I enjoyed that very much. Thank you.

    Regards
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    Eric Skye's 30 Day Guitar Challenge

    Hi,

    This is from cafe member Eric Skye who works with mandolinist Tim Connell at times. His thoughts on how to try and be the best player you can. I thought it was excellent, but have not seen it...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Style A Tuner Maintenance.

    Hi,

    Success! Worked out better than I had hoped and a big improvement. Thanks for all the advice.

    Graham, here's what it looks like. Got it on EBay from a vintage guitar shop in France. Nobody...
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    Re: Gibson Oval-Hole Recommendations?

    Hi,

    I like you was attracted to the sound of the vintage Gibson A's. I eventually went down a different route and bought a present day copy by buying an A4 (with Virzi) as made by Cafe member Mike...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Trio Concert Video

    Hi,

    Sorry it must be an iPad thing, I can still see it ok.

    Here is the URL

    http://youtu.be/26dojc6Kukw

    Regards
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    Re: Clifford Brown's Solo on Joy Spring

    Jordan,

    Thanks for posting both the video and transcription. I liked your earlier post of Au Privave too. Perhaps one day we"ll see a cd of this type of music come out from you or Pete since you...
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