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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    Video from the new Watchouse album. Like it. Alot.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAPJev2yOFo
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    This is new. Spooky setting. I wonder how they pulled that off. Very early in the morning?
    https://youtu.be/UpNSMGGW8bk
    https://youtu.be/UpNSMGGW8bk
  3. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    Dependency on a tuner is probably the subject of another thread, but years and years ago - like 40-50 years - the mark of a professional musician was the ability to tune without such devices. There...
  4. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    I just made a little video for the folks at Peghead Nation discussing the instrument and playing it a bit, both acoustically and amplified. I'll share that here as soon as they post it.
  5. Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Hi all,

    I'm so excited by the new mandolin I just received from genius luthier, Oliver Apitius. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that is better suited to Jazz. And it plays like a dream. I...
  6. Re: How to Keep a Headstock Tuner from Damaging Your Instrument

    I got along for decades before the electronic tuner was invented. If you’re paranoid about damage, buy a tuning fork!
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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Here you go Doug. It's smooth glitter.

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    Re: Calton Cases - in pictures

    Just got my new Calton. This is their new case that is wider to give the lower point more padding.

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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
  10. F'in Mandolin Shootout with a Nugget, Gilchrist and Hogan!

    Hello and Happy New Year!

    I wanted to start off my saying I am not a fan of the word shootout because it gives the connotation that I am comparing these mandolins which isn't/wasn't my intention....
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    ...and tone bars shaved and a wider fingerboard added (to accommodate Mike's big fingers), plus plenty of normal wear and tear.

    I once "played" Mike's loar (...said as if I can actually play...
  12. Invention in C Major BWV 772 Nugget F5 and Northfield Octave

    Just got done listening to Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall's CD of Bach inventions and felt inspired to play one. You can even watch it in 4k!



    Enjoy and keep on picking!
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    That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    I love this video of this cellist explaining why this piece is so very iconic and brilliantly composed.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIge2mYdTtM
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    Hagerty #7 fresh off the bench

    Hagerty #7

    red spruce top
    Back, neck and sides are big leaf maple
    1 1/8 bone nut
    Cumberland Acoustics bridge
    Compound radius fretboard 6.5-12
    Parallel bracing
    Waverly tuners
    James tailpiece
  15. Re: L/F recommendation: mandolin set-up & repair in So. Calif.

    Living Tree Music - http://www.livingtreemusic.com/
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Not sure what constitutes the "current spotlight", as Sturgill has been making waves for the last 7-8 years on the edges of country music. He's part of a push against mainstream country, and I, for...
  17. Re: Comments on this inherited Gibson 6160 mando and case?

    The late Paul Hostetter's page on tuner maintenance could give you some hints on getting them right. It is here.
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    Gilchrist 3A Artist (1998)

    A new mandolin family instrument has been added to The Music Emporium inventory:

    Gilchrist 3A Artist (1998)

    View instrument...
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    Old Marty Stuart pics

    1975 my big brother Steve put 15 year old me in his 68 VW bug and we drove from NJ down to Williamsburg Bluegrass Festival. What a trip. What an experience. Big buzz was the young mandolin kid who...
  20. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir or Oregon pine, is a great instrument tonewood for guitars and mandolins. My good friend Seth Kimmel makes amazing doubble basses out of it. I'm...
  21. Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday today to The Mandolin Store's Dennis Vance. Hoping everyone will join in on us congratulating him on another trip around the sun.

    Zach, Dennis' son, tells me he's just been released...
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    New Octave Mandolin Day

    I've wanted one of these for quite some time and couldn't stop thinking about one, and now that I sprung for it, thrilled at the playability, sound, workmanship. YMMV.

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    1925 A4 cross posted

    Please pardon the cross post from pics, vids. Thought vintage thread applied too.

    Pandemic plaid on plaid pajama practice on the good old Gibson. Oh, the things this instrument has seen in its 95...
  24. Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Bob Dylan, interviewed by Douglas Brinkley, NYT, June 12, 2020:

    "Bluegrass music is mysterious and deep rooted and you almost have to be born playing it. Just because you are a great singer, or a...
  25. Re: Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    Aquila sell sets of 5ths-tuning for ukulele. One set is the same pitch as the mandolin/violin, which can only be used on the small soprano uke. The other is for Concert ukulele, CGDA. I'm using the...
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