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    Re: Mandolin scene in Japan

    And then there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8SGaqxgqKQ
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    Re: Where’s the easy-does-it method?

    Go to Mel Bay's website and spend an hour or more looking through their mandolin books. Everything is on sale right now, you can get either print or e-books, and every level and style you can imagine...
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    I wonder how many Eastmans, Kentuckys, and other Pac-rim instruments are currently sitting on the wrong side of the Suez Canal. Anything bound for Europe would take that route, and probably shipments...
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    Re: Concierto de Aranjuez Rodrigo

    It's still under copyright, so that will make it more difficult to find.
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    Two Ellis A5 Deluxes showed up in the classifieds today, and I immediately thought of this comment.

    Same color, same appointments, both at The Music Emporium, both with Calton cases. New: $6700....
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    What caused the stigma?
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Maxr, I would guess the bow hold changed in the early 19th century as the style of bow introduced by F.X. Tourte caught on—basically the same design used today. Romantic-era music calls for much...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    In this still, Jim, she's holding it at a very typical place. In the sustained section at the very beginning she's closer to the frog, and if you look at around 4:30 where she's ripping along at a...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Jim, you should have had a PM from me earlier.

    Catmandu2, isn't she amazing? One of the best in the early music biz.

    Going through the day's email, I just happened to stumble on an article from...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Lightness at the tip is the whole point! Modern bows allow you to maintain an even sound from frog to tip, and they are indeed more powerful This video is a perfect example of what baroque bows are...
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    Re: Ellis Waitlist

    The headstock design on #500 is amazing.
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    193044


    Top: best of the bunch, purchased from LaMotte Violins, 28" total, 24.75" hair length
    Middle: VioMusic, 28.375" total, hair length 25"
    Bottom: another Chinese company, came with my...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    I don't know how they would work on steel strings. I have used mine on gut, wrapped gut, and synthetic and it has been fine on all. Whoever said it weighs 58 oz is nuts—that's a little over two...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Jim, I have been tempted to take one to the contradances I (used to) play for. Jigs and reels are pretty darn baroque, and it seems like the speedy little bow would be just the ticket.
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Jim, until Covid brought everything to a halt I was playing in a Baroque group. Finding decent bows and instruments was . . . interesting. There are a lot of really, really awful quasi-baroque...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    There are other factors with fine tuners.

    Fiddlers traditionally used steel-core strings, which are next to impossible to tune with pegs alone. Before synthetic strings were introduced—Dominants,...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

    Probably someone who doesn't have cats or little kids around.
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    Re: Instrument Rental

    Like Jill, I don't see a downside.

    We did this when the kids started various band and orchestral instruments. I think the deal was that if you bought within six months the full amount of rental...
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    Re: What do you keep your picks and stuff in?

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    I loved the little Velamints containers. Metal, the top slides back, different designs to keep it straight which picks go with which instrument. Unfortunately, they changed the design of...
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    Did you buy some of the Galli picks? These look to be a similar size and shape.
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    So what's the verdict?
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    Re: Any lazy way to off a bunch of instruments?

    Is there a school near you with an Americana ensemble in their music department? The instruments you list would be likely be way better than what they have.
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    Bernstein and Mahler go together like . . . gin and tonic? peanut butter and jelly? sturm und drang? Something like that.

    In this video of Bernstein and Vienna, the camera goes to the mandolinist...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    With any of these companies, does a $200/year policy cover any number of instruments up to a certain value? For example, is the cost similar to insure 10 instruments with a combined value of $50K as...
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Jeff, back in the olden days when we could go places and do things with other people I was in need of a baroque viola. I couldn't find anything in the US, at any price. I summoned my courage and...
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