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    Re: Are unwound strings always plain steel?

    Sue, try a set of these. And if those look just too downscale, you could always try this set. Let us know if they keep the vampires away.
  2. Re: My favorite Red Bear pick just broke after a decade :(

    From the looks of his home page he seems to have created a monster.
  3. Re: Lyon & Healy model A - appreciated more every day

    I agree, Tim! I picked up a 1918 Style B in January, and it makes me happy every time I open the case.
  4. Re: Basic Question: Vivaldi Concerto in D major RV 93

    The manuscript show slurs in the solo part as well as for the orchestra, and the string players are definitely using one bow for each of those little figures. Julian Bream gets good definition with...
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    Re: New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    Lovely. It looks like they are trying to combine the best of European and American mandolin styles. Bowl + flat back, Jim? The name works!
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    Re: Let's hear your BEST musical joke?

    A guy went to a college that had a good music school. He had never played an instrument, but decided to learn bass. At the first lesson the professor showed him how to play, in 4/4 time, C-C-C-C,...
  7. Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    I remember seeing this thread once when I was looking for any and all info on L&Hs.

    The one in the link is, to my eye, a much classier looking sunburst. The top of this one is a bit, shall we say,...
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    Re: Help Identifying Instrument/Mandolin

    Here are pictures of Irish and Greek bouzoukis.
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    Re: Help Identifying Instrument/Mandolin

    Bouzoukis have much longer necks: the proportions of this aren't right for a bouzouki. What is the string length—the distance from nut to bridge? Bowl-back mandolins usually measure 13".

    Mandolins...
  10. Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    Walls are falling. Maybe in slow motion, but more musicians are crossing boundaries. Most here have probably seen this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n3wHljJQ4M

    Now try this one:...
  11. Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    Tim, if you'll take an answer to some small part of this from someone not named Jim:

    In Bach's day, what motivated him to write was first and foremost the need to support a huge family. He worked...
  12. Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    Eugene, I'd be interested in knowing the context of these comments.

    Although mandolins are not common in symphony orchestras, Mahler and Respighi used them. Mozart tossed one in an opera score,...
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    Re: Classical mandolin book..easy one?

    Look through the Mel Bay website. Tons of mandolin books, and quite a few have tab as well as standard notation. Several movements of the Oswald divertimentos are not difficult, and the Telemann book...
  14. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    Phydaux, there's a little bit of everything in it. It's certainly not a tune book—plenty of others fill that niche. It's a method book, and working your way through it, a bit at a time, would be...
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    Re: Books About Mandolins

    Graham, a lot of publishers use printers in China. Are your books sitting on a container ship a few miles off shore, or in one of those containers stacked and going nowhere at one of the ports?
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    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    Face it: it's hers. What will you be getting for yourself?
  17. Re: Mandolin for Dummies/Mandolin Exercises for Dummies

    Marilynn Mair's The Complete Mandolinist is well worth having, phydaux. The name says it all—it's the most complete book I have found. Scales, arpeggios, double stops, duo style, and tunes from...
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    Re: NMD, But there's a problem

    The girl's a natural—look at that left hand! I assume you've ordered another?
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    Re: MAS temporarily appeased

    Nice! When will it arrive?
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    Re: from Breschia to current

    They are beautiful.
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    Re: Care with old mandolins and modern cases...

    For a relatively inexpensive solution, (at least compared to Calton or Hoffee) try one of these. It fits my 1918 L&H like it was made for it. Should fit most shorter-necked mandolins.
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    Re: "Tyrolean Lute Mandolin- 1850s"

    What is "eburnated exotic wood"?
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Starrbri, if that tailpiece is too frilly for you, I'll be happy to help you rehome it.
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    Re: Silverangel custom green 2-point

    Most of the time when a mandolin is described as "quite unique" it's a euphemism for "hot mess." Not this time! The color is really nice and the inlays are eye-catching but not gaudy. If it sounds...
  25. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    Any chance it's ramin? The grain and color look right.
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