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  1. Re: Learning by ear mental mapping note names

    This is a very worthwhile exercise. If you use standard notation or tab it's helpful to say them as you see them on the paper. It helps get head, eyes, and fingers all moving the same way.
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    Re: Girouard quartet - phase 1

    Building a matched quartet is a rare opportunity for a luthier—it's wonderful you were able to provide the Girouards a chance to make these. Let's hear them!
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    There's more than one reason he may have cut off contact with his family. I hope you hear from him and can get some resolution.
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    Re: A tale of two [Lyon and Healy] C's

    One other thought, Martin: any chance #935 broke its neck and got a new one? or that its owner decided shorter necks were the bomb and sent it back for a factory update?
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    Re: A tale of two [Lyon and Healy] C's

    Kind of like a murphy bed, in that it hides away when not in use! Photos here.
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    Re: The newest hot mandolin accessory!

    I had this very realization one day in college: 20į below zero with a brisk wind, waiting on the sidewalk for the train to finish crossing campus so I could get to class. That was the day I realized...
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    Re: A tale of two [Lyon and Healy] C's

    With serial numbers that close you would expect them to be made at about the same time. Any chance 935 was a custom order? Any evidence the shorter scale was available by request during those early...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Yes, MAS flared. When the lockdown started (remember, we were all going to stay home for a couple weeks and "flatten the curve"?) all my orchestral commitments cratered and I decided to use the newly...
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    Re: Humidipak - WARNING

    Raqcoon, another desert rat here.

    I've used the Boveda packs for quite awhile with no problem at my luthier's strong recommendation. Like Mike, I keep them in the gore-tex bags just in case,...
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    Re: String identification

    Thomastiks have black winding on both ends, tailpiece and headstock—probably what you have. Your description of them, "Very very playable, bit mellow but musical," is spot-on for Thomastiks.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Nope.
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    1918 wasn't a happy time. World War One was a horror show the likes of which had never been seen, and the world was never the same after. It was also the year the flu epidemic began, leaving piles of...
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    About six months ago I got one from Hobgoblin. They were out of stock, as they appear to be too, but they contacted me when they arrived and shipped it right out. Not cheap, but it's a sturdy case.
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    Re: Top deflection under saddle?

    My grandparents' house, built in the early 1890s, had a coal furnace and radiators. My grandmother always kept a roasting pan of water on top of one of the radiators, I suppose to protect the...
  15. Thread: Kentucky

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    Kentucky

    The news and images out of Kentucky this morning are horrifying. I know many MC members are from that part of the world. Here's hoping all are safe.
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    Re: custom oval hole

    I'll bet the new owner is ecstatic. It's a beauty.
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    Re: New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    Eugene, someone needs to try one out and report back to the rest of us!
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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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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,...
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    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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