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    Re: Freshwater Instruments close down

    I must have been one of the last customers to receive an instrument from Dave, my Octave Mandola. It's dated 17/11/08 gulp!!
  2. Thread: Polcha Variata

    by O'Riabh
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    Re: Polcha Variata

    I have a Pietro Ruffini bowlback and a Big Muddy M4 but even with the old bowlback it's difficult. A (L) index finger extension may be required:mandosmiley:

    Thanks for your response.
  3. Thread: Polcha Variata

    by O'Riabh
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    Re: Polcha Variata

    I have tried to play Polcha Variata using GDAE tuning but the stretch is to much ie, I cant reach the A in D F(sharp) A at the beginning of the piece.
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    Re: Intelli IMT-500 vs 'Other' tuners.

    I had a problem tuning the 'A' strings on an old bowlback, the Red Snark is the more accurate of the two tuners.
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    Re: Vintage German two point

    I withdraw the silly question, the sleeve of my overcoat should resolve the issue:whistling:
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    Re: Vintage German two point

    I purchased an old Neapolitan bowlback by Pietro Ruffini of Brescia recently. The string posts catch the inside of my left arm and looking at the design of the the Sleeve Guard it would not be of...
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    Re: Tabs vs music notation

    Maybe the wrong thread: I prefer music notation and have been searching for an arrangement for mandolin of Bach Sonata #1 4th Mvt Gm Presto including fingering.
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