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  1. Thread: DolinmanX

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    Re: DolinmanX

    Or Red Wing? Which in turn seemed to take something from Swedish gånglåts.
  2. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    In the UK, an 815v is now about US$1000 more than a 515v so it is quite a difference here.
    Bear in mind that I was buying an untried instrument during lockdown and had enough spare cash, so I wanted...
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    Re: Yet another string winder thread

    I've got a MusicNomad blue winder which I prefer to the types shown in the top post.
    Less fiddly to put over the knobs and doesn't slip off so easily.
    ...
  4. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    I've got an 815v.
    Really good tone mostly (I find the e string a bit thin sounding) . Adirondack top I believe.

    I rubbed the back of the neck with fine sandpaper a bit to make it easier for me to...
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    Re: Chris Thile Europe solo tour

    Thanks. Booked Glasgow.
  6. Re: Need help figuring out the tuning for this song

    This was my reply to the same query on Reddit:
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    The Shetland Mandolin Band plays mainly folk-inspired repertoire.
    https://youtu.be/nDGTwVCgw5U
    Players include top local fretted instrument musicians such as founder Jenny Henry, plus Gary...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    Great stuff, Dotty.
    I recognise some material from Paul Sparks, who you acknowledge in the bibliography.
    You have summarised it well within the essay format.
    I'm currently reading his "The...
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    Re: poem in today's NYTimes

    Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns:

    Guitares et mandolines
    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Guitares et mandolines
    Ont des sons qui font aimer.
    Tout en croquant des pralines
    Pépa se laisse charmer
    Quand,...
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    Re: Ry Cooder 1970 mandolin video

    Thanks but that sounds like the version of Goin to Brownsville on his first record with percussion, electric slide and all behind the mandolin.
    I don't think it's taken live from his playing on the...
  11. Re: Moved to Kazakhstan, need free sheet music until stuff arrive

    Have you been to the Kazakh Museum of Folk Instruments in Almaty?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh_Museum_of_Folk_Musical_Instruments

    I visited there about 20 years ago and was guided around...
  12. Re: Tax and import duty buying a mandolin from the UK?

    If it makes you feel any better, the total cost of privately importing a mandolin from USA to UK (which I have looked at many times) , is about 50% higher than the US shop retail price (not to...
  13. Re: Tax and import duty buying a mandolin from the UK?

    This may be of some help, although the other link inside it doesn't seem to work for me:

    https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-374?language=en_US
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    I've got a replacement cervical disk in my neck made of PEEK.
    Maybe I should consider who to leave it to in my will.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    No, you're not the only one. But that's what threads like this are for, and in the process, we're hearing how different people use language for the same thing.
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    Re: Mandolin session in Edinburgh's Waverley Bar

    That is great Kevin, and the mandolins very audible.

    I wonder will pubs like the Waverley be having weekend sessions during the festival, or will it all be given over to Fringe shows?
    We...
  17. Thread: Kenny Baker

    by Bren
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    Re: Kenny Baker

    I love his waltz playing (and he played a lot of them). It has universal appeal even for those who don't like bluegrass. In fact I'd say KB is one of those musicians who transcends style and genre.
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    Re: What's the best way to dust my fretboard?

    5 grades ahead of a J-cloth!

    I use Fast Fret and the thin cloth included with that package works fine.
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    Re: New to Mandolin...What next?

    Amen to that. Many other mandolinists, not just bluegrass, learned from that book, and from what I've seen since , it's never been bettered.

    There are still copies available.
  20. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    No need to speculate - one of the linked stories in the first post says:


    The Dutch midwife who delivered my son 33 years ago had just returned that morning from a visit home to Amsterdam.
    Her...
  21. Thread: Ever wonder?

    by Bren
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    Re: Ever wonder?

    A mandolin is Amanda Lynn here.
    Accent on last syllable.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    "Fiddle tunes" is the dominant description used here in northeast Scotland, whether played on accordion, mandolin, whistle or whatever.

    Often as opposed to "pipe tunes" which are also played on...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Thanks Frank!
    I'll have to do some more thinking about this.
    I think I've got enough bits and pieces to do something like that.
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Frank, this might be (it is)a dumb question, but how do you get your backing track on your video?
    Is it just playing on another device and picked up by your mike, or do you have to record it into a...
  25. Thread: New Gal

    by Bren
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    Re: New Gal

    Welcome!

    The resources available to a new player today are mind-boggling compared when I started.
    And there are links or threads or posts here on this site that will lead to all of them.

    (Goes...
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