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Dan Winheld replied to Jacob Johnson's discussion another newb string thread
"Excellent change. Much better set-up than the La Bella, which is seriously out of date on string materials (nylon gets dull, dead sound at about the 3rd course, and far too many wound basses!) As to your proposed new set-up, I personally prefer a…"
5 hours ago
Waldemar Pawlaszek replied to Jacob Johnson's discussion another newb string thread
"I've started a similar discussion few months ago about KF Alliance strings: http://lutegroup.ning.com/forum/topics/changing-strings-to-kf-alliance At the end I've resigned from that plan as I was scared about redrilling holes and…"
10 hours ago
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14 hours ago
Jacob Johnson posted a discussion

another newb string thread

Hello all, I'm brand new to the lute and could use your string advice. I'm playing on a 60cm 8-course G lute (one of the Roosebeck Zachary Taylor 'deluxe' lutes made in Pakistan, but with modified 1st and 15th pegs and with a new bone nut. Images attached for good measure.), and I thought I'd get some input on strings. I use a=440.I'm currently using the La Bella 8-course set* with nylon octaves and silver-plated wound fundamentals, but in the interest of being as historically accurate as…See More
17 hours ago
T.Robb replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"Similar record dates back to 1688… a guard's logbook from the kremlin records that two serfs were stopped from playing the balalaika whilst drunk…also it seems at various times in Russian history, the playing of the balalaika…"
19 hours ago
San Francisco Pro Musica Antiqua replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"Ever the wit, David!"
20 hours ago
David Tayler replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"When I did the first Mxxican Baroque Album, Craig Russell mentioned that there were arrest records for lute players."
22 hours ago
T.Robb replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
Sunday
T.Robb replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"Thanks for the title suggestion I'm getting a hold of that book about Massachusettes. Good stuff.  & also was glad to find this so readily: http://youtu.be/aJTT00oKBnw?list=LLtwEt-cFchV5KoO4XD8CTcw "
Sunday
Peter Forrester replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"Not North America, but.  Drake on his circumnavigation took with him members of the Norwich Waites who played both stringed and wind instruments. He is described thus - 'he dines and sups to the music of viols'.  After his death…"
Sunday
T.Robb replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"To be true I think of the lute as a rough and tumble descendant of the far ranging oud. Wide neck or thin, the instrument is light and capable. Two if by land  & one if by sea lol. Another way to look at it:  If a lute did suffer a…"
Sunday
San Francisco Pro Musica Antiqua replied to T.Robb's discussion When did the first Lutes arrive in North America?
"Quibble Quibble quibble... I'm afraid the illustration of the '16th century ship' won't do.  It is clearly a two masted brigantine, a type that became popular in the early 1700s. Take a look at any illustration of the…"
Saturday

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