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What's this rumor about Turkish Ouds not being long lasting?
I agree with Samir - well said !

Regards - PaulO
9-12-2020 at 04:45 PM
by: paulO
Is it possible to make a turkish oud sound deeper and lower?
In addition to Jason's comments - when you change strings and drop the tuning, you're going to have ...
8-26-2020 at 04:14 PM
by: paulO
purpose of oud in a band
One tip - during sound check (if you're lucky enough to have one) - if the oud's too loud, it's just ...
6-25-2020 at 03:36 PM
by: paulO
Turkish strings on arabic oud?
I've got to second both Jody's, Brian's, and Robert's posts - give it a shot - just give the change ...
11-28-2019 at 09:33 PM
by: paulO
mic issue
You could try that and see how it goes. I've played ouds with the pickup screwed to the top of the b ...
9-24-2019 at 07:41 PM
by: paulO
mic issue
Dude - awesome work !! Just remember, when you add the pickup to the Iraqi oud - the placement of th ...
9-23-2019 at 01:23 PM
by: paulO
mic issue
Yes - these connections need to be soldered.
Also, the assembly needs to be stabilized at the poin ...
9-18-2019 at 04:58 AM
by: paulO
Oud strings
Man, it seems strange that Brian didn't get back to you....I'd try him again, he's always been very ...
8-15-2019 at 05:24 PM
by: paulO
Specific questions about large crack on the back
Hi Johnnyboy,

You should heed Brian's advice - it's 100% correct. If you just woke up one day, an ...
8-15-2019 at 05:21 PM
by: paulO
New 7 strings Oud ,My handmade
It sounds great - especially for a new instrument. The bass already has good depth, and very well ba ...
6-20-2019 at 07:05 PM
by: paulO
Cut classic oud to half cut oud !
Just FYI - http://www.dantzrecords.com/flatbackoud.html check it out !

6-12-2019 at 11:04 AM
by: paulO
Cut classic oud to half cut oud !
You've got to take care of your body sylud ! Good luck with your search !

Regards - Paul
6-4-2019 at 09:21 PM
by: paulO
Analog pre amp for oud
I'd love to try one ! If it makes the rounds to the SF Bay Area, please let me know. It looks very w ...
5-6-2019 at 08:18 PM
by: paulO
Fingerboard containing grooves over time
Hey Brian,

Thanks for the "Many players press far too hard on the strings as well, if you train y ...
2-8-2019 at 03:54 PM
by: paulO
Abdelwahab oud taqsims discs
I hadn't heard that one - pretty cool. Thanks for posting the link.

Regards - Paul
7-23-2018 at 03:31 PM
by: paulO
Difficulty of changing scale lengths as a beginner
Hi yozhik,

If Arabic music is your primary focus - you should get an oud that's intended for Arab ...
3-13-2018 at 05:28 PM
by: paulO
who made this oud?
The oud player at 14:59 - I think is a very young John Bilezikjian. Jack Chalikian on Kanun, and I ...
1-16-2018 at 02:37 PM
by: paulO
New Oud with Taqassim
Looks beautiful - and for a new instrument, sounds very even, and love the growl in the bass.

Re ...
6-20-2017 at 07:46 PM
by: paulO
Oud buzzing demystified video
5-8-2017 at 03:33 PM
by: paulO
new england armenian musicians
There's a few of them: check this one out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4lHZlQGe60

P ...
5-2-2017 at 07:13 PM
by: paulO
new ouds
Hi eldad,

Thanks for posting the video clips - Great "old school" sound ! Beautiful looking work ...
4-29-2017 at 01:08 PM
by: paulO
My first oud
Dear faggiuols,

Fantastic work man ! You've got a tremendous eye for detail, the pegbox, contrast ...
4-29-2017 at 12:59 PM
by: paulO
Unique Strings, Peter Kyvelos
I met Pete when I was 16, and living in Oakland, California. I played dumbek with him on a few gigs ...
6-7-2016 at 11:46 AM
by: paulO
New arabian Oud in egyptian style
Lovely understated work Fritz, can't wait to hear it !!

2-4-2015 at 10:06 PM
by: paulO
slim turkish soundboards.. dieting or dying?
Hi Hasan,

Well built ouds from any part of the world, no matter what the style, can develop probl ...
12-15-2014 at 11:39 AM
by: paulO
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