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I've never owned an electric instrument up until now so I don't know anything about them. For the price it's a neat little instrument and seems well made. I only have one complaint. All the string sets have good voice except the TREBLE set. They sound weak against the others and difficult to hear! Ii've tried raising the pickups up to meet the treble and lower on the bass side. It helps marginally. Any thoughts! I was thinking maybe a heavier set of treble strings, more mass.:mandosmiley:
try some .011 strings
^^ yeah, heavier guage E strings have more metal interacting with the pickups magnets which should equal more volume. The trade-off is that heavier guage strings can be a bit harder to play.
On my mandocaster I was able to even things out by adjusting the pickup heights. The treble side is quite a bit higher than the bass, but the tone is balanced.
Check out the "Four, Five and Eight-String Electrics (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?53-Four-Five-and-Eight-String-Electrics)" forum. You'll find this is fairly common on the standard production e-mandos. Fortunately there are folks on this forum who have already addressed that problem. I bought a new pickup for my Mandobird from Pete (http://www.almuse.co.uk/mandolin_pickups_mandobird.html) and it made a huge difference.
A pickup can make a real difference in any of the cheapo emandos. I put some Bill Lawrence rails in my Kentucky, and the thing kicks now.