My apoligize if I should have posted somewhere diferent, but here goes anywise. #
I just bought a mandolan at a pawn shop for $75. #The guy there told me it was alot like a violin so I decided to aquire it. #I talked him down from $100, which felt good. #I don't play violin really (only twice acually), but I do have one sitting around. #Anywise, my question comes down to this. #When I'm using the violin bow, I just can't get the mandolan to make any good sound at all. #It's just real quite and seems like it's going to shred the hairs on my #bow. #I don't sound so very good on the violin, but at least I can get some sound from it. #But this mandolan just does not do nothing. #Any advise would be really appreciated?