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    Long time lurker, sometime poster - just a quick picture of my just finished Flying V 4-string mandolin. 13.75" scale length, Andrew Jerman bridge, Alder body, Maple neck, p-Bass pickup. Sounds great. Present for my son's college graduation.

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    That looks pretty cool.

    Now you gotta build an Explorer.
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    So where's MY graduation present? It's only been, like, 15 years...

    Seriously, it looks way cool. How does it sound through that amp? Any thought of building more?



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    Excellent!!! Great lookin mando . Well done .

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    Thanks to all for comments. Yes it sounds great through the Champ style tube amp. I used a .047 Mfd cap in the circuit to cut the treble and it sounds great. I am breaking out some of my son's guitar pedals - I suspect this electric thing will be fun.

    I have a Les Paul double cut layed out on another piece of alder for myself. A few weeks recovery and back at it.

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    Harp Gear Amp, great little Amp, I have the 15 watt and the 30 watt with 2x8". Brian Purdy out of Florida is doing a heck of a job on them. Are you a harp player?
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    Too cool -- nice work!
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    John:

    Yes a harp player - blues. #More money than talent though - thats why I have the HarpGear - but the mando sounds great through it.

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    A flying V is my main hatchet at the moment, welcome to the fold! I like the classic look you've got going there. Pretty soon, you'll have to get the trick of making "mandolin face" while rocking out...

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    Beautiful emando. Anybody ever see a 5 string electric flying V emando?
    Forget with the cowbell, already...

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    Yeah, Christian's is a 5-stringer. Look up builder Michael Dolan at emando.com and you'll see a pic.
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    You did that from memory, huh mrmando...

    Thanks.
    Forget with the cowbell, already...

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    I have a custom 5 string Flying V mando! It's called "VALKYRIA" and it's made by brazilian luthier FABIO BATANJ. Has 2 Dimarzio ProTracks, whammy bar, coil-splits...everything! It feels amazing also...

    I have some videos on my youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/mmdeva


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    Kbarry, love the natural finish. Did you use korina wood?
    5-Stringer, wow, very cool, nice job. Muito obrigado!

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    5-stringer,
    VERY Nice! Flo and Eddie didn't sing it any better than you played it!

    I love how well Zappa's material plays on the mandolin. I've been playing with "I'm the Slime" for years.

    kbarry,
    Cool mando! I agree with the Kid. Explorer!

    Daniel

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    Great looking electric.

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