Been awhile since I posted.
Anyway I'm posting this YouTube as I can't stop listening to this band. It is a brother and his twin sisters - Penny (Mando) and Katy (banjo). The brother is Ben Clark who voluntarily walked away from being the banjo player for Taylor Swift to try to make a go of it with his sisters as part of a deal with Sony. Blood is thicker than money. But what else can you expect from Texas farm folks. He is equally good on the dolbro and mando and of course the banjo. I hope they do well.
What really caught my attention about this band was the sound of the mando - well OK the sisters too . My jaw dropped as it has exactly the tone and chop I'm looking for. I know it's a combination of the player, mando and sound system but still - exactly what I'm looking for - nice round mids, solid not over powering chop and no tinniness in the highs. Does it make sense to shop for a mando based on sound of one you like? Does it make sense to ask builders - can you make one that sounds like this?
I'm away for the next couple days on work stuff but will be back this weekend. I look forward to any answers!
PS Typical banjo player antics!