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Mandobass - image courtesy of Elderly Instruments and Mandolin Archive

Mandobass - image courtesy of Elderly Instruments and Mandolin Archive

A mandobass usually has four unpaired strings and is plucked with the fingers. It is stood on the floor by means of a spike and played upright. It is tuned in fourths because its string length makes the reaches generated by tuning in fifths impractical: E, A, D, G.

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