View Full Version : An Earnest 5-String Boomerang...

Apr-12-2005, 10:43am
Thought you folks might want to check this one out....
It's fresh out of the gate....

Curly redwood top...

I really like the Novax fan-fretting system, which essentially gives each string it's own scale-length...

Just cranked it through a Vox AC30, and the lipstick PU is a winner on an electric mandolin...

Check out Joel's other creations at the Earnest (http://www.earnestinstruments.com/) website...

Cool axe!

Ted Eschliman
Apr-12-2005, 11:58am
Bruce, I owned one of these for awhile, and I've regretted letting it go. The Novax is an amazingly comfortable and adaptable approach to the tension disparity between the E and the C string.
Great sound, great craftsmanship. You've done well!

Apr-12-2005, 4:57pm
I bought Mandohack's Boomerang because I lusted after a Novax fretboard. What a great playing emando! Great value too. You have to blow a lot more money to get any real upgrade in playability. I just wish the pickup was a little hotter, and maybe in a different place/orientation. But I wish a lot of goofy things. Congrats! You won't be disappointed, and if you are, you shouldn't be...

Apr-12-2005, 5:03pm
OK, all we need is to have Peter and Joel chime in and we can have the whole ownership history of Mike's Boomerang in this thread! LOL

I very briefly owned the Boomerang before Ted, but I couldn't get the hang of the fretboard. (Hangs head in shame)

Too bad, 'cause the mando itself was the coolest thing I'd ever owned (well, before my Mini-Mosrite, at least). I wish I'd have been a better player to deserve that axe!

Bruce, yours looks cooler than cool. Congrats!

Apr-12-2005, 7:48pm
Gosh, my baby's been around the block? Maybe I should get my friendship ring back from her...

Apr-12-2005, 8:50pm
I can't remember what pickup is in that original Boomerang, but Kent Armstrong makes a hotter lipstick tube p/u now. It could be changed. I had no idea that mando had made the rounds. Glad to hear everyone sort of liked it. Joel

Apr-12-2005, 9:25pm
That thing is too cool! How about something like a ZVex Super Hard On to boost the signal? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Apr-13-2005, 2:03am
Mike, I just want to let you know I was a complete gentleman.

Apr-13-2005, 10:58am
delsbrother, that's not what SHE said...

Ted Eschliman
Apr-13-2005, 6:54pm
We are an incestuous bunch, aren't we...

Apr-26-2005, 9:46pm
Anyone see this interesting mando in the classifieds?

Chase 5 string acoustic-electric with Novax board. LINK (http://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.cgi?search_and_display_db_button=on&db_id=13876&query=retrieval)


Apr-27-2005, 12:21pm
Well, I have the Bacorn that the seller gave up when he got the Chase. Wonder what he's moved on to?