View Full Version : New (to me) weber sweet pea

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 1:30pm
well, i was in need of a travel mandolin to take camping, and i now have a weber sweet pea that i got used.

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 1:32pm
wow, that was big http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

heres the back

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 1:34pm
and the headstock:

Jun-29-2005, 1:39pm
How do you like it?

Jun-29-2005, 1:48pm
Is that a flamed mple fretboard? how rre is that amongst sweet peas???

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 4:55pm
wow again, http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

the spruce top has some wierd figure sort of thing, not really bearclaw. anyone know what this is?

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 4:57pm
why yes, the fretboard is a bit flamey, you must be some sort of psychic wombat electrician http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

heres a better shot of the flameyness

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 4:59pm
ok, this is really wierd, crazy big pictures.

heres the label, signed bruce weber)

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 5:03pm
wow, lots of big, blurry pictures...

the sound is better than the other 2 sweet peas that i have played, but probably becuase it is broken in. it is quite loud, mainly. its got a real nice high end, and the open G is suprizingly Bass-y. the only lack of tone is the midrange, which gets drowned out by the extremes. it seems to be a good classical mando and is definitely not a bluegrasser. i think it will suit me quite well for what i am trying to get out of it.


Jun-29-2005, 7:46pm
i agree, i made you a tuning bottle, basically a plastic soda bottle filled with a certain amount of water, and when you blow across the top, you get a perfect g, you could bring that to canada or make your own, it's pretty neat btw got a scroll you could post in the scroll section??? just kidding.

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 10:06pm
im proud not to

Baron Collins-Hill
Jun-29-2005, 10:07pm
im proud not to http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

hopefully ill think of something witty to say eventually