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    Re: Why electric mandolin?

    To make bending on an 8 String Electric Mandolin easier, I actually cut the scale length down from 13 inches to only 9 or 8 inches like a 1/32 size violin.

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    The reason why...
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    Re: Why electric mandolin?

    You can eliminate those mics & play lightly & fast too. Because Electric Mandolins are easier to mass-produce than their Acoustic Counterparts, they're now less expensive. The bolt on neck makes it...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The Cremonese Mandolin came around 1800 & the 4 String Domra Prima came around 1905 (105 years later) so yeah it's essentially a Circular Bodied Wire strung version of a Cremonese Mandolin. It's just...
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    Re: Why electric mandolin?

    The 8 String Electric Mandolin sound falls in between an Electric Guitar & a Mandolin so rather interesting. It's Mandolin pitched.
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The Cremonese Mandolin came around 1800 & the 4 String Domra Prima came around 1905 (105 years later) so yeah it's essentially a Circular Bodied Wire strung version of a Cremonese Mandolin. It's just...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The 4 String Domra Prima is more common in Ukraine & it was developed by Liubimov, in 1905. The Ukrainian Domra Prima is essentially a Circular Bodied Wire strung version of a Cremonese Mandolin. I...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    They worked around this issue by making the body a bit deeper
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    They recommend using a Zero Glide Banjo nut
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Actually John Pearse has a good set
  10. Re: Building a Bresciane/Cremonese style Mandolin

    204564 I have a Goldtone GME-4, it's essentially an Electrified version of the Bresciano Mandolin
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    Here's a Zero Glide nut:204563
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    Re: String Bending

    Well lighter gauge strings (weather it's 4 strings, or 8 strings, something like that) do help. Well to make it work on Acoustic Mandolin w/ 8 Strings, I cut the scale length down from 13 inches to...
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    Re: String Bending

    Well lighter gauge strings (weather it's 4 strings, or 8 strings, something like that) do help. Well to make it work on Acoustic Mandolin w/ 8 Strings, I cut the scale length down from 13 inches to...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I got lower action w/ light strings by having the frets filed down nearly flush w/ the fretboard, I was using ultra-low profile frets those were made by Eintopf
    (german stewmac copy). Lighter...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    204560 I have this Doff 4 String Domra Prima which is essentially a Wire Strung Circular Bodied version of a Cremonese Mandolin. It sounds rather loud because the top is cut roughly half as thick as...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Actually to make it work w/ Acoustics the top & back would have to be cut thinner. Jake Wildwood converted this Gypsy Jazz F Style Mandolin into a 4 Stringer because of how lightly built it...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The 4 String Ukrainian Domra is essentially a Circular bodied Steel string version of a Cremonese Mandolin.
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    I was using Mandriola Strings for that made by Thomastik (they're Optima Copies)
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    I got that information from an instrumentation manual that's in a mixture of German & Japanese. The 4 String Domra Prima is essentially a Circular Steel Strung version of a Cremonese Mandolin cause...
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    Re: Allen tailpiece holes vs. James?

    The Allen TR series of Tailpieces should help
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    Re: Allen tailpiece holes vs. James?

    They would have to make a special version that's meant for these Mandolins
  22. Re: Thomastik-Infeld Alto Mandolin/Mandola Strings

    The Thomastik Flatwound Mandola Strings allow you to turn your Mandola into a Mini Octave Mandolin & they're made like Violin strings.
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    Adding ball ends would help
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    Re: Any trick to installing Thomastik strings?

    I think they should make instruction manuals for those strings.
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    Re: Thomastik Infeld Strings

    I restrung my Mandolin w/ these Strings recently (just after changing the tailpiece out to a Terminator Tailpiece), & yeah I had to save up alot of money for these amazing Strings. The Flatwound...
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