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  1. Re: String gauge for an OM to Mandocello test?

    "...The C course will always be a bit weedy at this scale, but you gain better playability compared to a longer scale instrument."

    Yes, you are correct. I should have clarified that the relatively...
  2. Re: String gauge for an OM to Mandocello test?

    The C-string, on a 25-in scale, goes anywhere from the low .060's up to .075. The you can use you current G, D, and A strings. So all you will need to try it out is one pair of strings. More than...
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    I don't know of anyone who has built a mandocello on such a short scale, so I really don't know if it would work at all. A .075 string might work, but I am unsure if it would stay in tune "up the...
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    Yep. And since my 25" scale mandocello needs .070" or ,075" strings to get that nice, rich sound, I hate to think what one would need for a 20" scale! :)
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    I have heard the same thing. I refer to my octave mandola as a "mandocello" Others would call the same instrument an Irish bouzouki. The 20" scale should be fine for GDAE tuning. I tune my tenor...
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    The smaller body could suit you, depending on what sound you are looking for. Are you sure you mean an octave mandola, and not an octave mandolin? I don't think a twenty-inch scale is going to...
  7. Re: Anyone tried a Virzi Tone Producer on an oval-holed mandocell

    Very True. But by splitting the tone producer in half and notching it, I should have no trouble getting it through the sound hole and fitted back together. It will be a bit of a pain in the butt. I...
  8. Anyone tried a Virzi Tone Producer on an oval-holed mandocello?

    I have an Eastman oval-holed mandocello, and it would be pretty simple (though admittedly time intensive) to add a Virzi to it, so just asking around.... strange request, I know :)
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    Re: Mandocello tuning/tension (CcGgDdAa)

    Thanks for the response!
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    Re: Mandocello tuning/tension (CcGgDdAa)

    How does that Eastman 'cello-guitar conversion sound? (Not that I am going to change mine, but I have been considering picking up one of Eastman's archtop acoustic guitars and I wonder how they...
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    Re: Mandocello tuning/tension (CcGgDdAa)

    Nice! Here is an electric 'cello tuned octaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNkLPzCuXFE

    Somewhere on YouTube is an Eastman 'cello with the strings tuned in octaves, as well, but I couldn't...
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    Re: Eastman MDA815 mandola is here...

    I agree. I can detect no difference in build quality, playability, or anything else in the five Eastman products I have owned. The tone in the goldtop is different (maple vs mahogany back and...
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    Re: Eastman MDA815 mandola is here...

    That is a very nice rendition of a classic Prine song. Thanks.

    I owned an 815 (lost it in a fire) and was very happy with it. Given that the 315 is now available, I will probably go that route. I...
  14. Re: Bellenghi and Weidt mandocello methods

    Way cool! Thanks!
  15. Re: Spring Suite, May 2019 for OM or Mandocello

    Very, VERY nice!!!
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    Re: Restringing Gibson

    I don't know about restringing a Gibson, in particular. There are a couple of folks on youtube who have restrung Eastman 'cellos to OMs and other variants. I can't imagine that is would damage the...
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    Re: Eastman mandocello tailpiece blues

    I am glad that worked out for you. I have one of the more recently-manufactured mandocellos. No hinge on the tailpiece. I am sure it's a little trickier to change the strings (still not bad), and I...
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    Re: Where are the Eastman OMs?

    I second that re the Eastman mandocello. I have had two. The first, the f-hole model, I had for the better part of a year before it was destroyed in a fire. I now have the oval hole model. The...
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    Re: LR Baggs for Mandocello

    Oh, I agree. But something designed primarily for guitars doesn't necessarily translate well to an arch-top MC. Though. yeah. they aren't really all that different. The tech who installed it took his...
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    LR Baggs for Mandocello

    I am not sure how many have tried this, or are looking for a way to amplify their mandocello, but I have been working with an LR Baggs Lyric for about three months in my Eastman MC, and, after...
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    Re: Making an Eastman Sing

    I was sold on Dunlop nylons picks, usually the black ones, for years. I used the old-school black ovation heavies on mando, but they no longer make those. When I started playing mandocello, I went...
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    Re: Pono MND-20 Tenor size Octave Mandolin!

    Nice!
  23. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    Yeah, it needs to be acoustic (though I do use internal mics in guitar and mandocello). I "unplugged" a few decades ago, sold my early-60's tele and by Fender Vibrolux, etc :)
  24. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    I haven't heard of them, and will check them out. "Setting up" an instrument is not a problem. Thanks.
  25. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    Thanks. The Blueridge seems to be fairly popular, and though I haven't played one of their guitars in a long time. I remember their six-string boxes being of pretty decent quality. I live in the...
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