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    Re: Building a Mandolin...

    Very fun design, post some sound clips once it's finished!
  2. Re: Pedals...Ones You Love, Ones You Hate, & Ones you Want!

    Not everyone's cup of tea but my favorite pedal of all time is the MXR Blue Box - 2 octaves down + gated fuzz. Great for getting weird analog synth/ninteno tones, combine it with wah, more fuzz, and...
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    Re: guitar slide with e-mando?

    Older thread-
    I played slide on my 18.4" scale octave/baritone for some tunes with my old band. I never really cared for slide on the 14.5" scale standard though. Check out "Minstrel" below for an...
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    Re: Mandolin U. Srinivas to tour US

    That looks like Srinivas' Mike Sabre mandolin. Mike Sabre also built John McLaughlin's awesome electric guitar that he played with Remember Shakti....
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    Re: Good mandobird amp

    Most smaller tube combos should suit you well. I'm a half stack kind of guy but my favorite smaller amp for mandolin is the Ampeg Rocket series amps. Good amounts of clean room but also a real...
  6. Thread: Post your rig!

    by igowing
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    Re: Post your rig!

    Main axe-5 string octave/baritone I built about a year ago. EMG 85 pickup.
    Amp-Ampeg VL-1002-excellent all around rock amp.
    Cab- Peavey Valveking 4x12. Not the best but pretty solid...
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    Re: Cheapest E-5's?

    You should be able to get 5 string octave tuning with a 20" scale and light strings, tuned G-D-A-E-B. Capo the 5th fret to get C-G-D-A-E
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    Re: Cheapest E-5's?

    The Moongazer kit at just over $300 will almost certaionly be the cheapest 5 string you can find, new and likely used as well. From everything I've heard once finished they are high quality...
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    Re: Baritone/octave owners

    Daniel Nestlerode, If it is possible and not too late I would highly recommend an 18.5" scale. 18.5" scale and octave tuning works out such that your fifth fret (placing a capo on the 5th fret of a...
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    Re: Baritone/octave owners

    Mine is an 18.4" scale, tuned GDAEB, octave mandolin with an extra B on top.
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    Re: Do you ever use your tone knob ?

    I use mine when playing rhythm parts and occasionally for a more mellow lead sound. I've found that I prefer the way the volume and tone knobs work on my baritone mandolin running an EMG 85 (active...
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    Re: Baritone/octave owners

    Cool stuff, both of you. Really smart voicings with that Rono. What scale did Ron Oates use for his baritones?

    That Mann has one of the most natural acoustic sound's I've heard from an...
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    Re: Conqueror Conversion

    http://www.mcdonaldstrings.com/stringxxiii.html

    I've used this to figure out appropriate tension for odd scales. Find an instrument you like the amount of string tension on, calculate it's...
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    Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    $5000 and it looks like they just used a regular Gibson mini-humbucker. An instrument costing that much should at least have a pickup meant for it. Hope I'm wrong.
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    Baritone/octave owners

    Who all out there plays baritone electric's these days? What kind of music do you use yours for? I switched from mostly playing my standard scale 5 string with my band to playing more baritone...
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    Re: Kentucky Emando experience?

    A KM-300e was my first electric, traded it for some pedals when I took up building instruments. Mine played quite well with nice low action and good intonation. The neck and scale were nice and...
  17. Thread: Odd MAS

    by igowing
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    Re: Odd MAS

    Do you use any strap lock type devices? They are great for securely slinging instruments over your back. For a while when I was gigging with both a 5 string standard scale and my 5 string...
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    Re: Long Random mutterings on new mando

    Do you know what gauge strings you are using? You can get away with very light strings on a 14.5" scale mando to make fretting easier. You may not like the change in tone though. I would try...
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    Re: need recommendations

    Depending on your tastes you can get away with very light string gauges and extremely low action on a well set up electric. I string my 14.5" scale 5 string 52-34-20w-12-9 and I do not have a...
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    Re: Danelectro effects and pedals

    I've used a cheapo behringer compressor for about a year and have no complaints.
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    Re: Converting an Acoustic to Acoustic/Electric

    I use a lace sensor gold/blue dually at the neck position of my baritone I built. I have the dually switchable for either humbucking or split to either the gold or the blue lace sensor. The blue...
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    Re: Converting an Acoustic to Acoustic/Electric

    If only they made 5 pole p-90s. I might require one of those for my beater acoustic though.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    my #4
    This one will be a 18.4" scale 5 string baritone solid body electric mando.
    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1953/122/35/17704076/n17704076_31261425_8381.jpg
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    Re: Emulating a bass guitar

    I run my 5 string mando through an MXR blue box to play a weird technoish distorted bassline while my band's bass player takes a trombone solo in one of our songs. You might try to get a unique bass...
  25. Thread: new Mojolin

    by igowing
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    Re: new Mojolin

    Sleek looking mandolin. Does it have a slab style fretboard or a one piece neck/fretboard?
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