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  1. Re: Replacement strings for an inductive type electric mandolin

    Well, one cool thing about those Saga mandolins is the tailpiece ... it can take either ball-end or loop-end strings.
  2. Re: Replacement strings for an inductive type electric mandolin

    D'Add flat wound work + nickel round wound (core wire always steel )

    & you can get guitar strings and crush the ball leaving a loop

    or form your own loop on the opposite end

    drive a...
  3. Re: Replacement strings for an inductive type electric mandolin

    Then perhaps you'd prefer flatwounds:
    http://www.emando.com/shop/strings8_flatwound.htm


    Try thinking of an 8-string set as a pair of 4-string sets, then.
  4. Re: Replacement strings for an inductive type electric mandolin

    Check out https://www.juststrings.com/loopendsinglestrings.html They offer single and multi packaged single gauge loop end strings or ball end strings....
  5. Re: Replacement strings for an inductive type electric mandolin

    Generally called a magnetic pickup rather than inductive. You can use any electric guitar string you want.

    You can order mandolin appropriate sets from our own Mr. Emando Martin Stillion:...
  6. Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    Check out the lute string info on this page on the Aquila USA site.



    I would contact them and tell the problems you have been having and see what thye suggest. I had them make me some custom...
  7. Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    The big problem with using nylon uke or classical guitar strings on a mandolin meant for steel is that the tailpiece is meant for loop end strings. You may need to figure out a way to put a loop that...
  8. Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    Yes, I agree top contact Aquila. They have very good customer service, at least here in North America. They will tell you what strings to order for replacement. I am not sure why you are breaking...
  9. Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    I read your other thread about baroque mando ancestors...are you looking for nylon due to the finger pains of a violinist learning mandolin? Power through the pain and develop those callouses, it's...
  10. Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    Why not contact Mimmo Perufo, the owner of Aquila. He's a very helpful guy. He can be contacted via their website.
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    Re: Why not cheap baroque mandoliins?

    The instrument in the video is tuned GBEADG.

    A guitarlele is tuned ADGCEA.

    So, $99 for a guitarlele to play in that tuning on nylon strings with no regards to appearance, $400 to play a...
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    Re: Why not cheap baroque mandoliins?

    I'm wondering if anyone knows of any flat-back versions in the non-expensive price range? The suggestions so far have been for bowl-backs.

    Another thought... I wonder how much modification it...
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    Re: Why not cheap baroque mandoliins?

    Baroque and early-music instruments are generally built by individual luthiers; I know of no "factory" producing them. As a result, you pay "artisan" rates for them; the tradeoff is that they're...
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    Re: Why not cheap baroque mandoliins?

    There is a restored bowlback in the classifieds right now for $550. NFI
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    Re: Why not cheap baroque mandoliins?

    The instrument in many of this guy's videos...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2m3TtXhhpQ

    ...costs less than $400.
    ...
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    Re: Strings For Electric Mandolin

    Personal favourites......D`Addario nickel electric guitar strings - 010, 014, 024, 036.
    Never tried stainless for mandolin but primarily, I play bass guitar and nowadays always use stainless for the...
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    Re: Strings For Electric Mandolin

    I tell you, I wish I knew what I have on there. I am leaning toward the Beefy Slinky as the 11 and 15 match and the 30 and 42 would be a slight increase in diameter and thus volume, as i-vibe...
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    Re: Strings For Electric Mandolin

    If you want a three-fret bend you should go for a very light set ... the ultralights I sell are .034/.022/.013/.009 ...
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    Re: Strings For Electric Mandolin

    JB--

    Complete hack here, but I do love wailing on the Mandobird-4...

    My approach was to go to the Jazzmando site and copy the gauges off their electric set. I then went out and bought a set of...
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    Strings For Electric Mandolin

    So I don't bury the lead under a bunch of anecdotal meandering - I need advice about getting new strings for my MandoBird IV.

    OK. Now, then ... Strings And Beyond just now announced a special on...
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