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  1. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    That's fun, :grin: I love it! :mandosmiley: :cool: :) Here's the embedded video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA4_5Wba2U
  2. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    For me Warren Ellis shows what an emando can do:
    https://youtu.be/XxjjrlsnlhM
  3. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Exactly.

    I'm the MD of a show, I want to hear an electric guitar tone in a few places, there's no budget for an electric guitarist who'll only play half the time, and my chops on electric mando (a...
  4. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I have a couple electric mandolins from John Mann - one 8 string octave and one 5 string octave. I also have a few acoustic mandolins that are my primaries really. I totally agree with the OP - an...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    Well Jim, the regular 4 string `bird is looking promising....can`t wait to crank it up - all three pickups are coil tapped with individual push/pull pots and a 5 position Strat switch......I`m...
  6. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    Hey Verne, I have had very little to do with solid body electric guitars and I really did not know much about them however.... I have spent the last week or so studying them. So now, I know a...
  7. Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    ]I have a friend who has been pestering me to convert a cheap six string electric into a short scale tenon electric.
    I have not worked on any instruments for a year or so, as I gave up renting a...
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    Olga Egorova on mandola

    Always looking for mandola music, what a treasure!
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    In my opinion, paired string instruments with magnetic pickups are problematic on many levels. The instruments on the lower end of the market suffer from a lot of things like inferior electronics,...
  10. Thread: Acoustic pedal

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    Re: Acoustic pedal

    My plan is to use it to temporarily get an acoustic tenor guitar sound from my electric, while I wait 7 months for my acoustic to be built.
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    Re: Acoustic pedal

    Iím checking it out right now and I like it.Am not going for the acoustic sound but getting good tones and volume (and reverb)Gonna use it at gigs.
  12. Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    Not to quibble, but it was Bertrand Russell who wrote, 'Change is inevitable, but progress is problematic'.
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    Eastman El Rey Video Review

    Here is the video review of the Eastman El Rey ER-M put together by Alex Heflin.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5NKzuIl-A&feature=youtu.be
  14. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    P.S.
    Clive`s first project to see how it goes..... but I`m afraid he has a bit of a Les Paulish fixation ;) ...... build updates on his Facebook page ...
  15. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    [QUOTE=Daniel Nestlerode;1729172]https://www.facebook.com/pg/belvoirguitars/
    https://www.belvoirguitars.co.uk/

    Pete Malinson of Almuse, who may reply on his own behalf, has given his gear to the...
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Got to play one of these today. As of yet itís the only one in Australia, and unfortunately it was at a guitar show in a trade hall full of stalls selling 6 stringed axes to shredders with amps set...
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    Mandolin art (drawing)

    I did this piece a few years ago and recently ran across it. Thought someone here might enjoy it as a desktop background or something. Pretty sure this is an old painting or photo I saw and...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - Thanks for all your messages. I more or less decided today that i'll get back to my weight training regime,just to see if that might help to ease my breathing by stretching my chest wall....
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Addressed in the opening post and several times throughout the entire discussion. I realize this thread has gotten ridiculously long but I want to resist the temptation for members and readers to...
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    Re: Electromagnetic output from pickups

    One thing to remember the output of the pickup is due to the vibration of the string. The guitar has much less tension and much more vibration/wobble over the pickup than the mandolin. You may want...
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    Re: Electromagnetic output from pickups

    My mandos with the Ryder stacked singles ate noticeably less output than a guitar. But i think the difference is twofold — the higher pitch range is not where the effects show up best, and (in my...
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    Re: exploring an idea

    Depends on scale length coming from and going to. The bridge location is pretty fixed but you may be able to move it back a bit to allow for a longer scale and/or shim the neck forward. I have put...
  23. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Iím inclined to disagree. There are so many things wrong with that video (and Gibsonís lawsuit against Dean) that itís hard to know where to start, but even as an individual musician with no dog in...
  24. Re: Daniel on an Arrow G5 doing a little Temperance Reel

    Sounds great, Daniel!
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    Re: Eastman ERM El Rey

    Pretty sure it was standard 13.875" although I didn't have a tape measure handy. I submitted the review and will post a link when it's live.
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