Search:

Type: Posts; User: Mandobart

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Oh for crying out loud! How do you suppose symphony orchestras, with violas and cellos all tuned C-G-D-A manage? You think having an E string vs a low C makes a difference in the keys you can play?...
  2. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    I don't get the comments of the mandola occupying the guitar's range but the mandolin doesn't. A mandola shares 3/4ths of the mandolin's range. I play violin and viola, as well as mandolin and...
  3. Replies
    14
    Views
    575

    Re: Mandocello question

    Here is a video of when I restrung my Eastman MDC805 mandocello as an OM. As Stevo said, you're already 3/4ths of the way there. You don't have to redo any bridge or nut slots just to try it out. ...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    495

    Re: First Mando Buying Advice

    Since you've been a musician for a while, you probably already know the results of getting a cheapo "mandolin shaped object." I wasn't aware of this when I bought my first inexpensive mando (also...
  5. Re: Straight Up Strings by Siminoff - any thoughts or experiences

    Same here. Nothing wrong with them, nothing different either. Now on my cedar topped F5 I just put a set of DR RARE 11-40 phosphor bronze strings and they really pop! Currently my new favorite!
  6. Replies
    2
    Views
    296

    Re: North Cascades Bluegrass Festival

    The festival was great! Great bands (Frank Sollivan, Missy Raines, Colebrook Road) and regional favorites The Warren G. Hardings and Farmstrong. Ample dry camping available. Weather was good. I...
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    296

    North Cascades Bluegrass Festival

    Anyone else going? I'm working till 6:30 Friday evening so I won't get there until Saturday morning. I'll likely be in one of the least desirable dry camping spots in an old 25' Airstream. Drop by...
  8. Replies
    12
    Views
    644

    Re: K&K Pickup Question

    My guess is getting that jack out to wire a new pickup to it is going to be tough. You have to remove the outside jam nut and withdraw the jack out an f hole, and it might not fit. I've worked on a...
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    644

    Re: K&K Pickup Question

    Piezo's are transducers. IMO a soundboard transducer (SBT) yields better sound than a bridge or undersaddle transducer. And yes, an easy search here will reveal that there really isn't a lot of...
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    644

    Re: K&K Pickup Question

    What is the issue with your "current piezo pickup which does the job, but it obviously suffers in terms of quality"? The K&K is also a piezo. Do you need a new output jack? Is there something...
  11. Replies
    25
    Views
    929

    Re: Chords Guitar to Mandolin

    What it "comes down to" is the mandolin is an octave higher than guitar, so of course it doesn't sound the same! A tenor singer doesn't sound like a bass singer! What you'll find (if you try) is...
  12. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,887

    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Same here, though the "low" E and A on my guitjo are replaced with octave higher strings to get the reentrant banjo goodness. I just pick the banjolin, no finger rolls.
  13. Re: Soliciting suggestions for my next mandolin (or not)

    I have a sweet Morris hybrid F4 with western red cedar top. Custom built in 2010. I have 2 WRC mandos, one WRC octave and a redwood mandola and redwood mandocello. I've found both tonewoods to...
  14. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,688

    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    Just like guitar, you don't have to play all the strings on every chord. Picture a standard first position 3 finger G on mandolin - X523. On a 5 course C-G-D-A-E instrument this is XX523. Now...
  15. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,574

    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I usually have piezo equipped mando, guitar and fiddle. My signal chain is instrument using 1/4" TR cable > A-B-C pedal > RedEye input. The RedEye loop includes my tuner pedal. The XLR RedEye...
  16. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,574

    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    I use a Morley A-B-C pedal. The one issue is it will make an audible POP if you don't mute when switching channels. I use my tuner pedal to mute when I switch instruments.
  17. Micing my Farmers Market/Retirement Home Bluegrass band

    Hi, I'm in a bluegrass music club. We get together for weekly jams and fun, purely acoustic. Most of the folks have very little experience in live performance with sound reinforcement. At 55 I'm...
  18. Replies
    2
    Views
    353

    Replacing Tuners on 1930's Mandos

    I have a 1930's Stahl banjolin and the same age Regal resonator mandolin. The tuners on these old instruments are not so good - no bushings, posts are very short, not very precise, don't hold very...
  19. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Let's see - my original Ibanez F5 (recently sold), my TJ (Cricketfiddle) F5, Morris F4, Mandobird VIII, Stahl banjolin, regal resonator mandolin, TJ A4 10 string mandola, Michael Kelly Octave Plus,...
  20. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,631

    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    Also not trying to offend, but if your mind is already set on doing this based on the mfrs literature, why even ask about it here?
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    631

    Re: DIY Speed Neck? Advice Needed

    0000 steel wool works good to remove the gloss without taking off a lot of stain or any wood. On a thick finish both steel wool and fine sandpaper plug up pretty quick.

    I speed-necked all my...
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,631

    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    I've replaced a few nuts and never came across one where both sides perpendicular to the strings are square with respect to the bottom; that is the bottom of the nut slot is always slanted. So...
  23. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,612

    Re: Song Writers???

    I'm not much of a songwriter. But engaging, meaningful lyrics are the most important part of a song to me. I've been inspired for over 40 years by songwriters like John Prine, Steve Goodman, Guy...
  24. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,839

    Re: Question about Acoustic Amps and PreAmps

    Again, its the unmatched output impedance of the piezo (1 to 10 million ohms) with the input impedance of the amp or PA (a few thousand ohms). This is basic signal path stuff that applies to radio,...
  25. Re: Balancing practice between two instruments...

    When I started mandolin 11 years ago I found my guitar and fiddle playing improved. There are many multi-instrumentalists out there at the amateur and pro level who sound great on eveything they...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4