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    Re: What should I call this?

    I'll get someone to help me do that next week (I have an All-Ireland final to contest at the Fleadh this weekend).
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    Re: What should I call this?

    I had enough trouble trying to add the photo, I haven't a clue how to do a sound clip. It does sound great though, I brought it to a session in Doolin (Co Clare) on the weekend & within 30 seconds...
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    What should I call this?

    This is an idea I put up on a previous post. The idea is to split the neck so the 23" tenor GDAE strings can easily be strummed separately. The 25 1/2" bottom FC bass strings are easily...
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    Re: Left hand tenor

    That's an interesting guitar, I'm finding it hard to tell at which fret is square across the neck, maybe the 7th. It would be nice to know what the scale lengths are!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    No worries Jill I pm'd you yesterday with my contacts. I definitely won't be competing in mandolin, just looked up the timetable & I'm down for 7 categories at the same time with one being in a...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    If you're passing through Mullingar you most welcome to use my 16" scale mandolin. I'm through to the Leinster fleadh on Mandolin but I don't think I'll compete in it as I'm through in 10 categories...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Nice! & I enjoyed hearing it on the banjo. What's the greater challenge knowing the tunes or knowing the names of the tunes?
  8. Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

    Yes I seen/heard a clip somewhere of the Savoy playing GJ that grabbed my attention! It may have been their own promotional material. Self praise can be an exaggeration of course so l'm just...
  9. Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

    I would still like to hear the opinion of an experienced hand at gypsy jazz playing on the sound of the Rainbird ekoa guitar. I heard a clip of a fella playing GJ on it (i think it was the savoy). It...
  10. Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

    @ Scotter is that a tri-cone tenor or single? It looks a single it the photo Iím getting up on my phone.

    I have three resoís, the one above, a Harley Benton reso-bass & a Soares. All tuned GDAE....
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    I find that plains take the tension better than wounds. I broke a new nickel wound putting it on yesterday & the string was below G# & I was going up slow slow slowly, thatís annoying too
  12. Re: Gypsy jazz tenor guitar at modest price point

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    Reso guitars also work for some jazz styles. Above is a b-stock I got from Thomann a while ago. It's scaled at 24" which could be a stretch for gypsy music. It's...
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    Here is a way of getting a tenor from a 6 string on a budget! The string routing over the bridge saddle keeps the intonation correct for the larger steps in the string gauges...
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    I've heard that Blackbird make a composite 6 string that has a good gypsy jazz sound! I think it's their Savoy model. They may well build you one as a tenor, & it could work out both cheaper &...
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    Re: Playing a five string vs a four

    A 5 string octave viola must be a beast! What size is it & what strings does it take? (I have an 18" octave/tenor fiddle fitted with 3/4 cello strings)
  16. Re: Another Question for the Theory Geeks (no mandolin content)

    The underlying feel to me is slip jig
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    Re: Spruce top v's Ceder top?

    Nantong Sinomusic, Aiersi pro grade raised fretboard fan fret classic smallman guitar $510. They have nicer models but that's as good as want to go for this project!

    @Greg P Stone & @Mandobart. I...
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    Spruce top v's Ceder top?

    I'm going to order a nylon string guitar from China and alter it into a nylon Tenor GDAE (cut down the scale length as close as I can to 23". I'm also hoping to add the lower C & F strings at its...
  19. Re: C Standard (Guitar) Tuning On Electric Tenor

    I do play it as a bass guitar, the stretch for the fingers is too much to play Irish trad reels for any length of time. I tried (lower) CGDA tuning but couldn't get any definition on the "C" & the...
  20. Re: C Standard (Guitar) Tuning On Electric Tenor

    If you're tuning baritone CGDA I think 25.5" is an ok choice, but remember they make them at 26" for a good reason! Another way you could get a very playable baritone (electric) without compromising...
  21. Re: C Standard (Guitar) Tuning On Electric Tenor

    To get a quality sound two octaves below mandolin I recommend a long scale resonator bass guitar! I can't remember which gauges I use on my Harley Benton reso-bass, the heavier the gauge the more it...
  22. Re: ultra-mini battery/travel rig for electric

    Correct & right Kitsound hive 2. The 1/8 phono input is stereo so it's important for the preamp to have a "headphone" out. You can use a smaller headphone amp, however the set up I have has a super...
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    This is as portable as I can do for 15watts
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    Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Me being (primarily) a saxophone player & GDAE Tenor guitar player would be inclined to call it a Soprano Guitar. Then in relation to a CGDA Tenor you may refer to it as an Alto Guitar. Whatever you...
  25. Re: So what would a 27" scale mandocello sound like?

    For a cellist that explores the instrument like a mandocello it is worth checking out a fella called Rushad Eggleston
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