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    Re: 8 string tenors - opinions?

    These particular 8 stringers appear on Reverb, Ebay, and Amazon, mostly a Vietnamese maker (or workshop?) called Bruce Wei, e.g.:
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Posts mentioned the John Pearse Tenor set - I use those on my Harley Benton tenor tuned G D A E, and they work well. A post above also mentiones that tenor guitars can be deeper bodied than you might...
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    Re: A basic classical piece

    Bach double violin concerto BWV 1043 - you can play it with a friend, swap parts over, swing it, etc.
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    I've been having an initial look at applying mandolin books to tenor guitar. What I'd really like is a book you can apply to anything in CGDA or GDAE tuning in either octave, from standard mandolin...
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    8 string tenors - opinions?

    I see some 8 string tenor guitars for sale (4 pairs). Are these strung with with all pairs in unison, or the lower pairs in octaves? What do you think of the sound and playability in general - is it...
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    Swing jazz tenor method book?

    I read that the tenor guitar developed because tenor banjo players were looking for a less strident instrument to play swing jazz on. Can anyone recommend a tenor banjo or guitar instructor book that...
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    Re: tenor action height?

    Right - I think mine is nearer 3mm. Now to find a guitar tech who understands tenors. These guitars appear to work on string tension rules somewhere between a steel string and a nylon string guitar -...
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    Re: tenor action height?

    Thanks, sounds_good. I think that's just under 2.5mm on the bass side 12th Fret, for those of us with metric feeler gauges.
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    Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    A bit OT, but I think I read someplace that one of the 20thC developments in bluegrass was some bands tuning the whole thing up a semitone to sound brighter and more exciting? If so, I guess playing...
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    tenor action height?

    Can someone give me a fix please on what a normal tenor action height is for a tenor guitar in GDAE tuning? Just unboxed mine and I'd like to check.
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    For my Harley Benton tenor today - this is quite weird, its like a tiny Dreadnought but deeper bodied than you might expect. Tried it out in GDAE with the D'Addario OEM strings - meh. Fitted John...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    At one time I had a Vintage 'Viator' 6 string short scale acoustic strung CGDAE low to high with the 6th string left off. It kinda worked, but it sounded like a regular small guitar in an unusual...
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    Re: Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    Thanks everyone:

    1) Anyone know of an affordable CF tenor that works? The Emerald looks lovely, but I suspect 'affordable' isn't the first word that comes to mind abou it :)

    2) Most comments...
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    Re: Amplifying a violin in an electric combo

    The above are all good solutions - for some kinds of violin/fiddle sound. The problem is, though, you need to identify what kind of sound your fiddler wants before trying a solution.

    If she wants...
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    Blueridge 60, Harley Benton, Martin tenors?

    I'm thinking of buying a cheap tenor guitar, and I'm looking at used Blueridge, new Harley Benton (Thomann bargain basement), and used, the cheapest Mexican 'Little Martin' they used to make. So, two...
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    My vote's on Eastman 305 or Kentucky 250. It's worth looking at both, as mine feel and play differently. You may prefer one or the other. If you find a used one, you might get the same sound for less...
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    Re: A better bridge?

    I had a Cumberland Acoustic bridge fitted to an Eastman 305, and the sound improved - better sustain, fuller middles in the sound. BUT - I don't know whether it was the bridge itself or better...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    Err...was this all the same person, and did they sound like the voices? I had a neigbour once who used to appear with a bottle of wine and two glasses when I played bagpipes in the garden...
  19. Re: Anyone tried this mandolin-friendly guitar tuning?

    I saw a band the other week where the main rhythm instrument is a 'gazouki', ie 8 string GDAE tuned guitar. The resultant sound is interesting - more light and jangly than a 6 string standard tuning...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    Yep, that's true, a lot of us folk fiddlers are just tune folks. Yet the fiddle can drone, chord, and chop. On topic, the instrument that carries best in a couple of bands I play in is a high D...
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    Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    There's no 'point' in any musical instrument really, except do you like it or not? I don't like polite acoustic piano sounds, but millions disagree - that's just fine.
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    Re: "Fretboard Logic" for the Mandolin

    Matt - the link to post-preview above gives me a 404 'not found' error? Thanks, Max
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    I think Elderly ship ToneGards to UK, I've bought one from them fairly recently. I don't think it's UK import rules that's the problem, because I've had a bunch of stuff from USA over the last year...
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    Re: How do you remember all those tunes?

    I agree with most comments on reading above in certain contexts, but very much depends on what your objective is. I don't see why reading the tune should be any impediment to picking up a style,...
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    Re: "Noodling" at Sessions

    As a number of folks have said, Adam, it's not like that everywhere by any means. In UK, I'd suggest it's mostly not like that (dunno about USA myself, but I bet it's highly variable). Asking people...
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