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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    Not sure the El Rey has a "real" mandolin sound as it uses a modified guitar humbucker for a pickup and is limited to what it can put out.

    Regular guitar amps are EQ'd to enhance a guitar's...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    Modified dog leash from a dollar store. Works great!
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I used to respect Godin. Bought several instruments of theirs over the years - expensive ones at that. Then I had a first hand experience with them and have since put them on my "don't buy list."
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Gun cases work great. I used one for my PeeWees

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    Re: New Tenor Guitar Day

    IIRC Kalamazoos are pressed into an arch like Harmonys whereas Gibsons are carved solid tops.
  6. Thread: Pickup?

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    Re: Pickup?

    I've found I need 3 pickups to get a good amplified tone out of my mando. I have 2 piezos mounted under the soundboard (like K&K), and a Lace sensor (single coil magnetic) at the end of the...
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    Re: RM-998 Resonator Setup

    I have a Republic resonator mandolin I bought new a number of years back. Pretty much the same as the RK but with an adjustable truss rod.

    Setup on mine was a horror show. Having never worked on a...
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    Re: Added a new Loar to my collection

    You're welcome neica. You'll probably have to do some setup to get it to really sing. Sanding the bridge feet so they fit to the top really helps transmit as much string vibration to top as possible....
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    Re: Added a new Loar to my collection

    Happy New Guitar Day!

    I have an LH-300-VS that I love. Yours should be the same guitar with a cutaway and pickup. It's billed as "a replica of original archtop acoustic guitars from the 1920's. It...
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    Re: New Eastwood/Airline tenor coming

    Sure - my point was that by using off-the-shelf parts it is easier to upgrade the instrument. Whether you consider the machines worthy of consideration is up to you.
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    Re: New Eastwood/Airline tenor coming

    Tuners are technically tuning machines (Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album is a ref to the "tuners" on the bass headstock on the album cover).

    Gibson did make their tenor pups as 4 pole in a...
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    Re: New Eastwood/Airline tenor coming

    While I did find Eastman's use of 6-string hardware on their tenors a bit off-putting at first, there are advantages. 6-string bits - like pickups and machines - makes upgrading much simpler;...
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    Re: Anyone seen an Eastman El Rey?

    The mandolin is named after the El Rey electric guitar Eastman has been selling for quite a while; the mandolin is a small version of that body shape.
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    Re: Setting pickup height?

    The closer the pole pieces are to the string, the more current the pickup will produce BUT if you get too close magnetism from the pickup will effect how the string vibrates causing a perceived loss...
  15. Re: Need advice on how to set up for looping

    Here's a video of me with my Infinity Looper. It's lots and lots of fun!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCyBFAz6wlQ&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: mike for fiddle uses needs no power

    For the sake if $8 I took a chance and ordered one of these Dovewill Cherub Clip-on Violin Pickups. It certainly does the job in a cinch.

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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    I have a Republic reso and learned most of the songs in Rich's blues mandolin book - the two go together very well.

    Many of the old resos [and the Johnsons/RecordingKings] don't have neck...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Bolt on neck?

    Nice Florida treatment.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    It won't be released for another 9 years. The copy on the page reads:

    Created especially for the 2029 Winter NAMM show...

    Looks like a solid-body, although the ad doesn't say. Although it looks...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I'm not at the show this year so one of the Cafe members will have to investigate and report back.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Looks like Gibson's only mandolin at the show:

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    (from https://www.harmonycentral.com/forums/topic/1952040-harmony-central-winter-namm-2020-photo-thread/ )

    I saw two in their main...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    These guys are the greatest. One year I was hanging beside a booth and Tony Levin stops beside me and started chatting. You meet the nicest people at NAMM.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Thanks. From what I've been able to gather they announced the Tenor Tele last year as a limited "alternate reality" run of under 1,000 that just started shipping a few weeks ago. Apparently once...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Doesn't look like Fender is doing an encore this year

    https://guitar.com/news/gear-news/namm-2020-fender-reveals-massive-2020-electric-guitar-lineup/
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