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  1. Thread: Oval vs F

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    Re: Oval vs F

    F holes have a more percussive and direct sound. Oval holes have a smoother fuller sound with more sustain. Both can be used to play anything, including bluegrass. Just listen to Peter Ostroushko,...
  2. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I've tried using it both before and after a compressor, and without one. I think it might work better after a compressor; I guess it may be because the comp evens out the sound coming from the...
  3. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    I struggled with feedback and dirt for a while, and here's what I figured out. The balance of volume and gain on the preamp is crucial. I usually have both set under 12 o'clock. You can turn them up...
  4. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Hey Markus,

    I actually started out with a Zoom pedal myself, the G1. It opened my mind up to the possibilities of using effects on an acoustic mandolin. While it certainly is true that a Zoom...
  5. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Glad you think so! I haven't gotten to a chorus pedal yet. I've been using my flanger with a low rate (almost all the way counter clockwise) to get a chorus-like sound. If you get a chorus pedal,...
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    Re: Flat top mandola adjustable bridge

    Thank you all. Will certainly check these out.
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    Flat top mandola adjustable bridge

    Hello folks,

    I am looking for an adjustable bridge that would work on a flat top mandola. I can't find it anywhere online. Would anyone known where I can find one or who I should contact to...
  8. Re: Effects for use on acoustic amp or PA with K and K pickup

    Hello,

    With acoustic amps, reverb and delay pedals work beautifully. However, even modulators like phasers and flangers might work and result in wonderful sounds. I would just make sure to use a...
  9. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    It's interesting to read the opinions of different people regarding this topic. One of the reasons I wanted to start this thread was because there is so little on this subject on the Internet.
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    Re: Opinion on strings for Godin A8

    I do think, however, that for the time being, I will keep the cajun tuning (FFCCGGDD). I think it opens up tonal possibilities and makes it easier to play certain scales (like F minor). I will be...
  11. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Good point. I don't have any electric guitarists playing with me at the moment so I don't have this issue. I would be curious to play with one, though, and see how different we can sound.
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    Re: Opinion on strings for Godin A8

    I tried the shim trick last night and it worked great. I used a piece from a pack of medicine (folded to four layers), and now the mando feels great. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    I also use K&K pickups. I found that using an overdrive pedal with low drive (or gain) settings gives a very nice boost to the signal and you end up with a "fatter" sound. You can then use the volume...
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    Re: Opinion on strings for Godin A8

    I think I will try that. Do you remeber how many layers of foil you have in? I read that some people use one business card and gets the job done.
  15. Re: Effects for use on acoustic amp or PA with K and K pickup

    Hello Josh,

    I will refer you to thread I started a short while ago discussing the use of effects on an acoustic mandolin.
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    Re: Opinion on strings for Godin A8

    Thanks Rodney. Was it fairly easy to remove the and reinstall it? How much did you raise it without strings buzzing?
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    It's a very decent mandolin. Easy to carry around. The tone is pretty good, much better than I thought it would be. The action is a bit high but I got used to it. I own the electric model, and the...
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    Opinion on strings for Godin A8

    Hello Mandolin Cafe users,

    I recently acquired Godin A8 mandolin. This instrument is great. However, the action is a bit too high for my liking, even with the adjustable bridge set to its minimum...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Thanks!

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    Thanks you!
  20. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Thank you Perry. Glad you liked it.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Hello,
    Is there a way have strings shipped overseas? D’Addario mandolin strings are hard to find where I live (Lebanon) so I am wondering if any of your vendors ship internationally. Thank you.
  22. Re: Yet another pick thread, primetone small triangles

    The Dunlop Primetone picks have become my main picks over the past year or so. I use both large and small triangles (depending on the mood), and also the semi-round picks if I want to bring out the...
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    Re: So...I'm stuck....dang MAS...

    Here's what I say when people ask me how many instruments I have: "I have more than I need, and less than I want".

    Mandolins are more addictive than heroin :)
  24. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Thank you for this information. It's sometimes challenging to find pedals that work well with an acoustic mandolin, but it is certainly worth the effort.
  25. Re: Experience in Using Effects on Acoustic Mandolins

    Exactly! I think it was Don Stiernberg who called the mandolin "an all-purpose instrument".
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