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    Re: Favourite overdrive?

    Thanks for this Verne.
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    Re: Favourite overdrive?

    No. Funnily enough I thought of a weak link in the chain, so I tried just a battery powered Boss SD1 on it's own with good cables and hiss was evident.
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    Re: Favourite overdrive?

    What is an opamp?
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    Re: Favourite overdrive?

    I would like a bit of overdrive for lead on the 10 string but I hate the hiss most of the pedals cause. My Line 6 could provide it without hiss on the Fender Tweed simulation but on the lightweight...
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    Re: Clip-on mic setup, anyone?

    This is a most interesting discussion. However, I'll plug the Fishman equipped Breedlove into the Bodyrez and the Mooer reverb and see you when you've found the correct spot to place the mic, told...
  6. Re: Does anyone get depressed or even semi-suicidal when they hea

    Never ever thought the headline about music I've played but I've been annoyed with myself. Live recordings are awkward even into one microphone for a friend especially if you're not confident on the...
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    Re: custom build - what pickup?

    I've been using twin Strat sized, tapped humbuckers by Schaller on my 5 course 10 string for many years. They are more popular in mainland Europe than the UK but work really well.
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    Re: mixer for three instruments to one amp

    A really good bet, if you can find one is an Award Session or Morley MM4 which is 4 acoustic ins to pre amp to a mono out. Pre amp from their old Gordon Giltrap acoustic pre amp. Works perfectly but...
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    Re: Chorusing bleah

    Well what you need is a used Boss DC2 Dimension C pedal.................................
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    Re: Chorusing bleah

    I have the chorus set up on one preset of the Line 6. I use it for one song each night. I have used a Boss DC2 in the past and it was better for arpeggio chords etc. Just use what you need, when and...
  11. Re: Thoughts on getting a country sound with an electric mandolin

    I find that sound easy to get on the solid octave mandola. Tap the middle humbucker into a Fender Tweed model on the Line 6, and make sure I damp the strings. It's harder on the single humbucker...
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    Isn't that the Lunchbox which allows you to power your pedals when pedal acquisition syndrome kicks in. That's the one thing missing from the larger output version.
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    Re: Home Amp for 5 String

    One really good, light, clean amp for mandolin use is the ZT Lunchbox combo, available from Alan Gregory's or Thomann since you are UK based. It's the size of Officer Dibble's lunchbox. I use one and...
  14. Re: Post a photo of your 70s-early 80s Sobell, Abnett, etc.

    I saw The Battlefield Band on several occasions way back then. When Brian left, they seemed to lose a lot of power in spite of the quality of the lineups over the following years.
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    Re: Instrument mics

    I think the issue of "then don't be afraid to demand it if that is what you need to sound like you want to sound.", is that presumably acoustic bands amplify in order to reach their audiences so you...
  16. Re: Playing longer scale mandos gets progressively more impossibl

    I think the stretches can be done on 53cm and even 58cm Octave Mandolas. When I was younger, maybe had fitter fingers and no fear it was much easier. Now I have to warm up for longer, raise the head...
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    Re: Instrument mics

    For what it's worth I'd say that with a quiet, listening audience the single microphone approach sounds great. However, "small shows at local bars", says to me pickups/preamps/individual microphones.
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    Re: Instruments, Cost & the Placebo Effect

    Seriously though. That earlier point about better mandolins sounding more powerful when played up the neck is useful. I bought my 2006 Breedlove OF because it played well from fret 9 up when playing...
  19. Re: Where can I get a left-handed compensated bridge, In the UK?

    I've had several done over the years at Tomson Guitars in Wigan. Great workmanship.
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    Re: Ashbury Lindisfarne

    I gigged it on Saturday, and it worked well for the more acoustic songs. I suppose, having had the Fylde mandolin since 1982 and the Hullah Mandola since 1989 it's an odd choice but the Lindisfarne...
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    Re: Ashbury Lindisfarne

    Well after two weeks of it coming back to my mind, I had another try and bought it. One set up later to sort out the a string intonation and it's really good. I suspect it is the 58cm scale that...
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    Ashbury Lindisfarne

    Had a good experience with an Ashbury Guitar shaped Octave Mandola at my local Hobgoblin shop before Christmas. Seemed to be well constructed, nice woods, good tone. The scale length at 58cm seemed...
  23. Re: MXR M300 Reverb Pedal- Any Experience w/ Acoustic Mando?

    Haven't used either the MXR or the hof but do use a Mooer Woodverb with a Fishman m200 before the preamp into the PA. It works well.
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    Re: Preamp needed for Fishman Pickup

    One thing to consider with the Fishman M series is the quality of your reverb effect, whether on the pre amp or the amp. My old Trace Acoustic is non reverb, so is the Ashdown preamp pedal for...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    I've followed this thread with interest and in my opinion, and others are available, it's about love and who can explain that?
    If you set up a meet/date with the Loar and it says, "You are the one...
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