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  1. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    That's interesting. I find just the opposite to be true, within limits. Vive la différence, eh?
  2. Re: Holding an octave mandolin like a classical guitar

    My OM is an "A" body, and I hold it like a guitar, though it has a shorter scale length than the guitar. On the other hand, my 'cello is guitar-bodied, and together with the 25" scale, I do find it...
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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    "Aside from cello rep, I think it would lend an interesting flavor to Irish/Celtic fiddle tunes."

    This is one of reasons I picked up an OM (Eastman). I use it instead of guitar for a different...
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    Re: Mandolin Tuned as a Mandola

    I tried tuning a standard electric mandolin to CGDA for a blues band I was playing with. Even with heavier strings, the tone and intonation of the C-string was unacceptable. I ended up building a...
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    Re: Octave strings options?

    You are welcome. Happy hunting.

    Al
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    Re: Octave strings options?

    I have used stainless sets from here for mandolin, mandola, and 'cello. They make sets for OMs, too

    http://emando.com/shop/index.htm
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    Re: Mandela to Octave Mandolin

    I tried that with a Trinity College mandola, and even with the longer, 17"scale, the results were less than acceptable. I have heard am 18" scale will work, but I haven't personally played an octave...
  8. Re: Advantages of Guitar Bodied Bouzoukis?

    Well, they do fit better in one's lap. I think a major reason is that if one's shop is already set up with the jigs, templates, etc, to produce guitars, then turning out a bouzouki or an OM or a...
  9. Re: Thomastik's for MDO-305 Eastman Octave

    I have used both on my Eastman OM -- both work well. The heavier strings sound a little "fuller." I am still deciding which set I like better.
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    Re: Mandocello Amplifier Thoughts

    I used a version of a "car" subwoofer (a heavy 12" speaker in a tuned carpet-covered box) as a subwoofer for a small office system) If that is what you are talking about, probably not. Subwoofers,...
  11. Re: Gold Tone OMS Bronze Wound Strings on a Trinity OM TM-325

    With a 20" scale, I think I would try something a little bit heavier than the D'addario OM. I have an Eastman OM (22" scale) and am currently testing the Daddario mandola set -- .014 ---- .049, and...
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    Re: Octave C & G courses for mandola?

    What Jacob said is true. But, it doesn't mean it isn't worth a try. If you are playing mostly chords, and mostly nearer the nut, you may find it acceptable.
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    Thom Ashworh has a couple of videos up... here is one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGOqOVxPMSU
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    I have heard that as well, but been unable to verify it.
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    I think he may have recorded it using the built-in mike of a laptop -- I have done that and it sounds similar, even with guitar voice. I bet that's why the make accessory microphones for laptops :)...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    You mentioned a mandocello tuned in pairs.... I thought I had seen that somewhere. And I had, on Youtube. The sound quality is not good, but, with a little imagination, you might be able to see if...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    From what I hear, quite a few folk musicians who play the 'cello (both the them) have done this, albeit they seem to be after the cleaner tone. I had one of the C strings on my Eastman "unravel" and...
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    Re: Mandocello "strum along" chords

    "Anyway they maybe of no value at all to anyone -- or alternatively someone might find them a handy reference. I feel confident that others can come up with some better options and if so it would be...
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

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    There you go.
  20. Thread: Ocatjo

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    Re: Ocatjo

    "It's not so much I want to mute it for quietness, I just want it to have that plunky sound. With the capo on the third fret it doesn't feel too big anymore.

    I recorded myself. I'm not a musical...
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    Re: Ocatjo

    Stuffing a hand-towel is what I used to do when I lived in an apartment and didn't want to scare the neighbors. You can also get a mute, a metal device which clamps on the bridge (I never liked...
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    Re: Ocatjo

    Double-axle, 2400 lb capacity? :)
  23. Thread: Ocatjo

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    Re: Ocatjo

    Good luck and keep us posted, Post a sound clip if you get the chance
  24. Thread: A new OM

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    Re: A new OM

    Very Nice!!
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    Re: Mandocello Amplifier Thoughts

    As Dave Sheets suggested and others mention, I would seriously consider a powered PA speaker or keyboard amp. I have an Eastman MC with an LR Baggs Anthem installed, and used a Carvin AG200 which...
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