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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

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    There you go.
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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? :)
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    Re: Ocatjo

    Good luck and keep us posted, Post a sound clip if you get the chance
  6. 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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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    I am not sure what "perfect" is, but this one works pretty well....

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0194MNV9G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    I use a second strap button, along with a very nice elk-hide strap from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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    Re: Trinity College TM 325

    Perhaps. Everyone turns out a dud now and then.

    But it might just be what someone thinks a OM should sound like. I have a friend who loves the Pono OMs. But, the only other instrument he plays is...
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    Re: Trinity College TM 325

    I think it's great that we have a nice selection of well-made, reasonably-priced OMs on the market today. I like Trinity College's instruments (I used to own one fo their mandolas.) After viewing...
  12. Re: Mark O'Connor Little Maggie on Mandocello

    John Hartford was known for doing that, and sometimes dance a bit, too. Not all that uncommon among old-time fiddlers, either. But yeah, I can't chew gum and play at the same time.
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    You might find this clip interesting: while the body depth (I am assuming you mean 1/2" in depth), is not the only difference between these OMs, the comparison between them is very interesting: ...
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    Re: Scale length for Octave Mandolin

    I have an Eastman, which is 21-inch and works fine. My Tenor is 20 inches, and also works fine. The longer scale results in slightly higher tension, and should have a slightly crisper sound, all else...
  15. Re: Mark O'Connor Little Maggie on Mandocello

    This is one of the videos I "revisit" every time I find myself thinking I might, someday, be a good 'celloist.
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    Re: Are tenor guitars slightly evil?

    Yep. They are evil and destructive. And highly addictive, too.

    My tenor seemed so intent on mass-destruction that I restrung it as an OM. This seemed to dampen its desire for world domination.
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    Re: Q. Re: up-tuned Eastman mandocello

    [QUOTE=s1m0n;1784101]I've coveted a mandocello since the day i heard someone playing an old Gibson K-1. This was the creamiest mandocritter I had ever tasted.
    The Eastman Mandocello had the right...
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    Thanks for the info. The string sizes look like a nice, moderate step up.

    I also checked out your videos. Nice. "Gammelgarden" is a special treat.

    Again, thanks!
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    Re: Eastman Octave MDO-305

    Fed Ex delivered my new Eastman OM this morning. As others have noted, it's a cast tailpiece.

    I have been playing it for about four hours, and am totally in love with it. The only "defect" I have...
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    Re: 5 course questions

    GREAT Video on your wesite. Thanks!
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    Re: 5 course questions

    For me, that is a little on the short-side for a C2, but I have most definitely heard of folks who are quite happy with that scale length, or even a bit shorter. I use my mandocello for solo work and...
  22. Re: Favorite clip-on microphone for Irish bouzoukis

    [QUOTE=foldedpath;1782433]I use a DPA 4099 clip-on mic on my octave mandolin, clipping it on when needed. It's wonderful, has very good feedback rejection. I have it mounted at the lower body facing...
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    Re: 5 course questions

    My first inclination, assuming you have 1) a not-too-short scale length is to add a C2 course. If you use strings on the lighter side, you can still do the low "D" string as well as have the CGDAE...
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    Re: T-I strings for K4 type Mandocello

    "Possibly meo-n-dolin is referring to these strings: http://www.emando.com/shop/strings_cello.htm" Yes, those are the ones to which I am referring.
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    Re: T-I strings for K4 type Mandocello

    I love the TI's on my Eastman mando as well. I also tried the flat-wound heavy set offered here at mandolin café. They seem noticeably louder than the TI's. They are a very good string, nearly as...
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