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    Re: Where are the Eastman OMs?

    I second that re the Eastman mandocello. I have had two. The first, the f-hole model, I had for the better part of a year before it was destroyed in a fire. I now have the oval hole model. The...
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    Re: LR Baggs for Mandocello

    Oh, I agree. But something designed primarily for guitars doesn't necessarily translate well to an arch-top MC. Though. yeah. they aren't really all that different. The tech who installed it took his...
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    LR Baggs for Mandocello

    I am not sure how many have tried this, or are looking for a way to amplify their mandocello, but I have been working with an LR Baggs Lyric for about three months in my Eastman MC, and, after...
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    Re: Making an Eastman Sing

    I was sold on Dunlop nylons picks, usually the black ones, for years. I used the old-school black ovation heavies on mando, but they no longer make those. When I started playing mandocello, I went...
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    Re: Pono MND-20 Tenor size Octave Mandolin!

    Nice!
  6. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    Yeah, it needs to be acoustic (though I do use internal mics in guitar and mandocello). I "unplugged" a few decades ago, sold my early-60's tele and by Fender Vibrolux, etc :)
  7. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    I haven't heard of them, and will check them out. "Setting up" an instrument is not a problem. Thanks.
  8. Re: Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    Thanks. The Blueridge seems to be fairly popular, and though I haven't played one of their guitars in a long time. I remember their six-string boxes being of pretty decent quality. I live in the...
  9. Best middle or lower-priced tenor guitar?

    I play mandocello, mandolin, and guitar. Used to have a nice Eastman mandola, and would like to replace it with a tenor guitar for accompanying my wife, who sings and plays a six-string. Suggestions?
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    Re: Mandola owners

    I believe I am using the 164 set.
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    Re: Another mandocello!?

    Thanks for posting this. I ended up opting for the Eastman F-hole mandocello, which was what I was leaning towards, anyway. The stock strings were far too light, but other than that, and having to...
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    Re: Mandola owners

    I eventually wound up with TIs on my Eastman mandola as well. I like them a lot. To my ear, the Eastman was a bit "brassy" with round-wound strings (I tried a couple of different sets), and the TIs...
  13. Re: Eastman Mandocello MDC805 - setup questions

    I have had my Eastman for a while now. I found no problem with the spring spacing at all. The neck is ever-so-slightly wider than some others, I guess, from what I have heard, but no wider than my...
  14. Re: Eastman Mandocello -- Six Week Road Test Report

    Hi Jim:

    According to my custom string-spacing gauge (otherwise known as drill bit), the space between each of the strings of all the four courses is right at 3/32 of an inch. So, it is possible...
  15. Re: Eastman Mandocello -- Six Week Road Test Report

    You are welcome!
  16. Eastman Mandocello -- Six Week Road Test Report

    Well, I've been playing my Eastman MDC805 (F-hole), which I purchased from The Mandolin Store, for just a couple days short of six weeks now, so I thought I would share my impressions of this...
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    UPDATE. Well, I have been playing the set of emando.com light mandocello strings (flatwound) for a few days now, and I am quite pleased. They sound pretty much as I imagine a set of TIs would sound,...
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    Re: Best way to amplify a MANDOCELLO

    Thanks, NOTMELLOCELLO. I have used the K & K before, and although it worked to a fare-thee-well, I could never really get the sound I wanted from it, in either a mandolin or a guitar. However, I will...
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    Re: Best way to amplify a MANDOCELLO

    Oh gosh, colorado_al, thanks for making me feel stupid (KIDDING). Yeah, I have heard of these, but never thought much about them, having not needed them before. I will definitely give one a try....
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    Thanks, Charlieshafer. And I have no doubt that I will get around to trying out the TIs. From what I have heard, a set from Emando.com, based D'Addario "chromes," should come somewhere in the middle...
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    Best way to amplify a MANDOCELLO

    Background: I use the AT35 condenser mic with success on both my mandolins and my mandolas. However, it doesn't seem a suitable for my Eastman mandocello -- it feeds back too easily. For now I will...
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    It may have to do with whether or not TI utilizes a single distributor in the US to handle their products. Back in the 70's, Martin used to use a single distributor in Japan, and the lack of...
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    Not cheap, if this is any indication:

    https://www.thomann.de/be/thomastik_strings_for_folklore_instruments.html

    Al
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    Bernie, it is common knowledge that TI strings are expensive because they are handmade, one at a time, by master craftsmen in a tiny shop in Hamburg, and, in terms of tone, quality, and longevity, by...
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    Re: Thomastik strings for MANDOCELLO?

    Hi Al, and thanks.

    I have also heard about the string spacing not being optimal, though it's basically the same as my Martin. After playing for just a few hours, however, I think a new nut is in...
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