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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    If I ever actually get my hands on one, I intend to tune down and capo like Gary suggest. I enjoy the quest and look forward to the capture of a Breedlove Tenor. Thanks,
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    Thanks, Gary, I very much appreciate your input. It is my hope the perceived direction of your circumstances can, somehow change and you can renew your musical activities. I've sent you a PM and...
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    Re: Pono MND-20 Tenor size Octave Mandolin!

    Al, it is a very nice OM and I'm sure you will enjoy! I will also enjoy your tenor guitar!!
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    The seller was a great man. I paid for the guitar, he sent it, via USPS, It then set in a particular post office for 8 days with no signs of when it would move, and could not be moved. I was...
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    Well, the deal on the Breedlove fell through thanks to the USPS. But it may come back up so be on the look out! They, IMO, are very scarce on the sell scene.
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    GDAD Tuning

    Do many of you used GDAD for chording/strumming as well as playing melodies? If so, why? Do you also tune your octave mandolins the same way?
    Thanks,
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    Re: Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    I am the one that bought the Reverb one (less than asking price, though). I have had several tenors and have sporadically heard wonderful reviews of this particular tenor but, as you have said, they...
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    Breedlove, Tenor, Revival OM M

    Do any of you have experience with this particular tenor? Thoughts, experience, ratings with other tenors, etc. thanks, J.C. Bryant
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    Pono KR Strings Mandola TMD-20

    I'm curious, has anyone played one of these? What did you think? I have a Pono Octave and I think it is great! Thanks
  10. Re: 22.75" scale length 6 string guitar to DGDADA or CGDAEB

    Baron, you are so helpful, I wish I could help you on this quest, but I can't. I am curious, though.. Are you going to play melodies or are you going to figure out (or maybe you already know) the...
  11. Re: New Piece for Octave Mandolin or Mandocello

    John, Thank you so much. I have just returned from going to your wonderful site and enjoyed it greatly. Thank you.
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    Re: Octave Intro

    Baron and his lessons have to be the best opportunity around for mandolin family lovers! Everything he does promotes the instrument and encourages the watcher to learn and to play. Hats off to...
  13. Re: string help for Pono BN-20 DSB Baritone/Tenor Guitar

    Okay, fox, I did get the tenor guitar. Now, when I get it in my hands I will try to come up with a suitable string arrangement to come to GDAE. I have several sets of classical guitar strings and...
  14. Re: string help for Pono BN-20 DSB Baritone/Tenor Guitar

    Thank you Fox, to be clear, are you saying these sizes are in nylon?
  15. string help for Pono BN-20 DSB Baritone/Tenor Guitar

    I'm looking in to a Pono, BN-20 DSB, Baritone/Tenor Guitar with 23" scale. It Is strung with nylon strings and comes tuned to DGBE, Chicago Tuning, but I want to tune it in 5ths to GDAE, with nylon...
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    Re: Convert old Martin tenor to 6 string?

    I know! Sometimes I think of doing stuff and it (gratefully) passes and I look back and think, "What in the world was I thinking?"
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    Re: What to do with New Dola

    Well, I love the sound of a mandola. I've also spent a lot of time trying to learn the alto clef and tried to go that way and enjoyed doing so. However, I must say that I simply enjoy playing the...
  18. OM string difference between a 23.5" scale and a 21.5" scale

    What would you think would be the string gauge/size differences for each of these two scales? If any?
    thanks,
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    Re: The Weber Diamondback Octar

    thanks Thart. Anne, of Weber says the production was completed on "November 8, 2016". She also said, "I am only able to find how many we built here in Bend. Bruce Weber Senior essentially built...
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    Re: The Weber Diamondback Octar

    Thanks Thart. The SN is 1613210 and the company told me that Bruce Weber, essentially, made them all with only 3 had being made in Bend, OR.
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    Re: The Weber Diamondback Octar

    Yes THart, I got the one you might have seen on Reverb. It is wonderfully made and has an amazing tone. The 23.5 is a stretch and I am going to have to get accustomed to it over time, I hope. If...
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    Re: The Weber Diamondback Octar

    I realize this is a very old thread.

    But, Does anyone have any review or comments on this OM, or one like it?

    How many, like this, were made?

    How do you like the 23.5" scale?

    Any other...
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    Re: I bought an Octave! Now what?

    In response to "foldedpath", I agree that slower tempo tunes probably fit better into that area where the OM seems to sound best (very subjective). Since I primarily, mostly, play for myself I also...
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    OM strings and tuning

    I have a Pono OM scale 23" and want to put a capo on the second and play it as a shorter scale OM. By capoing it on the second fret I will end up with something in the area of 20" scale. I tried...
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    Re: New Big Muddy Mandolin

    Lots of love for Big Muddy Instruments!!! Mike is a great man to work with as well.
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