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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,...
  2. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Thread: Ocatjo

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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...
  13. Thread: Ocatjo

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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
  15. 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...
  21. 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...
  24. 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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