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    Davy Stuart custom getting closer

    Over a year ago I commissioned a custom Davy Stuart build, it's larger bodied version of his 18" scale flat-top mandola, intended to be strung as a 4-stringer. Basically a super-short-scale tenor...
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    Re: Conference Call Jam Session !!

    For jam sessions there is software that delays things by a fixed number of measures. The assumption is the measures repeat, like a blues progression, so you jam over what everybody else played 8 (or...
  3. My adventures in tenor guitar, transposing finally works

    Been a while since I did a substantive post, so I though I would post my adventures playing mandola/tenor guitar over the last six months.

    I got into this whole mandolin thing 5 years ago so I...
  4. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    For me, mandola was a gateway to tenor guitar.
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    Re: Fixing a microphonic pickup

    Here is the end of the story: bought a new pickup, put it on, clicked the same, sounded worse, put the OEM pickup back on, in lowered position it is ok, the end. :-)
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    Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    You mean the artist works one?

    I am a subscriber.

    While has some intro material, it pretty much assumes you can read music and have some facility with mandolin already.

    It's strengths...
  7. Thread: Acoustic pedal

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    Re: Acoustic pedal

    My plan is to use it to temporarily get an acoustic tenor guitar sound from my electric, while I wait 7 months for my acoustic to be built.
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    Re: Fixing a microphonic pickup

    Replaced the cover today, no difference, old cover was not magnetic after all.

    Not sure what it is now, pickup is set low so I don't hit it often, maybe that's enough.

    How is a fully potted...
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    My debut as a tenor guitar player

    Played my electric 4-string (CGDA) in our worship band this morning. Did mostly basic lead-guitar-style stuff, and it wasn't terrible.

    I used a PRS Archon Clean amp sim in the HX Stomp to get the...
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    Re: Ordered a custom tenor from Davy Stuart

    I have an electric (Eastwood Airline Mandola, 18" scale), that I converted to a tenor GDAE, strings are 13.5p, 22w, 33w, 52w (thats about 15 lbs per string). It is everything I could have hoped for...
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    Fixing a microphonic pickup

    So I have two eastwood airline mandolas, which came with what I learned are called 'microphonic' pickups. This is a new term for me, never knew what it was until I got one by accident. Basically,...
  12. Thread: New Strap!

    by kurth83
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    Re: New Strap!

    I like it. :-)
  13. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Did the fret height change? Altering string height can change tone, and some instruments are more sensitive to this than others. Low frets in particular can mute or darken the tone slightly...
  14. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    B is easiest, then A. I am used to 8vb starting below low G. All are legit.
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    Re: String gauges for GDAE on electric tenor

    To me its about starting with a string tension you like and then adjusting for string balance as needed.

    If you want to bend, go lighter, if not, heavier may be your thing.

    I lean towards the...
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    Re: Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    Uncle Gene huh?

    How about my solution for an electric :grin:

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    Thile quote on resting hand on the bridge

    I thought I was an oddball for resting the heel of my hand on the bridge of my mando. Many mando technique videos recommend against this or the pinky plant.

    "My wrist – or rather the heel of my...
  18. Re: I missed my Schmaltz! (or: virtuoso violin music on a 4-strin

    I ordered a Yamaha AV7, used for $1100 from fiddlershop. Reading about violins, and the lack of responsiveness in the cheaper models, I opted to splurge a little, 45 day return policy helped too. I...
  19. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    FYI, Vacay was a success. I ended up using a zoom pedal directly connected to the speaker (1/4 mono to 1/8 stereo cable). Even with the impedance mismatch it sounded great.

    I took the emandola...
  20. Re: NMD Airline Mandola restrung as a 4-string OM.

    Here's the pic, after the restring:

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    Re: About done upgrading my MD315

    I'm gonna go with bone nut for improved string spacing, CA bridge for improved sound, and taller frets for improved playability.

    Mandovoodoo could be worth considering too for more sound...
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    Re: Vorson Electric Ukulele conversion question

    And some pickups have individually adjustable pole heights, allowing even more fine-tuning of string balance. :-)
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    Re: OM String recommendations

    I put flatwounds on my TC OM. It made it sound a lot like a guitar, but still richer because of the chorus effect. I really liked that sound, so I would suggest at least try flats once.

    I...
  24. Re: Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-2

    If you have a sub, and are willing to tune it for flat, it could be ok, the clarity is there. But I wouldn't normally mix into something like a Bose or a THR. They may sound great, but don't know...
  25. Small speakers revisited, and we have a new winner: Sony XB-20

    Tried Bose soundlink mini, Marshal MS-2, XS Hive 2, and lastly (out of desperation or dogged determination) a Sony XB-20.

    Here are the reviews so you guys don't have to spend money like I did:
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