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  1. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    Yes, they'll make a custom set for you: if you mention the scale length they'll also make the strings long enough in case you scale is longer than a "standard" mandola.
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    Your wish etc.
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    I'd echo some of the above suggestions including Da Slockit Light and Ashokan Farewell. How about Niel Gow's farewell to Whisky, Calum's Road or some more O'Carolan such as Blind Mary, O'Carolan's...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I just use the side dots; fretboard dots are useful to help work out what some else is playing :)
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    If you click on the user's name - which should be just to the left of this post you get a pop up menu. One of the options there is Private Message
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    Re: Help with budget mandolin.

    As you’ve probably discovered mandolins are few and far between over here. Don’t know where you’re located but Hobgoblin stock the Ashbury range....
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    Re: Saw the Trials of Cato yesterday

    Thanks for sharing, enjoying the album now. And they're playing near me in December!
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    Think that Nigel has moved to Australia...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    I’m very happy with my Ashbury https://hobgoblin.com/ashbury-am-240-solid-body-electric-mandolin

    Came perfectly set up out of the box and comfortable, to me at least, to play.
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    Re: Notation to Tablature

    I'd do as Michael suggests and get Tabledit. I've tried and failed to learn notation and now use Tabledit to convert notation to a legible :) format.

    Easy to learn and well worth the money. I also...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Totally agree, I’ve even gone to the extent of editing out the spoken parts when they get too annoying on some tracks in my collection.
  12. Re: Tuning for Eastwood airline Octave mandola

    If you put your current strings, scale length and tuning into http://stringtensionpro.com/ it will suggest a string set that will give the same feel as the current set and tuning. If you’re lucky...
  13. Re: What's this then -electric Bandurria?

    Whatever it is I’m sure someone will be along in a minute to ask what the point of it is! :))
  14. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    There’s probably a pedal of some sort that will do that. They seem to do most things these days.

    And it would complete the circle :grin:
  15. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Why do I play electric mandolin?

    Like any other instrument. Because I can*.

    I originally got mine for quiet practice but it gives me a palette of sounds that I can’t get from a guitar or...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Rudely pushes to the front of the queue
  17. Re: UK Luthier to build 4 String Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    Gary Nava makes some beautiful looking instruments as well. http://www.navaguitars.co.uk/e_mando.html
  18. Re: Anyone know what mandolin hes playing?

    Thanks jfiction and apologies to Bob; the first set of Breedloves I found had the name on the headstock but more diligent searching found ones with the logo.
  19. Re: Anyone know what mandolin hes playing?

    Thanks Bob, that’s what I thought but the headstock logo seems wrong. The Breedloves I’ve seen have the word on it, this has what looks like a backwards C
  20. Anyone know what mandolin hes playing?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nF3U_t3yjic

    Apparently hes only been playing for 6 months! :disbelief:
  21. Re: Advice about Bouzoukis' prices and value.

    Have a look at the Ashbury range. I had the Octave Mandolin in the same range as this https://www.scayles.co.uk/ProductDetails?ID=Mjc1Mg== which had a lovely tone. I only sold it because I wasn't...
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    It depends on how you want to use it for and how likely pets, children or other family members are likely to knock it over! I’ve got a variety of stands.

    One similar to this:...
  23. Re: Ball end strings for an electric mando?

    I get mine from Newtone. You can specify loop or ball end as required. https://newtonestrings.com/
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    Re: A short tune in GDGD tuning

    Lovely
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    Re: Eurovision song contest worst song?

    Eurovision has long ceased to be about the music (whatever you think of its merits or otherwise) and all about the politics; a sort of UN with glitterballs and dry ice. Everyone votes along political...
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