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  1. video: Tonedexter for mandolin, octave mandolin, bouzouki ...

    Hi picking fellows,
    I hope everyone is doing fine. Here is a video I worked during this strange home quarantine times: Mandolin, octave mandolin, 10-string bouzouki, Weissenborn, Dobro and 5 -...
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    Re: Pickup or microphone?

    Perfect statement and covers my experience of thirty years of gigging in various setting. Great advice all over the place here.

    So I tried many ways: pickup, pickup/mic-dual source, attached mic,...
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    Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    Running a studio with some high end mics and mic preamps I'm a bit picky about acoustic sound, but the Elite Acoustic really did not disappoint me. Still keep my Grace Felix, but for multi...
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    Re: Any new pedals for multi-instrumentalists?

    Hi,
    I'm a multi-instrumentalist, too, gigging with guitars, mandolin, dobro, bouzouki, banjo, weissenborn, octave mandolin, sometimes mandolin, mandocello.
    I tried and still own various preamps:...
  5. Thread: Pickups

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    Re: Pickups

    Glad you like the vid - I did that comparison a while ago and produced the vid.

    Look at the comments on youtube, and you will find Teddy Randazzo himself, the creative mind behind Dazzo pickups....
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    Re: Pickups

    I tried many PUs over the past 30 years: Barcus Berry, Shadow, Fishman, Schertler, Schatten, Baggs, JJB, K&K, Dazzo. IMHO only one of them comes close to a miked mandolin: Dazzo ! When trying it for...
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    ... by the way, here is short vid I produced some months ago comparing miked mandolin / pure pickup / ToneDexter.
    Maybe it can help a bit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXqzrV1VJn4
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    Re: Tone Dexter users?

    I sometimes gig using a TD on my mandolin (Collings MF5, K&K pickup, TD wavemaps created by using a Schoeps MK4 SDC mic, but any decent mic will do the job). It is as close to a miked mando one can...
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    Re: An interesting accessory...

    I have it on a T-Shirt I bought at Elderly's back then.
    My wife hates my mandolin playing, too, but likes my banjo playing - maybe some day I will understand, probably the day will never come.
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    Re: Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    Thank you all for responding, especially Gunnar, who made the movie work again. Thanks !

    @Jim Imhoff: Playing Bach , Corelli ... I'll bet you are a much better player than I am.
    string gauge: I...
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    Gibson K 4 Mandocello

    For those of you who never had the opportunity to hear what these rare ancient beasts sound like: Here is a vid of my K4.
    Cheers,
    Bob
  12. Re: Octave Mandoline - where to buy a good one in or around Germa

    Hi,

    I bought my Thijs van der Harst OM at "new acoustic gallery" in Wuppertal. Thijs has his workshop in Breda, Netherlands and also sells directly.
    A friend of mine bought his Northfield OM at...
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    Re: Thijs van der Harst Octave Mandolin

    Mmh, that's a good question, Doug. First of all I would say it's MAS. I love the sound of a good quality stringed instrument, no matter what kind. That's why my studio is full of guitars, dobros, lap...
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    showing off my Lawrence A. Smart mandola

    Hi fellows,

    me again, this time showcasing my Smart mandola. Played not too often by me, but a nice one that I don't want to miss. Often has a special role when arranging songs and instrumentals...
  15. Sobell 10-string Cittern (demo with mic and dual source PU)

    Hi again,

    as someone wrote in my octave mandolin (Thijs van der Harst) thread that he would love to hear the other instruments of my mando-family I started to make some demos of cittern, bouzouki,...
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    Re: Thijs van der Harst Octave Mandolin

    Hey,

    thank you all for commenting and especially Doug for moving my vid to the right place here. No problem to produce an extended vid showcasing all my 8-stringed instruments. I will work on it.
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Hey, thanks for commenting. Right now I don't have a video showing off the smart mandolin, but I will work on it in the next few days. It's always fun to share the love for great instruments.
    ...
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    Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Hi fellows,
    here is a short clip of a beautiful octave mandolin by luthier Thijs van der Harst. I bought it in September this year and really love it.
    Cheers, Bob
    https://youtu.be/RZh2hgG8ArY
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    Re: Grace Design BiX vs. Red Eye

    Same with my K&K equipped guitars and mandolin when using the RedEye: treble down on mando, treble up on guitar. When using the Grace Felix I leave the treble nearly flat on both instruments. But...
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    ToneDexter on a F5 mandolin

    Hi picking fellows,

    for several months now I work with the ToneDexter, creating wave maps for several stringed instruments (mandolin, guitar, dobro, Weissenborn, bouzouki) and trying them out on...
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    Re: Sennheiser ME64 + K6 powering module

    Hey, thanks, great to know there is one out there that will work as fine as a KM85 does. I too use a KM85 and love it, but I have friends and bandmates who would love to own one - expensive and hard...
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    Re: Amplify my gibson f5 master model

    Hey, very interesting !
    What type of mando do you build right now ? Which placement of the Dazzos would you go for ?
    In my comparison mentioned above I fixed it with beeswax (for temporally use,...
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    Re: Amplify my gibson f5 master model

    Which of the Schertler line do you use ?
    Anyway, a decent preamp could help (Schertler Dyn M, Schertler yellow ...)

    To be true, there is no pickup that can reproduce the true acoustic sound of...
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    Re: Solo Performance Gear

    Ill bring Elite Acoustics D6-8 and Bose S1 to the table. I really like both and a Bose tower, but my number one is QSC K8.2 combined with a mixer.
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    Re: Best live gig setup for mandolin/guitar

    Yes, if money does not matter, the Grace Felix is wonderful. I love mine.

    A simple but effectfull solution and nicely priced is the BOSS LS-2 pedal. You can sum up to three instruments to one...
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