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    Is anyone familiar with this builder's mandos?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/F-Style-Elec...p2056016.l4276

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    It doesn't seem like you'd get much electric sound from the E string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Rosett View Post
    It doesn't seem like you'd get much electric sound from the E string.
    Nah, those frets aren't grounded, so they won't do much to interfere with the signal. Maybe a little, but I doubt you'd notice it. And the wood is almost completely transparent to EM fields.
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    He's sold three others like this, but it looks like he's trying to up the price:
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw...olin+&_sacat=0

    He had a demo video for one of these, but it presented only the sound of the piezo bridge (with which I wasn't all that impressed), not the guitar pickup at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    Nah, those frets aren't grounded, so they won't do much to interfere with the signal. Maybe a little, but I doubt you'd notice it. And the wood is almost completely transparent to EM fields.
    Right, but presumably it'll push the pole pieces well away from the strings, assuming the fretboard extension is a regular thickness.

    I've pretty much come to the conclusion that e-mandos will never sound good that far up the fretboard anyway, neither pickup, amp, or PA are designed for life up there.

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    Imbedding a piezoelectric strip in the bridge can always be done,2nd channel, to augment the magnetic pickup.
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    At some point stereo outputs have been considered given the projected range of this mandolin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavy View Post
    Right, but presumably it'll push the pole pieces well away from the strings, assuming the fretboard extension is a regular thickness.

    I've pretty much come to the conclusion that e-mandos will never sound good that far up the fretboard anyway, neither pickup, amp, or PA are designed for life up there.
    Suggested guitar string height above Les Paul neck humbuckers [with the string fretted at the top fret] is 4 to 5 64ths.
    Maybe the far greater height here works for more of an acoustic sound. To reinforce the piezo, so it doesn't feed back at high volumes. Personally I don't like the sound of humbuckers used on acoustic mandolins. They sound "canned", probably because the attack and decay sound is so unnatural. Maybe if just a little signal is dialed in. :^) A demo really should have been provided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    Nah, those frets aren't grounded, so they won't do much to interfere with the signal. Maybe a little, but I doubt you'd notice it. And the wood is almost completely transparent to EM fields.
    There are pickups with wood covers--so that may very well be the case.
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