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    I think this should be fun! post pics of your electric rig and let us know how it sounds!

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    Camera died, so no pictures,
    Got one of the fender FM61 electric when they came out, the general picture is on the eye candy electric stuff , at the bottom of the page.
    changed pickup and so forth, imagine black instead of white pearly stuff on top. I could be talked into selling it .

    solid body, A shape, 4 string, now has RMC bridge pickups, for guitar synth access.

    accepting donations for camera repair/replacement.


    Amplification: Poland AC 60, + for synth bass bottom end a KCW-1,a powered Sub.
    synth modules GR30 & GR33, instrument out loop to a AG/DG Yamaha 'stomp' effects combinations.
    mix thru 4 stereo channel submixer.

    AC 60 goes out to local pub jam, as its portable in my bicycle trailer. You can run Schertler pickup or Mic in one channel,
    Magnetic or piezo pickup thru the other .
    A50 ,4 stringed in CGDA, brass adjustable bridge, stacked humbucker pickup ,works well , warm jazzy tone..



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    I suppose i should upload mine seeing as how i started this thread



    she's not quite finished i need to install the bridge and nut and the tuners need their collars put on and i need to put the knobs on her. When i strung her up before i had it finished (with some old dean markley blue steels) the EMG selects sounded fat and jazzy. Sounds great on the fender Jazz Chorus and VOX models of the amp and sounds crazy on the marshall and Mesa/Boogie.

    the amp is a roland micro cube and the best solid state practice amp i have ever heard.

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    No pic yet, but here's my ultimate rig, couldn't be happier w/ it: Mann EM8 and Schwab 5 string - MXR Auto Wah - MXR Dyna Comp Compressor - Tube Screamer - vintage MXR Flanger - BOSS delay/reverb - *Epiphone Valve Jr. 5 watt head. *I bought this head modified (different tubes and other internal parts replaced) and it ROCKS! Awesome tone, surprisingly loud for only 5 watts. I have the head plugged into a Mesa Boogie 12" speaker cabinet. Wooo Hoooo!!!

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    I love this discussion:

    Before the effects loop:
    Custom quasi-Alembic five string flying V ->
    Boss TU2 tuner ->
    Boss OD1 Overdrive ->
    Moog MuRF (this thing *rules*) ->
    Laney LC15R (15 watt, 10" combo, all tube, pretty rock-y)

    In the effects loop:

    Boss OC3 Octave ->
    Budda BudWah ->
    Q-Tron ->
    Digitech Digidelay

    With the recent addition of the MURF, I've overrun the space I had in my pedal bag, which I used to use as a limit on the number of toys I'd allow myself. #Now I'm looking for a bigger bag!

    As to how this stuff sounds, I'm really happy with all of it. The Laney is a relatively recent addition for me, I used to play a Fender Pro Jr., but wanted a little more flexibility and reverb. The BudWah is also a new unit, replacing a Dan-O-Wah, and I'm very happy with that change, the BudWah doesn't have as much high-end as a lot of wah's, and that helps with our peculiar little beasties. I continue to recommend the Q-Tron to everyone who will listen, it's just so tasty, and I like it even more now that I have an effects loop to put it in. And then there's the MuRF. This thing cost more than my amp, but it's really, really neat. It makes everything from gentle phaser sounds to drum machine noises, and general craziness, as well. I'm a big fan.

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    Thats It? only four of us? hard to believe...

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    Those with lots of Gigs booked, are busy doing them.
    see the electric mandolin resource pages for more data.
    artist pages there, for more personalitys.
    writing about music
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    mini-strat conversion to 17" scale 5-string mandolectra (GDAEB one octave down). Note custom paint job - wolves and (not visible) NH portrait. Photo circa 1990.

    Use the lime green phase shifter, and an overdrive stompbox, early 70's Fender pro-reverb tube amp. (But I'd probably just grab a small light weight solid-state amp instead for lugging convenience.)

    No desire to sound "mandoliny" with the 5-string or with the 8-string Mandobird. The closer either is to a guitar sound (Hendrix/Trower/Green/Cippolina/Knoplfer/Thompson/Garcia etc.) the happier I am.

    I should actaully make a doubleneck body to hold both this neck/pickups in tandem with the neck off the 8-string Mandobird. Have a wooden mockup (real John Cippolina look!), but haven't gotten past that (where am I gonna use it? "Too old to rock and roll, but too young to die." is the knee-jerk reaction usually encountered.)

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    Mann 5 stringer PRS copy running through a Fuchs Lucky 7. Sounds like a dream! Pictures coming soon.

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    Ron Lira 4 string, Korg Tuner, Boss Chorus, Boss Blues Driver, Boss Overdrive/Distortion, Fender Blues Junior.

    I plan to add a wah and flanger soon. And maybe a phase shifter. And maybe...

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    Schwab ML 4 string (or a Don Grosh Retro Classic strat)>>
    Boss Tuner TU-2>>
    Bad Bob Booster...the Bartolini's have no output >>
    Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter>>
    Analog Man King of Tone overdrive pedal>
    Analog Man Clone Chorus>>
    Maxon AD-9 Analog Delay>>
    Carr Rambler Amplifier


    A buddy of mine has a couple of those Laney's; great amps (nice big clean sound) and not all that expensive

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    Mando= Rono long scale/baritone 5 string (G-D-A-E-B, one octave down)

    Amps= '64 Princeton (6g2 circuit) with a Fender Special Effects center (oil can delay, distortion and boosts, circa 1969) OR

    Gerlitz Dual Revelator, with Morley EVO oil can delay pedal and Zvex Fuzz Factory OR

    POD XT-Live (the proverbial zillion amps and pedals in a box).

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    Gibson Florentine Electric into
    Rivera Chubster 40 or
    Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight

    No pedals for me. I've tried a bunch, but nothing sticks other than reverb or delay (built into the Ultralight).

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    for recording, i often use a Godin A8 plugged directly into a Digi002 rack, and onto a Protools track filtered by Native Instruments Guitar Rig set to any of 20 or more configurations, but especially a simulated mesa boogie amp with several levels of parametric and chorus, mostly used to smooth out the high end. For live playing i often use a LR Baggs preamp into any available small amp. I also like using a digital delay set to about a 12% mix with the dry signal.
    Explore some of my published music here

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    I switch depending on the venue. With my Kevin Mathers F3 I run it into a Fishman Pro Platinum EQ (it has a Fishman bridge pickup) into a Boss RV-5 reverb and a Boss DD3 Delay then into my HarpGear 30 watt 2x8" tube amp built by Brian Purdy in Florida. If I use my Godin A8, I skip the Pro Platinum and go into the pedals then into the amp. I use an AKG wireless bug and switch this same set-up over to my harp mic (Custom wood bullet made by Fritz Hausenpuch of Washinton state) on songs that I play blues harp on instead of mando. The Harpgear has a line out, sometimes I use that, sometimes I mic it, again, depending on the venue. John
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    Zeidler 5 string (Les Paul type body)
    '69 Fender Deluxe Reverb
    John McGann, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music
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    myspace page
    Youtube live mando

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    Wendler 8-string w/ Mag-Pi PU
    Fender Blues Jr.

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    Come on guys pics please

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    John-
    Do you have a pic of your Zeidler electric?
    I'd love to see what that looks like.
    Sam

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    "Come on guys pics please"

    John Sullivan mando though a '61 Vox AC15 Twin....

    Nice little combo....
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    Bruce,

    You have all the cool stuff.



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    Very nice!

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    Schwab 5-string into; a 25-watt 6V6 based Holland Lobo if I want reverb, 20-watt EL84 based 2x12" TopHat Club Royale for big rich cleans, Epiphone Valve Jr 5-watt head for distortion plugged into either of the other two previous cabinets. For tremolo there's the '70's vintage Ampeg G-10 but it's kinda noisy.
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    Default Re: Post your rig!

    I thought it might be fun to bring this thread "out of the ashes." Two and a half years later, there are many more emando players who presumably have lots of great toys. Perhaps we could really get this thread going this time. I am in the process of getting some new stuff, so I would like to see how my friends in the Cafe' are wired these days.

    Take a picture and post it. Let's see whatcha (currently) got!
    Thanks,
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    Added a Mix A5, (with installed Schertler pickup) since then .. it's carbon black.

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