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    I did a search and only found one person asking a similar question in 2006. Does anyone own one of these? What are your impressions of it? Seems a little over-priced given what else is out there but I do have an affinity for Webers!
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    I reviewed one at emando.com. Nice axe.
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    Saw the review, thanks for that mrmando! Just wondering if someone is playing one of these daily and what the long-term impressions are.
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    If I had to venture a guess the price is based on the low volume that they sell. It does look like they put a lot of effort into carving the top.

    My Mann EM-5 is nearly finished and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it plays. My current electric is a MandoBird 4 string. The Mann is going to be a big step up. Should be a fun time
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    It sure is a step up!! I played a KM-300M and was pretty impressed but not enough to buy it. The sound was good but the E string felt quite stiff. I was hoping it would be a little more slinky. The fit and finish was really quite nice. The Mann seems to be taking the emando world by storm. I can't wait to hear how you like it Charlie!!
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    The short E string at E pitch , will be tight, no way around it.
    smaller string gage will reach pitch at a bit lower tension.
    But smaller gage [less iron] also lowers pickup output
    as it moves, and is sensed, in the magnetic field.

    A longer string at lower pitch will be slinkier .

    ... an .009 at C# on a 15" scale is slinkier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (tenorbanjoguy @ May 06 2008, 21:58)
    The sound was good but the E string felt quite stiff. I was hoping it would be a little more slinky.
    "cheese slicer" is the accepted terminology. #


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    My pending EM-5 has a 14.5 inch scale and I'm curious to see how the string tension compares to the MandoBird. I now it's supposed to help with the 5th string. I'm hoping the added real estate will make chording a bit easier.



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    Yeah, the "cheese slicer" analogy is a good one! Well, if they are like that for the most part, the Kentucky was a good bargin! The bridge was different on this one than the one pictured on the web site. That one shows a tuneomatic style bridge where as the one I played had a fixed wooden one. I would like the adjustability for different string types but the intonation seemed fine on the one I played. I play 9s on my strat so that might be a way to fix it up. Seemed like a reasonable entry to the emando world without laying out too much cash.

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    It's killing me! That being said, I think it's slightly ahead of schedule. I ordered a rigid gig bag (Access Stage Three) and had that sent to Jon. So I'm eager to see that too. In preparation, I've been finding chords to utilize the 5th string. That helps pass the time, but also makes the anticipation a little worse. At least it's warm out and I won't have to wait 24 hours before opening the box when it does get here...LOL
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    Man, I have a hard time tightening the string on my cheese slicer.

    pulling on the wire and screwing that screw on the end in,
    and not having the wire loosen as I do it, is not easy.
    But I recycle my old A string that way.

    tuning a 14.5 to E takes more tension than a 14.0.

    a 13", 'violin scale' would take less tension.

    14.5" tuned Bb F C G D would be the way to go, then..
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