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    Default Re: Mandocello conversion... soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    The question you have to decide is should the smaller string be on the treble or bass side?
    I like the higher octave string on the treble side; opposite of most 12 string guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobart View Post
    I like the higher octave string on the treble side; opposite of most 12 string guitars.
    Most…. mine must fall outside that category as I like the higher octave on the treble side too, which is where my cheap 12-string has it. Only downside is that sometimes you miss the lighter string on softer strumming or picking but it’s still an amazingly full sound. I recorded a single a few years back as a session musician and the producer liked the sound so much he made it a 3-track with an acoustic version, just to highlight the 12-string sound.
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    Though not the same instrument, my buchanan zouk is octave strung - I tried putting the high strings on the treble side, but ended up re-stringing. I really missed how it sounded when strung 12 string style. The Forster will strung in unison though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    No lie. I cheat.

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    Machining is actually less than one minute, but it has a tool change, so it's about 2 minutes.
    I keep looking at that diagram and it is a marvelous thing to see. Why is there no vertical red perpendicular red cut marker on the second D-string?

    Maybe you could add a mandocello fret board, nut and bridge cutting service to your shop -- OTOH the 5 jobs a year would probably not be worth the effort!

    I guess this is why Eastman has done nothing about this issue for years too?
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    Got my Eastman in the mail today. She sure is a big old girl hanging around my neck!
    More later!
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    Bernie, the red line (material engagement cut) is there, but it's overlaid by the yellow (rapid move retract) is overlaying it.
    Yes, there's not much market for this kind of work. But money isn't everything.

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    4 fresh new pix....

    http://s588.photobucket.com/user/stu...tml?sort=3&o=0

    It's 9 years old and in good shape. Notice it has dots unlike the new Eastman stuff.
    Sounds good, plays nice.
    Ordering new tuners, cast tailpiece, and will fab up a new bridge and nut.
    Will add a Donnell Mini-Flex mic system later.

    Happy New Year indeed!
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    That's awesome.. with the oval hole, it will make a great 'cello. Let us know how it comes out.

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