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    Default String gauges for emandola tuned as OM

    In the other thread this was floated as an option. Am seriously considering it. Wondering if anyone knows what gauges work well. I can also use a string tension calculator which I am pursuing now. Just start with strings that give roughtly the same tenson as what it comes with for mandola tuning.

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    Default Re: String gauges for emandola tuned as OM

    What's the scale length of your mandola, for starters?

    On a Gibson-scale mandola this just won't work at all. With a longer-scale instrument — 18" or more — it might.
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    Thinking of the Eastwood airline mandola (in black), 18" scale.

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    OK, well, Jonathan Mann posted his preferred gauges in the thread you mentioned. I'd recommend starting with those.
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    Default Re: String gauges for emandola tuned as OM

    Cool, thanks, somehow I missed that, been looking at manndolins lately too. :-)
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