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    Default The El Rey's Humbucker shines!

    I've had an Eastman El Rey ER-M for less than a week. Lovin' it! I got the ER-M to record directly into a DAW.

    It looks great, plays great, and the sound is superb. I'm playing it through a couple different amp/effect modelers on my Mac and iPad. I tend toward a clean sound with some delay and reverb. The Humbucker can really sound awesome adding a bit of boost. A lot of sustain potential.

    Does it have a true Mandolin sound? I don't think so. Close. The range is there. Using it to take advantage of the Humbucker with effects is where it shines, IMO.

    Peace.
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    2020 Eastman MD805/V
    2020 Eastman ER-M
    2004 Subaru Forester motorized transport

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    Randy, I've got one too and I'm also a big fan. Super fun. I would say it does as good a job as I hoped at maintaining its mandolin character, especially when clean. I don't think you'd mistake it for a tele. An added bonus is that because has little to no acoustic projection, it's great to practice on quietly in the house when need be. Enjoy...

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    Add me to the new owner list! I got mine a few weeks ago, and holy cow! Sustain for days, and just a lot of fun to pick up and play.

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    Default Re: The El Rey's Humbucker shines!

    I love mine. I don't see them on the Eastman website anymore. Are they still making them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merula View Post
    I love mine. I don't see them on the Eastman website anymore. Are they still making them?
    Still there: https://www.eastmanguitars.com/mandolin_cousins
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    2020 Eastman MD805/V
    2020 Eastman ER-M
    2004 Subaru Forester motorized transport

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