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    Anyone else get excited when they see the number 5 in the title of a classified ad here on the Cafe only to be utterly deflated when it turns out on closer inspection to be a banjo... or is it just me?



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    Default Re: ...or is it just me?

    It's just you.

    And most likely hundreds and even thousands of others.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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    Default Re: ...or is it just me?

    I had a five string banjo.Took off the little string.

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    Default Re: ...or is it just me? It's just dumb!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Nestlerode View Post
    Anyone else get excited when they see the number 5 in the title of a classified ad here on the Cafe only to be utterly deflated when it turns out on closer inspection to be a banjo... or is it just me?



    Daniel
    Just buy a 17" or 19" solid-body mini-guitar (at one-tenth the price of electric mandolin). Swap out the pickups for some Seymour Duncans or qualilty humbuckers, Remove the low E-string bridge saddle and tuner (to remove them from rattling) - voila instant 5-STRING ELECTRIC MANDO/MANDOLA

    It's only a tuning on a short necked electric. That's all an electric 5-string mando is.

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    Default Re: ...or is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by mandolinstew View Post
    I had a five string banjo. Took off the little string.
    Tune it in fifths. Then you'll have a tenor banjo, which is just inside the boundaries.
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

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