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    I noticed in another thread the Barry and Ed are also waiting for their Steve Ryder mandolins. Rather than disrupt that post I thought I'd post a picture he sent me of the EM 55 he's building for me. I hope I added the attachment correctly. I can't wait to get it!
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    What a beauty!
    Congratulations JLT!
    (...I'm a patient guy, but I'll admit, the wait on my EM-44 is driving me crazy! ...Oh, and to make matters even worse, my new amp is arriving today!)
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    well at least we know steve is being kept busy and yes she is quite a looker

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    Ed,
    I must have missed you mentioning the amp. What did you get? I'm with you on the patience and crazy!!

    Thanks Rico! I really makes my palms sweaty looking at it!!

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    Hi jlt;

    I just picked-up a Fender Super Champ XD...The little hybrid amp that could...

    Oh, and that finish on your EM-55 is magnificent! That bright burst on the quilted top is just spectacular. I can't wait to see and hear more about it!
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    If for some weird reason you find you do not like 5 string emando PM me

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    Sweet instrument.

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    Okay, the Champ XD. It's a neat little amp. Lots of different amp models in there. One thing I did that really improved the sound is run it through a pair of 12 inch speakers. I looked at a Champ "12" about a month ago. It was an early 80's model with the pull boost and all. Just a great liitle rock amp, but I just couldn't justify it. The poor guy was really needing to sell, which I see alot of around here. I felt bad for him, but I have very little disposable income since I retired.

    Rico, I think I will have a very hard time parting with my new mandolin. It will be the 5th electric I've owned. I've sold two. I sold the Kentucky 4 string and my Roberts Tiny Moore model. I'm real sorry I sold my Roberts, but it was a different time. So, I'll just have the three (five string electrics); The Fender FM60E, The JL Smith and the Ryder EM 55.

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    Its okay i all ready have one ryder myself and a fender fm60e

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlt View Post
    I noticed in another thread the Barry and Ed are also waiting for their Steve Ryder mandolins....snip...
    The Ryder train should be pulling into my station by the end of the year.
    Can't wait!

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    Ooh. Can't resist taking an enhanced look at that candy.

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    looks incredible! I am sure you'll love it. Mine has really grown on me...
    cheers

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    OK Ed, there's pretty and then there's drop dead gorgeous!
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    Thanks everyone! I'll take more photos once she arrives.
    Tom, thank so much for the image enhancement! That make a big difference. Now...can you do that with my playing?
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    Beauty for sure!

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    what kind of wood is that on the top Ed? Does he build 8 strings too? I am kinda traditional.... ;-)
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    Hi Bert; my Ryder Em-44 has an Alder body with a Quilted Maple top overlay. It has a bolt-on Maple neck, a radiused (10") Ebony fretboard & Peghead overlay, a natural gloss finish with vintage red tortoise pickguard, and 2 custom Ryder stacked Humbuckers with a basic 3-way pick-up switch (neck/neck+bridge/bridge).

    Here is Steve's e-mando page.

    His EM-18 (Very nice!) is his 8-string model.
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    I have an EM-18 that should be completed any day now. I live close enough to Steve's workshop and was able to stop by a play a few of his mandolins. They were all beautiful and sounded great, but really liked the "mandoliny" sound of eight strings and the look of the EM-18. It will have a piezo bridge pickup as well as Steve's humbucker. It should be a lot of fun.

    Todd

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    That's gorgeous Ed. Mine has been delayed until Jan. There was a problem with the neck set, so he has to redo it. Things happen. It will just be that much better when I do get it!
    Hope you and Todd get your emandos soon.

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    Thanks jlt! I'm sorry about the delay on your Ryder, but I'm sure it will be fantastic when it arrives!
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    Seems when I sent my P5 in for a few mods, Maine has to warm up to do the Lacquering,
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    Maine doesn't warm up 'til April....

    Ed, I am hoping to get to the shop today. Looking forward to seeing your mando in person if Steve hasn't shipped it yet

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    Hi Granite...Hoping you get a chance to check it out today! If so, let us know what you think.
    Thanks.
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    Good luck on your trip to Steve's. Let us know about all the nice emandos you see. Mine is in there somewhere!

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    Jerry and Ed,
    I picked up my EM-18 last night and Steve let me take a peek at your mandos. They look incredible in person. Ed, he said yours is shipping out today...Your going to love it. He also had a jet black mandola there that was really special as well that is off to England.
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