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    Default Re: What's the use of an e-mando?

    Here's why I love my emand...

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    "What's the use of an e-mando?"
    Good question. I usually use mine for making music.
    Other than that it is a much more suitable home-protection unti tthan a guitar which is likely to hit the ceiling as you swing it (much the same principle that Ninjas used with the design of their shorter swords).
    Other than that, you could use it to wave down buses or if it's highly polished reflect the sun off it and shine the light into a neighbour's window and see how long it takes for them to react - you simply repsond by saying you were playing your e-mndo and wasn't aware of the glare.
    I did once use the e-mando as a paddle but restrict this to ball pits as water will sometimes interfere with the electronics.
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    An e-mando with a headphone amp makes motel room stays a bit more fun. And, if you need a metronome, the dripping faucet in the Motel 6 bathroom can be useful, although you may need to see several rooms before you decide on a tempo you like for the night.

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    Default Re: What's the use of an e-mando?

    Quote Originally Posted by grandmainger View Post
    No flames please, ignorant person wishing to satisfy curiosity.

    My understanding of the accoustic mandolin is that part of the beauty of the sound comes from the paired-strings concept.
    Why would one use a 4 string e-mandolin as opposed to a standard electric guitar? How (and why) does the sound differ?

    I've never seen or heard an electric mando, so I really have no clue, please enlighten me.
    Prefer 8-strings...4/5 stringed e-mandos sound like electric guitars to me (not that there's anything wrong with sounding an electric guitar, if that's your bliss ).

    My e-mando bliss needs doubled strings, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandmainger View Post
    No flames please, ignorant person wishing to satisfy curiosity.

    My understanding of the accoustic mandolin is that part of the beauty of the sound comes from the paired-strings concept.
    Why would one use a 4 string e-mandolin as opposed to a standard electric guitar? How (and why) does the sound differ?

    I've never seen or heard an electric mando, so I really have no clue, please enlighten me.

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    Ah, yes, the revival of an 8-year-old thread.
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