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  • #16
    Musicians Friend has a Rouge mandolin on sale today 12/20, as their stupid deal of the day.
    "Consider everything, believe nothing" Elgar.

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    • #17
      I've decided to track myself down a laminated-top "F5" model of similar modest origin and create myself an electric mandolin, too...have wanted one for several years, but it's very hard to find one w/ 8 strings, unless you want to drop BIG $$$...most electric mandolins these days have either 4 or 5, for some reason.


      I think one reason players gravitate to 4 and 5 string mandos is that double-course strings don't lend themselves that well to effects. I played that Epiphone Mandobird VIII for a couple of years and sold it thinking that, if I ever bought another electric, it would have to be a five-string. But then I started thinking that if I played electric music again, I'd rather go all in and use my Tele.

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      • #18
        Great story, Terry. Seems like a lot of people had a great night for various different reasons.
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        • #19
          Awesome sequence of events! You must have done something really good in a previous life...
          my p0asting days were numb bird... now im done... bye.

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          • #20
            I think one reason players gravitate to 4 and 5 string mandos is that double-course strings don't lend themselves that well to effects.


            Yeah, two nearly-in-tune strings, heavily overdriven, make a very special sound that is not often the sound a player is looking for.
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            • #21
              I've been playing 8-stringers for a number of years now. A deal came along for a 5-string Fender thinline so I figured, "no problem, just treat it like a low B on my bass."

              Not!

              What I'm discovering is it requires a completely different playing style. I love hammering out chords on a regular mandolin, but that 5th string always seems to get in the way and I don't have quite enough fingers to make it work. I'm currently trying a jazz finger-style approach but admit it's a work-in-process.
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              • #22
                My "Poorman's EM-150"...the "P-90" is a Soares reproduction.



                Turned out pretty nice, tonally, I'm pleased to announce, but I'm still lusting after a 1906 F-2 Gibson for acoustic work (one of these days )

                God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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