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    Re: tenor or new standard tuning

    And now we're to the point where he's contradicting himself. *laugh*
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Hey, I've got two electric mandos. Like some others have mentioned, I would strongly suggest that, unless you only ever will be playing in a rock and roll band, you shouldn't buy an electric mandolin...
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    No crime. Some people just like doing that. Sometimes I feel like my entire social life is in web forums.

    I also suspect there are AI coders who bring their programs into assorted forums just to...
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    Never mind, I just realized that this thread is longer than I thought. I had not read the 3rd page, so maybe I really do need to go back to bed!!!
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    GaaaH! Maybe I just need to go back to bed………..
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    Re: Four-string acoustic mando

    Ooops, I hadn't even noticed until you said that that both are more than 10 years old and bumped by the same person!
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    Re: Thoughts on String Gauges

    If one is accustomed to really mashing down the strings to fret them, especially with heavier gauges, then doing the same with light strings means one will overshoot the light pressure required, and...
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    Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    I have read a few threads here about Thomastik-Infeld strings. A friend of mine recommended them to me. He plays a flat-top Irish mandolin and it's very loud. He let me try the strings and they are...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuned to GDAE, is it worth it?

    Please pardon me for being dense, :redface: but I guess I'm curious as to why use a GDAE tenor guitar just to play chords on. :confused: Aren't regular guitars (or a tenor in guitar tuning) more...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuned to GDAE, is it worth it?

    Standard tenor tuning is CGDA, though so-called Chicago tuning, DGBE seems to be gaining popularity as six string players don't have to adjust so much.

    Sorry I can't answer your question.

    What...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuned to GDAE, is it worth it?

    I don’t have any statistics but it seems to me GDAE is the more popular tuning...in recent years anyway.
    I also think that a lots of folk change the tuning around, pretty simple to do with only four...
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    Tenor Guitar tuned to GDAE, is it worth it?

    I am trying to decide on picking up a Pono tenor guitar bodied OM or an actual tenor guitar tuned like an OM. I know this is highly subjective, but what are the pros and cons of a tenor tuned to...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Tried it now - and you're absolutely right! Have now got my Blueridge tuned to BbFCG. Along with the flatwound strings I feel I've got a sound and a feel I'm really happy with. Both tips from folk on...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    I have a Harmony 1201T that really likes to be tuned GDAE. when i first got it, coming from mando, I capo'd up two frets & tuned the same, as the finger stretch was killing me. Now that I'm used to...
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    Re: tenor or new standard tuning

    I'm getting the sense that no matter the particulars of the instrument, even getting 5 strings tuned in 5ths to sound good and have consistent tension is very difficult unless you go with fanned...
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    Re: RIP Mark Josephs

    Sorry to hear this .... he will be missed.
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    Re: John Pearse tenor guitar strings - set#450

    I do use these on my Apollonio Octave. They are as close to what Nikos recommended without
    having to order all single strings. If I remember right he liked an 18 on the 2nd string.
    These seem to...
  18. John Pearse tenor guitar strings - set#450

    While at the IBMA exhibition hall back in October, I stopped by the John Pearse booth and among other things, purchased a set of their tenor guitar strings. Looking at them today I discovered that...
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    Re: Tenor Banjo tuned like a Mandolin

    most of us knew what you meant. I LOVED my ITB, but out of all my instruments, it was played out the least and I had to get rid of it. May be replacing it soon though. </3
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    Re: Tenor Banjo tuned like a Mandolin

    Whoops...
    I meant to say; GDAE an octave lower!!
    Sorry for any misunderstanding!
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    Re: Tenor Banjo tuned like a Mandolin

    However, a tenor banjo can be tuned to octave mandolin tuning, which is how Irish players tend to tune it.
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Ok, late to this thread, and just picking it up now. I'm sure the GDAE tuning is the way to go for the Irish music the OP asked about. I had my Gibson TG-50 tuned in G for a month, but found it too...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Moi, as well!

    You're a wealth of info, Ed!

    Would saddle compensation change? I'd have no problem making up multiple nuts and multiple saddles - just have to get the correct compensated blanks.
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Bingo! Thanks Ed that's going straight in the gig-bag. :)
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    Re: Tenor Guitar tuning - CGDA vs GDAE ????

    Don, during my search for a first tenor I was told that one of the biggest benefits of the longer 23" scale tenor guitars is that the longer scale facilitates GDAE strings that are low enough in...
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