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  1. Re: Thomastik-Infeld Alto Mandolin/Mandola Strings

    The Thomastik Flatwound Mandola Strings allow you to turn your Mandola into a Mini Octave Mandolin & they're made like Violin strings.
  2. Re: Thomastik-Infeld Alto Mandolin/Mandola Strings

    Adding ball ends would help
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    Re: Any trick to installing Thomastik strings?

    I think they should make instruction manuals for those strings.
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    Re: Thomastik Infeld Strings

    I restrung my Mandolin w/ these Strings recently (just after changing the tailpiece out to a Terminator Tailpiece), & yeah I had to save up alot of money for these amazing Strings. The Flatwound...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    True there are 4 String Acoustic Mandolins too. They're essentially Steel Strung version of the Cremonese Mandolins. Electric Mandolin builders didn't realize that 4 String Mandolins go back many...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Unless maybe the top was thinned
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    Re: illegible parlor guitar label

    However w/ Super Light 12 Strings you can tune up to E Standard due to their super low tension.

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    How about Thomastik KR116 Rope Core Strings?
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    Re: illegible parlor guitar label

    I guess that having a Tailpiece also allows this instrument to be strung w/ Steel strings cause it'll relieve tension from the top.
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    Re: Portuguese guitar ?

    Grover makes Ultra-Lightweight Sealed Geared tuners which weigh slightly less than the Watch Key Tuners so it'll reduce the weight. I think w/ Guitar style tuners a Guitar strap might help keep it in...
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    Re: Electric Phin

    There are 4 string Phins too so how about an 8 string version w/ 4 pairs of strings (also a Chromatic version so you can play western music)? What is the tuning of the 4 string Phin I believe it adds...
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    Re: Tuning a mandolin like a mandola CGDA

    You could use 2 sets of D'addario Prelude Short Scale Viola Strings as Flatwound Strings (replace the original tailpiece w/ an Allen Terminator Tailpiece). Johnny Gimble was known for Tuning his...
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    Re: Violin strings on mandolin?

    Violin Strings on a Mandolin? Hmm, you could use 2 sets of your favorite string sets (as long as you get a Terminator Tailpiece) for various sounds. Ascente Violin strings on a Mandolin would make a...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    https://www.fuelrocks.com/why-acoustic-guitars-are-more-expensive-than-electric-guitars/#:~:text=Generally%20speaking%2C%20however%2C%20acoustic%20guitars,which%20keeps%20the%20cost%20down. it says...
  14. Re: 12-String Conversion to Mandophone / Mandocello Plus!

    Octave4Plus makes Magma GCT-Cello 5ths Tuned Nylon Guitar strings204000 so maybe you could make a Nylon string version
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    Re: new standard guitar tuning

    203999 How about a Nylon string version?
  16. Re: 12-String Conversion to Mandophone / Mandocello Plus!

    Super cool a 5ths Tuned 12 String. The High B is a step above the High A on a Tenor Guitar.
  17. Re: 12-String Conversion to Mandophone / Mandocello Plus!

    Actually you can go w/ Thomastik Infeld Alto Mandola Strings which have even less tension than that
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    Re: new standard guitar tuning

    The Supermandophone.
  19. Re: 12-String Conversion to Mandophone / Mandocello Plus!

    The Octave4Plus .006 String is super super strong. What does that string look like?
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    Re: strap for bowl back mandolin ?

    Actually it's more like holding a lute on a Strap
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Zeta actually makes the JM25 it's a 5 String Acoustic-Electric Mandolin which might work. I think the price tags need to be swapped cause Electric Mandolins are easier to mass produce than their...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Actually the 4 string Electric Mandolin is really an Electrified version of the Cremonese Mandolin. The guys who made Electric Mandolins didn't realize that the 4 string Mandolin is a very old idea...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    That statement is 15.5 years out of date, that recently changed when some company that makes super inexpensive beginner versions was doing everybody by the backstreet boys in German.
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    Re: Ball End Tailpiece ?

    Allen makes something like that that's less expensive.
  25. Re: Are there any 5-string tenors exist? Are there any vintage on

    Actually Magma makes a GCT-Cello String set that you can tune C, G, D, A, E, B (maybe up a Fourth to F, C, G, D, A, E)
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