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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    No problem. Fretboard has a radius to it.

    I really like the feel of the neck - sits nicely in the hand. No pencil thin or tree-trunk. Reminded me of my Paris Swing which has a modern neck carve to...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    2 considerations - volume and tone. The K&K is going to get you a bit of a better acoustic tone but will cause feedback problems at gigging volumes. For a working musician I would take the El Rey...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    I got to try an El Rey in a store today and I'm sold.

    Beautiful build. Looks great, feels great and - plugged in - sounds great. Even the HSC is done with lots of class. The whole package just...
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    Re: my homemade mandolin and case

    Very nice. And it's super special!

    (Not sure if it's the lighting or not but in pic 5 it doesn't look like the bridge foot is making even contact with the top.)
  5. Thread: Danelectro

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    Re: Danelectro

    That's a nice piece.

    Nat Daniels, the Dan behind Danelectro, was a genius whom we all owe a huge debt of gratitude. The most important of his many contributions was to design the push-pull (or...
  6. Re: Article: Out of Stock - A Pandemic Supply and Demand Story

    Considering many sectors had moved to a just-in-time inventory system it's curious it took a year for this to manifest. Guess it speaks to the amount of inventory in the channel when the pandemic...
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    Thanks - very nice read.
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    After a lot of years mucking about I put together a rig that handles most chores. I went with separate clean and crunch rigs that I switch between with an A/B pedal.

    Each rig has it's own effects...
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    Yeah you can buy mass produced cables but I opted to go DIY. I've had lots of problems with noise and such in cheap cables.

    I used the best quality audio cable and jacks I could get to ensure...
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    It's wired to a TRS output jack.

    When Piezo is selected on the 3-way it's obviously just that pickup solo.

    When Both pickups are selected (middle position) they are mixed in parallel (not...
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    Re: A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    Very nice. Thanks for bringing that to life.

    My only quibble would be with the Florida. Deco and nouveau are distinctive for their symmetry, which the Florida throws off.
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    Re: A little pickup advice?

    When I electrified mine I went with a Lace resonator single-coil mounted on a floating fingerrest with a couple piezos mounted under the soundboard. Each pickup has it's own volume control and the...
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    Re: Gibson doubleneck

    Eastwood did a couple mando double-necks through their crowd funding. There was this Warren Ellis 4-string mandolin and tenor:

    194026

    An 8-string mando and tenor would have had more appeal to...
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    Re: Kala and Ibanez

    ditto
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    Re: Kala and Ibanez

    No. Both the Harmony and Kala were tuned in 5ths and both worked because of their respective string gauges. The Kala just felt like a toy in comparison.

    I guess if I'm suggesting anything it is...
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    Re: Gibson doubleneck

    I do like that Gibson mando/6 string. Would be great to have them take a run at improving the design with modern pickup tech.

    I like doubles and confess to owning one. It's like a swiss-army-knife...
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    Re: Kala and Ibanez

    I played a Kala, owned a Harmony and now a tenor banjo.

    The Kala is 21" short-scale, which is great for playing 5ths. The Ibanez are both longer 23" scale.

    You are wanting to play in Chicago...
  18. Re: Fender FM60E truss rod: single action or double action?

    I bought my mando used and I don't believe it came with stock machines but could be mistaken. The tuning buttons were metal, not the perloid I've seen in pictures. That said, mine had the vintage...
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    Re: Ibanez Solid Top Tenor Guitars

    That's the one - thanks. Model numbers mess me up.
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    For comparison here's the HB beside the Ibanez PFT2NT and Ibanez AVT1. The Ibanez PFT2NT is plywood the others are solid tops. Ibanez did have a PFT1 that was solid woods but mysteriously disappeared...
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    I understand what you're saying. Most traditional Martin, Gibson and other tenors were 6-stringers with a tenor neck slapped on and tend to sound meh. Makers had to move the bridge forward to lesson...
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    I think it best to defer to Fox on this. He's better at explaining the technical stuff.

    I've found that as the bridge moves closer to the neck/soundhole for 14 instead of 12-frets to the body, the...
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    HB Tenor Guitar

    Perhaps old news - I see Harley Benton has a tenor guitar ($200-ish) with a solid top and the bridge in the right place, although the copywriters don't seem exactly sure what it is they're writing...
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    Re: I've gone to the dark side

    CGDA

    will it go GDAE?
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    Re: I've gone to the dark side

    Great suggestions all. Keep them coming.

    The string tension was really sloppy when I got it. The fellow said it came from the store in CGDA but he tuned it to Chicago (DGBE) so I took a chance and...
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