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    Re: tenor or new standard tuning

    Octave4Plus makes a .006 High B String that tunes up to B super fast w/o any issues
  2. Re: c.1890 Carlo Albertini Milanese / Lombardic Mandolin

    Aquila 145C Guitalele strings for High E Tuning would work great for Octave Guitar Tuning
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    It would also rock if Thomastik also had instructions on how to install those strings because I'm not yet sure if they should be trimmed (like the Guitar strings) or not when installed on the...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Also the Flatwound design will save the frets from scratches, plus they have silk wound around them to protect them.
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The 4 String Electric Mandolin is essentially an Electrified Cremonese Mandolin as far as the Tuning goes.
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    Actually GDAE Tuning gives you a mellower sound that's Ideal for Jazz so any Jazz Mandolin book will work
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    Re: Violin strings on mandolin?

    Thomastik makes Makes these
  8. Re: Can beginners learn on a 4 String Electric Mandolin?

    It can be done on both instruments remember? Also (there are 8 String Electric Mandolins too which use really low tension strings to maximize playability) they make 4 String Acoustic Mandolins:201059...
  9. Re: Can beginners learn on a 4 String Electric Mandolin?

    That's no longer the case they now use dynamic sensitive pickups.

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    Here's an Acoustic 4 String Mandolin201058
  10. Re: Can beginners learn on a 4 String Electric Mandolin?

    Actually you could restring your Mandolin w/ really low tension strings such as Thomastik Medium Tension Precision Strings, just so that it's easier. Or even better get yourself a Ukrainian Domra...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    The 4 String Domra Prima is a Modernized Steel String Circular Bodied version of the Cremonese Mandolin. The 4 String Electric Mandolin is really an Electrified Cremonese Mandolin.
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    Re: Four-string acoustic mando

    201043 The 4 String Acoustic Mandolin (and Domra Prima which is the Circular 4 String Acoustic Mandolin from Russia) is really a modernized Steel String version of the Cremonese/Bresciano Mandolin
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Because there's less maintenance to do on an Electric Mandolin than there is on an Acoustic I would've had to swap the price tags...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Actually Elifas Santana makes really affordable Electric Mandolins201037 that really rock. This one has 5 Strings tuned like a 5 String Violin (C, G, D, A, E) which are lighter gauge & easier to...
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    Re: guitarra baiana

    It's an Electric Mandolin

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    The 5 String Guitarra Baiana (actually that's a Double Neck 10/5 Mandolin) is the same thing as the 5 String Mandolin, but keep in mind the...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Also the Electric Mandolin can often have slightly shorter scale length than an Acoustic Mandolin which keeps the string tension down, this way it's easier to play so that's one thing to keep in mind.
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    http://www.gabrielepandini.it/eng-bresciano-mandolin.html the 4 string Electric Mandolin isn't a new idea at all it's an old one that goes back to the 17th-18th centuries because it's essentially an...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    You could make your Acoustic Mandolin play like an Electric by restringing it w/ Thomastik Medium Gauge Precision Strings (Flatwound Strings designed like Violin Strings) as they have half as much...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    https://guitaristnextdoor.com/is-electric-guitar-easier-than-acoustic/#:~:text=Quick%20answer%3A%20Yes%2C%20usually%20electric,in%20steel%2Dstring%20acoustic%20guitars. they said that the Electric...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    No it's concrete to make it really silent
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    They need to refine it because the problem w/ those is that the strings would snap if tuned too high.
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    That statement is now outdated, Electric instruments tend to be more properly setup. Bad setup always equals Bad technique.
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    That's no longer the case mine has a Feedbackless pickup
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    There are Acoustic Guitars that play like Electric Guitars, why not Acoustic Mandolins that play like Electric Mandolins? I actually found this Domra Prima:https://www.ebay.com/itm/302624115089 a...
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    Re: Should a beginner buy electric mandolin?

    Actually the 8 String Electric Mandolin (Solid Body) would have to have a special Velocity sensitive pickups that make it nuance like an Acoustic. Also a 4 String Electric Mandolin is easier to learn...
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