Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
Results 126 to 143 of 143

Thread: Just so excited!!!

  1. #126
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Typo... knobs. It is now corrected
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  2. #127
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Well, we didn't wait. He threw a couple on it and this was my decision.
    Also, someone asked about the bridge choice. The OG Gibson tenor used the 6 string p90s and bridge, so I chose that set up.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	received_814604429820118.jpeg 
Views:	68 
Size:	362.4 KB 
ID:	204339   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	received_2324315097725571.jpeg 
Views:	65 
Size:	454.1 KB 
ID:	204340   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	received_448913237373809.jpeg 
Views:	82 
Size:	375.2 KB 
ID:	204341  

    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  3. #128
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    I have the octave in my possession, I played on it through my 1969 Univox amp and really like it. I had no problem getting up to a B chord above the octave G. The scale will require a bit of adjustment with my hand position on a couple of chords. The only adjustments on the Mando that I will need to make is to lower the tunomatic. Just a touch.

    Was it worth the wait? Yep! Absofreakinglutely!
    19" scale, p90s, 500k pots, mahogany neck and body, spalted maple face.
    I am very, very happy!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	photocollage_20221122213334717.jpg 
Views:	51 
Size:	1,000.5 KB 
ID:	204400  
    Last edited by vwfye; Nov-23-2022 at 12:35am.
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  4. The following members say thank you to vwfye for this post:


  5. #129
    Registered User Mandolin Deep Cuts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    The District
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Let’s hear it!! Looks fantastic.
    Mandolins: Labraid Grand Concert Jazz, Collings MF, Mowry Octave Mandolin
    Violins: Stratton Electric Violin, Cheap AF Violin I got off of Facebook Marketplace


    Join the Mandolin and Friends Discord Server!

  6. #130
    Mandolin user MontanaMatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Bozeman, MT
    Posts
    1,235

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Glad your journey has led to you holding that mandolin!
    Looking forward to samples.
    Happy pickin
    Matt
    2007 Weber Custom Elite "old wood"
    2017 Ratliff R5 Custom #1148
    Several nice old Fiddles
    2007 Martin 000-15S 12 fret Auditorium-slot head
    Deering Classic Open Back
    Too many microphones

    BridgerCreekBoys.com

  7. #131
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    I tried loading a video of the initial sound check. No luck for this tech limited user.

  8. #132
    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    30,432

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    You can’t just upload a video but have to host it elsewhere. YouTube is the easiest. Then you can link or embed it here.
    Jim

    My Stream on Soundcloud
    Facebook
    19th Century Tunes
    Playing lately:
    1924 Gibson A4 - 2018 Campanella A-5 - 2007 Brentrup A4C - 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin - Huss & Dalton DS - 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead - '83 Flatiron A5-2 - 1939 Gibson L-00 - 1936 Epiphone Deluxe - 1928 Gibson L-5 - ca. 1890s Fairbanks Senator Banjo - ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo - ca. 1920 Weymann Style 25 Mandolin-Banjo - National RM-1

  9. #133
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Sound check this morning was awesome! The clean channel has a creamy sound to it and my overdrives just scream!
    The pots are 500k and the pickups are actually Eastwood P90s.
    Scale length makes everything easy to reach.

    I am beyond happy! ��
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  10. #134
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    These two are getting a workout these days...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20221204_092156.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	1.61 MB 
ID:	204627  
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  11. #135
    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    30,432

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Ah,m now I see why you wanted that color! You love the blues!
    Jim

    My Stream on Soundcloud
    Facebook
    19th Century Tunes
    Playing lately:
    1924 Gibson A4 - 2018 Campanella A-5 - 2007 Brentrup A4C - 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin - Huss & Dalton DS - 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead - '83 Flatiron A5-2 - 1939 Gibson L-00 - 1936 Epiphone Deluxe - 1928 Gibson L-5 - ca. 1890s Fairbanks Senator Banjo - ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo - ca. 1920 Weymann Style 25 Mandolin-Banjo - National RM-1

  12. #136

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    It has been so fun to follow your journey and I can see that it was well worth the wait. Stunning!!

  13. #137
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Thank you. Last night was a real in depth look at pedal and puck up settings. Our lead guitarist uses the same pedal but with humbuckers and we did lots of comparisons. He was blown away by the sustain and the diversity of sound from the p90s.
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  14. The following members say thank you to vwfye for this post:


  15. #138
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Here we are, several weeks down the road and I am getting very comfortable with the scale length. I love this Octave!
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  16. #139
    Registered User urobouros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Sunny PNW
    Posts
    323

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    That's awesome! I loved watching the progress & glad to hear it was a success!
    2020 Northfield Big Mon
    2016 Skip Kelley A5
    2011 Weber Gallatin A20
    2013 Collings Mandola
    2021 Northfield Flattop Octave Mandolin
    2019 Pono Flattop Octave
    Richard Beard Celtic Flattop
    And a few electrics

  17. #140
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    I was running low budget hardware due to my budget, not the builder. I have been able to do some upgrades.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20230326_101352.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	1.29 MB 
ID:	206811  
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  18. #141
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    I had added some used black tuning pegs prior and just added the black bridge and tun-o-matic Saturday. I left the chrome mounting hardware for both as it compliments the p90s.

  19. #142
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345

    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    In use today... don't mind the short, fat, bald man...Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20230409_144915.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	38.8 KB 
ID:	206981
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


  20. The following members say thank you to vwfye for this post:

    Seter 

  21. #143
    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Green District, Oregon
    Posts
    345
    2022 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
    Crafter Acoustic/Electric Mandolin
    Surf City Octave Acoustic Mando
    Epiphone Les Paul Ukulele
    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
    Paramount 1929 Artcraft Tenor Banjo


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •