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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: electric mando Reply with quote

any recommendations?

I'm sure the gibson's are very nice... but realistically abit more than I want to spend

I'm in the market, and it would be for gigging... for recording I'd remain acosutic (and practice more)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do a lot of homework research.........electric mandos will sound electric, not unlike a/c guitars where most folks have a goal of tring to retain the acoustic properties of the axe, in my own research it seems that the best bet is transducer type pickups, but I've always thought the ovations with factory electrics might be worth checking out. I would also guess in gigging competing with other electric instruments would be a nightmare.

check out mandolin cafe, there's lotsa information there.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like what I have seen about the new L&R Baggs pickup that they released at NAMM but my boss installled one on his mando and says the basic putty they give for the non permanent install slips around on the top....

Micheal Kelley makes some nice electric acoustic models and the Godin solid body seems sweet.... The ovations are heavy and kind of weird sounding (who would have thunk it) on the cheap nitty gritty there are always cheap A Model Fenders that suck doggy balls and have buzzy sounding single coil pickups that make you high E string sound like someone is sticking an ice pick through your ears...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooh- ice pick through ears... is that a sideways lobotamy? Laughing

I talked with a local guy and he's got good things to say about the Godin (But I've not heard his band)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saga at least used to make a Tele style 4 string electric mandolin kit that kinda looked fun!
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