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I bought this Fender Electric Mandolin

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: I bought this Fender Electric Mandolin Reply with quote

now learning Mandolin chords ...






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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing the mandolin is a blast, I have yet to play a four string mandolin tough. And gz on the acquisition.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loev it! Loev mandolin!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad Fender brought that back.

The demos seem to sound quite nice, and although tremolo picking may be a bit weak, if the thing stays in tune I might think about getting one.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way if you want to get a better more authentic pickup for that there's a cool guy who specialises in emando pickups and other parts. He's got drop in upgrades for the more common eMandos as well as lots of custome options.

http://www.almuse.co.uk/mandolin_pickups_mandostrat.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. Do an demo when you get a chance!

Could you be so kind as to give some measurements of it, especially the neck and such?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the sound as-is is not bad, actually can be dialed in very nice, though no match for an 8 string mando. maybe the pickup is a little too hot. Might try to screw it down a bit before changing it.
I will need a new nut at some point, as Fender screwed up one groove (therefore the alu snipped pictured)

I made some recordings with it, but I feel I'm not good enough yet for a standalone demo Smile

what measurements you mean exactly? nut width? that fretboard is fucking tiny. once I accepted that, the neck felt pretty good. though I guess I never played above 7th fret so far ...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a mandocaster body rotting in my closet waiting to be completed with a neck.
The measurements I'm looking for are
the nut width
the width of the butt of the neck
the depth of the neck at the butt
the scale length
the neck pocket dimensions


If you could do this, es waere absolut hammer.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread's made me want an electric mando. Evil or Very Mad There's a cheapo Redwood eight-string one at the Leeds branch of Dawsons according to their online store...I've half a mind to try it out just for curiosity's sake.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an acoustic one. Could have had it with a pickup but it was one of those "Happy Birthday, I could have got it with a pickup, I'll take it back and get one with a pickup if you really want" scenarios.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't attempt doing a demo, but I used it at a Show last weekend. Not so convincing pperformance by me, but you get the idea ...


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