Mandobass??????????

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ari Schor, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Montreal
    Has anyone else heard of this instrument?
    What does it look like/sound like???
     
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com In Memoriam

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Here are some, along with other mandolins, including a mandocello

    http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/gallery2.htm
    http://212.67.202.53/~simonmayor/instr.htm

    another bass: http://www.moonstoneguitars.com/img/moondolin.jpg

    In the early 20th century Mandolin Orchestras were popular. Here's a site for a contemporary one:
    http://212.67.202.53/~simonmayor/instr.htm

    There are/were also artists on Windham Hill Records; I saw the group a few years back, but I don't think they had a mandobass, just a mandocello.

    While I was aware of the instrument, a search using www.google.com provided the links.

    While the other mandolin family instruments have four doubled strings and are tuned in fifths, the mandobass is apparently tuned in fourths, same as double bass and electric basses; at least that's the strings D'Addario sells for it: http://www.daddario.com/STRINGCT/other.htm#anchor68046
     
  3. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Montreal
    thanks!:D