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

  1. Has anyone else heard of this instrument?
    What does it look like/sound like???
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    Here are some, along with other mandolins, including a mandocello


    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:

    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