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new electric mandolin!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mandobass, Jul 13, 2003.


  1. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    howdy folks,

    thought i'd share my new toy. recieved this baby about a week ago from Ron of Rono instruments, stationed in boulder, CO. check him out at http://www.ronostrings.com

    some nice wood on this one..he said it was a unique kind of curly koa??? or something to that extent.

    2 EMG select pickups, which suprisingly sound really really nice.

    if there are any salvador dali fans out there, as i'm sure there are, then you'll appreciate the inlay i had him do for me on the headstock(the women with flowers as a head).

    man i'm just in love.

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  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I've never seen a 5 string mandolin before. I thought they all had 8(doubled)

    at anyrate, it looks really good.
     
  3. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    yea, he makes an 8 string version and a 5 string(with an low C added). really helps with to bring the mandolin down to vocal range, as well as being able to play rudimentary bass riffs.
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I Like mandolins, I've wanted to get a cheap one for a while, just to noodle around with.
     
  5. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    i'm curious as to how to get the image to display...if i'm not mistaken, all i do is:
    right click, copy shortcut of the image, and then edit the post, adding the url to the image box thingy...that right??
     
  6. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Is that called a "quatro"? I'm sure the spelling is wrong.
     
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    yea that's it.
     
  8. John Paul Jones plays a Bass Mandolin on his last solo effort ThunderThief. Interesting sound.
     
  9. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Same here. BTW, nice finish on the mando.
     
  10. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hey that's nice! I've been looking for something like that, but I think i'd want it doubled.. How does it sound?
     
  11. that a wicked sic idea of haveing some thing of salvador dali as a inlay. i wanna play that so bad,after seening minstry i wanna try playing one.





    i got a tatto of a soft wacth on my left arm, thought i was the only tb that liked his work.
     
  12. that a wicked sic idea of haveing some thing of salvador dali as a inlay. i wanna play that so bad,after seening minstry i wanna try playing one.





    i got a tatto of a soft wacth on my left arm, thought i was the only tb that liked his work.
     
  13. Thats Puurty! I've been wanting a 5 stringer since I saw The one Paul Bigsby made for Tiny Moore back in the 70's. I always thought that in an electric, single stings were the way to go for a nice clean tone- then add a chorus to get the chime. Last week I found an interesting 4 string solid body electric at elderly instruments. -The Epiphone Mandobird shaped like a Thunderbird guitar! Quite cool for the price($199).Think I'm gonna get one and hang it down around my knees and rock out!
    By the way,MandoBass do you string your bass like a mando or just do the mental flip flop like me? I'll be interested to hear your impressions on tone for the Rono.Again, very sweet lookin!
     
  14. Mandobass

    Mandobass

    Nov 12, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    thanks for the compliments all! i love the feedback.

    inkslinger, i don't tune my bass in 5ths like a mandolin. i actually prefer to play instruments in different tunings as it makes, for me at least, focus more on the sound and not a pattern view of the fretboard.

    i used to have a cheaper Ellore 5 string electric, and i just didn't like the low C on it - felt like a rubber band. the thing i love about the rono is the feel is just right. perfect tightness on the low C, making it actually playable(i just played without it on the elloree). the neck feels just right. seems to have a wide fingerboard for a mandolin, which works well with my medium-large hands.

    the sound of this thing is complicated. there's a three way toggle switch, as well as double functioning pots which cut off a single coil in the humbucker, so i can get both the Les paul humbucker tones as well as the Strat single coil tones.

    i play it through a fender twin reverb RI, and it just sings, plain and simple. sometimes i add a little conpression for the piercing high notes, and sometimes i add some distortion(Nobels overdrive pedal = such buttery, transparant tone for only 50 bucks) for some soft crunch.


    i just reformatted, so as soon as i load up some recording software i'll post some soundclips


    thanks !
     
  15. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I'm also a huge fan of Dali (and surrealistic art in general)
     
  16. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    what a babe on the headstock :D
     
  17. iam 17 now but i been in to art since i was little. every one says i have talent in chark coal and any thing els ein black and white. any thing diffent i like, i think that a wicked sic idea to include some thing dali in a insturemts.i was thinking at every fret have a inly of a soft watch, but i couldnt figure out what to have the hands setr at.

    i have read on webabout surrealistic srtist and what notm i knwo there's surrealistic writing,but have any u guys heard any band that u could consdier surrealistic music.