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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:39 am 
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I am kicking around building a solid body 1 piece neck/ body electric "Base" mandola
4 string . I have hard maple large enough to do this in a mandola size . I have down loaded diadarrio scale specs and string sizes chart . Any Suggestions would be helpfull . Basically it is a Mini Base

Ever been done ? is there a thread of one I can look at ? Am I totally nuts? ok scratch that last one , I am! laughing6-hehe HUSH CHUCK !!! laughing6-hehe

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well, I made a mandostrat.........

go for it!!

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Really? I thought it was a Ukeacaster! :D

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A mandola is only about 20 1/4" scale. Never heard of a bass mandola. Are you maybe talking about a mandobass? I know D'addario has mandobass strings. if so that has about a 42" scale. Would be pretty hard fingering notes in an electric style instrument position...Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:50 am 
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wonder if a guy could use those strings and reduce them down to a little longer scale than 20-1/4 the other question would be the fret board spacing . alot to consider .

I bet those strings would be to big ? have to check the guage .

Can it be done yes can it be done effectivly to make a quality sounding "mini bass" there is million dollar question

did some looking at the MandoBass that Gibson did in 1920's I think this can be done . well I am open to ANY suggestions that anyone might have on this project .

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