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GUEST,jeff Amplifying a mandolin (59* d) RE: Amplifying a mandolin 10 Aug 09


Spent many years trying different configurations for acoustic amplification and have arrived at these two systems for both guitar and mandolin. Both have LR Baggs transducers pickups. The mando is mounted IN the bridge and the acoustic IS the saddle. The guitar has a 3 band eq w/shape, presence and volume controls. For the mando I use a Boss inline BASs 10 band eq w/t high slider pulled all the way down. Then I mix the eq as if the 2nd slider were the high end. Set the volume knob halfway on the eq and control the volume w/my hands. My amps are a Fender Sidekick 35 daisy-chained w/a Crate 50W SSt bass amp w/1 twelve. Use a DOD A/B stomp box for switching from guitar to mando. And a stomp tuner post A/B switch w/a mute switch for tuning. The amps are set pretty flat w/a little bass up and the high end cut a little and the mids at about 2...very low. A touch of reverb on the Sidekick. This gives me a good clean stage sound and I


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