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Posted By: Tattie Bogle
26-Jul-07 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Thinking of buying a mandolin
Subject: RE: Thinking of buying a mandolin
Same as fiddle tuning generally, GDAE, tho' you can use other tunings just as you can with guitar. 8 strings, 2 on each note. I have a banjo-mandolin (which I have yet to learn to play) but if you want LOUD it is certainly louder, unamped, than a standard mandolin, but maybe harder to come by.