Mandolin Harmonic Suppressors!

by Jake Stogdill October 18, 2018 4 Comments

Mandolin Harmonic Suppressors!

Howdy y'all, Jake here!

One of the easiest ways to improve the tone of your mandolin, whether you can hear it or not, is to kill the errant overtones in the strings behind the bridge. It's easy to do, and I'll show you how!

Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill


4 Responses

LaVerne
LaVerne

October 27, 2018

Very good idea. I’ve tried a few things, but the leather string or rubber grommets is great. Love your tips!

Joe Shankles
Joe Shankles

October 18, 2018

Let me know when you have some of those in the store for sale. I have a new Eastman that came with the leather strip but I think these are more esthetically pleasing to look at. It such a pretty instrument that I took the leather off but you can hear the twang for sure. I’m not ready for prime time so I can deal with it for now. Thanks

Paul R Taylor
Paul R Taylor

October 18, 2018

I use a large O ring cut it and weave that I found it works better than the leather that I use to use
and also a solid tail end will help improve the sound as well
I had an older Kentucky from the Japan manufacturing company before they moved, and I did a solid tail end upgraded the nut to some nice hard ivory and I have to say it sounded as good almost as my Eastman 905 A style

I only got rid of it to help a friend out who wanted to learn mandolin and he still has it and reminds me how sweet it sounds with those few upgrades.

As always Sir a pure joy to watch & learn from your videos

fishmonger
fishmonger

October 18, 2018

Nice little bit of advice Jake, thanks. Will passes this idea onto my kids who are also Mando players.
Fishmonger

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