What is your "Octoblaster"?

I am always looking for different voices in the instruments I play, whether it's for live shows or recording. I love the octave mandolin, which is almost the same as an Irish Bazouki. It's an octave lower than a regular mandolin, tuned the same way. Although I use different tunings, just like I do on the fiddle. 

I wanted an electric version of my octave mandolin. I went to my friend and luthier Dick Dubois, here in Austin, and together we designed just what I was looking for. Ed Reynolds, an electronic guitar whiz also in Austin, helped out with the pickups. It's a powerhouse, and it's sweet.

I'll be posting more technical info and examples it's different voices. You can hear it on two or three songs on the "listen" page. I'll get some links up, so it's easier for you...

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Cotton Eyed Joe & other ringtones

 

The link I had for this ringtone is outdated. Until I can get a new link, if you'd like to have it, just email me, I'll send it directly to you. You can hear it by listening to "cotton-eyed-joe' on the music player directly below. The  ringtone is the 1st 30 seconds.

 

Ringtones that come with your phone can get old. If you'd like to know it's your phone that's ringing, and not someone else's - not only will you have choices here, I'll make you your own!

The link I had for my Cotton Eyed Joe ringtone is outdated. Until I can get a new link, if you'd like to have it, just email me, and I'll send it directly to you. You can hear it by listening to "cotton-eyed-joe' on the music player directly above. The ringtone is the 1st 30 seconds.
Ringtones that come with your phone can get old. If you'd like to know it's your phone that's ringing, and not someone else's - not only will you have choices here, I'll make you your own!