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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Music store etiquette is pretty simple. Count the signs and respect what they say, which is usually “Please ask one of our staff to take this instrument down” on the more valuable ones...or all...
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    Re: Beginner ?’s about changing sound/tone

    Get the best Eastman x04 you can avail yourself of. There are differences in characteristics as you go through the model lines...I haven’t tried a 304, 404 ha a mahogany body instead of maple, 504...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    My friend, you are going straight into the deep end. Considering you are just starting out and are expecting to make a healthy investment, i think you would be well served by considering getting...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin (GDAE) vs Mandola (CGDA)

    Since I pretty much like to disagree with everyone, I will mention that my Trinity College OM has plenty of volume, after working it in for I dunno 15 years or so, and switching eventually to octave...
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    Re: Stuck in customs

    Actually the law about that is pretty simple. You are potentially liable to pay tax and duties as applicable on upgrades or repairs done to your Canadian vehicle UNLESS they were necessary for the...
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    Re: Oval Hole Heaven at Greg Boyd’s

    This site is so cool when i get to see two friends of mine who dont (I think) know each other and live 3000 miles apart post at practically the same time. Mssrs Rosett and Barton. Hey Bruce who got...
  7. Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    I would get more info on the exact condition of the Eastie 515 before choosing between it and a 315. As a longtime Eastman player, I don’t care about dings and finish wear, what needs to be repaired...
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    Re: Vintage 1970’s epiphone mm-70

    In the late 70s when I got started, every music store I entered had a few Japanese-made F5 copies very similar to this—all solid, carved tops, fairly fancy if not world-class inlay and trim, with a...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    Hi Caleb, that’s very similar to mine, both the original finish and the older style peghead (they switched to snakeheads about 2011). I picked it from a wallful of them at 12th Fret, cause it just...
  10. Re: “Stop Your Sobbing” Kinks Cover w/ Mandolin

    No criticism intended. When you take a look at that topic you will see that you can either start a new thread or add your post to the one called “Post your videos here” which is 8 jillion pages...
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    Re: Orpheun mandolin, model number and year

    Not bad. Got my curiosity up because it doesn’t resemble any of the other “Orpheum” mandos I could find via websearch, which tended to have the 3-cut f-holes. I doubt it ever had a pickguard, which...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    Different strokes I guess. I have found 3xx’s to have a sound that I would call more open but kind of flabby...I prefer the more focused sound of my 2009 505 which was my #1 instrument for 10 years...
  13. Re: “Stop Your Sobbing” Kinks Cover w/ Mandolin

    Cool. Took me awhile to figure out how many different players there are. (What is the software for these split-screen recordings anyway?).

    Any moment now someone will point out that there is a...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I get the impression that most posters are comparing TI flats to Daddario round 74s without getting involved in the Daddario flats,which are good strings at a much less flabbergasting price than the...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Inspiring!
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Lonesome Fiddle Blues. Should have started it twenty years ago because that’s how long it will take me to get up to speed, by which time I won’t be able to play half that fast if at all.
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    Louis Waltz, Collings MTO

    https://youtu.be/-x08RZQSN3s

    Judging from today’s weather, this is probably my last outdoor video of the year! Nice day but for the wind noise which sounds exactly like tape hiss from days of...
  18. Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    Thanks Tharbowski, inquiries about inherited instruments are common here but we don’t often see one that nice! Looks like your dad had good taste in instruments and took care of them too. If you’re...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    With Eastmans, you just plain want to go with the highest number—the first number in the model designation—that you can find or afford. 6 is a good one.

    Then you play it a lot, a lot, a lot, and...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins for sale

    For Canadian mandolin players the greatest selection of Eastmans and other high quality 8-strings (and 4, 5, 6, 12-strings) is undoubtedly The Twelfth Fret in Toronto. I’ve bought both an Eastman 505...
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    Re: The Banshee on Octave Mandolin

    Nicely done, but I agree with what I think Bertram is saying. Specifically, the second set of triplets takes away from the continuity and drive of the tune. I thought it had a rhythm hiccup, but it...
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    Re: Narrowed it down to three

    Of those three, Kentucky. If availablr on same-level deal, Eastman. MD505, used or with as good discount, is the sweet spot of value.

    Epiphone has a long and varied history but their current...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    Pretty trivial differences between .40/.38, .10/.11. It’s a modern build by an experienced luthier. Personally I’d just try it. YMMV.
  24. Re: A tune I wrote for octave mandolin - Something Squirrelly

    Wow that sounded great! An interesting case for the capoed OM—unique timbre zone, resonant but light.
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    Re: Galway Girl, once more...

    Yeah, it’s a footbridge I built in spring, then realized the possibilities.... ;)=
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