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    Re: Advice for first classified ad

    Prior to shipping tune the Mandolin down a1/2 step.
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    Standing or seated, I use a boot lace slung over my shoulder.
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    Re: One of those days - string changing woes

    I use a capo to hold the strings on the tailpiece.
  4. Re: First instrument(s) suggestions - mostly Irish/celtic/folk

    A tad under a grand will get you an Eastman 604; plenty of tone and bling.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    If you glue it, you may not be able to get your tailpiece off, if need be.
  6. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Raise the action.
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    Srew mac has what your looking for; search pick guard mounting bracket.
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    Re: The Loar LM400 or LM520

    For 99. Over your budget, you can have a new LM400 w/ 5year warranty from folkmuscians.com. The 400 is the top of the A style line.
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    Re: Foam rubber armrest?

    To keep my forearm off the Mandolin, I use a sports wrist sweatband.
  10. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    With sound / tone being so subjective, I'm amazed that a great deal of people listen with their eyes, not ears.
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Looks great, nice job!
  12. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    I'm with you Don; I change my J74s one at a time, only when they break, or wear through. My backup Mandos strings have been on for too many years too remember.
  13. Re: What’s the oddest mandolin related gift you’ve been given?

    A six string A style Christmas ornament.
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Rawhide Boot lace, hangman noose on each end.
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Take a look at You Tube Pete Martin, learn Mandolin.
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    Perhaps the string is slipping and not the tuner.
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    Re: Sirius Satellite Bluegrass

    For me, it's Bluegrass Junction on Dish satellite TV, ch. 9962.
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    TMS is selling the 600 blem and the 700 blem for below your price point.
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    Re: The Loar Lifetime vs 5 Year Warranty

    My understanding is a 5 year warranty.
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    Re: Hot weather shipping concerns?

    Don't fret it...I doubt those shipping containers (conex) are in a controlled environment while transporting our little gems over land and sea.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    The Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly fretboard inlay.
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    Re: Replacement bridge for Gibson A9

    Golden Gate M201 would be my choice.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I play and repeat two bars, once memorized I move on to the next two bars etc.
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    Then you heard it first, maybe just my opinion.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    One would hope they would.
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