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    “Mama Tried” Saturday Jam

    For your Mother’s Day weekend, here’s my take on Merle’s classic (with a little of the Dead’s take thrown in there)- hope that you like it!

    https://youtu.be/fzBkvM_Y2C8
  2. Bach - Contrapunctus 1 - Die Kunst der Fuge

    Hi,
    I would like to share my new Q-No-Mandolin Quartet recording of the first Contrapunctus with you.

    https://youtu.be/UeMMbD393_g
  3. Sierra Hull + Sam Bush play baseball + perform "Sugarfoot Rag

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9h6WkEMBmk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9h6WkEMBmk
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    by Sheila Lagrand
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    Nmd

    Today I spent a delightful hour or so with Brian Farmer, owner of Sun Valley Guitars, our sorta-local MandolinCafe.com sponsor. At the end of our visit, I left my Eastman MD305 with him and walked...
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    That certainly works on my 615. I was at a camp a few years ago and got a big surprise when it woke up.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Welcome! I've got the scroll-free sister to your 315, the A-style 305, and an MDO 305, which is the octave mandolin. They're both serving me well as I learn. I come from a violin background, so it's...
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Eastmans are a great value in general, but the 315 is hard to beat for a first "serious" mandolin. Great choice for a step up. That mandolin should serve you well!

    Congratulations, and happy...
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Congrats! I (and many on this board) came from the guitar/bass world and started with a 315. They are solid entry instruments, and a gateway drug...

    Be sure to experiment with different strings...
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Sounds like you have the bug for sure! Enjoy it.
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Congrats!

    Your last paragraph has MAS written all over it..
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    Re: Got me an Eastman MD315...

    Put a fresh set of strings on and wail on it. I agree that it’ll sound better with play. Whether that’s because it “opens up” or your fretting and picking hands adjust to the string spacing and neck...
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