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    Re: Best bet on a road trip

    I once was advised to wrap instruments that would be left in a car in a "space blanket" with the silverside out. This helps reflect the heat.
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    Re: Polishing Gibson Tailpiece Cover

    Another vote for Nevr-Dull.
  3. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    I put a set of Grover 309's on my Eastman 305 and am completely satisfied. The posts lined up perfectly, and I did not change the bushings. The screw mounting holes lined up, for the most part. I...
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    Re: Octave mandolin less-expensive choices

    There is a Michael Kelley Octave for sale here in Williamsburg VA on Craigs List for $725. (NFI) Here is the writeup:

    ATTN: Mandolin players....Serious mandolin players might want to have one of...
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    Re: Setup Workshop?

    Check out Rosa String Workshop on youtube. He has done many videos of setting up various mandolins.
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    Re: Eastman MD305 Bridge

    Just had another thought. Have you checked to see if the post is loose in the bridge? It needs to be screwed down tight, or it might lean as you have described.
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    Re: Eastman MD305 Bridge

    Assuming you might be under warranty, have you tried to contact Eastman about a new bridge? I am told they are very accommodating. The bridge on my MD-305 is very nice, and fits well. I did some...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    I have a Valuable Property policy with my home owner's policy with USAA. I have about $10,000 worth of instruments insured for less than $30/yr. They are covered against all possible loss types,...
  11. Re: Open-back banjo recommendation for a mandolin player?

    I currently have a 12" Pisgah Dobson (26 1/4"sacle) nut width is 1 3/8", an 11" OME XXX made in 1973(26 1/4" scale), and a short scale State banjo that was built in the 1920's to which I added a 5th...
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    Re: Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX spots?

    There is a BG jam at a church in downtown Grapevine (or used to be). I attended once. It was fun. You should be able to find it on Google. I think the location was called "Just Off Main".
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    Re: Is this really Caleb Klauder?

    It certainly does resemble Caleb! I wonder who would really know, for sure? I really enjoy his music. Foghorn String Band is one of my favorites.
  14. Re: Drop - in tuner upgrade for Eastman 305?

    I put a set of Grover 309's on my Eastman305. They drop in to the post holes perfectly, but all the screw holes don't line up. The good news is that you only need to add one new hole/side (if I...
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    Re: Any Café Members in Northern Virginia?

    Another thought. Huss and Dalton guitars is in Staunton. Someone from there might be willing to help out.
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    Re: Any Café Members in Northern Virginia?

    There is a guy on Youtube that goes by "The Guitar Hunter". His name is Jeremy Sheppard. He lives near Staunton and has shipped a lot of guitars over the years. I can't find an email address for...
  17. Re: Does the mandolin world suffer much from fakes?

    I have always been wary of buying Gibson banjos because of the number of conversions and "fakes" that are out there in the market. Like Mike says above, "Some good, some really bad". I guess the...
  18. Re: Not perfect by no means but I'm learning :-)

    Great job on both playing and editing.
  19. Re: Eastman MD 305 unbox - thanks all, I'm a satisfied customer.

    You summed up my feelings towards my Eastman 305 very succinctly. Glad you like it. I've had my for about 1.5 years now, and still think it is a very adequate mandolin. No plans to upgrade, yet.
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    Re: First Instrument

    Here is another vote for Eastman. Good materials, good craftsmanship, solid tone.
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    Music in Charleston and St Augustine

    My wife and I are giving some thought to travelling south for a couple of weeks in February just to escape the Virginia winter for a bit. We are targeting Charleston SC, and St. Augustine FL. as out...
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    Re: Newbie to the Cafe and the Mandolin

    Welcome, and thanks for your service.
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    Re: Luthier in Northern VA/DC Area

    I highly recommend Acoustic Box in Chesterfield, near Richmond. Richie Dotson is a very good luthier. He is a bit of a drive, but if you called ahead, I'm sure that he would accommodate you. His...
  24. Thread: 1000 posts!

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    Re: 1000 posts!

    Zach, I always enjoy your comments. Looking forward to the next 1000.
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    Mandolin Donation to Veterans

    I just wanted to pass along a "good news" story. A month ago I was looking for some instruments to donate to a local veterans organization in the hope of getting some of them started playing. A...
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