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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    I haven't played a Morris but have owned a couple Eastman. While the latter were good, I'd be on that Morris in a minute. I love Redwood tops & the one in the classifieds seems like more of a bird...
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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    I have a bunch but no mandolins yet. I have a couple I've been rolling around in my head but none ready to go. It's always better to take your time when you can't erase :grin:
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    The transition to a shorter scale on my OM made a big difference in playability for me. I find scale length to have quite the butterfly effect on playability & I'm often surprised by which one I...
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    I also had an MDO-305 & thought it was great value for the money. I'm a cork sniffer myself so wasn't satisfied until I upgraded but you can't do better for less than $1K. In my ever so humble...
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I use one & like it. I've only been playing it a few months & I don't think the prior owner used it much if at all so it's still pretty new. I looked at getting another one to use with my Weber but...
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    As far as making a big jump when upgrading, if you can afford it, go for it! I'm admittedly a cork sniffer but my Northfield was worth every penny. As far as buying it without trying it, I think...
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    Re: Trigger Finger (s)

    I've had it a few times in my left middle & index fingers & once in my right thumb. The thumb required a cortisone shot but healed fine after a couple weeks. I needed a cortisone shot in my left...
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    I find an 8 string electric is closer to an acoustic than a 4 string electric. I also find they both feel too much like an electric to sufficiently help with my acoustic playing. The 4 string is...
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    I did with a Santa Cruz DPW I had. Though it helped when I sold it, in retrospect, I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have were I not always concerned about dings. I take care of my instruments...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    It sounds to me like you're looking for more low end. I'd check out Redwood tops too.
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Congrats on the new addition!



    MAS cured my GAS & the former has been much easier to satisfy :mandosmiley:
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    Re: New Newson F style

    Sweet mando! Congrats :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I’ve always thought of my Big Mon & my large body Skip Kelley as throaty. I’d go for something with a large chamber.
  14. Thread: Nmd

    by urobouros
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    Re: Nmd

    Depending on one's perspective ;) I say I have hobbies but my wife says I have obsessions :))
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    by urobouros
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    Re: Nmd

    That's the way to start the hobby...or obsession depending :grin:
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point Review

    Now that's a lifer! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Hamlett number 13

    Suweeet!! You could light a fire from all that flame ;)
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Looks like a homerun! Congrats!!
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    Bummer! I suppose looking around where you last had it wouldn't help in this instance... ;)
  20. Thread: O.M.'s

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    Re: O.M.'s

    I did the same thing when I stumbled onto the 8 string world :grin: And I wholly agree with Nevin! Of course, I'm a low end lover myself and, even though I don't do them justice, the silky OM tone...
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    Re: F hole on the side?

    I've never actually played an instrument with a soundport myself. I think an f hole would look cool too :grin:
  22. Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    It's worth the wait! I love mine :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    I play late at night all the time but it's usually just poorly. Perhaps I'll work up my way up to trashy by next year :))
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    I'd second that Pono OM. To my ear, flattop GBOMs have copious warmth & sustain. If I wasn't saving for a new mountain bike I'd have a Northfield on my wall ;)
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    But for different woods, I wouldn't expect a builder's less expensive models to sound any less like their higher end. I wouldn't say the same is true with large guitar makers like Fender or Gibson...
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