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    Re: Weird fretted octobass

    OK, now let's hear "Flight of the Bumblebee!" :))
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    Re: Octave mandolin - F holes or an oval hole?

    Actually, of the two f-hole OM's I tried at Gryphon, the arch-top Northfield (Mahogany b/s) was less like a mandolin than the flat-top KR Strings Mandolindo, IMO. Maybe body size issues contribution...
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    Re: Octave mandolin - F holes or an oval hole?

    My Mandolindo (KR Strings) is flat top f-hole.
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    Re: Octave mandolin - F holes or an oval hole?

    I played all the OMs that Gryphon had last month. I found that to my ear, the round/oval hole instruments sounded too much like a guitar, and the f-hole instruments (a Northfield and a KR...
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    Re: Bridge Adjustment Question

    Cue the CSN..."be sure to hide the roaches." :grin:
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    Re: Where do you do most of your pick striking?

    Me too that.
  7. Thread: Octolindo

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    Re: Octolindo

    Hard to tell, but the floater looks more compensated? If it's not a set-up issue, perhaps the Java shop that builds them mis-located the bridge? Anyway, I am having a wonderful experience with my...
  8. Thread: Octolindo

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    Re: Octolindo

    Yes, it has a floating bridge. Here's the saddle and the G strings are the most compensated, maybe dealing with that "sharp" issue to a certain extent.
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  9. Thread: Consignment Advice

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    Re: Consignment Advice

    As far as commissions go, they are in the 20-25% range typically. You have to decide if the reduced hassle and enhanced marketing are worth that.

    I have sold guitars on the Acoustic Guitar Forum...
  10. Thread: Octolindo

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    Re: Octolindo

    I bought an Artist model (Rosewood b/s and Engelman "f-hole" top) direct from Kilin Reece in HI. I have no intonation issues, so I wonder if TMS didn't do an effective set-up? High nut maybe?
    I...
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    Re: A Special Guest at the Blue Note

    THis is a very good album for the most part. GREAT version of G Welch's "Scarlet Town."
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    Re: Does Gibson have a website for it's mandolins?

    https://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Mandolin.aspx
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    Re: Double Stop workshop

    Me too! Thanks Matt.
  14. Thread: Micawber Mandolins

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    Re: Micawber Mandolins

    They should invest in some more well recorded videos, as all the one's I listened to were pretty thin sounding for an Octave, IMO. But that price is sure nice...
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    Re: Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    That's gorgeous. Got a spare one for sale? :)
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    If you think you will keep the mandolin "forever" I'd go for it. You want to feel good when you play it, right, not cheesy? :)
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    Re: Shopgoodwill . Com, says Gibson

    https://shopgoodwill.com/item/151570910
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    Y Stern Mandos-Octave

    I am looking (on line) at a couple of octave mandolins from Y Stern (Canada). The recordings sound OK, and they have an interesting design aesthetic and a reasonable price point (under $2k). Anyone...
  19. Re: G Strings on Nearly New Eastman 805V-2022 Model

    My 1-1/2 year old MD615 (spruce but not addi) has no issues with the G. It was set-up by The Mandolin Store on purchase, and I am using a D'Addario XT PB 11.5 (G being a 40) string set. I am actually...
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    Re: Eastman 515 tuning machines upgrade

    Put 409's on my 615 last month. Big improvement.
  21. Re: Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    My McIlroy is in DADGAD or Open G/Gm all the time.
  22. Re: Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    I perused this on the subject: https://stringjoy.com/new-standard-tuning-explained/



    Part of the "octave" logic is that this newbie doesn't have to learn two different sets of...
  23. Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    I've got a Taylor 12 GA string that is very nice, but I do not play it very much. I could sell it, or....
    I could get a set of Octave Mandolin strings, cut a new nut (and saddle too, I suppose) and...
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    Re: Can this be buffed to gloss?

    That was my thought too. I can improve a little more, but that's it. Now I won't feel like I'm lazy or something! :)
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    Re: Can this be buffed to gloss?

    About 45 minutes with Maguiar's and a Q-tip got it done.

    It's an Eastman MD 615 (and my first and only mandolin) so not cheap but certainly not "upper shelf." I notice that the inside curves of...
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