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  1. Re: Epiphone MM-30: Should I Improve It, Or Upgrade?

    Thanks everyone! After doing some research and absorbing your advice, I'm pretty set on getting either an Eastman 505 or 504. I'm still not sure whether to go for an oval or F hole, but I think I'm...
  2. Re: Epiphone MM-30: Should I Improve It, Or Upgrade?

    Thanks everyone, I know what I need to do :)
  3. Epiphone MM-30: Should I Improve It, Or Upgrade?

    I've been playing mandolin for a little over year and I'm at a bit of a crossroads with my instrument.

    I have an Epiphone MM-30. If you're unfamiliar with the model, it has a solid spruce top,...
  4. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Hey everyone, this is likely the last update. I went ahead with fitting the bridge myself.

    I spent a couple hours sanding, checking, and repeating. The result: a night and day difference in the...
  5. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Thanks again to everyone who has chimed in!

    A few updates. Originally I decided that I'd try fixing the issues myself at some point in the future. However, that changed this weekend after playing...
  6. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    UPDATE - I took off the saddle and flipped it around. I took a picture while it was off. With my eyes I couldn't tell the difference so I proceeded to turn it around but I can see in the picture that...
  7. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    I don't think the bridge is backwards. It seems to be reversible- the slots are all at the same depth, they don't seem to slope, and the zig-zag of the saddle...
  8. Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    This post may be a little long because I have some venting to do. :mad: If you want to cut to the chase, here it is:

    I recently had my bridge replaced and now the A and E strings don't to ring...
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    Help: How To Improve Picking Accuracy

    Iím experiencing an issue with picking accuracy that I would appreciate some advice on.

    Iíve been playing mandolin for a couple months and trying to pick cleanly is the main thing thatís holding...
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