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    Re: Ovation MCS148 info

    Thatís gotta be a typo, coming right under the bass tuning, for which EADG is correct...or, Iím fixing to learn something :grin:
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    Re: Waiting for mandolin setup?

    Get the included set up, but know that you may have to raise the bridge in a couple weeks depending on how vigilant you are with the humidifier. I gave an old Kentucky F style to a friend’s son a...
  3. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Eastmans also have narrower nut widths (1 and 3/32 if I recall correctly). Iíve played a couple of their 504s that were really good mandolins. Of course, Jimís recommendations for more expensive...
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    Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Wow. Just wow...
  5. Re: Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz -Back to Boston/Salt

    Yes, thanks! It was cool to watch the 3 from Carterís and get the different tone qualities of each mandolin, and what she pulled out of them. That 30s Gibson is sweet, but I see why Sammy gave his a...
  6. Re: Some questions about optional features on mandolins:

    I like a wide neck mandolin, because I don’t have to worry about muting adjacent strings when I’m playing. I thought 1 and 1/8 was my sweet spot until I bought my Rigel, and, man, I’m digging the 1...
  7. Thread: Go Dave Harvey!

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    Re: Go Dave Harvey!

    Son!!
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    And, yes, JB, the USPSí tracking system isnít as reliable as the other major shippers IME.
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    If you have a smart phone or tablet, download the UPS app. If you have a tracking # you can change your home delivery to pick up at the branch closest to you in the app. It’s not hard. I was able to...
  10. Thread: Phoenix Mandolins

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    Re: Phoenix Mandolins

    Sadly, no, they closed their doors. You can still find them used, but they chose to pursue other options at least 2 years ago, maybe longer.
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    Re: Playing rhythm with a stiff pick?

    I started using a .73 mm Tortex, mostly the round shoulder, based on recommendations off Folk of the Wood before I discovered the Cafe and all the great advice here. That was about as thick as Iíd go...
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    Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    That has the potential to be an awesome mandolin with a wonderful family heritage!

    Regarding OMs, I can attest to Eastmanís build quality, and itís hard to beat at that price point, esp if youíre...
  13. Re: Low-cost cases/gigbags that FIT WELL for an Eastman 315

    Gatorís oblong hard shell case fits well and offers bettrthan gig bag crush protection. I like Travelite and the Gator similar style case. Mike Marshall carries his Loar in a Travelite.

    Iím...
  14. Thread: Upgrading mandolin

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    Re: Upgrading mandolin

    Yep, what they said.

    I used to own an Eastman 315 that was my “beater,” but it was nice enough that I treated it just as carefully as my nicer mandolins. It’s tone wasn’t as complex as my Kelley...
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    Re: How long does it take?

    Depends on the builder and how they like to work. Do they work in batches, and, if, how many per batch? Do they do everything with hand tools or is there some CNC involved? Full time gig, or spare...
  16. Thread: Muth F-Style

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    Re: Muth F-Style

    That’s beautiful! Congratulations on your new Muth!
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    Re: Need a new mandolin -- too many bargain options

    Also, there are a few Rigel A-ovals out there, but they may require more patience, or maybe a want add in the classifieds.
  18. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    Sherry, it’s not close to Dallas, but if you can get to Nashville, the mando world is your oyster...or something like that. Carter’s, Gruhn’s, TMS, Cotten Music, Artisan Guitars, and I’m sure there...
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    Re: Need a new mandolin -- too many bargain options

    Can’t pass by without mentioning Flatiron 1Ns. Great pancake style mandolins that are selling 500-700 typically. I sold mine in a downsize move a couple years ago because I’ve gone the opposite...
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    Re: Playing Mandolin with the Church Praise Team

    Iím the ďadult supervisionĒ for our youth praise band, and, given the ďherding stray catsĒ nature, am also the utility guy, choosing instruments based on the songs and which of the younglings will be...
  21. Thread: Larkin Poe

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    Re: Larkin Poe

    Is that Joe K. Walsh on 6 string in the Hendrix cover? Sure looks like him, and, he’s ripping it!
  22. Re: Eastman MD 305 unbox - thanks all, I'm a satisfied customer.

    Congrats, maxr! And, nice bit of ingenuity with the shoulder rest...
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    Re: A Place in the Heart

    Yaaaaaassssssss! Hard to find anything finer...
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    Jill, agree totally. One of the better 20s Gibson A’s I’ve played was a paddle head A Jr that had 3 or 4 good sized top cracks and a couple of back cracks, and it looked like it had been refinished...
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    Re: What Sensation Should You Feel for "The One?"

    I agree. Give it some time tomorrow, but if itís not one that really gets you with tone, feel, and playability, pass. Youíll know the feeling when it hits you. Those 20s Gibson ovals were all over...
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