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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Congratulations, Sherry!! I'm popping a virtual cork in honor of you and your new mandolin. Can't wait to hear a thorough review (and maybe a recording?) once you have it in hand. Yeehaw!!
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    I remembered last night: On Reverb.com listings, sellers (including stores) may indicate whether or not they will consider offers on the items they have for sale. A surprising (to me) number of music...
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Sherry, please forgive me the tangent, but I wonder why music stores don't maintain a big stack of protective "capes" like barbers and hairdressers use. The hair pros use them to protect the client,...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    The first mandolin I bought was a used Washburn. I bought it from a local independent music store (I love those places--and this one has glass windows on their shop area so you can watch what's...
  5. Re: Eastman MD304's fully attached fretboard design

    My MD305's fingerboard is attached just about all the way down. There might be an inch on the underside of the fingerboard that is shaped so it doesn't contact the body. Apart from that, it's...
  6. Re: Eastman MD 305 unbox - thanks all, I'm a satisfied customer.

    I got my MD 305 in late September (or early October?) of last year, and by December I added an MDO 305. Yeah, I like mine.

    Congratulations to both of you!
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    That's a shoulder rest he's using in place of a tone-gard, not a chin rest, says this unrehabilitated violinist.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Has your MD 305 been delivered yet? And if so, are you in love with it yet? Keep an eye on the classifieds here to find that MDO--reverb.com might also be a good spot.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Yup! I grew up by that seashore, and we're actually there now, on an unscheduled trip due to a family emergency. Brought the mandolin. I'll pay attention.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Not that I have found, Dan--and my husband and I (he's on mountain dulcimer) aren't up to jamming speed yet (see what I did there?). We're a great audience, though. I don't know how many make up your...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Ah, and we haven't even begun to consider whether elevation might play a role. I'm at 1,500 feet, and it's dry here.
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    Re: Preferred wire cutters?

    I love this place--or rather, the people who frequent it. Look at the answers that include a link, a photo of a product, a careful description of the type of cutters that will do the job without...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Let me be the first bumbleing (sic) picker to note that I don't think my instrument is going to stay in tune all the time. ;)
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Welcome, Dan, and I hope your stay is enjoyable. You're 20 miles west of me, yes? I don't think there's much apart from open desert (which is beautiful, but none too comfy for a three-month stay) 20...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Thank you, Theo, for sharing the perspective from your physics-addled brain. My brain is addled by stream-of-consciousness nonfiction, which doesn't really illuminate this discussion. It does...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Interesting. I'm wondering if wood conducts heat well enough to transmit warmth to the strings? Although of course, one's fingers are on the strings, so that would be the more likely source of...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    It's more a matter of curiosity than concern for me, Zach. Thank you for sharing your experience. We live in very different climates, so it would be interesting if environment proved to be the...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    That's interesting, Jon. We're in a desert environment, so the humidity outdoors is nearly always lower than indoors. My husband takes his mountain dulcimer outside to play a lot. I haven't taken my...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Thank you for this reply from my ancestral homeland. The change isn't specific to certain strings. I will check tuning after playing for an hour and see what that investigation reveals. I'm grateful...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I play nearly every day; with a goal of daily play and occasional interventions by life. We live in the desert, so humidity is mostly something we remember.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    I'm not feeling hijacked at all! I think it adds to the discussion that two of us can share experiences.
  22. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    And please don't overlook the pathos of the untimely death of the collector who had originally commissioned the set. It's so tragic.
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    Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    During my years with the violin, tuning always involved bringing strings that had gone flat back up to the proper note.

    I'm finding that my mandolin, an Eastman 305 (but not my Eastman 305 octave...
  24. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change my user name to Sheila Lagrand. Thank you--for this small revision and for this phenomenal website.
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I have Soliver armrests on my mandolin and my octave mandolin. I find the ergonomic improvement allows me to play longer at a stretch. This benefit is especially valuable to me as my joints are,...
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