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    Re: Strings for sore finger tips

    Forgot to mention I bought the 305 from the Mandolin store with their pro setup, but to me the action seems as though it could come down a bit more. The problem I have now is finding someone who...
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    Strings for sore finger tips

    Was wondering if others (beginners?) are having problems with sore finger tips using 74's/mediums? I was doing all right with playing about 30 min. per day, healing for 24 hrs., but now they are...
  3. Re: Concert with the legendary Ray Legere and JP Cormier!

    That was fantastic! Thanks for putting up that unbelievable talent!
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    Re: Bill Hamilton and Mid-Continent Music

    Just looked at the date-06. Duh!
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    Re: Bill Hamilton and Mid-Continent Music

    Clicking on the link www.midcontinentmusic.com got me Texas Wraps, Dallas TX.
  6. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    Do you guys remember what time period those mandos were around? Just curious.
  7. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    The mando was set up at The Mandolin Store (pro set up), but I'm going to have it set up to my liking if I can find someone that's good with mandos in San Diego.

    I looked up Grover 309, but I...
  8. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I actually tried that only with a boom box on a 515 after it sat in it's case for three years not being played. It worked! Not great, but did perk it up after 4 days....I also tried it on a...
  9. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I already posted above that I used the wrong wording. I was playing the Mando very hard. That's all.
  10. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I'm sort of in the same boat as you liking the brighter sound using Dunlop 71mm, Pro Grip Brited 60mm, and 73mm on the Mando and my guitars, but will have to change my ways using thicker picks.
  11. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Thanks for the tip on changing out the strings Kevin. I had no idea that the strings that came on the 305 EJ74's (?) had to be changed out to help keep the tuners working properly.


    I have a set...
  12. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Believe it or not banging on the 305 has brought up the volume much better to my ears compared to the way it was when I received it.

    I still need to get it set up/fine tuned, and I might have to...
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    Re: Hello from France !

    Welcome Woody Ukepicker,

    Sounds like you are well on your way, and you've found a great forum with lots of friendly people willing to share their knowledge freely. Have fun!
  14. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I'm amazed at all the knowledge on this forum, and want to thank you all for this valuable information I'm getting here.

    I have to say that I'm not a good player by any measure, and when I played...
  15. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Thanks for the link Charley. I'm not sure if I want to change out a bunch of parts knowing that I might get the "Mando Fever" that's going around this forum, but a few changes might not hurt. Right?...
  16. Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    I've had an Eastman MD 305 for less than 3 weeks and have been playing it very hard using two finger chords trying to get my finger tips used to playing a Mando, and trying to gain volume a long the...
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    A Collings for a first Mandolin? I'm jealous, and happy for you! Have fun!
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    Re: Please critique my playing

    Why am I not hearing anything? I am using an old laptop with windows 7.
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    Re: New Mando Day, Eastman MD315

    Looks great, and congrats on the new one. Have fun!
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    Re: Any Thoughts on Eastman Trutone Finish?

    I did contact Eastman in regards to the finish on my new 305, and about all I got was it's the Satin Trutone Finish with no break down of what exactly it consists of, and of course it's great stuff.
  21. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    Thanks to all who chimed in and posted links. One thing I noticed is that no one commented about 80/20 strings, so I'm guessing most here don't use them, and there must be a reason. My reasoning was...
  22. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    Naturally I can't find the spec sheet you were curious about. Different day, different Google. Going from site to site I'm seeing different finish materials listed from different people, so it sounds...
  23. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    The Eastman md 305 undated spec sheet I read today listed the finish as Antique Varnish. It's definitely satin, but just wanted to know what material they used for future upkeep. Thanks.
  24. A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    What strings and finish are on the 2021 305? I'm seeing - Antique Varnish, and D'Addario XTPB 1140 strings. Assuming this is true, has anyone changed out the factory XTPB strings to EJ 74's, and did...
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    Re: Greetings, new mando player

    Welcome to the forum Jeff. Sounds like we are about in the same boat having played in the past, mostly chords, lost interest, and stopped playing. I hope to change that this time around and plan on...
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