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    Re: New Mando Suggestions

    That’s a great suggestion, Charley!
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    Re: New Mando Suggestions

    You could go a lot of ways, such as a new Eastman 815MD F5 Style in that price range, or a Kentucky KM1000 F5. Both would be excellent quality, imported instruments and serve your purpose well. If...
  3. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    Thank you for the good advice, Jerry! Dan
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    Peterson gives me great accuracy. I had to get used to it because it doesn't get close and give you the green light. I do use the quick Snark tuners too, which gets it close enough. You have to do...
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    Re: New Mando Day, Eastman MD315

    Really love that satin finish on your new F5! Enjoy.
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    What a special blonde, F5 from Collings! Congratulations.
  7. Thread: Ruhland A5

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    Re: Ruhland A5

    I really like the back on that! Wow, and quite the compliment to Mr. Ruhland. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!
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    Re: Eastman needs new strings

    Mandobart, Thank you for that information. I recently put DR Blues strings on my Strat and they sound really great, making me think about the DR's on the mandolin.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I always enjoy your YouTube videos! Thanks for sharing. Dan
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    Re: Eastman 515 vs J Bovier F5t

    I would definitely trust the Eastman as a high-quality, factory build. Playing each and considering the action, tone, fit and finish would be a good idea. The J Bovier F5T is a really nicely made...
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    Re: Clown Barf Construction

    I bought a pack from Banjo Ben a while back. David Benedict got me into them. I use it as a back up or for a change of pace. Nice feel!
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I understand the point Glassweb is making because I too was guilty of hijacking this thread (above), unintentionally. However, I thank you so much for sharing this video. I was unaware of this...
  13. David's tone and feel with each stroke of his...

    David's tone and feel with each stroke of his plectrum on "Flatbush Waltz" is extraordinarily pleasant to hear.
  14. I just love the quality of this singing and...

    I just love the quality of this singing and picking! Such talent! Thanks for posting information about these albums and providing these tracks.
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    Re: Eastman MD315 or MD 515?

    What a great choice, and nice looking mandolin!
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    Re: Flatwounds on an Eastman MD315

    Thomastik Infelds are marvelous. I have them on my Teens Gibson A oval. Feel and tone are excellent.
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    I agree with the suggestion of John Reischman, who is more eclectic, but needs to be heard along with the others mentioned above. He plays a variety of styles and is also a composer of mandolin...
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    Re: Eastman MD315 or MD 515?

    Keith, This is a helpful post. I appreciate the way you explained that because I hadn't given much thought to the differences in bound versus unbound fretboards in the event of a refret or in the...
  19. Re: Advice on buying a new mandolin? Been playing for 15+yrs

    Look for a used or near-new, Morris oval flat top. These have great wood selection, have wonderful tone, and look beautiful. Made in Oregon by a Howard Sonny
    Morris. A great guy and a skilled...
  20. Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    Parmejohn, I am glad to read this discussion. I find the adjectives to describe sound a subjective topic, though I know it is a language of its own. I am attempting over the years to learn what...
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    Re: Hamlett Pick-Off!

    Wegen M150 black is my current pick, though I do like the V pick Saga, Blue Chips of three different shapes and recently bought a couple of GG clown barfs of my own! They are a great pick for little...
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    Re: Hamlett Two-Point Review

    Kevin, I have been enjoying your series on the Hamlett 2-point review. It is both entertaining and helpful to learn about other builders. Thanks for sharing and playing on video. You sound great...
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    Re: Weber Mandolin

    I appreciate you all bringing up Bruce's repairs on mandolins. I have contemplated having him do some work at some point, as the need arises. Good to hear Mike and Billy's recommendations. Thank...
  24. Re: Looking at your hands while playing -- opinions?

    I find that a familiar fiddle tunes can be played without looking, but anytime I want to fret the 7th and 8th frets, which happens often, I need to glance occasionally to be sure I am placing that...
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    Re: I went and did it!

    Good for you! Congrats on your new ax!
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