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  1. Re: Is the Eastman 505 all that much better than the 305?

    Thanks for the info on the Grover tuners. If I keep the mandolin I’ll definitely be making the change knowing it’s a simple switch. Having problems adjusting to the narrow neck width but otherwise a...
  2. Re: Is the Eastman 505 all that much better than the 305?

    The only thing I’m sure about is that the tuners on the 305/315 mandolins are not satisfactory to me. For 100.00 or less a set of grovers can be purchased and the problem is solved. I’d be interested...
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    Re: D'Addario Nickel Bronze Strings

    I use these on my D18, to me they seem to bring out a tone that I really like. The problem I have with them is that to my ear the sound quality degrades in a couple weeks and I find myself wanting to...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    Just received a new abbreviated pick guard from Doug. Enjoyable to work with, listened to what I wanted and provided it quickly at a great price.
    Beautiful work, I highly recommend them!
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    Re: The shipping problem

    The whole shipping situation is out of control not only for musical instruments but pretty much everything. Now with inflation coming back along with higher fuel costs it’ll all go up again. This was...
  6. Re: John Reischman Live - Solo Mandolin tonight at 8 EDT

    Thanks for letting us know, I was able to watch
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    Re: Basic set up guide on the cafe?

    A big thanks to Rob. He sent the guide to me a few weeks ago, lots of good info!
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    Re: another string changing tip

    Imjust received the ebook download from Rob. Lots of great ideas and set up tips.
    Many thanks to him for making this available
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    Re: Narrow nut channel for truss rod

    I just went thru this on an old epiphone, very tight opening for a 7mm nut. I ended up cutting a small amount of wood away from the sides. Just cut a tiny bit away mainly from the overlay. The truss...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Just an update for those who followed this thread, after nearly a week of being lost in shipment I was finally able to pick up the mandolin this morning from UPS. They don’t seem to know where it was...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    That’s good to hear Jim and a little encouraging. Where these are shipped from and to, I assume that’s a big part of it. I also have the ability to redo the body of this one if needed but not fret...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Well as an update, at 3pm yesterday I finally got ahold of someone at the local ps hub. They assured me that the package arrived and would be unloaded soon.we agreed to my coming in this morning...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Thanks Jim and Bob for the info and yes Jim I’m hoping that by letting it adjust temperature wise before opening the unpacking it’ll be ok.
    I did get ahold of the local hub and they said it’s being...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    After my dealings with UPS over the broken banjo I realize they’re not responsible for anything under any conditions.
    However I agree that finish checking wouldn’t fall under their responsibility....
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Well I’ve kind of already written this one off as a loss. I knew better than to do it during weather this cold but was assured by a couple people that it would be ok.
    Anymore it’s impossible to get...
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    Yes Bob, this is what I should have done.
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    I’m having one shipped that’s scheduled to be here tomorrow. I’m not too worried about a delay but with the extreme cold I’m sure concerned about finish checking.
    Mine is a solid body instrument so...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Many doom and gloom folks on banjo Hangout were discussing instrument sales a couple months ago and all the bargains that would be out there. Right now there are less banjos for sale than I’ve seen...
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