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    Re: Grover tuners

    Yep. I got these from an outfit based in France -- I couldn't find them in the US at the time. While not an "upgrade" from the stock tuners (which were Schallers) they satisfied my urge for GOLD. :)...
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    Re: Grover tuners

    I sj

    True. I did not account for that. Just for clarification: I "swapped" the position of the individual shafts of each tuner (placed the long shafts where the short ones had been, etc.)

    Thanks
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    Re: Grover tuners

    I installed gold-plated Grover 23O (F-style) on my Eastman. I had to "swap" the tuners from "over" to "under." It took about twenty minutes. I assume the vital parts of "A" style tuners would be the...
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    Re: Anyone else have no players near them?

    I had the same problem. I also tried Craigslist and the rest.
    But I ran across the Old Time Fiddlers Association which had a chapter in my State and a district in my area. It has turned out pretty...
  6. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    Also don't forget the guitarrón (four-string) tuned in 5ths starting at E (1) :)
  7. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    The order I purchased them in was:

    Mandolin (several)
    Mandocello
    Mandola
    Octave
    Zook

    The octave can double (sort of) for a mandolin AND a zook. When I go camping, it's what I grab.
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    Well, it probably depends on the particular situation. I just came back from a (mostly Irish and Old-time) jam session which included one other mando (resonator type), two guitars (sometimes three),...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    The TIs should last you the better part of a year, depending on the particulars, of course. A set of D'Addarios might might last me two months. The TIs "seem" to stay in tune better, as well, though...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    "Hope not wrong to bump an old thread, but have just popped some TI M154 strings on my Eastman MD505..."

    There are so many threads on TI strings here that I don't think you need to worry about...
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    Re: Shure sm57

    I agree -- the A8 works really well for noisy situations, though I find myself cranking up the reverb a bit. And, likewise, a condenser works really well for recording -- I record directly off a...
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    Re: Shure sm57

    The '57 is a legend, a workhorse, I have been using them since the 70's. In fact, I still have one from the '70s. I have tried to kill it, but it won't die. :)
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    I had that happen with a mandolin which belonged to a friend of mine. I used Gorilla glue, which worked OK. There is probably something better though. A silicon adhesive would probably work as well...
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    "This was not disclosed in the listing, which I'm a bit upset about, but it will allow me to remove it which will make cleaning it easier, so I guess it's a mixed bag. I'll obviously want to reattach...
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    There are LOTS of thoughts here re the Eastman Octave... look around for a bit and you will find them. I have had one for a while, and I like it a lo
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    I tried tuning a TC mandola as an octave. The TC had a slightly longer scale than the Eastman, but the results were less than spectacular. With heavier strings -- the tone definitely wasn't there....
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    Re: Flatwounds on an Eastman MD315

    I have used TKs on every mandolin-family instrument I have owned, including five Eastmans. I initially like the smooth feel and the reduction in pick-noise. After playing them for a while, the TKs...
  18. Re: "Anileda," by Stellario Cambria and ...?

    Thank you for the information re those groups. I will actually enjoy the cataloging and digitization. But, perhaps they will be interested in the originals once I am done with them. They might also...
  19. Re: "Anileda," by Stellario Cambria and ...?

    Thanks much, Frankie.

    I don't play much Italian mandolin music, or classical, but I know there are a lot of people who do. There are also some arrangements of popular songs from the twenties and...
  20. "Anileda," by Stellario Cambria and ...?

    I have just come across a cache of mandolin sheet music, some dating circa 1915. I have no idea how much "good stuff" is in here, but sitting right on top is an arrangement of Tschaikowsky's "Chanson...
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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    Yep.

    Hey, it's worth a shot. We are all looking for ways to improve the sound of our mandolins. If you decide to take down that finish, if you would be so kind, take "before and after" sound...
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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    I am thinking that the finish on the gold top (I have one, too), might (might!) be a bit thicker than others, but I kinda doubt that you could noticeably improve the sound by simply removing what...
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    Re: Another tru oil question

    I have used Tru oil and Tung oil, mostly on custom rifle stocks, but my favorite is Lin-Speed, which is basically, a linseed-based varnish. It goes on very thin, and takes a lot of coats, but seems...
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    "Bling," at least when applied to Martin guitars, seems not to matter when it comes to sound. I managed a acoustic music store back in the seventies, and we sold more than our share of Martins, both...
  25. Re: Found a decent case for my Eastman OM

    I found this one a while back. It also works well:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0194MNV9G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Al
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