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    Re: Octave Mandolin Course

    I'm excited for this course. I'm working out whether to use mandolin style fingering or one finger per fret so for now trying to learn most things both ways when I can. Just picked this up after...
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    I do like the sound of the Eastman for sure. I like the tone of both really and appreciate their differences, having only heard the Eastman in demo videos. I grabbed this because locally I wouldn't...
  3. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    I told my girlfriend when we found the first one that I bet there are others because the whole family played and made recordings. I'm wondering if there are even more somewhere from the rest of the...
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    Would you recommend the Eastman Octave Mandolin?
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    Oh, I did want to clarify one thing. I would tune the mandola strings on it as you normally would tune the OM?
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    This gives me a good idea of what to expect. I contacted the Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe and they said they could do this work and determine whether they could use a premade bridge or would have to...
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    Re: Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    Thank you all for the responses. This is great information. My first thought was that I would probably have to get another Bridge for it. Your post definitely confirms that for me. I thought I had...
  8. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    Definitely keeping it! My girlfriend just discovered another one too! I have no idea what it even looks like yet, but can't wait to see what it is.
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    Setting intonation on octave mandolin

    Hi, not sure if this a question best asked in one of the other sections but I just bought a Trinity College octave mandolin locally. It has a floating bridge and I think the intonation is a little...
  10. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    Thanks! I did actually tune it up at first. I got lucky thankfully that nothing like that happened. The strings are loosened now though until I can take it in to the luthier.
  11. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    Thanks for all the information and feedback, everyone! I was able to meet up with Mark yesterday and he was able to shed a lot of light on this A-jr. He was able to recommend a luthier in the area...
  12. Re: Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    Thanks, Mark! I'll PM you when I get chance later. I'm actually headed up to Chuck's today because I need to get something, I was going to bring the mandolin but sounds like I don't need to. I'd...
  13. Need help identifying Gibson Loar era mandolin

    Hi, I used to play mandolin in high school over 30 years ago and loved it, but ended up becoming a jazz double bassist by profession. I've always had it in the back of my head that I would pick up...
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