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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    I own both, does anyone want to buy a Loar LM-520? Not even close, my opinion. I'm playing the Eastman 315 and it's really starting to resonate and sounds the way I like. Not like my Flatiron,...
  2. Thread: Tuning machines

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    Tuning machines

    I have a 93 Flatiron Performer F, the tuning machines were horrible. I was searching for new tuners, when I decided to disassemble them and grease, yes grease them... I had tried tri-flow, wd40,...
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    Re: Ibanez Model 512

    In 1982 I bought an ibanez model 517. The headstock looks identical to yours. It was brand new and I don't believe it was in the shop very long before I bougot it.
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    Re: Adam Steffy Workshop?

    I am unable to watch it veetle or too slow a network. Makes me mad. I waited all day and nada. I hope its available for viewing later. I even tried my phone too slow in the area. That's what you...
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    Re: Proud Kentucky Pickers - Let's see 'em!!

    I have 2 a Chinese KM-700 and what I believe is a early 80's SN 207XX KM250S. I traded for the KM700 and paid 75 bucks for the KM250S, Its a little worse for wear but he price was right.114155
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    Re: Rookie mistake on my first mando

    PaulaJ, you mentioned that the tone is weak and the volume is low? What strings are on your Mando? I find that with light strings the tone isn't that good nor is the volume. I prefer a .040 G...
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    Re: V-Picks Giveaway

    Add me to the list
  8. Re: Early Kentucky Mandolin Owners! Pre 1991 Serial Number Data B

    How about a KM250S serial number 20714. I have no idea on the origin. I bought it for 75.00$ yesterday. I took it a part, including the tuners, and reassembled it. It sounds great and now it...
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

    Add me to the list.
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    Re: Your favorite fiddle tune

    Jerusalem Ridge, Kentucky Mandolin, and Santa Claus (banjo tune?). I could play these 3 for hours, no wait I do!!!!
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    Re: New York and Maryland...

    I always liked Appalachian Bluegrass in Catonsville when I grew up there.

    http://www.appalachianbluegrass.com/
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    Re: Favorite Monroe instrumental..(and why?)

    Santa Clause not overly played but Monroe all the way.
  13. Re: I'm two songs in. Which bluegrass standards should I learn ne

    If you are going to be playing by yourself, learn anything you want to learn, but if your going to be playing with others (jamming, friends, etc.) find out what they play. I have found that I can...
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    Re: Suitable songs for an Easter service

    Scarlet Purple Robe by the Stanley Brothers, Barrabus by Patent Pending these are 2 of my favorites.
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    Re: Mando/fiddle dual case for F4

    I have the Bobelock double case and I like it. It holds my mandolin and fiddle quite well. I only use it to go to jams and travel in the truck. It has a full zippered pocket on the top, 3 storage...
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    Re: Own a "Beater" mandolin?

    My beater is a Ibanez model 517. I take it to places I won't take my Weber. I have trvelled all around the world with my beater and I don't think I'd part with it.
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    Re: I Need Your Help with Research for a Novel

    I bought my first decent mandolin in 1983 it was a Ibanez 517. I still have it and play it. It was purchased in Kailua, HI the bluegrass capitol of the islands.
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    Re: Recommmend me some mandolin-heavy bluegrass.

    Johnson Mountain Boys with David McLaughlin or any band he was or is in.
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    Re: Ibanez in the 70's

    In 1983 I bought a Ibanez 517 in Hawaii for 250.00. Solid top Laminated sides, A style. Just a little info as to what they cost new.
  20. Thread: New -the loars

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    Your welcome Mole. You have renewed my interest...

    Your welcome Mole. You have renewed my interest in the mandolin again. I think what I have noticed about "The Loar" is its harder to play well than my Weber. The smaller frets make me be more...
  21. Thread: New -the loars

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    Its a LM-500 and I think that the top is pressed...

    Its a LM-500 and I think that the top is pressed instead of carved. I have an Ibanez from the early 80's that is pressed, solid but pressed, and its a good sounding mandolin in great shape. I know...
  22. Thread: New -the loars

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    I traded the Godin A8 and I'm quite happy with...

    I traded the Godin A8 and I'm quite happy with "The Loar". I don't play electric and I wanted another acoustic. It does play well and it has a nice solid woody chop. Not the loudest , but it can be...
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    Having owned both a Godin A8 and a Ovation MCS...

    Having owned both a Godin A8 and a Ovation MCS 148 I kept, and will keep the Godin. To me and my ears the Godin was more Mando like. The Ovation sounded like a little guitar. I have big hands and...
  24. Thread: Tenor guitars

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    I meant to post this picture of the back.

    I meant to post this picture of the back.
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    And here's the back.

    And here's the back.
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