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    Re: New Eastman 305 VS Kentucky KM140S / KM252?

    I've owned a 305 and a kentucky 252 (256) and currently own a Km 150 .
    For me ,my Km-150 outshines both the aforementioned in tone with the Km 252 a very close ,and with the radiused neck, a very...
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    Re: pick-up options for a A style mando

    https://www.lrbaggs.com/pickups/radius-mandolin-pickup

    I've used this for a few years and love it . simple to use , natural sounding ( its a microphone ) ....external mount so you can quickly...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    'Mandolin Mondays' here and on You Tube . TONS of GREAT solo mandolin .'
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    Re: Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    wait wait wait ......' looking cool for girls ' ? girls are into guys playing mandolins ? even old dudes ? damn ...I'm going down to the music store to stock up.
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    Re: Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    haha...you would think . There were short breaks , of course , but I kid you not ...it was solo mandolin with some vocal so a lot of chording but mostly I played instrumentals and even surprised...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Man ain't that the truth . Who will be next to ' go bluegrass ' ....Justin Bieber..?
    I'm afraid SS can't sing this stuff . No matter how good your band is , this music is about lyric and vocals .
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    Re: Kentucky KM-252 A model anyone?

    I purchased this mandolin last month ( Km 256 ...same instrument) . As a very happy long-time KM 150 owner I was looking at the radius neck and the slightly longer scale of the Km 250 series . In...
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    Re: Another "Which One To Buy" Question

    Sounds like you've been bit bad , torpedo . Reading this site for many years now its clear that once bit never shy.
    Got no advice to offer in terms of the considerations you're deliberating over...
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    Re: Home Recording Setup for Total Beginner?

    When folks ask me what acoustic guitar to buy their young son or daughter starting in on the instrument I always say "DON"T BUY ANYTHING !!!!..rent one for a month or two . Most kids don't stick with...
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    Re: Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Hadn't seen that , Zach . ...thanks for posting ....GREAT refresher even for long-time pickers who may have developed some bad habits .
    I'm always amazed at how the right ( heavier ) pick gives even...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I'll preface this by saying that I'm totally respectful of, grateful for and endlessly impressed by the dedication of artisans whatever their art my be. I think most want to achieve 'perfection' in...
  12. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I'm pretty certain that if I hung four pictures of the mandolins in question on the wall , blindfolded myself and threw a dart at them I'd be over-the-moon thrilled with wherever the dart landed. But...
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    Here in Canada Kentucky mandolins are the proverbial needles in a haystack . You can't find them in shops. Eastmans are everywhere so you are going to buy what the store actually has for you to play...
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    Re: Kentucky komparison

    I purchased my KM 150 about 7-8 years back right when they started making the new line at the new factory .At the time I recall playing a KM 650 , I believe , and several other models . The KM 150...
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    Kentucky komparison

    I love reading the mandolin comparisons found here on the Cafe ...very helpful insight by people actually playing these things . In that regard I thought I'd post this for what it may be worth.
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I too have a kentucky 150 ...about 8 years old . and Yes indeed it has opened up over that time to where I recently ordered a new Km 250 and was stunned at how much better the Km 150 sounded . Bigger...
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    Re: Recording Mandolin

    I second the USB mic . Mine is a lower end ART and its quite remarkable.......
    Generally I use my Rode condenser in a very quiet, carpetted, curtained room ...point it at the TREBLE 'f' ( lower )...
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    Re: Mark O' Conner band: four minute sampler

    man ...that is pretty-much as good as it gets ...these folks cover all the bases .
    thanks for posting
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    happy birthday dennis ...and many many many more .
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    That's the only kind of grass I have around the house
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    Re: Thank you, Eastman

    Three months ago I e-mailed Black and Decker Lawn Mowers about a faulty fuel tank cap on my new B and D mower . I e-mailed them several more times since. The cap loosens and falls off with the...
  22. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    The Eichers
    ANYTHING by Emory Lester
    Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys
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    Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    Interesting to hear you mention a lack of volume in so many respected mandolins as I have found the same . I played a half dozen or so used 'high end' mandolins at a retail festival booth last year ...
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    Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    thanks so much for this post and video. I have loved the look of the 606 since day 1 but was dissuaded by the comments when it came to the tone and playability . your video is beautifully recorded ,...
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    Re: No motivation

    ''No more jams due to the pandemic.''

    ??????????. Not sure why . We've jammed outside a few times ...kept our distance .....just wear a mask-or not as long as you are distancing .
    Most summer...
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