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    Re: Bandsaw upgrade

    I don't have the micro adjust version but I do have the 3 bearing guide on the same setup. I bought a floor model from my local Woodcraft at a good discount & upgraded the guide when I bought it. ...
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    I'd second the Zeta if it's in your budget.
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    Re: new blues mandolin book

    I have that one and enjoy it quite a bit!
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    Re: Octave Mandolin advice

    I'd be wary of that particular comparison unless it's a short scale acoustic guitar.
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    That's purty! Congrats on finding a lifer :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Octave Mandolin advice

    I used to have an Eastman MDO305 & now play a Weber Gallatin OM which I really like. I don't think traditional OM tone vs GBOMs make them comparable though. To be fair, I'm actively looking at...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey 'weak E pickup' hack

    I've had the same issue with weak e string response on my first two emandos, an Eastman Ricky & a Kentucky KM300. I have Almuse pickups in my Mandobird & Jermans, both 4 & 8 strings, with very even...
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    Re: Northfield FS vs Artist series

    My Big Mon is the only Northfield I've played but both the tone & feel are perfect. I prefer more low end focus though so YMMV :grin:
  9. Re: 4-String, Solid Body Electric Mandolin Options

    I have a MandoBird that I like as an 8 string. I gravitate towards 4 & 5 strings with standard scale emandos and enjoy 8 strings with the octave scale but I think preferences in emandos are more...
  10. Thread: Vinyl!

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    Re: Vinyl!

    But for the few too many miles between us I'd be happy to take them off your hands Allen :))
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    I had 5 Webers at one point but am down to 2.
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    Re: New Mandolin Day em8!

    That's gorgeous! What's the top wood? I find the 4 & 5 string electrics sound better with pedals than the 8 strings. I haven't monkeyed with the settings between guitar & mandolin though so it's...
  13. Thread: Vinyl!

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    Re: Vinyl!

    I much prefer the fullness of analog music. I also get into the tactile experience as well and modern LPs include additional info & even alternative mixes. We have a lot of record stores in the PNW...
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    Spalting is fungal rot though I don't what specific fungus it is. I know some woodworkers used to store them in bags with various & sundry organics to encourage spalting but I'm sure science has...
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    Re: Kimble neck - forearm pain

    I would have it the neck profiled to more closely match your Collings. I had problems with my fretting hand until I switched to a V shape profile. I'm going to have Bruce fix the profile on my last...
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    I haven't played a Morris but have owned a couple Eastman. While the latter were good, I'd be on that Morris in a minute. I love Redwood tops & the one in the classifieds seems like more of a bird...
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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    I have a bunch but no mandolins yet. I have a couple I've been rolling around in my head but none ready to go. It's always better to take your time when you can't erase :grin:
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    The transition to a shorter scale on my OM made a big difference in playability for me. I find scale length to have quite the butterfly effect on playability & I'm often surprised by which one I...
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    Re: Eastman Octave Mando...

    I also had an MDO-305 & thought it was great value for the money. I'm a cork sniffer myself so wasn't satisfied until I upgraded but you can't do better for less than $1K. In my ever so humble...
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    Re: Northfield F style strap

    I use one & like it. I've only been playing it a few months & I don't think the prior owner used it much if at all so it's still pretty new. I looked at getting another one to use with my Weber but...
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    Re: Buying without being able to play

    As far as making a big jump when upgrading, if you can afford it, go for it! I'm admittedly a cork sniffer but my Northfield was worth every penny. As far as buying it without trying it, I think...
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    Re: Trigger Finger (s)

    I've had it a few times in my left middle & index fingers & once in my right thumb. The thumb required a cortisone shot but healed fine after a couple weeks. I needed a cortisone shot in my left...
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts on electric practice instrument

    I find an 8 string electric is closer to an acoustic than a 4 string electric. I also find they both feel too much like an electric to sufficiently help with my acoustic playing. The 4 string is...
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    Re: Do You Baby Your Mandolin?

    I did with a Santa Cruz DPW I had. Though it helped when I sold it, in retrospect, I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have were I not always concerned about dings. I take care of my instruments...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    It sounds to me like you're looking for more low end. I'd check out Redwood tops too.
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