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  1. Re: Eastman 305 and Northfield Calhoun comparison

    Wow, you've had a great mandolin year! I started out last November with an Eastman MD505 from Dennis at the Mandolin Store and then in May moved on to a Sawchyn Beavertail flat top and I really enjoy...
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    Re: New Eastman 305 VS Kentucky KM140S / KM252?

    Max, I don't see too much on the forum about the Kentucky KM140 but the classic question for new players (or returning players in your case) is usually the Eastman MD305 vs. Kentucky KM-150. I have...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    How fun! I've only been at mandolin for a year and I'm not sure what a mandola is but after listening to the video I want one!

    Rob
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    Re: Pava Thumbwheels

    Might be better to call them directly, sometimes the online contact forms are a little wonky. Here is their phone number 512-442-4941 which I got from their website.

    Rob
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    Re: Help with decision

    Any particular reason that you have limited yourself to those two? The reason I ask is because if you are considering buying those new then it puts you into a budget area where you might consider...
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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    Very common suggestions for new players include the Kentucky KM-150 or Eastman MD-305. The Kentucky is within your budget, the Eastman you'd have to stretch a wee bit more. The most important thing...
  7. Re: Man 'headed for death' says he was saved by this

    What a wonderful story and a great example of the the ripple effect of one person's compassion.

    Rob
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    Re: Please help me choose a beginner instrument

    You chose well!

    Rob
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Congrats! The figuring on the fingerboard and bridge is stunning!

    Rob
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Way to go Sue, a new Morris in addition to the old Stradolin! So, I guess it is time to modify the title of this thread from a question 'Is this how it starts?' to a statement 'This is how it starts'...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I'd have a look at the Eastman E2OM. 1 3/4" neck, short scale, warm cedar top, all solid wood, $500 shipped.

    Rob
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    The ones that sblock posted are cool and I didn't see those when I ordered a couple from Stewmac a few weeks back for my Ebay Stradolin. If I had seen those I might have gone that way. I ordered...
  13. Re: Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was e

    Great job making the change and for documenting it. As Rob Roy mentioned many people mention the 305's tuner has a being a weak point and was one of the reasons that I decided to get the 505 instead...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    I bought a Beavertail directly from Peter Sawchyn in June and it came with GHS A260 medium/light 11-16-24-38. I asked him if I were to go to mediums would I need to do anything and he said maybe a...
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    Re: A painting including a mandolin

    This hangs in my second bedroom/music room. Picasso's 'Girl With a Mandolin'. She plays better than me.

    Rob

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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    My Stradolin is under construction! I replaced the tailpiece and tuners with Stew Mac parts. For the tailpiece I had to drill three new holes (four including for the strap button) and for the tuners...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Great detective work Nick, that one looks exactly like mine.

    This might be sacrilege to SOL purists but I'm likely going to replace some of the original parts:

    1. The tuners, even after being...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Good idea. I couldn't see anything via a dental mirror and flashlight, I'll buy a $10 blacklight flashlight next time I place an Amazon order.

    Rob
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    Re: New Big Muddy MW-0

    Congrats! Those Golden Age brass tuners with black buttons look really good. Mike makes a great mandolin and is a great guy as well.

    Rob
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Ha, the candy wrapper was actually a tube rolling around in the cavity of the instrument. The only way that it could have ended up there if it was put thru one of the circles of the F hole. I was...
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    Re: Messed up my bridge/saddle ...

    I took it apart to be able to clean it and condition the whole bridge/saddle with linseed oil. That was a mistake, I should have just left well enough alone :)



    Yes, it was set to the side when...
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    Messed up my bridge/saddle ...

    Just got an Ebay Stradolin here and took it apart to clean it and can't figure out to get the bridge and saddle back together. Two questions:

    1. The thread that connects the bridge and saddle has...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Thanks Sue! No, the strings were way too rusty so they were the first to go. I remember your Stradolin posts from a month or two ago, glad to hear that you are still enjoying yours.

    Rob
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    Received my Ebay Stradolin

    I've had an urge to tinker lately and after reading about Stradolins I decided to get one and it arrived yesterday and I'm in the process of cleaning it up. I think that it is a solid top with...
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    Re: New Big Muddy - Myrtlewood!?

    Oh, how cool looking, love that streaked ebony board! Mike is such a great builder (and nice guy), I'm sure that it will be a special instrument.

    Congrats!

    Rob
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