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    Oct-20-2021, 9:41pm
    Agree with the advice to check your set up and technique if you havenít already. That said, MAS enablers we are! If you can go A-style Iíd look for a...
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:28pm
    I had this happen on my SA Econo, which I bought from a guy in a much drier climate than me (and, of course, shipping) the first time I played it....
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:20pm
    CES replied to a thread Preamp Question in Equipment
    Iím a neophyte when it comes to amplification, but Iíve used the LR Baggs Venue DI with good results on guitar (LR Baggs M1) and mando (Rigel CT-110...
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    Oct-20-2021, 9:07pm
    CES replied to a thread Shure sm57 in Equipment
    Man, (or, Woman!) I havenít played ďoutĒ since February or early March of 2020. Iíve played guitar and mando/OM plenty of times acoustically through...
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    Oct-20-2021, 1:47am
    I had an Eastman 315 that had 75-80% of the tone of a Collings MT I had at the same time. My 315 was a good one, one they got right. If it was all I...
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    Oct-13-2021, 8:01pm
    If you want to play bluegrass (especially in jams or a band) get a carved top F hole mandolin. If you arenít playing BG (or will just be playing it...
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    Oct-13-2021, 8:34am
    Iíve been playing them on guitar for about a year and finally got a set on my Kelley A5. Been playing them 3-4 weeks and am really liking them. Agree...
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    Oct-12-2021, 10:13pm
    Thatís one sweet mandolin! I like instruments that are a little different as long as theyíre well done, and Kenís really got his tone dialed inÖso,...
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    Oct-12-2021, 9:57pm
    Best of luck with the downsize. I did the same 3 years ago and went the ďfewer but betterĒ route. I do miss a couple of the ones I sold or traded,...
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    Oct-05-2021, 8:27pm
    CES replied to a thread Eastman Octave Mando... in CBOM
    Clarification: I was typing on my phone and club thumbed it. EJ 72 are what Iím using and theyíre working well for me. Sorry for the confusion! Not...
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    Oct-05-2021, 2:21pm
    CES replied to a thread Eastman Octave Mando... in CBOM
    If I were shopping for an OM for < 1000 the Eastman is what Iíd buy. Theyíre well built and good sounding instruments. I recently switched from a...
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    Oct-04-2021, 3:08pm
    Vibey vintage mics have their place, for sure, but SM 57/58ís are great for what they are. Our praise band has used them almost exclusively for years...
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    Sep-29-2021, 9:46am
    CES replied to a thread Apollo Mike Marshall picks in Equipment
    Iíve ordered mine, but suspect itíll be another week or 2 before they arrive. Iím a Bluechip guy, but I like changing things up from time to time,...
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