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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    I consider myself a beginner and I have 1 mando set up with lights and the other 2 with mediums. It seems I can get a better tremolo with the lights . That being said.. I am still learning
  2. Re: String height on a mando with fingerboard extension?

    Hey Pops1, took your advice and sanded down the top of the bridge base about .070 , shortened the threaded pins a bit. worked out great- got my string height between .050 and .060 at the 12th fret-...
  3. Re: String height on a mando with fingerboard extension?

    It has a tiny amount of neck relief-looks good to me - almost but not quite flat. I havnt changed anything since i got it_I think I will try as Pops1 suggest. Otherwise really happy with the Mando.
  4. Re: String height on a mando with fingerboard extension?

    Thanks Pops- I was leaning toward that approach- kinda aggravating - this Mando was supposed to have been set up by the dealer. Think I will try that- good practice. Didnt think I could take enough...
  5. String height on a mando with fingerboard extension?

    Do any of you fine folks set your string height higher on your mando that has a fingerboard extension? Just picked up a Loar lm520 blem and the action is a little high for me. The saddle is bottomed...
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    Re: One month with new Eastman MD315

    Last time I changed strings, i lubed the nut slots using a thin pencil lead from a mechanical pencil - seemed to work well but it can make the nut look dirty. Some people recommend vaseline but I...
  7. Re: Article: D'Addario and Eastman MD415GD Mandolin and Accessori

    Have they picked a winner yet?
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    yeah but it does say bid with confidence ... confident of what?
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Kentucky KM-150 Standard A-model Mandolin - Sunburst
    $795.19


    I just bought a new 150 for less than half that . Do you think they charge extra for setup?
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    saw this listing mentioned in this forum about a year and a half ago- originally $50,000.00 still there though slightly lower price...
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    Re: Arm rest a good aid for begginers?

    I got my McClung armrest put on and have used it for a few days- I have to say I really like it! Dont have the edge of my mando diggin into my arm, Seems to keep my forearm off the top Plus it...
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    Re: Arm rest a good aid for begginers?

    Thanks for your input everyone. Sometimes the sharp edge digging into my arm causes some discomfort so I have decided to try one.
    Pulled the trigger and now have a McClung armrest on the way. I'll...
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    Arm rest a good aid for begginers?

    I have read quite a few posts regarding arm rests helping in arm position.
    Any thoughts as to if it would be benificial for a beginner , eg aiding in picking hand position. Any thoughts?
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