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  1. Re: First instrument(s) suggestions - mostly Irish/celtic/folk

    A tad under a grand will get you an Eastman 604; plenty of tone and bling.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    If you glue it, you may not be able to get your tailpiece off, if need be.
  3. Re: Tips on getting more volume out of a 3 week old Mando?

    Raise the action.
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    Srew mac has what your looking for; search pick guard mounting bracket.
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    Re: The Loar LM400 or LM520

    For 99. Over your budget, you can have a new LM400 w/ 5year warranty from folkmuscians.com. The 400 is the top of the A style line.
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    Re: Foam rubber armrest?

    To keep my forearm off the Mandolin, I use a sports wrist sweatband.
  7. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    With sound / tone being so subjective, I'm amazed that a great deal of people listen with their eyes, not ears.
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Looks great, nice job!
  9. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    I'm with you Don; I change my J74s one at a time, only when they break, or wear through. My backup Mandos strings have been on for too many years too remember.
  10. Re: What’s the oddest mandolin related gift you’ve been given?

    A six string A style Christmas ornament.
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    Re: Straps for A style

    Rawhide Boot lace, hangman noose on each end.
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Take a look at You Tube Pete Martin, learn Mandolin.
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    Perhaps the string is slipping and not the tuner.
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    Re: Sirius Satellite Bluegrass

    For me, it's Bluegrass Junction on Dish satellite TV, ch. 9962.
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    TMS is selling the 600 blem and the 700 blem for below your price point.
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    Re: The Loar Lifetime vs 5 Year Warranty

    My understanding is a 5 year warranty.
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    Re: Hot weather shipping concerns?

    Don't fret it...I doubt those shipping containers (conex) are in a controlled environment while transporting our little gems over land and sea.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    The Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly fretboard inlay.
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    Re: Replacement bridge for Gibson A9

    Golden Gate M201 would be my choice.
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    Re: Memorizing a song

    I play and repeat two bars, once memorized I move on to the next two bars etc.
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    Then you heard it first, maybe just my opinion.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    One would hope they would.
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    Re: Cumberland bridge on Loar LM500 ?

    For me, it's a no brainer, I'm happy with my stock bridge.
    Let's boil it down, a piece of wood and 2 posts, and a tight fit, how much of a variation can there be?
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    Re: New (to me) Gibson A5L . To scoop of not....

    Check out Frets.com to see the process.
    If you pick over the frets and it's a problem then scoop.
    Fortunately, I pick behind the last fret on the treble side, with no noticeable difference in...
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    Re: Question about Collings mandolins

    That $600 Loar you tried was probably an OK mando, when you get into the LM 600 or 700 series, your at pro level, if you can find them. If you want to save a bunch, call The Mandolin Store about the...
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