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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    I can relate. After years of buying, selling, buying, selling, etc. - I have finally reached a point where any reasonable person would say - I have everything I need.
    There is sort of a sadness in...
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    Re: Heiden vs Northfield GOM

    On GOBM - Mowry and Girouard are excellent! Have not tried the Heiden. I did try a Northfield and I do not think it was as good as the Mowry or Girouard. But it could have been the particular one.
  3. Re: Lower action on bridge - brekke - may relate to more

    Thanks Len! I thought about those things but was not sure. It makes perfect sense!
    Best,
    AB
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    Thank you. Neck seems rather straight. Good information about avoid the deeper slots. The brekke bridge is rather unusual - there are these two sort of triangular pieces of wood in the middle of...
  5. Lower action on bridge - brekke - may relate to more

    Hi - I have a 2009 (I think) octave mando 22 inch scale - Weber with brekke bridge.
    Appears to be the original bridge as there is no metal.
    It is not low enough.
    I want to take it to a luthier. ...
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    Exactly what I was getting at. However, it is possible that this year - 2019 - that they have turned it around. Apparently, because of feedback of it going downhill, someone woke up and realized...
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    It would be after 2012.
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    Old thread, I know. But I have been hearing that the Weber shop has undergone improvements in the last year or so. Can anyone confirm this, or relate experience with recent builds? Thanks.
  9. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I have hearing aid that have a bass and treble control. For playing mandolin, I find that I have to turn down the treble quite a bit on the hearing aids - or take them off!
    My hearing aids (made by...
  10. Re: Shioping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest metho

    wOW - Really good post! Thank you!
  11. Shoping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest method?

    Any recommendations given humidity, etc. for safest way to ship a mandolin from the Rockies to Michigan?
    Fed ex ground?
    Fed ex air?
    USPS priority?
    etc?
    recommendations and thoughts are...
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    Re: Collings MT2-O refret by Bruce Weber

    Impressive tone. Bruce is amazing!
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    Re: Mandolin or Octave Mandolin

    Thank you for posting this. I loved the tones on the instrumental at the end. And the voice of the guitarist - geesh - I would pay a zillion dollars to have that voice!:grin:
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    Eastman 515V (perhaps slightly used) can be excellent sounding and a lot of mando for the money. Some are better than others.
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    Re: In praise of solid body mandolins.

    Is there a good youtube video where I can check out a solid body elect. mandolin?
    This is an exciting new thought - and I guess I stayed away because I really did not know where to start!
    Thanks!
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Sounds great!!!! It will only get better and better. It even sounds good on my cheap laptop speakers!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Yes Yes Yes!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    :) I could build one on my own but it may take 10 years and not as good. Collings manufacturing is superb. Why not support them! (And I have no financial interest in Collings whatsoever - just as...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I guess I missed it. Where is the video link, please?

    Thanks!

    AB
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    Re: Cumberland Acousticís

    Same here. I called them and received the best customer service from beginning to end!
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Good to know! Thank you.
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    I would not say that the Eastman sounds better than the Collings. It sounds different - more of a Gibson sound - and changing the bridge -well, I could always change it back.
    But the Cumberland...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Hmmm - would love to try the Morris oval- are any of the carved topped?
    Anyway, I love my Eastman - especially with my new cumberland bridge.
    And I was in a guitar start several months ago - and I...
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    Re: Should I take my Eastman MD305 on vacation?

    i took mine to Israel last summer for a month. No problem. I did loosen the strings of course, and made sure there was some humidity in the case. It went under the plane. And I imagine a million...
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    So Marty - if I am understanding you properly - I really got lucky - because the consistency is not there for this price. THANKS! AB
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