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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    One and done is pretty tough. I'd play a scale and a couple of chords on every mandolin you can get your hands on and pick the one that feels the best in your hands.

    I bought the first bargain I...
  2. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    The North Carolina suggestion sounds like a winner. Big retirement destinations and Universities with prominent medical schools should have the hospital you need in a non-urban setting.

    I can...
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    The mandolin " that most people on the mandolin café have now" is a null set. There is no mandolin model owned by over half the forum members.

    The "best selling mandolin" is probably the Rogue.
  4. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    So, you think the only point of getting an electric mandolin when you already have an acoustic mandolin is to have two instruments which sound very similar?

    My main reason was to have the same...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    No, I mean . . . . . . . .

    well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    OK, I'll do the polite thing and participate.
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    I don't see how my neighbor can justify his $30,000 McIntosh stereo system since he only plays it in his home.

    Here's a little secret from someone that's performed at a multitude of venues on...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    If it has good bass and tone for $1000 or less I'd buy one.
  8. Re: mandolin pickup comparison: K&K vs. Dazzo

    I've read this and other pertinent threads. Thanks for all the information. My mandolin is getting a new top and I needed to decide on an internal pickup before the new top is attached. I just...
  9. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    This is not picking a random stranger. The OP knows who he can trust for a steady beat in his family band.
  10. Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Em Tee is right.

    The guitar I learned on was a '58 Gibson 335. Decades after selling it I wanted a similar neck. In 2014 Gibson was closing out it's 2013 Tribute Les Pauls and I bought a 50's...
  11. Re: Help! I can't hear the beat when I play a break

    Don't look at your mandolin. Look at someone else tapping their foot or playing straight on or off beat. Let them be your conductor.
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    Re: Reasons to avoid practicing

    My new perfect mandolin is in the shop for a month. My old imperfect mandolin will be sold when I get the new one back. Perhaps playing on such a different neck will set me back when I change over to...
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    Re: Best suited cast tailpiece

    I was just about to buy a 2nd from Allen (marred finish), which are about $80 IIRC, when one popped up on Reverb, new in package, from a guy whose plans changed. I got that for less.
  14. Re: Need an Amp for my solid-body four-string electric mandolin

    I wanted clean and that meant Fender clean, 6L6 or 6V6 power tubes. On guitar I used a Fender Twin Reverb (4 6L6's) for decades. It's too loud and too heavy for me to use now. I picked up a couple of...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Thanks for the education and advice. I'll offer it for trade for a 4/4 or cash sale, say $325 delivered into the Seattle metro area. I'll keep the Eric Steiner full sized bow.
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    My mandolins are around 14" and 14" is listed as the American standard for a 4/4 violin in several online guides. If the information I read is wrong I wouldn't know as my experience is now up to a...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    Ebay has become much more expensive because it is a monopoly. The smart play for Etsy is to expand the number of products on Reverb. It may raise the fee to 5% but it has to stay much cheaper than...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    I've never played violin before, so I don't want any violin which has a scale different from my mandolins. Also, never having played one I don't think I could assess the tone in any meaningful way. ...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I've made over a dozen purchases on Reverb and have been quite happy. Last purchase - I wanted an Allen tailpiece, nothing except retail on ebay, found one still in sealed bag being resold on Reverb,...
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    Re: Song Writers???

    I'm learning mandolin partly because I'm terrible at melody in my song writing.

    Words are my strength so I start there. My method may be like Explorer's above. I call it reverse engineering a...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    After looking up the proper way to do it, I measured the body at 13" so that and the scale would make it a 3/4. Not sure if the overall length is just unusually long or if I didn't know the right way...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Now for the bad news. This is not a full sized violin as the listing stated. The scale is 12" and the overall length is 22 1/2".
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    OK, I think I have it. I'm waiting for an email from Eastman to confirm. This is an Eastman ML-300. The fittings are rosewood, not boxwood. The clincher is that Guitar Center and others sold the...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Well, I have it and am still not sure what model it is. I'm going to call Eastman tomorrow. It has a less expensive 3990 Howard Core case but it is really nice. I wish I could find one like this for...
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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Last guess before I take off for Seattle. Boxwood parts seems to prove it is not a Samuel Eastman. The lowest possible model is the Andrea Eastman V?200 (I see VA, VC, VL and don't know the...
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