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    Re: Live Mic for Mandolin Recommendations

    I love my Tonedexter. I bought it for mandolin but mainly use it with an electronic violin these days (I purchased a profile made specifically for Yamaha YEV104.). Amazing what it can do to a piezo...
  2. Re: Does anyone own one of the Eastman varnish finish mandolins?

    A couple of years ago I went on a road trip from Kansas City to a couple of music stores in southern Missouri where some nice mandolins were in stock. I played some nice Collings, Gibson, Eastman,...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    By the way, I’ve recently heard some podcast interviews with violin collectors in which the collectors noted that hundreds of years ago, violin makers were already doing things to make their new...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    I noticed a similar change in sound on my Eastman MD315 when I relic’d it. “Drier” and “older sounding” are the same thing I noticed. (Definitely no intent to imply that my Eastman is in same...
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Ok, I am guilty, I relic’d a mandolin! :) Am I embarrassed about it? Well, yeah. I feel silly playing it out, but folks who’ve asked about it said it was cool.

    The mandolin is an Eastman MD315,...
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    Here’s a vote for “Don’t expect too much with Waverly tuners on your mandolin.” It’s just my personal experience, but it is one real world data point.

    I have Waverly tuners on two Martin guitars...
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    Re: Mandolin to Violin

    I played mandolin before fiddle. I love both, but I do find the mandolin a lot easier to play decently than the fiddle. GDAE, the strings are tuned the same (at least until you decide to play your...
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    Re: Eastman 515 neck too heavy

    Here’s another vote toward resting your picking-hand forearm on the rim of the mandolin body (or even better, on an arm rest) to keep the mandolin from head-diving. The mandolin headstock with its 8...
  9. Re: Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) has new duo recording

    I liked the new album but wished there had been more violin.
  10. Re: Trouble with my mandolin not agreeing with my straps

    I was reading Jill’s post above and that made me go back and analyze my mandolin hold. Sure enough, my right forearm keeps the mandolin from pivoting toward the headstock. My left hand provides a...
  11. Re: Trouble with my mandolin not agreeing with my straps

    I don’t see that the issue is any reflection on Eastman. They’re building the standard mandolin forms that the customers expect. The reality is that mandolins have relatively small light-weight...
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    Re: My lovely new Morris A5

    Beautiful! What a nice way to start the mandolin!
  13. Re: NMD: I just bought this from the Mandolin Store...

    Congrats! Nothing like the fun of getting a mandolin!
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    I have a Katana 100 v2 and a Headrush Gigboard. I thought I’d use them more with one of my mandolins that has a pickup and my electric violin, but at the moment I’m just enjoying the sounds of my...
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    Duh. I just realized in my response earlier that I suggested an electric VIOLIN, lol (YEV-104). I use mandolin and violin all the time and I guess they’re sort of blending in my head? :) (Actually,...
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    Re: Dealing with pokey string ends?

    :) I THOUGHT I was going to finish my last mandolin string change without a skin puncture, but a string end caught me before I was done. I’m not sure why, but the mandolin seems to be the worst of my...
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    Re: First mandolin for a Metalhead

    Welcome to the world of mandolins!

    I’m not in the UK, so I’m not sure what choices your goal of “no imports” will leave you at that price point. The commonly recommended Eastman mandolins are...
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    Re: Bluegrass Mandolin for a Newbie

    I have a couple of Eastmans (an MD315 mandolin and an MDA315 mandola). Both are good sounding, good playing, well-made instruments. I’ve played a lot of Eastman mandolins at various stores and...
  19. Re: I like the new D'Addario Chris Thile casseine pick (NFI)

    Out curiosity, I bought one of the Chris Thile caseine picks but I didn’t love it. The caseine is sitting on a shelf. Nice to have choices, though!
  20. Re: Solved! Follow-up to "A pecal tuner question"

    Hmmm. I guess I’d need to see a connection diagram, lol. You have one signal chain for the tuner to be at the end of? How do you connect your four instruments? What is at the beginning of your signal...
  21. Re: Solved! Follow-up to "A pecal tuner question"

    Good to hear!

    Just curious why you couldn’t put your tuner at the beginning of your signal chain?

    Also, by the way, I’ve personally found the Petersons easy to use (I have about four of their...
  22. Re: Hanging out this weekend with a Kimble 2 point

    Nice! I really like Will’s two-points. I find them visually a bit more interesting than an A, but not nearly as expensive as an F. (I bought one of his two-points in 2020.)
  23. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    I can’t say my Kimble two point is my holy grail, but it is good enough that I haven’t had any real interest in shopping for another mandolin in the year since I got it. (One possible factor is...
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    Re: tree poaching / instruments

    There is an interesting interview with Bruce Harvie - “Orcas Island Tonewoods” on the “Rosin the Bow” podcast with Joe McHugh. Some of the interview discusses the problem of theft of tone woods,...
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    Re: My banjo killer (is not a mandolin)

    I was expecting this Kimble to be “loud,” but I’ve played lots of other good mandolins and they’ve all just been relatively quiet compared to a banjo or fiddle.

    I guess we also need to include HOW...
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