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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    bigskygirl- do me a huge favor and let me/us know what you think about those DíAddarioís

    I think they sound pretty good, I hear they feel pretty good, similar to TIís in both of those categories...
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    Re: Changing strings to help fingertips

    Thanks everybody, and GMorgan. I ordered a set of medium TIís, called Mittels, from Sweetwater. They were in stock, and that far away away, so surely Iíll have them by the weekend.

    I didnít play...
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    Re: Struggling with Eastman V-neck

    My Eastman is new, and gets me at both of those places. Iím hoping I get better used to it, and these issues go awayÖ
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    Ya, that Lakota strap is awesome looking, and I canít believe how good it feels. I also had a rosewood armrest on it from CA. The wood grain wasnít matching very well, so Iím now waiting on an Ebony...
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    Oh no no no, I am so DONE buying picks. I would be embarrassed to admit how much money I have spent on picks the last few months. I am being serious...

    Iím glad I got a Gravity Gold Tripp 1.5!...
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    A tip thatís helping my clarity and speed

    Iím pretty excited, so I wanted to share this. Everybody has different ways they like to do things. I just wanted to share what is really working for me.

    Iíve only been playing about 6 mos. I...
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    Here it is!

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    Sorry, apparently I am not too good with technology either...
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    You are killing me, Charley. Thank you Jaime.

    Earlier in life, I was an outdoorsman. Really big into archery. Compound bows with all of the bells and whistles, high dollar stuff. I remember the...
  9. Thread: Being pick-y

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    Re: Being pick-y

    Lol, love those clown barfs! To look at anyway. Banjo Ben has them in stock...
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    Finally got the 314!

    From Eastman, and I absolutely love it! Itís a huge upgrade for me, and itís perfect. I know some of you all knew that I have been waiting for it, just wanted to update.

    Itís beautiful to see,...
  11. Re: Thoughts on latest version Eastman MD915 blonde?

    Looks pretty sweet to me...
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    John, I didnít ask the question, but sure do appreciate the detailed response
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    I absolutely agree with that. Well I was kind a hoping to find out was why would one want to try a particular kind over another? Are there any benefits to any of them other than sound?
    EX: silk...
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Thank you for your service, MandoBart. I mean that sincerely...
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Ya, I know sound is subjective. And thatís what I was wondering, what is Monel? Why does it exist? Does it feel different, or just last longer? Where does Elixir compare in these categories? And silk?
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    Re: Please School Me On Mandolin Strings

    Torren61- thanks for starting a good thread. Good info.

    What about a guy that doesnít come from the guitar world? I am wondering what difference one might expect between:

    Monels, Silk, Elixir,...
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Iíll be the 2nd Sheila.....
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Ya, I wasnít too concerned either, but definitely curious.
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    Re: Mandolin goes sharp between sessions?

    Wow Sheila, I was going to come here tonight and ask the very same question.

    I play nearly everyday. Tonight, I had 3 out of 8 strings sharp, and I had just played last night. Not that big of...
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    Re: Pick Thickness

    Ya Bernie2, itís really hard to say. I have been on a quest for a little bit now trying to discover what I like/donít like in picks. I have tried from 0.73mm to 3.0mm

    Instrument type, strings,...
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    Mandolin flagship song?

    I came from the banjo world (yes, I closed the door behind me lol) specifically the Scruggs style.
    In my experience, if you played the banjo, it was ďexpectedĒ that you knew how to play Foggy...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Yes, I havenít played with a BC, but the Primetone has been delivering me a tone and playability superior to many other picks that I have tried.... and the list is getting really long. But itís been...
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    Re: Light or Medium strings?

    I have an Eastman 314 oval hole coming, and I know they come with medium strings.

    Iím wondering if I might get along fine with light, since I only play at home. Curt Mangan monels are on my list...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Sorry mandroid, buying an Eastman 314 recently was like buying a car to me. So, I guess not all are as fortunate as you.....

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    Thank you Charles, very much!
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    Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Ok, I know Iím pretty new here. Iíve quickly made a couple of friends, not looking for any enemies. I do not know if what I am about to say is some kind of heresy or not, so please forgive me in...
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