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    Re: Looking at Japanese bowl back

    I recently cleaned up and restrung my friend's Suzuki Model 100 and it was a thin neck profile, flat fretboard, and if I remember correctly it might have even been a violin scale mando. I don't know...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    That's a pretty mandolin and a great story about being nearby when it was built and then finding it years later!

    Rob
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Great post my friend. I am retired (I'm 60) and I spend a lot of time with guitar, and now mandolin, and being a volunteer literacy tutor at my local library. I agree that music and literacy make the...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    You chose well Jim. I was going to mention the importance of considering a radiused fretboard since you are coming over from guitar (which have radiused fretboards) but you checked that box with the...
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    A little late but here is my NMD post

    I got it 6 weeks or so ago, an off the shelf Sawchyn Beavertail mandolin, purchased directly from Peter Sawchyn in Canada. He was great to deal with and I really love the mandolin.

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    Re: sanding/scratching picks for better grip

    I love those and have them on my guitar and mandolin picks.

    Rob
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    Re: Survaillance Video Brought Me Down

    That was really well done and the mandolin sounds great (and looks great too)!

    Rob
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    Re: Eastman Tuner Button Screws

    I wouldn't read anything to not getting a response these days, with the pandemic and civil unrest maybe their offices were closed temporarily. I'm sure that they get a lot of emails and the fact that...
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    Re: Eastman Tuner Button Screws

    Mike is right, those are Pingwells. Your tuners are identical to the ones on my 2019 MD505. The thread that Mike linked to mentions allparts so you might want to peruse their website but the path of...
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    Re: Quarantine MAS most likely resolved!

    Gorgeous mandolin, congrats!

    Rob
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    Just changed my first mandolin strings on a friends mandolin. My friend had an old Suzuki (model 100) that I borrowed to get a feel for a flat, violin scale fretboard. While in my possession I...
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    Re: Ordering strings--any luck recently?

    Me too.

    Rob
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    Do you plan on tying it at the headstock/underneath the fretboard extension or do you have two strap buttons installed? I have mine looped under the fretboard extension and I ordered mine from...
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    Re: Are People Buying Less Mandolins Now?

    Not slowing down for me. I almost bought a used Big Muddy last weekend but the 'boss' nixed it until I sold something so after making movements to sell a few guitars I just purchased a new Sawchyn...
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    Re: The beagle has landed

    How cool! I love it when a rescue finds a good home!

    Rob
  16. Re: My Mandolin satisfaction maybe related to the cost

    I think that a lot of what you are saying can apply to a lot of different commodities like cars, watches, etc. On some level, the cost of an item has the reputation and track record built into it....
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Thanks for the book Rob! The book gives lots of good information, but more importantly, the confidence to take on a setup. Thanks again!

    Rob
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    Re: Eastman MD305 Tuners

    Are those a drop in with no drilling involved and no holes leftover showing? I have an Eastman 505, which have the Pingwells I believe, but I'm still not crazy about them. Would the Grovers be an...
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Well, I for one, feel the OP chose very well and picked an instrument that for that price point is very often recommended here as a no brainer. This forum is not a place where we belittle others...
  20. Re: What weight string comes stock on the Eastman MD505?

    My bad, I read Amazon's site wrong. When one navigates to the EJ74 page there are three choices as I mentioned above (light, medium, medium/heavy) but if you add the lights to your cart you can then...
  21. What weight string comes stock on the Eastman MD505?

    Hi, I bought a new MD505 in November and have been playing it a lot so want to order some new strings. I see from the Eastman website that it comes from the factory with D'addorio J74 (I saw a post...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    As a beginner I went back and forth on getting an oval vs. F hole. I spoke to Dennis and Brian at TMS and ended up with a MD505 and couldn't be happier. Give it a while to grow on you.

    Rob
  23. Thread: Re: Peace

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    Re: Peace

    Ordered! Rob
  24. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    Playability is the key here, if it's not set up correctly or has structural issues it will impede your progress. I was in the same situation a few months ago and decided I just didn't know enough...
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    Re: Peace

    I'd buy a t shirt like that for sure. Rob
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