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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Congrats! The figuring on the fingerboard and bridge is stunning!

    Rob
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Way to go Sue, a new Morris in addition to the old Stradolin! So, I guess it is time to modify the title of this thread from a question 'Is this how it starts?' to a statement 'This is how it starts'...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I'd have a look at the Eastman E2OM. 1 3/4" neck, short scale, warm cedar top, all solid wood, $500 shipped.

    Rob
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    Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    The ones that sblock posted are cool and I didn't see those when I ordered a couple from Stewmac a few weeks back for my Ebay Stradolin. If I had seen those I might have gone that way. I ordered...
  5. Re: Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was e

    Great job making the change and for documenting it. As Rob Roy mentioned many people mention the 305's tuner has a being a weak point and was one of the reasons that I decided to get the 505 instead...
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    I bought a Beavertail directly from Peter Sawchyn in June and it came with GHS A260 medium/light 11-16-24-38. I asked him if I were to go to mediums would I need to do anything and he said maybe a...
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    Re: A painting including a mandolin

    This hangs in my second bedroom/music room. Picasso's 'Girl With a Mandolin'. She plays better than me.

    Rob

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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    My Stradolin is under construction! I replaced the tailpiece and tuners with Stew Mac parts. For the tailpiece I had to drill three new holes (four including for the strap button) and for the tuners...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Great detective work Nick, that one looks exactly like mine.

    This might be sacrilege to SOL purists but I'm likely going to replace some of the original parts:

    1. The tuners, even after being...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Good idea. I couldn't see anything via a dental mirror and flashlight, I'll buy a $10 blacklight flashlight next time I place an Amazon order.

    Rob
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    Re: New Big Muddy MW-0

    Congrats! Those Golden Age brass tuners with black buttons look really good. Mike makes a great mandolin and is a great guy as well.

    Rob
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Ha, the candy wrapper was actually a tube rolling around in the cavity of the instrument. The only way that it could have ended up there if it was put thru one of the circles of the F hole. I was...
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    Re: Messed up my bridge/saddle ...

    I took it apart to be able to clean it and condition the whole bridge/saddle with linseed oil. That was a mistake, I should have just left well enough alone :)



    Yes, it was set to the side when...
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    Messed up my bridge/saddle ...

    Just got an Ebay Stradolin here and took it apart to clean it and can't figure out to get the bridge and saddle back together. Two questions:

    1. The thread that connects the bridge and saddle has...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Thanks Sue! No, the strings were way too rusty so they were the first to go. I remember your Stradolin posts from a month or two ago, glad to hear that you are still enjoying yours.

    Rob
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    Received my Ebay Stradolin

    I've had an urge to tinker lately and after reading about Stradolins I decided to get one and it arrived yesterday and I'm in the process of cleaning it up. I think that it is a solid top with...
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    Re: New Big Muddy - Myrtlewood!?

    Oh, how cool looking, love that streaked ebony board! Mike is such a great builder (and nice guy), I'm sure that it will be a special instrument.

    Congrats!

    Rob
  18. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    Hi Elroy,

    I think you've got a great mandolin to start your journey on! I began in earnest myself in November and started with an MD505 and thought it was great. Considering that one of the go to...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    What a cool post and a great mandolin! I love it when a plan comes together!

    Rob
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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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