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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I bought one of these a few years ago and really like the feel and sound of it. I have the natural finish version, and you can see that the instrument is actually made of 3 blocks of wood, one that...
  2. Thread: PA trip

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    PA trip

    Heading down to the Lancaster PA area for a few days. Any recommendations for MAS relief?
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    Re: Chance Stradolin Purchase

    Looks like your link doesn’t work, but if it is what I think it is , then this is a model 7700 if I remember correctly
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    Re: Chance Stradolin Purchase

    I keep going back and forth about replacing the tuners and tail piece, but the current tuners work fine and the scalloped tailpiece with its bit of corrosion is original (I think). Iím leaning...
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    Re: Chance Stradolin Purchase

    My "new" Strad

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    Re: Chance Stradolin Purchase

    I guess I'm equating "chance" with "low expectations". I wasn't really expecting to find anything. I wasn't really interested in Stradolins. At first site, I wasn't expecting that I would buy it. ...
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    Re: Chance Stradolin Purchase

    Will post a pic tonight.
    Note: corrected the murphymethod link in original post.
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    Chance Stradolin Purchase

    I recently walked into a local "string" shop and asked if they had any mandolins, other than the 2 unstrung ones hanging in the back. He went out back and brought out a Stradolin and said they had...
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    Re: My thumb hurts...

    I know this might seem extreme to some, but ask your doc if you could have an xray done. I had pain in the same place (left hand) and after an xray, it was determined that my wrist was really...
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    Re: E string issue ?

    This happened to me as well, but not quite as bad. The 12th fret at the E string is probably just a little high, so when you press down on the lower frets, the string hits the 12 the fret before...
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    Re: Rhythm guitar player seeking mandolin advice

    Also...the great thing about the mandolin is that it is tuned in 5ths. This means that you can change keys and use the same fingering just by shifting up or down to the next string, or up and down...
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    Re: Question about Eastman MD-404 sound

    A few months ago, urged on by a bout with MAS, I visited The Music Emporium in Lexington, Ma, and there, in the Mandolin section, were a bunch of Eastman's. I worked my way through and had the same...
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    Re: How to get that "buttery" sound

    In response to some of your questions, I have a Loar LM 220 VS and an Eastman MD 504, neither of which have a fingerrest/pickguard. (Yes, MAS has started to set in)
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    Re: How to get that "buttery" sound

    Wow! Thanks for all the input everyone. Now I just have to wait till my therapist gives me the OK (3 months ?) to try all these suggestions...:disbelief:
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    How to get that "buttery" sound

    Well, this is my first post even though I've been a member for a few months. I've been playing mandolin for a couple of years after having played guitar for almost 50 years. I thoroughly enjoy...
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