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  1. Re: Replacement tuners for an Eastman MD404 ??

    thanks for all the replies. I will check out the Grover 309s
  2. Re: Replacement tuners for an Eastman MD404 ??

    Thank you for the replies: very helpful.

    My Eastman mandolin tuners are "worm-over".

    Will I notice a big improvement with the Grover 309s1 ?

    I guess my question is: are Mandolin tuners...
  3. Replacement tuners for an Eastman MD404 ??

    Does anyone know if there is an "easy to install" set of replacement tuners for this model of Mandolin ?

    The stock tuners are very stiff and tuning is hard work (I am a guitar player).

    I hoped...
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    From rdodger99: “After going through this debate with myself for 1 year….”

    It took me 7 months to get around to doing this small mod. It is always a bit scary doing work on an instrument. Now...
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    HoGo: that is a good tip.

    If/when I do a button installation again (guitar, mandolin etc ) I would lightly countersink the pilot hole using a hand counter sink and seal the surround varnish-wood...
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    My mandolin does not have an overhanging fretboard so the 'strap under' method was not an option.

    The strap button makes the mandolin much more balanced and playable.
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    mandroid: do you have link to this part ? Can't find it on Stew-Mac site
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    Re: Mandolin Strap button installation

    more photos (hopefully!)162116162117
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    Mandolin Strap button installation

    I had my strap fitted at the headstock but did not like it. It felt unbalanced to me compared to my guitars. I decided to fit a strap button on the neck heel as I have on my guitars. I bought a...
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