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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    10:13
    The Loar LM-310 Mandolin Review - Perfect for Guitarists/Beginners ...
    YouTube Billkwando
    May 21, 2017
    This you tube vid may interest you.
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    I prefer F style with Tone-gard and the more bling the better, I find the F just as comfortable to hold as my A style.
  3. Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    I use a rawhide boot lace with a hangman noose on each end, very close to the endpin, I tie a piece of dental floss around the noose, keeps the rawhide noose tight to the endpin.
    For your enlarged...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    Gotta love the Headstock.
    Any info or hints on the label?
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    Re: mandolin teachers

    I started my journey 25years ago, took a few lessons at a local music store, been so long ago that I forgot the fee. I showed up with my lesson book, he had me play this lesson and practice that...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Thanks for sharing.
    I recently shipped a Mandolin UPS, the insurance cost was as much as the cost to ship, thankfully all went well.
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Will an F5 with a tone gard attached fit comfy in the Musiccompo case?

    If scatched, which color fiber material will be seen through
    the scratch under the case color?
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    Re: Loar lm-520 New mandolin

    The A style 400 is built the same as F style 700, less gold hardware...top of their line.
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    Re: Loar lm-520 New mandolin

    At more than twice the cost; it's no wonder that the 615 is a step up from the 520.
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    Re: Loar lm-520 New mandolin

    https://youtu.be/RavUMQYgnK8

    Check out the 520 in action.
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    Re: Narrowed it down to three

    https://youtu.be/RavUMQYgnK8

    Check out The Loar 520 in action.
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    Re: In honor of Mr. Bill Monroe...

    Count me in.
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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    I use a rawhide boot lace with a hangman noose on each end.
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    " The Banjo Warehouse "
    New LM 400 VS floor model $499.
    May be your ticket.
    NFI
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    "Music Theory for Modern Mandolin"
    by Thomas P. Olsen, has more than you might need.
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    +1
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Good points from BW; at 35 - 50% RH, most won't need to increase humidity. Living in the desert, with single digit humidity levels, I monitor my instruments closely.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    If you decide to use an arm rest, be sure to scrape off the imitation cork from the bracket and replace it with a thin strip of leather in order to protect the finish.
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    I read that the OP indicated possible redirection from mentioned models.
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    The LM 400 is an A style, lots of The Loar mandolins pass through The Mandolin Store as well as Folkmuscian;...reputable dealers, with very little, if any inventory at this time.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    No arm rest here, in the past I used them on my Gibson and Kentucky because of the sharp edge where my arm pressed against the side, it worked for that, my forearm still would rest on the mando top...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Don't discount The Loar LM 400, 600 & 700 which can be had in your budget.
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Enjoy...reminds me of years gon by; trucking from festival to festival in our camper van, wanted to go bigger, so bought a new Class C, biggest mistake of my life, nothing but trouble, leaks and...
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    Re: string life with limited playing

    No sweaty acid hands here, I change a string when it wears through or breaks, 6 months picking on PB original strings and holding strong.
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    I can’t speak about Eastman, I’ve bought new, Gibson followed by year old high end Kentucky, I wanted tone, volume, and sustain, sold them both and purchased a
    The Loar LM 700 and haven’t looked...
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