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  1. Thread: Hora Octave ?

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    Hora Octave ?

    I bought one of these just for the heck of it.I wasn't let down as much as I expected.Made pretty well sounds really good.BUT the tuners are crap.Has anyone replaced theirs?Also the bridge slots...
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    Re: The Cliffs if Dooneen

    Thanks you guys,I've got the idea now.You don't learn if you don't ask.
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    The Cliffs if Dooneen

    Can anybody help me with this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGreYV2o53s I have an Eastman MD 305 Octave.I can't seem to get it in standard tuning.Some say AEAE tuning is too much for this...
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    Re: EASTMAN MD 305 AEAE tUNING

    Thanks for answering me.1 st mandolin I've really tried to play,lot different than a banjo.Been trying to learn this ::https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGreYV2o53s The Cliffs of Dooneen.Can't find a...
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    Re: EASTMAN MD 305 AEAE tUNING

    [QUOTE=kkeesy;1760814]Has anyone had a problem tuning up to AEAE on this mandolin? Do I need to go to light guage strings?
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    EASTMAN MD 305 AEAE tUNING

    Has anyone had a problem tuning up to AEAE on this mandolin? Didn't know if the extra tension would hurt anything.I noticet quite a few guys on Youtube tuned like this on Trinitys,and others.
  7. Thread: Eastman MD 305

    by kkeesy
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    Re: Eastman MD 305

    Thanks Kevin.That helped me a lot.
  8. Thread: Eastman MD 305

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    Eastman MD 305

    Has anyone installed a pickup on one of these"I have a Fishman Mini-Loudbox acoustic amp.
  9. Thread: Eastman Octave

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    Re: Eastman Octave

    Really glad to see so many fans of this OM.I ordered one from the Mandolin Store,arriving today.
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    Re: Match guirar chords to Octave Mandolin

    Thank you much John.I'm by my self.all of my old pickin buddies are here no more.I record my own backing tracks on the guitar.
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    Re: Match guirar chords to Octave Mandolin

    Thanks Jerry for the help.I'm 65 can't see too well anymore.This is all new to me.
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    Re: Match guirar chords to Octave Mandolin

    I should have made this a more simple question.I mean if I make a regular C chord on the OM,what would match it on a Guitar?
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    Match guirar chords to Octave Mandolin

    I just bought an Eastman OM from The Mandolin Store.I wanted to know how to match guitar chords being it's an octave lower.Been a banjo and guitar player since the 70's but this is going to be a new...
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    Re: My new Eastman MD315

    I watched a video from Rosa Mandolins,he set up the same one I have.It wasn't as high as I thought.I set it so a 1.5mm pick fits under the 7th fret.Plays better and no buzzes.I think getting used to...
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    Re: New member - thank you

    Welcome.I too am in you're situation,retired after 43 years at the same job.Been playing bluegrass banjo and guitar since high school.I've been a mandolin player for 3 weeks.This site is a life...
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    Re: My new Eastman MD315

    Thanks guys.I'm going to give it a try.You don't realize you're getting old till you try something new.
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    Re: My new Eastman MD315

    Thanks a lot,I just didn't want to mess things up.It's hard starting over again.
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    My new Eastman MD315

    After a lot of help from you guys I bought my first mandolin from The Mandolin store.I am really pleased with the quality and sound.I've been playing banjo since high school,now at 62 I didn't...
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    Re: Help with first mandolin purchase?

    Thanks for going to all the trouble with your great advice.
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    Re: Help with first mandolin purchase?

    I decided on the Loar because of Youtube videos.They are $850.00 most places.If someone think I should go with another it would help.I just want to start with a decent instrument.
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    Re: Help with first mandolin purchase?

    This was what I thought the answer would be.But you always ask ones who know.I have done business with Elderly before.Thank you.
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    Help with first mandolin purchase?

    I'm new to this forum.I've been a banjo player since high school,62 now.I've decided on The Loar LM 600 VS.I've been around lots of players,but only tried one a few times.This looks like a decent one...
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