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    Re: What to expect, F5S?

    Expect a beautifully constructed mandolin with quality woods. Satin finish, which I think looks great - kind of like an old nitro instrument, but without all the lacquer cracks!

    A really rich...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

    That was ace!
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    Re: "Playing the circle of fifths"

    Everyday by Buddy Holly has a chorus that has a really interesting progression, where each chord is the 4th of the previous chord, for 4 chords in a row. So, if you were playing it in D the chorus...
  4. Re: Comparison video of the Loar LM-400 vs the Eastman 605

    I personally prefer a radius - it’s just a lot more comfy for my hands. There are many players who can swap between flat and radius without missing a beat. But, for me, a flat board just feels...
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    Re: where might one acquire a Mandocello?

    I’ve only ever played 2 mandocellos, but here goes...

    Played an Eastman one with F holes a couple of years ago - very nice instrument with flawless workmanship, good playability and nice, rich...
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    Re: Eagle mandolin

    It only appears to have 6 frets! The others look they’ve been removed - check out the OP’s second photo.
  7. Re: Comparison video of the Loar LM-400 vs the Eastman 605

    Eastmans fretboards have a gentle radius, and smaller frets. The Loars are dead flat with larger frets.
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    You’re gonna love that F5S - they’re great instruments.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Have played a couple of Ratliffs for a few minutes. Both were really good instruments. Assuming that it’s properly set up, you’re beginning your mandolin journey with a quality instrument.
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    Re: new mando choices

    Well, you do have to bear in mind that the mandolin in the video is electric, and it does appear to be plugged in, so you’re probably not getting a natural acoustic sound. Possibly acoustic in the...
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    Re: new mando choices

    Have played a couple of Fyldes for a few minutes. They’re decent instruments. However, you need to be aware that there’s a fret marker up at the 9th fret, rather than the 10th. Apparently the guy...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Can only echo what others have already said. Been a member here for almost 8 years, and rarely a day has gone by without me checking in, to see what’s new.

    Thanks also to the mandolin community...
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    Re: Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

    Really nice playing!
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    Re: Inexpensive starter mandolin advice needed

    Totally concur with what the other contributors have already said.

    My son got a great Eastman 305 from Eagle, nicely set up. It’s a terrific starter mandolin - really good build quality, solid...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    Mike - it’s a young Sierra Hull.
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Best wishes - hope you’ll soon be feeling a lot better.
  17. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    We had the same conundrum about 16 months ago when one of my sons wanted a decent starter mandolin.

    Tried a KM150 - it was OK, but the strings were old and the set up was non-existent. Drove to...
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    Re: Hiscox cases

    Been using one for around 4 years - solid as a rock, great catches (4 of them), and really hard wearing. They’re quite large, by mandolin standards, but offer a significant amount of protection.
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Aah, thanks Craig - that all makes sense!
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Guys - slightly off topic - but what’s the song about? I’ve read and re-read the lyrics several times and am still confused!

    Did he find her dead in the snow? In which case, why does he bless...
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Wow - gorgeous sounding instrument!
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    Re: New Northfield Model M

    That’s a really nice looking mandolin!
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Used a blue snark for years, but got a TC Polytune clip for my birthday, and the Snark hasn’t seen any action since then. The TC is great! Highly visible screen, very accurate, and no “hunting” for...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-505 vs Loar LM-600

    there are, of course, other things to consider. Is your heart totally set on an F style, or will an A scratch your itch? You get more “bang for your buck” with an A, as those scrolls cost more...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-505 vs Loar LM-600

    I’m sure others will join in soon enough, but I’ll start the ball rolling.

    First and foremost, whichever mandolin you end up getting, make sure it’s properly set up by an experienced luthier or a...
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