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    D'addario XT strings: your thoughts?

    Anyone else really impressed with the XT strings D'addario is putting out? IMO they sound REALLY good. Like I prefer them to the EXP74cm in terms of sound at the beginngin and towards the end of...
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    Re: Setup guide?

    Awesome, thank you!
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    Setup guide?

    I just bought a 2002 collings MT, but it's not quite right. There is some buzzing on multiple strings. If I raise the action it helps a little, but I am thinking I might want to tackle a full setup....
  4. Gloss finish on Collings - am I deceiving myself?

    I just tried a few Collings MF: one standard and one gloss top. Everything I read says these mandolins should be pretty similar, but something about the gloss top really spoke to me and stood out....
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    Re: What can I expect in quality from upgrade?

    You guys are all awesome. Thank you very much for the responses and the feedback. I am definitely going to bring my current mandolin with me and try them side-by-side just so I can really compare the...
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    Re: What can I expect in quality from upgrade?

    Thanks for the feedback. Do you think there will be a meaningful improvement moving from an ~$800 mandolin to a $3,000 mando?

    My gut tells me 3k is probably where serious diminishing returns...
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    What can I expect in quality from upgrade?

    I am currently using an Eastman MD515 and am in the market for a 3-4k mandolin. Iím testing a Northfield F5s this week.

    Iím curious what you all think is the biggest difference between these...
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