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  1. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    Some days I like it, some days I don’t. I love to have the choice and thus I’d recommend it.
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    Good choice of mandolin! I have a 305 and I’m in love with it.
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    Re: What has your mandolin been called?

    That’s a good one. I think I’ll use that.
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    My significant other made me a soft textile bag from an ikea blanket. I have a soft case too, but I like those vintage guitar bags that provide no comfort or security.
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    Re: Fret level after 10 months

    Yeah I’ll need to buy the tools soon. I’ve been putting it off on my guitars and now my mandolin.
  6. Re: Mandolin shops in the south of Sweden (Skane)?

    I only know that Malmö Musikaffär sells mandolins. I haven’t been there, but I considered ordering my Eastman from them until I found Gitarren i Göteborg, where it was a bit cheaper at the time. It’s...
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    First I sanded spots to make it look worn (and to see what’s underneath), but I’ve sanded down most of it now. Sand it too far and it’ll go right back to the glossy look.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    That’s a very convincing proposition.
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    I sanded down the chrome on the tailpiece. That looks great too. Don’t sand too deep though. Also coat it with something.
  10. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    My current top pick would be the chicken picks “shredder”. It’s a bit extreme though. How I grip it depends on what I’m playing. Sometimes I switch to their “badazz III”. The thicker and harder the...
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    Re: Newbie here, suffering from analysis paralysis

    That’s great! When it was time for me to decide on a first mandolin I found the Eastman md305 and instantly fell in love. I’ve modified it quite a lot since I first got it, some of which is a big...
  12. Thread: I Don't Do Tab

    by albino
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    Re: I Don't Do Tab

    I generally don’t use tabs or sheet music unless there’s something I absolutely can’t figure out by ear. I started playing guitar with tabs, but after some time I stopped since It’s usually just...
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    The Polytune really has been the greatest tuner I’ve had yet. I’ve probably owned mine since they first became available and it’s been through literally everything a tuner can be exposed to. Sadly...
  14. Thread: MD315 speedneck

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    Re: MD315 speedneck

    I did something similar to my md305 after reading this thread. Can’t show a picture at the moment, but I didn’t go all the way through the finish everywhere. It looks a bit “reliced” I guess. I...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Agreed. Most of the ones I own are stable enough to be kept out, as I do, unless there’s some insane weather phenomenon going on. Some instruments will be more sensitive, but I haven’t found one that...
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    My mandolin is either hanging on me, lying in the couch, standing in a chair or is generally just left somewhere where it can’t be accidentally sat on. I pick it up more if it just hangs out near me,...
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    Re: Banjolit Dr.Arm mandolin arm rests

    I've had my Dr. Arm for a couple of weeks now and I can recommend it. I was looking for alternatives to the popular american made ones online, since I didn't want to import from outside the EU. Too...
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