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    Re: Hardshell Case for Eastman Octave

    There does not seem to be a case for the octave, I have a Golden Gate case for my Blueridge tenor. I cut memory foam, making a piece for under the body, another rolled up to support the neck, ...
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    Hardshell Case for Eastman Octave

    Has anyone found an acceptable hardshell case fir the Eastman Octave yet. The custom case options are too costly.
  3. Mic and amp reccomendation for a sound newbie

    I have never used any sound equipment but find a need for a small sound system. There would be two instruments, and one vocal. Would two Shure 57’sfor the for the instruments, and one Shure 58 for...
  4. Re: Octave Mandolin,balalaika as side instrument. Help needed CAN

    When I went this route, I used D'Addario custom single strings 13,20,30,45. A luthier did the setup ($50) including some nut filing, to accomodate the heavier strings. The result is extramely...
  5. Re: Octave Mandolin,balalaika as side instrument. Help needed CAN

    Another approach, one which I have done. Purchase a Blueridge Tenor guitar, change the strings and tuning for GDAE. It will be an octive below your mando, with plenty of volume and sustain. ...
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    Tone Guard with Calton Case

    I have an Austin Calton case. I want to add a ToneGuard to my Northfield. I am wondering if I would have problems fitting into the case. Does anyone have any experience with this combination?
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    Big Mon, ToneGuard, Calton

    I have a Northfield Big Mon, and an Austin made Calton case. I was told the Vintage model of the ToneGuard will fit the mando, but will it still fit in the Calton case. Anybody have any...
  8. Re: Tried GDAE tuning on my Ibanez PFT2 doesn't sound that good.

    The heavier strings will require some alteration to the nut to accomodate the larger diameter strings ( if you want it to play the best). I changed my Blueridge BR40 to 45, 30, 20, 13 strings then...
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    Re: Blueridge BR 40T Fretboard

    Tks. Ordered one from MF.
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    Re: Blueridge BR 40T Fretboard

    Thanks. I have a BR40T coming and want to get a capo, so knowing it is has a radius similar to a guitar is all the info I need.
    Again thanks for your assistance.
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    Blueridge BR 40T Fretboard

    Is the fretboard flat or does it have a radius, if so how much?
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    Re: Ipad Music Readers

    Been using Onsong for two years - does a good job. Can download many different formats (almost never have to manually enter). Currently have about 2K songs. Does lists, set lists, controls many...
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    Re: When We All Get To Heaven

    Available here http://www.music-folk-play-hymns.com/support-files/When-We-All-Get-to-Heaven-MANDOLIN.pdf
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    Re: Benefits of mandolins vs other instruments

    Lighter than a banjo, smaller than a guitar, easier than a fiddle, and unlike a bass can be carried on a motorcycle.
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    Pigeon Forge TN

    Any ongoing jams in the Pigeon Forge TN area. I will be in the area for 6 weeks and would like the opportunity to jam. Tks :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Any jams near Irving Tx ?

    Kirkwood United Methodist Church,
    2232 w 5th St, Irving Tx
    7-10 pm. Randle Hall Building (parking lot on Story Rd)
    This is a weekly jam
  17. Re: Musical Instruments Insurance recommendations.

    Other than the professional use with homeowners insurance are you compensated for:
    - loss of value if a covered incident occurs
    - loss or damage during shipping
    - replacement cost

    I chose...
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    Re: Blue Chip. lose it and see how it affects you

    I was at a festival in March and the Boxcars were performing. Adam Steffy did a 1 hour session where he talked about what he played, and why. He also demonstrated some of the improv techniques...
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    Re: Wegen round bevel

    Blue Chip makes a pick with one rounded corner. I agree the sound with any rounded corner is significantly different, but with the BC 60-1R you can easily move from rounded to more pointed...
  20. Thread: armrest

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    Re: armrest

    A McClung for me on all mandos. The most recent is one with custom inlay. Doug does gret work at a very reasonable price.
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    Re: Pick Guard For The Loar 600

    Check out Hill Country Stringworks web site. Give Doug a call he does great work, is very reasonably priced and a great guy.
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    Re: Advice for a new pick

    I like the sculpted prime tone, but my favorite is a BC 60 1R. It has one beveled rounded edge and the others are beveled with a point. It is easy to adust from one to another between songs. ...
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    Re: Purely cosmetic?.......Surely not

    Attended a workshop with Adam this past weekend. This was the first weekend of playing since his elbow surgery. Up until two weeks ago he had not played in two months. The surgery was...
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    Re: Good Bluegrass

    Nothin' Fancy, Daley and Vincent are both favorites of mine, Nothin Fancy plays great traditional bluegrass.
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    Re: Which armrest maker do you recommend?

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    This just arrived from Doug at Hill Country Stringworks. It shows the great work of custom inlay that Doug can do. It is a McClung
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