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  1. Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    My vote would be for the Eastman MD315. I purchased an Eastman305 from TMS just over a year ago as my first mandolin. It is serving me well. TMS did a good setup, and it plays and sound fine, and...
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    Too bad! Thanks for the response. I may contact Eastman and see what they do in this situation. Maybe I can get a couple of instruments from them.
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    I am associated with a veterans organization here in Williamsburg, VA. If you still have access to the broken Eastman and would like to donate it to a veteran, I will repair it an make sure it gets...
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    Re: Collapsed Washburn

    Dick,
    I work with a veterans wellness center here in Williamsburg VA, and I am an amateur luthier (of sorts). If you and the sisters would like to donate the instrument, I will try to make it...
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    Re: Eastman mandolins for sale

    Here is another vote for Dennis and the Mandolin Store. I bought my Eastman 305 about a year ago. Still love it. Great service, sound advice, and a fantastic setup.

    FYI there is an Eastman...
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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    Another vote for an Eastman.
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    Re: Gibson BANJO. NMC

    Check the classifieds on www.banjohangout.org

    There are several comparable Gibsons for sale at prices ranging from $2800 - $3500. I would think that $3000 is a fair price depending on condition.
  8. Grover 309N Tuning Machines on DC Craigs List

    Just an FYI: There is a new set of Grover 309N tuning machines on the Washington DC Craigs List for $30. Not a bad deal IMO.
  9. 1963 Gibson Tenor on Richmond VA Craigslist

    Here is a link to the ad. I have no financial interest. Just thought someone on this forum might be interested. They are asking $750. ...
  10. Re: Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    Steve,
    That looks nice! There is always more than one way to skin a cat. On another note, I really liked John Prine and am totally bummed out that he is gone!
  11. Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    It turned out that my "sweetspot" for picking on my Eastman 305 was right over the end of the fretboard extension. Unfortunately, this resulted in a lot of annoying noise from the pick hitting the...
  12. Re: Please help me choose a beginner instrument

    I bought an Eastman 305 about a year ago and I have been extremely happy with it. Bought it from The Mandolin Store who put a really good setup on it. I think I got one of the "good" ones. I play...
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I should have added that I got it from The Mandolin Store. When asked, in their opinion, the Eastman was a better choice. Great service, advice, and a very nice setup on the instrument, too.
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    Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I have never played a Kentucky, but I really like my Eastman 305. I've had it for about a year now, and am still impressed with the workmanship and materials. The tone (IMO) is very good as well.
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    It was about a year ago that I picked up the mandolin. I already played backup guitar and sang a bit of country and bluegrass stuff. Also played clawhammer banjo in an old time group that has a...
  16. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    If I understand your dilemma correctly, yes you just need to use mandolin chord shapes to play each as shown on your music site. If the guitar chord is "G" then you use a mandolin "G" chord shape on...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Fatt-Dad,
    Check out www.fretwellbass.com. They are located in Staunton. They have used basses starting around $1,100. I would reach out to them and see what they have to offer. They were...
  18. Re: Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was e

    Rob Roy,

    Thanks for the kind words I posted the experience hoping that it would give some others the confidence to tackle the job themselves. As I said, it was easy.
  19. Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was easy

    This morning I decided to install the Grover tuners I purchased a couple of weeks ago along with trying a set of Elixir lights on my Eastman 305. I like most everything about the Eastman, except the...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I have an Eastman 305 that I like except for the tuners. This morning I decided to install the Grover tuners I purchased a couple of weeks ago, along with a set of Elixir lights. I have been using...
  21. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    Me too. Playing the mandolin has improved my claw-hammer banjo playing. I seem to know the melody better, and have been adding extra notes into the banjo. I agree that the more instruments you...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I have been playing about a year, and have an Eastman 305 A style, which I like very much. However, the reason for my reply is to emphasize the value of actually playing any instrument that you want...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Learned "Swinging on the Gate" yesterday from Mandolessons.com. My favorite recently learned song is "Colored Aristocricy". Learned it off a Youtube video by Carl Jones. Great song. Another...
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    Re: Just received my first mandolin :)

    Welcome to the mandolin addiction. I started mine about a year ago. and am still enjoying it. Check out Mandolessons.com as a great place to get started.
  25. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Great news! I hope everything takes and the recovery period is short.
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