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    Re: Eastman El Rey Video Review

    Nice review, and thanks for the information. Would have been nice if you played it a bit more, so we could hear what it sounds like!!
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    Re: About done upgrading my MD315

    Nice work! I love when folks branch out and try to do things themselves. You have chosen wisely on this project. I have 3 Eastman's and they are all really nice sounding instruments, and more...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    As a mostly guitar player, I have never really been a big fan of Gibson. However, I recently picked up a J-45 Standard, ordered through a new Gibson dealer in Fishers, IN. We went through the...
  4. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Those of you getting one of these with a cedar top are going to love it!! I have a Big Muddy, with a cedar top over mahogany (oval hole), and it sounds wonderful. Full rich round tone.
  5. Re: Looking for a clip-on tuner that works well in daylight...

    I have great luck with this:

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UniTuneClip--tc-electronic-unitune-clip-clip-on-chromatic-tuner

    This is my new go-to clip-on.
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    Re: The Mandolin Store

    I purchased 3 Eastman mandolins from The Mandolin Store, and an octave. I even had the chance to visit the store while on vacation in AZ. Great folks, and what I REALLY value, is the set-up. They...
  7. Re: How to set up a giveaway on this forum...

    I have a winner!!
  8. Re: How to set up a giveaway on this forum...

    Thanks Don!
  9. How to set up a giveaway on this forum...

    I was gifted this book. I already have a copy. How does one organize a giveaway on this forum?

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    Re: Should I Buy an OM

    The Pono Octaves sold by the Mandolin Store are very nice, and not too pricey. I would look at those. I am very happy with my 12-fret model. I like the idea of trying to find a sound that will...
  11. Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    I just picked up one of the Pono's from the Mandolin Store. I have the 12-fret model. It sounds lovely, and has just the tone I was looking for. The shape may take getting used to, but overall, I...
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    Re: Zinc alloy tailpiece at Amazon.

    For the $$$, that looks very nice!
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    Re: Spencer Oliver Armrests

    They look very nice. Do any of you feel they are a touch too large??
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    Re: Gibson/Mandolin Orange content

    You know, I thought the same thing about the thickness of the Loar. Reminded me of the Big Mon!!
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    Re: Gibson/Mandolin Orange content

    Beautiful song, the Loar sounds fantastic, and the vibe these folks have is magic.
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    Re: Richlite bridges

    My only experience with Richlite is on fingerboards for guitars, as a sub for ebony. The same guitar had a Richlite bridge. I am impressed with this material, as it looks great, and does not need...
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    Here is a link to Ken's website:

    http://silverangelmandolins.com/SM/

    I have one of his "Econo A Styles" and it is killer.
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    Re: Adjustment for Eastman Tuning Pegs

    I agree with all of the advice above. I will add, however, that in general, even if everything is perfect, the tuners used by Eastman can be difficult to turn.

    They seem to get better over time,...
  19. Re: So...what would you do with an octave mando?

    I did finally take the plunge and picked up a Pono 12-fret from the Mandolin Store, while I was on vacation in Scottsdale. I am just now getting a chance to play it, and it will take a while to find...
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    Re: What to do ?

    Don't rule out a nice Eastman oval. I was just at the store last week, and played a very nice one they have in stock.
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    Re: The Octave has arrived..............

    I played one of the Pono "14-fret" models, and just like acoustic guitars, felt the 12-fret model had a more robust bass response. And I know this will sound crazy, but the Northfield octave, with F...
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    The Octave has arrived..............

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    I was on vacation last week in Arizona, and took some time to visit the Mandolin Store. I was looking to try out an octave, and was interested in the Pono line they carry there. I met up...
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    Re: Nut slot fix.

    Just as a follow-up to my nut slot problem, the super glue/bone dust fix worked a treat! I was able to raise the height of the one E string that was too low by using the technique suggested here. ...
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    Re: Nut slot fix.

    OK!! Thanks much for the suggestions and technique. Since this is an inexpensive mandolin, I will give it go. I have to find the correct superglue.
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    Nut slot fix.

    My inexpensive Loar has a low nut slot on one of the E strings. Most likely my doing, when I "touched up" the slots during a string change. In all fairness to ME, I am familiar with using the nut...
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