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    Re: Tough being in Europe...

    As Almeria said,you will not pay import taxes from the UK and because of Brexit the is at an all time low.A good time to buy .
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    Re: Scotty Moore has died

    Me also , Rock n Roll #1 was the start of wanting to learn guitar.
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    Re: low action versus good tone

    Very nice Rob.
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    Re: Source Audio Programmable EQ

    Thanks to you all, to me its education,very helpful .
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    Re: I don't understand the holes.

    Would a Fishman Loudbox mini acoustic amp be ok to use with effects pedals.
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    Re: Chris Thile - Miss Manhattan

    Very nice.
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    Re: Guitar to Mandolin Cross Over

    I bought my Eastman MD 315 last July ,I had never held a Mandolin before.After playing guitar for 40 or more years I fancied a change and decided to get a Mandolin.I don't play Bluegrass music but I...
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    Re: Gotta have it hold me back!

    That is a shame, it wont ship to Portugal.;)
  9. Re: New Custom Mandolin - the waiting is killin' me...

    I have also paid a deposit to Eddie to make me a custom F style Mandolin.I have to wait until around December this year but Im sure it will be worth waiting for.He is certainly a very easy guy to...
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    Re: Why Does Gibson Favor Sitka?

    It seems strange that this topic has appeared today as only yesterday I was seeking advice as to which top would be best for my new Mandolin .
  11. Thread: Flatiron

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    Re: Flatiron

    Thanks Mickey , on top of the price is the import charges so it bumps it quite a bit. I also like the big frets.
  12. Thread: Flatiron

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    Flatiron

    After looking at some Mandolins for sale on E Bay I was drawn to a Gibson Master Model Festival F -(Nashville) Flatiron Mandolin.
    Would this be as an Epiphone guitar is to a Gibson guitar .

    The...
  13. Re: Have a Good Christmas everyone.. all the best in 2016 as well

    Merry Christmas everyone and a Healthy 2016.
  14. Thread: Eastman

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    Re: Eastman

    In reply to the above posts I think they are spot on.
    I bought my Eastman MD315 in July after reading the posts about what is the best Mandolin for under $1000.00.
    Never having held a Mandolin...
  15. Re: Replacement bridge - how much of an improvement?

    I also have Rob Meldrums E Book on setting up a Mandolin and its a wealth of information .It has been a great help . Thanks Rob
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    Re: km-150 vs km-1000

    I bought my Kentucky KM1000 B Master series after reading the comments from those cafe members who own or are familiar with these Mandolins.My first Mandolin was the Eastman MD 315 ,I never...
  17. Thread: Pickguards

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    Re: Pickgaurds

    Thank you ,Ray T suggested using an I phone screen protector,I shall try that.
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    Re: Pickguards

    Thanks Ray, that sounds like a very good Idea.
    I had to buy a new screen for my i phone and the screen protector is still on the screen so I will give that a try.
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    Pickguards

    I am really enjoying the new Kentucky KM1OOO B.

    It appears to have a very thin finish on the top and it marks very easy.

    At first I thought I was hitting the top with the pick when playing...
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    Re: Best strings for your Kentucky Mandolins.

    Strings and chords, heavy playing .

    I must admit that after playing guitar and moving on to Mandolin ,which to be totally honest I have always loved the sound of and I kind of get the idea that...
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    Re: Ridiculous US Postal charge !.

    Nothing wrong with pearloid buttons Almeria , I liked the look of the black buttons on the Northfield Mandolins and thought about buying a set.The black buttons are pearloid also. I cant remove the...
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    Re: Ridiculous US Postal charge !.

    In Portugal the retail price plus shipping is taxed at 23% and then the import duty is charged on the total amount.
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    Re: Ridiculous US Postal charge !.

    Thanks Housworker.I tried for some time to free the button. Tried to lever it off as you just mentioned but it wont budge.Im afraid of breaking it or marking the headstock. and then having to source...
  24. Re: Poll - what musical style do you primarily play on mandolin?

    Country --Country rock.--Bluegrass
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    Re: Ridiculous US Postal charge !.

    The main reason I never made a purchase was because I cant remove a button on the KM 1000 B to see if they have 2 flats .The screw came out fine but the button wont budge .Ivan tried to help me by...
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