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    Re: Eastman MD305 Tuners

    Are those a drop in with no drilling involved and no holes leftover showing? I have an Eastman 505, which have the Pingwells I believe, but I'm still not crazy about them. Would the Grovers be an...
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    Re: poor quality or MAS?

    Well, I for one, feel the OP chose very well and picked an instrument that for that price point is very often recommended here as a no brainer. This forum is not a place where we belittle others...
  3. Re: What weight string comes stock on the Eastman MD505?

    My bad, I read Amazon's site wrong. When one navigates to the EJ74 page there are three choices as I mentioned above (light, medium, medium/heavy) but if you add the lights to your cart you can then...
  4. What weight string comes stock on the Eastman MD505?

    Hi, I bought a new MD505 in November and have been playing it a lot so want to order some new strings. I see from the Eastman website that it comes from the factory with D'addorio J74 (I saw a post...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    As a beginner I went back and forth on getting an oval vs. F hole. I spoke to Dennis and Brian at TMS and ended up with a MD505 and couldn't be happier. Give it a while to grow on you.

    Rob
  6. Thread: Re: Peace

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    Re: Peace

    Ordered! Rob
  7. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    Playability is the key here, if it's not set up correctly or has structural issues it will impede your progress. I was in the same situation a few months ago and decided I just didn't know enough...
  8. Thread: Re: Peace

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    Re: Peace

    I'd buy a t shirt like that for sure. Rob
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    Re: Loar LM 400 in Classifieds

    I think asking Elderly for a quote is a good idea. Elderly is known to be pretty conservative with their instrument descriptions so if they say it is in excellent shape it probably is. Nice case with...
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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    You'll get a lot of recommendations here and you can do a lot of research and I did the exact same thing a few months ago when I got into mandolin but maybe I can give you a shortcut especially since...
  11. Re: Loar 520E, Kentucky 630, Loar 590E or Eastman 315

    So, I think that if you are buying new then I would get the Eastman 315. I actually would advise you to look at the MD305 (unless you are attached to getting a scroll) as you get more mando for your...
  12. Re: Loar 520E, Kentucky 630, Loar 590E or Eastman 315

    Are these mandolins that you are looking at new or used?

    Rob
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    I think Vince Lombardi (or maybe John Wooden) said something to the effect of 'More important than the will to win is the will to prepare to win'. I take it to mean that you have to do all the small...
  14. Re: Tip: Replacing Book Bindings with Spiral Bindings

    Kevin, if it's this one it's no problem, Kinkos or Office Depot can bind it. It's a great book but with a common complaint about it not staying open.

    Rob

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    Re: Looking for some recommendations

    I just got my first mandolin Saturday and have been spending my time on mandolessons.com and have been learning a lot. I think that website is a great place to start.

    Rob
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    Re: Strap installation question

    Thanks guys for that suggestion! Iíve got it rigged up like this now, does that look right?

    Rob

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    Strap installation question

    Hi, just got my first mandolin today (MD505cc/n) and got my first strap yesterday (from souldier). My mandolin has a strap peg below the tailpiece so no problem there. I want to attach the other end...
  18. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Dennis and Brian at The Mandolin Store expertly chopped down the weeds for me, and an Eastman MD505cc is on it's way to thee!

    Rob
  19. Re: Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Thank you all for your great input. It sounds like, just like when I got back into guitar 15 years ago, that it is almost impossible to hit a home run in your first at bat in terms of finding the...
  20. Off in the weeds on my first mando purchase ...

    Guitarist looking to start on mandolin, small hands and fingers. I love this forum and have been doing a ton of research here. I love the look of the MD305 and initially thought that is what I was...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    I agree, it looks very cool and adds a lot of character.

    Rob
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    Re: Abbey Road Medley - Bluegrass Style

    How enjoyable! Thanks for posting.

    Rob
  23. Thread: ireland

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    Re: ireland

    Anybody heard from Montanasteve lately? Last post was almost a month ago and right after he got to Dublin. I'm going to be going to Ireland in mid April or so to wander around and wanted to hear his...
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    Gibson neck question

    Hi,

    I'm a guitarist looking to get into mandolins. I have been playing lots of mandos at local stores trying to determine what type of mandolin would be good for me. I was assuming that I needed a...
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    An interesting 'How to buy a mando' link

    Hi,

    Rob here, an average guitar player looking to get into mandolin. Rather than asking for recommendations I think that I will proactively take the good advice I have seen elsewhere and go out...
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