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    Re: New kentuckys ?

    Eastmans seem to be everywhere up here . A guy on craigslist is selling two Md -305s in Vancouver . There is always Eastman stock no matter the outlet , it seems ..and of course they are in the...
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    Re: New kentuckys ?

    Yeah ...this is what I figured .....new models etc.. Even online there is little stock anywhere it seems . It started with the CITES regulations , it seems , but choice got progressivley worse . None...
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    New kentuckys ?

    apologies if this ground has been covered. but even before the covid threat there seemed to be a dearth of kentucky mandolins available . particularly in Canada . shops weren't carrying them , there...
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    Re: Wrong label inside my Kentucky

    Man do I hear ya . I'm still checking the label I'm my km150 after about 7 years and just as blown away when I hear one at a jam . Best keep it between us . Don't want the factory finding out they've...
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    Re: I just made a realization!!!

    I just made a realization too .
    I'm fraternizing with a freakier group of fanatics than I figured.
    We actually make banjo players seem like normal folk.
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    Re: Micing mandolins for recording purposes...

    I have the Bags radius and LOVE it ....clean , even sound pre-amped into my board .I find using a mic live is just a PAIN .
    In the studio I use the same Rode Nt1a you're using . close mic-ed at the...
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    Re: Forgive me....for I have sinned.....

    many years ago i went through a dark time . I would hear a banjo and start thinking how exciting it would be to play all of those notes at breakneck speeds . it was a rush . I imagined myself holding...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    ....a follow-up .
    Last year I found a used Yamaha acoustic dread ......a trade-in . FG 335 model.
    It looked like hell ....scratched gloss , dirty ...bad strings etc.., but it sounded FANTASTIC . I...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    I have an entry level Canadian made acoustic guitar - a factory second -which I paid around 400 bucks for new about 25 years ago . Loved the neck ...very playable with no bells and whistles . It has...
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    for what my 2 cents is worth , jason ....this mandolin does indeed sound thin to my ear . nice sound...clean ...clear tone ...but thin . I played several Km 600 and 700 series at a shop ( granted...
  11. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    when you are playing your guitar ( which you've been playing for over 50 years ) and you're suddenly confused by 'all the extra strings ' .
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    first off ....not bad sound at all from a phone .
    the strad really surprised me ....wow ....volume and bottom end to spare ....at least to my ear .
    I hear your dilemma loud and clear . the Km1050...
  13. Re: Just got a new Kentucky 650. What to look for?

    like eastman's , in my experience , the entry level kentuckys seem to sound better than the intermediate models .....then the kentucky seem to get good aain as you get into the 900's and above . I've...
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    Re: Friendly reminder

    the amp selection issue can be a nightmare ..they ALL sound pretty good on their own. Its only when you pak them out to a gig with a band , crowd noise , a drummer etc that you really hear the...
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    Re: Roanoke

    good job ..clean and fluid picking .....your collings sounds better than I ws expecting ...actually more even and warmer and louder than many i've heard
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    terrific .....powerhouse trio ( quartet) ....sound is bit frustrating but yeah ....i get it .
    been listening to the " when I'm Not With Her " solo stuff by these artists for a long time and loving...
  17. Thread: Eastman MD-305

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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    ..... I have yet to play one but the Kentucky km 250 ( 252, 256 ) series would seem to me to be the best of all entry level worlds . To my ear , the Eastman just lacks a warmth and a fullness that...
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    Re: Would someone please buy this

    ''I'm soon to be in need of more strings, so a Gryphon visit is in order. Can't go in there with this hanging on the wall. Please help me out.''

    tell me the gauge ...I'll send you some strings ....
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    IMHO for the price, the low end Eastman mandolin has the most finger-friendly neck , if play-ability is the primary issue , simply because its radiused .I've owned one and LOVED the play-ability . It...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    The coolest thing about a 'mid-life meltdown 'is that the description of it is in the term.
    its like an accepted insanity ....like when 12 year old boys' hormones put them off the rails for about 8...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    At least with being a weird musician you get invited to parties and can get paid. My girlfriend is mainly a rock climber and plays a lot of volleyball for her hobbies - she always complains that I...
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    Re: Cumberland Acousticís

    a friend just bought a gibson acoustic guitar from a local shop for around 2200.00 plus 12% sales tax brand new . it had fret buzz and they wanted 100.00 more for a set up . hmmm .....
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    michael ...i feel your confusion.

    NEVER EVER TRUST AMAZON PRICING .

    to that company , every item is 'corn flakes ' . they don't seem to have any price/product checkers . I've seen those wild...
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    Re: Used beginner mandos

    There is an absolute dearth of mandolin options north of the 49th BUT I've been pleasantly surprised by the Epiphone mm 30s I've played in shops recently . For what they are , they sound surprisingly...
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    Re: Canadian buyers: good deal on KM-950

    finding a good mandolin in canada is needle in a haystack kinda stuff .
    a few weeks back amazon listed a km 505 at 327.00 ....i figure it was a mistake . I looked again later that day after deciding...
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