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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    Good luck finding tuner buttons for Grovers. There lots or Grovers out there yet replacement tuner buttons seem to be hard to come by. If anyone know of a good source I would appreciate knowing. I...
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    You have some very nice mandolins and a few worth quite a bit of money. If you are not familiar with mandolins, you might want to contact a couple of the site sponsors and consider consigning with...
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    Re: Any experience with Mapes strings?

    After reading good reviews I ordered a few sets. They were on a mandolin for a short time before I sold it, so don't know how long they will last? Otherwise seem like good strings and sounded very...
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    Re: The Harmonic Tone Revealers

    No, John R. is holding a mandola. His primary mandolin is a Gibson signed Lloyd Loar. There is information if you do a quick search on how he acquired it when he live in the San Francisco Bay area. I...
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    Re: First Purchase Recommendation

    You can confirm with the mandolin store but here is what I understand. There were some Lafferty models that were Eastman either 515 or 615 made for The Mandolin Store and labeled Lafferty. The one on...
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Nice mandolin. I love the traditional tone you get out of your mandolins. Looks like it is in thew hands of someone who can do it justice.
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    Re: Kentucky-brand info

    Well, I will throw my 2 cents in. I have owned several Kentucy mandolins from a 150 to a 1050. All were good and a few outstanding. Different models had different neck widths and profiles, none of...
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    Re: The beginnings of MAS - What's next?

    As mentioned above, the mandolins you are considering may be a lateral move. But sometimes you find an instrument that just speaks to you. the feel. playability, looks and tone. May not be better or...
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    Re: BRW History

    I have never played or seen one in person but saw this video and was struck by how great sounding a mandolin it was. The one you bought from Carter's looked great, hope you enjoy it.
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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    I was fortunate to be the caretaker of and Ellis A5 for a couple of years. It had plenty of volume. There was no problem being heard. If you, haven't you might experiment with different strings and...
  11. Re: ISO Luthier to carve and install new top

    Slightly less valuable mandolin but a recent question regarding a re-top -
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/156353-seeking-advice-connection-to-builder-to-re-top-an-F5

    Unless you are...
  12. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    $3700 would be close to the top for a F5G in really good shape with no issues. Did the seller disclose this in the ad or after the fact? If he was not upfront it would go back, period. I agree with...
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    Re: NMD - 2007 Kimble F5

    Very nice...would not be to hard to bond with that one.
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    Re: Hello, I am new here

    If you decide to purchase another mandolin Eastman and Kentucky make good mandolins and are a terrific value. If you buy one from one of the site sponsors it should come with a decent setup and ready...
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    Re: Leather Handle for G&S case?

    Someone was selling nice looing replacement handles on the forum, but I have not seen them listed for quite a while. I would think the D rings would be able to be removed buy spreading them.
  16. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    I listened with a decent pair of headphones. I do like the fact that they all were played by the same player with the same strings and pick. sure some mandolins may prefer a certain string or pick....
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    Re: Loar 600 vs Eastman MD615

    They are also an Eastman dealer so would be good to give them a call an explain what you are looking for and get their recommendation.
  18. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    I also do not have big hands, so a wide nut or chunky neck does not work for me. I have had several mandolins on the catch and release program. some really good mandolins buy respected builders that...
  19. Re: Gold-plated Eastman mandolin tailpiece...

    I don't remember seeing them in gold. Allen makes a similar tailpiece and I believe they come in gold.
  20. Re: Who makes a symetrical F case for my two-point?

    You might check out this one...
    https://reverb.com/item/40322872-breedlove-blove-man-ameritage-master-class-mandolin-hardshell-case
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    Mandolin Cases

    Seems like we often are in need of a case or an extra case for a mandolin. I am all for supporting the Cafe sponsors when possible but once in a while a really good deal comes along. I was looking...
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    Re: Another bridge question.

    If you want a solid but adjustable bridge this might be your answer -

    http://bridgerproducts.com/brekke_bridges
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    There are MANY really wonderful mandolins. As you mentioned it all come down to finding one that speaks to you. Good luck in the search.
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    Ellis.....
  25. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    On the Pava website they list the neck profile specs, so you should get an idea.

    https://pavamandolins.com/models/a5/

    An Ellis has a V shaped neck, the Pava more of a rounded V or U shaped. I...
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