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    Re: OM String recommendations

    Well, I also have a Clark OM! And I do the exact same thing. I buy in bulk from Just Strings. If the Eastman is a 21" scale this set may be a tad too much tension, as I think the tension on the Clark...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on her new Clark Octave Mandolin

    Count me in as another Austin Clark GBOM owner! Nice to see that Sierra owns one now.


    Svea
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    Re: Eastman 305 Finish - Any way to improve?

    I'd probably either just leave it as battle scars, or polish it with some Virtuoso Premium Polish. Someone on the forum here polished their satin finish mando with it and reported very good results....
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    Re: Buffing out a satin finished Loar 310

    I'd love to see it too! It sounds like you knew what you were doing. It's always a plus when one knows what one knows and doesn't know. I approach crafty projects fearlessly with this in mind. It can...
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    Re: What tune is this?

    John Thomas has a website. Below is a link to his contact page. It sounds like it might be a song that he wrote, but I really don't know.

    http://www.johnthomasguitar.com/contact.html

    Svea
  6. Re: Is there a crisis in mandolin, banjo and ukelele tone?

    Well, I like my carved top and back GBOM because it balances better that a teardrop shape, and it actually sounds like a large mandolin (and not a guitar). But I doubt that my perspective has...
  7. Re: Is there a crisis in mandolin, banjo and ukelele tone?

    I think where Richard might be coming from in writing this article is about guitar's influence on other stringed instruments as much as about what is selling in his shop and his competitor's shops...
  8. Thread: Collings history

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    Re: Collings history

    Yes, I was thinking of Martin's uke story!

    Svea
  9. Thread: Collings history

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    Re: Collings history

    I never heard that. But I did hear that they started making ukes to keep things going at some point. Someone correct me if that's way off.

    Svea
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    Re: Lets Talk Eastman Line.

    For those who don't like the tuners on their new Eastmans, try lubricating them before spending more money and time on swapping them out. I used a plastic toothpick dipped in some Tri-flow sparingly...
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    Re: Lets Talk Eastman Line.

    Yeah, pretty much. This has been an interesting topic. What really strikes me is how people have such strong opinions regarding Eastman mandolins. Why do you think that is?

    I feel that for a...
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    Re: Lets Talk Eastman Line.

    Excuse me? "Poorly developed hearing"..... sounds like maybe you should listen to yourself talk more. I'm not sure who you are directing those comments to, but I can assure you that I personally have...
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    Re: Lets Talk Eastman Line.

    I don't know. My Eastman came set up perfectly and sounds like a million bucks. As I mentioned earlier, they really upped their game recently in all respects. And not to discourage the original OP...
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    Re: Lets Talk Eastman Line.

    A couple of thoughts. My two mandolins are a 2010 Collings MT wide nut, purchased new, and a 2017-18 Eastman MD315, purchased new.(These now come with a cast tailpiece!) Actually, the sound of these...
  15. Thread: Eastman MD505

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    Re: Eastman MD505

    Yes!
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    Re: Collings Polish Job

    It looks very nice, but I prefer to leave my Collings MT as is from the maker. I also wouldn't purchase a used mandolin that had the finish messed with like that. I like things as original as...
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    Re: Capo for Octave/Bouzouki

    I took a Planet Waves NS guitar capo once and cut it off to the width I wanted with a hacksaw. Then I filed it over a bit and used a sharpie to darken the end up. They are made with some alloy so are...
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    Re: Thile: Live From Here video stream now

    I have a lace around the tailpiece for that. It hasn't happened yet, but clearly I am well insured!!

    Can one replay the video somewhere?

    Svea
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    Re: Looking to buy my first Mandolin

    Hi Lee. Welcome to the forum. My advice is to get one from a shop that does a professional set up. The Mandolin Store comes to mind. I was able to get a really nice "first mandolin". Just get the...
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    Re: Clark 2-point Mandolins

    MT2, you are going to love it! I sure can vouch for Austin Clark. I bought a guitar body octave mandolin from him back in 2013, right off his table at the very last Healdsburg Guitar Festival. It's...
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    Re: Eastman MD315 Tailpiece?

    Yes, mine is cast. I purchased my MD315 about three weeks ago from a local dealer. They are now shipping with a cast tailpiece. I was happy about that, as well as the tone! I had not intended to buy...
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    Re: Eastman MD305 purchase

    David,

    I'm glad to hear that you really like the MD305. I recently purchased an MD315, and I am thrilled with it. I've owned a Collings MT for quite a few years and have been happy with it. I'd...
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg Guitars. Tiburon, Ca

    So sorry to hear that!! I know how you feel. I took delivery of a very high end custom made acoustic guitar and the nut width was too wide, even though I thought we were very clear about the specs....
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg Guitars. Tiburon, Ca

    Great story, and I enjoyed the pictures. I may have played your Northfield too! I was at Gryphon not long ago dropping off my Santa Cruz "1942 Bluegrass D" for consignment, and played two...
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    Re: Collings MT vs. Pava Satin

    Can someone describe the neck profile differences between the MT and the Pava? I have an MT and sometimes feel it has too much of a V for me.

    Svea
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