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    Re: Tailpiece for Eastman 515

    I replaced my 2013 315 stamped tail piece with a Cast tail piece from Allen. It didn't require drilling. No tonal improvement other than no more rattling cover.
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    What string gauges did you use? Not being an electric player, I was going to try using .010, .0135, .025, .034 from a daddario exl110bt set to start. The strings in the specs on the fender site...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    I played an A5 special, Big Mon F5, and my earlier F5S (that I have owned for a few years) back to back at Northfield's Michigan shop. I'm not a great picker that has played many mandolins of this...
  4. Re: Anyone know about this case in a Northfield ad?

    I visited Northfield's Marshal shop back near the beginning of December. They had a couple of these there. They were working on a lower cost purchased option to add alongside the in-house Airloom...
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    Re: Eastman 315 upgrade suggestion, just 1

    I replaced the tailpiece on my MD 315, but only because the original cover was buzzing and I tired of fiddling with it. It was well worth it, but I wouldn't be expecting tonal improvement.
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    Re: warmer strings?

    I have read on here countless times that plain steel strings are all the same and nearly all come from the same manufacturer regardless of what brand they are packaged with. That would leave you to...
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    Re: The saddest song ever

    In the "sad mining songs" subsection I'll nominate Utah Phillips's "Miners Lullaby" to go along with Darrell Scott's "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive", that was mentioned previously
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    Re: Eastman MD305 vs 505

    My experience is with an MD315 (the f style version of the 305). I see no reason to change the tuners. Fitting an Allen TR-1 tailpiece was a simple, no drilling needed upgrade. No more...
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    Re: Cutting fret slot on a fingerboard

    Google "fret gang saw"
    Not a mandolin but here is a video:
    https://youtu.be/dSzWCMMuTD0
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    Re: Tenor/octave conversion--help

    Daddario ej72 strings might be pretty close ...
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    Re: D'Addario - Seeking Mandolin Beta Testers

    I'll gladly trade a couple sets of strings for 3 weeks of hiking in Colorado.
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    Re: Mando/Guitar/Vocal Duos

    Mandolin Orange:
    https://youtu.be/2YNmsNvsiYM
    The Honey Dewdrops use mandolin a little: https://youtu.be/26DJMs9uagA
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    Re: Help I have a mandola

    I recently set up a Washburn mandola for my cousin. The bridge that came with it was a mandolin bridge rather than a mandola bridge that would be compensated for 3 courses of wound strings and 1...
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    Re: Wear on a Blue Chip

    Here is a picture of my Primetone 1.5 after 18 months of use. No shaping or polishing other than play wear. It is matched up on an unused pick from the same pack.
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    Re: Upgrade regret?

    I played an Eastman 315 for two years before I upgraded to a used Northfield F5s that I found here on the classifieds local to me. I played it and heard it played before bringing it home. After...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    For those interested in all things Northfield that don't follow them on Facebook(or look at the MC homepage), here is a link they just shared to a new online publication with some interesting...
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    Re: Replacing the mundane stamped tailpiece

    Check Out the Allen AR-2: http://www.allenguitar.com/tpcs_ar-2.htm
    It has the "standard"(if there is a standard) hole spacing. I have one on a 3/4 guitar to Octave conversion and I put a Allen...
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    Re: Ask a stupid question

    If you're going to request a Fogerty/CCR song, "Down on The Corner" would fit the occasion.
    No mandolin content: https://youtu.be/vrMvblpZFq0
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    Re: Glen Campbell

    Driving home this evening heard this song on country radio. Wondered if it was Glen's daughter, Google answered with this when I got home. Some mandolin content.
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    Re: Which Cast Tailpiece for a J Bovier F?

    Deleted after rereading the thread.
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    Re: My thumb hurts...

    I personally use a smooth Primetone pick, but have you tried a pick that is sculpted or has holes for grip. Maybe if the pick feels more secure it might be easier to relax your grip a bit.
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    Re: Eastman MD-505

    I put an Allen TR-1 on my MD315. I didn't have to drill or move any holes. In my opinion, it isn't worth changing unless you are getting buzzing or rattling from the stamped tailpiece like I was.
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    Re: Collings MT/MT2 in Pennsylvania?

    I am just west of Lancaster and I just went through a similar situation wanting to compare a Collings, Pava, and Northfield. I ended up buying a used Northfield F5S from the classifieds. I'd still...
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