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    comparing Eastman Mandola's

    There's two models, the MDA315 and the MDA815. the 815 is $900 more. has anybody played both of these and can tell me any difference in tone or volume? is the 815 worth the extra money? to be honest...
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    Re: tone guard for big muddy jumbo

    somehow I managed to get one of my regular tone guards to fit. it didn't do it when I tried and made this thread but then one fell off another old mandolin last night and I tried it and it fit the...
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    tone guard for big muddy jumbo

    I just got me a big muddy jumbo MW-O. great tone and I love it. if I understand right its got the body of a mandola to make it louder and richer but its still a mandolin.

    I also have a Kentucky...
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    Re: seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    I found a local store that carried the seagull mandolins and they sound okay for the money but not worth the price to me. it does seem to me in person the Merlin is louder. maybe has something to do...
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    Re: seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    that's good to hear. I think I'm gonna order one to try it.
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    Re: seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    Jerry, Thanks I'll check out the link! might give me some ideas what this thing can do.

    as for the mandolin I like how the merlin rings with plenty of sustain, and is bright but yet still round...
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    seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    I was at guitar center and happened to see this thing I think they call it a "Merlin" and its seagulls cross between a guitar and an Appalachian dulcimer. I really liked its tone, and it had plenty...
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    Re: gibson F9 vs kentucky

    I wonder if one could describe the gibson tone vs the kentucky, eastman, colling setc, but with clear language not fluffy words like woody and modern which seem to mean different things to different...
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    Re: gibson F9 vs kentucky

    I have tried a pava and a weber and hated both. I liked even my cheap kentucky km-150 more. I'd have even chosen the gibson I tried over them. I did like the one I had okay but not $4000 okay. LOL it...
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    Re: gibson F9 vs kentucky

    lots of info so far. thanks for replying. one person mentioned gibsons having that bluegrass sound. but I'm not sure what that means.

    does this mean they're louder? have more or less sustain?...
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    gibson F9 vs kentucky

    in a few months I'm thinking of getting me a gibson F9. but I wondered.

    on paper the Kentucky master models seem to be superior. at least based on my limited knowledge. think adirondack top vs...
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    strings for km-950

    I know the km-900, and 950 are popular around here. so I'm curious if anybody has went from the medium strings to heavy, and what happened volume and tone wise?


    I've also heard slightly raising...
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    Re: mandolins, wine tasting and organic bananas.

    my pava arrived today.

    now my gibson F5G sounded very cutting to me. I can see a hard core bluegrasser prefering that but I didn't. I want something that sings, more round for fiddle tunes yet...
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    Re: mandolins, wine tasting and organic bananas.

    move over Bill Monroe! LOL

    referring to couple posts made, I like a mandolin that sounds good to me AND my audience.

    also regarding tone preferences, that's the key I think. I think we all can...
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    Re: mandolins, wine tasting and organic bananas.

    I'm with you on this. :)
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    mandolins, wine tasting and organic bananas.

    odd title. got your attention though didn't it? LOL

    There's a show that ran on HBO for a time with a title that might violate the rules of this forum if I said it, so just in case swearing is...
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    Re: Upgrade regret?

    my take is to trust your ears. I bought instruments in the past that I didn't like the tone of with the idea it was "open up" it never did and I sold that guitar.

    so if it was me I'd return it and...
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    Re: what mandolin is in this song?

    lots of good info here. I didn't know who played mandolin for ralph or that they also played for alison, or that he was able to be contacted. nor about wet tunings.nor about buckeye mandolins. this...
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    Re: what mandolin is in this song?

    LMAO! to be fair I didn't expect anybody to be able to listen to this and identify the exact mandolin. I figured either somebody would know who played for ralph then and what kind of mandolin they...
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    Re: what mandolin is in this song?

    now I'll need to google buckeye mandolin. LOL

    thanks! that gives me stuff to go on anyway. :)
  21. Re: Mandolin for complete beginners "Bluegrass music" :)

    you should check out This website

    http://www.mandolessons.com/

    lots of free lessons complete with video and tabs.
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    what mandolin is in this song?

    I really like the sound of the mandolin in this song. was curious if anybody here either knew what it was or if not specifically could recognize the type of mandolins with similar tones. or can any...
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    Re: Need advice-planing to buy my first Mandolin

    I'm with Multidon. mandolins under 100 bucks are more likely to make you quit mandolin rather than make you go further. several years ago I tried mandolin and picked up a cheap one from some guitar...
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    Re: question about classified section

    yeah that seems a bit much. LOL I have trouble trusting folks I've never met over the internet but I wouldn't got that far.


    As for this thread, I have made a deal with the mandolin store and...
  25. Thread: pava satin

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    Re: pava satin

    we'll see. I still have a km-950 coming for me to try out. it's a gibson type tone. I liked my km-150's tone except for the G string which I hate and it's chop is weak. not that I'm good at chops but...
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