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  1. Re: Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    Gorgeous music by Django, very nice performance, and delightful tone from the Eastman!
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Yesterday I dropped off a couple of Martins at Mass Street Music for some work and while there asked about the cost to refret a mandolin with Gold EVO. Turns out they don't do gold EVO, but can do...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I've owned a few banjos over the years and played 3-finger Scruggs style, but haven't owned a banjo in about ten years. I've had a constant yearning but was just too busy to buy one. Last week I...
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Did you sand it to remove the gloss or did you just sand spots to make it look worn?
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Wow, if I had read this before I did my upgrades, I might not have done so! I thought about changing out the tailpiece for a James and now probably won't, lol.

    I only replaced the tuners (only...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    I've been playing with a casual Saturday morning group (banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, and me on mandolin) that does some bluegrass, some gospel, some country, and some alt...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    That's a good price! :)
  8. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Beautiful wood! Interesting color and binding and other design choices, lol. If I were playing on stage while wearing lots of rhinestones, this mandolin might be just the thing. (Do any country...
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    Re: My 'Customized' Eastman MD-315

    Very nice! What tuners are those? I wanted black tuner buttons on my 9-month-old MD315 but ended up with white buttons on Grover 309's. I left the stock tailpiece and bridge (so far) but did add a...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Congratulations! My Econo A is supposed to be completed this week. I never would have thought I'd have a mandolin built specifically for me, but last month I contacted Ken about a mandolin he had on...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    Ken said that he no longer builds his mandolins with the deeper arched back and that standard cases will fit fine. (He's about done with an Econo A for me!)
  12. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    With the Tonedexter, you play into the unit with an input from your instrument’s pickup at the same time as with an input from a microphone. The resulting wave map is an effort by the Tonedexter to...
  13. Re: Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    Yes, it CAN take a lot of time, I suppose, but I've done a couple of strap buttons (on a mandolin and on my Martin HD28) and it took me about 5 minutes, and that was mainly getting the drill out and...
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    Something about the MD315! When I bought mine I was fully prepared to buy a more expensive Eastman MD515 to get the nicer finish and better hardware, but the MD315's I tried just sounded better. I...
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    Re: DIY Speed Neck? Advice Needed

    I recently did a speed neck on my MD315. I taped off areas I didn't want to affect, then used sandpaper to work down to the maple. I tried True Oil on the bare wood but decided I preferred the feel...
  16. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    The "5-7 years...if that" is obviously a very broad generalization. Lots of professional musicians get refrets quite often, at least until they resort to stainless steel or gold EVO frets. Here's an...
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I did quite a bit of drawing about a decade ago and was actually selling some. I then got started doing a lot of volunteer photography at the high school (first theatre, then sports too) and that...
  18. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    The Music Emporium has a new honey amber Collings MF and a used (2008) honey amber Collings MF with gold EVO frets (and Waverly tuners). Somebody needs to try them both and report back. :)

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  19. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Very interesting experience. "Even when not fretted"? That especially seems odd.

    Lots of happy folks using gold EVO. I don't know for sure about other high-end luthiers, but I do know that Tom...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    I really like D'Addario EXP74CM strings on my MD315. That set has the heavier E and A strings.
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    A non-adjustable bridge? That's an interesting choice.
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    The Mandolin Store sells their MD315's with a hard TKL case.
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    Re: New Eastman MD-315 or used Kentucky KM-855

    If I had limited income and was trying to only buy one mandolin, for me it would definitely be my Eastman MD315. A surprisingly dark woody tone that I love. Good fit and finish, very playable...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Don, I think the answer that you want from the Eastman rep is found in your own comments. You say you'd rather buy from someone you trust, like Elderly or the Mandolin Store. That is true for many...
  25. Thread: Josh Rilko

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    Re: Josh Rilko

    I found a few albums on Spotify and tried some songs. Very enjoyable music, and some very tasty mandolin. I'll definitely be giving them some serious listening. Thanks again for sharing!
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