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    Re: Lightweight Octave Mandolin Cases

    I had a custom case made by Coon Hollow Canvas (http://coonhollowcanvas.com/musicalinstrumentcases-html/) for an octave that was shipped to me in a pretty beat up banjo case. It included a pocket...
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    Re: Gibson EM150 - General Questions

    Thanks, both, for your comments. I will get the tone bar and brace checked. There's another EM150 thread about someone doing that repair on an instrument that was in considerably worse shape than...
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    Re: NMD Eastman 305

    I had a stretch where I was traveling for business every few months. I stuck my mandolin in my gig bag and took it with me. It was a great way to get practice time in. I still use it sometimes...
  4. Re: Is this an octave mandolin or octave Mandola? Please help!

    That difference threw me for a while when I lived in the UK. Once I understood that it was just a difference in convention, I had lots of fun browsing the Hobgoblin listings. I lucked into a used...
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    Gibson EM150 - General Questions

    Short question: I have a Gibson EM150 that has been largely untouched for the 12 years I've owned it. I'm curious what, if any, serious care I should give it. I recognize there is a judgment call...
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    Re: Eastman MDA315 mandola! Yes!

    181864181865 Here are a couple pictures of the Eastman padded gig bag that mine came in. I'm taking notes on the hard case comments for a "maybe someday" thought experiment.
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    Re: Eastman MDA315 mandola! Yes!

    Thanks. It's a lovely instrument. I was quite happy with my Eastman MD505 until I played this one on a visit Roger Bucknall's shop while living in the UK. My wife finally told me to buy it so that...
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    Re: Eastman MDA315 mandola! Yes!

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    There were a couple MDA315 ads in the classifieds a month or so ago. I waited a few days to think about responding to the first one, at which point it had already sold. I learned my lesson...
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    Re: New Planxty compilation CD/DVD

    Dave Bagdade, who broadcasts the Kitchen Party Ceilidh radio show from Indianapolis, did two shows featuring this compilation Nov 25 and Dec 9). They're available on his website,...
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    Re: OM Question

    I'll echo everything that's been said about used TC octaves being solid instruments to own. I bought one off the Classified a few years back. I put on new strings, had the lower string spacing...
  11. Re: Mandolin and Tenor Uke arr of Pastheen Fionn (Irish Air)

    It's fun to hear the mandolin / recorder combination. I have a copy of Walsh's "Celtic Music for Recorder," but have not tried to put the two instruments together. This has planted the seed of the...
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    New Heartwood SMT-10 Tenor Guitar

    A friend invited me to watch Chris Leslie perform in Derby last fall. Chris played and sang on several instruments; including a cool 4-stringed one that I'd never seen before. That was my...
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    Re: Affordable but decent mandola?

    I'll add my positive experience with TC OM to the comments that have already been made. It worked really well for me as adequate quality and in budget for a hobbyist. I would probably have kept it,...
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    Re: Affordable but decent mandola?

    That would be right in my back yard if I still lived in Indianapolis! It's probably a good thing I'm reading this post from the UK.
  15. Re: New Fylde Single Malt Mando and new to me Fylde Octavius Mand

    And Coilsfield House on the Mandola. I owe this to Colin, although his YouTube video on this instrument is better than mine will ever be.

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  16. Re: New Fylde Single Malt Mando and new to me Fylde Octavius Mand

    I get some questions about the smell, and tend to get a bit of a disappointed response when I say there isn't any whiskey scent. The background of the wood is good for a wow factor though, as is the...
  17. New Fylde Single Malt Mando and new to me Fylde Octavius Mandola

    I moved to the UK in early 2014 with an Eastman MD-505 that I was quite content with. On a whim, mostly because I played a Fylde Octavius Cittern in Indianapolis several years ago, I reached out to...
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    Re: Indianapolis Jams?

    The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis has a list of local sessions. I attended the Upland session regularly when I lived in Indianapolis (I'm currently in the UK) and enjoyed it greatly.
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