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  1. Thread: First Mandolin

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    Yes, I forgot about your post until much later last night. I'm not too keen about the button. I'm not a fan of drilling anything if I can avoid it.

    I did like the one post that someone had on...
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    I used some blue painters tape, and it holds. Looks bad if you see the blue, but at least the mandolin isn't going to hit the floor. The strap that I got came in a plastic bag and had a round...
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    Okay, now I feel like an idiot. How do I attach the strap?? :confused: I have a two piece leather strap (see here for what I bought), and I assume I have to take the pin out of the but of the...
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    Okay, so the Eastman MD305 is here and it is more beautiful than the pictures show it... wow! I bought it from The Mandolin Store and I am really impressed at the shipping speed. One thing I am...
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    @Tighthead, I never said they were cheap, I said the exact opposite. I think my concern is I have heard a few anecdotal about the Proline tuners "jumping" or whatever you want to call it where they...
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    Thanks, I'll more than likely live with them for a while as you state just to see what my experience.

    Regarding the Pava with Gotoh tuners, I would hope with a Pava (or an Ellis) you have...
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    Re: Best Beginner Book

    Thanks both of you, and good comment about my focus. I picked up the mandolin because my wife does not share my enthusiasm and love for bluegrass. Being that she is also Italian, she said I could...
  8. Thread: First Mandolin

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    In doing some reading on the 305 has some crummy tuners... is that still the case as all of the things I was reading was a little old. It sounds like they are not very smooth or detune easily. If...
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    Best Beginner Book

    Is there a good book for someone who is completely new to the mandolin, but not music. I know there are a number of threads on this that are a few years old, but nothing very current, so just...
  10. Thread: First Mandolin

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    @Jill, Awesome, thank you. Free is always good.

    @Sue, thanks for pointing me to the Newbie group... I didn't even know there were groups, so this is great. I joined it.
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    Amazing performance by autistic kid

    I came across this article in a local news station and it has an amazing video of a high school kid playing his guitar in the school's talent show. I found this amazing and wanted to share. Scroll...
  12. Thread: First Mandolin

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    Okay, well thank you all for your advice. I did buy the New Eastman MD305 from the Mandolin Store, who I understand is a sponsor of this site, so I'm glad about that. The one mandolin that I looked...
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    Re: Rob Meldrum's excellent setup e-book

    I also found out about Rob's book in another thread and it is great info and still free. I wish I had one of these for the Banjo.

    I'm so glad there are people out there who are willing to help...
  14. Thread: First Mandolin

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    Thanks Chuck... I think my big concern with the F hole vs round was would traditional Italian folk music sound ridiculous with the f-holes. I heard someone on Y-tube playing Speak Softly love with...
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    Thanks... I heard the same thing about straps with my banjo when I first started, but in order to keep my banjo where it needs to be, the strap makes it so much easier to play. Being a strap doesn't...
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    Re: Classified search question

    Okay, thanks. I will filter it down my make and model for the time being and that should help. What you said makes sense though with the other functions that the classifieds do. Thanks for your...
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    Thanks Jeff, that's a lot of info, but great to know. I wasn't planning on a strap, but point noted.

    I've seen a few Eastman MD305's on the classifieds that are slightly used for just a little...
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    Classified search question

    Hi all, and I apologize if this has been asked or explained someplace, I did a search and was not able to find anything.

    Is there a way in the classifieds to search in a price range? There are a...
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    Thanks JeffD, so it sounds like there is a difference but it's not so drastic (like the sound of a banjo vs a guitar) that it will be that noticeable. That helps as I might now look to see what I...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    I bought one of these for my banjo, and although it is nice, and hides neatly, I have a hard time finding it accurate. It's hard to tell how in tune it is as. My Fender tuner on the other hand is...
  21. Thread: First Mandolin

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    Thanks all. I was not aware of Eastman, so I will check them out. Looking on a few sites, they all seem to be sold out. Hopefully that means that everyone wants them so they can’t keep them in stock,...
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    First Mandolin

    Hi all... this is my first post, and I am glad I found this place. I play Tenor Sax and recently took up the banjo to learn to play some bluegrass. In doing that, I have been exposed to the mandolin...
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