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  1. Thread: Hi Everyone

    by Pappyrich
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    Re: Hi Everyone

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy your mandolin journey as much as I have. This site is a gold mine of everything you will ever want to know about mandolins. It has been a huge help to me.
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    Re: Jams in The Villages

    I would also be interested to know where, in Florida in general, you can find old time jams.
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    Re: tailpiece woes

    Yes, Eastman does have a lifetime warranty to the original registered owner. They recommend contacting the dealer where the instrument was purchased. The text of their warranty is shown below.

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    Jams in The Villages

    My wife and I are intrigued with The Villages in Florida, but are wondering if there are any old time or bluegrass music jams nearby. We would appreciate hearing from someone who lives in The...
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    Re: Pandemic Reading

    Not about a mandolin, but "Clapton's Guitar" is a great book about Wayne Henderson and building a guitar for Eric Clapton. Lot's of very interesting guitar history, especially Martins, and...
  6. Thread: Moving to FL

    by Pappyrich
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    Re: Moving to FL

    BG_Dana
    Thanks for the quick response. We'll check out the places you mentioned. Please let us know if you find and jams.
  7. Thread: Moving to FL

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    Re: Moving to FL

    BG_Dana, How are you liking Florida? My wife (Dana) and I are thinking about moving from Virginia to somewhere around the Ocala area. Maybe The Villages, a Del Webb, or ?? Have you found any...
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    Re: HELP with tuning

    I agree with Allen. I play guitar/banjo/mandolin and my wife plays a tenor guitar. I like the tenor guitar sound. We often play and sing at assisted living facilities, as well as our old time jams...
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    Re: Bridge upgrade on new Eastman mando?

    NDO. I bought an Eastman 305 from TMS a little over a year ago. I found the setup to be very good. I did do a very minor re-fitting of the bridge as there was a tiny sliver of light visible under...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    Medley12,
    No, you are not alone. I like Bluegrass, but I play mostly old time fiddle tunes, which can also be played pretty quickly, but they are intended to be dance tunes, so playing faster than...
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    Re: Recommendation on F style Mandolin?

    There was a recent thread asking which was a better brand Eastman or The Loar. Just for fun I did a quick count of the replies. Eastman 19, The Loar 3, and Kentucky 2. Not sure what this really...
  12. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    Just for fun I did a quick count of the replies to this thread. Eastman 19, The Loar 3, and Kentucky 2. Not sure what this really means, but there seems to be significantly more Eastman owners who...
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    Re: Banjolin tailpiece replacement

    You could probably get by with a standard 5-string "no-knot" tailpiece. Just put both strings of each pair on a single post. The bridge will take care of the spacing.
  14. Re: Merry Christmas everybody, here's a present for you

    Merry Christmas to everyone, and I sincerely hope that your new year will be an improvement over 2020.
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    Re: Octave in tune but lower frets are not?

    STOP!! You need to understand more about what you are attempting to do. You could easily cut the nut slots too deep. You can get a FREE guide to how to setup your mandolin from a fellow MC member...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Maggots in the Sheep Hide (this is a really fun song)
    Devil's Dream
    Blackberry Blossom
    Fisher's Hornpipe
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    Re: Blem Mandolins

    You should probably talk to the guys at The Mandolin Store. My experience with them tells me they will do everything they can to help you get the mandolin you want at the best price possible.
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    Re: Strap for A with strap button

    Just to clarify my earlier post. The button I installed on my Eastman 305 is on the underside if the neck heal, like Kevin's pictured above. It is not installed on the "bottom" of the heal. Looking...
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    Re: Strap for A with strap button

    I have an Eastman 305. I installed a strap button on the bottom of the neck heal and played it this way for 8-10 months. I usually play sitting down, and this worked OK, but I found the instrument...
  20. Re: which is better mass produced mando...Loar or Eastman

    When I went to buy my first mandolin I did a lot of basic research, then asked the guys at The Mandolin Store what they recommended, Eastman, The Loar, or Kentucky. The immediate answer was Eastman....
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    Re: Eastman MD305 = AMAZING!

    I agree with the OP on his description of the MD305. I bought one about a year ago, also from TMS(great store, great service), and have enjoyed it. I have tried several different sets of strings,...
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    Re: $1000 Budget - What should I get?

    Another vote for the Eastman's..
  23. Re: Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    Adrian,
    I noticed this too. Also, I felt that the scallop that I made the first time was not long enough. So I pulled 3 more frets and extended the scallop leaving more material in front of the...
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    Re: Leaning Toward Old Time Fiddle Tunes

    Red7Flag,
    Here is a list of some of our favorite old time jam tunes. Enjoy!! Almost all of these are available on YouTube in one version or another.

    Favorites (Nov. 2020)

    Angelina...
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    I Need a Favor

    I have been thinking about this posting for about a week, and figured I would post it while everyone is in a holiday mood.

    I am associated with a local veterans wellness center here in...
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