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    Kentucky KM-1500 (Amazing Deal)

    I haven't posted on this forum in quite some time, but just had to share this news. For years, I have wanted to upgrade my mandolin and have always had my eye on either an Eastman 615 or a Kentucky...
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    What mandolin are you currently playing? An Eastman 304 or 305 would come in just under 600.
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    Re: Collings Vs. Northfield Vs. Kelley

    Most reputable sellers will let you do a 48 hour trial. If the instrument is not what you love, you would be out only the shipping costs.
    Might be worth an ask
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    My go to picks would be the Blue Chip TPR35 or KS35, both with right hand speed bevel. I've occasionally bumped up to a TPR40 or KS40 but I prefer the feel of playing triplets with the 35s. I would...
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    You can put 5 mandolins in a room ranging from $4000 to $7000 and hear and feel a HUGE difference between them and it has nothing to do with the price tag. That's my own experience. Mandolins are...
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    Re: What are you looking forward to?

    Today! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Curt Mangan Monels

    I love the CM Monels but I get the Gabe Wiseman set so they have the heavier A and E gauges. Been exclusively a Daddario fan for years but this set converted me!
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    Re: Mandolin world vs fiddle world

    Up to a certain point this is true. The problem though, is that there is a ceiling for mandolin quality and price that doesn't exist for fiddles.

    Leaving aside vintage Loars, you're very near the...
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    Re: One piece back?

    I found some old threads. Most believe it is only cosmetic. No tone difference.
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    Re: Polyetherimide plectra

    You also might talk to Nik Monnin of Apollo. He works with PEEK and casein and might be interested. Of course the market is a bit small, to say the least.
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