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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    This is essentially the crux of my question. The gold paint+metal flake is thick enough that I can't see the wood grain through it, and then there's that clearcoat, so I think it's very possible that...
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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    All due respect, I wasn't asking three or four questions but rather asking for practical experience with Eastman finishes. It's a fine sounding mandolin and I have no reason to part with it.
  3. Re: "This mandolin was intact until my son sat on it"

    So are we expected to believe that sitting on a mandolin is not a good thing? What's next? Backing over your guitar in the driveway is not a good thing? Picking up your case without latching the...
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    Re: Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    Thank you very much for your reply, Nevin. It's helpful to know that the clearcoat may be thick. I'm not too terribly concerned about the aesthetics at this point, I just want to get a sense of how...
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    Eastman Opaque Finishes Question

    ...hopefully not an opaque question about finishes but a question about opaque finishes ...

    The finish in my MD415-GD (the candy-apple gold one) seems pretty thick to me, so I'm thinking about...
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    Re: Instrumentalley.com

    I realize that this post is being made 6 1/2 years after the most recent one, but in the event it might benefit a Cafe member ...
    I tried to buy a set of Grover tuners from IA on Saturday. Had never...
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    Re: Grover 309 Shortage?

    Posted the above twice. It appeared as a draft after I had posted it, and I assumed I hadn't (posted it). Sorry
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    Re: Grover 309 Shortage?

    I have heard back from Stew-Mac, in a brief email saying that they "no longer are carrying these tuners." I don't know if this applies only to 309 tuners or Grovers in general, although they seem to...
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    Re: Grover 309 Shortage?

    I think it's been established here that Grover mandolin tuners are made by Hanchang in Korea. In fact, a Weber official referred to the machines on my Yellowstone as "Hanchang tuners," in an email...
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    Grover 309 Shortage?

    I've been all over the web looking for a set of worm-under F-style 309 tuners in nickel. Stew-Mac only has some in gold and it doesn't appear they're taking back orders for the other three F-style...
  11. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Scott: Please change mine to Bill Drellow. Thanks again; this is the best site of its kind, end of story. Bill
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    Re: Aria AM900C - Made in Japan

    An "Aria nerd," just the man I've been looking for! I've been working on a Shiro SM-900 for some folks at a local church, and have had no luck despite hours online learning whether it's built of...
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    Re: Replacement Tuner Buttons

    I recently painted a set of MoTS buttons from a set of Grover 309s using a Rustoleum 2X rattle can and they came out looking exactly like a set of gloss black HanChang/Grover buttons I have. The 2X...
  14. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday, Dennis.
    I watched your video and can assure you that you have always met your goal of dealing fairly and professionally where I have been concerned -- and that goes back to your days...
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