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    Re: Tab for "By the Mark"

    Very nice. A great tune. Gillian Welch's version is fantastic!
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    I only have it on CD, but have always considered it a great album with an astounding lineup.
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    Re: Once in a Lifetime Mandolin Find

    That is a great story, and you got an instrument you will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Loar lm-520 New mandolin

    I found the MD-615 to have a warmer, clear tone that I liked. I also preferred the feel of playing it better than the Loar. The Loar was good, but the Eastman was a definite step up.
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    Re: Loar lm-520 New mandolin

    I had a LM-520 for a couple of years and enjoyed it; however, I did sell it for $450 when I bought my Eastman 615md.
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    For what it is worth, I have the 615md and love it.
  7. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
    R.E.M. - Out of Time
    Any by The Bluegrass Album Band
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    Cripple Creek
    Losing My Religion
    Jambalaya
  9. Re: What Do You Use for Editing Standard Notation

    Finale (the free version)
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I have had to teach "musicality" to students. Often, a new student can learn the proper notes to play, but it ends up sounding what I call "robotical". I will play it back "robotically" and then I...
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    Re: Reverb announces increase in fees

    5% seems reasonable for what the format offers versus alternatives. I have bought and sold on Reverb without complaint.
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    I upgraded three years ago from a beginner level instrument to an Eastman 615 F-Style and I am very glad I did. I tried several in that price range with the assistance of the fine folks at Pickers...
  13. Re: Losing My Religion (cover) - Collings MT2V

    One of my favorite tunes. I have played it on guitar for many years and just recently have been playing it on the mandolin...it is infectious to play.
  14. Thread: U.S. Blues

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    Re: U.S. Blues

    That song starts with what is my all-time favorite blues-based rock riff. I have played that on guitar MANY times just because I love the riff and the overall groove. I'll have to try it on mando...
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    Re: New mandolin player

    Glad to have you join us. Enjoy your journey...
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    Re: I can't stop...

    It is good to hear of your enthusiasm. I've played guitar for over 40 years and now Mandolin for 15 and I can't walk by either one without picking it up and playing a bit. I look forward to my time...
  17. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    Nashville is always my favorite place to visit, but it has been five years since I was there. I was unable to get to Carter's at that time while they were open. I have always loved shopping for...
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    Re: How much do you practice?

    Looks like a lot of folks say an hour a day and I fall into that category as well. I do different things every other day or so to break things up and learn different songs and styles.
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    What are the weather conditions like in your area in summer and winter? Also, is the instrument exposed to a heat/AC vent? Is it exposed to sunshine through a window? Does the humidity and...
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    in what conditions do you store the instrument?
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    I think a well-played mandolin can add to almost any musical situation...
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    Good luck and enjoy the journey...
  23. Re: While nonmusicians post "You're not hungry, you're bored"...

    You could spend the rest of your life waiting for the right time...if you can afford the Kentucky, it would likely pick up your spirits a bit.
  24. Re: Mandolin Orange Live Stream Sunday 4/26, 8:30 EDT

    Thank you for the heads up. I'll be looking forward to it!
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    Re: Greetings from the newest of newbies

    Welcome! I am a multi-instrumentalist as well and I thoroughly enjoy playing my Eastman mando...have fun!
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