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    Re: F style strap recommendation...

    I use a rawhide boot lace with a hangman noose on each end.
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    Re: Best brand for upgrade

    " The Banjo Warehouse "
    New LM 400 VS floor model $499.
    May be your ticket.
    NFI
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    Re: Can you recommend a good chord book?

    "Music Theory for Modern Mandolin"
    by Thomas P. Olsen, has more than you might need.
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    +1
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Good points from BW; at 35 - 50% RH, most won't need to increase humidity. Living in the desert, with single digit humidity levels, I monitor my instruments closely.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    If you decide to use an arm rest, be sure to scrape off the imitation cork from the bracket and replace it with a thin strip of leather in order to protect the finish.
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    I read that the OP indicated possible redirection from mentioned models.
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    The LM 400 is an A style, lots of The Loar mandolins pass through The Mandolin Store as well as Folkmuscian;...reputable dealers, with very little, if any inventory at this time.
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    Re: Arm rest. Y or N?

    No arm rest here, in the past I used them on my Gibson and Kentucky because of the sharp edge where my arm pressed against the side, it worked for that, my forearm still would rest on the mando top...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Don't discount The Loar LM 400, 600 & 700 which can be had in your budget.
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    Re: Comfy in our new RV

    Enjoy...reminds me of years gon by; trucking from festival to festival in our camper van, wanted to go bigger, so bought a new Class C, biggest mistake of my life, nothing but trouble, leaks and...
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    Re: string life with limited playing

    No sweaty acid hands here, I change a string when it wears through or breaks, 6 months picking on PB original strings and holding strong.
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    I can’t speak about Eastman, I’ve bought new, Gibson followed by year old high end Kentucky, I wanted tone, volume, and sustain, sold them both and purchased a
    The Loar LM 700 and haven’t looked...
  14. Re: Beginner Mandolin-Rogue RM-100 vs Savanna SA-110

    Place a WTB in the classifieds, you may get what your looking for, all set up and ready to go, at a reasonable price.
  15. Re: Good mandolin choice for woman with small hands

    Is budget a concern? I believe Eastman may work for you?
  16. Re: Mandolin Recommendations - Beginner to Intermediate

    The Banjo Warehouse
    New, The Loar LM 600 BK
    $649.00
    NFI
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    I place a plastic pill bottle (With many quarter inch holes drilled into it) with a damp rolled up sponge in it, into the case acc. Compartment, I leave the acc. Compartment cover open
  18. Re: Getting Small Chubby Hand/Wrist to Reach Around

    Check out Mike Marshall on Mandolin Tips on you tube.
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Good looking case, for a reasonable price.
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    Save yourself a heap of cash, take a listen to The Loar LM-400.
    If it's for you, head on over to The Banjo Warehouse for big savings. NFI.
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    Sounds like you not happy...I'd send it back for refund.
  22. Thread: What is MAS?

    by J Mangio
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    Re: What is MAS?

    In search of my Holy Grail.
    Thankfully, for now...I'm there.
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    Re: Eastman - back/neck separation

    Not sure what the issue is, nothing to worry about if your the original owner, plenty if your not.
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    Re: Newbie: Which electric-acoustic to buy?

    If it were me, without doubt the MD605 with block inlay, gotta love it!
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    Re: Microphone for recording at home?

    Recently I picked up a Digital Reference DR 1100 on sale at Musicians Friend for $10.00; does the job.
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