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  1. Re: Beginner! Eastman 305 vs Kentucky KM-150 vs...??

    We had the same conundrum about 16 months ago when one of my sons wanted a decent starter mandolin.

    Tried a KM150 - it was OK, but the strings were old and the set up was non-existent. Drove to...
  2. Thread: Hiscox cases

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    Re: Hiscox cases

    Been using one for around 4 years - solid as a rock, great catches (4 of them), and really hard wearing. They’re quite large, by mandolin standards, but offer a significant amount of protection.
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Aah, thanks Craig - that all makes sense!
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Guys - slightly off topic - but what’s the song about? I’ve read and re-read the lyrics several times and am still confused!

    Did he find her dead in the snow? In which case, why does he bless...
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Wow - gorgeous sounding instrument!
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    Re: New Northfield Model M

    That’s a really nice looking mandolin!
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    Used a blue snark for years, but got a TC Polytune clip for my birthday, and the Snark hasn’t seen any action since then. The TC is great! Highly visible screen, very accurate, and no “hunting” for...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-505 vs Loar LM-600

    there are, of course, other things to consider. Is your heart totally set on an F style, or will an A scratch your itch? You get more “bang for your buck” with an A, as those scrolls cost more...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-505 vs Loar LM-600

    I’m sure others will join in soon enough, but I’ll start the ball rolling.

    First and foremost, whichever mandolin you end up getting, make sure it’s properly set up by an experienced luthier or a...
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    Re: High action - is this fixable?

    Thanks pops1. I’m not going to do any work on it, but it’s going to a luthier for a closer look.
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    Re: High action - is this fixable?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. Very helpful.
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    Re: High action - is this fixable?

    Thanks for the swift reply, sblock. The mandolin is an F5, and it joins the body at the 14th fret. Nothing loose, no cracks or separation, and all stable.

    It does have a truss rod - one with a...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1050 vs Northfield F5S

    Congrats! Northfield make great instruments!
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    High action - is this fixable?

    Hi folks,

    Just wondering if anyone has any ideas about whether this issue can be fixed?

    A friendís mandolin has a fretboard that, when viewed down the neck from the tailpiece end, looks to be...
  15. Re: Shioping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest metho

    Another idea is to always take photos of the package before it gets sent - that way you’ve got proof that the address was right, it was covered in Fragile tape, the box was in good shape, etc.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Sad news indeed - Ivan was always very helpful, and a good guy.
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    Not 315’s and 520’s - but I had an Eastman 505 for about 3 years, one of my sons has has a killer 305, and my wife had a The Loar 400 for a couple of months. In my opinion, the build quality,...
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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    They look great! As does the A2 jacket!
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    Re: New player and instrument

    The Eastman 300 series are seriously good instruments, that could keep you happy for many years.

    As others have already said, make sure itís well set up.

    Iíve been playing mandolin for 7 years...
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    Re: Northfield Adam Steffey Workshop

    Yeah, seen it before, but it’s fun to watch. Skilfull playing, lovely mandolins, and his sense of humour is great too.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Thinking of you, Ivan. Thanks for all your help and advice over the years.

    Take care. John
  22. Re: The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy

    A great story, with a happy ending! Enjoy!
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    First - a truly dreadful used Savannah. Big mistake.

    Traded it after 2 weeks for a Kentucky 160. Decided I preferred a radius board, so bought an Eastman 505 which I played for around 3 years....
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    Re: Man I need a good tuner...

    Just got a TC Polytune - love it!

    Bright, really accurate and built like a tank. The head doesn’t swivel, but you just attach it an angle where you can see it. I don’t leave my tuners on the...
  25. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    As others here have already said, it’s not just about the cost of the materials (wood, wires, inlays, tuners, etc). It’s also about paying for the time, the experience, the artistry (both visible...
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