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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    Yeah, the fake flame and model number stamp look just like what is in a Silvertone guitar I have from the late 60s (guessing).
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: New Mando Day, Eastman MD315

    Eastman's are spec'd/published at 1 3/32", so a little narrower than most of the Kentucky necks, which seem to be 1 1/8" (not listed on the Saga site, but that's what's published on most vendor...
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    Re: Any Thoughts on Eastman Trutone Finish?

    Well, probably trade secret/work product kind of information; but, if it's not lacquer, varnish, or french polish (shellac), i.e., something which they'd clearly market, it's a modern finish with low...
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    Our son's 310 had a hex nut. I needed a long one [socket] to get hold of it, IIRC, small - maybe 8mm (could be thinking of my Eastman), but I can check if he brings it along when he visits next month.
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    Re: Any Thoughts on Eastman Trutone Finish?

    Why not use their contact form and ask Eastman directly? Maybe include your model and serial number to confirm the finish type of your own model (gold-top 415, right?)?

    Pure speculation, but the...
  7. Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    If it's "well behind the f-holes" my thought is any kind of bridge offset to put the feet of the bridge near the f-hole "points" would be pretty contrived and probably do a poor job of transmitting...
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    Re: Wegen vs. Primetone vs. Clown Barf

    I tried the smaller triangle in 1.5mm so could A/B against the larger triangle (1.5mm, smooth, which I still use on guitar). I guess it's the fact that more of the pick's mass is squashed between...
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    Re: Any Thoughts on Eastman Trutone Finish?

    This is either inaccurate or a mischaracterization of the finish being used today on guitars and mandolins when done properly, such as shown by companies like Eastman, Taylor, Bourgeois, and, I'm...
  10. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    The information on vendor sites, and even a couple [vendor] listings I've seen in the classifieds here, are usually copy-pasted over and over again, sometimes resulting in outdated information. I'd...
  11. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    Just curious where you got that “spec sheet?” Their site’s description (that I attached to my post) doesn’t have that. I believe the 500 series is the first model that has a varnish option.
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  12. Re: A few more questions about an Eastman 305

    As already mentioned, the Eastman site only describes the finish for the 305 as "satin finish" and the strings are the D'Addario XT medium set.

    Strings are a fairly personal choice, though the...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    Haven't heard back from the OP (back in May). Wonder what was was done and how it went!
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I have a ProPlec that I use and ordered one of these. Iíll be able to give my own [limited] opinion in a few weeks.
  15. Re: Playability of a new Eastman 305 question

    String height at the nut is something that affects the feel a lot, but it's also something that's can be a lot harder to undo, once cut too deep. I know factory instruments tend to be universally...
  16. Re: Eastman Tailpiece Replacement Available for Free

    The new ones don't look a lot different from the one on my 2009 Eastman. I wonder what they changed? The metal? I know the plating changed on the 815 from "gold" to nickel, but I didn't think there...
  17. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    Just ordered the double CD!
  18. Re: Mandolin > K&K Twin Internal > Grace Bix - Help please

    Pedals generally don't work well with passive pickups, UST or soundboard transducer, in my experience (I used to do some live recordings), so use the FX loop for all of that stuff, which should be...
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    Re: Always use a strap? Even when seated?

    Like some others here, the strap is pretty well attached to the mandolin - loop around the scroll and grommet holding the strap button end - so it's on the mando all the time. At this point, I only...
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    Re: Eastman MD315 or MD 515?

    Enjoy!
  21. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    I watched a live version of Round Rock on YouTube of most of those folks - don't know if that's the recording that's on the album, but it was really good. I will probably order the [double CD] if...
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    Re: The Loar LM400 or LM520

    For $500 there's a selection of better (IMO) makes available. If you're strumming chords, and oval hole might suit you better. I would seriously recommend buying something from one of the sponsors...
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    Re: Eastman MD315 or MD 515?

    The difference between bound/unbound fingerboard is something I'm more sensitive about here in the Gulf Coast area, where our humidity swings, especially in the winter months, can be pretty drastic....
  24. Re: New MP3 by David Grisman and Tony Rice - On and On from the a

    A favorite of mine from the old Rounder Album, this is a nice version. (Maybe I've been "overwoke" but there is a "stalker blues" hint in the lyrics though!)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    When I should have been learning more fiddle tunes and, especially, figuring out how to improvise for the past month, I found a way to do something else - just like I always did in school...
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