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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    In the race to claim the most authentic Loar era spec and graduated F5 mandolin ever produced, the new Gibson management team confirms that indeed, using DNA collected from the inside of a 1924 F-5...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I just paid a visit to my local Weber dealer. After playing a handful of various Weber models (and buying an overpriced guitar capo), I thought on the drive home that if the dealer had a hypothetical...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Oh, I'm bracing for impact on Friday, no doubt. 8"-10" of snow is expected to arrive then. Ugh.

    As for mandolin stuff, check out and report back on the Bourgeois/Eastman mandolin if it's there.
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Cool story and congrats. And although I graduated from HS in Ohio and went to college in Ohio before transferring to LSU and then UW, I've grown to detest OSU to the point where I couldn't enjoy...
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    Re: Weber Redesign results

    If I play a new Yellowstone, say to myself, "Oh yeah! This is it," get a good deal on that exact one using my Eastman as a trade-in, then all else regarding other mandolins is irrelevant. But other...
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    Weber Redesign results

    It's been two years since Weber redesigned their Yellowstone (and up) models with dovetail neck joints and the deflection testing. Has anyone noticed a general difference in tone? More open? More...
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    Re: What if I bought the wrong instrument?

    Based on past posts, it looks like you're outside the 48 hour approval period The Mandolin Store offers. I suppose you can always ask for an exception. But I'd bet the reason you're not getting the...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    Well, to update, the amount from the bank card isn't back in my hands yet. But something positive did come of this.

    I went to use the various gift cards on a new order as five of the six cards...
  9. Re: Different picks for different instruments

    Picks have a huge impact on sound, in my opinion. Different picks provided what I thought was the best sound on my guitars (1.5 Primetone) and mandolin (BC TP1R 60). I haven't had any issues going...
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    Re: Disappointment = MAS Cure

    I do and have worked with my local "mom and pop" dealer. That's where I bought my first mandolin. Spruce Tree Music. I'd love it if he got something that interested me in. I check his inventory...
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    Disappointment = MAS Cure

    I thought I had won the lottery when I happened to surf a well known chain store's used Gibson mandolin listings and saw a 2002 F5 Fern up for sale Saturday for $4000. It was in Athens, GA. Of course...
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    Re: Does mandolin improve guitar technique

    I actually think playing the mandolin is the best training tool/practice aide for the guitar out there. I started playing the mandolin because I saw that nearly every great flatpicker also played the...
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    Re: bridge taper

    Not sure if this is what you are referring to, but some sand down the "sharp" corners on the bridge so it doesn't catch/poke their picking hand, or so I've read. I've thought about doing it, but...
  14. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    Did you read the article/interview posted last fall with Dennis Vance from The Mandolin Store in which he said his winter order to Eastman was 300 mandolins or something like that?
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    Re: NMD Eastman 305

    Sweet. Congratulations.
  16. Re: Thoughts on starter fiddles/transitioning to fiddle

    Yeah, I was curious about picking up the fiddle and chatted up the fiddle player at a local jam. He made it seem like there were tons of old European instruments lying around unplayed in people's...
  17. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    I only have one mandolin, an Eastman MD515, so it's in my hands wherever I play. But based on 25+ years of playing my guitars, I know that when I upgrade my mandolin, the 515 won't see the light of...
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    Re: I just made a realization!!!

    Haha. Yes, indeed. "O come, O come E..ma..a..an..do..lin, release the funds from my..eye wall..allet."
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    Re: eastman md515 vs loar lh600

    I bought an Eastman MD515 new around 7 months ago and have played it hard since then. Based on the build date it was only a couple of weeks old. The owner of the shop I bought it from said I could...
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    I had read so many positive experiences regarding the Eastman MD315 that I fully intended on buying that model. The store owner setup all available Eastman models in both F and A shapes, including an...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Suhweeeeeet!!!!! Congratulations.
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    Re: Useful Tip For Changing Strings

    Yeah, I thought about using a capo. But I changed strings two days ago and thought the main problem was the roundness of the loop hole. So using the same needle nose pliers I cut the excess string...
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    Re: Dr. John Cockman interview

    Well done. Before picking up the mandolin, I started seeing a pattern. All of the best flatpickers also played the mandolin, even if casually so. Clarence White. Doc Watson. Norman Blake. Steve...
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    Re: Education

    Which Fishman amp did you get? I've been thinking about the Loudbox Artist vs QSC CP8 vs new JBL Eon One Compact. Thoughts on instruments through a mic on it?

    As far as educating myself regarding...
  25. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    I don't think they are. I think the notion that mandolins cost more than guitars is a case where perception doesn't match reality.

    New Collings MF Gloss costs around $5500.
    New Collings MT-2...
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