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    Re: Material Below the Bridge

    I've got quite a collection of mandolins mostly American made but also a top class English model and a couple of Eastmans, none of them vibrate or make sounds where they shouldn't, am I just lucky or...
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    Re: Eastman 815 replacement tuners

    I believe my Eastmans came with Schaller tuners, all work perfectly

    Dave H
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    Re: Truss rod or not?

    Most old Gibsons didn't have truss rods, my 1915 F4 is a good example, well played for over 100 years and the neck is as straight as the day it was built.

    I suspect truss rods were introduced with...
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    Re: Material Below the Bridge

    An unessessary affectation IMHO.

    Dave H
  5. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    You can get custom sets at Eagle Music near Huddersfield, they would probably be Newtones.

    Dave H
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    Re: Tips for fairly new Mando players

    practice.

    Dave H
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    When I'm having difficulties staying in tune when I'm playing at a local session, whichever mandolin it is is called ' that useless piece of effing junk '

    Dave H
  8. Thread: Givens A

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    Re: Givens A

    Mandolins don't come much plainer or cheap looking than my Gibson F9, but it sounds superb.

    Dave H
  9. Re: I think something's wrong with my mandolin.

    Mandolin is Italian word for ' out of tune '

    Dave H
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    Re: Calton case tip over fix

    I like it.

    Dave H
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I have the same model Gibson F9, you very quickly get used to playing without fingerboard dots.

    Dave H
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    Re: No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    Brilliant rendition, thanks for posting.

    Dave H
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Wow that was really very very funny, of course I have been known to exagerate.

    Dave H
  14. Re: Alternatives to celluloid binding in Europe

    My Eastman 915 has maple binding, it looks very good.

    Dave H
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    Re: Looking for a GOOD flat top mandolin

    Fylde make great flattops.

    Dave H
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    Re: Tunes on the old Sobell

    The fiddle is drowning everything else IMHO

    Great playing mind.

    Dave H
  17. Re: Bridge parallel to the top or the strings ...

    Just looking at my Bitterroot A5, diagram B is correct.

    Dave H
  18. Re: Can anybody help me identify this instrument?

    It's a bouzouki.

    Dave H
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    Re: comparing Eastman Mandola's

    I've got an Eastman 615 mandola, it plays and sounds excellent, typical deep rumbling mandola sound.

    Dave H
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    Re: Mandolin Mecca

    'not available for legal reasons ' is the message I get here in the UK. what on earth does that mean ?

    Dave H
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    Re: Sumi mandolins

    What mandolin ?

    Dave H
  22. Re: Lose grip on a thick pick or use a thin pick?

    Thin picks don't [ imho ] put enough energy into the strings to produce a full sound.

    Dave H
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Me too.

    Dave H
  24. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    Wow, that's great, just try and imagine if Dave Appollon or Bill had one .

    Dave H
  25. Re: Tonedexter wavemaps for mando and mic position...

    Can someone explain ' wavemap ' to me, and what use it is ? I just tune up my mandolins and play.

    Dave H
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