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  1. Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I should have added that I got it from The Mandolin Store. When asked, in their opinion, the Eastman was a better choice. Great service, advice, and a very nice setup on the instrument, too.
  2. Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I have never played a Kentucky, but I really like my Eastman 305. I've had it for about a year now, and am still impressed with the workmanship and materials. The tone (IMO) is very good as well.
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    It was about a year ago that I picked up the mandolin. I already played backup guitar and sang a bit of country and bluegrass stuff. Also played clawhammer banjo in an old time group that has a...
  4. Re: Ukulele Chords Played on Mandolin: Something is Wrong

    If I understand your dilemma correctly, yes you just need to use mandolin chord shapes to play each as shown on your music site. If the guitar chord is "G" then you use a mandolin "G" chord shape on...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    Fatt-Dad,
    Check out www.fretwellbass.com. They are located in Staunton. They have used basses starting around $1,100. I would reach out to them and see what they have to offer. They were...
  6. Re: Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was e

    Rob Roy,

    Thanks for the kind words I posted the experience hoping that it would give some others the confidence to tackle the job themselves. As I said, it was easy.
  7. Installing Grover 309N Tuners on an Eastman 305......It was easy

    This morning I decided to install the Grover tuners I purchased a couple of weeks ago along with trying a set of Elixir lights on my Eastman 305. I like most everything about the Eastman, except the...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I have an Eastman 305 that I like except for the tuners. This morning I decided to install the Grover tuners I purchased a couple of weeks ago, along with a set of Elixir lights. I have been using...
  9. Re: Getting better at Mandolin by Playing other Instruments

    Me too. Playing the mandolin has improved my claw-hammer banjo playing. I seem to know the melody better, and have been adding extra notes into the banjo. I agree that the more instruments you...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I have been playing about a year, and have an Eastman 305 A style, which I like very much. However, the reason for my reply is to emphasize the value of actually playing any instrument that you want...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Learned "Swinging on the Gate" yesterday from Mandolessons.com. My favorite recently learned song is "Colored Aristocricy". Learned it off a Youtube video by Carl Jones. Great song. Another...
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    Re: Just received my first mandolin :)

    Welcome to the mandolin addiction. I started mine about a year ago. and am still enjoying it. Check out Mandolessons.com as a great place to get started.
  13. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Great news! I hope everything takes and the recovery period is short.
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    Re: Persimmon fret boards for F-style mandolins

    I have an open back banjo made by The Pisgah Banjo Co. near Asheville NC that has a persimmon fret board. Pisgah builds all of their banjos using native NC woods. Mine has a walnut rim and neck...
  15. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday. Hope your journey back to wellness is short, and total. Looking forward to buying my next mando upgrade from you at TMS.
  16. Re: Old Time Jamming/music around east Dallas Tx

    Well, we finally got moved into our new apartment up near Firewheel Town Center. Still bored to death, but looking forward to the Dallas old time jam starting up again on June 20th. If there is...
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    Re: Mandolin insurance?

    I added all my musical instruments to a Valuable Personal Property policy with my home owners insurance company. I have roughly $8,000 of coverage at a cost of about $25.00/yr. They are covered at...
  18. Re: Old Time Jamming/music around east Dallas Tx

    Well, we have made it to Texas, and are bored silly sitting in a hotel waiting for our household goods to arrive. Anyone out there want to jam? We are in a hotel in Rockwall.
  19. Peacham Acoustic Music Festival (PAMFEST) cancelled for 2020

    I found out last week that the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival in Peacham VT, scheduled for mid-August, has been cancelled. While I thought this decision was a little premature, I understand the...
  20. Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    There is a band based out of southwest Virginia called "The Whitetop Mountain Band" that you might enjoy. You can see some of their performances on Youtube, and they have a website, too. They are...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Rob, Thanks for the ebook. Lots of good stuff in it. I like the way you make your nut slot files out of feeler gauges. I have been using welding tip cleaners for this purpose for a few years, and...
  22. Re: Help to choose first mandolin (Harley benton vs recording kin

    I agree with the comments about setup. I don't have any experience with Recording King mandolins, but I do with their banjos. I owned a RK35 banjo that was really nice. Sounded great, and was well...
  23. Re: Could this be real? Martin guitars $90. NO financial interest

    About six months ago a friend of mine ordered a copy of a Martin D45 (minus the Martin Logo)from a builder in China. It turned out to be beautifully built, and it sounded good. We took it over to...
  24. Re: Old Time Jamming/music around east Dallas Tx

    Mark,
    I know it would be a hike, but we would love to meet and play some tunes with you. We'll let you know when we get to town and get settled.
  25. Re: Old Time Jamming/music around east Dallas Tx

    My wife and I have been to the OT jam at Heritage Village a couple of times when we visited family in the Dallas area. It was a good jam. Folks were friendly, and welcoming. If I recall correctly,...
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