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    Re: Eastman Bag - The Mandolin Store

    I have Lakota straps - One F style, one A style. I like the F style straps a lot more. If I ever need another A style strap, I’ll probably just buy the F style and modify it to fit.
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    I bought mine from The Mandolin Store. Great reputation and they included a hard case instead of the standard soft case. Cool about seeing pictures of the specific mandolin. I've seen some Eastmans...
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    Re: Eastman 315 MD & Loar LM-520

    I have an Eastman MD315 and like it a lot. Nice woody tone, good playability. I experimented with different strings and picks and settled on D'Addario EXP74CM strings (for better balance between the...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    I'm not saying it's too small (I don't build instruments but I still wish I had a work area that large!), but in comparison to many manufacturing businesses, 320 square feet is tiny, so seeing it...
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    Re: One more banjo question

    It can actually take some time getting used to all the resonating sounds that come from an open-back banjo. That resonance can be a good thing, and one of the reasons for the popularity of alternate...
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    Re: Us newbies are cracking on ;)

    I thought all the skin cheapened the company image and was unprofessional (unless your company is selling porn, perhaps). (By the way, did you get these background pictures legally? Serious...
  7. Thread: I fear

    by Doug Brock
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    Re: I fear

    Hilarie Burhan has a bunch of YouTube videos teaching clawhammer tunes. She doesn't provide tabs but just goes through the tune slowly explaining each section piece by piece. It's almost like having...
  8. Thread: I fear

    by Doug Brock
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    Re: I fear

    I've owned a few banjos over the years but haven't had one for awhile. I always played 3 finger Scruggs style, but I've had a hankering to try clawhammer style. I finally broke down recently and...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I raised the bridge and, as expected, volume improved (but at the expense of some intonation and playability). I lowered the bridge a bit and am pretty happy with the results now. I'm wondering if...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I didnít like the golden gate at all. Its response seemed muted, and I didnít seem to have the control Iím used to. I did go through my stack of picks and the Primetone 1.5mm had the best volume and...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    I saw them today on Just Strings and was curious about them. I tried to order a set but had an error that the set was "unorderable"?
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Yes, the lower end is nice. I just didn't realize that I might be losing the ability to be heard in my group. Really, I don't mind having the Econo A even if it doesn't end up working for my group....
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I thought about the factor of the two electric instruments being too loud, but I haven't had to worry about their volume before. The big issue is if I can be heard over the banjo. I can be heard with...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Yep, I'll definitely be in the market for a nice mandolin that is also loud. Just need to save up some spare cash for a bit. Any recommendations for loud mandolins at reasonable prices?
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I've always heard that and am hoping time and lots of playing will help.
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I tried J74's and the treble sound was very thin.
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I have the heavies on there that Ken recommends. There don't seem to be a lot of choices for heavies, and Ken feels the D'Addario J75's are the best choice for his mandolins. I experimented a lot...
  18. Re: Posting a Post... Wonderful.Luthier Ken Ratcliff from Kentuck

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    Silverangel Econo A #446

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    150 year old redwood top, lots of flame on curly maple back, sides, neck, headstock, and pick guard. James tailpiece. K&K Twin internal pickups ("just in case" I ever want...
  20. Re: Posting a Post... Wonderful.Luthier Ken Ratcliff from Kentuck

    Here are a couple pics of your mandolin. Donít know if Ken sent these specific pics to you too. (Ken was building an Econo A for me and shared the pics of his progress on your mandolin.)

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    Re: Number 99 and 100

    I plan to be at the FidPick championships on Sunday. I'll have to look you up!
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    I got an Eastman MD315 in December and have played the heck out of it. I love the dark woody sound and easy playability. After playing lots of mandolins in the $1000-$7000 range over four months, I...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Similar to my story! Iím hoping to retire in four years if not sooner and I just added an open back banjo to my collection with hopes of being able to enjoy clawhammer style for a reasonable number...
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    Re: my two mandolins

    I started on a KM-150 which was a fine instrument, but I believe the model is even better now. Enjoy!
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    Re: Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    Gorgeous music by Django, very nice performance, and delightful tone from the Eastman!
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