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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    I will add one caveat about the 515, and the El Rey for that matter. I find the Pingwell tuners underwhelming and will eventually upgrade them. YMMV.
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    Re: Eastman mandolins

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    Re: Eastman mandolins

    I love my 515; great sound. If I want amplified Eastman, I would go to the El Rey.
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    Re: Anyone seen an Eastman El Rey?

    I can compare it to my Eastman 515, and state that while different necks, both are equally comfortable to me. Slight radius on the board is comfy as well.
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    Re: Anyone seen an Eastman El Rey?

    Viola some 40+ years ago as a teen. Never guitar. Mandolin as I was getting ready to turn 40. Thank you for putting my in the top 0.1%!
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    Re: Anyone seen an Eastman El Rey?

    I love mine. Great feel and playability, excellent tone, and the custom Lollar pickup is amazing.
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    Saw her in Bethesda, opening for Jake Shimabukuro. Great set, mostly from the new album.
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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    Look for a used Kentucky four stringer or a Crafter a/e (Ovation style).
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    Context. At home, 3 (electrics) are on a triple hanging stand, one (acoustic) on a stand by itslf, and a couple in cases. At work, in case. Playing out, it depends on environment where the mando goes...
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    Re: Tailpiece for Eastman 515

    If you bought it new, it should be covered under warranty.
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    I've been thrilled with Long Hollow Softy straps. Got my first one nearly 16 years ago for my Rigel. Mandos have come and gone but the Long Hollows stick around. I love how they can be used on...
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    Re: What case for my Kentucky KM500

    +1 on the Travelite. Great protection, generous storage pocket inside, and the bakstrap packs are helpful "for the long haul" at festivals or gigs.
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    Was in an airport Friday, noodling around on my Eastman 515. A guy with a beat up vintage case joins me, and pulls out an old Gibby A. We did a little tasting. Nice tone, like you would expect for...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Steve, looks like a carbon fiber body. Can you share what company?
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    <Oh, and of course it wouldn't be a NAMM thread without the fun of tossing out some red meat. There's one announcement we're privy to that will rock the industry that's not on anyone's radar. Nope,...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    So today proved that this instrument sounds great even through my modest 1982 Peavey Studio Pro's maligned high gain channel. Once dialed in, it sounded fine just straight in with the onboard reverb...
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    Doug custom finished an otp McClung to match my Eastman 515. You can see it sporting a ToneGard and a Bailey Long Hollow Softy. For some reason the upload won't orient properly. I welcome an admin...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    I spent about an hour this evening putting it through its paces. I was plugged in to the Rivera. Used the amp's reverb and gain, using the footswitch to mix it up. The R212 is loaded with 25 watt...
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    Re: NMD Eastman 305

    Just wait until the right 515 gets into your hands.
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    Eastman El Rey and MD515.
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    3rd day of Hanukkah I brought home the Eastman El Rey mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    A little more time on the El Rey has been fun. The neck is different from the 515 regarding heel cap design, etc. The width and shape are pretty much the same; the ER-M may be just a bit more...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    There's at least one at Melodee Music in Sterling, VA. I was picking up the El Ray mandolin, and the sales guys brought it up. Not my thing, and NFI.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    E string sounds fine to me, but I haven't really dialed it in yet. It is really still acclimating. Neck feels like my 515, or at least not different enough to notice.
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    Re: Eastman El Rey?

    Scale length seems pretty standard.
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