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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    I have owned three Washburn mandolins, and like my m-118 F mandolin very much, with its wide neck. It is all wood; spruce and maple, and machine carved. It has great tone and looks. The big...
  2. Thread: Stradolin S.G.

    by JamieJ
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    Re: Stradolin S.G.

    A couple of years ago, I inherited a Stradolin A style mandolin my late grandfather once owned. He was a CEO of a business and lived in Albany, NY. He might have purchased it in upstate NY or in...
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    Re: Considering a Blue Chip Pick?

    I bought a Blue ChipTAD 60 and decided to do an experiment to see if the Blue Chip is superior to other mandolin picks. I asked a friend to listen to me playing my Eastman 305 mandolin with each of...
  4. Re: Article: ABBA Greatest Hits for Mandolin Tribute Released

    I could find no stores in Miami Fl. that carry this CD. So the distribution must be regional.
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    Re: Elderly Beginning Mandolin Outfit

    It seems likely that Elderly Instruments simply wanted to offer a low cost package for beginners. They decided to substitute a Loar "Honey Creek" for the Kentucky KM 150 to keep their costs down. ...
  6. Re: Lloyd Loar's Obituary from Fretted Instrument News

    What is most striking about this obituary is their unawareness of the primary
    reason Lloyd Loar is so remembered today; for his work in the development of the Gibson F5 mandolin which has become...
  7. Thread: Maple Bridge

    by JamieJ
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    Re: Maple Bridge

    I made one easily using a small vice, a coping saw, file and sandpaper to smooth the edges, and a drill for the holes. I used poplar rather than maple, which is what I could get at Home Depot, which...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305 feedback

    I have both the md 615 and md 305. One is F style, the other is A style. The md 615 has the glossy finish and full binding, along with an internal pickup, which is great for recording or playing...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar Mandolins

    There are many luthiers that make mandolins to the same specifications as the Lloyd Loar era Gibson F5. The specs are not a secret, and are well known. For the most part, owning a Lloyd Loar signed...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305 feedback

    I have the Eastman md 615 acoustic-electric, and the md 305, which is the entry level, tear drop model. The first thing I noticed about the md 305 is how loud it is. This is a great advantage,...
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    Re: newbie looking at Eastman mandolins

    I have the md615 acoustic-electric and the md 305. Despite being an entry level instrument, the 305, in particular, has great tone, perhaps the best tone, because of the satin finish. Both are hand...
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    Re: New: Bill Monroe - Castle Studio 1950/1951

    On youtube, you can hear demos and multiple outtakes of Beatles songs, which gives a fascinating look into the production of their songs from inception to the final release. This release looks to be...
  13. Thread: Eastman LA-305

    by JamieJ
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    Re: Eastman LA-305

    The people at the Eastman website said that the chain "Music and Arts" carries the MD 305 as the LA 305, for their own marketing purposes. Spec-wise, they are the same.
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    Carbon Fiber Mandolin

    Has anyone had experience with carbon fiber construction? Those with strong environmental concerns advocate this for guitars. Martin makes a carbon fiber acoustic guitar that sounds very good. I saw...
  15. Thread: Myers Pickup

    by JamieJ
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    Re: Myers Pickup

    I purchased the Myers pickup several months ago for my Ibanez M522S mandolin and am very pleased with it. I had tried piezzo contact mic and found it to be shrill and tinny. I considered getting the...
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    Re: Free V-Picks - Right Here

    Looks like fun! I could use some new picks.
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    Re: Ibanez M522s F style

    I purchased the Ibanez M522S-BS at Guitar Center recently, :)105689which lists for $300, and I like it very much. I have compared the tone to other F style mandolins at higher prices and believe the...
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