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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    ....a follow-up .
    Last year I found a used Yamaha acoustic dread ......a trade-in . FG 335 model.
    It looked like hell ....scratched gloss , dirty ...bad strings etc.., but it sounded FANTASTIC . I...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    I have an entry level Canadian made acoustic guitar - a factory second -which I paid around 400 bucks for new about 25 years ago . Loved the neck ...very playable with no bells and whistles . It has...
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    for what my 2 cents is worth , jason ....this mandolin does indeed sound thin to my ear . nice sound...clean ...clear tone ...but thin . I played several Km 600 and 700 series at a shop ( granted...
  4. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    when you are playing your guitar ( which you've been playing for over 50 years ) and you're suddenly confused by 'all the extra strings ' .
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    first off ....not bad sound at all from a phone .
    the strad really surprised me ....wow ....volume and bottom end to spare ....at least to my ear .
    I hear your dilemma loud and clear . the Km1050...
  6. Re: Just got a new Kentucky 650. What to look for?

    like eastman's , in my experience , the entry level kentuckys seem to sound better than the intermediate models .....then the kentucky seem to get good aain as you get into the 900's and above . I've...
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    Re: Friendly reminder

    the amp selection issue can be a nightmare ..they ALL sound pretty good on their own. Its only when you pak them out to a gig with a band , crowd noise , a drummer etc that you really hear the...
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    Re: Roanoke

    good job ..clean and fluid picking .....your collings sounds better than I ws expecting ...actually more even and warmer and louder than many i've heard
  9. Re: I'm With Her Band w Molly Tuttle cover Bill Monroe "Toy Heart

    terrific .....powerhouse trio ( quartet) ....sound is bit frustrating but yeah ....i get it .
    been listening to the " when I'm Not With Her " solo stuff by these artists for a long time and loving...
  10. Thread: Eastman MD-305

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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    ..... I have yet to play one but the Kentucky km 250 ( 252, 256 ) series would seem to me to be the best of all entry level worlds . To my ear , the Eastman just lacks a warmth and a fullness that...
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    Re: Would someone please buy this

    ''I'm soon to be in need of more strings, so a Gryphon visit is in order. Can't go in there with this hanging on the wall. Please help me out.''

    tell me the gauge ...I'll send you some strings ....
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    IMHO for the price, the low end Eastman mandolin has the most finger-friendly neck , if play-ability is the primary issue , simply because its radiused .I've owned one and LOVED the play-ability . It...
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    Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    The coolest thing about a 'mid-life meltdown 'is that the description of it is in the term.
    its like an accepted insanity ....like when 12 year old boys' hormones put them off the rails for about 8...
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    At least with being a weird musician you get invited to parties and can get paid. My girlfriend is mainly a rock climber and plays a lot of volleyball for her hobbies - she always complains that I...
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    Re: Cumberland Acousticís

    a friend just bought a gibson acoustic guitar from a local shop for around 2200.00 plus 12% sales tax brand new . it had fret buzz and they wanted 100.00 more for a set up . hmmm .....
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    michael ...i feel your confusion.

    NEVER EVER TRUST AMAZON PRICING .

    to that company , every item is 'corn flakes ' . they don't seem to have any price/product checkers . I've seen those wild...
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    Re: Used beginner mandos

    There is an absolute dearth of mandolin options north of the 49th BUT I've been pleasantly surprised by the Epiphone mm 30s I've played in shops recently . For what they are , they sound surprisingly...
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    Re: Canadian buyers: good deal on KM-950

    finding a good mandolin in canada is needle in a haystack kinda stuff .
    a few weeks back amazon listed a km 505 at 327.00 ....i figure it was a mistake . I looked again later that day after deciding...
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    Re: It has finally happened (HELP!)

    there's a reason they make solid body instruments ...
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    Re: Mando-free zone

    All true , of course , Ranald . I guess I'm at least as surprised that , as you rightly point out , there does seem to be an interest in the instrument by players ....no matter the genre , while this...
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    Mando-free zone

    I guess I'm mostly directing this to any Canadian members here but it may be of passing interest , if not a concern , to anyone else .

    In the past several years it seems that the great white north...
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    Re: REPLACEMENT TUNERS FOR Km -150

    Much thanks , gentlemen . Grovers seem to be the way to go by consensus .
    The 309's run close to 100.00 here in Canada .....with Canadian Exchange and shipping on the US $ it would run the same...
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    Replacement Tuners for KM -150

    Love my KM-150. For the most-part , the stock tuners haven't been a concern . Lately , however , I've been doing more recording and that's where there's no room for tuning issues whatsoever.

    IF...
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    Re: Would appreciate some opinions please.

    buy 2 or 3 ....who wants to eat chocolate ice cream every day ?
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    Re: Mute Pedal Switch?

    ''I like using a clip on tuner so I don't see the point in buying a fancy mute with an onboard tuner.''

    I thought this too . Then a friend GAVE me a Boss chromatic pedal tuner . Never knew what I...
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