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    Default Newbie joining the ranks - Eastman MD315

    Well, after a long while of lurking I decided to call up the folks at Gryphon Strings and purchase this beauty. It looks like I will be able to start actively participating in the discussions around here. I'll try not to bring down the collective IQ too much but no promises.

    I've got myself a metronome, a few good albums, Jack Tottle's Bluegrass Mandolin book and Mike Marshall's Fundamentals DVD, oh and while I before the credit card completely melted I order one Blue Chip CT55 pick. I also have a copy of Rob Meldrum's setup book in case I need to do any adjustments. I suppose I don't have any more excuses now. Time to get to work.

    Eastman MD-315
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    Sounds like you're serious. Great looking mandolin. Best of luck to you.
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    That Mando looks great! And anything with Dawg playing is more than a good start. Just in case you missed all the publicity on the homepage, the song a week social group is a great resource. Half the tunes I know are because of that group... Welcome!

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    Welcome! I own that disc and play along regularly!

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    welcome aboard, very nice looking mandolin. look at the top, the grain is a joy to the eyes.

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    Welcome and congratulations! Nice Eastman mando and I see you like Jerry too...
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    Welcome to our wild, wacky world. You are in for a lot of fun, frustration, sore fingers and joy. Good luck.

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    Welcome! I like the understated look of your mandolin. You're in for a lot of fun.
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    Great looking mandolin!

    You've got the gear, now start building the chops!
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    Thanks all. I'm quite excited. As Dogrich said, now to start building the chops.

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    Nice mandolin!

    Sounds like you have all the bases covered for success, have fun learning and playing.
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    That mandolin is a BEAUTY - nice score!

    Play, learn, enjoy and keep us posted!
    I recently finished a new homemade 4-song EP of original solo acoustic songs; (sorry, no mandolin content this time). If you are interested in a FREE copy, feel free to send me your address via Private Message, and I will be glad to send you one. Trust me, it will be worth the price!


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    You chose a really good to start your journey, enjoy!
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    Solid first mandolin choice for both the mandolin and the store.
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    That's a great looking F5 mandolin! Thanks for the photo.
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