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    Hi All. I've been lurking here, but am not one to post much (1st one!). In any event, I just picked up my first mandolin tonight. It is an Eastman 515. Got a good deal on it so I'm pretty pumped about it. I played violin and fiddle years ago, but have wanted to pickup the mandolin for years and now it's time! Keep up the great posts, I'll keep reading and start picking!

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    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Current Stable: Two Tenor Guitars (Martin 515, Blueridge BR-40T), a Tenor Banjo (Deering GoodTime 17-Fret), a Mandolin (Burgess #7). two Banjo-Ukes and five Ukuleles..

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    Awesome! Eastmans are nice. I have a 305 myself. Enjoy the beauty
    happy playing.

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    Congrats and welcome.

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    Hey fantastic. The mandolin adventure commences. You will have fun beyond your imagining.
    Indulge responsibly!

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    What, exactly, are you bragging about? Getting a good deal?

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    From what I read, he's pumped about getting a good first mandolin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    From what I read, he's pumped about getting a good first mandolin...

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    Oh. Is that something you "brag" about?

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    Congratulations, MTO I remember how proud I was when I got my first mandolin. I still have it!

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    Seriously this is this person's first post and you're trying to start a tussle? I'd recommend moving along, sir or madam. I'm glad there's an "ignore" button at the cafe and that I know how to use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    Oh. Is that something you "brag" about?
    Just visiting.

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    I'm jealous! Congrats!

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    Very good! It's great to get that first mandolin, and love it! I have an entry level Washburn that I set up myself, and I really love my mando....learning lots of old-time fiddle tunes. Stay pumped!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MTO4Life View Post
    Hi All. I've been lurking here, but am not one to post much (1st one!). In any event, I just picked up my first mandolin tonight. It is an Eastman 515. Got a good deal on it so I'm pretty pumped about it. I played violin and fiddle years ago, but have wanted to pickup the mandolin for years and now it's time! Keep up the great posts, I'll keep reading and start picking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    What, exactly, are you bragging about? Getting a good deal?
    Yup, getting a good deal and getting back into playing, exploring new avenues, etc.

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    Congratulations. That's a great first instrument. Enjoy it, and ignore any grouches here.

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    congrats!
    I too just recently found my first mandolin. I play a few other instruments and love them all, but there is something very special and engaging about the mandolin.

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    Congratulations and welcome ... enjoy breaking in your calluses ... R /
    I love hanging out with mandolin nerds . . . . . Thanks peeps ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta Callahan View Post
    Congratulations, MTO I remember how proud I was when I got my first mandolin. I still have it!

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    Seriously this is this person's first post and you're trying to start a tussle? I'd recommend moving along, sir or madam. I'm glad there's an "ignore" button at the cafe and that I know how to use it.
    Not trying to "start" anything. My thought on reading this thread was that it was an odd use of the word "brag" and expressed that thought. Unfortunately, there are people such as yourself who have rigid boundaries of what is "acceptable" comment. Anything that sounds as if if may, possibly, on some level be construed as negative should not be expressed. In this case, the only response you deem proper is something along the lines of "attaboy, keep at it, congratulations, way to go". There's nothing wrong with being a cheering society if that's what you want to do. But it isn't right to demand everyone on a public site taylor their responses to fit your vision of what is acceptable. Diversity in opinion is what makes a discussion healthy, not a bunch of people parroting the same thought over and over. Nothing nasty was said, no one was insulted.....you might examine your own motivation for posting such a comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolirius View Post
    My thought on reading this thread was that it was an odd use of the word "brag" and expressed that thought.
    It is true that out of some misguided sense of politeness, many members overlook spelling errors and malapropisms in posts, and instead focus on the spirit and intention of the post rather than getting sidelined by these things. But it is just a slippery slope people, and if members of the diction police, like mandolirius, don't take a stand, it will be anarchy.

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    Well I'm proud of ya. I don't care what the dic tion police say. Nice instrument. Pick away buddy, and have a good time.
    We few, we happy few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    It is true that out of some misguided sense of politeness, many members overlook spelling errors and malapropisms inposts, and instead focus on the spirit and intention of the post rather than getting sidelined by these things. But it is just a slippery slope people, and if members of the diction police, like mandolirius, don't take a stand, it will anarchy.
    It's true, words are our means of communication and the responsibility of that falls to the communicator not the one on the receiving end of the message, to paraphrase a comment by your president, Ronald Reagan.
    Many posters also don't know the difference between "then" and "than"
    http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-...n-and-than.htm
    Just trying to help

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    Communication's a two way street, folks.
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    Ronald Reagan was the president of Nova Scotia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew DeMarco View Post
    Communication's a two way street, folks.
    Don't agree. If you speak a language I don't know , where's the communication?
    Czy wiecie, co mam na myśli?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Homier Lieu View Post
    Ronald Reagan was the president of Nova Scotia?
    My fellow Canuck, I apologize, your address wasn't in your post.

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    I have a feeling you will enjoy your new mandolin more than reading whatever people post on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgray View Post
    I have a feeling you will enjoy your new mandolin more than reading whatever people post on the Internet.
    I couldn't have said it better.
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