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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Freeman View Post
    Was thinking about the Rubners too. Which set did you choose, and did they drop right in? All screw holes line up? Thanks.
    Hi, I see you never got a response to your question. Were you able to find a set of Rubners that fit without modifications? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Aengus View Post
    Hi, I see you never got a response to your question. Were you able to find a set of Rubners that fit without modifications? Thanks.
    I put the silver with pearl buttons on mine. They dropped right in without any modification. Pretty sure the holes lined up.

    One thing though - the tuner button shafts are slightly shorter than the stock tuners. No problems with contact with the headstock. But wanted to point it out in case someone doesn't like the look as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Aengus View Post
    Hi, I see you never got a response to your question. Were you able to find a set of Rubners that fit without modifications? Thanks.
    I ended up selling the Eastman octave in favor of a boutique build. Great instrument, though! Had I kept it I likely would've gone with the Rubners. I don't recall the source but was able to confirm they dropped right in without modification. Rubner's customer service rep confirmed that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Freeman View Post
    I ended up selling the Eastman octave in favor of a boutique build. Great instrument, though! Had I kept it I likely would've gone with the Rubners. I don't recall the source but was able to confirm they dropped right in without modification. Rubner's customer service rep confirmed that too.
    The tuner posts will line up but the screw holes most likely will not. Very easy to plug the old screw holes and drill pilot holes for the new ones.

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    For those using J72 strings, how did you use them on the A string courses? The J72s I bought from Amazon for Mandola were not close to being long enough on the A strings. Could you provide a link to where you bought them? I was able to get all the others on the OM, just not the A strings.

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    I bought the EJ-72s through Amazon in September 2017. Don't recall any trouble with the strings being long enough. Might've been on the cusp, but they certainly worked out great.

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    Doug,
    The ones they sell as EJ72 currently are not long enough for the A course I believe. The back of the packaging notes that they are for a scale length of 15.875". It just wasn't enough for the A course in the pack I bought about a week ago.

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    Follow up, Amazon sent me the wrong strings. J72s came in today and they sound fantastic. Highly recommended! Thanks for all the info and suggestions!

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