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PiousDevil 03-12-2019 05:23 PM

Upcoming NMD: Eastman MD815V. . . Help me. . .
 
Iíve been wanting a decent mandolin to thicken up my songwriting/recording. Placed an order with a local shop today, wonít be in for about a month though. The anticipation is already killing me, so I had to make a thread to help me get through this difficult time. Convince me that itís going to be ok.

martingitdave 03-12-2019 07:48 PM

I have my eye on an MD515, so I can imagine how excited you are.

PiousDevil 03-12-2019 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6005248)
I have my eye on an MD515, so I can imagine how excited you are.



I strongly considered the MD515, and itís unquestionably a wonderful instrument, but I know how my mind works. If I got the 515 iíd have this nagging voice in my head telling me that maybe the adirondack top would make it just that much better, and I would in a later moment of weakness buy the 815. Iím hoping the lighter varnish finish will maybe have an impact on the tone and volume, but it will probably be imperceptible even if it is so. Have you considered the MD515v?

martingitdave 03-12-2019 08:28 PM

Crap. Now I want an 815. Lol

PiousDevil 03-12-2019 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6005291)
Crap. Now I want an 815. Lol



Do yourself a favor and donít look at the 915.

martingitdave 03-12-2019 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PiousDevil (Post 6005300)
Do yourself a favor and donít look at the 915.


Lol. Too late. Iím doomed.

PiousDevil 03-13-2019 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by martingitdave (Post 6005303)
Lol. Too late. Iím doomed.



RIP, friend. I think I showed amazing restraint by choosing the 815v over the 915

Puddleglum 03-13-2019 04:37 PM

Great choice! I used to have an Eastman A-style that was nice, but I ended up getting a Collings later on. Both have a more modern tone, as opposed to a Gibson, Northfield, Kentucky, et al, which tend to be more traditional in tone.

PiousDevil 03-17-2019 09:00 AM

Why isnít it mid-april yet?

themissal 03-20-2019 04:29 AM

I have the lowly MD304 A mandolin.

Itís fantastic. The quality of a few Eastman guitars Iíve been around has been less than stellar. Not so with the mandolins. These are an amazing value. It sounds great at home. It sounds great with its k&k at gigs.

Perfect gigging mandolin. Perfect.

roylor4 03-21-2019 07:26 AM

My wife owns a MD 305. She compared it to Mandos up to about 2k and it slayed all of them.

PiousDevil 03-22-2019 06:07 AM

^^both of these posts leave me feeling optimistic about my incoming mandolin.

Grizzly Adams 03-22-2019 08:24 AM

An interesting thing about the Eastman mandolin series is that the 300 series often sounds as good or better than the higher end Eastmans.

PiousDevil 03-22-2019 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Grizzly Adams (Post 6014764)
An interesting thing about the Eastman mandolin series is that the 300 series often sounds as good or better than the higher end Eastmans.

I hope that is not the case

leew3 04-09-2019 06:20 AM

any updates about the incoming mando? I'm suffering from MAS for an F style and looking for help-more likely to talk me INTO a new purchase! :D


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