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GUEST 05 Jan 02 - 10:33 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 10:33 PM

why did you refresh this?


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 10:32 PM

refresh.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 11:47 AM

can't wait for you to get that new national, good luck, BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Grab
Date: 03 Jan 02 - 07:12 AM

The muffin man who lives down Drury Lane, obviously!

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: ddw
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 09:56 PM

Don't have it yet, but there's a National steel in the not-too-distant future. I put out the word that I would rather have cash toward a guitar than anything else and everybody came through.... Now I've got about two-thirds of what a good used Style O will cost. Can't wait!

david


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 09:13 PM

is the muffin man from merita, or claussen, or sunbeam? bob


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,Grab
Date: 02 Jan 02 - 06:20 PM

I've got enough trouble playing the ones I've got. But Elderly were kind enough to send me a replacement biscuit bridge for my Regal resonator (to replace the one which warped in 6 months use!) so I now have a functional instrument which weren't functional previous.

Bought my wife a tin whistle though. To the question "Do you know the muffin man?" I think the answer is currently "no", but it did provoke the classic line "I'm not going to let the muffin man beat me"...

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 06:21 PM

i;ve never tried a seagull, but i'm happy that you got what you wanted for christmas. happy new year. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Barky
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 03:01 PM

Well, no new instrument, but a majorly cool accessory. Something called Silent Brass. You put the mute part in the bell of the trumpet, and no one can hear you. What a blessing to the neighbors, eh? =0) But then the mute hooks up into this little console, and you put in the headphones, and you can hear yourself clear as day! The best part is the effects you can put on yourself. You can make it sound like you're in a practice room, concert hall, or a church. SO cool!

~Barky


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Dani
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 02:04 PM

I got an ocarina, too!!! Hey, Chip, now what do I do? There's a little tag on it that has kind of "Ocarina for Dummies" but I'm ready for the Canon!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mudlark
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 01:23 PM

Dear Ermintrudeclaire...

A new guitar, especially one you've been wanting (and wanting) is a joy forever....or at least until down the road a new lust appears. Very glad you got it.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: ermintrudeclaire
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 11:52 AM

i got my seagull!! after months of hinting then finally an outright 'please can i have' i have a new seagull guitar for christmas. now i'vw got sore fingers from playing it to much. my other one was a a cheapie beginners one. i know seagulls are not expensive by the martin/lowden etc standard but i am just sooo pleased with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mudlark
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 02:43 AM

Oh, temptation, get thee behind me! I'd have to sell my ancient Jose Oribe classical to get the money...and tho I never play it any more it is an old friend. Last I heard Jose had moved from LA to the San Diego area...I remember playing one of his concert guitars...what a voice that instrument had...with sound like that you don't NEED amplification...I think he made a guitar for Chet Atkins...


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 04:02 PM

go get the hummingbird, you won't regret it. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mudlark
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 04:52 AM

Bob....I've been playing nonstop since I got this capo and haven't had any trouble with it detuning my guitar so far...but I cant get that flashy, trailer trashy red guitar out of my mind!


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 02:02 PM

I got a Harmony 454 "Hollywood" with the genuwine silkscreened 'Oscar' on the headstock and a swell decal that says 'steel reinforced neck'. It's a F-hole with the DeArmond gold screen pickup. It hasn't decided if it's T-Bone Walker or Fred McDowell. Good mid frequency rhythm guitar too. I just saw a picture of Paul Oscher playing one.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 01:28 PM

EVERY TIME I'VE TRIED A KYSER, IT ALWAYS PULLED MY GUITAR OUT OF TUNE, BUT I DO LIKE THE NEW RED HUMMINGBIRD. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mudlark
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 10:39 PM

Not a new instrument, but yesterday treated myself to a new capo...a clamp type, instead of a screw type, and I love it. Bot a Shubb on the advice of a friend some years ago and I like this Kyser MUCH better... the Shubb never really seemed to fit my steel string Martin...the Kyser is fast, easy to move, no buzz... (while in the music store I also played a brilliant red Hummingbird I totally fell in love with...but the capo was more affordable!)


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 08:47 PM

i just got my new book entitled BEATLES GEAR, you would ahave to see it to believe it , it shows every guitar, and i mean every guitar, bass, and drum kits, piano, organ, harmonica, it's great if you get a chance to see a copy it would be to your advantage. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 12:02 PM

Katlaughing: So my wife P-Vine and I went to the piano store and discovered that with what we had to spend, we could either purchase a "Piano Shaped Object", as in an old consule with problems or a digital. She played them both and fell in love with a Technics digital without too many bells or whistles. So she called her choir director who also teaches keyboard at Shenadoah University and he threw in his blessings for the digital so, we pick it up New Years Eve.

As for the bobert, I bought a cheapie J.B. Player acoustic bass over ebay. If anyone has any experiences with J.B. Player acoustics, I'm all ears...


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 11:47 AM

Well, I didn't get the Ernie Ball "Mr. Horsepower" gutitar that I had asked for. For those of you who missed it in previous threads, this is a limited edition axe that was designed for Nigel Tufnell and had such special features as a functional Tachometer, a Hurst shifter whammy bar and headers to name a few.

However, I did get a series of Banjo lessons that I am really looking forward to. Now if only somebody will come out with a "Mr. Horsepower" five string.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Dec 01 - 01:35 AM

midchuck, what a fascinating typo: I didn't know they made cameras in Fiji!

Gloredhel, when I got my first guitar (I was a second-year med student and had a roommate who came home from class every day and played his guitar for an hour and I said, "I wanna do that!"), I got a Simon and Garfunkel songbook and a Gordon Lightfoot songbook and a Peter Paul and Mary songbook, and a few songs and chords from my sister who had just learned guitar. Then I sat down every day for an hour or so and forced my fingers to do these things that they had never done before...and after a while it started to sound like music! Or, there's the other method, if you live within 500 miles of Toronto: go take lessons from Rick Fielding! Oh, wait a minute....you said "in future". That means you're probably on the older side of the pond. So you'll have to wait until Rick comes back there. Of course, you can probably find someone there to give you a lesson or two. Just don't do it in a pub, or they'll arrest you. (But at least you'll have a clean and well-preserved guitar! Glad you found the link useful.)

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 27 Dec 01 - 08:39 PM

to: GLOREDHEL what kind of guitar do you have? BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Gloredhel
Date: 27 Dec 01 - 08:30 PM

Mrak Cohen, as the proud owner of a brand-new and fairly expensive guitar, I thank you for that link. I'm sure it will be useful in future, like in about five minutes. Now, if only I could play the damned thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 27 Dec 01 - 08:09 PM

most definetly get him the guitar, you won't regret it. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Gypsy
Date: 27 Dec 01 - 06:41 PM

Only one answer to that one....YES


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,Desdemona
Date: 26 Dec 01 - 07:35 PM

My husband's been torn between a cittern and a bouzouki; any advice?

My eldest son played violin for 3 years, and now he wants a guitar......


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 26 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM

who else got a new instrument for christmas? please comment. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 26 Dec 01 - 02:36 PM

my son got a set of in ear monitors for christmas and he's going to try them out friday night at theyre gig, i hope that they do good. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,Midchuck in Bozeman
Date: 26 Dec 01 - 12:56 PM

I hate you, Wesley.

But my kids gave me and Kris a very good Fiji digital camera, so I can post all kinds of pictures to annoy everyone.

The trouble is, they also got me a "Luv Ewe" - an anatomically correct inflatable sheep - from the local adult novelty store.

What are they trying to tell me?

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Dec 01 - 09:12 AM

I got permission to spend my own money on a new Collings 000 - 12 fret guitar. That's Christmas present enough. But I also got tickets to see the Chieftans next month and the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mootlefish
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 06:21 PM

I got a saxoflute from Auntie Rachel. Now Daddy wants one two well actually now Daddy wants two but he's not having mine!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: DonMeixner
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 04:43 PM

Art,

I'll bet the guitar is in good hands.

Best regards

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 04:05 PM

Sorry -- I meant "wherever they may occur naturally.

.....Then this would include those hanging a little below a cow's ass?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Amos
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 02:37 PM

Sorry -- I meant "wherever they may occur naturally!" LOL!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 02:29 PM

EVERYWHERE, Amos? Better be careful what you wish for, or you may suddenly find yourself with an unfamiliar impediment to playing guitar....

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Amos
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 01:36 PM

My brilliantly intuitive daughter, thinking about the fact I have recently quit smoking, put a pair of matched pacifiers in my stocking!! The ridiculous thing is they really work. I hate to think what that says about my manly habit all these years -- no WONDER I founded the Temple of the Golden Globes here on the 'Cat!!!

Here's to Larger Mammaries everywhere1 I'll raise a cup to that....

A


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Philibuster
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 01:23 PM

I made my niece a little PVC membrane-reed noisemaker.
You can find a blueprint of it at http://www.geocities.com/tpe123/folkurban/airhorn/index.html
My intention was to tune it to E and just have her drone along on some of my E dorian tunes, but it totally covers up any sound the guitar makes. The perfect gift for a three year old. Loud, noisy, and annoys her mother. =P

Philibuster, who didn't get any instruments, but did get a 25$ gift certificate to the local music store...


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 01:03 PM

my granddaughter fell in love with her new uke, and like i said earlier, i'll have to learn to play it. merry christmas to all. BOB AND GLENDA


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 06:18 AM

I'm off to Mecca...er, I mean Elderly Instruments this coming Friday. I'm sure I'll be leaving there with some kind of new instrument. It may be the Black Mountain dulcimer Spaw recommends. I may not get back to Elderly for quite a while, so I'm going to take my time and make certain I leave with what I want (within reason) and want what I leave with. It's nice to have access to Elderly online, but it's just not the same as being there.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 25 Dec 01 - 05:47 AM

It was a joke, Bob...standard ukulele tuning is to the tune "My Dog Has Fleas". Or maybe you knew that and were pulling my leg in return? :>) I'd be curious to know what that book is; I'll check the Elderly website and see if I can find it.

I like Jim Beloff's books because they're pretty easy...and I'm pretty clumsy! He also has lots of the Tin Pan Alley and hapa-haole songs that I enjoy playing and singing. ("Hapa-haole", literally "half-white (as in Caucasian)", are the "Hawaiian-style" novelty songs like "Sweet Leilani", "My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii", "Ukulele Lady", and "Princess Pupule Get Plenty Papaya".) Have a good Christmas, and have fun with your uke!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 07:32 PM

i saw in the ederly catalog today, that there's a uke book out approved by george harrison, i'm going to check into that. merry christmas to all. BOB AND GLENDA


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: GUEST,fortunato, Christmas Eve.
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 05:33 PM

A very Merry Christmas, Art. I hear the great value and meaning, I believe, of your gift. I am glad to know you have a son to share it with. Best wishes for the new year. Chance Shiver


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 03:55 PM

What's wrong with caressing mannequins.
I'm going to buy a paper doll that I can call my own,
A doll that other fellows cannot steal,
Failte....Jock


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: 53
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 03:19 PM

MARK, I DON'T HAVE A DOG. BOB


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 09:31 AM

My bass player got himself (o.k... his ladyfaire got him) a Fender Jazz... So I adopted his old, 13 buck Samak bass...

Everybody's happy all round... except herself, who tired to put a moritoriam on instruments coming into the house...

Oh, how we laughed and laughed and laughed!

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Hilary
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 07:31 AM

Last night I was given a guitar tuner, maybe he was trying to tell me something .....

Happy Christmas/hols/etc

H


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 01:01 AM

That's wonderful, Kaleea! I'd never thought of it helping with that, but I can see how it could, now that you mention it. I've been without a piano now for 3 years and I miss it a lot. We've looked at the electronic ones and, after we move, will probably buy one. It won't be like the piece of furniture an acoustic piano can be (mine was cherry woods, with all kinds of embellishments), but there is so much you can do with them and they are so lightweight to move, compared to the others.:-)

Bobert, I totally understand Herself's stressing the importance of tember/tamber/timbre (choose one!)**BG** One has to have touch sensitive keys if one is too express the nuances of Mozart, et alia with any passion, etc.! Think of it as the difference between caressing a real live body as opposed to a mannequin!:-)

Didn't get a new instrument, but I did put new strings on the dulcimer, tonight. Wondered why my playing sounded shot to hell; surprised at what a difference new strings can make!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Kaleea
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 12:22 AM

I bought myself an early present in the form of a basic electronic weighted key hammer action electronic piano. I have been without a piano for several years and decided enough is enough, it's time to pound Beethoven & tickle Tchaikovski. I might even cause a Mozart effect on my brain. Actually, I was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and remembered once hearing a piano teacher discussing how she used correct piano technique as physical therapy for patients which a carpal tunnel specialist Dr. sent to her.


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Subject: RE: BS: new instrument for christmas
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 10:20 PM

I'm giving my son my only guitar---the one I've played since 1976.

Also, I just bought 6 new jew's harps from Elderly Instruments.


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