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Old 07-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #127
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Boy, does that bring back memories of helping my older brother load up his L100 Hammond and 147 Leslie. I can pick up my guitar by myself. My amp, too.
Wow Vaughn... We'd kill to find a keyboard player with a Hammond & Leslies... ain't nothing that sounds as sweet as them leslies spinning... we're doing a bunch of Meters stuff - funky stuff and the Hammond fills it up.

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:54 PM   #128
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I have not seen the article. I have seen an earlier article in the Smithsonian.

Airstream #3 belonged to the McCoys, James L. (Mac and Nina.) They were early Caravanners and Charter Member of the WBCCI. They were good friends of Wally, Stel, my Mother, and mine. They were members of the early Jack Rabbits.

I don't believe this number was issued many years after it was issued to the McCoy's. To verify this you need to contact the Club in Jackson Center, or possibly Mike, my friend, in Nova Scotia can pick this up.

When you say Mr. Thetford, do you mean the founder and owner of Thetford Toilets? If so that is Frank Sargeant, trailer number 1208. He was very active on later Caravans and Club activities. He led a trip in China (#C1).

You may want to contact the Smithsonian for a reprint of the article.

That's about all I can comment on.

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Thanks Pee Wee,

It has been a long time ago and I appreciate the clarification. I have looked for this many times and never found anything. As I recall, Mr. Thetford was credited at the inventor of the Porta-a-Potty, so it made sense.

I appreciate your input!!!

Wow, nothing like being able to talk to the institutional memory!

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:55 PM   #129
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Wow Vaughn... We'd kill to find a keyboard player with a Hammond & Leslies... ain't nothing that sounds as sweet as them leslies spinning... we're doing a bunch of Meters stuff - funky stuff and the Hammond fills it up.
Hi Bill,

There is nothing like the sound of a Leslie spin’in up. See Brooker T and the MGs or Jimmy Smith. Especially BTMGs. Also see Chicago.

Thanks to you I have started to look at Dobros and Nationals. The left shoulder is still a problem, but the right hand is getting better after nearly 10 years. I think I can play a lap guitar, I think I can, I think I can. As I recall, Leslie made a guitar amp with the spinning deflector.

For those of you who have never seen a Leslie speaker, they had a rotating deflector beneath the down-facing woofer and a pair or rotating trumpets for the high-frequency waves (1 was walled off and therefore was fake) that directed the sound around the room. They could be switched from slow to high independently. They are major pieces of furniture.

An L-100 is huge. It is like a B3 with 6 internal 10” speakers, for those of those of you that know what a B3 is. All it is really missing is pipes, and I am sure Hammond is working on that.

My favorite guitar is a VOX Super Lynx (Like an ES Gibson) paired with a VOX Kingston BASS amp. If the VOX amp had letter/numerical designation (AC30, AC 100, ctc…), they were built in England and were tube amps. If they had a name, Super Beatle is the most notorious, (I have a Kingston BASS, roughly 40 amps with no affects other than a chorus effect that adds shimmering sound that is distinctively VOX) they were transistor amps and were built by (At least mine was) Thomas Organ in Suplivida, Clafornia.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:52 PM   #130
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:48 AM   #131
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I am a new air streamer. I have played music for many years. I play guitar, mandolin, bodhran (irish drum) and a swedish folk instrument : nyckelharpa. I also help to produce folk music concerts and work at several different music festivals as well as hosting a monthly radio show. I play in a trio with another guitar player/vocalist and a fiddler. there are a few clips of my music on
Most of my r.v. time is spent at music festivals, especially Strawberry (near Yosemite) and Kate Wolf Memorial, and Jazz festivals and others. By the way, what does SOB mean to air stream folks? Some Other Brand? I also have a Vixen R.V. and we often call those who are in vehicles other than those manufactured by Vixen and NAV. It means Not A Vixen...(see Any way i also attend and help to host music jams and would be happy to play at any Airstream gathering, rally, jam or other
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:26 AM   #132
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Well havin tried & failed to find any " ABC " music books, I went down to our local Sunday mornin car boot sale... & YES I found 2 tutural song books for Keyboards... YES... The privious owner had marked all the songs with the notes, A-B-C-D & so on... To say how chuffed I am, is an understatement... LOL... So I sit in My shed plonkin happily away... The little persons over the garden fence sing along, so now I know the words.. Not bad for $1-50..., now I jus gotta Practice, Practice & More Practice... funny tho, as I started nights this sunday gone, so I can tinkle away for a few hours B4 I go to work..LOL... It's funny how I am tone deaf & put the cats chorus to shame but I know when I hit the wrong notes... LOL !
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #133
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there is a great music site online and many folk musicians from around the world make contact there. has a forum, data base of many songs and is a great community. You can meet quite a few musicians from yorkshire there! (i go by the nick name open mike on there.)
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:09 AM   #134
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:04 AM   #135
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:16 AM   #136
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wow-all these drummers..
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I go for acoustic music, too.

i also play a drum....bodhran.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #137
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I've been working on learning the mandolin the last couple of years. Love it, and play some every day, though learning music at age 61 is probably not as easy as starting young. Love bluegrass--which is what got me interested in the mando. Looking forward to taking my Caravel to some bluegrass festivals. Current favorite tunes to play are probably "Whiskey Before breakfast" "Old Joe Clark" "Ashokin Farewell". I look forward to hopefully meeting up with some of you one of these days. (I've only been an Airstreamer for a few months now--so far more restoring my trailer than using it--but it should be roadworthy by Spring.)
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:19 AM   #138
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Hummm Funny this thread should surface again. I have just acquired an Acoustic guitar after maybe 30 yrs of not playing. IT AIN'T EASY! I have also resurrected my 1940' Tenor Banjer . Now that I'm retired I should have time to practice again,maybe I'm aweful busy .Don't know how I had time to go to work.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #139
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Howdy folks- new around these parts and still discovering all these great older threads. As my handle implies, I play the big bass fiddle and dabble in a little guitar as well. Check us out on you tube- YouTube - Bucket Full of Rain
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:01 AM   #140
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Hey this is something! Missed this thread before and it's great! Bassfiddler, DjBGB is wonderful! If you are ever in the frozen north check in, we have a little five piece pseudo-bluegrass combo, Blue Northern...check us out at...Blue Northern on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

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