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Old 02-17-2007, 01:40 PM   #61
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It's never too late...and you have to be happy at whatever ability level you have...just enjoy that you are making music. To me it has always been a blessing to be able to play. It keeps your mind and heart in a good place.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:24 PM   #62
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I've played rhythm guitar and vocals in a small band for 8 years. I have two Takamine accoustic/electric Santa Fe's, a '72 Strat and a 12 string rigged up to make a better sound through the PA. We've played in a lot of bars...seen lots of beverage-induced behavior, and had some great fun with the crowds. Started out as a "Tuesday Night Tractor Pull" where we all sat around and traded songs we knew or liked. I contend that the bar owners don't pay us to play...they pay us to schlepp all the equipment around. Sometimes it feels like working for United Van Lines. We've played (for the Az. streamers who might know these places) The Bird Cage in Prescott, The Alamo in Fountain Hills, AuntChiladas at Squaw Peak, ASU stadium for the Special Olympic participants. Did a gig in Wadell, BFE for a bunch of people who wondered out loud what the heck a piccollo player was doing in the group...she plays the flute. Ergo, we do about half covers and half our own songs. From Tull (flautist extraordinaire) to Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughn to Toad The Wet Sprocket. Did I mention Los Lonely Boys, The Doors, Moody Blues, and Bob Marley? Anyway, I enjoy sitting around and playing music with anybody. There are far better players than me, but I try to hit the right chord whenever possible. I'd be at the Four Corners Unit Rally, but had to do a C-section on the belly pan of the trailer today. Is there an astringent recommended for mouse droppings in nasty alumicuts?
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:26 PM   #63
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Just traded in My Takamine Sante Fe with blonde shell case for a Martin D20...I Loved My Tak but I have to admit this Martin is awesome!

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Old 05-23-2007, 05:03 PM   #64
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I play an 1963 Federici Garcia classical guitar that belonged to my stepfather. not an expensive guitar, but it has a nice mellow sound. I also have a Johnson banjo that I looove to play Scruggs style!
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:29 PM   #65
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Terry (the better half of this combo) plaid a Gibson F15 Limited Addition (whatever that means) and an Ovation 12 string...but one needs explosives to get her going Thought about installling our old Korg M1 keyboard in the stream or tv..but if I play it would clear any park I do have a squeeze box...you really would not me playing that
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:42 PM   #66
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I have played pedal steel guitar semi-professionaly for 40 + years.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:39 AM   #67
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I carry an acoustic with most of the time. A little 3/4 size is just right to keep in the trailer. My preferred and most proficient in electric bass. All self taught. Did the saxophone thing in school.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:47 AM   #68
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i have a taylor 414ce and an art and lutherie cedar parlor guitar, which is easier to travel with.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:00 PM   #69
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long for bango and mandolin (fat chance!)

had 8 years of piano which i hated but unfortunately was good at 3rd grade and all i wanted was guitar lessons *sigh* now i'm jsut self-taught and have never been able to strum much. a picker by nature.

haven't been able to play much at all the last few years due to some physical problems.

but we have an airstream! imagine an airforums member who actually has an airstream. wouldn't that surprise some at wally world.

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:28 PM   #70
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Music is a central part of our family;3 sons all play;piano, cello, guitar violin,wife is a piano teacher, and I play organ/piano at our church-havent quite got room for our 6'6 grand piano in the airstrem though! happy travels;
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:31 PM   #71
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I've known my way around skins (Noble & Cooley), for at least 40 years and still play professionally, tho' mainly studio projects now - clubs and venues have lost their luster... something to do with carrying stuff around. Maybe shoulda played flute... tho' I did start off with bass... but I evolved. Learned to drool out of both sides...

Always have brushes, snare and a cymbal whilst traveling.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:24 PM   #72
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Suggestions anyone??

I need a source for heavy duty, quality, whatever we call it...not flimsey... "armless" folding camp chairs. Something a guitar, mandolin or (God help us) a banjo player could sit it while playing. Wal Mart ones don't meet the quals.
Anybody got a source?
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:16 PM   #73
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I need a source for heavy duty, quality, whatever we call it...not flimsey... "armless" folding camp chairs. Something a guitar, mandolin or (God help us) a banjo player could sit it while playing. Wal Mart ones don't meet the quals.
Anybody got a source?
Have you checked out Camping World - seems I've seen quite a few different types there... maybe something like Cabelas - they're a pretty good outdoor outfitter... here's a link I just googled...(folding camp chairs):
http://www.koolestproducts.com/pc-23...t-n-chill.aspx

REI has something pretty similar, too.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #74
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chairs

I looked at those you mentioned...nothing sturdy and armless. Still searching.
Some one mentioned Sams chairs....they are really nice but a card table style. I want something functional and comfortable. I know they are out there.
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I looked at those you mentioned...nothing sturdy and armless. Still searching.
Heck, the "sit n' chill" holds up to 350lbs & it's armless... that's pretty stable unless one is 375.... I've used a lightweight tripod style outdoors a few times with no problem and playing drums, I'm moving around alot more than a gitar player! 'course, the ground wasn't wet either...
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:49 PM   #76
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I need a source for heavy duty, quality, whatever we call it...not flimsey... "armless" folding camp chairs. Something a guitar, mandolin or (God help us) a banjo player could sit it while playing. Wal Mart ones don't meet the quals.
Anybody got a source?
Hi - i also went on this search several years ago and came up empty. The saggy canvas seated armless chairs are just too uncomfortable for pickers.

We now take standard metal folding chairs along for this purpose. They are really strong, can double as a warming rack over your campfire and pack flat. Best of all banjo players won't steal 'em.......

Not elegant - but highly functional and very comfortable (cheap too).
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:23 PM   #77
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I'm acquiring an old (antique??) oak armless folding chair that in its previous life was used at the Illinois State Fair. I need it for me and my Bluegrass Banjo--God help me--I will clear the campground for sure!!

By the way, I am a beginning country fiddle player as well. I plan to clear the whole county with that!

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:24 PM   #78
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By the way, I am a beginning country fiddle player as well. I plan to clear the whole county with that!

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For the love of God missy, please tell me you aren't thinking of taking up the bagpipes too!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:24 PM   #79
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I had considered bagpipes, but my banjo's shiny metal rim goes better with the AS.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #80
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I'm not mult-talented. Just play the pedal steel guitar. Have been playing semi professionally for over 45 years. We just finished a 8000 mile trip with our Argosy and did some playing in the Jackson Hole area. Took a light amp, a single neck steel, and my pack-a-seat. Haven't had a lot of luck in runnng into a lot of musicians at the RV parks.

Earlier in this threat someone mentioned the Light Crust Doe Boys. I grew up in Dallas and know Smokey Robinson who I believe was one of the orginal members. Also knew Ronnie Dawson of the same group. I use to go with my gather when he was buying cattle at the Ft. Work Stockyards. If memory serves me right, I belive the Light Crust Doe Boys use to play on a daily radio from the stockyard that was hosted by Ted Gooley. Now, that's going back.
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