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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: I survived the 300 post game Part 41


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OM45GE - Posted - 12/07/2015:  03:22:50


A big bull moose could weigh up to 1,500. A VW Thing is about a ton. Not surprised the car was totaled. 

DeanT - Posted - 12/07/2015:  05:19:16


cool car, stupid name. I always wanted one of them. But then, I thought AMC Gremlins were cool too...

dat - Posted - 12/07/2015:  06:31:17


the gremlin looked better than the pacer, 

DeanT - Posted - 12/07/2015:  10:21:48


the pacer was the ugliest car ever

dat - Posted - 12/07/2015:  10:26:16


kinda like a big ol dog tick

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/07/2015:  10:39:20


Talk about ugly - I used to drive one of these...

dat - Posted - 12/07/2015:  10:44:17


looks like a 4 dr version of Lt Columbo's car

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/07/2015:  10:53:05


Kind of...same country - France. His was a '59 Peugeot , mine a '68 Renault

dmiller - Posted - 12/07/2015:  11:14:46


I watch Columbo on the "Retro" TV channel each Sunday night.  One of my favorite shows.

I always did wonder what kind of car it was that he drove in the show.  It looks interesting.

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/07/2015:  12:07:16


Kind of "anti-cool". I was like that for a while- still am ,actually - after all,I play a banjo (a real chick magnet! 🤓 )

dat - Posted - 12/07/2015:  13:13:54


I can't really say I play the banjo anymore, never have been good, but it's been a while since I knocked the dust off of it, a buddy and his wife came by yesterday and he asked if I still played and I told him it had been about a month since I picked it up.  I think I'm worse now than when I first tried to start.  never really have gotten back much after my fingertips touched the table saw blade a couple of years ago

DeanT - Posted - 12/07/2015:  16:56:13


My first car was an AMC Rambler. Looked a lot like the Renault up there. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to play my banjo. Still doing 3-5 gigs a week. Still fun, but the passion is long gone. If the band ever folds (and we aren't getting any younger) I could see myself putting the banjo away for good. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/07/2015:  17:14:04


I put the banjo away for 26+ years, and just played guitar. About a year and a half ago I got a banjo and having fun again. I'm going to jams and gluebrass (sp. 😁) festivals, meeting lots of folks, etc.

DeanT - Posted - 12/07/2015:  19:05:15


I was way more a blues guitar player, slide, open G. I got the banjo job 10 years ago, because I was the only one who knew the tuning, and could fingerpick. Was really into it for 5 years or so, then it just became the money maker, playing in 2 bands. Now down to one band. I keep going so I don't let the others down, and like the extra money.  


Edited by - DeanT on 12/07/2015 19:05:47

dat - Posted - 12/08/2015:  06:15:27


I've learned that there is no such thing as extra money, it'll go somewhere when you get it

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/08/2015:  06:19:23


Yeah - I think I was healthier when I had little money

OM45GE - Posted - 12/08/2015:  09:06:52


I definitely play more guitar than banjo, but I do pick up the Stelling from time to time. I got a display cabinet a few years ago so most of my guitars and the banjo are easily accessible and I find I play them more because of it. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/08/2015:  09:10:24


I leave my banjo and guitar cases nearby and unlatched so they're easily accessible for a quick tune or two anytime

OM45GE - Posted - 12/08/2015:  09:15:35


I always latch my cases - ever since I picked up my D-28 and had it drop to the floor when the case flopped open. 

dat - Posted - 12/08/2015:  10:54:54


 my bro in law got drunk and backed his truck over his Gibson J 50,   then he tried to buy my other bro in laws (his brother's) J 50 then my brides D 28, after everybody told him no he bought a new D 28 then got drunk and left it out by the fire and it got rained on one night.



 I ask him about it every chance I get just to aggravate him  big 


Edited by - dat on 12/08/2015 10:55:23

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/08/2015:  11:16:30


Drinking caused me to wreck a couple of banjos - backing over an old Gibby, and smashing another one to pieces in a drunken fit. Regrets? - I've had few......😥

dat - Posted - 12/08/2015:  11:50:56


75* F and the sun is shinning, it would be a great day to be on the river instead of at work

DeanT - Posted - 12/08/2015:  16:55:47


My telecaster actually survived my drunken days. It's my only other instrument besides my banjo. It's tuned open G and I use it for all my banjo practice. 

OM45GE - Posted - 12/08/2015:  17:44:50


What's up with Gibby J-50's? A former band mate had his broken over his head by his soon to be ex girlfriend. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/08/2015:  17:52:08


At least it wasn't a cheap Aria - that would be embarrassing


Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/08/2015 17:52:53

OM45GE - Posted - 12/08/2015:  17:57:10


He replaced it with another J 50 and years latter we did a "temporary" swap of the Gibson for my Gretch Tennessean. When I went to swap back he told me he had sold my Gretch so I kept the Gibby. I later lent it to my stepson only to have him pawn it in San Diego. I lost out all around. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/08/2015:  17:59:24


Hmm...which pawn shop?...

OM45GE - Posted - 12/08/2015:  18:04:46


LOL. you're about 20 years too late. He didn't tell me about it until he came home for Christmas - about six months after the fact. By then it was already gone. I was pissed.  He got $100 for it and I would gladly have sent home the cash and kept the guitar  



 

dmiller - Posted - 12/08/2015:  21:32:05


I made three VERY huge mistakes/ selling instruments in my past.

All were Gibsons.  First a guitar/ then a banjo/ and last a mandolin.



If I could only go back in time and know then what I know now - - - -



(edited to add - - ) I forgot about a 4th mistake with a 1928 Martin guitar.


Edited by - dmiller on 12/08/2015 21:36:43

OM45GE - Posted - 12/09/2015:  03:40:06


I've sold a bunch of guitars over the years. Some I wish I hadn't, others I don't miss at all. The one I regret most was a 1929 Martin OM 28 prototype, one of six made and a fantastic sounding instrument.  

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/09/2015:  06:20:48


I only ever had a couple of quality instruments in the past - the 1927 Gibson ball bearing conversion (that I backed over), and a '66 Martin D-18. Have some nice ones now, but still would like a good older Mastertone.

dat - Posted - 12/09/2015:  07:28:01


yeah, ifin you're gonna get hit in the head with a guitar, you hope it at least a good one,  if you get hit in the head with a banjo you'll be wearin a brass halo

DeanT - Posted - 12/09/2015:  10:22:57


My Biggest regret is selling my National Bendaway resonator guitar. 

OM45GE - Posted - 12/09/2015:  11:46:41


I've never owned a resonator guitar. Was it a square neck?

DeanT - Posted - 12/09/2015:  17:03:33


Round neck biscut cone. Someday when I'm in a rest home, I'll have a square neck resonator and play it on my lap...




Edited by - DeanT on 12/09/2015 17:07:09

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/09/2015:  17:50:04


Nice looking axe

OM45GE - Posted - 12/09/2015:  18:00:14


Sweet. 

dat - Posted - 12/10/2015:  07:33:54


are resonator guitars wider spaced strings than a regular guitar?  or the same

OM45GE - Posted - 12/10/2015:  08:09:48


I think they vary just Iike regular guitars. 

dat - Posted - 12/10/2015:  08:16:50


I haven't been around any resonator guitars, just seen pictures and videos

DeanT - Posted - 12/10/2015:  10:44:33


yep they vary just like regular guitars. The Nationals have nice wide spacing, but the cheapos are narrow. I Sold mine, to buy my Deering Calico... which I ended up selling to buy my Gibson ESS. When the band hangs it up, I'll sell the ESS, and get a nice square neck reso to take to my grave with me. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/10/2015:  11:51:18


Dean,, have you tried any Gold Tone resos? I see them in the stores- wondering if they're any good.

dmiller - Posted - 12/10/2015:  18:58:29


A good friend of mine is one helluva good dobro/ reso player.  Ernie (100% Norwegian) used to live here in Minnesota, but has retired and is now living in Mexico.  Ernie had  Dobro brand guitar that he proudly would mention that it was "made halfway between Oswald's guitar, and Josh Grave's guitar".  Oswald's serial number was  7233/  Ernie's was 7483/ and Josh's was 7673.



When Ernie was thinking of moving to Mexico, he left his dobro (#7483) with me for safekeeping while he went there to check it out.  I had that guitar for 2 1/2 or so years.  I was hoping he'd forgotten where he left it, but sadly - - one day he finally came back and reclaimed it and I never saw it again.  He finally sold that dobro and now plays (pretty much only) on guitars made by Jesus Rios Gomez in Paracho, Mexico.  The JRG guitars are high end instruments.  Let me look around here.  I think I can find pics and a soundtrack of them.


Edited by - dmiller on 12/10/2015 18:59:59

DeanT - Posted - 12/10/2015:  19:23:17


Chuck, nope, never tried one, or even seen one in real life. I've tried the Chinese Hound Dog (Gibson) and the Chinese Fenders at Guitar Center, and they are actually ok, but could definitely use a good set-up. After having the National, I don't know if I could do an import. Sort of like the ESS completely ended my search for a banjo. 

dmiller - Posted - 12/10/2015:  21:13:34


Found em.  Two guitars.  Jesus Rios Gomez is on the left holding the one he built for Ernie.



  



Cedar top with Walnut back and sides



  





Here's a sound clip of them both, at a festival here in Minnesota - - - - > > >



 



OM45GE - Posted - 12/11/2015:  02:52:37


Beautiful guitars and nice picking!

DeanT - Posted - 12/11/2015:  05:32:37


Those kids are good! I want one of those!

dat - Posted - 12/11/2015:  05:52:57


those sound nice

OM45GE - Posted - 12/11/2015:  06:32:28


I Googled him but couldn't find anything except some posts about him. No website or guitars for sale. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/11/2015:  07:45:09


Cool! ....is that Josh Graves tune called "Just Joshing"?

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