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Oct 16, 2021 - 1:00:54 PM
58462 posts since 12/14/2005

Not a pre-war Granada, but not bad.....

SIX of these

and six of these

For $5, the entire bag.

EACH item lists NEW for $6.99

Oct 16, 2021 - 2:15:14 PM

3937 posts since 7/8/2010

Mike, we are all waiting to see how you will "repurpose" these little treasures.

Oct 16, 2021 - 4:08:34 PM
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figmo59

USA

34440 posts since 3/5/2008

Me buddy picked up a Martin guitar fer $25.00

Oct 16, 2021 - 6:01:37 PM
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slammer

USA

3378 posts since 12/30/2008

That’s amazing!!! What the hell are they???
Slammer!!!

Oct 16, 2021 - 6:32:08 PM
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2438 posts since 3/29/2008

Wow! What are you gonna do with 6 hands-free urination devices?

Edited by - Edthebanjo on 10/16/2021 18:33:16

Oct 16, 2021 - 7:00:36 PM
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csrat

USA

894 posts since 9/14/2008
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quote:
Originally posted by figmo59

Me buddy picked up a Martin guitar fer $25.00


Garage sales, estate sales, gotta love 'em!

When I was in university I would hit these sales and if there weren't any instruments on display I'd ask if there were any in the attic or the basement or in the back of the closet. Often they'd disappear and come back with guitars, clarinets, etc. AND banjos.

This was the late '70's, so many banjos, inspired by various folk groups of the '60's and by a large measure, Pete Seeger, were tucked away in decent condition. I'd buy them for about $50, sometimes $100 if they were quite good, clean 'em up, restring and do a little setup work. Never resold one for less than $150. Made quite a bit of tuition from them. 

Old flutes and clarinets were great, too. New set of pads for $80, a little polish and they sold well. Couldn't get a dime from an old trumpet, though.

Oct 16, 2021 - 10:14:19 PM
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Paul R

Canada

15143 posts since 1/28/2010

Well, they are Mike clips.

Oct 17, 2021 - 3:57:03 AM
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58462 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

That’s amazing!!! What the hell are they???
Slammer!!!


Clamp on microphone holders


Oct 17, 2021 - 7:33:25 AM

Owen

Canada

9799 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by csrat
<snip> Couldn't get a dime from an old trumpet, though.

Iffin you've still got one laying around, I'd consider offering you a couple of dimes for it.   wink

'Way back, I was crossing the square at the U of M and a dude was sitting in his third-floor residence window playing a trumpet.  I don't think he was a pro by any means, but in that setting .......... 50+ years on and it's still some of the best music I've ever heard.   History says I'd never get beyond "infernal tootling," but man............

Oct 17, 2021 - 7:51:07 AM
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58462 posts since 12/14/2005

Are you asking about trumpets,  or strumpets?

How about some of each?

 

Oct 18, 2021 - 4:51:45 PM

58462 posts since 12/14/2005

The handy dandy feature about these is that instead of paying $20 or so for a microphone stand for my home recording room, I can pick up a floor lamp for a few bucks at a thrift shop or garage sale, and there ya go!

Oct 18, 2021 - 5:08:17 PM

Owen

Canada

9799 posts since 6/5/2011

....and you'll have a few spares, just in case you put it right THERE and can't locate it.  cheeky

I picked up a oscillating pedestal fan at the dump t'other day, but alas, couldn't bring it to life.  When I separated the plastic from the metal parts [so, I could put stuff in the proper place(?) when I return it to the dump... as any responsible citizen should do] I noticed how the top end of the pedestal resembled your find.    I'm just starting a repair/renovation project on the SurfSide trailer, so I might be able to cobble up* a stand for a work light.

Edit: * = I can almost see in my mind's eye how Red Green would do it.

Edited by - Owen on 10/18/2021 17:18:33

Oct 19, 2021 - 6:29:33 PM

58462 posts since 12/14/2005

Red Green is a man whom I admire greatly!

I also remember a character in a Sci-Fi book, years ago, a valued crew member whose Official Title was "IMPROVISOR".

Being millions of miles from home, the crew's lives depended on him being able to cobble together what they NEEDED form whatever they HAD.

The same principle was at work in the realistic movie "APOLLO 13".

Oct 19, 2021 - 6:30:59 PM
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58462 posts since 12/14/2005

By the way: Swung by a thrift store today.
Discovered that floor lamps of the proper dimensions were $4.99 each.

Oct 24, 2021 - 4:06:36 AM

58462 posts since 12/14/2005

OOoh!
Another nice find:
Am buying an investment property.
It has a lot of carpeting.
So, at an estate sale, I bought a Bissel 3950 for under $20.
They go for around $200 new.
Cleaned out the crud, and it works JUST FINE!

How well does it work??

It sucks like my attempts to learn Drop-Thumb  Clawhammer!

Oct 24, 2021 - 4:26:35 AM
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Helix

USA

14793 posts since 8/30/2006

We found an old Rainbow vacuum in perfect condition and all the parts are there, Leprechauns, pot of gold.

The ultramundanes follow you closely.

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