The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100076   Message #2002725
Posted By: catspaw49
20-Mar-07 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Rick Fielding photos--nice ones
Subject: RE: BS: Rick Fielding photos--nice ones
Well, what the hell...........I might as well throw it in once again. Its been three years today and we might as well continue making this a tribute of sorts(:<))

Back in early '99, in the midst of having a long discussion on 12-strings where Rick gave out some tremendous advice, someone new to Twelves brought up tuning to standard pitch. Several of us gave all the reasons against it and Rick came in and put up a real winner of a post, summing up in that way he often was so good at. Several people come in and thank the bejesus out of him and he then capped himself (not uncommon) and told the following story showing we all were young and dumb once.   

The story cracked me up......It was classic Rick and also was like a scene from a sit-com! Rick didn't title it but I did.......Anyway, here it is now as he told it then........

THE TALE OF IMPLODING PEDRO

"Each of my 12 strings has it's own little memory but the worst was "Pedro" the Mexican built beauty that I bought when I was about twenty. The salesman said it was built to be tuned to pitch and I foolishly believed him. Now the problem was that my girlfriend at the time felt (justifiably so) that we should be saving our money, so when I purchased "Pedro" I snuck him into a closet for the night, planning to tell her about it the next day.(after I had thought up some story to justify my purchase) About 5am, a noise like a bazooka woke everyone up with a start in our communal rooming house. People were searching everywhere for the source of the explosion......but in my heart I knew what it was. I let someone else find the broken pieces of wood and wire, but I had to own up to it. Needless to say I got yelled at, AND lost Pedro one day after buying him!"