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Save your Instrument's life

Pete (inactive) 17 Apr 99 - 02:29 PM
catspaw49 17 Apr 99 - 03:02 PM
catspaw49 17 Apr 99 - 03:03 PM
Barry Finn 17 Apr 99 - 05:08 PM
bill\sables 17 Apr 99 - 05:55 PM
Pete (inactive) 18 Apr 99 - 05:31 AM
Liam's Brother 19 Apr 99 - 01:57 PM
Herge 19 Apr 99 - 02:27 PM
Pete (inactive) 19 Apr 99 - 05:10 PM
Pete (inactive) 23 Apr 99 - 07:16 AM
Tony Burns 23 Apr 99 - 07:29 PM
Bert 24 Apr 99 - 01:51 PM
Bert 24 Apr 99 - 01:51 PM
bert 24 Apr 99 - 01:53 PM
Cap't Bob 25 Apr 99 - 09:27 AM
Willie-O 25 Apr 99 - 09:53 PM
Mark Roffe 26 Apr 99 - 12:20 AM
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Subject: Save your Instrument's life
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 02:29 PM

Hi everyone,

First note I am not connected with the following other having been asked to do review for a local folk site, and because I have been so impressed with the item I would like to pass on my find to others who play at pubs and clubs.

The item I was sent is called a Pub Prop and is a simple but very effective device that clamps onto a pub table and holds a guitar, banjo, mandolin or other such instruments firm and stops them getting knocked over. The Pub Prop is well made and I think very cheap, have a look at the review or the makers site and let me know what you think?

I have one and many of the local players at my club are going to get them - it's a great idea.

My review and photo's can be found at:- http://www.fyldefolk.freeserve.co.uk/fatf/pete/pads.htm

and there is a link to the makers site there as well. I don't know how much he would charge to send them outside the UK, but within the UK they are £14.00 including a case and postage and package.

I hope no one thinks this is a spam - I am only relating the information to help other musicians having had several instruments damaged over the last 40 years having either fallen or been knocked over.

Take care and sing well

Pete (Clansfolk)


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 03:02 PM

Good Gawd!!! Blatant Commercialism if I ever saw it. Pete, you are to be severely censured...I mean, like what's your take in all this??? Can I get some???

Let's see if I can make your site clickable by clicking on BLATANT COMMERCIALISM and I hope it works. If it does, what's my cut Ol' Buddy?

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 03:03 PM

Alright ... Ante-Up!

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 05:08 PM

At a session I sometimes attend, one musicians is a fine woodworker. He's made a device (actually it's 2 like devices) that fits on to a square table & connects it to a second table, these help to keep a fully loaded table more stable (if they're a single center stand table is this the right thing to call them?) & where the devices grip the tables together the musicians can lean their long necked instruments without the fear of them falling. As for me, my bodhran will roll as it wants. Barry


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: bill\sables
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 05:55 PM

A Friend of mine made me one of these about twelve years ago from a ping pong net screw clamp and bit of wire. A group I know in Doncaster England all have them made out of Buldog Paper clips with a bit of rubber to protect the neck


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 05:31 AM

Catspaw,

OK fairs fair, I will e-mail your share - being well up in maths I worked ot that if I give you 200% of what I'm making and keep the rest we'll both have the same - although I only intend to take 5% (It makes no odds we've both still got the same!) If anyone else wants a share there's still loads of nothing to go around.

I have also decided to try and get a pub prop for me - no not for a guitar - For ME now where's that bar........

Take care

Pete


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 01:57 PM

Hi Pete!

Looks very interesting. I'm going to check into this.

Many thanks, Dan


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Herge
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 02:27 PM

I had one of the 'pub props' mentioned and found it excellent, untill I left it attached to a table when drunk.... It is now probobly still attached and new punters argue over its use!! Drink holder? or maybe umbrella stand? If any one finds it let me know!

Herge


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 05:10 PM

Hey Herge,

I bet the cleaner is still cleaning it!

If I see one that's not connected to a guitar - I'll pick it up.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 07:16 AM

Herge,

Just had a though?

Why not buy another and make a lot of nothing for me & Catspaw - (we might even give you a percentage - couple of 100% maybe)

I think I've had too many late night.

singing too many bad salads and eating limp lettuce

Take care & Sing Well

Pete (lansfolk)


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Tony Burns
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 07:29 PM

At a concert recently one of the guitar players had a stand that folded flat enough to fit *in* the guitar case. I can't remember now what concert it was now. The guitarist said the stands were available from him.

Rick Fielding, are you following this thread? Do you know who I'm refering to? I think it was at one of the Transac concerts in the last couple of months.


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:51 PM

If you saw what happens to the tables in OUR bar, you wouldn't be clamping anyting to them!!

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:51 PM

If you saw what happens to the tables in OUR bar, you wouldn't be clamping anyting to them!!

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: bert
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 01:53 PM

You'd have thought I'd been around here long enough NOT to double post. Must be a touch of the CRS.

Bert


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 09:27 AM

When the going gets really rough ~ BEST ADVICE: Pick up and Run.

Our band was playing at a St. Patricks day party several years ago and as things were winding down a contest developed to see which row of tables could chug their beers fastest. After the beer was chugged each person was to put the empty glass upside down on their head. This process was repeated over and over. First things first, I put all my instruments in cases then secured the sound equipment. Unfortunately my poor music stand (actually used to hold capos, song list, picks and the like) was low on priority and when the predictable domino effect started Somehow the music stand got its self involved. Luckily it was the only casualty of the evening. Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 09:53 PM

I kind of think Bert's right, the best way to protect 'em is to get 'em away from the table. Fretted instruments are problematic enough--well, I always fret over them--but casual storage of a fiddle is a nightmare. The table is where the food and drinks go. The floor has too many booted feet. I vote for wall storage.

Some time ago it occurred to me that the best way to hang up a fiddle on the wall would be with a couple of horizontally spaced 4" pegs about 7" apart, angled slightly upwards, that you could hang the body of the fiddle on by the narrow part. Add another dowel to hang the bow from, put it on the wall at or above shoulder height and you have extremely safe and accessible storage for the family treasure.

This is a very easy and cheap woodworking project, makes a great present for a fiddle player when you're broke and in a hurry.

Bill


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 26 Apr 99 - 12:20 AM

And look out for ceiling fans. I lent my guitar to Emil from Mobile, and he was so happy with the applause he'd generated that he raised his arms while holding my guitar by the neck. Fan took a chunk out of the head stock. Almost decapotated the poor thing.


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Subject: RE: Save your Instrument's life
From: Pete (inactive)
Date: 27 Apr 99 - 05:06 AM

Just to add,

I've been sent another device made by the same chap - it's very unusual ....... it can rest on a table, etc plus can be used attached on a wall - speaker cab etc.... only arrived today for review - also a nice electric fiddle to test from York - England, should have some fun over the next few 'days' and will then post the results to the Fylde Folk Site.....

Pete (Clansfolk)

http://www.fyldefolk.freeserve.co.uk


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