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Your 4 top fantasy instruments

Guy Wolff 13 Dec 99 - 09:35 PM
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Subject: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:35 PM

Hi gang.. I'm shore this has been done before but with christmas coming and all the shopping I thought this might be fun...This is a fantisy now.. No offers but if money was not an issue and Santa could bring you four instroments of any type what would your list be???? I think I have mine.,,but here they are 1] Ball bearing Mastertone 2] 14 fret deolian national 3] 018 Martin 4] national resoaphonic Mandolin { I'm working on this last one} Merry fantisiin


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:37 PM

Sorry about this
but I would learn to spell first

B.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:46 PM

I am a terable speller.. I'm sorry if it bothers you..I am trying to learn but it's slow...My eyes are not the greatest so I talk more then read.. I will try to do better. All the best Guy


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:50 PM

I want a self tuning guitar.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:50 PM

Sorry about the lasy Post!
I have my fantasy instruments; I have spent the past 30 years collecting them.
And d'ye know somethin', They're all Guilds. One Guitar I insisted on having was the "Sir Toby" Fylde Acoustic Bass.
My main Six string is a limited edition Washburn, which I got customised, and because I use heavy strings, for the most part, I tend to drift towards the likes of Washburns, Guilds, Gibsons, and the likes. But I think it would be unfair to the guitar to describe it as a make. Every guitar is an individual, and should be treated as such.
Makes don't matter to me, the sound does.

Breandán


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 09:51 PM

I don't play anything except fiddle well enough to want a fancy instrument. I have my fantasy fiddle - one made by A.J.Marlen, who lived less that 15 miles from where I live now - in 1907. It was the 45th violin he made, and it's a beaut. I wish I could play it as well as it deserves.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: kendall
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:03 PM

A whyte lady banjo, and, a cypress Santa Cruz guitar


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:04 PM

My maternal grandfather was a guy callled James McKeever. Fiddle player extrodinaire.... in the 1890's He brought Boston back to Ireland at.br> Now, he died in 1942: I never knew the man. But he left his violin to his eldest daughter, my mother. And I still have it. I play it, although I'm not a fiddle player, but this machine was made, wait for it.... in 1720. Russian violin maker (probably obscure) called Isconjatsov. (That's what's written on the inside). But 1720 it is.

Love to all

B.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Big Mick
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:10 PM

Doc Watson's Guitar

Leo Rowsomme's Uillean Pipes

Brian Boru's Harp

Sandy Paton or Dan Milners voice

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Night Owl
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:26 PM

Three Orthey Autoharps, one Catspaw Hammered Dulcimer.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Night Owl
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:30 PM

woman's perogative to change her mind.....two Orthey autoharps, one low D whistle etc.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Caitrin
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:44 PM

Brian Boru's harp? You really ARE in fantasy land, Mr. Mick.
Continuing on McGrath's train of thought, I want a self-tuning twelve-string.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: BK
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:51 PM

My fantasies never stop, but drift w/time... Guild 12-string; 1 or more add'l Martins +/or Taylors; a mandolin that makes me sound good... a Larivee or 2.... My old Harmony Soveriegn - which I left in India, w/the highly effective double-ended truss rod I designed & installed... gave it a dead straight neck & it had a sweet balanced tone... amazing for one of those...

Cheers, bk


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 10:58 PM

I've got a Morris 9 string from 1947: It certainly doesn't tune itself.
The thing I find with all these instruments, is that the instrument itself can sometimes take over; It has it's own ego, mar a dhá. Don't let your instrument take over you. You are able for it! Om Om Om.

B.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 11:01 PM

Great Nightowl! Tell Santa taht now that you've given up that Orthey Autoharp I'll take it. I hope its the 48 string one with the extra bass strings! Also I play chromatic, no diatonics please.

Oh! I might also (if you please Santa)I would love a long neck Pete Seeger model Vega open back banjo (with a tone ring).

I promise I'll be good all year (or at least until christmas).

JAB


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 11:52 PM

Mick, I know where your fantasy harp resides. Wanna break in some night? Think we'd have to string it pretty lightly!
Rick


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Mbo
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 11:54 PM

I've got a big order, Santa!
I want:
a cello
a banjo
an electric bass guitar
and a charango! One with hair, pretty please? I've been a good boy all year, with straight A's and all.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 12:00 AM

Generally, I'm pretty satisfied with the instruments I have: I don't think I've played a banjo I like more than my Wildwood Minstrel (Vega style TuBaPhone, open back) but I wouldn't turn down the gold plated Gibson Mastertone that Ralph Stanley auctioned after his concert in Berkeley six or seven years ago--and it sold for only $3100. I love my Baby Taylor guitar, no matter what Fielding says about the little Larivée, but I wouldn't turn down the big Larivée that one of the members of the Once-Born plays. I could go for a Martin accoustic bass guitar, and maybe a nice Dobro. I often look longingly at Weber mandolins, but I have enough to do learning to play the instruments I have without complicating things too much.

Of course, a MIDI translator that could work with accoustic instruments would be fantastic. But my real dream instruments are Doc Watson's hands and his kinesthetic memory. I'll leave the guitar to you, Mick.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: DonMeixner
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 12:07 AM

My fantasy instruments,

1. A voice like Bing Crosby's or Glenn Curtin's

2. My fingers, working like they did in 1983.

3. My 1960 F-30 Guild with a new roof on it.

4. A Vega Whyte Lady banjo

Anything else I can build.

Don


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 12:42 AM

Embo, I thought you already had a hairy tiple. By the way, if you want one made, do you have to find your own armadillo to scrape up off the highway for the raw materials?

--seed


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: MK
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 12:59 AM

A black, Steinway Grand Piano A 1930 Martin OM-45 Deluxe A 1937 Martin D-28 A 1938 Martin D-45 A 1941 Martin OOO-28 A 1943 Martin D-18

....that should do nicely....and the category WAS Fantasy.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Callie
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 02:36 AM

My vocal range extended by (I won't be too greedy here) two tones either side. Callie


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
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Date: 14 Dec 99 - 05:30 AM

Brendy

That really was uncalled for! What people say here is way more important then how they spell. Have a little consideration. Not everyone is perfect as you seem to think you are. Guy, I apologize for that inappropriate comment. Wonder what Brendy would say if he could see what you can do with your hands in the way of pottery. We're glad to have you here on the 'cat. You make valuable contributions.

Michael Thomas


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: JedMarum
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 09:33 AM

hmm - fantasy, eh? Anything I want? OK. I 'll take:

1) The new baby Larrivee (they call it their Parlor Guitar)
2) The Santa Cruz Baritone Guitar
A turn of the century Fairbanks banjo
A repair job for my '69 Gibson Heritage


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Bert
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 09:56 AM

My fantasy is to play ONE intrument reasonably well.

Of course that doesn't mean I'd say no to a grand piano, A good fiddle, a hurdy gurdy or a possum ocarina.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 01:03 PM

Well , Santa -

For me - I would love to have a mandola. I tried a couple of Webers and loved them. After that I'll be looking for an octive mandolin. The last thing on my list would be a slot head 12 fret guitar - Martin Collings or Santa Cruz. I'm not picky. It just has to be perfect.

I'm lucky enough to have the guitars and a mandolin that I've always lusted after so I'm a pretty happy camper. So for the last of my four instruments give a great guitar to someone who would really love and take care of it. I may not have everything I want - but I have everything I need.

PS - Santa - If you want to stop and pick a little bit that would be great. As long as we don't wake the Mrs.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 02:34 PM

A good qualiy bozouki/mandola - could be made by one of several good luthiers.

A guitar that is more suited to flatpicking than my Fylde - A Martin would be a likely choice.

A Castignari (?sp) B/C or C#D melodeon

Any one of several tenor banjos - I'll go for a Vega Professional.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: JedMarum
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 05:21 PM

Wesley - you'd be pleased with that 'slot head, 12 fret' Santa Cruz. Santa was kind enough to bring me one last year (a 000 model) and I love it. It rarely leaves my house!


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 05:47 PM

Liam - If you need someone to babysit your Santa Cruz while you're in San Antonio let me know - no charge. What are friends for ?? Or if you know someway you can get your Santa to inspire my Santa I would appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Bert
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 05:57 PM

There's one of them fantasy instruments in the auction room. Go take a look.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:09 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:09 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:09 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:10 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:10 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:12 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:16 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:18 PM

Dear Santa,

I would just love ANY instrument I could play well, and accompany myself on. Maybe you'll have to give me a new left hand, though-mine never could get up to speed. Oh, and the instrument would have to be self-tuning, too. And along with that, I'd like a voice like Cath Oss or Helen Schneyer. If that's not possible, then just help me keep mine right on the money more often. And lastly, please drop off some nice, leftish, folky man to keep my feet warm and rub my back, and I'll be very good all year, I promise.

BTW, thanks, Michael, for your comments about criticizing spelling. I may be able to spell, but I don't rate others' contributions by their abilities to spell. I've just found my mother and my sister after 48 years of not knowing where to look for them. Guess what-they can't spell. Do you think that matters? Sorry, I don't mean to sound all huffy and holier-than-thou.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season to all, Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:26 PM

Mary, What about criticizing those who make the same post more than once!!!

Jon

(who can't spell, makes loads of typos, gramatical errors, multiple posts....)


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:28 PM

Dear Folks,

I'm so SORRY. My post went up there a half-dozen or so times-this is so EMBARRASSING!!!!! When I tried to post it, I kept getting a message saying that I couldn't get the server or some such thing. So I kept trying, and it kept saying that. Again, I'm really sorry. If that happens again, I WON'T KEEP HITTING IT, I promise.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:43 PM

Mary, you think that is embarrassing?

My biggest blunder on that was in uk.music.folk and was 4 duplicate posts. The worst part of it was, my opening words were something like "Are you really too stupid...."

Jon


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: JedMarum
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 06:59 PM

Wesley - come on out the Celtic Quill tomorrow night, and you can play my Santa Cruz! They do an open mic there on Weds from 8 'til 12-ish. I'll bring it, just in case you make it!


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 07:11 PM

I could tolerate owning a Stefan Sobell Bouzouki, a 1930 Martin OM 28 I played long ago at The Guitar Shop in Wash. DC, The large Greven I played the same day or Mark Twain's 1835 Martin, I believe it's model # was 2 1/2- 17. There was a feature story on the latter on NPR's All Things Considered and it sounded magnificent. You can find the audio at npr.org in their archives. Sorry I don't remember the specific address.

Frankie


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: emily rain
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 07:30 PM

1. i'll take one a them catspaw hammered dulcimers

2. dusty strings harp (FH36)

3. my friend don's tacoma git-tar

4. and a second head/neck set so i can sing harmony with myself


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: emily rain
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 09:21 PM

imagine how cool that would look with the top corner of the harp resting on the collarbone between...


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: CE Morgan
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 09:29 PM

I hafta say, you folks who are looking for self-tuning 6 and 12 strings are living the easy life and don't know it!! Try tuning a full-sized Celtic harp, and a hammered dulcimer with several strings on each course. Man, what I wouldn't **give** for self-tuning instruments!

Anyway, my fantasy instruments include a Bb bass clarinet with a low C extension (something to vibrate the neighbours outta their chairs), and an even bigger harp... custom carved, maybe... uh-oh! Harplust -- gotta go!

CEM


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 10:17 PM

Hello everyone,,Thanks for the warm and fuzzy blankets about my spelling.. No bad feelings came from the comment.. I am learning so much with this machine.. Did you know that nexst is actuley spelled NEXT and that dose is reley DOSE..{About a year ago I bought myself some byphocles glasses and so was able to start reading again after meny years of having to ask my wife for the teliphone numbers out of the book..When I was a kid the eye docs said I wouldnt see past middle age so I was intimadated to go to the eye Doc., so when he said I just needed biphocals I was realy ELATED} I know bad spelling can be grating but I love you guys so much I have to talk anyway...It's sort of like having to sing no matter what kind of voice we may have...I guess its to much to aks Max to put in a spell check hew<>><><><><><><>< Ps I liked MaryMac90's comments no matter how meny times she said them... It make s this thread look realy interesting out on the big board... All my best to everyone And I do mean Everyone ,,Guy


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:16 AM

(1) A Taylor 555 12-string w/ an custom inlay of a pair of dragons "in coitus" (Already have a 615 six-string w/ this pattern)

(2) A Gibson GB-100 (guitar-necked banjo)

(3) A really nice hammer-dulcimer (for my wife)

(4) A acoustic/electric fret-less bass guitar

Santa, if you're reading this, I've been MUCH better than the rumors you may have heard!


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 07:45 PM

Guy,
I really didn't mean to insult you; Sometimes my "gutter" sense of humour gets me some evenings. There is no intention to demean anybody on this forum. Sometimes I spot things, and obviously in your case I screwed up badly. I actually posted an apology last night on the "West of Ireland" thread to you and someone else who took my sometimes wierd statements as literal, and not like it was intended.
I have many faults, and those who know me know that I am very good at pointing out my shortcomings, and looking at them probably more cynically than any body else does.
I actually did say sorry earlier in this post also, concerning my "lasy" statement, and nobody cared to pull me up on that.
Nobody's perfect, and I am more imperfect than a lot.
Please accept my heartfelt apologies, and know, for God's sake, that I don't count myself better than anybody else, quite the contrary. And I don't go around insulting people.
It's my North of Ireland humour, and it doesn't suit everybody.
This is why communication is important, and why we need to straighten shit like this out.
My remark was ill-timed, out of place, and unnecessary.
Others who took offence, and there were a few of them, 'repeatedly', please forgive an old fart like me who joined this forum, not to insult but to discuss and exchange.

Tá brón mhór agam

Breandán


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 08:06 PM

Wel-l-l-l-l,

First, a Taylor 814 ce. I want this for my "road" guitar. It is one of the best sounding "new" guitars I have heard, and the Fishman system sounds real acoustic to my ears.

Second, one of them old National's, I don't know enough to be particular.

Third, one them there Gibson F-model mandolins. Who would think a guy with fat fingers would want to play the mandolin?

Then, Santa, maybe one of those Appalacian bass boxes I read about on the Mudcat. Sounds like great fun.

Big Rib


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 08:25 PM

Dear dear Breandan, Please as I said above no offence was taken... My wife is always telling me to get my spelling act together and as you know she is always right..Thanks for the apology but I realy knew you ment no harm right from the begining.. Two apologys in one thread are way over the top and warmly reseived... All my best to you...Music music music and to all a good night


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Matt
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 08:38 PM

I want these guitars back: 1962 ES 335

1957 Les Paul Jr.

1980 HD28

1952 Fender Esquire.

And by the way, I have a Santa Cruz 12 fret for sale.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 08:50 PM

Dear Brendy,

I'll forgive you, and ask you please to forgive me (this is SO John Prine) for unintentionally repeating myself. I can tease folks, too, but it's mostly when I get to know 'em better. I think Guy is as much a newcomer in these parts as I am, maybe more so. It's kinda scary to put yourself up here with the old-timers-I lurked for a week or so before I got the nerve to post anything, and I KNOW some of these folks from that other place-REAL LIFE! So, please, Brendy, and all you other Mudcatteers (I didn't originate that, but I like it) be a little gentle with us stumbling newbies till we get our feet wet.

Love,

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:10 PM

Dear Brendy,

I'll forgive you, and ask you please to forgive me (this is SO John Prine) for unintentionally repeating myself.I may be able to spell, but I am not very adept with computers. I can tease folks, too, but I do that mostly when I get to know 'em better. I think Guy may be as much a newcomer in these parts as I am, maybe more so. It's kinda scary to put yourself up here with the old-timers-- I lurked around here a week or so before I got the nerve to post anything, and I know some of these folks from that other plane of existence-REAL LIFE! So, please, Brendy, and all you other Mudcatteers, (I didn't originate that, but I like it!), be a little kind to us stumbling newbies till we get our feet wet.

Love and peace,

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Brendy
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:14 PM

Nice one Mary.

B.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:29 PM

Dear Brendy,

I'll forgive you, and ask you please to forgive me (this is SO John Prine!) for unintentionally repeating myself. I may be able to spell, but I am not very adept with computers, and my antique Mac, brand X modem, and AOL 3.0 seem to be a voilatile combination. This is the 3rd time I've typed this to avoid what happened the other evening!

I can tease folks, too, but I generally wait till I get to know them a bit. I think Guy may be as much a newcomer in these parts as I am, maybe more so. If you're new, it's kinda scary to put yourself up on the board with the old timers, and I know some of these folks from that other plane of existence-REAL LIFE! So, Brendy, and all you other Mudcateers (I didn't originate it, but I like it-we need something like the ears-maybe a rubber catfish barb that would stick on your chin!), please be a little gentle with us newbies, at least till we get our feet (fins) wet.

Peace and love,

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:51 PM

Dear Folks,

I can't believe it-it happened again! After I post, I get a message saying that it couldn't connect with the server, or some such thing, which makes me believe my connection has gone sour, or something. This time, instead of hitting the "Submit message" button repeatedly, I went to the site, and to the thread, all over again, and got the message a 2nd time, so I went through all that a 3rd time! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Each time, when I went back to the top, it showed the same 51 posts that had been there before, then, suddenly, it's 56, and 3 are mine!!! I'm so sorry. It feels like either my computer skills, or my equipment, are hopelessly inadequate. If anybody can suggest anything, please feel free.

Love,

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Marymac90
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

Dear Folks,

I can't believe it-it happened again! After I post, I get a message saying that it couldn't connect with the server, or some such thing, which makes me believe my connection has gone sour, or something. This time, instead of hitting the "Submit message" button repeatedly, I went to the site, and to the thread, all over again, and got the message a 2nd time, so I went through all that a 3rd time! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Each time, when I went back to the top, it showed the same 51 posts that had been there before, then, suddenly, it's 56, and 3 are mine!!! I'm so sorry. It feels like either my computer skills, or my equipment, are hopelessly inadequate. If anybody can suggest anything, please feel free.

Love,

Mary


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:12 PM

Mary, I could be wrong but at a guess, are you using the back and forward buttons on your browser and possibly reading old pages as a result?

That might explain the error message you saw and Mudcat for example, as far as I am aware, basicialy creates the web page you see on demand - a sort of query. If it isn't refreshed and you use the back button, you will see things as they were before.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:21 PM

Jon, I've gotten a message when I've tried to submit something, basically saying there was an error processing the subission. When I checked the thread, my message went through.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:29 PM

Yep Jeri, so have I but only on rare occasions - very much a one off rather than what seems to be happening to Mary.

And Mary, I joked before but please don't think I'm criticising you - even if it is your fault (which it probably isn't), I have made more mistakes than most computer wise...

Jon


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 10:38 PM

Mary, re mistakes: caused in part by the wrong info reaching me - I thought they were redundant but I once deleted all the info regarding what went to make (ie a list of parts) at least 5 of what were then current and popular UK washing machines. I was saved by a back up that was made by the computer team (who did not work on my site).


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 11:24 PM

I need a self-tuning autoharp.....well, one with fine tuners would help


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 16 Dec 99 - 12:15 AM

Marymac, that happens to me so much that I've just gone to taking that error message to mean that my post HAS made it to the thread. To check, I return to the forum list, check on Refresh, and find it on the newly refreshed thread. Are you also on AOL? Perhaps AOL 3.0? If so, I think it's something AOL does intentionally to get you to upgrade to 4.0; that and make it impossible to download any good stuff like Real Audio, etc. Despite the fact that I get twice as many crashes on 4.0 and that it is much slower than 3.0, I finally upgraded (again) so I could again open large graphics files and download peripheral drivers.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantisy instroments
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Jul 02 - 08:58 PM

1.a 'salterelle' g/c melodeon.

2.a treadle powered chord organ.

3.a guitar with thermostatically tuned strings.

4. a tuneable larynx. [8-)%


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 12:14 PM

Just one would be great.

A guitar I can play NOW.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 06:21 PM

Well my top four fantasy instruments would be:

1) an Olle Plahn Nyckelharpa - But I think I have just bought one of those, still can't belive I own a Nyckelharpa!!!!

2) A Grand Piano

3) A Silverbass harpa, Like a Nyckelhapa just bigger and lower

4) Another Pigini accordion exactly the same as the one I have got already, mine needs a service and I need another accordion to play!!!!

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Ian Darby
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 07:22 PM

A pal of mine let me have a go on his Gold '52 Les Paul a while back. It was a complete sweetheart.

I'm not lusting after the instrument, but I'd love to know how many pairs of hands it passed through on its way to him, the other musicians that worked with the players, (if it could only talk etc...)

I wish there was some kind of 'Black Box' recorder built into these things.

Having said that, I've got a twenty odd year old Jap 'Strat that could tell some stories, but I'd probably want to edit out SOME of the gigs before I passed it on to anyone else.

My ideal instrument would be Richard Thompson's 'Strat, providing that he left all the tunes in it.


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Ian Darby
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 07:50 PM

Just thought of another. This IS the ultimate fantasy instrument.

A guitar that you could buy from a music shop already properly set up, and with a decent set of strings attached.

(Especially where parents are getting a kid their first instrument).


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 07:54 PM

I like them big irish drums that you hit with a little stick, I might get one next yeer.I know it says 4 but i can only think of one now.john


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 07:57 PM

A fiddle as well, thats 2,I might buy one tommorow, but i think they are really difficult to play.john


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: Ian Darby
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 08:07 PM

John,

You'll be most welcome to sit in at any session anywhere if you turn up with one of these things.

They're dead easy to play and you'll make loads of new friends.

A couple of hours practice and you're on your way.

Good luck.

P.S. I wish they'd ban the sale of these things on the Ferries.

P.P.S. I'm trying to be as ironic as you are, please don't take offence. (Someone should tell these people.)


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: GUEST,Anahootz
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 08:34 PM

1. A Loar-era gibson F5...prefer '23, but I'm not picky.

2. Almost any prewar Martin...but a '39 HD-28 would be nice.

no need for the other two, those will do nicely


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 09:20 PM

I now have a Taylor 810, an Apollo 12 and a Vega banjo that is about 100 years old. Who could ask for more?


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Subject: RE: Your 4 top fantasy instruments
From: open mike
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 01:59 AM

a friend once had an instrument called a water phone-- i believe it was invented by someone named water or waters...it consisted of a ball or globe 1-1/2 feet in diameter with copper pipes welded--no i guess they would have to be brazed(?) on to it around the perimeter ("equator")--hard to describe, but the tubes were of differing lengths, and the whole thing was hollow and filled with water--then you would play the tubes with a bow--seemed like a bass fiddle bow--it was short and stocky--and you would hold the thing and swish the water around inside and it would emit the most out-of- this world swirling sounds...now that is fantasy!! also a little thing that i remember playing with during the same era--25 years ago--a little piece of brass wire (which rang like a bell) which was suspended on a piece of monofilament (fishing line) which you would wrap around your pinkie (litle fingers) while you put your fingers in your ear--once again hard to put into words, and it sounds a bit goofy--anyway you would strike the metal wire and the reverberatiing sound would travel thru the fish line, thru your fingers and bounce around off your skull like you were in a very mysterious tunnel. both quite fantastic experiences...so fantasy instruments. both sounded kind of like synthesized sound but just simple organic sound makers....invented by whacked out hippies I presume--california in the 60's, you know...


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