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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 19 Mar 2020 2:50 pm    
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James Mayer wrote:
Made from leftover copper plumbing.

Where's the drain valve?
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Ron Hogan

 

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Post  Posted 19 Mar 2020 5:51 pm    
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Spent the day adding two pulls to each of my guitars for C6. One for my ZUM & one for my Williams.


And then practicing new POCKETS.

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Al Evans


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Post  Posted 20 Mar 2020 8:03 am    
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I've got a little list...




And since it's my MSA, I l ook forward to it being plenty of work!

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Kenneth Kotsay

 

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Davie/Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 8:36 am    
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WAX ON, WAX OFF, these classic steel monsters need to shine, totally hot classics, music to the ears,



And least amongst the pack, my new MSA D-10 LEGEND, naturally I prefer RED!!!


Now, which of these red monsters to you prefer?

Toodles the cat seems to prefer my MSA.
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Jim Cooley


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The 'Ville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 9:07 am    
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Taking care of my sick wife, washing my hands, physical separation.
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Glenn Suchan

 

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Austin, Texas
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 10:01 am    
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Jim, prayers for your wife and you. May our Lord comfort and hold you both in His Loving arms.

My church closed it's doors last week. This past Sunday's service was streamed live from the church's Facebook page. I lead an adult Sunday School class and I've now taken to have class on emails to the members. The praise band in which I play can't stream music on Facebook because of licensing issues with the publishers of the contemporary praise music, so we're taking an hiatus.

Because of this I'm spending more time woodshedding on the PSG. Particularly the C6th tuning on which I'm a real hack.

Peace and Grace be with all of you on the Forum and all of your friends and family.

Keep on pickin'!
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 11:39 am    
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[quote="Kenneth Kotsay"]WAX ON, WAX OFF, these classic steel monsters need to shine, totally hot classics, music to the ears,



And least amongst the pack, my new MSA D-10 LEGEND, naturally I prefer RED!!!


Now, which of these red monsters to you prefer?

Toodles the cat seems to prefer my MSA.[/quote
Wow remains of my h.s. days 1966 great looking cars man
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 11:59 am    
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I like the GTO, the cat ain't bad either! Very Happy
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 1:19 pm     Al
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Al
Looks fine to me love Mullen. What are you going
To change???

P.w
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 3:24 pm    
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Searching for toilet paper. 🧻🧻 Or, an old Sears catalog. 📘
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Kevin Fix

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 4:55 pm    
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"HEY RICHARD, DON'T USE THE GLOSSY PAGES"
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Johnny Cox

 

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Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 6:36 pm    
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No gigs, only one student. No repairs. Watching lots of TV. I'm doing pretty much what I always do minus the gigs and figuring out how to pay the Bill's since my wife doesn't work.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 24 Mar 2020 6:45 pm    
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Today I went for a spin in the Morris Traveler. Turns out it's an effective anti-depressant. It gets more smiles to the gallon than any other car.



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Karen Sarkisian


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Boston, MA, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 5:16 am    
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I SHOULD be practicing more, but I'm "working from home", going for walks, and listening to podcasts !
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Al Evans


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Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 5:17 am     Re: Al
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Paul Wade wrote:
Al
Looks fine to me love Mullen. What are you going
To change???

P.w


Mullen, me too. But that's my old MSA Classic. I had a couple of timing issues -- changes that needed 4-hole bellcrsnks instead of 2 -- from the first time I worked on it, when I was even more ignorant than I am now. Very Happy

I think I've got those straightened out now, and have the feel stop on the D#-D-C# lower working reasonably well. I've also got the E lever better timed, the back legs disassembled and cleaned up so maybe they won't slip, and I'll replace the reversing bits on LKR as soon as the parts get here.

Then I'll try to do a great setup following Mickey Adams's videos, and maybe a little retouching on the wood.



This old MSA has a wonderful sound!

--Al Evans
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David Ball


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North Carolina High Country
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 6:10 am    
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Jim Cohen wrote:
Today I went for a spin in the Morris Traveler. Turns out it's an effective anti-depressant. It gets more smiles to the gallon than any other car.




Gotta love the Morris. My first car was a 57 Minor convertible. Paid $25 for it, sold it for $75. Wish I had it back! Still have the shop manual for it somewhere...

Dave
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Ron Hogan

 

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Nashville, TN, usa
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 11:12 am    
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Just wood sheddin with down time. Experimenting and stuff.

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Oh Well
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 11:19 am    
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I've been keeping busy in this tenth of fifteen days of self-imposed quarantining/sheltering in place by:

* French-polishing the StewMac tenor ukulele kit I've been working on seemingly forever. During the couple hours between padding sessions spent waiting for the shellac to cure and harden, I have been:

* Re-reading several of the books in my fairly extensive collection.

* Selecting and practicing a new selection of cover tunes for an upcoming vanity CD project.

* Spending entirely too much time peering into my computer screen, alternately reading about doom & gloom, plus as much as possible of a lighter and more encouraging note, such as this Forum's archives. Thank you for providing this valuable and entertaining safety valve in these trying times, b0b!
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Bob Cox


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Buckeye State
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 1:44 pm     time
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Weeding out the strawberry patch and yard work. Hope to pic some afterwhile with some tracks
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David Ball


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North Carolina High Country
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2020 2:54 pm    
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I've been continuing my effort to get my shop back up and running. The past few days, I've built new electronics and set up new drive controller software for my CNC router. I've had my CNC mill up and running with the new controller for awhile, but I only got my bigger machine moved up here a couple of weeks ago. I had built it in my shop in Knoxville, and when you build something in the shop and then try to move it out, sometimes it's bigger than the doorway and you have to take it apart and rebuild it at the new location....Sheesh.

Anyway, I have it back up and running now with better electronics and a lot nicer software to drive it. Woo hoo!

Playing one of my old permanents a lot too. Dang it sounds good.

Dave



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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 5:57 am    
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My good friend and bandmate Bob and I spoke this morning . He asked what I was doing for the two week period ( so called) shutdown.

Ahh, this is easy Bob ! For 1 week I'll probably be asleep anyway, so that gets down to 1 week. I'll practice like I always do, go outside do chores like I always do, relax a bit, like I always do...

so after all is said and done it all adds up to about 8 or 9 hours !

Then as Seinfeld says, after you subtract meals, and showers, some phone conversations etc..its like 2 hours ! Very Happy
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Dean Smith

 

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DFW, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 10:49 am    
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Refinishing my lacquer Mullen Pre-RP...Almost done with cut and polish out.


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Tom Dillon


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La Mesa, California, USA
Post  Posted 26 Mar 2020 11:43 am    
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Gigs cancelled like everybody else, so I'm...

- Taking a long dog walk every morning
- Pulling weeds
- Doing a long practice every day. Going over Jody Cameron's course (very good). Working on my right hand.
- Re-evaluating my copedent. I changed my pedal 0 to do the half step lower on 5 and 10, with a split with pedal A, "on the floor" a la Travis Toy. I took a lesson with Travis yesterday focusing on how to work with that change. It's given me a lot of stuff to work on and think about - easy augmented chord and whole tone scale runs. I can already see that being a fundamental change to keep on those 2 pedals.
- Playing mandolin, mandola and fiddle
- Rewatching Better Call Saul
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 11:53 am    
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Well, so far today I got this little Artic Cat ATV running that's been sitting for 3 or 4 years.

Also tackled the job of installing a broken band saw tire. That was fun! Put a 12 in. tire on a 14 in. wheel? No way...but yes, it does go on there. Made tougher as it's a wooden one that somebody made in shop class.

Got lots more to do to stay busy. It's 81° today, so good day to be outside.
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Larry Allen


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Anchorage,Alaska & Kapaa,Hawaii
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 12:34 pm    
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Missing our gigs here in Hawaii, but really missing our weekly jam just playing for our own amazement Very Happy
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