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CrimsonLake
Posted 2006-12-19 11:21 PM (#225778)
Subject: Ding!


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I guess the more you play the better the odds of this happening - I accidently knocked over the music stand which proceeded to fall into my Takamine and leave a nice little ding. This one was in absolute mint condition until now.

There's a good case for wall hangers (which is where #47 resides at this point).
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-19 11:30 PM (#225779 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Unrelated Story-- When my Mom got a new car, she would smack-it with a hammer. Get that first ding outta the way. (inconspicuous spot tho')
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MWoody
Posted 2006-12-19 11:33 PM (#225780 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Arthur, did she do the same with the old man when she married him?
Sorry. :rolleyes:


Cman - Guitar hangers all the way!
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-19 11:43 PM (#225781 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Naw, she threw ash-trays. The heavy clay kind that kids make in art class. Weighed five pounds, and didn't break on impact!
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2006-12-20 4:49 PM (#225782 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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When I take the Balladeer to play at church, I always hand it to one of the youngsters to play, and they love it. I usually say something like "keep in mind there's no pickguard..."

One of the teenagers played it with the youth band a few weeks ago and he was hacking at it way too hard. I've got pick lines on it, but I know that everyone is enjoying it, so it's okay. They're not all that noticeable with the satin finish.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 6:14 PM (#225783 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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I was playing with my mini-trebuchet yesterday and flubbed a marble backwards... right into my FD14. :mad:

...that's why one should never keep guns or Siege Engines in the house.
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Weaser P
Posted 2006-12-20 6:54 PM (#225784 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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Jeff - My one and only question here is, with all those beautiful guitars in there, why would you even consider letting you in the house?
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 7:01 PM (#225785 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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FlySig
Posted 2006-12-20 7:22 PM (#225786 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Jeff, tell me about this mini trebuchet. Did you build it yourself? How far does it fling marbles?

My son and I could have a lot of fun with a trebuchet. He's a bit of a midieval history nut.

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Slipkid
Posted 2006-12-20 7:42 PM (#225787 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Ah... one of the Knights Who Say.. Nee!
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 7:49 PM (#225788 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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GEEK ALERT!!! !!!

I've tossed marbles 30 feet with it...

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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2006-12-20 10:14 PM (#225789 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Cooool! Totally off topic, how big is that thing? What's the dimensions/dementia?
[Coming from a man who collected swords, until he started collecting Guitars]
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Designzilla
Posted 2006-12-21 6:51 AM (#225790 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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My son built one about 7 feet tall a few years ago. It would toss a tennis ball about 40-50 feet. It was fun. Of course, I never put any guitars close to it...
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-21 8:07 AM (#225791 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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Originally posted by Old Man Arthur:
Cooool! Totally off topic, how big is that thing? What's the dimensions/dementia?
[Coming from a man who collected swords, until he started collecting Guitars]
'bout two feet tall with arm vertical
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2006-12-21 12:10 PM (#225792 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Can I get a trebuchet on eBay? :eek:
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 12:18 PM (#225793 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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yes, or a free plan to build one with just a couple minutes googling.
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2006-12-21 12:24 PM (#225794 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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You're talking to the wrong guy about building one in my case. If books were tools, I could build anything.....
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cliff
Posted 2006-12-21 12:42 PM (#225795 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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So build one out of books . . .
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 12:48 PM (#225796 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Originally posted by Paul Blanchard:
I could build anything.....
That's the spirit!
Free Trebuchet plans This plan even has some cardboard...that's the same stuff they make books from! :cool:
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2006-12-21 12:56 PM (#225797 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!


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I didn't notice this thread earlier...

Soon after I got my bike (Victory Classic Cruiser) in '02 I dropped it off a trailer. Served two purposes. The first was that I made a good purchase of the well built bike cause the only thing that got dinged was a $25.00 mirror. If this was my old Kaw, or a BMW we'd be talking $400+ plus in damage to body parts easy.... been there, done that. The other good thing was getting that first ding over with, it was a lot easier to relax while riding.

On another note (pun intended), my Medallion that ya'll are tired of hearing about, didn't get it's first official "ding" until the late 90's. It went 20 years on beaches, planes, boats, gigs, etc... and all it suffered was play wear. Then, one evening at a rehearsal, a mic stand went over and put a nice scrape down the top. Oh Well, life happens.
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MWoody
Posted 2006-12-21 1:07 PM (#225798 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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So lets see... if a MOB weighs 20 lb. the moment arm scale of 10-1 would require a 200 lb capacity counterweight and use a 16 foot pole...

...got those in the back yard...
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 3:49 PM (#225799 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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More trebuchet information and pointed warnings.


Hmmmm, and Jeff W has one of these? Reminds me of a line in PJ O'Rourkes "Parliament of Whores"; Giving money and power to politicians is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys.....
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Paul Blanchard
Posted 2006-12-21 8:30 PM (#225800 - in reply to #225778)
Subject: Re: Ding!



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Back to the books.... I have many I will offer as ammunition or ballast.
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