Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: What?

  1. #1

    Default What?

    I just read that various states, towns and counties have forced the closing of 'non-essential' business in their states . . . and this includes MUSIC STORES!

    Obviously, none of the folks who made these decisions is in the middle of recording a new album, just broke a string, and doesn't want to have to wait 3 or 4 days for a new set to arrive by mail!

    I'm so mad, I'm going to write my governor, congressman and mayor!

    Oh wait, they are probably part of the crew that made the decision that a music store is 'non-essential' in the first place . . .

    Nevermind.

    [sigh]

  2. #2

    Default Re: What?

    Non-essential to whom!? I think it is hard enough for a professional musician to keep things together without this unwarranted step. Sheesh!

  3. #3
    Hands of Pot Metal
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Posts
    1,364

    Default Re: What?

    The liquor stores are still open, and here in Oregon, so are the pot shops. Priorities are so important.

    I can mail order picks, strings and mandolins, can't mail order booze. Its so hard

    But its not trivial, so pay attention and stay safe.
    Play it like you mean it

    Not all the clams are at the beach

    Arrow G
    Clark 2 point
    Ratliff CountryBoy A
    00-21 (voiced by Eldon Stutzman)

  4. #4
    Registered User Bob Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Beautiful Salem County, NJ
    Posts
    1,701

    Default Re: What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    . . .here in Oregon. . . can't mail order booze.
    Actually Bill, most states have some provision for direct shipment of alcohol to consumers and, lucky you, Oregon allows direct shipment of beer and wine! So you can mail order booze (depending on your tastes)!
    Purr more, hiss less.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    179

    Default Re: What?

    I always have a couple sets of spare strings on hand. When things starting getting bad here in NJ I starting sticking up on booze too!

  6. #6

    Default Re: What?

    Don't fall into the faulty thinking of complacency. This is going to reach everyone, everywhere. I'm amazed businesses are even operating mail order. Pay attention to medical professionals. Meanwhile order three or four sets of strings wherever you can.
    Silverangel A
    Arches F style kit
    1913 Gibson A-1

  7. #7
    My Florida is scooped pheffernan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    2,993

    Default Re: What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    Don't fall into the faulty thinking of complacency. This is going to reach everyone, everywhere. I'm amazed businesses are even operating mail order. Pay attention to medical professionals. Meanwhile order three or four sets of strings wherever you can.
    To be safe, should they already be installed on a new mandolin?
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
    2005 National RM-1
    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
    2015 Black A2-z
    2010 Black GBOM
    2017 Poe Scout
    2011 Passernig F5
    2018 Vessel TM5

  8. #8
    Registered User Bob Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Beautiful Salem County, NJ
    Posts
    1,701

    Default Re: What?

    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    To be safe, should they already be installed on a new mandolin?
    I like the way you think. It really is best to be prepared for any eventuality.
    Purr more, hiss less.

  9. The following members say thank you to Bob Clark for this post:


  10. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    S.W. Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,446

    Default Re: What?

    I talked to the owner of our local music store a couple days ago. He said if you call him he will put merchandise on the back porch for you, leave a check and no one has to go without strings. GHS said today they stopped making stings for a few weeks so when there stock is out it will be a wait to order. Not sure how much inventory they carry.
    THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE JUST FOR YOUR SMILE!

  11. #10
    My Florida is scooped pheffernan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    2,993

    Default Re: What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Clark View Post
    I like the way you think. It really is best to be prepared for any eventuality.
    Imagine how well this octave would complement your piccolo! https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152413#152413
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
    2005 National RM-1
    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
    2015 Black A2-z
    2010 Black GBOM
    2017 Poe Scout
    2011 Passernig F5
    2018 Vessel TM5

  12. The following members say thank you to pheffernan for this post:


  13. #11
    Pittsburgh Bill
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    649
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: What?

    Just trying to keep us safe. We are in route home from Florida and hiding out in the mountain forrests in our RV. Nearly everything closed. No use hurrying home to the Burgh with governors orders to not leave your home unless someone’s life depends upon you leaving. I’m not going to hurry back to that. Besides, I feel much safer here with no people to infect me.
    It all comes down to reducing risk for ourselves and others
    Though, I do feel your pain of a broken string. I’m, suffering as well with a new Stiver Mandolin awaiting my home arrival.
    Keith Edward Coleman A style, oval hole Mandola
    Stiver A style (eagerly awaiting spring 2020 arrival)
    Weber Gallatin A Mandola "D hole"
    Kentucky KM-950
    Harley Benton A style (Spare canoe paddle)
    Rogue 100A (current campfire tool)

  14. #12
    Registered User Bob Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Beautiful Salem County, NJ
    Posts
    1,701

    Default Re: What?

    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    Imagine how well this octave would complement your piccolo! https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/152413#152413
    I'd sure love it, too. I'm afraid it is not in the budget even at that bargain price. I am currently building a piccolo though, a flat-top. I'll start posting pictures soon. Piccolos are small so of course, you can't have just one!
    Purr more, hiss less.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •