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Old 14-11-2017, 00:27   #61
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People pay money to hear someone play the bagpipes?
People pay to listen to Enya, so why wouldn't they pay to hear bagpipes?
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Old 14-11-2017, 00:34   #62
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People pay to listen to Enya, so why wouldn't they pay to hear bagpipes?
Lol.....Scots "paying" is the first contradiction

Listening to bagpipes is only bearable if from a great distance or already well infused with single malt at a Rabbie Burns Night.

I'm Scottish, I played pipes as a kid in Scotland and realised that it had the musical complexity of porridge.
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Old 14-11-2017, 00:36   #63
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Cheep and nice, would not rust...

Or you try what the galley has to offer...:



Pipes work too':

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Old 14-11-2017, 03:11   #64
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How about bagpipes.......
Actually know someone who did that. After many complaints at anchorage his wife bought him a small one to play below. Knew a guy who took a Baby Grand. No kidding. Big boat.
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Researched where to buy and avoid the cheap fakes.

The good ones are from $1.5k to $3.5k and there is a waiting list.

We will try one next time we are in Hawaii

https://www.sylvainpasliermusic.com/handpans-en
The Guitar Center is a huge national, international musical instrument store which carries this model handpan with a case. I’ll be looking into one of these:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Meinl/So...00000042240.gc
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A few discussed moisture concerns. Less expensive laminates do a bit better in humidity. Ovations do well with their non-wood backs. If you're willing to spend some money a carbon-fiber will do extremely well.

I use a 7/8 Taylor Mini-GS. It's around $500. It holds up well and can be reasonably replaced every 5+ years if need be. I'm saving up for a carbon fiber.

I'd suggest anyone travelling with a string instrument invest in truss rod tool and learn how to set up the instrument properly. That is the biggest issue I've had is the action starts to get a bit too low as the guitar swells.
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That is fantastic Ken, never heard one before.

My girlfriend loves drums and now wants one of those

Where can you find them?
Put her to work.

This instrument solves the how to make money while cruising issue.

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Put her to work.

This instrument solves the how to make money while cruising issue.

Lol Ken..
..luckily for everyone, we can afford to bang away in private
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People pay money to hear someone play the bagpipes?
And some pay to not hear the piper play. Me, I like them, but I am often correctly cited as being tone deaf.
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Lol.....Scots "paying" is the first contradiction

Listening to bagpipes is only bearable if from a great distance or already well infused with single malt at a Rabbie Burns Night.

I'm Scottish, I played pipes as a kid in Scotland and realised that it had the musical complexity of porridge.
And we all recall (or should) what Oliver Twist said about porridge.
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I played music professionally for nearly sixty years. Bass, guitar, keyboards, lead and background vocals. Also, a pretty mediocre saxophone.

I take no musical instruments cruising. I find my time pretty well filled up between running the boat, planning, maintenance and visiting towns and cities along the way.

I think the important thing to remember is to be a good neighbor. Playing loud or even semi loud instruments is in the same category as loud radio playing or running a generator. Things a considerate boater doesn't do when others are within earshot.
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And we all recall (or should) what Oliver Twist said about porridge.
Not exact a gastronomic recommendation

https://youtu.be/K4iEdMMjqdA
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Ranger42c is right. I play slide blues guitar under the name "Sunny Fats", but when I started rapping I used the moniker " Skittles". But when we get somewhere new I usually try to adopt a local sounding name. In Hawaii I was known as Shave Ice, and in Italy I was Gelato, and in Sweden and Minnesota they know me as Lutafisk.
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PRS Custom 24 10-Top in Slate Blue.

Just kidding. An Ovation is great for the boat. Or a cheapie mexi-strat. If it corrodes, just fix it.

If you play keys, some sort of 49 key keyboard is pretty portable and cheap if you're willing to give up some quality of sound. Yamaha MX49 or something similar. Or just a MIDI controller if you've got good software along.
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The problem with accordions, bagpipes and even harmonica's (after a while) is who wants to listen to them? My vote is for a 3/4 or 7/8 scale guitar. Admittedly, I'm a guitar player. I'm also a trumpet player, but again......who wants to listen to a solo trumpet in an anchorage, essentially practicing for 1-2 hours?
Exactly. And whatever you consider, keep the noise aboard.

I was once anchored near a french guy who loved his full electronic keyboard and refused to stop playing. I moved in the middle of the night.
Just as bad as the fat italian lady dancing & shouting all night long to LMFAO's "I'm sexy and I know it" on repeat.
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