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New hobby
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:36:43 PM »
After 40 years of noodling around on a six string I picked up a double bass. This summer I had the opportunity of backing up some really talented guys on stage at a small local bluegrass festival. Fell in love with the dobro sound. So the wife said if I teach her the bass I could get a dobro. Deal!!!!

After some research I decided on a Red Line Rambler. Red Line is an up and coming custom builder just north of Nashville. Fortunately they also hand build a reasonably priced instrument. It will be here Monday and I'm stoked!


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Re: New hobby
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 09:47:12 PM »
very nice.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 10:32:44 PM »
A well-made instrument is always a joy to play. 

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Re: New hobby
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 04:35:56 AM »
Nice! I've always wondered if lap steel players felt like they were playing backwards. The whole concept of reaching over the top of the fretboard instead of underneath always seemed so alien to me.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 04:49:56 AM »
Its different thats for sure

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Re: New hobby
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 12:15:41 PM »
Nice! I've always wondered if lap steel players felt like they were playing backwards. The whole concept of reaching over the top of the fretboard instead of underneath always seemed so alien to me.
A guy in my high school jazz band did that with a stand up bass, but I suspect he did it to try and look cool.  I played trumpet...no way to look cool doing that.  8)
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 02:12:46 PM »
Nice! I've always wondered if lap steel players felt like they were playing backwards. The whole concept of reaching over the top of the fretboard instead of underneath always seemed so alien to me.
A guy in my high school jazz band did that with a stand up bass, but I suspect he did it to try and look cool.  I played trumpet...no way to look cool doing that.  8)
Miles Davis looked pretty cool! 8)
Jim, I don't know much about the instrument but it sure does look pretty. Have fun.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 02:22:33 PM »
Enjoy, Jim!  I would love a dobro, but I already have many instruments that I don't pay enough attention to.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 04:08:00 PM »
Enjoy, Jim!  I would love a dobro, but I already have many instruments that I don't pay enough attention to.

I know that disease. For some reason, it doesn't stop me from acquiring more.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 04:37:27 PM »
Enjoy, Jim!  I would love a dobro, but I already have many instruments that I don't pay enough attention to.

I know that disease. For some reason, it doesn't stop me from acquiring more.

When I go to acquire a new instrument, I often get "you don't even play the ones you have".  And at hundreds or thousands of dollars per investment, I find it increasingly difficult to justify.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 03:00:25 AM »
Enjoy, Jim!  I would love a dobro, but I already have many instruments that I don't pay enough attention to.

I know that disease. For some reason, it doesn't stop me from acquiring more.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 04:01:00 AM »
A getting stopped with a new didgerido from guitar center in the car is a sure way to get searched, I would think. Unless you are in Washington or Colorado

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Re: New hobby
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 01:42:09 PM »
A getting stopped with a new didgerido from guitar center in the car is a sure way to get searched, I would think. Unless you are in Washington or Colorado
Yes, a didgeridoo that is in plain sight surely constitutes reasonable suspicion to conduct a vehicle search. If the search turns up Frisbee golf discs they don't even have to find the pot to get a conviction.
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Re: New hobby
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 03:56:25 PM »
A getting stopped with a new didgerido from guitar center in the car is a sure way to get searched, I would think. Unless you are in Washington or Colorado
Yes, a didgeridoo that is in plain sight surely constitutes reasonable suspicion to conduct a vehicle search. If the search turns up Frisbee golf discs they don't even have to find the pot to get a conviction.

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Re: New hobby
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 03:30:14 AM »
A getting stopped with a new didgerido from guitar center in the car is a sure way to get searched, I would think. Unless you are in Washington or Colorado
Yes, a didgeridoo that is in plain sight surely constitutes reasonable suspicion to conduct a vehicle search. If the search turns up Frisbee golf discs they don't even have to find the pot to get a conviction.

 ;D  Good one!