Cello on the way…

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  • #59269
    cricket
    cricket
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    we’ll it seems to be a time for every purpose under heaven…like, a time to buy stringed fretless instruments and a time for teeth to explode…lol.  Yes, I was gonna get a viola, and Buttons had a tooth explode…there went my viola $$$, but I got one later.  Next, I was gonna buy a cello, and my tooth exploded…there went my cello money…was gonna get one again, now Mike’s tooth has exploded…back to the d3ntist…but he’s like…let’s just get the cello and get it over with…so…I can’t argue with that logic, can I?  So…cheap Chinese cello, en route…will arrive in a few days…unfortunately w3 will be very busy with stuff we need to take care of so it’ll get tuned and the sit idly for a few days before we get done working…torture…I’m tellin ya…but at least I’m getting the doggone thing at last!  And hoping our teeth will stay intact after this!

    #59275
    rodger
    rodger
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    Wow, that’s, ….well, really cool Cricket…I guess.  You have more motivation than anyone to go that far.  If you had more arms you’d be a one gal orchestra.

    I just got back from a quick trip down to South Dakota.  A girl that partly grew up in our home, was killed along with her son in a head-on.  So I helped officiate at the funeral.  On the way home I spent 15 hours buried in a snow drift, right in the middle of the road in Montana.  Weirdest blizzard I’ve ever been in how it messed with my mind fighting it so long.  A blizzard like that is like a portal into another dimension if you’re out in it.  No way to describe it.

    #59276
    cricket
    cricket
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    Oh my gosh…sorry to hear about your friends, Rodger.  And the trip sounds really tough…sorry you’ve had to go through all of that.  Get yourself rested up. Terrible about the crash.  There’s a lot of bad crashes anymore, seems like.

    #59279
    cricket
    cricket
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    Wow…there’s getting to be a pattern…buy a fretless stringed instrument, lose a tooth…they went ahead and just pulled Mikes tooth this morning.  This is crazy.  I guess once my cello arrives, I’m done ordering instruments…ouch, did I say that?

    #59281
    Icebike
    Icebike
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    Cricket,

    Happy to hear you are going for the cello.  The older I get, the more I realize to just ‘go for it’.  No more passing up opportunities – just keep moving forward and learning new things.  The fiddle and mandolin are all I can handle right now, but I did splurge on a better used bicycle for winter riding.  Much wider tires so I can actually ride on snow covered trails.  Who knows what’s next?

    Joe

    #59282
    rodger
    rodger
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    Joe, in 2000 I did the Serum Run with Norman Vaughn.  It might have been the last year he was on it.  Anyway, we were out somewhere around Galena on the Yukon one day when lo & behold we saw a “bicycle” coming along behind on the trail.  It had those really big, fat tires on it.  That night we camped together, and this guy was with the first bike race on the Iditarod trail.  He also won and he also beat us…on his bike!

    Here’s a picture of me & Norman,

    http://www.arcticoutreach.org/serumrunhome.html

    #59284
    cricket
    cricket
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    Cool…but looks cold! I always see people riding those mountain style bikes on the local trails we walk…I’d love to have one of those things and tr6 riding in the woods…although, here, you might ride in some snow, but I think the bigger challenge would be the mud we get here sometimes.  Well, now, speaking of the cello situation…it’s on the way, and I’m wondering if I shoulda gotten it.  I know you can’t sell a cheap musical instrument for ten dollars…lol…even if you paid two hundred…I don’t wanna sell it, but scared I might have to…if 3verybody keeps having tooth problems or if I can’t play the thing at all. It’ll be frustrating that we won’t have time to do much besides unpack it onc3 it gets here…lots of work waiting.

    #59285
    rodger
    rodger
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    Maybe you can get Mike to learn it…?

    #59286
    cricket
    cricket
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    Maybe…that would go good with his I,IV, V chords on the guitar, I guess.

    #59297
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    Just for you Cricket after you “master” your new cello. lol

    Cross Tunings for Cello:

    C G D A

    C# G E A ( A7 built on color tone)

    B F# D# A ( B7 chord)

    Bb F D Bb (Bb chord)

    C G E G (C chord)

    C Ab Eb Ab

    Db Ab F Ab

    there are many more…….

    #59332

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Ha Fred I never thought of cross-tuning a cello. That’s pretty cool.

    Cricket, I can’t wait to hear the music you created with your new instrument. Congrats!

    Rodger, I’m glad you made it home safely. I was a little concerned about that trip. 15 hours is a long time to be in a white-out… We don’t get to experience that kind of thing down here!

    #59338
    cricket
    cricket
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    Thanks, Fred…for sure I will definitely try those!

    #59352
    rodger
    rodger
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    #59360
    cricket
    cricket
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    I might have to resort to it!

    #59387
    cricket
    cricket
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    Cello gets home today…Yay…I probably won’t get to unbox it until Saturday or Sunday…BOO…arrrggghhhhh…this is why I’m totally crazy!!!  Gonna drive me nuts knowing it’s waiting for me.

    #59396

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Good things come to those who wait. 🙂

    #59401
    cricket
    cricket
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    Welp…just got back home and we are so exhausted…lots of very hard work, in TN, plus I took food to cook thinking we could use a hot plate, but things turned out different, so we ate weird and were pretty hungry by the time we pulled in.  Had to make lunch and coffee…now, on to more coffee and a lot of residual work here left from our working in TN…and then…at last, I will try my best to become friends with the beautiful new cello…patiently waiting for me to welcome it home.

    #59407

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Has it come?

    #59420
    cricket
    cricket
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    Yes…it’s amazing for just under 200.

    #59421
    cricket
    cricket
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    I’m so happy for Great Scott’s review of these kinds of instruments…because of this discovery, my grandson has a nice Cecilio half size violin and is now taking lessons, I have the viola, and now the cello…this is just mind boggling to me. I always remembe Great Scott as the reason I found out about these instruments, right here at my favorite website!

    #59450

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    I know! Had to have been one of the greatest forum entries ever… 🙂

    #59456
    cricket
    cricket
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    It’s sure helped me, plus my family, plus a few of my long distance friends who have watched me get instruments and been wanting their own.

    #59463

    kjdebolt
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    what was this great Scott review?  How can I find it.  I know I found the CF bows from china due to someone on here reviewing them and I am VERY happy with them.  Only thing is they take a while to get here.

     

    #59468
    cricket
    cricket
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    I don’t know how to search a post or link it if I found it, but hopefully someone who knows can put this up again.  Great Scott did an exhaustive review of low cost instruments, of varying price ranges, etc.  I thought the Cecelio brand sounded good, weighing my budget vs quality, etc., according to the info in his post.  I order Cecelio instruments from Amazon and they are here in a few days.  S9 far, we’ve ordered the half size violin for grandson, a viola, and the cello…everything has been much more than what you’d expect for the prices…circa 200 dollar range.

    #59470

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Here’s the link to Great Scott’s article:

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/fiddles-under-500/

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