November 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM #55104November 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM #55105November 4, 2017 at 10:19 PM #55109
I don’t know..it’s hard to see the wall with all them fiddles hanging on it Cricket…November 4, 2017 at 10:42 PM #55112
Yeah,..they get fiddled with a little more being right there…maybe we won’t gave to worry about ever painting the wall again…I’ll just buy more fiddles if it starts to look dingy…did I spell that right?November 5, 2017 at 9:02 PM #55131
That’s a beautiful sight, Steve!November 6, 2017 at 12:10 AM #55139
Nice! I like to hide my walls with fiddles too… 🙂November 6, 2017 at 5:41 AM #55145November 6, 2017 at 7:17 AM #55146
Wow…looks like everybody here does it. Looks beautiful, Pipcan! John I feel like I’m jumping into the wall decor late in the game; it was the Lions Den award that gave me the idea,..lol…that plus using better rosin! There aren’t many thrills in this world like a free pass in a music store…lol.November 6, 2017 at 8:50 AM #55151
What does everybody do with their cases? I’m tempted to just throw all of mine away….setting very few aside in case I ever get a place I enjoy going to play again…like, one universal guitar case, one banjo case, two fiddles cases and a viola case…we are all crowded up around here with big ol klunky cases…our house gets so damp I can’t keep them from molding, etc. I don’t have time to go through and clean them up once a week…have enough trouble keeping up with the instruments…but, in a small house crowded with instruments, the heaps of cases are really in the way. They make good doggie beds…lol…cats too, but we have no cat at the moment. For our dogs, they’re too big for beds.November 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM #55153
I want a mandolin…really bad…lol…just saying! Oh no…that would mean another useless case in the way!November 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM #55154
I have never touched a mando in my life, actually, but…can it be that hard to play?November 6, 2017 at 1:28 PM #55155
Well we just got the viola and the dog’s mouth surgery, so I guess that idea is on hold for a while. We got rear ended today running errands too…I’m telling you…this place is so busy and crowded and dangerous to drive around in…Mike got T-boned less than two years ago and it really tore up the car and it took five or six weeks to get it back…expensive too. Fortunately nobody hurt. And, Fortunately this bump today did no harm and we all decided forget about it…no more expense added to insurance, but…seriously, I miss the days when we lived near enough to a small town where we didn’t have a car and I did all the errands on foot….just had to climb up a steep cliff after wading across a gulley to get back to the house…good exercise with a bag of groceries…lol. Oops…I’m veering off topic.November 6, 2017 at 2:08 PM #55156
I am glad for everyone no damage or hurt . I have three guitar cases and two violin cases Two of the guitar cases have guitars in them , I only have one guitar hanging that I use all the time . You would love the mandolin you can use all your violin tablature because its the same for the mandolin .November 6, 2017 at 11:58 PM #55216
Ha you all are almost as bad as me…November 7, 2017 at 6:57 AM #55217
John , speaking for myself you defiantly got me beat , You Ba-ba-ba-bad LOLNovember 7, 2017 at 7:55 AM #55220
Yeah, John’s way ahead of me on that…it’s all really beautiful, John. You even got a hammer dulcimer up there? Does that wall above the fireplace get hot? Which reminds me of another question…I’m confused about vaporizing. People say you’ve gotta do it. Well…once in a while the air does get dry here in the winter, but mainly its damp here. Should I still run a vaporizer for my instruments? Sometimes the vaporizer causes mold to get on stuff. We never vaporized before, but we had a woodstove and I was always cooking something on there, so the house often got steamy. Do you have to run a vaporizer no matter what? Like, it’s raining today and feels damp to me…do I turn on the vaporizer or not?
November 7, 2017 at 4:48 PM #55227
- This reply was modified 10 months ago by cricket.
Good question! I’m not using wood heat right now so I don’t have to worry about the dulcimer. We do get it down to play it ever rare occasion!
I try humidify when the relative humidity drops belo 40%, and dehumidify when it rises above 60%.
My dehumidifier has a digital hygrometer on it, which turns the dehumidifier on automatically at 60% relative humidity. I try to keep an eye on it and turn on my humidifier when the reading drops to 40%.November 7, 2017 at 6:56 PM #55229
I have Wood heat which dry’s everything out , so I bought a Acu-rite humidifier gauge to keep a eye on the humidity , when it gets close to 40-45% humidity I keep a pot of water on the stove to bring the moisture back up , I really don’t have anything to get rid of moisture when Its to warm for the wood stove , I probably need a dehumidifier as it sometimes gets to about 60% +November 8, 2017 at 9:21 AM #55264
I guess I need a gauge.November 8, 2017 at 3:29 PM #55277
I guess I need some fiddle hangers!
I agree John has ya’ll beat.November 8, 2017 at 9:17 PM #55283
Yeah, Rock…get yourself some fiddle hangers and send us a photo!November 8, 2017 at 9:20 PM #55285
Yea, I think I’ll make some! Felt lined wooden hangers!
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