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kvehe
01-12-2013, 07:14 AM
charango (armadillo included).

Pix in other instrument section later today.

Bummer, I have already broken one string trying to tune it. :( :(

Pix posted in other thread, but hey, there are only three so I'll sneak them in here.
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mm stan
01-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Wow Kat....Congratulations...Control yerself...LOL holy moly. will be waiting....you should have asked me, I have a builder who builds wonderful ones and taro patch uke
for a reasonable price.....

kvehe
01-12-2013, 07:47 AM
There's no controlling someone determined to make an impulse purchase. The people in my office are creeped out by it. The nice people at Music Folk also have a lovely selection of Martins, both American and Mexican, so I am not hopeless.

mm stan
01-12-2013, 07:51 AM
Soon You'll need a bigger house Kat...or Kick the doggie out....LOL

Nicko
01-12-2013, 07:54 AM
This is precisely why I have been afraid to step out for a humidifier! I ordered mine from Amazon just to be on the safe side. ;)

kvehe
01-12-2013, 07:58 AM
This is precisely why I have been afraid to step out for a humidifier! I ordered mine from Amazon just to be on the safe side. ;)

Yes, I actually started to do that this morning for that very reason, but then decided that I needed the humidifier *now*, not on Monday.

vanflynn
01-12-2013, 08:43 AM
Congrats. Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Did you remember to get the humidifier or do you have to go back?

kvehe
01-12-2013, 08:49 AM
LOL, yes, I did get the humidifier.

Harold O.
01-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Yep, nothin' better than armadillo on the half shell...

ksiegel
01-13-2013, 04:41 AM
But is it Certified leprosy-Free?

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/04/armadillos-spread-leprosy.html


charango (armadillo included).

Pix in other instrument section later today.

Bummer, I have already broken one string trying to tune it. :( :(

Pix posted in other thread, but hey, there are only three so I'll sneak them in here.
474844748547486

kvehe
01-13-2013, 05:26 AM
Yeah, I know, that crossed my mind....

mds725
01-13-2013, 05:29 AM
Hi. I'm Kathryn and I have SIAS (stringed instrument acquisition syndrome).

Hi Kathryn



Congratulations on the new armadillo charango. I wonder if it rolls up into a ball if you try to play it in public.

kvehe
01-13-2013, 05:52 AM
LOL. I guess I won't know that until I get it back with its nice new set of strings. I've read that the reason they are hit by cars so often is that when startled they jump 3 or 4 feet into the air, just in time to be smashed. Maybe it will leap away from me when I try to make musical sounds. ...and I think a better term might just be IAS - you don't want to know how many flutes I have....but only two clarinets and only one oboe and only one piano...

blue_knight_usa
01-13-2013, 06:22 AM
Can I SuperSize it? ;-)


Yep, nothin' better than armadillo on the half shell...

Harold O.
01-13-2013, 04:55 PM
Can I SuperSize it? ;-)

It's a line from a Milo Tremley song called Road Kill. Heard it on the Dr.Demento show. Alas, no link.

scothut
01-13-2013, 04:58 PM
charango (armadillo included).

Pix in other instrument section later today.

Bummer, I have already broken one string trying to tune it. :( :(



Pix posted in other thread, but hey, there are only three so I'll sneak them in here.
474844748547486

That is very very interesting uke you got there. How does it sound? What is the material on the back?

Plainsong
01-13-2013, 06:52 PM
LOL. I guess I won't know that until I get it back with its nice new set of strings. I've read that the reason they are hit by cars so often is that when startled they jump 3 or 4 feet into the air, just in time to be smashed. Maybe it will leap away from me when I try to make musical sounds. ...and I think a better term might just be IAS - you don't want to know how many flutes I have....but only two clarinets and only one oboe and only one piano...

Well if you have a wood clarinet, you just need a plastic beater, so that makes sense. And then all the mouthpieces and barrels and ligatures..reeds... I've always wanted to give oboe a try. But really really, what I want is a bass or alto clarinet. I have some ideas of how to use one that wouldn't be terribly traditional. Searching youtube, others are getting similar ideas. :)

Really, UAS is cheap compared to the wind instruments.

nighthunte29
01-13-2013, 11:26 PM
Wow, that's one crazy instrument! I guess it's a 5 string ukulele with octave and unison strings?

Can I request a video of it in action?

Maluhia!