Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ? - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 03-14-2012
TakeFive's Avatar
Proud "picnic sailor"
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 2,997
Thanks: 6
Thanked 77 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 6
TakeFive will become famous soon enough
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

I've taken this with me before. Plays almost as well as my "real" horns:

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 03-14-2012
travlineasy's Avatar
Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,073
Thanks: 3
Thanked 116 Times in 102 Posts
Rep Power: 5
travlineasy will become famous soon enough
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BentSailor View Post
As we both like Irish music, I thought I'd pick up the fiddle. I currently sound REALLY bad playing it and wouldn't know how well it stands up to storage in the marine environment. Worst comes to worst, I'll have had fun torturing my family listening to me practice
Irish music is popular this time of year, mainly because of Saint Patrick's Day coming up this weekend. The Saint Paddy's parties start early, and in my case, the first one I performed was this past Saturday. The demand is extremely high for performers that can play Irish music, but the demand only last about a week, then it's back to the more traditional styles of music. This year I only have 5 Saint Paddy's parties to play, which is more than enough. By the end of the week I'll be Irished out, the green beer and corn beef & cabbage will be gone, and the tears won't be flowin' while I'm singin' Danny Boy.

I'm fairly confident that my gear, all of which is stored in zippered, lined and insulated cases, will hold up to the salt air environment. I got to thinking hard about this a few day ago, called some of the manufacturers and they agreed. One keyboard manufacturer said that there is no reason why it shouldn't hold up. They sell keyboards all over the world, and many are sold to folks who reside and perform in extremely hot, humid locations and suffer no ill effects. I know a couple entertainers who live in Malaysia and they perform every day in open air bars--their equipment has been working just fine for years.

Now, I suspect that some hardwoods, especially things like a slap bass, most acoustic guitars, fiddles, mandolins, etc..., would be highly susceptible to a hot, moist environment. However, most of the places I sail don't fall into that category, and all of my equipment is encased in plastic housings and the printed circuit boards are all covered with a protective coating. I guess I'll find out--one way or another, come October.

Cheers,

Gary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Instruments Afrakes Gear & Maintenance 9 02-06-2012 11:52 AM
'Tarzan' takes off: Broadway actors learn to soar for new Disney musical (The Star-Ledger) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-04-2006 02:22 AM
Reflections on Cruising Instruments Tom Wood Seamanship Articles 0 08-31-2004 08:00 PM
Sailing Instruments Silmaril Gear & Maintenance 4 05-12-2003 11:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:00 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.