Post by saltsprings on Aug 7, 2019 19:40:17 GMT -5
Funny you should ask! I thought I would replace the strings on this old girl which I did..........and while doing that learned two important things. First, old strings that have rusted on wood friction tuners tend to be a real pain to remove if they have had several inserts into the holes. Second, if you are sitting in your work room with the door wide open, the one which faces the heaviest part of the forest, do not be surprised if a Bear walk up to it and gets a hoot out of rattling your cage. That rascal has done that before. Thankfully my giant Plott Hound who weighs in at 150lbs. charged and chased him away.
This is the same hound that tackled the big old bruiser that attacked my old crippled Beagle and went one on one with him for a bit. I figured he was caput, but did not have a scratch on him, just lots of slobber. I guess that old NC breeding does the trick when it comes to bear and boar.
Post by saltsprings on Aug 7, 2019 20:45:30 GMT -5
I did see it and read all the entries...........thanks for posting that info. The search for more "treasures" goes on! I am really amazed at how many people know almost nothing about this instrument. Though I have to tell you, the good soul I bought this from knew the instrument very well. She is an exception to most folk and gracious as well.