"Great weekend. Big thanks to Ben and Chickenbone John for all the hard work. And also thanks to Alan H for filming stuff. I thought the Fri open mike was the best we've yet seen at a Boxstock. Saturday gig (and real…"
"@Diglydog: No the neck isn't reinforced, but it is substantial (it's an upright from an old art school easel). A good thing about the Thomastik strings is that they are low tension, due to the nylon core.
"Garry W: I live near Manchester and am not aware of any campsites in the middle of the city. However, here is a link to the Manchester official tourism website, they may know better.
cheers Mark, very encouraging. Sometimes I find these pieces that I recorded previously and just forgot about them. This was done in October. There's one or two other possibles then I'm going to work up some more ideas on same theme.
You are welcome, Mark. It may be a while before I finish mine. A minor set back with the fingerboard slipping and sliding after I applied the glue, and of course, it dried a little over. So, I had to do some sanding to correct that problem. I told my husband, it doesn't seem like I will ever finish it. He said, anything worth while takes time. Keep building and playing and having fun.
Hi Mark, and thanks for the offer of a lift. Hyde is only about twelve miles away from me, or less, so that wouldn't be too difficult. Unfortunately, now that I know the price of tickets, I don't think that I will be able to afford to go and I certainly wouldn;t be able to do an overnight stop - which had been my original intention untill I joined th swelling ranks of the unemployed earlier this year. It seems like I;ll just have to be with you all 'in spirit'. :-(