Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 46 of 46

Thread: Cullng the herd

  1. #26
    Registered User Frankdolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    near Boston, MA
    Posts
    555

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Pay no attention folks ! This is just another thread gone right off the tracks...

  2. #27
    Professional Dreamer journeybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Key West
    Posts
    12,777
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Tracks? Are we gonna start talking trains now?

    Let's just say the road we were on took a turn, and leave it at that.

    Ya know, it's all metaphorical ... somehow ...
    But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. - Dennis Miller

    Furthering Mandolin Consciousness

    Blues Mando Social Group
    Gibson Mandolins Social Group
    North Florida Mandolin Players Social Group

    The big blowhard in his conch shell blowing championship form

  3. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Greer, SC
    Posts
    536

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    We used to drive old, stripped down Bugs around in the mountains, sometimes on railroad tracks if there was nowhere else. You'd eat a lot of bugs with no wind shield.

  4. #29
    Registered User Eric Platt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    1,286

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    I understand that. Culled two when the opportunity to obtain the Northfield arose. Probably still have too many, but am unable to emotionally get rid of any more.

    Also went through something similar with acoustic guitars. Used to buy to have. Now, it's buy because of a need. And haven't had a need in a while.
    2017 Northfield F5SA, 2008 Weber Gallatin F, 2018 Collings MT, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 2018 Eastman MDO-305
    http://ericplatt.weebly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/LauluAika/
    https://www.lauluaika.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Longtine-Pl...4404553312723/

  5. #30
    Registered User Sue Rieter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    654

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Now, it's buy because of a need. And haven't had a need in a while.
    How do you know the difference?

  6. The following members say thank you to Sue Rieter for this post:


  7. #31
    Registered User red7flag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dickson, TN
    Posts
    3,284

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    You can live with out your wants. You cannot live without your needs. By that I guess I don't need any instruments, but my... life would be drab.
    Tony Huber
    1930 Martin Style C #14783
    2011 Mowry GOM
    2013 Hester F4 #31
    2014 Ellis F5 #322
    2017 Nyberg Mandola #172

  8. The following members say thank you to red7flag for this post:


  9. #32

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    I had a discussion once with someone at a party. They thought it was foolish, almost insane to spend $3k on a guitar. Then they excused themselves, saying they needed to get home, and I watched as they drove off in a $85k car. You have to love the absurdity of peoplesí minds.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mandobar For This Useful Post:


  11. #33
    Registered User Louise NM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    622

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Was one if them sporting a $30K diamond ring?

  12. #34
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Posts
    2,322

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Willow20 View Post
    I cull mine pretty regularly, and since I spotted a Mandolin I been chasing a few years there will be a few very nice mandolins in the classified.
    That's assuming my road trip is a success.
    Best...................
    sounds very interesting, the trip, the possible new purchase, and the classified listings.

    and to keep this thread going strong............whatcha driving on the road trip(make/model/year)?

  13. #35
    Mando-Afflicted lflngpicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,950
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Tony, I completely understand what you are saying and support your decision as a fellow mandolin player. I have reduced my total number of instruments overall, including both mandolins and guitars, and this has allowed me to eventually determine what music I want to prioritize playing and how I wish to devote my time practicing. I wish you success with your sale, whatever you determine. Best, Dan
    2020 Pava Pro A5 Torrefied Varnish
    2007 Weber Diamondback F5 Prototype
    1930's Stradolin A5
    1912 Gibson A Oval

  14. #36
    Registered User Eric Platt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    1,286

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    How do you know the difference?
    Well, after about 40 years of buying and selling, sort of have an idea. Doesn't always work out that way, though. Last acoustic guitar purchase was a need to plug in for a few shows and a need for a smaller body guitar.

    Now, mandolin, that's still more emotion than anything.
    2017 Northfield F5SA, 2008 Weber Gallatin F, 2018 Collings MT, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 2018 Eastman MDO-305
    http://ericplatt.weebly.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/LauluAika/
    https://www.lauluaika.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Longtine-Pl...4404553312723/

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Eric Platt For This Useful Post:


  16. #37
    🎶 Play Pretty 🎶 Greg Connor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    62

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Itís hard to let these things go. Iím closing in on my 69th birthday with more instruments than an old geezer should have. Cars 🚘 are easy to move on from but instruments have a soul..... I think.

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Greg Connor For This Useful Post:


  18. #38
    Registered User Sue Rieter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    654

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Connor View Post
    It’s hard to let these things go. I’m closing in on my 69th birthday with more instruments than an old geezer should have. Cars �� are easy to move on from but instruments have a soul..... I think.
    It's even harder when you're in your sixties and are pretty much a newbie. In love with your mandolin(s), you think about the wasted time of not having instruments and want to try them all.

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Sue Rieter For This Useful Post:


  20. #39
    ************** Caleb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Posts
    3,487

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by lflngpicker View Post
    I have reduced my total number of instruments overall, including both mandolins and guitars, and this has allowed me to eventually determine what music I want to prioritize playing and how I wish to devote my time practicing.
    I love acoustic instruments and look almost daily at the Classifieds, CL, GC used, etc, but I find it distracting to own too many. For me it takes the focus off the music I'm playing and makes it about the instrument. If somethings sounds good on one guitar (par example), I'll keep wondering what it would sound like on another one. Same goes for mandolin. If I owned a room full of mandolins, I think I'd go crazy switching around trying tunes on different ones, trying new strings, picks, etc, etc.
    ...

  21. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Caleb For This Useful Post:


  22. #40
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    59

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise NM View Post
    A Gremlin? You might get a banjo or two for it, Bob.
    You won today's comment prize! 😆

  23. The following members say thank you to Mainer73 for this post:


  24. #41
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    59

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb View Post
    I love acoustic instruments and look almost daily at the Classifieds, CL, GC used, etc, but I find it distracting to own too many. For me it takes the focus off the music I'm playing and makes it about the instrument. If somethings sounds good on one guitar (par example), I'll keep wondering what it would sound like on another one. Same goes for mandolin. If I owned a room full of mandolins, I think I'd go crazy switching around trying tunes on different ones, trying new strings, picks, etc, etc.
    I hear ya.I have 3 fiddles and have make it a point to play a rotating order. I didn't plan on having more than one, but it's a slippery slope.
    One mando is fine for me, although I do keep wanting an oval hole to compliment my F!

  25. #42

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainer73 View Post
    You won today's comment prize! ��
    Laugh all you want but banjos are a pretty hot item right now, at least the open back ones.

    As for a $30k ring, I’d be hard pressed to be able to tell. Not my thing.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

  26. #43
    Registered User red7flag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dickson, TN
    Posts
    3,284

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    On my way to Carter's. Played this baby one more time before leaving. I'm know I am doing the right thing, but it still makes me sad.
    Tony Huber
    1930 Martin Style C #14783
    2011 Mowry GOM
    2013 Hester F4 #31
    2014 Ellis F5 #322
    2017 Nyberg Mandola #172

  27. #44
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    4,927

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    It can be very hard to see a mandolin you love leave you. I have been blessed to have some exquisite instruments, both mandolin and guitar, but just about the time I get what I want, another surgery pokes its head out and laughs at me. After 23 surgeries and numerous hospitalizations, I feel blessed to have anything left. For some reason the doctors and hospitals and all the other relative expenses must be paid. I would love to have a couple of them back, or just one. Life often dictates the turns we take. I am not complaining. I am merely stating a reality. I am thankful I was able to take care of the things that had to be. After all, it's just wood and strings. But what a wonderful pile of lumber in a good mandolin.

  28. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Big Joe For This Useful Post:


  29. #45
    Registered User Eric F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    2,347

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    Good to see you posting, Joe. I hope you're doing well despite all the surgeries. Hang in there.

  30. The following members say thank you to Eric F. for this post:


  31. #46
    Mando-Afflicted lflngpicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    1,950
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default Re: Cullng the herd

    I feel ya Big Joe. I am in a different but similar place with overwhelming medical issues. It does clarify what we truly prioritize. Hang in there.
    2020 Pava Pro A5 Torrefied Varnish
    2007 Weber Diamondback F5 Prototype
    1930's Stradolin A5
    1912 Gibson A Oval

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •