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Musical instrument for backpacking?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Califiddler, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. mrbdxmpl

    mrbdxmpl Tele-Holic

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    Dude, you're still "that guy" - but now it's with a uke...nobody wants to hear that, either!
     
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    Is that code for something, Bent?
     
  3. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Nope... nothing more relaxing after a long hike than taking off the old backpack and somebody making the oh so good sounds of playing the flute! I frequently doze after just a few minutes of it.
     
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    Nope. I play in private to myself. My wife and kids are oblivious to it, so can't say I've got that T-shirt.
     
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    Another good option is one of the new carbon fiber travel guitars made by Klos. They are a lot more resistant to damage/warping and so a very minimal gig bag would probably be all that is needed for it. You can also remove the neck for more compact packing.

    https://klosguitars.com/
     
  6. Charlie Bernstein

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    I haven't.

    But a melodeon would be fun:


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  7. Califiddler

    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

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    This is tempting, and the way that I was originally leaning. Especially if one friend, who is a great clawhammer banjo player, comes along. The sound of fiddle and clawhammer banjo together is really special.

    I may need to have 2 options: fiddle for when my banjo player friend comes along and brings his banjo, and tin whistle for other trips.
     
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    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

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    Those look interesting, but they are way out of my price range for a beater instrument to take backpacking. Especially when I already have plenty of tin whistles and harmonicas.
     
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    Yep I bought this specifically for camping. My Alpaca. I'm selling it if you want it... lol

    The kickstarter had ads with them paddling a canoe with it...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Is that a drink holder in the left bout?:D
     
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    Ha, I'll try it and let you know... lol. Actually looking at it in this pic, it kind of reminds me of a Picasso head!
     
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    Now, you've really got me not knowing, what this conversation is about.

    :^)
     
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    Hugh Tracey Kalimba
     
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    That's hideous. I love it.
     
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    How about Djembe? For those impromptu drum circles on the trail...

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    In the early 80s I had a beat up old Gibson LG (Little Guitar?) that would get strapped on to my external frame pack,

    Same guitar I kept hanging in the chemical supply closet of my classroom. The strings did not last long.

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