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Anyone doin an outdoor spring dance?
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Spence    Posted 04-18-2002 at 07:00:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking about it. The relatives and neighbours seem to be all wrapped up,worn out
and depressed caus of incum tax time.

I have a stack of the oldies. Hank,Charley
and Ernest are sitting on my 33's eating dust.
My amplifier is the ones they used to have in the seventies with all the jacks for Aux and Phono. I think it has 30 watts tops. Can't get them anymore
they say. I used to have 2 big base woofers of 15inches in there own reflex cabinets. (You need base for stompin folks). I built them from 3/4 ply all padded inside. Makes 30W sound like 100. Sorry I sold them, now I have KMart specials. I also made midrange and tweeter cabinets. So all together I had 4 cabinets.

I'd prefer to get a band together. I can play guitar but my first string is busted. My dad used to be able to play fiddle. Never knew anyone who could play steel, too bad hardly ever hear steel guitar anymore.

One day I'm going to lay down a deck of 2X6's outside, with just enuff "2 step'n" spring to it.
I'll build it on 6X6 posts about 18in from the ground and make it 35ft square or more. Come to think of it, I know a few guys who'll take a fly'n leap after they've had a few, so maybe ground level would be better.

Guess I'll put a brush to that BBQ right now and get started and set up for a bonfire. Spect everyone to come over and ISTB, (I supply the booze)! But bring your own skeeter goo jist in case.

Sammie    Posted 04-18-2002 at 11:33:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh man!! Through in a little harmonica and I'll catch the next train out!! I think I can still swing a mean 2-step and maybe even a 10 step if I have a drink or 2 !! lol Sounds like just the way to kick off spring!! Great idea.

PCC-AL    Posted 04-18-2002 at 08:07:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Count me in. I'll bring my flat top and don't forget to holler at Les. He picks too and got a band, I understand.
What I always wanted in our group was a banjo, so I bought one and was just getting where I could play it when the guys split. Dog gone it, I love the 5 string.

Tom A -- maybe having a pound party    Posted 04-18-2002 at 07:24:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our 80-year-old friend told us about "pound parties" they used to have locally when it was still just farms.

Everyone who comes brings one pound of something to eat--can be focused on desert kind of stuff or main course stuff. He says they were very popular when he was young. I'd never heard of them before, but it sounds like it could be fun.

Since he's retiring (again) soon, we're thinking about throwing him and his wife a pound party. Pound of this and that, some music--hey, life is good.


SingleMommy...pound party    Posted 04-18-2002 at 07:58:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like tons of fun! He will probably love it too.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-18-2002 at 07:13:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is what I use to hear my music in the Lower 40 if needed. 300watts and nice and clear. Bought them for 10 bucks and they are in my shop now. Mark H.

Redneck    Posted 04-19-2002 at 02:46:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark sounds like you have it figured gist about like me.What exactly are them big speakers and what do you push them with?

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-19-2002 at 06:33:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Redneck; Those speaker horns are Made by "University" They were sold a Church Yard Sale for 10.00 for the PAIR!! I did some research on them later and found out that they were about 850.00 for the pair in 1950 when they were new. They can take 150 watts each. They are Mid Range Horns and sound great. They used them in the Bell towers to play music for the town on Sunday and to make the sound of bells with. I bought a Old Kenwood amp that can put out 150 watts per channle for 35.00 on Ebay so my sound system cost me 45.00 for my shop. I have hear several suround sound systems befor and real good ones but nothing compaired to how loud and clear these were. They will make your head hurt and body feel funny if you crank them up in the shop. They are so loud you probly would lose your hearing if you listen to them to long cranked up when close. The misic goes thru 6 ft of reverse horn tuned to mid range inside the big 36" long by 32" dia outside horn. I allways wanted some type of good system to play music on the place when I work out side some times and this was the preimum set up for it. Mark H.

Jim(MO)    Posted 04-18-2002 at 12:33:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, Saturday about 9:00pm CST point that baby SE and crank 'er up. Will be up at the farm sizzling some fresh Crappie and Morel mushrooms in a cast iron skillet over a campfire. Kinda partial to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-18-2002 at 12:57:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that I have them in the shop mounted in the trusses (32" cone) when I open the 8' x 12' door it is like a giant speaker box. When I first got them I cranked them up and you could hear them over a mile away!! They do sound nice on 1/4 volume but if you turn them up you can scream and the person 10 ft from you can't here you. They are nice when you work outside on the fence lines you don't have to bring a radio. Neibors arn't close enought to get botherd by them unless I want them to hear them. Mark H.

Sammie - Hey Mark    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can I borrow them? I'm sure it won't take long!!! I have these neighbors across the fence (the only close ones) right by my bedroom window that have a fondness for "south of the border" music. I'm not a fan!!!

However, I did grab a couple of beers and went over and asked them politely to turn down the bass so it didn't vibrate my windows while I was trying to sleep and it seems to have gotten alittle bit better. I'll have to see what happens when it gets warmer outside!! lol

Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-18-2002 at 15:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
With these your neibors won't play there music loud because you can over ride them. Then you can deside what you want heard!! If I lived in town I think the cops would be called on me. But that's why I live out in the Toolies. I only listen to the music I like. Mark H.

Spence    Posted 04-18-2002 at 08:00:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahhh,Ahhhh! great stuff!

They would do an honour pumpin out Hank's
favorites on those buddy!

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