Halifax Musician's

Swap Meet

Hi All:

I got home from the music Swap Shop Meet…




Mostly Guitars and Basses…
There were a few tables of Studio Equipment…

I picked up a Compressor/Limiter/Gate

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Believe me, You had to look awful hard to find any deals…


There were many guitars and basses around the room…

If you are a Gibson Freak here’s a table full of guitars and basses…

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Does anyone know what this instrument is ????

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I gave the girl my E-Mail Address… I hope she’ll send me some information and photos of her playing it…



Here’s the most interesting Acoustic Hand Made Guitar I saw…
In my opinion, of course…


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I couldn’t leave the show without grabbing a photo of this Amp…

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He said it was a '61…
I think it’s newer than that…
Maybe a '62 or '63…
The one I had was a '64…
It had Wheat Shaded Grill Cloth…



Here’s a link to the Photo Blog for anyone interested in the Fhotos I took at the meet, today




Bill…

Hi Bill,

I have a dbx compressor/pre-amp thinging. Looks a bit different to yours (I forget the model number) but it’s a pretty good bit of kit.

Mark

A viola de gamba.

Doesn’t look like many deals there, judging from the guitar prices. I have that exact compressor, Bill!

A viola de gamba, indeed, and fretted. Crazy.

Homebrew. Why fret it?

Hi Gents:

I hope I didn’t pay too much for that compressor/limiter…
I have other ones Well one in the studio…
It’s a DBX 1/3 rack, outboard/wall wart model…
I would rate this model somewhat higher, in quality…
I think hardware like that is necessary when tracking and mixing…
Well…
I didn’t see any Universal Audio Toys anywhere, around the room…
I would have had that stuff, in a heartbeat…
:)
:p
:laugh:
I saw some m-Audio 2496 and 4-channel Audio cards there…
I should have picked them up…
I saw a guy there from somewhere in New York State…
He had a suite of ADK Mics, for sale…
AND a Knock-off RCA -77 mic…
Looked like a million bucks…
Great…
:agree:
I could ask him what he needed to get for it…







Bill…

how do you tune those 6-string fiddles ?
I did the blind-man’s feel of that instrument…
Really nice…
:agree:
It appeared the frets were painted on…,
Not real ones…
?
Could they be just there as markers
?

Markers, that make more sense. Still an odd thing to do. The DBX 166XL goes for $260 street here in the USA. Looks like about the same up there.

http://www.canadapost.ca/shopper…l-166XL

Hi Again:

The guy who owned this is a Home Studio Operator…
I didn’t know him till he said he worked at the Musicstop…
It was after my days, working there…
He looked familiar but couldn’t place him till he said he did…
I’d say he’s getting outta the business…
He had a nice Lexicon PCM Effects, model-or-another…
Anyway, I layed out 200.00 for the Compressor/Limiter… Maybe, I should have offered him 150.00 and bargined from there…
????
I expect it will work…
Who knows ????



I checked my mail from the girl selling the viola de gamba…
I hope I gave her the correct address…
Maybe, I didn’t…
I don’t use my mail address…
Don’t correctly, know it…
I don’t think anyone at the meet knew what the instrument was… There was no traffic around her table…
Too Bad…
I should have spent more time there…
She was really intent on parting with her instrument…
Could I play it ????
NO…

Bill…

Bill - have you ever heard of Peter Narvaez? He’s a blues guy who lives in St. John. I think he’s reasonably well known.

Hi Mr Soul:

The name doesn’t sound familiar…
However, I may know him if I see him and then put a name-and-face together…


I know a Caper (Cape Breton’er) John Campbell John an “Uptown Blues Player” that has a great following over in Europe…
Google his name and see what comes up…
Great Guy…

:agree:
:)

I got a reply from the girl that has the viola de gamba…
I didn’t really expect to hear from her…
Anyway, she sent me some photos of the instrument she wants to part with…
I post the photos she sent over to me of the viola de gamba…
She want to part with it…
sigh…
Here’s what she says…


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Hello William: Thank you for passing on the photos of my tenor viol. Here is a some information about this instrument that your forum members might find interesting.


Made by Bailey in England in 1976. Betsy MacMillan, a professional viol player, and Early music prof at McGill University, played it for me in October and told me I was asking too little for it. She also said it would be a shame for such a nice instrument to leave the Halifax community because they are so difficult to find. We have 5-6 members here who play together every week, with another 2 who play occassionally, and we are hoping to increase our numbers. However, none of our present members is interested in purchasing my tenor, so I am offering it for sale. I have a treble viol and a bass viol - more viols than space, at the moment.


This tenor has had the standard pegs replaced with PegHeds - as you can see from the photo they look just like the originals, but they operate like guitar pegs. So much easier to tune so you get more playing time at each session.


The bow I am including is not a great bow, but is certainly good enough to get one started. I used it for four years. My present bow was made by Max Kaspar, bassist with the Atlantic Symphony. He makes lovely period bows for both the violin and viol families of instruments


If anyone is interested in purchasing this tenor I would be happy to hear from them. If they are interested in the viol in general, I’d still love to hear from them. And keep the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia in mind - it plays a strong role in promoting early music and period instruments, including the viol, in this province.


Looking forward, Margaret

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I’ll find some time a post the photos she sent over…
I hope you all, don’t mind…
because I think this is a rare instrument…


Let me get busy…




Bill…

[edit]


Here’s those photos…

viol tenor Bailey back view 1

Viol Tenor Bailey front view 1

viol tenor bailey peghead and scroll

What’s the price?

You know…
I couldn’t bring myself to ask her…
I only just met her…
However, she seems rather open to negotiate and arrive
at some deal…
Or,

that’s what I seem to think…


TomS…
Ya never know…
That could very well be the buy of the meet…
Being as pessimistic as I am, she could drive a hard bargin…


I’ll find out…
If ya don’t ask, you’ll never know…






Bill…