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thejetpilot
08-31-2018, 02:09 PM
Hey folks! Just wondering if there any fellow guitarist on her than carried a traveling guitar while flying the line


JetDoc
08-31-2018, 03:05 PM
I've seen a couple of Martin Backpackers about. I play myself but never felt the need to drag yet another item around with me on a 4 day. The longer you do this job the more you pare down the crap you haul around with you.

Excargodog
08-31-2018, 03:22 PM
A mandolin is fairly doable if you can tolerate the complaints from adjacent hotel rooms. I decided I couldn't.


BobbyLeeSwagger
08-31-2018, 03:50 PM
https://i.imgflip.com/2gzhvv.jpg

I like the idea, but like JetDoc said, I cant bring myself to drag it around. But you should! And then let's do some trips together :D

motiveFlow
08-31-2018, 04:42 PM
Last month, I bought a Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light and generally bring it on trips (except when I have Mexico overnights. I do not feel like getting it confiscated down there).

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Traveler-Guitar/Ultra-Light-Acoustic-Electric-Travel-Guitar.gc#productDetail

It comes with a gig bag and a "stethoscope" (technically called a "stethophone" for battery-free natural sound) along with a detachable lap rest for portability.

Great tone/sound, worth every penny. It is almost as if they designed it specifically for pilots :)

Shangri La
08-31-2018, 04:49 PM
I agree with the above, which is why I'm trying to budget for one of these https://www.stewartguitars.com/product/stow-away-travel-guitar/ it fits in a laptop soft case. As long as you dont mind lugging the extra weight in your rollaboard or flight bag. Best part is no one will know you have a guitar with you!

Geezer
08-31-2018, 05:18 PM
I agree with the above, which is why I'm trying to budget for one of these https://www.stewartguitars.com/product/stow-away-travel-guitar/ it fits in a laptop soft case. As long as you dont mind lugging the extra weight in your rollaboard or flight bag. Best part is no one will know you have a guitar with you!

Don't forget to budget for the travel cow bell set. It can be a little heavy but if you get a 22 inch bag which should be lighter you'll do just fine. I think Travel Pro makes a combination cow bell and cooler combination. I've even seen guys forgo cans of tuna just so they can get the cowbells into the cooler. That way nobody even know's they have a full cowbell set.

BobbyLeeSwagger
08-31-2018, 05:24 PM
Don't forget to budget for the travel cow bell set. It can be a little heavy but if you get a 22 inch bag which should be lighter you'll do just fine. I think Travel Pro makes a combination cow bell and cooler combination. I've even seen guys forgo cans of tuna just so they can get the cowbells into the cooler. That way nobody even know's they have a full cowbell set.

https://i.imgflip.com/2gznfq.jpg

Shangri La
08-31-2018, 06:55 PM
Don't forget to budget for the travel cow bell set. It can be a little heavy but if you get a 22 inch bag which should be lighter you'll do just fine. I think Travel Pro makes a combination cow bell and cooler combination. I've even seen guys forgo cans of tuna just so they can get the cowbells into the cooler. That way nobody even know's they have a full cowbell set.

I mean who doent love some good cowbell ?

TillerTemptress
08-31-2018, 09:21 PM
Next FO I fly with that plays cowbell, definitely is getting their first two beers paid for.

PotatoChip
08-31-2018, 09:37 PM
I have a Little Martin (LXM I think) that I occasionally bring on trips. Sounds great, and small enough size.

SonicFlyer
09-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Obligatory:




https://i.gifer.com/3nMs.gif

TransWorld
09-01-2018, 09:47 AM
Obligatory:
https://i.gifer.com/3nMs.gif

“The heads are alive with the Sound of Music”.

Who is that FA?

She says her name is Maria.

art aviator
09-01-2018, 11:10 AM
I use the ultra light travel acoustic, on the 22inch stealth roller in fits in almost perfectly on the side pocket with about 5 inches out the top, if you have your crew cooler on top it’s barely noticeable. Happy shredding 🎸

FlytheSky
09-01-2018, 03:41 PM
I use the ultra light travel acoustic, on the 22inch stealth roller in fits in almost perfectly on the side pocket with about 5 inches out the top, if you have your crew cooler on top it’s barely noticeable. Happy shredding 🎸

"5 inches" "barely noticeable" :D

Sorry, my 12 year old self couldn't help but laugh at that.

art aviator
09-01-2018, 11:11 PM
"5 inches" "barely noticeable" :D

Sorry, my 12 year old self couldn't help but laugh at that.

😂 I guess I deserved that...

TJBrass
09-02-2018, 08:04 AM
https://www.strobelguitars.com

JetDoc
09-02-2018, 01:44 PM
My "Faux"caster. Home built from a kit purchased here, Guitar Kits - Guitar bodies and kits from BYOGuitar (http://www.byoguitar.com/Guitar_Kits/Guitar-Kits.aspx)
for $129.00. I routed the bridge pick up location for a Seymour Duncan TB-5. Not happy with the way the finish turned out but it sounds really good. It was my first real attempt at building a guitar. Just started a Strat project that I will do a little differently.

poorflyer
09-02-2018, 10:53 PM
Jeez am I the only one who doesn't play guitar at this company.

Geezer
09-03-2018, 03:14 AM
Jeez am I the only one who doesn't play guitar at this company.

Up the game, get the cow bells and a pan flute.

Excargodog
09-03-2018, 09:21 AM
Jeez am I the only one who doesn't play guitar at this company.


There are always rhythm sticks for the tone deaf:

https://www.amazon.com/Rhythm-Music-Lummi-Sticks-

With KCM, it's even possible you might get them aboard without the TSA pulling you out of the line for carrying nunchucks.

thejetpilot
09-03-2018, 11:51 AM
Nice to see other guitar players here! Look forward to jamming out with you guy sometime! Still trying to figure out what to get down the road! Just bought some new stuff for the Labor day weekend sale at GC. Saw a few travel guitars. Haven't decided which one's best. Thanks for sharing!

Fr8Thrust
09-05-2018, 01:11 AM
Y’all can start playing in the terminal and use your hats as tip jars. :D

170toFINKA
09-05-2018, 01:47 AM
Y’all can start playing in the terminal and use your hats as tip jars. :D

Sell some CDs, too! ;)

thejetpilot
09-05-2018, 11:49 AM
Record in the crew room, drop them singles at the terminals 😂😂😂

TroutBum
09-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Up the game, get the cow bells and a pan flute.

I feel a Peruvian flute band is in the works . . .

BobbyLeeSwagger
09-10-2018, 08:58 PM
I feel a Peruvian flute band is in the works . . .

All the best in your career, sir! Too bad we couldn't get the Peruvian flute band together 😂

shurdrice
09-14-2018, 06:29 PM
Y’all can start playing in the terminal and use your hats as tip jars. :D

I think you have to ware your hat while you jam out in the terminal, it’s company policy.

Excargodog
09-14-2018, 06:52 PM
I think you have to ware your hat while you jam out in the terminal, it’s company policy.


An open guitar case will do for busking...:D


For that matter, we could take up contributions to help pay Skywest FOs a living wage.

BobbyLeeSwagger
09-14-2018, 09:38 PM
For that matter, we could take up contributions to help pay Skywest FOs a living wage.

Ahhh shots fired 😂😂😂

Excargodog
09-14-2018, 10:30 PM
Ahhh shots fired ������

No shots fired. I'm being supportive. They deserve better than a measly $37 an hour to start and no bonus unless you are already type rated or a 135 pilot and even then only $7500.

I mean, have you ever even bought a cheeseburger in LGA?

A lousy five guys cheeseburger will set you back 8 bucks, and that's without any fries. And don't even think about a crash pad for less than $45 a night unless you want to share a park bench with the homeless. And you are on reserve there like FOREVER. And since you got suckered by the name, SkyWEST, you are probably commuting from KSMF or somewhere else in like you know, THE WEST, which has got to be god-awful.

Seriously, Bobby Lee, you ought to have more compassion for these guys. A few coins in the guitar case wouldn't hurt your bottom line all that much, and every little bit helps.

Besides, you can put it down on the community service part of your resume. Some majors are big on stuff like that.

BobbyLeeSwagger
09-14-2018, 10:50 PM
No shots fired. I'm being supportive. They deserve better than a measly $37 an hour to start and no bonus unless you are already type rated or a 135 pilot and even then only $7500.

I mean, have you ever even bought a cheeseburger in LGA?

A lousy five guys cheeseburger will set you back 8 bucks, and that's without any fries. And don't even think about a crash pad for less than $45 a night unless you want to share a park bench with the homeless. And you are on reserve there like FOREVER. And since you got suckered by the name, SkyWEST, you are probably commuting from KSMF or somewhere else in like you know, THE WEST, which has got to be god-awful.

Seriously, Bobby Lee, you ought to have more compassion for these guys. A few coins in the guitar case wouldn't hurt your bottom line all that much, and every little bit helps.

Besides, you can put it down on the community service part of your resume. Some majors are big on stuff like that.

https://i.imgflip.com/2hzix3.jpg

Jk my OO homies, hope you guys get better pay.

Hetman
09-14-2018, 11:09 PM
We need more cowbell...

...true story: A friend of my wife plays bluegrass banjo; she's pretty good. The band leader got him a new girlfriend whom he imposed on the rest as "our newest band member!" She was completely without talent -well, musical talent I guess- so he put her on the washboard.

Yep. He actually said it...

"We need more washboard!"

The band broke up. By way of explanation, Debbie sent him the youtube clip of the cowbell sketch.