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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by JeffreyLeePierre, Sep 26, 2021.

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  1. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Sounds like a former soviet union secret police acronym but it's only today is New Kalimba Day.

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    One month late to celebrate my birthday and as I could not find a guitar, let's go for a cheap Kalimba.

    I dig the "tuning hammer" that was in the box too :cool:
     
  2. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    It's fun to tune things with a hammer
     
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  3. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Ha ha, yes, I just did, also with a tuner app on my mobile. That's pretty sensitive actually.

    And now I already can play Brown Eyed Girl's intro riff :)
    But it hurts the thumbs if you're too enthusiastic.
     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I wonder if it was New Kidney Day! :D
     
  5. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

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    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    I thought it might be New Kilogram Day, and you were just telling us that you gained some weight.
     
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    very cool . I ran a thread a month or so back regarding this wonderful instrument . I still need to get one . Happy one month late Birthday @JeffreyLeePierre .... and remember gang , my birthday is in December and I still don't have a Kalimba ;):p
     
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  7. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I'm more on the side of selling one than buying one.

    Weeeelllll.
    May have been the case too.
    I had ordered a Saint Honoré for 8 and it looked like one for 12. Plus overload with Chantilly cream, much bigger than that image:
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    Thank you. And for sure that thread had given me gas.
     
  8. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Happy Birthday Buddy! I know I’m late to that gig. Lol! Congrats on the Kool Kalimba! 08661CF3-E2CE-4E59-A48B-44740D98C7F6.jpeg
    Here’s a pic of my really old one.
     
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  9. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I think that put a few pounds on me just looking at it!;)
     
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  10. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

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    Jan 9, 2013
    California
    I think I am in love.
     
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  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Thank you.
    I've seen a few Hugh Tracey at the shop, some of them have a jack! I suppose there's a piezo microphone in there.
    But no jack plate, so I thought of @thunder58 and then I had to pass :D
     
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  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Hammers are fun for all kinds of things! Smashing bashing general destruction, I mean demolition!

    @JeffreyLeePierre I am really beginning to like the idea of a kalimba! Looks like a cool present! Enjoy! What pick up are you going to put in it and which effects are you going to try? bwahahahaha
     
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  13. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    In more sophisticated models (ie.
    more expensive) there are 2 smaller holes in the back that can be used to create a wah effect by sealing/unsealing with the fingers that hold the box.

    .../...
    In the middle of writing that answer I tried to play the Voodoo Chile's intro riff (A GE G C C DC, A GE A AG). It definitely misses that wah effect. I'm gonna fetch my drill :D
     
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  14. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Congrats!
    Um I want a donut cream pie.
     
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