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Help and advice please - Pangollin

Tim theTwangler 13 May 07 - 05:38 AM
Tim theTwangler 13 May 07 - 05:43 AM
Peace 13 May 07 - 12:27 PM
Bainbo 13 May 07 - 12:36 PM
Alice 13 May 07 - 12:42 PM
Waddon Pete 13 May 07 - 12:44 PM
Tim theTwangler 13 May 07 - 01:15 PM
Peace 13 May 07 - 01:23 PM
Doug Chadwick 13 May 07 - 01:38 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 May 07 - 01:48 PM
Waddon Pete 13 May 07 - 02:03 PM
Jim Lad 13 May 07 - 02:19 PM
Jim Lad 13 May 07 - 02:21 PM
Bernard 13 May 07 - 02:25 PM
Alice 13 May 07 - 02:29 PM
Bernard 13 May 07 - 03:01 PM
Peace 13 May 07 - 03:05 PM
Peace 13 May 07 - 03:06 PM
Bernard 13 May 07 - 03:10 PM
The Villan 13 May 07 - 03:13 PM
Peace 13 May 07 - 03:15 PM
Bernard 13 May 07 - 03:20 PM
The Villan 13 May 07 - 03:25 PM
Mooh 13 May 07 - 03:25 PM
Sorcha 13 May 07 - 03:43 PM
JohnInKansas 13 May 07 - 04:34 PM
Sorcha 13 May 07 - 04:38 PM
Bernard 13 May 07 - 04:46 PM
Peace 13 May 07 - 05:09 PM
katlaughing 13 May 07 - 05:44 PM
Mooh 13 May 07 - 06:12 PM
TheSnail 13 May 07 - 06:50 PM
BuckMulligan 13 May 07 - 06:51 PM
Geoff the Duck 13 May 07 - 06:57 PM
Jack Campin 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM
Bainbo 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM
Tim theTwangler 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM
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Jim Lad 13 May 07 - 07:40 PM
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Alice 13 May 07 - 10:52 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 May 07 - 10:54 PM
Jim Lad 13 May 07 - 10:57 PM
Peace 14 May 07 - 12:07 AM
Malcolm Douglas 14 May 07 - 12:34 AM
Peace 14 May 07 - 12:36 AM
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Subject: Help and advice please
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:38 AM

Hi I just impulse bought a Pangollin of EBay.
I need to know how many strings and what tunings etc I will have to use.
Maybe if it is really easy I will finally be able to join in at sessions


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:43 AM

Its due to arrive midweek so I could get all the required bits and peices bought before it arrives with a littel help from my freinds.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 12:27 PM

From what I can find, you bought a scaly anteater.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bainbo
Date: 13 May 07 - 12:36 PM

Well, in that case, the strings and tunings you need will depend on whether you've bought a diatonic or a pentatonic scaly anteater.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Alice
Date: 13 May 07 - 12:42 PM

Are you sure you have the right spelling for this instrument? Can't find anything about music when I google pangollin, but yeah, a pangolin is a scaly anteater!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 May 07 - 12:44 PM

Hello Tim,

Should you mean a Yangqin...then typing www.philmultic.com/home/instruments/
into your browser of choice will give you details!

If you mean a scaly anteater...make sure it is kept near the biggest ants' nest!


Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:15 PM

Ha ha very funny guys!
Is a pangollin eight stringed thingy.
Guess I will just take it into the shop when it arrives.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:23 PM

"I need to know how many strings and what tunings etc I will have to use."

OK. It's a shot in the dark, but I'm gonna guess you'll need eight strings.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:38 PM

I've got an 8-stringed thingy but it's called a mandolin. Are you sure that you didn't buy something from someone "wid a code id de dose"?

DC


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:48 PM

Ebay's search engine returns no helpful results for pangollin or variant spellings. What was the item number? The description should still be there, if not the picture.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 May 07 - 02:03 PM

Hello Tim,

Can you describe the instrument?

How is it played?

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 02:19 PM

Just on a hunch, I searched "Cooking, Pangolin"
http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/Cooking_Stove.html


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 02:21 PM

Should be.... http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/11869390/Pangolin_Easy_Heat.html


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bernard
Date: 13 May 07 - 02:25 PM

So the advice seems to be 'use heat resisting strings'...?!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Alice
Date: 13 May 07 - 02:29 PM

Tim, you must be pulling our leg. What did you REALLY buy?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bernard
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:01 PM

Yes, Tim... come clean and admit it!!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:05 PM

I think he bought an elephant, but just doesn't want to say so!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:06 PM

Sorry about the comma in that sentence.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bernard
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:10 PM

There's a world shortage of commas at the moment...


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: The Villan
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:13 PM

He has bought an ants nest, and somebody has run off with his money.

I do hope you haven't been conned Tim.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:15 PM

"There's a world shortage of commas at the moment... "

I hate it when I do that.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bernard
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:20 PM

;o)


Les - remind me to buy a copy of Yellowbellies 2...!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: The Villan
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:25 PM

Oh my God (says he who is not religious) Bernard - I forgot, please PM your address and I will send one along.
Sorry about that.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Mooh
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:25 PM

This is making my brain hurt. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:43 PM

Is there any possibility that he has a mandolin made of pangolin hide???
Tim, we need a picture please. Either to where you bought it or one you take and post a link to.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 May 07 - 04:34 PM

Tim -

I'm sure we'd all really like to help; but as you've probably noticed, when 'catters are confused there is a tendency to be "joyously enthusiastic in the confusion."

Please do provide some further identification.

At present I'm stuck with a mental picture of one of those string-ed thingys sometimes made out of armadillos a bit south of here.

John


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 07 - 04:38 PM

John, you read my mind.....exactly what I was thinking of.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Bernard
Date: 13 May 07 - 04:46 PM

It could even be a mandolin made from a pan, with a banjo skin glued to it... or would that be a panjolin?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:09 PM

I still think he's gonna end up with an elephant.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 May 07 - 05:44 PM

Naw, he bought the wrong bananas!

If it could possibly be a Chinese hammered dulcimer he'll need a lot more than eight strings.:-)


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Mooh
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:12 PM

Well, there are armadillo backed traditional instruments...Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: TheSnail
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:50 PM

The ten stringed armadillo is called a charango. Scroll down for the back view.
Don't know how many strings you can get on a pangollin though.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: BuckMulligan
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:51 PM

I don't suppose "banjolin" is what's under scrutiny? Don't see one with 8 strings though.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 13 May 07 - 06:57 PM

Surely it's the thing played by Harry Lime in the Berlin sewers in the Third Man.
It went..
Pangollin - gollin -- gollin.

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM

Could this be a clever-dick name for the cumbus-mandolin, as depicted on my cumbus page?

http://www.purr.demon.co.uk/jack/Music/Cumbus/cumbus.html

If so it's got 8 strings, you use normal mandolin strings, but do your ears a favour and tune it down a semitone from usual.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Bainbo
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM

Blimey, Geoff, there must be a hell of an echo in those sewers if they could hear it in Berlin, seeing as how he went down them in Vienna!


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:17 PM

It arrives mid week with a bit of luck.
I already have a Charango from Peru but it is made from a gourd.
The guy said he was left it in a will and no one there wants to play with it because it makes your fingers sore but he did say they had tried putting strings on it but had had no luck.
So maybe it needs nylon strings or something.
Any way it was cheap so what the billy oh.
Mrs T says if a it turns out to be a Pandalin it is going straight to the zoo.
I suppose i could just fiddle about with the tuning until it sort of fits in with the guitar ?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:39 PM

I think you should take a pic and post it on Flickr! Please?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:40 PM

Do you need Teflon strings?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 May 07 - 07:58 PM

If it hurts your fingers to play with it, it's quite obvious that one should wear sturdy gloves at feeding time, or at least teach it to eat from a bowl.

It should not be blamed for mistaking fingers for finger-food, pending an examination by a qualified veterinary ophthalmologist to determine whether it lacks the visual acuity to descriminate objects at close range. (but it'd have a hard time eatin' ants if it can't see the little buggers within tongue range)

John


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Alice
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:52 PM

First you call it a Pangollin, now you call it a Pandalin... do you mean MANDOLIN? What was it called on Ebay when you bought it?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:54 PM

Do please answer my question, Tim, and bless us with the ebay item number. Then we can, perhaps, find out what on earth you are talking about and maybe actually help you.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:57 PM

Time's up, Tim.
Fill us in.


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Peace
Date: 14 May 07 - 12:07 AM

It's an elephant. But, African or Indian?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 14 May 07 - 12:34 AM

White or pink (or both) on the showing so far...


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Peace
Date: 14 May 07 - 12:36 AM

LOL


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Ythanside
Date: 14 May 07 - 12:47 AM

'Pangollin eight stringed thingy'??? Tim, you wouldn't be twangling our todgers with this thread, would you?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: The Villan
Date: 14 May 07 - 04:11 AM

Has Tim got a todger as well? What a lucky boy :-) I wonder if that gets played very often LOL


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 14 May 07 - 05:46 AM

LOL OK sorry to those who took it seriously.
Was unable to get tune out of todger but pangollin is a pigment of my deflagellation.
Nice weather we having though aint it?


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Subject: RE: Help and advice please - Pangollin
From: GUEST,Darown
Date: 14 May 07 - 06:45 AM

I was introduced once as someone who "can play the mandarin"
I never found out whether I was expected to get a tune out of a small orange or act like a Chinese nobelman.
Cheers
Dave


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