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Old 09-11-2010, 12:39 PM   #16
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A guy on a motorcycle with a guitar. Girls will be all over that. I'm envious of you guys who can actually play an instrument. And that was NOT a euphemism.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:52 AM   #17
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A guy on a motorcycle with a guitar. Girls will be all over that. I'm envious of you guys who can actually play an instrument. And that was NOT a euphemism.
With time you can learn it too, it's a easy via youtube lessons really :)

If you can go long distance travel, you surely can try out guitaring? :)
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #18
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With time you can learn it too, it's a easy via youtube lessons really :)

If you can go long distance travel, you surely can try out guitaring? :)
I'm too left brained.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #19
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Try a Steinberger or LSR with a mini processor like a Korg PX4D connected to your IPod speakers
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:45 AM   #20
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A guy on a motorcycle with a guitar. Girls will be all over that. I'm envious of you guys who can actually play an instrument. And that was NOT a euphemism.
Yeah girls adore them, they heat up while you play, and then someone who's not playing take's 'em in their tents...
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #21
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Well, thought about it, but still haven't found a solution! How to pack
a guitar amongst all other thing on my bike!! Am planing a bit longer trip
which would probably include working in the run to earn for gas! So i
figure, year or more would be a long period without my favorite instrument,
and by the way, I can earn money by playing along . Anyone tried? Successes? Ideas?

Saw this one in pics thread, but violin is quite smaller!

Hey, I know that guy!

But, [ahem] it's a VIOLA, NOT a violin.


Here's how I carry it on my body:








It's worth a bit more than the average guitar, so I like to have it on ME instead of the bike so I'm not tempted to leave it somewhere. Also, having it on my back keeps it from getting shaken up quite so much. The strap goes across my chest messenger-bag style and then I added a waist belt that puts the weight there instead of my shoulders and neck. I don't even really know it's there, but I do have to keep the whole seat relatively devoid of luggage. It'd be super easy to carry a back-packer or small-body guitar this way, even in a soft case. A full size would be a bit more cumbersome.

If you wanna know the full details check out the ride report in my sig. line. I've seen guys ride with tubas, trombones, violins, flutes are easy, etc. It can be done!
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:52 PM   #22
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Well it's OK to carry it on your back, but I think it's the place it would get broken in most of everyday crashes I have . And yeah, vioala is bit smaller eaven the 3/4 guitar! But good advice for those having smaller instuments. Maybe the solution is to learn playing a FRULA
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #23
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Well it's OK to carry it on your back, but I think it's the place it would get broken in most of everyday crashes I have . And yeah, vioala is bit smaller eaven the 3/4 guitar! But good advice for those having smaller instuments. Maybe the solution is to learn playing a FRULA
Harmonica seems an obvious choice, and Jew's harp. Thumb piano, maybe? If you're really wanting something easy: Kazoo. They LOVE that around the campfire. Aren't there all kinds of iPhone musical instrument apps?


So far my case hasn't been on the ground, and I've been off the bike a number of times, I guess I usually land on my feet. Seems like a risk either way, an instrument could get damaged very easily strapped on a bike too, and the shaking! If you do any offroad the shaking an instrument is subjected to ON the motorcycle is violent. That's is reduced A LOT by having it on the body.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:46 PM   #24
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I bought a backpacker and I was not happy with the sound.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #25
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I bought a backpacker and I was not happy with the sound.
No, a mini-bodied travel/camp guitar is never going to have to the deep, full resonance of a good full-sized instrument. Just the physics of the situation. But if the intonation is fairly accurate and the fretboard is near enough to full size, you CAN play it. Which is something.

Maybe like J S Bach on an electronic keyboard?

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Old 09-17-2010, 12:34 AM   #26
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Backpacker looks fine, but you can not get a full sound off of the half guitar! But I think you can get better sound with a 3/4. Chasing one to try !


http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/...acker%20Guitar
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:06 AM   #27
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snowrider has ridden around quite a bit with his guitar.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=21

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143434




He rode to Mexico and had a guitar made one time, then packed it back north. Really cool guy, wonder what he's up to these days?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:44 AM   #28
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Yep, backpackers do not sound like full sized guitars. My wife says it sounds more 'banjo-ish'. But, at least it's a guitar. I picked mine up about a year ago via Craigslist, so that might be an option for you.

The Uke is an option also if you don't mind 4/6ths of a guitar.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:11 AM   #29
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Ukes rock!

I decided to learn to play the ukulele this year and find it belts out plenty of sound and the size can't be beat. It will be coming along on my next long moto ride. I can already comment on its effectiveness with the opposite sex. Ah music...
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #30
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Mandolin?? If you're at least sorta handy they're easy to make for $40 or so ;-)

not a guitfiddle though.. ..
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