Interesting Advice

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Interesting Advice

Postby dcblues » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:55 am

I got a Suzuki Promaster tonight. It's the first Suzuki I've bought and I haven't played it much, but it seems okay.

The little instruction paper has the following instruction under CAUTION:

Don't swing your harmonica around.
You may hurt yourself or your friends.

I never even knew I could swing it around. From now on I'll be more careful.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby jeffl » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:04 pm

The Japanese can be very odd; who knows what the hell they're getting at there. My son spent last year studying there and he describes his experience as "fascinating".
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby allanlummox » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:50 pm

Well...

If you took some string and tried to make a kind of harmonica-bullroarer - I'm sure someone, somewhere has tried this...

I don't think it'd work well, and someone COULD get hurt.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby jeffl » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:11 pm

allanlummox wrote:Well...

If you took some string and tried to make a kind of harmonica-bullroarer - I'm sure someone, somewhere has tried this...

I don't think it'd work well, and someone COULD get hurt.
Watch out with that string idea, Lummo. You never know where it might lead to, if you know what I'm getting at. After reading your saga on your website, I'd be careful foolin' around with string.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby allanlummox » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:56 pm

Truth is, string's been nothing but trouble.

And I have a theory about this...
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby MasterBlaster » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:47 am

A lot of manufacturers have to put idiotic warnings on their products to avoid liability, because some fool got hurt in a manner that is impossibly dumbfounding, to the rest of us. :roll:
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby mike932 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:43 am

I just love attorney tax, a term used to describe how an attorney makes money off of anything a practical person perceives as obvious. Now if a person was playing an accordion, I could see where swinging it around might knock over a mic stand, but the biggest threat would be getting killed by people when one starts playing it. (just a joke, I don't want to get nuked by an avid accordion player, hey I loved Lawrence Welk. OK. I lied.)
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby Jaybird803 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:19 pm

Some people like to play Ravels "Bolero" on harmonica, thus the warning.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby ricochet » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:08 pm

I think that'd go well on lap steel.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby Reverend Mojo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:38 am

allanlummox wrote:Truth is, string's been nothing but trouble.

And I have a theory about this...


I got that.
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Re: Interesting Advice

Postby angerboy » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:20 am

It's probably a good idea to not stick it into any bodily orifices like an ear or the nose. It would probably also irritate your eyes, so don't put it there either.

Most importantly, if you put it in your mouth, do not swallow it.
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