Archive | January, 2011

Its been how long?

10 Jan

Yeah, its been a while, I know. I’ve been putting in a lot of work on the book, and had really hoped to have a solid draft by now, but do you have any idea how many instruments there are out there? Well neither did I. And there are a lot. A. Lot.

On the plus side, I have a great picture illustrating why you should never trust other people with your gear. I’m guessing that it had something to do with a service elevator and a careless bellhop that knew he wasn’t going to get much of a tip anyway.


I was able to replace the American Grip leg for around forty dollars and a few minutes of time. The Matthews stand with the orange feet was a spring loaded turtle base, however, and the snapped leg was part of the central shaft, so it couldn’t be replaced. I had to purchase a whole new base for around $120. I did keep the bits, just in case. Luckily, the crew member was quick on the ball and made sure that the hotel excepted liability for the damage.