I have the following equipment that I'd consider trading for the "right" split window bus:
1 Sound Devices 744T Portable, Four-Track Audio Recorder - less than 1 yr old
1 matched pair of schoeps CCM4 cardiod microphones (purchased in 2000)
1 Schoeps M100C Miniature Stereo Mounting Bar for XY and ORTF recording
1 pair Schoeps A20 Elastic suspension mounts
1 AETA PSP3 Portable stereo pre-amp
1 Bogen Mic Stand
1 Pelican hardshell carrying case
tons of cables, adapters, etc...
and possibly a tascam mkII dat unit
I'm not too picky about the 'type' of bus except that it must be a split window ('67 or earlier). I'd take a camper if the interior is (mostly) there, a double cab "truck" (not a huge fan of the single cabs), 11,13, 15, 21, 23 windows bus, panel bus/van, ...
As for what the "right" bus is.... I'm not looking for something that has been restored. My "ideal" bus would be one that has minor rust issues, original paint, original seats/interior, original motor/trans (but they don't need to be running), never been "wrecked" (minor dents are ok), solid frame, etc.
This could be a great opportunity for someone to get a 6k-9k rig for "free" if they convince their parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles to give up that old bus that has been sitting in their garage/barn for the last 30+ years...
your idea of a piece of shit may be my dream bus.... send me the details/photos and we'll talk.
I'm not in any rush - in the meantime I'll see ya FOB!
Bubblegirl: don't you know that Grateful Dead music will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no Grateful Dead music???!
(to paraphrase Freewheelin' Franklin)
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My husband makes beautiful handcrafted racks for guitar storage. we designed it to help clear the clutter from his 8 guitars all over the house. Take a look- he has other guitar related products! Go to
my pop used to do security at the hartford civic center. he just gave me some stickers he confiscated.
i was wondering if anyone would be interested in them. i have posted in search of stuff here and that forum mentioned this forum.
i listed what i have there and if you are interested please message me.
Grate job carlaplattwater!!
Thanks, but I was not the winner because the 2nd choice winner got more 2nd choice votes than I got first choice votes so she had more points in the end and was the winning t shirt..People voted for my design as their first choice more than any other design , so I was the winner of first choice votes...Thanks !
Glad your design was the winner!
My design came in the top for the first choice winner on the ratdog.org site..I had some shirts made for friends and the printer sent me too many so I am selling them for 20 each plus 5 shipping..I have 4 in men's M, 2 in Mens Large and 3 in Mens XL..I have them for sale on ebay..search ratdog t shirt and it will come up as the shirt with the watercolor painting of the band..thanks
carlaplattwatercolors ( dead.net name)
or e bay name : plattfam5
I have a Yairi GY Jerry Garcia model acoustic guitar with built in pick ups etc...
It's 9 years old and in pretty decent condition with a new high quality case case.
I would be prepared to sell it for around half of what I paid for it. I paid 950 euro for it originally. Anyone interested can send me a pm and I can email them a photo and talk about it.
Are you kind?
you break my heart. im sorry you have to sell such a piece of history. i do relate and i wish i could just pay your bills and let you keep your set. :(