FullMetalPanda: WTF, tortoise shells? How the fark do you make a bow from a shell? Must be a farking big shell!
Happy Hours: pciszek: GORDON: Yes but will the TSA still be required to destroy the instruments after they are checked?I thought that the actual destruction of the instruments was still done by the private sector, i.e., airline baggage handlers.Some famous concert pianist supposedly had his piano destroyed by the TSA because the glue smelled like explosives to them. I can't remember all the details, but before he finished a concert (in LA, I think) he stood up and went into a tirade and swore never to come back to the US.
pciszek: GORDON: Yes but will the TSA still be required to destroy the instruments after they are checked?I thought that the actual destruction of the instruments was still done by the private sector, i.e., airline baggage handlers.
GORDON: Yes but will the TSA still be required to destroy the instruments after they are checked?
Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Seems like it would be easier to travel with a piano with wood keys and wood/metal/plastic violin bows. It's not like ivory keys and tortoise shell bows make any difference in the sound.
Happy Hours: Rincewind53: The bow isn't tortoise shell, the frog on the bow is.Frogs made out of tortoises?Sounds like a masterful piece of genetic engineering
verbaltoxin: The irony here is some American made guitars are built using rare woods, and are then exported. So people in other countries who bought an American guitar and want to travel to the USA, need a passport for their guitar.
Speaker2Animals: WTF, a piano? Portable instruments, yeah, but you can find a Steinway anywhere.
Recoil Therapy: I'll admit that the headline (& their phrasing - passport?) had me scratching my head but it sounds like a good common sense program (wow, common sense from various government bodies. Who'da thunk it). Is there anything other than humans that are issued passports? It just seems odd that they would call it that rather than say a permit or license.Regardless, I'm sure that it's better for the instruments not to be stripped down & reassembled every time they need to cross a line on a map (people too for that matter but the security theater argument is for a different thread...).
Gordon Bennett: FullMetalPanda: WTF, tortoise shells? How the fark do you make a bow from a shell? Must be a farking big shell!Some tortoises grow to be quite large.[rookery.s3.amazonaws.com image 624x530]
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