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Any musicians out there?
« on: June 22, 2013, 07:25:42 AM »
Well... I know there are a few from looking at other threads.  So... what instruments do you play, what sort of genres do you like to play, do you write your own stuff, who are your influences and what gear have you got?  8-)

Bass guitar is my main instrument, but I also play a bit of guitar.  My bass style sort of started out like Steve Harris, but has moved onto being a bit more like Geddy Lee - I just wish I had that guy's talent!

I listen to a lot of rock and prog/fusion - Rush, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Shadow Gallery, Jeff Beck, Greg Howe through to some more laid back stuff like Jaco Pastorius, Nitin Sawhney, BB King, Jonas Hellborg, Zero 7.

I have written a fair bit of my own stuff - quite varied, but rock-based with some more melodic elements thrown in.

Bass gear - Musicman Stingray, Ibanez 6 string, Peavey Max 700 watt head, Trace Elliot 1x15 cab, got a Barefaced 2x12 cab coming soon, which is supposedly a fucking beast!  Boss ME50B effects unit, Boss Chorus, Boss Overdrive, Behringer Flanger, Digitech Compressor.  I got the ME50B to replace the separate pedals, but the separates are better so I can't bring myself to sell them.

Guitar gear - PRS SE Tremonti, Yamaha 12-string acoustic, Marshall 30W practice amp, Roland Cube 30.

Oh yeah, I got a Microkorg keyboard somewhere too....  :rolleyes:

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Offline wolf39us

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 09:33:09 AM »
Hello fellow musician.

I play guitar, bass, drums.  I plan on taking up keyboard next, but haven't really been able to yet.  Guitar has been my main instrument for the last 16 years.

As for gear, I have a spider II head and have sold my only cabinet!  I now use a line 6 gear port for all of my guitar/bass needs.  I really prefer it as I can get digital post modulated sound through my computer!  Recording becomes a cinch!

My initial desire to play came from a Van Halen concert I went to as a kid.  Eddie's performance was stunning and really shined!

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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 09:51:04 AM »
This is me.
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Offline Solitary

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 10:33:01 AM »
When I was 15 I was a union musician playing in dance bands, Big Bands, and jazz bands playing a trumpet. My claim to fame is playing a solo at the Sherman Hotel. I haven't touched the trumpet since 1960. I get bored once I reach a certain point in everything I do. Solitary
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Offline FrankDK

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 10:42:20 AM »
I play woodwinds and sing.  Here's a link to the German band I play in:

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"Die Alte Kameraden" in Fairfax, VA.  I'm second from the left in the front row in the photo.

I sing with the Germantown, MD, barbershop chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Harmony Express:

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I do some arranging, play around with (not "play") the piano, and can make recognizable songs come out of any of four ukuleles.  Plus harmonica, recorders, various folk flutes, etc.

Frank

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 06:10:25 PM »
I play Alto/Tenor/Bari sax. And recently stopped Violin. I mostely play Jazz and classic Rock
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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 06:49:44 PM »
I play some fiddle. I'm no charlie Daniels or Alison Krauss, but thats my goal!

here's me playing last week.

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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 06:56:24 PM »
I play bass, guitar, piano, drums, and I'm teaching myself the banjo.


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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
I play bass.





Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 08:19:42 PM »
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I play some fiddle. I'm no charlie Daniels or Alison Krauss, but thats my goal!

here's me playing last week.

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I'd be much more impressed if Katherine Bock was there in her Daisy Dukes.. .err whatever her name is. :) nice job though HbA
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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 08:34:28 PM »
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"
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I play some fiddle. I'm no charlie Daniels or Alison Krauss, but thats my goal!

here's me playing last week.

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I'd be much more impressed if Katherine Bock was there in her Daisy Dukes.. .err whatever her name is. :)
:lol: me too! At least if she was the same age as she was back when the Dukes of Hazzard was on TV.

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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 02:09:53 PM »
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I play some fiddle. I'm no charlie Daniels or Alison Krauss, but thats my goal!

here's me playing last week.

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Nice! Loving the rustic setting too!

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I play bass.
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Nice bass there, sir!

Here's a couple of mine.  The first one is about being pissed off, the second one about someone leaving the church:

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Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 04:13:29 PM »
I recently got a guitar and I'm learning how to play. I'm also considering buying an Ocarina.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 07:24:44 PM »
I play guitar a bit. My real instrument of choice is harmonica though. I have 13 of them that consist of all 12 keys in diatonic and 1 chromatic.

I have been told I'm a pretty good singer also.

I also have played violin, saxaphone, and piano in the past as well, but haven't in a LONG time.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: Any musicians out there?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 07:51:24 PM »
I would like to take up the bass guitar and to re-pick up the viola (played it for 5 or so years). This time though I want to learn to play Middle Eastern/African music on the viola instead of European classical though.

Have messed around with several other instruments, but nothing serious. Viola was my best.
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