Favorite Instruments

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    I've noticed there are a lot of musicians on the ole' BB. And I know how much we like to talk about instruments & such, so I'll start.

    I'm sort of a pack rat when it comes to guitars. I never like to part with the ones I own. So I ended up with a lot of them but...

    My favorite electric is my American Standard Fender Telecaster. A nice guit.

    I have a Tacoma M1 mandolin that I like very much.

    But my favorite guitar is my Martin Dreadnaught. Rosewood. I can't say enough about it.

    I also have a Eterna 700 Trumpet that's very nice.

    So...anyone else ?
     
  2. Grace

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    I have a studio piano. I've had it for 5 years. My parents got it for me when I started taking lessons. We got it for $100 because the church we bought it from wanted to get rid of it. The guy that tunes it asked my Mom "so, what did you pay, like a thousand dollars?" He said that we got a really good deal when we bought it. Other than that I have a beat up old saxophone that has sat in my closet for three years. I never did like that thing much. ;)
     
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    acoustic:

    Martin D-35 (post war)
    Martin D-28 (post war. My dad left it to me when he died)
    Gibson J-200
    Penco D-28 ripoff (Pennco is a low end but very high quality guitar made by Martin)

    electric:

    '63 'tele (American)
    '74 'strat (American)
    Rickenbacker Roger McGuinn series
    a guitar custom made for someone else by Jimmy Valiant (he makes guitars for Albert Lee, James Burton, Bill Kirchen and Jimmy Olander, among others) it has a Parsons-White string bender which is strange to learn to play but a lot of fun once you do.
    ...and a Les Paul that I affectionately call "The Beast".

    mandolin:

    Nugget F-5
    Penco F style (also my dad's, Pennco is a low end brand made by Martin but you'd never know it was low end listening to it)

    I also have a Stelling banjo, the head of which is signed by Dr. Ralph Stanley, Marc Pruett (Ricky Skaggs old banjo player), D.W. Griffith, Bobby Hicks, Lou Reid (no, not THAT Lou Reed) and Herb Pederson.

    Mike

    http://www.keylife.org

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  4. Bro. Curtis

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    Pretty impressive. I have a lot of others, a Strat, a home-made Strat-wannabe with some Alembic PUs.

    Do you record ? I have some really nice home studio stuff, a Roland V-Studio, a real nice Alesis drum machine, tons of processors, an old Harmon-Kardon tube pre-amp. Of course pant loads of mics, an Ibanez 5-string bass, an awful Dean banjo, a nice Deering banjo.


    I love music!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I have a Fisher-Price zylophone, complete with a rubber-tipped striker. :cool:
    Ha!
    da Gina
     
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    I have a Buffet R13 Clarinet and an old Conn Clarinet. All the other instruments that I play I have to borrow.
     
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    I have been playing the piano for almost 25 years. I love any musical instrument, including the human voice, though! (Yup, even opera! :D )
     
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    I don't play any instrument but have two sons who have alot of them. My oldest son can play anything he picks up (he took that after my father)but mostly is into the guitar. My youngest doesn't play by ear but he can play alittle of any instrument when shown. Myself, on the other hand,has never had the desire to play. I don't know if I could or not because I've never tryed. I love listening to my sons play though. I have thought about learning the piano but don't want it to take years to learn to play gospil hymns. I am 36 years old and guess I've waited to late!
     
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    My family is fast becomming very musical.

    My father-in-law got a keyboard for christmas and is learning.

    My wife took her first violin lesson yesterday.

    We have a Kimball organ sitting in the dining room that no one knows how to play.

    My son wants a trumpet.

    I guess I'm gonna have to pick an instrument too.

    Bill
     
  10. Bro. Curtis

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sam:
    . I don't know if I could or not because I've never tryed. I love listening to my sons play though. I have thought about learning the piano but don't want it to take years to learn to play gospil hymns. I am 36 years old and guess I've waited to late!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Don't sell yourself short. At 35 I picked up the mandolin, & can honestly say that I'm getting pretty good. At 39, I picked up a violin, but I can't make it sound good yet, I will keep at it, no matter how much my cat hates it. But don't let gettin' old keep you from delving into music. It has many rewards for the time you invest.
     
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    mr curtis, do you ever get any tabs from the net on how to play the mandolin?
    have 1-twelve string, 1-1975 taq. acoustic, banjo, fiddle and the mandolin.
    friend of mine let me play his d-28 made in 1937, that was grrreat.
    have looked at the martins and gibsons but man that's a bunch of (hard to say) mmmoonnney.
     
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    I want a Gibson F-5 more than anything. But money.....

    My Martin was expensive, but I had always wanted one, & I sacrificed stuff like clothes, shaving, & food.


    For good mandolin tablature, check out..
    www.mandolincafe.com www.co-mando.com

    Keep on pickin'...
     
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    I'm a synth player. I've got a total of five, three analog (all vintage -- a Moog, an Oberheim, and a Univox), and two digital. I've also got a vintage Yamaha combo organ. I had a Hammond M-100 organ from the mid to early 60's, but I sold it to the pastor of a start-up Church (I gave him a good deal). I wouldn't mind having a vintage Wurlizer practice piano someday when I get more space, they have a good keyboard feel for composition.

    -Neil
     
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    A good friend has an original Fender Rhodes. Talk about a good time !!!

    I was in a band for a long time that had a Hammond B3. It took all seven of us, plus whoever was in the club at the time to lift it in & out. But what a sound!!!
     
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    I don't have any instruments of my own, but I do play percussion in the praise band at church--the chimes, the cymbal, the vibra slap, the triangle, the guire, and a whole host of other things.
     
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    Does anybody here own a kalimba ? It's a wooden box with metal tongs that vibrate over a sound hole. Mine is from Kenya, made out of impengo wood, or sumpthin' like that. It sounds great, in the morning, in my rowboat, out on the lake. it has a very soothing sound.

    Any other weirdo instruments....? Home made ? Neat accidents ?
     
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    I play the trombone and own a Conn 88-H...the greatest trombone EVER!!!!!!!

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I play the harmonica when time allows.My favorite would be the Blues Harp by Honer.It has a wooden body and plays great if you soak it in water about 10 minutes before you play it.Will post more later.
     
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    No, but have access to a number of percussion instruments.
     
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    Saggy, did you play percussion in high school or college? I played the "bells" primarily in high school, then the cymbals and bass drum in college before quitting band.
     

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