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carebeareater
10-18-2004, 05:43 PM
This is a bit like TK's thread but I'm focusing more on the exact instrument. I play guitar, and it is a Fender Strat w/ a custom pickguard. Looks cool too. Plus, I'm only about $100 away from getting a '76 Gibson Explorer. =)
Or I'm getting a Gibson SG Supreme w/ '57 humbuckers :D, but I don't know what color to choose. Could I have some opinions choosing? I'll attach pix. So? What's your instrument?

TK
10-18-2004, 10:13 PM
I like the blue SG best, but I think they look better in black or red. SGs are wonderful though. I would love to own one.

What's with the first picture? That's an ugly guitar. X_X



My guitar is a Danelectro Hodad. They stopped making guitars like 2 years ago and I was actually pretty lucky to get this for the price I did -- it's not high end or anything, but I got it for like 100 bucks less than normal and it's a pretty decent guitar. It's a really nice cream color and it's built to look and sound like a Mosrite, which is a really gorgeous sort of guitar they stopped making in the 70s. I'd rather have a real Mosrite but those are expensive because you can't buy them new anymore, so my Hodad is good for now. It's a shame though because Mosrites used to be pretty inexpensive back when they were in production. =\

My first guitar was a Squier. Not very cool. But it was a nice color.

Marceline
10-19-2004, 05:49 AM
I play the piano. I don't own a piano anymore though, so playing the piano has pretty much turned into playing the keyboard,

I also play a lot of percussive instruments. I know it doesn't sound like much, but I can do some pretty cool stuff, like play a xylophone with three mallets at once.

I really love bands that use marimbas and timpanis and stuff in their music, so if I ever start a band, I'm set.

carebeareater
10-19-2004, 05:51 AM
Oops, wrong pic on the first attachment....here you go...

Alpott
10-19-2004, 07:42 AM
I play the washing board

shak a shak a ratta shakka

TK
10-19-2004, 01:08 PM
Oops, wrong pic on the first attachment....here you go...

I still don't know what it's doing there though. Are you saying you're considering buying that, or that it's a Fender Stratocaster? 'Cause either way you're silly. X_x

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
10-19-2004, 01:15 PM
I have a Fender Telecaster Plus. ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) My dream guitar would probably be a Fender Starcaster. ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) The problem with getting a Fender Starcaster is they cost on average about £2,500, and are very rare.

TK
10-19-2004, 01:19 PM
I like your telecaster more, to be honest. That Star has a pretty ugly shape. =\

I hate it when guitars are too expensive to buy. I want this Paul Reed Smith one that's hanging in a local guitar shop, but it's $1600... <i>used</i>.

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
10-19-2004, 02:39 PM
The Starcaster does look abit ugly I admit, but from what I've read and heard on CDs that use the Starcaster, it has a beautiful sound. My other dream guitar would probably be the Hofner Galaxie. ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) But again these cost alot, roughly £2,000, and are again very rare.

That PRS though must be an absolute beauty, to cost that much, even used. But then again PRS's are amazing guitars.

carebeareater
10-19-2004, 02:47 PM
I still don't know what it's doing there though. Are you saying you're considering buying that, or that it's a Fender Stratocaster? 'Cause either way you're silly. X_x


I'm considering buying it. I like the way it looks.

Garnet
10-19-2004, 06:08 PM
Very few people even know what the heck my instument looks like.
i play a baritone and if you know what it looks like then i'm giving you a very surprised look.

carebeareater
10-19-2004, 06:32 PM
haha, I played one of those in 5th grade. =) I was known as the school dork.

Garnet
10-19-2004, 06:41 PM
im staring in awe and wonder at you. i'm the only female baritone player in the school. the other two are guys who don't know their marching band music. the guy a year older than me doesn't even have the SSB memorized but I do. heck with it. i got all of my music memorized and i started playing a baritone in 5th grade (played a cornet in 4th. sounded like a bunch of cows in labor)

carebeareater
10-19-2004, 07:04 PM
We played recorders in 4th grade. I quit band in 6th grade and bought a guitar and have been playing ever since.

Garnet
10-19-2004, 07:18 PM
4th or 5th grade you can choose an instrument. 6th-8th grade you have to take band, chorus or orchestra. 9th-12th you don't have to take those if you don't want to.

Raidenex
10-19-2004, 07:35 PM
I play the piano - I haven't in over a year (since I moved out) though :(

Now that Megan and I have a bit more money coming in, i'm hoping to buy a piano for our new place.

Ross
10-19-2004, 09:16 PM
I play the guitar. I need to get back on that thing! I have been slacking....
damn you schoool!

Wattson
10-19-2004, 11:30 PM
I play a bassoon of this ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) (that's not actually mine) variety.
I play a bari sax of some variety that I could not easily find a picture of 'cause don't know what variety, same with tenor.

TK
10-19-2004, 11:57 PM
I'm considering buying it. I like the way it looks.

Dude, if you can afford an SG, get one, seriously. So so so much better than those bigass metal thingies. =\

Bigfoot
10-20-2004, 12:00 AM
I play an Ashton acoustic guitar, just like the central one in this picture. It's got a good sound and I like it.

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It can be plugged into an amp, but I don't have one yet. I'd like to get that and an actual electric one day, if I keep up guitar and keep liking it.


I also play a Yamaha trumpet and occasionally my mums piano, but don't really want to bother looking for pictures.

Wattson
10-20-2004, 12:06 AM
Very few people even know what the heck my instument looks like.
i play a baritone and if you know what it looks like then i'm giving you a very surprised look.

MORE LIKE MINIATURE TUBA IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. :'(

or is a tuba an enlarged baritone?

think about it!

Aerith Gainsborough
10-20-2004, 08:03 AM
I am playing the recorder, the flute and tin whistle....:)

Extraction
10-20-2004, 11:29 AM
I play violin, guitar and the triangle

Slvg_dvb
10-20-2004, 01:19 PM
I play keyboard & program synths...Use Korg MS2000, EA-1, ER-1 & ES-1

Alexiel
10-20-2004, 01:33 PM
I play the cello. Been playing for close to 10 years. My current cello was purchased off ebay..

Its been awhile since I last played anything. Mostly because I haven't been able to afford new strings.

Garnet
10-20-2004, 01:58 PM
MORE LIKE MINIATURE TUBA IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. :'(

or is a tuba an enlarged baritone?

think about it!

baritones are miniture tubas and they make saprano baritones (it's really cute). I found one in the back room of my band room (where i take band class).

Lunatic HighVII
10-20-2004, 05:28 PM
I play the clarinet, piano, and guitar. =)

Tyler Durden
10-24-2004, 10:47 PM
I play Bass, its a all black Fender P-Bass. Its year is somewere in the 80's.

Hogan
10-24-2004, 10:51 PM
I play the triangle it goes !DING!

Tyler Durden
10-24-2004, 10:53 PM
I remember being like in fifth grade doing that and my teachers are like,"Thats so great".

Slash
10-26-2004, 01:25 PM
i play the drums but i hate it so im quiting as soon as yr 11 has finished!

Tyler Durden
10-27-2004, 06:23 PM
CAn you play double Bass?

grn apple tree
10-27-2004, 06:27 PM
i used to play clarinet but it got stupid so i quit... i'll never touch another clarinet.... too many bad and pointless memories....

TK
10-28-2004, 02:34 AM
In the local used guitar store there is an LTD EC-1000 Deluxe hanging on the wall that I want to buy so so so badly but I can't justify it because I just bought a guitar pretty recently.

It looks like <a href="[Only registered and activated users can see links]">this</a>, though. I'm probably going to end up going there and asking to try playing it just so I can try playing it even though I'm not going to buy it. =\

It's funny because it's built in the Les Paul style but I like these things so so so much more than actual Les Pauls, and they're built for a dirtier sound, too, which would lend itself to the kind of music I play.

Jolie
10-28-2004, 02:44 AM
I'm currently learning how to play guitar, but I am so horribly bad at it that if you were to hear me play you would die a terrible death.

TK
10-28-2004, 02:47 AM
How long have you been playing for? & do you play acoustic or electric, or both?

Jolie
10-28-2004, 07:53 AM
I've been playing acoustic for about nearly a year now, although I don't really practice as much as I should. I've just got no discipline or staying power!

Marceline
10-28-2004, 08:03 AM
I had a guitar a couple years back. I figured that I'd be able to teach myself no problem, since I taught myself how to play the piano, but I could never really get the hang of it. I've heard it's harder to teach yourself guitar if you can read music?

At any rate, I might take lessons one of these days because it'd be a fun instrument to know how to play. And being able to read tabs would be awesome. ^^

Rinoa+squall
10-28-2004, 12:14 PM
I play electric guitar and sing in my band. We suck pretty bad though.

Dr. Lucien Sanchez
10-28-2004, 02:05 PM
I had a guitar a couple years back. I figured that I'd be able to teach myself no problem, since I taught myself how to play the piano, but I could never really get the hang of it. I've heard it's harder to teach yourself guitar if you can read music?

At any rate, I might take lessons one of these days because it'd be a fun instrument to know how to play. And being able to read tabs would be awesome. ^^



Tabs is alot easier to read than notation, though notation is great as its universal across all instruments. But tab is so easy, you'd want to punch yourself in the face for realising earlier, also tab is a Saint compared to learning notation.

Wattson
10-28-2004, 05:00 PM
Notation is alot better to read than tabs, though tabs is great as it lets people who don't know how to read music read a form of it. But notation is so easy, you'd want to punch yourself in the face for realising earlier, also notation is a Saint compared to learning something that's actually hard to learn.

Marceline
10-28-2004, 08:47 PM
Well, I can read music just fine.

It's just that it's so easy to find tabs for songs on the internet, as opposed to finding sheet music for some odder stuff.

TK
10-28-2004, 10:57 PM
Teaching yourself guitar is more or less difficult depending on what you want to do with it. Learning to play chords is really nothing more than sitting there forcing yourself to do them as best you can for a really long time.

Tyler Durden
10-29-2004, 03:16 PM
I tab it up just to get the basic sound. I also like to do it by ear with my bass.

lenneth
10-29-2004, 03:38 PM
I used to play flute, back in elementary school, but my Grandpa convinced me to switch to bassoon. For scholarship reasons. I never did get a scholarship :] I love bassoon, and I'm pretty good at it (when I'm practiced up. I haven't played for 1/2 a year now). I also play piano, but its been awhile since I took lessons, so I'm not as skilled as I once was. I tried guitar, but I'm more of a woodwind player, not strings. Too hard to get used to. I played melophone/trumpet or xylophone for pep band, since bassoons don't really fit in :]

I'd love to start playing bassoon again. Maybe next year. ;\

CRUNCH BAR
10-30-2004, 01:59 AM
I play a clear electric violin made by YAMAHA, even has a clear bow

I play a clear green electric violin with neon green lights on the exterior made by YAMAHA, even has a clear bow

Kosma
10-30-2004, 08:56 AM
I play the electric guitar, more specifically my Epiphone Les Paul Standard.. I've got one of those Cube 30 amps from Roland and in conjunction with my guitar it gives out REAL heavy distortion :)..

So what can you guys play ? Anything hard ?

Tyler Durden
10-30-2004, 09:16 AM
Yep, i play Slayer Slipknot AC/DC, Lamb of God, GWAR and many more.

Jester
10-30-2004, 09:52 AM
I've just recently bought an electro acoustic guitar and am currently trying to play said guitar. Set me back €200 so now I can't afford my trip to the Alps in January ;_;

TK
10-31-2004, 12:31 AM
So what can you guys play ? Anything hard ?

I can play just about any Ramones song you like.

Wattson
10-31-2004, 02:02 AM
I'd love to start playing bassoon again. Maybe next year. ;\

do it so we can be bassoon buddies (er.. we already are, aren't we >.>)

Kosma
10-31-2004, 06:17 AM
I can play just about any Ramones song you like.

Ramones eh ? Hmm well I haven't heard much from them except for the usual "I wanna be Sedated" etc. etc.


Hmm I can play the Solo in 'One' by metallica pretty well, and I mean the main solo of course, which is pretty hard according to me.

TK
10-31-2004, 04:10 PM
Ramones eh ? Hmm well I haven't heard much from them except for the usual "I wanna be Sedated" etc. etc.


They are very difficult to play!

Kosma
10-31-2004, 06:30 PM
They are very difficult to play!

Hahaha yeah especially I wanna be sedated.. I can't even read along with the tabs because he's playing the shit too fast!

Vincent Paine
11-14-2004, 09:39 PM
I play Cello, Guitar and Bass Guitar.

Playing guitar for almost 3 years and i can play any Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, GWAR, Ramones, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Rush, and Slayer, you can throw at me. I've got a Epiphone Les Paul and i hope to move up to a Gibson soon, though i always liked the Gibson SG. Fender is nice if you get an Americian made, but they are so damn expensive.
I also dabble in Classical Guitar.

Try playing some Yngwie Malmsteen if you want something fast.

jiro
11-14-2004, 09:55 PM
piano I can play the song from ff7 really cool

Jester
11-15-2004, 09:17 AM
Im fairly handy with a Bodhrán. Irish'd

Kool Ranch
11-16-2004, 05:38 PM
I have a Yamaha LSX 400 acoustic electric that I mess around on. It has a real nice sound to it. It's of much higher quality than my playing. I'm working on it though.

Oh, and I play a mean euphonium. First chair in 9th grade.

Cascara
11-20-2004, 01:51 AM
Well being that I love to make music and write songs I know how to play most conventional instruments. I'm currentley in love with playing the piano. I play Tenor Sax the best, I can sight read and solo at an over average skill on this instrument. I also really like playing drums. I can play guitar but don't like to just because the fact that everyone plays it, I feel more artistic by taking the roll of piano boy so...yeah. But for the most part I can play just about anything both traditional or conventional in terms of instruments.

grn apple tree
11-20-2004, 02:07 AM
i'm starting guitar but i'm not sure if i'll take it that long i really wanna play the drums

Stutterfly
11-21-2004, 03:46 PM
i know how to play accoustic/electric guitar and bass guitar....sadly, i have not picked up any of them since last year, when i was playing bass in music class.

i need a fucking tuner for my accoustic, man. that, or i need to get off my ass and ask my uncle for his.

i can play clarinet, and the ittiest bit of piano.

Venom
11-23-2004, 09:01 PM
I have been playin the Bass for over two years now and also know how to play the drums

Wonderer_Nick
11-25-2004, 09:50 PM
I play Guitar...and very well i might add....hhehe but im not imodest....ppl just tell me i am nuts....i just nod and smile =)

BizarroSephiroth
11-26-2004, 08:26 PM
You may not think it, but I play the clarinet. Only so I can learn how to play FF songs on it. It's my 2nd year, so I'm an intermediate.

Metal
06-16-2005, 07:01 AM
Teaching yourself guitar is more or less difficult depending on what you want to do with it. Learning to play chords is really nothing more than sitting there forcing yourself to do them as best you can for a really long time.

Amen to that.

Metal
06-16-2005, 07:04 AM
Ramones eh ? Hmm well I haven't heard much from them except for the usual "I wanna be Sedated" etc. etc.


Hmm I can play the Solo in 'One' by metallica pretty well, and I mean the main solo of course, which is pretty hard according to me.

I don't mean to brag or something but it isn't that hard at all. Check out the As I Am solo by dream theater(ultra hard).

execrable gumwrapper
08-19-2005, 11:01 AM
I've been playing acoustic guitar for over a year and electric bass for about 8 months now. The acoustic is a fat-necked one for big hands and I mainly use it to make little riffs. My electric bass is my favorite, I make about 8 or 9 new rythms each time I practice, and usually about 2 of those are good ones.

Pos
08-19-2005, 11:33 AM
If I ever have 2 play an instrument I sing Cause I can sing kinda well.

Meph
08-19-2005, 12:04 PM
I play the harmonica very badly.

Hogan
08-19-2005, 12:42 PM
I sort of play the bass and I might be able to play a little trombone still.

jiro
08-19-2005, 01:01 PM
I only played the piano, and the flute

DeathSketch
08-24-2005, 02:08 PM
Skinflute?

j/k


I'm a drummer/guitarist/bassist/keyboardist. (mainly a drummer though.

Faye Kipling
09-12-2005, 10:13 AM
Just got myself an acoustic and electric guitar, but I don't so much play them as cautiously pluck a string every now and then, I'm making slow progress. I love them though.

Slash
09-12-2005, 02:28 PM
heres my guitar is shexy

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i dont have a pic of my bass on my pc so i found a pic of one identical...but mines lefthanded

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Veovis
09-12-2005, 05:17 PM
I'm learning the guitar...you know, the easy stuff like Green Day (3 chords max, haha)

I'm jealous of my padre though...He can hear a song and just play the chords perfectly just by ear even if he's never heard it before...it pisses me off.

Temple Of The Ancient
09-13-2005, 10:53 AM
I play guitar. I have a fender strat and a black ibanez. Been playing for about 3 and a half years

Sephaerith
09-14-2005, 08:20 AM
I play guitar. Have two Jacksons. A Jackson performer, with all its usual set up! Usually in E standard (for playing metallica or iron maiden usually), or in D standard for band stuff.
My other guitar is a Jackson WRMG warrior. Its spikey ^_^ and evil looking. Has two EMG Hz's. 24 frets and an original floyd rose tremelo. :)
This guitar is usualy in C standard for heavy band stuff. :-D

Both of them are dark green. :)