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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know that there must be quite a few people here who play an instrument, be it piano, guitar, or an orchestral instrument. So, I'm wondering, who plays what? And what name is the best when it comes to your instrument?

Myself, I can play violin, but my instrument of choice is viola. Right now I've got a cheap but good student viola, but what I'd kill for is an Amati Viola. Unfortunately, only like three still exist...so I've got a feeling that the one I've been looking at (a 1620 Antonio Amati) is just a wee bit beyond my price range...But I'm very excited about the new Pirastro Obligato strings I just ordered - they're gorgeous (even if they do cost about a third of what I paid for my viola...)!

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I play piano, And have a Casio PX-300 digital grand. As far as the best goes, I have no idea. But I do know that my piano does everything I need it to. ;)


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Guitars:

Jackson STX6
Fender Strat
Squire Strat with humbucker
Cort Strat (in peices)


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to have a red and white Fender Precision, like the one John used on Radio Ga Ga at the Freddie Tribute. I sold it 2 years ago, great guitar. I also have 2 Marshall amps.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I too play the violin. I used to use Obligato strings as well, when they first came out, but switched to Dominant after a while - they just didn't let my instrument project its natural beauty correctly.

I also play the piano (Yamaha CLP-880 Digital Piano, along with several grands and baby grands that I do not own, but often play on when I go various places).

Guitar too. I have a really nice Yamaha acoustic guitar that used to belong to my grandfather, a Washburn N1 electric, and the king of them all, a Burns Red Special copy.

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a pretty cheap acoustic Johnson guitar that's practical for right now. I'm saving up for this, though.

http://www.music123.com/Burns-Brian-May-Signature-Electric-Guitar-i72138.music?match=1

It's the cheapest one I could find. ;-)


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a battered old roland ep7 II digi piano which has been my baby for 10 years and still sounds great for a "portable piano", a korg triton on loan, an epiphone viola bass, my lovely spector sea-blue bass (which I use most of the time), a yamaha electric acoustic guitar and a couple of crap basses from when I wasn't a real bassist! And a beautiful Puchner oboe.

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to have a Carvin 6 string Bass, an Ibanez Roadstar2 Bass, and a Epiphone SG style bass..

Guitars.. shit too many to count... a Burns Red special was my last one, Maybe one day I will be able to get another Guitar.. and this time learn how to actually play it..


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got an Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar and a piano that I inherited from my great-grandmother. And a recorder somewhere around here, from when we were forced to learn it in 3rd grade!


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh... I was forced to learn recorder too in third, fourth, and fifth grade. They make the most irritating sound.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

Ooh... I was forced to learn recorder too in third, fourth, and fifth grade. They make the most irritating sound.


Lol, I took recorder lessons in second grade too. Only they were called "flutaphones."


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahahahahaha...


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was never allowed to practice my recorder inside the house because it pissed off my dogs. I could've been a recorder prodigy, but now we'll never know!


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When my dog hears a weird noise, he rotates his head like 90 degrees. It's really funny.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my dogs is completely scared of musical instruments. She'd howl whenever I played the piano (or the recorder!) and now she barks at guitar cases. And my guitar teacher.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killaqueen!!! wrote:

Recorder shouldn't be classified as an instrument!


Well, according to www.dictionary.com (hehehee..the internet is even replacing the dictionary) an instrument is, "A device for playing or producing music." You can play and produce music with them.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I really want is the new Gibson Jimmy Page Signature guitar.

But I heard that the Seymour Duncan custom shop can hook you up with pickups with Jimmy Page's exact specifications, so that seems the easier (and cheaper) road to take.

I have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Honeyburst and I am looking to switch the pickups.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...all of you who play guitars, I am in something close to awe. After two minutes of pizzicato, my hand would be dead, and when I pluck to make sure I've got a melody, I can never manage to keep it up to speed...bows are such handy little things!

One of my friend plays French Horn, and for one of our plays, she ended up having to learn recorder really quickly...it was so funny - she got the soprano recorder, but learned the alto's music, so when we finally rehearsed that part, the melody was completely missing! It was so funny...I just hated having to switch from alto to treble to alto again every two bars because the arranger thought it funny to change clefs on me...

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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to play saxophone..I was pretty good at it too. But I didn't like my teacher and quit..now I realize how stupid I was not to just go find a DIFFERENT teacher instead of quiting. But I guess it's ok now that I have my guitar.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saxophone is a really popular and really great band instruments. Many of my friends play one sort of saxophone or another.


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