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What instruments do you have?

Joe_F 10 Jul 07 - 09:59 PM
The Sandman 10 Jul 07 - 05:05 PM
PoppaGator 10 Jul 07 - 02:13 PM
Midchuck 09 Jul 07 - 07:04 PM
PoppaGator 09 Jul 07 - 06:19 PM
Mike Miller 09 Jul 07 - 05:42 PM
EuGene 09 Jul 07 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 08 Jul 07 - 06:00 PM
Midchuck 08 Jul 07 - 04:55 PM
philgarringer 08 Jul 07 - 03:53 PM
Songster Bob 07 Jul 07 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,Frug updated 07 Jul 07 - 11:11 AM
Leadbelly 06 Jul 07 - 02:44 PM
GUEST,Rich (bodhránaí gan cookie) 06 Jul 07 - 12:12 PM
nickp 06 Jul 07 - 05:16 AM
EuGene 06 Jul 07 - 12:32 AM
Songster Bob 05 Jul 07 - 08:47 PM
Johnhenry'shammer 05 Jul 07 - 07:49 PM
Wesley S 05 Jul 07 - 11:23 AM
The Fooles Troupe 05 Jul 07 - 10:49 AM
cookster 04 Jul 07 - 02:26 PM
cookster 04 Jul 07 - 02:24 PM
Sugwash 04 Jul 07 - 02:17 PM
Jack Campin 04 Jul 07 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,Edthefolkie 04 Jul 07 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Edthefolkie 04 Jul 07 - 11:42 AM
Georgiansilver 04 Jul 07 - 11:17 AM
Banjiman 04 Jul 07 - 10:51 AM
EuGene 03 Jul 07 - 06:48 PM
GUEST 13 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM
Leadfingers 13 Jan 06 - 03:33 PM
GUEST 13 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM
Mooh 13 Jan 06 - 02:13 PM
Wesley S 13 Jan 06 - 01:04 PM
Mooh 13 Jan 06 - 10:24 AM
Wilfried Schaum 13 Jan 06 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,Not that guest; not that one, either 12 Jan 06 - 12:58 PM
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Mo the caller 11 Jan 06 - 10:32 AM
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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 09:59 PM

I have an electronic keyboard, far better than I deserve. A dear friend gave it to me. I also have a little of my voice left.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:05 PM

I have my voice.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 02:13 PM

Thanks, Peter.

I like the sound of playing through a mic, but I think I would enjoy being able to move my arms/torso/guitar a bit more freely, which would be an important benefit of "plugging in." I find it easy enough to keep my mouth at the proper distance from the one mic ~ when singing ~ but I do occasionally have trouble keeping the guitar soundhole in just the right spot in relation to the second mic. I've even, on occasion, bumped into the guitar mic, actually touched it with strings of topwood, which makes an embarrassing noise, to say the least.

Also, I prefer to stand rather than sit when performing, if only as a way to keep my internal air-column open and unrestricted from diaphragm to lips; if I were a "sitter," I would probably find it easier to hold the guitar still.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:04 PM

Peter (Midchuck),

If I'm not mistaken ~ that is, if I'm not confusing you with another Peter with another pseudonym ~ didn't you used to own one of those "lawsuit Takamines" that looked too much like a Martin D-18?


Yep, I've had a couple or three of them. Gradually got away from dreads, (hurts to play them very long when you're short, old, and have a little beer gut), and really I prefer the 1 3/4" (or wider) at nut neck. So I let them go. They do have a great sound for the price, at least the solid-top ones. My son still has one that he prefers to some more expensive ones that he has, for most purposes.

I only own the one instrument, a real D-18, vintage 1969. I've considered having a pickup installed, and at least one of our local technicians refuses to "desecrate" my lovely and valuable instrument in such a way. He advises me to just buy another cheaper guitar, either an electric-acoustic (from his stock, of course) or a straight acoustic into which he would more willingly install an under-saddle pickup.

I agree with him. In a really good acoustic setting, it's better to mic your guitar. In a not-so-good acoustic setting (read "bar") plugging in is the way to go, it cuts through the crowd noise better. But the sound isn't going to be as good in any event, and no one hearing you is going to be all that critical, so it's better to use an el cheapo for that purpose.

Unless you can find a nice old Guild D-25 or such as that.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:19 PM

Peter (Midchuck),

If I'm not mistaken ~ that is, if I'm not confusing you with another Peter with another pseudonym ~ didn't you used to own one of those "lawsuit Takamines" that looked too much like a Martin D-18?

If so, I'm sorry you let it go. I've often fantasized about taking it off your hands someday, if the price was right-enough and I happened to be traveling in the North Country at a time that I had some disposable income available.

I only own the one instrument, a real D-18, vintage 1969. I've considered having a pickup installed, and at least one of our local technicians refuses to "desecrate" my lovely and valuable instrument in such a way. He advises me to just buy another cheaper guitar, either an electric-acoustic (from his stock, of course) or a straight acoustic into which he would more willingly install an under-saddle pickup.

Sure, it's just one man's opinion, but I find his argument at least somewhat persuasive. A nice "fake" D-18 with a pickup in it would be an interesting option for me. I guess I won't be getting one from you now, however.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mike Miller
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:42 PM

I'm gonna show this thread to my wife. She swears I have more instruments than any sane person could own, but some of you guys put me to shame. To tell the truth, I have no idea how many I have. Oh, I could root around the house and get a rough idea but I am hampered by sciatica and indolence. Besides, I need lots of guitars, mandolins, tenor banjos, ukes and 5 string banjos in case a student needs a loaner. Of course, this doesn't explain why I need a jazz guitar, an autoharp, a potpouri of percussion and a half dozen amps.
Hey, if she can't take a joke.....


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 10:27 AM

Art:

I just gotta get you to send me the plans for that lunchbox mountain dulcimer . . . I have one of those old lunchboxes around here somewhere with Barney Google & Sparkplug on it. That lunchbox should give the dulcimer a truely fantastic hillbilly twang! Great for Ozarks mountain folk songs.

Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:00 PM

Times now ain't like they used ta be.

Right now I have ten jewsharps and a nose flute. Also, a mountain dulcimer I made from a Star Wars lunchbox----with a rubber chicken inside. The more things change, the more they get different!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 04:55 PM

OK. You asked.

Acoustic Guitars:

1) 2003 Mario Proulx "OM-D." Englemann Spruce top (amberburst); Black Walnut back, sides and neck.

2) 2001 Froggy Bottom F-12 (0000 size, 12 frets to body, wide neck slothead. The guitar that Martin should build and won't.) Sitka Spruce top, Indian RW back and sides.

3) 1996 Collings 000-2H, Sitka/Indian. eBay purchase May, 2002. My usual "road" guitar for trio gigs.

4) Alvarez-Yairi Jumbo Baritone Acoustic (tuned B-to-b). New this past winter.

5) Martin SWM-GT. 0000 size, wide neck, Cherry back and sides; Sitka top (all solid woods).

6) Martin M-16GT. About a 2002, I believe. Sitka/Mahogany. $800. (Now living with my son in Bozeman. This largely bypasses the whole guitars-on-planes hassle.)

7) CA Acoustic "Legacy" Dreadnought. Purchased on eBay on a gamble. (Appears, from correspondence with the company, to be a very early prototype. It has an ebony fingerboard, and most of the CA's don't have any wood in them at all. It has a Schlecter pickup system, and CA says they only installed them in a few prototypes, not in any production guitars.)

8) Martin 000-X1. Standard Martin 14-fret 000 (but long scale) with linoleum back and sides and solid spruce top. Also a vastly better guitar than it has any right to be.

9) Epiphone "Masterbilt" EF-500R. Another recent eBay purchase.

10) Guild GAD-30R. Another recent eBay purchase.

11) "No-name" jumbo 7-string. Sitka and Indian; I think the back and sides are laminates. Now for sale if anyone's interested.

12) 1970s Guild D25M that I keep in Bozeman, Mt., unless my son has sold it - I told him to go ahead and do so if he could.

My wife owns a 1965 Martin 0-18, five or six fiddles (five here and one in Bozeman, I think), a Knilling "Jazz Bass" (thin-bodied upright bass, works as an acoustic in the living room or amplified for gigs), an autoharp, a hammered dulcimer, and a Guild acoustic bass guitar. We jointly own a Freshwater octave mandolin that needs some work. So she doesn't hassle me too much.

The reason there's so many is that we set aside our income from gigs for pure luxury spending, but most luxuries I might want depreciate too fast to justify spending money on them. So the default is spending it on instruments, which are like money in the bank but more fun.

Peter


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: philgarringer
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 03:53 PM

A quick inventory of my conservatory reveals:

1 McNally Grand Strumstick
1 acoustic dreadnaught guitar (Alvarez)
1 acoustic travel guitar (Washburn)
1 semi-hollow electric guitar (Epiphone Dot)
1 accursed acoustic travel guitar with no strings, and damnation to all of those involved in the production and sale of the infernal thing (except the poor Chinese slave children in the camp where it was made)
3 tinwhistles
1 fife (never DID learn to play that...)
1 recorder (ditto)
1 jew's harp (Although I haven't seen that in a while. It's probably buried in the pile on my desk)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 08:28 PM

Actually, my song wasn't specifically set to any song, but to the chorus of a Minstrel era song called, "Nothing to Wear," (the tune to which is unknown to me) where the woman in the chorus has

Bonnets she had plenty, and shawls could count by twenty,
Still her refrain, as she walked the city fair,
Was "I am tired of this duster, it puts me in a fluster
It's really too provoking; I've nothing to wear!"

It may well scan to the tune mentioned above, "Rambling Rover," but it was what I had in mind, somehow, when I started my list. I find I submitted a response back in the early days of this thread, but my recent response started as a list of my guitars and banjos, then I said, "Jew's harps I have in plenty," and my memory melded with my muse (how's that for alliteration?) and the lyric formed itself. I erased all the original listed instrument lines and incorporated them into the ditty.


Songbob


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Frug updated
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 11:11 AM

continued from previous list and added in the last 2 years

.................Piano
Gibson Les Paul
Sitar
Elect/acoustic mandolin
and another bouzouki - modified Tanglewood guitar with full size body and 3/4 neck and modified bridge and nut.

Still got everything else as above including the large overdraft !!

Frank


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 02:44 PM

Seems to me that I'm a poor one only owing

-1 12-string guitar ( Guild, F312-Special)
-1 4-string banjo ( Baldwin Ode)
1 Bandoneon from 1913

But that's enough!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Rich (bodhránaí gan cookie)
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 12:12 PM

If I had to guess I'd say Bob's song is set to the Rambling Rover by Andy Stewart.

My list would include

1 bodhrán (Albert Alphonso)
1 student set of tabla
1 much better dahina (treble drum of tabla) pitched to "D" bought from my guruji
2 kanjiras
1 pandeiro
a couple jaw harps (Is Jew's Harp considered an ethnic slur?)
a few sets of bones, both wood and bone
A couple of tongue drums
2 triangles
various bells and shakers
1 darbukka
a few nondiscript frame drums
1 berimbau
3 washboards; 2 metal, one glass
1 udu
1 small gong
1 Earth Drum (paper drum made from recycled blue jeans)
1 set of high hat cymbals
1 Ice Bell (small high sustain cymbal)
1 vibra slap
1 thunder tube (spring drum)
1 flex-a-tone

and still no "real instruments"

Rich


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: nickp
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 05:16 AM

Far too many - mainly mandolins.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 12:32 AM

Hey Bob! About that folk song, was it called "Jack of All Timbres"?

Do you have the melody for it?

Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:47 PM

A Musical Instrument Ditty


Jew's harps I have plenty,
And mouth-harps nearly 20,
A banjo-uke, a wooden uke,
And another one beside.
Guitars in numbers countless,
Amplified and not-so, doubtless,
Banjos of such quality it's
Impossible to hide.

Two dulcimers (that's overkill),
And autoharps (oh, there's a thrill),
Two fiddles and three mandolins, and an
Electric bass to boot.
Banjo-guitar and mandolin,
I think I'm getting near the end;
Not to mention cases, strings and straps --
Oh, what a hoot.



Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Johnhenry'shammer
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 07:49 PM

An acoustic guitar, a bunch of harmonicas, bongo drums, ans I guess that's all.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 11:23 AM

I have everything I need but I'll never have everything I want.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 10:49 AM

Lots.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: cookster
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:26 PM

One or more from each instrument family.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: cookster
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:24 PM

1 acoustic guitar
1 trombone
1 trumpet
1 flute
1 recorder
1 harmonica
1 electric keyboard
1 zylophone


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Sugwash
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:17 PM

4 mandolins (1 a 5 course)
4 fiddles
2 guitars
1 cittern
1 guitar/bouzouki
2 solid bodied octave mandolins
2 plectrum guitars (like a tenor guitar but longer scale)
1 tenor banjo (like a plectrum banjo but shorter)
1 banjo ukulele
1 banjo mandolin
1 hurdy-gurdy
1 melodeon
1 Anglo concertina
half a dozen whistles
5 mouth organs
1 keyboard
1 bass guitar
1 set Northumbrian smallpipes
1 swanee whistle
1 fife
1 bandurria
1 mandola...

...and one very understanding wife.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:17 PM

and either forgotten in my last post or added since (I'm one of the GUESTs up there):

a Hopf G sopranino recorder
three more Italian-type ocarinas
a C melody sax
a B flat Boehm clarinet and a C simple-system clarinet
a middling sized davul
a very large riq
a pair of rattly seed pods


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:44 AM

Sorry, I know it's EPIPHONE - senior moment.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:42 AM

Around the house we have:

Technics piano, usually with Birman cat hiding behind music shelf
Casio keyboard
Ephiphone SG copy - rather nice actually!
Beaten up Squier Telecaster with Ozzy emblems (ohmigawd)
That Yamaha acoustic that everybody in the world owns
Hungarian violin, nice tone, and LOUD.
Inexpensive Spanish classical guitar
Ocarina
Clangers wheedly whoppin' noise maker
Several of those little birds you fill with water and blow, hawked by Spanish market traders.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:17 AM

Ten whistles, one ocarina, one strumstick. seven harmonicas, eight mouth organs(Including a Bass and a vignetta).


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Banjiman
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:51 AM

Reading this made me think, we have:

2 x Acoustic Guitars
1 x Electro acoustic guitar
1 x Mandolin
2 x 5 string banjos
1 x Zither Banjeurine
1 x Banjola
3 x Fiddles
3 x Accordions (2 piano and 1 button key)
1 x Piano
At least 6 x whistles
2 x Bodhran
1 x Recorder
1 octarine (or is that a fruit?)
Various shaky and bangy things

Less than the average anyway looking at above posts


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 06:48 PM

Wow! What a collection of instruments folks on here have . . .so, I guess I can fit in:

2 harpsichords, mountain dulcimer, balalaika, Vietnamese dan nhi, Eb clarinet, 5 Bb clarinets, C clarinet, Db clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 2 C piccolos, C flute, Eb alto horn, Eb/F convertable horn, Eb fleugelhorn, shepherd's crook trumpet, rotary valve cornet, 2 trombones, french horn, tuba, snare drum, bass drum, various recorders and penny whistles, and a trunk full of percussion noise makers.

I'm in a community band, and most of the band instruments I own are used as temporary loaners to band members until they can get their own instrument. I will probably keep the harpsichords, stringed instruments, clarinets, oboe, and bassoon and donate all the rest to the band since they are used only within the community band anyway. Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM

Lots of recorders (Hopf Renaissance types, Kung tenor and greatbass, a Mollenhauer Kynseker G alto, an unnamed German-fingering A soprano, a Mollenhauer Dream soprano, a Scott wooden F alto, Susato G sopranino and G alto plastics, a Lee Collins Zen-On F alto, a Yamaha green plastic soprano, an unnamed purple glittery plastic soprano in C sharp, lots of plastic altos and sopranos which I intend to donate to a children's music initiative in Palestine shortly, along with an assortment of whistles I never use)

A Turkish G clarinet and an old Czech clarinet in C sharp

An alto flute, a wooden flute and a Boehm C flute

An electronic pipe chanter with various computer speakers to play it through

Three Italian-type ocarinas

An ud, two cumbuses, a cobza, a Puerto Rican cuatro and a Black Sea fiddle

A small old six-bar diatonic autoharp designed for tunes in G, rearranged to play in two sharps for Scottish music

A one-octave chromatic set of chime bars designed for playing in E flat

A stylophone

Several gongs, two of them enormous, and a bunch of small bells

A def, a darbuka, a homemade conga-like drum and a bunch of African cowhide drums

A battered old chromatic button accordion I'm just starting on

Several 8-foot-register organ pipes I am intending to make into something someday

Several children's percussion instruments

About a dozen washboards - one I use every week, the others are intended to be given away in pursuit of my aim to convert the world to the Lost Art of Ancient Scottish Washboard Playing

Several rucksacks used to cart combinations of the above round to folk sessions by public transport

This all seems surprisingly normal after seeing other people's lists.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 03:33 PM

I'll have em both then !!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM

Keepers:

Running Dog jumbo guitar
Martin 0-18
Martin D-28 (with non-Martin top)
Epiphone Zenith archtop guitar
Epiphone ES-422 electric guitar
Fender Stratocaster "      "
Fender Telecaster   "      "
Reverend Slingshot "      "
Yamaha 12-string guitar
Gibson 12-string guitar
Two 1960-70s Japanese electrics
B&D Silver Belle banjo with 5-string conversion neck
SS Stewart American Princess 5-string banjo
Mathews (English) fretless 5-string banjo
Frank Proffitt-style fretless
Nameless "full-size" fretless
German fiddle of some sort
Gibson A-4 mandolin
Harmony Marquise mandolin
Epiphone electric mandolin (Explorer shape)
Omnichord
Tenor banjo of unknown make
Harmony tenor guitar converted to octave mandolin
And multiple jews' harps, harmonicas, autoharps, and a kazoo or three


For Sale*:
Harmony-made Regal dreadnought guitar (Harmony Sovereign, really) $225
Hofner classical guitar w/ case $100
Monay classical guitar (Germany) w/ bag $100

Future sales (once I fix 'em up):
Several 5-string banjos (including a Stewart and another Mathews fretless)
Several tenor banjos
At least one mandolin
One or two electric guitars
... and whatever else I find when I start cleaning out the pile in my "studio"

Bob Clayton
Silver Spring, MD
* email if interested at songuitar@starpower.net


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 02:13 PM

Wesley S,

Acquisition syndrome withdrawal has kept me on the fringes of society for years. There's no cure, no therapy, no program, no deprogram, no hope...only prayer.

He's got a mandolin and he knows how to use it!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 01:04 PM

STEP AWAY FROM THE MANDOLIN NOW !!!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 10:24 AM

The aforementioned Godin 5 string bass became a fretless a few months ago when I pulled the frets and filled the slots with ebony veneer. I haven't gotten around to removing the position dots yet.

Also added a Godin LG electric guitar with humbuckers to the collection because I sold a Strat and an Ernie Ball recently and the Tele was getting lonely.

The House acoustic has two side ports and less bracing than it was born with and it sounds bigger now.

Looking at a Gibson A9 mandolin lately...can't...stop...myself...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 10:03 AM

guitar: 1 (Spanish, 100 yearss old
balalaika: 1
mandoline-banjo: 1 (a nice hybride)
treble recorders: 1 alto, 3 soprano, 1 sopranino
bamboo flute: 2
fife: 1
snare drum: 1 parade, 1 march
bugle: 1 small
fluegelhorn: 1
okarina: 3 (different sizes)
mouth-organ: 6 small (Bflat, C, D, E, G, e), 1 big (chromatic)
claves
an uncounted lot of rattling devices
triangle
bells
castagnettes
a fire extinguishing nozzle with a trumpet mouthpiece, giving a rather strange sound
two hose keys (bronze) with different sounds when played like a triangle

music is such a fun!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Not that guest; not that one, either
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 12:58 PM

Kendall,
Yeah, I thought about that too. In fact, I almost posted: "OK, now. Please post your address and your work schedule." But then I realized that it probably wasn't as funny as I first thought.

Actually, though, no one on the Net would know who we really are or where we lived, would they? Unless they had already established some form of real contact. And then we would know who the thief was. Besides, we are spread all over the world. Likely not near a potential thief who probably sent us another "Nigerian Bank" email just minutes ago.

Anyway,

4 6-strings, various affordable models (NOT Loudon or Martin)
2 12-strings,
2 autoharps,
5 or 6 recorders,
one train whistle,
one harmonica,
and one small amp, suitable for small-ish venues.
Oh, and spoons. Got to have spoons to stir my coffee and eat my ice cream. Couldn't play them if my life depended on it.

And no one knows who I am or where I live. ;-)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 09:55 AM

Since my last post: 1no octave mandolin, made by Musikalia - not bad.
                   1no octave mandolin, made by Jimmy Moon - divine.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 10:32 AM

Granda's old piano (not tuned to concert pitch)
Keyboard
Recorders (Descant, treble, alto and various old descants)
a bamboo pipe that I made myself (45 years ago)
A metal xylophone thingy 2octaves that I cant play fast enough and it's very echoey
Well, I can't play any of them much

And Jim's whistles, mouthorgans and concertina

But I'm proud of that home made pipe (there used to be 2 but the big one split


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Padre
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 09:40 PM

Since my last post, I have made a washtub bass, using a really heavy hickory grub hoe handle and various metal fittings - Gail's going to play it when we perform at the local neursing home for National Nursing Home Week in May (are they trying to drive the residents out?) I've also bought a harmonica harness, so I can play the mouth harp at the same time as the guitar.

Padre


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Jim M
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 08:04 PM

And I thought I was bad.

3 six string acoustics
2 12 string acoustics
1 solid body electric
1 A style mandolin
1 octave mandolin
2 fiddles
1 open-back (for clawhammer) 5 string
2 electronic keyboards
1 hammer dulcimer
1 bowed psaltery
3 penny whistles
1 recorder

How many Played? After many years, every durned one at varying skill levels.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 01:08 AM

The music shops must be making a good living, judging by Mudcatters! My treasures are paltry next to some of the above. I have:

1 Martin 1971 12fret D35S, acoustic
1 Conn guitar, acoustic
1 Washburn guitar, acoustic (Kept in Oregon for visits there)
1 Dobro resonator guitar, 1974 (Acquired last week, just learning)
1 fiddle
1 mandolin (inherited from my brother when he died)
1 bodhran
1 Mountain Dulcimer
1 5string banjo
1 autoharp
1 pennywhistle
2 harmonicas
1 keyboard

I think that's it. Room for lots more.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: MuddleC
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 07:50 PM

three whistles
two fifes (or is that fifses??)
electronic spawn of the devil keyboard
spectrum analyser
oscilloscope
mice organ (good for one blind mouse)
comb and paper


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: mandoleer
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 04:15 PM

Ye gods - I thought I was bad!
Several Rahma descant recorders, plus sopranino and Aulos piccolino, and when I find them, treble and tenor as well.
2 Susato high D whistles, one low D Susato, and a crap Clarke tin whistle.
Tabor pipes - one Susato, one unidentifiable and probably unplayable.
Antoria mandolin.
100 year old 11 inch head mandolin banjo.
Mandolin balalaika - beware, if I get that out I'm going to sing!
Panpipes.
Pianica and melodica, and D and G harmonicas.
Fluier.
Portable keyboards.
M'bira (or calimba - not quite sure which if any difference).
Tenor banjo.
Derbuka, djembe and dumbek.
Soprano drum.
11 inch snare drum, and full size snare drum.
2 bodhrans (when I get one back!).
Temple blocks, wood block, claves, eggs, sleigh bells, etc.
Ordinary tambourines, and sort of baritone tambourine.
Tuneable tabors.
Autoharp (in bits, I'm afraid).
Fandur.
Sort of gourd shaped thing with finger board and four strings.
Flat box thingy with 12 strings - shaped like zither, but more palm size.
Bb and A clarinets.
Ocarina (full size).
Strange thing with a mouthpiece on one little tube and finger holes on a bigger tube.
Another strange thing - all one piece but with two tubes with finger holes on them. Doesn't seem to work...
Whistle thing supposedly in D (comes from India, I think, and seems to have finger holes burned into it - very cheap from market).
Gong (three foot across).
Kazoos.
Swannee whistle (cheap and nasty).
Fife (out on loan).
[0 (zero) guitars or pianos.]


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 11:20 AM

All of mine - except I only know two and a half chords on my banjo. Some people would say that's enough.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: CallyH
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 02:33 AM

My list is pretty pathetic.

Three whistles, one of them broken.

And, since last Friday a beautiful English concertina which I keep taking in and out of its case, gazing at lovingly, etc. I can almost play a tune on it too!

So what proportion of the instruments you all own can you actually play?


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:57 PM

love the lists by MBSLynne and Azizi ...

I like electric blues so I play Gibson guitars (go figure) ... but I bought the Gibsons because they were representative of models that were unusual (sort of) for Gibson:

1. Gibson Firebird (only neck-thru-body that Gibson makes)
2. Gibson Les Paul DC plus (only 24 fret neck Gibson makes)
3. Gibson SG Classic (for the P-90 pickups)
4. Rickenbacker 650 Dakota (for the "Rick" sound and neck-thru-body tone)
5. Epiphone GS-400 Custom (for 'experimental' purposes i.e. changing out pickups; upgrading tuners; etc...bought it mostly for the neck and body)
6. Epiphone Wildkat (for hollow-body rockabilly and the Bigsby tremolo)
7. Washburn 7-string (forget the model - GS7 or something ...for 7-string explorations...pretty decent guitar for el cheapo price)
8. Guild D-4 (for acoustic playing)
9. Cheap Hondo classical guitar (for nylon)
10. Kramer acoustic/electric (for mobility ...practice sessions on the go)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Jimmy C
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:38 PM

2 guitars

3 tenor banjoes ( Framus/ Bacon Blue Ribbon/ John Grey

1 Yamaha Keyboard

1 Old Banjo-Mandolin

2 acoustic mandolins

1 Electric Mandolin

2 Bodhrans (1 custom made)

1 Concertina

1 balalaika (made in Moscow)

1 Mountain Dulcimer

1 pair wooden spoons( carved from a single piece)

1 Autozither

1 Fiddle
plus numerous whistles/ flutes etc.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 06:53 PM

is that "have" in the carnal sense?

like most people who've been playing since the dawn of time, I have too many musical instruments. The problem is you get sod all for them when you trade them in. and if you get rid of one, you invariably find a use for it the week after you've sold it for half its value.

if we get invaded by aliens who can be placated by gifts of musical instruments - all my acqisitions will prove to have been wise investments - otherwise I look at all this stuff and I think - what an idiot!

all the best

big al whittle


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 12:37 PM

Martin HD28 Guitar
2 Yamaha acoustic guitars
Cheap nylon stringed guitar
3 Violins
Bouzouki
Harmonica
Electric guitar - Les Paul Copy
D melodeon
C/G melodeon
2 Bodhrans
Two African type 'bongo' drums
Electric piano
5 octave Casio electronic keyboard

and coming soon...

Saxophone

I think that covers pick, suck, blow, squeeze, scrape, hit, tinkle and thrash..!

Chris


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