Play any musical instruments?

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  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I also play violin. Just returned from a concert this afternoon, in fact.
     
  2. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    A mod with a Ric... obviously that's some type of AC30 handwired job.

    Rics are the last truly well built guitars of the major companies, and at a really great price. Their customer service is literally second to none.

    The amount of boutique amps is now staggering. I have experience with Matchless, Bogner, Orange, Dumble, and Fuchs. Then all the other major stuff like Marshall etc...
     
  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Is the Tophat a custom deal? Tube or solidstate?
    Tube....EL84 powered, 20watt Class A, same chimey tone of a Vox AC-30 but it has less headroom so more balls. It's all hand P2P wired and one of the amps built by Brian Gerhardt before he sold his own company.
     
  4. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Play guitar, although not very well. Have played bass in a pinch and on a few recordings. Guitars are Rickenbacker 360-12 and 620-6. Myspace page for my long defunct band shows me with the 360 (and with hair):

    http://www.myspace.com/theexpedients
     
  5. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    Drums in a local band. Lessons for 7 years? and playing out for 3. Rock/alternative covers (unfortunately) with several unfinished originals. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Holy crap, didn't expect to see so many Ric players here. Lovely! Though I've always preferred the look of the 330 to the 360. It's probably just the rounded edges...

    Would kill to have a BurgundyGlo 330/6, or mmm... "The WHAAM". This calls for [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Vintage Gent... you guys have (had?) all the right influences!
     
  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Yea, I prefer the look of the 330 as well, altho the pre 65(?) 360 is the same as the 330. However something about the 360 plays easier to me than the 330 (which I have one in fireglo), maybe the fretboard is a tad thinner on the 360 making it fit my hand better, tho they're both thinner-necked guitars. After playing a Ric for years, then playing my friend's Les Paul recently, it was like playing a log (the LP)
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Vintage Gent... you guys have (had?) all the right influences!
    Well, she does wear denim wherever she goes. [​IMG]
     
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    ATM Senior member

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    Another guitarist here: '62 reissue Strat I bought in '84 (as old today as the guitar it was emulating when it was built!) and a strat-style guitar I assembled from parts.
     
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    I'm surprised that nobody else, plays the lute.
     
  11. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

    flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

    trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

    violin, 'cello--fair
     
  12. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    wow! the professor in my music appreciation class in college said that of all the instruments in the orchestra, the two hardest to play were the oboe and the violin.

    very impressive.

    -Jeff

    Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

    flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

    trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

    violin, 'cello--fair
     
  13. Violinist

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    wow! the professor in my music appreciation class in college said that of all the instruments in the orchestra, the two hardest to play were the oboe and the violin.

    very impressive.

    -Jeff


    I can think of a few instruments which are considerably more difficult than the oboe... like the viola, cello, and double bass.
     
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    Clarinet, piano, organ--major instruments

    flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, percussion--minor instruments

    trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium--reasonably well

    violin, 'cello--fair


    That either makes you the most talented musician in history, or a highschool band teacher.
     
  15. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    I'd honestly love to learn a "real" instrument... like clarinetplayer. I guess using guitar tabs makes me feel like I'm "cheating".

    What's funny about GS's gear is that almost everybody I know who plays a Ric has a Tele as a back-up. Both are really good at getting that twangy, jangly sound. I think Rics can be very tempermental sometimes, and supposedly a pain in the arse when they need restringing thanks to the R tail piece... Teles make a solid backup.
     

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