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Old 11-25-2005   #1
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what guitar/s do you play? : wildly OT

Gypsy-style instruments, Dupont and Dell Arte.... I'm an incompetent Django Reinhardt / Bireli Lagrene wannabe.

Sometimes I plug an Ibanez George Benson with bebop strings into a nostalgic tweedy tube amp and drive my girlfriend from the room...miserable jazz/blues.

I think there's some kind of relationship between guitars and rangefinders.

Do you?
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A connection? Maybe. I suck at guitar playing. And I want to improve my photography too.
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washburn acoustic, cheap Les Paul (my sons), and a fiddle my great, great grandfather used to play. I never finish learning a song and always choose music that is imposible to learn with my feeble fingers (mostly thumbs). I would love to learn some bluegrass someday.


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Old 11-25-2005   #4
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A natural-finish Telecaster (Mex. Standard, I assume, but they don't seem to come in natural?) through a Vox modelling amp. Not that what I do really qualifies as playing.
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I had an Alvarez acoustic at my community college, and I played a squire P-bass, too...cameras take up too much of my money these days. I'd kinda like to get back into playing bass though...
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A connection? Maybe. I suck at guitar playing. And I want to improve my photography too.
I do play guitar, but I don't currently have one. I think of getting back into it all the time, but I would have to cut my nails much shorter and build up the calluses. I guess it's a choice between vanity and music?

I do play piano and organ (including the pedals) but the only keyboard I have now is a several year old Yamaha portable keyboard, which actually sounds decent when it's played thru the stereo system. I'm still not that great at it.

Now as to vocal music I do stink! I learned the hard way not to try karaoke a while back.
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Old 11-25-2005   #11
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fender 73 p bass
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fender mike dirnt p bass/ added j pup.
fender cs strat 62
martin dm acoustic.

many other instruments but you only asked for guitars.

always jamming. with a band or in the bedroom, doesn't matter.

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I just took the old trombone out of the attic. I won a method book and instructional DVD on ebay. Time to learn again.

Can I mention the Trombone here?
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Those trombone guitars are HOT! waa waaa waaaaa!
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Old 11-25-2005   #14
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I play on an Almansa 435 classical guitar, got a good copy, too, very warm, deep, rich, and surprisingly loud. Saving up for a custom, not sure who I'll have make it. Not into electric yet, hope to someday.. also would like to try a banjo, such a fun sound short example Does anyone have samples of their music?
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I used to have a blonde Telecaster about 15 years ago, and a really cool Alvarez acoustic. It was the "Festival" model, had a rough natural finish and brass nut and bridge. I occasionaly search the internet for one but nobody's selling.
Right now all I have is a cheap acoustic. I also play tin whistle, but most people run away when I do that.
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Old 11-25-2005   #17
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I play guitar, but i'm not that good, my fingers work very well, my teacher said iw as skilled, but i don't have enough patience...
But i enjoy playin it every ocne in a while
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Ooh, this is fun, but so wildly OT

Acoustic: '99 Gibson J45 or a Larivee Cherub (pictured left) which gets used for travel, pub sessions and as an acoustic lap steel.

Electric: Fender Japen '52 Tele (possibly the nicest electric guitar I've ever owned), Fender Mexico '50's Classic Tele, Fender 94SE Stratocaster. Oh, and a no-brand lap steel that looks like junk but sounds fantastic that I have on permanent loan from the man whose headstock can just be seen in my avatar (that's a beautiful Martin 000-28H BTW).

Amps: '68 Fender Vibrolux Reverb, Fender Blues Junior (or Pocket Bassman as I like to think of it) and a Tech 21 Trademark 60 for when I need to keep the volume down.

Sorry, but I had to list the amps as I'm one of them weirdo amphead type guitarists.

I mainly play folk music (UK and US) with a little country and roots rock.

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in descending order of competency

K Yairi steel string
Home made ( "ben-o-phonic" perhaps ? ) square neck dobro
'38 wood body National round neck
'70s Japanese mando
and way down the list... cheap and nasty student grade fiddle.

My SO suggests I get a banjo, so that's next. Although I fear she doesn't quite realise what someone learning to play the banjo sounds like.

Sold my bass rig recently to fund an M6 ( toys for toys as it were )
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Ben, don't let your SO see this:

http://bluegrassbanjo.org/banjokes.html
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Ben, don't let your SO see this:

http://bluegrassbanjo.org/banjokes.html
I wondered when the banjo joke were going to start

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We have an American Fat Strat black / Floyd Rose bridge / Crate amp. My daughter is taking lessons.
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I used to play a strat copy and a les paul copy but I got bad tendonitis while trying to play again after a 20 year layoff, so I gave it up. As well as fixing up old cameras I was finding and fully restoring old Tube Fender champ amps and vibro champ amps at least 6 of them and about 6 more of the Gibson kalamazoo amps. Whole lot easier than fixing cameras...
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Home made ( "ben-o-phonic" perhaps ? ) square neck dobro
I used to have a 3/4 size guitar that I found in a trash pile. I fashioned a bridge from a few pieces of a broken ruler. It was my only guitar after I got rid of the Tele and Alvarez. It sounded surprisingly good.
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Air guitar. It's a leftie
Yeah, I'm leftie also, that's why I only use left-handed cameras

But I play a cheap-as-**** nylon acoustic (now featuring 1 missing head turner tuning thingy). I don't seem to pick up the electric (LH Les-Paul copy) as often as I used to these days.
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I've always wondered about the wisdom of learning to play left-handed. Not a criticism, but it's just that when we learn to play we're all ambisinistrous (incompetent with both hands) and thus could learn right-handed in order to make life a lot easier buying instruments in later life. I am, of course right-handed and so it never occured to me to play the "wrong way up"

A postscript to this is the story of a family of English gypsy mouth-organ players who played the instument backwards by alternate generations as they all learnt sitting opposite their parents and copied their movements.

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An old Japanese Fender jazz/p-bass hybrid copy from the late '60s is my only gee-tar. To say I play it is an exaggeration. I'm bad--Danny Partridge bad.
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O, I forgot. I'm rebuilding a mini-acoustic that I bought. New bridge, nut and fingerboard. Then strings. Gonna be a gift.
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Hey!

Baby Taylor M (such a little sweetheart)
Alvarez 12 string (like strumming a cloud)

So it's assumed we can trade guitars for cameras?
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In guitars as with cameras I'm a cheap [email protected]@rd. I play a Seagull Folk Model; lefthand, because it has always felt natural.
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ah, geetar no. there is however a nice Conn "naked lady" tenor sax that I have been known to play a little
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The only instrument I was ever any good at was the trumpet and at one point in my life thought about being a professional musician. Wish I still had my horn, although my neighbors are probably glad I don't.

When I was unemployed a couple of years ago I started to teach myself ukulele (it was cheap fun) but never got very far with it. Still plunk around with it occasionally though, along with an old Harmony tenor guitar, a Samick 6-string acoustic, and a mandolin.
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I've still got my old black P-Bass copy (no name) that I played in a band in the early 90's ... Like some of my cameras it was customized ... A friend of mine built me a 2 band EQ/Pre-amp that we fitted under the scratch plate and I added a Hipshot E string detuner. I haven't picked it up for years, I only keep it for sentimental reasons now
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