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Musical Instruments - What Do You Play?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by ReSyC, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Deguello

    Deguello Engaging Member

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    verrry nice spalting, maple fret board too, let's look at it again...

     
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    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    I'll let you know if I sell it next year....;). It has fabulous tone and is very well made. I dont do it justice, I was only ever learning to play on it and then lost the time to dedicate to it. I never got beyond a blues scale / pentatonic in a few keys......:facepalm:.

    Most people dont realise that the 'L' in GnL is for Leo Fender, these were the last guitars he developed along with George Fullerton (the 'G') and are said to be significant improvements on what Fender (the company Leo sold in the 50s / 60s) are churning out. If Dave Gilmour played this, with that bridge on it, he'd never go back to Fender.....:eek:
     
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    Wife and daughter would attest to the fact that I'm very good with the butt trumpet.:D
     
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    Deguello Engaging Member

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    Yeah I noticed the bridge, has it got some sort of Bigsby spring set up on the trem ?

    I've tried a couple of GnL basses, top quality instruments :thumb:
     
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    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    I've no idea of the internal mechanics of how it does what it does buddy - but you can give it hell and its smooth and simply does not go out of tune at all. Its a lot more robust that Fender's offerings. I think you can even get these bridges on the Tribute series (made in Indonesia) on a guitar costing £500....:eek:.
     
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    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    Give that pitch some vibrato.

    Pitches love vibrato ;)
     
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    I'm a pretty dab hand with my triangle.

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  9. Deguello

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    I used to play triangle in a reggae band, got bored with it, same ting every day
     
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    Me too, used to stand at da back and ting.
     
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    Had a acoustic guitar for 14 years, only seemed to pick it up to move house so gave it away.
     
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    Puts my Boosey & Hawkes one in its place:(
     
  14. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I can play the cd, record deck, cassette deck or tuner.....
     
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    All I play these days too, but having played in the past it adds something.
     
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    Ooh no, definitely not!
    Quality older instruments, like a real B+H, still have their place even in top end bands. I know many players who have tried Geneva, Nelson Prestige, York etc and still go back to their B+H horns and Euphs.
    My Eclipse cornet is the bees knees, and their instruments are unequalled - but my fondest memories are of the B+H Regent cornet I used for a year in my first Brass Band. Lovely rich 'northern' tone to it!
     
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    Mine was bought for me by my Dad back around 1970, so it will never be let go now. Don't play it any more, but it did a fair few concerts and knows the Dambusters inside out as well as the Haydn and Hummel concertos. Its bigest legacy is probably a strong love of music, including opera from Aida, and it decided the march from Aida rather than here comes the bride on my wedding day, though love the Wagner version of here comes the bride. Miles Davis fan too.
     
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    jaisalmere It’s their hormones

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    Guitar, badly never in public but nice way to while away the odd afternoon. CEC89901-6564-47F5-BE13-55775CB94FB5.jpeg
     
  19. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    After about 45 Years I have pretty much mastered this.

    I specialise in Iron Maiden, Rammstein and 5 Finger Death Punch.
    I was hoping to go to the World Championships this year, but alas Covid put
    paid to that.

    Here is a link to last years Championship.



    Ade :thumb:
     

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    Ah it's a shame that you don't play any more. It's never too late to blow the cobwebs out and get the lip back in.

    Grand March from Aida has killed my lip more times than I care to remember! I love the old yellow overtures, the forgotten Operas, even the twee little ditties that come out for the local village fete.

    I'll be honest, Miles Davies and that genre of jazz leaves me cold, I'm too old fashioned and I like a tune to hum along to, but I do admire the technical skill and dexterity needed to play like that.
     

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