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Old 08-20-2012, 08:07 PM
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I know there's a few musicians on here so I'm curious to know what instruments you guys have? I'm a guitar and bass player.

My first guitar is a Fender Strat, satin gunmetal blue finish. I don't think Fender produces these anymore so I'm really happy I was given one while they were available. I love the smooth, flat look of the finish. Nothing against the glossy look but at the time the satin finish was different and I've gotten a lot of compliments on the guitar. It's a Mexi-made in case anyone is wondering. Doesn't matter much to me, but to some people it does.

I've replaced all the pickups myself and it really opened up the sound. I put a single coil DiMarzio humbucker at the bridge that gives the guitar more depth at the bridge, especially with a distortion pedal. Overall it was about a $200 upgrade on a $350 guitar but it was worth it. A guitar is useless if it doesn't sound the way you'd like it to.





I got this Epiphone G-400 custom a little less than a year ago. The picture might be a little too bright but the body and neck is a pale golden ivory color. Gold hardware and three humbuckers. This thing sounds like a beast even through my little 15-watt amp. I had to take it to a music shop to get set up because apparently the store I bought it from online doesn't do it. I was kinda annoyed I had to get it done myself and pay the extra money.






This one is the bass my uncle gave me. It's a Hagstrom, made in Sweden. This thing has to be about 40 years old at this point, and it does need work. It only has one working pickup now and I think the four-way switches don't work anymore, but those shouldn't be too hard to fix when I eventually get around to hit. The hardware is all original but in bad shape. Half the volume knob cracked off at some point. The back of the neck is rough and would benefit from a sanding and refinishing, and there are a few chips in the paint on the body including a long crack in the finish (not the wood) on the back. It's a beautiful color though and I don't want to lose that, so I've neglected to get it touched up out of fear it loses it's character or the color doesn't match. Gotta love the wooden block bridge!










All three plus my Fender acoustic.


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Old 08-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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I'm not that rich, one guitar at the time.

Just a little Epiphone Les Paul and some cheap ass Traynor sound but hey, it sounds just like AC/DC. But yeah, don't matter, when I'm rich, the first thing I spend money on is my music set cause actually it's kind of poor.


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Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 PM
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Hey man, don't underestimate a cheap guitar. Hook it up to a bad ass distortion pedal like an Ibanez Tube Screamer, and maybe a Boss EQ-7 pedal to open up the sound, and it'll sound totally different. If you just use it to mess around for your own enjoyment, maybe that stuff isn't really important, but if you're getting bored with it, those two pedals can make it a bit more exciting. Probably around $100 US combined on eBay.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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Hey man, don't underestimate a cheap guitar. Hook it up to a bad ass distortion pedal like an Ibanez Tube Screamer, and maybe a Boss EQ-7 pedal to open up the sound, and it'll sound totally different. If you just use it to mess around for your own enjoyment, maybe that stuff isn't really important, but if you're getting bored with it, those two pedals can make it a bit more exciting. Probably around $100 US combined on eBay.
College students can't throw away 100$ by the window like that.

Anyway I'm just messing around with it actually, I'm not into shows and bands anymore.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:53 PM
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more importantly, phila, is that you in the first picture?

more, more importantly, **** gear, let's hear some tunes!

i've had 4 or 5 different Tama kits, ranging from poop, to less poop. right now, i'm rocking mega poop, but i have no interest in being a drummer anymore, so i'm fine with it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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more importantly, phila, is that you in the first picture?

more, more importantly, **** gear, let's hear some tunes!

i've had 4 or 5 different Tama kits, ranging from poop, to less poop. right now, i'm rocking mega poop, but i have no interest in being a drummer anymore, so i'm fine with it.
No you weirdo that's not me, haha.

If you wanna hear some recordings, scroll down to the bottom of this page and listen to Sunsetta (recorded using my Fender) and Nisa (Epiphone). They are instrumentals of two original songs I've written for the band I'm in the process of starting. I used these two demos as examples of my work for my music production school, so I also posted them to my student blog. I play all the guitar and bass you hear. The drums were played by -- you guessed it -- the drummer.

How come you don't drum anymore?
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:14 PM
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more, more importantly, **** gear, let's hear some tunes!
We did that at 14-15 years old.

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:20 PM
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No you weirdo that's not me, haha.

If you wanna hear some recordings, scroll down to the bottom of this page and listen to Sunsetta (recorded using my Fender) and Nisa (Epiphone). They are instrumentals of two original songs I've written for the band I'm in the process of starting. I used these two demos as examples of my work for my music production school, so I also posted them to my student blog. I play all the guitar and bass you hear. The drums were played by -- you guessed it -- the drummer.

How come you don't drum anymore?
it's a long story, my friend. but i'll try and sum it up a bit.

i was in a metal band years ago, but it fell apart. the singer of that band and i started a punk / hardcore band and it was all going very well, but then he died. i just sort of fell out of it after that. a band from Minneapolis asked me to drum on their upcoming record, but i just got engaged and it's just not a good time. plus, i really don't care for "the road". we toured a bit (in the metal band) and i'm just too grumpy to be around the same dudes for months at a time.

if you're so inclined:

this is the metal band i was in. i was... 18 when we recorded this? around there. it's ROUGH. be warned. the breakdown from "Gutter Blood" still makes me happy though. if it's on there, "Zombie Resuscitation" was probably our best jam.

this is the punk band. loved every second of it and it was ripped right the **** away from me. recorded in our house, so, again, rough, but it's pure, man. lots of love in this ****. i'd say "Honest Effort" is probably our best jam. love 'em all though. "American Death Stare" got a bit weird and preachy, from a dude who was not weird or preachy, but it's one of my favorite jams, musically. "Winter Dance Party" is sort of a joke, but still pretty awesome.

enjoy, if you can.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:29 PM
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I gave away my amps and a lot of my stuff when I moved to Canada, I just have a Washburn telecaster that was an 18th birthday gift from my mother. it needs some work, possibly refretting soon. And I bought a basic new Epiphone acoustic when I got here...always loved their sound.

I'm saving up for a Epiphone Casino right now, I'd like to get a cheap mandolin to teach myself that, and get a 5 stirng banjo to replace the antique one I gave to my dad that belonged to my great granddad.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:37 PM
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Nowadays we are more into that kind of stuff. I'm not in the picture, but you can see thruby at 0:30 with his Blackhawks cap

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:06 AM
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I play 2 instruments. First off, I started as a drummer in my early teens trying to start metal bands and stuff like that. Nothing really panned out for years so I don't play much now, but it's always nice to hop back on the kit and rock out like the good old days.

My kit is a Sonor Force 2007 and here's a pic from a few years back.


Nowadays I play my Beard squareneck Dobro, which is a bluegrass guitar you play on your lap for those of you who have no idea what it is. This thing is pretty awesome and a ton of fun to play.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:24 AM
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Man I could have sworn someone posted a thread like this before....

anyways here's my set of toys at the moment







All Ibanez, 4 RG's, 2 AE's, a 4-string fretless, and a 5-string fretless

Pearl drums, mixed cymbals

Some metal zones, cords, sm 58's lol

800 watt Peavey head through a 2x15 and 2 4x12 peavey pa cabs

Tascam Usb interface and Adobe Audition for recording

All super simple, super cheap stuff lol.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:10 AM
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I play 2 instruments. First off, I started as a drummer in my early teens trying to start metal bands and stuff like that. Nothing really panned out for years so I don't play much now, but it's always nice to hop back on the kit and rock out like the good old days.

My kit is a Sonor Force 2007 and here's a pic from a few years back.


Nowadays I play my Beard squareneck Dobro, which is a bluegrass guitar you play on your lap for those of you who have no idea what it is. This thing is pretty awesome and a ton of fun to play.
man I love the sound from a dobro/resonator.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:11 AM
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man I love the sound from a dobro/resonator.
It's a really cool instrument. I fell in love with Bluegrass a few years back and wanted to learn something unique. I was torn between the fiddle and the Dobro, but I'm really happy with my choice. It's great because it's so versatile and you can't beat the sound.
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