The Musical Instrument Thread

Casual Fan

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We've had several guitar-related threads in the past year, like when I've made a purchase, or Jon received a gift, or when Hectic accidentally impaled himself on his stratocaster. (The lesson learned: your gall bladder is apparently optional.) And memebag, Aaron, down4six and the Captain are also players and/or owners...and probably some others I've forgotten. Anyway, I thought it might be good to have one thread for all the guitar talk.

So, Jon--how's the playing coming? Hectic--where's our video?

I've been playing the ukulele quite a bit the past few days, and I've been thinking about getting a mandolin or a harp in the future. I might get a kit from this guy: John Kovac - Harpmaker
 

Jon

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Playing is coming along nicely. Learned a few songs, just need to get the chord changes down. I was shocked to find how many songs are just three chords, or less in some cases.
 

Andrew8468

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We've had several guitar-related threads in the past year, like when I've made a purchase, or Jon received a gift, or when Hectic accidentally impaled himself on his stratocaster. (The lesson learned: your gall bladder is apparently optional.) And memebag, Aaron, down4six and the Captain are also players and/or owners...and probably some others I've forgotten. Anyway, I thought it might be good to have one thread for all the guitar talk.

So, Jon--how's the playing coming? Hectic--where's our video?

I've been playing the ukulele quite a bit the past few days, and I've been thinking about getting a mandolin or a harp in the future. I might get a kit from this guy: John Kovac - Harpmaker
Shouldn't you be buying a banjo or a steel gee-tar like yer kinfolk?
 

HecticArt

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We've had several guitar-related threads in the past year, like when I've made a purchase, or Jon received a gift, or when Hectic accidentally impaled himself on his stratocaster. (The lesson learned: your gall bladder is apparently optional.) And memebag, Aaron, down4six and the Captain are also players and/or owners...and probably some others I've forgotten. Anyway, I thought it might be good to have one thread for all the guitar talk.

So, Jon--how's the playing coming? Hectic--where's our video?

I've been playing the ukulele quite a bit the past few days, and I've been thinking about getting a mandolin or a harp in the future. I might get a kit from this guy: John Kovac - Harpmaker
The vid has taken a back seat to job opportunities/progress.
I did have to buy some new cables to mitigate some crusty noises coming out of my rig. Any crusty noises will be my fault, not my gear. I still haven't figured out what to play, but I've been able to part of several tunes, but haven't built the dexterity back up to get something complete yet.

It's not forgotten, but don't hold your breath for it, it won't be worth the wait.
 

Casual Fan

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Hey can you play "Tiptoeing Through The Tulips" with your ukulele? If so, one day can you video record yourself playing it. :hhh:
No, and Tiny Tim is to ukulele players as Milli Vanilli is to Simon and Garfunkel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W0B-1iF6S4

I did have to buy some new cables to mitigate some crusty noises coming out of my rig. Any crusty noises will be my fault, not my gear. I still haven't figured out what to play, but I've been able to part of several tunes, but haven't built the dexterity back up to get something complete yet.

It's not forgotten, but don't hold your breath for it, it won't be worth the wait.
Crusty noises coming from your rig, not worth the wait...sounds like your prom night.
 

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I bought a black strat from Guitar Center for Christmas. Been having fun switching off between it and the acoustic. Have learned a few chords, and trying to learn more between Jusing Sandercone and a Dummies book I have. Have played around a little in pubic, thinking I might be ready to jam and try and learn more from my friends.
 

Casual Fan

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I bought a black strat from Guitar Center for Christmas. Been having fun switching off between it and the acoustic. Have learned a few chords, and trying to learn more between Jusing Sandercone and a Dummies book I have. Have played around a little in pubic, thinking I might be ready to jam and try and learn more from my friends.
Down! You're the man! Post pics of that beauty. Squier or Fender?
 

Aaron

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All these threads are almost inspiring me to play again.

For a few years there, the guitar rarely left my side. Then I got "distracted" by work, daughter, and the iPhone and stuff.

But I do have an Ibanez acoustic-electric AEF30 (transparent black) and a Yahama bass guitar collecting dust, ready to be played. :cool:
 

Jon

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All these threads are almost inspiring me to play again.

For a few years there, the guitar rarely left my side. Then I got "distracted" by work, daughter, and the iPhone and stuff.

But I do have an Ibanez acoustic-electric AEF30 (transparent black) and a Yahama bass guitar collecting dust, ready to be played. :cool:
Same thing happened to me until I got the Yamaha for Christmas. Now I'm playing it every day. DRC will have its own supergroup yet!
 

Casual Fan

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All these threads are almost inspiring me to play again.

For a few years there, the guitar rarely left my side. Then I got "distracted" by work, daughter, and the iPhone and stuff.

But I do have an Ibanez acoustic-electric AEF30 (transparent black) and a Yahama bass guitar collecting dust, ready to be played. :cool:
Same thing happened to me until I got the Yamaha for Christmas. Now I'm playing it every day. DRC will have its own supergroup yet!
We have a bass player! All we need is a drummer.