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View Poll Results: Talk about your instrument/gear!!!
Guitar. 168 52.66%
Drums. 38 11.91%
Bass. 45 14.11%
Violin. 7 2.19%
Sax. 4 1.25%
Piano/Keys. 50 15.67%
Harmonica. 7 2.19%
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:13 PM   #841 (permalink)
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ESP LTD B-206SM Six-String Bass Guitar
Markbass 4x10 600w 8 ohm speaker
Markbass 1x15 300w 8 ohm speaker
Markbass Multiamp S 1000w amp
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Deluxe distortion pedal
Danelectro Pepperoni Phaser pedal
MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe pedal
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay pedal
Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine pedal
Boss Tera Echo pedal
Electro-Harmonix Pitchfork pitch shift pedal
Electro-Harmonix Freeze sound retainer

I also had to get an external sound card, and smaller, M-Audio 10 inch speakers. All of my equipment is insured from the different places I bought it. Well, not all of it, but like 80% of it. Back when I had money, I dropped half my checking account on music equipment. I needed a car at the time, but I figured: "At least if I get the music equipment instead of the car, if I lose my job because I can't get to work, I suppose I can just play some awesome music until the electric gets shut off." lol. It's not much, but it's a decent start. It's quite likely that I'll have to downgrade over time, rather than upgrade like I'd like to, due to a lack of finances. So, I've decided that I'm just going to get a hollow body bass next. So I can play bass anywhere, even after all my equipment stops working. As like a long-term investment type of a thing.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:01 PM   #842 (permalink)
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Just ordered those.
This will be fun.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:09 PM   #843 (permalink)
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5 dollars, 5 strings. I need to do a little bit of work on the interior so that the speaker bit will work, but it has a guitar and aux outlet so I can just make that work.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:25 PM   #844 (permalink)
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5 dollars, 5 strings

You're not worthy. My current motel room jam rig.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:27 PM   #845 (permalink)
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Bitch like you'd be excited about a dinky little guitar with five strings.

Anyway sweet axe but what happened to exclusively playing acoustics?
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:10 PM   #846 (permalink)
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Bitch like you'd be excited about a dinky little guitar with five strings.

Anyway sweet axe but what happened to exclusively playing acoustics?
My bass has 4 and my muti-scale has 7, no I'm not adverse to 5.

Acoustic? That was like so 2015 ago.
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:31 AM   #847 (permalink)
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Trust me dude this isn't what you want for your AOR record.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:59 AM   #848 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:09 AM   #849 (permalink)
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I play a kisa sap baglama saz. It's the progenitor of the modern guitar from the Islamic world. It's got a steep history in nomadic spoken word cultures pre-Islam.

It has seven strings and it's called a baglama because you tie the strings off at the bottom, baglamak means to tie in Turkish. It's a short neck, the long neck being twice as long for a higher range of notes. Kisa sap, means short stick or neck in Turkish. I don't know where the word Saz originates it's unique as the instrument name.

I bought one new two months ago off of Amazon for £160 after saving from my job and then getting sick money when I broke my leg. It came from Germany because they're quite hard to get here or bring back from Turkey. I'm really, really careful. It's so nice and I'm so glad to have one again. I have owned two and broke them because I used to suffer from rage fits. I haven't even broken a string yet, and that was something so common that I feared.

Picking it up, right away I know about four songs off the bat because I used to learn a song a year since I was about 17. My skill has definitly improved, and I find that it's the old addage about never forgetting to ride a bike because my hand placement naturally conforms.

The strings are in three sets, a melody, a rhythm and a bass. The bottom set of strings is three strings and has an accompanying bass. It's usually tuned to the key of C, traditionally, but there are a number of different styles or tuning for example kirgin, which means broken, or kara which means dark. I think the traditional one is kirgin. Being middle Eastern music we use the Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si scale. The middle set are slightly thicker and in a pair. The bottom set is uniquely fine and a thick wound bass. You tune each set two frets down the neck starting from the melody, traditionally. This allows you to get the whole range of notes across the level of depth without moving all the way up and down the fret. You play it across the fret fingers pointing downwards, whereas guitar usually you will play chords across the fret holding fingers sideways.

I also own a set of panpipes. Funny story, I thought for ten years they were damaged. It turns out - the hole is meant to be there and it's a reed! That makes it so much easier playing them, I thought you need the lung capacity.

I also still dabble on Harmonica but I wouldn't pay more than a dollar for a mouth harp.

Spoiler for Picture of my Saz:


I like to draw and play music.



Panpipes and Saz




I made a video of how I like to play it. Just all music and no lyrics, it's not any song it's my own tune. I made a few and they're on my channel. In the future I will do songs.

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Old 05-25-2018, 07:19 AM   #850 (permalink)
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So what instruments do you have? I have a wooden flute that I have no idea how to play yet (it was a gift), and an electric keyboard, which I'm learning to play.

I've been fangirling over David Solis because his fingers seem to barely touch the keys, yet this rich sound comes fourth from it! So good!!

What's the funniest mistake you've made while playing? Recently I combined two songs unknowingly and it didn't sound very good, but it was still funny! Talk about your instrumental stories or mistakes on stage that you just had to laugh at.
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