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What instruments do you have?

GUEST,MBSLynne 27 Feb 05 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,brucie 27 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,brucie 27 Feb 05 - 02:56 PM
GUEST 27 Feb 05 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,*Laura* 27 Feb 05 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell 27 Feb 05 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,CarolC 27 Feb 05 - 06:09 PM
Wrinkles 27 Feb 05 - 06:27 PM
NH Dave 27 Feb 05 - 06:34 PM
mandomad 27 Feb 05 - 06:44 PM
Azizi 27 Feb 05 - 06:47 PM
RangerSteve 27 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM
greg stephens 27 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM
RangerSteve 27 Feb 05 - 06:59 PM
Azizi 27 Feb 05 - 07:01 PM
Peace 27 Feb 05 - 07:04 PM
Once Famous 27 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM
Leadfingers 27 Feb 05 - 08:06 PM
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Raptor 27 Feb 05 - 08:31 PM
kendall 27 Feb 05 - 08:36 PM
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Mooh 27 Feb 05 - 09:00 PM
Bob Hitchcock 27 Feb 05 - 09:59 PM
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Subject: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:42 PM

Just looking round our house I was amazed at the number and variety of different musical instruaments we have. What have you got? We've got: a baby grand piano, two electric guitars and an accoustic, five mandolins, six recorders, a fife, a flute, an oboe, a French horn, a penny whistle, three ocarinas, three didgeridoos, a bodhran, four post horns, a Tibetan dragon horn, various assorted percussion thingies including a triangle, shakey eggs and maracas, two kazoos and a number of odd bits and pieces that have been bought for the kids over the years. There may well be other things I haven't thought of. Phew!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM

Guitar, harmony chord, harmonicas.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:56 PM

. . . and an autoharp that I can't play well.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 03:39 PM

Sounds like a good excuse for a yard sale


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,*Laura*
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 05:34 PM

a flute, two fiddles (one old one new), several of Tone's old guitars, a concertina or two, a harp, a banjo, a mandolin (I think), a piano, a harmonica or three, several recorders, three penny whistles, a kazoo... and the usual collection of Sidmouth shaky eggs and bells.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:08 PM

Six 6-string flat-top guitars, two 12-string guitars, one arch-top guitar, one nylon-strung guitar, one resonator-guitar, two electric guitars, one half-size travel guitar, two 5-string banjos, one tenor banjo, one mandolin, one banjo-mandolin, three hammer dulcimers, one Autoharp, one bowed psaltry, two bodhrans and a few percussion thingies.   

Please note the absence of anything having bellows or a spit valve.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,CarolC
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:09 PM

6 (I think, maybe 7) guitars
3 recorders (soprano, alto, tenor)
4 (I think) penny whistles
3 piano accordions
1 electronic keyboard
1 bodhran
1 monkey drum
And a shakey banana

(I think that's everything, but I'm not sure... )


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wrinkles
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:27 PM

A 12 string eko ranger guitar (tuned DADF#AD)
A 6 string eko KD 28 guitar (tuned DXGDAE)
A half-size guitar (romainian) (tuned GCFBbDG)
A new Brunswick guitar (standard tuning)
Three other guitars, 3/4 size, and 2 12 strings, destined to become guitar bodied; octave mandolin, an 8 string accoustic bass, and a 10 string waldzither; respectivly.

One metal Kazoo and two "penny" whistles; Bb and D

Wrinkles


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: NH Dave
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:34 PM

A guitar, banjo, accordian, several tin whistles, an Apalachian Dulcimer, set of parlor bagpipes, a Saw Ooo(Thai two stringed fiddle),a set of spoons and a Khaen(Thai red harmonica).

I suppose this might be a time for a yard sale, but I think I'll keep on accumulating for a while.

    Dave


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: mandomad
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:44 PM

1 Fender strat
1 semi- acoustic guitar
2 Electric basses
8 Mandolins
5 Acoustic guitars(3 Spanish...2 Folk Jumbos)
1 octave mandola
1 tenor mandola
1 5 string banjo
1 tenor banjo
2 Bouzoukis
1 Balalaika
1 Appalachian dulcimer
1 accordian
1 concertina
1 violin
1 electric Keyboard
17/20 harmonicas(can't put me hands on all of them just now, but I know they're about).
8 Penny whistles
4 recorders(different types)
severeal ethnic whistles
1 ocarina
5 Autoharps (Jingle is as bad as me for collecting instruments!)
1 bhodran
1 jews harp
several kazoos, tambourines, shaky eggs, maracas.
I think that may be it.
No, 1 washboard.
1 pen top
And, what really upsets me, I gonna have to let loads of these go when I finally move to our little pad in Whitby...there just isn't the room!!!
   
               mandomad


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:47 PM

8 djembe drums {traditional African drums]and
numerous other traditional African drums big and small,a number of balafons {wooden xylophones with gourd resonators],
several sekeres [gourd percussive, shaking instrument with beads strung around the outside; guord rattles, finger pianos, koras [banjo-like instuments]; washboard like instrument from Kenya with beads inside that you shake {and a couple of more such instruments that I don't know the name of]
& agogos [cow bells], and a tamborine from Egypt

and
numerous maracas
[all these used for interactive children's presentations; the only ones that I half-way know how to play are the rattles/maracas]

Oh yes, I also have an acoustic guitar in my bedroom closet that once upon a time I thought I would learn how to play.

I never did...


Azizi


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM

The ones I play: a Bart Reiter "Regent" 5 string banjo, a Saga banjeurine, a Gibson tenor guitar, a Cort 6 string guitar, a Regal dobro, many harmonicas, an Oscar Schmidt autoharp, a Goldtone Dojo, which is a resophonic guitar body with a 5 string banjo neck.

The ones I sometimes play - a hammered dulcimer, two accordians, many recorders, tin whistles, ocarinas.

the ones I never play: a busted Stella tenor guitar, a no-name tenor banjo, a no-name 5 string from the late 1800's that I'll get a new neck for someday, a Majestic tenor banjo that was converted to a 5 string before I bought it and used to be my main instrument but now suffers from extreme old age, a Hohner concertina that has a busted reed, a toy Cajun-style accordian that I bought at Cracker Barrel,
a Lynn McSpadden dulcimer that has a seriously bowed fingerboard that I keep meaning to send back to Lynn for repairs, a bowl-backed mandolin, a banjo-uke, a regular uke, a set of bagpipes made in Pakistan that I can't play without getting dizzy - free to a good home if anyone wants them, they're parlor pipes. PM me if you're interested.

Probably other stuff that I can't think of off hand.

Oh, yeah, a thumb piano and a set of pan pipes.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:55 PM

Laura: get rid of the shaky eggs. Sometimes it's hard to let go, but you know it makes sense.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 06:59 PM

and in addition to the above, a fife and two bamboo flutes, a nose flute, and a duck call that I use with my band as an occasional novelty. And a tongue drum. And a psaltery and a zitheresque instrument that I have no name for.

I really have to stop myself.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 07:01 PM

Hey great, RangerSteve! You have a finger piano!!
I'm sure you play it better than me...

Oh yeah-I have some pan pipes too
and some wooden flutes
and some flutaphones or whatever you call those plastic instruments that are used in school to teach music to kids

and I have an old upright piano that's very much out of tune
{how could I forget that?}

plus I collect brass bells, but I don't really think of them as instruments...


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Peace
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 07:04 PM

I have air in the toilet pipes and one of the pipes plays a low B note.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Once Famous
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM

1971 Martin D-18
1969 Gibson J-45
1962 Gibson LG-3
1964 Gibson Lg-0
1963 Harmony Sovereign H1260
1977 Jida banjo Gibson RB-250 copy
1978 Fender Precision bass
1998 China mada upright bass
?    Oscar Schmidt autoharp
1964 Kay uke
1978 Peavy TNY bass amp
1965 Gibson Skylark amp

Maybe some other stuff, I don't know.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:06 PM

Mandomad - EIGHT of the little sods ?? thats frightening !!
I only have :-
2 x Jumbo Guitar
1 x Semi-acoustic guitar
1 x Bass guitar
1 x Resonator 5 string banjo
1 x Open back 5 string banjo
2 x Mandolin
1 x Short Scale tenor banjo
1 x Banjola
8 x Chieften Whistles
14 x Tony Dixon Whistles
6 x Shaw Whistles
8 x Generation whistles
1 x Clarinet
2 x Chromatic harmonicas
3 x Mouth Organs
1 x Balalaika
1 x Auto Harp
2 x PA sets
and lots of microphones and stands !!
And I still call it a HOUSE not a shop !!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:10 PM

6- and 12-string Seagulls (my guitars)
6-string Ibanez (Sheryl's guitar)
Small ceramic doumbek
Flute (not played for a very long time...)
And the usual assorted shaker eggs and kazoos


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Raptor
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:31 PM

2 Guild 6 strings
1 Martin 12 String (D28)
1 Takemine 6 string(lawsuit)
1Fender Strat
1Roland Digital piano
1 Custom Cox Mandola
1 Mandolin
1 Dejembe drum
1 Doumbek
1 bodhran
2 Native Hand drums

Many Percusion instraments that I don't know the name of
And soon a Custom Hand made Belanger Irish Bouzouki

Raptor


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: kendall
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:36 PM

I may be paranoid but I'm hesitant to put that info on the internet.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Brakn
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:42 PM

Of interest?


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Raptor
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 08:43 PM

Why Kendall?


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 09:00 PM

Fender Telecaster electric guitar
OLP/Ernie Ball 5 string bass
Home made 4 string bass, soon to be converted to fretless.
Beneteau 6 string guitar
Beneteau 12 string guitar
Beneteau baritone guitar
House 6 string guitar
House bouzouki, guitar shaped.
Harmony archtop guitar
Harmony Sovereign guitar
Moon mandolin
Washburn mandolin
Wolff Brothers violin
Double bass, don't know what kind
Fife
Kazoos (2)
Pennywhistles (6 or so)
Recorder
Autoharp, solid wood and great sound.
Yamaha keyboard
Melodica
Harmonicas (3)
Djembe
Various shakers and a tamborine
Laney guitar amp
Yorkville bass amps (2)
Yorkville pa

Sold a Strat, 2 djembes, one bodhran, OLP electric guitar, recently...maybe it's time to restock!

So many instruments, so little time!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 09:59 PM

Here we go:-

1 Fender Strat 1989
1 Fender Telecaster - Danny Gatton model
1 Fender Telecaster - James Burton model
1 PRS Standard mahogany 1987
1 Rickenbacker 360/12 1967
1 Rickenbacker 620/12
1 Martin HD-28 1976
1 Martin Shenandoah Acoustic/electric
1 Fylde Falstaff 1979
2 Flatiron Mandolins
1 Custom 5 string electric mandolin w/ 2nd string bender
1 Fiddle
1 Fender Vibro King amp
1 Fender Deluxe amp early 70's
1 Mesa Boogie Mark III amp
1 Nosdravian Nose Flute

and that is before I go into the studio.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: number 6
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 10:21 PM

we have:

1 Seagull S6 ....   currently loaned out
1 Taylor 310
1 Blueridge BR60
1 gibson 335 .... currently out, to be sold
3 hohner harmonicas D, C, G
2 penny whistles
1 Djembe drum .... missus 6
1 bodhran    .... missus 6
1 set of bongos ... missus 6


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: number 6
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 10:22 PM

oh yeah, I forgot

1 modified Johnson resno guitar.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Pauline L
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 10:27 PM

I don't have many, just a few fiddles and bows, a mandolin, an Appalachian dulcimer, an egg, a thumb piano, maybe a recorder (if I can find it). When I get a job and some spending money, maybe I'll buy a few more.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 11:37 PM

22" Belgarth bodhran
18" Belgarth tuneable bodhran
18" Kress tuneable bodhran
16" Paddy Bergin tuneable bodhran

3 Shaw whistles C, D and Low D
2 Dixon whisltes A and Low D
Couple of generation whistles

Two sets of bones
One set French Canadian bones


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Padre
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:16 AM

1960's Martin 00-18
1960's Martin 000-18
2001 Martin D-15S
1930's No name open back 5-string banjo
2000(?) Banjo-guitar (open back/slotted head)
Lap dulcimer made in WV 1950's
10 harmonicas in assorted keys
4 kazoos in the same key
1 nose flute in some key or other
2 tin whistles (D & C)
1 really cheap fiddle
a bongo drum - somewhere

Padre


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Metchosin
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:23 AM

solid body electric guitars (3)
acoustic electric guitar (1)
acoustic guitars (5)
mandolin (1)
Irish bouzouki (1)
chromatic harmonica (1)
harmonicas (2)
piano (1)
violins (2)
unassembled dulcimer (1) (its only been 10 years, but I'm patient)
guitars disassembled or injured (3)
pitch pipe (1)
tuning fork (1)

Of these, the only one considered mastered is the tuning fork.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: jonm
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:07 AM

Acoustic guitars, 2
Acoustic bass
Mandolins, 2
Piano accordions, 3
Concertina
Keyboards, 2
Assorted eggs, tambourines, whistles in various keys....


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Teresa
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 04:17 AM

2 modest guitars, a 6- and a 12-string
1 mountain dulcimer
1 strudhi box (sp? from Indiaa ... bellows instrument for droning accompaniment)
a set of pan pipes
some flutes ... two bamboo Irish-type transverse ones in G and D, a small Indoneasian one
a D whistle
a jaw's/Jew/mouth harp
a cheap harmonica/mouth organ
a shaky egg
a double-headed East Indian drum, which I can't figure out how to tune, if indeed it is tunable

and I'd love to collect more! I love hearing and playing music, though I'm not fantastic at playing. :)

Teresa


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:28 AM

And given that people who collect instruments like this, also are usually into books too, not to mention the collections of CDs, tapes, vinyl....how do we all actually fit furniture and people into our houses??

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Davetnova
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:41 AM

4 acoustic guitars
2 electric guitars
6 mandolins
1 banjo mandolin
1 waldzither
2 bodhrans
2 djembes
1 drum?
2 pennywhistles
1 shaky egg
mandolins are natural herd animals.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Davetnova
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:45 AM

Oh and the mandola in the bedroom, the fiddle in the cupboard and several amplifiers, the d/g melodeon that has decided it is a hermit and the travel guitar that I'm getting today.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Lanfranc
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 06:03 AM

11 Guitars:
Martin D18
Martin SPD16
Martin 000C-16GTE
Martin DM12
Zephyr ZA60 (6-string Zemaitis copy)
Washburn WG40S
Washburn J200 copy
Yairi Classical
Outbound Travel
Tanglewood Planet Electric
Westone Rainbow 1 Electric

2 Banjos:
Washburn 5-string Banjo
Clifford Essex Mandolin Banjo

2 Mandolins:
Oscar Schmidt Model A Mandolin
Ozark Electro-Acoustic Mandolin

5 Misc. strings:
Chris Harvey Bowed Psaltery
George Bowden Appalachian Dulcimer
Turkish Oud
Turkish Saz
Greek Baglama (baby bouzouki)

9 Woodwind:
Alto Saxophone
Fifes
Hopf Orchestral Descant Recorder
Mollenhauer Descant Recorder
Yamaha Alto Baroque Recorder
Didgeridoo
Pan Pipes
Qena

Anglo Concertina

Keyboards:
1918 Steinmayer Upright Grand Piano
Technics AX-7 Keyboard
African Finger Piano

No room left for further acquisitions! She who must be obeyed says its got to be "one in, one or more out" from hereon in!

Alan


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: pavane
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 06:45 AM

OK then

Hanging on the wall:
1 rebab (Arabic one-string fiddle)
1 washboard
Tabor

Elsewhere:
In use:
D/G melodeon
C/F (Club) melodeon
30 key anglo concertina C/G
Bodhran
Various harmonicas
Yamaha Acoustic guitar (steel-strung)
Acoustic guitar (Nylon strung)
Tabor pipe (3 hole whistle)

Not in use:
2 Yamaha keyboards
Jews harps
Fiddle
Flute
Autoharp
Recorders
Tin Whistles


Oh yes, musn't forget the Casio VL-Tone - antique?
Used to use it for recording and playing back song parts, to learn.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: kendall
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 07:32 AM

Why? because some hacker would have a list of the stuff he thinks worth stealing.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Raptor
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 07:37 AM

Mooh 3 Benatau's Holy Shit thats nice!

Raptor


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: BanjoRay
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 09:25 AM

1 Deering Sierra 5 string banjo
1 Korean 5 string banjo
1 Yamaha guitar
1 Charango (bought in Bolivia)
1 Sarangi ( bought in Nepal)
1 John Grey ukulele banjo
1 cheap ukulele
1 Rumanian flatback mandolin
3 blues harps
3 penny whistles
2 sets of panpipes (bought in Bolivia)
2 Jaws harps
1 Ocarina
1 recorder
1 swannee whistle
2 or 3 kazoos
1 stone jug
a couple of Indian flutes
1 Asian bronze bowl you get one note out of for meditation- I'm still learning on that one
Ray


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 09:49 AM

Forgot the uke. It's a cheap piece of patched together crap, but it can be fun. Wish I had a good one. Should just build one.

Raptor...The trick is to find a great builder before the prices go through the roof, or beyond the buyer's budget. In my case I found Marc Beneteau when he was less known, but still very experienced in the craft, but I can't afford him today. I haven't had a moment's regret. Same with Josh House (www.house-guitars.com). He's refining his art and getting better all the time, so I bought while I could.

Every year I tell myself I'm gonna spring for a Peter Cox instrument...maybe this year.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM

Unbelievable!! - and I thought I was an instrument squirrel - my conscience has been cleansed reading through this lot. It's my birthday tomorrow and I can buy another instrument now, with ammunition ready to fire at my wife when she threatens to throw the lot onto the front lawn.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: John Hardly
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 10:40 AM

'69 YA AHA FG-140
'61 Gibson LG2
'02 Martin HD-28
'92 Flatiron A5 (Bruce Weber)
7 harmonicas
wooden "bones"
paper, combs, palms, various jugs (some antique, some I made)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: jonm
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:21 AM

Books, Lynne?

When I moved house last, there were 3.5 tons of books, according to the removal men. At least one full height whole-wall bookcase in every room, including the hall, stairs landing and half landing (but not kitchen or bathroom!).

Two years on, in a bigger house, there is at least one full-wall bookcase in every room (two more rooms, and bigger rooms overall, plus two bookcases on the stairs half landing) and many of them have books two-deep because I've run out of space.

My better half and I counted up last night - we each have about 25 books which we have not read!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Uncle DaveO
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:44 AM

I'm not in the league with most of the posters here, but here's our list:

6 foot Steinway grand piano (My Beautiful Wife's pride and joy!)
Yamaha electronic keyboard
Ramsey Special 5-string banjo
Kent 5-string banjo
A no-name baritone uke
Montana M-16-4 classical guitar
Lee Oskar "C" harmonica
    (which I've more or less given up trying to learn to play.)
An English guitar (cittern) Note: That's not "a Spanish-type guitar made in England", but a pear-shaped, flat-front-and-back six-nylon-string "English guitar", tuned EADGBE). I bought this as a "travel guitar".

Wow! That's several more than I'd thought of off the top of my head!

Of the above, only the piano, the Ramsey banjo, and the classical guitar get regular use.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Hand-Pulled Boy
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:57 AM

A paper and comb. That's all I can afford.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 11:57 AM

Baby grand (Yamaha)
Clavinova digital piano
A clarinet
A sax
A pennywhistle
Various harmonicas
An old Martin (I'm not a guitar player, but aspire to become one someday. It just hurts my fingers every time I try, so I end up avoiding it.)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:08 PM

http://www.maestronet.com/stolen/index.cfm


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Charmion
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:23 PM

One Heintzman "cabinet grand" piano, originally property of my grandparents, built about 1900

One Giannini (sp?) nylon-strung craviola guitar, built about 1975

One Peter Cox steel-strung small-body fiddle-shaped guitar, built about 2002

One Kentucky KM-260 mandolin, acquired at Christmas

Two bodhrans, one on the wall because it needs a new goat, the other a nice oak-framed item that my husband should play more

Two recorders, one soprano (1964) and one alto (1968)

One digeridoo, a gift to my non-plussed husband from my brother

Various bones, spoons and other smacky things


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: NanArt
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:43 PM

Let's see, I have a bodhran, 2 soprano recorders- 1 plastic, 1 wood, 1 plastic alto recorder, 3 tin whistles, a Dusty Strings Allegro 26 string harp, 2 ocarinas, castinettes, a jaws harp, a nose flute, a shaker egg, cow bone bones, a native american wooden flute (made by a friend-doesn't play very well-but she tried), another noisemaker type thingie (don't remember what it's called), spoons, and my husband has a fiddle.

The only thing I can play well is the bones! And I still need more practice with them!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: NanArt
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:45 PM

Oh, I can play the noseflute pretty well too........


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wesley S
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 01:41 PM

Currently I have:

1967 Martin D-18
1999 Martin OM28V
Mid 80's Lowden 12 String - Ovenkol and Cedar
1999 Weber Bridger mandolin
Davy Stuart Octave Mandolin
2003 Weber Fern mandolin
2004 Collings OM2HG
One nameless mountain dulcimer
One 5 string banjo { Possibly a Vega star }
And a few odd things like a Kalimba, harmonicas, shakers, kazoos ect.
A Crate acoustic amp.

If anyone should want to give a good home to the Lowden, Bridger or Davy Stuart octave mandolin I'd be willing to sell them. I have mandolin acquisition syndrome that needs feeding.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:06 PM

1 Electric Bass Guitar
3 Electric Guitars 6 string
2 Acoustic 12 strings
1 Electro-acoustic 6 string
2 Acoustic 6 string
1 Nylon strung 6 string
1 Mandolin 12 string
1 Madolin 8 string
1 Bouzouki
1 Mandola
1 Violin
1 Apallachian Dulcimer
1 Autoharp
several penny whistles
several harmonicas
2 didgeridoos
2 bodhrans
3 keyboards
2 marshall amps
1 city sound bass amp
2 baby amps
2 french horns
loadsa effect pedals
miles of cables and leads
very large overdraft !!!!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,*Laura*
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:13 PM

Oooh - and one of those whoopy things that they use to make the noise of The Clangers!

xLx

p.s. but Greg! the shaky eggs mean so much! :0)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:09 PM

Some how I seem to have omitted the TeaChest bass , the Washboard , the Slide Whistle , the Two Train Whistles AND the Applause Ukulele .


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Terry Allan Hall
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:16 PM

11 6-strings, 4 12-strings, 2 basses, 3 mandolins, a mandocello, a variety of banjos (tenor, 5-string, banjolele, banjolin, git-jo), autoharp, congas, doumbek, bongos, many harmonicas, a fiddle, and a harpsichord.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:49 PM

One OOOO-18, made by Ivan Schmukler 1974,
1927 Archtop Gibson Mastertone Banjo,with 5-string neck made by Leonard Coulson
Crow Peak A-5 mandolin made by Mike Williams of Helena, Montana, 1918 Gibson Army-Navy model mandolin,
Fiddle made by Henry Olson, Idaho 1935
Assorted harmonicas, kazoos, jew's harps, whistles
One Asian-made dreadnought size guitar, set up for Hawaiian-style
One busted Oscar Schmidt autoharp(c.1900, I believe)

It varies as to the state of my bank account, of course.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 04:28 PM

Oh yes...we have at least one and probalby more swanny whistles too.

And our books are two deep as well!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: John Hardly
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:34 PM

{in best Homer Simpson} mmmmmmmmmmm Weber Fern


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:42 PM

Its good that you like horns Lynne


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:57 PM

uilleann pipes: 1
bouzouki: 1
tinwhistles: numerous
fiddle: 1
banjo: 1
ocarina: 1
miniature decorative harp: 1
voice: 6 (2 human, 3 feline, 1 next-door beagle)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 05:58 PM

Err, should have said:

uilleann pipes: 1/3 (practice set)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: KateG
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 06:46 PM

I'm afraid to count but here goes:

the real instruments:
2 Guitars (Alvarez starter, Martin 000-15s)
3 Appalacian dulcimers (no-name, McSpadden, Folkroots baritone)
2 Mandolins (bowl-back, 1919 Gibson A)
3 Flutes (Gemeindhart student, Tipple PVC, Sweetheart rosewood)
6 Recorders (Sopranino, 2 Sopranos, 3 Altos - one nice, nice Tenor)
6 Whistles (4 irish type, one bamboo and 1 slide - that should go in the silly category))
1 Yamaha Digital Piano
1 Clavichord (built by my husband's dad nearly 40 yrs ago)
25 Harmonicas (including a chromatic set of Golden Melodies)

and the silly stuff:

3 Ocarinas
4 Jew's Harps
1 Bodhran
1 Washboard w. thimbles
1 Tambourine
1 Hammered dulcimer, hand made w. no bass strings
1 Bugle (one is enough!)
3 Kazoos
3 Shakey eggs (they seem to multiply)
1 pr Wooden Catspaw spoons
1 deer claw rattle

and the comment about too many books also holds true -- except that we do have a large bookcase in the kitchen, for cookbooks of course.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 07:49 PM

Lynne - And the cats...don't forget room for the cats...

jonm - Only 25 each? We both have at least 50 books on our to-be-read piles! (and about 30 CD's on the to-be-listened-to-stack...)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 08:31 PM

Apart from the expected guitars (including one of Malvina Reynolds'), kazoos, harmonicas, small percussion, there's an autoharp, an Asian jawharp, a berimbau and others I don't play, such as the West African bass bolon ....
African instruments I do play in a limited way: Kalimba (Mbira) and Kora (double harp-lute)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 03:28 AM

Kate G...I never said TOO MANY books. At least I hope I didn't. There is no such thing as too many books.

And you are likely to be in terrible trouble for putting bodhrans under the silly things heading! Not least from me! I don't think ocarinas are silly either.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: mooman
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:36 AM

Err...now let me think!:

Guitars: 6 (Lakewood Custom M-18, Regal RC-1, "no-name" jazz archtop, Paul Belgrado custom solid electric, old Antoria classical, 1890s French parlour guitar used exclusively for slide
Mandolin: 1 (Gideon Weigert, Nottingham, UK)
Octave mandolin (or mandola, depending which side of the pond): 1 (Terry Docherty, Newcastle, UK)
Piano: 1 (Upright Zimmerman, Germany)
Mountain dulcimer: 1 (French, handmade...can't remember the maker offhand)
Fiddle: 1 (old, probably German)
Bass: 1 (electric, Cort)
Latin percussion set (congas, bongos and multifarious assorted percussion pieces): 1 (mostly Meinl plus Oxfam Fair Trade)
Djembe: 1 (Ivory Coast)
Wooden D flute: 1 (Belgian, Riccardo Von Vittorelli)
D whistle: 1 (Chieftain)
Balalaika 1: (bought in Moscow, late 60s)
Harmonicas: several (all Hohner)
Mouth-blown "Thai organ" (no laughing please): 1

Amps: 4 (Trace acoustic, Laney acoustic, Behringer bass, Torque 30W practice amp))

Plus of course all the cases and containers of the above:

There may once have been (in fact, definitely were) far more but marital continuity and house repairs dictated reluctant disposal thereof!

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 10:32 AM

Just picked up a used (had been rented) Godin Freeway 5 electric 5 string bass. Two pickups, flame maple top, and only required a minor change in the set-up. It came with roundwound strings which I will replace with flatwounds as soon as possible.

It's my second Godin. Anyone else like these things?

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 11:56 AM

Our bass player has at least one of them Mooh. I'm pretty sure it's fretless. To me it's the best sounding bass aside from his standup. Very natural sounding.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 12:02 PM

I have several sets of Northumbrian smallpipes which I like to kick round the house,


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 12:49 PM

Wesley S...My first one was the acoustibass fretless 4 string but stage accidents pushed me to deal it while it still had any value. I prefer to play electric but like the stand-up sound. Since then the five string has taken over my playing and I have yet to find a good fretless for less than a mint, though I could yank the frets on this new one...

How about one with octave strings?

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 01:25 PM

Many years ago in the dark distant past when I played bass - a Les Paul - I was tempted to buy a friends Travis Bean fretless. I'm glad I backed away from it. It takes a serious musician to play fretless.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Songster Bob
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 02:25 PM

http://users.starpower.net/knitpick/instrums.jpg

Just some of them.

Bob


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,moocowpoo
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 09:33 PM

and a partridge in a pear tree..........


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 03:04 AM

I told el_punkoid_nouveau that he wasn't to buy any more mandolins until he had a mandocello, so he cheated, and at the National he bought a probably 1920s banjolin for £20. We are now going to have to bring in the "One in one out" rule for instruments so that there is actually room to move in the house. Guess we should do the same for books really....

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 03:41 AM

An old '30's Electromuse
A Talman acoustic/electric
An Applause round-back acoustic
A 1970's Ventura 12-string
A Standard Telecaster
A no-name Japanese Classical
One Indian Drum made in New Mexico
A set of Remo Bongos,
and various shakers and tambourines.

; )


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Burglar Bill
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 09:19 AM

...now if you could just supply addresses with those names....
I than-kew!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 09:48 AM

2 hurdy-gurdys
nyckelharpa
harp
Chinese moon lute
oud
cittern
bouzouki
tenor guitar
crumhorn
2 shawms
5 string banjo
mandolin
fiddle
flute
2 Appalachian dulcimers
3 didgerdoos
3 acoustic guitars
electric guitar
bass guitar
synthesizer
piano accordion
lots of recorders
lots of penny whistles
tupan
2 doumbecs
nakers
riq
tar
doyra
bendir
snare drum
numerous percussive noise maker things


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 12:37 PM

Martin HD28 Guitar
2 Yamaha acoustic guitars
Cheap nylon stringed guitar
3 Violins
Bouzouki
Harmonica
Electric guitar - Les Paul Copy
D melodeon
C/G melodeon
2 Bodhrans
Two African type 'bongo' drums
Electric piano
5 octave Casio electronic keyboard

and coming soon...

Saxophone

I think that covers pick, suck, blow, squeeze, scrape, hit, tinkle and thrash..!

Chris


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 06:53 PM

is that "have" in the carnal sense?

like most people who've been playing since the dawn of time, I have too many musical instruments. The problem is you get sod all for them when you trade them in. and if you get rid of one, you invariably find a use for it the week after you've sold it for half its value.

if we get invaded by aliens who can be placated by gifts of musical instruments - all my acqisitions will prove to have been wise investments - otherwise I look at all this stuff and I think - what an idiot!

all the best

big al whittle


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Jimmy C
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:38 PM

2 guitars

3 tenor banjoes ( Framus/ Bacon Blue Ribbon/ John Grey

1 Yamaha Keyboard

1 Old Banjo-Mandolin

2 acoustic mandolins

1 Electric Mandolin

2 Bodhrans (1 custom made)

1 Concertina

1 balalaika (made in Moscow)

1 Mountain Dulcimer

1 pair wooden spoons( carved from a single piece)

1 Autozither

1 Fiddle
plus numerous whistles/ flutes etc.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:57 PM

love the lists by MBSLynne and Azizi ...

I like electric blues so I play Gibson guitars (go figure) ... but I bought the Gibsons because they were representative of models that were unusual (sort of) for Gibson:

1. Gibson Firebird (only neck-thru-body that Gibson makes)
2. Gibson Les Paul DC plus (only 24 fret neck Gibson makes)
3. Gibson SG Classic (for the P-90 pickups)
4. Rickenbacker 650 Dakota (for the "Rick" sound and neck-thru-body tone)
5. Epiphone GS-400 Custom (for 'experimental' purposes i.e. changing out pickups; upgrading tuners; etc...bought it mostly for the neck and body)
6. Epiphone Wildkat (for hollow-body rockabilly and the Bigsby tremolo)
7. Washburn 7-string (forget the model - GS7 or something ...for 7-string explorations...pretty decent guitar for el cheapo price)
8. Guild D-4 (for acoustic playing)
9. Cheap Hondo classical guitar (for nylon)
10. Kramer acoustic/electric (for mobility ...practice sessions on the go)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: CallyH
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 02:33 AM

My list is pretty pathetic.

Three whistles, one of them broken.

And, since last Friday a beautiful English concertina which I keep taking in and out of its case, gazing at lovingly, etc. I can almost play a tune on it too!

So what proportion of the instruments you all own can you actually play?


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 11:20 AM

All of mine - except I only know two and a half chords on my banjo. Some people would say that's enough.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: mandoleer
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 04:15 PM

Ye gods - I thought I was bad!
Several Rahma descant recorders, plus sopranino and Aulos piccolino, and when I find them, treble and tenor as well.
2 Susato high D whistles, one low D Susato, and a crap Clarke tin whistle.
Tabor pipes - one Susato, one unidentifiable and probably unplayable.
Antoria mandolin.
100 year old 11 inch head mandolin banjo.
Mandolin balalaika - beware, if I get that out I'm going to sing!
Panpipes.
Pianica and melodica, and D and G harmonicas.
Fluier.
Portable keyboards.
M'bira (or calimba - not quite sure which if any difference).
Tenor banjo.
Derbuka, djembe and dumbek.
Soprano drum.
11 inch snare drum, and full size snare drum.
2 bodhrans (when I get one back!).
Temple blocks, wood block, claves, eggs, sleigh bells, etc.
Ordinary tambourines, and sort of baritone tambourine.
Tuneable tabors.
Autoharp (in bits, I'm afraid).
Fandur.
Sort of gourd shaped thing with finger board and four strings.
Flat box thingy with 12 strings - shaped like zither, but more palm size.
Bb and A clarinets.
Ocarina (full size).
Strange thing with a mouthpiece on one little tube and finger holes on a bigger tube.
Another strange thing - all one piece but with two tubes with finger holes on them. Doesn't seem to work...
Whistle thing supposedly in D (comes from India, I think, and seems to have finger holes burned into it - very cheap from market).
Gong (three foot across).
Kazoos.
Swannee whistle (cheap and nasty).
Fife (out on loan).
[0 (zero) guitars or pianos.]


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: MuddleC
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 07:50 PM

three whistles
two fifes (or is that fifses??)
electronic spawn of the devil keyboard
spectrum analyser
oscilloscope
mice organ (good for one blind mouse)
comb and paper


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 01:08 AM

The music shops must be making a good living, judging by Mudcatters! My treasures are paltry next to some of the above. I have:

1 Martin 1971 12fret D35S, acoustic
1 Conn guitar, acoustic
1 Washburn guitar, acoustic (Kept in Oregon for visits there)
1 Dobro resonator guitar, 1974 (Acquired last week, just learning)
1 fiddle
1 mandolin (inherited from my brother when he died)
1 bodhran
1 Mountain Dulcimer
1 5string banjo
1 autoharp
1 pennywhistle
2 harmonicas
1 keyboard

I think that's it. Room for lots more.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Jim M
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 08:04 PM

And I thought I was bad.

3 six string acoustics
2 12 string acoustics
1 solid body electric
1 A style mandolin
1 octave mandolin
2 fiddles
1 open-back (for clawhammer) 5 string
2 electronic keyboards
1 hammer dulcimer
1 bowed psaltery
3 penny whistles
1 recorder

How many Played? After many years, every durned one at varying skill levels.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Padre
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 09:40 PM

Since my last post, I have made a washtub bass, using a really heavy hickory grub hoe handle and various metal fittings - Gail's going to play it when we perform at the local neursing home for National Nursing Home Week in May (are they trying to drive the residents out?) I've also bought a harmonica harness, so I can play the mouth harp at the same time as the guitar.

Padre


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 10:32 AM

Granda's old piano (not tuned to concert pitch)
Keyboard
Recorders (Descant, treble, alto and various old descants)
a bamboo pipe that I made myself (45 years ago)
A metal xylophone thingy 2octaves that I cant play fast enough and it's very echoey
Well, I can't play any of them much

And Jim's whistles, mouthorgans and concertina

But I'm proud of that home made pipe (there used to be 2 but the big one split


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 09:55 AM

Since my last post: 1no octave mandolin, made by Musikalia - not bad.
                   1no octave mandolin, made by Jimmy Moon - divine.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Not that guest; not that one, either
Date: 12 Jan 06 - 12:58 PM

Kendall,
Yeah, I thought about that too. In fact, I almost posted: "OK, now. Please post your address and your work schedule." But then I realized that it probably wasn't as funny as I first thought.

Actually, though, no one on the Net would know who we really are or where we lived, would they? Unless they had already established some form of real contact. And then we would know who the thief was. Besides, we are spread all over the world. Likely not near a potential thief who probably sent us another "Nigerian Bank" email just minutes ago.

Anyway,

4 6-strings, various affordable models (NOT Loudon or Martin)
2 12-strings,
2 autoharps,
5 or 6 recorders,
one train whistle,
one harmonica,
and one small amp, suitable for small-ish venues.
Oh, and spoons. Got to have spoons to stir my coffee and eat my ice cream. Couldn't play them if my life depended on it.

And no one knows who I am or where I live. ;-)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 10:03 AM

guitar: 1 (Spanish, 100 yearss old
balalaika: 1
mandoline-banjo: 1 (a nice hybride)
treble recorders: 1 alto, 3 soprano, 1 sopranino
bamboo flute: 2
fife: 1
snare drum: 1 parade, 1 march
bugle: 1 small
fluegelhorn: 1
okarina: 3 (different sizes)
mouth-organ: 6 small (Bflat, C, D, E, G, e), 1 big (chromatic)
claves
an uncounted lot of rattling devices
triangle
bells
castagnettes
a fire extinguishing nozzle with a trumpet mouthpiece, giving a rather strange sound
two hose keys (bronze) with different sounds when played like a triangle

music is such a fun!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 10:24 AM

The aforementioned Godin 5 string bass became a fretless a few months ago when I pulled the frets and filled the slots with ebony veneer. I haven't gotten around to removing the position dots yet.

Also added a Godin LG electric guitar with humbuckers to the collection because I sold a Strat and an Ernie Ball recently and the Tele was getting lonely.

The House acoustic has two side ports and less bracing than it was born with and it sounds bigger now.

Looking at a Gibson A9 mandolin lately...can't...stop...myself...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 01:04 PM

STEP AWAY FROM THE MANDOLIN NOW !!!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 02:13 PM

Wesley S,

Acquisition syndrome withdrawal has kept me on the fringes of society for years. There's no cure, no therapy, no program, no deprogram, no hope...only prayer.

He's got a mandolin and he knows how to use it!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM

Keepers:

Running Dog jumbo guitar
Martin 0-18
Martin D-28 (with non-Martin top)
Epiphone Zenith archtop guitar
Epiphone ES-422 electric guitar
Fender Stratocaster "      "
Fender Telecaster   "      "
Reverend Slingshot "      "
Yamaha 12-string guitar
Gibson 12-string guitar
Two 1960-70s Japanese electrics
B&D Silver Belle banjo with 5-string conversion neck
SS Stewart American Princess 5-string banjo
Mathews (English) fretless 5-string banjo
Frank Proffitt-style fretless
Nameless "full-size" fretless
German fiddle of some sort
Gibson A-4 mandolin
Harmony Marquise mandolin
Epiphone electric mandolin (Explorer shape)
Omnichord
Tenor banjo of unknown make
Harmony tenor guitar converted to octave mandolin
And multiple jews' harps, harmonicas, autoharps, and a kazoo or three


For Sale*:
Harmony-made Regal dreadnought guitar (Harmony Sovereign, really) $225
Hofner classical guitar w/ case $100
Monay classical guitar (Germany) w/ bag $100

Future sales (once I fix 'em up):
Several 5-string banjos (including a Stewart and another Mathews fretless)
Several tenor banjos
At least one mandolin
One or two electric guitars
... and whatever else I find when I start cleaning out the pile in my "studio"

Bob Clayton
Silver Spring, MD
* email if interested at songuitar@starpower.net


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 03:33 PM

I'll have em both then !!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM

Lots of recorders (Hopf Renaissance types, Kung tenor and greatbass, a Mollenhauer Kynseker G alto, an unnamed German-fingering A soprano, a Mollenhauer Dream soprano, a Scott wooden F alto, Susato G sopranino and G alto plastics, a Lee Collins Zen-On F alto, a Yamaha green plastic soprano, an unnamed purple glittery plastic soprano in C sharp, lots of plastic altos and sopranos which I intend to donate to a children's music initiative in Palestine shortly, along with an assortment of whistles I never use)

A Turkish G clarinet and an old Czech clarinet in C sharp

An alto flute, a wooden flute and a Boehm C flute

An electronic pipe chanter with various computer speakers to play it through

Three Italian-type ocarinas

An ud, two cumbuses, a cobza, a Puerto Rican cuatro and a Black Sea fiddle

A small old six-bar diatonic autoharp designed for tunes in G, rearranged to play in two sharps for Scottish music

A one-octave chromatic set of chime bars designed for playing in E flat

A stylophone

Several gongs, two of them enormous, and a bunch of small bells

A def, a darbuka, a homemade conga-like drum and a bunch of African cowhide drums

A battered old chromatic button accordion I'm just starting on

Several 8-foot-register organ pipes I am intending to make into something someday

Several children's percussion instruments

About a dozen washboards - one I use every week, the others are intended to be given away in pursuit of my aim to convert the world to the Lost Art of Ancient Scottish Washboard Playing

Several rucksacks used to cart combinations of the above round to folk sessions by public transport

This all seems surprisingly normal after seeing other people's lists.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 06:48 PM

Wow! What a collection of instruments folks on here have . . .so, I guess I can fit in:

2 harpsichords, mountain dulcimer, balalaika, Vietnamese dan nhi, Eb clarinet, 5 Bb clarinets, C clarinet, Db clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 2 C piccolos, C flute, Eb alto horn, Eb/F convertable horn, Eb fleugelhorn, shepherd's crook trumpet, rotary valve cornet, 2 trombones, french horn, tuba, snare drum, bass drum, various recorders and penny whistles, and a trunk full of percussion noise makers.

I'm in a community band, and most of the band instruments I own are used as temporary loaners to band members until they can get their own instrument. I will probably keep the harpsichords, stringed instruments, clarinets, oboe, and bassoon and donate all the rest to the band since they are used only within the community band anyway. Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Banjiman
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 10:51 AM

Reading this made me think, we have:

2 x Acoustic Guitars
1 x Electro acoustic guitar
1 x Mandolin
2 x 5 string banjos
1 x Zither Banjeurine
1 x Banjola
3 x Fiddles
3 x Accordions (2 piano and 1 button key)
1 x Piano
At least 6 x whistles
2 x Bodhran
1 x Recorder
1 octarine (or is that a fruit?)
Various shaky and bangy things

Less than the average anyway looking at above posts


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:17 AM

Ten whistles, one ocarina, one strumstick. seven harmonicas, eight mouth organs(Including a Bass and a vignetta).


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:42 AM

Around the house we have:

Technics piano, usually with Birman cat hiding behind music shelf
Casio keyboard
Ephiphone SG copy - rather nice actually!
Beaten up Squier Telecaster with Ozzy emblems (ohmigawd)
That Yamaha acoustic that everybody in the world owns
Hungarian violin, nice tone, and LOUD.
Inexpensive Spanish classical guitar
Ocarina
Clangers wheedly whoppin' noise maker
Several of those little birds you fill with water and blow, hawked by Spanish market traders.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 11:44 AM

Sorry, I know it's EPIPHONE - senior moment.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 12:17 PM

and either forgotten in my last post or added since (I'm one of the GUESTs up there):

a Hopf G sopranino recorder
three more Italian-type ocarinas
a C melody sax
a B flat Boehm clarinet and a C simple-system clarinet
a middling sized davul
a very large riq
a pair of rattly seed pods


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Sugwash
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:17 PM

4 mandolins (1 a 5 course)
4 fiddles
2 guitars
1 cittern
1 guitar/bouzouki
2 solid bodied octave mandolins
2 plectrum guitars (like a tenor guitar but longer scale)
1 tenor banjo (like a plectrum banjo but shorter)
1 banjo ukulele
1 banjo mandolin
1 hurdy-gurdy
1 melodeon
1 Anglo concertina
half a dozen whistles
5 mouth organs
1 keyboard
1 bass guitar
1 set Northumbrian smallpipes
1 swanee whistle
1 fife
1 bandurria
1 mandola...

...and one very understanding wife.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: cookster
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:24 PM

1 acoustic guitar
1 trombone
1 trumpet
1 flute
1 recorder
1 harmonica
1 electric keyboard
1 zylophone


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: cookster
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 02:26 PM

One or more from each instrument family.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 10:49 AM

Lots.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 11:23 AM

I have everything I need but I'll never have everything I want.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Johnhenry'shammer
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 07:49 PM

An acoustic guitar, a bunch of harmonicas, bongo drums, ans I guess that's all.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:47 PM

A Musical Instrument Ditty


Jew's harps I have plenty,
And mouth-harps nearly 20,
A banjo-uke, a wooden uke,
And another one beside.
Guitars in numbers countless,
Amplified and not-so, doubtless,
Banjos of such quality it's
Impossible to hide.

Two dulcimers (that's overkill),
And autoharps (oh, there's a thrill),
Two fiddles and three mandolins, and an
Electric bass to boot.
Banjo-guitar and mandolin,
I think I'm getting near the end;
Not to mention cases, strings and straps --
Oh, what a hoot.



Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 12:32 AM

Hey Bob! About that folk song, was it called "Jack of All Timbres"?

Do you have the melody for it?

Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: nickp
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 05:16 AM

Far too many - mainly mandolins.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Rich (bodhránaí gan cookie)
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 12:12 PM

If I had to guess I'd say Bob's song is set to the Rambling Rover by Andy Stewart.

My list would include

1 bodhrán (Albert Alphonso)
1 student set of tabla
1 much better dahina (treble drum of tabla) pitched to "D" bought from my guruji
2 kanjiras
1 pandeiro
a couple jaw harps (Is Jew's Harp considered an ethnic slur?)
a few sets of bones, both wood and bone
A couple of tongue drums
2 triangles
various bells and shakers
1 darbukka
a few nondiscript frame drums
1 berimbau
3 washboards; 2 metal, one glass
1 udu
1 small gong
1 Earth Drum (paper drum made from recycled blue jeans)
1 set of high hat cymbals
1 Ice Bell (small high sustain cymbal)
1 vibra slap
1 thunder tube (spring drum)
1 flex-a-tone

and still no "real instruments"

Rich


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 02:44 PM

Seems to me that I'm a poor one only owing

-1 12-string guitar ( Guild, F312-Special)
-1 4-string banjo ( Baldwin Ode)
1 Bandoneon from 1913

But that's enough!


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Frug updated
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 11:11 AM

continued from previous list and added in the last 2 years

.................Piano
Gibson Les Paul
Sitar
Elect/acoustic mandolin
and another bouzouki - modified Tanglewood guitar with full size body and 3/4 neck and modified bridge and nut.

Still got everything else as above including the large overdraft !!

Frank


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 08:28 PM

Actually, my song wasn't specifically set to any song, but to the chorus of a Minstrel era song called, "Nothing to Wear," (the tune to which is unknown to me) where the woman in the chorus has

Bonnets she had plenty, and shawls could count by twenty,
Still her refrain, as she walked the city fair,
Was "I am tired of this duster, it puts me in a fluster
It's really too provoking; I've nothing to wear!"

It may well scan to the tune mentioned above, "Rambling Rover," but it was what I had in mind, somehow, when I started my list. I find I submitted a response back in the early days of this thread, but my recent response started as a list of my guitars and banjos, then I said, "Jew's harps I have in plenty," and my memory melded with my muse (how's that for alliteration?) and the lyric formed itself. I erased all the original listed instrument lines and incorporated them into the ditty.


Songbob


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: philgarringer
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 03:53 PM

A quick inventory of my conservatory reveals:

1 McNally Grand Strumstick
1 acoustic dreadnaught guitar (Alvarez)
1 acoustic travel guitar (Washburn)
1 semi-hollow electric guitar (Epiphone Dot)
1 accursed acoustic travel guitar with no strings, and damnation to all of those involved in the production and sale of the infernal thing (except the poor Chinese slave children in the camp where it was made)
3 tinwhistles
1 fife (never DID learn to play that...)
1 recorder (ditto)
1 jew's harp (Although I haven't seen that in a while. It's probably buried in the pile on my desk)


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 04:55 PM

OK. You asked.

Acoustic Guitars:

1) 2003 Mario Proulx "OM-D." Englemann Spruce top (amberburst); Black Walnut back, sides and neck.

2) 2001 Froggy Bottom F-12 (0000 size, 12 frets to body, wide neck slothead. The guitar that Martin should build and won't.) Sitka Spruce top, Indian RW back and sides.

3) 1996 Collings 000-2H, Sitka/Indian. eBay purchase May, 2002. My usual "road" guitar for trio gigs.

4) Alvarez-Yairi Jumbo Baritone Acoustic (tuned B-to-b). New this past winter.

5) Martin SWM-GT. 0000 size, wide neck, Cherry back and sides; Sitka top (all solid woods).

6) Martin M-16GT. About a 2002, I believe. Sitka/Mahogany. $800. (Now living with my son in Bozeman. This largely bypasses the whole guitars-on-planes hassle.)

7) CA Acoustic "Legacy" Dreadnought. Purchased on eBay on a gamble. (Appears, from correspondence with the company, to be a very early prototype. It has an ebony fingerboard, and most of the CA's don't have any wood in them at all. It has a Schlecter pickup system, and CA says they only installed them in a few prototypes, not in any production guitars.)

8) Martin 000-X1. Standard Martin 14-fret 000 (but long scale) with linoleum back and sides and solid spruce top. Also a vastly better guitar than it has any right to be.

9) Epiphone "Masterbilt" EF-500R. Another recent eBay purchase.

10) Guild GAD-30R. Another recent eBay purchase.

11) "No-name" jumbo 7-string. Sitka and Indian; I think the back and sides are laminates. Now for sale if anyone's interested.

12) 1970s Guild D25M that I keep in Bozeman, Mt., unless my son has sold it - I told him to go ahead and do so if he could.

My wife owns a 1965 Martin 0-18, five or six fiddles (five here and one in Bozeman, I think), a Knilling "Jazz Bass" (thin-bodied upright bass, works as an acoustic in the living room or amplified for gigs), an autoharp, a hammered dulcimer, and a Guild acoustic bass guitar. We jointly own a Freshwater octave mandolin that needs some work. So she doesn't hassle me too much.

The reason there's so many is that we set aside our income from gigs for pure luxury spending, but most luxuries I might want depreciate too fast to justify spending money on them. So the default is spending it on instruments, which are like money in the bank but more fun.

Peter


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 06:00 PM

Times now ain't like they used ta be.

Right now I have ten jewsharps and a nose flute. Also, a mountain dulcimer I made from a Star Wars lunchbox----with a rubber chicken inside. The more things change, the more they get different!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: EuGene
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 10:27 AM

Art:

I just gotta get you to send me the plans for that lunchbox mountain dulcimer . . . I have one of those old lunchboxes around here somewhere with Barney Google & Sparkplug on it. That lunchbox should give the dulcimer a truely fantastic hillbilly twang! Great for Ozarks mountain folk songs.

Eu


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Mike Miller
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 05:42 PM

I'm gonna show this thread to my wife. She swears I have more instruments than any sane person could own, but some of you guys put me to shame. To tell the truth, I have no idea how many I have. Oh, I could root around the house and get a rough idea but I am hampered by sciatica and indolence. Besides, I need lots of guitars, mandolins, tenor banjos, ukes and 5 string banjos in case a student needs a loaner. Of course, this doesn't explain why I need a jazz guitar, an autoharp, a potpouri of percussion and a half dozen amps.
Hey, if she can't take a joke.....


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 06:19 PM

Peter (Midchuck),

If I'm not mistaken ~ that is, if I'm not confusing you with another Peter with another pseudonym ~ didn't you used to own one of those "lawsuit Takamines" that looked too much like a Martin D-18?

If so, I'm sorry you let it go. I've often fantasized about taking it off your hands someday, if the price was right-enough and I happened to be traveling in the North Country at a time that I had some disposable income available.

I only own the one instrument, a real D-18, vintage 1969. I've considered having a pickup installed, and at least one of our local technicians refuses to "desecrate" my lovely and valuable instrument in such a way. He advises me to just buy another cheaper guitar, either an electric-acoustic (from his stock, of course) or a straight acoustic into which he would more willingly install an under-saddle pickup.

Sure, it's just one man's opinion, but I find his argument at least somewhat persuasive. A nice "fake" D-18 with a pickup in it would be an interesting option for me. I guess I won't be getting one from you now, however.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Midchuck
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 07:04 PM

Peter (Midchuck),

If I'm not mistaken ~ that is, if I'm not confusing you with another Peter with another pseudonym ~ didn't you used to own one of those "lawsuit Takamines" that looked too much like a Martin D-18?


Yep, I've had a couple or three of them. Gradually got away from dreads, (hurts to play them very long when you're short, old, and have a little beer gut), and really I prefer the 1 3/4" (or wider) at nut neck. So I let them go. They do have a great sound for the price, at least the solid-top ones. My son still has one that he prefers to some more expensive ones that he has, for most purposes.

I only own the one instrument, a real D-18, vintage 1969. I've considered having a pickup installed, and at least one of our local technicians refuses to "desecrate" my lovely and valuable instrument in such a way. He advises me to just buy another cheaper guitar, either an electric-acoustic (from his stock, of course) or a straight acoustic into which he would more willingly install an under-saddle pickup.

I agree with him. In a really good acoustic setting, it's better to mic your guitar. In a not-so-good acoustic setting (read "bar") plugging in is the way to go, it cuts through the crowd noise better. But the sound isn't going to be as good in any event, and no one hearing you is going to be all that critical, so it's better to use an el cheapo for that purpose.

Unless you can find a nice old Guild D-25 or such as that.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 02:13 PM

Thanks, Peter.

I like the sound of playing through a mic, but I think I would enjoy being able to move my arms/torso/guitar a bit more freely, which would be an important benefit of "plugging in." I find it easy enough to keep my mouth at the proper distance from the one mic ~ when singing ~ but I do occasionally have trouble keeping the guitar soundhole in just the right spot in relation to the second mic. I've even, on occasion, bumped into the guitar mic, actually touched it with strings of topwood, which makes an embarrassing noise, to say the least.

Also, I prefer to stand rather than sit when performing, if only as a way to keep my internal air-column open and unrestricted from diaphragm to lips; if I were a "sitter," I would probably find it easier to hold the guitar still.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:05 PM

I have my voice.


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Subject: RE: What instruments do you have?
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 09:59 PM

I have an electronic keyboard, far better than I deserve. A dear friend gave it to me. I also have a little of my voice left.


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