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  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    From some recent posts, I gather that some here play guitar, (Yo Mick and if I remember correctly, Brainpaint plays guitar) does anyone else play any musical instruments?

    I've been playing guitar for about 25 years, starting with metal bands like Maiden and Priest and my own crappy metal band in the '80's and moving on to some classical and jazz to just playing whatever I feel like and whatever anyone asks me to learn.

    Any musicians on this board and what do you play - instrument and type of music?
  2. DemonBlood

    DemonBlood Member

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    I've been playing drums for about 13 years. I've been in a bunch of crappy garage and cover bands growing up but I finally started up my own with my cousin a few years ago. We mostly play hard rock but when I'm alone I really like trying to learn new jazz beats.
  3. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Guitar

    From age 16-22 - I was really into it... had to learn to play Randy Rhoads.
    I was known as the one who could play Randy clean and close to note for note.

    Picked up again sporadically after 30

    Had a chance at two bands.
    1st one - I was better than the band leaders brother - so it fell apart
    2nd one - We were gonna do a battle of the bands - just play Ozzy and Metallica and Maiden in the 80's... it was crazy... we had a singer that not only could sound like Ozzy... but he looked like him.

    Band never fully came together... so now I just jam to Randy... me, solo.... poetic aint it :)
  4. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Been playing guitar off and on since I was 12. Despite that length of time,(I'm 40 now) I never got VERY good.

    Went thru my phases of influence So much so that I had a friend who called me "Dan Halen" due to an obvious influence.

    Dinked around in a couple bands, but I always got stage fright unless I got a few beers in me, then I'd take it too far the other way. I'm sure you all know the type

    Now I just own an acoustic that I play around with whenever I hear something on TV, or where ever, that gets my interest.

    Based on my entire body of work,....I wouldn't refer to myself as a "guitar player." More like a life time hacker.
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Juke is fairly decent on the guitar. :D
  6. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    In school I played the violin and percussion. I hate to say drummer because I never played a drum set, just drums and other percussion instruments in a band/orchestra setting. I also play the piano.

    However, I actually sing better than I play any instrument. I was in a pop band for several years when I lived in NY, but my real forte is Big Band and standards.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i play a mean radio.

    however, i do own 1 carvin bass w/a 600w 4 10" speaker half-stack, jackson right handed guitar, agile left handed, ovation acoustic and some other electric that i'm not sure where it is anymore and a spider 210 amp.

    oh, and a yamaha motif ES7.

    you'd think i'd learn to play something.
  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    :laugh2:

    Are you ambidextrous?
  9. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    The first time I played live was at a battle of the bands at a roller skating rink, when I was 17 or 18. We were the only band playing harcore metal like Slayer and Metallica and the place went wild.

    We started playing around in clubs and having fun, with our own songs and covers, but after a while we started taking ourselves too serious and pretty much lost the whole point of doing it.

    I haven't played on stage in 18 years and now I get a bit nervous just playing for co-workers.
  10. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Violin is tough. I borrowed one for a few months and gave it some time. Not very easy, but I want to buy one and really learn how to play it well.

    If I had the extra cash, I'd have a music room with anything I could fit in it; drum set, strings, brass and just live in there.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yes I play. Rock, Metal and some blues.

    (I too play some slayer and old metallica as you mentioned earlier...nothing like those two to get the blood flowing)

    I have a Jackson Dinky
    Schecter C1-Classic
    Dean Razorback
    BC Rich Warlock

    I like different things about all of them, all are imports as I just don't have the money for a US/Custom shop.

    I like the Dinky because they have EMGs in them and it fits the sound when I am playing heavy stuff and want some good pinched harmonics.

    I like the Schecter when I am playing regular/classic rock and blues as the Seymour (JB) just fits that well.

    I like the Warlock because I have always liked the shape and was a huge DIO fan. Although Vivian was always better than Craig...still loved that white Warlock Craig wielded.

    The dean Razorback...crazy shape, hate the big DIME name on the headstock. Not really too fond of the Seymour Duncan Dimeblade pickup as it is a tad too trebly. However of all the guitars it has the most comfortable neck I have ever played and the best low action of any I have played. It just is so much more comfortable and faster if you know what I mean.

    I think I would love to have a mix of the guitars. Would like the Warlock body style and diamond inlays, the EMG 81/85 pickups from my dinky, the Neck and action from the dean and the finish from my schecter. That would work out well.:D
  12. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I would like to one day do atleast one tribute show to the Randy Rhoads era.

    Play it the way Randy did.

    I would emphasize playing it as he did.

    I dont feel there is any need to add "my style" to his music. That, of course goes against convential wisdom.
  13. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    nah. all my stuff is pretty much left handed except for the jackson. i just got it so friends who play can come over and quit turning my stuff upside down and getting frustrated.
  14. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    That Razorback looks like something a Viking would be swinging in battle.
    I remember you had a pic of the Schecter C1-Classic in your sig and I thought it was a PRS. Nice looking guitar.

    Make a Frankenstien Guitar and put the EMG's into the Warlock body and the Jackson neck and bridge on it... unless of course the Warlock is neck through.

    I have a BC Rich Bich and an Ibanez Destroyer. When I was 21-22, I had some lout put an EMG 81 in the Humbucker bridge position on my Bich and the fool, not only disconnected the neck pickup, he glued the then unused knobs to the body of the guitar. :eek: The pickup sounds great, but I can't believe he did something as silly as that.

    My wife bought me a Takamine Electric/Acoustic a few years ago that I've been playing non-stop and I want to get a Les Paul. That's a damned pricey instrument, though.:mad:
  15. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    :laugh2:

    What a pal, buy a guitar to accomodate your friends. :)
  16. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Some time it works, some times not. When you knowingly go to listen to someone play covers, you'd rather they not muck it up with their style and just here the song as it is.

    A band that throws a cover into their own set can get away wth making it fit into their own style.

    Maybe you can get Tommy Aldridge to play for you.:laugh2:
    What's he doing these day's? I met him once about 20 years ago, a pretty miserable dude overall. Complained non-stop about Ozzy and made it like Ozzy and Randy were nothing and that he was Randy's best friends in the whole world.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Get a Epiphone instead. I am not a big Gibson/Epi fan as the necks are usually too fat for my taste...Although I do like the SG.

    But from what I heard from others the Epi's have gotten pretty good and in some cases are better than the Gibsons...they say the quality control of the gibsons have went WAY down hill and you can wind up buying one new with a bunch of stuff wrong with it.

    Sometimes the only difference between and epi and a gibby is the pickups and wiring + pots and maybe the n finish.

    Get an epi, have someone who knows what they are doing replace the pots, wires and pickups.
  18. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    when I do take it out that is what I make horrible sounds with. Takamine ef341-C. Love it. IT sounds great when I am not playing it.
  19. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Yeah, you know I know two guys, one owns an Epi Les Paul, the other a Gibson Les Paul. Both are beautiful guitars and they both play very good. I do notice a difference on the Gibson. I've never played a smoother guitar than that. But I wouldn't turn my nose up at an Epi, they are very good.

    My Destroyer is old, from when Ibanez was also making Les Paul's. It's like a Les Paul, with a different shape. Same thick neck feel, nice guitar. But not the same.

    I go to Guitar Center somtimes on lunch and grab one of the guitars off the wall to play a bit. I'll walking out with one probably in the next year. :D
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    The market for the early Ibanez guitars are really starting to pick up. When they were making copies of other guitars and the quality was good before they went mass market.

    I know people that would love a destroyer and ice man guitars.

    Oh and on the Gibbys...I guess if you are getting them in guitar center at least you can inspect them. Just be sure to check out the binding and inlay work as those seem to be two areas that quality control has slacked on.

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