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s.fitzsimmons
02-11-2013, 04:36 PM
Saw the piano thread and it got me thinking. Assuming that guitar is your favorite instrument to listen ton, what is your second favorite instrument to play or listen to. Can be one that you play, or still hope to figure out. I'd have to go for the Cello. Can't play it, but always wanted one. How about you?

Mikegarveyblues
02-11-2013, 04:39 PM
Probably the keyboard / piano. I'm well below average but I have just enough knowledge to lay down some basic parts when recording.

Having said that, I really love the sound of a sax.

justmund
02-11-2013, 04:42 PM
Percussion for me, I love getting behind a kit (I had V-Drums up until recently) and banging on the cajon or djembe.

The next house I buy will have a big room dedicated to music gear, so I can get a real kit and leave it set up permanently!

andy474x
02-11-2013, 04:46 PM
Learned music on/grew up playing the tuba. It was fun, and the sex appeal of tubas is hard to beat.

FlameTop
02-11-2013, 04:49 PM
After guitars its a modular synth for me. But I must admit its more of an adult activity centre rather than a musical instrument :) Knobs, buttons, flashing lights...... :)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/MOD0912a-1.jpg

bluefade
02-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Saw the piano thread and it got me thinking. Assuming that guitar is your favorite instrument to listen ton, what is your second favorite instrument to play or listen to. Can be one that you play, or still hope to figure out. I'd have to go for the Cello. Can't play it, but always wanted one. How about you?

TRUMPET !!!

11top
02-11-2013, 06:07 PM
I'm a drummer at heart.

watelessness
02-11-2013, 06:36 PM
I'm a drummer at heart.

^^^^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^^

Guitar is #2, this is #1:
http://www.watelessness.com/images/gallery/Band_Room_Drums_Stage_left_800x600.jpg

jfb
02-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Drums. Funny cause I air drum more than I air guitar.

sergiodeblanc
02-11-2013, 07:14 PM
After guitars its a modular synth for me. But I must admit its more of an adult activity centre rather than a musical instrument :) Knobs, buttons, flashing lights...... :)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/MOD0912a-1.jpg

Somebody call 911!

Elizabeth! (while clutching chest) Elizabeth! I'm comin' to you! It's the BIG ONE! (passes out on floor)...........

Rango
02-11-2013, 09:52 PM
I'm a better Drummer than Guitar player.... Drums.






(I still like to play drums but my marriage would be worse for wear if I did. :( )

LSchefman
02-11-2013, 10:03 PM
Piano is my favorite instrument. After that, guitar.

alantig
02-11-2013, 10:49 PM
Drums for me, but...


Learned music on/grew up playing the tuba. It was fun, and the sex appeal of tubas is hard to beat.

In high school, I switched from drums (did not get along with the rest of the drum section) to tuba. There were two of us full-time, and three sax players moved over for football and marching season. Somehow, we became a sensation - we had people show up with signs for the tuba section and everything. They called us the White Shadows because the tubas were painted white.

jfine
02-12-2013, 03:48 AM
Pedal steel. I play guitar, and I've messed around with slide almost as long as I've been playing guitar, (50 years now!), but I physically can't play pedal steel. I had polio as a baby, I've walked with a limp all my life, and my right leg isn't good for much except standing on, and that not for long periods of time. I sit on a stool on gigs, and do all my footswitching and pedal operation with my left foot, as the right one won't do that. Plus, I can't lift a 50-pound pedal steel out of the case--I'd be on the floor! I love the instrument, and I have great fun playing steel licks on guitar, but I'm not cut out to be a pedal steel player--I don't have enough functioning feet!

Solocaller
02-12-2013, 08:06 AM
Violin. I played when I was a kid but tough financial times forced me to give it up. I will have another one someday.

John Beef
02-12-2013, 10:08 AM
Drums definitely. I own a kit and have been playing off and on for years, and have done a couple solo EPs where I played all the instruments. I also played drums for a while in this heavy metal band with some friends called The Satanists, we dressed up in S&M costumes and played really bad metal as loud as we possibly could.

Sadly, having small children in the house not only eats up all your free time, but you can't play drums after they go to bed. My skills have really declined the last few years. It's frustrating now to get behind the kit and just totally suck at it. I don't want to afford a V-Drum kit, they're just too expensive and the cheaper electronic drums all play and sound not so good.

themike
02-12-2013, 10:19 AM
Drums are definitely my favorite instrument to play I think when I want to turn my mind off. Nothing like a sweet, phat beat to let out some stress.



After guitars its a modular synth for me. But I must admit its more of an adult activity centre rather than a musical instrument :) Knobs, buttons, flashing lights...... :)

Wow, I didn't realize we were all friends with Trent Reznor - hey man! haha

sleary
02-12-2013, 10:44 AM
Bass, love bass .

Cello will be my next instrument I play if I can ever afford one lol

vchizzle
02-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Bass. I love good bass tone and a good bass player. I'm not good at it, but haven't spent much time either.

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02-12-2013, 11:11 AM
I play bass. Almost all of my band experience is on bass. I play bass like a bass player; not a guitar player on bass. That's an important distinction.

But my first love? Piano.

sergiodeblanc
02-12-2013, 01:08 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;49653'] I play bass like a bass player; not a guitar player on bass. That's an important distinction.


Amen.

sergiodeblanc
02-15-2013, 03:05 AM
I had to think about it for a minute, but it's really the clavinet. One of my earliest inspirations in music is when I went to the symphony as a kid. they were trying to be hip and played "A Fifth of Beethoven", it was the late seventies/early eighties so the pianist was rockin' a real D6, and I remember being transfixed with the sound. It was like somebody crossed an electric guitar, harpsichord, and a clucking chicken into an instrument: pure boogie.

I bought a pristine example from one of those little mid-western music stores that had it NOS from "79. A buddy and I kept passing the store on the way to a skatepark and half jokingly believed there must be some treasure in that old store, and must had driven past it a thousand times until one day......... the park was closed.

We walked in and I literally almost died. Brand new,never been touched, still had the tag, legs, tools, cable, and cover Hohner D6 Clavinet. $600 and a J Bass later I walked out with the funkiest instrument ever. Sold to a fine gentleman in Australia around 2007 for a fistful of cash.



The one in Logic Pro is pretty dope I must say.

Albrecht Smuten
02-15-2013, 04:26 AM
I play guitar, keyboard and flute regularly (and sing) and my preference is pretty much in that order (I'd just put singing on second place). Couple years ago, when I tried to become self-sufficient composer/producer, I practised bass a lot in order to prepare myself for playing the cello (I wanted some strings in my songs). I also toyed with clarinet and sax a bit, but never really got into it.

It was insane. Three instruments are more than enough for me to (at least) maintain the playing skill, or slowly improve it...