• Reply 41 of 55
    Rickenbackers are IT!!

    I tried one a couple of years ago and I can't justify the expense since I'm past gigging now but if I had a bit more cash than I needed that'd be the 2nd thing I bought after the PBG4...

    makes my strat look like a bag of shite

    [ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: roundFood ]</p>
  • Reply 42 of 55
    i'm currently looking for a pair of nerd girls to be my rythym section.
  • Reply 43 of 55
    I was in a couple of bands in the early 90's. Played my Ibanez and Fender basses. Was a great time. I recently picked up my Ibanez 4 string and it felt so good to play (was jamming to BRMC). Only problem is that my calluses and finger strength are gone!

  • Reply 44 of 55

    Did you get the song via email? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 45 of 55
    hoshos Posts: 31member
    I actually went to college thinking I would become a concert pianist. I was priviledged to be a student of Johana Harris'.

    I once had one of my concerts written up (flattering article!) in the L.A. Times.

    I haven't played seriously in years now, but it did give me the gift of touch typing extraordinarily quickly.

    I've also played bass trombone in various jazz bands, and helped get beer money in college by playing in the marching band.

    I'm thinking about going back to grad school, and getting serious about music again. Maybe in a few years, once my wife makes more money than I do...

  • Reply 46 of 55
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac Guru:

    <strong>Trumpet. I live for marching drum corps. Too bad I waited so long...I only got in one year and now I'm too old. **Kicks himself**

    But I'm gonna get back in the activity as a visual tech soon. For those of you who know what I'm talking about... you get it... those who don't, it's a LONG story.

    I also sing. Bass 2/Contra

    Mac Guru

    [ 11-26-2001: Message edited by: Mac Guru ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Ah yes, chalk up another drum corps nut. I love the Phantom Regiment. I actually saw MacGuru perform. (you marched 2000 right?)

    But i didn't know it....i just saw PR perform and he was in it.

    uh, yeah so anyways, im also a percussionist. I haven't touched a drumset in over five years. But put me in front of a marimba or xylophone and ill go to town.

    being a percussionist, the sexual innuendo's flew around like bee's on honey....

    She's like the town bass drum....everyones bang her...

    she's like the town gong, everyones warmed her up.

    she's like the town hi-hat, even Poorman can play her...

    etc etc etc.....

    PS. dut.....dut....dut dut dut dut.
  • Reply 47 of 55
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    pscates wrote:

    [quote]Up until two years ago, I had a black Rickenbacker 360/12-string.<hr></blockquote>

    Yum! I love Rickenbackers.

    I played with a guy who used a 6 string 360. It was a reissue of a British model with an f hole instead of the trademark slash. He played it through a Twin Reverb. Daaaaaamn I loved that sound. He almost never plays it anymore. He prefers a Telecaster now. ???

    Nothing against Teles, but they're just not as cool.
  • Reply 48 of 55
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    [quote]Originally posted by Amorph:

    <strong>Nothing against Teles, but they're just not as cool.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Not according to Albert Lee, Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, James Burton and Pete Anderson.

    I LOVE Telecasters too (WAY more than Strats). I've had three Teles in my life too: 50's reissue blonde, black standard and pink paisley reissue.

    About 10 years ago, I got into the country style of playing (influenced by all the guys above, plus people like Ricky Skaggs) and a Tele just has that "bite".

    But you're right...Ricks are VERY cool and the images they conjure up to most people are pretty cool too. Everytime I put my Rick 12-string on, I felt a little like George or Roger...I won't lie.

    Teles, Ricks, Danolectros and Gibson acoustics. My all-time favorites.

    And I wouldn't mind a big ass-kicking orange Brian Setzer-esque Gretsch either.

  • Reply 49 of 55
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    By the way, the pink paisley Tele I had, I ended up dragging it with me EVERYWHERE and getting it signed by my favorite players.

    I sold it about 8 years ago to a dealer/collector in Knoxville, but when I let it go, it had the following autographs (and I had the photos of me and the artist):

    Vince Gill

    Albert Lee

    Larry Carlton

    Chet Atkins

    Steve Wariner

    Marty Stuart

    James Burton (NAMM show in Nashville)

    Steve Morse

    Ray Flacke

    Ricky Skaggs

    Emmylou Harris

    It's out there somewhere, but I couldn't tell you where. And God knows how many other signatures it's gained!
  • Reply 50 of 55
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Don't get me wrong, I love Teles. They're among the best rhythm guitars ever made. I suppose that part of the reason I'm not so excited by them is that they're everywhere out here. Apparently they're a lot easier to play leads on than Ricks are, as well.

    Nevertheless, I love that clear, jangly Rick sound. Dammit.
  • Reply 51 of 55
    I'm a rapper & beat master.
  • Reply 52 of 55
    kelibkelib Posts: 740member
    I play the Bass but 4 strings only. Won't be seen dead with a 6 string
  • Reply 53 of 55
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    When I see a guy playing a six-string bass, my warning lights immediately go off.

    Just messing around. They're cool and if I was into a whole different kind of music and all, I suppose I could see the appeal.

    McCartney (my bass hero/inspiration) did all that stuff with only four, so that's where I'll stick. If it's good enough for him, then it's fine for me. Who am I to buck that?

  • Reply 54 of 55
    I love music

    I'm a bassist Primarily but have been playing traps and percussion for a couple years longer, only my percussive dabblings are self taught whereas I took bass lessons for like 2 months

    I sing alot to, and I can play a bunch of chords on guitar and piano

    But I'm a bassist

    electric fretted, fretless, 4 string ,5 string ,6 string 7 string, upright

    give me a bass and I'll make something funky out of it I love bass been playing almost 4 years ,heavily concentrated .

    Other not so instrument but still VERY valid fields I dabblie in


    turntables, drum programming, synths, and I rap(I love hip-hop but non of that p-diddy sell out pop sh--, real sh-- like gang starr and del)

    [ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Wrong Robot ]</p>
  • Reply 55 of 55
    Sorry, McCartney isnt much of a bass idol. He was just a guitar player who covered bass. If you want to idolize someone, look at John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Bill Dickens, Les Claypol, Victor Wooten.

    Yes, too many people play 6 strings and dont know how to tastefully do it. And you can do great things with only 4 srings, look at Miller and Wooten. For those who do a bit more than the top 40 junk, more strings give you more flexability. Ive had one for over ten year, and would be lost if I had to go back.
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