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post #31 of 44
It's the American Deluxe P-Bass special. Active p-bass
Active split single coil mid range pup in the mid, and a noisless jazz pup in the saddle position.
I think these all came with the gold pickguard. It gives me the best of both worlds. It's got the nice small jazz neck along with the P-body and pups.
I love this thang.....
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #32 of 44
I have played guitar for around thirty years and a little keyboard. Not bad on the guitar though nothing special either. But my singing is something else, like all great singers, people scream when they hear me. :peace:
post #33 of 44
i play piano.. soothes my soul :peace:
hampers, food hampers and Christmas hampers
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hampers, food hampers and Christmas hampers
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post #34 of 44
I'm learning how to play the bongo.
:peace:
post #35 of 44
Thread Starter 
I love the bongo. I saw a group from Ghana, live, and the one guy's bongo playing blew me away.
post #36 of 44
Was it bongo or conga?... because playing techniques are different.
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post #37 of 44
I have a Squire Stratocaster, thing weighs a ton but sounds decent for the 85 bucks I paid for it.
post #38 of 44
Thread Starter 
Aha, it was conga.
post #39 of 44
Regardless of your or my opinion Perlman is the most successful violinist alive today. It's important to present kids with role models who are alive because children under a certain age have a difficult time relating to or looking up to people who have been dead for some time.

I have yet to meet a student that has no talent or sounds like a frog for long when they first start to play. Even Menuhin sounded like a screetching cat when he first started playing the violin, we all did. In a country where less and less emphasis is given to the importance of the arts it is dangerous to start telling kids that they can only do something if they have talent when it clearly is such a small part of the process.

Of course there are many many teachers at the conservatory level who will not accept students unless they meet certain criteria as far as talent and ability. But there are some teachers who do not discriminate on that basis. But you might be amazed to know that as soon a kid leaves high school the word "talent" never appears in their musical education again because it is no longer relevant in the world of music... the only thing that matters is how many hours you're willing to spend in the practice room and get the work done.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #40 of 44
I play a little guitar and piano. I used to play tuba and sousaphone.
post #41 of 44
Synthesizers and other electronic music stuff.

In the old days that meant huge modular Moogs and ARPs bristling with patch-cords and knobs. These days I use mostly software instruments and effects running on my PC -- that includes emulations of classic analog synthesizers, newly conceived instruments, sample players with every kind of sound from a very complete symphonic orchestra to ethnic percussion and much more, pipe and electronic organs, electric pianos and Mellotrons and the like... and all kinds of effects units for altering instrumental sounds.

If I had this much music gear in physical form it would take several warehouses to store it all. In software form it all fits in one CD/DVD binder. :-}
post #42 of 44
Kind of makes you wonder if Keith Emerson is going to have an E-Bay sale ;)
My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #43 of 44
Not since High School and then it was the Sax. After I dropped the Sax.......Drums was what I really wanted....ever since I saw my cousin play but I never had the hand/foot co-ordination or in other words....couldn't hold a beat to save my life.:rolleyes: Bass was a close second to drums (have a cousin that played that too) but never quite got around to it, lousey hands now.
post #44 of 44
I have a Bachelor of Music in Performance Voice and Piano and a Master's in Voice. I also play the flute...dabbled with the cello but was begged by my husband to stop!!!!

My husband built me a harp and I was going to begin harp lessons but I've been too busy with the shop to find the time. Hope to do it soon.

Although I no longer do much work as a professional musician (I play the piano in my husband's church and I basically facilitate and participate in the music ministry there) I still love to sit down and play some of the piano pieces or sing some of the arias from my years at university. I think your love for those things never disappears. Although my desire to practice that much did long ago!!!!
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