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OT/How many HAMBers play music?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chili Phil, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. I see there are a lot of musicians here. It seems like a quest to create runs in music and mechanics. It wouldn't surprise me if 70 or 80 % of HAMBers play at least at an amatuer level. I see a few road dog rockers here too.

    So, what do you play? Do you use vintage instruments and amps? I bet we could get some HAMB-jams at the places where we get together.

    Here's me: Fender Jazz bass- 5 string, Jasmine accoustic bass, old Takamine guitar, Fender bass master 12", Ampeg B-15, Kustom guitar amp. Kustom 6x10" cab. I usually play with singer-songwriters but I love to play honky tonk music best. Hook me up with a brushy drummer and a room full of dancers and add free beer and you've got me, right there!

    Sorry for the off topic topic, but I'll bet there are as many players here as skaters.

  2. Flexicoker
    Joined: Apr 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,416


    K&R plays a mean skin flute!
  3. Byron Crump
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 1,855

    Byron Crump

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    K&R plays a mean skin flute!

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    Flexi is much better at it from what I hear but it only works when he has a picture of a certain red head he used to know...a sad sad story full of much drama.

    I can already tell you some high caliber music types will be showeing up on this one...well most of them are high caliber and the rest are Krupanuts. [​IMG]

    High Noon forever baby! Freebird!!!!
  4. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,905

    from Wa.

    Bass fiddle and harmonica. Olde tyme and antique country.
    Used to play pro.

  5. Bluesfella
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 146


    I used to play in a few different bands, from jazz to blues to funk...

    Mainly play blues guitar nowadays, but I used to play saxophone for the jazz and funk stuff.

    '89 Fender American Strat
    Epiphone Sheraton
    Carvin Tweed All-tube "Vintage"-style amp
    Epiphone Jumbo Acoustic
    Keilwerth Alto Saxophone

    I never had the dream of being a full-time rock star, just liked playing on the weekends...paid my way for the first year of college, though!

  6. Was a player till the "Average Guy"/Kids-life took over/Rock, Blues,O.M.
    STILL HAVE MY AXE...handbuilt by me -62Tele /small amp covered with cobwebs[real ones]...
    Miss it....BUT-[am prob' crippled [​IMG] now as a lead guitar]/harmonica player! [​IMG]
  7. JohnnyB327
    Joined: Jul 9, 2004
    Posts: 908


    i still got a guitar and a harmonica the funny this is though is that I play surf rock (i guess thats the name of it) w/ the guitar and blues w/ the harmonica.
  8. Nimrod
    Joined: Dec 13, 2003
    Posts: 856


    Real amature old time banjoist.
  9. rustypipes
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 972

    from san jose

    I play guitar, bass, and drums but Im really a guitar player
    my main setup 63 fender dual showman, 4 12" celestion vintage 30's cab, 1 15" jbl cab, fender reverb tank, 65 fender jazzmaster guitar, grestch setzer sig series,and 19??fender telecaster,. I have various other setups and guitars for other stuff but we would be here all night!
  10. Blownolds
    Joined: Mar 31, 2001
    Posts: 2,335

    from So Cal

    Was a music major, now am trying to go back and complete my degree. Music majors get to do lots of stuff, LOL.

    Primary instrument for my major is voice, and I am required to do both solo and chorale work.

    I play hand percussion at church.

    And, I've been working on Chopin on piano. I do pretty darn good on the ones I've tackled so far. Hope to be able to do the harder stuff eventually.
  11. Hot Rod To Hell
    Joined: Aug 19, 2003
    Posts: 3,032

    Hot Rod To Hell
    from Flint MI

    Guitar/bass here... mostly punk rock stuff...
  12. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,441


    I bought an electric guitar about 10 years ago, had it for about 2 months, way to complicated for me.
  13. Thirtycoup
    Joined: Jul 21, 2002
    Posts: 1,198


    drums man, but it been years since i last played
  14. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,554

    from Garner, NC

    Guitar player, '61 SG/TV and a Fender amp, mostly played what we used to call hard rock, did the punk thing in the early 80's, worked in the inustry for a while. So far I'm 2 for 2, music and skating....
  15. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,460


    Sax...Selmer MK VI tenor
  16. BigMac
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 12


    trumpet, i might be joining a ska band soon.
  17. buffaloracer
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 801

    from kansas

    fender p bass. mostly country with a little blues thrown in. just for fun.
  18. MichaelDorman
    Joined: Apr 27, 2001
    Posts: 849



    DeArmond M-65
    Takimne G series acoustic
    Arbor AJ140 hollow body
    MIJ Tlelecaster
    Epiphone Casino (RIP, damn ex smashed it to bits [​IMG])

    1965 Laffeyete 1x12 10 watt all tube combo
    1966 Univox U-305 1x15 30 watt all tube cobo
    Love that Univox sound [​IMG]
  19. prime mover
    Joined: Dec 6, 2002
    Posts: 827

    prime mover

    blues harmonica, hope to be a singer someday.
  20. skipperman
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 1,837


    Played almost 30 years as a pro.....played 'em all...rock,funk,disco,standards, etc,etc..... bought my house, raised 3 kids and bought a lotta' cars with my guitar......ES335 Gibson/Fender twin reverb I bought in the early 60's ...had many other axes along the way .... usta' play bass,drums,some sax and flute too.........oh yea... I can SING too... fronted a couple bands over the years also...Man--- they were all FUN !! (and I got PAID for it !! Can 'ya imagine ??)
    Jersey Skip
  21. Coupe-De-CAB
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,098

    from Nor Cal

    I played bass and guitar in a skaterock band called "the Faction" from 1982-1985. produced three albums and three 7-inches (DYI under IM records).
    ...played guitar in "Odd Man Out" from 1987-1989 and released one album under (Beware records, a Thrasher magazine label).
    ...played bass once again in "Shovelhead" from 1991-1994 and released one CD (DYI under static records).
    ...played guitar in a band called "Soda". from 1995-1996. Released one cd and a few split singles under (Binge records and Sessions records).

    Now currently playing in " The Faction" once again which reformed as a band again in 2000 and we are off to Scotland this thursday to play a show for a few days. We have recorded a four new songs about 2 years ago released them on various newer CD compliations, but never released the new four song e.p. on any label as of yet.

    Music has been yet another outlet for me to express some creativity and learn something new and has been a fun journey as well over the years:)
    ...But it has always come second to my career as a Pro skateboarder!
  22. crewcutkid
    Joined: Jun 11, 2004
    Posts: 548

    from m

    I play gee-tar. Ibanez, baby. G10.
  23. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,699

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Play Keyboards, Piano, Fiddle, Mandolin, Drums, Saw. Been in several regionally popular bands over a 25 year span. Just play at home now or if my neighbor needs a keyboard track layed down in his studio.

    If there is ever a resugance in the demand for old white blues singers, I may be famous yet, but then I guess Tom Waites has that gig sewn up. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  24. Elmo Rodge
    Joined: May 12, 2002
    Posts: 2,265

    Elmo Rodge

    I am a harmonicist in the blues based rock and roll idiom. Professional. Wayno
  25. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,681


    I play drums, used to play pro, fun times.
    I also play guitar and upright bass....But If I listed all my gear Id be here for a while....

    Havent played in a band in a few years, man do I miss playing shows.... [​IMG]
  26. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,838


    yeah, I play the guitar, semi-proficient on the bass guitar/upright bass as well, and I sing. Me and Slowandlow63 got a band going, though we're still getting off the ground. Play mostly rockabilly, psychobilly, punk, blues...rock out old school stuff. My equipment:
    -'93 Gretsch Nashville western, '97 PRS Custom 24, '89 Gibson SG standard, '93 Fender Strat plus deluxe, budget Fender acoustic
    -Marshall JCM900 dual reverb combo, 100w, 2 12"...and a JCM800 4 x 12" cabinet.

    Sounds good, looks good, loud as hell, way more then I'd ever need
  27. I always tell people I "retired"
    I tried to make a living as a musician for awhile...but found out I am more addicted to eating than I thought.
    I started playing drums when I was 6.
    Damn....I've been beating off for 26 years?!?!?!?!?
    Good god I'm getting older by the second.

    I'm down to just 3 old kits at the moment...which is where I'm staying.(although once a year I seem to think I want to sell everything)

    1964 Slingerland kit in white satin flame
    1964 Rogers Holiday in blue onyx
    Late 40's Slingerland Radio King in Black Diamond pearl & 22 inch bass drum (sort rare for the time)

    I think I may be as much of a drum geek as I am a car geek.
    All kinds of wierd old parts, store displays....even a green sparkle drumhead!
    All kinds of wierd stuff....

  28. I was once a manager for a band called "Buster Hymen & the Four Skins" [​IMG]
  29. good to see this. ive played guitar for about seven years and who knows how long with upright bass and drums. i also play in a band called the andie rikter scalez..
    guitars: 6118 gretsch, 1972 harmony rebel, gretsch duo jet, les paul standard with bigsby, some cheap strat knock off, and a 1959 harmony montery acoustic..
    bass: cremona 3/4 size upright with white piping/striping around the perimeter and f-holes(like bill blacks bass)..
    drums: 1976 astro 4-peice with nasty gold sparkle shells..
    heres the bass...

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  30. heres the rear....

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