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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. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Don't play but I love to listen to Marilyn Mansion.:confused::eek:
  2. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Hot Rod Elvis

    All in middle school, I played the trumpet, and was pretty good I must say. When I got to high school in 2010, I never picked up band. Just in the last few weeks I learned how to play the first riff of a Hank Williams Jr. Song on guitar. Shoot, I've got 4 guitars and never knew how to play, so I figured I should.

    I forgot, I also like to pick at what I call, "A one stringed banjo" which is just what it says. Made out of pine, smaller than a yard stick (maybe about that size) and sounds just like a banjo. It's awesome if your not coordinated enough to switch strings/chords/notes, etc.

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  3. Camel
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 83

    from oroville

    I had a 73 Strat but my sixteen year old plays so much I gave it to him. Now he's buggin me for A Marshall Stack. Right now I'm playing classic rock on a Taylor acoustic 810 CE Ltd. Oh yeah the kid, he also talked me out of a Model A coupe. The deal is good grades and no drugs and he knows he can have pretty much any of my stuff.
  4. Cigar Box 3 string sounds real ugly coming from my barn most weekends , sounds even better after i have been drinking home brew"" OOh Yeah
  5. I've played drums since '83....ten years longer than I've been playing with these old cars...
  6. Blacktop Graffiti
    Joined: May 2, 2002
    Posts: 964

    Blacktop Graffiti

  7. lexington
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Posts: 83


    6string guitar bass guitar, keyboard,4 string banjo and still trying to learn 5 string banjo bluegrass style. Ilike to play old rock and country
  8. Rah Rah Records
    Joined: Aug 16, 2011
    Posts: 79

    Rah Rah Records

    I play theremin, bass, a little guitar(badly) a lot of homemade instruments/modified toys, etc. I make my own records too.
  9. old me
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 108

    old me
    from Iowa

    Played bass (Gibson EB2 with a Vox Super Beatle) when I was in high school back in the Byrds, Beatles, and on to Hendrix, Led Zepplin, etc. days-rather than working all week stocking shelves or selling burgers, we'd play Friday and Saturday nights and an occasional Sunday night, and make more money than my buddies that worked all week after school.
    Paid for my equipment and bought my first car with the proceeds.
    Currently pick away on a Les Paul Studio.
  10. dueceofspades
    Joined: Sep 24, 2011
    Posts: 3


    Had a place in a near by town called Back When. It was a place for guys to bring thier cars and talk, sorta' like here but face to face. Had work bench to lean on with old magazines and car parts all over. In the main room we had tables and chairs with 60's music playing. On Thursday night, we had pickers night. I was surprised how many car guys could play. Saw Martins, Gibsons, Yamahas, and Takamins also bass's, stand up bass's, banjo's, steels, and mandolins. But most important of all was the players and the music they made. Had the store about 6 months , then closed it because we were losing money hand over fist, but my wife and I had a lot of fun while it lasted.
  11. speedfreek155
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 312


    I had a Marshall JCM800 100 watt head with a straight and slant cabinet (in caramel :D) , I know how loud they get , my advice is do not I repeat do not give this to a 16 year old . I traded my first car '68 Firebird for a 200w Sunn Concert Lead , I was 16 then , A volume control is like a gas pedal to a kid , it will live on 11 :) just mho
  12. I play guitar and sing and have been doing it for 38 years. Played in a band up in Vancouver BC and then moved to Seattle area and just got busy working in construction and just dabble with my guitars. We have a Jam night every few months and play for about 5 hours!!! My fingers hurt for a week!! LOL!!!
    Here's a picture of my Great grandmother in the Vancouver orchestra. She made her living and raised 2 girls by herself by playing first string violin.






    I had the Hammond organ for a few years with the Leslie speaker and talk about killer sound!! It took up too much room and I sold it for cheap to a fellow Hotrodder.

    The Yamaha Amp is a late 60s amp thats 130Watts with 2 12" speakers and the real cool factor is that it is leather covered by the factory. It has the old spring reverb, tremello and 4 inputs. It cranks!!!!!!
    When I really want loud, its the JMP 100Super leadII from 1974. No effects, just raw power. The person before me bridged the two channels internally and created a gain. I like to use my wireless and crank it to about 7 which rattles crap off my shelves in the house and I stand out on my street and let it rip!!!! Its really too big for jamming in my house, its just way too loud!!
    The guitars are a 1965 Fender Jaguar that I bout in 1978, 2 Gibson customs, a Fender Strat, a couple ovations, a Samick that actually sounds really cool and jazzy, a Squire Bass, a Takamini classical from the mid 70s.
    I just bought a killer Tone bender Fuzz pedal at a garage sale for 40 bucks and its the first gen from London England . It sounds way cool!!!!!!!!!
    I just bought an electric ovation mandolin that I needed to fix the bridge and re-enforce the sound board but for $40 it sounds like a million buchks now.
    I also just bought a mint Fender Squire that I picked up at a garage sale for $40 and I cant believe how well this guitar sounds.

    The piano in the background is a mint Stienway square grand that I got given to me and it was built in 1881.

    It was cool playing guitar when I was younger as it gave me something to do when I was bored. I love just grabbing one of the acoustics and bringing it outside and strumming in the sun!!!.
  13. hotcargo
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 307


    Yep , come from a family of muso's , started bass when i was 10 , been a freelance bass player for over 50 years here in Australia , lots of instruments and rigs over the years but now , I have my German upright 4 string double bass , Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 5 , playing thru Ashdown Engineering EvoII 500 watt head and Genz Benz 4 x 10 bin , play session studio , live , freelance etc

    sickles , cars and playin' music ......cant get much better than that !!


    Steve in Oz
  14. Jack60
    Joined: Nov 25, 2009
    Posts: 117

    from Maryland

    My future son in-law is in a band, Redwud, They are pretty good, if you are in PA or Maryland and they are playing, check them out...:D

  15. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,054

    from Hawaii

    I played bass for about 20 years, had a Univox, Gibson EB-0 and the last was a Wasburn XXS4, did mostly hard rock & metal. I can probably still fumble my way through some Rush, Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden. Sure miss those days, but not the hangovers! :D
  16. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 496


    Hand percussionist,harmonica,vocals.

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  17. I'm the guitarist for The Legendary Hucklebucks
  18. Played beginner- fun drums today- my pal played slide on Donmo resonator. We both sing. We did under over sideways down, Mannish Boy & Bo- Diddley.
  19. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    from Canada

    Taylor GC3 steel string and a Alhambra 7FC Cwe5 Nylon String. I am about a 100 lessons away from having a clue! Saving for a Collings I 35LC, love the look and sound, Bill Collings is a dyed in the wool hot rodder to boot.

    Frustrating instruments sometimes but I love it and wished I had taken it up long before these old hands stopped working right.

    Neat thread. Keep playing folks, I think (hope) it keeps your mind working.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  20. hartman601
    Joined: Mar 14, 2011
    Posts: 63

    from Tulsa, OK

    I play guitar...

    parker fly
    hardtail custom strat (painted to match my truck)
    martin acoustic

    peavey delta blues

    Keep some bongos around in case anyone wants to keeps time while I play. I'm a progressing intermediate player my instructor tells me. A Collings set is on my wish list.
  21. UVTMike
    Joined: Aug 31, 2011
    Posts: 15

    from Hershey PA

    Bass player here, 73 P-bass, Music Man HH, several Warwicks and Spector 5 string all through Ampeg SVT Pro 4 and Boogie cabinets.

    Been doing it over 30 years and still play out 3-4 times a month. Doing the hair/metal stuff, a few originals, and some of the newer stuff on the radio.
  22. I'm actually in the music business professionally. I toured for years (drums), and ended up in Nashville working as a recording engineer for most of the major labels. (Alan Jackson, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Terri Clark, etc..)

    Have my own recording studio now in southern TN, that's where all the good car parts come from :)
  23. Slaytanica
    Joined: Jun 25, 2011
    Posts: 13

    from Palmy NZ

    I play Gat, Bass and drums. I like the heavy stuff, real heavy stuff.

    I have one epiphone goldie coloured Korina Flying V that i Hotrodded buy putting an EMG pickup in the bridge

    and 3 Dean guitars,
    a Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) Sig Flying V
    a Mike Amott (Arch Enemy) Bloodstorm Sig Flying V
    and a Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) ML with the Dimebucker Pickup
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,618

    from Michigan

  25. Bass Player magazine just voted me - " WORST PLAYER of the YEAR ", my 4 string rig is from Peavy. TR
  26. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,584


    Bringn' this old one up from the grave...just cuz 2nd to hot rods, I love LIVE rocknroll. I'm no musician but I've been banging around my 1965 Slingerland blue sparkles since they were new. Ain't gonna hold a candle to Edell ( check out post #271 ! ) Besides nice revin' V8 rpm's I live for them rockn' sounds!!
  27. 53choptop
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,197


    There is some absolutely cool stuff on here, it just goes to show how much music is a part of the car culture. Speaking of culture, I play the accordion, more of the Conjunto style, its a culmination of San Antonio and South Texas style of folk and polka style music.

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  28. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,569

    from oregon

    I've been known to piss off the neighbors every now and then when I'm in the shop.
    Love me some A.C./D.C. or that little o'l band from Texas.
  29. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,566


    Played bass and guitar in bands for decades.... but because my arthritis is getting worse, I now play mandocello.
  30. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 970


    1pickup - that's a guitar reference. '59 Fender Esquire. Don't really play that one much anymore since I found out what it's worth! Some of the others off the top of my head: Gretsch hollowbody "Jimmy C" pinstriped edition, Fender T-bucket acoustic/electric, Epiphone "AirScreamer" looks like an Airstream trailer, a couple of Sears Silvertones with the amp in case, several Kays from the 60's - love the foil headstock, others I can't remember at the moment. Got a couple of Kay mandolins with the foil headstock, & a Kentucky F-style mando. Some Honer Harmonicas. Been the frontman in a couple bands. Latest was 4 years ago - the deVillebillies. Played covers & originals Recorded 1 CD. Got some worldwide airplay. That's pretty much meaningless, as it doesn't really pay anything. Trying to put together a new 4 piece to just have some fun with. No touring, no drama, just good tunes & a couple beers.

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