The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chili Phil, Oct 26, 2004.
I play drums, guitar, dobro, banjo, and lap steel. None of them very well!
Most of the playing I do these days is out of my iPod. I have a Strat, a LP and a few amps. Only amp worth mentioning is my '68 Fender Bandmaster (SF) amp.
Play guitar in a band of old retired Air force radair techs. Play mostly Fenders 52 am R.I. tele. 98 am strat, 96 Am tele b-bender, 08 les paul custom, 78 music master bass fender tube amps, and waitin on my christmas present to myself a custom paisley black/white made by my friend n band mate Tom stell.
i do bass in this band www.coupe-deville.com for last 15 years...still fun. http://www.coupe-deville.com
Played drums in a couple bands while in High school and college. Pick it every once in a while, but for the most part it just sits there and give me the hairy eye.
Use to play the bar circuit doing mainly honky tonk. Grew up playing a lot of bluegrass. Still have 1963 Epiphone Casino, Fender Strat, 73 Conn F27, Alvarez acoustic, Taylor 614 ce, Peavy amp, Yorkville acous. amp, and 2 fiddles. Have sad story about a mint 1933 f hole arch top Slingerland acoustic. Dont play much anymore just enough to keep fingers somewhat limber.
I play double bass and bass guitar.
Currently in a rockabilly band www.blacksnapper.co.nz , a 50s-70s pop/rock band and a country rock band.
Was fulltime pro for 7 or 8 years. I've played Irish, jazz, jewish, blues, afro-cuban, capetown carnival, latin rock, old country, new country, trad jazz, big band swing, soul, english r n b, and folk.
Gear: the older I get, the lighter and more stripped down it becomes. Gone are the 5 and 6 string basses, the speaker stacks and the heads with more lights and knobs than the cockpit of the space shuttle.
1989 East German solid top double bass with Barbera pickup system and gut strings.
SX Precision bass with TI Jazz Flats (it may be cheap, but it blows every Fender bass I've ever played into the weeds)
Mark Bass amp head.
SWR 4x8 speaker cab.
SWR 1x12 speaker cab (custom made)
Shure Beta 58 mic.
I can only play the radio!
I make traditional Cigar Box Guitars mostly and electric ones and a few regular ones too. I've made about 15 of 'em so far. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Du5n1byziA here's a few and some of my other Vids. Don't bother saying I'm "crazy" or "off a bit" or "not right",,because I know.
Bagpipes are cool , I like to go see the local guys play on St. Pattys Day .
Played drums for years in bands through highschool and university but haven't really played in years. My D.W.'s are set up in the basement gathering dust.
I play bass guitar, harmonica and occasionally the washboard.
For 23 years, played in a weekend band called "Denny & The Cruisers",
doing 50s and 60 rock. One of our favorite things to play, of course, was
Now, for the past 10 or 11 years have worked with a fellow named Max,
who is 73 years of age - a music legend in our part of the country.
Every place we play, someone usually comes up to him to talk about
places he played years ago and they were there dancing and having fun.
The music has always been just a part time thing, but since I retired this
past September, I can go play at any time or place. For the past two
years, we've had a steady Wednesday night job at a local club. Plus we
play other gigs around the area....such as country clubs, fraternal lodges
and parties....doing older rock and country. Nothing better than old cars
and old music.
Have a couple basses.....a Fender Jazz approx 12 years old, a Fender
Zone bass a bit newer, a Hartke Kickback Amp with 12'' speaker and
my favorite for bass and harp - a refurbished 1959 Fender Bassman amp.
Will be playing New Years 2010 party at a local club.
1. Me - on the left. 2. You CAN play bass and harp simultaneously.
3. Have considered making an instructional video entitled "You, Too, Can
Play the Washboard - in 10 Easy Lessons. Not Sold In Stores"
I play the fiddle.
I play drums in a 50's 60's and 70's rock band...nearly every weekend. I am leaving for a show in a few minutes.
All my stuff is pretty old. my drums are zildjans the 60's and early 70's and my drums are 1971 pearls.
I play drums, guitar, bass guitar and blues harmonica. More so as a hobby here and there nowaday's. not enough time between work, and building cars....
Alright then...I play drums..pro since I got out of the army in 91. It's helped finance the car now and then. My current band www.hellboundglory.com released "Scumbag Country" on Gearhead Records a couple years ago, and we're about to release "Old Highs and New Lows" here in January, also on Gearhead. I think I'll be able to afford some new front shocks after tonight's gig! -Chico!
Been a guitar player for 52 years. Took up violin 9 years ago when I inherited my Moms. Now I make my own fiddles for a hobby. Here are some of my fiddles I made.
Hi point of my music was I got to jam with Swiss singer Lilly Martin (The Loop) Mike Dolmetsch (Swiss Keyboard artist and arranger) and German guitarist Ralph Trautner on May 31 this year. Mike is a distant cousin with a kind heart. I am just a play for fun guy and they are all seasoned pros. I was scrambling the whole jam but they were kind enough to have me in to play. Building violins and building engines is not really all that different mentally. Music actually does soothe this savage beast!
A humble musician. VERY RARE ! Thumbs up!
Just checked that out, pretty cool, got a birthday coming up, gonna put the word out to the family....
Been playing bass since 1985 (first year college)... gigged from 89 to 97. Did a cd with the band in 94. Been out of it for a while but have an interest in playing again in a band. Rarest bass I have is a lefty 1996 Gibson EB2, never seen another one.
Also play basic guitar, been playing for 3-4 years.
Would be interested in doing a loungy sinatra, downtempo swing deal if anyone around Chi would be interested.
Drums since 4th grade 1963 I believe,earlier than that if you count the toy Christmas presents.That makes it 47 years.I play all kinds of music but my favorites are Jazz Rock,Big Band Jazz,Blood Sweat and Tears,Motown and Country/Country Rock.In the late sixties I wanted to play Motown music in the worst way.Always wandered who those guys were and figured they made big bucks but lately they came out with a DVD about back then called Standing in the shadows of Motown and I find out that they were making less money at the time for those hits than I was in my uncles country rock band. Had a paid scholarship to Berkley in Boston offered to me but even at 17 knew I didnt want to live on the road and loved cars ,family and art just as much.Have played with several top musicians that confirmed all my fears of what it would be like.Feel I made the right decision and have done some of all of it.Play music,build cars,do art that pertains to my hobby,spend time with my family ,flew airplanes and helicopters,drag raced,more that I would have to take time to remember but looking back I wouldnt change a thing and aint gonna stop now.
i mess around alittle with an electric guitar, not as good as some, but better than most of my friends haha
My younger son and I are learning to play the piano.
Drums. Playing with Lonesome Dave Fisher in Austin at the Carousel Friday 1/1/10 10pm. Honkey tonk/rockabilly/roots etc. Come on out Austin Hambers if you survive new years eve. Also play with Herman the German-beyond description. Will be at the Rockin Tomato on south Lamar next Friday night.
I play with myself....does that count?
In 1977 I bought a new Fender Precision Bass and Plush 400G bass amp. We started a Drunk Rock band "the Imposters" played countless Toga parties, NYC and westchester NY clubs and CBGB's a couple times. Several incarnations over the years, but always with my original singer and mad artist, RT Vegas. Now he plays bass and I'm the Lead Annoyer (singer) --band is called "Not Them Again" cause that's what people used to scream when we played !!!! www.myspace.com/notthemagain
Learning Harmonica, Im a huge blues fan.
Banjo,Guitar,trumpet,etc everything from bluegrass to punkrock
I used to, but I was asked to stop.
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