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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. cowboy.3d
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 109

    from Austin TX

    I play drums, guitar, dobro, banjo, and lap steel. None of them very well!
  2. Casey J
    Joined: May 12, 2009
    Posts: 33

    Casey J
    from Ada. MN

    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.
  3. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    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.
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    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.
  5. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    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.
  6. I play double bass and bass guitar.
    Currently in a rockabilly band , 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. :D
    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.
  7. I can only play the radio!
  8. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
    Posts: 533


    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. 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.

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  9. Beano
    Joined: Jan 2, 2009
    Posts: 180

    from Pa.

    Bagpipes are cool , I like to go see the local guys play on St. Pattys Day .
  10. 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.:(
  11. 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
    car shows.

    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.:D
    3. Have considered making an instructional video entitled "You, Too, Can
    Play the Washboard - in 10 Easy Lessons. Not Sold In Stores":eek:

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  12. n1gzd
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 323

    from Acton, MA

    I play the fiddle.
  13. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,117


    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.
  14. Nasty Nate
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 155

    Nasty Nate
    from California

    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....
  15. 49 lincoln
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 251

    49 lincoln
    from reno

    Alright then...I play since I got out of the army in 91. It's helped finance the car now and then. My current band 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!
  16. 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!

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  17. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,666

    Kan Kustom

    A humble musician. VERY RARE ! Thumbs up!
  18. 2Loose
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 404


    Just checked that out, pretty cool, got a birthday coming up, gonna put the word out to the family....
  19. 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.
  20. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,666

    Kan Kustom

    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.
  21. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    i mess around alittle with an electric guitar, not as good as some, but better than most of my friends haha
  22. My younger son and I are learning to play the piano.
  23. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,141

    from Austin, TX

    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.
  24. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,141

    from Austin, TX

  25. The Gambler
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 426

    The Gambler

    I play with myself....does that count?
  26. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 814


    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 !!!!
  27. Learning Harmonica, Im a huge blues fan.
  28. junkrodder
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 36

    from Sweden

    Banjo,Guitar,trumpet,etc everything from bluegrass to punkrock
  29. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,918


    I used to, but I was asked to stop.

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