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post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
seems theres a lot of smf members that are musicians so just so we know-for smf gatherings or just something else in common to discuss.. let the musicians post here what they play & the music they like or pics of their toys. maybe the mods will make this a sticky. nothing better than a smf gathering w/ our own live entertainment too.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #2 of 52
Thread Starter 

here's a few my toys & my modest home studio

i'm still learning the mandolin so i won't force anyone to hear it yet lol.i play & write a lil' of everything..blues,rock,folk,country,progressive etc.

post #3 of 52
I am originally an instrumentalist trained in classical and jazz music. I have been trained in trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn, tuba, piano, guitar and vocals. During high school, I was ranked 5th among jazz tromobonists in the state of New Hampshire. I have since given up most instruments except for guitar, which is now a hobby for me. I am now focused strictly on vocals.

I am currently the lead singer in a band called Morse Code. We perform classic to modern rock cover songs and a handful of originals (we usually stay away from pop but will occasionally throw one in).

4-5 hours of music in our current catalog from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Tom Petty to ZZ Top to the Foo Fighters.

Everything we place is "dance-able" and we love to make a crowd shake their collective booty!

We'd be thrilled to help with any gatherings that take place in New England!

I'd post pictures of my toys, but I'm afraid that my 2 microphones would pale in comparison to gypsy's nice collection of instruments! Very nice toys!
post #4 of 52
I play that geeeetar thang!!!

Serious, I play guitar, keys and other stuff. I've done a few albums and in the process of another. Just click on the link in my sig to hear some of the tunes!!!

I'll post a pic later of some of my instruments!!!!

Kool thread gypsy!!
post #5 of 52
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lol- geetar thing....gypc- the master of understatement.... "boy got mad skills" as they say. i say maestro magnifico infitessimo....and his kids play too.
p.s. thanx monstah- most of these insturments were great deals i found or quality beginner packs i modded a bit.
post #6 of 52
Hey Gypsy, I lucky if I can play the radio. icon_redface.gificon_razz.gifrolleyes.gif I have a 6 string banjo, now I need ambition. icon_cry.gif , Good thread, Terry
post #7 of 52
Hey Monsta are you familaur with Ellis Eye? Their from Manchester too. They came down here to play on my cousins Public Access TV show "Concert Concections. I met their Dad on a Drumming site I USED to spend alot of time on.

I have pictures of my 1980's vintage Ludwigs Super Classics and I have pictures of two of the snares I built. The first is a birdseye maple 20 ply and the second is a mahongany stave shell. If I think about it maybe I dig out a few guitars after I make supper.
post #8 of 52
Haven't heard of them, but if I hear they're playing around here, I'll check them out. Thanx for the tip!
post #9 of 52
GYPC....... dude, you are fantastic. Just took a look/listen on your myspace site. All that practicing sure paid off.
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
awesome kit debi- i was gonna order a double bass 9 piece- but i can't click record on the studio behind all that- much less fit it into the living room. but i am building......

not only does she do great cooks & recipes but she also builds snare drums... i give up.... lol. i thought i was good burning food & chopping up great guitars like eddie vh....
post #11 of 52
I play a guit fiddle. (guitar) I have yamaha my mom bought when I was 3yrs. old. I still play it to this day.
I'm 30 now and so It so it has lots to stories to tell!

So what r we starting a SMF band? LOLicon_smile.gif
post #12 of 52
I will oblige and make this thread a sticky! Seems like a really "get to know your family" type of thread. Enjoy!

I do a bit of strumming'n humming and played trumpet from age seven. Did the usual, school bands, a few dance band gigs, participated in a baroque brass chorale and had a lot of fun along the way. My greatest thrill was when bands like Chicago and BS&T came on the scene. I was at the top of my skill and sat in with a lot of great bands. But life happens, ho hum!

I currently own a Guild A-125 Madeira git and a Buescher 400 trumpet I bought when I was fifteen, a whole forty years ago!

post #13 of 52
The first hammered dulcimer player that speaks up in this thread wins a lifetime of coolness in the eyes of ajthepoolman!

I am listening to Jem Moore right now and am wishing that I had time to learn such a beautiful instrument. Someday!
post #14 of 52
Thread Starter 
thanxfer making this a sticky monty. someday we will have a national gathering of the smf & a wild concert to boot.
aj- i have been the hammered guitarist a few times... but that was the 80's lol.
post #15 of 52
AJ -

I have a hammered dulcimer I bought on eBay that warped on me in transport. Any ideas where I could send it to get it fixed? I have NO idea how to set it up - I bought it after listening to some lady play and couldn't resist. I thought I was in heaven!
post #16 of 52
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have ya googled it debi ? i have a friend back home that is the world's best expert in accordion tuning & repair- imagine that in south texas from a short white lady- but rosie(yes that's her real name) is the best in her field. all the tejano & polka guys( god this sounds crazy) come to her for everything....
post #17 of 52

Just wanted to join the Musicians and say Hi!

As the Saxman it's a no brainer what I play. I am in the Chicago area and play a Yamaha Custom Z alto, A one-owner '68 Selmer MkVI Tenor, and an old Bundy Bari. Double on flute and harmonica and sing some lead vocals. Been in the studio with the band Retroactive www.retroactivechicago.com
for the past week putting together a new demo. Started on clarinet when I was nine and got ahold of an old alto when I was around 15 or so. Have a day gig so I'm just out there havin' fun.

the Saxman
post #18 of 52
Thread Starter 
welcome saxman. now get over to rollcall & tell us about yer bbq/smoking food self. or if this is what got ya to speak up- welcome anyway....we're all about good food,good friends, & good times, welcome to smf.
post #19 of 52
Gypsy I have goggled it but most don't want you to mail it. I might take you up on the accordian repair gal. I got a real old one from Italy and the bellows is cracking.

Welcome Saxman - I am in the process of teaching myself to play sax. I goy a used Selmer from a local music store a cheapie! Just above the student level. Sax is a real sensual sounding instrument!


Well I got a few shots of my downstairs toys. Some are nearly as old as you Gyspy!

I keep these in my bedroom (no commets here!) It kept the kids away from them.
-First the accoustics:
1972 Aria Pro and by beach runner made here in CT a 1976 Applause

-The electrics
Both are Aria Pro IIs the left is a newer one 1994 model the Les Paul clone got them sued and all were recalled - I have 1 of only 3 left that were made it's from 1976. In the middle is tenor Koa Ukulele made by a local a Hawaiian guy on Oahu.

- A few of my favorite harmonicas a few oldie but goodies:
Top is a 1960's Chromatica my boy lost the case, left top a 1960's Comet, top right 1960's Echo Chromatic, bottom left is a newer Marine band, bottom right a small 1960's Echo
post #20 of 52
Good luck with the sax. Be glad to answer any questions or try to help out.
Never figured out how to play a cromatica, my Dad had one.
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