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Roll call. All you BTS/ATS musicians sound off.

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posted on Apr, 7 2007 @ 12:09 AM
Hello all. Im looking to see how many of you play a musical instrument for self enjoyment or as a working musician or really any experience at all even if you just collect them.
We have quite a diverse group that circulates through both BTS and ATS and I started wondering.
I have been playing guitar for almost 30 years. I started first on drums very early but pursued learning the six sting. Im no pro by any means but have had a few years of regular gigging locally and continue to do so to a degree today. My Gear setup these days is simple- Les Paul into Pod XT(modeler) into laptop with headphones(home) or PRS SE into a Laney tube amp 4x12 half stack(band).
A pretty Modest setup yet covers Blue grass to R&B to Classic Rock to Metal easily.
So what do you play and details are definately wanted.


posted on Apr, 7 2007 @ 09:55 AM
I am an electronic experimental producer/ writer.

My instrument? Reason 3.0

posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 09:52 PM
Position: Second (solo) guitarist and backup vocals in a high school garage band which currently has no name.

Weapon of Choice: Black w/Rosewoord fingerboard Fender Standard HSS (Humbucker/Singlecoil/Singlecoil Pickups) Stratocaster w/ a Line6 Spider III 15 Watt Amplifier with built-in effects.
Secondary Weapon: Alvarez Dreadnaught RD10BK Acoustic Guitar (Black)


posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 10:51 PM

Originally posted by TheRanchMan
Position: Second (solo) guitarist and backup vocals in a high school garage band which currently has no name.


What are your musical inspirations and influences there Ranch?

posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 10:56 PM
Well, since I picked up a guitar last October, I've been enfatuated with playing Classic Rock and blues. And There is one guitarists that fits that:

David Gilmour.

I can play a lot of David Gilmour rhythms and solos, including:

Wish You Were here (entire song)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (solo)

Another Brick In The Wall, Part Three (part of solo)

Dogs (part of solo)

I was asked to join a band three weeks ago, and you've read all the drama that's come up.

But I always think what I play is bad, even though I've had someone cry during a solo.

I'm thinking about doing a podcast with me playing.


posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 01:36 AM
I am a bass guitar player, I have been for about 4 years now, I have been in 3 bands, first was Lady Robot, where I played lead bass, though that lasted like 3 months and we never recorded a song.

The second band, No Friggen Clue, where I play lead bass and synth, its a techno/electronica highly experimental band, we are still going strong after a year and a half and have released a few demo cd's, there was some talk awhile back of a record deal, but that kind of weant under, and at the moment we are sort of on a break from writting and playing.

And the newest band, Hold'em Down Banjos, where I play, thats right, lead bass, we only have a few songs recorded, and our style is very ambient.

And this is my bass, I might post a picture of mine and not one from the peavey site if I can find batteries for my camera.
peavey millennium 4-string BXP blue

If anyone wants to hear any music just ask and I will send a link.

posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 02:09 AM
Early 80's i played bass and sang in a punk/metal band called Armoured Car, then had to get a real job, now my oldest daughter who is 10 plays the drums and is into punk and 1 of my twins is learning the guitar.
Music is a big part of our lives.

posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 03:37 AM
I'm a rapper, dunno if that counts, lol, I am experimenting makin beats on the computer, first timer
havn't been doing this for too long, I'm going to the studio some time next week to record the first beat for my first "perfect" rap song.

I don't know if the computer counts as an instrument but I think it does, DOES make music after all, lol, takes skill like everything else, it ain't easy

posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 04:44 AM

Originally posted by Russian soldier

if the computer counts as an instrument

I got a thread with some of my homemade stuff here...

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 06:56 AM
Hey Very cool. And yes the cpu certainly is an instrument and Rap is certainly music. I play more classic Rock and blues stuff but love to listen to Everything under the sun. And if you have links to your music,bands,pic's or whatever please share as I actually spend more time web listening than the actual radio.
I have some riduclously novice stuff I recorded awhile back thru the Guitar > POD into the note book with basic backing drum beats looped. I primarily made these up on the spot in about a total of a hours time just to see if I like the recorded tones I was getting going direct in.

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 09:41 AM
I own an electric guitar...and a POD

I'm a nub though

[edit on 10-4-2007 by DarkSide]

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 05:01 PM
I have been palying guitar for the past 15 years. I started because I thought that Slash from GnR was the coolest dude everrr. he is still cool, but there are some others that take the cake at this point

I have also dabbled in banjo and piano, but only minimally. I play mostly classic rock, but grew up playing the blues which transitioned into heavy metal, punk, ska and eventually made me an avid fan of rap and hip hop music. Go figure

Anyhow, my musical armory consists of:

1988 Les Paul Standard - Tobacco burst
Yamaha RGX 1800? Electric - Pearl white
1932 National Lap Steel guitar - Tarnished old metal
Sigma Martin Acoustic - Wood tone
Old beat-up Crate solid state 80 watt amp
Dell Dimension 8100
Cool edit pro


Jam till your fingers turn blue...

[edit on 10-4-2007 by Don Wahn]

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 04:15 PM
I've been playing bass guitar for about 8 years, but was in middle school/high school band, where I played both Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, for 6 years, so a total of 14 years.

I play on an Oscar Schmidt hollow body, and use a Fender amp (don't ask me what type it is, I just know it's loud and is big enough for me, lol!).

If you're interested in checking out some of the music, go to , from there, we have a ton of pics, and you can get to some of our songs via the links section. (The songs are on our MySpace page

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 06:44 PM
I've been a semi pro musician for about 15 years and in that time I have learned how to play guitar, upright bass, sax, flute, dobro and harmonica.
Currently Im playing the blues; backing up a singer/songwriter/guitarplayer on upright bass and guitar. We also have a combo for when the venue calls for a bigger band.
We play mostly in beerjoints, casinos and the occasional blues festival.

Cheap Chinese upright
Fender jazz bass
Washburn HB15
Roland Jazz Chorus amp
Big Muff & Dano Overdrive

[edit on 13-4-2007 by whaaa]

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 06:53 PM

Originally posted by Hellmutt

I got a thread with some of my homemade stuff here...

I also play bass (gtr.) and used to play the clarinet in a symphony orchestra.

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 06:56 PM
My instrument is really my voice but I play a little acoustic guitar and now a Yamaha Keyboard.

Here are some of my PODcasts:


Final Moments (about my mother's final moments)

Since you Left (Original Blues Version)

Since you Left (remix - Music by xu - THE BEST!)

Wild Wind (About a past affair)

Middle of Me (Breaking up)

Race Rap (Inspired by an ATS race discussion)
I know... I'm no rapper!

In the Garden (A hymn by request of a board member)


PODcast Despair (a song about being addicted to PODcasting)

The Sisterhood of ATS (for the women on the board)

William One Sac (A reggae wish for WOS)

Majic on Majic (my reply to Majic)

[edit on 12-4-2007 by Benevolent Heretic]

[edit on 12-4-2007 by Benevolent Heretic]

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 09:05 PM
I play the bass. I have a 4-string ibanez and a 5-string Music Man
I also play the Chapman Stick. For those who have never heard of the 'Stick' here is a video. It is the coolest instrument ever.

[edit on 4/12/2007 by digitalassassin]

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 09:46 PM
Wow, DA, that is too cool! Is that you?

Here's a picture of it for those who have never heard of it.

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 01:03 PM
Chapman Stick incorporating digital loops...

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 01:41 PM
That is not me. I can play that song though and I am just as good. I just don't have a video camera to put myself up on YouTube. As soon as I get one I am going to put up many videos. It really is one of the coolest most under-rated instruments. Very tough to learn, but totally worth it.

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