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outlawmws
01-06-2007, 05:02 PM
What musical instruments do you have in the house?

I think this is a unique thread for this forum; variants have been done in lots of the other forums…

Other than my two girls and their flute playing, we’re not terribly musically inclined, but are very interested, and play AT various instruments without formal instruction, beyond the girls and school band (Both got good enough to solo at least once each). I’ve dabbled informally at the guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and am starting on my most recent acquisition, a 5 string Kay open back banjo, none with formal instruction.

SWMBO has some informal guitar playing behind her, many years ago, and both girls dabble informally on the piano, and are pretty good on it all things considered. (I know a couple of strings of notes on the piano, but that’s it.). My son shows the least interest, he has a harmonica that he fiddled with a bit.

I’ve become even more interested in somewhat odd instruments after recently seeing the Decembrists, Primus and a really wild Gypsy punk group called Gogol Bordello that opened for Primus. All three groups used instruments not ordinarily used for rock (Primus was closest to standard rock, but the base player is the lead musician, and played the various basses he used more like a lead guitarist.). The Decembrists in particular kept changing instruments, accordion, violin, mandolin, lute, banjo, the list is long. Gogol Bordello even was using a couple of washboards for percussion effects!

In any case, we have acquired quite a collection over the years, and have arranged many of them on display around our piano. With thirty six instruments and counting, there is enough here to have a session, if enough people that could actually play were in the house at one time. :guitar: :rockon: :banana: :sing: It got me to wondering how many other people have instruments, whether they can play or not, and how many and of what kinds.

To start things off, here is my list with a little info if known:

Yamaha Acoustic guitar - steel string - 73
Yamaha Acoustic guitar - nylon string - 60's?
Granada Acoustic guitar - Steel string - 76
Fender Squire Acoustic guitar - steel string - 2004
Kay 5 string banjo, open back 50's?
Samick Mandolin, 2023 Greg Bennett design ~2000?
New York Pro Mandolin (China) 2003
Bulgetta Banjolin, closed back (English) Old!
Mountain Dulcimer
Hosco Ukulele
Zither - Old
Artley Flute
Vito Flute
Chanter (Bagpipe practice Chanter) 2004 x2 (My daughter and I both bought one)
Reed Flute, Mexico
Hohner Marine band harp (harmonica) C 1960's – My dads
Hohner Marine band harp (harmonica) G 1960's – My dads
Hohner Echo harp 55/80 M2 (harmonica) C/G
Hohner Echo harp 57/120 M2 (harmonica) C/G
Hohner Little Lady harp (harmonica) 4 holes, 8 reeds… 2003
Hohner Marine band harp (harmonica) C 2003
Blues band harp (harmonica) C 2004
Ocarinas (Both girls have one)
Recorder - Wood
Mouth Harp (Jew's Harp)
Kazoo
Spin hand Drum
Hand Drum 2002, (Ceramic and rawhide, looks African, bought at the renaissance faire, Djembe?)
Tambourine
Bongos
mbira. (African, also known as Likembe, Mbila, Board Piano, Thumb Piano, Mbira Huru, Mbira Njari, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Karimba or Kalimba)
Wurlitzer Accordion,
Wurlitzer Upright Piano
Rainstick

Grainger49
01-06-2007, 05:20 PM
Keyboard, classical guitar, Celtic harp, 2 flutes, pan pipes, ocarina, rain stick & a kalimba.

outlawmws
01-06-2007, 05:24 PM
Keyboard, classical guitar, Celtic harp, 2 flutes, pan pipes, ocarina, rain stick & a kalimba.


I forgot our rainstick, and the girls ocarinas!

What is a Kalimba?

outlawmws
01-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Never mind, I found it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbira

And that was one of mine, just didn't know what it was called!

meandog
01-06-2007, 05:32 PM
I love music.
I have a friend cross the street.
Build a fire that you can see for 10 miles away,grab a few cold ones.start jammin.let me tell you we are not very good.
Myself
vox phantom vi same as the beatles used.( elec. 6 )
a late 50's early 60's lafyett. ( elec.6 )
.( try looking that up on google ...nothing not even a pic. )
I just gave them to an old friends son. not delivered yet,old and original.
I kept and love my fender gemeni 3.
old and artic white.
a keeper.
Do not let your kids grow up and not be able to play something.
sounds like you are doing awsome.
i almost wish you had a young one for each inst you have
man you would have to go no where
i envy you.

fotno
01-06-2007, 05:56 PM
My wife might disagree, but compared with you guys, I'm practically musical-instrument deprived.

1 - JB-Player Acoustic (El-Cheapo that I've fine tuned as much as it will fine tune)
2 - '86 Fender Prodigy (Strat mutation with a Kahler trem and a Humbucker in the bridge position)
3 - '67 Gibson SG (stock & ragged out as can be)
4 - King Cornet (played in high school, don't have the heart to part with it)
5 - Hohner Blues Harp (Key of E)
6 - Peavey Delta Blues Amp (tricked out with JJTesla tubes, a mod I would suggest to anyone with a Peavey tube amp still sporting the OEM Sovteks)

meandog
01-06-2007, 06:01 PM
FOTNO....LOVE YOUR SIG.
sorry didnt mean to yell lol

sleddogman
01-06-2007, 06:02 PM
Beneath this roof resides the following, a few which are utilized every day and others periodically as the situation merits...

1966 Fender Jazz Bass
1969 Gibson EB-2 DC Bass (double pickup, cherry finish)
1969 EKO 6-string acoustic with factory pickup (Italian)
1970 EKO 12-string acoustic (Italian)
2001 Fender American Jazz V Bass (5 string normal plus a high C)
2003 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass (Japan - soon to be fretless)
2003 Fender American Strat (black w/ rosewood neck - the "house" electric for visitors.)

wooden soprano and alto recorders
various ocarinas, kazoos, slide whistles
12" tuned Caribbean steel drum
Kalimba (African thumb piano)

plus tons of stuff out in the garage that can be clanked and whacked together to keep a beat. (various size open end wrenches can be quite musical...) :D

jedo1507r
01-06-2007, 06:24 PM
1994 Boston (Kawai) GP-193 baby grand piano
1989 Ensoniq EPS Sampler Keyboard

I had a couple of cheapo Kona acoustic guitars a few years back.

Urizen
01-06-2007, 06:38 PM
All guitars:guitar:

1993 Les Paul Standard w/Duncans
1993 Paul Reed Smith EG-3 w/Fralins
1987 Kramer American Pacer Custom I w/Duncans
'50s Fender Stringmaster Deluxe 6
1997 Martin D-1R (not pictured)

Amps:

Mesa Simulclass 2:90 Power Amp
Mesa/Boogie Quad Preamp
Marshall 1960AV cab
Epiphone Valve Junior stack (not pictured)

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/Urizen_2006/gsetup1.jpg

Acoustic
01-06-2007, 06:49 PM
2002 Martin D-15
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Special
And various key's of Honer Marine Bands... mainly play in G.

Fisherdude
01-06-2007, 08:01 PM
Bach Stradivarius trumpet: B flat.
Bach Stradivarius trumpet: C.
Getzen Eterna 700 trumpet: B flat.
Quesnon trumpet: B flat.
Yamaha FG-750s acoustic steel string guitar.
Classic guitar, model unknown.
Small electric keyboard.
Hohner "Preciosa" harmonica: G.
Hohner "Marine Band No. 1896" harmonica: C.

jonman
01-06-2007, 08:11 PM
I have a Fender Strat. It is the only one I have ever seen that was totally black including keys, neck, fret board body, switch and controls,pickgaurd, pickups and bridge. I play it throu a Fender Concert 65 head and EV Cabinet with 2 twelves. I also have a Washburn D-10 Acoustic and a Lap steel slide guitar.

ozmoid
01-06-2007, 09:04 PM
Outlaw, I'm like you, I play AT a lot of axes without being good enough for public performance :D . That said, I have performed publicly on MOST of these at one time or another:

(These first two I can actually play well)
Aria Hollow-body bass
Several Trombones (including an ancient "Olds Recording" that is my favorite)
Tenor Sax
Akai full-size balanced and weighted keyboard, digitally sampled piano rack module
Couple of Accordions
Ukulele (my currently most played)
Violin
Digeridoo (bamboo version)
several kazoos (great with the ukulele!)
A few harmonicas
penny whistle
fife
trumpet
bugle
lots of hand percussion (drums, tambourine, rainstick, maraca, finger cymbals)

:scratch2: I know I'm forgetting something...

MoparMan
01-06-2007, 10:48 PM
:D
Well, I'm glad someone started this thread. I have way too many to actually list them all. So here is some of them. I've been playing for nearly 30 years. I also play multiple instruments. Here goes:

74 Gibson Les Paul Recording Model (Low/Hi Impedance Pickups, etc) My Favorite versatile one!
70's Univox Les Paul Black Beauty Copy (Almost too good of a copy)
78 Gretsch Super Axe (awesome)
70's Gretsch Country Gentleman (smooth)
Early 80's Fender Telecaster Deluxe
80's Cheapo Yamaha (actually plays & sounds pretty good)
90's Ovation Acoustic Electric
2003 Ibanez Acoustic Electric
60's? Gibson Dove Acoustic
50's Gibson Archtop Acoustic
80's Washburn 12 string Acoustic
60's or 70's Aria Acoustic (dove copy)
60's Fender Music Man Bass
90's Epiphone Bass
60's/70's Fender Precision Bass

61 Gibson Maestro Viscount GA-16VT Tube Amp (14 watts/10 inch Jensen-12ax7's & 6V6 tubes) - This is my favorite
66 Gretsch 6162 Tube Amp (18 watts/two 10 inch and a 3 inch tweeter-12ax7's & 6379 tubes)
Late 70's Crate CR-II amp (real wood/looks like a shipping crate-65 watts/Celestion 12 inch)
Early 90's Fender Princeton 112 Plus (65 watts/12inch)
Early 90's Fender Princeton Chorus (about 30 watts/two 10 inch)

12 piece vintage Pearl Drumset with Zildjian Cymbals
6 piece Roland V-Tour Electronic Drums
Various Percussion Instruments

Two Mackie 1604 - 16 Channel Mixers with XLR10 Expansion
1 Yamaha 24 Channel Mixer
2 Older Sonic Maximizers (422A & 462)
2 Alesis MEQ-230 Equalizers - 30 bands per side
2 DOD 431 series II 30 band mono EQs
2 Phonic PCL3200 Stereo Compressors
2 ART FXR Digital Effects Processors
1 Yamaha P2700 - 1,000 watt power amp
4 Carvin DCM2500 - 2,500 watt power amps
2 Older Crown power amps (can't remember model, around 500 watts each)
2 Echo Layla 24bit/96khz Digital Rack Mount Recorders (8 in / 8 out) - Using AMD Athlon 64 bit 3.4 GHZ computer with 1 GB RAM, 300 GB HD, 256 MB Video, etc
Cakewalk Sonar 6 Producer & Sound Forge 8 Software

4 Yamaha Speakers (two 12 inch and two 15 inch with horns)
4 JBL Speakers (can't remember models on these either; two 15's in each with horns)
4 Carvin 18 inch Subwoofer Cabinets
Mostly all JBL Monitors (8 total)
Shure SM57 and SM58 Microphones

Lots of other stuff but I'm getting tired of typing and would have to go into my studio/building in backyard to see what else I'm leaving out. :smoke:

AudioKeith
01-07-2007, 08:33 AM
I have been a drummer since grade school, my wife wants to learn piano and guitar, and we are trying to develope our sons, Adam, musical talents so:
Casio CTK 496 Keyboard for Adam and mommy
Used upright piano coming, as soon as I find a good one on Craigs List
A couple of off brand acoustic guitars for Adam and mommy, better ones coming as mommy gets better
asst Kaoroke machines and mics
Daddys Gretsch drums and Zildjian cymbals (Adam shares them :)
Lots of percussion: bongos, tamborines, shakers, eggs,chimes, etc
Philippines wood flute

gata
01-07-2007, 01:04 PM
I've also been a musician for a lot of years. I used to gig professionally, and now in the family years, it's hard to justify all the gear. It's just all so fun! Here's a partial list. I've actually pared down over the years.

1976 Fender Strat
1968 Guild CE-100DP
1959 Guild T-100DP
1990 Charvel Surcaster Bass
1964 Hofner Club Bass
1988 Seagull S6
1990s Greg Bennett Royale Bass
1940s Vega Arthur Godfrey Baritone Ukelele
1940s Swedish Bjärton Upright Bass
1970s Optigan
1960s Roland SH-3 synthesizer
No name classical guitar

1965 Ampeg B-18X Portaflex
1965 Gibson Falcon GA-19RVT
1965 Epiphone Mighty Mite EA-22-RVT
1977 Fender Deluxe Reverb
1990s Mesa Boogie DC-5
1990s Peavey Solo

A host of percussion toys, including claves, conga, bongos, tumba, wood blocks, guiros, maracas, ocarinas, harmonica, various shakers and world instruments

A bunch of vintage outboard gear and effects and various digital foo, i.e., drum machines, mixers, mics, blah blah blah, oh yeah and a Baldwin Acrosonic piano

The ones that got away -- lived overseas for a period and sold off a bunch of cool stuff, including a Ludwig Black Beauty snare, a sitar, a 1920s Slingerland Maybell tenor banjo, a bouzouki, a mandolin, a Leslie cabinet, etc.

Good god! When you write a list, it sure looks like more.:o

Estring
01-07-2007, 02:35 PM
My Guitars:
1980's Japanese Squire Strat
1989 Peavey Reactor
1980's Peavey Reactor AX
1984 Peavey Milestone
1980's Peavey Ecoustic
Nylon string from Ecuador.
My Amps:
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Crate GX15R

I also have a Realistic keyboard that I mainly use as a metronome when I practice scales and such.

Mark W.
01-07-2007, 02:44 PM
Nothing past a police/safety whistle or maybe a kazoo but I would have no idea where.

BUT I do play a mean Stereo!

Scorpion8
01-07-2007, 02:52 PM
1 Fender Precision electric bass (me), 1 Yamaha electric keyboard (wife), and 1 electric bass and 1 electric-acoustic guitar (son).

pioneer54
01-07-2007, 03:54 PM
1982 fender telecaster - american- tobacco sunburst
1986 fender strat squire- japan- white
~ 1972 hagstom blonde swede
yamaha f310 acoustic
1972 fender deluxe reverb amp
alto sax
bagpipes-late 1960's (ivory accents)
snare drum
harmonica

outlawmws
01-07-2007, 09:14 PM
SNIP
Good god! When you write a list, it sure looks like more.:o

Yep! Yhat was my reaction also! :yes:

mg196
01-07-2007, 11:15 PM
I have an Epiphone Dot:

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r113/mg196/EpiDot.jpg



I grabbed it for $300 (I couldnt believe Guitar Center of all places came down from $350!!). I can't believe such in inexpensive guitar looks and plays so dreamy. I just like to strum along to Johnny Thunders and the Dolls when the wife ain't home!

onepixel
01-08-2007, 03:59 PM
A classical guitar
Steel string guitar
Couple of harps
An alto sax
An ukulele
Keyboard
A recorder
A Peruvian flute, forget what it was called
A Japanes bamboo flute

Cowbell!!

thenewguy
01-08-2007, 09:17 PM
A classical guitar
Ukulele
Banjo Ukulele
A beautiful Buescher C melody sax (going up on ebay soon):sigh:
An original Hohner Corona button accordion (my favorite):thmbsp:
A small Noble keyboard accordion
And, a cowbell!:D

davidb
01-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Martin D-15
Epiphone Les Paul
Taylor Big Baby
Ventura V-12
Ovation Celebrity
Cowbell
Egg shaker thingy

6thumbs
01-08-2007, 10:11 PM
25th aniversary taylor xxv dr,, 80s yamaha 12 string,,70s hagstrom classical,,,60s silvertone archtop,,,alverez ad65ce,,88 clapton strat, 80,squier pbass,,, ramierz 2e classical,,80s, japanese martin d35 knock, cf mountain for amps a fender princton chorus and a centaur accoustic

Sniper
01-15-2007, 10:27 AM
Martin HD-28V (Guitar)
Martin 000-28VS (Guitar)
Fender Telecaster ("62" Reissue Candy Apple Red)
1969 Fender Pro Reverb (Amp)
Deering Calico (Banjo)
Japanese Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute)
Dijeridu (Austrailian Wind Instrument)
88 Key Keyboard
Violin

Mystic
01-18-2007, 11:35 AM
Cool thread. I rarely travel this far down AK's main page and tend to miss most of these musical instrument threads whlie they're still fresh. I always come up short when responding to the various "what audio equipment do you have ?" lists that pop up under the audio equipment forums above, but instruments I got.

Gibson:
1942 J-45
1954 Maestro Amp (4 8-inch Alnico Gold Jensens)
1955 Les Paul Special (limed oak, 2 P-90s)
1956 Les Paul Standard (gold top, 2 P-90s)
1956 Les Paul Custom (black, 1 Alnico + 1 P-90)
1957 ES-225 (2 PUs, 1 P90 + 1 Alnico)
1958 G-40 Amplifier (Les Paul Model w/ 1 12-inch Blue Jensen Special Design)
1959 Lapsteel
1961 ES-175
1963 Firebird I
1963 Skylark Amp
1966 Flying V
1966 Johnny Smith
1967 EB-2 Bass (2 HBs, cherry finish)
1980 Les Paul Standard (Heritage Elite model)

Fender:
1954 Esquire
1955 Deluxe Amp
1957 Lapsteel
1957 Bassman Amp
1962 Pro Amp (brown tolex)
1963 Stratocaster (Olympic White w/ "slab" rosewood board)
1964 Super Reverb Amp
1964 Twin Reverb Amp
1968 Telecaster Custom Esquire (single PU, top/back binding)

Other:
1928 Slingerland Banjo (5 string)
1931 National Style 1 (tricone)
1933 National Duolian
1950 Martin D-28
1960 Hammond B-3 Organ (but not the Leslie 360 degree speaker)
1962 Marshall Combo Amp (2-12 inch celestions)
1963 Martin 00-18
1968 Hiwatt 100 (100 watt head w/ single 4-12 inch Frane cabinet)
1968 Bozo Acoustic (6 string model)
1970 Steinway Piano (baby grand)
1987 Paul Reed Smith "Standard" (natural mahogany finish, 2 PRS HB PUs)
1988 Jackson "Telecaster" (neck-through, active electronics, 2-way finish)
2002 National Resophonic VS Tricone (reissue Style I tricone w/ steel, not brass, body)

Fisherdude
01-18-2007, 02:06 PM
:jawdrop: Holy smokes!!! You know what's coming next, don't you...


:worthless:

I'm assuming huge, softly lit rooms lined with gleaming display cases...

Dusty Chalk
01-19-2007, 01:47 AM
Lots of synthesizers, mostly rackmount units;
A couple of keytar-type controllers;
One more typical keyboard controller;
A Starr Labs Ztar controller;
A couple guitars;
A piano;
An accordian;
Maybe an acoustic guitar somewhere.

Mystic
01-19-2007, 11:47 AM
:jawdrop: Holy smokes!!! You know what's coming next, don't you...


:worthless:

I'm assuming huge, softly lit rooms lined with gleaming display cases...

Fisherdude:

LOL -- I'm sittin' here with a pile of 35mm snapshots -- yeah, [B]real[B] pictures -- of the instruments. Looking through this pile reminds me of two things: (1) the few instruments I forgot to include in the original listing above (e.g., two Les Paul Jrs, 1 '54 and a '58 Double-Cutaway model, and a cool copper-colored Danelectro electric) and (2) the many instruments I used to have but traded, sold or even gave away over the years. Not to mention the two dozen assorted instruments and amplifiers I was obliged to, uh, surrender, to an ex-wife... Funny, she hated 'em all during the marriage, but upon exiting the situation, boy did the WAF increase! Anyway, I'll see what I can do about getting some number of these "real pictures" scanned, uploaded, etc.

1948epiphone
01-19-2007, 01:53 PM
This is fun. It pays to get old, because you have a lot of stuff. Here's mine, as best this old brain can recall

1934 National Style O
1941 Gibson L-5P (cutaway) sunburst
1941 Gibson L-30
1948 Epiphone DeLux, blond (that name ring a bell?)
1950 Fender Champion lap steel, got 2 of those suckers
1956 Fender Stringmaster w/3 eight string necks, blond
1963 Martin D-28
1965 Fender DeLux Reverb
1996 Fender '52 reissue
undated MSA double 12 pedal steel
199? Scheerhorn Dobro
199? Fender Pro Junior tweed amp
1994 Fender VibroKing amp
2003 Martin OM-18GE
And a bunch of other forgettable crap.

Like I say, maybe it pays to get old. I play all this stuff.

doctorbongo
01-19-2007, 02:21 PM
Full Tama custom mahogany rockstar trap set
(3 bass mount toms, floor tom, bass)
two huge Ludwig vintage floor toms
assorted toms
spare snare drum (vintage pearl)
zildjian and paiste cymbals
Val-Jay golden oak bongos
LP Aspire mahogany bongos
LP golden oak congas
assorted more or less decorative drums
bunch of maracas

cowbell

bordeno
01-19-2007, 03:06 PM
A '79 Strat, black with white neck. Lovely. The first really good guitar I ever had. Hopefully not the last.

Like to have a Les Paul but they're so darned expensive!

Mystic
01-19-2007, 04:50 PM
...
1934 National Style O
1941 Gibson L-5P (cutaway) sunburst
1941 Gibson L-30
1948 Epiphone DeLux, blond (that name ring a bell?)
1950 Fender Champion lap steel, got 2 of those suckers
1956 Fender Stringmaster w/3 eight string necks, blond
1963 Martin D-28
1965 Fender DeLux Reverb...

I like, I like very much. This reminds me that I once had a very nice Epi full archtop hollowbodied electric, it was a 1953 Zephyr Emperor Regent and, like your DeLuxe, had the blonde finish. I know have a pic of that one around here somewhere, so hopefully can post that along with scanned images of the others.

JoeESP9
01-19-2007, 09:18 PM
I don't have a lot. All bass!
Hagstrom neck on custom body with custom pickups. Very thin neck, very fast action.
Fender Precision Bass 1962? five digit serial number.
Gibson EB-3 Chocolate Brown
Steinberger Bass (original)
Ampeg Baby Bass
Old German upright

Amplifiers
Sunn Colosseum 2 15" cabinets
Ampeg B-15
Traynor YBA-3 2 18" cabinets
Fender Bassman (Brown):smoke:

1948epiphone
01-19-2007, 11:28 PM
Mystic,

Thanks for the kind words. I play the L-5 in a geezer big band, and use the DeLuxe Reverb on band gigs. The OM-18GE is one of the nicest acoustics I've played. I've owned the D-28 for 40 years and don't play it much anymore, the thing is deafening but I like the smaller guitar. Anyhow, its nice to meet folks who know good stuff when they see it.

saxmeister
01-21-2007, 02:42 AM
I think this thread needs to qualify what counts as a real instrument. Ha ha ha! What about the spoons???

I'm glad to see so many people sharing their babies.

Most of my list includes the following:
1921 Buescher curved soprano sax
1921 Buescher C Melody sax
Yanagisawa Alto sax
Yanagisawa Baritone sax
1954 Buffet SuperDynaction tenor sax
Olds Parisienne Alto Sax
Mexi-Conn "Shooting Star" alto sax
Old Noblet metal clarinet
Noblet plastic clarinet
King Lemaire wooden clarinet
2 Bundy flutes
Artley intermediate flute
chanter practice pipe
several electronic keyboards (el cheapos)
several pennywhistles and wooden flutes
el cheapo acoustic guitar
el cheapo tenor ukelele (or ukulele, depending upon which part of the world you reside)
el cheapo banjo
various hand percussion instruments
my computers (I count them since I use them for most of my electronic music production)

I know I've got others and blast if I can't remember any of 'em!:scratch2:

ampegdan
01-23-2007, 11:14 PM
1973 Fender Tele Custom
1981 Ibanez Artist
1966 Guild D-40
196? Danelectro Convertible
196? Harmony Meteor
1917 Martin mandolin
1960's Japan. mandolin
home-built dulcimer-by me
home-built guitar-also by me
60's Pearl drum set
1993 Peavey Foundation bass
Assorted 60's 70's Ampeg amps (amps are instruments too, y'know)
piano
coupla harmonicas
two recorders
two Irish tin whistles
two Irish bodhrans (drums)
bongos

fdrennen
01-24-2007, 06:27 AM
A Balwin Organ (Wish it were a Hammond!), Several 61 note Cassio keyboards, and a Miracle Piano Keyboard used as a midi controller.

Thor74
01-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Another bassist here.

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass with Seymour Duncan Antiquity II's
Benavente Vintage Vortex 5
1981 Ibanez Roadster P/J setup with Dimarzio's, and passive/active switch.
1963 Gibson EB-3
Lakland Hollowbody Skyline with Barts
Burns Bison 1963 reissue
Burns Marquee reissue
Epiphone Jack Casady bass
Ibanez AEB10 electric/Acoustic

and

1975 Gibson 355
Martin HD 12-28
Yamaha classical
there is a piano and a kazoo around somewhere.

Don't even ask about the amps and cabs.

outlawmws
01-26-2007, 10:51 AM
SNIP
there is a piano and a kazoo around somewhere.
SNIP


Wow, I can understand losing track of a kazoo, but a piano too? :headscrat

:D

Dusty Chalk
01-26-2007, 01:14 PM
Mebbe it's a toy piano.

James Hart
01-26-2007, 09:32 PM
2006 Worker Bee fretted 7 string bass www.beebasses.com
2004 Benavente 51 series fretless 6 string www.benaventeguitars.com
2003 Benavente 51 series fretted 5 string
1981 Ibanez Destroyer (being hotrodded with tremelo, Delano pickups and Bee Pre)
*in progress* 2007 Thunder Bee bolt neck fretless 6 string (due late 2007)
1991 Hamer 5 string (defretted and bartolini pickups installed)
1992 Fender Strat (black with purple moto pickguard)
1974 Yamaha Acoustic

Mid 90s Peavey Classic 400 (400 watt all tube head) www.classic400.com
early 80s Ashly CL50E rack compressor
2006 Accugroove El Whappo cabinet www.accugroove.com

late 60s Whirlitzer Upright Piano
2001 Yamaha beginners keyboard

Ben
02-01-2007, 01:45 AM
James, your Bennies are some of the nicest basses I've seen. They turned my head pretty good when I saw them over at TB.

Here's my notables:

2001 MusicMan StingRay5 bass - Burnt Apple finish
G&L SB-1 (P-bass)
Ampeg B-15N with JBL 2226
Fender Bassman135 with Tele ECC81/ECC83 and Valve Art KT66
Custom DR250 and Tuba24 horn loaded cabs designed by Bill Fitzmaurice
Roland drum machine (early humanizer unit)
Moog MF-101 envelope filter with four expression pedals
Harmony Meteor hollowbody electric guitar c1962
Epiphone Les Paul Jr with Gibson S-1 pickups and electronics
Vox/Thomas Pacemaker 10"/EL84 combo
Miceli Czech upright bass c1931
Buffet Bb Clarinet c1950s
Slingerland Radio King traps - 30s/40s (these are AMAZING!! - 13", 14" rack toms, 18" floor tom that also has kick hoops and a 26" kick drum)
Ludwig Supraphonic snare 14x5
Akai DPS16 daw
Buescher Alto Sax - silver - prewar?

MandoChamp
02-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Wow you guys surprise me! I have always been paranoid about putting big lists of inventory on the web for potential theives to look at. I guess if you are relatively anonymous on the list they wouldn't know where to look you up:banana:

This is my second post on AK; this place is very cool!

I am a Mandolinist and Guitarist, with side trips into Octave Mandolin, Ukelele, Tiple, Domra, Balalaika, Terz Guitar. I am an endorsing artist for Weber (Sound to Earth Ltd.) so I hope to one day have everything in their line!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised people so into reproducing sound would be into creating it also. Like I said, this is a very cool place, but I bet I'm not telling you anything you didn't already know.

Ben
02-03-2007, 12:05 AM
I'm not too worried. My 120 pound dog has a convenient appetite for strangers' nutsacks. I've not heard of too many guys willing to trade that for a $100 snare drum.

Good point though.

daddydlb
02-03-2007, 01:23 AM
My wife plays piano and sings. Kids are both learning piano and guitar, then the youngest has a drum kit. I am gonna learn bass, if that is possible.
Wurlitzer upright piano.
Acoustic guitars. 2 both youth
Behringer Electric. youth
Gromman Drum set
Washburn T24 Bass guitar.
Youth accordian.
Hohner Harps. 2
Various percussion instruments.
Rain stick.

mike hatt
02-04-2007, 01:25 AM
well, for being only 21 i think ive done well..but sometimes, compared to the people who've lived long enough to see the 1960s guitars in action brand new..maybe not.

What i've got

Pearl export drunkit sparkle gray finish with zildgian a custom and mastersound cymbals and a chad smith signature snare as well as tama iron cobra bass pedals and a ludwig snare of unknown vintage but sounds great for jazz.

Roland vs2000cd digital audio recorder
alesis adat eight track digital recorder, uses super vhs tapes
roland mc505 groovebox
roland fantoma xa expanded with the supreme dance card
yamaha motif se-6 expanded with the analog modeling synth and percution cards
mackie cfx 16 mixer i m getting rid of
Roland juno 60 early eighties analog synth
korg micro korg mini synth/vocoder
ibenez seven string electric guitar
washburn lion series idle guitar
yamaha elec/acoustic
carlos robeli electric violin
peavy elec guitar
crate 120 watt combo amp two seleschians inside
ibenez five string bass of unknown series and age.
various efx processors, four alesis 3630 compressors, two dbx project one mic preamps, three art digital efx units, two tc electronics m300? digital efx processors, tc helicon voice processor, line six rack pod xt (hate it) sans amp tube imulator bass preamp, two samson stereo fifteen band eqs, dbx 120a subharmonic synthesizer a pyle ..yeah i said it..digital sampler, four power conditioners..all rack mountable pieces

amps,
two crown k2 amps, one studio one dj system
hafler p7000 dj system
qsc rmx 1450 home theater
two altec 1594c amps studio monitors,
nad integrated something, other monitors/smaller ones
altec 1590b dunno what its going to be for.

Monitors,
electrovoice 15trxb in carlson cabs driven by the altecs.
krk 6.5 somethings driven by the nad amp

dj
two numark cdx1 digital cd turntables, scratches like vinal but plays cds and mp3s
raine mixer..cant remember the model, pyle crossover,
electrovoice s18-3 speakers used as mids/highs
two custom bass bottom cabs four 12s each, plays flat to 31 hz

i'm sure i've forgotten a few things, some of my stuff is scattered here and there.

Theoberheim
02-08-2007, 02:13 PM
I have the following setup:

Rickenbacker 4003 Bass
Tacoma CB10 Acoustic Bass
Squire II Percision Bass
Boss Flanger, Boss Distortion, Boss Digital Delay, Crybaby Wah Pedal
Boss DR 770 Drum Machine
Roland SH 32 Synth
Korg MS 2000
Alesis ION
Oberheim OB-1
Moog Minimoog
Digiridoo
Acordian

....all fed through my Yamaha CR-1020 to my Magnapan MG-1's via a Behrenger Mixer. Sound.....perfect for my studio.
When playing live, I use an Ampeg 350W Head with an 18" Woofer (I am a bass player and I like to use a cabinet that will punch a guy right in the balls!)

Jovinyl
02-08-2007, 05:22 PM
Aspen Les Paul copy- Hot rodded Gibson Pickups and hardware. Grover machines
BC Rico Eagle-neck through
BC Rich Warlock-Platinum Series( something different about it reverse head stock maybe active electronics. still searching for info)
Alvarez by Yari-DY73 CS
Alvarez 12 string-5021
Gibson J50 Deluxe
Gibson Mandolin- A series
Sapphoro Harp

Fender Champ 12
Fender Blues JR.
Polytone Mini Brute II

clane
02-09-2007, 09:15 AM
1979 Ibanez Studio ST300, the only one I've seen that wasn't done in the natural wood finish.

In pretty good condition despite a little damage to the finish in the form of nicks/dings. Original Tri-Sound Active Electronics still work great.

Pilot
03-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Two Yamaha keyboards, a pair of clarinets, flute, trumpet, and a grand piano. Here's a pic of the piano.

Bryan

sleddogman
03-08-2007, 10:30 PM
Reading through this thread, I was just thinking . . .

It'd be fun if one of these major annual AudioKarma get togethers included an B.Y.O.E. open stage night... :thmbsp:

wajobu
03-13-2007, 03:34 PM
Yamaha Nylon vintage 1979...need to verify the Model # (still learning, after all these years!)
Yamaha Trombone
Pearl Export Drumkit (nice in Black!)
A couple of Casio Keyboards
Some handmade recorders from France (made by my wife as a child in the 1960s)
A couple of backpacking Ocarinas


Still waiting for that Mellotron...someday, I hope...I don't want sampling software, but I want the REAL beast.
http://www.mellotron.com/

I would love one of those Martin backpacking guitars and a dulcimer.

junkaudio
03-13-2007, 03:44 PM
i like guitars still want a yamaha sg 2000

celticguitar
03-18-2007, 09:10 AM
Good post
I have Alvarez acoustic, 2 Ibanez bass one was 1970 Blazer garbage can find, Two Gibson les paul style electric. one bought, one hand built, Mandolin .Bouzuki. 3 mountain dulcimers all hand made latest one Koa back and sides with sitka spruce top,15 violins 6 hand made, rest bought, 2 electric violins, various drums irish, flute, clarinet, tin whistles, bag pipes, various recorders Yamaha keyboard, upright piano restored by me, plucked psaltery , bowed psaltery both hand made and to top it off small recording studio ten track digital recorder , 6 tap mixer, rack mount effects module(84).Alesis power amp JBL monitors. Drum machine, and vraious good mikes a couple of russian ones too.
All instuments noted hand made I built. I play the bass, acoustic, electric guitar dulcimer mando amd bozuki harmonica plucked bowed psaltery. My beautiful wife plays all the Violins I try to make her a new one at least once a year. We record alot but not so much lately as we we work opposite shifts as nurses she med surg I psych. But we try.
KEEP ON PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thmbsp:

PeteC
03-19-2007, 12:22 AM
Man, you guys rock. Me, I have three fiddles: two German ones made about 1850 and a $99 special. One of my fiddles has a lion for the scroll. That was my main player when I was in a band. Classically trained, I play Celtic and American old-time (and bluegrass if I am forced to). The $99 special is my jam-session instrument and my busking instrument.

I had a really nice 1970's Alvarez F-style mandolin that I never should have sold. Man that was a nice instrument. Stupid me. I sold it for $$ to finance a target rifle (another obsession).

Got a Sigma DR28H, a very nice Martin copy.
One mountain dulcimer.
One D pennywhistle.
One Yamaha beater guitar that goes on camping trips. Everyone has to have a beater guitar for campouts.

Recently went over to the Dark Side and got a Yamaha 112 that I am learning on. Got a Behringer 30 watt Vintager w/12" Celestion :thmbsp: and a Fender Blues Jr. that I use with with a Blues Driver pedal. Fuuuuuuuun. Can you say 'brown sound'. :rockon: The Yam has crummy pickups though so I am getting ready to change them out.

#1 son is a cellist so we have a couple of those around.

Pete

ARJohn
03-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Funny seems like my dreams up ultimate audio systems went south when I bought a 4 track off ebay . I had 1 guitar at the time
Yamha FG-450 , '85 my first playable guitar
but since then I picked a few more and I am now more intent on finding instruments or gear than stereo stuff , I guess I think it will make me sound better .
Gibson Wm-45
Ibanez Pf-10 camper
Godin a-8 manolin
Art&lutherie ami
Yamaha DD drum machine , sucks unless you actually play drums
various harmonicas
kazoo
yamaha recorder ( can't play it , forgot I took it grade school )
bongo's and such
mic's and stuff
Akai DPS12 studio

Gone but not forgotten
Epiphone SG400
Seagull M12
H&K edition blue 30 amp

I find I get more fun out of "playing " music than listening these days , although that goes it fits . I only wish I had started this as a teenager instead of wasting all those hours listening to 8 tracks in my bedroom.
:music:

GibsonLesPaul
06-01-2007, 04:57 PM
Got a couple of electrics and a couple of acoustics but the only one worth mentioning is my 1975 Gibson Les Paul with tobacco sunburst finish and lots of love rash from being played all these years.:D

stewby
06-01-2007, 05:24 PM
I have a pair of Ovations, a 1976 Patriot acoustic and a 1997 Adamas, both purchased new.

Morden2004
06-01-2007, 07:39 PM
Recently added a keyboard; a Roland E-09 Arranger. Awesome sounds.

Paul

ozmoid
06-01-2007, 10:19 PM
For the next week, I have a Tuba! :banana: The whole section is graduating, so I'm playing with the High School Band for Baccalaureate and Graduation. :D

onepixel
06-02-2007, 02:53 AM
A classical and steel string guitar. Alto sax, keyboard, a couple of harps. A funky Peruvian flute, a recorder, a kazoo! Wish I still had the Les Paul.

Dave S
06-04-2007, 07:55 PM
1970s Optigan

You have an Optigan and nobody even commented on that! I wonder how many people have even heard an Optigan? Perhaps the weirdest instrument ever. I'd love to find one. That and maybe a Theremin and you're all set to make some pretty strange music!

Chipp
06-07-2007, 12:51 PM
I've currently got a Yamaha B-flat concert tuba, an older Conn/Selmer pea-shooter (trombone), Carlo Robelli electric/acoustic guitar, and a cheapo Yamaha keyboard.

Jovinyl
06-10-2007, 01:19 PM
New addition. Something about Aspen Guitars I like. I have hot-rodded LP copy. This came my way. Nice fingerpicking guitar. lot of bottom that other guitars I have lack. A little shy on sustain compared to my Gibson J-50 but close to Alvarez Yari DY73CS. Have no idea how it compares to a Gibson Humming bird. A good take anywhere guitar. Pretty impressive.

sdmf
06-10-2007, 02:02 PM
1974 Gibson SG Standard
1984 Gibson Invader (poor man's Les Paul) great guitar!
B.C. Rich Mick 7 Sig. Series Warlock
Ibanez bass
Jasmine electric-acoustic
Marshall 100 watt JCM 2000 Dsl 100 Full Stack
Pearl 7 piece, double bass, Export EX drumset:guitar: :thmbsp:

SOTA
06-12-2007, 02:38 PM
Here we go...

1976 3pup Les Paul Custom
1978 BC Rich Seagull
1992 Fender Telecaster/Bardens
1994 40th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster/Bardens
2004 Taylor 307
and some obscure Chinese mini-strat

The amps...

1973 Marshall PTP 100w SB full stack w/original greenbacks
1976 Fender Vibro Champ
1979 Fender Champ
1989 Mesa Boogie 50cal.+
1994 Pignose Hog-20
Yamaha ProMix 16ch automated mixing board

etc., etc., etc.,....

J.R.

Doctordirt
06-12-2007, 03:07 PM
Series Ten (St.Luis Music) PJ bass
Japanese SG copy
Hartke Combo bass amp
2 marshall lead 12
Jay turser Jr accoustic
Unknown dreadnought

Nothing special, just something to pdiddle around with.

stuartk
06-12-2007, 03:21 PM
My wife has a Cuatro, and I have an acoustic guitar that I bought from the same maker. (Neither one is anything fancy, but they didn't cost much and they're fun to noodle around on.)

stuartk
06-21-2007, 08:17 AM
Here we go...

1976 3pup Les Paul Custom
1978 BC Rich Seagull
1992 Fender Telecaster/Bardens
1994 40th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster/Bardens
2004 Taylor 307
and some obscure Chinese mini-strat

The amps...

1973 Marshall PTP 100w SB full stack w/original greenbacks
1976 Fender Vibro Champ
1979 Fender Champ
1989 Mesa Boogie 50cal.+
1994 Pignose Hog-20
Yamaha ProMix 16ch automated mixing board

etc., etc., etc.,....

J.R.

Some very nice stuff there. :)

I exchanged some e-mail with Neil Moser a couple of years ago and talked about his old designs. He's got a web site now http://www.nealmoser.com/

Does your Marshall have 6550s or EL-34s? For a long time amps sold in the US used 6550s because they were more readily available. (They used EL-34s in the UK and Europe.)

I converted a lot of Marshalls to use EL-34s and the owners were uniformly pleased with the results. Suddenly their Marshall amp sounded more like a Marshall amp. They also became far more sensitive to "touch" and you didn't have to crank them up as much to get a good sound.

Jim Campbell
06-21-2007, 08:44 PM
rickenbacker 3001
squire copy jazz w/bartolinis
squire tele
korg dw 8000
buffet b flat clarinet
vito bass clarinet
carvin 300 bass head
banquox single 15 bass bins x 3
peavey tko 80
zero talent

sleddogman
06-22-2007, 06:53 AM
Some very nice stuff there. :)

I exchanged some e-mail with Neil Moser a couple of years ago and talked about his old designs. He's got a web site now http://www.nealmoser.com/

Does your Marshall have 6550s or EL-34s? For a long time amps sold in the US used 6550s because they were more readily available. (They used EL-34s in the UK and Europe.)

I converted a lot of Marshalls to use EL-34s and the owners were uniformly pleased with the results. Suddenly their Marshall amp sounded more like a Marshall amp. They also became far more sensitive to "touch" and you didn't have to crank them up as much to get a good sound.
Marshalls with 6550s were typically the 50 watt JMP MK II made from 1974 on through the 80s along with the JMP 2204. Anything prior to that was EL34 or KT88 (5881/6L6GC) until Marshall switched back to EL34s. Here's a brief chart (http://marstran.com/Historic%20Data%20Base.htm) with an example of the components and specs over the years.

Marshalls with 6550s have a sound more like old Ampeg SVTs, which are ok for bass, but lack that classic sonic signature for guitar that EL34s provide...

stuartk
06-22-2007, 03:35 PM
Marshalls with 6550s were typically the 50 watt JMP MK II made from 1974 on through the 80s along with the JMP 2204. Anything prior to that was EL34 or KT88 (5881/6L6GC) until Marshall switched back to EL34s. Here's a brief chart (http://marstran.com/Historic%20Data%20Base.htm) with an example of the components and specs over the years.


I could have sworn I modified some 100W heads too. Well, it was a long time ago. :)

The story I got at the time was that Unicord put 6550s in everything.

Oh, and I think you meant KT66, not KT88.

The KT66 was similar to the 6L6 (and if I remember the EL37 was also an equivalent).

The KT88 was more in line with the 6550.

whyaskit
06-22-2007, 06:24 PM
a piano
a synth - Casio HZ-600, 80's vintage
an acoustic guitar - Epiphone
a flute
a trumpet
several recorders
I wish I still had my Ovation acoustic, Fender P-J and my Yamaha DX-7

milkpowder
06-23-2007, 10:32 AM
Three 4/4 violins
A couple smaller 3/4, 1/2 violins (I think;))
Recorder
Viola
Kawai 6' 1" grand piano
Rodgers Trillium T807 organ

My dad plays the organ, piano, viola and the violin. I play the violin and a bit of piano. My mom plays the piano and a bit of viola and my brother plays the violin and piano.

Tube Radio
07-02-2007, 07:19 PM
A Fender Champion 600, Champ amp and matching ( at least in color) Fender lap steel guitar. I don't play they were handed down to me by my step-moms dad.

gearhound
07-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Acoustic guitars:
Washburn WD18SW (all solid mahogany)
Washburn D10SDL (rosewood back & sides)
Washburn D10SZ (zebrawood back & sides)

Electric guitars:
Teisco E-110
Teisco E-200
Kay E-200
Conrad single PU
Heit Deluxe (Jaguar clone)
Lawsuit copy SG (maker unknown)
St. Louis Blues stratocastor
Squier Affinity Telecastor Special
Agile Al-2000 P-90 Gold Top
Ibanez GAX50
Ibanez GSZ120
Westone Spectrum ST
Washburn WI14
Decca/Teisco dual Gold Foil PU's w/chrome pick guard

Amps:
Roland Cube 15
1965 Harmony H400 (3wpc tube amp)
Epiphone Valve Junior head amp w/1 x 12 EarCandy cabinet & Celestion G12H30 speaker

Steve

mrz80
07-06-2007, 10:26 AM
Custom Telecaster built by John Sprung a terribly long time ago
Jay Turser JT-134 semi-hollow electric
Martin Shennandoah D-2832 acoustic
Cheap undersized classical my Dad bought on a streetcorner in Torino when he was in the Navy in the 50s
7/8 violin stuck in the hall closet
Casio PX-310 digital piano
Clarinet buried somewhere in firstborn's closet
Olds Recording F-trigger trombone in firstborn's room
A Tonette plastic recorder thingie in my keepsakes drawer
Couple of harmonicas in the kids' rooms somewhere I'm sure

SOTA
07-08-2007, 02:09 PM
Does your Marshall have 6550s or EL-34s? For a long time amps sold in the US used 6550s because they were more readily available. (They used EL-34s in the UK and Europe.)


Sorry for the long wait for a reply, I've been busy! My Marshall uses EL34s and has from new but then I'm in Canada and our Marshalls were all UK spec. We never got the ones with the 6550s here. The poop I got on the use of the 6550s was to increase tube life because people beat the hell out of those amps so the USA distributor used them to keep the warranty claims down.

J.R.

jt1stcav
07-08-2007, 02:50 PM
At one time for many years, the Tidwell household had all sorts of keyboard instruments...as a kid my dad had an assortment of Baldwin, Hammond, WurliTzer, and Rodgers electronic organs. For the last 20 years there was an 1898 Steinway & Sons upright piano, a 1904 Estey 2-manual/pedal church reed organ, an entry-level Yamaha MIDI keyboard from the '90s, and a 19 rank 2-manual/pedal residence pipe organ in the American Classic style my dad built for his house (the entire 2-car garage was redesigned and enclosed for the organ chambers; the pipes spoke through the Swell expression shades in the foyer into the formal living room).

Due to unforseen circumstances and space limitations, they have all been sold and are now in new homes for their new owners to enjoy.:sigh:

All that's left there now is my youngest brother's year old Ibanez SR 305 DX 5-string electric bass guitar (silver with rosewood fretboard in mint condition...it's for sale to anyone who's interested)!:yes:

BushmasterM4
07-09-2007, 02:59 PM
I play all in my studio and do a little recording also. Im new to the recording process but have been playin guitar for a few years. Drums and singing are whats killing me. The kids in the pics are my son on drums and a friend of his on guitar. Its all my equipment. If you look in one of the pics you can see my Sansui 9090db, Polk 10's and a 30 pound Pioneer turntable (PL15 I believe). Click on the Soundclick link to listen to some of the awful stuff I record. :)
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/DCP_2338.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/DCP_2335.jpg
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http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/DCP_2317.jpg

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=695947

BushmasterM4
07-09-2007, 03:00 PM
More Pictures

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/DCP_2315.jpg
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http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=695947

FZfan
07-15-2007, 02:42 PM
Martin GTC-16E Acoustic/Electric (amazing sound)
An early Peavy Patriot Electric Guitar (I've had it 20+ years)
Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Strat Pro (bad @## guitar)
An el-cheapo practice amp but loud enough to bother the neighbors (don't ask me how I know...)

I'm looking for a good amp to match my guitars. I like the tube gear but also like the Line 6 solid state gear.

fps_dean
07-25-2007, 09:28 PM
http://www.yumb.com/gear/029.jpg

http://www.yumb.com/esp.jpg

Sold the Jem for the ESP.. picked up a strat since.

bebopdeluxe
09-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Hoo boy...

Guitars -

'56 Gibson Les Paul Standard (i.e. Goldtop) - all original other than refin top and neck
'59 Gibson Les Paul Junior (all original)
'68 Gibson ES-330 (all original...gotta love those P-90's!)
'04 Heritage Eagle archtop
Epiphone Elite Les Paul Standard Plus (with Tom Holmes HB pickups)
Epiphone G-400 (set-neck SG-copy)
Danelectro Hodad 12-string
Steinberger Spirit GU Deluxe (my headless travel guitar)
Kramer Focus VT-111 (all tricked up with custom pickups and Fender parts)

Acoustics -

Gibson J-100
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M
Simon and Patrick SP12 Spruce 12-string
Seagull M6
Avante AV-2 baritone guitar

Basses -

'86 Fender Precision
'84 Fender Squire (Japan) Jazz
Fernandes (Japan) Jazz
Tacoma Thunderchief acoustic

And just for good measure...a Flatiron Army/Navy mandolin...

Amps -

Carr Mercury
Carr Rambler
Carr El Moto (did I mention I like Carr amps?)
Frenzel modified Deluxe Vibrolux Plus
assorted Avatar Speakers cabinets
A couple of Crate PowerBlock amps (too cool for school)
Assorted other solid state amps that get no use...

I also own a couple of Korg N1 keyboards, a Tama Rockstar (made in Japan) 5-piece drum kit with Ziljdian and Sabian cymbals, more mics, preamps and other boxes/gizmos thank I would care to mention, and a 16-track Korg D16XD digital recorder...

Now...if I could only find the time to USE some of this stuff...

;-)

Fred Sanford
09-17-2007, 07:19 AM
Guitars (in order of favorite-ness, sort of):

1974 Gibson Les Paul Special 55
1985 Spector NS2
1998 Guild D4 HR MAH
1975 Gibson Les Paul Special 55
1981 Vantage Avenger AV-320
1982 Vantage VS-695-12
198? Ibanez Strat-ish thing
1982 Vantage Entertainer VSH-445
1968 Teisco Del Rey KET 230
1995 Ibanez Talman TC630GAA
1991 Hohner TWP600B
1981 Vantage Avenger AV-320
1975 Gibson L6-S Deluxe
199? Warmoth/Jackson Telebastard
1995 Vantage VST 33 CE TBK
1986 Aria Cat Bass
2000 Danelectro Baritone
...some other cling-ons...


Amps/instrument speakers:

Altec 8256 (2 x 15"s)
Fender Bassman practice amp
Hartke 3500 head
Laney 1X12 cabinet, Fane 12"
Marshall 1960A Lead (4 x 12" 65W Celestions)
John Nau Engineering Tube Preamp
Pearce G1 Combo (65W Celestion 12")
Pearce G1 Head
SG Custom Cab (15" JBL E140 & 2 x 10" Roland JC50)
SWR Strawberry Blonde
Vox Brian May

Drums:

Tama Imperial Star 8" 10" 12" 16" 22"
Ludwig Super Sensitive Snare 5.5" deep
Zildjian/Paiste/Meinl/Ufip/Vibra cymbals, other doodads

Keys:

Yamaha DX7
Korg Poly 800

Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Percussion, other stuff I can't remember, etc. Pic attached from '97 or so, most of them are still here or still "in the family". Literally hundreds of guitars have passed through my hands.

je

Kaffeen
12-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Some of you guys have some amazing dream gear. Wow!

I was the bass player and A&R control freak for a band called Livewire, in Corvallis, Oregon back in late 80s/early 90s. We played a lot of gigs and did some recording as well. I had several basses and rigs, but have since pared down to essentials:

1981 G&L 1000 bass - allegedly the one used by the bass player of Quarterflash and seen in the video for "Harden My Heart". Sure looks like the same one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du9iX7Zzgs8
Practice amp is a Backline 112.
Epiphone Casino - 2006 model just got last year. Learning guitar, making a little progress. :)
Vox Valvetronix VT15. Great little amp for $200.
Baldwin(?) Acrosonic spinet piano. Basically furniture, never play it.

I won't go into the gear I used to have and got rid of over the years :( But I used to have a mid-80s Fender Jazz Bass Special (P/J pickups) that I really liked and stupidly sold. If you have a lead on one that someone might want to get rid of, please let me know.

coward
12-22-2007, 10:58 PM
got some stuff here,
Takamine gx100t 1982
yamaha rgx121z 2003
Gibson sg 2005
charvel model 1 1985
charvel ls1 1997

marshall jmp mk 50watt el34 1979
4/12 25watt greenback celestion
2/12 g75t celestion

boss bcb-60 pedalboard
tokai metaldriver 1981
boss ph1r 198?
dod fx10 mos-fet preanp 19??
ibenez ts7 tubescreemer reissue
arion sch-i chorus 198?
bbe sonic stomp

fender 2440 poweramp
dynacord (ev)mcx1900 mixer
tapco mx120 mixer
pv 215 eq
bi-amp stereo reverb
yorkville mp4 powered mixer
2 peavey sp4 2/15 horn stage speakers
2 altec model15 modded stage speakers(kickass)
peavey m112 stage monitor
3 shure sm58 mics
1 shure sm58 beta mic
1 shure 515sdx mic
1 audio technica condenser mic
tascam 234 syncaset 4 track recorder

still need,
power amp
another 50 watt head
a couple wedges
light rack,maybe 10 cans 5 a side
a quality dsp unit
crossover unit
more..... heres some pics

Lnerell
01-02-2008, 09:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/lnerell/studio02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/lnerell/studio01.jpg

Fred Sanford
01-03-2008, 07:04 AM
Nice toys! Wanna outline some of what we're looking at?

Interesting desks, too.

je

Lnerell
01-03-2008, 04:48 PM
In the left rack are:

Emagic midi interface
M-Audio midi interface
MOTU audio interfaces (three of them)
Emu Morpheus synth
Oberheim OBMx analog synth

The keyboard is a Kurzweil K2500XS

Center section has a 23" monitor for Apple G5 along with various controllers by Native Instruments and JL Cooper.

In the right rack is:

Emu Proteus 3 World synth
Yamaha TG77 synth
Roland flanger
Sony R7 reverb
TC Electronics Fireworx
TC Electronics Reverb 4000
Presonus Central Station w/ remote on keyboard

The keyboards on the side are:
Oberheim OBXa analog synth
Korg wavestation EX synth

And the large instrument on the table is a custom modular synth made up of modules from Analogue Systems, Blacet, Doepfer, Livewire and Plan B.

The monitors are custom made by Ken Goerres and the amp is a Hafler P-3000. The desk was made by Omnirax and is call a Commander. You can usually find them cheap on ebay or craigslist.

gearhound
01-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Last time I looked:

Washburn D10SZ (Zebrawood) acoustic guitar
Washburn D10SDL (Rosewood) acoustic guitar
Washburn WD18SW (all solid wood Mahogany) acoustic guitar

Agile AL-2000 P-90 Gold Top electric guitar
Squier Affinity Telecastor Special electric guitar
Washburn WI-14 electric guitar
St. Louis Blues Stratocaster electric guitar
Westone Spectrum ST electric guitar
Ibanez GSZ120 electric guitar
Teisco E-110 electric guitar
Kay ET-210 electric guitar
Heit Deluxe electric guitar
Decca electric guitar
Conrad electric guitar
Norma electric guitar
Kent electric guitar
St. Georges electric guitar

1965 Harmony H400 tube guitar amp
Teisco Checkmate 88 guitar amp
Roland Cube 15 guitar amp
Epiphone Valve Junior guitar amp head
1 x 12 EarCandy open-backed cabinet with Celestion G12H30 speaker
1 x 10 EarCandy closed-back cabinet with Jensen MOD 10-50 speaker
1 x 10 Lopoline closed-back cabinet with Jensen RI C10Q speaker
1 x 10 over-sized closed-back DIY cabinet with Weber CVC10 speaker
2 x 10 open-back DIY cabinet with Weber Signature 10S Alnico speakers
2 x 12 open-back DIY cabinet with Eminence 122 Legend Alnico speakers

Steve

BridgedToMono
01-03-2008, 07:13 PM
Washburn Acoustic Guitar
Cheap old okay sounding mandolin
Epi LP Studio Electric Guitar
deerskin tambourine
World beat bongos / congas
Honor recorder. ;)
Martin Backpacker downstairs...

Fred Sanford
01-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Last time I looked:

<SNIPS>

1965 Harmony H400 tube guitar amp
Teisco Checkmate 88 guitar amp
Roland Cube 15 guitar amp
Epiphone Valve Junior guitar amp head
1 x 12 EarCandy open-backed cabinet with Celestion G12H30 speaker
1 x 10 EarCandy closed-back cabinet with Jensen MOD 10-50 speaker
1 x 10 Lopoline closed-back cabinet with Jensen RI C10Q speaker
1 x 10 over-sized closed-back DIY cabinet with Weber CVC10 speaker
2 x 10 open-back DIY cabinet with Weber Signature 10S Alnico speakers
2 x 12 open-back DIY cabinet with Eminence 122 Legend Alnico speakers

Steve

...another guy that likes a bit of variety! All the different configs start to take up a lot of room after a while, though...

je

Fred Sanford
01-03-2008, 09:15 PM
In the left rack are:

<SNIPS>

The monitors are custom made by Ken Goerres and the amp is a Hafler P-3000. The desk was made by Omnirax and is call a Commander. You can usually find them cheap on ebay or craigslist.

Thanks for the rundown, very interesting. Never got into keys too much, I'd never leave my house. Do you end up being all of the instruments on your recordings, or some combination of "traditional" keyboard roles?

je

Paul C
01-04-2008, 11:27 PM
In the left rack are:

Emagic midi interface
M-Audio midi interface
MOTU audio interfaces (three of them)
Emu Morpheus synth
Oberheim OBMx analog synth

The keyboard is a Kurzweil K2500XS

Center section has a 23" monitor for Apple G5 along with various controllers by Native Instruments and JL Cooper.

In the right rack is:

Emu Proteus 3 World synth
Yamaha TG77 synth
Roland flanger
Sony R7 reverb
TC Electronics Fireworx
TC Electronics Reverb 4000
Presonus Central Station w/ remote on keyboard

The keyboards on the side are:
Oberheim OBXa analog synth
Korg wavestation EX synth

And the large instrument on the table is a custom modular synth made up of modules from Analogue Systems, Blacet, Doepfer, Livewire and Plan B.

The monitors are custom made by Ken Goerres and the amp is a Hafler P-3000. The desk was made by Omnirax and is call a Commander. You can usually find them cheap on ebay or craigslist.

Color me IMPRESSED!!! :yes:

JHS2RT
01-04-2008, 11:42 PM
Sho~Bud Pro III Pedal Steel Guitar
Peavey Session 500 Amp.
+++++++++++++++++
Thomas Organ

coward
01-05-2008, 02:05 PM
Sho~Bud Pro III Pedal Steel Guitar
Peavey Session 500 Amp.
+++++++++++++++++
Thomas Organ

man those are cool love the sound,someday
i hope to "fiddle" with one.those peavey amps are pretty highly rated,tube or s.s. ?
cheers

Paul C
01-05-2008, 10:22 PM
My Dad had a Sho-Bud, with a Peavey Heritage (120 watt tube amp). I have replaced the pot in his foot pedal at least a half dozen times over the years. At one time he had a Stringfellow.

He got to where he couldn't move the heavy thing around, and now has just a single 10, and a smaller amp. I think it's an MCI, but don't remember offhand.

(Edit--- it's an MSA single 10)

Pedal steels are pure insanity!

The rest of you guys, ever look under one of those? There are little bellcranks, pulleys, cams, a real "Rube Goldberg" thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedal_steel_guitar

And tuning... that is interesting, too! Dad used to use the E9 and C6 tunings, but now uses, what is it called, the "Nashville tuning"? And you can't just tune the thing with a tuner. Each string has to tweeked a little sharp or flat so that it sounds in tune. If you tune them all to an A=440 hz reference, it sounds out of tune.

Dad started off playing a 6-string "lap steel" many years ago (about the time I was born).

He likes to shop for steel stuff at Remington Steels (Herb Remington) in the Houston area.

I won't bore you guys with my stuff.... I have too many saxophones (or so says my wife).

JHS2RT
01-05-2008, 11:51 PM
Holy Cow !!!! Paul C
Do we have things to talk about .
My Dad played lap steel in the 50's and played steel through out his life . He is still living. He is 81.
My Dad knew and was a very personal friend of Shot Jackson (founder of Sho Bud). He is also friends of Buddy Emmons , Lloyd Green , Jeff Newman and several other steel guitar giants. He has attended the steel guitar conventions in St Louis ,Mo. since 1968.
The Sho Bud I now own was my Dad's and was custom made for him by Shot Jackson at the Sho Bud factory. It is a 1975 model.
To this day I have reel to reel tapes of my Dad playing music with some of the bands he use to play with in the 60's and 70's ---playing on my Sho Bud that he gave me in 2002. The Peavey amp was also his.
My Dad could really make it sing.
I have met Shot Jackson , Lloyd Green ( played steel on Tammy Wynette's hit
(D-I-V-O-R-C-E) , Buddy Emmons ( Pay Price's "Nightlife -1963, Jeff Newman (Steel Guitar Instructer --founded Jefferan College in 1969) ---and that is another story in itself.............
I love the steel guitar and hope to master it.:yes:
James------

p. rex
01-06-2008, 02:05 AM
First, my pride and joy, a 2004 5/8th size Rumano Solano upright bass.

Also, a Hamer Velocity 2 bass guitar, Gibson Blueshawk, and 1981 Washburn super-strat heavy metal machine, complete with Floyd Rose tremolo and crackle-green finish.

Paul C
01-06-2008, 08:44 AM
Holy Cow !!!! Paul C
Do we have things to talk about .
My Dad played lap steel in the 50's and played steel through out his life . He is still living. He is 81.

(snipped)

I love the steel guitar and hope to master it.:yes:
James------

Dad is 88, and has gotten to where he can't move the heavy gear around. It is a real chore for me to move his stuff. So he went to the single 10 and a little practice amp, I think a Crate with a 10" woofer. The big Heritage had a pair of Scorpions.

You'll never master the steel... :no:

:D

Mom played drums many years ago and played string bass with a jazz combo for a while.

Dad played both kinds of music, Country AND Western.

So, naturally, I had to Rock & Roll! :D

For the rest of you guys unfamiliar with pedal steel, the Rube Goldberg stuff underneath attached to the pedals allows the player to change a chord from major to minor, or from tonic to dominant or to subdominant, while sustaining a chord, without moving the bar (or "steel"). The pedals tension or relax particular strings by precise amounts, the end points set with little setscrews on the bottom or end to retain good tuning for both positions. There are many ways to tune the strings, and many ways to set up the mechanism, operated by the pedals and knee levers. There are a few "standard" ways, but steel players will try out several before settling on a way that suits their playing. The modern pedal steel is quite a complicated device, far more complicated than just sliding the bar around.

Also, notes are plucked slightly ahead of time, and the sound brought in on time by the foot operated foot pedal. The pedal is also gradually pressed to give a level "sustain" to the tones. Some guys runs a "compressor-sustainer" between the steel's output and the volume pedal to hold the output at a more constant level, to relieve some of the work on the player.

An aside - I was in a music store one day when these two Vietnamese kids came in, 16-17 maybe. They asked if they could play the pedal steel on display. The owner plugged a cable into an amp for them, and he and I went back to our conversation.

The two kids took turns playing and they ROCKED! I mean, they cranked out some Rockabilly that just knocked our socks off! They played 20-30 minutes, taking turns, talking back and forth in Vietnamese. Then they turned off the amp, unplugged the cable, returned it to the store owner, politely thanked him for allowing them to try the steel. They apologized for getting carried away and playing so long, and left, never to be seen again.

Every time I go to that store I ask, "Did you ever see the Vietnamese steel players again?" "Nope"

Paul

JHS2RT
01-06-2008, 11:50 AM
QUOTE : You'll never master the steel...

I hate to admit it ---but I think you are right. BUT --It's fun trying. My cat goes to the other side of the house when she sees me fooling with it.
But it was my Dad's and it is a keepsake. James

coward
01-06-2008, 11:58 AM
The two kids took turns playing and they ROCKED! I mean, they cranked out some Rockabilly that just knocked our socks off!

Paul,
i'm seeing alot of this kind of amazing talent latley,at the local music shops young and i mean young kids with jaw dropping chops.Not just fret work but excellent meter,picking and most important the use of "tasty" tone not that theres way too many drop tuned scooped out ultra overdriven kids IMO who are really going to be challenged if they decide to get together with some other players,but thats another topic altogether.I can't even look at myspace anymore because despite being self taught and playing for over 20 years mostly with a group,there is video of freaking 6-7 year old kids that just flat-out can play.It makes me realize any "talent" i may possess is infact the result of disciplined ,dedicated practice not God given.....

but hey,atleast they're not glued to guitarhero thinking "i'm really starting to get good at this".So i'll continue to practice and maybe i can shocase on youtube in another 5-10 tears:no:
cheers

pbda
01-06-2008, 12:05 PM
A piano (played by wife and 9 year old son)
A recorder (15 year old daughter, 13 year old son, 9 year old son)
A clarinet (13 year old son)
A cello (9 year old son...he wants to play acoustic bass but he can't reach the top of it yet)
Voices (everyone but the wife)

Paul C
01-06-2008, 12:33 PM
QUOTE : You'll never master the steel...

I hate to admit it ---but I think you are right. BUT --It's fun trying. My cat goes to the other side of the house when she sees me fooling with it.
But it was my Dad's and it is a keepsake. James


That's what steel players tell me. They try, but... :D

Oh, playing tip. How do you keep your finger picks from slipping?



Lick your fingers before you put them on.

Descendent
01-06-2008, 08:51 PM
Schecter Stiletto Studio 4 (bass)
Epiphone Thunderbird (bass)
Rogue AB-304 (Acoustic/Electric Bass)
Epiphone G300 (Guitar)
Yamaha C-40 (Classical Guitar)

clydeselsor
01-06-2008, 09:10 PM
Me (back when my hair was short)on my DW kit:

Paul C
01-07-2008, 09:38 PM
Antigua Winds A590LQ Straight Soprano Saxophone
Antigua Winds A558LQ Curved Soprano Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Orpheus Musical Inst) Sopranino Saxophone *
Antigua Winds A530SP "Prestige" Alto Saxophone
SML Rev. D Alto Saxophone
Prestini Classic Alto Saxophone
Selmer Mk VI Tenor Saxophone
SML Super 46 Tenor Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Unison) Tenor Saxophone *
Prestini Classic Tenor Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Orpheus Musical Inst) Baritone Saxophone *
A genuine Japanese Shakuhachi (flute)
Lee Oskar Harmonica in Eb -for playing blues in concert Bb
Lee Oskar Harmonica in Bb -for playing blues in concert F

Sorry, no guitars.

* The finest saxophones ever designed and built in the known universe. These are the Les Paul, Stradivarious, Bosendorfer, etc, of saxophones.

daniel2001
01-09-2008, 05:06 PM
Yamaha Pacifica 112XC
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Yamaha FG700MS

Electrics through a bunch of pedal's and a Laney VC30 210.

Buzzy46
01-11-2008, 09:01 PM
A Vox AC30 (new CC2X)
1966 Fender Bandmaster
1999 Black Fender Stratocaster
1976 Sunburst Stratocaster
86 Fender Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul (Custom shop re-issue 1960)
Martin D35

pdennis
01-14-2008, 01:22 AM
Double bass - Xuchang Sun 2005?
Double bass - Kay 1960something
Electric bass - G&L L1000 1982
Crappy spinnet piano (needs tuning)
Huge handmade Udu drum (rarely played)
Didgeridoo (never played)
Rented cello
My girlfriend's nice violin
My girlfriend's crappy violin

I think that's it... oh wait, there's an acoustic guitar in the closet, I think. A cheap one, but not terrible.

Fran604g
01-14-2008, 03:09 PM
Not nearly as impressive as most of you guys, that's for sure...

~1930 Beuscher Aristocrat
1966 Beuscher Aristocrat
Old upright Piano
Madiera B-5 Banjo

philliam
01-20-2008, 10:47 PM
Makes sense that audio enthusiasts would include a healthy percentage of 'players'. I've had the good fortune to play for years at the semi-pro level (get paid, but not sole income source) and have played more free gigs than I can count.

Not a lot of gear, compared to some of you, but most of it gets used a lot:

1967 Domino 'Violin Bass' (Hofner copy bought in Japan to learn on)
1964 Fender P-Bass (my gig bass 1970-2005, now retired)
1997 Fender P-Bass (Foto-Flame version from Japan, current gig instrument)
1995 Fender P/J Special (my daughter's-but she lets me gig with it)

1977 Acoustic 370 (31 years without replacing a fuse!)
David Eden 4x10 & 1x15 cabinets

Peavey Megabass (practice amp)
Bogen 2x12 cabinet (practice)

just for fun:
1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio
1977 Gibson L-6S

alexkerhead
01-21-2008, 12:35 AM
Casio CPS-85 88-Key electric piano with weighted variable keys.

Martin classical guitar from the 50s.

Silvertone standard from the 50s.

Trance88
01-21-2008, 12:53 AM
I've got a Yamaha Bb clarinet, a Casio keyboard, 2 plastic soprano recorders and my mom has a flute.

JHS2RT
01-21-2008, 01:14 AM
Antigua Winds A590LQ Straight Soprano Saxophone
Antigua Winds A558LQ Curved Soprano Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Orpheus Musical Inst) Sopranino Saxophone *
Antigua Winds A530SP "Prestige" Alto Saxophone
SML Rev. D Alto Saxophone
Prestini Classic Alto Saxophone
Selmer Mk VI Tenor Saxophone
SML Super 46 Tenor Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Unison) Tenor Saxophone *
Prestini Classic Tenor Saxophone
Steve Goodson Model (Orpheus Musical Inst) Baritone Saxophone *
A genuine Japanese Shakuhachi (flute)
Lee Oskar Harmonica in Eb -for playing blues in concert Bb
Lee Oskar Harmonica in Bb -for playing blues in concert F

Sorry, no guitars.

* The finest saxophones ever designed and built in the known universe. These are the Les Paul, Stradivarious, Bosendorfer, etc, of saxophones.

14 SAX's ----WHEW !!!!!! James:jawdrop:

Fred Sanford
01-21-2008, 06:22 AM
Makes sense that audio enthusiasts would include a healthy percentage of 'players'. I've had the good fortune to play for years at the semi-pro level (get paid, but not sole income source) and have played more free gigs than I can count.

Not a lot of gear, compared to some of you, but most of it gets used a lot:

1967 Domino 'Violin Bass' (Hofner copy bought in Japan to learn on)
1964 Fender P-Bass (my gig bass 1970-2005, now retired)
1997 Fender P-Bass (Foto-Flame version from Japan, current gig instrument)
1995 Fender P/J Special (my daughter's-but she lets me gig with it)

1977 Acoustic 370 (31 years without replacing a fuse!)
David Eden 4x10 & 1x15 cabinets

Peavey Megabass (practice amp)
Bogen 2x12 cabinet (practice)

just for fun:
1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio
1977 Gibson L-6S


That's a very nice assortment of toys, and it's great that it's out on stage often. Any pics of the L-6S? I'm finally almost at the point where my L-6S DeLuxe is a presentable project.

je

Paul C
01-22-2008, 12:58 PM
14 SAX's ----WHEW !!!!!! James:jawdrop:

No, just 11 saxes.

JJGross
01-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Well, I'm a working musician so I have an excuse for this stuff. (just keep saying that ...).

1925-ish Washburn Mandolin
1954 Gibson ES150
1957 Gibson ES125T
1968 Harmony Tenor Banjo
1975-ish Russian Balalaika
1981 Fender USA Bullet Strat
1988 Fender USA HM Strat
1989 Fender USA/J HM Strat
1990 Fender MIJ HM Strat
1990 Texarcana 'El Cheapo Grande'
1991 Fender DG41S acoustic
1995 Fender Standard Strat
1995 Washburn short scale Bass
2004 Stellar Les Paul copy
2004 Line 6 Variax 300
2005 Fender Standard Strat
2005 Ovation A/E Mandolin
2006 Squeir '51
Also a pile of parts I coupld probably build at leasy 3 guitars out of.
Plus various percussion, wind & other misc. stuff I rarely play

1968 Audio Guild 'Imperial' (Magnatone) ~25w tube amp
1971 Ampeg VT40 tube 4x10 combo
1971 Ampeg V4 4x12 straight guitar bottom
1976 Carvin VTR2800 100w tube head
1978 Fender Silverface Twin Reverb tube combo w/ 100w Fender/JBLs
1990 homemade clone of a Marshall 4x12 bottom
1996 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe tube amp (main gig amp)
1999 Fender Champion 30 SS amp
2003 Washburn WA30 solid state A/E guitar/vocal combo
Line 6 POD 2.0 & floorboard (gig spare rig)
Line 6 Guitar Port
Line 6 Variax Workbench interface
50s Fender Tweed Champ clone build (in progress)
50s Motorola 3-channel hi-fi EL84 tube amp (salvaged working chassis) - not sure what I'll do with this. I'd like to build an 18watter out of it, but it's so nice I can't just tear it apart.

Roland G-50 guitar synth
Roland U-20 synth
Roland M-BD1 rack bass/drum synth
Roland GS-6 MIDI guitar rack preamp
Rocktron RX20 guitar Exciter/Hush rack system
TOA Paragraphic EQ
Boss/Roland SE-50 processor

I build my own guitar effects so what I have at any given time is what I'm playing around with that month. Usually I go for slightly more 'interesting' builds since I've been doing it a while. Things like Octavias, Univibes, delays as well as the standard Bluesbreaker to Rat type overdrives. I've been playing pro over 30 years, I don't use real saturated sounds anymore. Heck, some gigs I go guitar-cord-amp with the amp set clean (like theater-jazz gigs), others I open up the amp for grind, other stuff I might go with a big floorboard in front of the amp. Either way, it's almost always a tube amp I've tweaked behind me these days.

I also have a few mixing boards both powered and unpowered for different size venues & gigs, several power amps (about 8000w worth), various rack PA processing gear, digital crossovers for the PA, EV FOH speakers in a few different sizes, several EV floor monitor wedges (also double as PA-on-a-stick) and an enclosed trailer to haul the bigger stuff when needed. Add the piles of microphones, cables, stands & other goodies you'd need to gig - they're all there. Even a full trussed PC controlled DMX lighting rig.

I don't just play with this myself, I also run it and rent it out for others. Might as well get a return on all this junk. :D

These guys watch over it for me when I'm not here ::

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee255/BubbaKahuna/MVC-593F.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee255/BubbaKahuna/bosco2.jpg

Plus, my wife is a great shot with her Browning semi-auto. :para:

I'm just sayin' .... :scratch2:

Cheers,
- JJ

Squonk07
02-04-2008, 04:14 AM
I almost don't want to post here, on account of some of the long and impressive lists I've seen so far. Perhaps not surprisingly, though, I haven't seen anybody with a Mellotron (closest I saw was an Optigan). Maybe somebody out there has one and hasn't posted yet. I'll hold out hope. :D

My (exhaustive) list:

-Kawai ES3 digital piano
-Mason & Risch Henry Herbert upright piano (circa 1918)
-Yamaha PSR 330 (a little 61-key portable from the late 1990s--bears mention even though I don't use if for anything)
-Hohner Chromonica (which I neither use nor even play)


Other equipment:

-AKG Perception 200 condenser mic
-Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer board
-Assorted Monster cables
-Insignia NS-B2111 bookshelf speakers (which I use as monitors--yes, I know they're not exactly "reference grade" but...)

VSTi (the OP didn't say "real" instruments):

-GForce (now M-Audio) M-Tron virtual Mellotron (I told you I love these things)
-Various assorted VSTi I found on the Internet (a really nice B3 emulator, some nice Rhodes and Wurli pianos, etc.)

A pretty bare-bones setup, as you can see. It's basically just me and my keyboards, which is just the way I like it. :music:

OvenMaster
02-09-2008, 01:23 AM
It is absolutely amazing what info the Internet can bring.

I've owned a Ventura V-17 12-string dreadnought since 1979. Back then, it cost me $179, and in today's money, that's $511:yikes:!

I played it between 1979 and roughly 1985, when I finally gave up: my fingers just couldn't take it anymore. My big hands aren't terribly strong, so pressing down on pairs of phosphor bronze strings with my fat fingers wasn't really all that fun or easy.

Fast forward to 2008, where the Internet reveals to me that there are different tensions of guitar strings available, and that "light" strings would most likely enable me to play without much pain or difficulty, and that you can adjust the action of the strings on the fingerboard.

No one had ever told me about these things, and I'd never read about them in all the books I'd seen over the years. With Dean Markey light tension 12-string sets available for less than $10 including shipping, there's an excellent chance I'll resurrect this beast once more.

Tom

EDIT: so much for that. Destroyed by years of sitting in a humid basement. Now it's only value is firewood.

Fletch
02-09-2008, 07:32 AM
Oh yea Ovenmaster, it will be like night and day. There are dozens of sets of strings where you need ALOT of grip just to get them down. Never mind holding them down thru out playing. Adjust your bridge a little and a set of light strings and I think you'll pick up the hobby again.

I am poor so all I have is:
Epiphone PR-350 6 String Acoustic - I believe made in Japan in the 70's - sounds amazing for such a low end guitar.
Conn 12 String Acoustic - this one needs a little TLC.

MarantzDance
02-11-2008, 06:28 AM
Jay Turser bass 4 string semi hollow body in beautiful transparent blue
Hartke bass 5 string (needs alot of work)
Ibanez bass 4 string acoustic
Takamine acoustic

and a Fender Bassman circa late 60ish I think

jimbofish
02-11-2008, 10:21 PM
1964 Vox Tempest XII (electric 12 string) bought new w/case.
1972 Martin D-12-35 (acoustic 12 string) bought new w/premium hardshell case.
1930s Kalamazoo Flattop 6 string (not sure of the model... looks like a K11 but with a tailpiece instead of pegged bridge) w/cardboard case.
1963 Baldwin Supersound amp, one of the first solid state amps w/preset tone effects.

MarantzDance
02-12-2008, 06:07 AM
Post up a pic of that Kalamazoo!

jimbofish
02-17-2008, 12:15 PM
OK, as soon as I get a chance.

Chanster
02-29-2008, 10:50 AM
Piano(Belton(American))
Kawai classical guitar
Yamaha Electric guitar
accodian

Gordy Smiff
03-02-2008, 05:34 PM
These.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa249/Hawkwind_bucket/studio2001Medium.jpg

Rocco
03-19-2008, 06:57 PM
Lots of cool gear, great thread!

Here's some pics of my little place:

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/olddata/4d2e7bd33c475784381a64e43e50922f/normal_3261_p54033.jpg
computer, MIDI stuff...

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10028/normal_book_113.jpg
guitars and amps...

oops, almost forgot the Teles:

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10028/normal_100_0234.JPG

Fred Sanford
03-19-2008, 07:43 PM
Lots of cool gear, great thread!

Here's some pics of my little place:

computer, MIDI stuff...

guitars and amps...

oops, almost forgot the Teles:



Sweet! Can I come over?

je

trwham
03-19-2008, 07:47 PM
192? Lyon & Healey Alto Sax(Silver plate Martin stencil)
196? Vito Alto Sax (Lacquer Beaugnier stencil)
1968 Conn 12M Baritone Sax (Lacquer w/nickel key)
197? SML Gold Medal Tenor Sax (Lacquer w/nickel keys)

199? Yamaha YTR-2335 Student Trumpet
2005 Conn Vintage One 1BS Trumpet (Sterling silver bell w/gold, reverse leadpipe)

Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar
Fender Stratocaster (MIM '80s reissue)

Stella Piano Mandolette (very old, unplayable)

Yamaha P-80 Stage Piano

Yamaha Mellophone (School horn for marching season)
Holton Farkas Double Horn (Nickel silver, school horn for Symphonic Band)

Various harmonicas, recorders, drumsticks, PA gear, etc.

bluelake07
03-26-2008, 06:57 PM
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg73/bluelake07/IMG_0185.jpg
Steinberger Spirit Bass
2003 MIK Epiphone Casino
Garrison G30 Acoustic

Roland JX-10 Synthesizer
Kurzweil SP76 Stage Piano
Korg M3M Synth Module

Infinitoid
04-26-2008, 08:00 PM
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z281/gregsgoatfarm/DSCF1700_edited.jpg

Just my 1973 vintage Willson "Marzan Model" 4-valve compensating euphonium. It's really all I play, and I've been playing for 50 years.

Greg

racerchick21
04-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Not too much here, a Yamaha accoustic guitar I just got from a pawnshop, my grandfather's violin and my husbands grandfather's harmonica. I used to have a nice upright grand piano that my ex sold, and an Aria electric guitar w/ old 60's Crate amp and another Yamaha accoustic that were both stolen several years ago from a friends house. I know how to play the violin (10 years of lessons) but don't like to play alone and just goof around with the other stuff.

ablethevoice
05-08-2008, 08:21 PM
Well, let's see. I mentioned them in my intro thread, but I'll poke this in here as well...
In my studio, I have a 1986 vintage Ensoniq ESQ1 with as much sequencer memory as it will hold and the V3.0 software. I mainly use this to sequence the great sounding drums I have on the other hardware synth which is an Ensoniq Halo, also known as the E-Mu PK-6. I also have the Arturia MiniMoog, Arturia Moog Modular, Arturia ARP 2600 and Arturia Yamaha CS 80 installed in my PC with the MIDI cables running, again, to the ESQ1 for sequencing. Not a bad little palette of sounds, all things considered.
Other instruments in the house: My daughter has a small Yamaha rinky-dink toy digital keyboard, and a clarinet, a flute and a saxaphone. Seems that she can play almost any instrument she sets her hands on...

Kc2edh
05-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Ok here goes:

Bb clarinets: Buffet R-13
Noblet 40
plastic Bundy
A clarinet: Leblanc LX
(currently restoring) old 1880's French system clarinet

Wurlitzer flute
Mirage flute
Armstrong 204 piccolo (needs restoration)
M. Pierre oboe
wooden Concerto recorder
1912 Buffet alto sax
1938 Holton trombone
1948 Holton cornet
King Eb alto horn
King F-Eb-C mellophone
cheap chinese import violin
Greg Bennet 7CE acoustic-electric guitar
Roland Juno-106 analog synth (my favorite to fool around with late at night)

This is my first time posting on this website, so I figured this would be a good place to introduce myself. My name is Ryan, I'm 22 and am a public school band director. That may explain all the instruments, as well as my interest in high-quality audio! I am mainly a classical clarinettist, but do what I can with jazz just for fun. I have always collected records, have amassed probably over 1500 classical LP's from garage sales and library sales. Just starting to get into reel-to-reel which brought me to this site, and have found lots of great info from just searching to forums the last few weeks.

Kc2edh
05-11-2008, 09:39 PM
P.S. That Willson euph is beautiful. I've never had the chance to play a compensating model.

joeab
05-17-2008, 07:14 PM
Being the musical type ;)


Rogers Engblut upright piano
Roland GW7 Digital Aranger keyboard
Yamaha (god knows the model) analog synth
KORG digital piano
Classical acoustic guitar
western folk acoustic guitar
Fender squire (yeah cheap;)) 98' Stratocaster
cheap Telecaster copy
Cheap les paul copy
Digerydoo
several harmonicas
Few FX pedals
KUSTOM amp (realy nice piece of kit for the price)
Peavy keyboard amp

Not much ;)

Fred Sanford
05-18-2008, 06:17 AM
I want a didgeridoo. :bigok:

je

joeab
05-18-2008, 06:43 AM
I want a didgeridoo. :bigok:

je

There an awful lot of fun, you can make an ok sounding one out of a down-pipe, use a wax mouthpiece...


there a great instrument, because what alot of artists dont use is the skill of making a digerydoo make really weird sounds.... you can make a sound like a helicopter or make it oscillate .... there awesome :D

ratskins
05-23-2008, 10:02 PM
As you can see by my avatar I like things that are a little unusual. Here is my current collection of instruments:

Moog signature theremin (signed by Bob Moog; 5 octave range, incredible)
homebuilt theremin from a kit (cheap...don't get one)
Knabe grand piano
Fender steel guitar (3 legs, pre-CBS early 1960's, with case)
E-mu XK-6 synthesizer with extra modules (an excellent value)
E-mu Vintage keys synth (nostalgic)
E-mu Proteus 2 synth
Yamaha clavinova electric piano (88 keys, but kind of mushy)
Danelectro convertible guitar (excellent)
Danelectro Hodad guitar with Bigsby style vibrato (great for surf music)
Danelectro 6/12 double neck short horn guitar
Danelectro DC-3 (another fave)
Danelectro short horn 12 string electric guitar
Danelectro U2 (wide neck...nice)
Danelectro hearsay guitar (telecaster style)
Danelectro bass guitar
Epiphone 50 year anniversary Les Paul black and gold
Takamine acoustic 12 string guitar
Dean Exotica curly maple acoustic (beautiful)
Rogue strat-style guitar set up for slide
OLP imitation music man electric guitar
Two ukeleles
banjo
slide whistle
kazoo
Native Instruments synthesizers (all of them, just about)
Tassman synth
many misc soft synths
1966 Ampeg tube bass amp with 18 inch speaker and horn
seven other amplifiers

strat10
08-26-2008, 11:32 PM
Nice gear everyone :thmbsp:, here's what I have:

2007 Vox AC30CC2X Celestion Blues
2006 Fender 65' Twin Reverb
2007 Gretsch Duo Jet
2002 Fender American Standard Ash Telecaster
2002 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2003 Heritage H-150CM Classic (sold)

tooloud62
08-26-2008, 11:40 PM
Just 1 Bass a XB 400 Washburn, I dont play much anymore.

Mystic
08-27-2008, 04:22 PM
http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10028/normal_book_113.jpg
guitars and amps...


Rocco,

Among other really nice instruments in this pic, is that a genuine '55 or '56 Gold Top I see hanging 3.5 to 4 feet above the floor in earthquake country? Really nice (and hard to find) tweed Supro, BTW.

joeab
08-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Time for an updated list :P


Right...

Soon to be ariving (im realy excited) the Line 6 variax 300 (im going to change the electronics into another body :P :D


Modded fender strat, Hotrails humbuckler (with switched coiltap) in bridge, single coil seimour duncan in middle, original in neck

Westone Acoustic Guitar... beautifull and rather rare one, gold hardware, lovly finish

Cheap acoustic (my first guitar :P)

Maestro mandolin

Ashton Ukelele

Roland GW7

Yamaha shit-board (yeah its rubbish... its my super just-in-case backup ;))


Digerydoo..

Parlor guitar

Ephos studiocraft mixer (it counts as an instrument honest)

Pedal bass

^_^

g6120
08-28-2008, 04:38 AM
just some fender telecasters an esquire a couple of gretsch 6120s a gibson j200 accoustic , one ephiphone casino and of course my first guitar a harmany bobcat and last but not least my hofner bass and almost forgot one korg stage 100 piano .

i have some 50s tweed amps and a pa system mackie 500 watt and some effects units which i really dont use often .


i remember hearing on the radio back in the 50s elvis and buddy holly those two tweeked my interest in music and of course feb 7th when the beatles arrived in new york city and on feb 9th sunday night on the ed sullivan show when the beatles took center stage .

g6120

luckyguy
10-27-2008, 08:28 PM
currently
roland jupiter6
roland juno60
roland mc505
kawai sx240
kawai dw8000
alesis quadra synth
moog analog delay not really a instrument but maybe in its own way it is
yamaha dx7
waldorf microwave1 yes a original i even have the wave slave
emu emax
about twenty old casio keyboards including a mt400
a emu audity
korg electribes emx esx the ones with the tubes they kick butt.
theres tons of other music recording stuff kicking around here and about thirty or so stomp boxes.
i am about to start making another vinyl record i have made three already and about four other studio cd releases. i really like making records tho and i hope to for some time to come.

donoghue
10-28-2008, 10:58 AM
Just my old school trumpet, an Accord made here in Indiana. I recently bought a Schilke mouthpiece to see what kind of a difference it could make and I'm really surprised at the increase in tone quality. Kind of frustrating looking back at all those years in band and no one turning me on to the importance of the mouthpiece. I've got a practice mute on the way so I can do some playing in my apartment.

VintInfinity
10-28-2008, 10:02 PM
Kawai 88 key weighted midi keyboard - all the sounds I want on synth, and some real grand piano samples

A Seagull S6 acoustic guitar

And a 92' Fender Stratocaster with active EMG ceramic single coil pickups

Parnelly
11-15-2008, 02:01 PM
Hondo - Fame Series With Floyd Rose bridge and locking neck as well as Grover tuning keys, Ive had it for 15 years and it was a my cousins before mine, not quite sure how long he had it. This was my first guitar and its pretty beat now, Recently had it in for repairs but it came back very unsatisfying which led me to purchase

Epi Les Paul LE Custom Shop with gold hardware and also Grover tuning keys

Fender Acoustic - A gift from the father in law, Not sure of its age but at least 20 years old

Peavey Express 112 - My first amp, Purchased new in 1996/97. In dire need or many repairs due to age.

Keil tube amp - Loaner from a friend, Canadian made with built in tremolo(which is pretty sad) simply a clean tone amp but when driven by the express for distortion purpose a very large sounding amp. Together i get a monstrous tone.

Peavey footswitch and built in tremolo foot switch for the tuber, as well as a Dunlop Cry baby and a couple tuners and some misc gear.

JonL
11-17-2008, 02:12 PM
Not at home, so going from memory...

Guitars:
1959/1963 Fender Stratocaster (My main axe, owned since 1975. As purchased, body is a '59, oil finish - believe it is NOT stripped, although no record of oil finished bodies exists; Rosewood neck, pickguard, pickups/controls are 1963. Later tuners.)
1983 Fender Telecaster, American Standard. Purchased new by me.
c. 1965 Guild Jetstar, oversprayed finish. Purchased c. 1991.
c. 1964 "Harmony by Heath" Rocket. Three pickup semi hollowbody. Looking for original Bigsby to replace later standard tailpiece.
1960's Supro lap steel, missing one of three (or four?) metal legs... anyone have one?

Amps...(whoo boy... my weakness!)
1961 Fender Vibrolux 6G11A. Brown, single Jensen C12N (non-original, but correct speaker). Main amp, owned since c. 1980.
1961 Fender Reverb tank. Brown, matches Vibrolux (and Strat!) nicely. Sounds unbelievable.
Silverface (forget year) Fender Super Reverb. Oxford Alnicos (not great). Blackfaced, and converted to bias modulation tremolo. Slight mods for a bit more gain. Not happy with tone, gotta work on it some more.
c. 1967 National ... Single ended 6V6, twin (!) 8" Jensen alnicos. Awesome "machine gun" tremelo. Amp has a great rippin' tone when cranked.
1960's Ampeg Rocket, 7591 tubes. Owned since c. 1973. Believe it has a Jensen ceramic 12 (original).
1970s (?) Oliver keyboard amp. Jess Oliver was a designer at Ampeg. Built his own amps later. This amp apparantly originally was built into a cabinet much like a portaflex, but with a motorized lift to raise the head. I bought it already converted to a head only in a crappy homemade cabinet, intending to use it as a basis for a EL-34 Marshallesque thing... got part way into it and bailed. Originally had 6550's (I think), and was designed with lots of headroom.
1960's Silvertone piggyback, twin 12's. Garage sale purchase about 8 years ago, maybe $15. Bought it mainly because of the RCA blackplate 6L6's hiding inside, now powering my Vibrolux.

I think that's it, but I wouldn't bet on it!

Rod Beauvex
11-19-2008, 06:38 PM
I'm not a musician by any stretch, but I have a love for electronic musical gear. I have amassed:

Yamaha TX-802
Yamaha TG-77
Edirol SD-20
2x AWE 32, which are like soundcards with the addition of primitive, but very usable samplers.

I got all this at thrift stores at various points. The TX-802 never really worked right though. The TG-77 display is dim, and the unit has since hit the floor a couple times. The SD-20 is just a General Midi module, not overly exciting.

ic-racer
11-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Well, you might argue it is not a musical instrument, but I say it is. Also, it is not inside, but usually it is kept inside. I'm proud to say it's an exact replica I built based on detailed pictures and actual component values. It sounds great!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/WithTR5.jpg

Urizen
11-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Well, you might argue it is not a musical instrument, but I say it is.

You have a Dumble.

You suck.:D

Great pic. Got one of it's guts?

ic-racer
11-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Here are the innards:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/finalchassis.jpg

ic-racer
11-19-2008, 09:02 PM
You have a Dumble.

You suck.:D

Great pic. Got one of it's guts?

No, that amp is not the 'real deal'

But the car is;)

Urizen
11-19-2008, 09:05 PM
No, that amp is not the 'real deal'

Nice work, esp. on the clone board.:D

Topside?

JonL
11-19-2008, 10:14 PM
Beautiful. Schematic, maybe???

ic-racer
11-20-2008, 08:03 AM
Nice work, esp. on the clone board.:D

Topside?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/DSCF3829m-1.jpg

ic-racer
11-20-2008, 08:04 AM
Beautiful. Schematic, maybe???

Here it is.

JonL
11-22-2008, 08:39 PM
Cool! Thanks. Gotta study this one for a bit...

Urizen
11-22-2008, 08:44 PM
:tresbon:

Thanks!

SOTA
11-25-2008, 04:19 PM
Keil tube amp - Loaner from a friend, Canadian made with built in tremolo(which is pretty sad) simply a clean tone amp but when driven by the express for distortion purpose a very large sounding amp. Together i get a monstrous tone.

Do you have any pics of your Keil? I have one as well with trem and reverb in a chromed metal cabinet. Those buggers are rare!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LPBlue/Music%20Stuff/Pict0007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LPBlue/Music%20Stuff/Pict0006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LPBlue/Music%20Stuff/Pict0005.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LPBlue/Music%20Stuff/Pict0003.jpg

J.R.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/LPBlue/Music%20Stuff/Pict0001.jpg

Mildot1
11-27-2008, 09:32 AM
Currently, i have a 2002 Gibson LP Standard, 1999 Gibson LP Wine red Studio, 2006 Gibby Wine Red Studio, 2002 Fender American Strat, 2002 Takamine EF 341 SC Electric 6 string acoustic,

jryan464
12-05-2008, 08:23 AM
We have bad GAS in our house. Between my son we play drums, keys/piano/ guitar and bass guitar and both sing in bands so:

Keys/Pianos:

1911 Steinway Model "O" Grand Piano
1964 Gulbransen Spinet Piano
1977 Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Piano
Yamaha SK-20 Analog Ensemble
Yamaha SHS-10 "Keytar"
Alesis QS-6
Alesis QS-6.2

Guitars:

1972 Fender Mustang
1973 Fender Mustang
1970 Univox Coily (ES-335 knockoff)
1983 Peavey T-25
1984 Westone Spectrum GT
1984 Westone Spectrum LX
1986 Westone Pantera X-300
1984 Ibanez Roadstar II Bass Guitar
2003 Fender Jag-Stang
2004 Fender Jaguar HH with custom pickups and Burgundy Burst finish
2008 Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
2002 Yamaha F-310 Acoustic Guitar

Amps:

1967 Fender Princeton Amp
1969 Scepter Cougar tube amp
1995 Marshall Valvestate
1990 Crate GT-80 Mosfet Hybrid am[
2007 Peavey Classic 30 tube amp

Drums:

1985 Tama Imperial Star Stuart Copeland Drum Kit (Was TOTL in '85)
PA:

1984 Peavey CS-800 Commercial Series Power Am
1980 Peavey XR-600B Mixer Amp (our main band practice PA!)
1981 Peavey XR-400 Mixer Amp
1977 Peavey 260 Monitor Amp
Alto L-16 16 channel mixer with DSP effects
Tapco TH-15 Active "Thump" Mains
Tapco TH-18 Active Sub-Woofer
Peavey Black Widow PA Mains with 1" compression drivers
ALD Sound 15" floor monitors

And a bunch of other odds and ends!!! My wife just shakes her head at both of us but we have a ton of fun!!

JonL
12-05-2008, 11:01 AM
SOTA: What's in the black cage sitting on top of the reverb pan? Is it a replacement reverb pan?

JonL
12-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Blues Jam at the local pub last night...
4 guitarists, lots of gear.
Guitars:
Recent Fender Jaguar HH (twin humbuckers, sounded great)
Gibson ES-335
Old Danelectro - set up for slide in G, HUGE sound!
Recent vintage strat reissue
My old '59/'63 strat
Les Paul - Lefty

Amps:
Original near-mint BF Super Reverb
Original BF Deluxe Reverb in newer cabinet
Original Blonde Bassman with new 2x10 closed cabinet
My original brown Vibrolux and original brown reverb tank
A solid-state amp, didn't see the make.

Total tone heaven!
Interestingly, the Les Paul through the Solid State amp sounded great, probably because the guy playing it (with heavy use of his Vox wah) was the best blues, soul, R&B rhythm guitarist I've had the pleasure to play with. And great lead player, too.

SOTA
12-08-2008, 11:01 PM
SOTA: What's in the black cage sitting on top of the reverb pan? Is it a replacement reverb pan?

AFAIK, these were one-off amps and as soon as I can dig it out I will open the cage and see what is inside. I have ignored this thing for a few years now so I will have to take a look inside. It was made in the 60s with all ptp wiring so any extra features had to take up some extra space. I'll take a look and let you know.

J.R.

B3Nut
12-27-2008, 09:23 AM
Oh heck...I'm mainly an organ player but play bass and guitar as well. I'm currently the organ/keyboard player for The Blue Olives, based out of Janesville, WI (link at bottom.)

Keys:
1963 Hammond B-3 (my baby, originally belonged to my late great aunt. Pretty much stays in my studio.)
1953 Hammond B-2 (lives at church, it's a road dog but has lots of mojo. Done a lot of gigs with this old girl.)
1963 Hammond L-100 (good friend gave me this one)
1967 Hammond M-102 (found on the curb, I had to rescue the poor mutt)
Leslie 45 with 147 amp and 2-speed motors (my workhorse, I use it with the Hammonds and with my Nord Electro2 at gigs)
Leslie 21H (awaiting rebuild)
Leslie 720 (solid-state 2-channel, soon to be equipped with a TrekII crossover and connected to the B-3...a very kind fellow musician gave me this cab)
Rhodes Stage 73 ($25 at a yard sale!)
Nord Electro2 61-key
Yamaha S-80
Korg Triton 61-key

Bass:
MIM (made in Mexico) Precision, Thomastik Jazz Flats on it
MIM Jazz with Duncan Quarter Pounders
Traben Array Limited 5-string
Ampeg BA-112 50W combo
Ampeg B-25 2x12 50W tube combo, looks like hell, cool tone ($10 at a garage sale!)

Guitar:
Taylor 314ce
MIM Stratocaster (blue droplet splatter pattern, looks like a seagull ate too many blueberries and exploded all over the guitar)
MIM Standard Tele
PRS SE Soapbar II
Ibanez SA-120
Silvertone by Samick bolt-on LP wannabe (crappy, but in a cool way)
Peavey Preadator strat-copy (US made...it used to hang on the wall in the worship-arts office at the old building, when my church built a new building they gave me the guitar. It needs work, but it's playable.)
Boss GT-8 processor
Line 6 SpiderII 112
Peavey Classic 30
Epiphone Galaxie 10 (12AX7 and 6L6 single-ended jobbie)

Cheap Kentucky mandolin
cheap plastic recorder
random pennywhisle

Homemade P4/3.2GHz running ProTools M-Powered, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card, cheap (urp)Behringer(/urp) mixer used as a mic pre. Works well enough to do remote B-3 session work.

An American Bulldog, an Argentine Dogo mix, a Pit-Rott cross, and 4 American Pit Bull Terriers (my backup choir, whether I want it or not LOL! I was recording the other night and had to recut a solo, as a dog bark got into the take!)

Finally, a band: :D

http://www.myspace.com/theblueolives/

Todd in Cheesecurdistan

Fred Sanford
12-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Nice list- between the toys & the pooches, sounds like a fun house to visit!

Thanks,

je

Deep South
01-14-2009, 10:30 AM
PRS -Santana
Fender Gemini Classical
Mini Fender Strat (my son's)
Alvarez Artist
Alvarez Regent
Line 6 Spider III

SybGuy
01-14-2009, 01:19 PM
We are a musical home. The best instrument in the house is my wife's voice. We play a lot of singer/songwriter stuff together -- she sings, I pick, son plays bass.

That said, here is the list:

Wife sings/we play through a Fender Passport PD150. Alesis MidiVerb4 used to add delay/warm up mix.

1991 Guild D4-NT, Westerly built, Fishman Matrix NT pickup, Boss GE-7 EQ pedal
Early 2000s Martin 000-C16GTE, Fishman Prefix Pro from the factory
Fender A-style mandolin, all stock with Fender single coil
Fender Squire Stratocaster, silverburst finish with locked-out trem
Yamaha EG112 Strat copy, black/white pg, DSS, $25 from Craiglist
Aria classical
Yamaha FG student guitar for my younger sons

My oldest son (the real musician):
Ibanez SoundGear GSR 200 Bass
GK Backline 600 head, made in USA
1970s Carvin PA bass bin, folded-horn, loaded with JBL 2220A 15" speaker
Behringer BXL1800A Bass Workstation (small practice combo)
3/4 upright bass in living room... "tha doghouse"

jetblack
01-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Piano - 1915 Kohler & Campbell upright grand

Drums - Rogers, blue sparkle (date of original set unknown, I added to the set in the late 70's)

Guitar - 6 string (cheap); if I were to upgrade, I would buy Ovation!

Mouth harp

Slide whistle

Fred Sanford
01-14-2009, 02:33 PM
We are a musical home. The best instrument in the house is my wife's voice. We play a lot of singer/songwriter stuff together -- she sings, I pick, son plays bass.

That said, here is the list:

Wife sings/we play through a Fender Passport PD150. Alesis MidiVerb4 used to add delay/warm up mix.

1991 Guild D4-NT, Westerly built, Fishman Matrix NT pickup, Boss GE-7 EQ pedal
Early 2000s Martin 000-C16GTE, Fishman Prefix Pro from the factory
Fender A-style mandolin, all stock with Fender single coil
Fender Squire Stratocaster, silverburst finish with locked-out trem
Yamaha EG112 Strat copy, black/white pg, DSS, $25 from Craiglist
Aria classical
Yamaha FG student guitar for my younger sons

My oldest son (the real musician):
Ibanez SoundGear GSR 200 Bass
GK Backline 600 head, made in USA
1970s Carvin PA bass bin, folded-horn, loaded with JBL 2220A 15" speaker
Behringer BXL1800A Bass Workstation (small practice combo)
3/4 upright bass in living room... "tha doghouse"

Excellent- tell me more about the D4- I have a '98 D4M that I'd like to put a pickup into. I have the GE7s already...

je

SybGuy
01-14-2009, 03:41 PM
I love my Fishman in my Guild. My wife got the pickup for me as a Father's Day present, along with the installation. I STRONGLY suggest you have any saddle pickup installed by an expert lutiher, with all of the proper tools, unless you are one yourself (I don't know anyone on the board other than Tensleep, yet... you may be one :D) My guitar's playability improved all the way around because the luther went ahead and did a full setup/service while he had it.

The preamp that comes with the NT1 is stereo, and you can add an internal condenser mike later, if you want. The end-pin jack is stereo 1/4", as well. Then, you use the external Fishman blender, or any other 2 channel mixer. I love my old Guild too much to have a Fishman Pro-Blend put in the top shoulder. My Uncle Andy did it to his Guild, but his Guild also had duct tape on it. MY D4 is a sleeper -- it's difficult to tell I can plug in, unless you look hard.

For cost and need reasons, I don't have mine set up stereo, yet, but I have fantasized...

A good EQ is absolutely necessary with the NT1. It can come off as offensively bright and piezo-ish, otherwise. I get compliments on my Guild's plugged in sound every time I play that way. Too bad I am not as good as the guitar.

My Uncle Parker plays a Martin Goldline (same as Fishman NT1) in his Martin D16, and he loves his, too. Parker is very good, and is picky as hell about guitars. Tensleep will agree on that one.

The Guild D4-NT itself:

My wife and I were poor way back then. My Guild was the first expensive item we bought that did not have a license plate or an address attached to it. We bought it, along with the matching Guild HSC, on lay-away at the old N Dallas Tollway location of Guitar Center in 1991. I played light strings forever on it because I hated the pain of mediums. My Uncle Andy convinced me to string it with mediums so I could get better volume and tone out of it, and I never looked back. It has had mediums on it for the past 10 years, usually Elixir Polywebs. The wood has darkened over the years, and I have played a gloss into the originally matte finish. I lusted after other guitars from time to time (Taylor 910 L7, Taylor 810 LTD Cocobolo, Taylor K20 koa dreadnaught like Darrell Scott's), but I always come back to the conculsion that my old, adornment-free, Westerly, RI-built Guild was meant to be in my hands and my family. It has opened up and warmed up over the years, and it is very evenly voiced -- not overly boomy like a banjo-killer Martin D-28/35/41 or a Collings dread. It is VERY 'Guildish'. The autographs are from songwriters we have seen live and met over the years. Darrell Scott, Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson, Robert Keen, Radney Foster, Jack Ingram, Max Stalling, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Robison, Slaid Cleaves, Lloyd Maines, Terri Hendrix.

RenegadeRTR
01-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Haro,

I got a Double French Horn for school and a Pan American Trumpet from way back when my pa was a kid.

Thank you for reading,
Chris/ReneRTR

steerpike2
01-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Not only but also, a home-made Theremin...

(Shown without its antennae. I built it only a couple of years ago - but I wanted it to look 1950s - it's not really old!)

vinylviola
01-14-2009, 04:58 PM
I'm a musician by day, so my main (most important) instrument is my viola which sits on the armchair in my living room.

But aside from that...

Pearl Export drum kit
Squire modified Jazz bass with Duncan pickups
Ibanez Artcore hollow body
AXL strat copy with EMG pickups
Epiphone dreadnought

highfigh
01-14-2009, 05:07 PM
In 5th and 6th grades, I played a descendant of the sackbutt. I sold it back to the person I bought it from, because I didn't plan to play it after that. I still like the sound a lot, though.

ic-racer
01-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Not only but also, a home-made Theremin...

(Shown without its antennae. I built it only a couple of years ago - but I wanted it to look 1950s - it's not really old!)

Very cool. Did you ever teach yourself to play it? I suspect it would be very difficult. (except to do 'spooky sounds' and stuff).

Fred Sanford
01-14-2009, 08:35 PM
I love my Fishman in my Guild.

<SNIPS>

The Guild D4-NT itself:

My wife and I were poor way back then. My Guild was the first expensive item we bought that did not have a license plate or an address attached to it. We bought it, along with the matching Guild HSC, on lay-away at the old N Dallas Tollway location of Guitar Center in 1991. I played light strings forever on it because I hated the pain of mediums. My Uncle Andy convinced me to string it with mediums so I could get better volume and tone out of it, and I never looked back. It has had mediums on it for the past 10 years, usually Elixir Polywebs. The wood has darkened over the years, and I have played a gloss into the originally matte finish. I lusted after other guitars from time to time (Taylor 910 L7, Taylor 810 LTD Cocobolo, Taylor K20 koa dreadnaught like Darrell Scott's), but I always come back to the conculsion that my old, adornment-free, Westerly, RI-built Guild was meant to be in my hands and my family. It has opened up and warmed up over the years, and it is very evenly voiced -- not overly boomy like a banjo-killer Martin D-28/35/41 or a Collings dread. It is VERY 'Guildish'. The autographs are from songwriters we have seen live and met over the years. Darrell Scott, Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson, Robert Keen, Radney Foster, Jack Ingram, Max Stalling, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Robison, Slaid Cleaves, Lloyd Maines, Terri Hendrix.

Thanks so much for the info. I have a generic piezo p'up sitting waiting for installation, but I know this guitar deserves better. I've always had a preference for Guild acoustics, don't really know why. A friend of mine once brought his mother's D4M to my house, and I fell in love & was jonesing for one ever since. I started dating my wife in mid-'98, and this was her first Christmas present to me that year- yeah, she's a keeper. :thmbsp:

je

jfzea
01-14-2009, 09:06 PM
I'm not exactly a musician, I like he sound above all and sometimes I play some interesting tune.
My instruments :
-Yamaha 270 4 string bass guitar
-Ibanez 150 electric guitar
-Korg AX5G box effect for guitar

All amplified by a Yamaha bass amplifier of 20 watts (F-20B)

http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq120/karmaplayer/instrumentos.jpg

Rod G-6000
01-14-2009, 09:27 PM
I have a couple of guitars in the house.
1975 Gibson MARAUDER. I love this guitar. Had it almost 25 years now.
1989 Alverez - KAZUO YAIRI DY-39

steerpike2
01-16-2009, 04:57 PM
ic-racer: Very cool. Did you ever teach yourself to play it? I suspect it would be very difficult. (except to do 'spooky sounds' and stuff).

Not well at all; it REALLY freaks out my cats (it DOES sound like a cat being mutilated), so that sort of put an end to practicing!

I have a Clara Rockmore CD, which is very impressive.

Sansui Louie
01-20-2009, 02:00 PM
13 guitars, a bass, one mandolin, an accordian, a tuba and a banjo. You?

shimniok
01-20-2009, 02:17 PM
I don't remember if I posted to this one or not. Oh well...

I've got my original student flute that my grandmother got me but a few years ago I picked up a decent Gemeinhardt open hole and played a little. The other day I heard some jazz flute and got to thinking I should really get back to playing again, might be kinda fun. :D I need some new material tho. :D

Also have a Hondo acoustic guitar that I picked up about 5 years ago -- I can play like 6 chords on it. heh.

Bamboo flute, African finger harp thingy and that's about that.

GlobalWarming
01-20-2009, 02:17 PM
I have a Puertorrican Cuatro (string instument with 10 strings paired in sets of two), two "Classical Model" blonde oak LP Tumbadoras, a pair of Goat skin Maracas, a Puertorrican Guicharo, and a Cuban Guiro....

dokblues
01-21-2009, 08:41 AM
OK you guy`s goaded me into this, in the house are 2001 Strat Tex-Mex Blue, Laguna lg6ce acoustic electric(I know I know) but it`s all wood even the welting and has really good tone all the other ones were kind of dead. Peavey Delta blues amp,Fender Blues Jr.
A few harmonicas and the most important insturment me. :D


130701 130702

ablethevoice
01-21-2009, 09:50 AM
I don't remember if I posted to this one or not. Oh well...

I've got my original student flute that my grandmother got me but a few years ago I picked up a decent Gemeinhardt open hole and played a little. The other day I heard some jazz flute and got to thinking I should really get back to playing again, might be kinda fun. :D I need some new material tho. :D

Also have a Hondo acoustic guitar that I picked up about 5 years ago -- I can play like 6 chords on it. heh.

Bamboo flute, African finger harp thingy and that's about that.

A Kalimba?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/TrebleKalimba.jpg

I never owned one, but many of my musician friends in Albuquerque did. I actually got to be a fairly decent kalimba player for a while. Been a long time since I've seen one though.

anytune
01-21-2009, 10:04 AM
I have my cornett from high school (can still play some scales and a few songs)
Yamaha guitar (tried, but can't play)
Yamaha keyboard (can't play, use it for tuning the guitar that I can't play)

Goldwing
01-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Pearl Custom double-tom kit with a Mapex Signature Chrome snare. Five Zildjian discs and matching high-hats.

Been drumming since 1964.

Goldwing

vegabass25
01-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Do DJ TTs count? I have 2 numark TT100 and DM3002x mixer.

MarantZappa
01-25-2009, 01:00 AM
I have an Epiphone G-400 with a Bigsby, an Epiphone '56 Gold Top Les Paul, an Ibanez AS73, a custom-built Stratocaster, a Fender Mustang '69 reissue, a Fender Blues Junior Amp, fuzz, wah, tremolo, and vibrato pedals, one acoustic guitar, a ukulele, a Soviet-built balalaika prima, a Hohner Blues Harp harmonica in A, a Kohlert Bb soprano clarinet, and a plastic Yamaha recorder.:D

michaelb902
02-16-2009, 09:00 AM
1. yamaha cp 70 (home use only)
2. roland rd 600 *in use
3. roland rd 500
4. roland rd 300 (the old version)
5. prophet 600
6. alesis ion*
7. roland 1010 module*
8. access virus rack b*
9. waldorf micro q*
10. moog prodigy
11. arp axe
12. yamaha fs1r*
13. novation a station*
14. gabbanelli cajun king
15. hohner erica
16. older alverez mandolin
17. two peavey spectrum bass modules slightly detuned*

not to mention all that sound equipment

illinoisteve
02-16-2009, 09:20 AM
Several harmonicas (Lee Oscar, Hohner, and no-name)
A steel string acoustic guitar that belongs to my brother.
A mando-bouzukulele, made from a Yamaha 12-string guitar
A bango-uke
A broken std uke.
A musical jug (Dan Copeland)
Several kazoos (Hohner and others)
musical spoons
scattered maracas
a headless tambourine
a plastic learner digeridoo
a slide whistle
a siren
a trainwhistle
a pair of claves
a cow bell

Fred Sanford
02-16-2009, 01:04 PM
1. yamaha cp 70 (home use only)


Why "home use only"? Don't you enjoy lifting it?

je, former owner of a CP30

Woofie
10-04-2009, 12:31 AM
Don't you enjoy lifting it?

My son sure did. It's all over @ his house now.


1963 Fender Jaguar.

1964 Gibson SG Junior.

1965 Fender Mustang Bass.

1966 Fender Mustang.

2001 Les Paul Standard with Antiquity Humbuckers.

Fender Blues Junior amp.

Fender Deluxe Hot Rod amp.

Marshall 1974X amp.

He grew up banging on this stuff. He has more fun with it than I did. Plays better than me, too.

He did leave me my '68 J-45. That was nice of him....

I guess I'll let him live.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/rdhouston/IMG_0051.jpg

Rumble
10-05-2009, 10:50 PM
Here's a few from my collection:

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1973/mijsx.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/mijsx.jpg/)

top to bottom:
1968 Norma Hollowbody
1968 Fandel "Jet"
1981 Washburn "Falcon" (John Fogerty model)
1978 Ibanez "Iceman IC-100"
1970s Hondo "Longhorn/Guitarlin" (Dano copy)
1965/66 Yamaha "SG-2" (Link Wray model)

Fred Sanford
10-06-2009, 06:28 AM
Here's a few from my collection:
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top to bottom:
1968 Norma Hollowbody
1968 Fandel "Jet"
1981 Washburn "Falcon" (John Fogerty model)
1978 Ibanez "Iceman IC-100"
1970s Hondo "Longhorn/Guitarlin" (Dano copy)
1965/66 Yamaha "SG-2" (Link Wray model)

Very nice! I like the Link Wray avatar, too.

je

Brian
10-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Big old tubed organ sitting in the living room; wife will play it once in awhile.

Jr. has a Yamaha trumpet. We bought it for him about 6 years ago as he was playing trumpet in his HS band. Bet it does not have 5 hours on it.

Just got for myself a La Petrie Motif guitar. Learning to play an instrument after 62 years.

Jr just inherited a Raven acoustic classical guitar but, it is trash.

truetone36
10-06-2009, 12:07 PM
2 organs (Thomas Model J, Hammond Sounder),
set of Ludwig drums.

hobie1dog
10-06-2009, 01:48 PM
tumpets :)

FredC
10-07-2009, 09:38 AM
1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Original) (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/1959%20Gibson%20Les%20Paul%20Custom/1959OriginalLesPaulCustom001.jpg)
1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Classic - Honey Burst (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/1960%20Les%20Paul%20Classic/1960LesPaulClassic-01.jpg)
1969 Gibson ES335/12 - Cherry Red (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/1969%20Gibson%20ES335-12/GibsonES335-1204.jpg)
1982 Fender "Dan Smith" American Stratocaster - Black (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/1982%20Fender%20Stratocaster/FenderStratocaster1982001.jpg)
2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster - Sierra Burst (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/2004%20Fender%2050th%20Anniversary%20Strat/200450thAnniversaryStrat010.jpg)
Fender "Buck Owens" Signature Telecaster - R/W/B Metal Flake (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Fender%20Buck%20Owens%20Telecaster/FenderBuckOwensTele01.jpg)
Fender Precision Bass (under construction)
Fender Squire Bullet Strat - Black
Rickenbacker 360/12 v64 - Fireglo (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Rickenbacker%20360-12%20v64/Rick360-12v6403.jpg)
Epiphone Sheraton II - Blonde (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Epiphone%20Sheraton%20II/EpiphoneSheratonII01.jpg)
Guild JF30 - Maple Back (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Guild%20JF30%20and%20JF3012/GuildJF3001.jpg)
Guild JF30/12 Maple Back (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Guild%20JF30%20and%20JF3012/GuildJF301201.jpg)
Washburn Tanglewood Electro/Acoustic (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Guitars/Washburn%20Tanglewood/WashburnTanglewood003.jpg)
Ovation Celebrity CS257 Electro/Acoustic - Ruby Burst
Ovation Balladeer
Hofner Sienna Dreadnought
Yamaha Dreadnought
Ibanez A300EVV Electro/Acoustic
Ibanez A300ETCS Electro/Acoustic
1927 Martin Style A Mandolin (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Mandolins/1927%20Martin%20Style%20A/CFMartinA-11927Original002.jpg)
1935 Gibson A-1 Mandolin (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Mandolins/1935%20Gibson%20A-1/GibsonA-11935005.jpg)
1941 Gibson A-50 Mandolin (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Mandolins/1941%20Gibson%20A-50/GibsonA-501941002.jpg)
1959 Gibson EM200 Electric Mandolin (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Mandolins/1959%20Gibson%20EM200/GibsonEM2001959002.jpg)
1957 Silvertone Florentine Mandolin (http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/fcorradi/Mandolins/1957%20Silvertone%20Florentine/SilvertoneFlorentineKay1957001.jpg)
1897 Washburn Roundback Mandolin
1940 10 String Charango - Armadillo Back
Rogue 6 String Banjo
Dean 12 String Banjo
Casio Privia PX320 Digital Piano
Roland A-33 Midi Controller
CME UF-6 Master Keyboard
Voce Micro B Hammond Module
Roland SC88VL Sound Canvas
Waldorf Nano Synth

Goldstrat
11-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Gibson Historic 57 Reissue Goldtop LP
Lowel handmade Les Paul
73 Fender Tele
Fender standard strat
Airline Tuxedo
1974 Aria Jumbo copy of Gibson

visiman
11-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Y'all are to complicated and rich for me. This is mine. (Haven't yet mastered the technik, but? I got time. Threw away the cheap guitar that I played with after playing a strat and frettless bass, and since then never picked up a guitar. That has been about ten years gone. They played by themselves, my fingers just followed the commands that the guitar gave me. AWSOME, went home picked up my 5indime shit, and quit.


This is me. NOT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnMXzCGNPSo&feature=related

RDecartridge
11-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Paul Reed Smith CE22
tobacco sunburst
with birds
10 top

guitarslam
11-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Does a comb & toilet paper count as an instrument?


Just kidding.

I live in a guitar house & currently have a few Strats & Teles (American and made in Japan), Kramer Pacer, Washburn (Matsumoku) Hawk, Gordon Smith Melody Maker thing & Raimundo flamenco guitars.

Amp stable currently includes Fender Super Champ, Marshall JMPs, SovTek MIG 50, Hiwatt Custom 100, THD Univalve, and some early Traynors. All the amps are tube. Cabs include (Marshall, Hiwatt) 2x12, 4x10, & 4x12 formats.

Pedal board is mixed Boss, Dunlop, Ibanez, Electro-Harmonix, & Radial Engineering stuff. My rack gear has been pared down in recent years.

Tusec
11-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Main instrument is an Ibanez Talman similar to this:

http://ja.wikizic.org/1-035-035212-Ibanez-Talman-TC630.jpg

through a silverface Bassman amp.

dave_p
11-30-2009, 02:23 PM
1981 usa fender bullet bass deluxe
1992 usa fender jazz plus V
2008 epiphone thunderbird bass
ludwig 5 piece kit
douglas 6 string electric guitar
sx lefty strat (daughters axe)
sx 3/4 p-bass (son)
fisher spinet piano
large casio keyboard
m-audio midi controller into various soft synths

KentTeffeteller
12-04-2009, 06:13 PM
We have,

1911 Steinway Upright
1922 Steinway Model D
1922 Gibson Mastertone
1954 Fender Esquire
1955 Fender Stratocaster
1957 Gibson Les Paul Golden Top
1964 Hofner Bass (2)
1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (Les actually built this for me in 1976 when I won a special needs music contest from early LP Jr. Parts)
1957 Magnatone amp
1956 Fender Deluxe amp
1962 Silvertone trash amp
1964 Vox AC 30 (3)
1964 Vox Continental organ (4)
1966 Fender Bassman amp (3)
1966 Conn Theater organ
1966 Teisco Organ
1977 Moog MiniMoog (3)
1976 ARP String Ensemble
1968 Farfisa organ
1962 Hammond B3 ($25 Goodwill find, needed repairs)

Too much recording gear to mention.

Fred Sanford
12-04-2009, 06:31 PM
We have,

1911 Steinway Upright
1922 Steinway Model D
1922 Gibson Mastertone
1954 Fender Esquire
1955 Fender Stratocaster
1957 Gibson Les Paul Golden Top
1964 Hofner Bass (2)
1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (Les actually built this for me in 1976 when I won a special needs music contest from early LP Jr. Parts)
1957 Magnatone amp
1956 Fender Deluxe amp
1962 Silvertone trash amp
1964 Vox AC 30 (3)
1964 Vox Continental organ (4)
1966 Fender Bassman amp (3)
1966 Conn Theater organ
1966 Teisco Organ
1977 Moog MiniMoog (3)
1976 ARP String Ensemble
1968 Farfisa organ
1962 Hammond B3 ($25 Goodwill find, needed repairs)

Too much recording gear to mention.

No need to mention, just post pics!

Nice stash of toys at your place, sounds like a fun place to hang out. :yes:

je

JonL
12-04-2009, 06:34 PM
We have,

1911 Steinway Upright
1922 Steinway Model D
1922 Gibson Mastertone
1954 Fender Esquire
1955 Fender Stratocaster
1957 Gibson Les Paul Golden Top
1964 Hofner Bass (2)
1957 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (Les actually built this for me in 1976 when I won a special needs music contest from early LP Jr. Parts)
1957 Magnatone amp
1956 Fender Deluxe amp
1962 Silvertone trash amp
1964 Vox AC 30 (3)
1964 Vox Continental organ (4)
1966 Fender Bassman amp (3)
1966 Conn Theater organ
1966 Teisco Organ
1977 Moog MiniMoog (3)
1976 ARP String Ensemble
1968 Farfisa organ
1962 Hammond B3 ($25 Goodwill find, needed repairs)

Too much recording gear to mention.

Man, Kent.... :drool::drool::drool::drool:

I want to bring my 59/63 strat over to your place and play some tunes! :music:

AngelRa
12-04-2009, 07:47 PM
3 Violins
3 Cellos
2 Mandolins
1 Grand Piano
2 Guitars
1 ROCK BAND
Lots of small or cheap instruments (Keyboard, Maracas, Harmonica,...)
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3949
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3952
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3950
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3951

crazyjeeper
12-07-2009, 03:02 PM
1 Epiphone Les Paul Studio in vintage sunburst
1 Squire Stratocaster 20th Anniv. HSS in blue
1 Squire P-bass in blue
1 Yamaha Allegro Alto Saxophone
1 Casio WK-1630 76 key keyboard

jsixis
12-07-2009, 04:57 PM
Hartke 3500 Bass Head, Self built 10" cabinent in the living room. Sometimes I plug a Yamaha DX-7 into the rig when I feel like trying to learn the keyboard. The bass is a Peavey Fury 5.

Downstairs in the "music room" way more then I want to list but a 4 or 5 piece band could play there and not need anything.

kaplang
12-07-2009, 06:30 PM
I have a nice pair of castanets. Do they count as instruments? :scratch2:

Steve88
12-08-2009, 11:16 PM
1 Clarinet
1 Trumpet
4 Trombones
2 Bass Trombones
1 Euphonium
2 Tubas
1 Keyboard

Junknewbian
12-08-2009, 11:31 PM
I was excite to post my huge list until I saw other peoples' HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE lists. I love it - and so do kids. Wish I could play better than my 4 year old.

1 alto sax
1 trumpet
1 harmonica
2 sets of bongos
2 ukuleles
several little drums, no sets
1 xylophone
several tambourines
various bells and whistles
Kazoo
Jew's Harp

AND, here's hoping, a guitar for my birthday or Xmas.
AND, here hoping, a keyboard for my 4 year old for Xmas.

Have fun playing everything that makes a sound, even that comb and wax paper (maybe the funnest instrument ever, at least it tickles).

markc2
12-09-2009, 07:23 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/lnerell/studio02.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/lnerell/studio01.jpg

:yes: super jealous...:drool: That's an awesome setup.

I have a Kurzweil K2500. Still going strong after all these years.

After seeing all the guitars and kazoo's and various instruments, there are a lot of people here that know good sound when they hear it, and make it:D

Mark

JonL
12-09-2009, 09:11 AM
Just added, though temporary: A Fender Squire "SE Special Strat" starter kit with amp and other accessories... birthday present for my daughter who will be 16 on Friday. (Temporary because she lives with her mom, so the guitar will be going home with her.)

Fred Sanford
12-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Just added, though temporary: A Fender Squire "SE Special Strat" starter kit with amp and other accessories... birthday present for my daughter who will be 16 on Friday. (Temporary because she lives with her mom, so the guitar will be going home with her.)

Yeah, there's a Squier P-Bass & fidget bass amp here that's headed out for a Christmas present, but I'm doing a couple overdubs with them just for posterity.

je

Sam Cogley
12-09-2009, 12:09 PM
An older, inexpensive Casio keyboard, a 1940 National "Chicago" guitar, and a solid-body electric guitar that I've been working on for years. It's about 1/4 done.

jsixis
12-09-2009, 01:05 PM
nothing screams bottom end like a Tuba.
There is a funk band here in town that has a tuba, just friggin awesome

guitarslam
12-09-2009, 11:58 PM
3 Violins
3 Cellos
2 Mandolins
1 Grand Piano
2 Guitars
1 ROCK BAND
Lots of small or cheap instruments (Keyboard, Maracas, Harmonica,...)
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3949
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3952
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3950
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=678&pictureid=3951

That grand looks like a Boesendorfer.

JohnVF
12-10-2009, 12:26 AM
'85 Fender Strat
Epiphone Les Paul w/tremolo
3 cheap classical guitars
Yamaha 12 string acoustic
Ibanez "place holder" 6-string acoustic guitar (going to buy a Taylor at some point).
5 harmonicas
Small accordian
"Chordigan" electric organ.
Cheap '80s Casio synth/keyboard
Roland Juno keyboard/synth (girlfriend's)
Alesis micron synth(girlfriend's)
midi controller keyboard
several tambourines/shakers/eggs
Melodica type mouth keyboard/organ.

Mostly for home recording/songwriting.

truetone36
12-10-2009, 10:13 PM
2 organs (Thomas Model J, Hammond Sounder),
set of Ludwig drums.

UPDATE: now have a Thomas Californian Model 261 organ ($5 auction purchase!) and a Tanzber player accordian which plays a roll like a player piano.

AngelRa
12-11-2009, 12:36 AM
That grand looks like a Boesendorfer.

It is a Baldwin player.

Chad Michael
12-17-2009, 05:31 AM
Electric basses: Pedulla ET5, Ligtwave fretless Sabre C, Ibanez GWB35

Keyboards: Yamaha DX7, Ensoniq ESQ1, Yamaha MO6

Percussion: Djembe, LP compact conga, LP bongos, egg shakers, rainstick, Boss DR550 drum machine

Most of it has been used for live performance.

Rod G-6000
12-26-2009, 12:48 AM
Here's a pic of my 75' Gibson Marauder.
Right now I have it torn down and in the proces of refinishing.

Fred Sanford
12-26-2009, 07:22 AM
Here's a pic of my 75' Gibson Marauder.
Right now I have it torn down and in the proces of refinishing.

Very cool. I have a '75 L6-S DeLuxe that's been a 20+ year project, the L-6S/Marauder/Midnight Special are all related.

Be sure to show us progress pics...

je

Edit: a pic from earlier in this thread, the L6-S is on the left, re-painted by a Mercedes Benz dealer in 300CE Garnet Red.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61895&d=1190031471

Rod G-6000
12-26-2009, 11:49 AM
Very cool. I have a '75 L6-S DeLuxe that's been a 20+ year project, the L-6S/Marauder/Midnight Special are all related.

Be sure to show us progress pics...

je

Edit: a pic from earlier in this thread, the L6-S is on the left, re-painted by a Mercedes Benz dealer in 300CE Garnet Red.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61895&d=1190031471

Thanks Fred. I've waited a long time to start this project. I picked this one up back in 84' from a buddy that bought it new and needed the cash. He played it hard and it suffered some road rash but it's cleaning up nicely.
Great collection you have there.

EDIT: Updated pic. Pickguard, pots, switch and pickups have been cleaned. Body has 5 coats of Tung Oil applied so far but will get a few more.
Update: 2nd pic has 10 coats of oil.
I also found out that this is from 1976 not 75'. Serial # starts with 00.

Last update: The body is finished and mostly back together. I need to pick up a set of strings and new screws for the pickguard. I decided to not refinish the neck but I do need to get a new Gibson sticker for the front of the headstock. I'm liking the looks of it.

Den911s
01-17-2010, 09:50 PM
A 1936 Gibson L-7
A 1977 Les Paul Artisan
A 1989 Gibson L-4

Babystrummer
01-24-2010, 04:10 PM
Wow there are some beautiful instruments in this post. I am just a self taught guitar hacker but have recently been getting into fixing and modding low end guitars and love doing it. I plan on getting intp pickup rewinding soon as well. If I won the lottery I would learn to be a guitar tech and open a shop that would probably lose money every day, but it would be fun!

I have on hand now:
Washburn Joe Trohman Signiture with Seymour Duncans installed
PRS SE Soapbar II Maple with two Vintage Vibe P-90's (beautiful pickups)
Washburn HB-30 soon to have some P.A.F. style buckers
Yamaha strat copy completely modded and reliced.
Washburn Artist Series Dreadnaught
Fender NOS Blues Jr. tweed with Bill M mods
Line 6 Spider II 30 watt

albowlly
01-24-2010, 07:49 PM
Let's see:
1896 Kranich & Bach baby grand
'64 Hammond chord organ
'55 Epiphone Zenith archtop
John Grey & Sons 5 string banjo
Sigma Mandolin SM3S
'65 Martin 00-18
'64 Fender Musicmaster
'74 Fender Telecaster
'75 Gibson Marauder
G&L S-500 Strat (Leo Fender commemorative model)
Kalil 6 string
Kalil 12 string
2 self-made acoustics
1 self-made Les Paul replica
'58 Fender Harvard tweed
'72 Fender Deluxe
'72 Fender Champ

steve73008
01-25-2010, 09:56 AM
This is a small sample of my collection, I just like this pick alot!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/Steve_73008/NewWall-O-Teles.jpg

A few more

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/Steve_73008/Bigsby%20Pinecaster/Wall-O-Teles005.jpg

JonL
01-25-2010, 10:40 AM
Wow. Awesome collection. :drool:

Do you use the Twin Reverb to knock a guitar loose from the wall when you cant decide what to play next? Those amps are LOUD, especially in a small room like that.

steve73008
01-25-2010, 10:56 AM
Wow. Awesome collection. :drool:

Do you use the Twin Reverb to knock a guitar loose from the wall when you cant decide what to play next? Those amps are LOUD, especially in a small room like that.

I can't push the twin past 2 in that room. Even a 2 it's loud enough that I have to use the PA for vocals. I still have the TRRI but I picked up a Deluxe Reverb Re-Issue and that seems to be #1 now.

I added a Gretsch 5120 sunburst two weeks ago and an Ibenez "F" style last week, bringing the guitar collection to 31 and the Mandolins to 2.

I got just as obsesive with the Audiophile stuff too, when I started collecting in that hobby less than a year ago.

Pstraums
01-25-2010, 04:31 PM
Nothing too fancy here..
1 Cimar les paul copy
1 Washburn accoustic (c/w style)
1 baby acoustic (for my 4/7 year old)
1 Hohner Blues Harp (D) should perhaps have been C? always struggled to play this one and I normally learn music quite fast.. It does not seem to fit with anything (?) :) (blush) (hints?)
1 Casio organ (More that 20 yrs old-sucky one (does not even know what these are called in English.. It was called a miniorgan in my "native tounge" when we bought it (band in a box, "full size")
1 Roland organ (much better than the above, but probably more than 10 yrs old this one also, so probably nowhere near todays quality.. but sounds really ok!)
Tiny Roland Guitar Amp (15W)

and thats about it.....

I would really like to learn the banjo !!! perhaps a project for 2010 ?
(if I can afford one this year that is)

Fred Sanford
01-25-2010, 04:43 PM
This is a small sample of my collection, I just like this pick alot!


Very nice!

31 was where I maxed out, too, but it just got to be too many to keep strung & adjusted. I'm happier at ~15 in the house these days, with a couple that always come & go and a few that are out on long-term loan.

je

Tomelectro
01-27-2010, 09:43 AM
Wow there are alot of nice intruments posted. I'm almost embarassed to list mine. mostly guitars I was up to 27 at one time, but thinned it out quite a bit


1964 Epiphone Olympic double
2004 Gibson SG std.
Schecter C1/EA semi hollow
Dean flying V
Epiphone les paul jr. (currently converting it to a Gibson clone)
Squier fat strat
Epiphone WeeVee. (great lap steels)
about a dozen various harmonicas
70's Hondo II mtn dulcimer
Conn student model Trombone
Starcaster drum kit
Probably get some flack but Esteban Amber Ice A/E
1963 silvertone acoustic

I have a few projects underway also,

John 5 ish Tele with P90s
DC Les Paul scratch build
Gibson explorer scratch build
I'm a good self starter But I'm not very good at finishing:D

I'm picking up a 60's Teisco EP-93T Del Rey Hollow Body later today

Amps:

90's fender super 60
64 Danelectro DM-25 piggy back
Crate Vintage club 50
Vox ad15vt
64 Epiphone Pacemaker ( Gibson skylark GA-5 , or poor man's tweed champ, Came as a set with the Olympic)
1930's Thordarson 2-6l6 kit harp amp

There are more, but I can't think of the rest off the top of my head right now.

Fred Sanford
01-27-2010, 11:34 AM
Wow there are alot of nice intruments posted. I'm almost embarassed to list mine. mostly guitars I was up to 27 at one time, but thinned it out quite a bit


1964 Epiphone Olympic double
2004 Gibson SG std.
Schecter C1/EA semi hollow
Dean flying V
Epiphone les paul jr. (currently converting it to a Gibson clone)
Squier fat strat
Epiphone WeeVee. (great lap steels)
about a dozen various harmonicas
70's Hondo II mtn dulcimer
Conn student model Trombone
Starcaster drum kit
Probably get some flack but Esteban Amber Ice A/E
1963 silvertone acoustic

I have a few projects underway also,

John 5 ish Tele with P90s
DC Les Paul scratch build
Gibson explorer scratch build
I'm a good self starter But I'm not very good at finishing:D

I'm picking up a 60's Teisco EP-93T Del Rey Hollow Body later today

Amps:

90's fender super 60
64 Danelectro DM-25 piggy back
Crate Vintage club 50
Vox ad15vt
64 Epiphone Pacemaker ( Gibson skylark GA-5 , or poor man's tweed champ, Came as a set with the Olympic)
1930's Thordarson 2-6l6 kit harp amp

There are more, but I can't think of the rest off the top of my head right now.

Nice! We need pics...

je

flogan
01-28-2010, 07:30 PM
great thread for me to dive in with my first post:
bourgeois vintage d acoustic guitar
old crappy baby grand piano
old failing fiddle
harmonica
hand made mandolin in the white
i would love to have a nicer piano!!

ng0k
01-29-2010, 03:02 PM
We have five guitars (Yamaha 730, Alvarez RD-20, Taylor 214ce, Epi Les Paul standard, and an old 30yr old Lark Hummingbird knockoff), two clarinets, two flutes, a piccolo, and a tenor sax. A digital piano is in the future. I play a some guitar but it's mostly all of my kids stuff.

AgentOrange
02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
I have:

A Fender American Standard Stratocaster maple neck in Olympic white.
A Squier Affinity strat- my first guitar
A Squire J-bass
A Piano Black Fender Dg-5 acoustic. Only cost £100 but i love it.
A cheap 30 year old hummingbird replica which is covered in stickers and accompanies me to festivals :D
A Casio CT-390 keyboard. It's in the attic and i don't play it.

kevzep
02-10-2010, 02:30 AM
2 x 2003 Honeyburst Gibson Les Paul standards
1 x 2008 Customshop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom with bigsby
1 x ? American Fender Telecaster deluxe (sunburst/ rosewood frettboard)
1 x ? G&L ASAT (Telecaster Shape) Thinline body with bigsby
1 x Heavily modified Epiphone double neck, retro fitted with Gibson pickups gibson machine heads gibson bridges, and my own custom wiring.
1 x Marshall JCM800 2203 Master volume head ( running KT88 tubes and a very heavily redesigned pre-amp section with my own tone-stack design.)
1 x Marshall JMP Superlead 100 with the same mods as the JCM800
1 x VM425 Marshall quad (25w greenback Celestions)
1 x Huges and Kettner quad (vintage 30 celestions)
1 x Hot Cake overdrive pedal (made in NZ) Google that one
1 x Red Witch moon phaser (made in NZ) google that one too
1 x Boss delay pedal (for live use only)
1 x Electric harmonics wiggler (tube modulator pedal Vibrato/tremolo)
1 x Electric harmonics worm (analogue solid state modulator/phaser )
1 x Roland SRE555 tape echo/chorus
1 x WEM copicat tape echo
1 x MAC PRO G5 with m powered pro tools.
1 x BDF Drummer (plugin)
1 x Roland D50 keyboard (for midi use)
1 x pair of 4412 JBL studio monitors
1 x QSC powerlite 4.0 power-amp
1 x Mackie 1202 mixer
1 x M-Audio fire-wire audio interface, mic inputs (192khz)
various mics I bring home from work for whatever project I am working on at the time, but mostly the matched pair of silver/black AKG C414
and thats about it I think................
All this in my dedicated music practice room/studio which is in my house and I can use any time because I have a musical girlfriend and no wife!!!

Fred Sanford
02-10-2010, 07:10 AM
2 x 2003 Honeyburst Gibson Les Paul standards
1 x 2008 Customshop Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom with bigsby
1 x ? American Fender Telecaster deluxe (sunburst/ rosewood frettboard)
1 x ? G&L ASAT (Telecaster Shape) Thinline body with bigsby
1 x Heavily modified Epiphone double neck, retro fitted with Gibson pickups gibson machine heads gibson bridges, and my own custom wiring.
1 x Marshall JCM800 2203 Master volume head ( running KT88 tubes and a very heavily redesigned pre-amp section with my own tone-stack design.)
1 x Marshall JMP Superlead 100 with the same mods as the JCM800
1 x VM425 Marshall quad (25w greenback Celestions)
1 x Huges and Kettner quad (vintage 30 celestions)
1 x Hot Cake overdrive pedal (made in NZ) Google that one
1 x Red Witch moon phaser (made in NZ) google that one too
1 x Boss delay pedal (for live use only)
1 x Electric harmonics wiggler (tube modulator pedal Vibrato/tremolo)
1 x Electric harmonics worm (analogue solid state modulator/phaser )
1 x Roland SRE555 tape echo/chorus
1 x WEM copicat tape echo
1 x MAC PRO G5 with m powered pro tools.
1 x BDF Drummer (plugin)
1 x Roland D50 keyboard (for midi use)
1 x pair of 4412 JBL studio monitors
1 x QSC powerlite 4.0 power-amp
1 x Mackie 1202 mixer
1 x M-Audio fire-wire audio interface, mic inputs (192khz)
various mics I bring home from work for whatever project I am working on at the time, but mostly the matched pair of silver/black AKG C414
and thats about it I think................
All this in my dedicated music practice room/studio which is in my house and I can use any time because I have a musical girlfriend and no wife!!!

:thmbsp:

Pics, please...of all of it. :yes: OK, you don't have to post pics of the girlfriend, if she's shy.

je