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lordtomaso
2008-04-19, 09:52 PM
Hi.

So, I was thinking of creating a thread for all Yeeshkul members who are also playing an instrument, or singing, or doing something which is relative to music :D

I started playing bass few years ago, and guitar shortly after. First thing I learnt was the Money bass line, and on guitar it was Breathe. You can easily guess why I started music :)

Here are my instruments, a Squier Precision Bass and a Fender Telecaster ('79, my dad sort of gave it to me)

http://izipik.com/images/20080419/joy3g1hqgq95jrrjkt-Sans_titre-1.JPG

http://izipik.com/images/20080419/kphn3flg0sgnmiew80-SP_A0050b.jpg

I will probably buy a new bass this summer (was thinking of a Fender Precision '57 reissue, but I am also dreaming on a Rick')

djaspuhr
2008-04-20, 06:28 AM
Well hey, I play bass too. Since i was 14, so 28 years now? Damn that makes me feel old! My very 1st band was called Cirrus Minor...Played professional for awhile but now settled w/ a kid, it's now a time consuming hobby. I've always been in a band and still am. There's some videos of me on youtube. Here i am w/ my 1968 tele bass in the most pro of my bands, 6 String Drag, from the 90's. I also sang all the harmonies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMAYe7ZT_mM

Now i play w/ The Workhorses Of The Entertainment/Recreational Industry. Again, lots of harmonies but i do sing the occasional lead so here's a couple of covers i sing while playing my stand-up bass. "Sorrow" by the McCoys and Neil Young's "The Losing End".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGLqnk8BibM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OWa0QLGuXA

We're 3 guys who've all been around the block and back in our old bands so we treat it as a a serious hobby i guess and play gigs locally mainly. If you're interested in researching more, there's more videos and also a myspace page.

www.youtube.com/Reegesk ..and.. www.myspace.com/weri

6 String Drag has 2 CDs. Our 1st is self titled and our 2nd was our big money album called High Hat produced by Steve Earle and released on his label. Workhorses have one selftitled CD on Fundamental Records.

Oh, I also play w/ Jack Logan but we never play live just record a ton of studio songs. 2 CDs w/ me are Nature's Assembly Line and 3rd Creature - Orthodox Garage.

Oh btw, I also sing "Effervescing Elephant" w/ The Workhorses nowadays. No video footage yet, but i'll let you know when it happens

lordtomaso
2008-04-20, 11:38 AM
Man I love your vids. The sound of that stand up bass is amazing, love it.

ellaguru
2008-04-20, 10:51 PM
heres the kids

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p131/rick36012/familyphoto.jpg

creamcheese
2008-04-21, 09:25 AM
This is a cool idea to have a musician's thread here.

I started play guitar at the age of 6, stopped at the age of 8, restarted at age 15, and now at age 31 i am still no guitar hero...

I play an early 90s fender strat (usa) and a marlin slammer bass, a fender precision copy.

The music i make can be heard at myspace.com (http://www.myspace.com/mynameiscreamcheese)

It is (of course) very much influenced by the four young men you can see in the top left corner of this page.

Id be happy if you visit me at myspace.

djaspuhr
2008-04-21, 12:54 PM
Man I love your vids. The sound of that stand up bass is amazing, love it.

Cool, glad you like it. More on the rootsier side i know. I'm the only one that is PF influenced so you might hear it a little in my bass playing and more in the singing.

creamcheese, i'm listening now and i like it. are you playing everything? I can definitely hear a Kraftwerk influence.

This is a good idea for a thread, i'm looking forward to hearing/seeing more!

creamcheese
2008-04-21, 03:34 PM
Im pleased to hear/read that djaspur! Thx!
And yes, Kraftwerk is some of the stuff ive been listening to quite a lot in the past.
I play guitars, bass and keys on these tracks. Drums are programmed.
If there is a demand for more go here (http://www.mp3.de/home/creamcheese).

Have a nice day!

radiowaves
2008-04-21, 07:05 PM
i have an Ovation electro acoustic, Ibanez electric guitar and a Korg midi Synth. I have been playing guitar since 1981, Keyboards since 1985 and Bass since 1981. I'm no master, but get credit when I'm at parties and free booze when I play in Pubs :D:cheers:

lordtomaso
2008-04-21, 07:44 PM
I'm no master, but get credit when I'm at parties and free booze when I play in Pubs :D:cheers:
That's the most important :D

Nice Jazzmasters Ellaguru ^^

Creamcheese, I'm starting to listen to your MySpace. So far so good ^^

ellaguru
2008-04-21, 09:27 PM
^^thanks lord t....

got the j mascis model for xmass from the mrs....my fave of the lot is still the 360/12..sounds great through the ac30 :D

lordtomaso
2008-08-01, 06:50 PM
So, I just came back from my 4th trip to the US, and found this lovely 2000 american strat for just over 750$. I had to bring it back (plus, I never owned a strat myself). The two tone sunburst is just :drool:

http://www.izipik.com/images/20080731/isk0g4khi1gyjf8zdg-SP_A0109.jpg

And did you guys see that Fender announced a David Gilmour's Strat?
http://blog.davidgilmour.com/2008/07/the-dg-strat.html
http://www.fender.com/customshop/instruments/search.php?partno=0150068806
http://www.fender.com/customshop/instruments/search.php?partno=0150069806

fingercuffs
2008-08-01, 09:29 PM
My beloved beat-up '71 Telecaster (though the fading of the red in the sunburst makes me think the body might be a couple of years older);

http://tinyurl.com/5ddnqa

http://tinyurl.com/5h7z74

I was a drummer for years (started playing when I was 8 and packed in when I was 27) but love to play the guitar for my own entertainment and very occasional 'get-together'. Our frontman used this guitar live but preferred his heavier '72 for recording. I did take the neck off to have a look at the sig on the body when I first got this 20-odd years ago but stupidly didn't take a photo and don't fancy removing it again. I paid £275 back in the day. What's it worth now (not that I'd ever sell it unless my Mum needed an operation, and even then she'd have to be ****ing poorly)? It's a noisy old bastard but everything is completely original. I've always fancied a Strat and would love one of the upcoming Dave series (the aged one), but the price will probably be too rich for my blood (unless I sell one of my Mum's kidneys, the selfish old cow).

lordtomaso
2008-08-01, 10:33 PM
God I love those beat-up intruments.
You can check the actual year of your Telecaster on the Fender website with the s/n : http://www.fender.com/support/usa_instruments.php

I read somewhere that the Dave's NOS will be at $4k and the relic one at $4.8k. I'll need to sell a lot of bootlegs on ebay to get one of those :D

gazza11b
2008-08-01, 10:35 PM
i thought that gilmour had stated that he would help with this black strat copy
by sayin that it should affordable to most ,ive just been to the fender site thanks to the link by lordtomaso and the 2 models are priced $4000 and $5000
i dont think this affordable to the average floyd fan .does any one feel the
same or is it just me !:(

fingercuffs
2008-08-01, 11:14 PM
i thought that gilmour had stated that he would help with this black strat copy
by sayin that it should affordable to most ,ive just been to the fender site thanks to the link by lordtomaso and the 2 models are priced $4000 and $5000
i dont think this affordable to the average floyd fan .does any one feel the
same or is it just me !:(

To be honest, $5000 for a custom shop Strat is very reasonable. The recent Clapton model was something like $12000? Might have been more. Whether it's a good investment depends on how many are being made but I honestly can't see it dropping in value at that opening price.

lordtomaso, the official date of the Tele is 1971 but the dye used for red in the sunburst was changed in 1969 when it was discovered (by leaving a few test bodies on the roof of the Anaheim workshop) that it faded much faster then the other colours. So although the guitar was definitely assembled in 1971 I think, due to the fading, that the body may be slightly earlier. Not a biggie or anything and to be honest I much prefer the two-colour 'tobacco' sunburst anyway! My dream guitar is the 1967 Blueburst Tele with the Bigsby tremelo. I absolutely love Teles! If I had tons of money I would probably just spunk it all on Telecasters. I just love the shape, tone and history of these particular planks (though I'd also love a white Les Paul with a black scratchplate)!!

roadrunner10
2008-08-02, 04:18 AM
Does anybody know of a way to get something similer David's Black Strat without going bankrupt?

lordtomaso
2009-01-02, 07:14 PM
Let me reanimate this thread.
I am now the owner of a wonderful Fender Super Champ XD
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Super-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104494281-i1371514.gc

http://www.izipik.com/images/20090102/tbnld7a05huadnyh5zrxf-530261jpg.jpg (http://izipik.com/fr/images.php?date=20090102&img=ld7a05huadnyh5zrxf-530261jpg.jpg)

This amp is just amazing. For 280, you have an incredibly versatile amp with lovely sound. This + my strat are the perfect couple. I would recommend this to just anyone.

Verdi999
2009-01-06, 09:09 PM
I've been playing guitar for about 5 years, and keyboard about 4, but I play practically all my free time away.

The guitar is Yamaha F370, $300ish
Then the Korg Poly-800, which I acquired for free!
And the Technics Kn-5000 (which should have cost 1000) for $300

I must admit though, Celestial Voices sounds amazing on the Technics