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+157|3105|Southern California
The Official Your Instrument & Your garage band Thread!


The purpose of this thread is because I am passionate about music and instruments of all kinds, I am curious what kind of instruments do users on this forum play, use, are saving up for, purchasing, or dream of owning.

Discuss or Recommend instruments to others even brag about the ones you have.

Also if you're in a band or used to be in one tell the wonderful members of BF2s about it and post links if you have any recorded material from myspace, purevolume, etc.


Currently my set up is:
Korg ER-1 Drum Synthesizer
Roland TR-606 Analogue drum machine from 1981
Roland MC-505 Groovebox

go!
Ty
Mass Media Casualty
+2,398|4246|Noizyland

Instruments

1st Guitar:
Kay Les Paul copy, (don't know any other details about it.)
https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/Tyferra/MyKay.png
I started playing guitar about seven years ago although I got my first guitar quite a while before that when I found a Kay Les Paul copy in a robot-technician's junkyad. It only had two strings so i learned my first guitar pieces on a busted rusty two-stringed electric. The guitar has had a rough life and although I've fixed it up a bit it's still pretty bad. I plan to actually put some real work ito it at some stage and get it good as new again. i know Kays are't great guitars but it's for senimental reasons.

2nd Guitar
Peavy Predator
https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/Tyferra/MyPeavy.png
Before this was mine it was my sisters, before that my cousin's, before that some guy's. I bought it off my sister when I decided I wanted to form a band with some friends. The Kay, although I had done it up significantly by that stage, wasn't enough - also my friend forming the band with me didn't have his own electric. This was when I started getting serious about playin the guitar. I remember playing it for hours on end, my fingernails filed down and my hand bleeding over the pick-guard - awesome! Aside from a few issues this guitar has served me well. Is also due a bit of a fix-up when I get the chance.

3rd Guitar.
Framus Acoustic.
https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/Tyferra/MyFramus.png
This one isn't really mine it's my Dad's, however even before I got my hands on the Kay I had picked this one up and made some noises. This guitar's about as twice as old as I am and it looks it. Still has a wonderful sound. The fretboard is quite narrow and the strings are very close to it which alters the sound a bit, makes it tricky at times to play but means you can get some wicked harmonics out of it.

4th Guitar
Maton EM325c
https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/Tyferra/MyMaton.png
I bought this about two years ago, a Maton electro-acoustic. I researched for about two years on what guitar I wanted before making the plunge with this one, cost me $2.5K. Never looked back. Well worth it, this guitar is made of fantastic. Fantastic sound, looks wonderful and is beautiful to play. This is a finely crafted guitar. I altered it a bit by moving the action closer to the fretboad to give it the same benefits the Framus has regarding harmonics, also to make it more comfortable with my style of playing.

Bands

I've been in three bands. First two were school rock bands when I was 11/12. I can't remember what they were called but I played drums in the first and keyboards in the second. It was a shitload of fun dispite the awful songs we played, (we played them well but the songs were mostly old and modern-day pop songs. Our greatest hit was a cover of Britney's "Crazy".)

The third band was one I set up with friends at high school. I played guitar and I sang, the others were Rob on lead guitar, Carl on Bass and Sam on Drums. Sam was good but uncomfortable, he often forgot what he was meant to play  I think he has ADD. Rob was good and cetainly keen but fairly sloppy. Carl wasn't all that confident due to us forcing him to be the bass player, (he learned from scratch,) but he got pretty good and was definitely the best performer. Meanwhile I was a control freak. My playing was okay, not great, my singing was pretty poor. We practiced at Sam's house whenever we could which wasn't a lot because we prety much lived in four differnt corners of the region and none of us had full licenses. We covered a couple of songs, (Shihad and Foo Fighters,) and wrote a few of our own. We only performed once and it went terribly due to the fact that it wasn't set up for us - the sound guy didn't turn up. Basically all we could do was throw a few amps together and try our best - it sounded awful but we were pretty tight.

After school was over we just went our separate ways. I catch up with Rob sometimes and we've done some acoustic playing together, I have no idea what happened to Carl and I saw Sam a few months back. He works at a cafe in Wellington, lives in a pretty sweet apartment above another cafe in central Wellington and drums for a couple of bands. Living the indie-kid dream although he was always more drawn to metal drumming.

I'd like to get back into band playing at some point but guitarists are dime-a-dozen. For now I just stick to acoustic fingerstyle playing which is pretty cool.
[Blinking eyes thing]
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/tzyon
Jebus
Looking for my Scooper
+218|3235|Belgium
I only started playing guitar about a year ago, on one of the worst electric guitar you could ever imagine.
Well, I guess that's what you can expect for the price.. Less than €150 for the set
https://images.thomann.de/pics/prod/191008.jpg

My newest purchase is only a week old, an acoustic guitar

https://www.hieber-lindberg.de/images/product_images/popup_images/takamine_eg541ssc.jpg
It's a Takamine EG 541SSC, cost me just under €600
JakAttaK
csanva<3
+492|3797|England
I've got an
AXL Player Deluxe 6 string
Stagg Nitro 6 string
Some yellow 6 string
A Behringer amp
Oxygen 49 Midi keyboard + Logic pro

All pretty shitty guitars but i dont play anymore so meh

EDIT-
My dad has a 1977 Rickenbacker original in pretty much mint condition

Last edited by JakAttaK (2009-09-22 15:07:39)

bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,308|3783

https://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q199/ebug9/e6a222b3.jpg

Alvarez RD210. A <$200 guitar to learn on. I'll definitely be upgrading once I become more skilled at playing

Last edited by ebug9 (2009-10-04 21:22:40)

alexb
<3
+590|3411|Kentucky, USA

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
Inexpensive instruments, but they'll do for a beginner like me.

Squier by Fender Stratocaster - Bullet Series

Bought it for $119.99, used. Was in brand new condition, has a custom 3-ply pearloid pickguard, and custom bridge saddles - I got an amazing deal. I also replaced the nut. It is currently strung with D'Addario .10-.46's.

Squier by Fender P-Bass - Affinity Series

Was sitting in a basement for a few years - I got it for free; had a broken pickguard, no knobs, and a dinged up body. I bought a replacement 1-ply pickguard for $5.99 and a set of chrome knobs for $6.00, and filled in the dings with a black Sharpie. The frets are a little worn out and the strings are old, but it still plays.

Last edited by alexb (2010-04-11 13:46:12)

ATG
Banned
+5,233|4000|Global Command
This is my Taylor 815 JC
https://i44.tinypic.com/287mzwz.jpg

My Takamie 12 string

https://i44.tinypic.com/242ivb8.jpg

My Fender P bass

https://i41.tinypic.com/spapg4.jpg


And my Taylor AB2 acoustic bass
https://i43.tinypic.com/15wgoox.jpg

Some originals;
http://www.7161.com/css_artist.cfm?user=12088

I have been playing again. Some older cats who are amazing musicians. We do a lot of old dead covers and such.
CammRobb
Banned
+1,510|3601|Carnoustie MASSIF
Will post photos tomorrow, but I play;

Peavey Millenium BXP

Ibanez V70

Washburn HB30

Legacy Acoustic Bass
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|2649|Sydney

ATG wrote:

This is my Taylor 815 JC
http://i44.tinypic.com/287mzwz.jpg
Wow, how much is the Taylor worth?!

Here's an old image of some of my gear:

https://img172.imageshack.us/img172/1903/setupsmallud2.jpg

Ernie Ball Stingray 5
Markbass LMII (I bought the amp bag for it via classifieds, it arrived about an hour ago )
Markbass Standard 104HR Cab

The head (LMII) weighs a tiny 2.9kg (6.39lbs) and @ 8ohms runs clean 300W RMS, @ 4ohms runs 500W RMS!!
The cab is 800W @ 8ohms, and weighs a mere 25.4kg (56lbs)


I also have a bunch of effects I use, as follows:

SansAmp Programmable BDDI
Boss LMB-3
Boss TU-2
Boss LS-2
Boss DD-3
Boss CEB-3
Digitech BSW

I also have a couple other basses, an old Yamaha RBX-765A and a Cort fretless 5

https://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8702/fretless1smallop8.jpg

I also have 3 guitars: Yamaha acoustic steel string, a cheap nylon string acoustic and a cheap "Legend" fender strat copy electric.
konfusion
mostly afk
+480|4021|CH/BR - in UK

My brother and I write progressive music, and our bassist comes in... when he feels like it. I play the drums and keyboards, and write both. So... our inventory:

My keyboard for Piano bits (or other stuff with large octave differences)
Technics SX-PR53
https://ja.wikizic.org/1-019-019631-Technics-SX-PR53.jpg

My synth keyboard
KORG K61
https://www.notape.net/files/eqs4/kekorg0038/KEKORG0038-09a78a3.jpg

Lead Guitar
Gibson SG
https://guitarsdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gibson-sg-standard.jpg

My Drumkit
Roland TD-4
https://burgercismusic.com/webshaper/pcm/pictures/product/ROLAND%20STUFF/TD4.jpg

Rhythmic Guitar
Gibson Les Paul
https://www.dv247.com/assets/products/42087_l.jpg

edit:
Amp
Vox Amp 50W
https://www.instrumentpro.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/voxad15vt.jpg

-kon

Last edited by konfusion (2010-06-09 18:34:31)

El Beardo
steel woolly mammoth
+150|3191|Gulf Coast

Here's mine...

1974 Rickenbacker 4001
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/35079/Ric74.jpg

Fretless P
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/35079/P.JPG

Epiphone El Capitan
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/35079/ElCapitan.jpg

Steinberger
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/35079/Steinberger.JPG

And my rig...
GK MB2-500(500wts and it's only 3.75lbs
Korg Tuner
Monster power conditioner
Genz Benx 2x12" cab
Fender 1x15" cab with a replacement Kappa Pro speaker
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/35079/rig.JPG

Last edited by El Beardo (2010-07-08 16:31:22)

unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,741|4243|Banoi, PNG

Recently added the Line 6 Variax 600 to my pile of instruments for the low, low price of $500. I'm even shittier at the guitar than the piano, but having a nice instrument makes it a lot more enjoyable to practice.
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|2649|Sydney
=NHB=Shadow
hi
+322|3837|California
I have a Ibanez Electric, Yamaha Digital Piano and a Ukelele and a Harmonica if that counts?
Ty
Mass Media Casualty
+2,398|4246|Noizyland

Wouldn't it be cool if we could set up a Bf2s band.
[Blinking eyes thing]
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/tzyon
liquidat0r
wtf.
+2,223|4098|UK

Ty wrote:

Wouldn't it be cool if we could set up a Bf2s band.
You should do that thingy that YouTube did not too long ago. Each person records a different part and then someone mixes them*

*lol, ok so that sounds exactly like standard music productions but you get what I mean
Ryan
Member
+1,230|4314|Alberta, Canada

https://www.dv247.fr/assets/products/60867_l.jpg
https://www.dv247.com/assets/products/37103_l.jpg
https://americanmusiccentre.net/mall/images/Flex15.jpg
https://www.ariseinstruments.com/shop/catalog/images/MT-2.jpg
https://images.thomann.de/pics/prod/115282.jpg

Hopefully getting a new amp soon.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,773|4103|949

just re-setup my turntables.  Starting to get into mixing records again, nothing too fantastic.

I got a pair of about 10 year old Techniq 1200's and an OLLLLD gemini mixer.  Probably about due for a new one.
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,308|3783

liquidat0r wrote:

Ty wrote:

Wouldn't it be cool if we could set up a Bf2s band.
You should do that thingy that YouTube did not too long ago. Each person records a different part and then someone mixes them*

*lol, ok so that sounds exactly like standard music productions but you get what I mean
Sounds like a neat idea.

Maybe do something like that 32 songs in 8 minutes video. Except have a different BF2s member play the chorus from their favourite song(s).
alexb
<3
+590|3411|Kentucky, USA

Ryan wrote:

http://www.dv247.fr/assets/products/60867_l.jpg

Hopefully getting a new amp soon.
I'm jealous of your Ibanez and Les Paul.

I wish I could afford a Schecter or Les Paul... would motivate me to learn something.

Last edited by alexb (2010-07-10 13:20:20)

Ryan
Member
+1,230|4314|Alberta, Canada

alexb wrote:

Ryan wrote:

http://www.dv247.fr/assets/products/60867_l.jpg

Hopefully getting a new amp soon.
I'm jealous of your Ibanez and Les Paul.

I wish I could afford a Schecter or Les Paul... would motivate me to learn something.
Well the Les Paul is an Epiphone, only $250, not a true Les Paul imo.
The ibanez cost over $800. But yea, get a Schecter C7 or a Hellraiser
JahManRed
wank
+646|4099|IRELAND

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14615/DSCF1565.JPG
This photo is 2 years old, but the setup is still the same. I have replaced one of the pads with a 6inch tom. I have a rolland electic kit with Kick connected to my laptop midi which runs Kontact. And a Mapex kit. 
I have 3 other drumkits & 2 Congas
Jaekus
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
+957|2649|Sydney

Ryan wrote:

alexb wrote:

Ryan wrote:

http://www.dv247.fr/assets/products/60867_l.jpg

Hopefully getting a new amp soon.
I'm jealous of your Ibanez and Les Paul.

I wish I could afford a Schecter or Les Paul... would motivate me to learn something.
Well the Les Paul is an Epiphone, only $250, not a true Les Paul imo.
The ibanez cost over $800. But yea, get a Schecter C7 or a Hellraiser
One of my band mates is getting the Les Paul Studio pretty soon. Our other guitarist has a 1983 Les Paul Standard, cost him about $5k. My old band mate has a limited edition PRS, only 500 made and each individually and signed by the man himself. Worth about $6.5k
Ty
Mass Media Casualty
+2,398|4246|Noizyland

Bloody Hell, my guitars are held together with duct tape and your band mates have $5K plus Les Pauls... Where did I go wrong?
[Blinking eyes thing]
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/tzyon
JahManRed
wank
+646|4099|IRELAND

Let us hear your bands music. post links plz.

tune we recorded 2 years ago.


Us jamming making up as we go along.


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