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Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

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I've been playing percussion instruments at Church for about 13 or 14 years now, and in the process I've accumulated some gear.

- Latin Percussion (LP) Aspire Bongos.
- LP Aspire Congas (EXCEPTIONAL sound from these).
- I just bought myself an LP Cajon for an incredible deal.
- I have a djembe, but it's pretty junky.

As one can likely see at this point, I have a certain brand loyalty to LP.

The Church I play at also has an electronic drum kit which I've been using, a Yamaha. It's on it's last legs though, so I'm hoping they splurge for another one. Some day I hope to get my own E-Drum kit.

Also something random; I have a kick pedal with a tambourine mounted on it.

How about everyone else?




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Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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I "just" sing, but I'm a pretty good singer. Tried to learn the piano; got frustrated with it. I shake a couple of mean maracas when I have them in my hands, though.



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Since: 7.2.02

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Mostly, I play guitar and sing, with some dabbling on the piano.

I have a Gibson ES-335 hollow body and a Steinway upright piano (which is a blast to deal with when moving). I have an acoustic guitar that is in pretty bad shape right now.

I was in a fairly decent second-teir cover band until my recent out-of-state move. We gigged a few times a month up - mostly bars, with the occasional private party and wedding thrown in.
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Since: 25.2.02

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I was a drummer and tympanist in high school. I have a cheap electronic drum set (Alesis DM6) I occasionally mess around with today, but I'm pretty sloppy anymore and definitely not serious about it.
Oliver
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Since: 20.6.02
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Ummmm...does Guitar Hero count? No?

I don't play any instruments, but I would love to learn how to play the accordion. Seriously.



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Since: 29.1.02
From: PA

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I've played the flute for about 23 years now. I used to be good, but I've just dabbled since high school and I've lost a lot. Started playing piccolo in high school, too, and tried saxophone for a bit for jazz band. I've been trying to learn guitar for awhile but all I can do is clunk out a couple of chords and not with any semblance of rhythm.
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Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

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Piano. Played clarinet and saxophone in high school band, but that was ages ago.



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Since: 2.1.02
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I don't play anything very well, but I do collect Depression-era zithers and some of them are fun. (Here's a Flickr gallery -- the Marxophone is the best.) I also play a little autoharp, flute, marimba, stuff like that.

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Since: 11.12.01
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Played clarinet back in the dark ages of junior high.

Picked up drums in college.

Taught myself the bass guitar after college to play in a band. We were called "Sweet Pain." Lead singer loved KISS. We played out but never got a dime, so we were never deemed professional.

The bass guitar has now been passed down to my oldest son (almost 16 years old) who now plays in a band with his high school friends. They've played out a couple times and are really bitten with the bug to play out.






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Since: 4.1.05
From: SE12, London, UK.

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The only instrument I can play with any level of confidence is the ukulele. My mum gave me a flying V style one for Christmas a while back.

My girlfriend also got me an orange melodica a couple of years later. I have my dad's old guitar and bass sitting in the corner of my room, as well as a tiny Yamaha Portasound PSS-190 keyboard my nan gave me when i was little (I only really started experimenting with the keyboard after playing lots of melodica, it's amazing how easy it seemed to play once you've got used to a keyed instrument that also requires you to constantly blow into it until you pass out). Last year my girlfriend's sister bought me a harmonica.

So I'm building up quite a nice collection despite the fact I've never bought an instrument for myself. I make songs just for fun from time to time: http://soundcloud.com/obi-d1 as well as getting together with my more talented buddies for some collaborations: http://soundcloud.com/carpet-dredd-ft-snacks though they also make lots of Jazz and 10 minute techno songs when I'm not around to lower the tone.

I like Karlos' gallery; I often have to remind myself that I don't have the room, money or skill to be buying loads of quirky instruments.
DrDirt
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Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

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I used to play around on the tin whistle and wasn't very good but can still play a little. Played the viola in high school, really badly.

Fortunately our daughter didn't inherit our lack of ability and is majoring in French Horn and Piano in college with a several years in organ also.



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