Author Topic: Reader's Instruments  (Read 31199 times)

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Reader's Instruments
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:18:41 pm »
Sparked by this (and other) posts, I'm starting the instrument pr0n thread.

Here's my bass:



No frets on that bitch ;).
Pen Pusher

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 01:43:31 pm »
More string loveliness:



German-made, decent quality violin. Bought it at an auction and had it restored. Nice tone, much better than the dodgy one I passed my Grade 8 on :).
Pen Pusher

interzen

  • Venture Altruist
  • Agent Orange
    • interzen.homeunix.org
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 01:47:04 pm »
The Axe Of Disharmony:


Yamaha BB404 fretless bass by interzen, on Flickr
No speed bumps on that biatch, either ;)

My 'other' instruments (and some Angry Birds) :)


P1000216 by interzen, on Flickr

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 02:11:07 pm »
Sparked by this (and other) posts, I'm starting the instrument pr0n thread.

Here's my bass:



No frets on that bitch ;).

That's beautiful. No idea what it is, a custom jobbie?

Tourist Tony

  • Supermassive mobile flesh-toned black hole
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 02:12:45 pm »
And here are three of mine


Edit: fiddle. mandolin and ocrave mandola with two bottom courses strung in octaves, two upper courses in unison.

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 03:58:54 pm »
That's beautiful. No idea what it is, a custom jobbie?

Not custom, no. It's a Vintage V1004. They're very good value at typically a smidge under £400 (I bought mine s/h recently). I think there's a 5 string version as well.
Pen Pusher

interzen

  • Venture Altruist
  • Agent Orange
    • interzen.homeunix.org
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 04:15:08 pm »
That's beautiful. No idea what it is, a custom jobbie?

Not custom, no. It's a Vintage V1004. They're very good value at typically a smidge under £400 (I bought mine s/h recently). I think there's a 5 string version as well.
If it sounds half as good as it looks, I might have found my next axe - it also appears that Gear4Music have them in stock, and they're only a few miles from here. Hmm. :)

The 5-string version is the V1005. Sadly, they don't appear to do a 6-string.

LEE

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 04:18:56 pm »
The Axe Of Disharmony:


Yamaha BB404 fretless bass by interzen, on Flickr
No speed bumps on that biatch, either ;)

My 'other' instruments (and some Angry Birds) :)


P1000216 by interzen, on Flickr

Yesterday I wouldn't have known that was a Behringer Mixing console but I just took delivery of my Son's birthday present (from me to him) ..a Behringer Xenyx 1222USB.  I wouldn't know what to do with it but it looks like the sort of thing that every chap should own (lots of knobs and sliders).

ravenbait

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 04:31:59 pm »


It's a Suzuki: a very, very old one. Looks battered, sounds divine.

Sam

Rhys W

  • I'm single, bilingual
    • Cardiff Ajax
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 04:54:20 pm »
Telecaster:


IMG_0208 by rhys_caerdydd, on Flickr

Stratocaster:


IMG_2475 by rhys_caerdydd, on Flickr

Epiphone Dot (with a few cosmetic tweaks to make it look more like a Gibson):


IMG_2498 by rhys_caerdydd, on Flickr

Fender "Squier Series" Jazz Bass, a £100 wreck bought off ebay as a restoration project:


IMG_0205 by rhys_caerdydd, on Flickr

And for those "bashing out Neil Young songs" evenings, sounds nice and mellow now after 10 years:


IMG_2494 by rhys_caerdydd, on Flickr

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 04:57:55 pm »
I've whored a couple of my guitars in other threads, but here's my Maton acoustic.

Lovely to play, beautifully made, sounds great and doesn't have loads of fancy bollocks all over it. There are plenty of trees in Queensland to chop down and make these  :P









Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

interzen

  • Venture Altruist
  • Agent Orange
    • interzen.homeunix.org
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 05:08:49 pm »
I've whored a couple of my guitars in other threads, but here's my Maton acoustic.
Got to say, that looks bloody gorgeous.
Their MS500 electric looks mighty fine too: Maton Guitars - Superb acoustic, electric and custom built guitars - Australia's own guitar maker

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 11:20:28 pm »
Ok, so everyone's a bleedin' guitarist.  ::-)

Here's a couple of proper instruments:

Yanagisawa B900 baritone sax


Keilwerth Shadow tenor sax


and another guitar
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Oaky

  • ACME Fire Safety Officer
  • Audax Club Mid-Essex
    • MEMWNS Map
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 11:33:52 pm »
My humble collection:-



Bottom is a 1980s Washburn G2V with their own "Wonderbar" locking trem.  Top is a much more recent Washburn WI65 (if I'd had more patience, I could have bought the natural wood finished equivalent that they brought out about 9 months later).
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Audax Club Mid-Essex Fire Safety Officer
http://acme.bike

YahudaMoon

  • John Diffley
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2011, 11:37:22 pm »
Heres mine



I don't play or own any other instuments

Tourist Tony

  • Supermassive mobile flesh-toned black hole
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2011, 07:55:50 am »
Ok, so everyone's a bleedin' guitarist.  ::-)



No I am bleedin' not!  ;D

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011, 09:04:24 am »
Ok, so everyone's a bleedin' guitarist.  ::-)



No I am bleedin' not!  ;D

Oops. Sorry, you old plucker and scraper (and to Woofage too).
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Tourist Tony

  • Supermassive mobile flesh-toned black hole
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 09:26:59 am »
The fiddle I have had for 41 years, the mandolin for three. The latter has a nice bright tone and works well for little tinkly fills around others' playing. The octave mandola has a really solid bottom to it (the jokes have already been made) and a lot of volume, courtesy of the large body. For those who aren't into that family of instruments, while the body is that of a mandola, normally tuned a fifth lower than a mandolin (CGDA as opposed to GDAE), this one is an octave mandolin/mandola. It is tuned GDAE, but an octave below a mandolin. The lower pairs of strings are further mucked about with, so that each pair is tuned an octave apart. That gives a bouzouki-like jangle to the sound, and, of course, everything resonates all over the place.
Nice!

ravenbait

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2011, 10:27:47 am »
I'll take a picture of the didg later. The sop recorder isn't very photogenic.

Sam

Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 02:30:56 pm »
Some instruments I put in my mouth:

Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 03:05:04 pm »
Ok, so everyone's a bleedin' guitarist.  ::-)

and another guitar


And not just any guitar! I expect that Yamaha SG has a wonderfully rich and sustaining tone.

I blow too:

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2011, 03:48:56 pm »
I've whored a couple of my guitars in other threads, but here's my Maton acoustic.

Maton does very nice work but I reckon you'd really like a Chris Melville. I've only come across a couple of acoustics that sound better than any of the four Melvilles I've heard.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Rhys W

  • I'm single, bilingual
    • Cardiff Ajax
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2011, 03:54:47 pm »
I have a couple of moothies as well, mainly so I could record a version of my favourite Neil Young song. I wish I had the motivation to put some hours in to learn some bluesy things on them.

Woofage

  • Ain't no hooves on my bike.
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2011, 04:02:57 pm »

Yamaha BB404 fretless bass by interzen, on Flickr
No speed bumps on that biatch, either ;)

What strings do you use? Flats or rounds?
Pen Pusher

interzen

  • Venture Altruist
  • Agent Orange
    • interzen.homeunix.org
Re: Reader's Instruments
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2011, 05:31:04 pm »

Yamaha BB404 fretless bass by interzen, on Flickr
No speed bumps on that biatch, either ;)

What strings do you use? Flats or rounds?
Flatwounds - currently light gauge LaBella "Deep Talkin'" (0.039,0.056,0.077,0.096).
I always use stainless steel strings, mainly 'cos I have a nickel allergy.