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Musical instruments (any)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by RustiePyles, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Any and all musical instrument related talk is welcome here. Lets see those Guitars, banjos, basses, amps!
    @Rhy650 I'd love to know some more about that amp!
     
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  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    It has been a couple years, but playing in the big band was a real blast! The only amp was for the vocalist.
     
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  3. Jan_P

    Jan_P XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    The Only question that arises now ..was it Duke Ellington's or Count Basie s orchestra
     
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  4. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The Southern Aires of Peachtree City, GA.
     
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  5. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    This banjo belonged to my grandfather, it languished in a basement for some 40+ years in totally unplayable shape. I re-fretted it and straightened the neck. It was an awful lot of work for an uber-cheap 1950’s made in Japan no name Banjo. It sounds ehh-ok for an open back now, lends itself to frailing/claw hammer old timey banjo.
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  6. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    What kind of music were you guys playing? Big band standards, jazz, classical?
     
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  7. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Mostly big band standards, yes. Great fun!
     
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  8. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Here's a Strat I had for quite a long time. It went trough several iterations, I finally settled on Tone Rider vintage 60's pickups and the tortoise shell pickguard you see in the picture. It also had a GFS steel trem block and alpha pots. The amp (head) is a Music Man (Leo Fender after he sold Fender to CBS) HD-130 that my wife picked up at a garage sale for $25 because it "didn't work". I replaced the output transformer and got it working. It was a true beast of an amp at 130W RMS. More amp than anyone really needs these days. I sold it for a pretty healthy profit.
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  9. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Here’s my old Ampeg V4 100W monster, that thing oozed 70’s British rock tone. Plug a Tele tuned to open G in and bang away would put you Stones/Faces territory pretty quick. The Harmony was an H415, a pretty rare little amp with an odd configuration. It was 15w with 2x12s. Unreal natural breakup at human volumes with a big heady open sound. I did extensive work on both to get them playing again.
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  10. Rhy650

    Rhy650 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey @RustiePyles, I have been digging through some old files/papers, but could not really find much on that amp. I believe you are right, it is based off of a Marshall circuit. I know that each of the cabs have a 12" Celestion Greenback speaker. I guess I will have to take it apart one of these days to get better acquainted with it (shucks... :)).
     
  11. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I had some guitar`s once but sold them to buy my Allante.:shrug:
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  12. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Whats that lap steel in the background? Looks like an old fender...
     
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  13. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    I played the drums for about 10 years or so until i got married and we moved into a small apartment. Gave em to my nephew. I tried in electric kit and they are lame. We bought some property a few years back and once the workshop goes in this next year all get another kit set up. In the mean time I’ve been working at the B/C button box. Started a few years ago, took some time off, forgot all I knew but I’m back in the swing of it. Super basic box, but good to learn on.

    playing the drums I never had to read music (at least not with notes) and it’s been a bit of a challenge. Like a new language but it opens the mind and a challenge to learn something new.
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