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What instruments have you played with

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Nov 3, 2002.


  1. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Been wanting to do this thread for a while, and just decided to finally get around with it. It's simple, just make a list of all of the other different instruments/pieces you've played with since you started playing bass.

    Vocals
    Electric Guitar
    Acoustic Guitar
    Drums (betch ya would have never guessed that one ;) )
    Piano/Keyboard
    Harmonica
    Saxophone (tenor and bari)
    Clarinet
    Banjo
    Trumpet
    Mandolin
    Penny Flute
    Bongos
    Some ethic type string instrument that a guitar player I played with got from when he was in South America. It had quarter steps.

    Instruments I would like to play with:

    Steel Guitar
    Fiddle/Violin
    Xelophone
    Accordian
     
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    In no particular order...

    Violin
    Banjo
    Acoustic guitars
    Bag pipe (!)
    Piano
    Organ (Korg B3-clone)
    Synths
    Electric guitars
    Drums
    Percussion (congas, tamburine)
    Harmonica (blues)
    Saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
     
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Keys
    Harmonica
    Elec/acoustic guitar
    Drums
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Guitar(electric and acoustic)
    Cello
    Vocals
    banjo
    bongos/congos/djembes/dumbeks
    drums(traps)
    V-drums :D
    keyboards & pianos
    turntables
    saxes(alto and tenor)
    kazoo
    harmonica
    mandolin
    siturn(sp?)
    bass
    and(my claim to fame)
    Toothbrush(yes, I played in a song that featured a toothbrush solo...no it was not about dental hygene, it was a chili peppers song I think or Silly putty)
     
  5. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    apart from the usual guitar drums keys

    viola
    cello

    alto sax
    tenor sax
    trumpet
    cornet

    djembe
    congas
    bongos
    cabasa
    shakers
    guirro
    rain stick
    clave
    triangle
    cowbell
    timbale
    agogo
    tambourine
    chimes

    flute
    basoon
    harmonium
     
  6. I haven't played as many as the guys above me but i have played a few......

    Piano
    Saxophone(Soprano, Alto, Baritone)
    Bass
    Little bit of guitar
    Glockenspiel(it was fun)
     
  7. -bass guitar
    -trombone (mostly bass, some tenor)
    -euphonium
    -baritone
    -think I picked up a guitar at some point.
     
  8. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Umm, I'm not talking about what other instruments you've played. I'm talking about what other instruments you have played with. ;)
     
  9. - Elec and Acousctic guitars
    - drums
    - hand percussions (djembe, congas, bongos,cabasa, shaker, etc)
    - tabla
    - Keys
    - Acoustic piano
    - Violin
    - cello
    - flutes
    - trumpet
    - saxophone

    Unfortunately, most of the stuff I've played accompanied by those, were not original compositions
    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The trombone player in my current band plays bass trombone as well as normal - he also brings out a euphonium and a tenor horn. Our Flute player has an Alto flute which is quite unusual. The band also has timbales and congas as well as Brazillian percussion - at points in the set we will play a "Batucada" with all 13/14 of us playing different percussion instruments - surdo, pandeiro, tamborim, agogo, shakers,scrapers etc etc.

    Nobody seem to have mentioned the vibes (vibraphone) - quite common in Jazz. Clarinet is also quite common, apart from all the usual saxes (Baritone, Tenor,Alto and Soprano) trumpets,cornets,flugelhorn - and I have played Jazz with a few Violinists and Tuba players.
    On of the Tuba players I have played with, also plays various types of mandolin (electric and acoustic).
     
  11. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    -Acoustic guitar
    -electric guitar
    -classical guitar
    -drums
    -keyboards
    -piano
    -saxophone
    -trumpet
    -clarinet
    -harmonica
    -bongo
    -conga
    -violin
    -xylophone
    -triangle
    -cowbell
    -tambourine
    -shakers
     
  12. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    tuba
    trombone
    euphonium
    baritone
    electric bass
    double bass
    cello
    guitar
    flute
    piccolo
    a whole myriad of percussion, including:
    marching snare
    marching bass drum
    crash cymbals
    break drum
    xylophone
    marimba
    vibraphone
    timpani
    tam-tam
    wind chimes
    orchestral chimes
    temple blocks
    orchestral bells
    triangle :rolleyes:
    suspended cymbal
    plus some more that I can't think off the top of my head... I was in percussion class, and we used all of those. Good times :)
     
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I'm pretty sure just about all of them. Even bagpipes:eek: Way too many to actually list.
     
  14. Trombone
    Harmonica
    Congas
    Bongos
    Tamborine
    Cabasa
    Guiro
    Drums (traps)
    Accoustic guitar
    Chimes

    And, oh yeah, Bass (my main instrument)

    I played the trombone many years ago in school, but don't develop the tone I once had.
    I play most any percussion instrument rather well. Need more practice on the traps though.
    I just dabble with the instruments in the remainder of the list.
     
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Guitar
    Bass (Bass marching band thing)
    Drums
    Trumpet
    Trombone
    Sax Alto, Tenor, Bari
    Piano/Synth
    Vocals
    Violin
    Cello
    Flute
    Recorder
    African Percussion
    Dumbek
     
  16. KB

    KB

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Bass
    Drums
    Saxophone (alto)
    Keyboards (various, including a Rhodes and organ)
    drum machine
    Some minor guitar, but I never liked guitar
    congas
    bongos
    tamborine
    maracas
    gong (even used on my band's latest CD)
    Computer sounds (PC, Mac, and Commode 64)
    dumbek
    fisher-price xylophone
    piano
    rainstick
    mandolin
    theremin
     
  17. The only instrument I consider worth mentioning is the didgeridoo.

    But I've played geetar (acoustic and electric)
    viola
    spoons :D
    I've got a Snoopy mouth harp
    harmonica
     
  18. Vocals
    Electric Guitar
    Acoustic Guitar
    Piano/Keyboard
    Harmonica
    Recorder

    Under percussion:

    Maraccas
    Tambourine
    cowbell
    fish
    giant dried bean pod
    wood block
     
  19. Alto Saxaphone
    Recorder
    Slide Whistle
    Trumpet
    Tuba
    Trombone
    Euphonium
    Baritone
    French Horn
    Mandolin
    Ukulele
    Banjo
    Guitar
    Piano
    Keyboard
    Harmonium
    Double Bass
    Cello
    Violin
    Viola
    Drumset
    Xylophone
    Marimba
    Timpani
    Concert bass Drum
    Chimes
    Bongos
    Maracas and a bunch of other percusion instruments I don't know the names for.
     
  20. Okay, so nothing like as many as most people who have posted, but here goes (in no real order):

    Electric guitar
    Acoustic guitar(both nylon- and steel-strung)
    Drums
    Congas
    Keyboards
    Piano
    Voice (solo and choir)
    Bagpipes


    That's a pretty bad list.

    However, I'd love to play alongside some classical strings (violin, cello, etc) or some horns. I've never yet had the opportunity to.