I play a 1977 Takamine. Also known as the lawsuit guitar.
I play guitar, but not very well (a Fender cut-away acoustic)
I play a lot of guitar. have an 8 string and several 6 strings. Also play some bass and didgeridoo on the side.
I have played saxophone for 5 years now, and clarinet for 8. I also know how to play guitar, but I don’t play much. Saxophone is my favorite.
Anyone in a band or formerly in a band?
I had played piano, violin and trumpet up until 16 or so; then I picked up guitar. I haven’t played as much recently, DJ’ing has kind of taken over as my musical outlet. I have an Ibanez Jet King, an old Vox solid-state 2x12" combo, Epiphone Valve Jr, and Vox Pathfinder 2x10 ministack. DJ gear is the pretty standard 2xTechnics 1200 M3D’s and a Rane TTM57sl mixer.
I was in a band in college, we played a lot of local shows and house parties. We did win a campus battle of the bands and we technically opened for Wiz Khalifa and Live (weird pairing, eh?), though they were later in the day than our slot.
I dont play an instrument but I have always wanted to. Both the piano and guitar have drawn my attention. I have always loved music and would like create my own some day.
I play bass guitar.
Was in a band in secondary school until I went to cégep.
I started with drums, then piano… I play guitar and mandolin (not well) also.
Guitar. 7-String primarily.
I’ve thought about getting a 7 string electric. Would you recommend it over a 6? If so, What are some advantages or disadvantages?
Very cool. The closest I’ve come to that experience is being a roadie for my best friend’s band. They would would open for bands like Mushroomhead and such.
I would, depending on the type of music you’re interested in or want to play.
The neat thing about having a 7-String is that if you use a tuning like ADADGBE you can still play the top 6 strings like a regular 6-string, but then you have that bottom A string for heavy de-tuned riffing.
What type of music are they intended for? djent?
Mhm, yeah. But they’re used in other genres too, a lot of them are variants of metal, but a few jazz artists use 7-strings too.
Here a few bands I listen to that use 7-Strings
DIR EN GREY, Deftones, Periphery, Animals As Leaders,
I love all those bands. I believe Tosin from Animals as Leaders is using an 8 or 9 string now. Craziness, chaos. I will for sure check out a 7 string. More research needed. Thanks.
Forgive my ignorance, but what music uses the mandolin and how would you go about learning to play such an instrument?