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  • Five you like and Five you hate

    I know we all love electric guitar which is why we are here, but the sax thread left me wondering what other instruments we specially like and which we hate?
    So since the forum is a bit slow I thought 5 of each (players optional). Likelihood of agreement approaches zero I'll kick off;

    Like

    Rhodes (Steely Dan )
    Flute ( Focus, Tull)
    Grand Piano (Keith Jarret [Koln concert])
    Violin ( R.V.W. Lark ascending)
    Horn (Miles Davis mode)

    Hate

    Banjo
    Bagpipes
    Honkey tonk Piano
    Saxophone
    Squeeze box
    Last edited by Chordite; 07-09-2014, 06:54 PM.
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  • #2
    How can anyone hate Saxophones?

    For me a good saxs player = good guitar player on most days.

    I like drums and
    percussion instruments first.

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    • #3
      Like- Tenor Sax (Lester Young)
      Hammond Organ
      Trumpet (Herb Alpert)
      Upright Bass
      Flute


      Don't like - Bagpipes
      Ukulele
      Soprano sax (Kenny Gee)
      Blues harp
      Bugle

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      • #4
        I love...

        Electric piano (Steely Dan, Glen Campbell)
        Arp Odyssey, and whatever Moog and Roland synths YMO were using.
        Drums (Expressive drummers like Steve Gadd, Phil Collins, and Bill Ward)
        Sax (Andy MacKay)
        Koto

        There's something to be said for a good producer and knowing how to arrange reverb and delay.

        I hate...

        Harmonica, especially synthesized.
        Self-indulgent Gospel Organ
        Trombone (I played it for several years)
        Xylophone
        Anything that has a Wah pedal connected that isn't guitar.
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        https://soundcloud.com/patrickaei

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        • #5
          LIKE:

          Larry Conklin
          Ed Roman
          Genuine Vintage Guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Martin, Rickenbacker, etc... from the old days)
          Miller High Life
          Alexander Dumble

          DISLIKE:
          Made in China, North Korea, Iran crapola
          Slobs who take gear pictures in gross houses
          People who are racist
          Guns n Roses, Poison, Bang Tango and all those cock rockers
          Obama
          Last edited by BG76; 07-09-2014, 06:32 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BG76 View Post
            LIKE:

            Larry Conklin
            Ed Roman
            Genuine Vintage Guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Martin, Rickenbacker, etc... from the old days)
            Miller High Life
            Alexander Dumble

            DISLIKE:
            Made in China, North Korea, Iran crapola
            Slobs who take gear pictures in gross houses
            People who are racist
            Guns n Roses, Poison, Bang Tango and all those cock rockers
            Obama
            pretty much getting off the topic of instruments

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BG76 View Post
              LIKE:

              Larry Conklin
              Ed Roman
              Genuine Vintage Guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Martin, Rickenbacker, etc... from the old days)
              Miller High Life
              Alexander Dumble

              DISLIKE:
              Made in China, North Korea, Iran crapola
              Slobs who take gear pictures in gross houses
              People who are racist
              Guns n Roses, Poison, Bang Tango and all those cock rockers
              Obama

              Oh the irony in your dislike list. Priceless.
              “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching”
              Gerard Way

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gardo View Post

                pretty much getting off the topic of instruments
                My bad, I should have used bold on "instruments" (done it now)
                Of course we still haven't fully addressed the "Other than guitars" part
                Last edited by Chordite; 07-09-2014, 06:59 PM.
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                • #9
                  Like:
                  Rock-n-Roll Organ: Keef Hartley, Badger, Spooky Tooth
                  Rock-n-Roll Piano: Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Leon Russell, Roy Bittain
                  Four-Piece Marching Band Percussion: Snare, Tom, Bass, Cymbal circulating C-Deck at Ohi Stadium on football Saturday
                  Tambourine: Specifically, Motown Tambourine
                  Effectively-Placed Rock Tuba: Like in Public Image Limited's Rise, or Springsteen's Wild Billy's Circus Story

                  Hate:
                  Banjo: Other than in Alternative, like The Pogues or Mumford & Sons
                  Pedal Steel: Technically, it's a guitar, but I still hate it. I wish Ben Harper would just pick up a convetional guitar again.
                  "Hand Drums": Any of those small things that an Everyman can play and call himself a musician.
                  Resonator Guitars: Dobros, whatever. They are guitars, but they're annoying as all get out. These things are a screaming harbinger of guaranteed suckage.
                  Ukelele: I don't know if these are real instruments or just toys, but I don't understand why a grown man would play one.

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                  • #10
                    First let me just qualify this by saying that I actually like a lot more instruments than I dislike. Oboes and tubas and cellos and xylophones, nuthin but pure unadulterated love but they wouldn't make my top 5.

                    Pure:
                    Harp - read harmonica, the kind played by Little Walter, Charlie Musselwhite and Mickey Raphael
                    Flute - Paul Horn, Ian Anderson, and I love what Country bands like Marshall Tucker, and Firefall did with it
                    Keyboards but very picky preferring only the farfisa, the vox continental and regular piano
                    Sax - where would any of us free form guitar wankers be without John Coltrane and dare I say Paul Desmond?
                    Violin - as organic as any instrument in the hands of a master like yo yo ma

                    Not:
                    ukulele - c'mon really?
                    turn table - scratch this
                    computer - that's cheating
                    super bass beat box - I'm going to sneak up and scare the crap out of you at the next light
                    kazoo - more of a toy than a uke
                    Last edited by wankdeplank; 07-11-2014, 10:30 PM. Reason: changed #5 on dislikes. Originally put jew's harp but only because I couldn't think of anything else.
                    "Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you're listening. Playing the piano ['guitar'] allows you to do both at the same time." -Kelsey Grammer

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                    • #11
                      I like:
                      Guitar
                      Flute
                      Harmonium
                      Piano
                      mandolin

                      Don't Like
                      Bagpipes

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                      • #12
                        Like:

                        harpsichord
                        blues harmonica
                        saxaphone
                        pipe organ
                        bagpipe

                        dislike:

                        pedal steel guitar
                        ukelele
                        trumpet
                        trombone
                        accordion

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                        • #13
                          Like:
                          There's a universe of that.

                          Hate:
                          The stuff I dislike isn't worth the energy hating.
                          And the list is sooo long.
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                          • #14
                            Like:
                            Sax - when used tastefully
                            Trumpet - when used tastefully
                            Piano
                            Mandolin
                            Marimba

                            Dislike:
                            Sax (more often than not in rock/pop)
                            Trumpet (more often than not in rock/pop)
                            Bagpipes (of course)
                            The kind of electronic synth drums that were everywhere in the 80's
                            Trombone (are there ANY examples of a trombone being a good addition to a track?)
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JRicoC View Post
                              ...
                              Hate:
                              ..."Hand Drums": Any of those small things that an Everyman can play and call himself a musician.
                              Resonator Guitars: Dobros, whatever. They are guitars, but they're annoying as all get out. These things are a screaming harbinger of guaranteed suckage.
                              Ukelele: I don't know if these are real instruments or just toys, but I don't understand why a grown man would play one.
                              Ahh I was with you all the way up to these three. Bongos and Resonators almost made my "like" list. Ukeleles? Mostly harmless IMO
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