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Which Slashie are you?

Drummer/Vocalist (ala Night Ranger!)
Dude, I'm a musician, not a slashie.
I have transcended being labeled anything. I can play it all.
You forgot my slash.
Total votes : 19


Postby SIZZAW » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:00 pm

OK, multi-talented forons. Fess up.

I'm a guitarist/bassist/vocalist. 8)

Minimal talent on the drums, can't just go adding slashes without backing it up with the goods.

Who's doin' what these days? Why do you do it? Isn't one freaking instrument enough? What do you feel most comfortable playing? Does playing one instrument make it easier to play others?

I find that going back to playing guitar is weird now. It's like a cute little toy. I do think it's difficult to go back and retain any feel I may have had before I switched to bass.

I hate those fuckers that can play EVERYTHING well.
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Postby princessmidwest » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:12 pm

i'm a singie, guitarie, bassie.

currently playing guitar, not my strong suit, but those tangy boys are whipping me into shape. i sing in the shower & and getting bass tips from one of the best in town...
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Postby Jeribelle » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:22 pm

i sing and play geetar.

i can't play bass very well and the mere idea of me playing drums is laughable but i want to learn, just for myself. i do enjoy playing mary had a little lamb on piano though.

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Postby apollovox » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:24 pm

In order of aptitude:

guitar/bass/vocals/lap steel/keys/mandolin

Steve Burke is my multi-instrumental hero.
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Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:30 pm

Lead/rhythm/slide guitarist, does that count?
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Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:31 pm

Also in order of aptitude:


And as for the instruments I almost never play but can:

trombonist/jaw-harpist/flutist/nose-flutist/skin-flutist/blade of grassist
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Postby rockmama » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:36 pm

I'm a humble singist/bassist/ukulelist/three-chord-guitarist/magnus organist/musical sawist. Jackie of all trades, master of none.

Steve Burke is my multi-instrumentalist/everythingist hero.
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Postby supereightsnate » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:40 pm

apollovox wrote:In order of aptitude:

guitar/bass/vocals/lap steel/keys/mandolin


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Postby droidsattack » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:44 pm

I'm a drummer that switched to guitar because I was sick of all of my old bands not playing the kind of music that I was into. I've been drumming for about 14 years, and "playing" guitar for close to 10 years now. I taught myself how to play everything by watching other musicians and by ear. However, I have finally decided to take guitar lessons and attempt to learn how it's supposed to be played (I start this weekend).
I don't play drums as often as I would like, but I've got a couple of projects here and there to keep me satisfied. I'm not as comfortable with singing or playing guitar, but comfortable enough to write and perform with confidence. The coolest thing about being able to play all of these instruments is being able to do my own recordings where I play everything. It's cool to be able to hear you jam with yourself.
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Postby blunt » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:47 pm

keyboard/bass/Hot Wheel track/roto toms/skin flute
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Postby rockmama » Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:56 pm

Hey, I've been looking for a skin flautist for my band. Blunt ans Schick, I'll keep you posted on auditions.....
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Postby minicat » Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:01 pm

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Postby pjbogart » Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:35 pm

Vocalist/asshole, no doubt. But as Princess once pointed out (paraphrasing) "not only can't I dance to this music, I can't even bob my head to it!" Perhaps some people are assholes because lazy musicians wallow in their own crap unless harshly criticized.
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Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:42 pm

rockmama wrote:Hey, I've been looking for a skin flautist for my band. Blunt and Schick, I'll keep you posted on auditions.....

I think Blunt's got me beat (pun intended). I'll still show for auditions though. A guy's gotta know who all the cocksuckers are out there.

On an entirely unrelated note, I'm listening to Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet and the shit still kicks my ass. So add "public enemist" to my list too.

911 is a joke, y'all ...
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Postby bobbyray » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:24 pm

In my current unit I slash on vocals/keytar/pocket trumpet, but I don't do any of them well enough to draw attention away from lead thereminist Geoff Brady. My role is soon going to expand to include second-chair theremin. Besides the above, I also know how to mediocrely play guitar, bass (though I don't currently own one), euphonium (probably my strongest instrument), and accordion. I am looking for somebody to teach me how to play piccolo cowbell next.
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