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    Do we have any members who are musicians? If so what instrument do you play, are you in an active band or just play for a hobby?
    Marty

  • #2
    I just read an article on Drudge this morning about some guy who crashed his car into the back of another vehicle because he was playing his instrument and was distracted.

    I wish I could say I was a musician, but I'm certainly not. I have a Strat, a Tele, and a Seagull acoustic and damned if I can play any of them. Maybe when I retire I will get serious about learning.
    Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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    • #3
      Ha! I don't consider myself a musician but I am learning to play guitar.

      Best part is just learning more and more about the music, musical intent, composition, theory, structure, etc. One interestingly thing that I've observed--perhaps not surprisingly-- is that musicians tend to concentrate more when listening to recorded music on the performance's melody and rhythm. Yes they hear the same and respect the sense of the recording space, believablity, presence, etc but rhythm is king for them.

      Interestingly, my substitute guitar teacher (while my main guitar teacher was on tour for five weeks) father builds tube guitar amps and my instructor was fascinated by my audio system. He knows his stuff about electronic judged by his asking about the circuit design and whether this tube was the phase splitter, etc. He was also pretty blown away by the sound and was asking about making an analog recording, etc. Good kid!
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the morning laugh Mark, only from you would something like this get posted. I have a crap load of guitars and gear and kinda play at all of them. I am the next Jimmy Hendrix (in my mind only)

        Originally posted by mep View Post
        I just read an article on Drudge this morning about some guy who crashed his car into the back of another vehicle because he was playing his instrument and was distracted.

        I wish I could say I was a musician, but I'm certainly not. I have a Strat, a Tele, and a Seagull acoustic and damned if I can play any of them. Maybe when I retire I will get serious about learning.
        Marty

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        • #5
          Orchestral trumpet. Spent a number, too many, of years trying to get a regular job but just could not. So I got a regular job ha ha ha. It all worked out. I'm buying high end audio equipment right? Play occasionally. Rather listen to the system these days.
          TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

          Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

          VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
          Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

          Piega C711 Loudspeakers

          Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

          Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

          Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

          Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD1200s Headphones.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
            Orchestral trumpet. Spent a number, too many, of years trying to get a regular job but just could not. So I got a regular job ha ha ha. It all worked out. I'm buying high end audio equipment right? Play occasionally. Rather listen to the system these days.
            ‚ÄčAnd so I quit the police department.
            And got myself a steady job.
            Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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            • #7
              Just ran across this piece and thought it pertinent! An indelible footprint?

              http://m.mic.com/articles/91329/scie...ses#.DIJvUyZze
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
              -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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              • #8
                B.A. Music Ed. Play Piano, Clarinet, Flute and Sax (Alto/Tenor)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mep View Post

                  ‚ÄčAnd so I quit the police department.
                  And got myself a steady job.
                  Thanks for the advice Dad.
                  TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter matte & weight; Arcam R Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

                  Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

                  VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
                  Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

                  Piega C711 Loudspeakers

                  Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

                  Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator

                  Shunyata Hydra 8; Shunyata AC Cords; Synergistic Research Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cord, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates & Blue Outlets, Furutech NCF Booster Brace, Audio Art Ref balanced ICs, MIT Oracle IC and Magnum Speaker Cables

                  Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD1200s Headphones.

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                  • #10
                    I have gone back to playing the piano daily at age 70. Pretty much stopped 52 years ago after high school. Big accomplishment so far is to be able to play again the Chopin Ab Major Polonaise, a real knuckle buster, that I had played in my senior recital in HS. Didn't think I would ever play it again. I'm relearning a bunch of pieces that I have played before - and even learning a few new ones - good for reestablishing old neuron paths and creating new ones.

                    Larry
                    Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0,Merrill Trident Master Tape Pre,Herron VTPH-2A
                    Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
                    Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
                    Electronics-Doshi Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
                    Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
                    Other-2x512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
                    Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1.3KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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                    • #11
                      I've played guitar for most of my life, starting with electric guitar after hearing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" on the radio when I was 11, then switching to classical around age 22 when I gave up listening to rock/metal. I played it for about 37 years until I decided to learn the piano, my true love. I had been trying to play several Bach keyboard works in guitar transcriptions, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and the Partita in C minor. I finally decided it would probably be easier to actually learn them on the piano, as well as most likely sounding better! So, I bought a piano (Yamaha B3 upright) and began lessons in September. I can already play Bach's Invention No.1 and I just started on the first movement from Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata. My teacher attributes my fast progress to many years of music making as well as keeping my fingers nimble through classical guitar playing. I can easily reach a 10th, so I think I'm in pretty good shape overall!
                      DALI Epicon 2 speakers; SVS SB13 Ultra sub; McIntosh MA9000 integrated amp; Esoteric K-03 SACD player; Oppo 205 Blu-ray player; Sennheiser HD800S headphones VPI Prime Signature turntable/Ortofon Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge;

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