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Favorite Musical Instrument.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by theskald, Dec 17, 2008.

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What's your favorite instrument by timbre?

  1. Guitar (Acoustic)

    22.6%
  2. Guitar (Electric)

    33.3%
  3. Electric Bass

    20.2%
  4. Stand-up Bass

    13.1%
  5. Cello

    16.7%
  6. Viola

    9.5%
  7. Violin

    22.6%
  8. Fiddle

    8.3%
  9. Other String Instrument

    10.7%
  10. Trumpet

    10.7%
  11. Trombone

    10.7%
  12. French Horn

    15.5%
  13. Tuba

    9.5%
  14. Other Brass Instrument

    11.9%
  15. Saxaphone

    13.1%
  16. Clarinet

    10.7%
  17. Oboe

    8.3%
  18. Bassoon/Fagott

    7.1%
  19. Contra-Bassoon

    7.1%
  20. Other Woodwind Instrument

    7.1%
  21. Piano

    35.7%
  22. Synth

    19.0%
  23. Drum Kit

    16.7%
  24. Other Percussion

    6.0%
  25. None of these, jerk!

    15.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Judging by its timbre.

    For me, it's the contra-bassoon, followed pretty closely by the electric bass.

    Also, the theramin is not included because everyone loves the theramin, so pick something else. :)

    POLL ON THE WAY UP.

    New rule! Say why! You know if you have a reason. Even better, give an example you think best illustrates why your instrument is so great.
     
  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I voted for electric guitar, since i play it. But i love the piano and violin as well.
     
  3. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    I play the trombone myself, so that one gets a vote, although I do enjoy a good bass or fiddle, and the harmonica.
     
  4. CCRunner

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    They're just so ridiculous :D. It's bigger than he is! I love Tubas
     
  5. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    If you like tubas then you'll LOVE Sousaphones!
     
  6. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Do you play those, too? Man I envy you, my hands are too small to play most instruments.

    Ah I forgot the harmonica, that's pretty bangin'.

    And do you mean stand-up bass?

    Hah, the hat really brings it all together.

    But I said by timbre, not appearance. :nono:

    EDIT: RedDoor is the most indecisive person I've ever encountered. :lol:
     
  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I used to play the piano, when i was in elementary school. The guitar is the only istrument i can still play :)
     
  8. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Mark Knopfler regrets not learning to play the guitar. (Or the drums for that matter, but I forgot to vote for those.)
     
  9. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    I voted for the Cello.
     
  10. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Huh? He plays the guitar, doesn't he?
     
  11. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    • Distorted electric guitar
    • String ensemble
    • Any bowed string instrument with the same body shape as a violin (are they called the violin family?)
    • Electric bass
    • French horn
    • and a few others

    The timbre of a string ensemble (for example, the sound you hear on classical music CDs played by a bunch of string instruments together) is the sweetest instrument sound there is, in my opinion. Too bad no single instrument makes that sound. A violin surely doesn't.
     
  12. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Euphonium. I played one in high school and enjoyed it. :D I still have fantasies of playing Bonnie Tyler's Faster Than the Speed of Night on a euphonium.
     
  13. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    I love guitar (both electric and not) and maracas.

     
  14. Bigfoot3814

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    Well yes. I am a big Charles Mingus fan, but an electric bass is cool too.
     
  15. raketooy

    raketooy professional Coke drinker

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    Voted for drums. Partly because I play them.
     
  16. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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  17. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Distorted electric guitar and clarinet. But I have very odd tastes in music. My favourite instrument I own is a guitar I've stripped down, unable to stay in tune, played through an old mid-90s amp that I tore with a knife. It's a disgusting sound and I love it.

    And I like playing that with a gentle / soft over lay of wind instruments, held together by a driving bass line and primal drum kit work.

    edit: I also love, only slightly less, my father's acoustic that the instrument itself is a work of art. It creates such a beautiful sound without even trying.
     
  18. North King

    North King blech

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    Harp and oboe, with bassoon, flute, cello, and string bass coming in second.
     
  19. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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  20. Bigfoot3814

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    I also like the flugelhorn! That's what Chuck Mangione plays.
     

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