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POLL: Favorite second instrument?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Musekatcher, Oct 28, 2020.

What is/would be your favorite second instrument to play of these less conventional instruments?

  1. Violin (or fiddle)

    17.3%
  2. Mandolin

    30.6%
  3. Banjo, clawhammer or bluegrass or other

    10.2%
  4. Accordion, melodeon, concertina or similar

    5.1%
  5. harmonica

    22.4%
  6. Saxophone, trombone, trumpet or other brass and reed instruments

    24.5%
  7. none - prefer to focus on being my best on a telecaster

    8.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I tried banjo and didn’t really like it
    Have a mandolin that I never did much with. We have a few harmonicas around the house.My wife plays accordion but for me,NO. My first love was saxophone but it never worked out for me to have one when I was young . Guitars were everywhere and I soon got hooked on electrics. Now the kids are grown and on there own and there’s a 1948 Conn 10m “naked lady” tenor sax here that nobody plays. There is a sax teacher literally right around the corner from my house, hmmm. Maybe it’s time for me learn?
     
  2. WalthamMoosical

    WalthamMoosical Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Gotta be a joke in there somewhere ... cabbage / bagpipes / "shredding" or some such
     
  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    1:12 mark
     
  4. bryanburnett

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    Guitar is my first love, but I made my living as a drummer for awhile.

    I strum a piano a bit, but I'd love to learn to really play, and I'm currently learning dobro/lap steel which is amazingly fun, but in my mind is just a guitar with an altered tuning.
     
  5. Boxla

    Boxla Tele-Meister

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    My whole life has been jumping from instrument to instrument, while always focusing on the guitar. I also love and play a lot of bass.

    I often time remind myself of something Jerry Garcia once said regarding his pedal steel and banjo. Although Jerry was incredible on both, in the end he said he stopped playing them because he is a guitar player and was meant to play guitar.

    In the end, I think I was meant to play the guitar so when I find myself noodling around on something else, I usually quickly find myself going back to my guitar to play and practice.
     
  6. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Meister

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    Analogue synths :)
     
  7. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Halloween level scary!
    Is this a trend due in a theater near me?
    Where the hell is my tinfoil hat!?
     
  8. Sax-son

    Sax-son Tele-Holic

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    African drums.
     
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  9. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    zither Favorite band? The Zithereens...
     
  10. El Tele Lobo

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    Ummm...another tele?

    That's why I have 4 of them. One exclusively for jazz with 12 gauge strings.
     
  11. puddin

    puddin Tele-Holic

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    i see its not on the list..kazoo. :lol:


     
  12. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hammond Organ. I always keep a B3 and Leslie 122 in the trunk in case they're needed.
     
  13. Rustbucket

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    Guitar is the natural second instrument after the human voice... If i was to pick a 3rd from the list it would be the fiddle.
     
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  14. bsman

    bsman Friend of Leo's

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    Poll fail - no bass, no ukulele.
     
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  15. naveed211

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    Mandolin of those mentioned. It’s the only other one I’m pretty sure I could approximate music on if you handed it to me today. It’d be pretty basic and bad, but at least sound musical.
     
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  16. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    synths with wierd midi controllers to approach it in a different way , like guitar , clarenette, touch screens , using programs to trigger tha sounds , with virtual instruments as well as analog , digital drum pads . far beyond the scope of just playing guitar & bass.
     
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  17. blackguts

    blackguts Tele-Meister

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    1. Pedal Steel
    2. Telecaster
     
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  18. blue17

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    I can't really play harmonica, but with a few minutes online and some patience, you can kinda fake some blues and have a lot of fun in the process.
     
  19. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    here’s my answer




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  20. Pualee

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    Of the choices, harmonica - love the tone, enjoy playing it.

    In reality, drum or bass with family/band. Piano if solo... but those aren't on the list.
     
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