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    I'm a bassist in a band too, not a brassist though...

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    I also plas bass guitar

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    I've been known to dabble with an instrument or two....

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    Sounds to me like we need a bass thread...

    Oh, my band! - The Lowtones Classic and Alt rock covers, I know I know...

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    Drummer and occasionally Vocals in a band :-), known to dabble with acoustic guitar

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    I used to play the tuba in the brass band at our school..........yes the tuba. It was the b flat tuba as well!

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    Bass player here! I play for numerous bands.





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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    lmao completely missed the brass part! lol
    I play my iPod, that's about as far as I go with music lol. No it's not made out of brass or has any brass what so ever and yes it's apple ( cometh the apple bashing / bashers lol )

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    I play keys and piano although not done either for some time, used to play in a band or two but time means that I can't anymore

    Oh well...

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    Im a sound engineer and can tune a lot of instruments (enough to sound check them anyway) but cant play any!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Im a sound engineer and can tune a lot of instruments (enough to sound check them anyway) but cant play any!
    woop woop - me to - tho i can play some.

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    I miss my engineering days (not done any for 3 years), the joys of miserable band members (usually drummers) singers who can't sing and guitarists who think they should be the loudest thing on the planet when they are on stage...

    What I would give to do that again

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    Are there no other orchestral instrument players then? Am I the only one?

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    @witch F or B flat? I suspect F and its nearest equivalent in a brass band would be the E flat horn not the euphonium (too deep).

    I can play just about anything brass - started on cornet went to horn eventually but have picked up the cornet again recently and went to a few rehearsals with my old lot (Poole Borough Band) but don't seem to get the time any more to give it my full attention. Not tried a French horn but would give it a go. Have dabbled with the cello and enjoyed it and played trumpet in a local orchestra for a short while.

    Love: the social side / challenging contest piece / contesting / beer afterwards
    Hate: the politics / Christmas carolling (with a passion) / sectionals

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    Hi HBJB
    All French Horns are tuned in F even if they are B flat horns - in fact a concert horn has both F and B flat sides ( a double horn) but you play it in F, confusingly enough...
    You are welcome to come and have a go at playing my French Horns - bit different to the other brass: smaller mouthpiece, more resistance (that'll be the 18 ft of tubing) different valves, valves on the other side, etc etc!
    I have played a cornet occasionally and if I had the money and time I would love to learn to play it properly.
    Our orchestra doesnt have political issues, we only do one Christmas concert, and we rarely do sectionals! We don't do contests though but we do quite challenging stuff sometimes.
    We welcome any instrument, too, traditional orchestral instrument or band, doesnt matter to us!

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