Best 8 I've ever tried

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  1. chopeth

    chopeth SS.org Regular

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    I went to a Medieval and Sephardic show the other day and they used vihuela and other instruments from the Quixote age, mindblowing beautiful music:

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  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I bet it doesn't even djent.
    I want my ....ing money back.
     
  3. vick1000

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    Ummm, that's not ERG.
     
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    What about a 4 course instrument in different tunings isn't "ERG"? That is an extended/different range than a standard 6 string. So how about you not.
     
  5. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Dat sound hole :eek:

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  6. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Well it depends on the tuning, really. If an instrument has 3 strings and goes from E0 to E9, I'd call that ERG.

    Bro, do u even ERG? :lol:
     
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    it has 9 strings :)
     
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    When I see these I want to try to play all of them.
     
  9. chopeth

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    They allowed me to play these, strange touch, like playing a fake cardboard ancestor of a guitar. Strings very loose, made of ram guts. Very interesting sound.
     
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    Brutal
     
  11. chopeth

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    Well, they come from domestic animals intended for food atm afaik, but formerly they actually used cats guts according to my wife who studied that stuff and was in several bands like this one.
     
  12. chopeth

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    A few more pics for those interested in these instruments. The texts are in Spanish, sorry:

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  13. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    I love lutes. I'm currently building an 8 course lute :) 8 string guitar pff. try a lute with 15 strings
     
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    Just to clarify some things, the vihuela is a real, wooden ancestor of the guitar and the strings are made from "cat gut" which is in fact sheep intestine. Its cool you got to play them! :cool:
     
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    Yeah, knew that :agreed:
     

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