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Old 10-02-2021, 09:02 AM
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Default What's the worst sounding musical instrument ever invented?

For me, two instruments get equal first place as the worst sounding instruments of all time (gee they sound even worse than the banjo and bagpipes). What are they? The electric bass guitar and the drums.
I can prove they are terrible sounding instruments ..... all ya need is a neighbor who turns up his stereo to mega loudness, and then all you hear throughout your house is **BOOMB BOOMB BOOMB BOOMB BOOMB BOOMB** from the bass and "BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG** from the drums.
HELP!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:12 AM
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The Kazoo is in contention.
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Kazoo for sure.
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:43 AM
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The piano,

By convention it's kept purposely out of tune. And they call that temperament! What about my temperament, huh! And if it goes out of tune, harder to deal with than a 12-string for sure. And there's a reason people go forever between string changes.

You're not allowed to touch the strings or even blow on them. Instead. this Rube Goldberg mechanism is put in place. Clank, clank, clank. No strum, no string vibrato. What were they thinking?

And people with non-weight relieved Les Pauls and maple jumbo guitars think they're heavy Well let me tell you! Don't tell me to just get a wider strap, I have to play one seated.
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Iíll vote for the bagpipes.

My brother has been a piper for years and the only place that he can practice without bothering the neighborhood is an old graveyard up the road. Heís told me that in certain areas of the graveyard, he gets very bad vibes. Itís almost as if the dead are telling him to play somewhere else because they donít enjoy the pipes either.

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Not sure.... but I once heard the guitar described as "the easiest instrument to learn how to play badly."
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Iíll vote for the bagpipes.

My brother has been a piper for years and the only place that he can practice without bothering the neighborhood is an old graveyard up the road. Heís told me that in certain areas of the graveyard, he gets very bad vibes. Itís almost as if the dead are telling him to play somewhere else because they donít enjoy the pipes either.

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You know why bagpipers are always marching?





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They're trying to get away from the sound.
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I'm going w/Bagpipes too.

unless at a distance,, like form the other side of town or something...
then, it's ok..
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Not sure.... but I once heard the guitar described as "the easiest instrument to learn how to play badly."
yes, i believe that was Andres Segovia
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Iíll vote for the bagpipes.

My brother has been a piper for years and the only place that he can practice without bothering the neighborhood is an old graveyard up the road. Heís told me that in certain areas of the graveyard, he gets very bad vibes. Itís almost as if the dead are telling him to play somewhere else because they donít enjoy the pipes either.

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I LOVE THE BAGPIPES!!!! as a cape bretoner, i think its heredity..my grandfather made my dad take bagpipe lessons until he realized he was too small to even handle them and not cause he was a child..but just small period. made him switch to piano. at my dads funeral we had an 80+ yr old piper come out of retirement from playing to play him out. every time i hear them now it brings a tear to my eye and pride for my heritage.
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In the words of the late, great John McLaughlin, "Wrong!".

It's the Vuvuzela.

I think it was actually designed with this thread in mind.
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Not too bad:

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I do remember Phish (at least at one point in time) played the vacuum cleaner.

And Iíll give a nod to the 1% of bagpipers who play it well, in the right time and place, itís sublime. The other 99% however . . .

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