Leema Pulse MKII-S; Naim CD5i MKII; Denon TU-260L MKII; MA RS6 speakers; Pro-ject Xpression 1; loads of different cables...
Formerly known as plastic penguin
No, I've never wanted to throw a discus. Hammer, maybe, and at times the javelin has been tempting...
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
Lazy musicians maybe...not frustrated. I have a guitar in my living room, but rather listen to music being played for me.
Though to be honest, wish I'd had – and stuck to – lessons on the old joanna when I was a kid. Always used to be jealous of those old-timers who could bash out a non-stop medley of Follow the Van, You Made Me Love You and of course The Big Horse Song in pubs when I was just about old enough to be in them, and even more so of contemporaries who can just sit down at the piano at parties and entertain with an endless repertoire...
I certainly am. I come from a long line of joanna players (honestly), cousins in 70s pop bands... even our sewing machine was a singer (Boom tish).
Seriously, I had guitar lessons which lasted 6-8 months and decided I was rubbish.
I have a Horn (French) in the attic.......it was more frustrating trying to play it, than leaving it there!
Son now learning the Trumpet......must be heredithary!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Never felt more frustrated than last year at the Bosendorfer factory when my charming host stood with me amidst the ranks of fabulous instruments in the company's superb 'Selection Centre' and said 'Try any one you want'...
My little'un has just done the same thing. She's pretty good at it too.
Sings in choirs and plays a trumpet. Gawd, where did I go wrong?
Always got the hi-fi to fall back on...
The sofa's probably safer.
Sofa?... no idea.
That array of pianos are staggering. All that wood being used is probably an ecos nightmare.
Yep. 30+ years playing the guitar and I'm still EDITED!
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
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