The Worst Musical Instrument of all time

is the Mark Tree

Thanks for opening this thread, all the best.

Ukulele.

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It’s good, but it’s not our top answer

That Mark Tree thing is all over Disintegration, think it gets a free pass.

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N O P E

If we’re going by the ratio of how many times it’s been used terribly vs how many times its been used well, then definitely saxophone.

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Still the ukulele.

Actually, yeah possibly.

has there ever been a good use of a ukelele?

Bagpipes. Unless you like drone music I guess

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Damning stuff.

I like bagpipes and think they are underused

in Titus Andronicus they are good

remember listening to some free jazz thing with just bagpipes and saxophone that was good and I can’t remember what it was

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They are good in that Battle of Hampton Roads song, but as a solo instrument it’s too harsh and piercing. It’s probably not a very versatile instrument either

Literally the moment a tab says -6- I throw my guitar on the floor.

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as @Launchpad says, its the bagpipes. Sorry scottish dissers :smile:

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recorder

Most underrated: clarinet (at least in pop and rock music). It can sound very expressive imo. Also it’s proved its flexibility within the realm of classical music and has been put to good use by jazz players, however it hasn’t really crossed over to pop and rock that much (except Pet Sounds)

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Panpipes @Twinkletoes

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