12 Hard Rock Band Members Who Switched Instruments

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Most people can spend an entire lifetime mastering an instrument. With each passing year, these musicians work diligently until they have fully mastered their craft. At the same time, some musicians have found it just as easy to take on other instruments other than their main gig.

Over the long span of rock history, bands have come to the forefront where musicians switch up their usual style by taking on a different instrument. This could include anything from guitarists switching over to bass to drummers stepping up to the mic. Normally this freespirited kind of behavior would lead to some pretty rough musical ventures, but these artists have proved to be just as savvy behind other instruments.

In addition to using them within the confines of their band, some of these performers have even found ways to flex their musical muscles with other groups. Being an artist in every sense of the word, these musicians are the rare performers who can take what they hear in their head and translate it seemlessly onto any instrument of their choice. Even if it's not what you'd normally think of, these guys can blow us away no matter what they decide to pick up.


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