I (misguidely) answered a question about HiFi equipment used to listen to music with a reply about instruments used in songs. This question

I think that equipment questions are on topic.

For instance, in 'name of song' what intrument created this perculiar sound 5.43 mins into the song ?

I'd draw a line at 'what specific make/model/year [instrument] did [musician] use on [track name]' as this is far too specific and probably should be in the musical performance site...

So, are questions about instruments used by artists on recordings or live permitted?

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Yes! As a fan, I would like to see what bass Charles Mingus used when he played back in the day.

I believe these kind of questions are one of the most characteristic fan questions

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I think so, if they are trivia or general interest questions. However, technical questions regarding usage of instruments should be a matter for music.stackexchange.com.

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Yes, it's the sort of thing music fans want to know. Make and models are appropriate too IMO as without which you are just left with "Fredd Bloggs played a bass" which is pretty useless info because the fans will already know he plays a bass. The answer will also be factual and verifiable, not opinion based (unlike several questions that seem to have snuck through in beta.)

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