I was replying to this thread here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] about playing instruments when a question hit me:
There are many musicians on the forum, some of whom are very, very good as can be seen from all the cover videos posted by members. So,
Have you ever compared your abilities as a guitarist/bassist/drummer with SCANDAL and if so, where do you think you measure up based on what we've seen during live performances, DVDs etc?
I will give a sample answer. I play guitar, bass and drums. As a drummer and a bassist I'm not even remotely close to Rina or Tomo. They are both SO good and tight and I really believe that a good rhythm section (drums & bass) is THE secret weapon of a good live band. And SCANDAL's rhythm section is very, very tight indeed. Especially Tomo.
As a guitar player, I feel that I can play better than Haru BUT she can sing while playing while I cannot do so very well yet.
Compared with Mami, I think she's a bit better than me. She's faster than me and plays cleaner and is less sloppy than me. BUT, I think I'm more versatile in terms of playing style and I can improv while she can't, apparently.
This is based on what we've seen from lives & DVDs of course. Who knows, offscreen they might jam Napalm Death stuff for all we know...