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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?   

    Eko jumbo ranger 12

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 

    Gibson ES339 curly maple

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 

    1990's Yamaha 12 string

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?

    perhaps another les paul (but don't tell the wife)

    5: What strings do you use?

    Ernie Ball or D'ddario


    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?

    Get someone in that knows what he's doing

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 

    SWEATING

    8: ...And five minutes after? 

    Still sweating

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?

    I dropped my custom 22 PRS 20th anniversary on a rough concrete floor


    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 


    Once you decide you want to learn guitar never give up, I eventually got going on my third attempt ,years apart I could have been a better player had I stuck it out first time round


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  • gassnergassner Frets: 2
    edited December 2018
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    My older brother's never played acoustic guitar. I took it over in 1990.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Les Paul

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    My Les Paul

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    It's a never-ending list!

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball Slinkys

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Get rid of my backing vocals

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Warming up

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Beers!

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    String breakage on a guitar with Floyd Rose.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Study more, practice more.
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  • KevSKevS Frets: 12
    1 My First guitar was a finest Plywood Hohner Arbor Strat Copy..
    I got it around August 1986..
    This was teamed with a Badger 10 watt Piccolo Amp..
    I quickly added a Coron Distortion Pedal that kept breaking down..

    2 My Les Paul Classic 1960,
       with Seymour JB and Jazz Pickups..

     3 A little Framus Starter acoustic.
        1960s,a bit of a Toy,the oldest playable one is a Westbury Standard.
        Late 1970s early 80s..


     4. New frets on at least 2 of my guitars...

     5.  Usually D'Addario  Different gauges and types..

     6.  I wish my solo on a song I done didn't have a bit that just sounds too like Highway Star..
          It didn't sound like that when I was playing it...
          I was trying to inject some Blackmore and Randy Rhoads in there..
          Maybe a bit too much it turned out..

     7.  Trying to concentrate and focus on the job at hand..

     8.  Mixing with people talking and trying to get the soundman to keep an eye on my pedalboard and guitar for me...
          Depends on the venue though...

     9.  My very first gig, someone walked from the bar and stood on the channel change switch when I was in the middle of a 
    solo and my guitar went ,Plink Plink.

      10.  I thought I could get by by Playing from the heart, plus having technique,,
             This is so much what magazines preached at me early on in my playing..
             I wish I had realised to use my brain more and to have had faith in myself about how I 
             Physically played rather than listening to people in magazines lecturing about this and that..
             Also how I could tackle something differently if physical limitations stopped me.
             Everybody is physically different,I reckon we have to think to get around this..
             We all think differently, hopefully that is part of why we sound different and play differently..
             Again,it took a while for my brain to kick into gear about thinking,Problem Solving 
             and getting creative with that..
         When I started thinking rather than obeying the advice of teachers,
             I advanced way faster after that..
             

             Another is what I call abusing scales' simple one would be playing Dorian instead of Mixolydian 
             over a Dominant 7th because it is Bluesier over a Dominant chord...
             Thinking intervallically in general, rather than in scales..
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  • ionianionian Frets: 96
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Encore strat copy - around 1992

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My 90s Epiphone Les Paul. Its been with me forever and is irreplaceable, even if it is a piece of Korean driftwood. 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    The Epiphone Les Paul. 

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Possibly a new performance amp - I have yet to fire up my Marshall 8080 to see what state it is in havi g spent the last 20 years in the garage 

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball super slinky 9s

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    I'd get Satch to ghost play for me

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Bricking it, but in a good way. Nerves help me focus 

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Depends how well it went - but usually worrying about what my peers thought. Self criticism is a wonderful tool but also a curse  

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Beer down the back of the amp? I can't think of many horror stories. Maybe the worst is yet to come. 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar?
    Don't compare yourself to your peers: music isn't a competition, it is a collaboration. Keep expanding your musical horizons through listening and playing, and enjoy the journey. 
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A few pieces of shit I can't remember. The first I think I bought with my own money was a Tanglewood copy of a Rickenbacker. It looked great but sounded turd and completely didn't suit my playing.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Les Paul (for sentimental reasons)

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Same LP, I think it's a '92.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Apart from a load of useless pedals, probably a really nice and modern Les Paul. I've got a reasonable Strat, Tele and hollowbody but I really want something like a HP LP.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball 10s on electric and Martin 12s on acoustic.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Play a bit more expressively. Take a few more risks like I would on stage.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    It's been a while but I was usually just farting about, trying to have a chat or a drink.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    A pint in hand no doubt.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Played the intro to a song a whole tone above where it should be. So I was in D and the bass player was in C. Because it was a loud and involved intro, I didn't notice for a while - and some panic set in. About 30 seconds later (it felt like, maybe it was like 2 seconds later) it all clicked into place. I was only young but I never cocked up like that often and they didn't rib me too much

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Keep going. Learn the solo arrangements earlier on and get more gigs in the diary.
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  • lineslines Frets: 16
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Squire Stratocaster, red, one of the package deals that comes with an amp and a cable. I got it as a Christmas present when i was 11. Sure to say that mum and dad didn't think it would last long... showed them 17 years on!

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Gibson J 45... it's the closest to the front door.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Yamaha APX5a... my second guitar bought for me as a present by M&D

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    I sold a Mexican Telecaster which i have regretted ever since, so probably a more refined Tele... Or a more refined Strat once I've sold my Custom Shop

    5: What strings do you use? 
    As of recent Elixir 10s... used to be 9s

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    I have become a totally different player since the last recording (about 8 years ago), for the better. So everything!

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Peeing

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Toweling down!

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Forgotten lyrics, burst into a solo in the wrong key. Probably both regular occurrences!

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Really listen to the music, how does it make you feel? Turn that feeling into your own sound, not Eddie Van Halen's!
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  • xavrileyxavriley Frets: 4
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?   

    A half size classical which my Dad's mate wired a piezo into. Played it so much that the winding came off the strings.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 

    Toss up between the Landscape AR1 and the Gitane D500 (for sentimental reasons)

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 

    1937 Cromwell G4

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?

    Probably a K&K Definity Pickup to try out with the archtops

    5: What strings do you use?

    Depends - Thomastik flatwound 13s, Martin Retro 12s or Argentines

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?

    I haven't made many - there's a few times playing that I wish I'd recorded though.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 

    Chatting

    8: ...And five minutes after? 

    Trying to put the sheet music back in order

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?

    While working as a sound engineer, was eq'ing monitors for some people from So Solid Crew which were feeding back horrendously. Because I was onstage with "Crew" on my back they encouraged the crowd to boo at me because they weren't happy with the sound. At that moment I was crouching down and my trousers split right down the crotch. How's that?

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 

    Don't force anything - keep plugging away and it will happen. Also, learn your drop 2s for jazz.
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    It was Raven West guitar. I'm not sure if that company is still in existence, but It's a fun little "wanna-be" Ibanez RG. I got it when I was 13.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Private stock PRS

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Probably the Raven West. I don't have very many old guitars.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Ormsby 7 string or Kiesel A6 Aries

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9s

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    I'd put more time into layering

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Putting the metal face on

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Melting faces. lol

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Hit the rhythm guitarists with my swinging guitar

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Don't practice technique as much and work on song writing more.
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A red squire strat that I recently got back!  The strings are an inch off the fretboard so I'm pretty sure it mangled my technique from the get-go but I spent many enjoyable years with that guitar

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    The first guitar I bought myself, a 2000 American standard strat

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    A Les Paul Deluxe that I *think* is from the early 70's.  Bought from a guy that had put nylon strings on it!

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Would love to get my hands on a Komet amp or a Suhr SL67/PT15

    5: What strings do you use? 
    D'Addario 10s

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Spend more time preparing before hand and go in knowing what I wanted and at least half an idea of how to get there

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Drinking!

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Listening to everything around me, trying to take the playing part out of it and enjoying myself!

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Losing time in a very fast 2/4 tune.  There's no coming back from that and best case scenario you don't put the rest of the band off!

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Don't disregard music styles off-hand.  Give everything a listen to before making a judgement.  That and learn more songs!
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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 1548
    @VerodaClient   wow given for the Les Paul with nylon strings.  Welcome to the forum.

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1958
    @VerodaClient @thumpingrug Think that's mad? Check this!
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  • DLM said:
    @VerodaClient @thumpingrug Think that's mad? Check this!
    Haha! Now that IS mad. Some sound tho
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Last week - a 2018 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Cobalt Burst and a 2018 Gibson SG Standard HP in Blood Orange Fade - both bought on the same day

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    The Les Paul

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    See above

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    I have a 2019 SG HP on order

    5: What strings do you use? 
    D’Addario NYXL 10-46

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    I’ll let you know when I record something

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    I’ll let you know when I hit the stage

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    What happens between myself and my groupies stays private...

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    See Q7

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Take it up at 9, not 39, you idiot.
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  • NorrlandNorrland Frets: 3
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    No name used garbage black strat guitar when I was 11.  It came with a Gorilla amp, strap, cable, pics, all for $100.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My Yamaha Attitude 3 bass because it was so expensive. 


    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own?
    Chapman Guitars ML1 Modern Graphite Baritone (just bought it)


    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?
    Mesa Rectifier or EVH 5150III 100S

    5: What strings do you use?
    I'm still on the factory strings.  I used to buy Blue Steel? when I was a child. 


    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?
    I'd like to start recording, just for fun.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    I'll likely never go on stage.

    8: ...And five minutes after?
    Still never.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Never going there.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar?
    Don't quit playing like I did for time/financial reasons. 
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1958
    Norrland said:
    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My Yamaha Attitude 3 bass because it was so expensive. 
    I say! I like the cut of your jib! Pics! Clips! Please! @Fretmeister
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 10920
    I had one of those once. But it was 12 lb. so I sold it. 
    Sounded awesome but it killed my back.


    Hello darkness my old friend.


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  • Ed1978Ed1978 Frets: 0
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    1993 Ibanez RT (Ibanez "vintage" version of the RG without Floyd) in sunburst.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Stratocaster.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    2016 Gibson ES-335 '63 VOS.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Probably a Suhr Alt T Pro or something similar made from my luthier.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball 10s on the electrics. Whatever I have on the acoustic.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Clean up the low end on my last self produced record.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Have a chat with my bandmates / drink beer / grab my guitar and noodle around.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Beer.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Hm... I showered myself with a large cup of water on a hot summer gig and lost both of my contact lenses. We played a cover of "Jump Around" after that... go figure... (I was 16 and my lenses were VERY expensive for a 16year old. Worked the whole summer to pay for them as my parents were very pissed).
    Also blew my amp at that gig.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice slow to become fast.
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    I had a kiddy acoustic from Argos - it was probably an Encore, and probably bought in 1994-ish? My first electric was a BC Rich Warlock Bronze which I got in 2003. I wouldn't be seen dead with it now, hah.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My 1984 Greco

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own?
    My 1984 Greco - it's a black Les Paul Custom-type, and it's either a PC-98K or a JS-98K. I'm not 100% sure!

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?
    Probably another black MIJ Les Paul Custom, but this time with a fixed bridge!

    5: What strings do you use?
    I've always used Ernie Ball strings of various gauges!

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?
    In a past life I was a death metal vocalist and was in a band. We let another vocalist join. Horrendous mistake.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    It's been 13 years now! But it would have been panicking and nursing a Newky Brown. It'd likely be the same nowadays but I can't handle Newky Brown any more.

    8: ...And five minutes after?
    Obtaining another Newky Brown. Again, it probably wouldn't be a Newky Brown nowadays though.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?
    Probably just being there, in such a daft band, in the first place

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar?
    Nobody is brilliant straight away. All your mates make it look easy, but they all put the hours in. Don't panic about being crap, and don't give up just because you're not good yet. Every time you practice, you're getting somewhere.
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  • otherclayotherclay Frets: 0
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    My dad's old nylon string from the 70s, bought in Iran.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Tanglewood acoustic, Ada.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    That 70s nylon string.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Line 6 Helix.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball for electric, Elixir for acoustic.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Redo some vocals.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    Listening to aggressive music or chilling out, having a beer.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    A pint, sulking cause it went bad or in ecstasy cause it went good.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    I was called as a guest for ONE SONG to play the drums, and within 20 seconds the bass pedal broke down. (Probably not the worst but the first thing that popped up).

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice scales.
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  • RosshkerrRosshkerr Frets: 0

    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Red Yamaha bought from a friend

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    Epiphone dot

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Rock jam that came in a kit to see it I could get into playing again 

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Gibson sg

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Never recorded anything

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    Not been on stage

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    As above

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    As above

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice scales and learn standa5d chords not just barre chords 

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  • rain.paraderain.parade Frets: 8
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    An 'Arbiter' electric (early '70s Japanese?), complete with white curly lead and faux leather strap, bought for £20 from a junk shop in around 1984.  It was an SG shaped body with a single Strat style pickup in the middle position, and a bolt on neck with a Fender-ish headstock.  I had no idea at the time, but it actually wasn't a bad guitar.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    AVRI Jazzmaster

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    '90s US Standard Strat

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    About to embark on my first parts build (a back-up JM)

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Regular Slinky's

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    A 7" single from an indie band I was in the early '90s (our best song at the time), which we somehow managed to record at twice the correct tempo, and therefore wreck... 

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Checking my watch

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Probably starting to pack-up

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Having to abandon our set supporting the Cranberries at Norwich Waterfront after five songs, when I broke a string and our singer had already done the same to his guitar and to my spare.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Make the singer bring his own spare guitar :-)
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  • rmanmanrmanman Frets: 0
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Arctic white mexican strat - present from family when I was around 13

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Taylor

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    early 2000's mexican Tele - nothing fancy

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Fractal FM3

    5: What strings do you use? 
    D'addario. Think I want to change though

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    No idea. Probably some bad compression on multiple instruments

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Tuning or eating

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Packing up

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Nothing too bad - broke a string once

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Don't make a career of it - haha
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  • GA95MusicGA95Music Frets: 6

    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A Marlin Stratocaster Copy...thing! Still have it and would never get rid of it! 

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Got to be my ESP LTD H-1001 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Probably my Tanglewood acoustic!

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    A new PRS as i am dying to change my Gibson! 

    5: What strings do you use? 
    For electric & acoustic, normally D'Addario of some sort, but i haven't played around that much.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Everything! My ambition is to record some of my older songs properly in the coming years. 

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    I've only ever gigged in college so it's not something i have ever really done properly! I do remember crapping myself! 

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    That all depends on how the gig went! 

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Again, not had enough time on stage for a cock-up! I did have to play Fix You by Coldplay once at a special needs school and i genuinely still feel awful for that one. 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Keep at it and practice your scales mate!
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  • DugwolfDugwolf Frets: 7
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Fender Toronado. Got it around 2002. It’s black with a tort guard. Swapped the atomic humbuckers with Lollar el Rayos. 

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Probably my jaguar 50th anniversary. 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    I have a 1979 Gibson grabber bass. 

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster 

    5: What strings do you use? 
    GHS GBTNT

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Oh gosh. Every recording I’ve done with fake drums. Replace them with a real drummer. :)

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Taking a wiz

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Hydration 

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Someone once flicked a cigarette butt at me. 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    There are no rules
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  • bobleeteabobleetea Frets: 1
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    It a hand me down classical guitar from my Dad. I can't even remember when I got it bc I kind of always had it and was plucking the strings before i actually knew how to play.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Tyler Studio Elite HD!

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    1986 Anderson Pro Am

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Another tyler!

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Elixirs!

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Nothing I can think of right now.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Finding my pick!

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Using the bathroom hahaha

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Losing my pick in the middle of a crazy solo

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Listen more. Play less.
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  • RockLobsterRockLobster Frets: 1
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    What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Fender Squier Stratocaster. It was a card-box kit from Carousel Music which came with the amp in the bottom. I was fifteen 'ish'. Unboxed it at a mates and we tried to work out how to play 'The Trooper'. Spoiler: we failed. 
    The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Martin OM21.
    What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Erm, it's a Morris Les Paul copy. Approx forty years old that my uncle bought in Bahrain. Sounds freakin' awesome though! God knows what those pickups are. Macgyvered brass blank plate most likely.
    And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    I'm pretty content. Probably nothing unless a rich relative that I am as yet unfamiliar with bequeaths me enough for a Collings OM2H. 
    What strings do you use? 
    Martin and D'Addario. Elixir if I'm feeling fancy. Martin Silk & Steel are beautiful.
    If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Publicise them less...
    What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Embodying nervousness.
    ...And five minutes after? 
    Drinking, probably. 
    What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Was asked to step in for a song and borrowed my mates SG. The strap promptly popped off and I barely caught the thing. As one room, gasp. Seriously, those guitars just want to nose dive!   
    What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Something boring, like sit down and learn that theory!
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  • Power-BeefPower-Beef Frets: 1
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A second hand MIK Squier, in the mid 90's.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    The Ibanez!

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    A 84-87 Contemporary Strat

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Strangely, nothing yet.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Normally Slinkys, but have switched to D'Addarios for their Players Circle reward program.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    My playing has some way to go yet before it is worth recording

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Nope, more practice is necessary

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Not applicable

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Not Applicable

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Should have just got the Ergodyne and played it and played it, rather than the Strat and then not playing but spending money on it.
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