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  • wamonitewamonite Frets: 0

    Long time lurker, thought I'd get around to saying hi!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    A play on the letters in my name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Surrey, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Picked up the guitar again in my forties after a not really playing since my teens. Having lessons and looking forward to be able to hold my own at local jam nights and playing with friends.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    I still have the Fender Lead III I bought second hand in 1990 then mistreated as a youth. Recently had it repaired and properly set up and it's a lovely guitar. Glad I kept it all these years!

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    If forced to choose one, would have to be Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
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  • RichardM73RichardM73 Frets: 0

    Q1: Someone directed me to the fretboard when I was trying to buy a guitar, not alot of thought went into the username!

    Q2:  Leeds

    Q3: My main musical ambition is to have the ability to play different music when I pick up the guitar that I (and others) will enjoy listening to. I try and practice every day and am trying to learn theory and develop my fretboard knowledge (caged system, scales etc) along with trying to learn and memorise songs in different genres. I would really like to play live.

    Q4:  Fender 64 Custom Deluxe reverb 

    Q5:  Very hard to pick a track but what springs to mind right now is Sly and the Family Stone's Woodstock performance

     

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  • patch22patch22 Frets: 0
    1.cats name and d.o.b
    2.Manchester
    3.keep playing and enjoying music.
    4.Schecter pt pro
    5.Shine a light - Rolling Stones .though it is impossible to pick just one
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  • SatyrSatyr Frets: 1
    Where did you username come from? It’s an anagram of a few of the letters in my name.

    Where in the world/country are you? By the sea, East Sussex in the UK.

    What's your main musical ambition? Given my knackered left wrist, learning to fingerpick a nylon strung guitar.

    Your best bit of gear? Good question. I’ve been just as impressed with some picks as pedals. Obvious answer is my Gibson Les Paul but now I’ve added a new question I think is just as relevant.

     No. 1 ever track? This changes every few years and in recent years doesn’t necessarily include guitar.

    New question - what was the guitar you most regret selling? Squier Classic Vibe Tele. Maybe it was just the one I had but I really really wish I still owned it. It was perfect even if it was a bit glossy.
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  • james030james030 Frets: 0
    q1 james john
    q2 melbourne australia 
    q3 playing and enjoying music
    q4 Schecter pt pro
    q5 Shine a light 
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  • TanninTannin Frets: 5552
    Hi James and welcome. Nice to see someone from Melbourne - I lived in Melbourne for 10 years, though that was back in the 70s and 80s. 
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8788
    … and james030, who turned out to be from Florida, was straight in with “My friend has exactly what you want to buy. You can contact him at scammer@gmail.com”
    Tree recycler, and guitarist with  https://www.undercoversband.com/.
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  • JamesMorrisJamesMorris Frets: 20
    Yes this guy James030 is a scammer. Please remove him from this site immediately mods 
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  • ToupeeToupee Frets: 0
    Hi all, I'm Tom from London.

    Thanks for having me! Stumbled on the forum in my search for information while Ive been building my first parts caster.
    I turned 60 last year and have been playing guitar on and off for 50 years, or so, with plenty of gaps, and no lessons!
    I feel ready to learn now though, and I plan to enjoy my home build and make the most of it.
    Frustratingly, I have mobility issues these days, but sitting and strumming away to ease the boredom is a nice way to make the most of the days. I also recently discovered the joy of lap steel guitar, and that has widened my appreciation of music genres
    nicely in an unexpected way.

    Thanks again
    Tom

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  • gpw5150gpw5150 Frets: 23
    Hi all,

    long time lurker and clearly anti-social:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    a combination if my initials and some unknown guitar player who was big in the 80’s.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Herts, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I peaked at being the touring guitar player for a well known boy band in the 90’s as well as the ‘third wheel’ in a couple of established indie bands for live work.  Been downhill ever since..,,

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    57 Re-Issue Custom Shop handwired Fender Pro 5e5 - modified to cathode bias, in fact it is a hybrid of a 5e5-a and a 5d5 and generally sounds like it is about to blow up on 7 on the volume.

    Fender Custom Shop Esquire relic in black with a hot custom shop pickup and a massive neck

    a purple lead…

    nothing else…although I have a few great pedals and amps and a Custom Shop ‘Z’ Esquire, they don’t get used - in fact most are for sale somewhere.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    Good lord, I have ~100 hours of playlist on spotify!  But lets go with anything rockabilly or Queens of the Stone Age.
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  • bongopongobongopongo Frets: 0
    edited April 19
    hi! 

    I got pointed in the direction of this place today so thought I'd join up

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?  I am Bongo, the Pongo is just because

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  Co Durham UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?  Have the confidence to get up at the guitareoke at the mini festival I got to a few times a year

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  Japanese Fender Jaguar I've had since new (around 2003)

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  Can't answer that!  Changes by the minute.

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  • Hi everyone!

    Long time lurker, new member.

    Q1: Where did you username come from? It was mine at birth and has served me reasonably for 42 years so far... 
    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? East of England, not too far from Cambridge
    Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To find more time to play, and to keep enjoying it when I do
    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? I have a lovely SG Junior
    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? The Beatles - A Day in the Life
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  • Hi All, I realised I was regularly benefitting from advice from this forum and thought it was high time I joined up to tentatively contribute, but also to be able to say thank you when necessary.

    Q1: Where did you username come from? It's a song by the late, great Mark Linkous' band Sparklehorse - a song I always turn to.
    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Leafy, suburban South London :s
    Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To get back into creating rather than just playing.
    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Matchless Lightning amplifier which is currently for sale in the classifieds ;)  I also put together a gorgeous holo flake Jazzmaster a couple of years ago and can't put the thing down.
    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Hammering the Cramps - Sparklehorse for sheer simplicity (it changed the way I think about music), and as a bonus: Nevermore by Queen.

    See you around!
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 12450
    @Toupee ;@gpw5150 ; @bongopongo ; @MatthewDickin @hammeringthecramps welcome to the board, chances are it will prove expensive but its (mostly) a very good vibe.
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  • M.S.M.S. Frets: 0
    Hello.

    I signed up to the forum yesterday.  I'm a bit of lapsed guitarist, I'm afraid.  I used to play a lot more in my younger days but since joining the ranks of the middle aged I veer between looking for something to inspire me to get into playing more or selling my gear off.  Hopefully this forum will help me do one of those two things.

    Q1: Where did you username come from? They're my initials.

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Yorkshire.

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition? See above.

    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? The Yamaha SA2100 I've been neglecting for too long.

    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? I'll side step the obligatory "too difficult to pick just one" and "it changes too often" - although it is and it does - responses, and go with This Old Heart of Mine by The Isley Brothers since its impossible to not reach for the volume knob whenever it comes on.  Maybe that's not guitary enough for a guitar forum though.

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  • TdemarreTdemarre Frets: 0

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    A pretentious stage name and a place in Spain

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Cheshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To Rock \m/

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    Eventide H9

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    Pleiades - KingsX

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  • Vin'sdadVin'sdad Frets: 4
    My name is Brent Berry. I play a little, but my kid is crazy talented. I live right near Universal Studios in Los Angeles. I bought my kid A Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded and a Marshall DSL40C. That's the best gear in the house. I want to show people how good my kid is and hopefully have a community to help me with any questions I have or problems that pop up.

     An interesting side note, my kid plays with .007"-.038" strings. They make the guitar feel like it has power steering. The only downside is they are easy to accidentally bend out of tune, but you get used to it pretty quick. Vin has kid hands. He's only 11. They would also be good for people with arthritis. I know because I have that too. His best song is Europa, performed at his 5th grade talent show. Look for me to post it. You will be shocked at how good he is.
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  • Hi all, 

    Long time lurker, finally thought I should join and contribute.

    Q1: Where did you username come from? It’s the name of a  band, albeit I must confess I am not necessarily a fan of, I just liked the name. 
    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Nottingham.
    Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To play with other musicians and finally properly record some of the songs and riffs I have written over the years.
    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Gibson Les Paul R8 
    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? 
    Impossible to answer as it changes so much. The reason I originally picked up the guitar was due to James Dean Bradfield so I guess Design for life by the manics. 

    Thanks for reading

    Luke
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