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  • MichaelWattsMichaelWatts Frets: 24
    Hello everyone!

    My name is Michael Watts hence the imaginative username. I've been a guitarist all my life having worked as a session player for many years before entering guitar retail. Some of you may know me from my involvement in UK based companies specialising in luthier-built instruments. Some of you may not!

    I am no longer involved in the mercantile side of the guitar world, but if anything I love the instrument more now than I ever did! My best bit of gear would probably be my signature MDW model acoustic guitar by Jason Kostal. That said I also love my other Kostal (a Modified Dreadnought in The Tree) and my Gretsch White Falcon. 

    One of my main musical areas of exploration at the moment is my Luthier Stories series on YouTube where I interview the men and women who make some of the finest guitars the world has ever known. The latest episode is right here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY_3R3L0CuE

    My main musical ambition at the moment is to finish the writing of my second album H.Y.L.A.B which is going quite well at the moment!

    I'm based in the South of England, mostly in Surrey and London but work and music takes me all over the world. 

    I'm looking forward to hanging out on this forum!

    All the best

    MDW
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  • DannicDannic Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Combo of mine/wife names  used on various forums

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?    Kent

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?    Be the best I can 

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?   Fractal Audio axefx XL

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  The Birdy song!!!!

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  • Gixer375Gixer375 Frets: 1
    edited July 8

    Hello,

    My name is Ian, I am new to the guitar, decided to start learning at 36 years old, always wanted to but always put off picking up the instrument, a good friend who plays showed me some basics to get on with & here I am.

    Choice of music is varied, mostly rock & metal

    I have joined to learn from the vast knowledge base made available by the members of this forum

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? This was my gaming tag from years ago Gixer750 was already taken... I rode motorcycles lots back then

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  Oxfordshire, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To learn the Guitar, been playing for about a year now.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Jackson Rhoads RR Pro

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?- From a guitar perspective? On the turning away- Pink Floyd

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  • Power-BeefPower-Beef Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? From some of the strings that I use, Power Slinkys and Beefy Slinkys

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?    South East

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?    Get better pitch differentiation

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?   The Pro Junior amp

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  None yet!


    I bought a used Squier Strat on eBay one day about 20 years ago. Took lessons very briefly but it did not work out. Then life happened and here I am at the beginning of this journey again.

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  • ShooterShooter Frets: 1
    1/ Shooter one of my many hobbies

    2/Essex Chelmsford 

    3/Ambition to play Maggot Brain 

    4/the weird black thing sitting in the corner with 6 strings on it that refuses to sound like any other when I attempt to play it

    5/ haven't managed one yet
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  • StuobStuob Frets: 1
    1- Part of my name.
     
      2- Ireland.

      3- Be the best I can.

      4- LP Traditional.

      5- Not yet.

    Got my first guitar in the late 80`s, done nothing with it. About 3 years ago started attending a jam, played nothing
    for the first few weeks and now play every week. Few gigs done with the intention to do more. 
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  • JondeemanJondeeman Frets: 1
    Hi all,

    1. It's a mess up of my initials. Nothing too clever.

    2. I'm in South Lincolnshire,.where the sun always shines.

    3. I'm pretty new to this, and want to improve and get more pleasure from my guitar; happy to see where I go.

    4. My PRS Angelus that I play every day.

    5. Nothing i play outside of my lounge.
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  • tomb11112tomb11112 Frets: 2
    Hey everyone,

    Long term lurker and reader.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I'm Tom (tomb11112) and I've been using the same username on different forums for years.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Gloucestershire in the UK.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Guitar is my main instrument. I play bass in a covers band. I played at the NEC when I was 15, still waiting to play at the RAH or Wembley... pubs and function rooms of Cheltenham will have to do for now...

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

    My old MIM blue Stratocaster (deluxe powerhouse model). It's been modified to be like Gilmours black strat, but obviously I can't play like that..

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

    Hmm.... Castles made of sand. Just sublime guitar playing!

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  • metalmohanmetalmohan Frets: 6
    Hi guys,

    Amit here. I play guitar in two tribute bands; Deftones UK and The Machine Rages On (RATM)

    I'm based in Birmingham, the home of metal hence the username! 

    Self taught guitarist of about 15 years now or so, try to do my best Morello impression at the weekends.

    I love my Epiphone Les Paul, one that I use regularly and not afraid to take a beating for a gig. 

    I also distribute guitar brands FGN (Fujigen), Dowina, Recording King and Hipstrap. 
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  • Georg_FigelGeorg_Figel Frets: 7

    Hi everyone, have been reading the forum for a while and now I've joined :)

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Georg is my actual name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?    Vienna/Austria

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?    Making exciting music

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?: RAN custom 7 string

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Symphony X - The Odyssey


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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1981

    @Georg_Figel

    Georg! Oida!/Dude!

    I still love this/Des find i stets no' geil:

    Great to see you back making stuff!

    P.S. I'm "Gandalf" from the Racer X forum.

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  • boatraceboatrace Frets: 0
    edited July 31
    Hi my name is Colin, my user name would be the name of a mod covers band if I ever started one.
    I live in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, but, I'm originally from kilburn London.
     Im a bit to old for ambition now but would still like to play/rehearse with other boring old f##ts like myself.
    Best bit of kit at the mo is my new/old Maybach Lester 59 in honey pie. It's what dreams are made of. Seriously lovely bit of kit.
    Ironically,  my first single ever purchased was Dave n Ansel Collins ' Double Barrel' but I think what started it all for me was 'Have I the right' from the Honeycombes a long time ago..
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  • LynxLynx Frets: 8

    Good morning everyone. First off thanks for accepting me into the forum!

    My name is Luca, 30 years old, born in Sicily, grew up in New York and have now settled happily in the Midlands. Proud father of 2 boys. I work in Automotive design and very keen to start playing guitar once again. I picked up a guitar in my teens and never really put in the time so the time has come to do it again properly. Huge fan of the Blues, B.B King and Sam Cooke are very much idols for me.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Was a "screen name" back when AOL and MSN were a thing. And friends just started calling me Lynx from then.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? West Midlands, UK :)

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Being able to play the blues!

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? None currently but that will change very soon.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Lucille by B.B King if i had to choose just one

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  • DLM said:

    @Georg_Figel

    Georg! Oida!/Dude!

    I still love this/Des find i stets no' geil:

    Great to see you back making stuff!

    P.S. I'm "Gandalf" from the Racer X forum.

    wow,  thanks! I  wasn't expecting anybody to remember that song. Also: It's a small world after all, it seems :)
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  • ZimikaZimika Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I grew up overseas in Zimbabwe so its an easy fit in finding an identity in the digital world.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I currently live and work in west London, but have lived and grown up all over. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Semi pro, happy hoarder / collector. 

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

    Thurston Moore Fender Jazzmaster

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

    Wilco "Impossible Germany"



    Cheers dudes 

     

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  • Paul31Paul31 Frets: 22
    edited August 4
    Hi All! My user name is just my name with 31 added dont know why maybe just to extend it out a little, also just to mention it is nice to be here looks a very nice place to be.

    I come from Luton in the UK and was also born in Luton as well.

    Music i have liked all my life most types really, as for playing the guitar in total for 8 1/2 years now, but i had a 6 year break after 5 years and is mainly a hobby for me, also i enjoy talking about guitars and music with others as well.

    As for gear i have a fair amount but my best bit of gear is maybe my Mesa Road King Amp can get some good tones from it.

    Best track is maybe The Rocker by Thin Lizzy just love the solo it is really cool.
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  • EmprizeAmpsEmprizeAmps Frets: 1
    edited August 3
    Hi

    My user name is the name of my business. Many meanings for the word Emprize but the main one is adventure ... 

    I am originally from Glasgow but have been living in York since 2003.

    My main musical ambitions are to continue my 33 years of guitar playing until I drop, keep increasing my guitar collection, keep gigging.  On the amp building from I want to keep striving for those ultimate tones and share with people on the way 3  

    Marshall JMP1 from the nineties.  When I managed to scrape the money together after months of hard work I bought the JMP1 Marshall preamp.  In those days this, for me, was the amp to have. Heavy Metal, Long Hair, Rack Mount.

    First Ever Track:  Such a hard question; based on one of my first bought records it has to be Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden.  The single was a 12” gold coloured record.. so cool at the time.  

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  • BoltersBolters Frets: 3
    edited August 3

    Greetings! 

    Expat brit living in Thailand. I've owned a lot of great gear over the last 10 years. Guitars and amps from builders great and small. Scaled back over the last few years to a '16 D'Pergo Strat, a Fender '65 Strat, an '04 PRS Modern Eagle and a '61 Gibson ES175.

    I like vintage Marshalls and Fenders and I've owned a slew of Boutique offerings over the years. Everything from Diezel to Two Rock, Carr to Friedman. I've been down that rabbit hole and made it out alive and all the amps I now own I've built for myself. I build my own amps as a hobby. 


    Q1, Username:  

    It's my sir name, with ers on the end. Highly original, I know.

    Q2, Location:  

    Originally from Northumberland, Been living in Thailand now for about 14 years. Just North of Pattaya.

    Q3, Musical ambition

    Play some music with other people. Nothing serious, just for fun. It's been over 15 years since my last gig.

    Q4, Best gear:  

    Fender '65 Strat

    Q5, #1 track:  

    At this moment in time, Blackbird - Alter Bridge. Although, that might change in the next 3 minutes or so.

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  • I was a full time pro solo vocalist guitarist for 13 years and retired back in 1980 to be with my wife and kids after spending all those years touring up to 40 weeks per year. I lived the dream, did well out of it and bought and paid for my first home by the age of 22 but it was time to hang up my guitars and settle down to a normal family life.

    I never touched a guitar from that day as I didn't want to be tempted into going back on the road and then four years ago I got the urge to pick up an axe once again and bought a bit of gerar including a Zoom R24, 24 track recorder and had only just got into testing it out when I was taken so ill that they gave me weeks to live but that was nearly 5 years ago and I'm still here and I've finally got around to buying more gear and playing every day to try to get back to my ability all those years ago.

    I'm enjoying it probably more now as I'm trying out new styles as well as those I used to play on the road. There's no pressure so it's fun.

    Q1. My name is Tony but my username is named after one of my two pedigree BSH cats Jasper ( a grey one similar to the ones in the Sheba adverts).

    Q2. I'm originally from Co. Durham but moved down to East Yorkshire in the 70s as that was where I bought a home so that my wife and kids could be close to her parents while I was on the road.

    Q3. I've been there done that and got the tee shirt so my ambitions now are just to record some new tracks for posterity. I used to play quite an eclectic mix of music depending upon the audiences I played to . Primarily it was country / country rock / Rockabilly/ pre-white Rock n' Roll and a bit of blues and rock by bands like Bad Company.

    Q4. Well I've just recently bought a Gretsch G5120 ...a great looking and sounding guitar in orange stain. 

    Q5. I can't think of one specific track as my tastes are so eclectic but I never get tired of playing or listening to 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love' by bad company.


     
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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 1619
    @jasperthecat Welcome to the forum.  Thats an interesting backstory. Glad you recovered from the health issues. In originally from Hull so was intrigued by your move to easy Yorks.  Just wonder how easy you found it getting back into playing after such a long lay off.  Was the muscle memory still there?

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  • Paul31Paul31 Frets: 22
    @jasperthecat Welcome to the forum.  Thats an interesting backstory. Glad you recovered from the health issues. In originally from Hull so was intrigued by your move to easy Yorks.  Just wonder how easy you found it getting back into playing after such a long lay off.  Was the muscle memory still there?


    Hi Thumpingrug! I hope you dont mind my explaination of my experiences to maybe help out! i did not play for 6 years once and before that i had played for 5 years practising for around 3 hours each day and could play more or less anything with practise. I found i had forgot all my songs but my technique soon come back, i think it is like that with most things with muscle memory.
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  • AuxendAuxend Frets: 1
    edited August 4
    Greeting fellow fret-boarders! My name is Glen, and I'm genuinely stoked to be part of this community. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

     I needed something that wasn't taken across multiple media channels so I contrived a brand-ish thing I could use for most of them. Thusly... Auxend: where the effected signal returns

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    USA- Bay Area, Northern California

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To shed any previously limiting ambitions or ideas about music and simply enjoy everything I can about music and music-making before I return to dust. That said: I'm currently on a guitar journey since 2016 (taking an online GIT curriculum and exploring guitar tone in every possible manner) I am a computer programmer now, previous to 1996 I was a live sound engineer for about 4 years. I was basically raised on dark 80's alternative and super into Depeche / Cure growing up in LA in the 80s.

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

    for "vintage" spec kit: I got a Roland Juno 2 (because of Depeche) in 86' and shortly after, a BOSS CE-2 (because of the Cure) I still have them. I bought my first bass which is an 86 Japanese P-bass which I've gigged with and cherish immensely. After becoming an adult I became a strat lover and I'm still searching for the "perfect" one. Right now, the go-to guitar is my custom ordered G&L Doheny.

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

    I have to go with Floyd / Gilmour - if I had to pick today it would be Echoes Pompeii  there is so much that is great about what's going on there...a band of young and very accomplished musicians right on the precipice of finding their sound and getting ready to change the world with Dark Side. I look at Gilmour in this video and think..."this is a long way off from my approach at his age - so you can definitely be my proxy of becoming a rock star and I'm okay with that" - The song is everything I love about Floyd

    The most popular thing I've recorded that wasn't a cover seems to be this:  but my cover of Joy Division's Colony is by far the most loved of things I've uploaded.



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  • @jasperthecat Welcome to the forum.  Thats an interesting backstory. Glad you recovered from the health issues. In originally from Hull so was intrigued by your move to easy Yorks.  Just wonder how easy you found it getting back into playing after such a long lay off.  Was the muscle memory still there?
    Thanks for the welcome @@thumpingrug ;
    When I first moved down from Durham I lived in Hutton Cranswick at one time.

    With regard to what it was like to pick up a guitar after all of those years.
    To be honest when I first picked up a guitar after what was about 35 years my fingers and hands felt as if they'd been grafted on from someone else. I knew what I wanted to do but I could not get my muscles moving and fingers to coordinate and stretch for the chords. It was almost nightmarish.
    I was never afraid of any key which was always chosen to suit me vocally rather than my playing and I often played my material in keys such as A-flat or D-flat  E-flat and B-flat, in fact any key except popular guitar keys like A & E etc which meant with the keys I chose, the chords were often substantial stretches for my fingers but back then it never bothered me but now, it's an entirely different story. I never even used a Capo so looking back I suppose I was pretty adept then.

    After my first tries at getting back into playing again I honestly thought I'd never get it back and it's only recently after about two months of serious regular daily practice that my fingers are just beginning to regain some of the old nimbleness they once had and in fact I'm actually trying out new styles too so I'm sort of bringing back the old while bringing in the new.

    I've got some excellent beautifully set up guitars which I've done myself so there is no excuse not to persevere and get back to where I left off and no doubt in another couple of months of regular practice I should be somewhere nearer to  where I left off but it certainly hasn't been easy.  :/

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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 1619
    @jasperthecat Welcome to the forum.  Thats an interesting backstory. Glad you recovered from the health issues. In originally from Hull so was intrigued by your move to easy Yorks.  Just wonder how easy you found it getting back into playing after such a long lay off.  Was the muscle memory still there?
    Thanks for the welcome @@thumpingrug ;
    When I first moved down from Durham I lived in Hutton Cranswick at one time.

    With regard to what it was like to pick up a guitar after all of those years.
    To be honest when I first picked up a guitar after what was about 35 years my fingers and hands felt as if they'd been grafted on from someone else. I knew what I wanted to do but I could not get my muscles moving and fingers to coordinate and stretch for the chords. It was almost nightmarish.
    I was never afraid of any key which was always chosen to suit me vocally rather than my playing and I often played my material in keys such as A-flat or D-flat  E-flat and B-flat, in fact any key except popular guitar keys like A & E etc which meant with the keys I chose, the chords were often substantial stretches for my fingers but back then it never bothered me but now, it's an entirely different story. I never even used a Capo so looking back I suppose I was pretty adept then.

    After my first tries at getting back into playing again I honestly thought I'd never get it back and it's only recently after about two months of serious regular daily practice that my fingers are just beginning to regain some of the old nimbleness they once had and in fact I'm actually trying out new styles too so I'm sort of bringing back the old while bringing in the new.

    I've got some excellent beautifully set up guitars which I've done myself so there is no excuse not to persevere and get back to where I left off and no doubt in another couple of months of regular practice I should be somewhere nearer to  where I left off but it certainly hasn't been easy.  :/

    Cheers @jasperthecat  appreciate the explanation and good that you stuck with it.  This is a great forum with loads of really helpful people, just throw yourself in.     I lived in Cottingham for a while and took the train to Driffeild occasionally to meet up with mates for a drink, my only knowledge of Hutton Cranswick is the train station.  

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  • PurpleBobPurpleBob Frets: 1

    Hello everybody,

    I'm Purple Bob, the eternal beginner. I recently found my old guitar in the loft and thought "why not?". For the Welsh people out there I am almost literally taking my fiddle back out of the roof! I grew up in orchestras and brass bands playing various instruments including french horn, valve and slide trombones and tenor horn. When I went to university I bought a guitar and got about as far as The Rock and Pop Guitar Player book 2 before my guitar got burned by a drunk girlfriend. A decade later I bought myself a mexican Strat but it got stolen while I was on holiday. Another decade later I bought a Jackson JS series Warrior and this one survived but I never had time to play it so up into the loft it went for yet another ten years. I now have a newly polished up guitar with a new set of strings, a little Squier practice amp, a Pocket Pod to make it sound fuzzy and a few tutor books so we will see how far I get this time. I'm mainly into classic rock, prog and metal from the 70s and 80s but I also love pirate and scandi folk metal from more recent times.


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Deep Purple and my name, put together in a Pink Floyd style...or maybe its more Blue Peter?

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Walking distance from the Peak District National Park.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play a recognizable tune without deviation, repetition or hesitation.

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

    My only guitar, the Jackson pointy rock beast.

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

    Highway Star (Deep Purple) or Mexico (Alestorm) depending on how piratical I'm feeling.

    Right, back to lurking for a bit...

     

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  • @jasperthecat Welcome to the forum.  Thats an interesting backstory. Glad you recovered from the health issues. In originally from Hull so was intrigued by your move to easy Yorks.  Just wonder how easy you found it getting back into playing after such a long lay off.  Was the muscle memory still there?
    Thanks for the welcome @@thumpingrug ;
    When I first moved down from Durham I lived in Hutton Cranswick at one time.

    With regard to what it was like to pick up a guitar after all of those years.
    To be honest when I first picked up a guitar after what was about 35 years my fingers and hands felt as if they'd been grafted on from someone else. I knew what I wanted to do but I could not get my muscles moving and fingers to coordinate and stretch for the chords. It was almost nightmarish.
    I was never afraid of any key which was always chosen to suit me vocally rather than my playing and I often played my material in keys such as A-flat or D-flat  E-flat and B-flat, in fact any key except popular guitar keys like A & E etc which meant with the keys I chose, the chords were often substantial stretches for my fingers but back then it never bothered me but now, it's an entirely different story. I never even used a Capo so looking back I suppose I was pretty adept then.

    After my first tries at getting back into playing again I honestly thought I'd never get it back and it's only recently after about two months of serious regular daily practice that my fingers are just beginning to regain some of the old nimbleness they once had and in fact I'm actually trying out new styles too so I'm sort of bringing back the old while bringing in the new.

    I've got some excellent beautifully set up guitars which I've done myself so there is no excuse not to persevere and get back to where I left off and no doubt in another couple of months of regular practice I should be somewhere nearer to  where I left off but it certainly hasn't been easy.  :/

    Cheers @jasperthecat  appreciate the explanation and good that you stuck with it.  This is a great forum with loads of really helpful people, just throw yourself in.     I lived in Cottingham for a while and took the train to Driffeild occasionally to meet up with mates for a drink, my only knowledge of Hutton Cranswick is the train station.  
    Well @thumpingrug ; I've actually come here to learn as it's so long since I was last on the front line that I need to catch up. 
    Some of it is rather Deja Vu ...you know you've been there before therefore very familiar .
    Some of it however doesn't seem to have changed...guitars have changed little except perhaps relative to quality, modern guitars are generally cheaper than in the past.

    I often see older guitars for sale that my friends and I wouldn't have been seen dead playing and were noted as rubbish back then but now they ask silly money for them and people are equally silly enough to pay it.

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  • Benm39Benm39 Frets: 1
    edited August 6
    HI Folks, newbie here!

    Mainly play piano (Grade 8 classical) but decided to get back into playing guitar having revived an interest in going to concerts and festivals in recent years - self-taught at moment so am largely crap! Enjoy learning to play various styles - blues, rock, metal and folk, don't enjoy that I play everything badly. Married to long-suffering wife and cats who turn a deaf ear to my guitar strangling. Have an Epiphone jumbo acoustic 'inherited' from a colleague years ago which I look after should they ever want it back, and an ESP LTD Bill Kelliher BK600 signature guitar.

    Q1. Where did you username come from?  - Wholly unimaginative mingling of my name, an initial, and an age I used to be.

    Q2. Where in the world/country are you? Near Winchester in Hampshire, UK.

    Q3. What's your main musical ambition? Learn to play a handful of songs right the way through rather than noodling at stuff.

    Q4. Your best bit of gear?  Tan croc-skin tolex and basket weave Zilla SuperFatBoy 2x12 with Celestion Creamback 65M and Creamback Neo in. Love it! Even though I can't ever really play at the sort of volume it warrants - though it also makes a fabulous perch to play on.

    Q5. Your #1 track...? Varies lots - very much enjoying Mastodon currently so possibly Motherload or Jaguar God, failing that possibly Van Halen Ain't Talking About Love as the first bit of guitar a friend taught me c. 30 years ago.
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  • MedwardsMedwards Frets: 1

    Hello I'm Mark
    I've played from the age of 14 self-taught, my first guitar was a 12-string Fender bought by washing cars and paper rounds, that I used to bash at church for a few years 'till I parted company with God and church. Then work and a family came and I rarely picked the guitar up. My daughter started singing with a local choir when she was 8. I got involved and accompanied their guitarist - who left a year later. My daughter left at 16 and I've stayed ever since. She's 27 now... So I play along reading and learning chord charts to every sort of song, Disney to Don Mclean. Old man river to les miserables. I have a smattering of guitars and look forward to them accompanying me into old age when only  D E A D can be forced out of my arthritic fingers.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    I'm Mark Edwards

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm in South East London UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I would like to finish and record some tracks - never finished, been working on them for years....

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

    My Farida d62e imitation Martin d45

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

    There is a stone - John Smith

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  • M1ckM1ck Frets: 1
    Hello, I’m Mick I’ve been trying for years to get past the intro for Smoke On The Water - gave up for a while (about 20 years) and just decided a little while ago to give it another try. I have a Wilkes Telecaster which plays way beyond my skill level, but I hope to grow into it. I have no ambition to be a guitar god or play in a band my only ambition is to be able to play something - anything! all the way through!

    Q1 Where did your username come from?
    I’m known as Mick but Mick was taken

    Q2 Where I the world/country are you?
    oop Norf UK

    Q3 What’s your main musician ambition?
    To play confidently 

    Q4 Your “best” bit of gear - just the one?
    Currently my Wilkes

    Q5 Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Changes depending how I feel currently Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Fillmore
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  • FentoFento Frets: 1
    Hi all! Fento here!
    I've been playing since i was about 14, had a couple of bands but fell out of love a while back.
    I'm now really starting to rediscover my old passion and am looking to keep going and see where it leads.

    Q1 Where did your username come from?
    Its my nickname. My surname is Fenton

    Q2 Where I the world/country are you?
    South west Scotland (from Yorkshire though)

    Q3 What’s your main musician ambition?
    To just bring a little happiness and a smile to people who listen

    Q4 Your “best” bit of gear - just the one?
    It has to be my esp ltd v250. 

    Q5 Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    wow, tough one.....   but has to be 'One' by Metallica
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