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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To start playing live after lockdown!

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

    My Taylor koa acoustic

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

    Hotel California

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It's a pun on The Joker. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Irish but living in Sweden a longggg time.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I played music for a very long time but stopped rather abruptly and never got back into it. Now as a Dad to young kids they've pulled me back into enjoying music together with them. It's been serendipitous and wonderful, like reconnecting with a long lost friend. So, I guess I want to share in the joy of music with them.

    From a purely personal perspective and as a musician, I'd like to deepen my understanding of the guitar and music in general so that I understand why certain chords and notes sound good together. I have no aspirations to be a singer but would like to feel comfortable playing and singing competently in front of family and friends. I want to try my hand at building a guitar. But my big one would be to learn how to boogie on the piano. :-)

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

    The best bit of kit is the next one...

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

    Too hard to choose. Ill say Simple Twist of Faith by Bob Dylan. 

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  • Hi all, I'm Jeff..new to the forum and new to bass guitar.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It's the name of a fictional private detective from the old Nero Wolfe detective books.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    Eventually I want to get good enough on bass to play along with anything that catches my ear. Current target is being able to gallop to some Iron Maiden.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    My Harley Benton BZ4000 bass, first bass..it's going wherever I go now.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Sentenced - Luxury of a grave, that's the one I always come back to at least.

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Pretty much every pair of trainers/Converse I've ever owned!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Essex born & bred - but the antithesis of that TOWIE rubbish

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Just to enjoy music without conforming to any stereotypes or preconceived constraints.

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

    TC Electronic Polytune Clip - sometimes it's the simple things!

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

    Tricky this one, but going to go with D-A-D, Grow or Pay

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  • GuyGuy Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? its just my name ! 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? uk plymouth 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? to play better than i do (prolly not hard) and eventually get back into a band when life goes back to "normal"

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? mean streets Van halen

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  • FlipFlip Frets: 2

    Q1:  Where did your username come from? It's what my wife's always called me.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? At 77 it has to be to do everything better.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Just one is too limiting. The prettiest guitar I ever owned was a Vega in blonde flame maple, spruce soundboard and gold plated fittings. A client dropped it an broke the head off. Don't like guitar braggers so I'll leave it there, though I'm very happy with a new red Gretsch Electromatic that I was able to afford because I got more that I expected when I sold some old video production gear (my former job). 

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Again too limiting but I wish I could play Recuerdos de la Alhambra.

    I've been playing since I was 14 and I'm currently teaching my 9-year-old grandson to play. His f-year-old brother wants to learn and will start on a ukulele at Christmas.

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  • edited November 2020

    Hello all!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? About 17 years ago when I was 15 (eek) there was a user on the Metallica forum called Gerbie the Mad Forklift. I think several of us copied his username as a joke once, I just kept it.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To enjoy it. I spent half my life as a musician, about 5 years as a pro in a band and also doing a lot of functions on the side. As everyone says, the industry is shite and I got disillusioned with it. I'm getting back into playing electric now after a few years off and just want to enjoy it and learn songs I enjoy.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Very tough to say (there's been plenty). Probably a Gibson Flying V with Bareknuckle Cold Sweats. It was black with a chrome pickguard used to blind audience members. Into a Mesa Mark IV.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Right now? Singularity by Devin Townsend. Ask me again tomorrow!

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2206
    @HerbieTheRadDorklift ; Welcome Herbie! You'll find a few mentions in old threads wondering where you got to, I remember you from the sadly dead Petrucci forum too, of course. Nice to see you again! :sunglasses:
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  • DLM said:
    @HerbieTheRadDorklift ; Welcome Herbie! You'll find a few mentions in old threads wondering where you got to, I remember you from the sadly dead Petrucci forum too, of course. Nice to see you again! :sunglasses:
    Cheers! I don't really even know how forums work these days :lol: Is this some kind of Music Radar cast off forum?
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  • Hello all,

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Who doesn’t love a bubble car? A bit bonkers, impractical but light hearted and fun! I also have Greek parentage, bubble and squeak = Greek

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    South Lincs deep in the fens

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To gig again after all this is over

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

    My K-Line Springfield, it was Chris’s first NAMM prototype 

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

    Sultans of Swing

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  • craiglambcraiglamb Frets: 1
    edited November 2020

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Edinburgh.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play better than yesterday, enjoy it and not take it too seriously.

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

    Dr Z Mini-Z

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

    Just one  :# today it was Red House by Jimi but it’ll be different tomorrow. 

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  • TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?   My bass............MkII Ovation Magnum as per Jah Wobble

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?        Keep enjoying playing

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?     Anything by the Sisters of Mercy or Talk Talk

     

    [edit]
    ChristophEar has created a Spotify playlist of all the #1 tracks
    Everyone's #1 tracks.

    And I just "stickied" this for as long as we've got lots of new rejoiners arriving!


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  • Sorry, meant to say I am all bass NO guitars!!   Have several basses....................
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? - Its my name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? - Dudley, West Midlands. UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? - Just to improve on my guitar playing after a long lay off

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? - For The Love of God - Steve Vai

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2206
    DLM said:
    @HerbieTheRadDorklift ; Welcome Herbie! You'll find a few mentions in old threads wondering where you got to, I remember you from the sadly dead Petrucci forum too, of course. Nice to see you again! :sunglasses:
    Cheers! I don't really even know how forums work these days :lol: Is this some kind of Music Radar cast off forum?
    @HerbieTheRadDorklift This forum software (Vanilla) works a bit differently to the vBulletin stuff, but you'll get the hang of it.

    This is indeed a kind of MusicRadar successor. Emperor Fabulous from MusicRadar once set up a temporary forum to tide folk wanting to continue posting during a scheduled MusicRadar outage over. When MR was taken down by Future Publishing after a virus threat, folks looked to see if the Emperor's "lifeboat" was still afloat. That was a wondrous place, for it even had a dedicated subforum for cheese discussion. Anyway, from there plans were hatched to build a user-owned community for the posters from Future's lineage of music forums over the years, and these solidified into theFretboard after it became apparent that Future were not going to restore their forum service.

    Here are some threads talking about the old times, and the characters that inhabited them:


    (In the last one, only three names are mentioned in the OP by @jonnyburgo as examples, and you are the second! :) )




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    How sweet! :D Haha. 
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  • JeroJero Frets: 3
    Hi Everyone,

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    From My name.


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I am in Birmingham UK - but I am originally from Brazil...been living in the UK since 2018.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Playing is my main hobby, and have a few ambitions: 1) get better at playing 2) be able to create some music someday / record at home and 3) learn to work with wood to expand my hobby into building guitars.


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

    I am in love with a Two Notes Torpedo Reload - it is so good at allowing me to play my valve amp through my studio monitors with IRs that I think it's a necessity now at home no matter which amp I'm using. Feels so good and is very very convenient.


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

    Can't do it. Impossible. Sorry lol


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  • Hi - I joined in 2017 but only just got round to posting here.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My son invented a gang of imaginary monsters when he was 3, and the Centregrove was where he said they lived. Quite scary as it was at the back of my 
    wardrobe - funny as we hadn't read him any Narnia books yet!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Cambridgeshire England

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be a much better jazz pianist

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

    1962 SG Special is my goto guitar - into my 1959 Gibson GA8 amp

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

    Faure's Requiem
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  • Hi all lurker here finally deciding to post! Still at school and only just got into guitar so a big noob so far

    Q1, username: My name is Ryan 18
    Q2, location: from the UK

    Q3, musical ambition: Right now I'm just learning the basics on guitar learning at school and enjoying it so far!

    Q4, best gear: At the minute I just use the schools guitar nothing special but started saving up recently for my own

    Q5, #1 track: Classical Gas is the song that got me into guitar so I would say that.
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  • Hi, I'm Chris. I've been reading posts on here for a while so thought it was about time I joined...

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    I live in Barnet and I sell a few second hand pedals. And the odd amp.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Barnet (outskirts of London). I'm originally from Yorkshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To stop playing the same few riffs/solos that I've been knocking out (badly) since I got into Metallica and bought my first guitar in 1993. In other words, to develop the discipline to practice.

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

    I've got a couple of 'proper' guitars (Les Paul, Strat) but my "best" bit of gear is actually a StewMac Les Paul kit guitar I 'built' myself. I might not save it first in a fire, but I'd pick it up to play before the others.

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

    I'm not sure such a thing exists, but if I was forced to choose....probably Brighton Rock by Queen. My dad gave me some old tapes to record over in the early 80s and one of them was a recording of Sheer Heart Attack.


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  • provprov Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    contraction of my surname, I've no imagination.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    IOM

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To stop being fairly terrible.

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

    my Tele

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

    The Police: Bring on the night.

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  • Hello. Another lurker here, finally breaking cover. My name is Tony and I am a guitar addict.

    Q1: My username comes from my business - I run a small film/TV post production business.

    Q2: After 20 years in London, I now live by the sea in north Cornwall.

    Q3: My primary musical ambition is to get back to the level I was as a (reasonably) promising guitar playing teenager after too long neglecting music in order to earn a crust...

    Q4: My best bit of gear is a Gibson SG Gothic (it's beaten up and has the usual Gibson tuning issues but it means a lot to me).

    Q5: This week, my #1 track ever is Achilles Last Stand.
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Have used it on various forums since I was young and the interests became a 'thing'. It is ironic if course...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Leicestershire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To not suck.

    Oh, and to collect every available bootleg of Bruce Springsteen's live performances!!!

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

    My blonde Telecaster which is my no. 1.

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

    Impossible to choose really. Thunder Road maybe...

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  • EskerEsker Frets: 18
    Hi forum, long time lurker finally registered!!!!
    I’m a tattoo artist music lover, London based
    I have a fair bit of gear
    https://share.icloud.com/photos/01nXFptuBSpHR8AvA4Dgmwlxw#Great_Britain
    My fav guitar is a 2004 AVRI 62 strat reissue in ocean turquoise.
    I just strive to continue enjoying the guitar, at 49 I suspect I’m too old for commercial success!!!!
    my no.1 track has to be Dogs by Pink Floyd.
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  • I registered a while ago. I've been lurking on here without completing these questions, so here goes:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? My name's Robert (Rob, preferably) and as I'm reasonably slim (or was at the time) a former work colleague gave me the nickname Bert Massive

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Originally from Staines, now in Basingstoke.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? No aspirations for playing live, but I'd like to get further than the few cowboy chords and snippets of songs that I currently know.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? A 2013 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? #1 Zero (Audioslave).

    Apologies if I've accidently LOL's someone's post while browsing the site on mu phone, by the way!

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  • Apparently I’ve been a member for two years but never posted!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Friends at uni 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Oxford

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I have no ambition any more. Did the band thing but now have children!

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

    62 reissue double bound Japanese fender telecaster!

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

    I can’t commit to one!

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Its a long standing nickname which led to my favourite tattoo 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Hampshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To enjoy music 

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

    Boss Tuner - I like to confirm what I think I hear

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

    So difficult to name one!  Probably Dire Straits - Telegraph Road (that could well change depending on the day, weather, time, mood ...!)

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  • executorexecutor Frets: 12

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    couldn't think of a better username :)

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    just be as good a player as I can be and more importantly just enjoying music.

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

    11-year old Gibson J-45

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

    This is like asking whether I like my mom or dad.

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  • fastbob72fastbob72 Frets: 1
    edited January 4
    Ok here goes.

    Q1. where did the username come from. Well, bob 72 as in my christian name and year of birth and fast because I love driving fast cars and fast guitars lol.

    Q2. Highlands, UK.

    Q3. Just jamming with mates, possibly some pub gigs again and be a better player. 

    Q4. Best bit of gear? My 2016 Gibson Les Paul Traditional.

    Q5. No. 1 track, just one??!!  When The Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin. 
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  • Hi

    I'm Richard. Retired teacher. Hoping there are other inept guitar players on here enjoying the pain. First started learning guitar in the 70s, played bass badly for a bit then gave up for about 40 years. Eighteenth months ago bought a cheap strat copy and amp and became hooked once again. 


     Q1 Username means nothing just an instrument and a song. 

    Q2: North Walsham Norfolk UK

    Q3: Just to be able to strum a few chords, songs with friends. 

    Q4: Nothing much now, Epiphone SG is good. I wish I still had the Gibson SB bass I had in the 70s that was my fav. 

    Q5: Wishbone Ash The King Will Come. First  saw them in about 1973 last saw them about five years ago. 

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