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Hi all. Long time
occasional visitor, finally joining in.
From a minor character in Miller's Crossing.
Q2: Where in the world/country are you?
Powys, mid Wales.
Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
To play better, and to play more often with others (when this
damned plague is over).
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
Today, it's Hey by
Hi Everyone, I'm James and just found my way to the forums here.
Q1: My username came from Stephen King's novel "IT" and is one of the names used to refer to Pennywise. Been using the name for years now!
Q2: I'm in Falkirk, Scotland.
Q3: Bit of an odd one this as I'm a cellist that would like to continue improving my skills, but I've always wanted to learn to play guitar too. Been skirting the guitar world for years but finally decided that I need to approach it with the same level of commitment that I do the cello. I'd really like to become comfortably proficient with the guitar. Right now, I know which way up to hold it
Q4: Currently have only the one guitar, (though another is on the way!): a 1994 Korean Epiphone Riviera with full size humbuckers, in cherry red, which I adore.
Q5: Paint it Black - The Rolling Stones
Q1: Where did you username come from?
“Doug Short Guitar Blog”, a Brian May oriented blog on Facebook, recently migrated to a website:
Scotland, United Kingdom
Be able to play guitar competently by the time I retire.
Guyton RS Transporter guitar.
Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd.
A derivation on my name and family joke
The big smoke (London)
To keep on playing and producing music in the public domain even as I get older
1962 Gibson ES330
Today it would be Holocene by Bon Iver, tomorrow it would be something else completely contrasting
My surname is Wright hence Lefty
Really stupid one this, but back in the early 80’s I needed a ‘handle’ and the only thing I could thing of was a new box of Rowntree chocolates called Kassalic. I dropped an ‘s’, can’t remember why.
To keep playing, and possibly get back into a band and do some gigs
In 1986 I purchased a Westone Spectrum DX from Mann’s Music in Colchester. Still have it and use it today.
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Last song of all our school disco’s, the knack was getting ‘friendly’ enough in the slow part to stay in hold once it sped up.
It's just an old nickname from when I was a young person
East Sussex, UK
My ambition is fairly low - I want to have some understanding of what I'm actually playing on the guitar instead of just rehashing the same old chords and playing by ear. I also would love to play with some other humans when the Panny-D is over.
My Fender Mexican Telecaster
A Forest - The Cure. I love dreamy hypnotic songs like this.
Q1: Where did you username come from?
Its my name
Keep improving. Become a better player.
Long time lurker, finally setting up a profile...
I've been listening to a lot of Tom Waits recently.
Renfrewshire, near Glasgow
To have a good time every time I play guitar.
My Japanese Fender Mustang '69 reissue in sonic blue. It's grungetastic, and the most fun guitar I've ever played.
Today it's Say it Ain't So by Weezer. It'll change by tomorrow.
Hi Folks! Just joined and looking forward to reading and contributing when I can.
My friends in Scandinavia always called me that when I lived there for many years and it just stuck.
Isle of Wight
Listening/enjoying but have also done some band photography at gigs around Sweden.
My most used is a HeadRoom Ultra Micro DAC/Amp stack.
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Hi folks - I'm Matt, I'm 42 and I'm from the Midlands.
Stumbled across this place while looking for information about guitars when I should have been working.
I've been playing guitar for a couple of years, a couple of years of uke on top of that - no prior musical efforts beyond a couple of guitar lessons as a kid, and a couple of months of trying to play harmonica as a teenager.
Matt - fairly obvious; harrier - I used to run a basketball team called the Harriers. Combine the two, and the rest is history.
Coventry, the proper one in the UK, not one of the fresher ones in the colonies.
To be able to go into a guitar shop, and look awesome while I'm trying out guitars! But really, just to be able to play more or less anything to some degree, and be able to jam along to whatever is going on.
Not too much gear yet, but I have a Hohner LP type which I bought cheap and have rewired and brought back from the edge of being junk. Plays lovely now.
For the purposes of the question, ZZ Top's La Grange. But really, so many in a huge range of genres, for all types of situation!
Telecastermaster said:Q2: Where in the world/country are you?Leicestershire
Hello all, Graeme from the Highlands of Scotland, joining as I have been lurking around, reading the forum for ages and it seemed only right to do so....
I have one single username for everything..........
Nearest place is Inverness but I have a croft up in the wilds behind Cawdor.
To get back to gigging, after a gap of about 20yrs
Has to be the Orange Micro Dark
Joe Walsh, Lifes been good!
Hi all - I'm Cosku, I'm 40 and
I'm originally from Turkey but living in London for last 1.5 years.
I was visiting this forum while searching for some gear occasionally
but never thought to be a member before strangely. I don’t know why…But today
is the day.I used to do gigs back in Istanbul before coming here and
playing in a trio with some 70s rock and blues, loud and fun stuff. I really enjoyed
the blues sessions in London especially at ANB before Covid. I wish this
situation ends soon and we can all enjoy playing/listening some live music
My name is Cosku and some friends call me just Cos which is pronounced
exactly same as Josh.
North West London.
Being able to play and have fun in a Jazz Jam Session.
A custom built tele by Ekrem Ozkarpat. Neck is standard maple+rosewood
fingerboard, but the body is mulberry. I love especially how the neck pick-up
Julian Lage – Ryland.
joined a couple of weeks ago and have been going through all the forum to pick your brains.
Thinking of learning to play so I am a complete novice compared to you lot, got loads of questions so be prepared
It is the one I use on most forums, comes from a Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum putter
I live in Washington / UK, that's next to Newcastle
To be able to play at least one song in a months time
My Mac Pro, no musical gear as yet
In an effort to tick every box of the classic mid-life crisis I decided during the first lockdown that I would try to learn to play guitar.
I picked up a used Squier Affinity Strat that came with a little fender frontman amp and everything else I needed to get started. Now entirely due to the amp and nothing to do with my ability I sounded horrible. A good search on ebay, hours of youtube reviews and £40 later a barely used Blackstar ID Core was mine. This had reverb and delay which could mask some of the ugliness I was producing.
I learnt some open chords until I got frustrated with my reach / stretch. I didn't even make it to F it happened at C!
Next I discovered backing tracks and the minor pentatonic scales. I was now living my guitar hero dream and just having a ton of fun.
Then the GAS really set in and almost a year later 8 guitars, 4 amps and anything else anyone was selling within 100 miles on gumtree meant our guest room (cant have them anymore so it needed to go) became my music room. Not divorced yet but I know what I'll buy if it happens!
I'm now making my way back to learning the basics properly and picking up some theory along the way but most days I'm still just overplaying to one of my favourite backing tracks and loving every minute.
Once its safe to do so I would love to meet up people of a similar level (or extremely patient and understanding more experienced players) to try and jam with. The thought of playing in front of someone else kinda terrifies me but I wanna give it a go.
Thanks to anyone who is still reading!
Q1: Where did you username come from? My annoying little sausage fingers
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? South Wales
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To always remember I started this for fun and not be able to quit my job and hit the road.
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? D'Angelico Bedford Deluxe
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Spa
It's my "zap number" from the military, and now my username pretty much everywhere on the internet
Hackney, East London
Eh, not much these days. I've played some good gigs in the past, supported some big bands, etc, but those days are long gone. I'd settle for some open mic nights with a decent singer or playing in a covers band these days...
Right now my '95 USA Standard Strat. I've just ordered some Monty's Guitars "Full Monty" pickups for it and I'm excited for them to arrive.
Always Voodoo Chile. It blew my mind when I first heard it aged 12, and it still blows my mind now...
combination of various nicknames
Darkest Norfolk, Uk
To play some gigs
1967 Marshall JTM50 Black flag and pinstripe 4x12
Life on mars
My ancestors, an Italian family with a slightly dodgy history.
The Midlands, England.
To play in a band again. I've not played much at all for years and I'm getting back into it.
1989 Fender Strat Plus, bought new by me as a student. I still have it and will never sell it although I'm happy to play around with mods that are reversible.
Pass - if I tried to answer this I would spontaneously combust.