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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2299

    my son, Owen, built me last year. He's an LA-based session guitarist and gigs and records with Strats and Teles he's built himself. (He's an amazing player - among other things, he plays guitar in Tal Wilkenfeld's band.)

    He certainly is! I remember him from the No Guitar Is Safe podcast. :)
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  • TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from 

    I am a sparky and my name is Brian. ( I mean John)

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Whitley Bay

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Just like messing about

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

    Art & Lutherie parlour acoustic

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

    Changes day to day

     

    [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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  • Q1 - No i'm Brian (okay I'm not I'm Kamal (guess what my surname is)...
    Q2 - I'm hailing from the Steel City (Sheffield for those who don't know)
    Q3 - To explain the offside rule (or is that the piano?)
    Q4 - my one and only pedal Ibanez Jemini (mainly because it looks great!)
    Q5 - fav song...the one I listen to just before I croak it (whenever that happens...)!
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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 927

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Shrewsbury Town season ticket holder and Shrewsbury born and bred.  

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Shrewsbury is a great place to live but I now live in Telford. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Started learning guitar 6 months ago at the age of 51. I'd like to teach it eventually, for spare cash in my retirement!

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

    Complete novice with a Stagg acoustic. I don't think I'd appreciate anything better - yet! Electric will be on the agenda at some stage but at the moment I'm just enjoying playing my acoustic.

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

    Mr Tambourine Man - Byrds not Dylan


    I never thought I had a musical bone in my body and my ex-butchers fingers struggle to stretch very far. Not great attributes for a wannabe guitar player, but I am getting there....slowly.  At the moment my chief ambition is to play at least one barre chord clearly!

    Loving my new hobby. I've learned patience, how to de-stress and learned that I can do stuff I thought I'd never be able to do.  

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Paddy von Layzonfon.  A wizard wheeze for a pseudonym I had when I was planning to contact the late, great Sir Terrence of Wogan on the Radio 2 breakfast show.  Never did get around to that.  Say it out loud and try to recall your O-level French.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Derby, UK.  Just North actually - Belper.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To climb out of the pentatonic rut and get a bit more shreddy.

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

    My Vox ToneLab SE.  And all my guitars, of course.

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

    No, I couldn't possibly.  Something by Mr. Vai?  No, wait.  Adrian Legg - Pass the Valium.  Ask again tomorrow - it'll be something different.


    I've been playing for about 30 years, although for the first 15 of those I was playing the same dozen or so favourite riffs to myself in my bedroom.  I'm in a couple of covers bands now.  I collect and build guitars and have far too many of them.  Yes, really.
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  • Q1:  Obvious ?

    Q2:  France / Lyon

    Q3:  Becoming the daft punk of guitar ?

    Q4:  Hesistate between my Fender Strat Rory Gallagher and my Xotic Wah

    Q5:  WOW very difficult and changes from time to time. Those days, it's The Chain / Fleetwood Mac

     



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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Just my name!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Somerset, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to write my own music

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

    Schecter Banshee 

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

    Arlandria by the Foo Fighters

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  • tekbowtekbow Frets: 1211

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Turok 2, the N64 game. I've used it for numerous things over the years as i generally don't have to stick _1234 after it.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    UK, Edinburgh

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To develop my playing to a point where i'm not just an "all the gear and no idea" type fella

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

    Don't make me choose between them, it's not fair on them.. they'll get upset

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

    Suzi (wants her all day what?) - Extreme

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  • steven70steven70 Frets: 944
    edited January 2020
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  • Been lurking for a while so decided to go "official" LOL.

    Username comes from a restaurant in Spain that I visited once but which was instrumental in setting off a chain of events that totally transformed my life, some of which were not unrelated to a mid-life crisis.

    I am sporadically in the UK but mainly in Europe touring in my campervan, or at home in my house in Hungary.

    I would describe myself as an intermediate beginner starting over, I played a little in my "younger" days, but now have more time to devote to learning/progressing.

    My ambition is simply to get competent enough to extract maximum enjoyment from my playing and maybe, if opportunity presents, play with others.

    I have a MIM Tele, a Hohner L59 Les Paul, Tanglewood acoustic, Yamaha TR5 and just bought a Roland Blues Cube Hot.

    At this stage I would have to say the THR5 is my "fave/best" bit of kit.

    Best ever track? Probably Ziggy Stardust.

    Big fan of Mick Ronson!
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Used to work for a computer games company years ago - I designed an end-of-level character called the 'uberboss', and somehow wound up getting called 'uberscott'. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Berkshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Get back to playing regular gigs. 

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

    1995 LP Standard, 'Krusty'. I've had it since new, gigged the hell out of it. It'd be the last guitar I'd sell. 

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

    Coming Back to Life by Pink Floyd. 

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  • NikNik Frets: 1
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It's what the old wrinklies called me...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Blighty, East Coast, Lincolnshire, near Louth...

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    Was to become a legend, now it's to have fun...

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    '52 Les Paul all-gold Goldtop - old as me but plays nicer...

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Whipping Post, 22 minute version on "At Fillmore East"...
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  • Hi everyone!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? The Kentucky Fried Movie

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  Gravesend, England

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To continue writing and recording my own material.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Not the most glamorous, Palmer PDI-03 Speaker simulator. Wouldn't be without it when recording though. Let's the valves sing!

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Tough one, gotta go with Man In The Box by Alice in Chains

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  • mrkbmrkb Frets: 2692

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Paddy von Layzonfon.  A wizard wheeze for a pseudonym I had when I was planning to contact the late, great Sir Terrence of Wogan on the Radio 2 breakfast show.  Never did get around to that.  Say it out loud and try to recall your O-level French.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Derby, UK.  Just North actually - Belper.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To climb out of the pentatonic rut and get a bit more shreddy.

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

    My Vox ToneLab SE.  And all my guitars, of course.

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

    No, I couldn't possibly.  Something by Mr. Vai?  No, wait.  Adrian Legg - Pass the Valium.  Ask again tomorrow - it'll be something different.


    I've been playing for about 30 years, although for the first 15 of those I was playing the same dozen or so favourite riffs to myself in my bedroom.  I'm in a couple of covers bands now.  I collect and build guitars and have far too many of them.  Yes, really.
    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!

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  • mrkbmrkb Frets: 2692
    Jonesy9 said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!


    Hi Jonesy9,

    Theres a few of us based in Northants.

    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months - theres a few spaces free, aimed at beginners, in a very low pressure and a great atmosphere in a great venue?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1

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  • mrkb said:
    Jonesy9 said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!


    Hi Jonesy9,

    Theres a few of us based in Northants.

    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months - theres a few spaces free, aimed at beginners, in a very low pressure and a great atmosphere in a great venue?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1


    Thanks very much for the invite. I’ll definitely have a look and see!
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  • vonLayzonfonvonLayzonfon Frets: 105
    edited September 2018
    mrkb said:

    Sounds good. I have a gig that evening, but I'll think about it. 
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  • Hi

    Q1:  Solomonguitars.co.uk that's my guitar business name. Originates in  my interest in occultand King Solomons magic. My personal name is Bart.

    Q2:  UK, Derbyshire, currently in Buxton.

    Q3:  I've made LP with Joseph Magazine... and now I'm aiming for making guitars that will inspire their owners to create something more than "modern metal" ::trollface: 

    Q4:  I've got a Lootnick 7 string and two Solomons. Kemper power rack. Used to own Mark IV with MB Oversized with G-system.

    Q5:  I'll give just a few bands ;) Led Zep, Mastodon, Audioslave, Gojira, Nevermore, Deep Purple, Sabbath


    Cheers


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  • Hoodmorning,
    Q1: Mielus Is how my Hungarian grandmother called me.
    Q2: Living in Rijswijk next to The Hague in the Netherlands.
    Q3: Trying to play "Beatlesongs" with the old stiff fingers.
    Q4: My sixties Höfner 4570/E2/V and othe German guitars (Hoyer, Hopf)
    Q5: Just one track??Impossible. Beatles, Kinks, Who, Zombies, Stones, Hendrix, Knopfler, etc. etc.
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