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Q1: Where did you username come from?Q2: Where in the world/country are you?Q3: What's your main musical ambition?Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? ChristophEar has created a Spotify playlist of all the #1 tracksEveryone's #1 tracks. And I just "stickied" this for as long as we've got lots of new rejoiners arriving!
Q1: Where did you username come from?
Q2: Where in the world/country are you?
Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
ChristophEar has created a Spotify playlist of all the #1 tracksEveryone's #1 tracks.
And I just "stickied" this for as long as we've got lots of new rejoiners arriving!
Q1: My username is what predictive text corrects my surname to years ago and I was born in 88, no surprises there.
Q2: I'm in Gateshead, just south of the Tyne for those of you who don't know the North East so well.
Q3: My musical ambition is to understand the music I'm really enjoying listening to and to incorporate some of that into my own playing.
Q4: My best bit of gear is a silverface Princeton Reverb which I settled on after years of trying to find the right amp.
Q5: Although the Rolling Stones aren't my favourite band, my mind always go to 'Gimme Shelther' when I'm asked what my favourite track is.
Q1: My username is just the initials for my name. You can call me Jo
Q2: I'm actually from Portugal. I'm a massive guitar geek and kept bumping into threads here so i decided to join and start proactively talking and not just spying. I don't have that many people in my life that i can talk about this stuff so im excited to be here
Q3: My goal will always be to make a a living out of music
Q4: Probably my new Martin OM28v
Q5: Cliché but probably Gravity by John Mayer
@kentuckyklira Servus aus Minga! \m/
It's my name! and the 306 part comes from a brand of car I am particularly fond of!
I'd love to be able to play with people, like a band, but one for terrible players that no one has to listen to!
I have very little! But my wife bought me a sixpence for christmas last year (a la Brian May) does that count?
Queen - Killer Queen!
Q1: From a t-shirt I found online.
Q3: Being able to play and create music like my guitar heroes.
Q4: My Jackson Dinky
Q5: Altitudes by Jason Becker
It is my real name, you can find me under 'paruwi' at some other forums
My FGN Virtuoso
Gary Moore >Still got the Blues
Q1: Where did you username come from? - Star Wars, my name, the love of the great outdoors and thinking I'm funny/being an idiot
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? - South Yorkshire, UK
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? - Keep playing and keep being excited by it!
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? - 1977 Marshall JMP 2203 100 watt Master Volume
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? - White Tar by The Bronx
This is the second time I've had to register on here as my original login does not seem to want to work! So I thought I'd start fresh!
Q1: Where did your username come from?
- My Nephews called me 'UncleBiff' with reference to Biff from Back to the future, as I'm much larger than everyone else in my family, and its spread like wildfire!
- Saltford, in between Bristol and Bath.
- To enjoy guitars and music again.
- NSG2 Nylon.
- Hotel California.
I'm more of a returning member, 'blast from the past' than a new member, as I am Nathan Sheppard, formerly of Nathan Sheppard Guitars. There's been a lot said over the years, some of it true, most of it incorrect and ill informed, but ultimately, I am a guitar fan and miss being part of a community of like-minded guitar geeks, which is why I’m testing the water here. Thank you to all the people who still own and play NSG’s, it means a lot to know that people still enjoying them.
I now have 4 kids (2 girls and 2 boys) and run a construction company. I quit everything guitars and music; making guitars, playing guitars, reading about guitars, singing (I used to be a gigging musician that gigged 4 nights a week), going to gigs, everything! My wife says I lost my ‘Mojo’ when I packed it all in and my kids (2,4,10,12) don’t even know that I used to do any of this stuff, which is a bit sad. Hopefully I can change that moving forward.
I started getting really into country music and started going to some gigs again last year. Then I turned 40 at the end of the year and with a bit of reflection my New Year’s resolution was to start playing again and I ended up forming a ‘Dad Band’ with a few Dad mates, that I’ve met through my daughter’s friends, and its lit a fire again. Now I’m singing and playing as often as I can and thinking/dreaming about guitars 24/7, including giving the kids lessons!
When I started Nathan Sheppard Guitar’s I was only 21 and the most dedicated, ambitious, passionate and driven person I have ever met. I truly loved making guitars and to this day think that’s what I was meant to do. Unfortunately, it’s not just about great wood and great guitars, the money side of a guitar business was/is impossible. The bank gave out loans to get going with no business plan or help, bad decisions were made, good decisions were made but the return was never enough to make up for the learning curve and in the end, weddings came along and babies were on the way and we couldn’t afford to live, and sometimes even eat. So, I walked away, cold turkey and had to start again and dig myself out of where we had ended up.
I regret just disappearing, but it was a very dark time. I also walked away from some really great friendships, which I have missed and have started rebuilding some of them again recently, which has been great. I still have some guitars half built for people who paid deposits and I have never spoken to since and wouldn’t know who they are or what their spec is now, I lost all my info when things got shut down and packed up. Plus, I just shut myself off from everything to try to find a way through it and tried to forget as much as possible, so I could focus on the recovery. Hopefully I will get to finish and deliver those guitars one day and potentially this is the first step.
I have recently built a workshop in my garden and am planning to start tinkering again and finishing all of the guitars that went into storage all those years ago (there’s almost 40 instruments that I managed to hide away when everything went wrong), and a decent stash off old woods. I am not planning on selling them for money, I want to do it for me, because I love to do it and I want my kids to see me doing it, because it’s amazing! If I can’t keep them all then maybe I’ll trade them or give them away, pick one shop to stock them or something.
There were very dark days in the past, but I don’t live there now. Things are good, my family is strong, and business has been consistent for a long time. I miss the guitar making and am looking forward to getting back into it as a hobby , but mostly I’m just looking to balance some of my old passion for guitars and music into my life again. Hopefully to help me get my ‘Mojo’ back!
My other passion is nano-reef aquarium keeping where my username is nanolutionary.
To write songs/compose music and make a difference in the environmental sector doing [political performance artwork.
The Voice Within - Christina Aguilera
Recently joined, and great to see such an active community!
Q1: Where did you username come from? My lack of imagination!
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Edinburgh, Scotland
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? Continue my fight against pentatonic hell! Would love to play in a band again. But mainly just continue having fun and being creative!
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? - PRS Custom 24. My 40th birthday treat!
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? - Hmmm, that's a tough one, and likely changes by the week! Let's go for something chilled: Indifference - Pearl Jam
Q1: My user name is the best dog breed (bar non) and Homers wifes maiden name...Q2: I'm in the UK up in the North East - TeessideQ3: My ambition is to be able to play off the cuff and generally just enjoy myselfQ4: Now that is a toughie - Guitar, Amp or Pedal. If the house was on fire I would most likely pick up my 58 Les Paul Custom (ex the Cult)Q5: Easy peasy my number one track is ....... Stone Roses - Made of Stone.......... Fabulous
Q2: I'm in the UK up in the North East - Teesside
Q3: My ambition is to be able to play off the cuff and generally just enjoy myself
Q4: Now that is a toughie - Guitar, Amp or Pedal. If the house was on fire I would most likely pick up my 58 Les Paul Custom (ex the Cult)
Q5: Easy peasy my number one track is ....... Stone Roses - Made of Stone.......... Fabulous