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New Users Check This Please :) => Introduce Yourself / Say 'Thanks Justin' => Topic started by: Lucos on March 13, 2007, 08:29:40 pm

Title: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on March 13, 2007, 08:29:40 pm
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: Lucos
Real (full) name: Luc van de Mortel
Age and birthday: 18 years old ( 17-10-88 )
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since september 2006, so about 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started with Punk and rock, right now I'm trying some cool Rock and Metal solo's.

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, because I find them very artistic, mainstream or not. And I really like The Offspring aswell.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually because of MTV. I know, it sounds stupid. But everytime I checked out 'Rockzone' on MTV and saw all those rock and metal bands playing I was like: "God I wish I could do that!" And later I thought: "What the heck, I'm going to buy myself a guitar and get some lessons to become just as good!"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music with or for my friends!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to play the lead in a cool rock band. Not really a famous one, just a cool local band!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Harpmaker on March 14, 2007, 12:10:13 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the [/quote] at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.


Nickname:
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Harpmaker on March 14, 2007, 12:39:32 am
Nickname: Harpmaker
Real (full) name: I'm not famous so it doesn't matter. :)
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Central Pennsylvania, US of A

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6+GT (steel string acoustic)
Yamaha Pacifica 112 (electric strat clone)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull S6+GT. Haven't received the Yamaha yet.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet. For the time being, I can run the electric through my Zoom MRS-4 digital recorder and use headphones.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've tried to learn to play on my own for about a year. It's only been in the last 4-6 weeks, since I discovered Justin's YouTube videos, that I've gotten anywhere!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like pretty much everything except rap. I intend on focusing on fingerstyle, but I have to learn to walk before I can run.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Would Justin's One-Minute-Changes count as a genre? :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Honestly, I go by individual songs. The songlist on my MP3 player is the strangest thing you ever saw! :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The movie Crossroads and the solo guitar version of Classical Gas

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
For my own enjoyment, other people within ear-shot can suffer. :)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to do the Finger-Gym as well as Justin!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trish on March 14, 2007, 02:35:40 am
the one minute changes genre....that cracked me up!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 14, 2007, 09:08:35 am
Nickname:
LievenDV but actually it's Trash (Which i didn't pick on this forum; people might think I'mm all into "Trash metal" or something)

Real (full) name:
Lieven De Vleeschouwer (explains the nick huh :p)
"De Vleeschouwer" is an old name for "The Butcher" ... Made me quite a cool Braveheart-style-nickname once

Age and birthday:
born on the 6th of july 1982; that makes me 24

Habitat:
Mechelen; a (way too noisy city) in Belgium. I grew up the quiet part of Willebroek; a commune between fields and woods. My parents house had practically no neighbours and the yard with the "terrace" was a great "cottonfield" atmosphere for jammin... Now I'm forced to play the guitar in our bedroom. (our bedroom: I have a girlfriend named Kim Huysmans (Huysmans could be translated as "from the house")

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Standard Strat Left (made in Mexico; cuz theyonly make that model in left there  ..they say)
(http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/images/cart/013-4622-306.jpg)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the one above

Which amp(s) do you own?

I'm not sure but I THINK: Vox Cambridge 15 or the pathfinder but with a celestion speaker in it (labelled)
Valve/Solid-State Hybrid
http://www.voxamps.co.uk/archive/cambridge15.asp

How long have you been playing guitar?

at first I played left on a righthanded startocaster copy for a year and a half
then I bought my "real" guitar  that was ermmm end of 2002
played some tunes but since I found Justins site; I try a bit more of a structured approach

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like soo much; except for the too commercial crap and R&B (mumbling bling bling shaait)
I most like classical, oldies, (hard) rock, blues and that thing Orbital does :D
I also like the moviethemse of Danny Elfman (mostly works together with the director Tim Burton (edward scirrhands, charlie & the chocolate factory etc)
most of all I like his version for "Batman" (and by that I DON't mean the little 'nananananananan batman' tune)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and blues; but I like to play funny tunes too like baby elephant walk; showtunes; old 'folksongs'

Who are your favorite bands?
like harpmaker, I'm more of a song based man. Sometimes I like 10 songs of a group; sometimes just 2 or 3.
I enjoy :
the smashing pumpkins (what they used to play; I have NO IDEA what they do now)
prokofiev, wagner,boudewijn de groot, the stones, Guns n Roses, aahh too much to mention all

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

- the ability to bring melody AND rythm
- the versitality (is that even a word?)
- but most of all the sound(effects)
- it's my escape from reality! whoop whoop!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

nope, perhaps one day... at least I need a car :p

Why do you play guitar?

- to chill form a hard day at work
- the challenge of constant learning; everytime these cool discoveries
- expressing myself

What are your goals for the future? :x
guitar related:
-constant learning and exploring,
-maintaining the right ratio in inspiration, frustration and results :D = keeping it fun but challenging
-of course everybody as a little or big ego; mine asks a bit but not much:be recognized as a guitarp layer. not as being famous but more in like someone answering (without hesitating) with my name if someone asks "which person you know plays quite a bit of guitar?"

non-guitar related:
A house in the fields; an average of 1.2 children in a usual happy family situation
good health for me; future wife and possible kids
balance in rational thinking in business en expression in music :p
perhaps once owning my own little firm in (web)design/solutions/consulting
DOING THE RIGHT THING, DOING THE THING RIGHT

I don't wish for world peace or end of hunger
I moslty focus on different parties UNDERSTANDING each other; greasing up the rusty communications; creating pragmatic models to delegate projects to specialists in their fields.  in short; working on the glasses to see the "big picture" as clear as possible
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GeHoin on March 14, 2007, 09:32:30 am
Nickname: GeHoin
Real (full) name: Geoffrey
Age and birthday: 22 (20/03/1984)
Habitat: Amiens, France

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull 20th Anniversary (folk), Hondo H308 (classical)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop/rock, international

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pop

Who are your favorite bands?
None in particular but I'd say U2

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
12 years ago my grandparents bought me a "kid guitar". I learned with a teacher but only boring stuff so I quit and I was discouraged. Few months ago I decide to pick up my guitar and start over.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but should be nice.

Why do you play guitar?
For having fun... and singing along (but I sing awful) :lol: :twisted:

What are your goals for the future?
Still having fun, learning more songs and technical stuff.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ousy on March 14, 2007, 09:39:52 am
Nickname:
Ousy
Age and birthday:
22
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ovation legend 1777 lx
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ovation legend 1777 lx
Which amp(s) do you own?
none
How long have you been playing guitar?
three years i think
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i dont have all time favorites, my taste in music changes by time and mood
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
what ever i like, nothing in spicific
Who are your favorite bands?
never had a favorite.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
love i guess.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope.
Why do you play guitar?
it feels good.
What are your goals for the future?
ooo i have a lot of goals but for guitar i just want to express my love for my wife in the most beautiful words and tunes. and have fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on March 14, 2007, 12:33:34 pm
Nickname:Quark, for the subatomic particle. I like science so it stuck.
Real (full) name: Walt
Age and birthday:32
Habitat:Columbus, Ohio, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? ESP MH-100 and Ibanez electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? ESP

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall VS-100

How long have you been playing guitar? on and off for a couple of years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like all music but primarily rock/alternative some classic rock too.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock/alternative

Who are your favorite bands? Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Cold Play, Fuel, Filter, Killers, Blink 182 and on and on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Skid Row's I Remember You video from where are they now on VHS1.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Aspiring to that someday.

Why do you play guitar? It's awesome to create or recretate music, its a passion.

What are your goals for the future? Remain positive. "It can't rain all the time".
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: marleymot on March 14, 2007, 02:59:58 pm
Nickname: Jase ; Jay.
Real (full) name: Jason.W
Age and birthday:28th July 1966.
Habitat: Woodlands preferably... but I live in Wembley.

Which guitar(s) do you own?Sadly,I do not own a guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?:oops:A PINK 1/2 sized Stagg belonging to my oldest daughter...

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Punk/New-wave: The Clash,The Jam...Reggae/Ska;Bob Marley,Lee Perry,The Specials...Folk:Bob Dylan,Woody Guthrie, Davey Graham,John Martyn...Blues:Leadbelly,Robert Johnson,John Lee Hooker...Other:Jimi Hendrix,Pink Floyd,Syd Barret,Bowie,Lou Reed...many more,eg Miles Davis when I'm in that mood...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? (attempted)blues...

Who are your favourite bands?See above...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Jimi Hendrix (sort of joking here as I don't aspire to play like or as good as him)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Years ago,we had a college/shared house band which was fun...I won't give the name in case anyone recognises it (highly doubtful)...

Why do you play guitar?Therapy...in the brief periods of time to myself I find it relaxing,sometimes frustrating but ultimately rewarding,positive and enjoyable pastime...                                          



What are your goals for the future? Happiness and stability for my family...love and peace and an end to war and corporate and personal greed...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ousy on March 14, 2007, 04:33:06 pm
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What are your goals for the future? Happines and stability for my family...love and peace an end to war and corporate and personal greed

amen to that  :!:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on March 14, 2007, 04:57:00 pm
Awsome and intrestings answers everyone. :D

Now I have another question which I forgot to puth in te list.

Who is your favorite guitarist? (i dunno if there allready is a topic about this)

Mine is Alexi Laiho, because of his awsome solo's and fingering. Man, he's one heck of a guitarplayer!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ousy on March 14, 2007, 05:40:01 pm
mine is justin  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on March 14, 2007, 06:09:13 pm
Nickname: headly
Real (full) name: Eoghan Healy
Age and birthday: 17
Habitat: IRELAND :D

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha acoustic and Fender squire electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Carlsbro

How long have you been playing guitar?

1 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Alternative and Indie, Punk, Pop Punk, Acoustic, Classic Rock and all chilled out music!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic stuff like Jack Johnson

Who are your favorite bands?
U2, Blink 182, Jack Johnson, COUNTING CROWS, 3 Doors Down, The Killers, Snowpatrol, Damien Rice, The Fray, AC/DC, Arcade Fire, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, REM, Oasis, The Clash, J
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: marleymot on March 14, 2007, 07:40:50 pm
Favourite electric guitarist...James Marshal Hendrix,to quote Lemmy(Motorhead),who used to be a roadie for the Experience(which seems to have had lasting effect):"...the best guitarist ever to walk on the face of this planet"...and who knows what experiences from his real or imagined(it matters not)astral journeyings to other realms have influenced his work...a far too brief though lasting legacy...what collaboration's could have occurred : Miles Davis,Carlos Santana,Sun Ra to name a few I would have loved him to play with...


          Favourite acoustic guitarist...Davey Graham,I only discovered him recently through a BBC4 doc. on British folk(which I have also only recently become interested in, previously only really listening to American)...another lasting legacy,and unrealised potential perhaps but an amazing and inspirational guitarist nonetheless...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Harpmaker on March 15, 2007, 02:39:59 am
Who is your favorite guitarist?
There are so many depending on genre.

The ones that make my jaw drop are Andy McKee and Tommy Emmanuel.

http://www.andymckee.com/
http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trish on March 15, 2007, 04:55:05 am
Nickname:  Trish
Real (full) name:  Patricia  
Age and birthday:  3/14/69  currently 38
Habitat:  the electric city

Which guitar(s) do you own?  an Aria electric, a Gretsch black falcon (hollowbody), and the baby of the family is a Fender resonator.  

Which guitar do you currently play on? all.

Which amp(s) do you own?  the Aria was a package deal so it came with an amp the size of a cereal box.  30w Vox Valvetronix  + Zoom Fire 30

How long have you been playing guitar?  since the weather got cold.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rockabilly, psychobilly, old school punk, 80's pop/metal/alternative, ska.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  straight out of the mel bay beginner's book.  

Who are your favorite bands?  right now i'm listening to the Horrorpops.  

What inspired you to start playing guitar? always wanted to learn then my son said he wanted to learn and i bought the Aria package.  he'd rather skateboard than practice, so it ended up on my hands and i'm going insane with it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  bought some software that said "band in a box".  does that count?

Why do you play guitar?  tired of dating musicians.  i'm going to get real good and fall in love with myself.

What are your goals for the future?  i have about 10 years or so to write songs and practice before my son moves to california to be the videographer for pro skateboarders.  (he's 9).  when that happens, i'm going on tour.  either that or i'll be the weird lady in the neighborhood with a lot of cats.

favorite guitarist?  Brian Setzer
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: justinguitar on March 15, 2007, 11:04:01 am
Nickname:
people just call me my real name... :(

Real (full) name:
i think you guys know this ;)

Age and birthday:
27th Feb - not telling ;)

Habitat:
London, Chiswick. But from a beautiful island called Tasmania

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Maton Court Jester Custom Shop
Maton Messiah
Maton Mini
Fender Strat (s/burst) from mid 90's
Fender Strat (red) from early 80's
Fender Jaguar (s/bust) 1964
Gibson Les Paul Gold Top 1979
and a bunch more, but these are my main ones...


Which guitar do you currently play on?
most of them.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Prosonic Custom Shop
Fender Blues Junior
AER Domino (acoustic amp)

How long have you been playing guitar?
far too long - over 20 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i love lots of stuff - I like songs more than guitar playing... so whatever had good songs. Folk, Jazz.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
acoustic folk - my own stuff

Who are your favorite bands?
Crowded House, Neil Young, Joe Pass, Robben Ford, Elliot Smith.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
trying to get better than my primary school guitar teacher - then seeing Tommy Emanuel

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, lots - currently playing in the Katie Melua Band and my own project

Why do you play guitar?
Cos it's all I know how to do :)

What are your goals for the future?
- finish making an awesome free guitar web site :)
- stop smoking
- fly a birdman suit (skydiving)
- get to technician level in Wing Chun

ok - I better get back to this modes DVD - I can spend too much time in this place :)

take care
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marcopolo2506 on March 15, 2007, 03:13:52 pm
Nickname:Marcopolo2506
Real (full) name:Marc
Age and birthday:June 25th 59 ...too old...
Habitat:BELGIUM a place called NAMUR in the southern french speaking part of Belgium (for lievendv : my flemish is about as bad as my english :?

Which guitar(s) do you own? CORT MR-710F
standart Fender stratocaster (made in Mexico)

Which guitar do you currently play on?Both

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX AD30VT

How long have you been playing guitar? Less than 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like lots of stuff. Like Justin it's more the songs before the guitar.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? beginners stuff...easy strumming :oops:  ex : Neil young, Dylan, Eagles, Radiohead... +++ exercisesssssssssssss  :twisted:  :twisted:

Who are your favorite bands?so many ! In concert : Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band. Many individuals like Knopfler, Calpton, James Taylor, Joan armatrading, Tracy Chapman, Elliot Murphy ++++++

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad was a musician (classical trumpet) .... I was the rock 'n roll black sheep of the family and did not want to go to music school to learn the classical stuff...so I never took music until now. Sorry dad !

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?should have started music 30 years ago !

Why do you play guitar? I did dangerous things in my life, like sky-diving (hi Justin !!! :lol: ) wanted to do something cool and safe and keep my brain busy :wink:

What are your goals for the future?[/quote] be happy  :D  Give up smoking  (for xxth time !!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ousy on March 15, 2007, 03:57:19 pm
heh, so far three struggling to stop smoking.  :lol:

Once a smoker, always a smoker
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 15, 2007, 05:00:17 pm
3% of all quitting smokers succeed, without using help like councelling, meds or gums

the thing I am most proud of till today, is that I am part of that 3%!

Maybe I should start a "how to stop smoking" website :D


Marcopolo; your English is quite good :P
now both parts of Belgium are represented here!

(only a few were able to spot the irony in my signature :D)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on March 15, 2007, 08:04:04 pm
I'm part of that 3% aswell. :D But I'm not really proud of it simply because I only smoked for a few months so I guess I never really where addicted to it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yojimbo on March 17, 2007, 05:48:52 am
Hello Everyone

I've been lurking here for almost a week, and it's time to introduce myself and start posting.

First, let me say that this is the best guitar site I've found.  So good in fact, that I was actually inspired to make a donation, and will likely make more in the future.  I'm thinking that those of you with jobs should also make a contribution, because the benefits here far outweigh the small expense.

Regarding the questionnaire..............

Nickname: Yojimbo
Real (full) name: Neale
Age and birthday: Early 50s now....where do the years go?
Habitat: Toronto, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Nothing special - cheap electric for learning (Squier), and a flamenco guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? Electric

Which amp(s) do you own? Nothing special - cheap beginner one.

How long have you been playing guitar?  I first started in my early 20s on acoustic with a pick, got bored pretty quickly, and switched to flamenco.  When practicing started to interfere with my thesis at University, I quit (I was never very good).  Now that I'm much older, I'm looking for a new hobby and I've decided to have another go at it.  

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? For now, I want to do electric, but no special genre (except that I'd like to be able to play some ACDC tunes and other rock songs)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Genre?  Is beginner a genre?

Who are your favorite bands? Don't really have favourites, but if I have to pick, these days it's ACDC and Led Zep.  Guess my age is showing.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Initially, it was from listening to flamenco guitar.  Now, I just need a new hobby, although I can see myself giving flamenco another go in the future if I can find a teacher near my home.  I wonder if Justin will start posting flamenco lessons..............

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? lol

Why do you play guitar? Hobby

What are your goals for the future? Just to improve
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ousy on March 17, 2007, 10:11:40 am
hi Yojimbo, there are some flamenco guitar lesons on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=hersoveela
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 17, 2007, 02:54:54 pm
welcome Yojimbo

As far I can teel; this IS the site to re-ignite your hobby!!!

like your signature btw :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on March 17, 2007, 03:49:15 pm
Is it just me or is everyone here on this forum somewhere near or in the 50's?
I thought allot more young people would hang out here but it seems I'm the only teenager around here with my 18 years.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Yojimbo on March 17, 2007, 05:06:45 pm
Hi

Thanks for the welcome and info.

Re ages, I'm thinking there's quite a mix of ages from what I've seen so far.  Nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gerry H. on March 18, 2007, 03:22:05 pm
Nickname:Gerry
Real (full) name:Gerry Hooper
Age and birthday: I'm forty bloody two now!!!!!!!!!!!
Habitat: Woodland

Which guitar(s) do you own? very old cheap classical

Which guitar do you currently play on? the very old cheap classical

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar?since 10am..........30 years actually

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock Folk Classical Jazz........

Which genre do you play on your guitar often: Dunno what to call it really ...progressive nonsense I suppose +classical +folk stuff

Who are your favorite bands?Jethro Tull ,Yes, Bach  Peter Gabriel at the moment

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Getting one

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yeah years ago but they kicked me out coz I can't keep time]

Why do you play guitar: Fun +to show off!!!

What are your goals for the future? Buy a new guitar 'n learn more songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on March 18, 2007, 06:01:09 pm
Quote from: "Lucos"
Is it just me or is everyone here on this forum somewhere near or in the 50's?
I thought allot more young people would hang out here but it seems I'm the only teenager around here with my 18 years.


ya looks like it but im only 17 :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: justinguitar on March 18, 2007, 06:36:11 pm
i just think that only the older people think it's important to introduce themselves :)

most youngsters don't care for manners :)

ha ha
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chilli on March 18, 2007, 08:46:45 pm
Quote from: "headly"
Quote from: "Lucos"
Is it just me or is everyone here on this forum somewhere near or in the 50's?
I thought allot more young people would hang out here but it seems I'm the only teenager around here with my 18 years.


ya looks like it but im only 17 :D


Dude im only 13
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 18, 2007, 09:02:58 pm
age has no boundaries in manners and music


exactly the two aspects here in this thread :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fortuna on March 18, 2007, 09:25:04 pm
Nickname: Fortuna
Real (full) name: James
Age and birthday: 26  5/1/1981
Habitat: Devon, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?     old acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?     same

Which amp(s) do you own?      none

How long have you been playing guitar?    15 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?     folk and blues stuff mostly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?   same

Who are your favorite bands?     Like individual songs from everyone from Nivarna to Bob Dylan, never liked a whole album though save by my favarite artist, Katie Melua

What inspired you to start playing guitar?      thought about it for years but really inspired by Katie Melua (and Justin of course)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?     Nope not good enough yet

Why do you play guitar?    hobby mostly but would like to get good so I can impress my friends and to sing along with

What are your goals for the future?     get married, get really good on guitar, learn to dive and  mayby skydive, learn a new language, become a kinder, better man and have a laugh as much as possible
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ravolta on March 18, 2007, 09:51:26 pm
Nickname: Ravolta
Real (full) name: Aki
Age and birthday: 24 29/6/1982
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Custom made one. Project name THC2005 (http://koti.phnet.fi/ravolta/pics/thc2005.JPG) Bad pic i know...

Which guitar do you currently play on? THC2005

Which amp(s) do you own? Some cheap B2 Bomber (wtf is that anyway?)

How long have you been playing guitar? Around 2 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and some blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Beginners stuff...easy strumming :oops: and easy Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Scorpions & AC/DC \o/

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Wanted lear to play like Rudolf Schenker

Who is your favorite guitarist? Rudolf Schenker

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? ...yeah... right...

Why do you play guitar? To keep my brains busy

What are your goals for the future? Learn more songs, learn to play better, get more guitar stuff and possibly destroy windows with the help of some heavy duty amps.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on March 18, 2007, 11:04:58 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
age has no boundaries in manners and music


exactly the two aspects here in this thread :D


I wonder if I'm the youngest here on this forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 19, 2007, 08:50:58 am
If I'm correct;I think somebody stated he's 13

I never been on a forum with such a wide range in age
and still most of us talk about music and guitar without anyone noticing differences in age

that's what I like here; the respect, also concerning age (and ignoring of that age :) )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: alaisc on March 19, 2007, 01:02:07 pm
Nickname:
I have to many to really list.

Real (full) name:
Karl Carpenter

Age and birthday:
29 March 12, 1978
 
Habitat:
Northwest, Ohio

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Talon (6 string electric)
Jay Tenser JT-300 (6 string electic strat clone)
Epiphone PR350CE (6 string acoustic)
Dillion J-60CE-12 (12 string acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Usually my Talon or my Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Guitarport (yeah not really an amp, but same general effect)
Rocktron Rampage
Fender Reverb 65

How long have you been playing guitar?
about 14 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Eric Clapton, Alice in Chains, Pink Floyd, Tool

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually there was a girl that I was trying to impress back in highschool, she moved long before i could play though. I just stuck with it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I been in several bands, the current one is called Alaisc. We mainly do covers, but have been throwing together a lot of original stuff together.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I can't play squeelies on a french horn.

What are your goals for the future?
Well getting my music heard by the general populace would be good for starters
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Shane on March 20, 2007, 01:51:28 pm
Nickname:
Don't need one   8)

Real (full) name:
Shane A Hill

Age and birthday:
31.10.1957 so it's the big five-o this time   :cry:

Habitat:
Oslo, Norway  :D

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ovation Pinnacle semi-acoustic
Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue (copy of Keefs)   :twisted:

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Sunn - 15amp practice and a zoom multi pedal

How long have you been playing guitar?
About a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Don't have one.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Varies according to mood and which guitar is to hand

Who are your favorite bands?
Iggy and whomever he decides to play with.
Lucinda Williams
White Stripes
Ramones (bit limited on any new stuff I suppose)
Joe Strummer    (ditto)
Steve Earle
But I could forsake my entire record collection save for the 'king of new york' .....Lou Reed

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  

The Clash

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Played bass in a punk band during 1977   :oops:

Why do you play guitar?  

Beats Norwegian television

What are your goals for the future?  
Can't stand football    8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chilli on March 20, 2007, 08:42:49 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
If I'm correct;I think somebody stated he's 13

yeah that was me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: NecroMaster on March 20, 2007, 08:59:27 pm
Nickname:
Lots, mostly from gaming but most include Necro

Real name:
Llewelyn

Age and birthday:
16
March 01, 1991

Habitat:
South Africa

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica


Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney LX20R

How long have you been playing guitar?
About a month  :wink:

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal :lol: anything heavy and some softer stuff when I'm in the mood.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well I can't play any genre since I can't play properly (yet) I just need more time to practice

Who are your favorite bands?
Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Evanescence, System of a Down, Rammstein, Hendrix

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Awesome guitarists! And I love music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, coz I suck

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's the best instrument IMHO

What are your goals for the future?
To learn to play :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on March 21, 2007, 01:23:21 am
Nickname:Crossfade717 for xbox live and other electronic stuff or Drewbag by my freinds
Real (full) name:Drew
Age and birthday: 13
Habitat:Wisconson, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?a black Fender Strat, and acoustic(i don't know who made it)

Which guitar do you currently play on?above

Which amp(s) do you own?a Beringer V-tone

How long have you been playing guitar?1 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?rock, metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?rock, i don't know any metal

Who are your favorite bands? Crossfade, Godsmack, Nirvana, Green Day

What inspired you to start playing guitar? a girl at my school that i like

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? my school's jazz band(it sucks(not that it can play but that i hate it)) i would like to start a band

Why do you play guitar?to learn tunes i like, to impress the girl at my school( i don't know if it is working, but i hope it is)

What are your goals for the future?[/quote] become as good as justin and my guitar teacher





Like chilli said we youngsters introduce too
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 22, 2007, 09:26:58 am
these "girl impressing with guitar stuff" takes me back to my younger ages when I impressed girls with drawings :D

ah those were the days


live them!
enjoy them!
them days won't come back
oh no

blues is life  life is blues my man
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mjonjon on March 22, 2007, 09:10:37 pm
Nickname: mjonjon
Real (full)   Yes I have one!
Age and birthday: 60+  don't need any more!
Habitat: Cheshire UK

Which guitar(s) Fender Strat, Peavey Horizon 2,  Various accoustics.

Which guitar do you currently play on? All above

Which amp(s) do you own? Session 60

How long have you been playing guitar? 50 yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  No favourites -

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Any - depends on what the band wants to do

Who are your favorite bands? My own!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Late 50's skiffle bands + Cliff Richard's "Move It" + Duane Eddy

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Yup

Why do you play guitar?   Cos it was easy + makes a nice noise!

What are your goals for the future? Continue learning (from Justin of course), Playing, gigging. recording.[/i]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jeric0 on March 25, 2007, 08:20:28 am
Nickname: some people call me jer one person calls me jeric
Real (full) name: Jerico
Age and birthday:feb 8, 19 years old
Habitat:Mid Atlantic

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor 110-e acoustic electric, Fender Stratocaster some 60 year anniversary special edition

Which guitar do you currently play on? i play both a little to much

Which amp(s) do you own? 100 MGdfx Marshall

How long have you been playing guitar? 4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Reggae, Funk, some ska, alternative, but i listen to everything. I love all music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Funk, Ska, Reggae, Alternative, rock,

Who are your favorite bands?Red hot chili peppers, reel big fish, Jack Johnson, theres way to many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My daddio

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? By my self, hopefully in a band some day

Why do you play guitar? Cause its my destiny

What are your goals for the future?a BA degree in Music
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 26, 2007, 09:28:10 am
Quote from: "mjonjon"
Duane Eddy


In Belgium there is a tv show they air from time to time that takes 30 minutes to take a look upon a year in history from 1940 to 1990 or so
and they show moments from the news, accompanied by typical songs of that year.

I'ts called "De Pr
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Andy28 on March 27, 2007, 01:00:06 pm
Nickname:Andy28
Real (full) name:Andy Chandler
Age and birthday:36. 20 Mar 71
Habitat:Redditch UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Strat Electric (Starter package)
Vintage V300 Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender starter pack amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything I can recognise. Still class myself as early stages of learning

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen
AC DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica
Oasis, Razorlight, Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Green Day, My Chemical Romance

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Been thinking about it for the last 20 years and never thought I could do it.  Girlfriend bought me the Strat starter pack so couldn't let her down!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
It's a challenge to be beaten.  It's an endless journey. I know that whatever standard I reach in 5 or 10 years, there will always be something to learn

What are your goals for the future?
To build a repertoire of BBQ songs for family entertainment.
To learn a set of Queen songs so that I can justify my 'need' to buy the Digitech Brian May pedal
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 27, 2007, 01:17:04 pm
your girlfriend actually ENDORSED your guitar playing ...

mine is rather neutral about it (no cheers or questions about it, but also no complaints)
and I thought I was lucky :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarFan on March 28, 2007, 01:29:49 am
this is my equipment:

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1596/p3110028fs7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 28, 2007, 08:11:53 am
I'll try to make a pic too tonight
equippics rock
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mistress Alia on March 28, 2007, 05:50:07 pm
Nickname: Mistress Alia
Real (full) name: Alia Elizabeth Anastasia Smith
Age and birthday: 35  1/12/1972
Habitat: Pennsylvania, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull Parlor Size

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Seagul Parlor Size

Which amp(s) do you own?
Amp?  What is this amp of which you speak?

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
It depends on the mood, but mostly indie/rock/folk - hook my brain with a clever lyric and you've got me.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic, Folk,

Who are your favorite bands?
There are too many to list, really, but my current favorite is Gomez.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

A song I wrote for a friend.  I've been writing songs since I was 7 years old and I always give my lyrics away because I don't know how to make them happen musically myself. The song was called "I Wish That I Could Play" and I thought..well...why CAN'T you?  Then it became something to prove to myself.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Unless you count the voices in my head, no.  :)

Why do you play guitar?
It relaxes me and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

What are your goals for the future?

Wherever it takes me.  Mostly collaboration with other people on lyrics etc.  I think my potential for being the next KT Tunstall is waning with every passing year.    Old....yeah...that's me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on March 28, 2007, 11:35:20 pm
nice guitars you have there! dude i wish you lived by me, i need another guitarist and a bassist(i obviously play guitar and my friend is the best drumer that ive seen that is under 16)

P.S. is croatia a country or something?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarFan on March 31, 2007, 03:48:37 pm
http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/info/ - this is croatia

This guitar on the left I panted my self.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nbarp on March 31, 2007, 09:55:28 pm
Nickname:nbarp
Real (full) name:Nick
Age and birthday:28
Habitat:Central United States

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez V70 Acoustic
60th Anniversary Strat
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both
Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland MicroCube
Crate GT212
How long have you been playing guitar?
8 Months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative, Punk
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Alternative
Who are your favorite bands?d
Too many to list, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters, The Filthy Thieving Bastards, The Best of Dick Dale, and The Beatles White Album are in my CD player right now.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I finally have the time, it's something I've always wanted to do
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I just started last Sunday
Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it
What are your goals for the future?
To be the best guitar player I can
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Harpmaker on March 31, 2007, 10:04:00 pm
Quote from: "GuitarFan"
This guitar on the left I panted my self.

Am I seeing things or did you paint the nut and fret bars as well?

I think DR "Red Devil" strings would look really cool on that guitar. They are coated in a transparent red finish.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 01, 2007, 02:36:09 am
I think everyone who has a picture and doesn't feel ashamed of himself/herself should post a picture from himself/herself here!

Here's mine:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/GFD_Luc/DSCF6023.jpg
It's me playing on the shopkeepers Les Paul. To bad I don't have the money to buy it yet. :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nbarp on April 01, 2007, 03:10:06 am
Quote from: "Lucos"
I think everyone who has a picture and doesn't feel ashamed of himself/herself should post a picture from himself/herself here!

Here's mine:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/GFD_Luc/DSCF6023.jpg
It's me playing on the shopkeepers Les Paul. To bad I don't have the money to buy it yet. :(
http://youtube.com/catcherinthe22

I don't have a picture, but here's my YouTube Link:

http://youtube.com/catcherinthe22

Don't laugh at my playing, I've only picked up a guitar six months ago.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 01, 2007, 03:20:03 am
You don't play that bad. :) You only missed just a few notes here and there as far as I could hear, which issn't that much of a rampage since every beginner does that. If you only knew how often I mess up while playing. Besides, I play only 1 month longer than you!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: justinguitar on April 01, 2007, 08:00:10 am
you play well dude - strumming hand is moving well - good rhythm. :)

someone should start a pictures thread - that's a cool idea - you guys all see me but I never see you :)

J
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: samstah on April 01, 2007, 10:13:59 am
Nickname: flo, stopfer
Real (full) name:Florian M
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dracae on April 01, 2007, 10:43:04 am
Real name: andy
Age: 54
Habitat: west yorks, uk

Which guitar(s) do you own? squier acoustic, squier strat.

Which guitar do you currently play on? complete novice, mainly trying to learn acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? fender 15g

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 months

Which is your favorite music genre(s)? folky fingerpicking type stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? practising chord changes and fingerpicking is about my limit so far

Who are your favorite bands? i too mainly go for individual songs, though i do have an extensive collection of roy harper, i like some of the al stewart stuff from the 70's, a current fave is sufjan stevens

What inspired you to start playing guitar? bit of an impulse really, i was listening to "roads to moscow" by al stewart and thought "i bet i could play like that" lol.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? playing in a band ? banned from playing, more like :-)

Why do you play guitar? i quite fancy a career change :-)

What are your goals for the future? european tour initially ;-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: aLiveMinor on April 01, 2007, 02:45:50 pm
Nickname:
sickboy, danny, dan, nene or tim.

Real (full) name:
Daniel Lucilla

Age and birthday:
34 (12/01/1973)

Habitat:
Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A xx--xx up Fender Jag-Stang and a 15 year old cheapo Vantage acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both of the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Marshall MF400 Mode Four

How long have you been playing guitar?
4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Alternative rock


Who are your favorite bands?
Radiohead, Nirvana, The Smiths, Jeff Buckley,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The people above

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not right now and yes

Why do you play guitar?
Good question

What are your goals for the future?
To meet Justin and shake his xx--xx hand (and invite him to a beer)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarFan on April 01, 2007, 02:50:35 pm
Quote from: "Harpmaker"

Am I seeing things or did you paint the nut and fret bars as well?


I panted every inch of guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dracae on April 02, 2007, 12:23:21 pm
hey GuitarFan,

I'll be making a short visit to Croatia in July, I've not been before.

We'll be flying into Rijeka where we'll hire a car and probably drive to Pula where we are planning to stay, any recommendations of things to must see or must do  :?:

pm me if you want to.

Regards
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 02, 2007, 03:04:18 pm
Nickname:
Bahaal

Real (full) name:
Bart Van Crombruggen

Age and birthday:
(05-05-1981) 25

Habitat:
Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Folk Guitar
Old Spanish Guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Folk Guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall VS265 if I ain't mistaken...

How long have you been playing guitar?
Umm I started dabbling on it 2-3 years ago I think

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I don't really have one favorite.  I am also more songbased than genrebased

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Not really one in particular

Who are your favorite bands?
I like lots of bands

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A online mate who told me "you have an old guitar? I'll teach ya some neat tricks on it".  

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I did one practise with a band so far, hopefully the next one is coming soon :)

Why do you play guitar?
Great way to relieve stress and to let go and just cause it sounds cool :-) (more when others play it but who knows some day :-) )

What are your goals for the future?
Near future = Going home from work in an hour :-)
Far future= Enjoy the future :-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 02, 2007, 03:52:21 pm
hooray Belgium!

landgenootje
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 02, 2007, 03:57:36 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
hooray Belgium!

landgenootje


Woon zelfs niet ver van u denk ik ^^

<-- Heist op den Berg
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: darkvoid86 on April 02, 2007, 10:54:54 pm
Nickname: Greeeeen Giant (like of bo selecta :) the reason is obvious.......)

Real (full) name:
Ian Young

Age and birthday:
(12-04-1986) 20

Habitat:
England, Kent

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Moded Fender Squire Strat (black) with scalloped rosewood fretboard, brass nut, spertzel locking tuners, Bill Lawrence L500X bridge and Dimarzio Paf Pro in the neck and a killswitch replacing one of the tone pots.
Moded French LP copy. (cherry sunburst)  Dimarzio Super Distortion in the Bridge and Paf in the neck.  Also fitted with a Stetsbar and Spertzel Locking tuners.
PRS Tremonti SE (black) with EMG 81 + 85 pickups, spertzel locking tuners and killswitch ala the squire.
Maverick F5 (Ferrari Red)
Guild Drednaught Acoustic
Ovation Applause Electro Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the maverick at this moment in time.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Mesa Boogie F50
Roland Cube

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started classical when i was 8, for family reasons i had to stop till i was about 17 playing drop tuned nu-metal. And then after watching the film crossroads when i was 18 decided to make it my life's passion.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal of most genre's. But prog, grunge and neoclassical seem to be my root favs.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Neo-classical late 70s rock and NWOBHM, however i spend alot of time doing jazz fusion exercises.

Who are your favorite bands?
My roots lye firmly in bands such as Silverchair, creed, cacophany, Aerosmith and the darkness.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A number of things such as the Bill and Ted films.  I mean Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey has God Gave Rock and Roll with a brief into by steve vai............ The film crossroads also literally caused me to get goosebumps with the dual at the end. And when i listened to Jason Becker for the first time i was totally floored. But then also going to gigs and seeing the adoration and worship of music, the impact of music and the power of the guitar itself in this magical instrument totally revolutionalised my direction in life.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Everyone where i live my age wants to play emo core, screamo and trivium esque stuff.  I just cant flow with that kind of stuff, however if there was an interest to play UFO and Judas Priest covers here i would be in there!

Why do you play guitar?
Gives me a sense of purpose, it is for me more than a hobby. And is in itself an artform that can take more than a life time to master and become a true vistuoso. It also gives me a great sense of acheivement when i cross certain hurdles in order to become the best guitarist i can be.  However if everything was to go right then my goal is to tour the world writting/performing music that truly effects people and would be forever timeless.  Everyone has to have a dream eh?

What are your goals for the future?
Near future = Join a guitar academy to help me become the best guitarist/musician i can be.
Far future= Be awesome  :twisted:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pslbud on April 02, 2007, 10:56:22 pm
Nickname: pslbud
Real (full) name: Phil Luscombe
Age and birthday: 40 - April 17/66
Habitat: Mostly the dog house

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha EF-31 Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? DNA (Does Not Apply)

How long have you been playing guitar? 48 days real, 30 years air.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, 80's Metal, Electric Blues (preferably Texas)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic/southern Rock for now...

Who are your favorite bands? ZZ Top, SRV, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and on and on and on....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Unemployment

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I wish

Why do you play guitar? I love music, figured I might make some.

What are your goals for the future?[/quote] W.S.O.P Champ, Lottery Winner, Heir.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarFan on April 03, 2007, 12:55:27 am
Quote from: "dracae"
hey GuitarFan,

I'll be making a short visit to Croatia in July, I've not been before.

We'll be flying into Rijeka where we'll hire a car and probably drive to Pula where we are planning to stay, any recommendations of things to must see or must do  :?:

pm me if you want to.

Regards


I'm from split. You should try some of are food. Visit Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Pula ... If you are going to Split you should mail me and I can show you around.
enjoy.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 03, 2007, 02:36:35 am
it isn't nice to talk in belgainise :?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 03, 2007, 11:01:41 am
Quote from: "crossfade717"
it isn't nice to talk in belgainise :?


Belgainise? LOL There is no such thing as 'Belgainise', the language they speak is Dutch. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 03, 2007, 11:42:37 am
Bahaal; I'm from Mechelen (originally lived in Willebroek)

did Information Management & Support @ KHM in Mechelen serveral years ago
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 03, 2007, 11:57:55 am
Quote from: "Lievendv"
Bahaal; I'm from Mechelen (originally lived in Willebroek)

did Information Management & Support @ KHM in Mechelen serveral years ago


OMG

I did the same!!

Used to live in Sint Katelijne Waver ^^
Graduated there in umm 2002 I believe..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 03, 2007, 01:22:34 pm
I mentioned it, because somehow your last  name sounded familiar

graduated in 2004

mmm 2002  does the name Roel De Maeyer ring a bell? know the guy well and he's 2 y older than me (1980)


it's a small world after all .. :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 03, 2007, 01:38:42 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
I mentioned it, because somehow your last  name sounded familiar

graduated in 2004

mmm 2002  does the name Roel De Maeyer ring a bell? know the guy well and he's 2 y older than me (1980)


it's a small world after all .. :p


It certainly does :P

he used to be in my class :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 03, 2007, 01:53:10 pm
he's getting married :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dracae on April 03, 2007, 03:45:58 pm
Quote from: "GuitarFan"

I'm from split. You should try some of are food. Visit Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Pula ... If you are going to Split you should mail me and I can show you around.
enjoy.


Thanks for the kind offer but as we will only be there a few days I think most of our time will be spent exploring Istria, we may manage to get to Zagreb.
I read that the wine should be sampled as well as the food  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 03, 2007, 03:57:08 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
he's getting married :p


:D good for him

Haven't seen him since school tho...

If you see him, tell him I wished him the best (if he still remembers me :P)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marcopolo2506 on April 03, 2007, 10:08:14 pm
Quote from: "crossfade717"
it isn't nice to talk in belgainise :?


We have 3 Belgainise languages in our country (Belgium) :D  : Dutch, French and German....  :wink: ...
That's why we all learn English :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 04, 2007, 12:15:26 am
Ye can talk belganise but ye can still be understood. With Irish i'm guaranteed that no-one else will understand me :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 04, 2007, 01:44:09 am
so now were going to hear some Irishanise?  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 04, 2007, 04:16:45 am
if you want :arrow:  

T
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 04, 2007, 07:09:34 am
Quote from: "headly"


Most famous Irish phrase: P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 04, 2007, 01:33:02 pm
I think Vlamingen should break up from Belgium and join The Netherlands. :P I mean the French part of Belgium is gay anyway so. :P I'm so lucky to live in The Netherlands. Except for our really gay sucky government, this country really owns. :D

Trouwens, die Ier hiero loopt wel stoer te doen van check niemand begrijpt wat ik zeg enzo, maar ik wed dat ze hier ook geen ene drol van begrijpen. :D

See if you can understand that Irish punk. :P (no translator allowed)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 04, 2007, 02:14:56 pm
Quote from: "Lucos"
I think Vlamingen should break up from Belgium and join The Netherlands. :P I mean the French part of Belgium is gay anyway so. :P I'm so lucky to live in The Netherlands. Except for our really gay sucky government, this country really owns. :D

Trouwens, die Ier hiero loopt wel stoer te doen van check niemand begrijpt wat ik zeg enzo, maar ik wed dat ze hier ook geen ene drol van begrijpen. :D

See if you can understand that Irish punk. :P (no translator allowed)


Sorry but joining The Netherlands??  No thx, I don't want heineken when I can have a good old belgian beer ^^
Besides I don't have a problem with the three languages in belgium.  When you work in bruxelles, you'll learn french fast.

There are upsides about the french part of belgium too.  Alot more nature and stuff like that.  I love a weekend in the ardennes just with a little tent near a river just drinking beer all weekend :D

Anyways every country has good things and bad things :P  and I don't think living is Belgium is that bad :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thom21uk on April 04, 2007, 07:24:53 pm
Nickname: Thom
Real (full) name: Thomas
Age and birthday: 22                        23/01/85
Habitat: North East, Uk

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Takamine G Series, Yasmine By Takamine, Les Paul Copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Takamine G Series & Les Paul Copy

Which amp(s) do you own?  Marshall MG50dfx

How long have you been playing guitar?  3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Any Open To All Genre's Of Music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock & Country

Who are your favorite bands? Too Many To List!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Used to go to a camp site & loads of blokes would have a fire n sit playin n sing round it also listening to the beatles!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played In A Country Band For A Short Period Of Time In The Process Of Starting Up Another Band

Why do you play guitar? I Play Guitar Because I Love Everything To Do With Music

What are your goals for the future To Get Another Band Started Up & Hopefully Teach Guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 04, 2007, 08:46:29 pm
Quote from: "Lucos"
I think Vlamingen should break up from Belgium and join The Netherlands. :P I mean the French part of Belgium is gay anyway so. :P I'm so lucky to live in The Netherlands. Except for our really gay sucky government, this country really owns. :D

Trouwens, die Ier hiero loopt wel stoer te doen van check niemand begrijpt wat ik zeg enzo, maar ik wed dat ze hier ook geen ene drol van begrijpen. :D

See if you can understand that Irish punk. :P (no translator allowed)


N
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 05, 2007, 11:01:06 am
Quote from: "bahaal"
Quote from: "Lucos"
I think Vlamingen should break up from Belgium and join The Netherlands. :P I mean the French part of Belgium is gay anyway so. :P I'm so lucky to live in The Netherlands. Except for our really gay sucky government, this country really owns. :D

Trouwens, die Ier hiero loopt wel stoer te doen van check niemand begrijpt wat ik zeg enzo, maar ik wed dat ze hier ook geen ene drol van begrijpen. :D

See if you can understand that Irish punk. :P (no translator allowed)


Sorry but joining The Netherlands??  No thx, I don't want heineken when I can have a good old belgian beer ^^
Besides I don't have a problem with the three languages in belgium.  When you work in bruxelles, you'll learn french fast.

There are upsides about the french part of belgium too.  Alot more nature and stuff like that.  I love a weekend in the ardennes just with a little tent near a river just drinking beer all weekend :D

Anyways every country has good things and bad things :P  and I don't think living is Belgium is that bad :D


True true

But about the beer. You think we only have Heineken? Haha I don't even like that beer myself. I prefer Hertog Jan or Bavaria. But a nice Palm at its time isn't bad either. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 05, 2007, 11:10:39 am
there there

Every Country has it's old classics

The Netherlands have fine fine cheese, a great choice of higher education,the best roads, skilled architects...

The german have the best cars and Deutsche Gruntlichkeit (German Quality :D)

Belgium has fries, beer and the saxophone

And England .. well England   when we're talking about old classics... England has the Queen :D
No the reason why many people ar on this forum, are cuz of England. Great bands of england are responsible for the popularity of the guitar and f course J lives there :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 05, 2007, 11:33:43 am
Quote from: "Lievendv"
there there

Every Country has it's old classics

The Netherlands have fine fine cheese, a great choice of higher education,the best roads, skilled architects...

The german have the best cars and Deutsche Grutlichkeit (German Quality :D)

Belgium has fries, beer and the saxophone

And England .. well England   when we're talking about old classics... England has the Queen :D
No the reason why many people ar on this forum, are cuz of England. Great bands of england are responsible for the popularity of the guitar and f course J lives there :p



psss, don't forget the chocolate ^^

Anyways about the beer, I just mentioned heineken cause it is the most exported beer out of the netherlands.  I am sure gonna give those beers you said a try when I get the chance.  Palm and hoegaarden are actually the two belgian beers I like the least...

I like alot of the heavier stuff :D  Like Leffe, Duvel, Westmalle and so on... The list is long :D but the list of belgian beers I haven't tried is still longer...

By any chance, if you ever get the opportunity to drink West Fleeteren.  I heard its a very good beer, haven't had the opportunity to try it out myself cause of its limited supplies..  The monks that brew the beer only produce enough to pay the maintenance of their monastery and no more, so its a pretty hard beer to get ^^
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 05, 2007, 11:49:33 am
Quote from: "bahaal"


By any chance, if you ever get the opportunity to drink West Fleeteren.  I heard its a very good beer, haven't had the opportunity to try it out myself cause of its limited supplies..  The monks that brew the beer only produce enough to pay the maintenance of their monastery and no more, so its a pretty hard beer to get ^^


I did once and it aint bad but not THAT special ... but that's only my opinion... :D

Hoegaarden and palmare idd quite common ... I enjoy a Vedett a lot :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 05, 2007, 11:57:53 am
Ah beer...

All the good memories :D

makes me think about my college years :D, where i actually spend more time in the bar than in school
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 05, 2007, 12:51:51 pm
oeh yeah

I used to hang out in "cafe Expert"  ... from 8 till 5 sometimes :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 05, 2007, 02:12:01 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
there there

Every Country has it's old classics

The Netherlands have fine fine cheese, a great choice of higher education,the best roads, skilled architects...

The german have the best cars and Deutsche Grutlichkeit (German Quality :D)

Belgium has fries, beer and the saxophone

And England .. well England   when we're talking about old classics... England has the Queen :D
No the reason why many people ar on this forum, are cuz of England. Great bands of england are responsible for the popularity of the guitar and f course J lives there :p


fine just forget about Ireland :x

Ill add it in anyway :P

Ireland has whiskey, guiness and a population thats constantly drunk and happy :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 05, 2007, 02:14:23 pm
and Ireland yes... how could I forget?  :roll:


:D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bahaal on April 05, 2007, 06:05:15 pm
Quote from: "headly"
Quote from: "Lievendv"
there there

Every Country has it's old classics

The Netherlands have fine fine cheese, a great choice of higher education,the best roads, skilled architects...

The german have the best cars and Deutsche Grutlichkeit (German Quality :D)

Belgium has fries, beer and the saxophone

And England .. well England   when we're talking about old classics... England has the Queen :D
No the reason why many people ar on this forum, are cuz of England. Great bands of england are responsible for the popularity of the guitar and f course J lives there :p


fine just forget about Ireland :x

Ill add it in anyway :P

Ireland has whiskey, guiness and a population thats constantly drunk and happy :lol:


Yup very lovely folks there :D

I loved the hospitality when I was there for a week, alltho the guns pointed at me in London Derry wasn't that fun :D

@Lievendv
I know the place but I rarely was there, I used to hang in Cafe De Student, I knew the owner and alot of ppl,  usually ended up staying there till closing time or even going out with the ppl that worked there afterwards ^^
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 05, 2007, 07:26:27 pm
Quote from: "bahaal"


Yup very lovely folks there :D

I loved the hospitality when I was there for a week, alltho the guns pointed at me in London Derry wasn't that fun :D

@Lievendv
I know the place but I rarely was there, I used to hang in Cafe De Student, I knew the owner and alot of ppl,  usually ended up staying there till closing time or even going out with the ppl that worked there afterwards ^^


just stay away from the north and you should be fine :P  Its just called Derry now!

I live at the opposite end of the country in Co. Cork
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 05, 2007, 09:35:25 pm
1-stop speaking in forgin languages
2-beer tastes really bad
3-im in florida..........ha ha suckers
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 06, 2007, 12:53:37 am
Quote from: "crossfade717"
1-stop speaking in forgin languages
2-beer tastes really bad
3-im in florida..........ha ha suckers


1. Eist do bh
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: johncs320 on April 06, 2007, 05:04:36 am
Nickname: None
Real (full) name: Johnny Cecenas
Age and birthday: 21 March, 20
Habitat: Los Angeles, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Acoustic AJ100CE, and Epiphone Les Paul Standard black

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both guitars mentioned above, plus a FirstAct acoustic when I'm out.

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender DSP FM 15

How long have you been playing guitar? May 2005

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk, all kinds of rock, and some metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk and rock. (I try atleast)

Who are your favorite bands? Elliott Smith, Velvet Underground, Big Star, Beatles, Johnny Cash, some hank williams, Bright Eyes (older albums), The Pernice Brothers.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Besides the sound created by a guitar, all the artists mentioned above.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, never.

Why do you play guitar? I like exploring different ways of expressing ideas.

What are your goals for the future? Learn guitar, finish school, and just makes sure i keep my head above the water.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 06, 2007, 07:40:25 am
Real (full) name: Johnny Cecenas

Sorry John.. In a flash I read your name as 'Johnny Coconas' (pronounced in a fashion that it osunds very .. groovy though :D)

which has a VERY -Hawaiian-elvis- athmosphere for a nickname
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: johncs320 on April 06, 2007, 09:23:38 am
that sounds pretty cool. i might steal that from you.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drake on April 06, 2007, 02:54:40 pm
Well, hi, all. I'm Matt Drake, 14, and I live in a very small island in the middle of the Meditarranean - Malta. A lot of Brits like to visit it, maybe you've been? Anyway, I've been 'self-tutoring' myself with the guitar for about 10 years now, with help from my dad and many internet-aids and books (Thanks Justin). I, one day wish to professionally play the blues (apart from being a Cardio-pulminary diagnostician). My influences are Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana (amongst MANY others).

So, yeah.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 06, 2007, 03:09:51 pm
sweet that you get help at home

I had to start all by myself with my family laughing : "You?!! GUITAR?! HAHAHA"

from 10 till 14 April I'm in Napoli, Italy; So I won't be far away :D
(lonely businesstrip lukely I have an harmonica to get my mind of the loneliness :p)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trish on April 06, 2007, 04:26:01 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
sweet that you get help at home

I had to start all by myself with my family laughing : "You?!! GUITAR?! HAHAHA"



when i was young and wanted to learn guitar i got NOOOOO support.  now that i'm a single parent, my mom thinks it's a great idea.  she's usually up in my business of how i spend my money, but now she says, "play guitar all you want, just don't have any more babies".
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drake on April 06, 2007, 08:01:24 pm
Wow, am I the youngest on the forum? I've seen pics of other members, and everyone's talking about business trips and kids - I suddenly feel...lonely!?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 06, 2007, 08:15:57 pm
lol how old are you Drake? I'm 18, also 1 of the younger people here on the forum, so you are not alone. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Drake on April 06, 2007, 08:17:39 pm
I'm 14, and thriving (Pfft).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dimebag on April 06, 2007, 11:33:17 pm
Nickname: Mean Machine
Real (full) name: Nicklas
Age and birthday: 15
Habitat: Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own?
some cheap-ass guitar :(  hope to have a dean soon
Which guitar do you currently play on
Some cheap-ass guitar
Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Rage 158
How long have you been playing guitar?
Dunno
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Heavy Metal
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Heavy Metal
Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica and Pantera
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, "Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott and Buckethead
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Hope to do it soon
Why do you play guitar?
bcuz it's fun
What are your goals for the future?
to be able to play lead :D  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chilli on April 07, 2007, 12:03:38 pm
Im only 13 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 08, 2007, 01:14:14 am
im only 13 too, so don't feel bad, and if your eighteen you're not young
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on April 08, 2007, 01:43:15 am
That's what you say. :P Maybe in the eyes of a 13 years old the age 18 might seem to be a whole something but honestly, it's nothing man. I more often feel young then old. Besides, I'm still childish as hell. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 08, 2007, 12:07:38 pm
Quote from: "Lucos"
I'm still childish as hell. :D


and that's what keeps me young too

Gues I'm gonna be 19 forever (I already managed to do that 6years )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 08, 2007, 07:22:14 pm
im 17!
Ya can be young for as long as ya want to be :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marcopolo2506 on April 08, 2007, 11:36:14 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"

Gues I'm gonna be 19 forever (I already managed to do that 6years )


In that case I've being 19 for the past 29 years  :wink:  :!:
May we stay forever young  :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mattb333 on April 09, 2007, 06:24:44 pm
Nickname: Llama
Real (full) name: Matthew
Age and birthday: 30 Pisces :)
Habitat: NJ USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? My first was the Ibanez IJV50 quickstart acoustic, my electirc is an ESP EC-50 White.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate gt15 practice amp ( i do live in a condo)

How long have you been playing guitar? About 3.5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All but Country

Who are your favorite bands? Green Day, AIC, the Shins, too many too list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Myself, wanted to do it since I was 15, picked it up at 30.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Negatory

Why do you play guitar? I am insane, and playing keeps me sane and makes me forget the world, that or ride my 600cc Sportbike

What are your goals for the future? In Guitar, just to get better every single day. I dont play to impress, i play for me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lil_musiclover24 on April 10, 2007, 11:43:34 am
Nickname: Petal
Real (full) name: Sarah
Age and birthday: 24 (03/07/1982)
Habitat: Oamaru, New Zealand.

Which guitar(s) do you own? None

Which guitar do you currently play on? none

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
Dont play, put have taught myself to play guitar.
Need to buy one..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop, traditional such as irish, scottish different cultural music, Blues of course, Jazz, Country.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
none.. just twinkle bits here and there.

Who are your favorite bands?
Steeleye Span (irish band). Chieftains and van morrison. Otis redding, Nina Simone, Tracey Chapman, James Taylor, Mark Knopfler,  and many more cant think of them all.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
There is no age limit to when and how old you were when you play guitar or any
instruments. I play piano but one day I picked up a guitar and a guitar books and
taught myself a few chords. I am not an expert but it something different besides playing piano. They say if you can play a piano you can play any intrsuments. I also taught myself to play recorder and a cello...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but should be nice.  Maybe one day when I try and play well but am not that great.

Why do you play guitar?
For having fun...

What are your goals for the future?  Am trying to plan a wedding so far we set wedding date 4 times and keep cancaling it... will get there though. have a family and hope they are talented in music and other things... A good job..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 10, 2007, 01:34:46 pm
Quote from: "lil_musiclover24"

Age and birthday: 24 (03/07/1982)


3rd of july '82?   that's 3 days before me :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: datter on April 10, 2007, 08:52:56 pm
My God, I'm 38 and feeling very old at the moment.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trish on April 10, 2007, 09:29:59 pm
datter......hush!!!! :evil:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: headly on April 10, 2007, 10:40:03 pm
its all downhill from 37 onwards :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 11, 2007, 12:11:21 am
ha you people are going to feel old after this............even as 13 backwards im younger than you mu hahahahahahaha :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kevbocat on April 14, 2007, 03:26:57 am
Nickname: Kevbocat
Real (full) name: Kevin
Age and birthday: 32
Habitat: Toronto, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha Electric/Acoustic
Epiphone LP Special II
Fender Stratocaster MIM
Ibanez G10
Samick Fastback Greg Barnett Signature

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Yamaha Electric/Acoustic
Epiphone LP Special II

Which amp(s) do you own?

Fender Power Chorus
Fender Frontman 15G

How long have you been playing guitar?

Off and on for 8 years. More off than on

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Classic Rock, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Slash & Jimmy Page

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No

Why do you play guitar?

I enjoy it alot. It relaxes me.

What are your goals for the future?

To be better than I am at the present time
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bytron on April 16, 2007, 05:36:50 am
Nickname: Bytron
Real (full) name: Byron
Age and birthday: 20
Habitat: North Carolina

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Strato Mexico made, Yamaha Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender 65R

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 Year Started at 19 :(

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues/Rock/Classic

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues/Rock/Classic yet again lol

Who are your favorite bands?
PinkFloyd, Lynryd Skynrd, Led Zep, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Plus others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
This may sound corny... But mostly through my heart.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I wish.

Why do you play guitar?
Its so much fun :D

What are your goals for the future?
Goto school
Get a better job
Become better at playing the guitar than i am right now
And finally quit smoking... lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Oh! Darling on April 18, 2007, 12:00:13 am
Nickname: Most people just call me Adam
Real (full) name: Adam Zak Outteridge
Age and birthday: 20 (27-09-1986)
Habitat: Grew up in STAINES! Currently I am living the student dream up in Aberdeen. Though now I wish I kinda went to the Guitar Institute....

Which guitar(s) do you own?

White Mexican Fender Strat which is soon to be customized (great playability, but its forever going outta tune and the pickups are pretty weak) AND a lovely Stonebridge DS 40-CM (its too good to describe with mere words!)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox Valvetronix 50Vt (seem to be pretty popular here....good tone and versatility for the money I guess)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Around 4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hmm I was thinking about this recently and decided that I have no paticular favourite. I guess a slight bias towards Indie/alt rock in terms of bands that I like, but I like many genre's including classical, funk, blues, motown, folk, metal, psychedelic.....I could go on!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Hmm I guess I started with alt rock stuff mainly, but recently fingerstyle guitar is inspiring me (folk, classical and its incorporation into other genres). I also love slicing out some blues and bluesy rock, metal when I want to rock out and some funky licks too!

Who are your favorite bands?
PIXIES - they are my favourite band and while their technical skill is not virtuosic (though david lovering is an awesome drummer) their songs are written and produced so well.....they speak for themselves really.

Libertines - The passion and chemistry between Barat and Doherty made this band great. Both their songwriting skills and ear for a hook (along Barat's excellent sloppy style) helped of course.

Blur/Graham Coxon - I love growing up listening to Blur in my early teens and still do now. Graham Coxon is probably biggest inspriation to play the guitar well, and his solo stuff is just as awesome. He can play so many styles.

I admire many guitarists also for their ability, passion and songcrafting. Off the top of my head Graham of course, Clapton, Hendrix, SRV, BB King, John Squire, Bernard Butler, Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood, Bowie, Pete Shelly, Gilmor/ Waters/Barrat....again I could go on.  

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A combination of things really. I have always loved music, and as is probably common with most musicians, I wanted to learn how to make those noises! I was never a big sport fan either; I needed a hobby and playing the guitar was the best way to fill my time. Finally I realised that playing the guitar is probably the thing I enjoy most in my life (well apart from the obvious....ahem) and that what drives me on to keep learning!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Played with a group of friends which was jamming mostly and covering some songs....we had a few recordings too but they sucked (our rehearsal space was an awful coverted garage in Slough, we called it the musk pit.....the smell that used to come out of that place! I am at uni now living with a guy who I jam with and we have written a couple of songs, gonnaget out garage converted into a proper practice space so we can start recruiting a band and get gigging.

Why do you play guitar?
I love it. It is a form of expression that couples itself so beautifully with words. It takes me to an abstract plane......
What are your goals for the future?
To get to the stage (if I am lucky) where all I have to do is play the guitar for a living.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Scott on April 18, 2007, 03:21:50 am
Nickname:  Bueller....as in Ferris
Real (full) name:  Scott
Age and birthday:  34, Oct 22nd
Habitat: Oklahoma, USA  Land of Tornados and Trailer Parks  (we still roll in covered wagons)

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Poor man's Takamine...S-35

Which guitar do you currently play on?  The only one I have.

Which amp(s) do you own?  I sound bad enough without amplification, thanks

How long have you been playing guitar?  3 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Rock in all its forms that don't smack of pop, modern folk (I guess you'd call it), and blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  I play the A chord...and E, and D.  Not so much F.  12 bar blues is coming along, and makes me sound like I know what I'm doing

Who are your favorite bands?   Black Crowes, Alice in Chains, Days of the New...lots of stuff from Danny Gatton to The Cure to Sarah Mclaughlin to SRV to Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, and Chemical Brothers (GASP!)

 What inspired you to start playing guitar?  My inability to serenade my wife with a drum kit.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Have played drums...better than average at one point in my life...not at all in the last 12 years

Why do you play guitar?  Music is the best.  My dad grew up playing drums, and got quite good.  Started me down that road early in life and had a HUGE LP collection, from cheezy 60's folk to Hendrix to James Last and everything in between.  What could be better than making music?

What are your goals for the future?  Get good enough in the next year or so to entertain myself, maybe find a mediocre local band that plays on the weekend just because they love playing.  Oh...and learn Across the Universe and Blackbird, 'cause my wife'll love it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mobob on April 18, 2007, 11:44:40 pm
hey everybody,
My name is Mo and I'm from Germany. I've been playing guitar for almost three years now. I like Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, The Beautiful Girls, Calexico, and so on and so on. Just wanted to introduce myself! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 19, 2007, 07:14:50 am
welcome welcome! :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on April 20, 2007, 02:27:21 am
hhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: NotTheGuy on April 20, 2007, 03:06:39 am
Nickname: NotTheGuy
Real (full) name:David Meltzer
Age and birthday:Don't laugh- 48!  July 8, 1958 (I'm an old fart physically - still a 13 year old mentally!
Habitat:Atlanta area - GA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I own a MIM Fender strat with Dimarzio pickups
(http://216.119.68.31/mypics/strat.jpg)


and an Ibanez Artist AR-250 with Seymour Duncans. Its basically a LP double cut clone

(http://216.119.68.31/mypics/ibanez.jpg)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
75% the Ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own?
Hughes and Kettner 20th Anniversary Tube
Fender Frontman 25R

How long have you been playing guitar?
I played as a kid - quit for 20 + years ,and started back in 2001

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock - Mostly alternative, some classic, some grunge
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

see above

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zep, GNR, Velvet Revolver, RHCP, Incubus, King's X

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been musical.  My nephew got me started back in 2001

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not officially a band, but I do jam 2-3 times a month with a drummer and bass player

Why do you play guitar?
Is this a trick question?  BECAUSE ITS A GUITAR AND IT NEEDS TO BE PLAYED!
It's my addiction.....
PLUS - I get to drive my wife and kids CRAZY with it!

What are your goals for the future?
To improve everyday!

I found JustinGuitar via a posting on another guitar forum - marcseal.com.  I am soooo stoked to have found it.......I'm already learning a lot!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sean1968 on April 20, 2007, 06:37:45 pm
Nickname:     Sean1968

Real (full) name:    Sean Gosling

Age and birthday:     38  ( 7 - 12 - 68 )

Habitat:    Kilmarnock, Scotland   (Moving to Northampton in May 07)

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Aria Pro 2 RS Knight Warrior &  Standard 6 String Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Aria Pro 2 RS Knight Warrior mainly

Which amp(s) do you own?     Line 6 Spider III 15

How long have you been playing guitar?  Learnt basic chords years ago. Just restarted, about 6 months overall

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Metal. Heavier the better

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Metal & Punk (Easier stuff)

Who are your favorite bands?  Death, Machine Head, Slayer. Also Green Day & Sum 41

What inspired you to start playing guitar?     Listening to Death & Chuck Schuldiners playing used to blow me away

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  NO. Slayer asked me but I said no

Why do you play guitar?   Love It

What are your goals for the future?[/quote]   To be happy with my wife and kids and be the best I can. Oh yeh, wouldnt mind scoring for ENGLAND at Wembley
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pietro on April 20, 2007, 09:25:56 pm
Nickname:
pietro
Real (full) name:
Pietro (!)
Age and birthday:
26
Habitat:
Italy
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez V70
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez V70
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
Just a few months (in a serious way!)
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
No favourites! I like every kind of music having something to melodically and vocally express.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Got to learn more to play how and what I'd like to!
Who are your favorite bands?
Some international - quite old- ones (i.e. Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen), some italian ones...
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A wish from my past
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not now neither before, that's for sure! Who knows? Maybe in the future...
Why do you play guitar?
It makes me serene
What are your goals for the future?
Graduate! Undoubtly! And even play guitar better. Ever.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 21, 2007, 03:43:12 am
Nickname: 'Rusty'
Real  name: Paul
Age and birthday: 51 (22-05-1955)
Habitat: Adelaide, South Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Saehan Acoustic/Electric 'takamine' style.

Which amp(s) do you own?
El Cheapo Yamaha

For how long have you been playing guitar?
1 month (yep, thats right)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Roots, Blues, Blues Boogie. Some classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Muddy Waters, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat, Beatles, CSNY, CCR.....and about 30,000 more

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Blues.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Played harmonica in a few blues bands, in pubs, and played exceptionally well with an over 0.2 alcohol (JD or JB) reading. Well, so they told me.

Why do you play guitar?
Love the sound of older, raw blues and inspired. 30+ years ago I tried but was put off with learning how to play House of the Rising Bloody Sun 10,000 times over, so sold it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 23, 2007, 08:19:30 am
Quote from: "Rustic_Paul"

Played harmonica in a few blues bands, in pubs, and played exceptionally well with an over 0.2 alcohol (JD or JB) reading. Well, so they told me.


Diatonic or chromatic?

if diatonic, you might help me with some stuff cuz I'm still confused with these "straight harp-cross harp" things
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: imation on April 24, 2007, 08:17:18 am
Nickname:
Imation
Age and birthday:
i was born June 22, 1987 so that makes me 19..1/2
Habitat:
originally in the small island of the philippines, buh now USA
Which guitar(s) do you own?
i own about every guitar in the world except a yamaha pacifica 112 and washburn acoustic
Which guitar do you currently play on?
im more on my yamaha
Which amp(s) do you own?
hmmm..i describe it as a small crappy silver amp, which i dont know who made it ^_^
How long have you been playing guitar?
let me count.... about 2 weeks ...
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
opm,70's- modern rock,rnb*rap,classic, etc.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock, mostly 70 and 80's  rock RAWR
Who are your favorite bands?
technically not band but if you say so, SLASH from GnR, Zak Wylde, lynyrd skynyrd
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
slash's riffs and such and justin sandercoe
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
(sigh) i can only dream
Why do you play guitar?
check on What inspired you to start playing guitar? and.. OH YEAH! so i can be cool ^_^
What are your goals for the future?
to be a real good musician and pass what i learnd :D

question: you think it would be cool if justin can play an international song, like my country? it seems really interesting to know the talents of other worlds, so to speak to knock bounderies in music?
reply please i wanna know what you guys think ^_^ tx!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 24, 2007, 10:51:10 am
Quote from: "Lievendv"
Diatonic or chromatic?


Errr? Blues - Lick n' Suck...with the occasional Blow!

Better continue this conversation elsewhere or else we could get in the pooh? LOL.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chane on April 25, 2007, 12:12:32 am
Nickname: Don't have one

Real name: Eric

Age: 22

Habitat: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Which guitar do you own? Ibanez RG320

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube

For how long have you been playing guitar? On and off for about 5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Jazz, some Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Nada Surf

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Smashing Pumpkins

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not an official one, but often with a few friends.

Why do you play guitar? It makes me happy.

What are your goals for the future? To be a producer of music, radio, or TV.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 25, 2007, 07:24:04 am
welcome, your nickname is Chane :p
(what does that mean?)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: richomat on April 26, 2007, 01:51:18 am
i've been some days around here but somehow i missed this threat :?
Nickname: richomat
Real (full) name: Richard
Age and birthday: December,25 1968.. that makes me.. mmh.. 38
Habitat: Munich, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Electric: Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Fender Lite Ash Stratocaster, Fender TC-90 Thinline
Acoustic: Takamine EF508C, Takamine EGS330SC, Takamine EGSF15SC, Takamine EG260C, Crafter TA050, Aria AS-100 (Soloette)
Classical: Aria SP-5, Ibanez AEG10NENT, Fernando Sánchez
Bass: Peavey Zodiac BXP

Which guitar do you currently play on? I play them all

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Princeton Chorus, Roland Microcube, Behringer V-Amp, Digitech GNX4

How long have you been playing guitar? I started playing classical guitar 20 years ago. A few months later i switched to electric and then i stopped playing until 2002.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock, Folk, Latin

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Rock, Folk, Latin, Classical

Who are your favorite bands? I dont have a favorite band. I think the only bands from which i have the complete discography are AC/DC, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like music. I played trumpet before but it was to loud for my neighbours

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I dont play in a band but i jam sometimes with some friends.

Why do you play guitar? Satisfaction

What are your goals for the future? Let the good times roll.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 08:03:35 am
Quote from: "richomat"
i

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Electric: Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Fender Lite Ash Stratocaster, Fender TC-90 Thinline
Acoustic: Takamine EF508C, Takamine EGS330SC, Takamine EGSF15SC, Takamine EG260C, Crafter TA050, Aria AS-100 (Soloette)
Classical: Aria SP-5, Ibanez AEG10NENT, Fernando Sánchez
Bass: Peavey Zodiac BXP


 :shock:

sweet ; we demand pictures! :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: richomat on April 26, 2007, 11:25:52 am
lol.. why do you want to see my cheap guitars?
i am not a collector or a gearmaniac.. i have so much guitars because i play in many places and dont want to carry the guitars around.. i have some at home, at work, at my girlfriends home, at my parents house and in the basement of my friend..
but i make some pictures.. which one do you want to see? all?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 11:44:02 am
Quote from: "richomat"
lol.. why do you want to see my cheap guitars?
i am not a collector or a gearmaniac.. i have so much guitars because i play in many places and dont want to carry the guitars around.. i have some at home, at work, at my girlfriends home, at my parents house and in the basement of my friend..
but i make some pictures.. which one do you want to see? all?


hehe if you need to go to all these places with your cam   nevermind then..
that's a cool way to have access to a guitar everywhere :D

I play a lefthanded one and I can't play on any guitar of my friends :(
guess your apporach would be cool

but for that, I bought me a harmonica;  my "very portable miusic making device" :p
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 26, 2007, 12:02:54 pm
Have a picture of my guitar and bio on my MySpace page and high resolution photo in my forum if you're interested, link below.
Finally finished fixing it 2 weeks ago and it sounds sweet....the head is now a golden colour like the body and no string buzzing. They can have their $14,000 Martins, this one'll do me :D

Sorry, back on topic 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 12:24:42 pm
nice;  and your "first attempt at songwriting" isn't too bad either !
it's very direct :D but idd very applicable to many many countries etc
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 26, 2007, 12:40:58 pm
Thanks Lievee, much apreciated. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 12:44:09 pm
do you have the chords to accompany the song?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 26, 2007, 12:47:10 pm
Yes and no, all up here in the head. I don't write music, and can't read music, will be getting help with that but have some pretty strong ideas of what the song will sound like.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 01:51:19 pm
let's make it a contest :D

perhaps I'll give it a try to

how does it need to sounds... powerful or blluueezyyyy :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rustic_Paul on April 26, 2007, 02:04:27 pm
Yep, you win the cigar, it'll have music much like Canned Heats 'On the Road Again' Boogie type blues. Strong bass, chunka chunka drums and a nice touch of harp. Oh!, and in some areas, a strong female voice.
 
Gotta tell ya I feel so guilty with all this stuff in this Intro thread :? ....time to move it to a 'Songwriting' topic?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 26, 2007, 02:06:37 pm
oh my you're right (again) guess i'm such a "fishwive"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: HastyDave on April 28, 2007, 08:51:30 pm
Hello all,

Nickname: HastyDave
Real Name: Dave
Birthday: 10/09/1972
Habitat: East Sussex, UK

Which guitar(s) do you currently own?
My electric's a Fender American Traditional Strat.
The electro-acoustic is a Crafter DE7.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both, but more the Strat at the moment.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox Cambridge 30 Twin Reverb.

How long have you been playing guitar?
It's 23 years since I first picked one up. But there have been some very long breaks!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues/Rock mostly. Some indie, some metal. A bit of folk every now and again.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
As above.

Who are your favorite bands?
In no order: Cream, Hendrix, U2, James, Dire Straits, Led Zep, AC/DC. I've been listening to The Killers a lot recently. On the folky side: The Corries, Steeleye Span, Michelle Shocked, Suzanne Vega &c.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My father, mostly - combined with seeing bands on TV. My Dad had an EKO Ranger acoustic (I think he still has it up in an attic somewhere), and he used to sing me and my sister to sleep on it. My sister and I finally badgered him into teaching us a few chords when we were about thirteen.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I don't right now. I'm looking for one.

Why do you play guitar?
It's fun.

What are your goals for the future?
Get a bit better, find a band and do some gigs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ejc46 on April 30, 2007, 08:46:34 pm
This is a note to justinguitar. I'm 46 and of limited means due to a divorce. One item I managed to keep out of all the stuff I had acquired over the past 27 years of marriage was my guitar. I've taken lessons in the past, but usually ran into time constraints and excuses to let my playing fall by the wayside. One thing I never lost, however was the thrill of hearing myself play a simple chord or two. I've just begun using your website to learn more about playing and it has brought joy into my life when I've really needed it. I thought you deserved to know this. I like participating in actions that give meaning to this adventure we all share. Thanks and Best Regards to all involved,

ejc46
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on April 30, 2007, 10:04:35 pm
no matter who you are or what you are dealing with, for everybody here, playing guitar is a great escape!

welcome aboard
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: eloquence on May 08, 2007, 04:35:52 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: David
Age and birthday: 20 20th may 1986  
Habitat: Antwerp, Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender DG-4 acoustic
Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster
Stagg: Cheap classical guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?

All my guitars

Which amp(s) do you own?

Marshall 1984 JCM 800 4010 Combo

How long have you been playing guitar?

4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

I like it all: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, Classic, oldskool metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

eeeuhm

Who are your favorite bands?

RHCP, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band, The Beatles, Silvermount Zion, The Great Lake Swimmers, The Velvet underground. All Frank Zappa's stuff. The Notwist, The Postal Service, The Mars Volta, Clap your hands say yeah, Explosions in the sky ... and many, many others.. Justin Sandercoe (really nice stuffon myspace!)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

The classic way: I saw some video footage of Jimi Hendrix. Later that day I saw some video footage of John Frusciante playing Under the Bridge acoustic...
It was a TV show about the guitar players.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Yes I play in a band called New Risng Sun

Why do you play guitar?

Because I want to express myself as good as I can. And I want to be able to play as good as I can. I don't wanna end up regretting that I didn't had the discipline to do it.  I am young, I should absorb as much stuff as possible :)

What are your goals for the future?

Study at the Guitar Institue in London, meet some nice folks, explore different countries... Make music with lots of people. See some nice gigs. Having a great time all the time hehe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on May 08, 2007, 09:53:12 pm
welcome fellow Vlaming :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zajeb on May 09, 2007, 08:39:51 pm
Nickname:Zajeb but in rl Leki
Real (full) name:Nemanja Lekic
Age and birthday:21
Habitat:Was born in Kosovo Mitrovica but as i am a Serb i had 2 flee when i was a kid... so Belgrade now :D

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Stagg   SW203LH-BK (didnt just wanna leav stagg so i looked it up :) even if it is cheap i love here :))

Which guitar do you currently play on?
SW203LH-BK

Which amp(s) do you own?
non i play pld faithfull acoustic

How long have you been playing guitar?
year and 4 months but i knew all the chords before i got the guitar caus i was special kind of a freak :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
actualy all i can get my hands on i have a crack at, from old national music to some things that realy arent made for acoustic; but ex-yu rock the most
Who are your favorite bands?
Some u never heard of :D...maybe anly in Kusturica movies
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was asking 2 start playing a guitar when i was 10 cas i realy loved it and hated the fluet we had 2 play in musics class... but mom didnt wanna hear about it if i dont lett here sine me up 2 dance classes also, and as i was a stupid kid i fought it was gay :D
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope i jamed a fue times with my friends in a bomb shalter
Why do you play guitar?
It relaxes me
What are your goals for the future?
to gett as good as i can and finish the medical faculty...so i can have more time to play :D

PS. i just wanted to sat thx 2 justin for the lessons and for the link to www.informationclearinghouse.info so i see there are some people that get the truth out there
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: aging_bimbo on May 12, 2007, 06:18:23 am
Nickname: Aging Bimbo
Real (full) name: Miss Bimbo
Age and birthday: 1961 model
Habitat: Hong Kong Island (although Lamma Island is my spiritual home  http://www.lamma.com.hk/)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Acoustic Taylor 214-E, 'lectric Squier Strat out of the cheapo starter pack

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly the Taylor, altho it doesn't sound so good since I put the extra light strings on in an attempt to make it easier to play barre chords.

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender 15G out of the pack

How long have you been playing guitar? 18 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Any and all

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not so much a question of genre as what I can play, which isn't much. Country (Jolene - strumming, wish I could work out the picking but it's rather rapid and not uncomplicated, Folsom Prison Blues - kind of, Me and Bobby McGee, With Tomorrow by Gene Clarke), rock (Wish You Were Here, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Hey Joe, Passenger), blues (12-bar shuffle), funk (opening bars to Play that Funky Music), rock again (Highway to Hell rhythm part), folk (It's Too Late), Neil Young (he's a genre by himself - Heart of Gold - thanks, Justin!). Working on Rebel Rebel, would be working on Carla Bruni's Quelqu'un M'a Dit if I could play a barre chord - got the picking pattern nailed, struggling with Love Will Tear Us Apart as covered by Nouvelle Vague, not even attempting to struggle with Anything by Martina Topley-Bird, planning to not attempt to even struggle with an acoustic version of Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love....? Can't find a tab for Ultravox (John Foxx incarnation) Dangerous Rhythm or The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned or I'd be not attempting to struggle with those. To the despair of my teacher who would like me to be able to play one song through to the end before starting on something else.

Who are your favorite bands? Bowie, Stooges, Love, Will Oldham, Iron & Wine, Chilli Peppers, Peter Tosh, Beck, The Doonicans (kind of punky, celtic folky, put out one EP in the early80s, my brother played bouzouki, fine band, should have been huge!), and Hawkwind.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Had a vision of myself as Joan Baez. Had bought a guitar centuries ago and learnt three chords, made my fingers hurt so much I couldn't play it for weeks and then never picked it up again for years until I found myself with time on my hands after resigning from my god-awful job and trying to think of an alternative career path. Happened to see an ad for lessons from a local guitar god. Tragically it might have been the fact that I thought he was rather handsome that swung it! He teaches Tai Chi Qi Gong in Oz now, so there's a Justin parallel for you.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, way too crap, although I did sing in a band at uni, called Dangerous Nonsense (I was a one-gig wonder).

Why do you play guitar? It annoys the cat. Actually I find it rather disconcerting that she'll listen to any kind of awful screeching guitar noise on the stereo but runs and hides in the cupboard if I so much as stretch my hand in the direction of my guitar. Guess she's my most objective critic!

What are your goals for the future? Learn to play and sing a handful of songs well enough not to torture the audience too greatly at an open mike night.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: slashfan on May 12, 2007, 06:52:53 am
Nickname: slashfan
Real (full) name: Rick Daniels
Age and birthday: 30 2-16-77
Habitat: Upstate New York (USA)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Jackson JS20, Stagg Les Paul copy, 80s Charvel (by Jackson) and one no ones ever heard of a mid 60s Avanti made by Hoyer in Germany
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Js20 and the Stagg
Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate G600 half stack
How long have you been playing guitar?
2 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
new and old rock and metal
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
same as above
Who are your favorite bands?
Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Guns 'N'Roses, Metallica, Pantera, and Velvet Revolver
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
i injured my back 8 years ago and as it got worse i ran out of things i could do while standing. the guitar i can play while sitting. and it fit because i've always loved music.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
unfortunatly i don't see that happening
Why do you play guitar?
same as above
What are your goals for the future?
keep getting better
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alerion on May 12, 2007, 08:34:00 am
Nickname: Alerion
Real (full) name: Patrick Stippinger
Age and birthday: 22 ( 30-01-85 )
Habitat:Vienna, Austria


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Compass Series Steel String Acoustic
Epiphone SG 400 Pitch Black
and some sort of nylon string classical...

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The SG and the Steel String, the nylon when it's nearer than the others :D

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider III 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Well started at the age of 12 but had long breaks in between and now I play again for maybe a year or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal... most genres ;)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well... how to describe that? I guess I play like a lot of style, I like to play blues sometimes then straight forward rock, Grunge, Metal...

Who are your favorite bands?
Hm that's hard... I like Pearl Jam, Creed, Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Skillet, Green Day, well I could go on forever

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well I love music, I write own songs and I want to be able to play them ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes we're just starting to play together - as for the serious band - apart from that I'm playing in a church band ;)

Why do you play guitar?
Because I like the instrument. I was playing drums for some time but it just wasn't what I wanted to dig into, maybe also beacause I want to be able to sing with my instrument (Yes I know there's singing drummers, but...)

What are your goals for the future?
Getting better, individually and with my band and then... we'll see ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SRVforever on May 12, 2007, 01:05:54 pm
Nickname:SRVforever
Real (full) name:Wayne
Age and birthday:32 30,nov
Habitat:Cheltenham UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Std Strat Sunburst(Mexican - my standard of playing doesn't warrent a US one!)
Yamaha SG200
Hondo Cheepo acoustic
Samick Mandolin ( for when I cannot suppress the folk!)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX AD15VT valvetronix modeling amp
I use to have a 50Watt Torque amp but I swapped it for the mandolin

How long have you been playing guitar?

err 16 years on and off!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

You gotta love the Blues, classic rock, some prog rock,  and a sprinkling of folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Blues

Who are your favorite bands?

SRV, Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Fairport Convention

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Because I couldn't hold in the sound any longer!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Yes 2 bands when I first started playing - would like to be in / start another.

Why do you play guitar?

It fun! gives you an amazing buzz, and sometimes it sounds good!!

What are your goals for the future?[/quote]

Live Life! Also would like to form/join a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rodrigo on May 13, 2007, 12:57:04 pm
Nickname: I just put my name
Real (full) name: Rodrigo Fernandes
Age and birthday: 16
Habitat: Portugal

Which guitar(s) do you own? Now I own one acoustic Alhambra manufactor, but i´m locking for a electric one.

Which guitar do you currently play on? My acoustic and my friend electric.

How long have you been playing guitar? I play for 2 months ( i known that is a short time but im really impressed with the things i can allready do)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Rock and some portuguese musics (but their are particular hard ones)

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, Bon Jovi, Good Charlotte, Iron Maiden, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? well because i allways dream about being a guitarist.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not really, but in the future i hope i'll be in one.

Why do you play guitar? I love the solos

What are your goals for the future? Play guitar like slash . lolol .
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on May 15, 2007, 08:26:38 pm
Hello Justin and fellow guitarists

My name is Cara (You can call me Cozza, my nickname). I live in Staffordshire and I am a computing student at Wolverhampton University.
My interests include chocolate (like Justin, so I hear!), computers, art, sci-fi, and listening to music. I am a big Green Day fan, and whilst I was searching YouTube I came across one of Justin's tutorials for American idiot. So I researched some more and found my way here. I have no previous experience of music, I was rubbish in my music lessons at school. My friend loved music from as early as I can remember he could play almost any intrument and he was in the process of working towards a degree in music technology. Sadly, he died in Feb 2006 at the age of 16 (I  was 17 last year)

I don't have enough money for a guitar at the moment but I am studying the theory side of things and saving up.

I look forward to learning from you and getting to know you guys. It would make my day if you said hi to me, Justin, honestly!  :lol:  :D

Cozza xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Desko on May 16, 2007, 12:59:50 am
Nickname: Desko
Real (full) name: Rawley N. Roebuck
Age and birthday: 16; December 14 1990
Habitat: Chattanooga TN, but from Anchorage Alaska so no southernness habits at all.

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Hamer Vector, the most awesome guitar on the planet.

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Hamer Vector

Which amp(s) do you own? Some "Crate" Practice amp
 
How long have you been playing guitar? About 3 weeks...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Power Metal; Metal; 70's Disco; Techno; some Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Metal

Who are your favorite bands? Dragonforce, Metallica (mostly older stuff), Tenacious D,  Bee Gees

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Dragonforce, they're awesome shredding killed my entire family by exploding their brains out of their pores

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but I have a freind who plays drums, so if he would get his drums into a playable area then we could be a band any time.

Why do you play guitar? Because it's awesome, and fun, and awesome.

What are your goals for the future?  To have the ability to play guitar as fast as Dragonforce.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Adny93 on May 16, 2007, 03:24:39 am
Nickname: Adny93
Real (full) name:Adnan Raul Valdes (Am Half Indian)
Age and birthday:14
Habitat:Mexico

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Gib Epiphone (i really dunno the model, it dosent say any where)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Gib Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own?

Ibanez IBZ10G

How long have you been playing guitar?

3 Years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Hard Rock, Rock, Glam Metal, Folk Metal, Power Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Glam And Power

Who are your favorite bands?

Helloween, Ratt, Rhapsody, Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Tesla, Van Halen

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Watching Guitar Player, and love to music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Yeah, am playing this saturday lol (saturday 19)

Why do you play guitar?

Cause i express my self, and i have fun, i kill boredom, i and just like it

What are your goals for the future?

Playin Guitar in a band (dosent need to be the mos famous) but most of all, have fun playing on it

Your favorite guitarist?
Steve Vai mostley
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: pickNhand on May 17, 2007, 06:52:44 pm
Nickname:pickNhand
Real (full) name:Adam
Age and birthday:28
Habitat:Woodstock GA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Vintage American Strat (Inherited from my father who passed away)
Schecter S-1 Elite
Peavey Vortex
Jay Turser Jazz Guitar
Alavarez Acoustic


Which guitar do you currently play on?
I mostly play on my new Schecter and the Acoustic, but I occasionally pull out the Strat.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Princeton Chorus (Inherited from my father as well)
VOX DA5

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and extremely off for about 14 years (going to make it stick this time around).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Iron & Wine, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Both my father and step-father were guitar players so I was around music and bands since I was born.
I guess you can say I was hooked from birth.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, but eventually I hope.

Why do you play guitar?
It is a complete blast and I have such a love for music!

What are your goals for the future?
Enjoy life, have fun, and eventually write music and songs that will touch the lives of others and live on forever!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Paul on May 18, 2007, 10:19:39 pm
Nickname: Paul
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: 22
Habitat: London, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? ESP Ltd DV8-R, ESP LTD EX-400, Yamaha Pacifica 012, Lamaq Acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on? ESP Ltd DV8-R and Lamaq Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG15 (xx--xx, I know), but I have a Roland Cube-60 on it's way to me at some point.

How long have you been playing guitar? 5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal/Hard Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Trying to play metal at the moment and just playing whatever else Justin tells me to.

Who are your favorite bands? At the moment it would be Megadeth, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Iron Maiden.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I was playing Guitar Hero and I considered that my time could be better spent trying to learn the real guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope - hopefully in the future though!

Why do you play guitar? It feels sexy to picture myself as a guitar hero.

What are your goals for the future?[/quote] Be able to learn songs by ear. Join a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Maria on May 19, 2007, 12:54:00 pm
Nickname: Maria
Real (full) name: Maria
Age and birthday: 17
Habitat: Sweden, soon to be Brazil.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Apparently (I had no idea until two minutes ago) a Sigma acoustic guitar. It's at least 30 years old.
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as above.
How long have you been playing guitar?
An hour or so every two years.. haha. Now it's for serious though.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop/Rock, Latin, Reggeaton, Mpb, etc.

Who are your favorite bands?

Mando Diao, The Beatles,
What (who) inspired you to start playing guitar?
Jack Johnson and Lars Winnerbäck.

Why do you play guitar?

It's fun. And it's a fairly good excuse not to do your homework.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kitemasters on May 19, 2007, 03:21:07 pm
Nickname: Read its on the left  :shock:
Real (full) name: Robin Masters
Age and birthday: born on 29 feb... i will die young  :?
Habitat: Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier strat, a red acoustic, a stagg thing ( with the flower holes?)
and abouth 4 old dusty things in the backroom.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the red accoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
A behringer but mostly i use a pod 2.0 with headphones
to keep the city happy

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Way too long, and stil play crappy

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kinds, mostly rock/blues hate moste rap metal and gothic things.
but i like deep purple, led zeppelin old stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Is justin a genre  :D  i never learn a song onley the first 3 or 4 bars lol

Who are your favorite bands?
ther are so many......top list; all clapton,dire straits,page,rory block ( a band ?)
ten years after,rory galagher enz enz enz


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
First my brother he came home with an old guitar and i always mest with his toys  :oops:
second i saw that fiesta red guitar (probably eric or mark) on tv
it burnd my eyes out ...i just HAD too have that.I still have that feeling all do my squier is red.
I want the real red thing  :evil:

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
mmmmm. i play`d the bass four two years in a band.
And trumpet for ten years in a marshing band  :?

Why do you play guitar?
Its inside, i just have too.

What are your goals for the future?
Get that real fiesta red some day  8)    oh and worldpiece offcourse :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gilles on May 19, 2007, 09:40:59 pm
Nickname: Gilles
Real (full) name: Gilles De Munck
Age and birthday: 23 (14/03/1984)
Habitat: Tervuren (Brussels), Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone SG 400 cherry (electric), Yamaha F 310 P (acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on? The 2 mentionned above

Which amp(s) do you own? Laney LX20D

How long have you been playing guitar? 1,5 year (since october 2005)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All kinds of rock, depends on the mood.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Punk (because it's the easiest), pop rock

Who are your favorite bands? Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Guns and Roses, Goo goo Dolls, My chemical Romance (last cd) and many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I listen to music a lot and one day I stopped thinking it was impossible for me to play the things I like listening to.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No, but would love to

Why do you play guitar? Because I'm addicted to music and because I love the feeling of creating something. I also like challenges.

What are your goals for the future? Improve my technical ability to the point I can play "Canon Rock", playing in a band, improve my musical knowledge in order to understand what I'm playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on May 19, 2007, 10:36:00 pm
Quote from: "kitemasters"


Is justin a genre  :D  



 :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Well he plays quite a lot of genres though
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TK on May 20, 2007, 02:13:24 am
Nickname: TK
Real (full) name: Jim Tamangan
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: London

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fenix Strat Copy, and a Tanglewood acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG15

How long have you been playing guitar?
3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Rock, Blues, Spanish type music, classical pieces.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal, Classical

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lost Prophets, Disturbed

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Boredom in my new flat

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Did play in a band, didn't last long :D

Why do you play guitar?
It keeps me occupied

What are your goals for the future?
To improve, just to improve...... oh and to nail Classical Gas.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rimrunner on May 20, 2007, 04:13:08 am
guess it's about time i filled mine in :lol:

Nickname: lum somtime lump
Real (full) name: liam cupitt
Age and birthday: 27 (code for 30+)
Habitat: tropical urban wilderness in the morten bay area of queesnland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
i have a yammaha fg411ce 12 that i have taken 6 strings of to help with by chubby fingers. and an epiphone strat that i picked up cheap to see if i liked playing electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
 it turns out that i really like playing the electric and have almost forgotten my yammy

Which amp(s) do you own?
cheap epi amp with a v-amp for effects for the epi and a custom acoustic amp for the yammy

How long have you been playing guitar?
i've had my acoustic for nearing 7 years now but the playing was so erratic that i really only say i've had it for 1. i've easily doubled my skills in the last 4 weeks since i've found justins site.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
this is my biggest problem. i love far too many types and can't settle on a song to learn right through before becomming bored and want to play something completly different. my current playlist includes enya and ugly kid joe.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
simpe easy to learn songs. is that a genre? i really want to learn some surf stuff. and some tommy emmanual, some enya. :( high hopes which i'm delaying till i get some real chops and chord speed.

Who are your favorite bands?
the waifs, tenacious d, cat stevens, red elvises, CCR, offspring.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
my brothers and cousins are all into it. i've always wanted to make my dads guitar make nice sounds since i was 6.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
well if you'd believe my friends were in a band. but we haven't played anything ever. :D  :D

Why do you play guitar?
dunno. learn a skill i don't already have mebbe.

What are your goals for the future?
i'm getting some vocal training. my only real goal is to be able to sing a song i'm playing on a guitar. guitar virtuoso is not going to happen and rockstar staus is very unlikely. BBQ hero.. i can do that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: PSYKOTTIC on May 20, 2007, 07:21:34 pm
Nickname: PSYKOTTIC,
Real name: Simon
Habitat: Perth Western Australia

Which equip do you own?

Washburn Zebra wood acoustic
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/Genegod/IMG_0661.jpg)

Schecter Demon
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/Genegod/IMG_0659.jpg)

Boss GT6 effects processor
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/Genegod/IMG_0660.jpg)

Roland cube30x (Its a black noise box do you really need a pic?)

 
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Too hard to choose

Who are your favorite bands?
everyone from Beethoven to Alien sex fiend but im big on Pink Floyd, John Butler, Incubus and the white stripes.


Why do you play guitar?
After all these years the passion for music made me want to be an active part of it instead of watching from the sidelines.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jimi on May 26, 2007, 04:42:22 am
Hi everyone.
This is my long overdue first post. :lol:

Nickname: Jimi
Real (full) name: Ben
Age and birthday: 20
Habitat: Leicester, UK.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
An old classical....but I'm buying myself a new accoustic, anytime now. 8)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
that old classical

Which amp(s) do you own?
none.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I've been properly praticing for a couple of months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Indie, Blues, folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
genre is not important at the mo. :wink:  Justin's lessons are.

Who are your favorite bands?
wow. to many to mention, but to name a few, Acrtic Monkeys, The Libertines, The White Stripes, RHCP, The fratellis, Kings of Leon . I also love the older stuff particlally Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Cream.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching and listening my favourite band, wanting to be able play like them.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, would like to one day. When I'm good enough. :D

Why do you play guitar?
Because its fun. Plus love music.
And now I've started, Its like a drug....I'm Addicted. :D

What are your goals for the future?
Having fun, Improving my guitar skills and hopefully being able to play some aweome songs for myself and others to enjoy.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Skitchy on May 28, 2007, 03:56:17 am
Nickname: Skitchy/Skitch whichever variation you wish to use.
Real (full) name: Gary, and that's all you get to know :D
Age and birthday: Age- 17 B-day - 21/03/90
Habitat: I'm gonna go ahead and say Scotland, UK.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Epiphone G-400 Deluxe
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Les Paul (Gothic) Copy by Ridgewood
Explorer Copy by Marlin (It was £50, I couldn't resist.)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Les Paul (Gothic) by Ridgewood, or the Gibson Epiphone G-400 Deluxe. Whichever is closest to hand.

Which amp(s) do you own? A crappy 10 Watt Practice amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? Around 4 years...Or there abouts

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Punk, Hardcore, Metalcore, Mathcore, Alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? See above :D

Who are your favorite bands? Protest the Hero, The Blood Brothers, Funeral for a Friend, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bullet for my Valentine

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Friends.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I've been in a few bands, they never really worked out. I'm in 2 bands right now. One is punk, the other Mathcore-esque.

Why do you play guitar? For enjoyment and to entertain people...as well as to get paid for it.

What are your goals for the future? Well, I hope to be as good as Luke Hoskin (Guitarist from Protest the Hero) by the end of the year. If not, then that's my goal for next year. Also I hope to play a few gigs with either of my bands, preferably both. That's about it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rezan on May 28, 2007, 12:29:39 pm
Nickname: Rezan online, none in real life.
Real (full) name: Simen, and that's all you'll ever know. That is, unless you're a skilled hacker. =P
Age and birthday: Younger than I want to be.
Habitat: The frozen tundras of Norway.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Cort Earth 70 (6s, steel) - Great cheap guitar a friend picked out for me. My starter.
Electric: Fender Standard Telecaster (6s, steel) - Recent purchase, great to play on, beautiful sound.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I kind of play them both, depending on what I want to play and what mood I'm in.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Roland Micro Cube. Don't make fun. It's got great sound. =[

How long have you been playing guitar?
I'd say about nine months. Eight of them on acoustic.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, blues, alt-rock, pop-rock, punk-rock, pop and metal to some extent.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All of the above.

Who are your favorite bands?
Muse, APC, RHCP, Incubus, System of a Down, Nirvana, Radiohead, U2, Metallica, Stereophonics, White Stripes, Strokes, Theory of a Deadman, Coldplay, Green Day, Gluecifer, The Hives, Dandy Warhols and the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and..

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Boredom mostly, coupled with an interest in music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
It relaxes me, and gives me the feeling that I can do something not everybody else can. That, and I love music.

What are your goals for the future?
Master more scales for more improvs, learn how to write melodies with more harmony, become wicked at playing the guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on May 31, 2007, 10:48:55 am
Quote from: "Rezan"

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Roland Micro Cube. Don't make fun. It's got great sound. =[




Actually the microcube IS good material and has a good reputation on this forum  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rezan on May 31, 2007, 09:02:54 pm
Yeah I think it's wicked.. Only reason I want a bigger one is, well, it's got more bass ;P

Roland Microcube Pride! ;P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cjt1994 on June 02, 2007, 08:34:14 pm
Nickname: cjt1994
Real name(full): does it really matter?
Age: 13; 10/2/94
Habitat:USA!!!


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Goya CF Martin (From the 80s)

Which guitar do you currently play on
The only one I have. Duh.

Which amp(s) do you own?
I don't own an amp cuz mine doesnt take amps.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started playing on May 23rd of 2007.

Which is/are your fav. music genres?
Hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Doesn't really matter. As long as I can play a song, I don't care what genre it's in.

Who are your fav. bands?
Slipknot, AC/DC, Guns & Roses, U2, Deep Purple, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Linkin Park, and Green Day, to name a few.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Either the video game Guitar Hero or my Wood shop teacher. My wood shop teacher is the best guitar player I personally know.

Do you play in a band or have been playing in a band?
No I'm not playing in a band and have not been in one. But, some of my friends and I are trying to start a band. The only thing stopping us is financial problems.

Why do you play guitar?
Cuz guitar players get all the chicks!lol Just kidding. I heard my shop teacher playing one day and I was like, "I wish I could do that."

Who is your fav. guitarist?
Probably Les Paul. The man is amazing. He practically invented the electric guitar and the recording studio. Without him, the music industry as we know it wouldn't exist!

What are your goals for the future?
To get as good as Justin! :D And to start that band I was talking bout.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JC-88 on June 04, 2007, 06:14:24 am
Nickname: JC-88
Real (full) name: James Connolly
Age and birthday: May 4, 1988
Habitat: Saratoga Springs, NY

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Alvarez AD-70SC, some old classical
Which guitar do you currently play on?
both!
Which amp(s) do you own?
none at the moment
How long have you been playing guitar?
bout 3 months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i like basically everything
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
modern pop/rock, classical rock, a lot of fingerpicking songs
Who are your favorite bands?
Dispatch, Boston, Alkaline Trio, Led Zeppelin, Death Cab for Cutie, O.A.R., Guster,...i could go on for hours
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
a good friend at school :)
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no, but maybe someday it would be fun
Why do you play guitar?
because it's fun!!!
What are your goals for the future?
ski bum in the winter, beach bum in the summer...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DP on June 04, 2007, 01:14:52 pm
Nickname: None in life, DP on this forum
Real (full) name: Peder
Age and birthday: 16, Januray 17th.
Habitat: Kongsvinger, Norway (how I hate it here xD)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Well... a Career Stage Series electric guitar, and a handmade acoustic guitar from around 1950, which originally was my grandfather's. He couldn't play guitar, though xD if bass guitars count, I have a Fullerton Special Edition Cutlass bass guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Career guitar, since the acoustic one needs new strings, and I haven't bought that yet.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f78/hunzed/IMG_0244.jpg)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney HCM15B bass amp. But I'm borrowing a Roland Micro Cube which sounds good.

How long have you been playing guitar?
a bit difficult to say, since I've been playing guitar from now and then earlier. But I've finally discovered how funny it really is. I've played... about two months since I discovered that, hehe.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Progressive Rock/Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All kinds

Who are your favorite bands?
Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Marillion, Magic Pie, Frost*, Neal Morse, Crash Test Dummies, Transatlantic and Liquid Tension Experiment. And of course Vamp. I also listen to other bands which can not be called favourite, but which I like.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
One don't need to inspire me to play an instrument :twisted:

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Sort of. Nothing to speak about, though.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love the sound of it!

What are your goals for the future?
I want to be a fulltime musician!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on June 04, 2007, 01:56:12 pm
Cool guitar art... all of a sudden surfy tunes come to my mind :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Daniel_G on June 05, 2007, 01:04:07 am
Nickname: Daniel_G
Real (full) name: Daniel Jonathan Graves
Age and birthday: 24 (04-13-1983)
Habitat: The Hague, The Netherlands and Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez Gio GAX70, 3 Epiphone Les Paul standards, two in heritage cherry sunburst, one in what's best described as black/cherry.
One of the HCS model is loaded with a Bareknuckle Pickups Rebel Yell set, one is loaded with a Zakk Wylde EMG set.
2 Epiphone Les Paul Customs, 1 in black, 1 with a customised paintjob which is black with several Misfits' crimson ghost logo's all over the body.
The all black custom is loaded with a Bareknuckle Pickups Miracle Man set.
All guitars are fitted with bone topnuts, Schaller straplocks and Schaller M6 locking tuners, or Sperzel locking tuners.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly my black/cherry one with the Rebel Yells.
They have my tone ;)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV, Hughes & Kettner Statesman Dual 20,
Marshall DSL 401, Fender Blues Junior,
Orange Tiny Terror Combo

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Over 10 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
That widely varies with my mood, can be classical, punk, metal and just about everything in between, with the exception of gangster rap

Which genre(s) do you play on your guitar often?
Punk, metal and folk, right now i'm trying to learn some heavier metal

Who are your favorite bands?
The Misfits, Bad Religion, Lamb Of God, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath *and i could name about 800 or so more*

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My dad's old Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix records. And Metallica.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, we play local bars from time to time, just doing covers.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's a great creative process, and it's a great way to express ones feelings without many words *provided you're just playing guitar and not singing, of course ;-) *
And of course, it's fun.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep on playing for fun

[edit] updated to reflect current gear, etc[/edit]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KarliK on June 05, 2007, 01:22:47 pm
Nickname: KarliK
Real (full) name: Stéphanie K.
Age and birthday: 20 1/2 (10/10/1986)
Habitat: Lyon (France)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Storm 70TS (folk, my first guitar ^^)

Which guitar do you currently play on? this guitar ;)

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 week, I'm a true beginner!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? pop/rock/punk/ballads (= "slow songs")

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I begin with ballads

Who are your favorite bands? Can't really say... everything that makes me wanna dance, sing, cry... bands that move me in a way, Die Ärzte, the Get Up Kids,Tyler Hilton (I loooooove him),Alkaline Trio...... and so many others!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? No one in particular

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not yet, maybe someday !

Why do you play guitar? Because I like it ^^ and there's this romantic side of the thing ....

What are your goals for the future? Be able to sing and play at the same time, even if it's at the crossroads near my house, or maybe just be able to play well, that would be fine !
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Unicron on June 05, 2007, 01:33:23 pm
Well I have been floating around this site for a few weeks now and only now have I come across this thread.  And what a great site this is - top job to one and all.  I said in a couple of posts elsewhere that it is really refreshing to have a site where no matter what age you are, what gear and hardware you got, or whatever your experience on the guitar, your opinion counts on this site!  So great to have somewhere where there is no nooby-bashing or just insults because you disagree with someone else. The politics are cool here so please lets keep it that way - not like some other forum/tab sites I could mention!

Nickname: Unicron
Real (full) name: Steve Richards
Age and birthday: 17.9.75 - OH MY GOD I'M 32!  HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!?!
Habitat: Swansea, S.Wales

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Les Paul "Black Beauty" Custom (3 Pups), Peavey Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both, but mainly the Epi

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MGDFX 30

How long have you been playing guitar? Just under 6 years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pretty much everything.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly rock / classic rock / blues / metal / a bit of folk

Who are your favorite bands? Woah! Now you're asking!!!  Way too many but a sample of most listened to: Black Sab, Led Zep, the Purple, Rory Gallagher, Albert King, Son House, Blind lemon J, Wolfmother, (Basically follow answer to genre above)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I remember a school trip, and I had a walkman with a tape my dad had made for me.  On that tape was loads of blues and a certain track called "Black Dog" by Led Zep (only rock track on there actually!).  I remember sitting on the coach on our way through Italy and hearing it!  I nearly wet myself and thought "If I do nothing else I must learn to play that!!!"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nah, just for my own amusement.  Although in my world (which I invented some time ago I am the greatest guitarist in the whole universe in the greatest band ever!)

Why do you play guitar? Why not?  Find it chills me out, I am constantly learning, and it is my own way of paying homage to all the pioneers of this instrument.  If I play their music, their music can never dissappear!

What are your goals for the future? To continue to improve, and to never ever regret NOT doing something
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: samira1220 on June 05, 2007, 10:29:34 pm
Nickname: Samira

Age and birthday:23/07/1986, age- 20

Which guitar(s) do you own? ESP KH202 and Fender acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall

How long have you been playing guitar? for about 8 months now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? metal, rock, classical, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? metal, hard rock, classic rock

Who are your favorite bands?The Beatles, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, ACDC, Queen, Skid Row, Twisted Sister, Audioslave, lMetallica, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Rush, Led Zeppelin, The Hives,Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pantera, Megadeth, Dream Theater, KiSS, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stratovarius, Dire Straits, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, Manowar, Warrant, Diamod head, Saxon, Katatonia

What inspired you to start playing guitar? myself, i'm my biggest influence.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not yet.

Why do you play guitar? because i want to be a musician.

Who are your favourite guitarists? Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrel, Andy mckee, Yngwie Malmsteen
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: samira1220 on June 06, 2007, 03:52:57 pm

 why are people making AGE such a big issue in here? age has nothing to do with playing good or bad coz it depends on practice so it doesn't matter how old you are. Quinn Sullivan started playing guitar at age 3 and i even saw a blind man playing guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Unicron on June 06, 2007, 06:31:36 pm
Totally agree!  I just can't understand where all the years have gone since I last checked!!! :lol:

A few of the old blues masters were blind and could play like hell : Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Buck to name a couple!

BTW you checked some well good bands!!!  I didn't have the inclination to list all my favs - I'd be here some time! :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Day Tripper on June 06, 2007, 07:34:59 pm
Nickname:Day Tripper
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:41...Feb. 22
Habitat:Knoxville (unfortunately), Tennessee, US

Which guitar(s) do you own?Fender Squire Bullet

Which guitar do you currently play on?Same

Which amp(s) do you own?Drive G15

How long have you been playing guitar?Played as a teen, then stopped for a looooooooong time.  Just got back into it about 2 yrs ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock

Who are your favorite bands?Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?In 1979, I moved from a small rural town to a big city, and at a birthday party I heard Van Halen for the first time. I was hooked on rock guitar from then on!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?I used to sing in a couple of bands.

Why do you play guitar? As John Melloncamp said..."Forget all about that macho xx--xx and learn how to play guitar!"

What are your goals for the future?Be the best player I can be and hopefully join my friend on stage sometime, not just to sing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarZero on June 08, 2007, 12:51:51 pm
First post, introducing myself isn't a bad idea I think.

Nickname: GuitarZero
Real name: Laurens
Age and birthday: I'm 24, b-day 5 th January 1983
Habitat: Belgium, near Brussels

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine EG320C

Which guitar do you currently play on?
That's the 1, Takamine.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just starting from scratch.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, metal, some softer stuff, some classic, ... all kinds I guess.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
It's noise right now, no music.

Who are your favorite bands?
Muse, Mars Volta, Rage Against The Machine, Moloko, Zita Swoon, Immortal, ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've been wanting to play an instrument for a long time now and decided there's really no reason to wait.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No and it's not my goal, but who knows.

Why do you play guitar?
Why the guitar and no other instrument? Various reasons.  

What are your goals for the future?
Transform the noise into music and enjoy doing it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on June 08, 2007, 02:05:47 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
Cool guitar art... all of a sudden surfy tunes come to my mind :D


I'm drooling over that guitar I love the blue colours...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Roostophe on June 08, 2007, 03:08:40 pm
Nickname: Roostophe
Real (full) name: Ross Richards
Age and birthday: 17 years old (17/09/1989)
Habitat: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, Englands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha Pacifica

Which amp(s) do you own?
I don't know the model, but it is a Marshall Amp.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Four years ago today.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All types of rock. I have branched out and listen to non-rock artists.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
A tie between Indie and just good old rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Klaxons.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I just got bored one day, I picked up a guitar and messed about, then I looked in a mirror and thought, "Actually, I look bloody good with a guitar", and then I started learning to play, with a bit of help from my brother.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I was the guitarist of one band, we never performed or even had a name, I was the only band member who actually wanted to be in a band! Buggers!

Why do you play guitar?
It's fun, plus many people do look at you a bit awe-ish when you tell them you play guitar, probably because they then think of you busting out a gut-wrenching solo, when really you can only play the chorus to "Monkey Wrench", and you even played that wrong.

What are your goals for the future?
Just be a musician, not a rock star because I'm not a 7-year old whose mate wants to be a penguin.

That's me, and all that's left is for me to say: Hey hey the hey hey the hey hey yo.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: billmjones on June 10, 2007, 07:16:43 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: BILL
Age and birthday:
Habitat: CAROLINA,USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? LES PAUL '78 3 P-UP CUSTOM w/KAHLER TREMELO

TAKAMINE JORGENSEN SIG. SERIES ACOUSTIC/ELEC.

PRS CUSTOM SE w/ GIBSON 490/498 P-UPS


Which guitar do you currently play on? MOSTLY THE TAKAMINE

Which amp(s) do you own? TRACE ELLIOT ACOUSTIC TA-40 & TA-50

MARSHALL VALVESTATE 50

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 YEARS

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? ALL

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? BLUES, FOLK ROCK

Who are your favorite bands? THE STONES, HENDRIX, BOB MARLEY,BEN HARPER, FOO FIGHTERS

What inspired you to start playing guitar? LOVE

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? NO

Why do you play guitar? RELAXATION

What are your goals for the future PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!!!

THANKS JUSTIN!!!

YOUR VIDEOS HAVE HELPED ME GREATLY!

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GIFT!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: deibid on June 11, 2007, 01:15:37 am
name: deibid

age - 26

Which guitar(s) do you own? takamine G330S ns, washburn WI-65pro

Which amp(s) do you own? vox tonelab amp modeller

How long have you been playing guitar? owned a guitar for around 10 yrs but never had lessons, only really play basic chords

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? anything goes

Who are your favorite bands? blur, stone sour, the kinks

What inspired you to start playing guitar? probably "britpop" to get a guitar but when i lived in reykjavik, iceland for a couple of years i got really inspired by the live music scene & that really influenced me to start writing my own songs, mostly down to icelandic vocalist/guitarist Ingi Valur,
http://www.myspace.com/ingiv

Who is your favorite guitarist? graham coxon

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope, just me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: robbyd on June 11, 2007, 07:08:30 pm
Nickname: Robby D
Real (full) name: Rob...that'll do right? :?
Age and birthday: 18 - 9th Januasry
Habitat: The bottomless pit of rubbish, junk and general mess i call my room...soon to be my flat at uni

Which guitar(s) do you own? Hofner Sienna series (HAS - 01) acoustic guitar (http://images4.thomann.de/pics/prod/112935.jpg) / British Racing green Squire strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both, more on my Hof than anything else

Which amp(s) do you own? a crappy buzzy thing called a rocket 10

How long have you been playing guitar? since november 2006

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? General classic rock anthems, Progressive, Psycadelic...all sorts really, im not the kind of person who sticks to one genre, if i hear a song i like then i'll add it to the collection, i don't target one particular type of music...however, rap, r+b, dance and all that horrible stuff is not even worthy of being called a tune, let alone music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything i like the sound of and am able to play, something challenging but not overly difficult...keeps me progressing but at a pace that makes me still enjoy it, hence why i'd hate paying for a tutor.

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, ELO, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've had one since i was 12 (my strat) but never really played it. When i got it i was inspired by some older friends in a band who i thought were about as 'cool' as you could get. I gave up because i had small hands and hit a wall at bar chords...plus i was being taught by a tutor and hated being pressured into learning. Then in november i picked up my electric which hadb't been played in 6 years, strummed a few old chords that i could remember, remembered knocking on heaven's door by GnR/Dylan, and the buzz of playing it after so many years was amazing - it's still a very special song to me now. I broke all of the rusty strings and went out and bought my acoustic 2nd hand for £85, in near mint condition, it's a fantastic thing and i carry it everywhere i go now. I've played nearly 4 hours a night ever since.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No...i compose and write some of my own stuff but nothing major. I've performed once or twice in front of about 80 people tops.

Why do you play guitar? The thrill of playing, it's indescribable and i love it.

What are your goals for the future? Guitar wise? Keep on playing, keep enjoying it, keep progressing and let whatever else follow. I know i certainly have the passion for a career in music, however its a difficult path to tread to get there, and im sure i'll hit my ceiling soon enough, and it won't be superstar standard.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on June 11, 2007, 07:33:51 pm
Quote from: "robbyd"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No...i compose and write some of my own stuff but nothing major. .


that most sound pretty dark n bluezy without majors :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: robbyd on June 11, 2007, 09:15:28 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
Quote from: "robbyd"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No...i compose and write some of my own stuff but nothing major. .


that most sound pretty dark n bluezy without majors :D


*tumbleweed*

...well i grinned, i'll give you that  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Juergen80 on June 13, 2007, 09:29:18 am
Hi there!
Im from germany and started playing guitar 1 week ago  :wink:
I live in the south of germany and im 26..for 1 more month :!:

While surfing the WWW I found this site and had a closer look on it..and I think its great!

So I just started with lesson 1 and atm im practicing my chord changes with the 8 first chords^^

Just wanted to give a little introduction of myself and hope to have a nice time here.

And thx for that great site and that u share ur knowledge Justin  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2007, 07:27:41 pm
Hi all, thanks for this great site. I have never touched a guitar before until yesterday, I got a squire stratocaster and i REALLY love the sound it makes ^^ As you can imagine, i can't play to save my life, but i will get there. Even though i suck i still really enjoy it, and even though i should be finishing my college assignments, i just end up playing it, oh well!

I am from north ireland and eek yeah, i havn't even played a guitar for more than 24 hours yet :P but i really love it. My inspiration is Jerry C.

 well, hi all, thanks for great site, you all seem like nice people!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on June 14, 2007, 07:43:24 pm
Quote from: "Aaron"
Hi all, thanks for this great site. I have never touched a guitar before until yesterday, I got a squire stratocaster and i REALLY love the sound it makes ^^ As you can imagine, i can't play to save my life, but i will get there. Even though i suck i still really enjoy it, and even though i should be finishing my college assignments, i just end up playing it, oh well!

I am from north ireland and eek yeah, i havn't even played a guitar for more than 24 hours yet :P but i really love it. My inspiration is Jerry C.

 well, hi all, thanks for great site, you all seem like nice people!


Welcome, it's nice to see a newbie.
Yes, the guys and gals round here are so friendly I come here to chill  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: muhreenuh on June 16, 2007, 04:50:48 pm
aye
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: PhillD on June 16, 2007, 07:39:04 pm
Hey all here goes:

Nickname: Dico (Wolverine - I'm short, aggressive, indestructable with a bad haircut!)
Real (full) name: Phillip James Dixon
Age and birthday: 25 years old ( 30-12-81 )
Habitat: Staffordshire, UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez RG 321MH in black
Yamaha Dreadnought accoustic
Cheap Fender Squier by KC copy in black (my first guitar)


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez RG321MH

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall 30DFX
Marshall 15CDR
Marshall mini stack

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off since I was 16 so almost ten years. Took a long brake in 2002 and now having to relearn most things

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Love tons of genres but mainly rock (all types), punk rock, some metal, indie and a little country.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock with some punk tunes

Who are your favorite bands?
Broad spectrum of bands
Bryan Adams, Blink-182, Green Day, Johnny Cash, Snow Patrol, The Cure, The Clash, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Muse, +44, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Offspring, New Order, Madness, REM, U2, Blondie, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The first time I heard Bryan Adams performing Summer of '69 on the TV, I must of been about 4 years old but wanted to be able to do that!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, purely recreational. I used to perform at BBQs with friends but never considered it a career path as didn't think I was upto it. Would love to do gigs though.

Why do you play guitar?
Because despite the torture it puts your hands through its cool and amazing when it all comes good. That and it has the wow factor for friends.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play Summer of '69 all the way through perfectly like I used to... and to play Voodoo Child spot on once before I die.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: aging_bimbo on June 16, 2007, 07:50:19 pm
Quote from: "muhreenuh"
Who are your favorite bands? Magnetic Fields


Like this video? (the moody man with the endless cigarette is my brother-in-law)

http://politicalfilms.com/video/bunny.mpg
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: muhreenuh on June 16, 2007, 08:57:18 pm
hahaha waow that was class :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TheEarthBlues on June 17, 2007, 02:03:11 am
Nickname: TheEarthBlues...or "Kev"
Real (full) name: Kevin O'Connor
Age and birthday: 16. July 27, 1990
Habitat: Massachusetts, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?- Squier 51

Which guitar do you currently play on?- Squier 51

Which amp(s) do you own?- Roland 15X Cube

How long have you been playing guitar?- Almost 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?- Classic rock. Jimi, Floyd.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?- All. I'm learning, expanding.

Who are your favorite bands?- The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys, Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?- Jimi and David Gilmour

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?- Nope I want to soon though.

Why do you play guitar?- I have a dream to change the music world for the good.

What are your goals for the future?- Make a difference.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: internetbrother on June 18, 2007, 05:32:58 am
Hi every body. My name is Francis. I am an Iranian. I live in Korea.
I play guitar, Do web design and web promotion Speak Korean too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Volg on June 18, 2007, 08:55:03 am
Nickname: Isn't that obvious? =D
Real (full) name: :shy:
Age and birthday: 17 =D bday's on 17/02
Habitat: Santiago, Chile =O

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A crappy Squire Stratocaster D: and an acoustic Memphis

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My Memphis =D

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Squire SP-10 u.u

How long have you been playing guitar?
Like 6.. 7 months i think

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly Rock : D

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Uhmm.. rock? :P

Who are your favorite bands?
The Rolling Stones : D!!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Don't really remember.. think i just woke up one day and said: OMG i feel such a strong urge to play the guitar D:!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yep.. currently it's just me and two friends.. but we just play covers and stuff.. we know we're noobs x'D

Why do you play guitar?
Because i love it as much as i love music : D

What are your goals for the future
Get better x'D muuuuch better..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: st4ck4bl3 on June 18, 2007, 03:29:34 pm
Nickname:Stackable
Real (full) name:Martin
Age and birthday:16 (22/02/91)
Habitat:Aalborg (3rd biggest town in Denmark.. ehm wohoo?)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Yamaha FG-160
Electric: Washburn X-Series :? ?

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Randall RG15RXM

How long have you been playing guitar?
When summer is over I have been playing for one year.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and songs with that "special" voice lol :)
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Various since im just playing what I think sounds cool on a guitar, without the rest of the band.
Who are your favorite bands?
Changes a lot xD.. Dashboard Confessional is not a band i hear much anymore, but its the one who lasted longest as the favourite. Right now i think its Guns n' Roses or Aerosmith.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I had some friends doing it and I really felt like learning what Dashboard Confessional played lol.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have not been playing in a band, but I have been playing and trying to make a few songs with some friends (and for your own sakes, I wont let you hear them lol)
Why do you play guitar?
Because it sounds cool, I love music and well yeah, music rocks :)
What are your goals for the future?[/quote]  
After summer im going to a highschool were i hopefully will find a band to play along with and im going to get some singing training as well as guitar training there.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on June 18, 2007, 03:39:24 pm
I would like to say a huge welcome to everyone who has joined this forum in the past month  :)

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: McQuaich on June 18, 2007, 09:44:27 pm
Nickname:Scott McQuaich
Real Name: Ralf
Age and birthday:36 -jepp an old man :)
Habitat: Oldenburg - Northern Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez PF20

How long have you been playing guitar? I tried several days during the last years :)) - it's time to start NOW !

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Irish Folk, Medieval

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? until now ? Nothing :

Who are your favorite bands? Indigo Girls, Cranberries, a lot more

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Our Folk Session

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

What are your goals for the future?

Well i would love to play guitar besides Tin Whislte and Bodhran - not at the same time of course :)
I listened to Scott MacMillan in Germany - amazing, so i try now as well :)
A friend of mine is a very good player in several bands .. www.jenskommnick.de
I'll never be such good, but my aim is to play in the irish session or even during the barbecues in summer with my kids :)

Well more about me, you'll find here
www.mcquaich.com
www.landhaus-galke.de

It's late now - back from work .. Justin i hope you can help an old man :)

Greetz

Scott
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Smelly_English on June 19, 2007, 07:13:42 pm
Nickname:Erm not really got one was called Rooster when i had a red mo hawk though
Real (full) name:Dan Trim
Age and birthday:30 june 8th
Habitat:South England sunny sunny Bournemouth

Which guitar(s) do you own?

I got given a Squire Fender strat (china made) actually sounds quite nice!

Which amp(s) do you own?

I have an Orange amp in colour and by name I like it but what do I know!

How long have you been playing guitar?

5-6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Slide Blues, rock, heavy metal man i like all sorts not keen on opera though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I always try Blues licks and old stuff like Sweet home Alabama, house of the rising sun ect...

Who are your favorite bands?

HMm tough one, Buck Cherry are my fav at the moe but subject to change!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

I borrowed one off a mate and was playing James Bond thinking damn how cool is that.  Took me three years to finally get one though.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Hmm not really but maybe if I ever got good enough.....

Why do you play guitar?

Enjoyment

What are your goals for the future?

To be able to play the Dueling Banjos blind folded standing in shark infested water with sacks of custard hanging off my ears.
 :roll:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ukko on June 20, 2007, 04:57:18 pm
Nickname: ukko
Real (full) name: Piotr Ryba
Age and birthday: 16 14/09/1990
Habitat: El Vergel , Spain

Which guitar(s) do you own?
One crapy acustic guitar
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The crappy one
Which amp(s) do you own?
none
How long have you been playing guitar?
Since last Xmas, that's about 6 months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love rock and most of it's "sub genres"
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
an acoustic rock (?)
Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, and Nirvana
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I don't really know, just know that was waiting for a guitar since I was 12
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
For fun
What are your goals for the future?
Either be a rockstar or a writer
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: M on June 24, 2007, 05:23:17 pm
Nickname: None really
Real (full) name: Marc L.
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: Nova Scotia, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Godin Detour Midnight Blue 2007 electric (colour not correct in the picture)
(http://www.godinguitars.com/detourgrp.jpg)
Takamine EG530C Acoustic 1995
(http://www.takamine.com/pics/models/EG530C_SM.jpg)
Eterna EC-12 Classical (made by Yamaha, learners guitar.  Actually started to learn on this one way back, before I knew that metal strings didn't belong on a classical :P )

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mainly the Electric and Acoustic guitars

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GX-65
(http://www.crateamps.com/html/images/product/photos/gx65.jpg)
Also use the Black box from m-audio for amp modelling, effects and for recording.  Great piece of kit!
(http://www.m-audio.ca/images/global/product_pics/big/black_box_main.jpg)


How long have you been playing guitar?

Since 1995

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Rock, Jazz, Blues, folk, some metal, a little country.  Pretty much anything as long as it's not just commercial crap and actually has some musical thought to it.  Especially love tunes with intricate rhythm patterns.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Mostly Rock with some jazz and blues

Who are your favorite bands?

Way too many to list, but right now, Rush, Jack Johnson, U2, Dave Matthews Band, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Played piano for 9 years, but a piano isn't very portable.  Still play it once in a while, but the guitar seems a little easier to improvise on.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Yes, played in a band in university.  Now playing with a new band for the past 2 months

Why do you play guitar?

Because it's fun and challenging

What are your goals for the future?

Continue to write good tunes with my current band, maybe play a few gigs and see where it takes us.

Comments

Just wanted to say that I love your site Justin, although I've been playing guitar on and off for quite a few years, as well as had a solid foundation in musical theory from the piano lessons, you've definitely help progress my playing and understanding of how to use the different scale boxes to my advantage, as well as understand the correct use of modes.  Once again, a great big thanks.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: euan on June 24, 2007, 06:11:30 pm
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: luskan on June 25, 2007, 11:22:58 am
Hello everyone, I found this site few weeks ago and I really find it fantastic. Iam from Central Europe, and I am 27 - I was learning playing Guitar for last year - but it was really hard for me. My books on guitar playing were either too dificult or to boring, so I wasnt practicing reguraly. Now its really enjoyable for me, thanks to You Justin:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on June 25, 2007, 02:20:19 pm
M,
Nice gear!! Takamine rules as far as I am concerned!  :D
Welcome!

W
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: darkprophet on June 25, 2007, 03:54:10 pm
Nickname: DarkProphet
Why?!: One day I predicted the result of a football game, so my mates called me the prophet...I just happen to be dark skinned..
Real (full) name: Ahmed Al-Hindawi
Age and birthday: 24th of May in X year ;)
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Nevada electro-acoustic piece of shinzel :)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Been playing for about 4 months or so...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock, Acoustic (yay for Jack Johnson!)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic

Who are your favorite bands?
Jack Johnson, Interpol, Ben Harper, Buckshot Lefonque, Greyboy Allstars, Arctic Monkies, Muse...etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to since I was a likkle kid...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Naaa, way to crap for that yet...

Why do you play guitar?
To waste time really...nothing more productive :)

What are your goals for the future?
Graduate and become a doctor that can liven up the hospital with his guitary tunes! Heck yeah...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Miika on June 25, 2007, 04:48:55 pm
Hello everyone!
I'm Miika from Finland. I registered here a few months ago but for some reason haven't been here since. But now I'm here, so let's get started.

Nickname: I don't have one.
Real (full) name: Miika is my first name
Age and birthday: 5th April 1991, so I'm 16 right now.
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Alvarez RD20SCSB (electric-acoustic)'
I also use my brother's Washburn Mercury
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both
Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender (don't know the exact model)
How long have you been playing guitar?
Since 1.1.2007. I made a New Years resolution to myself that I'll learn to play guitar.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues and Rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and Rock
Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay and Audioslave.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Chicks... Just kidding. I just happen to love music.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
Because it's challenging, rewarding, and fun. And because girls dig it.  :D
What are your goals for the future?
Finish school and become a doctor someday.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on June 25, 2007, 04:55:38 pm
Welcome all :)

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: darkprophet on June 25, 2007, 04:57:55 pm
Quote

Finish school and become a doctor someday.


Guitar skills really help your surgical rotations...the consultants love guitar players, got a freebie for it the other day :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thraxion on June 25, 2007, 08:57:18 pm
Nickname: Thraxion
Real (full) name: Matt L
Age and birthday: 16 (2-9-91)
Habitat:Florida, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez Dreadnought

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Bolth

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line Six Spider 3

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Almost 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock, some blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Cheap trick, AC/DC, Bob Seger, Quiet Riot, Hendrix, that kinda stuff

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I always had a interest in music, I originally wanted to be a drummer, but my parents wouldnt go for it because its "to loud". So I got a guitar instead, and fell in love with it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I play solo

Why do you play guitar?
I Play for me, its my way of escapeing reality and createing a world all my own.

What are your goals for the future? I am going to to go to college at the University of Florida through ROTC to become a Surface Warefare officer in the US NAVY.

If anyone wants to add meh, http://www.myspace.com/thraxion
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LimeyDC on July 01, 2007, 09:22:37 pm
Nickname: Limey
Real (full) name: David
Age and birthday: 39, Nov 4th
Habitat: From Consett, Co. Durham but live in Florida

Which guitar(s) do you own? ESP Viper 400

Which guitar do you currently play on? err..ESP Viper 400  :)  but would like a strat like Frusciante

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall AVT 275 combo

How long have you been playing guitar? Bought gear June 2nd 2007 from Sam Ash so Im a total noob

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Punk and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None yet

Who are your favorite bands? Damned, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pogues

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved Captain Sensible but after seeing Justins how to's on YouTube last May, I was like xx--xx, I can do that too  :shock:  Pity its not as easy as it looks!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Hell no

Why do you play guitar? Coz you made it look easy and now I dont wanna waste $1100 worth of equipment. ha! :roll:

What are your goals for the future? Just to jam at home along to my many music vids. Sad but true  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JCC on July 04, 2007, 03:04:00 pm
Nickname:          Don't Have One
Real (full) name:  John
Age and birthday: 38
Habitat:     Hamster Habitrail

Which guitar(s) do you own?
JB Player
Zager ZAD 50CE
Epiphone - 12 string

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone and Zager

Which amp(s) do you own?
Ibaniez

How long have you been playing guitar?
Off and on for 20 yrs - now on and  playing open mic nights and by the waterfront in Alexandria Virginia (USA)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
80s Music/90s Music
Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Same

Who are your favorite bands?

The Who, The Beatles, The Alarm, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Pearl Jam, U2, there has to be more, but...whatever...you get the idea.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I needed a good stress relief so i got really back into it and it's my # 1 hobby now.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Never played in a band, but don't know if i have the time for it.

Why do you play guitar?

I enjoy it, it's relaxing and I want to get better....and teach my daughter to play.

What are your goals for the future?

To meet Justin Sandercoe, Jedi Master and be a young padawan without being anyone's lackey.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 04, 2007, 03:19:11 pm
Welcome all :) Nice guitars! Happy posting

Peace
Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Iver on July 06, 2007, 10:12:19 pm
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?
Ah well you all seem very nice after all  :D  so let me introduce myself:

Nickname: Iver (also in real life)

Real name: Simon Iversen

Age/birthday: 16, 22/5 - 1991

Silkeborg, Denmark one of the most beautiful areas in Denmark so if you make a trip to Denmark you definetly want to see the lakes and forrests of Silkeborg

Guitars: Cheap and lousy Stagg acoustic and beginner electric Fender Strat replica

Amps: Well now I bought the Roland Cube 60 instead of the Cube 30  :)  much better

How long I've been playing guitar?: 5 years  :P

Music genres: Rock, Alternative, a little bit Punk, Funk and a little bit grunge   :D  :P

Which genres I play?: Most of the genres above

Favorite bands: Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance, Muse, Biffy Clyro, Jane's Addiction, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Three Days Grace, The White Stripes, Volbeat, Rock Hard Power Spray and many more  :)

Favorite artists: John Frusciante, Tim Christensen, Kurt Cobain, Dave Navarro, Jimmy Page etc.

Inspiration: Well actually it's kind of weird, because I wasn't into music when I was 11-12 years old, but still I thought it was so much fun making music come out from an instrument. Later one of my friends from my school played some RHCP for me and I was hooked :P since that I have just continued to discover the wonders of music  :)

Band?: Not yet, but it's upcoming

Why I play guitar: I love the guitar. I believe it's the most musical instrument in the world even though many would disagree. And I can't stop playing  :D

Future goals: Starting a band and hopefully get some gigs around the neighborhood and of course keep on improving  :P  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 06, 2007, 10:18:58 pm
Quote from: "Iver"
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?


My brother's name is Dane, does that count? :P

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Iver on July 06, 2007, 10:52:58 pm
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Iver"
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?


My brother's name is Dane, does that count? :P

Cara xx


I doubt it  :P  :)

But you can say hello to him from me  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rx40user on July 07, 2007, 12:52:50 am
First off, this is a great site and its really cool of Justin to make so much stuff available!

Nickname: Rx40user
Age and birthday: older than dust (or 46)
Habitat: philly

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez Rx40 and a Godin LGXT

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both (I shouldn't be allowed to play on the Godin!)

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall AVT 100 and Peavey Blazer 158

How long have you been playing guitar? learned some chords when I was 13 and played for 2 years.
After a 25 year break, I've returned to the scene of the crime..been playing a little for the last 5 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock/Folk/Blues - starting to like some Alternative/metal stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything with 3 chords and a pentatonic scale!

Who are your favorite bands? weird tastes - Jimi, beatles, loggins and messina, neil young, kansas, offspring, dragonforce, satriani, clapton, SRV, KWS

What inspired you to start playing guitar? my father loved music (played pro at one time...)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  we tortured a few songs a long time ago...just cruising through youtube these days...

Why do you play guitar? To get even with my wife and kids!

What are your goals for the future?   To master lesson BC08 ?  :oops:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Trish on July 07, 2007, 01:16:53 am
Quote from: "Rx40user"

Habitat: philly


~*yeah*~ another PA person!  i have to say that PA is well represented on this site!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: boden on July 07, 2007, 02:50:27 pm
Nickname:Den
Real (full) name:Dennis Shotwell
Age and birthday:12/22/52 55
Habitat:North Carolina USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? an old Les Paul knock off..no name on it partical serial# ( would love to find out who made it and when) State of the Arts Bass

Which guitar do you currently play on? the old knock off and the Bass

Which amp(s) do you own?  peavy backstage plus with a zoom 606 effects pedal, Randall (for the bass)

How long have you been playing guitar?  started in 1970..played for about three years..restarted about six years ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre?  clasic rock, hard rock, acid rock (anyone remember that?) above all and foremost all styles of the blues
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  same as above

Who are your favorite bands?  too many to list here..how bout from ac/dc to zz top and most all in between

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  a brother in arms

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  a long time ago I played Bass (we sucked)

Why do you play guitar? I always regretted giving it up now I have it back and it feels good ( thanks to my son Bobby)
What are your goals for the future? to improve and to jam with my son every chance we get which isn't that often anymore he's 21 now and lives in Florida

Justin  Thanks man what your doing here is a gift to us all
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Revoan on July 08, 2007, 12:51:07 pm
Can I just say Hi?

Seems simple enough, no?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: guitardude on July 08, 2007, 06:25:54 pm
:roll:  yo im from the u.s.a. and i have a fender standard hss stratocaster that i love to play. I learn a lot from justin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SilverStrat on July 09, 2007, 12:32:45 am
S'pose I'll post mine up

Nickname: Far too many to list :) but everyone calls me Al
Real (full) name: Alan
Age and birthday: 16/04/86 - 21
Habitat: Sligo, Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own? 60th Anniversary Start (MiM)

Which guitar do you currently play on? My strat and my dads old 12 string acoustic (now a 6 string)

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender FM210R

How long have you been playing guitar? Almost 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock/Rock, Indie, Acousticy stuff. I'll listen to anything really except metal.  

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  See last question

Who are your favorite bands? Jimi Hendrix, Crowded House, Stereophnics, The Killers, The Shins, Dylan, Beatles and loadssss more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad used to play in a band in the 60s/70s and he always had a guitar around. I picked it up a few times and he'd teach me A D and E and I could never get D so i'd give up. My brother handed me his electric and said give it ago, it was wa easier to play and I was hooked. What made me want to play lead though was listening to Hendrix' Cover of All along the watchtower (this was years ago before I even knew who he was or what the song was) and I was just mesmerized by it, it sounded so cool. Was the 1st song I tried to learn (still working on it -  need faster fingers - :lol: )

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, I think i'd like to but I'd be too nervous infront of loads of people, that and I suck! :D

Why do you play guitar? I just love playing it, learning songs and having fun.

What are your goals for the future? Get back flying and finish my pilots licence.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Shorty on July 09, 2007, 02:39:37 am
Nickname: Shorty (lol)
Real (full) name: Shorty Hill (Seriously! Makes sense too, I'm quite a small guy)
Age and birthday: January 19 1994 So... 13. I'm assuming I'm one of the younger guys around here
Habitat: PoCo B.C. Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Epiphone Les Paul
Yamaha Pacifica 112

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Bit of both I presume, though the Les Paul a bit more so

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender FM65R
Some generic amplifier that I got with the Yamaha

How long have you been playing guitar?

Oh, for about a year and a bit

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock (Hard, Classic, Progressive, Alternative), Metal (Classic, Progressive), Blues, Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All of the Above

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, BucketHead, Pink Floyd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

My old man got me into music years ago. After getting more and more into it, I wanted to become "part of it". So, I picked up a starter pack from a local music store and the rest is history. History being just over a year.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I play in a couple local bands whose lineups change here and there. Though, one of them, I am more serious with and we have even written a few original compositions. Not to say they are good though >.<

Why do you play guitar?
For the experience and the fact that it is fun. Not to mention that it's a nice addition to ones ego >.>

What are your goals for the future?
Well, I plan to go to university and get my Bachelors in at least one study. yet to be decided what i really want to do with my life. Though, I would really enjoy being a professional musician.

If you live in the area, Buzz me up for a jam!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chromaticrain on July 09, 2007, 09:03:53 am
Nickname: Robert
Real (full) name: same as above
Age and birthday: 12 ( Dec - 20 - 86 )
Habitat: Seattle, WA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Accoustic ? Something cheap..

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since March 2007 so like 5 months?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Ahh anything really, I like doing a little Jazz, Alternative on accoustic ( dare I say that! ) but anything. I'm getting an electric soon I think

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day / U2 / Keith Urban / Lifehouse

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
One single freaking song. Good Riddence from Green Day and I'm still trying to learn how to play it perfectly. But aside that I always wanted to see what the buzz about guitar
frankly I truely love it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Fun, it's something I can say hey I didn't just waste time I can show progress for it :)

What are your goals for the future?
where to start? Just kidding, I currently want to be able to play my guitar extremely well by next year.. we'll see how that goes and if my ambitions drive me further down a musical career
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rhcp on July 09, 2007, 10:04:56 am
Nickname: dont have one
Real (full) name: Kane Aaron Haslam
Age and birthday: im 14 16th,september,1992
Habitat: blue mountains (for the people who dont know were the blue mountains are there in Australia NSW)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
epiphone casino custom series
Which guitar do you currently play on?
epiphone casino custom series
Which amp(s) do you own?
a really really really crap one
How long have you been playing guitar?
july 2005
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
alternative rock/rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
alternative rock/rock
Who are your favorite bands?
red hot chili peppers / ac/dc / guns and roses / tenacious D /blink 182
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
the first time i picked one up and i played a E chord
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
because its a passion
What are your goals for the future?
to be bloody great at guitar
 
thanks for reding about me lol 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rufus on July 09, 2007, 07:27:51 pm
Nickname:Rufus
Real (full) name:Laurence
Age :48
Habitat: A house

Which guitar(s) do you own? Tanglewood super jumbo, Crafter american series acoustic, Yamaha 112j electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?Crafter

Which amp(s) do you own?None!

How long have you been playing guitar?Seriously for a year. Non-seriously for about 30 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Prog-rock and folk-rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Folk-rock

Who are your favorite bands?John Martyn, Yes, Waterdeep

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Pass

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Yes

Why do you play guitar? Pass

What are your goals for the future?Only to get my on-line shop going.


OTHER THINGS
I saw Justin on you-Tube and watched lots of his videos. Great stuff! That's why I'm here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 09, 2007, 08:06:43 pm
Quote from: "Rufus"
Nickname:Rufus
Habitat: A house


Some stuff makes  me laugh here but this one got me in fits, seriously its like the dummiest, funniest thing I've heard all day ROFL *nearly chokes on her apple*

:? I spend far to long on this laptop... I'm going to go on the running machine a bit...

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on July 10, 2007, 01:28:19 am
Quote from: "Trish"
Quote from: "Rx40user"

Habitat: philly


~*yeah*~ another PA person!  i have to say that PA is well represented on this site!


this sucks, i have never met someone i havent met in person that is from wisconson on anything to do with comunication :cry:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rufus on July 10, 2007, 09:18:06 am
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Rufus"
Nickname:Rufus
Habitat: A house


Some stuff makes  me laugh here but this one got me in fits, seriously its like the dummiest, funniest thing I've heard all day ROFL *nearly chokes on her apple*

:? I spend far to long on this laptop... I'm going to go on the running machine a bit...

Cara xx


Many thanks!!!!   Funny is GOOD!!!   :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 10, 2007, 10:18:42 am
Quote from: "Rufus"
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Rufus"
Nickname:Rufus
Habitat: A house


Some stuff makes  me laugh here but this one got me in fits, seriously its like the dummiest, funniest thing I've heard all day ROFL *nearly chokes on her apple*

:? I spend far to long on this laptop... I'm going to go on the running machine a bit...

Cara xx


Many thanks!!!!   Funny is GOOD!!!   :lol:  :lol:


Funny is goooood ... laughing is an ingredient to a healthy life ;)

IMHO...

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dazza on July 11, 2007, 01:09:14 pm
Nickname: Dazza
Real (full) name: Darren
Age and birthday: (32) 29/9/74
Habitat:Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone sg special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As Above
Which amp(s) do you own?Roland cube.

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 Week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?ROCK...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? chords chords and scales and 12 bar blues over and over again :wink:

Who are your favorite bands?Many.AC/DC/Led zepplin.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Growing up in the 80s.and my Dad

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Pure enjoyment. for me

What are your goals for the future?To be able to be the best Guitarist I am capable of Being...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 11, 2007, 01:19:01 pm
Cozza... Dazzza... who else has a nickname like ours?  We've got a world of our own :)

I wish I could just have a one lettered nickname like "J" or "A".

Using "C" sounds like the text version for "see?" , sounds sarcastic at the end of a post... :P

Welcome, Dazza :D

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on July 11, 2007, 03:31:12 pm
welcome..

1 week of playing and already found this site... that's 2 years faster then me :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gert on July 11, 2007, 04:22:21 pm
Nickname: Gert
Real (full) name: Gert
Age and birthday: born 16/07/2007 (so I'll be 27 soon)
Habitat: Kortrijk, Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Aria Pro II TA-61  (a Gibson ES-335-clone)
Cool Les Paul Black  (Cool is the brand of a music store in Belgium, they make decent entry level guitars) I picked the Les Paul type because I like the sound and it's the most beautiful solidbody I know :)
Next guitar will hopefully be some kind of Explorer type (an Epiphone probably)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Les Paul clone

Which amp(s) do you own?
Tiny little Peavey 'Backstage' amp. 2 pedals: Digitech DigiVerb and a Boss OS (overdrive & distortion)

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing around with my Aria for years but I never really started to learn how to play. So you could say I've only been playing for a week or two.
Trying to follow Justin's courses and I'm currently on a schedule of chords,one-minute-chords and scales.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, bluesrock, progressive rock, everything that sounds fat :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm not speaking of genres yet :) I'm trying to get a decent sound out first :)

Who are your favorite bands/artists?
Muddy Waters, Walter Horton, BB King, SRV, Jimmy Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Steve Vai, Calvin Russel, Kim Wilson,...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Aria guitar lying around in my bedroom. It was a gift from a friend but I never bothered actually playing it.
I picked it up one day and it felt awesome. I had an instant feeling this instrument was for me.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Planning on forming something like a band

Why do you play guitar?
I actually started out on the piano almost 20 years ago. I quit that at the age of 13 because of a dispute with my teacher. (she wouldn't let me play the boogie woogie I wanted and had me play classical stuff I wasn't interested in at the time.)
Had a big non-musical gap there until about 4 years ago I became 'obsessed' with blues. I picked up the harmonica and still play a bit of bluesharp still.
I started fiddling with the Aria guitar I had in my room during that time too. The guitar always felt better than the harp. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the bluesharp. The sound is soul-piercing when played well..
The urge to play the guitar became greater than the desire to play bluesharp after a while and well, here I am!

What are your goals for the future?
To learn to play this instrument properly and not fiddle around like I did with the bluesharp.
To play some decent blues licks, to understand music theory and to be able to use it to my advantage.
To be able to be versatile on the guitar.

The only thing I fear about learning the guitar is that I'm too old already to really learn it. All the good guitar players I know started when they were children. I hope I'm not too late :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dazza on July 11, 2007, 11:51:33 pm
Thanks for the welcome :) Im enjoying learning to play,Man it's a challenge I love it.Darren.."Dazza"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dazza on July 12, 2007, 12:01:02 am
I found justin guitar through U Tube as most probably did,I was just going through searches for songs on guitar and there was a justin lesson.I just followed the link and went through the coarse structure and said "YES" this is the one justin teaches well very well.Im Hooked.I never did go much on following tuition from books I like the online version heaps more..THANKS JUSTIN...Dazza
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jmarc on July 16, 2007, 08:26:33 pm
Just realised that I never introduced myself, so here it is... :D

Nickname: JM (nothing special just my initials :P)
Real (full) name: Jean-Marc C.
Age and birthday: 29 - 16 June 1978
Habitat: Beau-Bassin, Mauritius (small island in the Indian Ocean)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Cheap Old Classical acoustic
Yamaha APX-4 electro-acoustic
Yamaha RGX420dz electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the APX4 and RGX420dz

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started like 10 years back but never played seriously (stopped after less than a year)... Been playing
more seriously since 1-2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
No preference

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Everything that I can try, lately mostly rock (just got my electric guitar :D)

Who are your favorite bands?
Hmm too many to list... but amongst others Green Day, Fall out Boy, Metallica, Dire Straits
etc...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My cousins playing a 'classical' song called 'Jeux Interdits'

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
For fun, cause I like music and specially guitar sounds

What are your goals for the future?
Practice Practice Practice and try to reach a decent level
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chyrisse on July 17, 2007, 05:23:14 am
Name:  Chyrisse (pronounced sher-eese)
Nickname:  None
Age: Early 40s
Home:  Tampa, Florida, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson S-1 (first real guitar after my fleamarket classical guitar)...Got the guitar when I was 15
Martin D-35 (I just bought this acoustic guitar a few months ago when I decided to start playing again)...I have to say the strings really hurt my fingers more than the electric.


Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing since my teens.  I thought it would be a great ice breaker when meeting guys...and I wanted to be the next Joan Jett.  I am pretty much self-taught since I read music and didn't take up the guitar seriously until this Spring.  The piano has been my major instrument and I play the harmonica too.  I figured the harmonica was the only portable instrument I could keep in my purse....LOL
 
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, classic rock, folk (Dylan)....I play these on the guitar.  I listen to a wide variety of music...classic rock, punk, New Wave, old blues & jazz, gypsy music, Celtic music, techno...you name it!    

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Pls. see above

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to name...I currently have White Stripes in my CD player (Elephant & Icky Thump)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? To be a female player in a male-dominated world....My life got side-tracked with something called "college and work"...I shelved the guitar for awhile.  I didn't feel confident again until I started taking Justin's lessons on You Tube.  I had forgotten how good it feels to play music.  

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I play alone (for my cats) or with a couple of good friends.

Why do you play guitar? I play for myself and do not feel confident playing with a bunch of people.  I get too nervous and I am afraid of being criticized.
After a boyfriend criticized my tempo on the piano, I quit playing for a year.  Logically, I know it is stupid but oh well....

What are your goals for the future? Become a decent player so I can feel confident enough to play for people w/o being nervous.

Here's my little website for "Femme Forum", my public access TV show.  I've had the show on TV every week for over two years.  In Tampa, as well as other cities, people in the community learn how to produce TV shows (for free).  We are all volunteers and help each other keep productions on the air.  The show is LIVE and unpredictable.  I have no fear of being on TV at all (you won't see me playing my guitar though).  The show is an extension of my activism (anti-war, civil rights, environmental, etc) and I often promote a lot of non-profit organizations.  Our motto"  enlightenment and altruism...

Peace....Chyrisse

 http://hometown.aol.com/chyrisse/myhomepage/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: legally_insane on July 18, 2007, 01:43:56 pm
Nickname: Spec
Real (full) name: Marshall rather not tell  
Age and birthday: 14
Habitat: Born in america then moved to australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? parrot (yes i kno wierd name)

Which guitar do you currently play on? The only one i own ..

Which amp(s) do you own? none ...

For how long have you been playing guitar? 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? anything with good lyrics and a catchy tune.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything thats easy.

Who are your favorite bands? argh .... lets see ... linkin park, the fray, fall out boy, simple plan, creed, nickleback, greenday, my chemical romance, evermore, good charlotte, eskimo joe, blink 182, (breath) bowling for soup, outlandish, kid courageous, maroon 5, 3 doors down, lifehouse, goo goo dolls, the all american rejects, mmmm ... ill get back 2 u ....  

What inspired you to start playing guitar? To prove my music teacher wrong :evil:  

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? One can dream ....

Why do you play guitar? because i want to :?

What are your goals for the future? Im making it up as i go along
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: legally_insane on July 18, 2007, 01:46:49 pm
Quote from: "Gert"
Nickname: Gert
Real (full) name: Gert

lmao !!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on July 18, 2007, 02:44:43 pm
Quote from: "legally_insane"
Quote from: "Gert"
Nickname: Gert
Real (full) name: Gert

lmao !!!  :lol:


You taking the mick? Gerts a nice name...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: legally_insane on July 19, 2007, 07:54:09 am
i found it funny that his name was his nickname .....  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SteveLeviathan on July 19, 2007, 03:20:51 pm
Hi guys, i'm new here, i've been watching Justin's lesson videos for a while now and was thinking, hey..why not join the forum? ....so i did today!  :D

Nickname: SteveLeviathan
Real (full) name: Steve O.

Age and birthday: 24-03-1983 (24 years old at the time of writing.)
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Stagg L400 White (Les Paul copy) Click to see a photo (http://crap.sopisoft.com/staggl400wh.jpg)
- Adonis HS382 Black (Stratocastor copy) Click to see a photo (http://crap.sopisoft.com/fb_stratocastor.jpg)
- Keiper Classical guitar Black
They're just some fairly cheap beginnerguitars :wink:

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG15CD ( 15 Watt )

How long have you been playing guitar?
For just 1 year now, but not too frequently. :oops:

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
-Metal
-Instrumental rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
-Metal
-Instrumental rock
-Pop

Who are your favorite bands?
- Metallica
- Slayer
- Joe Satriani
- Steve Vai
- and lots of others

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Lots of bands like Metallica and Slayer and great guitarists like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai sound so great that i wanted to be able to play their songs.  8)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, i hope i ever will though. :wink:

Why do you play guitar?
To stop the voices in my head of course. :roll: ..oh yeah and to score lots of chicks! :lol:  

What are your goals for the future?
I just want to improve my guitar skills and hope to play in a band someday.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mav67 on July 22, 2007, 06:22:59 pm
Quote from: "Harpmaker"
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the
at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname:Call sign Mav67 (don't really have a nickname).
Real (full) name:Mark Dean
Age and birthday:40 (soon)
Habitat:Forfar, Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A KCC steel strung acoustic
A Stagg electric guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The KCC steel strung acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
A small 8watt Stagg practice amp that came with the guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Been horsing around with chords for about 18 months, only just started taking it seriously.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have many, whilst growing up I was fed a diet of Rolling Stones, Beatles and Kinks.  Since then I have listened to much and can find something in most of them that I like.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I would like to play rock music, but for the moment I am trying to get to grips with the correct technique for the guitar.  In that quest I have gone back to basics.

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to mention, anyone from the Rolling Stones to Bob Dylan, From Dire Straights to Guns and roses, Nirvana to Pearl Jam and so the list goes on and on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to do something musical, but never had the time to do it before.  I settled on the guitar, I learned to play a song for a bet.  Just to see if I could.  Suddenly I realised that this was starting to become a passion.  I am only totally at peace when there is a guitar in my hands.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I think that it would be kinda fun to try.

Why do you play guitar?
It is my way of finding inner peace, away from the stresses of work.  It also makes me feel real good when I learn something new.  It's like drinking without the hangover in the morning.

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to be good enough to perform in public.  I don't think that I'll ever have the nerve to, but it would be nice to know that you could if you wanted to.  My real goal would be for someone experienced or not to hear me play and say that it was outstanding.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: RockOut85 on July 24, 2007, 06:44:03 am
Nickname: Rock
Real (full) name: John
Age and birthday: 22 March
Habitat: NJ, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez GIO GRG 170 DX
Vantage Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender FM 15 DSP

How long have you been playing guitar?
About a month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All Rock Baby!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock anything and everything Justin teaches me to play :D

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, All That Remains, Godsmack, Staind...along those lines

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Guitar Hero the video game lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No but would like to when I'm good enough

Why do you play guitar?
I love the sound and challenge

What are your goals for the future?
Become an expert
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LickMyLovePump on July 24, 2007, 11:33:51 am
oops, probably should've posted here first, but here goes:

Name: Mark
Nickname: too many to mention
Age and birthday: December 81 - 25 years old
Habitat: Salford (Hometown town North West Ireland)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Vintage V300

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Quite hard to pin down ("There's only 2 kinds of music - good and bad") - mainly acoustic, 60s pop, folk rock, lots of stuff really - my favourite artists are The Beach Boys (Wilson brothers are the Holy Trinity in my eyes), Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke (all-time greatest voice), The Beatles, Donovan, Paul Simon, Ron Sexsmith, Ray LaMontagne, Rufus Wainwright, the list goes on and on and...


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Acoustic singer\songwriter kind of stuff... I'm basically just a chilled out entertainer.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to great songs...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love music
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Artymus on July 28, 2007, 08:10:31 am
Nickname: Artymus
Real (full) name: Graham
Age and birthday: 24
Habitat: Student in Manchester, hometown Leeds, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson SG and also a very old acoustic which is only just barely recognisable as a guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Gibson :wink:

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG 15

How long have you been playing guitar? About 11 or 12 years (with a few sizeable gaps)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? My formula is simple - if it's got well played guitar in it, then I like it!!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock (mostly from the 60's and 70's - some more modern), Blues, Acoustic finger picking, general jamming and playing (and trying to play :wink:) what ever sounds good to my ears. My guitar playing is only limited by my ability not my taste in music.

Who are your favorite bands? Any attempt to give a full list would surely be futile! I just like bands in general ...cop out! :mrgreen:

What inspired you to start playing guitar? One solitary hour with my guitar teacher when I first started out and I was inspired for life!!! He was just that good.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played in a couple of (informal) bands but I've not been in one for probably 2 years now. :(

Why do you play guitar? Refer to signature...

What are your goals for the future? Guitar wise, to become a better player... always!

...oh and hello!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: legally_insane on July 28, 2007, 10:37:46 am
hello  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ecthelion on July 29, 2007, 04:46:12 pm
Nickname: Ecthelion
Real (full) name: Raul Valdes
Age and birthday: 14/ 21 Feb
Habitat: Mexico

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Acustic, made in korea
Epiphone Electric, made in korea (its black)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both of them

Which amp(s) do you own?
Ibanez IBZ10G

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 1 year....

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Power Metal, Heavy, and 80´s

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All of those...some classical too!

Who are your favorite bands?
Dream Theatre, Mago de Oz, Rhapsody, Skid Row, Dio and Cinderella

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to all of those guitars, and wanting to to it too,,,,also, cause all around me, people play many instruments so i decided to join to

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yup...we play at friends partys only,,,but,,,i guess ita  good start :D

Why do you play guitar?
Cause i love making music,,,,i love music actually,,,
i also play it cause i have great fun doing it

What are your goals for the future?
Play with my band in nice places :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Loco on July 30, 2007, 05:28:07 pm
I'm too lazy to complete that form from the first post, so I will just say:

hi everyone! :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: freakinchina on July 31, 2007, 04:05:22 pm
Quote from: "Harpmaker"
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the
at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname: ling. given by my girlfriend since she just caint prononce my name: frantz....she s chinese
Real (full) name: frantz, caint say my last name here since i a wanted in several countries......;0 )
Age and birthday: 37 years old...god damned, that much allready, i feel like i am in my twenties...
Habitat: just moved in nanning ,china 1 year ago, before that koh phangan, thailande; before france, usa ....

Which guitar(s) do you own? i own a art & lutherie CW, nicely offered by my little brother...

Which guitar do you currently play on? the same one that i own

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar? really seriously 2 month, like 4 hrs a day.....

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? folk, rock , hip hop, trance...i am a music lover. i think there is quality in every style...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk, the last one i learned is "needle and damage done" great tune, great guy...

Who are your favorite band: tough one...if i had to choose, i would say Dave matthews...and banana pancake s man.....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? looking at myself in the mirror holding a guitar...i looked fcking cool..  ;0))

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? yeah big time, there was all famous guys named: me, myself and i...great band

Why do you play guitar?to get all the nice looking girl on the beach....

What are your goals for the future? to get all the nice looking girl....if my gf see this i am dead....haha but since she only speak chinese....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MRL on July 31, 2007, 05:37:50 pm
Name: Marcus.

Nickname: MRL.

Age and birthday: Feb 1974

Habitat:
Wellington NZ.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Stagg s300.

Which amp(s) do you own?
I use a Boss micro BR to listen to the sounds I produce from my guitar.
Cr*py Stagg 10W.

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 Month.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None, I have not learnt any tunes so far.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to the radio.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
To something to do something useful with my spare time.

What are your goals for the future?
To learn how to play this marvelous instrument.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mattin on August 01, 2007, 03:28:14 pm
Nickname:mattin
Real (full) name:Martin
Age and birthday:September 28th 1987 which makes me 19
Habitat:Germany -> NorthRhineWestphalia -> 55 km east of Dortmund

Which guitar(s) do you own? Guild DeArmond M-75T Champagne Sparkle


Which amp(s) do you own?Marshall MG15FX

How long have you been playing guitar?about a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Mainly guitar Involved music o'course: Rockabilly, Rock'n'roll, Grunge(mainly Pearl Jam), Rock, Hard Rock, sometimes even Metal, Punk, Ska etc.

Who are your favorite bands?Stray Cats, BSO, Pearl Jam, Ben Wild and the wild Band, The Who, Reel Big Fish, Die Ärzte and many more...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Listening to music probably

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No not really

Why do you play guitar?Just to have fun and relax a little bit...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GuitarHobo on August 01, 2007, 06:53:56 pm
Nickname: Meh, the nicks are always changing.
Real (full) name: David
Age and birthday: 9-05-1990 (means I'm 17 atm)
Habitat: Boglands of Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Encore electric
- Takamine acoustic
- Countryman acoustic
- Some cheap 12 string acoustic

Cheap beginner guitars basically :roll:

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Encore and the Takamine.

Which amp(s) do you own?
-Marshall MG100DFX
-Laney LA30C Acoustic

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 year on the excess

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
-Alternative Metal
-Progressive
-Instrumental
-Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pretty much all the above and I do alot of finger picking usually, in my own style

Who are your favorite bands?
-Tool
-A Perfect Circle
-Dream Theater
-Deep Purple
-Cream
-Joe Satriani
-Eric Clapton
-Pink Floyd
-Wishbone Ash
-Metallica (old stuff)
-etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Fairly musical household, so I grew up knowing all about the oldies of rock and epic riffs. I picked up the piano first though and found it very comfortable for creating original music. Eventually I got a guitar as a gift and decided to expand my scope to two instruments. Yet I do find it a hell of alot harder to make original riffs with the guitar than piano. I guess the want to make music itself inspired me to take up guitar and also alternative guitarists like Adam Jones.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Formed a band recently. Still has alot of progress to make.  

Why do you play guitar?
Its a great interest and while its nice to have people appreciate the playing, I mainly make music for my own ear.  :wink:  

What are your goals for the future?
To excel both in piano and guitar and produce something that hasn't be heard before.  8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: reprisal on August 01, 2007, 09:37:47 pm
hi all,
im brecht from belgium
i hope i can have some laughs and improve my guitar playing here
i will try to help if i can
gear:

Ibanez S470
peavey studio pro 112

grtz
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on August 02, 2007, 07:21:35 am
ah belgian collegue, welcome! :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: riq on August 02, 2007, 02:27:18 pm
Name: Rick

Age and birthday: Mar 29 - 44 years old

Habitat: House - North Jersey, US

Which guitar(s) / amp(s) do you own: Les Paul Studio Faded / Vox Valvetronix

How long have you been playing guitar: 1 yr

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s): Blues, Blues/Rock, British Blues, Bluegrass, (anything with blue in it), Classic Rock, Motown, Funk, Classical

Who are your favorite guitarists:  SRV, David Gilmour, Robin Trower,  Jimmy Page, Muddy Waters

What inspired you to start playing guitar: SRV and Chopin

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band: no

Why do you play guitar: I'd love to get good enough to compose my own stuff.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: footychimp on August 02, 2007, 04:59:35 pm
Nickname: Viet
Real (full) name: Vuong-Viet Tran
Age and birthday: 14 (26/08/1992)
Habitat: England, Surrey, London

Which guitar(s) do you own?
PRS SE Billy Martin
Some Classical guitar, cant remember name

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PRS SE Billy Martin

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall AVT Valvestate 50 combo

How long have you been playing guitar?
5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All kinds of rock and some metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All kinds of rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Green day
Linkin Park
Trivium
Muse

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My friends and guitarist like Mark tremonti and my favourite bands

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Still bandless!

Why do you play guitar?
Because i want to do something different rather than play computer games!

What are your goals for the future?
Audio technician or engineer sort of thing maybe... and excel in guitaring
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: groovebassgurl on August 05, 2007, 07:52:21 am
Hello everyone and Justin of course!!

Real (full) name: Liz
Age35
Habitat: Toronto, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?  An Ovation accoustic guitar, an Ibanez electric
Which guitar do you currently play on? Whichever is closest to me at the time
Which amp(s) do you own? Only bass amps.  Must get me a guitar amp
How long have you been playing guitar? Started over 10 years ago but switched to bass cause that's what my band needed at the time. Now the band's broken up and I have time again so I've picked up the guitar again.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, New Wave,
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock
Who are your favorite bands? Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Wolfmother, Muse, Too many to mention..
What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Originally, Over The Hills and Far Away and Blackbird.   I have now picked it up again because of Justin. :)
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Played bass in a band.  Hope to play guitar in a band one day too.
Why do you play guitar?  Because it makes me happy

Thanks for all the free lessons, Justin.  They are the best lessons I've ever taken.  You really have a gift for teaching.  I just orderded a couple of your products.  I can't wait to get them in the mail!!!  So excited.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ardo on August 07, 2007, 06:28:00 pm
Nickname: Ardo
Real (full) name:Martin
Age and birthday: sep 1989 - 17years
Habitat: Kysucke Nove Mesto, Slovakia
Which guitar(s) do you own?
accoustic Hohner HC 06


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Hohner HC 06



How long have you been playing guitar?
only 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
folk, country, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
at this time Easy songs on guitar part 1 :D

Who are your favorite bands?
Eagles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Friends
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
for fun and I always wanted to play on some musical instrument

What are your goals for the future?
play for my friends :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: matt4d on August 07, 2007, 07:28:16 pm
Nickname: My friends call me Fordy, but we all spell it as '4d'
Real (full) name: Matt Ford
Age and birthday: 30th December and I'm 16
Habitat: Manchester, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Hudson Dreadnought Acoustic (I think :S) in Blue Burst :D

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above..

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
A couple of weeks :p

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Rock

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Arctic Monkeys perform at Glastonbury 2007 on TV

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
I want to be able to do more than just (badly) sing the lyrics to my favourite tunes. By being able to play a song, I can sort of 'feel' it better if you get my meaning.

What are your goals for the future?[/quote]
I want to work abroad in politics or journalism and use my language skills :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ray on August 07, 2007, 09:57:33 pm
Hi,

Nickname: Oi, you!
Real (full) name: Ray Wilson
Age and birthday: 16, November 11th 1990.
Habitat: Yorkshire

Which guitar(s) do you own? One single guitar, which is a Freshman. Im not sure how good/bad that is, could someone tell me?

Which guitar do you currently play on? The only one I have

Which amp(s) do you own? A starter "Dean" one, its ok I guess.

How long have you been playing guitar? I've had it over 3 years, trying to teach myself a few times. Ive never got going with it though, always got upset at bweing rubbish, so I never got far. Ive started again though, with the help of Justin's video's / website!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like pretty much anything, but Rock / Alt Rock is my favourite really.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? The one song I can play is Hit Me Baby One More Time. And even that's not very well!

Who are your favorite bands? Live and Thunder, but I like songs from loaaaaaaaaaaads of bands.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I'd always wanted one, so I just got one. What's inspired me to start playing again is a guy I know called Elliot Friedman, and Justin's videos.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but im talking to a mate about being in one if I get good enough. Maybe not a band, but just jamming together would be cool.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's cool, and something ive ALWAYS wanted to do.

What are your goals for the future? Do well at college, go onto a job in tv / film. Become good enough on guitar to be happy. (not sure how good that is)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Goldy on August 08, 2007, 05:27:52 pm
Nickname: Goldy
Real (full) name: Andrew Gold
Age and birthday: 31 years old ( 27-08-75 )
Habitat: Bolton UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Behringer (i dunno)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Behringer (still not sure)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Behringer gm108

For how long have you been playing guitar?
31-07-07 about 1 wk

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind pink floyd are my ears best m8s

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
ummm bad ones, I try pink floyd but well you can guess, I can play a g chord :D

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink floyd but current its Arctic monkeys

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My boy wants to learn, Dad will help :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Never

Why do you play guitar?
It sounds awesome, I dunno, its a feeling when u get sommat right, I cant wait till i can play a song.

What are your goals for the future?
FREEDOM - oh and when i get my freedom to be able to play my wife a nice song :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DannielJane on August 08, 2007, 07:17:43 pm
Hello,everone! This is me:

Nickname: DannielJane
Real (full) name: Dan
Age and birthday: 27, and soon 28
Habitat: Akron, USA; and China three years ago

Which guitar(s) do you own? FirstAct (Is it even a brand I don't know. Got it from Walmart cheap)

Which guitar do you currently play on? the only one I have

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 year nonconsistently

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? all kinds. folk,country,blues mostly when I'm not feeling at my high point

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? classic? or not formed yet.

Who are your favorite bands? none yet, but the eagles is really cool

What inspired you to start playing guitar? pain maybe :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? love the sound and the peace it brings.and get me something to do instead of thinking nonsense every minute

What are your goals for the future?
when asked about my interest, I can answer proudly: I play some guitar  :) ,instead of :listening to the music a lot :P

they say a bad woman makes a philosopher out of a man; can I say a bad man makes a musician out of a woman? :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DannielJane on August 08, 2007, 07:21:22 pm
And mine is Dan  :)  You crazy now? :wink:

Quote from: "Iver"
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Iver"
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?


My brother's name is Dane, does that count? :P

Cara xx


I doubt it  :P  :)

But you can say hello to him from me  :wink:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Iver on August 10, 2007, 08:47:54 am
Quote from: "DannielJane"
And mine is Dan  :)  You crazy now? :wink:

Quote from: "Iver"
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Iver"
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?


My brother's name is Dane, does that count? :P

Cara xx


I doubt it  :P  :)

But you can say hello to him from me  :wink:


Me crazy? No chance!  :shock:  :P maybe a little
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on August 10, 2007, 10:30:34 am
Quote from: "DannielJane"
Quote from: "Iver"
Quote from: "Cozza"
Quote from: "Iver"
Hi everyone!  :)
After I've been surfing around here, I've discovered that there's an awful small amount of Danes here!  :?


My brother's name is Dane, does that count? :P

Cara xx


I doubt it  :P  :)

But you can say hello to him from me  :wink:


LMAO Yea, like he's going to have a clue what I'm talking about hehe!

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Peter on August 10, 2007, 01:19:00 pm
I am:

Nickname: Niels
Real (full) name: Peter Hilgersom
Age and birthday: 20, March 31
Habitat: Ermelo, The Netherlands ( note the 'the' :lol: )

Which guitar(s) do you own? A old Ibanez GSZ120 which is completely nonplayable & my Fender Telecaster (American Standard )

Which guitar do you currently play on? The tele of course !

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX AD30VT

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock & Skate Rock/Punk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock/Blues & anything that gives good practice really.

Who are your favorite bands? I.e. Millencollin, Bad Religion, The Offspring, Yellowcard, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns 'n Roses, CKY, AC/DC, The Hives. A few random examples, I like alot.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad plays accoustic, never bothered to try playing the guitar until a year ago.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nah.

Why do you play guitar? It's like heroine ;) But in a good sense of course.

What are your goals for the future? Just raise my level of playing, learn to transcribe up to a decent point. Stuff like that. Nothing major. However I'd love to make a living out of playing the bloody thing. But I don't think that's only a dream for now  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: e.g.y.p.t.i.a.n.g.i.r.l. on August 10, 2007, 09:08:57 pm
Nickname:heba
Real (full) name:hebatallah raafat mowafi
Age and birthday:19 (9th dec,1987)
Habitat: Egypt "home", Saudi arabia recently, and soon in Russia
Which guitar(s) do you own? an acoustic yamaha
Which guitar do you currently play on?  the yamaha
How long have you been playing guitar?  it is only a week
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  flamenco, tango "latin" , rock and oriental
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? what justin often teaches us on youtube :)
Who are your favorite bands?  beatles, pink floyd , nirvana
What inspired you to start playing guitar? i adore flamenco and tango played on guitars ..
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no
Why do you play guitar? i love it i used to play piano and wanted sth new
What are your goals for the future?to be better and keep proceeding in learnin with juston
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joeri on August 11, 2007, 11:34:33 am
Nickname: Joeri
Real (full) name: Joeri Baelemans
Age and birthday: 17 years old ( 16-12-89 )
Habitat: Weelde, Belgium


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Crappy beginners guitar, noname

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Crappy beginners guitar, noname

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crappy beginners amp 10W
Line6 Spider3 150W combo

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since December 2006, so 8 months, 3 months practicings seriously

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Some Rock, Power and heavy metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
At the moment I'm trying some solo's and riffs of iced earth, which are going well. Now I'm learning Wonderwall from Oasis

Who are your favorite bands?
1. Blind Guardian
2. Grave Digger
3. A lot of different bands!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Its just an fantastic instrument, if you see what all those metal icons can do with a guitar... AMAZING! I'm the most inspired by Michael Weikath from the band helloween. I'ts so cool how relaxed he can play a solo...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Hmm difficuild question. My mates play drums, bass and guitar, and we come together regularry. The problem is that our skills are not good enough at the moment, but Smoke on the Water from Deep Purple works fine for us!

Why do you play guitar?
I like it! Every time you set yourself a new goal, and if you reach it it gives such an fantastic feeling!

What are your goals for the future?
Buying a new guitar for sure! My main goal is that i can play whole songs from Blind Guardian!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rain on August 12, 2007, 12:00:26 am
Nickname: Rainman
Real (full) name: Rene Pinault
Age and birthday: 33 years old ( 7-30-1974)
Habitat: Rhode Island, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Z silver cadet by Ibanez

Which guitar do you currently play on?
same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall G30R CD

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Learning seriously for the last 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, not what I would like to play, but I don't really know how to play good enough so I'm doing Justin's easy songs

Who are your favorite bands?
Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, Metallica, Staind, way to many to list them all.  

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I took lessons way back when I was 14 years old, of course with plans to start a band, then less than a year later I just stopped playing, so I'm starting all over again. My 25 year old Brother has been playing the drums for 17 years, so its now giving me motivation to learn again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
I love music, I love the guitar and I've always wanted to play, but I'm just now getting serious about it.  

What are your goals for the future?
Just to get good enough to jam with my bro and with a few other dudes from work, basically have a good time with it, nothing serious.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rockchick on August 13, 2007, 11:14:29 pm
Nickname: Rockchick
Real (full) name: Adele Stevens
Age and birthday: You don't ask a lady that :)
Habitat: Aberdeen, Scotland

Which guitar(s) Ovation Applause Shallow back and Vintage V100 Icon
Which guitar do you currently play on? both but more on the Icon

Which amp(s) do you own? Laney LA30C

How long have you been playing guitar? 40 years with a 5 year break

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Blues, Country and a bit of Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? None in particular

Who are your favorite bands? cream, Queen, Led Zepplin and Santana but Clapton is the best

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Brother 41 years ago he gave me my first lessons and thought his 'lil sis' wouldn't stick at it so I proved him wrong until 5 years ago.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played in 2, 1 at school and one in London

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it

What are your goals for the future? To play well again
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on August 13, 2007, 11:25:57 pm
Ahhhh red on grey can't read it!!! :lol:

Welcome everyone :)

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rockchick on August 13, 2007, 11:45:15 pm
Yes it was a bit bright is this better.?  :)

Adele

Quote from: "Cozza"
Ahhhh red on grey can't read it!!! :lol:

Welcome everyone :)

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: iLuke on August 15, 2007, 12:29:14 am
Nickname: Shaggy (it's to do with my hair, nothing else I swear it :P)
Real (full) name: Luke Brown
Age and birthday: 17 (28/07/1990)
Habitat: Derbyshire, United Kingdom


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG413-SL, Turner 74c, Takamine EN10-LH (best 'til last!)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine all the way, though I broke a 4th string... I was only tapping the damned thing, not even playing it :D

Which amp(s) do you own?

Pfft I dunno, it's got more dust than a great big dusty thing!

For how long have you been playing guitar?
... Dare I say five years? I'm pretty atrocious for having played for that length of time really.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Acoustic stuff all the way :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic and, thanks to this site, blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
I really couldn't say... I guess atm I'm enjoying listening to the new Arctic Monkeys album but I really like The Nightwatchman... Tommy or Tom someone his real name?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Mister Youtube.. oh aye, he's not a guitar player... nah I just got throw a link (damned thing hit me in the eye you know!) to Tommy Emmanuel on Youtube after 4 years of having played electric guitar - skanked my first acoustic (The Yamaha) about 2 weeks after that and I've never looked back, cheers Tommy - legend!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope, never, though it's my biggest aspiration at the minuet but then who wants a useless left-handed acoustic player anyways :D

Why do you play guitar?
It's a laugh, it's a vent for emotions, it's a time killer, it beats doing essays and sitting here getting a numb butt :D

What are your goals for the future?

Goals eh... well that sounds like something you get in football but what do I know :D I just wanna be like 1/100 as good as Tommy Emmanuel :D

Well, I figure I'd add a few words of my own really so here goes. About a week ago I found this site. About 4 days ago I learned my first scale, got told a whole load of guitar theory about the major chords and scales and stuff and can now (after a great deal of deliberation) find chords up and down the fretboard and guess what I've played for 5 years - that's got to be useless at guitar personified right? :D I'm not really very good at all, but I have to admit I didn't do much for the first four years, and it was only after seeing Tommy live last November that I wanted to get far with this whole thing, so I've really come on in leaps and bounds over the past few months and it's that which is keeping me going now :) Even though, lets face it, theory for guitar is about as boring as trying to jam... with yourself :D

Anyways, that's all, if you fell asleep reading, I really ain't taking the blame *adds disclaimer*

Cheers,
Luke.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Micko on August 17, 2007, 02:06:37 pm
Nickname: Mickhippy

Real (full) name: Mick

Age and birthday: '68 makes me not 40 yet!

Habitat: Gold Coast, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A early 90's Samick electric only recently brought back to life, '06 Maton M225 and a (I guess) '97 Martin OOOM. A couple of others that aren't worth mentioning.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly the acoustics but will pick up the Samick "at times!"  :twisted:

Which amp(s) do you own? I have a little 12watt Peavy Rage amp from ages ago, just got it going again actually, dont know why I bothered! Owned half a Trace Acoustic (Elliot) PA once!

How long have you been playing guitar? Since about '87-'88 but that dont mean Im a muso. I aint!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock and blues come to mind.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Same as above ^

Who are your favorite bands? Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and many Blues guys. A lot of songs!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? To be able to play Neil Youngs, "Live Rust" album.  Also, soon after I got my first guitar I got the flu real bad and was sick in bed for 2 weeks straight bored out of my head..... A D E , A D E etc etc.. The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind!  I still cant get it out of my head! I learnt all the basic chords during that 2 week stint in bed, so was a blessing in disguise!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Have played in a band for a little while but never really wanted to. Was most happy just jamming etc. Playing in the band sucked the life out of me and I didnt pick up a guitar for over a year after I bailed. Just started playing again a year or so ago when I got new neighbours that also play.

Why do you play guitar? For the girls!   :shock:  

What are your goals for the future?  To nut out a dozen songs that both 2 neighbours and I can agree on! We all like different players/songs so coming up with a list isnt that easy.  Other than that, just to have a good life with my wife and child and not hurt anyone on the way!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Crystal Clear on August 17, 2007, 07:57:24 pm
Nickname:  Ricey
Real (full) name: Keith Rice
Age and birthday: 43 yrs
[b]Habitat: Home

[b]Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Stratocaster with a Floyd Rose Trem
Gibson SG Standard
Takamine EF341
Takamine G Series
Manson Custom Telecaster (on long term loan to me)
A bass, a classical, couple of othe acoustics

[b]Which guitar do you currently play on? All of 'em

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall MG 50

How long have you been playing guitar? Just on 30 yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Virtually all guitar based music but never close my ears to good sounds

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? As above

Who are your favorite bands? Clapton, Beatles, Eagles, Dire Straits usually stuff

What inspired you to start playing guitar? S'pose going to the same high school as 2 of the Beatles, Paul & George, helped.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not for a long time

Why do you play guitar? Its my release

What are your goals for the future? To try and remember all the tunes I know !!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Micko on August 17, 2007, 10:10:17 pm
Quote from: "Crystal Clear"

What are your goals for the future? To try and remember all the tunes I know !!


That is a very good goal! I often wish I could remember everything in the ol' back catalog!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: old scratch on August 17, 2007, 10:54:48 pm
Nickname: old scratch
Real (full) name: Chris
Age and birthday: 38 years old, the kind of age where you have to work it out on your fingers any time anyone asks
Habitat: Midlands, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squier Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender/Squier practice amp - came with the quitar

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Started to learn in 1991, gave up after mastering ADE. Started again in January 2007, mastered ADE, had a few months off due to work, started again from scratch about a month ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mainly rock and indie stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I haven't got that far. The best I can manage at the moment is a hobble through Bad Moon Rising.

Who are your favorite bands?
I'm going through a girly singer-songwriter phase at the moment, but it's usually Ween, 50 Foot Wave, Tom Waits, all sorts really.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
If I'm completely honest, I picked it up again in January after playing Guitar Hero at a Christmas party.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Learning it is a challenge and I like the feeling when I occasionally make a nice noise come out of it.

What are your goals for the future?
To get beyond ADE.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: patientx on August 18, 2007, 12:00:57 pm
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Midlife Crisis on August 19, 2007, 04:06:00 pm
Just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself.

First of all, what a fantastic site. I have been playing since January, so Im still at the "god your pants" stage. I decided at the age of 46 to take up guitar playing again, after a 15 year layoff ( kids, wife, dogs, cats mortgage, bills etc etc). off, not that I was any good in the first place of course. So I decided that my midlife crisis would include guitar playing. I bought my first guitar from Argos, the £60.00 blue acoustic one.  It's great to practice on, but kills the nerve endings in your fret hand.

A couple of months later I treated myself to a nice Crafter electro acoustic, and for my birthday, my wife bought me a Fender Telecaster.....What a lucky boy.   :)

A friend of mine stared at the same time, so it gave us something to do together while our wives were getting wobbily on Red wine. :roll: , I take lessons once a fortnight, and I have an Eagles song book that is older than my guitar tutor. How funny is that. He is a really cool bloke and totaly outstanding guitar player, who suffers my bad jokes every time I see him.

My musical interests are mainly rock and blues. Yes of course I love the Zeppelin, Clapton, Hendrix, Eagles stuff but to name a few, but since I have been playing I have been listening to and watching Albert Collins, Albert King (please god, let me learn how to phrase like him, I will be good.......Honest  :roll: ) SRV, Peter Green (Splinter Group). So I was dead chuffed when I found Justin's site with the blues lesson.........Oh how cool is that. So I have been driving everyone mad with it for the last week.

I found a while ago a good site on You Tube called Next Level Guitar, but I have to say, this site is just fantastic, as it shows comlete beginners everything.

So, that's me, and I just wanted to say Hi.

Oh by the way Justin, as I work in the City of London, please feel free to come along and give me free lessons any time you like. But no laughing at my ridiculous 7th chords.     :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

If your into blues, listen to Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan in session (out on CD). Stormy Monday will wipe you out.

Theres always one song that every guitarist dreams of playing perfectly. Mine is 10 years gone by Led Zeppelin, its on their Physical Graffiti album. You can also hear it on You Tube, but pick the audio version one to hear the true song.

Happy strumming people.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Unperson on August 27, 2007, 07:54:26 pm
Nickname: Unperson
Real (full) name:Rick Stokell
Age and birthday:44 (10-31-62)
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1991 Fender MIM stratocaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Squier '51
Squier satin crimson mahogany fat H/H stratocaster
SX Sjm-62 "Gumbycaster" modified with a fat PAF H in the bridge
SX GG1 std. LP copy
SX STL-62 telecaster copy
Agile Ad-2300 doublecut w/P-90's
Agile Al-2000 HSBF LP copy
Ovation celebrity CC-26 acoustic/electric
SX P/J bass copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I play a different one each day
Which amp(s) do you own?
Behringer GMX-212 (used as slave to a V-amp pro)
Epiphone VJ head
Marshall MG series 50w ss
Kustom 16w practice amp (for travel)
Crate 15w bass amp (used for keyboards)
How long have you been playing guitar?
Approx 18 months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues/Psychedellic rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Same as above, though my songs sort of defy "genre"
Who are your favorite bands?
Albert King, BB King, Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Lightning Hopkins, Elmore James, etc., etc.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
David Gilmour
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I write songs, recording all bass, guitar, vox, drum machine http://www.soundclick.com/evildoer
Why do you play guitar?
To express myself
What are your goals for the future?
To write songs that don't make people run in the opposite direction
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: para.dize on August 27, 2007, 09:51:37 pm
Nickname: para.dize
Real (full) name: Roland Riedl
Age and birthday: 3. August 1988 | what makes me 19 atm
Habitat: Tarrenz, Tirol, Austria

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Powerhouse Mex
a very old nylon string guit :)
Washburn Western
Gibson ES-5
Ibanez Jem VWH-7 (Vai Signature)
Johnson Travel Guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender for practicing, and my Johnson Travel guit.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall VS100 Valvestate with a Boss GT-6

How long have you been playing guitar?
10 years ^^ since i was 9

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)/bands?
Satriani, Clapton, Maceo Parker, Smooth Jazz (Webradio)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Funk, Rock and everything that comes to my mind at times ;)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I found this old guitar in our basement, so i asked my dad if i could learn how to play it.
He first thought it was a joke, cause i was never one of those ride a horse, swim and play piano kids... ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
At the moment i am playing in a local band called Memo ^^ :)
I like to have a band, just to stay in shape

Why do you play guitar?
a clapton dvd (key to the highway) made me want to learn about blues, after i found joe satriani and vai so i will always find somebody (like McKee) who would impress me so i can widen my musical horizon :)

What are your goals for the future?
Become a way better musician and start to write own tunes... since i am 19 now, i really feel that i have to start practicing harder cause i get old ^^
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ScottG on August 30, 2007, 12:47:36 am
Nickname:[Scottish]
Real (full) name:[...I have had too many stalkers already...]
Age and birthday:[26 Feb]
Habitat:[London, UK]

Which guitar(s) do you own?[Squire Strat, Fender acoustic, Epiphone Les Paul and a banjo!!!]

Which guitar do you currently play on?[Epiphone Les Paul but looking for a shabby acoustic for the beach...]

Which amp(s) do you own?[Marshall ]

How long have you been playing guitar?[10 years this coming Christmas]

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?[Mainly blues and indie but I like a bit of everything from classical to rock]

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?[It used to be rock stuff but I prefer blues now (although i'm only at the beginner stage for this)]

Who are your favorite bands?[Stevie Ray Vaughan, BRMC, most of the British music scene at the moment]

What inspired you to start playing guitar?[I wanted to be Slash from Guns N Roses but I couldn't get my hair that big - I think I aimed to high for a beginner... Oh and my brother used to have a beaten up old guitar that I borrowed but now I teach him although he is using this site and getting very good now]

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?[I used to at university but that broke up when we needed to work]

Why do you play guitar?[It makes me shiver when I hear certain chord changes (like the key change in Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb or solos that have some sense of reason to them]

What are your goals for the future?[To keep learning - No one knows everything...]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JitsuDan on September 01, 2007, 08:49:17 pm
Name: Dan

Nickname: JitsuDan

Age and birthday: April 83

Habitat:
Midlands UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1:  Yamaha Pacifica 112
2:  Yamaha FG-110 (late 60's/early 70's, not sure exactly, I found this guitar in the attic)
3:  Countryman HD400 bright green acoustic
4:  Takamine EG522SC

Which amp(s) do you own?
Piece of crap 10W Watson, never gets plugged in

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since I was about 14/15

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Don't have one

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly solo acoustic/classical

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to say

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My friend showed me a couple of chords and I was instantly addicted

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Have done, not for a LONG time though

Why do you play guitar?
I like to :P

What are your goals for the future?
Guitar-wise, I would like to be able to read/play music rather than relying on tabs so much.  There's also a bunch of songs I want to learn but I'm nowhere near good enough to play yet.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on September 01, 2007, 11:04:27 pm
Finally! You've introduced yourself, Dan! :)

Getting you sign up to this place was a struggle :lol:

Back to University in two weeks - get all the guitar playing in while you have a chance. :P

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JitsuDan on September 02, 2007, 04:50:04 pm
Lol, no problems there, I just finished the half marathon, I can barely walk now so I have nothing else to do but play guitar;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on September 02, 2007, 05:27:07 pm
Quote from: "JitsuDan"
Lol, no problems there, I just finished the half marathon, I can barely walk now so I have nothing else to do but play guitar;)


Ahh, you did mention that- wasn't sure when you were doing it, well done on it btw :) :)

I don't think I'd have the energy to even hold a guitar after that! :lol:

Take Care

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jasmine on September 03, 2007, 05:27:19 am
Nickname: I don't use one!! but its Jazz
Real (full) name: Jasmine June
Age and birthday:20yrs old
Habitat:Beautiful Gloucestershire, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?:Nothing special, a beginners Yamaha bass, Fender Squire Strat and some cheap tacky brass sounding accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?: All, very badly

Which amp(s) do you own?: A tiny fender one that came with the guitar

How long have you been playing guitar?: My mum sent me for lessons when i was 7 with a beautiful guitar... i lasted about a year, then i was a typical moody teenager and ive only just started to get back into it.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?: Indie,pop, rock,jazz,anything really

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?: Indie
Who are your favorite bands?: Arcade Fire, Interpol, Coldplay, The killers, Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?: Just a love for music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?: People in the same room as me pay me to shut up!! :twisted:

Why do you play guitar?: Enjoyment, even though im rubbish i just love to pick it up and strum it

What are your goals for the future: If i ever got so good at it i would love to become a session guitarist or something, just get paid for doing it all day long :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stratmeister on September 03, 2007, 04:23:58 pm
Nickname: Stratmeister
Real (full) name: Steven R. Lewis
Age and birthday: 49 2/1/58
Habitat: Hesperia, California USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strat Mex., Ibanez S520EX, Takamine Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Ibanez & Fender

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall Valvestate 40, Risson 150

How long have you been playing guitar? 44 yrs.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Metal, Etc.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, BB King.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I like to listen to my grandfather play when I was very young (5 yrs. old)
He taught me 3 chords and from there I was self taught.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I have played in many bands. I retired for a short period and I'm now in the process of creating another band.

Why do you play guitar? Pure enjoyment and escape.

What are your goals for the future? Well I'm a little too old to be a rock star. But going and playing in clubs would be nice to do again.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: koyoda on September 04, 2007, 11:05:42 pm
Real (full) name: Marko Kovacic
Age and birthday: almost 16 (27.11.1991.)
Habitat: Rijeka, Croatia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Yamaha Pacifica 120SJ (H/H)
- a noname classical guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha Pacifica 120SJ (H/H)

Which amp(s) do you own?
- Roland Cube 30X
- Körting A-104
- a homemade 2x25W amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing the classical for 6 months, electrical for 1 month.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop & rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pop & rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to mention, and I don't really like to use the word favorite when it comes to music.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually, to be honest, I don't know. It simply came out of nowhere. I was going to bed to get some sleep and just like that, I don't know why, it came to my mind that I could get a guitar. I said to myself "Why not?", and that's how I started. I still don't understand why it happened, and yes, it sounds like BS to me too :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I think we are going to try and form some sort of a band soon. We still need a drummer though.

Why do you play guitar?
Haha, I like this question. Very deep :) Well, pretty much because of the reason that inspired me to start playing in the first place, but I also like to be creative, and I really do love music.

What are your goals for the future?
Hmm. Well, in the first place, I would like to have a band that would actually be my only economic resource, a band that could generate enough money by itself so I don't have to do extra jobs, just touring and playing. That would be like heaven :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lopata on September 10, 2007, 08:02:29 pm
Nickname:Lopata
Real (full) name:Anton Lopata
Age and birthday: two weeks to 18 (02.10.1989)
Habitat:Ukraine, Kiev

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Chernigivskaya fabric(very old):), Eurofon GSC-11(classical)

Which guitar do you currently play on? play on both

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar? two months :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? grunge, alternative rock,
ska, punk rock and many others...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? GRUNGE

Who are your favorite bands? NIRVANA, RHCP, PIXIES, PLACEBO, SOAD, OFFSPRING, SPLEAN, LENINGRAD, ALICE IN CHAINS, DDT, MAD CADDIES, STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO, QUEEN, PURGEN...
What inspired you to start playing guitar? You know, i like the music, which i can play myself or that bands, in which i can see exactly on what they're playing. I used to play piano for 5 years  and now just learning how to play guitar.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
:) i'd like to, but at first i need to learn how to play!))))
Why do you play guitar?
eeer, i guess there already was such a question! Well, just havin fun of it!
What are your goals for the future? Let me think - no - i'd think about that when the time comes, not now. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: max1955 on September 11, 2007, 06:21:55 am
Nickname: Max1955
Real (full) name: Max Ellison
Age and birthday: September 18
Habitat: Indiana, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? (1)Indiana Guitar Creekside Acoustic, (2)Indiana Guitar Strat Copy, (3)Epiphone Les Paul, and an (4)Arbor AJ135 (335 copy)

Which guitar do you currently play on? All!

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate GX1200 Stack, and 2 smaller Crate "all in ones" FW15's. I also play extensively through my MacBook Pro and Intel PC using Amplitude Live, Guitar Rig 2, GarageBand, etc.  If you have never done that, try it! You can have about every cabinet, Fx pedal and Mic configuration imaginable at the click of a mouse!

How long have you been playing guitar? Since  a teenager, but about 4 months really seriously.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? ALL

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Folk, Contemporary Country, Contemporary Jazz

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Dad.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yikes no.  No were near that level (yet)!

Why do you play guitar? It's a creative outlet that immerses me in something besides the daily minutiae.

What are your goals for the future? To be able to play well and have someone say, "oh my gosh, you can really play that guitar!"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Alijayne on September 16, 2007, 04:25:47 pm
Nickname:Ali, Alijayne
Real (full) name:Alice Christina Jayne Dunn
Age and birthday:16 - 6th feb 1991
Habitat: Devon, England, World
Which guitar(s) do you own? yamaha something or other and vintage something else and this old one I gave to my stepdad
Which guitar do you currently play on? 1st 2
Which amp(s) do you own? a crappy acoustic solutions one which I never really use
How long have you been playing guitar? on and off 1 - 2 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?country to heavy metal but no rap or r&b stuff and dance I don't like it at all it gives me headaches
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? punk, pop
Who are your favorite bands? Westlife :mrgreen:  and Dragonforce, Green Day
What inspired you to start playing guitar? Westlife! no I'm joking erm watching green day on mtv
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no
Why do you play guitar? It seemed like the thing to do.
What are your goals for the future? pass my exams and finally get rid of that big hairy spider in the corner that looks pregnant
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kerploded on September 16, 2007, 08:37:02 pm
Nickname: Chris
Real (full) name: CTL
Age and birthday: 33
Habitat: Nebraska, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez EW20BGNT

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez EW20BGNT

Which amp(s) do you own?
n/a (electric in a couple of months)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Played allot as a kid but never learned chords or anything. Recently about two weeks, made much easier by this site in fact, I even know a bunch of chords now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Not a big fan of Rap, Pop, R&B and Country, pretty much listen to everything though...even some from the genres I'm not a big fan of.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Do Chords and Finger Gym count as a genre? =P

Who are your favorite bands?
Zeppelin, Tool, Floyd, Morphine, Hendrix, Clapton, too many more to name.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always enjoyed it when I was younger, and I love the sound.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Guitar kicks ass. And it's fun. Mostly because I like it.

What are your goals for the future?
Be happy and die very old with a slew of grandkids.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: xanadu on September 16, 2007, 09:39:18 pm
Nickname: H

Real (full) name: Heidi Yildiz
Age and birthday: 46 going on 16. 28th Feb

Habitat: A beautiful old house with 180 degree sea views and a stream running through our land in South West Turkey/b]

Which guitar(s) do you own? A crappy cheap spanish, a Yamaha acoustic, a beautiful sounding classical, and just bought my first electric Mexican fender stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of them according to mood.

Which amp(s) do you own? 40 watt mini amp havn't a clue about it's name only bought it this week.
How long have you been playing guitar? 18 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and more rock and a little Spanish classical and latin American
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Well as I am relativley a beginner I have been playing rubbish old Country roads etc, but since seeing Justin I have quite a few new ones under my belt. I want to play led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

Who are your favorite bands? See above but add Evervescence, Placebo, Muse
What inspired you to start playing guitar? Alwyas wanted to but never got around to it, then employed a band for my bar and found out the bassist was a music teacher. The rest is history.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No but I have sung in a few

Why do you play guitar? Because it makes me feel bloody fantastic even though my fingers are sore.

What are your goals for the future? To be happy and grow old disgracefully, and to play the best riffs ever when I am 50 in front of a large audience.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Svenshinhan on September 17, 2007, 06:49:26 pm
Nickname: Sven
Real (full) name: Sven Schiff
Age and birthday: 21 years old, 24 December '85
Habitat: Enschede, The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A relatively old and cheap (but fine working) Eko guitar (acoustic) that I got from my dad.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above, though sometimes I spend some time at my dad's place and that's when I get to play his really cool Gibson Les Paul guitar, his prized possession.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
The first attempt I made at playing guitar was made sometime in early 2006, but it only lasted two weeks or so and I quickly abandoned my practice. Three weeks ago I decided that I wanted to get into it again and I found Justin's site through one of his YouTube videos. I bought myself a tuner and stole (I mean borrowed without permission) some picks from my dad and he bought me a set of new strings and attached them for me. But I'm not really counting the first time I started, since nothing really stuck with me. Now practicing on an almost daily basis (when time permits it).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to a lot of music, really. I like various Rock and Metal music, Bluegrass, Pop, Country, Funk, Classical, J-Pop, Jazz, Blues, Swing (Buddy Rich band especially). Not really into hardcore, rap, hip hop and most forms of techno and electronic music (Daft Punk is awesome, though).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well, just a beginner, but I like folk music and bluegrass so that may be what I'll be aiming at someday. But I like rock and metal a lot too. It's too early to say.

Who are your favorite bands/artists?
Rock/Metal: 3 Doors Down, Coldplay, Eagles, Green Day, Kansas, Nada Surf, Van Halen (I love Eruption, but who doesn't?)
Bluegrass: Nickel Creek, Chris Thile (actually a member of Nickel Creek, but he's got awesome solo stuff too)
Jazz/Blues: Buddy Rich, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis
Other: Jesse Cook (an awesome guitar player), Kool & The Gang (Chocolate Buttermilk being one of my favorites), Santana

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Er, the better question would be to ask me what hasn't inspired me to want to play the guitar. Jesse Cook, Nickel Creek, Chris Thile, Van Halen, my dad (who used to play a lot when he was young). A lot of things and people can inspire me to want to do something. It's just now that I finally found the discipline to actually start doing something.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I'm not really aiming for anything professional, but I do plan on improving myself and perhaps one day I'll find some people around me that I can team up with. Anything could happen. But I'm not aspiring to be any sort of professional or anything. I just like music a lot and would love to be able to make some of my own, however crude :D

Why do you play guitar?
Simply because I enjoy it a lot.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to be able to play some basic things, finding my own style and just sort of strum and play by myself. Maybe play some together with my dad once I reach his level of play (I think I'll eventually surpass it, though in a few years). Nothing professional. Just purely because I really need a time consuming hobby and this is something I really love doing, now that I'm getting into it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lefty on September 20, 2007, 11:04:34 am
Nickname: J, Jayce, that pisstaking b*****d
Real (full) name: Jason M*cough cough*ey
Age and birthday: 28, April 2nd
Habitat: Currently Tokyo Japan - Homecountry UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Black Jackson V Lefty Electric with floyd Rose
Red Gibson Epiphone Electric Lefty
Black Dean flying V Electric Lefty
Very cheap Black Lefty Acoustic with Florian logo painted on headstock (stagg hidden underneath...tut tut)
Hofner Travel Electric guitar - upside down Righty with strings swapped

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Jackson + Hofner

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall combo 30watt something or other. Used to have a Randall 100w head and cabinet in camouflage colours but had to sell it to come out here, boo hoo! :(
How long have you been playing guitar?
Had a guitar in my possession for about 6 years, probably only actually learned for 3.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal.
Who are your favorite bands?
Changes all the time. Currently Lamb of God, American Head Charge, Slayer.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
James Hetfield.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
In a band at the moment...
Why do you play guitar?
It keeps me from wasting my time on video games..and I thought it would get me laid..
What are your goals for the future?
Improve technique - picking and fretting, learn to play other peoples music, improve speed and co-ordination of both hands. develop more acoustic playing. Use my metronome religiously every day with warm ups and fingering exercises,  get some lessons from a real teacher. Long term: develop lead guitar skills, learn master of puppets album inc solos, be able to play basic stuff on an upside down guitar, learn the fretboard notes, figure out what the hell modes are all about.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: page.99 on September 21, 2007, 01:08:31 am
Nickname: page 99
Real (full) name: Allie
Age and birthday: 14 years old (06/04)
Habitat: Phillay!


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FX 335 Acoustic-Electric , Epiphone sg electric, and my trusty Fender strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All three ... but only one is mine ... I stole the acoustic and strat from my mom and brother, but they said I can have them, since neither of them play guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just your average Fender strat amp ... I rarely use it, though ...

For how long have you been playing guitar?
A few months ... not long ... I'm awful, but these lessons help a lot! Thanks Justin!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Most punk rock, hardcore, pop-punk, and bits of ska, rock, funk, and a few other delightful genres.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I listen to Black Flag and the Bad Brains ... but for some reason, I'm obsessed with sunny little acoustic melodies and OBSESSED with playing blues!

Who are your favorite bands?
Oh, God! From Good Charlotte to Minor Threat ... from the Sex Pistols to AC/DC to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin, a million other bands and back again. Plus the Justin Sandercoe band, of course!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hmm ... not sure. I've always wanted to play ... since third grade. I know that the song 'Iron Man' really made me want to play, though.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yep. It's the most punk rock thing ever because no one can play their instruments!

Why do you play guitar?
It's awesome! It's so much fun and I love it! I write a trillion songs ... mostly joke songs with my friends.

What are your goals for the future?
Umm ... either to be in an underground rock band or to be a lawer. Gotta get into Harvard, right?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dj-spuddy on September 24, 2007, 01:39:40 pm
Nickname: Dj-spuddy
Real (full) name:Lloyd King
Age and birthday: 12/05/92
Habitat: Luton, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez IC400BK
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez IC400BK
Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 20x
How long have you been playing guitar?
Not Long.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal/Rock/Indy/Dance
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal/Rock/Indy
Who are your favorite bands?
System of a Down
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Guitars
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.
Why do you play guitar?
It's fun.
What are your goals for the future?
Be good at the guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Delta.Elite on September 28, 2007, 02:05:47 am
Nickname: Z
Real (full) name:Zach Yakush
Age and birthday: 17
Habitat: Washington, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
-Epiphone DR1 Acoustic(I think I own the best one ever made as it sounds better than many expensive guitars, this could also be because it was my first and has much sentimental value.)
-Fender Stratocaster American (Early 90's)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
-Epiphone Valve Junior Half Stack (Great amp for practice and if you want to get into modding and working with non-solid state)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Coming up on a year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock, Southern Rock. I love stuff that has a Blues feel to in or has evolved from Blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands or artists?
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, ect.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Jimi Hendrix and SRV, heard them and said, "I have to have a go at that"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I Jam, but not really in a proper band.

Why do you play guitar?
The best way to express feeling and a whole lot of fun.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep playing the guit-fiddle and enjoy life as much as possible.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zakkoholic on October 10, 2007, 07:54:49 am
Nickname: Zakkoholic
Real (full) name: Harry Demonseau
Age and birthday: 40, April 3rd
Habitat: Belgium

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Bullseye (Zakk Wylde Signature)
Cheap Stagg Acoustic (But I'm going to buy a Fender CD-60 CE)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Valvestate 8040
Roland Cube 20X

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 5 months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
If it rocks, I like it ! :wink: (metal, hard rock, southern rock, classic rock, ...)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All kinds of genres.

Who are your favorite bands?
Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Saxon, Dionysus, Stone Sour, ....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching Zakk Wylde go at it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Hope to play in a band someday

Why do you play guitar?
I have always wanted to play the guitar. It's an awesome instrument.
It's fulfilling to be able to play all those songs you love to hear.

What are your goals for the future?
Ehm... learn to play really well and start a band with some of my best friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on October 10, 2007, 08:44:15 am
another Balgian Collegue; wolcome :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cozza on October 10, 2007, 07:24:54 pm
Quote from: "Lievendv"
another Balgian Collegue; wolcome :D


 :lol:  Making a Belgium clan, Lieven?  :lol:

I don't see many Polish people around here...

Cara xx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on October 10, 2007, 07:40:13 pm
no nooo

every nationality is welcome!

:D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lookin4ferdi on October 11, 2007, 12:27:23 pm
Nickname:  Lookin4ferdi
Real (full) name:   Dave
Age and birthday:   30*cough splutter*something
Habitat:  UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Epiphone G400 custom, Fender Standard Strat , Vintage acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?

A Marshall 15watt practice thing

How long have you been playing guitar?

18 months or so...

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?

Guitar based anything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Whatever is easiest  :oops:  :lol:

Who are your favourite bands?

The Who - The Black Keys - Kings Of Leon - Seasick Steve - plus a multitude of others

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

It's something I've always had an Idea I wanted to try, a mate of mine finally convinced me to buy a guitar and get on with it....3 guitars later and Mrs F has put a contract out on him  :roll:

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Not fussed if I play in a band - got a few mate's who tinker so we meet up every now and then and play with each other ( we are all clothed when this happens  :wink: )

Why do you play guitar?

I want to get my loon's into playing when there old enough and also for personal satisfaction...

What are your goals for the future?

To get better at playing and  :twisted:  World domination  :twisted:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sayoji01 on October 12, 2007, 04:21:49 am
Nickname:sayoji
Real (full) name:angel angeles
Age and birthday:16, sept 14 1991
Habitat:philippines

Which guitar(s) do you own? fender stratocaster and another red one w/c is brandless (custom) red and sounds really great

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the custom one

Which amp(s) do you own?
marshall, orange, laney

How long have you been playing guitar?
3 yrs.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
jazz, blues, rock, classical and many more

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and jazz

Who are your favorite bands?
i dono

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
???

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no. i'm solo

Why do you play guitar?
it makes me feel right. i can express my feelings through it.

What are your goals for the future?
i dono
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JohneeeBoy on October 12, 2007, 08:24:57 pm
Nickname:

Johneeeboy

Real (full) name:

John

Age and birthday:

38  
   
Habitat:

Glasgow


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Yamaha accoustic ,American Fender strat, Squire strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Yamaha,American Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?

Peavey,Marshall

How long have you been playing guitar?

 20 years on and off.....more off than on........... till now that is

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock

Who are your favorite bands?

Pink Floyd,Pink,Ac/Dc,Iron Maiden,Oasis,Jack Savoretti,Roger Waters,Gary Moore,Eric Clapton...the list is endless

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

See above

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Not yet

Why do you play guitar?

I enjoy it, it makes me happy

What are your goals for the future?

To practice hard and play easy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: maor on October 13, 2007, 07:33:09 pm
Nickname: maor
Real (full) name: maor malka
Age and birthday: soon 15 bday: 9/1/93(dd/mm/yy)
Habitat:israel

Which guitar(s) do you own?
none. currently im using a relatives guitar till he comes back
Which guitar do you currently play on?
i can even read the name but its a classic guitar
Which amp(s) do you own?
none.
How long have you been playing guitar?
soon two weeks :D
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
all types of rock(clasic,death,metal anything),blues and some country
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock or what i have on my ipod :P
Who are your favorite bands?
black sabbath,motley crue,weird al(:P)
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
it started from a video game and went on to just epic jamming :D
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no i hope to :D
Why do you play guitar?
so i can rock!
What are your goals for the future?
i guess electronics im doing guitar as a hobby ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mendoza86 on October 18, 2007, 06:57:00 pm
Nickname: Chacho
Real (full) name: Dave Mendoza
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: Hollywood, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? MItchell (not sure of model...but its small but sounds great)

How long have you been playing guitar? Little over a year...with a few month break

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Eric Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I saw EC live when I was about 15...my jaw never closed....I was in awe

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but would love to

Why do you play guitar? Because I love the sound

What are your goals for the future?  Possibly play on stage with a band.....or be able to write my own music and play at will without so many learning hurdles.  I'm new and I know it's a slow process (well for me anyway)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dkelly on October 19, 2007, 07:12:25 pm
Nickname: Dkelly
Real (full) name: David Kelly
Age and birthday: 24, 08/04/1983
Habitat: East Canada, NB


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Just a little starter Vantage guitar at the moment, but it has served me well. Oh, and an Oscar Schmit acoustic that's just too chunky for me.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Vantage electric, Jasmine acoustic.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Little 15w starter, RAWR!

For how long have you been playing guitar?
This question is weird for me, I have had a guitar for probably 7 years. But, I think there's a difference between knowing a few Nirvana songs, and "playing guitar". I would say I've been "playing guitar" for about a year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic rock for the most part, some 80s metal (GnR, Metallica, VH)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, always the blues it seems.

Who are your favorite bands?
I like lots of music, so I won't waste your time here.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I was 13 I bought my first cd, Ride the Lightning. The song Fade to Black inspired me to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not really, I jam often, but that's all it is at this point.

Why do you play guitar?
I play guitar for that moment of jamming, where everyone is communicating without saying a word. And smiling when we all switch at that right time, without anyone actually speaking about it.

What are your goals for the future?
I'm happy with my progress, my goals are to keep up my pace and have fun with it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: PJMCM on October 19, 2007, 09:15:54 pm
Hi All,
Been around here for a couple of weeks now, so thought I'd do the honours.......

Nickname:
Don't have one, but in here it's PJMCM
Real (full) name:
Peter McMahon
Age and birthday:
11th January - soon be celebrating the 30th anniversary of my 21st birthday (add it up....)
Habitat:
Glasgow

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone acoustic (not sure which model, but it's getting old now!!)
Freshman FA1AM

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both...depends what mood I'm in at the time, or whichever is handiest (one's upstairs, one's downstairs ;D)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Don't have one

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started in school in 1970. Stopped playing a few years later, then started again, then stopped again, and so on. Recently took an interest again a few months ago, found Justin's site and am determined to stick at it this time.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Don't really have one - I like most music except that crap they listen to now - you know where they take an 'old' record, play it at double-speed, and call themselves "DJ Jimmy in the house". That drives me insane!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folky pop type of stuff, I suppose

Who are your favorite bands?
Where do I start?? To be honest I don't really have a favourite, I like most stuff, but if I had to choose I'd probably say Paul McCartney and/or Mike Oldfied.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Don't really know - there was a guitar club at school and I just joined up.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it, I love music, it relaxes me (sometimes) etc.

What are your goals for the future?
Stick at the guitar this time, win the lottery......

And just hope for continued good health for my family.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Koockaburra101 on November 03, 2007, 01:27:37 am
Nickname:
Don't really have one...
Real (full) name:
Boris...
Age and birthday:
July 22 I'm 16
Habitat:
Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Fender CD-60 (Acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
^

Which amp(s) do you own?
Amps are for pussies ( j/k :lol: )

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have no idea :?

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
^

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day
System Of a Down
Slipknot
Jack Johnson


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Bertil :lol:

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to be the singer of a band

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it for some reason


What are your goals for the future?
I try not to think about the future  :?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jelle on November 06, 2007, 07:57:32 pm
Nickname: Jelle
Real (full) name: Jelle Douma
Age and birthday: 19 (1988)
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
California steelsnare western guitar
Which guitar do you currently play on?
California steelsnare western guitar
Which amp(s) do you own?
None
How long have you been playing guitar?
4 days
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, jazz, pop
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Still learning the basics, i don't have a genre jet
Who are your favorite bands?
Eric clapton and band, jack johnson  
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The concert from Eric Clapton and the videos on the internet
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
not jet.....

Greets Jelle
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wookash on November 10, 2007, 01:55:34 am
Nickname: Wookash (helps people say my polish name correctly ;) )
Real (full) name: Lukasz Madeksza
Age and birthday: 26
Habitat: Berlin, Germany (but I'm Polish)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull S6 Cedar Original
Ans I think it's really great quality for the money!

(http://servicom.de/s6small.jpg)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Just started few weeks ago 8)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I divide music in two  genres: music I like and music I don't like ;)
Great songs can be found in any genre.
I'm mainly into Rock, Metal & Jazz, but also some club sounds and hiphop.

Who are your favorite bands?
Depends on my actual mood and changes.
The Doors, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Nils Petter Molvaer, AC/DC, Nigel Kennedy ans a lot of Polis stuff...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I tried to learn playing guitar about 7-8 years ago, but I gave up pretty fast.
Now I just... want to play :D

Why do you play guitar?
To make my neighbors crazy ;)

What are your goals for the future?
Improve my skill and let know some other people playing guitar to jam together[/img]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Munken on November 12, 2007, 09:08:53 pm
(excuse my not so good English)

Nickname: Munken
Real (full) name: Gunnar Munk
Age and birthday: 49, Oct 31 1958
Habitat: Sweden/Thailand (depend on the weather in Sweden)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Right now I don't own one. When I was 14 I lend my Hagstrom electric guitar to a friend of my. And he sold it  :shock: .

Which guitar do you currently play on? None, I have a Hondo Bass that I strangle sometimes.

Which amp(s) do you own? None, it went with the guitar.(I play the Hondo on the home sterio).


How long have you been playing guitar? I start practice when I was 9 and stopped at 14. After that a little
on and off.


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock I guess, but I like everything, except Jazz.


Which genre did you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Aerosmith, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones, ELO, Scafell pike, AC/DC.


What inspired you to start playing guitar? When I was 9, guitar players like: Keith Richards, Lasse Wellander, Janne Shaffer. Now it´s Justin, his teaching style makes it feel natural and eazy. And his Tasmanian dialect make me feel like he is a old friend that I can take to a Pub and "have a cold one".


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No. Only playing for fun with friends.

Why do you play guitar? To impress on girls, look at Keith Richards, the girls goes AAAAAAAAAAA.
No,just joking, it´s fun and it makes me relax.

What are your goals for the future? Start playing again and learn to play properly. Then go to the music shop where I use to go when I was young, with the owner that yelled the same way as the "Father" in Twisted Sister´s - We're Not Gonna Take It:"DON´T touch the guitars". And ask to test a guitar, and play "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love", "Walk this way", "Johnny B Goode" until he sh**t his pants. Then I go to Thailand and sit on my veranda and play "Dueling Banjo" for the locals  :D .
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: crossfade717 on November 15, 2007, 03:07:44 am
Well a few things have change lately about some of these questions and me so i am refilling this out.

Nickname:Ive got a few, Drew by friends, L3S PAUL 94 for xbox live, tall guy by fellow clasmates (because i am the tallest in my grade at 6' 1")
Real (full) name:Andrew S.
Age and birthday:13, April 16,94
Habitat:Cheeseheadland, U.S.

Which guitar(s) do you own?Epiphone Les Paul Standard(Honeyburst) and Alvarez acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?Mostly the Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own?a behringer v-tone

How long have you been playing guitar?3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock and Metal or something funny

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock and Metal

Who are your favorite bands?Metallica, Godsmack, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam

What inspired you to start playing guitar?It looked really fun, to impress a girl

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?I played guitar in our schools jazz band and i also jamed with a band at the guitar camp i went to this summer

Why do you play guitar?Because it is fun as heck

What are your goals for the future?[/quote]to impress the girl that inspired me, to start a band, to keep on learning
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Brown, Jon Brown on November 20, 2007, 11:28:07 am
Nickname: Moley
Real (full) name: Jon Brown
Age and birthday: 18 years old (Febuary 1989)
Habitat: Preston, Lancashire, UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Carlsbro strat thingy, hopefully a Les Paul soon though

Which guitar do you currently play on?
see above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Carlsbro

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since January 2007, so 11 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative rock, metal, soft rock, progressive rock, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Any

Who are your favorite bands?
MUSE, RHCP, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted a creative hobby and I love music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music , It's a great challenge

What are your goals for the future?
To be the greatest guitarist of all time ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mr Krinkle on November 21, 2007, 01:20:50 am
Nickname: err
Real (full) name: Alex
Age and birthday: 26
Habitat: Cambridge


Which guitar(s) do you own?

my (very) old Yamaha F-310

Which guitar do you currently play on?
above

Which amp(s) do you own?

none - acoustic

For how long have you been playing guitar?

just started again after a 9 year break. I'm having to re-learn all over again...NOT EASY!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, synth/electro pop, metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Any

Who are your favorite bands?
Primus, Korn, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Human League, Depeche Mode

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted a creative hobby and I love music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Fun mainly, and a love of music

What are your goals for the future?
Just to get good again!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jirole7 on November 23, 2007, 03:40:06 am
Nickname: jirole7

Real (full) name: you wont knw me anyway

Age and birthday: 6 july 1986

Habitat: Brunei Darussalam

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Zakk Wylde LP Copy (imitation and its not  a gibson nor a epiphone)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
as mention aboved

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Mini Amps and A Johnson Standard 30

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started playing since 10-11 years old but only took it
seriously a few months back

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock,metal,alternative rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and alt rock

Who are your favorite bands?
muse,sheila on 7,avenged sevenfold,snow patrol,slash

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
i started playing guitar after listening to oasis and green day when i was a kid
and only took it seriously after seeing hw awesome Matt Bellamy is

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I dont play in a band and yes ive played in one once

Why do you play guitar?
to have fun,passion for music, self satisfaction

What are your goals for the future?
able to play by ear just like slash and any other good guitarist
because people this days (including me) depends on guitar tabs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MasonF on November 23, 2007, 06:27:56 pm
Nickname:
Don't have one, But Here Its MasonF
Were Do I Live:
Lochbroom Nova Scotia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone SG
Ibanez Black Knight - Upgraded.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone SG 

Which amp(s) do you own?
10 Watt Squire - By Fender

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 7 Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Classic Rock, Little Bit Of Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
.... Sabbath, Osbourne, Clapton, Skynard, Floyd, AC/DC pretty much anything like that.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My moms boyfriend played The Enter Sandman intro got me interested i played his right handed guitar then got my own (Lefty)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
I Enjoy It.

What are your goals for the future?
Become A Musician

Become better Then My Friend Who has played for 7 years.. :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: xHot_Chocolatex on November 24, 2007, 04:48:14 pm
Nickname: Hot Chocolate.
Real (full) name: Richard.
Age and birthday: 14 09/22/'93
Habitat: Knoxvegas.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Honestly I just started guitar Friday, so I know it's a Gibson but that's all I know.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The one I just described.

Which amp(s) do you own? Once again all I know is it's a Randall.

How long have you been playing guitar? Since Friday.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Punk rock, grunge (I think that's what Three Days Grace is, right?), and some Screamo, but not much.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Uh I guess classic rock...

Who are your favorite bands?Three Days Grace and My Chemical Romance.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Well I just quit skateboarding, cause my friends all turned on me, so I was depressed about having nothing to do, so I picked up my old guitar and now I love it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No.

Why do you play guitar?It's fun.

What are your goals for the future?Grow up and dig ditches for a living.(i'm serious)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bonesy on December 03, 2007, 06:42:09 pm
Nickname: Bones
Real (full) name: Bram Huyghe
Age and birthday: 19/05/1988
Habitat: Belgium / Antwerp / Mechelen

Which guitar(s) I orderd myseld a ibanez gsa60 set today ;)

Which guitar do you currently play on? a friends fender ...

Which amp(s) do you own? A friends amp hah :p

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 days ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Punk rock, grunge,metal, alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Style limp bizkit and blink 182

Who are your favorite bands? Gorillaz, limp bizkit, refused, blink 182, Queens of the stone age !

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I want to be a rockstar baby x) hah

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not .... yet

Why do you play guitar?
Causei just love it

What are your goals for the future?
Practise as much as possible, find some fun people to play with.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Avalon on December 04, 2007, 04:05:30 pm
Nickname:
Avalon
Real (full) name:
Stefano
Age and birthday:
33
Habitat:
Italy
Which guitar(s) do you own?
1990 Alhambra P4 (spanish classical guitar)
1992 Fender Stratocaster American Standard (pickups Texas Special)
1994 Gibson Les Paul Studio (pickups Burstbuckers #1 & #2, spertzel locking tuning machines)
2000 Crafter MD-50-12 (12 strings acousti guitar)
2006 Tanglewood EE12/S-TBK (half size electric guitar... for travels!)
2007 "Stevecaster" (selfmade telecaster with neck humbucker, like Keef's "Malcom")
Which guitar do you currently play on?
mostly Strato e LP
Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender J.A.M.
Fender Frontman 15R
Marshall MS-2
How long have you been playing guitar?
about 20 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock (in all forms)
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly blues and classic rock
Who are your favorite bands?
Too many (go back to the 60's)
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was too young to remember
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played in a indie rock band
Why do you play guitar?
because I love its sound
What are your goals for the future?
improve my "touch" and "ears"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mathew on December 05, 2007, 02:33:10 am
Nickname: Don't have one
Real (full) name: Mathew
Age and birthday: 07/07/91
Habitat: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I have know clue what kind my electric guitar is but it's pretty crappy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The electric.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Dunno the name but it came with the guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar?

I've had my guitar for almost a year and been playing probably for a month or so lol.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Country, and all kinds of Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
I got too many to mention but in the end I like pretty much everything.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to it on the radio.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope

Why do you play guitar?

It relaxes me and I LOVE the sounds

What are your goals for the future?

Be able to play atleast a Eric Clapton song or Stairway to Heaven.  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Electric Ladyland on December 05, 2007, 09:31:18 am
Nickname: I don't have one
Real (full) name: Michelle
Age and birthday: My birthday is 1st August and i'm 36
Habitat: Gloucestershire, UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Stagg

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since 30th Nov.2007 so 6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Pop & Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet as i've only been playing a few days

Who are your favorite bands?
Madonna, The Police, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I bought a Jimi Hendrix CD for my son a few weeks ago and that was it!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
It's relaxing, & fun!

What are your goals for the future?
To play like Jimi Hendrix lol.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SilverCreekStretch on December 07, 2007, 07:00:07 am
Nickname: Silver Creek Stretch, Final Fantasy Phill, Wally

Real (full) name:Phillip Doucette

Age and birthday: November 12 1985

Habitat: Canada Ontario Oshawa

Which guitar(s) do you own? 1986 Gibson Les Paul JR, 1974 Yamaha FG-140, Epiphone Dot, a Beaver Creek Classical, and A Washburn D10SDL

Which guitar do you currently play on? Les paul and wash burn

Which amp(s) do you own? Flextone II line 6

How long have you been playing guitar? 2years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock Blues counrty

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Rock folk pop

Who are your favorite bands? Bo Diddley, Ben Lee, Merle Travis, Opeth, Bruce Cockburn, Lenny Breau, Bright Eyes.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The night me and a girlfriend broke up i played the blues

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes

Why do you play guitar? Music is the glue that holds my life together and i wanted to be apart of that

What are your goals for the future?...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kane on December 09, 2007, 08:58:59 pm
Nickname: Kane
Real (full) name: Si
Age and birthday: 49
Habitat: East Anglia, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha FG400-A

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha FG400-A

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? Complete newbie

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pretty variable - if I like I don't care who plays it :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Love the idea of duplicatin Wish You Were Here from Justin's video :)

Who are your favorite bands? Yes, Neil Young, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, Mary Black etc etc etc lol

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Tried to start several years ago from books but it was a waste of time, then found a Justin video on Youtube and followed that to this site :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No - incredibly shy and introverted

Why do you play guitar? Fun

What are your goals for the future? To play a recognisable tune
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stev0 on December 10, 2007, 05:33:21 pm
Nickname: Stevo
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 28 / 1979
Habitat: North Wales  / UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Unbranded starter guitar (binned after a month)
Ibanez GRG170DX Electric (Black Knight)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Ibanez

Which amp(s) do you own?

Stagg 20 GA R

How long have you been playing guitar?

2 and 1/2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Hip Hop / R&B

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock / Pop

Who are your favorite bands?

Nirvana, RHCP, Fun Lovin' Criminals , The Twang, The Enemy, Foo's etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

All the solo's that I dream of playing one day

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

noooo no no

Why do you play guitar?

I like the pain in my fingers?  Eh, actually because I love live music and have wanted to learn an instrument for such a long time.  I have found that learning to play has given me a new appreciation for music.

What are your goals for the future?

To be able to play a song in full without making a mistake

Long term goal is to be able to play a sweet solo such as scar tissue / californication or even come as you are.  Seems a long way off for the time being
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bananajoe on December 11, 2007, 04:44:33 am
Nickname:bananajoe
Real (full) name:Oliver
Age and birthday:31
Habitat:good old germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
52 Fender Telecaster Reissue in butterscotch blonde
80´s Squier Telecaster
Martin OM-1
Washburn D-20
Which guitar do you currently play on?
52 Tele and Martin
Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall JTM-45 RI, Laney Lc-30
How long have you been playing guitar?
16 years, but still feel like I just began
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
blues, rock´n´roll, jazz, punk, folk, some indie and pop
pretty much all genres really but only few artists I like
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
it changes all the time
Who are your favorite bands?
rolling stones, blur, graham coxon, bob dylan, weezer, who, lenny kravitz, pixies, eric clapton
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
a stones concert
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
had a band some time ago but we split up
Why do you play guitar?
I´m in too deep in all this to stop now
What are your goals for the future?
to play with a band again and live happily ever after :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: firestarter on December 13, 2007, 02:31:13 pm
Nickname:firestarter
Real (full) name:Andy
Age and birthday:37 (1970)
Habitat:The Big Smoke, Blighty

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Mex Fender Stratocaster
Ibanez RGA 121
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the Ibanez
Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney Lionheart L5T-112
How long have you been playing guitar?
Since April 07.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Metal, Industrial, Blues. Pretty wide and eclectic musical taste.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock / Metal
Who are your favorite bands?
NIN, A Perfect Circle, Rush, Riverside, Mansun, Queen, 80s rock (Lizzy, Tull), Art and Math Rock (Fripp - eno etc.), Satriani...
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I don't know why I didn't do it before.

I went to a NIN concert, and now I want to make some noise  :twisted:
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet!
Why do you play guitar?
I never grew up
What are your goals for the future?
To posess great skill and tone  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Vamp381 on December 13, 2007, 10:28:40 pm
Nickname: vampiw something like that -,-
Real (full) name: Pavle Paunovic
Age and birthday: 16 (13.07.1991)
Were Do I Live: Serbia/Kraljevo

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Sg Special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Sg Special

Which amp(s) do you own?
Behringer firebird gx108

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock,Metal,Classic

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Cradle of filth, Saturnus, Marduk, Deep Purple, My Dying Bride, Metallica, Joe Satriani ...........

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Strange Beautiful music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
i Enjoy.Best felling when learn something new (-;

What are your goals for the future?
Become A Good player and write love songs (-;
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: RustedStrings on December 28, 2007, 08:27:05 pm
Nickname: Bubba
Real (full) name: William Richard Allen Pressley
Age and birthday: 21 March 20, 1986
Habitat:Gainesville, Georgia  USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
74 Aria Pro II Rs Special
BC Rich Warlock Bronze Series
Esteban Master Class Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
74 Aria Pro II Rs Special

Which amp(s) do you own?
Esteban G-10 (Its sucks I know but Its all i got)

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 months now. I have had guitars my whole life but never really played till
now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock of all kinds. From Folk to Metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal and Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Three Days Grace, ACDC, Guns N Roses, etc...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Seeing Micheal J. Fox play Johnny B. Goode in 'Back to the Future'

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I'd Like to but nothing big. More along the lines of me and my buddies jamming out in my garage.

Why do you play guitar?
Because everyone needs a way to express themselves and their pent up emotions this is just my way of doing that. It allows me to focus on things in life that require me to ignore certain emotions. Bottling them up just make you explode what better way to explode then with a guitar.

What are your goals for the future?
Finish college and become a college football coach.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rez on December 30, 2007, 10:22:50 pm
OK, I've been doing some reading and thought it'd be polite to introduce myself as my 1st post...

Nickname: Rez
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 37 - May 1970
Habitat: North London - UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Acoustic Fender Squier - SD-3 NAT (picked up for £16 off Ebay to see if I could manage to play, came with a padded gig bag, strap and a set of new strings)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5840/dsc00042eg6.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00042eg6.jpg)

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? 8 weeks

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Jazz, Classical, Mellow chilled out trancy tunes... pretty easy going

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? only learnt one song so far  :oops:  ... re-wrote the words to it and played it at my wife's Christmas party... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlFmp3gMLzU

Who are your favourite bands? I don't have fav bands, I like so many styles/types of music it's too hard to define one band

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My 14 y/o son asking for an electric guitar for Christmas (we got him a Yamaha Pacific 112J with a nice Vox 15 watt amp...)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No & No

Why do you play guitar? relaxation, the joy of making that wonderful sound with my own hands  8)

What are your goals for the future? ... mmm, to improve on my playing  :wink:

Peace
 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: w3lk on December 31, 2007, 01:50:59 am
Hey, same as Rez... been lookin' at the site and figured I'd stop being a window shopper. :)

Nickname: w3lk (it's my license plate, so it must be official :P)
Real Name: Doug(las)
Age/Birthday: 26 12/29/81
Place of Origin: Grand Rapids Michigan

Which guitar(s) do you own?: I own a lotus L100 that was given to my dad by my late uncle, and then given to me to learn, and for Christmas I received an Epiphone LP Special II... Still trying to find an inexpensive hardshell case for it so I don't screw it up.



Which guitar do you currently play on?: I play on the LP... I find it easier to see what I'm doing than it is on the acoustic, hard to get comfy with the Lotus

Which amps do you own?: I own a Crate GTD15... they were only 60 bucks, I couldn't refuse it as a beginner.

How long have you been playing?: ~2 weeks, give or take a few days.

What is your favorite music genre(s)?: I'm into ALMOST anything, from classical to rap.  I love the beat of the bass, and the rhythm/harmony as much as I do a well played guitar or flute solo.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?: I don't play anything all the way through yet... like I said, Just learning, but I can do the "Smoke on the water" intro, as well as the intro to "Sweet child o' mine" "Day tripper" and "Sunshine of your love"

Who are your favorite bands?: oh man... Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Nine Inch Nails, Jack Johnson, A Perfect Circle, Filter, Satriani, Pink Floyd... Seriously, this is a long list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?: This is a rather long/sad story... I'd post it if anyone really wants to know, but I won't do it in this thread.

Why do you play guitar?: I started out playing because I wanted to see if I could be any good at it as well as a few other reasons... I continued playing it because I find it grounds me out.

What are your goals for the future?: My goal I guess would be to get better at playing... That's short term... My long term is ultimately to compose my own version of "Amazing Grace"... Give it my own soul.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: George2456 on December 31, 2007, 03:20:39 pm
Nickname:
None
Real (full) name:
George Barnhart
Age and birthday:
Age:42 DOB:Feb 19, 1965
Habitat:
USA
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez AS73 hollow body, Fender DG5 Acoustic, Harmony electric
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez
Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall, Line 6
How long have you been playing guitar?
I started (briefly) in 1999, but quit and just started again on Christmas 2007
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Adult Contemporary, Blues
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Adult Contemporary..ie..Hootie & The Blowfish, Matchbox 20
Who are your favorite bands?
Rush
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Honestly....Justin this time
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
I love music and love to play it.
What are your goals for the future?
I just want to play for my personal enjoyment.  No real desire to be in a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: m2k on January 03, 2008, 02:35:05 am
Nickname: m2k
Real (full) name: Kamil CASSAM
Age and birthday: 27 years, 24/09/1980
Habitat: near Paris, France

Which guitar(s) do you own? electro accoustic "Olympia"

Which guitar do you currently play on?
electro accoustic "Olympia"

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

How long have you been playing guitar? several years but not always very serously just for fun so i'm not a pro

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  i'm a big fan of radiohead but i listen a lot of different kind of music (hip hop, reggae/ragga) and like a lot of other band : RATM, Rancid, korn's 2 first albums, and some french artist

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? pop/rock

Who are your favorite bands? Radiohead

What inspired you to start playing guitar? the easy way to play the first notes for the intro of nothing else matter

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
have been playing for several years when i was student

Why do you play guitar? for fun

What are your goals for the future?
have fun

(sorry for my englsih)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fretman on January 04, 2008, 09:14:56 am
Nickname: MUDLUX
Real (full) name: SCOTT
Age and birthday: 33, 14 th feb
Habitat: AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND, SUNSHINE COAST

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ashton DM25

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? NIL

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? all types of music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock

Who are your favorite bands? JET

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A kid I know

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? NO

Why do you play guitar? So I can play around the camp fire when I go camping at the beach.

What are your goals for the future? To at least get 6 songs down in 12 months
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SubwaytoVenus on January 04, 2008, 11:27:29 am
Nickname:
Danny

Real (full) name:

Daniel

Age and birthday:
11th February -88

Habitat:
Vaasa, Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender mex standard strat
Jackson JS-1 BK
Yamaha G-230
Ibanez steel stringed guitar, not sure of the model
and an Freedom Ukulele

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The fender & the 2 acoustic ones

Which amp(s) do you own?
A BEHRINGER V-AMPIRE LX-112

How long have you been playing guitar?
for about 3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Funk, rock, reaggea, blues etc...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
funk, blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, BM & the Wailers, John Frusciante, Clapton, oh the list is long...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to music and thinking, whoa I'd like to know how to do that!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yeah, i played for i while in a garageband, but I kind of drifted away from them...

Why do you play guitar?
Because i feel good when I play.

What are your goals for the future?
- Travel around the world, I have kind of a dream to be able to travel most time of the year, but my economy wont allow that.
- Learn Yoga, especially asthanga
- just become a better person
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Happy Jack on January 04, 2008, 01:57:28 pm
Nickname:
None

Real (full) name:
Andy
 
Age and birthday:
43 23/05/64
 
Habitat:
Stockport Cheshire

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Vintage V100 Vintage TC200 Yamaha F310 saving up for a Schecter PT (Pete Townshend signature guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them - BADLY :lol:

Which amp(s) do you own?
Kustom Dart 10FX

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, folk , blues, indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Loads depends on my mood - obviously the Who but playing on my virtual turntable at the moment Seasick Steve, Seth Lakeman Roy Harper Damien Dempsey Richard Thompson I am Kloot and as I am of an age and a Manc all the Man(d)chester scene

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to play but just got around to it I suppose (midlife crisis :D  :D  :D )

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Pleasure - but only mine at the moment I am afraid :D

What are your goals for the future?
Just to enjoy what I play - oh and to play Pinball Wizard all the way through
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CGChief on January 06, 2008, 05:53:45 pm
Nickname: CGChief
Real (full) name: Chuck
Age and birthday: Aint tellin' 5 Sept
Habitat: Glen Burnie, Maryland USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Godin Exit 22 (Lefty)
Peavey Predator Plus (lefty)
Dean PELH (lefty)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Godin

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey POS

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Playing?  Not long... Screwing around with, but not learning? way too long

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Alternative.
All different kinds of music with a few exceptions

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
still learning

Who are your favorite bands?
Rush, Porcupine Tree, Led Zep....Oh, this could go on and on.  Depends on mood.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always loved music and have wanted to create music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Enjoyment, and to annoy my wife.

What are your goals for the future?
My immediate goal is to be able to say that I play the guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rudi on January 08, 2008, 05:28:56 pm
Nickname: Rudika, Rudi, Jesse, Revan, fisher, pipe
Real (full) name: Ódri Rudolf (in hungarian writing)
Age and birthday: 13 years old ( 03.04.94 )
Habitat: Szilágyi, Serbia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OG2 (acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Oscar Schmidt by Washburn OG2 (acoustic), Gibson Les Paul, and Epiphone Casino (this two electric guitar owned by my uncle)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Its made by my father.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 2/5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Punk, Country, Pop, Guitar music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play now punk, rock, country with my acoustic and electric guitars (uncle)

Who are your favorite bands?
I like very Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte, Genesis, Nickelback, Carlsos Santana, Queen, The Monkees, The Animals, Chuck Berry, The Offsprings, RHCP, SOAD, Fürgerókalábak (hungarian punk/rock band).

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My fathers friend Tibi (an exellent guitar player) showed me good tricks with his guitar. I really liked to watch and hear how he played. Then i asked my mother to buy me a guitar.  

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I play in my own band (The Looosers). We are very good.
Me (guitar, vocals) and my two best friends Chester (bass guitar) and Wundi (drums).
In our village we are the bests!

Why do you play guitar?
I very like to lisen how others play

What are your goals for the future?
My or Our goal is with the band to be famous like Good Charlotte
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rudi on January 08, 2008, 05:35:55 pm
Sorry!
I answered wrong why you play guitar lesson
I play because i really like music and i like to write sounds whit help my guitar:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: muhreenuh on January 08, 2008, 06:19:08 pm
Okay, I editted my old one loads, then I deleted it, and now I'm doing it again (what can I say, I've changed!)

Nickname: Muhreenuh (phonetic)
Real name: Marina
Age and birthday:  18, 5th Feb
Habitat: Belfast, Northern Ireland


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG730s, LTD Hybrid-400, "technically" own a BC Rich Mockingbird, Levin acoustic and I got a Crafter mandolin.


Which guitar do you currently play on?
mostly the Yamaha, but when I get my Yairi I'm gonna chuck my other ones :p not really though!!!!!

Which amp(s) do you own?
I don't! I have a microcube, which can hardly be called one :p I haven't had the time to find 'my sound'

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About eight years, roughly

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
JAZZ, Folk, Country, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Funk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk I guess.

Who are your favorite bands?
Hate this question. Mahavishnu Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, John McLaughlin, Shakti, The Magnetic Fields, Tool, Joni Mitchell, NIN, Leo Kottke, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn!, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Gillian Welch, King Crimson ahrghdgisg this could go on and on and on

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well, "I've Just Seen A Face" by the Beatles, I used to mime guitar it when I was little and then I was like "hmm, should probably actually learn" and I come from a musical family so my parents were easy to persuade! Then I got into Metallica... yikes!!!!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Have done, but never again I just like to jam. Sometimes do like open mics n stuff for the craic

Why do you play guitar?
There's no feeeeeling like it I could play all day everyday and everyday I pray that one day I'll be able to!

What are your goals for the future?
Educate myself more, get better at the guitar and then use those skills to pass along a good old message. (gotta have a dream!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mowgs78 on January 10, 2008, 10:40:52 am
Nickname: Mowgs
Real (full) name: Ian
Age and birthday: currently 29  birthday in February
Habitat: Stroud, Uk

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Aria Pro II TA-40 similar to this one
(http://www.guitarandampshop.co.uk/acatalog/ARIAta40UJ.jpg)
An old Tanglewood acoustic (no idea of model)
Squier strat (currently missing)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Aria

Which amp(s) do you own?
A little Marshall practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
Near on 10 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Indie, some forms of Rock (not metal)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie / Pop.

Who are your favorite bands?
Mainly Indie, Alternative, Rock style stuff. Far too many bands and artists to include but particular favourites include, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Verve, Radiohead (earlier), Charlatans, Kasabian, Feeder, The Jam, Paul Weller, The Kooks, Smashing Pumpkins, The View, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, 22-20s & the The Kinks.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
See above, although my earlier love for the guitar can be traced back to Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms album

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Only in my dreams

Why do you play guitar?
Something I always fancied doing, and now just because I can.

What are your goals for the future?
Dull, but to continue learning, and become a better player.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sebastian_1981 on January 10, 2008, 12:39:41 pm
Nickname: Most of my friends call me "pinky"
Real (full) name: Sebastian Philippi
Age and birthday: June 10th, 1981 (you may guess that I'm 26 years old now)
Habitat: Weilburg / Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone SG 400

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Guess which ;)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall AVT 100 and some "Mini"-Marshall Amp (MS-2R) that I can carry around with me when I'm at my girlfriends home or somewhere else.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
5 Months... Maybe 6.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Puh, that's not easy to answer... I often listen to many different styles of music and bands. I really often listen to the Ramones (and I suffer all the time, that I was not able to see them live :( ). I also like Robbie Williams (not the music I want to play on guitar but nice to listen to). Hm, what else? Green Day, The Killers, Mando Diao, Die Ärzte... Too many to write them all down. But as you can see, most of the time I listen to all different styles of rock music. :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Hihi, the thing is, that I do not (yet) have the skills to play a special style / genre. Til now I'm just looking for songs I like and that are easy to play. I really like this power-chord-thing. Easy to learn and sounds really great. :) So most of the time I play Green Day and Ramones Songs.

Who are your favorite bands?
Guess I already answered that question. :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My girlfriend. :) We both found it a great idea and so we started learning together. She has got two brothers. The younger one plays bass and the twin-brother drums (or better: he tries to). If now anyone of us was able to sing (we all sound terrible :D), we could build up a band. Ok, that's far away from reality. But it's really nice to hear those instruments playing together. :)


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Two friends of mine are playing in a band and they are looking for a second guitar player (guess for rythm-guitar but I don't really know it). So I hope that I can play along with them a little. They play for over 5 years now, I think I can learn much from them. :) The only problem with that is, that they write their own songs and those are in the style of... hm... rage against the machine or stuff like that. Well, I like loud music... but those guys are xx--xx fast.... :lol:

Why do you play guitar?
It's fun! And I'm really addicted to music. I listen to it all day long and so the next step is to try making music myself.

What are your goals for the future?
There are many goals that I want to achieve. E.g. I want to learn playing dozens of different chords. I know the most common ones but names like "A7sus4" (who the hell made those names up???) still make me look like a confused monkey.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: michael8760 on January 16, 2008, 05:12:48 pm
Nickname:mike
Real (full) name:michael
Age and birthday:6/2/93
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?acoustic yamaha C315

Which guitar do you currently play on?Yamaha C315

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar?1 year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?all kinds form classics to anything that i find interesting but i like all classics

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?all

Who are your favorite bands?anyone who plays songs that sounds nice to me

What inspired you to start playing guitar?i always wanted to but never got the chance but i finally got it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?i've had some,the first time i was on piano the rest i was on guitar

Why do you play guitar?[/bTo improve my musical skill

What are your goals for the future?be better at both paino and guitar if not more instruments
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TheNikkiBlack on January 16, 2008, 05:29:19 pm
Nickname:Nikki
Real (full) name:Josh
Age and birthday: 18, April 4, 1989

Habitat: USA, Oregon, Corvallis

Which guitar(s) do you own?Epiphone G-310, First Act(no clue what model)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of them

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey transtube gig amp

How long have you been playing guitar? 5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? all types of music except rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Metal

Who are your favorite bands? Motley Crue, Poison, GNR, too many to put here.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Motley Crue and my buddy Rick

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes

Why do you play guitar? Because I enjoy it.

What are your goals for the future? To go to culinary school. And to use money earned by giving guitar lessons to help pay for the tuition.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MrSam on January 16, 2008, 11:49:21 pm
Nickname:ElFoxy (drinking name)
Real (full) name:Samuel Mark Detnon
Age and birthday:17 years of womb escapage ( 26/05/1990)
Habitat:South london

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Silvertone Kiss Replica and a crappy argos guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Argos guitar xD

Which amp(s) do you own?
Alesis Spitfore 60

How long have you been playing guitar?
a year and a bit

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard Rock / Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Non Specific

Who are your favorite bands?
Pantera / Guns and Roses / Funeral For A Friend / Iron Maiden / Satana / Bumblefoot

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Because it is Awsome, and i like creating music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Currently Making some music with a friend, although i have played Live once :]

What are your goals for the future?
Learn More guitar Theory and Start to improvise and write my own music!



well thats basically me right there!, i found a video on youtube by justin by accident! and by god, what a brilliant accident!!!!

what i do when im not being crappy at guitar, is studying Applied science and  Human Biology :] Mountain biking and attempting to score chicks.

yay.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Brina on January 18, 2008, 03:52:25 pm
Nickname:Never really had one but possibly Bri
Real (full) name: Brina Marks (first name is pronounced like brine water but with an 'a' at the end!)
Age and birthday: 20 - 1st March 1987 (woohoo nearly 21)
Habitat: Sheffield (uni) nr Chester for the rest of the time

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier acoustic (cost about £80-£90 so is not the greatest guitar in the world but it'll do. Hoping to upgrade soon though :)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
just under a year seriously although I've had the guitar for about 5 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I'll listen to and I enjoy pretty much anything as long as it's not really heavy metal or r 'n' b/hip-hop stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything I like that I can find easy tabs/chords to on the internet and anything Justin's covered in his vids!

Who are your favorite bands?
Oasis, Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Waiting Room, Sister Hazel, Greenday....as I've said though, I like pretty much anything

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just hearing it more and more in the music I was listening too at the time and realising that it was so much more than just something used in rock bands and the like and deciding I'd love to be able to play some of the things I was hearing. Used to learn the violin but hadn't got too far so this was another chance to show that I had the musicality that runs in my family's genes. A-levels got in the way for a while but then heard a couple of fantastic singer/songwriters and the emotion in their songs and playing got me back into wanting to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
It calms me down when I'm stressed for one, but also because I wat to learn an instrument that will enable me to unleash the musicality in me in so many different ways.

What are your goals for the future?
Guitar-wise: To be able to properly play acoustic and electric guitar so that I could perform infront of others in a band or on my own if I wanted to but purely for pleasure purposes. Also to know the guitar well enough to be able to write my own music. Got the lyrics just need to be able to create the music :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: midge on January 21, 2008, 03:33:16 pm
Nickname: Midge

Real (full) name: Mark
 
Age and birthday: 43 (July 22)

Habitat: Ottawa, ON, Canada - Originally from UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
Every year for the past ten years i have attempted to learn, I never get past 3 chords.  his time i will be more disciplined.  I am now comitted to learning to play

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Folk - but really any acoustic guitar

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
n/a

Who are your favorite bands?

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Wilco, Mr Neil Young

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Buskers
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
To be able to reproduce that which I love, to me seems a natural extension of myself

What are your goals for the future?
To have one
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: santa fe on January 23, 2008, 11:03:09 pm
Nickname:Wally
Real (full) name:walter
Age and birthday:31 16/07/1976
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? santa fe acuostic
 
Which guitar do you currently play on? santa fe

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? about 17yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? what ever im in the mood for :lol:

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? praise and worship

Who are your favorite bands? clapton, santana,gary moore,bb,king

What inspired you to start playing guitar? the joy

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? because i can :D

What are your goals for the future?[/quote] rock on
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Prowler901 on January 30, 2008, 04:21:17 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Todd
Age and birthday: 41 7/14/66
Habitat: Upstate NY

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Squier Affinity series, and a no name acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Squier

Which amp(s) do you own?  Just the Fender 15G Frontman right now

How long have you been playing guitar? Well, this is my second attempt.  I started in high school, but couldn't keep up with it.  I've been at it for about a month now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Metal, Alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just trying to learn to play right now :)

Who are your favorite bands? Clapton, Santana, Eagles, Boston, Van Halen, Bad Company, Metalica (old school), Megadeath, Godsmack, Foo Fighters... the list goes on... ;)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Originally my Dad.  Now, I want to play for my own enjoyment.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? It's another creative outlet I want to explore.

What are your goals for the future? First to be able to play competently, then I want to learn advanced fingering techniques.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FENDERBOB918 on February 04, 2008, 04:30:03 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name:Bob Richards
Age and birthday:44 October
Habitat:Millville, Pa

Which guitar(s) do you own?Yamaha Acoustic, Fender Starcaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?Fender Starcaster

Which amp(s) do you own?SP-10 Kit Amp

How long have you been playing guitar?17 Days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?80"s Metal, Newer Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Trying to play different types

Who are your favorite bands?Bon Jovi, Def Lepard, Asia, Metallica, Garth Brooks, Big & Rich

What inspired you to start playing guitar?I now have the time, been wanting to for a long time

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Played drums in a Pop band in the early 80"s

Why do you play guitar?I like being able to play a song, I like the challenge

What are your goals for the future?To do something better every time I practice (at least 2 hours a day). To get good enough to play in front of people.[/quote]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fuzzel on February 07, 2008, 03:48:29 pm
Nickname: Fuzzel  though i've had about 5 at this stage...i tend to change it occasionally
Real (full) name:  Tom jackson
Age and birthday: 16 17th of october
Habitat: Limerick, Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
a cort acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The cort
Which amp(s) do you own?
umm...none :)
How long have you been playing guitar?
About 3 monthish now
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Anything really, it all depends on how well its done...that said i can't stand rap an hiphop
Who are your favorite bands?
Radiohead, guns n roses, coldplay (though only in small doeses), bob dylan, ray lamontagne, metalica, joe satriani... infact i could go on here for ages but i'm lazy (aka i can't reember cause i can't look at my music libary from this comp....)(I blame tv and perhaps society)
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A freind of mine was learning bass and another drums i wanted to learn to play an instrument other than piano and guitar was the obvious choice.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, though i'm hoping to start in afew months

Why do you play guitar?
Fun?

What are your goals for the future?
I have lots and i'm tired....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tourniquet on February 07, 2008, 04:30:16 pm
Nickname: None
Real (full) name: Johnathan
Age and birthday: 27 years old June 1980
Habitat: West London (U.K)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Stratocaster
Aria PE-Elite

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Aria. finding out what humbuckers have to offer (me like :) )

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Originally got an Encore KC3 (strat clone) back when I was about 13, a god awful amp and no lessons (both have since gone to my 7 year old nephew) . only really made an effort to learn since late 2007 when I found justin by chance. (the net has evolved nicely since my youth)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have a very eclectic taste in music, But I guess Rock tops it all.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Again, probably rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
Queen, Aimee mann, Rage against the machine, Stereophonics, Guns 'N' Roses.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Not exactly inspired, more sibling rivalry. My elder sister mentioned she wanted to get an electric guitar to hang on her wall. So I got one first :twisted:
What do you want? I was 13.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Might start jamming with my brother in law in a few months though.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's there?

What are your goals for the future?
to press submit and seek further amusement beyond this questionnaire. Plans and goals aren't my style, I'm winging it all the way.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JayGuitar on February 08, 2008, 09:37:32 pm
Nickname: JayGuitar
Real (full) name: James Daniels
Age and birthday: 13 years old 24/09/1994
Habitat: Walsall, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Legacy Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Legacy Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own?
Legacy LE10D

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing since 24th September 2007, when I got my first guitar.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like mainly Punk and Hard Rock. I also like some Metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play a lot of Sex Pistols songs at the moment, I'm trying to learn You Really Got Me by Van Halen.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day, Sex Pistols, Sum 41, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Ramones, Linkin Park to name a few.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well I liked Rock music, thought it was pretty cool. I saw the video for One by Metallica, and when I saw Hammett do his solo with the tapping and what not, I thought, I wanna do that.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet, I wanna be in one when I'm older.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it gives you a change to let out your emotions. If your feeling happy you can play a nice punky song, or if your feeling angry you can just thrash wildly to some metal.

What are your goals for the future?
Get good gear!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Muatah on February 08, 2008, 10:18:43 pm
Nickname: None that I want all over the internet =P
Real (full) name: Garret Wyckoff
Age and birthday: 15 ( 3/19/92 )
Habitat: Upstate New York, United States

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Rockwood (unknown model) by Hohner, and a Dean Vendetta XM.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Dean Vendetta XM

Which amp(s) do you own?
a 25 Watt by A&R Music, has built in Overdrive, brands rather unknown, but the sound is pretty good.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
since June 2007

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock of most type, mostly Alternative, and Metal, particularly Breaking Benjamin and Nickelback

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
anything I can

Who are your favorite bands?
Breaking Benjamin and Nickelback, I like fast paced guitar and lyrics.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
my ipod really, I listen to a lot of rock and basically fell in love with the sounds of the guitar, especially the solo in "tears don't fall"by bullet for my valentine.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
not at the moment, but I know enough people that play music that I could but one together in the future, which I hope to do.

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it a lot, making music on the guitar is a great way to relive stress.

What are your goals for the future?
get into a really good college, go into Archaeology, while continuing to refine my guitar skills.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: da1bearsfan on February 09, 2008, 05:19:23 pm
Nickname: Marlin Brendo or Lofty
Real (full) name: Brendan Loftus
Age and birthday: 13, 12-17-93
Habitat: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Takamine Jasmine Acoustic Guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? That one...

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? Never, want to get started

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Alternative, etc.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I really dont know...

Who are your favorite bands? ACDC, RUSH, LED ZEPPLIN, 311, 3 DOORS DOWN, VAN HALEN, .98 SPECIAL, GREEN DAY, BOSTON, KANSAS, AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, GIN BLOSSOMS, and many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The absoulte greatness of rock music, the dream to be a part of it, and the inspiration I get when I see someone play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Cause It is awesome, duh...

What are your goals for the future? To become a CFP or a Lawyer, and to play the guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bamboofrog on February 10, 2008, 07:33:08 pm
Nickname: Bamboofrog
Real (full) name: Richard
Age and birthday: 30, 6/1/78
Habitat: Bromley, Kent

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Walden G2070
Fender Stratocaster (1987 American Standard)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Epiphone Valve Junior

How long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for about 1 year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I wish I was good enough to be able to play from a particular genre, I have been trying to learn Pink Floyds "wish you were here"

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Bob Dylan, Cream, Madeline Peyroux, Polly Paulusma

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to my dads old records when I was a kid (pink floyd, Black Sabbath, Genesis), only recently got round to having a go

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, not as yet, but maybe one day

Why do you play guitar?
I love music and love the challenge it presents.

What are your goals for the future?
To play a song through a song without mistakes and have someone say "that sounds really good, do you play in a band"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: agj on February 10, 2008, 08:30:47 pm
Nickname:
Username as my initials agj

Real (full) name:
Andy

Age and birthday:
45. 29th September 1962

Habitat:
Accrington Lancashire UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
MIM Fender Strat electron blue with maple neck, Schrecter Tempest Extreme black cherry, Fender Cutaway acoustic, Vintage 12 String acoustic and cheep P Bass copy.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender G-DEC Junior and Boss ME-20 Multi effects pedal

How long have you been playing guitar?
I've had a guitar of some sort since I was 17 and could strum a few tunes but I have really put some effort into playing over the last year or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Fairly eclectic taste however I hate modern hard metal type stuff, Rap and so called R and B

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
As I've just bought a Strat I suppose I am mostly on the neck pickup doing clean Hendrix style stuff ie Little Wing etc.

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, too many to mention and it depends on my mood.  I like the Robert Plant Alison Kraus album and the latest from Leanne Rhimes, also Newton Faulkners Hand Built by Robots is good.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Boss's son from my first job, he used to play in a band and collect guitars, in fact he taut me my first chords etc. on some very beautiful and expensive kit.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
For pleasure.

What are your goals for the future?
Just to improve, I've no dreams of rock stardom I do it for my pleasure.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: prrizza on February 18, 2008, 03:38:57 pm
Nickname: Phil
Real (full) name: Philip Rizza
Age and birthday: 23, April 25th
Habitat: Syracuse, NY USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson Les Paul Special Heineken Edition.  I bought from a guy who won it at a bar.  Its pretty cool.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The above.

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider Combo 15 Watt

How long have you been playing guitar?Not seriously for about two years,  Seriously for about two weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like everything from rock to country.  I guess my favorite is rock alternative like Green Day, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Live, Nickleback, Audioslave, POD, Puddle of Mudd, etc.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock/Rock alternative, also folk type songs because thats all i can play right now

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd above all else... but also everything else.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  I would like to be able to play around a campfire.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No but almost started one with my friend matt who plays bass

Why do you play guitar?  Fun, and to impress chicks (of course).  JK!! Ive got a great girl.

What are your goals for the future?  To be able to play well enough that I don't look and sound like a beginner.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Izzy on February 18, 2008, 05:48:09 pm
Nickname: Izzy
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 13, 7 - September - 94
Habitat: Orlando, Florida

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Two Strats


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6, Spider 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Uhm. Owned a guitar around May of 06, didn't start actually taking lessons and stuff 'til March of 07.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Bunch of different rock. Classical stuff, Metal, Punk, and then the good ol' instrumental.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started with Punk and rock, right now I'm trying some cool Rock and Metal solo's.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Guns 'n' Roses, that kinda stuff.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I dunno, I've always just wanted to play - I thought it sounded pretty. Eventually I just saved up a bunch of money and bought myself a guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
A couple, but they all sucked. So I'm on my own right now.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's awesome, and passes the time when you're bored.

What are your goals for the future?
Being famous would be nice, but I'd be more happy just playing some gigs by the beach and getting money from that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: old newbie on February 18, 2008, 06:00:36 pm
hi all,
         im dave from the uk, 46 yrs old and just got my first guitar,
found this site am really impressed that it covers for all skill levels and explains every thing in detail, so hopefully can learn something.
Step daughter thinks im having a mid life crisis but have assured her will not grow a pony tail, lol

catch you all again
dave

ps, thanks justin who ever you are.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kyle_Katarn on February 21, 2008, 09:34:45 am
Nickname: Eeeh. Call me the Fat Man
Real (full) name: James Witchard
Age and birthday: 13, November - 1989
Habitat: New South Wales, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A crappy chinese made guitar called Nature, by Jixing. Dont judge me for it though, it was my first guitar, and it came with the amp, bag and stand lol.
My latest one, is my baby, a beautiful Cherry-Red ESP LTD F-50. Sounds a treat on my crappy amp lol.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ESP, naturally

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crappy Jixing amp, but eh, gets the job done lol.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Hmm... Nearly a year (dont get me wrong, I still have the experience of a 6 monther lol. My Callouses have only just begin developing lol.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Rock, Blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal, Rock, Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Story of the Year, Stevie Ray Vaughn, DragonForce, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Linkin Park, Metallica, Muse, Nickelback, Ozzy Osbourbne, Hinder, Pantera, Rammstein, Slipknot, Something for Kate, System of a Down

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually it was guitar hero inspired lol.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nah, not good enough, hence why I'm here lol.

Why do you play guitar?
Absolutely fun, awesome, and pulls all the chicks lol

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to keep up with me mates when at their house lol.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: totonred on February 25, 2008, 09:51:57 am
Nickname: don't have one :(
Real (full) name: Gareth
Age and birthday: 26th May
Habitat: Nottingham

Which guitar(s) do you own? Encore EPB-KC3R

Which guitar do you currently play on? The one above.

Which amp(s) do you own? One i got with the guitar, a small wee baby amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? Two weeks.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Indie i guess, but partial to whatever takes the mood.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Not a lot yet.

Who are your favorite bands?Coldplay, Embrace, Razorlight, Stereophonics, Killers etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Always wanted to learn to play an nstrument, and isn't guitar the coolest?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?er not yet.

Why do you play guitar? The challenge of learning something completely alien to me, and one day the satisfaction of playing my favourite tunes.

What are your goals for the future?Currently to add to my repetoire of 7 chords - lol. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Thames10 on February 25, 2008, 01:57:33 pm
Nickname: Thames10
Real (full) name: Tom
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: East Londinium

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha F310.. an acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? 15 years of going around bar chords.. Time to progress :lol:

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Anything that gets the pulse rate going.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock but attempting Funk/Jazz 8)

Who are your favorite bands? Thin Lizzy, Paul Weller, Muse.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? It made me sit down for Five minutes :idea:

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It keeps me out of trouble

What are your goals for the future? I've been trying to answer that since the age of 12 :lol:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LemonJelly on February 25, 2008, 09:36:44 pm
Nickname: LemonJelly
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 29 (April 25th)
Habitat: Southampton

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Hummingbird (Acoustic) - gorgeous guitar, fell in love with it instantly.

Which guitar do you currently play on? See above

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? Ummm as of writing this...1 month.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I guess it would be Rock/Pop, but I love a wide variety of music.  

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Acoustic Foo's once I learn.

Who are your favorite bands? Foo Fighters (Mr Grohl is godly), Green Day, Beatles, G 'n' R, RHCP etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always wanted to learn as I love the sound, but the real kick in the ass was the acoustic Foo's tour from 2006.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy the process of learning something new, especially something that is technically challenging.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep learning.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lennonlegend on February 26, 2008, 03:17:24 pm
Nickname: Lennonlegend

Age and birthday: 19       05/12/1988 (May 12th, 1988)
Habitat: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez Artcore(Electric) and Yamaha FG730S(Acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on? More so acoustic now to make me better on electric, plus its not as loud.

Which amp(s) do you own? Some sort of small 15W Vox, no need for anything huge.

How long have you been playing guitar? About 3 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Psychedelic Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Psychedelic Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Jimmy Page, tough act to follow, lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Negative

Why do you play guitar? Relaxation and beauty.

What are your goals for the future? Graduate from college and keep enjoying to play music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: weirdbeard on February 27, 2008, 03:02:49 pm
Nickname:Tooz
Real (full) name: Shayne Caster
Age and birthday:33
Habitat:Toronto, Ontario

Which guitar(s) do you own?Japanese Tele, Takemine, intending to buy a Taylor 310 acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Takemine

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?offf and on for 8 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Classic rock, 90's alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?rock

Who are your favorite bands?Zep, Soundgarden, The Who, Police, Black Crowes

What inspired you to start playing guitar? a buddy was moving and was tossing an old one he found in the basement, I took it home and realized I could actually possibly learn to play this thing

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Negative

Why do you play guitar? It's fun and I would like to be good enough to be able to jam with some people

What are your goals for the future? To one day be able to play Bron-ya-ur or the intro to Heart's Crazy on you. Flawlessly
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TwiggLJoy on February 28, 2008, 12:44:16 am
Nickname: Twigg
Real (full) name: Laura
Age and birthday: 19 summers (30.12.88)
Habitat: Copenhagen, Denmark

Which guitar(s) do you own?
-Yamaha sunburst accoustic
- Fender Squier strat
- Jackson Randy Rhoads(RR3) Crimson swirl <3
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The almost completely new Jackson RR3

Which amp(s) do you own?
uhm, some little Squier Amp (10w I believe), but my lovely neighbour has borrowed me his Hohner Marlin HML 50RC amp (which I've been using since last summer :roll: )

How long have you been playing guitar?
it was January 2004 when I first picked up an accoustic guitar, and I would say I've played on/off in the period 2004-2006, mainly acccoustic, having bought the strat but not reallly knowing how to get started.
In January 2007 I picked up the strat with sencerity and devoted myself to the electric guitar - meaning that was when I promissed myself to make my best efforts to become a good guitarist <--my lifelong quest hehe  :)  
So, the calendar says 4 years, but I say more likely 2 years with full heart.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, 80's rock(not too glammy), 70's, neoclassical ....... as long as I can feel something when I listen to it, it's good music to me.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal/rock (although heavy riffs are not so fun to play when You're the only instrument=/ ), classsical arranged for electric. always looking out for pieces/songs that can sound cool without a band

Who are your favorite bands?
uhh..what comes to my mind..in random(almost) order; Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy(in the Randy Rhoads-era), Arch enemy, System of a down, The 69 eyes, Nightwish, Die toten hosen, David Bowie, RHCP, Dire straits, Ben Folds, Dream theatre, Nephew bla bla bla aso.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to Marilyn Manson (no it's not even a lie) which was the first rock-stuff I got obsessed with :shock:  made me fall in love with the distorted sound; a bit twisted actually.. Then, seeing many of my friends playing an instrument, particularly the accoustic guitar - I realized; heey, I can also learn how to play guitar and actually MAKE music! *big moment of truth/something*  :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not currently unfortunately. want to. Played in a "put-together-to-play-rockmusic-band" for youngsters 1 year ago - well, we did get to play a couple of small gigs, and I'm glad I did it

Why do you play guitar?
guess I'm fascinated by the instrument - mainly just by the fact that it's possible to create music, something that touches inside...it brings joy:)
And I love when I can see the transformation when I look back - how will brings action
What are your goals for the future?

guitarwise; Practice with more discipline and have time to do so - in order to get to a point where I'm feeling one withh the instrument; able to use it as a tool to produce godly sounds without difficulty - oh yea. Well. And to get a band together
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: redeyedrichard on March 04, 2008, 10:12:52 pm
Greetings, my name is Richard. Although I am new to this forum I am in no way a stranger to forums as I am a well respected member of a Led Zeppelin forum. I have played guitar for about four years...have recorded an album with our band and am currently working as a session musician at a studio that has just started up.  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: muhreenuh on March 04, 2008, 11:10:15 pm
nice to meet ya! welcome to the forum :)

(i'm thesameoldrock on the LZ forum, not on much though)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Acoustic-Wolf on March 05, 2008, 11:22:03 am
Hi everybody  :)

I came across Justin's site quite by accident, but glad I did. It's nice to be here and so nice to have genuine people offering help. I've been lurking for a while, but I guess it's time to make myself known.

Nickname: Wolf
Real (full) name: Tony Richens-Smith
Age and birthday: 39 going on 12  ;)
Habitat: Lancashire, England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
An old Classical (given to me), soon (hopefully) to have a Yamaha FG730s Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The old Classical

For how long have you been playing guitar?
In my head? 20 years - Really? Nearly 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of genres. Mainly Rock, Metal & Classical. Some Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Will be a mixture - trying Green Day & some Metallica at the moment

Who are your favorite bands?
How long have you got? Rainbow, Magnum, Green Day, Jethro Tull, any band who's guitar "speaks" to me

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Been playing Air Guitar since I was a kid, I just love the sound of guitars - from pure Classical to screaming Leads. It hits my soul (does that sound weird?  ???). I'm not getting any younger and believe playing will be like meditating (which I'm crud at too  ;)).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. No plans to either. Just want to be able to sit and strum for my own pleasure (and whoever's listening).

Why do you play guitar?
Why not? I class myself as an "Old Romantic" and can't think of anything better than picking away with my girl.
(That doesn't sound too good, but is waaaay better than what I originally wrote  :-[)
My Step Son is learning Electric so with a bit of luck we'll keep each other going.

What are your goals for the future?
Learning everything except "Smoke on The Water" - sorry guys, but everyone seems to learn that one   ::)
Seriously tho - Be able to hold a tune ... maybe even write one or two

Well, that's me

Also, thanks Justin for giving up your time to bring us these lessons :)

Now ... where did I put that tab sheet for "Old MacDonald ..."  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on March 05, 2008, 11:33:05 am
playing guitar IS like meditation for me...

when I'm all worked up and messy I sit down on the edge of my bed and start playing ... at some point I notice I'm completely relax and completely immersed into the music... I finish up la down and *knor knor* I'm peacefully asleep :D

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jnb on March 05, 2008, 11:56:25 am
Real (full) name: That's my affair
Age and birthday: Too old!
Habitat: A small cottage surrounded by fields

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A cheap accoustic and a cheap classical

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See above

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Classical - a couple of years, accoustic a couple of weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
classical / rock (yes there is a cross over)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classical / folk (rock doesn't work on a solo accoustic guitar)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It's this years project! more practically I've had this thing lying around for years so it's about time I started using it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Well it just seems a kind of meditative antidote to spending too much time with computer

What are your goals for the future?
Too walk the earth fighting evil and righting wrongs?


And a less than bullet point approach. I picked up my guitar a couple of weeks ago as my wife offered to cook everything that evening and just suggested I go do anything that took my fancy (she wanted to do a special meal so ordered me out of the kitchen). So I spent a couple of hours trying to get back into the swing of using both the classical and accoustic guitars. Then I googled for some online lessons and found this place.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Acoustic-Wolf on March 05, 2008, 11:59:25 am
playing guitar IS like meditation for me...

when I'm all worked up and messy I sit down on the edge of my bed and start playing ... at some point I notice I'm completely relax and completely immersed into the music... I finish up la down and *knor knor* I'm peacefully asleep :D



I know exactly what you mean.
If I'm too stressed and not getting anywhere with practising, I take a chord (Dm normally) and randomly pick the strings - my left hand never moving from the Chord. I find it very relaxing  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: aceuggy on March 05, 2008, 12:03:18 pm
Nickname: aceuggy.

Real (full) name: Dougie.

Habitat: Wiltshire, UK..

Which guitar(s) do you own? Tanglewood TW15DLX, Fender 50's Strat in Surf Green.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of the above.

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Bandit.

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 months.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? All types, but mostly rock and blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock.

Who are your favourite bands? Beatles- Zeppelin. Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always enjoyed playing air guitar!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Used to play drums in a band.

Why do you play guitar? For my own enjoyment.

What are your goals for the future? To get as good as I can get.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dense on March 05, 2008, 07:15:33 pm

Nickname: Mates call me Densil, long story
Real (full) name: Darren
Age and birthday: 36
Habitat: Never shopped there

Which guitar(s) do you own? I have a cole clark fat lady 2 which is brilliant, an epiphone masterbilt which is very bluesy and great for finger pickin, epiphone Lp standard and a Manuel Rodriguez Nylon. I also have a Ukulele which is coming along ok

Which guitar do you currently play on? I regularly play them all, but favour playing acoustically

Which amp(s) do you own? i have a line 6 amp which isnt very goog so i usually plug into my pod and use headphones, but thinking about saving for a mesa boogie

How long have you been playing guitar? for about two years now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? well today i just bought Duffy`s album and i think she`s brilliant, have also lately been listening to Ray Lamontagne and Jack Johnson, but my tastes stretch as far out to Rammstein then gently back into Neil Young, The Eagles etc

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Acoustically singer songwriter stuff, on the electric ACDC Jimmy Hendrix

Who are your favorite bands? All time CCR comes close, but there has been so much stuff by so many fantastically talented people its hard to pin it down, I love The Stones especially their early stuff, Ray Charles, Bob Marley, Air, Bryan Ferry and on and on....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I had a major bout of depression and so i bought a guitar and found it to be great therapy, and i`ve always wanted to be able to create, so being useless at drawing i turned to music, being a big music fan already it has never been a chore to pick up the guitar for an hour

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No i dont but feel as if that could be the next step so would be reall interested to hear from any one in Hampshire UK that would like to get something going or just have a jam

Why do you play guitar? Therapy, creativity, challenge and sense of acievement

What are your goals for the future? To live in Australia
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: krstofer on March 06, 2008, 12:06:22 am
Nickname: Krstofer
[Age and birthday: 32
Habitat: New Jersey, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Kramer XL VI
Yamaha F325 Accoustic (purchased yesterday)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha F325

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Rage 158

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I got my first guitar (kramer) about 16 years ago. I just reacently decided to start putting it to use.  :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All kinds (especially prince)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
None yet just learning..

Who are your favorite bands?
Prince, Erykah Badu, Guns N Roses, Incubus, Linkin Park, Disturbed

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Prince inspired me to want to own a guitar. Guitar Hero III inspired m to finally learn to play it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
In my head I have the most awesome band.

Why do you play guitar?
Love the idea of making music. Would love to teach my kids to play while they are young.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play anything by ear, which means being able to know the notes and how to hit them. I was able to play the intro to redemtion song (bob marley) without a lick of training. lol
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kitchi on March 06, 2008, 08:32:03 pm
Nickname: Kitchi
Real (full) name: Srikrishna Sekhar (Yeah... a bit of a mouthful, I know. :-D)
Age and birthday: 16 , 27th May, 1991
Habitat: Uh, Earth?

Which guitar(s) do you own? Brandless Acoustic, Yamaha Classical, Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on? My classical, and the Les Paul
 
Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall something-or-the-other.

How long have you been playing guitar? 8 years, this year ('08)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock/Blues/other things... except death/thrash metal, and grunge, oh, and Hip Hop/Rap. Can't stand those.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock/Rock 'n' Roll,and bits of blues

Who are your favorite bands? Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, The Eagles are top three... and too many others to name. ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Dunno... I wanted to learn a musical instrument, and down here in India, 8 years ago, the guitar was pretty obscure, so I thought why not? Might as well be *different*. Turns out everyone now wants to learn... but I'm cool with that. :-D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I DID play in a band... we're now just casual jammers.

Why do you play guitar? Because its awesome, and its fun, and its groovy, and you make lovely music, and if you play well... show off!

What are your goals for the future? Chill, I suppose, become as good as Mark Knopfler/Jimmy Page whichever turns out to be easier.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: diego2888 on March 06, 2008, 10:55:51 pm
Nickname: diego
Real (full) name: diego
Age and birthday: 20 years old ( 01-28-88 )
Habitat: new york, new york


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender squier telecaster, and hondo h75

Which guitar do you currently play on?
telecaster

Which amp(s) do you own?
spectrum

For how long have you been playing guitar?
six months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
anything that has cool guitar licks
i like ledzeppelin a lot, and GnR

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
heavy rock

Who are your favorite bands?
GnR , led zeppelin, nirvana

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
got sick of playin guitar  hero i know its lame but thats wut got me started

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
hopefully in the future if i get good enough

Why do you play guitar?

why not

What are your goals for the future?

havent planned that far ahead, i dont like to think about the future more than i have to
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stratomaster on March 07, 2008, 05:50:40 am
Real (full) name: owen conway
Age and birthday: 04-05-94 (13)
Habitat: laoise ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own? squier fat strat called layla (after song) and a homemade semi hollow les paul

Which guitar do you currently play on? strat

Which amp(s) do you own? roland cube 20x and a korg ax5g multi fx

How long have you been playing guitar? half a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? indie rock blues spanish funk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues or rock

Who are your favorite bands? bloc party, foals, eric clapton, the police, arctic monkeys, rhcp, dire straits

What inspired you to start playing guitar? russel lissack (bloc party), andy summers (police) and not being taken serious for playing bass and drums (i still think bass is harder then guitar)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? dont live near musicians

Why do you play guitar? cause im better then the the drumer or bassist and your not good enough to get with the lead singer ;)

What are your goals for the future? join a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: maxi0361 on March 08, 2008, 04:53:52 am
Nickname: Mac
Real (full) name: Maxi
Age and birthday: 25 years old ( 26-03-83 )
Habitat: Macau, China


Which guitar(s) do you own?
PEAVEY Raptor

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PEAVEY Raptor

Which amp(s) do you own?
PEAVEY RAGE 158

For how long have you been playing guitar?
few months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of genres which is not too loud or rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
learning some slow pop songs

Who are your favorite bands?
Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Suede, Mr Big, SNTR, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Should be Bon Jovi, when I listen to their songs, saturday night and you give love a bad name.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
only once...

Why do you play guitar?
dream of playing in a band one day.

What are your goals for the future?
just jam with my friends
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on March 08, 2008, 02:42:32 pm


Nickname: Dont really have one...
Real (full) name: just call me J
Age and birthday: 17
Habitat: Caribbean (its so frickin hot here)

Which guitar(s) do you own? a brandless acoustic that doesnt even belong to me

Which guitar do you currently play on?the one above.

Which amp(s) do you own? dont have one

How long have you been playing guitar? took lessons for like 5 mths then that stopped so I've been teaching myself with this site.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like lots of stuff... especially Indie... stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Other

Who are your favorite bands? I like a lot of bands now but my all time favorite has to be Eraserheads, they're this band from the Philippines, sometimes dubbed as the Filipino version of The Beatles (the sgt.pepper, revolver era)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Cold war kids, specifically this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvP-ae4KxXE cuz it's just a guy and his guitar making beautiful music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I aspire  to..

Why do you play guitar? as a release

What are your goals for the future? "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work for a single day in your life." --Confucius
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Milan.U on March 09, 2008, 02:38:59 pm
Nickname: Milz
Real (full) name: Milan
Age and birthday: 20 (23/06/1987
Habitat: Sydney, Australia.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
In order from left to right in the picture.
Yamaha F310P (Acoustic), Fender American Stratocaster, Ibanez GRX40 (my first electric *tear*)
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Which guitar do you currently play on? Fender American Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Ibanez practice amp 10W

How long have you been playing guitar? Difficult to say, I first started to play when i was 12 then i stopped playing when i was 14. I started playing again 4months ago. So i guess 4months?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, Blues, Alt Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Guns 'N Roses, Deep Purple, ACDC, Whitesnake, Pink Floyd, Scorpions and many more which i cant think of right now.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? 4 months ago was really bored and i decided to listen to my music insanely loud and Sweet child O Mine came on by GNR. Since then i wanted to play guitar again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not yet :(

Why do you play guitar? For the ladies...... Just kidding :D. Its a good way for me to relax, and a really rewarding when you progress be it a song, scale, chords etc. Just playing guitar is fun and enjoyable.

What are your goals for the future? Just to play a gig with a band at a local pub!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jushak on March 09, 2008, 06:31:32 pm
Hey guys, my turn!

Nickname: Jushak
Real (full) name: Jesper
Age and birthday: 17, November 7th
Habitat: Veldhoven, Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own? A cheap acoustic guitar painted entirely black! I'm getting myself an OLP John Petrucci VERY soon!! ;D

Which guitar do you currently play on? The cheap acoustic one.. :P but it's BLACK! ;D

Which amp(s) do you own? Probably getting a Roland Cube 20X along with the OLP guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar? A few months actually! But I've played drums for nearly 10 years, my drumkit is in my signature.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal, rock, prog, punk, rock opera, soundtracks.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? All of the above! ;)

Who are your favorite bands? Check out my Last.FM page (http://"http://www.last.fm/user/Shadebeard").

What inspired you to start playing guitar? John Petrucci mainly, and other guitarists and friends.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes! ;)

Why do you play guitar? Because IT ROCKS!!

What are your goals for the future? Becoming the drummer for a internationally successful band and playing guitar occasionally!

Rock on! \m/

- Jesper
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mike W on March 10, 2008, 03:07:49 am
Real (full) name: Mike
Age and birthday: 37
Habitat: NYC

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strats, Les Paul, Martin 000, Takamine, Gretsch Billy Bo, Musicman EVH

Which guitar do you currently play on? all  ;)

Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa Boogie Mark IV

How long have you been playing guitar? 15 years+

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? blues / classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? same

Who are your favorite bands? VH, SRV, Led Zep, Who, Stones, Beatles, ACDC, Bad Co, Queen... too long to list, really

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Stevie Ray and Eddie Van Halen

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? yep

Why do you play guitar? expression of my feelings


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: smokingunnz on March 10, 2008, 08:22:42 am
Nickname: Smokingunnz
Real (full) name: Brian Gunn
Age and birthday: 59 10/5/48
Habitat: Oman, Middle East

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Tokai Love Rock
Fender VG Strat (the "dial-a-tone/tuning/rig" type one)
BC Rich (crap copy I bought in Bali feels like its made of Balsa wood!)
Washburn MG 44
Crafter Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Tokai and the Fender in about equal amount. Like the Washburn's action but it's needing some serious luthierisation?
Crafter (mainly when I don't have along enough lead to plug in to the amp)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 AX2 (?)
Fender Valvestate 8080V

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started at 19 but had a long lay off for about 15 years: girlfriends, wife, kids, career, life, etc.  Entirely self taught (until Youtube ;)) and have more bad habits than a ruined monastery.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All kindsa rock, blues, reggae,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mainly rock and blues

Who are your favorite bands?
There isn't enough room on here

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Old blues guys like Rev Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson, etc, etc and Stefan Grossman for drawing them to my attention

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Played in several bands in all the different countries I've lived in. 

Why do you play guitar?
Because I can and I just love it. It is one of the best pursuits anyone can have

What are your goals for the future?
To improve on every level. Right now I'm really into theory and I'm hoovering it up.  But I like to play, play play.  I can never understand why everyone (i.e. normal punters) I listen to sounds better than I do.  Ah well - upwards and onwards
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Hami on March 12, 2008, 06:14:51 pm
Hey guys n gals

Hami here

jus started playin a few weeks ago and found  Justin on you tube

absolutly love the guitar coming along nicly thanks to his help

look forward to knowing you all and getting better at the guitar

untill then

peace
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: NickM on March 13, 2008, 11:42:22 am
Nickname: None really (at least none that are repeatable!)
Real (full) name: Nick
Age and birthday: 10th Nov  I'm thirty-something...
Habitat: Chiswick, in ye-olde towne of London

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibinez S Series custom and a Cheap Squire Tele

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Ibinez

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshall JCM2000

How long have you been playing guitar? Played Bass guitar for years - only started 6 string last year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Indie but listen to just about everything apart from R&B which just leaves me cold.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Thanks to Justin, A Major scales! :)

Who are your favorite bands? Muse, Manics, Alabama3, Ash, Garbage

What inspired you to start playing guitar? In a moment of weakness I bought this beautiful guitar but promised myself I would have to learn how to play it properly.  I came across Justin's lessons on YouTube, and then completely by accident bumped into the man himself in the supermarket late last year (turns out he lived 800 yards away!).  I'm now one of his students and am playing stuff I never dreamed of :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Been in lots of bands over the years. Currently playing for a weddings/functions band!

Why do you play guitar? It's fun, and annoys the neighbours!  Also, having the lessons (and actually learning some theory) is a big help to my bass playing as well.

What are your goals for the future? To have the confidence to play a guitar solo on stage at a gig that matters.

See ya around.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shaun on March 13, 2008, 07:33:06 pm
Hello i`m Shaun from Hull, England. I am looking for a good site to hopefully help me with my VERY recent guitar practice. So please, and by the way i`m 44 hope i`m not flogging a dead horse trying/hoping to learn at my age!!!
I love rock, always have and would love to learn something, think I can just need direction a positive help from experienced guitarists.

Cheers

Shaun
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fuhrman16 on March 14, 2008, 09:15:41 pm


Nickname: That depends on who I'm with...I have quite a few lol
Real (full) name: Marc Fuhrman
Age and birthday: 20  12/02/87
Habitat: What does my habit have to do with anythin....oh. habitat, Minnesota

Which guitar(s) do you own? I think it's a Fender, says SERIES A on the head

Which guitar do you currently play on? above

Which amp(s) do you own? It's a Fender amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Since the beginning of this year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? classic rock, 80's new wave

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? the above?

Who are your favorite bands? Golden Earring, Van Halen, The Cars, Rush

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Well, I enjoy listening to music, so I'd figured I'd try my hand at playing it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no

Why do you play guitar? for fun and love of music

What are your goals for the future? Wait, I did this in high school once...
Buy a van
learn to play a guitar
Own a skateboard
Stand on a corner in Windslow, Arizona
Get a muscle car

I think that's all. :)

I'm new to this place btw.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: emir on March 18, 2008, 03:00:47 am

Hi, I'm from Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina,
 I'm 22 y.o. and I bought my first acoustic guitar 1 month ago. I've never played any instrument before. It's not the best guitar (payed it around 60euros), but I love it! One month ago, I was listening to my new mp3 collection and I heard TEARS IN THE RAIN from JOE SATRIANI. The day after, I went to music shop and bought guitar. Then I went to YouTube, saw Justin playing TEARS IN THE RAIN and I realised that it's not so easy to do:) But then I started "eating" Justin's web site like a maniac, and now I'm playing some songs with barre chords! Yeah! (Thanks Justin, I will send you some donation as soon as my country enters EU:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ryagon on March 18, 2008, 08:27:22 am
Nickname: Liekki (Flame in english, dont ask...)
Real (full) name: Anssi Keinänen
Age and birthday: 20 years old ( 08-04-87 )
Habitat: The forests of Finland


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez V70CE

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez V70CE

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I've been playing guitars roughly for 2 weeks, maybe 2½.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Ugh... I listen to all kinds of music, but my favorite might be Blues since you can feel it when listening to it. One day I hope to play some myself...

Who are your favorite bands?
Definitely Whitesnake, BB King, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and and... Verjnuarmu

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
No idea, it just kinda struck me one day and after a couple weeks of thinking I decided to go for it. And why not, its not like I would be too old to start learning stuff  ;)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I have not played in a band. However I have been the lead singer in some bands and singing is still my one and only passion that is now being accompanied by guitar playing. Gives me much more diversity I guess, plus is there anything better than playing with friends and singing together?

Why do you play guitar?
Because... Hmm... good question. I just enjoy the sound acoustic guitar makes, so pure and full. Could've not picked another instrument to be honest, guitar just has that "something".

What are your goals for the future?
All I want is to being able to play songs, mostly basic blues and all that comes after that is just plus. I am a modest person anyways, don't have huge goals, but just to achieve what I like the best is all I need. If I get better at it, maybe someday I will play in a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Oz! on March 19, 2008, 04:43:11 pm
Nickname: Oz
Real (full) name: Graham (tho' everyone calls me Oz... even my parents)
Age and birthday: 34 ... June '73
Habitat: Back in Durham (NE England)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Westbury Standard, Tokai - Ricken 350 clone, Epiphone Les P custom+, Gould - Gib SG clone, Hondo acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Westbury is a fave, tho' more often than not i'll grab the Gould SG (surprsingly nice guitar for a lil' money, and it don't break my heart when she aquires the inevitable dings and scratches  ;D )

Which amp(s) do you own? Orange Tiny Terror, V-S HH Musician

How long have you been playing guitar? Off-on nearly 25 yrs .... tho' only really seriously for the last five

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues/rock.. folk punk... punk..britrock...ska.. reggea... man, everything really, it's all good!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues/rock.. punk... tho' been trying to focus more on a celtic/rock feel lately

Who are your favorite bands? Levellers, The Who, Stone Roses, 3 Daft Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Primal Scream, Oasis, Charlatans, BB King, Jeff Healey (  :( ) , too many to list  :D

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Pressed into guitar lessons as a wide eyed 10yr old... my tutor finally gave up, admitted defeat and refused to teach me after a year... and i've been meticulously practicing the same mistakes ever since :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? several over the years, great fun but inevitably we ended up sitting around drinking and talking how great it was going to be  being rich and famous... than actually putting the work in to becoming rich and famous.. still jam with some of the old gang occasionally

Why do you play guitar? Because it doesn't complain if i grab it and jump around like a loony at 3am... and i guess it's just something i've always done  ???

What are your goals for the future?  To write a song(s) that people enjoy
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Valkyrie on March 22, 2008, 11:39:50 pm
Nickname: Val
Age: 16
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
 ESP LTD EC-50 

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ESP LTD EC-50

Which amp(s) do you own?
PEAVEY 15 amp (I tried to google it, but no dice, I just remember the learned guitar people telling me it was a Peavey 15...I assumed it meant amps.)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Late November 07, four months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classical and alt. rock mainly, but I listen to everything with country as the exception

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play whatever I'm capable of playing, which isn't much right now. Mainly I attempt alt. rock (Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, ect.) with meager success. I love to play anything and everything, it just makes me happy to play my guitar and have music come from it.

Who are your favorite bands?
 Breaking Benjamin, Red and Evans Blue are my very favorite right now.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 It's really stupid, but I became kind of obsessed with Breaking Benjamin (major crush on the lead singer/guitarist, what a surprise), and I decided I really wanted to be able to play music like that, and sort of be more like him.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I'm not good enough at all, but I think it would be awesome and way fun!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it makes me happy, it's something beautiful that's coming from me and I love it.

What are your goals for the future?
 I want to be able to play music that I like, and eventually I think it'd be awesome to play rhythm or lead in a band. (It would help if I could keep a steady beat, but that'll come with practice, God willing)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Nickaho on March 24, 2008, 11:24:29 pm

Nickname:     Nickaho
Real (full) name:     Nick
Age and birthday:     30  January 10th
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Borrowing a friends for now  (Schecter Diamond Series 006 Deluxe)  His first guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?   That One

Which amp(s) do you own?  An old POS Dixon

How long have you been playing guitar?   2 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?   Probably Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?   Nothing yet

Who are your favorite bands?   No specific  Linkin Park and Korn

What inspired you to start playing guitar?   Guitar Hero

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  NO

Why do you play guitar?  For Fun

What are your goals for the future?  To learn to play like Justin!!!!
   
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mwtele on March 26, 2008, 06:54:49 pm
Nickname: mwtele
Real (full) name: Paul
Age and birthday: 31 April 25th
Habitat: Wisconsin

Which guitar(s) do you own? I've got a Taylor 144e acoustic, and I just bought an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top.

Which guitar do you currently play on? they both get about equal play.

Which amp(s) do you own? Just a little Roland 20w practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Officially 3 months, but played around on guitars when I was in bands...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, some Metal, blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just starting out really but I'm tending towards blues and classic rock.

Who are your favorite bands? broad ranging... from Monte Montgomery to Iron Maiden...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My wonderful girlfriend picked up on me saying that maybe I should learn to play.  I said it in passing because I don't have my drums anymore and there isn't room in my house for my piano.  So she got me the Taylor for Christmas - I haven't put it down since!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played drums in several bands.  Probably won't play guitar in a band at all, we'll see.

Why do you play guitar? For fun, and for myself.  My world wouldn't be any fun without music.

What are your goals for the future? I'm looking forward to recording music on my mac in garage band and just becoming proficient at the guitar... then we'll take it from there!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: smackie1973 on March 29, 2008, 04:48:45 pm
Hello everyone. Firstly i'd just like to say thanks to Justin for some awesome lessons. I'm a reasonably new player and the lessons have helped me improve no end  ;D

Nickname: smackie
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 34 (3rd Dec 73)
Habitat: Wishaw, Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on? Yamaha F310 acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? since xmas 2006

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Mainly Indie and Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Acoustic rock

Who are your favorite bands? The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Ride, The Beatles, Foo Fighters to name but a few

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play and got bored learning keyboards. Plus guitar is cooler ;-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, i leave that to people who can play!

Why do you play guitar? It's fun and everyione should be able to play a musical instrument, even just a little bit.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Shepody on April 02, 2008, 08:56:51 pm
Nickname: Shepody

Real (full) name: Mike LeBlanc

Age and birthday: 39 (5 March 69)

Habitat: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Which guitar(s) do you own? Art & Lutherie spruce dreadnaught and 70's Yamaha G-231 (classical acoustic in need of restoration)

Which guitar do you currently play on? A&L spruce dreadnaught

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? About 3 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, folk, a bit of country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Just learning!!

Who are your favorite bands? SRV, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to play and I felt I needed a challenge

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Heck no!

Why do you play guitar? It's fun
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: joze156 on April 02, 2008, 09:31:49 pm
Nickname:
Joze156
Real (full) name:
Jose Antonio Cordova
Age and birthday:
15 june 1985
Habitat:
Cuenca- Ecuador

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender standar Telecaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender standar Telecaster

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock in general

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock

Who are your favorite bands?
rush, coheead and cambria, battles, 311, sublime, pearl jam, nirvana smashing pumpkings, zoe, jorge drexler, jose gonzalez arcade fire The Velvet Underground tool radiohead placebo soda stereo .........

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
my love for the music

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
yes

Why do you play guitar?
i play piano and bass, but the guitar its my favorite instrument

What are your goals for the future?
just have fun.....
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: joebar on April 03, 2008, 09:18:59 am
Nickname:joebar
Real (full) name: Jörg
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: DD, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez RGR321EX-BK

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Ibanez RGR321EX-BK

Which amp(s) do you own?

Laney LV 100

How long have you been playing guitar?

1,5 Years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Rock, Metal, ... everything that´s sounding good for me :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock

Who are your favorite bands?

Van Halen, Sevendust,...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Music itself

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

not currently, i´m playing bass guitar in a band in 1986

Why do you play guitar?

Because its fun and a handmade hobby  8)

What are your goals for the future?


Getting better and better ... playing in a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gord_reid on April 03, 2008, 12:04:06 pm
Nickname: Gord

Real (full) name: Gordon Reid

Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: North east England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Encore Blaster(was cheap and at the time i was not sure how serously i would take it

Which guitar do you currently play on?  the one above

Which amp(s) do you own?  kak one that came with the Guitar

How long have you been playing guitar?  since February this year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rock, blues and some metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? nothing yet still learning tab

Who are your favorite bands? Nirvana, white stripes, terrorvision, rolling stones

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  i wanted to be kurt cobain

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no but i would like to meet some people to practice with

Why do you play guitar?  i think of it as a challenge and i just want to rock the hek out

What are your goals for the future?    i want to be able to play some cool blues and a full nirvana track but they are near future goals
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Pancakehead on April 05, 2008, 05:12:28 am
Nickname: Daniel

Real (full) name: Daniel apostraphe Cesar jk about apostraphe

Age and birthday:13 (12-10)
Habitat:Mass

Which guitar(s) do you own?A Silvertone that looks like a Strat i got it with starter amp for 100$ since my parents and me were'nt sure if I owuld stick with it. >.>

Which guitar do you currently play on?  The Silvertone.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Regular starter Silvertone one.

How long have you been playing guitar?  For Awhile but i did'nt take it seriously till December last year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock All The Way!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything i'm capable of.

Who are your favorite bands? Right Now RHCP Nirvana RATM Black Sabbath and can't think of anything else right now.And Jimi Hendrix Rules!!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The Music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no but planning to start one at 16 and to make a career or it.

Why do you play guitar? Love For the music.

What are your goals for the future? To Be better than my friend that pays for lessons >.>...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wyatt earp on April 06, 2008, 06:24:22 am
hi karl , im wyatt [not really] , i gotta yap to you real soon , have you ever heard of 'D town' the home of the bullbogs ..im involved in another site ,, i have a few vids on you tube also.. when i hear from you ill say more about myself and my 'other' stage name .. peace out ..wyatt earp ..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MadCat on April 06, 2008, 09:07:34 pm

Nickname: MadCat
Real (full) name: Patrick Baumbach
Age and birthday: 26  (13th of august in 1981)
Habitat: Bremerhaven, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
LTD by ESP F-200

Which guitar do you currently play on?
LTD by ESP F-200 (Heavy Metal!)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GX-15R (very bad sounding)

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 6 month (I've started about 7 years ago but had to stop because of my job, so I started again)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like everything from classic rock'n roll to 80's trash metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
80' trash metal

Who are your favorite bands?
hard to say, but my alltime favorit is Metallica

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
seeing all those great bands on television and hearing them on the radio

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
it's just fun and I can relax even if I'm still learning

What are your goals for the future?
learn to play real good and find a nice band to have fun with
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FEENEY! on April 08, 2008, 11:15:18 pm
Nickname: Feeney
Real (full) name: James Feeney
Age and birthday: 15
Habitat: Middlesbrough


Which guitar(s) do you own?
yamaha f310 & epiphone lespaul standard translucent amber

Which guitar do you currently play on?
both

Which amp(s) do you own?
oramge crush

For how long have you been playing guitar?
amout 10 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
indie rock/ rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
i enjoy playing blues because its fun but i like acou stic indie

Who are your favorite bands?
 red hot chili peppers and the view

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
i was once at a party and 2 men started to play and sing who were family of the party and it was rwally cool. I said to my parents that i wanted to play but they said i didnt have the dedication. So i proved them wrong lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope i would like to though

Why do you play guitar?
because its a cool hobbie to do and its a good life skill

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to play in a band and just enjoy it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: PaulM on April 08, 2008, 11:30:29 pm
Hi folks, new here, great forum!

Nickname: Paul_M
Real (full) name: Paul M
Age and birthday: 37 today (April 8)
Habitat: Clinton, Connecticut, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Art & Lutherie "Cedar," Fender 12 string, Ovation electric bass.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Cedar, love the sound.

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Seriously as a teenager, then just on and off for the last 18 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
It varies year by year, my tastes have been all over the place.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk

Who are your favorite bands?
Really varies, probably have spent the most time listening to Frank Zappa.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It's been so long I don't remember!
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played bass in a band as a teenager, nothing since.

Why do you play guitar?
I have a toddler now and want to give him a model for live music in the house.

What are your goals for the future?
To become a proficient fingerpicker.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wyatt earp on April 12, 2008, 02:59:43 am

Nickname: wyatt earp
Real (full) name:anonomous for right now
Age and birthday:6  59
Habitat:earthling

Which guitar(s) do you own? washburn tele
fender strat
an alverez acu.


Which guitar do you currently play on?fender

Which amp(s) do you own?peavey classic vt

How long have you been playing guitar?5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?punk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often???

Who are your favorite bands? the clash, greenday

What inspired you to start playing guitar? old mtv unplugged

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? i was in a band , a shortlived band

Why do you play guitar? so the cops can come over

What are your goals for the future? notes scare me
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sickinthahead on April 21, 2008, 07:28:39 am
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the
at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname: sickinthahead
Real (full) name: Andrew Wallace
Age and birthday: 37 2/24/71
Habitat: Lexington, Kentucky for now (I'm going back to Houston, TX soon)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha F325 acoustic and an Epiphone Special II Les Paul (black)

Which guitar do you currently play on? both, but mostly my Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider III 15

How long have you been playing guitar? about a month (I started playing in high school, but quit for some stupid reason)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?I love classic rock, blues and rockabilly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? classic rock (Pink Floyd)

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Social Distortion and many more

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My love of music, it's my form of therapy

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I wish

Why do you play guitar? I love music more than anything, my dad is a singer/songwriter. I want to be able to play the music I love

What are your goals for the future? I want to be a guitar God in my own mind, and I want to be able to play the songs I love.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SweetMarie on April 22, 2008, 05:12:26 am


Nickname: SweetMarie
Real (full) name: Marie
Age and birthday: 32 (oct 15th)
Habitat: USA - NM

Which guitar(s) do you own? Wasburn Lyon LG2TPAK  :P

Which guitar do you currently play on? same

Which amp(s) do you own?  :)

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 days  :P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I play mostly the D chord  :D

Who are your favorite bands? Queen

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I had an electric guitar when I was 16, but never learned to play + I'd like to inspire my kids into learning an instrument (my husband is playing piano so we could make a band  ;))

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Kind of... my hubby can play piano, my youngest daughter (3 y o) sings OK, so...

Why do you play guitar? Because I love to hurt my fingers... really !

What are your goals for the future? I don't know... Make a concert in my front yard to collect money for a good cause, maybe ("give money and we stop playing !"
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TwiggLJoy on April 24, 2008, 08:55:46 pm
What are your goals for the future? I don't know... Make a concert in my front yard to collect money for a good cause, maybe ("give money and we stop playing !"
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haha lol Marie, I love your humor  ;D yea well, who doesn't love to hurt their fingers  :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dennuzzz on April 24, 2008, 10:49:01 pm
Nickname:Dennuzzz
Real (full) name:Dennis van Leeuwen
Age and birthday:My age is 17, I was born on 17 May 1990
Habitat:Netherlands, Wateringen

Which guitar(s) do you own?Ymaha Pacifica 112V with a nice Old Violin Sunburst Color, I really love the colour as much as the sound :)

Which guitar do you currently play on?My Pacifica 112 of course

Which amp(s) do you own?I do own a Roland Cube 60X

How long have you been playing guitar?I have played guitar since october 2007

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Nu-metal, Rock & all that kind of stuff :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Disturbed, Metallica & Iron Maiden

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I was searching ont he internet and I saw someone was doing a course how to play guitar and he was putting lesson on youtube how to do(Sorry it wasn't Justin)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No, hopefully I will, but I will only when my speed/accuracy had been improved 300% :P

Why do you play guitar? Because I love the sound and so I can put my mind on something else. While I play the guitar I can completely relax myself.

What are your goals for the future? I want to play a highspeed solo/song and I'd like to play in a Band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SweetMarie on April 25, 2008, 12:13:37 am
Thanks Twigg  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: a7xmattl on April 25, 2008, 05:32:02 pm
Nickname:Matt Lacey(my real name but everyone calls me by both names)
Real (full) name:Matt Lacey
Age and birthday:15  1992 october 15
Habitat:uhh A house That you need not no the wheres of...

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A jackson js30rr and sum starter guitar by the make of cruiser (not a bad peice really )

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MGdfx30

How long have you been playing guitar?
7 months (only really started getting some where in the last three tho )

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mteal ,Punk/ Punk pop , Rock most stuff along tho's lines but im pretty open to alot of guitar stuff
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anyand everything i like
Who are your favorite bands?
Avenged sevenfold, bullet for my valentine,Dashboard Confessinal,Sum41 to name a few
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
After listening to avneged sevenfold and becomeing addicted to they'r guitarist Synyster gates

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes i do for fun and love of music ...

Why do you play guitar?
In hope of Acomplishing something meaningful in my life

What are your goals for the future?
finish school with half decent grades maby make something of the band and generally guitar playing perfection :p 

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SweetMarie on April 25, 2008, 06:30:44 pm
We have the same birthday, Matt ! Not the same age, though...  :-[
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: a7xmattl on April 25, 2008, 07:31:36 pm
Ha ! lol small world it seems ... :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on April 28, 2008, 06:20:29 pm

Nickname:Kipper
Real (full) name:Kiran Patel
Age and birthday:My age is 30, I was born on 11 December 1977
Habitat:Bath, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Electric: Marlin Strat, Acoustic: Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry Dreadnought, Bass: Washburn T14 (QTBL)

Which guitar do you currently play on? All three virtually everyday.  Only had the bass for 4 months so its getting a lot of time - Flea's better than i thought!

Which amp(s) do you own? Vester Maniac 65watt dual channel lead amp.  Hey, its loud!

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for 14 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Anything Rocky and Bluesy, grungy too.  Oh, and electronica like Fourtet.  New Portishead album, anyone?  Its fab!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, funk, blues (the last one badly)

Who are your favorite bands? RHCP, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden.  And then lots of other weird stuff:  Fourtet, Fridge, Autechre, anything on Ninja Tune.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A certain Mr. Cobain shot his face off.  I started teaching myself a week later.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?I was in a band with some proper metal-heads when i was 18.  We played an awesome version of Sanitarium.  Did Walk by Pantera too; our lead guitarist was much better than me ;-)

Why do you play guitar? It's rare for me to be able to stop thinking, but when i'm playing i notice that i haven't had a thought in over ten minutes.  Its very freeing.  And now i sound like a hippy!

What are your goals for the future? To keep enjoying my instruments as much as i am right now.  To play with other like-minded folk as often as possible.  To buy a Djembe!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on April 29, 2008, 10:11:01 pm
Same b-day here kip, not the same age haha and I find it weird that Cobain's suicide inspired you to play guitar... ???











...actually now I dont. :'(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on April 30, 2008, 02:40:30 pm
It was the Smells Like Teen Spirit riff - i just wanted to make that noise, ya know?  I'd been thinking about getting an electric for a while, but his suicide kind of forced me to act on it.  Bought the Nevermind tab book, but couldn't work out what those little x's were at the start of SLTS so learned Come As You Are instead!

They're not kisses, you know!  ;)  Rake?  What the bloody hell's a rake?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on April 30, 2008, 02:41:39 pm
And i just noticed, is that Wash in your sig?

God i miss Firefly  :(
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on April 30, 2008, 11:02:01 pm
I miss Cobain. But he shall live on




and yes it is Wash 8)

lol I just remembered... I need to learn that theme song :P


You can't take the sky from me
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on May 01, 2008, 11:37:14 am
I got the tab kicking about somewhere.  I trans-ed it myself, including the fiddle solo - love it!

Try capo on 3rd,

A5 G  D A5 E5
C  G  D A5 E5

Chords referring to open strings, obv.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on May 01, 2008, 07:13:54 pm
cool... now if only I had a capo :-\ anyways we shall continue this on another topic before mods beat us for highjacking this thread
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on May 02, 2008, 11:29:47 am
You're right  ;D

I've just started a thread in 'just chatting...' where i've done most of the tune.  Pop along and see.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kecho on May 02, 2008, 05:35:59 pm


Nickname: kecho
Real (full) name: sergio alberto mier elias
Age and birthday: 21 years 24 sep 1986
Habitat: mexico

Which guitar(s) do you own?
 fender strat highway one hss http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0111160375
ovation elite t
http://www.ovationguitars.com/index.cfm?fa=detail2&mid=2297

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ovation

Which amp(s) do you own?
fender hot road deville 410
orange combo roker 30

How long have you been playing guitar?
like for 6 monts jeje

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
mexican rock and punk and rockpop
all in spanish some
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
poprock punkrock
Who are your favorite bands?
soda estereo
kudai
los claxons
novel
zurdok
zoe
poison
white snake
the used
the ramones
taking back sunday
sylverstain
swichfoot
keit urban
a lot more

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
school chorus and a friend rockpunk band

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
i like the fact that i can make sound whit my finguers and some steel jajaja its a miracle to me

What are your goals for the future?
play guitar like a pro
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Apprentice Guitarist on May 04, 2008, 02:35:53 am
Nickname: Jase ; Jay.
Real (full) name: Jason.W
Age and birthday:28th July 1966.
Habitat: Woodlands preferably... but I live in Wembley.


Does anyone know what happened two days after Jason was born?? Sorry I'm a nerd :P it just stuck out for me  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: KissMyAxe on May 04, 2008, 06:09:50 pm
Nickname: Don't have one yet
Real (full) name: Christian Philips
Age and birthday: 3/20/81
Habitat: Kitchener, Ontario


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Gibson/Baldwin Signature Series Les Paul...crappy, but all I could afford.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

See above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Some Crate 15W POS.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I bought my first guitar when I was 20, but never had any direction or lessons. I barely played at all over the past 7 years, maybe 2-3 hours a week. It wasn't until my 27th birthday that I decided to really give it a go. Now I play no less than 4 hours a day. Skill wise, I'm probably as good as someone who's been playing for a solid year. Sad...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock


Who are your favorite bands?

Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A guy playing an acoustic cover of Wild Horses on a subway platform in Boston.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
To prove to myself that I can actually accomplish something worthwhile.

What are your goals for the future?
To someday be happy with myself through music and allow that happiness to transfer into other aspects of my life.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: andrewdu on May 11, 2008, 11:11:45 pm
Nickname: Du
Real (full) name: Andrew Du
Age and birthday: 18th December 87 (20)
Habitat: Stratford, London. United Kingdom

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2007 (Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1985 (Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
Gibson Les Paul Faded 2007 (Heritage Cherry Sunburst)
Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty, three pick ups)
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster (Quilt Maple Top)
... and an acoustic guitar passed down made by some company called Concorde.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson Les Paul Standard

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall DSL-401
Marshall TSL-601
Vox AD50VT

How long have you been playing guitar?
3 months (relatively intensive)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I can listen to anything.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
I don't partically have favourite bands but when I pick up the guitar I do tend to play a lot of Guns N Roses.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have been a classical musician for all my life up until now.
I played the violin and piano for eight years (Royal Academy of Music)
There was always a feeling that I should have learnt a "cooler" musical instrument as a young person. As an adult I understand my fortune of being able to play the classical instruments. However, I did agree to myself that I'd take up the electric guitar so here I am now...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I'm rubbish.

Why do you play guitar?
To not be rubbish.

What are your goals for the future?
Finish my degree in Economics.
Stop collecting musical instruments. It's not cool at my skill level on some of them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Samuel_Groth on May 12, 2008, 02:17:10 am
Nickname:

Samuel_Groth

Real (full) name:

Im not gonna reveal that. Call me a coward but I enjoy the anonymity provided by the internet. ;)

Age and birthday:

Early Dezember 1977

Habitat:

Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Epiphone Les Paul Studio (not really sure about the exact name)
Yamaha APX-7 Semi-Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mainly the Epihone because its my first love guitar and you know what people say about the first love... :)


Which amp(s) do you own?

A small Marathon rehearsal amp and a Novik Tube Amp with a 4x12 Laney Box. Latter was a totally unnescessary acquirement definately influenced by my young age back then. Unnescessary because up to date I played just once in a band for 1 gig and thats 10 yrs ago. Also its way to big and to expensive fo my needs and abilities. For my defense all I can say is that I didnt know of Justins vid about amps back then in which he says that you dont really need a big amp even when you play in front of a big audience.

How long have you been playing guitar?

For about 15 yrs whith many many interruptions so my guitar skills are still pretty bad.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

HardRock, Rock, Heavy Metal, NuMetal, Grunge and such but Im not limited on those kinds of music.....there are often months where I only listen to or play blues or pop or funk or whatever.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock/Pop I guess but it depends...see above

Who are your favorite bands?

Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, KoRn and many many more...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

That´s a pretty clear answer for me: Slash of Guns n Roses.
My cousin gav me two tapes of Youse your illusion I/II shortly after it has been released and I instantly got caught by those breathtaking licks, riffs and solos performed by Slash. I never thought about playing an instrument before so that really was the moment in my life which changed big parts of my personality completely.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I dont feel ready to play in a band. Thats ridiculous I know considering that I play for 15 yrs now. Its just that I often struggle with my concentration so I cant focus on completing learning a song. I play only fragments. Ok its an exaggeration to claim that Im not able to play a whole song, in fact some songs I can play but only very easy ones. My abilities in playing solo guitar are almost zero its really a joke. Its not that Im too stupid to learn that stuff my mind is just so easy to carry away....unfortunately. :-\

Also I suffer from neurosis (im going to a psychologist) which means I often/usually have too much fear to get in contact with people face to face and I struggle bearing with failures.

Why do you play guitar?

Because I love its sound and the wide range of feelings you can express with it. A guitar can be the loveliest sounding instrument on earth but in the very next second it can scream out the pain of the entire (in)humanity.

I guess the longing for katharsis is why I play guitar.


What are your goals for the future?

As guitarist - to be able to express my feeling through music and to be able to ply in a band.

As human being - to learn how to lead a satisfying life.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Xeranx on May 15, 2008, 05:09:22 pm
Nickname: Chico
Real (full) name: Chigozie Okoroji
Age and birthday: 27; April 15, 1981
Habitat: Westchester NY, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?

An electric Rok Axe that my mom bought me for X-mas when I was 18.
An Ibanez Acoustic guitar (don't remember the exact name of the guitar and I can't find a picture for it)
Working on getting a Fender strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?

I play on my Rok Axe.  It's not as good as a Fender. Some inconsistencies with pitch on high E-string around the middle of the neck.  I still have fun playing it.

I'd like to work on the acoustic guitar as it's easier to take around to just jam or play for yourself anywhere.  Of course that's if I actually carried it around.

Which amp(s) do you own?

Fender Frontman 25R.  Got it when the amp that came with my guitar stopped working.  Thought bigger was better and then I saw Justin's video on amp wattage.

How long have you been playing guitar?

Technically 11 years.  Technically because I've been playing other people's songs, but I often can't produce a good-sounding general chord progression on the spot.  I'm locked into the Creed's "What's this life for" chord progression for the most part since chords from 1st to 5th fret (maybe 7th) were the first things I learned and therefore easier to play. 

I skipped the basics and went straight to playing so there's a very good chance that I have a lot of bad habits with the guitar.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

I pretty much listen to everything.  I end up listening to whatever's on the radio mostly because it's just convenient that way.  I do want to listen to more blues though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Rock.  Would like to play blues as it is the foundation of rock.

Who are your favorite bands?

Creed, Alter Bridge, U2, Submersed, RATM, Tantric, Nickelback, Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Saw Paul Simon's "Call Me Al" video when I was a kid. There was a bass solo and I said, "I want to play guitar". I didn't know the difference between a bass and a guitar at the time.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I haven't hit my personal level to do so.

Why do you play guitar?

Want to live that rockstar life and it's a cool way to get chicks.
If the joke wasn't obvious my apologies. Funny isn't my forte though I get a few good ones out there.

As per my previous answer.  I've wanted to play since I saw Paul Simon's video.  I still play because I enjoy it though I'm tired of playing things other people wrote.  Not because I don't like what they put out, but because I feel I should be at least close to the same level as the bands/artists I listen to.

What are your goals for the future?

To get to the level of pro eventually if not for actually going pro then so I can play for friends and family...and hot chicks.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: andrewdu on May 16, 2008, 02:49:11 am
Welcome to the forum Xeranx.
Loving the fact you were inspired to play the guitar after gazing at a bass.
Hope you enjoy it here :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JJgreenday on May 16, 2008, 09:54:00 pm
Hi, haven't done on of these yet.
Nickname: JJ/Josh/lefty
Real (full) name: Josh
Age and birthday: 16, January 11th
Habitat: Sussex, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squire, Soon to be getting a Epiphone Les Paul standard or Custom.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Well ive only got one so yeah.

Which amp(s) do you own?

Line 6 Spider III 30W, decent amp for the price.

How long have you been playing guitar?

Around a year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock music mainly, Punk is my favorite. Appreciate most kinds of music though, as long as its meaningful and has a purpose.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Mainly Rock again, but also play anything thats worth learning.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan, Oasis, AC/DC, Elliot Minor, Led Zep, Scouting for Girls, REM, Blink 182, Tenacious D, The Beatles, Queen, MCR, Good Charlotte, Jimi Hendrix, Will Smith, RHCP, Muse, Feeder, Lost Prophets, AND MANY MORE!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Green Day DEFIANTLY, they really are awesome in my opinion, but also other bands.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Nope.

Why do you play guitar?

For many reasons tbh. Its a way of life now!

What are your goals for the future?

I'm not sure, what ever comes my way, ill try my dam hardest with whatever i end up doing. Being a musician would be living the dream.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Koyote on May 18, 2008, 06:30:48 pm
Nickname:Koyote
Habitat:Montreal

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender DG3 Acoustic. Renamed to Firewood, by someone who knows more about guitars than I do, but does not have the patience to teach.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Firewood  :D

Which amp(s) do you own? None - I fear electric guitars. Although I only realised a week ago that you don't plug them into the mains. Electric guitars always carry a fear of electrocution.. Yah, I'm sorta dumb about these things :D

How long have you been playing guitar? Three weeks. Although I've owned Firewood since 1999.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, rock, folk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything I can :D

Who are your favorite bands? REM, Radiohead, Nirvana, PJ Harvey and American-weird acts like Alela Diane, Joanna Newsom, M.Ward.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I figured I should either sell my guitar or learn how to use it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Hell no.

Why do you play guitar? To prove to myself that I can :D I always admire people that play, especially around campfires at festivals.

What are your goals for the future? To play the Nirvana Unplugged set all the way through.

Favourite guitarists Peter Buck (because he taught me the chords to Country Feedback, and didn't laugh at my inability to play C), Ed O'Brien, Josh Klinghoffer.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on May 18, 2008, 07:19:49 pm

Favourite guitarists Peter Buck (because he taught me the chords to Country Feedback, and didn't laugh at my inability to play C), Ed O'Brien, Josh Klinghoffer.

Finally someone's giving him some props. Though it's understandable why he's so underrated, he has to play next to a god like Johnny Greenwood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_mMzOQpe0I&feature=related)!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: flyhead on May 18, 2008, 09:51:22 pm
Nickname:Flyhead
Real (full) name:Glen
Age and birthday:Younger than Moses (17/01/62)
Habitat:Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?Epi LP Std., Fender Baja Tele, Guild GAD50, poxy Crafter Closed-top N/S E-A

Which guitar do you currently play on?'Play' is a little inappropriate, I torture them all indiscriminately

Which amp(s) do you own?Modded Epi Valve Jr. combo, Vox DA5

How long have you been playing guitar? Cupplamunths

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Opportunistic omnivore. I love all good music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?I don't think that what I play can be catagorized as a genre...

Who are your favorite bands?I have a large and ecclectic music collection, spanning all genres and epochs

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Noticing hair growing on my ears

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Get serious, dude.

Why do you play guitar?Got sick and tired of regretting never having learnt to play an instrument, and I've got a seminal version of Kumbaya floating around my head.

What are your goals for the future?To avoid becoming a curmudgeonly old git and to treat my fellow man with respect, and to be able to hack through some Beatles songs without shaming John and George's memory.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: vtwin88 on May 22, 2008, 10:31:37 am


Nickname:Vtwin88
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday
Habitat:Wichita, Kansas

Which guitar(s) do you own?Fender Strat electric and a Guild Gad30E Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?both

Which amp(s) do you own?A Raven RG100

How long have you been playing guitar?About a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Alot of favs.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?easiest that sounds the best for now.

Who are your favorite bands?Mainly Pink Floyd/David Gilmore

What inspired you to start playing guitar?A challenge for myself and all the guitar gods.


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar?The challenge and I love the sound.

What are your goals for the future?To master guitar or get real good then someday play in a band at a club, etc...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Zergle on May 22, 2008, 08:58:00 pm
Nickname: Zergle
Real (full) name: What happened to Internet Anonymity?   ;D
Age and birthday: 9/11/1971 <--Yep...30th b-day on 9/11.    >:(
Habitat: Texas, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Sheraton 2, Alvarez Steel String, Takamine Classical (Had a proper 87' Gibson ES-335 Custom many years ago, but it didn't make a good roof, so I sold it so I could keep an actual roof.)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Epiphone Sheraton 2

Which amp(s) do you own? Spider III 15w (a handy dandy little practice amp)

How long have you been playing guitar? That's a long story.  I first started in 1985 and played up until about 1993.  I was pretty accomplished in my own mind.  I played with a few rock and jazz bands as well as solo acoustic stuff in coffee shops around town.  I was 100% self taught on the guitar, but studied music theory at length in school.  I went on a long hiatus for numerous reasons.  Marriage and career being the main reasons.  That, and after 8 years of playing, I realized that I wasn't all that my ego said I was and that I had unbelievable technical issues that were going to take enormous effort to correct.  I decided to hang it up knowing that some day I might try again, but this time getting it right.  That's where I'm at now nearly 15 years later.  I still remember most of the theory though I've forgotten almost everything I used to play.  As I pick things up again I'm doing everything I wish I had done the first time:  concentrating on proper picking techniques, playing smoothly, being able to play cleanly without people in the next room hearing my fingers hitting the fretboard on each note (I was a lumberjack guitarist and I'm here to tell you, I wasn't OK), and truly listening to what I'm playing while making sure it's actually musical and not just a bunch of notes.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Classical, Jazz, New Age (Pop, rap, and country are right out.  Though bluegrass can be pretty cool.) 

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Same as above originally but with a lot of acoustic/alternate tunings/new age kinda stuff.  I wrote a lot of solo acoustic music back in the day.  Now I'm focused almost exclusively on electric classical.  No not neo-classical like the shredders.  No I'm actually working on classical violin duets with my wife, but playing them on a clean electric guitar.

Who are your favorite bands/artists/composers? Led Zeppelin, Rush, Genesis (Hackett/Gabriel era), Chick Corea, Hiromi Uehara, Foo Fighters, Michael Hedges and Bach.  Many many more obviously, but those are the tops.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Chicks. :o  At least originally.  That and finding a good hobby to keep my butt out of prison.  Now I play to spend more quality time with my wife who's a very good violinist.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Just duets with wife.  In years past I was in numerous jazz and rock bands.

Why do you play guitar?  Ego?  :D  At this point it's really all about the challenge and being able to be part of my wife's music.

What are your goals for the future?  Getting to the point where I can sight read very well and play with a clean and smooth sound.  (Not the sloppy Jimmy Page mangled mess I used to blare out even when playing jazz.)  Ultimately I'd like to be able to get up to my wife's level as far as what she plays and hold my own with her playing really advanced violin duets.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on May 22, 2008, 10:20:24 pm
Zergle that is about the most interesting and inspiring intro I've ever read here :D

Hope you achieve what you wanted to and you and your wife make some fantastic music together.

I knew a husband and wife that started their own group once. Little band called Arcade Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEKC5pyOKFU&feature=related)  ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: misplaced on May 26, 2008, 01:14:28 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Aleksi
Age and birthday: 19
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez V70 & Yamaha pacifica 112v ovs

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both, but mostly the electric since i got it (few months ago)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Microcube

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal, but i listen to pretty much everything, except for maybe rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything easy enough  ;)

Who are your favorite bands?
Sonata Arctica, AC/DC, Velcra, Wolfmother, Ensiferum  ...to mentio a few

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I got interested when trying my friends guitar. Soon i just had to get one.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
heh, no

Why do you play guitar?
I just love the sound of a guitar, and it´s so rewarding when you learn something new

What are your goals for the future?
Learn to play better
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Duke Dyson on May 27, 2008, 09:32:40 pm
Hi everyone in Justin World
As we can't currently view each others profiles I thought I'd add a bit here. I used the template that started life as Lucos' question list.
Here goes:
Nickname: Duke
Real Name: Dave G
Age: 42
Habitat: Hampshire, The Beautiful South Coast Of England
Guitars: Encore P29 Les Paul Copy, not as bad as you might think for a cheap copy. Accoustic of unknown origin that I just love.  Saving for a  Yamaha AES620HB. Play both in equal measure.
Amp: Roland Cube 20X
How Long: Couple of Years
Favourite Genre: As a teenager I was a massive Motorhead, AC/DC, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Led Zeppelin, etc fan.  As I got older my taste has mellowed a bit. My CD collection includes Amy MacDonald, Kirsty MacColl! Favourites of the moment include Stereophonics, White Stripes, Wolfmother
Genre Played: Anything slow enough for me to keep up.  As a novice recommend listening to and playing along with lots of Jack Johnson, Neil Young, Bob Dylan etc
Favourite Bands: Oops, already done that in Genre!
Inspiration to Start: Spent a lifetime enjoying other peoples' efforts and wondered how much more enjoyment could be had from actually doing it.
Band Or Not:  Not; play just for my own pleasure although that might change if I ever get good enough.
Why Do You Play Guitar: Do you really need to ask!
Goals:To be thought of as a nice guy who plays a mean guitar.(Which way to them crossroads?)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ulrich on May 28, 2008, 05:46:27 pm
hi everyone

i am ulrich, i tell u now some things about myself.
so first thing is my englisch is not realy perfect, so if i make some bad mistakes(i dont know how to write mistakes or mystakes or..... u know wat i mean:-) ) please coreckt me.

and now the list.

nickname: Ulrich

real name: Ulrich (wat a suprise)

age: 21

habitat: Austria

guitars: ibanez s, 1979 Gibson the Paul(not Les Paul), 1987 gibson es 335(for sale), an old acustic guitar from my mother(dont know the label), i buy myself right now a Gibson Les Paul 58 Reissue(shud arrive at 11.05.08),
and finaly i build myself an e-guitar. it´s half finished but i dont work actualy on it.

currently playd guitar: Gibson the Paul(very very nice guitar)

amp: Line 6 Spider 2

how long: since 2004

favourite genre: i like the old stuff, led zeppelin, guns ´n´ roses ect. and the good stuff from now like queens of the stone age, the libertines, die Ärzte ect. and blues!!

favourite bands: ther ar so mutch good bands, i dont wana name one. we can talk about it in the forum.

inspiration to start: i like rock and roll.

Why do i play guitar: i like rock and roll.

band or not: sadly no.

Goals: play till i die(hopefilly a ling time to go)

so that was the stuff about me.
talk to u in the forum. ciao

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: SergioPt on May 31, 2008, 07:06:55 pm
Hi guys

Nickname:SergioPt

Real (full) name:Sérgio Ferreira

Age :20 years old

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica 112mx, and an old acoustic with some customizations don't really know what brand it is

Which guitar do you currently play on?
both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider 3

How long have you been playing guitar?
About a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to play the blues  :-\

Who are your favorite bands?
Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King...(not a band I know...)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
some friends
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Well can't call it a band just fooling around with some friends

Why do you play guitar?
coz it's great

What are your goals for the future?
talking about guitars, getting as good as I can
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bewley on June 03, 2008, 03:01:24 pm


Nickname:bewley
Real (full) name  marc
Age and birthday. coughty nine
Habitat: uk south coast

Which guitar(s) do you own? just an accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?same one

Which amp(s) do you own? i have a small marshall practice amp which crackles and pops

How long have you been playing guitar? about 7 yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s) to hard, no comment

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock, pop,blues,reggae,classical,and my own stuff.

Who are your favorite bands? bowie. marley.floyd(pink not keith) so many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar? watching a mate one night, just thought, " i wanna do that "                                   
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? yep, a charity band, we raise money for terminally ill children.
 
Why do you play guitar? why, i dont know. just love it
 
What are your goals for the future? to marry my girlfriend, and live happily ever after.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: the-invisable-artist on June 06, 2008, 08:58:29 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name:who cares?
Age and birthday:26yrs. june,2,1982
Habitat:Houston,TX
*on a side note f*ck Bush*(president & "the good bush") ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender 'fat' Strat.<all black,even pick guard>(usa original)<'pearly gates/texas specials' pick-ups>

Which guitar do you currently play on?(listed above)

Which amp(s) do you own?(Marshall Gold Series)   :-\

How long have you been playing guitar?(9 years)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
(Anything that rocks!!)
no (c)rap or country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?(Metal,Grunge,Classic,Punk,Blues)

Who are your favorite bands?
(Godsmack,Linkin Park,Finger11,Nirvana,Metallica,Incubus,Pink Floyd,Hendrix,SRV,Rollin Stones,Beatles,Greenday,Seether,many more)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?(too much love of music/release of anger)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
(a few 'garage bands')

Why do you play guitar?(therapy/mainly for myself/fun)

What are your goals for the future? ~keep rocking~
(not trying to be famous,could care less)
 

 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mafia on June 06, 2008, 09:06:22 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name  Salvatore'
Age and birthday. 25
Habitat: Ohio, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Blue Fander Strat and an old acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Electric mostly

Which amp(s) do you own? Small Fender amp I use to practice

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s) I lsten to almost anything except death metal and rap. Usually stick with Rock and Blues though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, blues, whatever

Who are your favorite bands? Kenny Wayne Shepard, Steve vai, Nickelback, Pillar, Russ Freeman

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always had wanted to try it, seeing KWS in concert one night made me finally jump in.                 
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not really per se. Just me and drummer and a keyboard playing with jam occasionally.
 
Why do you play guitar? Just love it
 
What are your goals for the future? Continue to love the girl I'm with and avoid distractions to concentrate more on things that matter, including playing more guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kbrett on June 07, 2008, 04:38:29 am
Nickname: kbrett
Real (full) name: Keith Brett
Birthday: 1967
Habitat: Florida, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha F-325

Which guitar do you currently play on? ditto

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate GTD15

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock or anything that sounds pleasing melodically or vocally

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Whatever

Who are your favorite bands? Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Audioslave

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Death, specifically my aunts funeral, and Chris Cornell's "Like a Stone."

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? Fun

What are your goals for the future? Become proficient enough to play in front of family and friends and have them applaud because it was good.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kipper on June 09, 2008, 09:43:42 am
Soundgarden, eh?  Good stuff.  Be prepared for lots of open tunings and octave soloing  ;D

I still reckon Superunknown's one of the best albums ever made.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: snowjay on June 14, 2008, 03:51:02 pm
Nickname: snowjay (online) / jay (real life)
Real (full) name: Jason
Birthday: 1971
Habitat: Westchester County, NY/Fairfield County, CT

Which guitar(s) do you own? OLP MM1F (Ernie Ball Music Man clone w/ Floyd Rose) / Ibanez Talman Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? OLP

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Special (1x12 120w, circa 1981)

How long have you been playing guitar? ~2 months on the electric. I bought the acoustic about 3 years ago but never progressed further than a few open chords, it was too hard to play.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock/Alternative Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Hopefully some rock!

Who are your favorite bands? Van Halen, Dave Matthews

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I grew up on Van Halen but started playing the drums instead. I don't own a huge place and have no place to set up my kit to practice and was feeling musically frustrated so I decided to learn guitar since I have always loved to watch people play. Hearing my two favorites, EVH and DM inspire me to play.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? For fun!

What are your goals for the future? I'd like to play along with CDs or play in front of friends at say a party or something. Maybe bust out some of those famous Van Halen licks like Mean Street or Unchained.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: soapy on June 18, 2008, 06:51:18 pm


Nickname:  Soapy
Real (full) name: Simon
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: Newmarket UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? None

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above

Which amp(s) do you own? Hmm spot a pattern

How long have you been playing guitar? who'd have thunk it?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, metal and nowadays some ambient stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I suppose it's about time i clarified a bit.  I'm deep in the middle of a mid life crisis and am looking to take up the guitar.  This place seemed nice so arrived full of vim and vigour.

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, Anthrax (most old school thrash) Oceansize, Amplifier.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The onset of aches and pains that point to the inevitable onset of middle age!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I will be playing for fun.

What are your goals for the future? To actually learn the guitar, rather than idly watching it make no noise in the corner for the duration of it's life.  Other than that just the usual world peace and harmony kind of stuff.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Astrokreep on June 19, 2008, 02:14:10 pm

Nickname: Astrokreep
Real (full) name: Dustin
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: California

Which guitar(s) do you own? An unknown 1989 Epiphone Strat, a 1996 Squier Strat, 2002 Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Its just a Fender practice amp. 15 wats with a dirty channel. I think it's a Frontman

How long have you been playing guitar? Good question!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Hard Rock mostly. And Anna Tsuchiya, but she's hard to classify.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Guns N Roses, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Anna Tsuchiya The Donnas

What inspired you to start playing guitar? "Sweet child o' Mine" By Guns. Slash is absolutely amazing on that track imo.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, just played along with records and a couple of friends for fun.

Why do you play guitar? It's fun! It's a feeling I can't quite describe playing the instrument.

What are your goals for the future? As for guitar? I'd like to be able to actually SOUND GOOD! Be able to play at least passable solos, and Sweet Child o Mine all the way through, solos too.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: austin kessler on June 23, 2008, 05:15:52 pm

Nickname:AUSTIN
Real (full) name:AUSTIN REED KESSLER
Age and birthday:12 JULY 26 1995
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?SAMICK AVIOT (LES PAUL STYLE)

Which guitar do you currently play on?SEE ABOVE

Which amp(s) do you own?20 WATT PEAVY WITH A DIGITECH MODELER

How long have you been playing guitar?UMMM IDK MAYBE ALMOST 2 YEARS IDK

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?ALOT I LIKE CLASSIC ROCK

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?CLASSIC ROCK OR ALTERNITIVE

Who are your favorite bands?SWITCHFOOT AEROSMTIH ARE TWO I REALLY LIKE

What inspired you to start playing guitar?UMM IDK GUITARS COOL AM I RIGHT?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?NO BUT I HOPE TO

Why do you play guitar?BECAUSE I LOVE GETTING BETTER AND ITS WICKED FUN

What are your goals for the future?I HOPE TO PLAY IN A BAND
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fallingstone on June 25, 2008, 04:50:09 pm
Nickname:fallingstone
Real (full) name:florent
Age and birthday:34 (19/03/1974)
Habitat:drôme  - south france

Which guitar(s) do you own?classic yamaha, accoustic vantage, chinese strat copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?accoustic vantage and copy strato

Which amp(s) do you own?behringer V tone

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 years of classic with extralong break

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? blues and rock stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues rock

Who are your favorite bands? UK and US rock band of all period

What inspired you to start playing guitar? a lot of different things but essentially my father make me listen very early his vinyl album (led zep, stones, pink floyd etc...)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no but i'd like it

Why do you play guitar? for the pleasure

What are your goals for the future? to be in good health me and my family (one third children to come soon) and of course try to improve my guitar level which is very low now but i'm motivated

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marten on June 28, 2008, 07:42:44 pm
Nickname: Marten
Real (full) name: Marten Kenbeek
Age and birthday: 14 years old (14-05-1994)
Habitat: Malden, The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?

some sort of acoustic nylon guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My brother's Stagg, some sort of electric guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
my brother has an amp, don't know which one

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I started somewhere around newyear (07-08), but I really get into guitar playing when I discovered this site, that was 23 june.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to almost every kind of music, except hardcore stuff and classical/jazz stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
If I play stuff, it's most likely some Rock, but for now I mostly do exercises.

Who are your favorite bands?
Muse, they're awesome, and they're really different from any other band I know. I'm also into Joe Satriani since I went to one of his concerts.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My father has a guitar, but he never did anything with it. While I was very young, I wanted to play on his guitar, but I couldn't fret the strings. Now he wouldn't let me play on his guitar, so I bought my own.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I don't. I still need to learn a lot.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a great instrument, and I love listening to it. I wish I could do all the awesome stuff I hear, that's why I practice at least a few hours a day.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to do the awesome stuff Muse can do, and writing my own songs/improvising.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: austin kessler on June 28, 2008, 09:14:08 pm
Nickname: Marten
Real (full) name: Marten Kenbeek
Age and birthday: 14 years old (14-05-1994)
Habitat: Malden, The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?

some sort of acoustic nylon guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My brother's Stagg, some sort of electric guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
my brother has an amp, don't know which one

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I started somewhere around newyear (07-08), but I really get into guitar playing when I discovered this site, that was 23 june.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to almost every kind of music, except hardcore stuff and classical/jazz stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
If I play stuff, it's most likely some Rock, but for now I mostly do exercises.

Who are your favorite bands?
Muse, they're awesome, and they're really different from any other band I know. I'm also into Joe Satriani since I went to one of his concerts.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My father has a guitar, but he never did anything with it. While I was very young, I wanted to play on his guitar, but I couldn't fret the strings. Now he wouldn't let me play on his guitar, so I bought my own.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I don't. I still need to learn a lot.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a great instrument, and I love listening to it. I wish I could do all the awesome stuff I hear, that's why I practice at least a few hours a day.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to do the awesome stuff Muse can do, and writing my own songs/improvising.
nice dude, nice. keep on with it bro. i can tell ur very persistent with it so practice makes progress. practice does NOT make perfect
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: iknowgungfu on June 29, 2008, 01:23:28 pm
Nickname:Drew/Gung
Real (full) name: Andrew
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FX-210 Acoustic and Fender American Standard HSS Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Bit of both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Nothing yet...but nicked a microcube off a mate - looking for a Vox ADVT 15 though

How long have you been playing guitar?
8 months ish

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, indie, pop, some other stuff like Sigur Ros, Explosions in the sky etc.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
At the moment anything that seems possible for my skill level

Who are your favorite bands?
Don't like to say as it changes regularily

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Something I have always fancied, but it was when I realised I would have to actually practice to complete levels on Guitar Hero 2.  Figured I should bite the bullet and do it for real.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet...but keep an eye on the charts eh?  J/K

Why do you play guitar?
I like to be able to do something creative e.g. soloing over a song I love.

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to be able pretty much play anything (to a point...I'm no Prodigy or anything).  I'd like to be able to play many songs to people when at BBQ etc, but would also like to be able write my own stuff someday too.
 
 
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tommy_d on June 30, 2008, 09:04:27 am
Hello everybody! I'm from germany so please excuse my bad english! :)

Nickname: tommy_d
Real (full) name: Thomas D.
Age and birthday: 20  02.02.1988
Habitat:
Oberhausen, Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1st really bad stratocaster, i fell like i never played it
2nd Ibanez GRG 170 DX great guitar! Nice sound and handling. Great beginner guitar.
3rd Paul Reed Smith SE Singlecut got it from the teacher of my guitar teacher :) only a VERY small difference between this lady and a 3000$€+ PRS guitar! no joke!

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PRS SE Singlecut

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG 15 CDR and my little Roland Micro Cube <3

How long have you been playing guitar?
some months...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
hard rock, metal but also blues, country..

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
i try to discover new things but like my favorite music... oh.. i got into blues because of playing guitar :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Stone Sour, Slipknot, Rise Against, Jimi Hendrix etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Stone Sour's James Root :]

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I'm afraid not... i'm just tooooooo bad ;/

Why do you play guitar?
easy question.. i want to be a ROCKSTAR :) nah.. just having fun playing!

What are your goals for the future?
learning new songs, improve my technique. Beeing the king of the world. everything!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LSD89 on June 30, 2008, 09:20:55 pm

Nickname: LSD89 (not drug related I swear, my initials and year of birth  :D)
Real (full) name: If I told you, i'd have to kill you  ;)
Age and birthday: 23/10/89
Habitat: Wales, UK.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Mexican Standard (MIM?) Telecaster, Tanglewood Acoustic and a cheap Nylon string.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I have all three in three different houses. My house, my dads and my grans.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall DFX30.

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 2 and a half years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie-pop/rock, Folk, Hip-hop, practically everything apart from metal, that phase has passed me.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie.

Who are your favorite bands?
Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Beirut, Death Cab For Cutie.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played in a band for my college course and me and my friends are trying to get together.

Why do you play guitar?
I think it's great fun and gives me something constructive to do in my spare time. And lest we forget the women ;)

What are your goals for the future?
Teach Music Technology in a school or college (UK) or unrealistically be a rock n roll star.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: richard91 on July 01, 2008, 02:56:42 pm
I HAVN'T DONE ONE OF THESE YET!!

Nickname: Richard
Real (full) name: Richard
Age and birthday: 16
Habitat: UK
Interests: Guitar, Aviation

Which guitar(s) do you own? - Stagg Classical Guitar, Fender Standard Stratocaster (Mex) Black Maple

Which guitar do you currently play on? - Fender Standard Stratocaster (Mexico) Black Maple

Which amp(s) do you own? - Vox AD50VT ;D  ;D

How long have you been playing guitar? -  ??? About since November/December 2007

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? - Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? - Rock, Blues

Who are your favorite bands? - Pink Floyd, Yes, Mike Oldfield

What inspired you to start playing guitar? - David Gilmour - as soon as I wached 'Remember That Night 2007' I picked  up the guitar!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? - No

Why do you play guitar? -  ??? ... I just love it!!

What are your goals for the future? - Hmmm...
                                                   Well,  Be descent at guitaring!!!
                                                   Become an airline pilot  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kramonisac on July 01, 2008, 03:24:54 pm




Who are your favorite bands?
Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Beirut, Death Cab For Cutie.



yes

YES

YESSSSSSSS ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Nighton on July 01, 2008, 03:55:10 pm
Nickname: Nighton
Real (full) name: Nighton James Riley
Age and birthday: 11 (10/22/1996) (Am I allowed to be 11 on this forum?)
Habitat: Syracuse, NY


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Affinity Series Squier (is that what you call it?)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See above

Which amp(s) do you own?
That one that most beginners use

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Like...a month?

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal and rock!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
See above :P

Who are your favorite bands?
Xenogenocide, Guns N' Roses, Metallica

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Slash.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I want to be in a band, but I am not great. (I dont suck, I'm just not to good)


Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun and it's musical! I love music!

What are your goals for the future?
To play lead in a band that isn't God-inspired...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sabryant on July 01, 2008, 08:06:04 pm
Nickname: Steve
Real (full) name: Stephen A. Bryant
Age and birthday: 45, March 28th, 1963
Habitat: Amissville, VA, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul Standard (Sunburst)
Epiphone SG
Jackson RR
Schecter Hellraiser
Fender Accoustic
Yamaha Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Accoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider III, 150W
Fender GDEC30

How long have you been playing guitar?
Off and on for 20 years, not very seriously.  This past year,
I've found the dedication I need and practice everyday.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Rock, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Metal in that order

Who are your favorite bands?
10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant, Godsmack, Alice in Chains,
AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A pure love of music.
The Bands I love.
Other Guitarists are a great inspiration.
The fact that nothing satisfying is achieved without hard work!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but perhaps some day.  My son plays lead guitar in a band and that always gets me motivated.

Why do you play guitar?
Again, a pure love of music.
Freedom of expression.
The need to express myself.
To cleanse my soul.
To feel good.

What are your goals for the future?
My primary goal is to attain a level of proficiency at guitar enabling me to play the songs I love.  Eventually, I would like to compose my own songs as I have a plethora of words in my head!!!

Finally, thanks Justin for an awesome site.  I am really impressed by your "bedside manner".  Your egoless approach to helping we guitarists is such a refreshing experience.  So many teachers try to get you to play at the onset beyond your capabilites and that is a recipe for disaster and part of my frustration over the years.  Your approach covers the details in a nice manner and I really appreciate that.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: liquidblues on July 02, 2008, 06:00:17 am
Nickname: Sid
Real (full) name: Siddharth Joshi.
Age and birthday: 24; Jan 1984
Habitat: Minnesota,MN

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Just a EPIPHONE LES PAUL SPECIAL 2 EDITION.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Just a EPIPHONE LES PAUL SPECIAL 2 EDITION.

Which amp(s) do you own?
EPIPHONE 10 W that came with the beginners kit.

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 4-5 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Rock, Blues, Jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Blues

Who are your favorite bands?

Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Eric Clapton, Led Z, Queen etc..mostly classic stuff.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A pure love of music and the wish to play some Dave Gilmour solos.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I would definitely like to, some day.

Why do you play guitar?
There is nothing more motivational and inspiring than being able to express myself through music. Its a very fulfilling experience which I have very recently discovered.

What are your goals for the future?
I would really like to be able to play a guitar comfortably.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cignal_20 on July 03, 2008, 02:40:49 am
Nickname: None really the cignal_20 is a play on a local police code Signal 20, which means mentally ill
Real (full) name: Rob
Age and birthday: 32
Habitat: Florahome, Florida, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender American Strat (black body, maple neck, white pick guard) and a ESP LTD EC-50

Which guitar do you currently play on? Always on the Strat, can't put it down.

Which amp(s) do you own? Vox AD 50 VT-XL (not bad for the money)

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock, blues and metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mainly work on blues, but Justin's "Seek & Destroy" lesson has me trying something new.

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Lamb of God, Stevie Ray Vaughan (guess it depend on my mood)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? An early mid-life crisis. I played music through 7th grade and quit because the school band wasn't cool, or so I thought. Anyway, I have a son now and I want him to explore everything thats out there. Figured I could show him how much fun music is.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Don't play in a band, But a few of us 30 somethings do gather in garage on saturday nights and have fun. The beer we consume the better we think we sound.

Why do you play guitar? Because it opens my mind to imagine, as if I were child. It's like a conscience dream when a new riff is discovered.

What are your goals for the future? Enjoy everyday like it's my last.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Grimace on July 03, 2008, 07:55:51 am
Nickname: Grimace
Real (full) name: Paul Cox
Age and birthday: 44 & 3-26-64
Habitat:Kentucky, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
harmony accoustic(40 years old, now a decoration on the wall)
Yamaha classical
Fender squire strat
Aria Pro, looks like a Black Beauty, but has the aria head.
Dean exotic acoustic electric
Epiphone, Zakk Wylde signature

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I practice 3-4 hours a day, switching between the Dean, Epi and yamaha, when my fretting hand cramps up, I grab the classical, and practice my finger picking.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland micro cube
Randall rg80-112 sc

For how long have you been playing guitar?
October 2007

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
anything with clear guitar playing, or a fresh melody

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
When I'm fooling around with my scale(s) practice, I'm usually in  pentatonic blues, bending strings and going up and down the neck.

Who are your favorite bands?
I'd have to say that Steve Miller, Pink floyd, Eagles, and anything by Clapton.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My kids moved out, and I had alot of free time available, while surfing i found justin's website, and I've been here for a while.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope never.

Why do you play guitar?
I've always wanted to, I've always enjoyed making up my own solos in my head to songs on the radio, but I had no way to express them.  Asked for a guitar at age six and parents bought me a flute... `been working full time for 31 years taking care of bills, and a family... I do it because I really enjoy the learning aspect, and the rewards of hard practice.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to express the songs in my head... : )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: flyhead on July 03, 2008, 05:49:20 pm

Nickname: LSD89 (not drug related I swear, my initials and year of birth  :D)
I believe you but my pet semolina pilchard has its doubts. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: franbugs on July 04, 2008, 07:15:19 am


Nickname franbugs
Real (full) name Francis Walker
Age and birthday: 43 years old ( 12-04-65 )
Habitat:Maine USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ovation Acoustic Electric C44 and AE148

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ovation CC44

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Squire

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since June 25 2008

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Classic Rock Country and Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I have picked out "Puff" and trying to figure out Annies Song by John Denver. Waiting for my Beatles Tab book to arrive. Found this site on Yahoo search. Yahoooo!!!!!

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Dire Straits, etc....

What inspired you to start playing guitar
Wife used to play, wanted her to get back into it since she is disabled and wanted to do something together.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
43 years old and want a good pure hobby with wife.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to Jam with wife, maybe a block party some day down the road.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MikeJ on July 06, 2008, 01:30:01 pm


Nickname: MikeJ
Real (full) name: Mike James
Age and birthday: 22
Habitat: Bexley, London

Which guitar(s) do you own?

From tomorrow - Encore Acoustic W255

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Will be the Encore one to start off with. It wasn't that expensive, but i'll see how i get on with it.

Which amp(s) do you own?

N/A

How long have you been playing guitar?

Hardly anytime at all. I learn't some things while i was travelling, But I didn't really put much time into it...So I am very much a beginner!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Very much into Acoustic stuff, light rock, blues, reggae, dub

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Will be Acoustic/Blues

Who are your favorite bands?

Too many to name a few band/artists: Jack Johnson, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Bob Marley, Fat Freddys Drop, Matt Costa, ALO(Animal Liberation Orchestra), Sublime, Katchafire, The Black Seeds, Donavon Frankenreiter, Crowded House, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Salmonella Dub, Manic Street Preachers, Katie Melua, The Verve,  etc etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

the pure sound

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No

Why do you play guitar?

To have fun. Simple as

What are your goals for the future?

To be able to pick up a guitar, and feel comfortable with it, play some tunes, lead some sing-a-longs.

Mike
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: blegere on July 06, 2008, 02:20:44 pm
Nickname: none
Real Name: Brian Legere
Age: 40 (ouch) 1/13/68
Habitat: wilmington, NC (originally from Boston)

Guitars: Fender SCE 60 acoustic
           Fender Jaguar HH
Play on Jaguar

Amp: Peavey audition
        Fender GDEC 30 (Dan will give me alot of crap for it)

How long playing: 6 months

Favorite genres: classic rock, folk, blues

Favorite bands: REM, clapton, weepies, BB king, cranberries

Inspiration for playing: Just to relax, learn some new skill

Goals: to be able to play fluently (not choppy). To see my kids learn to play music (any instrument they want)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rplowden on July 06, 2008, 07:43:44 pm
Nickname: Rplowden
Real (full) name: Rivers
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: K'ville, TX (Originally South Carolina)

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Fender Acoustic and Fender Standard HSS Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Both

Which amp(s) do you own?  Line 6 Spider III 20 amp

How long have you been playing guitar?  Started 7 months ago, but seriously practicing for one month now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Rock, alternative, and country.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Rock

Who are your favorite bands?  Too many.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Family

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Haha

Why do you play guitar?  It's fun.

What are your goals for the future? Be able to play with family and maybe one day in a local band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: islandboy3 on July 07, 2008, 05:19:27 am

Real (full) name:Michael
Age and birthday:13  Feb. 11 1995
Habitat:Hawaii

Which guitar(s) do you own?
-Fender Starcaster (got it as a birthday gift since I wanted to learn guitar
Which guitar do you currently play on?
^^

Which amp(s) do you own?
 Fender FM15 DSP

How long have you been playing guitar?
5 Months or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
I am more of a song based man

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Metallica

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but someday maybe

Why do you play guitar?
It is pretty cool to be able to play the songs I like

What are your goals for the future?
To keep going with guitar, take lessons eventually, get good.
Happiness and good health to friends and family
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: royp on July 10, 2008, 12:19:43 pm
Nickname: None.
Real (full) name: Roy Partridge.
Age and birthday: 55. 21st August 1953.
Habitat: Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender MIM Thinline Telecaster '72 RI, Conqueror classical and Squier Strat.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of the electrics, mostly.

Which amp(s) do you own? Vox AD30VT.

How long have you been playing guitar? Since I was 17 years old, on and off - mostly off.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Bebop Jazz.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues.

Who are your favorite bands? Any band with Miles Davis in it.

Who is your favorite guitar player? Joe Satriani.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Listening to John Lee Hooker play the blues.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I have played in several bands, blues, pop and rock. No band at the moment.

Why do you play guitar? To feel the music of life flowing through me.

What are your goals for the future? To play out through the guitar the music I can hear and feel inside myself.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kevin A on July 10, 2008, 01:33:31 pm
Nickname: Alfie
Real (full) name: Kevin Alexander
Age and birthday: 25 years old 24 November 1982
Habitat: Edinburgh, Scotland


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
1 Week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie/Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie/Rock and Blues (Well learning)

Who are your favorite bands?
Beatles, Oasis, Donovan, Stones, OCS, Weller, Mark Joseph, Morrissey, The Smiths, too many to mention

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Liam Gallagher funnily enough, watching Lord Dont Slow Me Down and he is walking around the room strumming a guitar and it looked fun

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, just bash out songs in my home

Why do you play guitar?
The fun is endless and the sounds are endless

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play all my fav songs
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Big Machines on July 11, 2008, 11:40:05 pm
Nickname: Big Machines
Real (full) name: My mom used to tell me that the internet was evil; Saying your name up there is like selling you soul ^^
Age and birthday: I'm born on the 24th of February, that means I'm currently 14 years old
Habitat:
Once upon a time, there was a Big Country called Belgium. In Belgium, there was a destrict called "Oost-Vlaanderen", which was named so because in the middle ages, there was a dukeship (I don't even know that word exists... Just the piece of land where a Duke is the big guy) called Vlaanderen, and Oost-Vlaanderen was the east of it... In Oost-Vlaanderen, the capital was called "Ghent". When you are in the middle of "Ghent", you take your Middle-Aged-Horse, and drive about 20 or 25 miles to the south-east, and you might land straight into my house

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Cool (Owh Yeah) Les Paul Black
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/EL200BK.png)
Cool Stratocaster Black
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/EG100BK.png)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Cool (Owh Yeah) Les Paul Black
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/EL200BK.png)
Cool Stratocaster Black
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/EG100BK.png)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Cool G-box 15-R
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/gbox15r.png)
Cool DS-100 (Dist-pedal)
(http://images.piens.be/piens.lasso?img=cool/ds-100.png)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Way to long... Classic, Nylonstinged: precicly 6 years
and electric... almost a year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Tha Great Old Methal!
Probably everything inbetween Rock and Heavy, Hardcore, Screamometal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Probably everything inbetween Rock and Heavy, Hardcore, Screamometal

Who are your favorite bands?

Well, I'll give you a list with bands from who I have records.. The other list would be waaay to long.
- AC/DC (2, hell yeah ^^)
- Axelle Red (Whoo, that's a long time ago when I listened to that one)
- Bryan Adams (2, but I have to say I don't like it too much anymore)
- Escape the fate (That's one that comes out a lot..) (No, I'm not Emo, I'm a f** metalhead!)
- Guns N' Roses (All 4 of them with the original possesion... Except for Live Era, can't find that one)
- John Lennon
- Nirvana
- Metallica (My girlfriend borrows that one now)
- Simple minds
- U2
- Velvet Revolver (Amazing disc, if I can find the other one, I'll buy it Immediatly)

- The Beatles
- The stones

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

The fact that there was no place to put a piano over here

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I surely am... My official possition is lead/accoustic guitarist..
Except for the song "Peace Sells", which the bassiste is actually doing "Lead Bass", and there are no guitars in the intire thing, except for a little solothing on the end of the demo

Why do you play guitar?
- Because I like it
- Because I can

What are your goals for the future?
Keep clean (no drug for my intire life (no booze and smoking 2))
Get happy with a family.. Maybe a little one.. but that's far future
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tmasterv on July 14, 2008, 10:13:20 pm
Nickname: tmasterv

Real (full) name: Todd

Age and birthday: 39, Scorpio

Habitat: Colorado, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez AS73

Which guitar do you currently play on? Ibanez AS73

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX AD15

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Alternative, Classical, Opera

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, Pop

Who are your favorite bands? The Smiths, Radiohead, Tool, Bob Dylan, Coldplay

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Hearing Johnny Marr of The Smiths.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? Personal satisfaction of challenging myself and I want to make beautiful music for my wife and kids.

What are your goals for the future? Become fluent at the guitar. Inspire my family to play with me and learn, learn, learn!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: easyrider236 on July 19, 2008, 11:47:55 am


Real Brandon  M.

Age and birthday:  36   Aug. 7, 1971

Habitat: Louisiana, U.S.A.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Acoustic (My First since 1987),       

                                            Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on? Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender FM15 DSP

How long have you been playing guitar? 1987 stopped for a few years in     

                    the 90's , started getting back serious a couple of years ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? C-Jazz, Folk, Classic Rock, Funk,

                                                              Some Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, Learning Funk

                                                                                               & Jazz

Who are your favorite bands?  Dave Matthews, RHCP ,Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nick

                      Colionne, Rippingtons, U2, Big Head Todd & the Monsters

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My older brother

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Only a High

                   School punk rock band ( The Angry Youth) LOL

Why do you play guitar?
          Pure fun & enjoyment of making music, my chance to get off the sidelines and get into a song and feel the notes instead of only listening

What are your goals for the future?

Raise my kids, Praise our God, live Peacefully, Give More, listen more, Learn more jazz and funk guitar, play in a band
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: epiphysis on July 22, 2008, 04:51:05 pm
Nickname: epiphysis
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 29  (23 March 1979)
Habitat: Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Which guitar(s) do you own?    Yamaha F310 - acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?  My good old box

Which amp(s) do you own?  Don't need it

How long have you been playing guitar?  6 Months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Rock, Alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock, Alternative, anything I feel like.

Who are your favorite bands?  U2, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Seether, anything with a guitar

What inspired you to start playing guitar?   Boredom, and a quarter-life crisis.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Doing the solo thing..

Why do you play guitar?  Turned out to be the best hobby you can get. And to impress the ladies ;)

What are your goals for the future? To stop thinking about the future...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: legally_insane on July 23, 2008, 10:37:11 am
Wooooooooooow ...
Its been like a year since I visited this site ...
It took me ages to remember my old password
 ... well anyway I'm happy to say that I can play guitar now :D :D but there is still tonnes of stuff i don't know. Oh !! and i got a new guitar !! Its a Greg Bennett Design acoustic.

 Whats this do?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: mike42 on July 30, 2008, 06:08:04 am
Doubt anyone will read this but here we go:

Nickname:   mike
Real (full) name:   mike
Age and birthday:  16
Habitat:  USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?    Ibanez GRX20

Which guitar do you currently play on?     The only one i have

Which amp(s) do you own?     Behringer Modelling amp

How long have you been playing guitar?  About 7 months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Everything except rap, country and the pop stuff they play these days

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Alternative, acoustic stuff, some hard rock if im in the mood

Who are your favorite bands?   Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Stroke 9, many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar?   A friend plays one.. gave up once and guitar hero got me back into it. Realized it was a waste of my time to play a video game  ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? hopefully gonna start one up sometime in the future with a buddy of mine

Why do you play guitar?  Because its a fun thing to do

What are your goals for the future?   Become a rock god, make lots of money, then start up my own free guitar website!!! (i know its pretty unlikely :P)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cindy on August 03, 2008, 06:00:32 am
Nickname:  Cindy
Real (full) name:  Cynthia Byrd
Age and birthday:  35, 9/4/72
Habitat:  Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?  A Conn that was my mother's, a Seagull acoustic, and a lefty Martin DX1K.

Which guitar do you currently play on?  The Martin

Which amp(s) do you own?  None

How long have you been playing guitar?  On and off since age 8, but recently switched to lefty (see my first post for more about that).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Blues, country blues, bluegrass

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Blues

Who are your favorite bands?  Indigo girls!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  My mom always played for us when I was little.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?   No.

Why do you play guitar?  Most often, to accompany myself when I'm singin'!

What are your goals for the future?  To pay off my student loans!  ;-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: daacrusher2001 on August 10, 2008, 02:56:21 am
Nickname: Daacrusher (not really, but I use it for forums)
Real (full) name: Jim
Age and birthday: 49 Yrs Old...
Habitat: USA, New Jersey (exit 153B in case you are curious

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender EJ Strat
Fender American Standard Tele (blonde)
Schecter Hellraiser FR


Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mostly the tele...so much so that I'm thinking of selling my strat.


Which amp(s) do you own?

At the moment, just a DA5 from VOX. Probably will buy a Blues Junior soon tho'


How long have you been playing guitar? 4.5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Grateful Dead, Classic Blues-based Rock, and other classic rock like Neil Young, the Who, etc...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Blues, Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and some goofy stuff like Jimmy Buffet because I can 8^)

Who are your favorite bands? Grateful Dead, EC, Neil Young, ABB, Tab Benoit, and a variety of blues artists...oh, and did I mention Jimmy Buffet?

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always wanted to, then two guys at work started taking lessons and figured, wtf, I was 45 at the time and thought I'd give it a shot. Now, I'm totally hooked. Funny thing is, they both sort of gave up and I had to find others to play music with

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not a band, but with a couple of guys on a semi-regular basis

Why do you play guitar? Stress relief...plus I love music and I like to sing (even tho' I suck at singing)

What are your goals for the future? Stay alive long enough to play "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CaptainAmerica7770 on August 10, 2008, 03:56:08 am
Hey Guys! I just joined here because Im learning guitar and have found Justin's videos very helpful, so Hi!
Nickname: Will
Real (full) name: Will (is a minor and has a phobia of stalkers and pedophiles)
Age and birthday: 14
Habitat: New England (the state above Massachusetts and East of Vermont)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Squire Affinity Series Strat (came in a bundle)
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The previously stated cheap one
Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 15g Amp
How long have you been playing guitar?
since Christmas '07 when I got the bundle
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love Ska! But also other rock, Jazz, Indie, alternative, Beck
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Ska, Blues, Rock
Who are your favorite bands?
The Who, Mighty mighty Bosstones, Dispatch, Reel Big Fish, led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Streetlight manifesto, alot more
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My older brother, my love of music, my trumpet playing, and listening
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Well i play trumpet in school Jazz band and marching abnd, and my friends and I are trying to start a ska band, where in I would play guitar
Why do you play guitar?
The increase my musical knowledge, to have fun, to show off
What are your goals for the future?
Hope fully start a band in high school and gain mediocre fame, I love music, but Im equally interested in art and cartooning

Thanks, I may wanna add that I am a jokester, I like to jest. I love sarcasm, so expect me to kid around. Also I believe I mentioned I play trumpet aswell :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: destinyangel on August 14, 2008, 12:40:54 am
Nickname:Destiny Angel, Maximum by some close friends of mine
Real (full) name:you'll all find out anyways when i'm a famous rockstar ;)
Age and birthday:rather not say age/b-day is october 15
Habitat:missouri, usa

Which guitar(s) do you own?
a candy apple red squier stratocaster. not as much money, but i definitely like it just as well as a mexican standard. i named it cherry.  :) I hope to eventually buy a highway one strat and a gibson sg, and a dean 12-string acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
see above

Which amp(s) do you own?
i own two. one red johnson tube amp which i bought with my guitar, and one tiny orange estabon amp which my cousin fedexed me because he never uses it.

How long have you been playing guitar?
since march of this year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
i mostly like pop, r&b a little, a lot of rock, old school stuff...the only country i like is carrie underwood and taylor swift...no rap though. i like a lot of the 'goth' and 'emo' type rock music, like evanescence

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock

Who are your favorite bands?
LOVE evanescance, linkin park too, the beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
saw the music video on youtube - into the night by santana - and thought wow i would love to be able to play that

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
a few friends of mine are learning bass, piano, drums, harp and clarinet(or flute? don't know the difference), and one other friend is also learning guitar. when we all get pretty good we're gonna start a band and i'm gonna be the lead singer

Why do you play guitar?
enjoyment. isn't that why anyone plays?

What are your goals for the future?
to have a band with my friends(see above statement) and write a lot of hit songs
i write songs and so does my friend ashley, who is learning the guitar and the ha
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BrianInTune on August 14, 2008, 03:13:08 am
Nickname: BrianInTune
Real (full) name: Brian Orlando Suarez
Age and birthday: 20, May 4th, 1988
Habitat: The Big Apple. New York City.

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Standard Stratocaster and a Yamaha F335

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both. I don't discriminate. I love both my instruments equally.

Which amp(s) do you own? Line6 Spider III 15. Pretty crappy, yes I know.. but I only play at home in an apartment so it suits me.

How long have you been playing guitar? Since I bought my Yamaha on December 31st, 2007.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, mostly.

Who are your favorite bands? Pink Floyd.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I first had a very crappy classical/acoustic guitar that my dad got me when I was about 9 or 10, so I've always been attracted the the instrument. One day I was linked to Funtwo's Canon Rock and that's what pushed me to pick up a real guitar and I started with my Yammie since I love acoustic music. Especially acoustic version of rock songs.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but I wouldn't mind playing in a band once I got really good.

Why do you play guitar? Because I love it. I may suck, but I love the challenge and one day I hope to be a great blues guitarist and pass on my wisdom to my children.

What are your goals for the future? To be as great as David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and Eric Clapton.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: clement on August 18, 2008, 10:20:58 am
Nickname: Clem
Real (full) name: Clément
Age and birthday: 30
Habitat: West of France

Which guitar(s) do you own? a crappy folk guitar which one day i'm gonna get rid of for a guild GAD-50L (yes, i'm a lefty). also a yamaha pacifica 112L.

Which guitar do you currently play on? definitely the folk on. the electric one is in its case.

Which amp(s) do you own? peavey bandit

How long have you been playing guitar? about 12 years. but my skills don't really reflect that. i took lessons the first two years, been wading on my own through notes since then.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? folk, rock, indie, blues, bossa nova, jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? folk, rock, french songs.

Who are your favorite bands? stephen malkmus & the jicks (my avatar!), pavement, neil young, bob dylan, calexico, supergrass and so on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? some friends in high school and neil young 's unplugged show for mtv

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? i did for a short period. not my cup of tea, i'm rather a lone wolf.

Why do you play guitar? cause i love it! silly question. :P

What are your goals for the future? i'd like to learn how to sing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: claudia on August 18, 2008, 11:02:13 am
Nickname: claudia
Real (full) name: Claudia
Age and birthday: 20
Habitat: Italy

Which guitar(s) do you own? a blues/folk guitar, but I'm planning to buy an electric one

Which guitar do you currently play on? the only one I own!

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? about 4 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I try to play blues and rock .

Who are your favorite bands? I'm really into classic rock, so Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Pink Floyd...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I don't know, my passion for music I guess

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? no, but I wish I could someday

Why do you play guitar? because i love it!

What are your goals for the future? i'd really love to play amazing solos
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: xXForget itXx on August 20, 2008, 02:42:18 pm
Nickname: xXForget itXx, Cartdude
Real (full) name: Erik Livermore
Age and birthday: 14 years old ( 20-03-94 )
Habitat: Horten, Norway


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Hagstrom Ultra Swede

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Guess  :P

Which amp(s) do you own?
Stagg 10 GA P

For how long have you been playing guitar?
a tincy wincy bit less than 4 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alot of stuff, from Classic Rock to Heavy Metal to whatever Postgirobygget is.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Guns N Roses, Metallica, Slipknot, System of a Down, Postgirobygget, Velvet Revolver, Led Zeppelin.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Guitar Hero ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun and challenging.

What are your goals for the future?
Guitar wise:
My goals are to play the lead in a cool rock band. Not really a famous one, just a cool local band! Also being able to improvise on anything and make it sound good.

Lifewise:
Get a job that makes me look forward to getting to work every morning, and get a wife and 1-2 kids.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: RobGordon on August 22, 2008, 09:11:26 am
Nickname: RobGordon (Guess what my favourite movie is  ;D)
Real (full) name: Joe S.
Age and birthday: 25 (26.07.1983)
Habitat: Austria (Near Vienna)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus (Seymour Duncan APH-1's in Neck & Bridge)
Yamaha FG-433S Acoustic (Western)
Hohner HC-06 Acoustic (Classical)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Les Paul (Just put the new PU's in)

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX AD30VT
Korg Pandorra PX4D

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since February 2005, so about 3 and a half years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, Folk, Indie, Classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All of the above

Who are your favorite bands?
Where do I start??
Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Guns 'N' Roses, Cream/Eric Clapton, Van Halen, AC/DC,
Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Kiss, Racer X/Paul Gilbert, Aerosmith, ... the list goes on and on

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Slash

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, not yet.

Why do you play guitar?
I just love it and it's fun

What are your goals for the future?
To try and master this complex instrument and constantly improve my skills
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: milka on August 22, 2008, 09:53:37 am
Nickname: Milka
Real (full) name: Olivier Philippe Borgognon
Age and birthday: 33 years old born on 2nd of March 1975
Habitat: Actually Mallorca in spain, but swiss/british national, have lived in switzerland and france before heading to spain 3 years ago.

Which guitar(s) do you own? a Cheap classical acoustic guitar from LIDL

Which guitar do you currently play on?Same as above

Which amp(s) do you own? none sticking to acoustic for the moment

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 week, tried 20 years ago, got disgusted by my teacher, then didn't give myself time when i wanted to... but this time it's the good one i'm just in the right mood to get it rolling :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
A little bit of everything actually. I like hip-hop, pop, some metal, funk, soul, some jazz, lounge music and i can stand some classical altough had an overdose of it when a child :)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

For the moment the genre is called "chord changes" and "Strum, Pick, Strum" :D but i have got myself a few chord books and will start with that as soon as they get there... I would like to play some U2, Apologize from timbaland/one republic, walking in memphis and a few other tunes to star with... but everything will grow at it's own pace, so more of Pop, rock to start with.

Who are your favorite bands?
Bands : U2, lunik (swiss band), Saez (french band), Effecto mariposa (spanish band), TeTe, REM, Moby, Jack johnson, John mayer & jason  Mraz (just discovered), Cas haley, Tristan prettyman. I really like the mix with girls vocals or duos like u2-MJ Blige, they can really give me goosepimples.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Long time ago just the tune and the sound of it. Then these days to get back to it, it was that my wife brought me a guitar, i then didn't do much and tried a few times... but then... i viewed August rush... got shivers on the whole film and thought... you're just a bum not to have played when you wanted to, get your xx--xx in gear :). Continued with searching a little YouTube and fell on "Mia Rose", and "Anna Free", and a few other girl composers... that just did it :) guess girls helped ;).

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, not yet, with 1 week and 3 chords i'd be good for serving coffees between songs :D.

Why do you play guitar?
Because i'm really enjoying it. Although it's repetitive for the moment with chord changes and strumming, my changes are not fast enough and good enough to go for a song, I enjoy every single moment of my training sessions. Trying to run a business, it's crazy how guitar has filled my head... i see myself searching for chords, information, and mainly wanting to get home to take my guitar. I wake up in the morning thinking... will i have 5 minutes to strum,pick,strum ? when i get home i don't care if it's 11pm i just want to sit on my bed or sofa and play for a while... can't explain, between diving and training people during the day and playing guitar in the evening, adding taking care of my wife and 7yr old daughter... i feel really really good :)

What are your goals for the future?
Simply to learn more and to be able to play tunes, to progress and have fun doing it. I would like to be able soon to do a few Jam sessions with 1 or 2 friends who play guitar since a long time, and this winter go back to switzerland and see family and friends, sit by the fireplace in a wooden chalet surrounded by the "Dents du Midi" and play tunes together, sing along and have a wicked evening just chilling out. that's my first step for in 4 months... possible ? for the moment i just hope so and i'm working on it with sessions of 30mn to 1 hour every day, and on fridays (yes today... ) between 1 and 4 hours.

Today will be a little different... have to go for a metronome, picks and a capo, then i'll start on justin's songs for 3 chords :).

Sorry for the long intro... i like to write and communicate... i'm a chatterBox  ::)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gunmetal_Mirage on August 27, 2008, 01:14:22 pm
Nickname: Gunmetal_Mirage, you may call me Gun
Real (full) name: I'm a bit hesitant about this, just call me Greggy or Greg, thanks. :D
Age and birthday: I'm 20 years old.
Habitat: Aussie land, where kangaroos run amock and rule the world.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Studio, Epiphone Hummingbird, Martin D35

Which guitar do you currently play on? All

Which amp(s) do you own? Beginner HiWatt amp.

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 year, focused mostly on acoustic, recently switched to electric.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I don't have a favourite, if a song sounds good to me, I listen to it. Right now I'm learning the blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues. Blues. And dust my Blues.

Who are your favorite bands? ACDC, Muse, LZ, GnR, I know I know, if I get anymore stereotypical, you will kill me, so I'll stop there.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Wanted to impress a girl. Funnily enough, now I think the guitar means more to me than the reason.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nup. I jam with cousins.

Why do you play guitar? I play guitar because I want to be better at it. I want to be better at it because... well let's just say I'm yet to find a reason for that, or a definition for the word 'better'.

What are your goals for the future? I want to look back 1-50 years ahead and be able to say 'that was a good run'. That is my goal with everything in life. My long term goals are to be able to play from the heart. There are moments in my guitar sessions where I phase out and my fingers do all the work while I close my eyes and sway. Problem is, as soon as I THINK, or have a thought, I stuff/screw up. My goal is to be able to play like that, at will. :D As for my short term goals... I'll make another post for that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zaur on August 28, 2008, 09:21:57 pm
Nickname:
Zaur
Real (full) name:
Zaur Valiyev
Age and birthday:
16 years old, 18th March.
Habitat:
Haifa, Israel.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Oscar Schmidt Classic Guitar.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since 14/08/2008.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
RNB, Pop, Rock.

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles,Gun's and Roses, Plain White T's, Simple Plan, Coldplay, Gym Class Heroes, Hoobstank.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The sound it produces, the shape of it, my love to music
and the fact I'm writing poems I wish to compose.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
'Coz I don't like the sound of tambourine x_o

What are your goals for the future?
To become someone I would like to hear when I get old and blind :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gessie on August 29, 2008, 07:08:05 pm
I think the whole template is a bit much, so I'll go for a normal introduction.

I've been lurking around here for a while now, but I never bothered to make an account. Well, I'm here now. :P I'm an 18 year old college student (IT network administrator, 4th year, internship at the moment) from the Netherlands. I've technically started playing guitar about half a year ago, but I didn't learn a thing until I started taking it seriously, which was a month ago.

I had a Spanish guitar but I rarely played on it. I went to England (Canterbury to be exact) last summer on a holiday, and they had an acoustic at the hostel. I tried it a little, and I watched a friend play, and I realised that I simply had the wrong guitar for me. When I got back to the Netherlands I immediately went to buy an acoustic. It's an EKO, but there seems to be no model number anywhere... I'll post a pic if anyone asks.

Since then I've been motivated, and I work hard on getting better now.

As for my music taste... Anything that has guitar in it, basically, unless it's just plain noise, like deathmetal. I mostly like softrock, indie and such, but I listen to hardrock and classic as well. Dance, hiphop, RnB and hardcore are simply horrible in my opinion.

Some of my favorite artists/bands are: Eels (favorite), Flogging Molly, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay, Matchbox Twenty, K's Choice, Rammstein and Eagle-Eye Cherry. But that list is by no means exhaustive.

Lastly: Justin, your website simply is the best free online course for beginning and intermediate guitar players... Keep up the good work. :D I'm recommending it to loads of people.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tranquil on September 01, 2008, 01:46:59 pm
Hello there!

Nickname:
Tranquil

Age and birthday:
Born 3rd jan 69 so soon to turn 40!

Habitat:
I'm a proud Norwegian viking!  ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Just bought myself an Epiphone Les Paul Custom but have a couple eog aqustics as well.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the LP.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Ibanez TBX-30RLRD 100' Anniversary - Limited Edition

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since -85ish but feel I'm still a noob

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Music is a matter of mood to me. One day I listen to Vivaldi the next I might be in a AC/DC mood.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands?
I'd fill up the server if I was to mention 'em all...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Angus Young!!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, never.

Why do you play guitar?
Recreation

What are your goals for the future?
Live forever...?

What a lot of bullocs just to say hi...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DazGreg on September 01, 2008, 07:08:27 pm
Nickname: DazGreg
Darrell


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Seagull Entourage Mini Jumbo Rustic
Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster SH


Geary Me! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/queendot/gear-smaller.jpg)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which amp(s) do you own?
Pignose 7-100

For how long have you been playing guitar?
November 2007

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Alt Country, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Bad Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Gomez, Ryan Adams, XTC, Rolling Stones, The Jayhawks

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My brother in law started showing me a few licks during a visit, it went on from there.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
Middle age crisis! - I want something fun to keep my brain active

What are your goals for the future?
Enjoy every second of the journey, wherever it takes me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: shuthehellup on September 02, 2008, 09:22:02 pm

Nickname:chris
Real (full) name:chris
Age and birthday:16(14/07/92)
Habitat:colchester,england

Which guitar(s) do you own?a crappy encore fender copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?my crappy encor fender copy

Which amp(s) do you own?a tiny encore amp(got it with the guitar)

How long have you been playing guitar?couple of months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?metal,mcr(what genre are they?)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?same as above

Who are your favorite bands?my chemical romance,metallica...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?my favorite bands

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?not yet

Why do you play guitar?coz i love to

What are your goals for the future?to become a guitarist in a good band.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: amie on September 02, 2008, 09:30:33 pm
Nickname: Amie
Real (full) name: Amie 
Age and birthday: 13 years old 03/06/1995
Habitat: England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
um i don't really know but its black and white and it's not a gibson

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the one i was trying to describe above i think it's call a strat something

Which amp(s) do you own?
er again not really sur but it's 15w i know that's not that great but it's still really loud
How long have you been playing guitar?
since 3/6/2008

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like all types of genres but i guess i'm more into rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
mainly rock, punk rock that sort of thing

Who are your favorite bands?
I love so many um foo fighters, lynyrd skynyrd, paramore, greenday, metallica, AC/DC, the killers and guns n roses

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Actually Greenday did in year 5 i absolutely loved them and ever since then i've always wanted to play

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
well you could call it a band. Me and a few of my mates decided to make a band but we haven't got that far yet we haven't even come up with a name 
Why do you play guitar?
I play the guitar because it makes me feel good and it's so fun!

What are your goals for the future?
To play the whole of Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd I'm geeting somewhere i already know how to play the chords  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Callmar on September 08, 2008, 11:01:21 am
Nickname: Callmar, Henkii, Junior

Real (full) name:Henrik Hans Oskar Callmar

Age and birthday:921001 i'm 16 in 3 weeks  ;)

Habitat:A village called Plintsberg in sweden  :P not the funniest place but it's peace full

Which guitar(s) do you own? 2 electric. my first guitar wich i still got is a exel strato copie. my second and the one i use now is my Hagström ultra swede. pretty damn nice guitar  ;D and then an old acustic Levin guitar. also a very nice guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? Hagström ultra swede

Which amp(s) do you own? one 30 watt fender 85 series and one kustom quad junior 100w stack but it sucks so i'm planning on selling it

How long have you been playing guitar? 1 year maybe

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? evrything thats good i use to say :P but like old rock to some more Heavy metal but i don't like trash and death metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock n roll that i like and mostly Guns N Roses

Who are your favorite bands?  Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, U2, Bruce Springsteen Guns N Roses, Mötley Crue

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I don't realy remeber that good what first made me play guitar but it was when i and my good friend who is a drummer started to play with some other dudes that i started to feel like that was my thing.
I know some chords then so i thouth that getting better on this thing wouldnt be a bad thing

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Yes i play in a band thats called "Orange Freeway". Check out us on http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=398656724

But the songs there sucks pretty much but we got some other that ain't recorded yet

Why do you play guitar? Because it's the funniest thing to do maybe? i don't know i just like it

What are your goals for the future?
Don't know :P i'm kinda live now not looking forward to something in the future
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dee on September 10, 2008, 06:11:31 pm
Thanks Harper  :)

I was gonna do this, but thought it would be stupid for me, a newbie, to start my own thread on it, so cheers to you too Lucos!


Nickname: Dee
Real (full) name: David McKendry
Age and birthday: 21 - 19/05/1987
Habitat: Norn Iron (That's Northern Ireland to anyone outside of it :) )

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha DWX7 Electro-Acoustic
2008 American Standard Fender Telecaster (my baby)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I'm on holiday, so currently it's my girlfriends little 3/4 size Crafter TRV23/N

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall AVT 50 XL Limited Edition
Marshall MG10CDR (I think)

How long have you been playing guitar?
Umm... maybe 5 years? God I hope it's not that long! =/

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
From Metal to Ray LaMontagne... it depends on my mood. Don't like mass produced pop, dance or trance.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Umm... acoustic?

Who are your favorite bands?
A school friend introduced me to Nirvana, followed closely by Metallica. Another introduced me to Slipknot, but I was quickly steared away to grungier shores by Pearl Jam ….before returning to check them out some time later.
    I also got quite into Damien Rice a while back, though I'm taking a sabbatical for the good of my health. Another Damien would be Mr. Dempsey, who, thankfully, I saw live before hearing any of his albums – they just don’t do him justice (even the live one…)
    My uncle taught me Queen. Family barbeques taught me REM. I’m more recently being taught the joys of Patty Griffin, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright and Sheryl Crow by a lady with what is probably the best taste in music I know.
    My ears have thus far been largely, and unfortunately, neglected, but there are plenty of others, and to name but a few;
Alice in Chains, Andy McKee, Carl Verheyen, Coldplay, Colin Hay, Dennis Locorriere, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Foo Fighters, Frou Frou, Gretschy, Iron And Wine, Jose Gonzalez, Machine Head, Megadeth, Metallica, Moby, My Brightest Diamond, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Paul Weller, Pantera, Pete Murray, Portishead, Rage Against The Machine, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Scott Matthews, Sigur Ros, Simon & Garfunkel, System of a Down, The Shins, Zero 7…..

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
We moved house and the guy who used to live where we do left two acoustics behind...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Off and on

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it, and I love to write music when the muse comes to me.

What are your goals for the future?
Well, I'd love to be a fulltime musician, but failing that, I'll happily win the lottery and spend my time flying round the world to see fulltime musicians :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Marshall on September 12, 2008, 06:59:15 pm
hello everyone just wanted to introduce myself....  last saturday i found justins video on youtube looking for a good way to learn guitar and ive been addicted since....   learning a lot and having fun...  my fingers hurt but other than that its all good...  :)   ....i have learned the first eight chords and am practicing one minute changes...   now i see the f chord is coming soon to a lesson near me but im still wondering where's the B chord?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: flyhead on September 12, 2008, 07:03:38 pm
Hi Marshall, welcome to the jungle.
If you have only just started learning to play you must walk before you run. If you have sore fingers now trying the B chord will leave you in traction.
 ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gavmcg92 on September 13, 2008, 12:49:58 pm
Nickname:
GavmcG
Real (full) name:
Gavin Mc Guinness
Age and birthday:
20/03/90
Habitat:
??? I dont really have one

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha pacifica 112v

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha pacifica 112v

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox ad15vt

How long have you been playing guitar?
Well i started around this time 2 years ago so ye 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I'd go for the kinda old classic rock stuff like the eagles or dire straits which is wierd for a guy of my age i know!!!
I'd also like some of the newer indie rock stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Dire straits, The eagles, Oasis, GnR, Coldplay etc..

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
From listening to guys like mark knopfler just inspired me greatly

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope!! :(
Why do you play guitar?
For me its a way of chilling out and getting away from others for a while.

What are your goals for the future?
To become better at what i do.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Blaine on September 13, 2008, 03:00:56 pm
Well I already said short "hi" around, but I'll stick to the rules and introduce myself (it was only accident that I saw this topic  :) ).

Nickname: Blaine

Real (full) name: Michael *** (last name is unspeakable for most foreigners, so I just give it up)

Age and birthday: 22, 30-06-1987 (don't remember western date typing, but you surely can understand this kind).

Habitat: Poland, far far away

Which guitar(s) do you own? Some cheap try-me acoustic training guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same as above.

Which amp(s) do you own? None.

For how long have you been playing guitar? It's gonna be around 9 months, but it's really not regular and not too efficient.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? It's hard to cover all of them... Most kinds of rock, Metallica and Iron Maiden and some good or gold oldies. I like most songs that are old, have a guitar, percussion and good voice.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Ballads (mostly old), not too heavy rock.

Who are your favorite bands? Favourite? Can't say... I like AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, UFO, Slade, Scorpions, Metallica... So on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Perspectives of playing some nice, calm songs on the hills of south Poland with my friends singing around a fire and my girlfriend at my side.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, not about to.

Why do you play guitar? See two questions above. And add point that is calms me down and makes me relaxed.

What are your goals for the future? Finish college, start a job, have a passion or three and be good at them. And stick with my second half.

That's all, I guess. Best regards.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dark side on September 25, 2008, 01:13:34 pm

Nickname: Dark Side (as in ' of the moon')
Real (full) name: Paul...
Age and birthday: 28
Habitat: Good old NW England... where the rain never ends!!

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Squire strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?

As above guys and gals

Which amp(s) do you own?

Fender Frontman ? maybe ???

How long have you been playing guitar?

Couple of months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

I like all sorts... progressive rock, not so heavy metal, trance house, and generally anything angst ridden!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

I think it maybe a new genre... badly!?!  ;D

Who are your favorite bands?

I love Pink Floyd (see nickname), radiohead, like muse, chillies...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Seeing Dave Gilmour's trance like state when he plays so purely... I aspire to be a really good guitar player... with maybe 1% of his ability!  :D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No way Jose'

Why do you play guitar?

To have a creative outlet I guess... and to stop me watching every singlefootball match on sky!

What are your goals for the future?

To be a really good player... and to have a labour of love!

Great site, great community, please donate if you can... I think these guys do a lot for people out there!  :)

Nice to meet you all!!   8)
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rich on September 29, 2008, 08:00:06 pm



Nickname: Rich
Real (full) name: Rich the xx--xx
Age and birthday: 15 years old (9./22/08)
Habitat:  Atlanta.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Laguna LE somethin' somethin'...

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My Laguna.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A vox, honestly I don't know the exact model name.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Only about a year.(i'm always looking for more relavant things to learn ;))

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Heavy and death metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to play stuff i'm intrested in, that way I feel more strongly and determined about learning it.

Who are your favorite bands?
Suicide Silence, Slipknot,Slayer, White Chapel, Black Dahlia Murder, The Agonist, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Children of Bodem, Lamb of God (Burn the Priest),Iron Maiden, and Tool.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I got a guitar for free.It was some peice of crap.But musics always inspired me to be in a band so I just decided to start playing the crappy guitar and realized I loved it.

Why do you play guitar?
It's like my own world.

What are your goals for the future?
Play in a band.Nothin' big, just somethin' for fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: wezzie on September 30, 2008, 12:57:33 am


Nickname:Wezzie
Real (full) name:Paul Weston
Age and birthday:54 4/1/1954
Habitat:UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?G&L ASAT (Posh Telecaster) Les Paul Studio

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly the ASAT

Which amp(s) do you own?Cheap practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar?42 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Blues/R&R

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?As above

Who are your favorite bands?Many 50's60's&70's

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Love of music and a rebellious nature!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?Not for many years

Why do you play guitar?Better than watching TV

What are your goals for the future?Staying alive for as long as possible, oh and improving my guitarmanship!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: knighty 1 on September 30, 2008, 06:01:46 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the
at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname:knighty
Real (full) name:dave
Age and birthday:46
Habitat:chesterfield/england

Which guitar(s) do you own?squire

Which guitar do you currently play on?squire

Which amp(s) do you own?fender

How long have you been playing guitar?3 weeks[but pratting about and not really playing for years]

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?rockWhich genre do you play on your guitar often?rock

Who are your favorite bands?u2  sabbath  queen  rush  steve hillage 

What inspired you to start playing guitar?drinking to much after divorce [needed hobby]

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no

Why do you play guitar?it makes me drift into myself

What are your goals for the future?to play well and make people smile
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gidster on October 06, 2008, 03:35:01 pm



Nickname: gidster
Real (full) jon paul giddy
Age and birthday: 34 yrs old  26-05-74
Habitat: mansfield,notts,  england


Which guitar(s) not sure actually,think its a strat, it cost me about £150 so im guessing its just a copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
as above

Which amp(s) do you own?
15watt line 6 spider111

For how long have you been playing guitar?
say about 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock , and indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and indie i try to play

Who are your favorite bands?
the kings of leon,a few irish bands like hothouse flowers,emotianal fish,energy orchard, also a fan of grant lee buffallo

what inspired you to start playing
ive always wanted to play it but didnt for some reason,but my son got the game guitar hero on the xbox and i thought sod im gunna play the real thing .

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.would have love to have done,they dont know how lucky they are these rock stars.  lol

Why do you play guitar?
because its just a brilliant instrument ,and when i play something which sounds half decent , i just feel great.

What are your goals for the future?
just to carry on playing and enjoying it,and hopefully getting better and better along the way
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gibso1 on October 06, 2008, 04:57:28 pm
Nickname:
Real (full) name:Curtis A
Age and birthday:Apr 16, 1973
Habitat: Calgary, AB Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Gibson Les Paul Standard and Vantage SE Series

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly the Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Mesa Boogie Rectoverb and Line 6 Spider Valve

How long have you been playing guitar? Since 1988 (minus a few "lazy years")

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? With others mainly metal, on my own, anything I can that is interesting!

Who are your favorite bands? Hmm...that's a tough one. I can say that some of the bands that inspired me to play were Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zepellin

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My heroes played guitar, and I also wanted to be able to perform the music that I love

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I've been in two bands, and I'm currently trying to start another

Why do you play guitar? I can't imagine not playing guitar!

What are your goals for the future? Learn more music theory to apply to my playing. I've always been a "play by ear" guitarist...which is to say, I was too lazy to learn scales n' stuff!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Treyno on October 13, 2008, 10:15:33 pm
I got my first evahhh guitar yesterday, my brother is in a band, and gave me his old semi-acoustic, pretty good, and im pretty eager and quite confident tbh :)
But yeah, thought i would introduce myself
Tony Reynolds - Treyno (work it out ;D)
From the uk, 17 of age
Like all kinds of music, such as bullet for my valentine, blink 182, plus 44, paramore, subkulture, metro station, lost prophets, our lady peace, arctik moneys, pigeon detectives, yeah, could go on forever.
Whilst browsin the ol' tinterweb, frustrated due to i couldnt find a website and youtube vids simple enough for me, i came across this,
and im just practacing my simple A,E,D cords atm, (gonna get them sweet before moving on), i gotta say this website (justin) has simplified things alot for me and hopefully for the future too, so yeah end of my introduction and praising :D
just erm, introduce yourself to me, and hopefully when i post again, ill have sweetend my chords w000!
- Tony (Treyno)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: EVH Fan on October 21, 2008, 12:59:32 am
Well I never did this when I signed up so I will do it now  ;D

Nickname:  EVH Fan
Real (full) name:  Corey
Age and birthday:  16, 1/3/92
Habitat:  USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Atm a squire acoustic, and Ibanez Artcore

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Ibanez Artcore

Which amp(s) do you own?  A 15w Washburn (until Christmas) idk the exact model...

How long have you been playing guitar? started around the begining of second semester of my freshman year in highschool so almost 2 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Almost all Rock from the 60s-80s plus some newer stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  70s Rock

Who are your favorite bands?  Van Halen, Eric Clapton/Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, The Allman Brothers Band, many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Well I was inspired to play when i first listened to Van Halen but never pciked up a guitar right away.  Then I saw School of Rock, and when Jack showed the kid a couple of little riffs in the beginning I said "Hey I bet I can do that" then i picked up my dads old acoustic and started to learn.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Never

Why do you play guitar?  Just love to and it helps me relax and forget how boring life can be.

What are your goals for the future?  Would like to become a professional guitarist.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DaveM on October 27, 2008, 08:05:22 pm
Nickname: DaveM
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: All at Sea

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Gibson LP or a SG (copy unfortunately) if Ebay is good to me ;D

Which guitar do you currently play on? Cheapo G4M roundback acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 months

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Power Ballads

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not got that far yet

Who are your favourite bands? Eagles, Pink Floyd, Yes

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Seeing people like Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler having so much fun from performing live

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No just at home

Why do you play guitar? Relaxing, stops me biting my nails!! 8)

What are your goals for the future? To become rather good at it  ;D and to get a decent instrument.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gavmcg92 on October 29, 2008, 10:25:01 pm
Nickname: DaveM
Real (full) name: Dave
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: All at Sea

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Gibson LP or a SG (copy unfortunately) if Ebay is good to me ;D

Which guitar do you currently play on? Cheapo G4M roundback acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 months

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Power Ballads

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Not got that far yet

Who are your favourite bands? Eagles, Pink Floyd, Yes

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Seeing people like Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler having so much fun from performing live

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No just at home

Why do you play guitar? Relaxing, stops me biting my nails!! 8)

What are your goals for the future? To become rather good at it  ;D and to get a decent instrument.
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Man what inspired you to play was exactly what got me playing guitar. I went to see Mark Knopfler play in the RDS in Dublin and as soon as i got home I had decided
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Inspired Insanity on October 29, 2008, 11:19:10 pm
Nickname:Inspied
Real (full) name:Paul
Age and birthday:17
Habitat:Aussie

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strat Black Bullet series( My first and only) cant afford to expensive. Its a good quality cheap gtar.

Which guitar do you currently play on? My BB

Which amp(s) do you own?Fender 15 G

How long have you been playing guitar?5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Alternate, punk, emo and blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Escape the fate, GnR, not a band but... Stevie Ray Vaughn

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
SLASH from GnR

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
was in a abnd, split just a few months ago

Why do you play guitar? Coz i love IT :) Music is a large chunk of mi life and gtar is my music output haha

What are your goals for the future?
Marketing Degree

inspired
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jimiclaptoncarl on October 30, 2008, 12:30:07 am
 

 Nickname:DAN
 Real (full) name:Daniel
 Age and birthday:16
 Habitat:USA

 Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Les Paul Standard,
                                        Ibanez AEF 30E Acoustic/Electric

Which guitar do you currently play on? Above

Which amp(s) do you own? Line 6 Spider 2 30watt

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? christian, rock, acoustic fingerpicking.

Who are your favorite bands? Sons of Korah, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Mom plays.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? Fun, Fame, Fortune (LOL) I play for fun, make music, make people happy.

What are your goals for the future? Become Studio Guitarist, Get in a band.

Who is your favorite Guitarist? I have alot. Tommy Emmanuel, Carl Verheyen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Van Halen.
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: liamslespaul on October 30, 2008, 10:42:35 pm
Nickname:Cammy

Real (full) name:Liam Campbell
Age and birthday:27
Habitat: 'Nam.....Birmi'Nam

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone Les Paul Special II Ltd Ed (his name is Pele)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Pele

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Micro Cube

How long have you been playing guitar?5 minutes

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Indie, Garage rock, Rock n roll, all sorts and all kinds

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Chords A,D & E!

Who are your favorite bands? Kings of Leon (pre new album ;)), Oasis, The Stone Roses, The smiths, Paul Weller.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Getting hairs standing up on my neck listening to certain tunes...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar? To lose myself

What are your goals for the future?
To play Trani.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: loqwl on November 01, 2008, 02:01:11 pm
Nickname: Solecki
Real (full) name: Adam Solecki Söderberg
Age and birthday: 18, 1990-08-26
Habitat: Sweden, Stockholm


Which guitar(s) do you own?
borrowing some acustic guitar from a mate (J&D w-400n)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one I'm borrowing

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since October 16th (like 14 days :D)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Almost everything except classical music, but lately mostly all types of rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The newbie-genre ;)

Who are your favorite bands?
Say Anything, great music and great lyrics. Awesome band.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A while after I first heard and saw some videos of the band Say Anything. Also I heard some great song by Howie Day and thought I'd like to be able to play music like that. Byt another reason is cause I like challenges, so it's going to be fun to see how fast I can develop my playing skills

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
For funsies

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play good music, and maybe create my own
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lionhart40 on November 01, 2008, 07:59:49 pm
Nickname: I can't answer this one cause it's from my gal. If I told you guys I'd never hear the end of it!  LOL
Real  name: Leon H
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=312171409
Age and birthday:52
Habitat: I live in my house. LOL Oh BTW, that's in New Jersey, USA (Next to New York)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Strat Squire for practice
PRS Custom 22 w/10 top <blue mateo>
Martin & Dean acoustics
Line 6 Variax modeling acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat and the Line 6 mostly.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GLX30

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started when I was 18, played for 6 years and stopped. (bad choice)
Since then, on and off, mostly off untill I picked it up again 3 months ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock that somehow became classic? LOL

Who are your favorite bands?
I like what I grew up with. Zep, Floyd are hands down the best style I like. I've seen them both many times.  Also Yes, Evanescence, Creed, Alice in Chains, Ozzy, Metallica, Linkin Park, Judas Priest ...
Yeah, even at this age I still crank it up.

And my favorite guitarists?
 Is an easy answer as long as I don't go too far from the top. Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Zakk Wylde, Hendrix


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I wanted to play Stairway so I got myself a 12 string and started fingerpicking away untill I got it. Not an easy way to go but...
After that there was another song, then another...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, I'd play with a few friends for fun.

Why do you play guitar?
I have always had something in myself that made me want to do something outside the everyday things I was used to
(drinking, carousing clubs, working) and the combination of music and me works great. I have gone through different parts of my life but always kept something in the wings just for my own happiness. I also went for tennis, skiing, and photography (I sucked at that.) LOL
And I've come full circle again.

What are your goals for the future?
I simply want my fingers back to where they were when I played a lot so I'm OK playing guitar with/for my friends again. My  long hair is gone and I don't have it in me to live a rock stars life anymore like I used to.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lionhart40 on November 02, 2008, 03:59:22 am
Why do you play guitar?  tired of dating musicians.  i'm going to get real good and fall in love with myself.

ROTFL

I'm keeping my trap shut here but it's not easy!  LOL

Leon
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fl4nd3r on November 04, 2008, 10:51:19 pm

Nickname:fl4nd3r
Real (full) name:Tomislav
Age and birthday:20 years old , 5.10.1988.
Habitat:collage,guitar playing,PC games, basketball,cards,table tennis,regular tennis

Which guitar(s) do you own?Fender CD-60CE black

Which guitar do you currently play on?Fender CD-60CE black

Which amp(s) do you own?Marshall MS-2C 5W

How long have you been playing guitar?10 months from now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?acoustic stuffs, rock...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?just acoustic things like Jack Johnson

Who are your favorite bands?Jack Johnson(as singer),G'n'R,3 doors down,Pearl Jam,Nickelback, AC/DC,U2,RHCP....

What inspired you to start playing guitar? nothing special, I just got wish to learn to play it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?nope for both

Why do you play guitar?for my personal joy

What are your goals for the future?finish collage,find good job and have family
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Two-sheds Jackson on November 08, 2008, 06:44:02 pm


Nickname: Two-sheds Jackson
Real (full) name: What do you mean 'real name'?!!
Age and birthday: b.1963 and still going (just)
Habitat: Dark, shadowy corners .. anywhere I can lurk comfortably

Which guitar(s) do you own? Standard Strat (MIM), cheapo acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? as above

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20X

How long have you been playing guitar? Tried to play when I was a kid - got nowhere, gave up. Just started again really.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? As above ... but badly at the mo

Who are your favorite bands? Any of the great Bluesmen from Robert Johnson to Buddy Guy to Clapton and Gary Moore. Really like Seasick Steve too ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Listening to the Blues

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I used to be in a one-man band but we split up due to creative differences.

Why do you play guitar? Ask me again when I can!

What are your goals for the future? 1. Learn to play blues guitar, 2. world domination. I'm a man of simple tastes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ali35 on November 09, 2008, 10:43:36 pm
Nickname: Ali
Real (full) name: Ali
Age and birthday: 40+
Habitat: Rennes, France
Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Acoustic
For how long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks!
What inspired you to start playing guitar?  My nephew !!
What are your goals for the future?  Achieve F !!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: L.Wood on November 10, 2008, 01:06:54 pm
Nickname:Tom
 Real (full) name:Dunno. Everybody calls me Tom :-)
 Age and birthday:39
 Habitat:Germany

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 112V

Which guitar do you currently play on? Above

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Micro Cube

How long have you been playing guitar? Bought my guitar six month ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Something that sounds like blues. Somehow.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Dunno. I was fascinated by this instrument since i first got in contact with Rock and Blues.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No.

Why do you play guitar? I've been playing air guitar for about 25 years. Looks kinda weird when you're over the age of 30. So i decided to buy a real guitar :-)

What are your goals for the future? Nothing big. Just sittin' at home with a bottle of XXX playing some good ol' blues :-)

Who is your favorite Guitarist? EC, BB, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, J.B. Lenoir, Robert Johnson...
Big list. I like to listen to every musician that plays from the heart.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: royp on November 10, 2008, 01:47:00 pm
Why do you play guitar? I've been playing air guitar for about 25 years. Looks kinda weird when you're over the age of 30. So i decided to buy a real guitar :-)

 ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on November 10, 2008, 02:00:47 pm
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Who is your favorite Guitarist? EC, BB, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, J.B. Lenoir, Robert Johnson

Excellent group!!! I hear they played air guitar in the womb!! ;D

W
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: royp on November 10, 2008, 03:33:36 pm
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Who is your favorite Guitarist? EC, BB, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, J.B. Lenoir, Robert Johnson

Excellent group!!! I hear they played air guitar in the womb!! ;D

W

Got born this morning, believe I'll dust my womb,
Got born this morning, believe I'll dust my womb,
This life I'm livin', just winds up in the tomb.

De, diddly, diddly diddly, dee, dit, dee, dee ...

Apologies to the late great Elmore James  (L. Wood - Elmore)  never mind me I'm having a funny day - I'll get my coat now.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0

Check him out   :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on November 10, 2008, 06:24:54 pm
Yes I have not heard that in awhile!! Thanks for bringing back to my attention. Its playing like that which keeps me going!!

W
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on November 10, 2008, 10:30:03 pm
thnx royp, excellent link
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: royp on November 11, 2008, 11:45:06 am
thnx royp, excellent link

That was the first blues track I ever listened to. It was on a vinyl LP I borrowed from the library's jazz section when I was 13 years old. It sounded very weird to me, and it took some time listening to the blues at my school jazz and blues club before I liked it. Then I loved it, and still do.

Afterwards I bought my first vinyl LP, a recording by the English blues man Tony "Duster" Bennett, no longer available in the original, but still there on Amazon as compilations.

Here he is

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5iMrfpwMEhs&feature=related

starting to get posted on YouTube   :)  Search for just "Duster Bennett" if you like him - otherwise you get the other Tony Bennett   ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on November 11, 2008, 01:09:15 pm
Quote
Here he is

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5iMrfpwMEhs&feature=related

That is very cool!. I think there is some music that is timeless. They did it right in the beginning.

W
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sgfreak101 on November 12, 2008, 03:55:22 pm
Nickname: Dman, Blind Lemon Robinson "blind lemon was giving to me by my guitar tech and teacher"
Real (full) Derek Robinson
Age and birthday: 01-05-1973 35
Habitat: USA, Michigan & some times Florida.


Which guitar(s) do you own?
1.Gibson SG special limited edition faded blue
2.Crafters of TNN acoustic dreadnought
3.Cort G 260 modded with vintage pups from the 60's
4.Republic resonator guitar Tricone guitar.
5.Bass Cort artisan model B4
6.My very first bass guitar which is some cheopo bastard.
7.and one working potatoebug mandolin.



Which guitar do you currently play on?
The SG baby

Which amp(s) do you own?
A traynore cvf40 all tube 40 watt amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 2 years and this January will mark my 2 year anniversary for playing guitar although it's stuck on suck.


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Delta Blues, Blues, Jazz blues, Rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Started with the the delta blues and I'm currently playing Rock and bottleneck guitar.

Who are your favorite bands? "Artists for me"
Son House, SeaSick Steve, The Blues Brothers, Derek Trucks, many many of the blues greats too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A dream I had, Yeah I know a bit stupid but in my dream some one said I'll be well known for my playing but not famous."I'm figuring they mean street busking so I'm honing my chops in the wood shed for now"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Not really just jamming with a buddy and my teacher.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I like to see what I can do on the guitar and better my self on the guitar every tine I play it.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to learn to sing on the streets while busking and busking in Florida & Michigan.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Joyce on November 14, 2008, 01:21:30 pm
Nickname: Joyce
Real: Jeanine Sch.
Age: juli 1974
Habitat: Germany, near Köln

I just would like to say "Hello" and would like to know if there are some other people from Germany.

Take care

Joyce
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bananajoe on November 14, 2008, 03:16:30 pm
Hi Joyce,
I'm from Germany, too, although pretty far away from Köln near Augsburg. Wilkommen an Bord ;).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gezza10 on November 15, 2008, 01:35:13 pm
Hello
Name is Gerry
Always wanted to learn to play but being a lefty never had the chance to borrow a guitar to see if it was my thing or not!
Well i took the plunge and went straight into the deep end and brought a Fender Strat MIA and Fender Amp :o
All i gotta do now is learn :-[
Influences are Floyd Clapton And Gary Moore.
Am 41 so hope this old dog can learn new tricks.. Justin i have been looking through your site and think it's the place for me to be if i wanna learn so thank you for your hard work. 8)

Gerry
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: flyhead on November 15, 2008, 01:51:39 pm
Welcome to the forum, Gerry, there are many of us that have started late in life, the more the merrier.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gezza10 on November 16, 2008, 09:25:28 am
Thanks for the welcome mate Glad to know i am not the only one who is in the better stages of life 8)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: patullo23 on November 19, 2008, 05:20:54 am
Nickname: patullo23
Real (full) name: Stephen Patullo
Age and birthday: 18 (October 23, 1990)
Habitat: ??  Umm - Toronto, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own? Godin SDxt electric, Washburn Oscar Schmidt Accoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both depending on song and environment

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Rage 158

How long have you been playing guitar? three years but ive only been into it for a few weeks since i busted my knee :P

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  I am all over the board, i loves me Bob Dylan, Hendrix is my hero...  i have like 4 hendrix shirts, a hendrix belt, my calendar is hendrix, you get the picture, and most recently ive been into Screamo..  Escape the Fate is minnnttt :P

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I tend to just play accoustic versions of Chords for songs and sing along, but i wanna get good precision picking going now.

Who are your favorite bands? Hendrix Experience, Escape the Fate, Saosin, Protest the Hero

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My grade nine music teacher, i was already playing trumpet but since he wudnt let me play Bass in class, i said Eff this, and i bought a guitar the next year and never got lessons since i didnt have a job...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I was in a "band" that we basically jamemd twice but this was like two years ago and my musical knowledge was like a handful of Chili Peppers songs and Smells Like Teen Spirit

Why do you play guitar?
So i can recreate music i like in ways id rather have it played :)

What are your goals for the future?
Musically, id like to learn to be a shredder, but in life i wanna make it outta university alive ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mnemosynis on November 19, 2008, 08:46:45 am
Nickname:  Mnemosynis
Real (full) name:  Shoe
Age and birthday:  27(6/12/81)
Habitat:  Sweet Home Alabama

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG730S and an Ibanez Artcore AF75D.  Also a Yamaha BB414 Bass Guitar.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Ibanez mostly.  I tend to keep my acoustic in alternate tunings to play around with and do my serious practicing on the Ibanez.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A Roland Cube 15w and a little practice Peavey bass amp.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just about a year now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative, Rock, Folk, with the occasional dash of Grunge, Punk, Reggae, or Electronica.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Acoustic-y rock stuff and blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
R.E.M., Bush, Everclear, Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World, Flogging Molly, The Pogues and dozens more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I'd always wanted to but never felt I had the time or money for lessons or the confidence and talent to follow through.  Yet I wanted so very much to be able to play my favorite songs.  I'd been thinking about just buying a guitar and trying to teach myself at one point but wasn't really committing to it.  Then I found an old fortune cookie message that I'd kept for some reason from years ago and it told me that it was a good time to start something new.  So I did.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, though it'd be nice at some point.

Why do you play guitar?
At first it was to be able to play my favorite songs.  Now at this point it's pretty much an addiction.  Were it not for life limiting play time I'd probably just do so until my hands fell off.

What are your goals for the future?
To be awesome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bart on November 21, 2008, 01:11:03 pm
Nickname: bart
Real (full) name: First: bart Last: which it was Malmsteen or something
Age and birthday: somewhere in previous century
Habitat: Belgium
Which guitar(s) do you own? Ibanez GRG something
Which guitar do you currently play on? I'm currently typing on my laptop, but when I play, I use the above mentioned Ibanez
Which amp(s) do you own? None, I use PC with Cubase and Amplitube plugin
How long have you been playing guitar? Few weeks now, many years long time ago
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? As long as it has some cool guitar in it, I'm ok with it
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Don't know if you can call it a genre, cause I'm xx--xx, struggling to pick it up again.
I WANT to play some nice blues, some metal licks etc ...

Who are your favorite bands? Several, but specially the ones with good guitar players in it. (and oh, don't forget K3)
What inspired you to start playing guitar? I got the vibes again. (I played +20 years ago)
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Currently no band, previously yes, several
Why do you play guitar? Because my mom makes me to. (and also because I like it)
What are your goals for the future? Produce some kick-ass guitar sounds
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: fprintf on November 21, 2008, 05:52:17 pm
Nickname:  fprintf
Real (full) name: Stuart Notsayingyet
Age and birthday: 41; June 1967
Habitat: Connecticut, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez RG570 electric
Yamaha 432S acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Rage, a 5 or 6 year old solid state amp that does the job for now.

How long have you been playing guitar?
20 years, still a beginner

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Pop, Christmas tunes

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock - between classic rock licks and punk

Who are your favorite bands?
Eagles, Rush, Boston, TransSiberian Orchestra, Lemonheads, many one-hit wonders from the 70s

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The first time I heard someone play Hotel California on a 12 string at college. I was blown away and decided someday I would learn to play like that.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, and probably never. I'd love to find someone to jam with though.

Why do you play guitar?
Relaxation, sounds nice, the challenge, and it is quieter than my bagpipes.

What are your goals for the future?
To feel comfortable enough in my playing to walk into a guitar store, sit down at a guitar/amp and play with confidence, and have people appreciate my playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: poormuzishnininaz on November 22, 2008, 09:06:40 am
I guess im introducing my self, you can call me kc.

anyways i just want to thank justin, I'm a fairly experienced player/performer and I came across his website and eveything I that I have played on this website helped expand my playing. 

Thanks Justin, one of these days whenever i can i will kick back and support your awesome website. 

ps. my name reads: poor musician in arizona.....its an irish name ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jason1 on November 22, 2008, 02:04:12 pm

Nickname:Jason1
Real (full) name:Jason Jennings
Age and birthday:43, May 1965
Habitat:Missouri, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 112

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same

Which amp(s) do you own?Fender Frontman

How long have you been playing guitar?8 weeks

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock, Alternative, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?None yet

Who are your favorite bands?Nirvana, Queen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chili Peppers, David Gray, ACDC etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?My 4 yr old son wanted to take lessons, so I thought it would be helpful if I tried to learn along with him to keep his interest level high.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?No

Why do you play guitar?Because I enjoy it even though I really suck.

What are your goals for the future?To raise my son to be the best person he can be and enjoy that journey.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: player-of-la-metal12 on November 24, 2008, 11:05:14 pm
Nickname: Player-of-la-metal12
Real (Full) name: Andy Ibarra
Age and Birthday: 15, July 13, 1997
Habitat: Montana, USA

Which guitar do you own?: First Act Lola
(http://www.firstact.com/Products/LimitedEditionGuitars/Lola.aspx (http://www.firstact.com/Products/LimitedEditionGuitars/Lola.aspx))

Which guitar do you currently play on?: Same

Which amp do you own?: First Act Practice amp. (sucks)

How long have you been playing guitar?: July 13, 2008-present

What is your favorite genre?: Rock, Metal, blues

What genre do you play most often?: Metal

Who are your favorite bands?: System of a Down, Metallica, Skid Row, Serj Tankien, The Offspring, Guns 'n Roses, Lamb of God

What inspired you to start playing guitar?: I saw SOAD live.

Do you play in a band?: Yes. (IDFC)

Why do you play guitar?: Because I really love playing music, and every time I get a riff correct, it's like, Whoa!...

What are your goals for the future?: Become a novilist and play guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jack FFR1846 on November 25, 2008, 08:03:36 pm
I've posted a few times already, but only now found this intro thread, so here I am.


Nickname:
Jack FFR1846......named after the number of the kit car Shelby Cobra I built
Real name:
Jack
Age and birthday:
I'm pretty old (see when I started playing...)  :D
Habitat:
I live in Hopkinton, MA in the US
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ernie Ball Musicman Axis Supersport MM90
Ernie Ball Musicman Sub 1
Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special
1969 Guild Studio 302 (bought it new)
Ovation S771
Godin Exit 22
Stagg X400BK
Which guitar do you currently play on?
I play them all....along with my 8 year old's Martin LXM and his Ibanez Mikkro bass plus hundreds of guitars in guitar shops within a couple hundred miles of my house.
Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate 50W tube amp
Line 6 15W Modeling amp
Squier 10W amp (at work)
and a few battery amps....
How long have you been playing guitar?
Started taking lessons in 1966.  Stopped regularly playing in the late 70's.  Started again January 2008.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly early metal (Van Halen, AC/DC, etc) but also running through the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Police, U2, Green Day, Clapton etc.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Most often ...... all of the above
Who are your favorite bands?
Van Halen, RHCP, Ozzy Osbourne, Police, Clapton, Aerosmith, AC/DC...
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It seemed like the "cool" thing to play when I was 9
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
on and off, yes
Why do you play guitar?
I love learning new things, getting real accomplishments out of what I can play
What are your goals for the future?
More live performances and eventually working regularly in a band....even if part time.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kwang on November 26, 2008, 05:45:39 pm
Hi everyone, not sure if it's "the official saying hi thread" but what the heck :P. And to Justin - thanks for the lessons and everything! Are you participating in some sort of "Nicest Person on the Internet" contest? Than you have my vote! :) lol I feel like such a suck up :P But really, all the best dude, rock on!


Nickname:Let's stick with "Kwang" ;P
Real (full) name:Wojciech Kwaśniewski
Age and birthday:30 October 1987
Habitat:Cracow, Poland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the one above ;)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Laney LG20R

How long have you been playing guitar?
about 8 months maybe a little more

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
basically rock and blues based music sometimes a bit of jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Play is such a big word :P Mostly some blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Straits, Guns'n'Roses, Derek and the Dominos (and generally Clapton), Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, some early Santana (particulary Abraxas)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
rock'n'roll

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no, but maybe someday (hopefully)

Why do you play guitar?
To learn new things, kill time, improve myself, many other reasons

What are your goals for the future?
Apart from becoming the greatest guitarist of all time? Just kidding :P Get good at transcribing and play in a band, graduate from the univeristy and get a black belt in Taekwon-do (hopefully before the injuries disable or kill me :/)

Oh and favourite guitarist would probably Eric Clapton though it's haaard to say
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lost_Seraph on November 29, 2008, 11:37:55 am
Nickname:Lost Seraph
Real (full) name:Devon Rock Crawford (yeah, my middle name is REALLY rock)
Age and birthday:11 January 1992
Habitat: wichita, Kansas, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
 Cort G200

Which guitar do you currently play on?
tought choice,, the g200, or the g200 :P

Which amp(s) do you own?
i'm too poor for that yet :\

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just started today :D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
chord practice doesn't count, does it ?

Who are your favorite bands?
Daisuke Ishiwatari, Metallica, Guns n Roses, AC DC, Meshuggah, some other crazy bands

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
this song, right here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oQ8GorD9pM)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope

Why do you play guitar?
I love music, so why not learn to play?

What are your goals for the future?
short term,,, build up calluses on my fingertips
long term: Make some ears bleed with metal riffage
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: N o o R on December 01, 2008, 08:19:46 am
Salam..... Helloo

I Am NooR..... Forum Karachi...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mike_Hamburg on December 07, 2008, 11:46:08 pm
Hi everyone! This is Mike from Hamburg. I love the justinguitar.com-Site and so I am here. I hope my english is good enough for this ;-)
Here is my introducing:

Nickname: Mike_Hamburg
Real (full) name: Mike :-)
Age and birthday: 32 years old ( 23-04-76 )
Habitat: Hamburg, Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?
EPIPHONE LES PAUL ULTRA II ME

Which guitar do you currently play on?
EPIPHONE LES PAUL ULTRA II ME

Which amp(s) do you own?
ORANGE CRUSH15R

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since march 2008, so about 10 months ...but not every day :-(

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I started rock - and I am still trying :-)

Who are your favorite bands?
Kettcar, Madsen, Beatsteaks, Matchbox Twenty, My Chemical Romance and a few more...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I know a good Sound-Technican at my old theater. He gave me the chance to try it. It made a lot of fun, so I thought: why not?! Now we are 4 people and we try to meet once every secound week (1 Bass, 1 E-Guitar, 1 Sax, and 1 Drums). It`s just a big fun! :-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. But maybe we will be a band some day ;-)

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music with or for my friends! I`ve got a very busy job at a television-studio so it is sometimes a nice way to think about something else.

What are your goals for the future?

My goals are to play like my friend Thilo (the Sound-Technican), but that will take a loooong time, I think ;-)

Mike
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bananajoe on December 08, 2008, 12:28:00 am
Hi Mike,
welcome on board. We're nearly the same age (01-04-76), but I've been playing longer than you.
Is that the "Beckmann" studio you're sitting in on picture?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mike_Hamburg on December 08, 2008, 08:43:00 pm
Hi joe,
thanks ;-) Yep it`s the Beckmann-Studio. I work at Studio Hamburg and do the light for some different shows there. But I got hollidays now, so please don`t talk about work now ;-)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Josh330 on December 09, 2008, 04:28:23 am
Great site by the way! Looking forward to utilizing it to the fullest, with some well deserved donations as well. -Josh

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Josh S.
Age and birthday: 34  March 30, 1974
Habitat: Hollywood California

Which guitar(s) do you own? Takamine GS430S

Which guitar do you currently play on? Takamine GS430S

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? I will officially begin playing on Christmas! Wife just bought me my first guitar and is making me wait to unwrap it on Christmas.... cruel

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Rock, Southern Rock, Rockabilly, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Dixieland

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Looking forward to starting off with some Blues then moving on to some Rock and maybe Bluegrass.

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, AC/DC, old-Van Halen, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, BB King, Buddy Guy, Dave Brubeck, Widespread Panic, Bob Marley, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bela Fleck, The Reverend Horton Heat, Smahing Pumpkins, White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie, Rage Against The Machine, TOOL, Primus, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, and the list goes on and on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My brothers and the desire to learn. I never played an musical instrument long enough to become proficient at it. After the piano, the trumpet and a short stint as a DJ I have come to realize that the guitar is where my passion lies. I live in Los Angeles California and after a long day hard at work and sitting in LA traffic all I want to do these days is come home, chill and start playing some chords.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: agordon on December 09, 2008, 03:41:45 pm
Hey, it just hit me that I never officially introduced myself.  How rude of me.  So here it is:

Nickname:
Real (full) name: Anthony Gordon
Age and birthday: 31  April 23, 1977
Habitat: Plano, TX

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor 314CE, Guild D50 Dreadnought, Alvarez RD8, 08 MIA Strat, PRS SE Singlecut, Gibson Melody Maker

Which guitar do you currently play on? Mainly: Taylor 314CE, 08 MIA Strat, PRS SE Singlecut

Which amp(s) do you own? Peavey Classic VT 2X12, Kustom KMA35DFX

How long have you been playing guitar? About 7yrs, seriously for 1.5yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Pop, R&B, Christian

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Classic Rock, Pop

Who are your favorite bands? CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, James Taylor, Jim Croce

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My dad has always played and sung since I was little.  Recently he started playing at a local restaurant which got me interested.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? I love it, it helps me relax and I enjoy the challenge.

If you'd like to know more about me personally, here is a blog that my wife updates regularly on our family.  There is even some entries on my guitar room and new MIA Strat.  The first pic you see is me, my wife and son.

http://gordontime.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jimbob on December 16, 2008, 09:07:23 am
Hi, I'm Kevin, 56 years old, live near Birmingham ,England.
Different format to many of the others as I'm looking to link up with people who are about the smae level or preferably a bit better but not too patronising.I've been playing electric and acoustic for 3 years, probably at a bit better than beginner level but certainly not intermediate.
Loads of videos / dvds have been watched and progress made but then a wall gets hit and I seem to slide back.Justin's stuff has been inspirational but I do struggle with transcribing strum patterns which I know is what he pushes.


If anyone is interested in meeting just to play and see what happens please contact me on 07988703018 or [email protected]

Good luck and Merry Christmas to you all. Kevin.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hoehneb on December 16, 2008, 08:36:27 pm
Nickname: I use my real name
Real (full) name:  Brad Hoehne
Age and birthday: 40
Habitat:  Ohio, USA, Earth

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Alvarez Elegant Rose 6015 acoustic
El Cheapo- Samik Malibu M1 electric (strat style)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Malibu


Which amp(s) do you own?

Peavy


How long have you been playing guitar?

Noodling the same few measures of couple of memorized tab intros to songs: 5 years
Seriously practicing and trying to actually learn to play "the whole guitar": 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Everything genre has something to offer. I have over 1000 CDs in my collection and have pretty much a few representatives of most styles you can think of in it.   I know people who say something along the lines of "I love music but can't stand... rap/heavy metal/country."  Which usually inspired me to dig out an example of that genre to attempt to prove to them that its not the genre, but the artistry within that genre.    BUT, I'm mostly a pop/rock guy.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Both slowly plucked out classical, and pop/rock (fizz... fizz...)

Who are your favorite bands?
The Police
The White Stripes
Willie Nelson
Sufjan Stevens
Neil Young
Ben Folds
Caetano Veloso
Aimee Mann

Tomorrow this list will be different


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
5 years ago I visited a friend whose family owns a music school in Brazil and he played and found strumming and sight reading very simple classical pieces pleasant.   I never took it very seriously until recently.   Getting an Electric guitar from my brilliant wife for my birthday after throughly losing my mind on Guitar Hero inspired me to start really practicing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
  I really love music and just like making it.  I've played classical piano for 25 years, and I thought it would be fun to broaden my musical output.


What are your goals for the future?
Immortality and good health.  Failing that, I'd like to play with some friends in a band and maybe write a few songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: toshi04 on December 18, 2008, 08:42:49 am
Nickname: Robert/Toshi
Real (full) name: Robert Llacuna
Age and birthday: 15.... Jan. 6, 1993
Habitat: (lol) I'm from the Philippines

Which guitar(s) do you own?
An acoustic Rockstar (even though i dont have an electric one because i can't afford one, i try to learn the solos which require an electric guitar using my acoustic.. lol)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Same as the one above

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

How long have you been playing guitar?
I used to play when i was younger, i think i was 6 or 7.. but i didn't know anything about guitars back then.. i returned playing guitar more than a year ago, June of 2007 to be exact.. then i think i had a 1-year hiatus on guitar playing in i think Oct 2007 - Nov. 2008.. I returned playing when i found a songbook with chords which featured some of my favorite bands..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard Rock (Led Zeppelin, Guns 'n' Roses, Aerosmith, etc.),
Heavy Metal (Metallica, Motley Crue, etc.),
a little bit of Grunge (Nirvana, Alice in Chains)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
OPM(Original Pinoy/Philippine Music) and some of the answers above

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin
AC/DC
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nirvana
Metallica
KISS
Tenacious D
Guns 'n' Roses
Black Sabbath
Bamboo(OPM)
Parokya ni Edgar(OPM)
Eraserheads(OPM)
Rivermaya(OPM)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
ROCK AND ROLL! The awesome solos of such hard rock songs... The awesome shredding and such. Actually, Instrumental Music was my elective last year in school, but i don't think it inspired me to play because my teacher is such an a** and all of my classmates including me hates her...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.. I did have a couple of invitation to play the drums but i always decline their offers..

Why do you play guitar?
I just love how it sounds.. And soon, i want to be in a successful band, but not for the money or fame, just because i want to express my music

What are your goals for the future?
Nothing yet..
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BigPapaTrump on December 18, 2008, 07:11:05 pm
I've been watching Justin's vids on youtube for quite a while now.  Just recently decided to visit the website.  The site is great and has helped me tremendously.  Thought I would go ahead and join the forum as well.  Thanks to all who have posted here.  You have also been a great help in my learning experience.

I have been learning for a couple of years now, off and on, but never had enough time to practice like I should.  Recently I have began to practice more and more and have noticed a big improvement in my playing.



Nickname: BigPapaTrump
Real name: Adam
Age and birthday: 32, August
Habitat: United States


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez GRX20
Dean Performer E
Takamine Jasmine

Which guitar do you currently play on?
all of them

Which amp(s) do you own?
Right now I play on a cheap Crate GR-15 that I bought when I first began playing.  I recently purchased a Crate V33-212, which should arrive tomorrow, I can't wait.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
A little over 2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Just about everything except country and classical.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Same as above.

Who are your favorite bands?
Matchbox 20, 3 Doors down, Metallica, Chili Peppers ETC.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Needed a hobby and tried different things.  Couldn't stick with anything until I started the guitar.  Finally found a hobby for life.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. 

Why do you play guitar?
I love it!

What are your goals for the future?
Short term goals are to improve my playing to the point where I can actually keep time, jam with others and sing along that sort of thing.  Don't think I will be in a band or do gigs or anything, never know though.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: geezer on December 20, 2008, 05:20:53 am
Nickname:Geezer
Real (full) name:Ian
Age and birthday:36 03/09/72
Habitat:Niagara Falls, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?Squire Strat, Epiphone Les Paul, Fender Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?Mostly the Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Fender 30W, Marshall 50W

How long have you been playing guitar? 6yrs - 4 years from age 14-18, went to school, met a girl, started a family, worked on a career... started again about 2 years ago...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?heavy metal, clasic rock, blues, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?same as above

Who are your favorite bands?Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Clapton, SRV, Beatles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?My older brother (A very good musician) made it look easy

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?a couple - never went far, but a lot of fun.

Why do you play guitar?after a day of dealing with grown men acting like children it helps me unwind (I'm a production manager in a large steel fab shop).

What are your goals for the future?see my son do better than me, retire at least a couple of years before I die, drink a few beers on weekends & listen & play tunes every day until then.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Adlai on December 22, 2008, 02:31:49 pm
Following the template...
Nickname: Adlai
Age and birthday: Oct 22 1991
Habitat: Israel (sorry Justin! Don't hate the people because of the government! Would you want to be hated for Tony Blair???)
I go to boarding school in New Hampshire though, so I'm only in Israel during vacations.

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I usually play one of the acoustics when I practice, especially the classical because they're harder and thus build muscle better. However, I play regularly on all three.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Micro Cube (old version)
Roland Micro Cube RX

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since May of 2008 -- a bit more than half a year. But, I've been playing music for about 10 years already. I played piano for many years although I stopped four years ago, and over the years I've tried my hand (lips, rather) at the flute and the french horn.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, although recently I've started to become more interested in Jazz, a drummer at school got me interested in it.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock & blues

Who are your favorite bands?
I could probably list about ten, but I'll just say Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, because the others are ones that everybody likes (i.e. beatles, stones, etc)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A friend at school who left his guitar sitting out in his room all the time. I'd pick it up and try to play scales, and eventually wanted to become more serious about it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Formed a band a few weeks back, at school, to play in a concert. We hope to play more together.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a very versatile instrument, and I like most of the music for it.

What are your goals for the future?
To have the world be as much like Imagine by John Lennon as I can help it be.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kuihtako on December 23, 2008, 03:29:38 pm


Nickname:kuihtako(ku[like 'cut' without t]-eh-ta-co . this is not a name for a man, it just a name for a dessert in my country and i like this name.)

Real (full) name:abdul hakim bin mohd ab rashid
Age and birthday: 17,19/11/1991. 
Habitat:malaysia, doesnt know where it is?

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Just a cheap brand called Kapok, i bought it from an old store with $20.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
only that guitar

Which amp(s) do you own?
no. it just like traditional guitar(70s with steel strings)

How long have you been playing guitar?
just start today, after a long break and i forgot almost everything(even how to tune)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
classic,romance.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
sorry, just awake from a long dream.

Who are your favorite bands?
bands from 80s 90s. some from y2k(hard for me to understand what they say)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
guitar hero, my cousin(he far away from me),tendency to add skill.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no. have a dream to while ago.

Why do you play guitar?
tendency to add skill.

What are your goals for the future?
i want to play beethoven,mozart, any song without any difficulties. plus, i want to make a music and song that can express anything clear but artistic(even to God).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: anton923 on December 26, 2008, 03:31:21 pm

Nickname: Anton
Real (full) name: Anton
Age and birthday:16
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own? esp ltd ax-50

Which guitar do you currently play on? esp ltd ax-50

Which amp(s) do you own? fender fm210r

How long have you been playing guitar? about 5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? anything that's good (:

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock

Who are your favorite bands? red hot, satyricon

What inspired you to start playing guitar? my dad :P

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? not really, unless you count school :P

Why do you play guitar? it's fun

What are your goals for the future? to be really good
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FoxNtd on December 29, 2008, 05:28:34 am
Nickname: Fox
Name: Rob
Age and birthday: 23, born 11 Sept.
Habitat: Southern Florida

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez S520EX (Black)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Just that sexy Ibanez I have. :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Vyper 30W and I love it.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Just a week now at time of writing!!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, metal, classic rock, progressive... tons of stuff really

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Following Justin's guides, I've done some simple rhythmic guitar playing and just an ounce of blues, though I'd like to play metal some day. :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Oh there are too many to list, but I'll pick some classic names to show what inspires me like Rush and Led Zeppelin definitely, some others like Pink Floyd, The Who (awesome band, every single member of it), Iron Maiden, even Megadeth (epic shredding woo!)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
For years I was curious about music ever since I made a friend in my early college years and started developing a feel for music and what I like to listen to. Strangely enough I was lured into music as a whole by very technical and melodic trance and techno type music (lots of European electronica) but those days seem like ancient history as I rarely graze that genre anymore since rock forced itself into my life and refuses to budge! I worked my way up starting with modern stuff you hear on the radio every day and finally I think my love definitely lies in classic rock. I'm not ashamed to say I have been playing Harmonix's ever-so-popular rhythm games and have enjoyed them to the extent to have become proficient on all the game's four instruments. After breaking every challenge these games could throw at me, I stopped being worried that I was too old to learn to play music since, even at my age, I had become so good at flailing my fingers around rapidly and accurately as well as twitching my strumming hand pretty fast. LOL I only wish these rhythm games were designed as a true lead-in toward the instrument they are a mock-up of, but at least I got something to work with instead of nothing if you know what I mean. I'd like to thank my friend Jake, a guitarist of over 5-6 years, for helping me put together a good set of equipment to start learning to play guitar. I had been studying some music theory for about a month before even purchasing my Ibanez!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Oh wow.. I am too modest to ever say that I think I'd be good enough for this! But who knows, maybe with time I can overcome my beginner's challenges and really play! As a follow-up to the previous question I'd like to point out Joe Satriani for his style of music and beautifully melodic riffs and solos. To be even 10% as talented as him would be a dream come true. I don't know about playing with a band, but I'm sure it would be an interesting experience... at the least I want to learn enough to be able to feel the music flow through my hands and fill my room from the amp. :)

Why do you play guitar?
I think I said enough to answer this lol!

What are your goals for the future?
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!! :P

Furthermore, to supplement all I've said already, I'd like to make a little shout-out to Justin himself for his site and all his hard work, and for documenting lessons for people such as myself to get a great lead-in to the world of guitar and pick up plenty of wonderful and productive exercises, tips, and examples. At first I encountered his videos on YouTube and didn't really understand his verbal explanations, but that month of music theory I mentioned that I learned about, having knowledge of the musical alphabet and simple things such as finding the notes on the fretboard, this made everything in the beginner lessons come together and I follow along wonderfully. From what I've learned about Justin's accomplishments so far, I can see he is very skilled and plays guitar like a natural-born master and has touched thousands and thousands of young guitarists' lives for the better, enriching their experiences day to day just like my past week has been an absolute thrill. Sometimes I put the guitar down simply because my fretting fingers need a rest, not because I want to stop! Luckily I've adapted well to the strings and practice about two hours per day (and that Finger Gym exercise doesn't "wear me out" haha, my fingers are used to going crazy in all sorts of patterns!) reiterating everything I know to keep refining the skills I'm trying to build up. I'm somewhat anxious to see where I will be in skill in a month or two from now...  ::)

Thank you again Justin for everything you've made available to everyone. I look forward to dropping by this part of the site more and more, maybe learn a thing or two as I go. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: close2u on December 30, 2008, 04:51:33 pm
Hello everyone.

Hello Justin and many thanks for creating, hosting and maintaining this site.
I have played guitar since I was about 15, initially inspired by wanting to rock out with school friends and make a lot of noise. I reached a dead end with my electric playing mainly due to having the enthusiasm in me killed off by a bad teacher who taught nothing but theory and scales. I never did learn how to play lead over the top of a song.
I took up acoustic guitar and, though I may say so myself, became a fairly accomplished rhythm guitarist. I would have been much better if I hadn't laid it aside and not played for a number of years.
I discovered YouTube about a year ago and what I found there (videos from the likes of yourself, Siggi etc) inspired me to resume playing. I had to relearn all the songs I once knew and have now learned some more.
I bought my grandson an electric guitar [Tanglewood 'strat'] and amp for christmas this year and so that has given me further inspiration to have another go at playing my electric ... I nearly e-bayed it this summer! I'm am glad I didn't as it plays beautifully and with your help, I am already getting a few bluesy lead guitar thrills!


Age

43

Which guitars do you own?

Electric: Yamaha SG 400 original spec bought from Windows of Newcastle upon Tyne about 1982

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/112/093cw3.th.jpg) (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=093cw3.jpg)

Reviewed here:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/SG400/10/1

Acoustic: Yamaha FG 332 - bought from Guitarzan near Middlesbrough about 1983

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Reviewed here:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Yamaha/FG-335/10/1

Which amp do you own?

Yamaha GA15 practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar?

25 + years with long periods of not playing

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Acoustic, rock, folk, blues  ... pretty much anything except jazz / rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Folk and acoustic rock

Who are your favorite bands?

Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, REM, The Church  ... too many to mention ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Leaping around as an energetic teenager at live concerts by the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Black Sabbath in the late 70s and early 80s

Why do you play guitar?

Enjoyment, fulfilment and relaxation

What are your goals for the future?

To improve my own playing such that I can teach my grandson - especially my electric guitar techniques ...


Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gareth51 on December 31, 2008, 02:11:13 pm


Nickname: gareth51
Real (full) name: Gareth Jones
Age and birthday: 36 (9/4/1972)
Habitat: England

Which guitar(s) do you own? Aria STG-Series (strat clone), Hohner classical guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? Aria STG, classical guitar is in the loft.

Which amp(s) do you own? Aria AG-10

How long have you been playing guitar? Since I was 18, but with long gaps.  Only had electric guitar for about a year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Pop, rock, blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Pop, rock, blues, and occasionally classical

Who are your favorite bands? Level 42, Genesis + a few others.  Recently discovered Joe Bonamassa.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I don't really know.  I used to play keyboards when I was younger (I still do) and just fancied trying the guitar as well, but struggled for years with a cheap nylon strung acoustic

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, never played in a band, but would like to get together with a friend who has just started learning to play guitar. He is also a very good keyboard player.

Why do you play guitar? Just for fun.  I will probably never play in public.

What are your goals for the future? Play rhythm guitar reasonably well so that I can accompany my fiancee who is a good singer.  Being able to play my favourite songs on both guitar and keyboard.  Maybe try writing my own songs. 
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: key on January 02, 2009, 04:10:58 pm
Nickname:key
Real (full) name:kieron cadwaladers schofield
Age and birthday:13  18/4/95
Habitat:north wales

Which guitar(s) do you own?westfield les paul e4000, elevation stratocaster, handcrafted tanglewood acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?westfield les paul e4000 + tanglewood

Which amp(s) do you own?Je50

How long have you been playing guitar? since i was about 10 but i did smoke on the water when i was 8 but then i stopped for a few years then i started to learn chords and riffs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?soft rock, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?soft rock, rock

Who are your favorite bands?guns n roses(they're not as good now though as they were in the late 80s early 90s, Aerosmith, Velvet revolvers, 

What inspired you to start playing guitar? when i was 8 i wanted to be a rockstar like slash and perry but i was young then so now i just want to be in a band and work it up from there

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? half way looking for bass and singer basicly no not yet

Why do you play guitar? i wanted to be the lead guitarist that everyone loves and the best role model

What are your goals for the future? hopefully be in a band and work it up to the hall of fame just like every guitarist wants to do
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jerrys kid 420 on January 04, 2009, 04:30:03 pm


Nickname jerrys kid 420
Real (full) name: kevin
Age and birthday:38 5/5/70
Habitat:
 usa
Which guitar(s) do you own?
 mim strat, chinese fender flattop
Which guitar do you currently play on?
 both
Which amp(s) do you own?
 squire practice amp 10w
How long have you been playing guitar?
 2 yrs
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
 blues, classic rock
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
  rock                                                                                                   Who are your favorite bands?
 grateful dead, clapton, floyd, srv, allman bros.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
 got one as a gift and loved it ever since
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
 love music
What are your goals for the future?keep improving
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Fawkes on January 06, 2009, 01:35:50 am
Nickname: Fawkes
Real (full) name: Art Vandalay... just kidding
Age and birthday: 39
Habitat: Habitat? What am I, a freakin' hamster?

Which guitar(s) do you own? - A 1979 Ibanez V200 acoustic, and an Epiphone Les Paul

Which guitar do you currently play on? The LP because the other is 2000 miles away right now.

Which amp(s) do you own? I'm in the market for one.

How long have you been playing guitar? Off and on... mostly off, for thirty years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and rock

Who are your favorite bands? Metallica, POD, Green Day, SRV, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Edgar Winters, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I wanted to be a juke box hero... I had stars in my eyes, but could have just been the glare off of my glasses.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Negative.

Why do you play guitar? I enjoy it.

What are your goals for the future? To play well enough to not worry about playing in public... may be record something... who knows.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: thunder-belly on January 07, 2009, 05:03:34 pm
Nickname: ''thunder-belly''.........cos i'm always hungry! or ''three teas''!
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 26 17/08/82

Which guitar(s) do you own?
USA tele,
USA strat,
Yamaha APX 900,
Old fender acoustic that just 'lies round the house'
Which guitar do you currently play on?
All (tele is my favourite)
Which amp(s) do you own?
Orange 100w head and two orange 4x12 cabs (from the 70's)
Fender frontman 212r
How long have you been playing guitar?
Started off on drums at the age of 4 (still play) started guitar and piano at about 8, guitar has become my focus as I got fed up of lugging drums about! (yeah so the stack was a good idea lol!!)
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
If it sounds good, i'll listen to it, being a drummer a grew up on buddy rich, gene krupa etc. so still love the old swing stuff. Blues, rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, country, classical, folk etc. etc. I think there is good and bad in all genres, it's up to you to explore!!!
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
My own stuff, pop/rock/acoustic
Who are your favorite bands?
How long have you got? lol! led zep, fleetwood mac, little feat, pink floyd, counting crows, kings of leon, band of horses, etc. etc. i'll think of heaps more as soon as i hit post!!
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Music has always been in the family, my mum and dad met in a band. I guess watching my dad play guitar as a kid is the reason I started playing the guitar!
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have been in loads of bands as a drummer, but have just set up my own band, the first for me as a guitarist/singer!
Why do you play guitar?
Music is my passion and my life, I could not function in a world without it. You take away my guitars, you take my soul!!
What are your goals for the future?
To find somewhere to live soon so I can set my studio gear up and get all those songs out of my head and onto tape! (CD really but force of habbit!!!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lucos on January 09, 2009, 12:05:23 pm
Great to see that after all these years this topic I started is still active and really used by all the new users!

So, hey people, I'm back, after being away for a very long time.
So, since I have been away for so long, I'll re-introduce myself in this topic. Of course I changed a lot since I was last active on this forum, so my new answers to the questions might be a bit different from my previous answers when I started this topic.


Nickname: Lucos (on this forum) or Ruuku (Luc in Japanese).
Real (full) name: Luc van de Mortel
Age and birthday: 20 years old, born on October 17th in 1988.
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Still just my fascinate good old Ibanez GSA60 (sunburn-brown).

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Still my fascinate good old Ibanez GSA60.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Cube 30X

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started in 2006. I was an active guitar player till the beginning of 2008. After that I sort of stopped playing, but I made a fresh new start just a few weeks ago. So in total, I've been an active player for 2 years now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Right now I'm all the way into J-rock (Japanese Rock) and Visual-Kei (sub-genre of J-rock).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All variations of Rock and Metal (punk-rock, heavy metal, indie and ofcourse J-rock, to name a few).

Who are your favorite bands?
The Gazette, Dir en Grey, Silver Chair, Linkin Park and many many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just listening to rock music and watching rock video-clips on late-night MTV inspired me to pick up a guitar for the first time. After playing for almost 2 years, I stopped. But my guitar playing friends and all those cool guitar video's on YouTube inspired me to start playing my guitar again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I never really played in a band. I used to jam allot with my friends but we never really started a band.

Why do you play guitar?
I'm an artistic person, I enjoy a lot of different sorts of art. Music is art too! And you know, the best thing about art is not to just watch other people's art, but to be inspired by artists and make your own art! That's why I play guitar!

What are your goals for the future?
Well right now my goal is to seriously pick up guitar playing again. I'm going to practice a lot again to regain my skills and to become even better! Because facts are facts, compared to many people I'm still just a newbie.
My goal is, from now on, to become better every day but mostly just enjoy the joy of creating music!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Leeskiii on January 09, 2009, 05:41:01 pm
Nickname: Leeskiii
Real (full) name: Lee Jamie Hayes
Age and birthday: 15    29/09/93
Habitat: Kent, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Tanglewood TH502
Epiphone Les Paul ZW Custom

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both :D

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider III 75w

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 Year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Funk, Blues, Jazz, Ska, Classic Rock Etc :P

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play them all

Who are your favorite bands?
The Specials, The Jam, The Allman Brothers, James Brown, Red Hot Chillis, Tower Of Power, Shooglenifty, George Clinton, Enter Shikari, Joy Division, Extreme, Floors And Walls, Maroon 5, Metallica, Paramore, Mystery Jets, Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, The Who and Bloc Party.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
The Who- How much fun you can have destroying your equiptment :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, quite a few

Why do you play guitar?
Because its fun and it lets me release my feelings and troubles in a musical form. also because i like performing and entertaining.

What are your goals for the future?
Get in a successfull band or go to a music college and become a session guitarist.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dragon Man on January 12, 2009, 12:36:38 pm
Nickname: Dragon Man (coz my favourite Rugby League team is 'The Dragons')
Real (full) name: Ken James
Age and birthday: 51
Habitat: Snake Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA  ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I own an old Stella Classical guitar and a Torch 'Vintage Series' Strat, and my 12y.o. son has an SX small body Electric Acoustic
http://scp3.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10789.0;attach=24905;image

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My son and I play all of them. We swap around.

Which amp(s) do you own?
An Ibanez IBX-Firepower and a Behringer AT-108 Ultracoustic

How long have you been playing guitar?
Me, about 3 weeks 'this time' (I gave it a go about 30 years ago but never got anywhere), my son about 12 months (and he never really learnt anything either until about 3 weeks ago  ::) )

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Me - Blues, Blues and more Blues and old Rock  ;D
Son - Blues, 50's Rock, and some modern Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Both of us - Blues and some Pink Floyd

Who are your favorite bands?
 Me - :-\  Bee-Gees, Pink Floyd (pre 'Brick in the Wall), Roy Orbison, and many bands from the 60's

Son - He has too many  ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching my son trying to play, so I thought I'd take it up with him.
I have always wanted to, but this gave me motivation to take it more serious.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
To do it with my son, and coz I'm fed up watching my 3 close friends performing in bands and not being able to myself (all 3 mates are professional muso's, 2 of them famous)

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play guitar and have fun doing it, and also to jump in at jam sessions with my mates  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bim on January 18, 2009, 01:48:50 am



Nickname: Bim
Real (full) name: James Barry
Age and birthday: 26 years old ( 06-12-82 )
Habitat: The USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Holmer and Epiphone Special 2

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Holmer

Which amp(s) do you own?
Epiphone Studio 15R

For how long have you been playing guitar?
2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kinds. mainly blues, Jazz, fusion, gospel

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I cant play any songs right know, but i would like to play some popular pop songs

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, Carlos Santana even though he is not a band

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I love the way the strings sounded when I heard Carlos Santana played

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love the sound the strings make

What are your goals for the future?
My goals are to just play with friends and have a good time while meeting new people
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: guitarzan on January 18, 2009, 09:54:03 am
Harpmaker and I found it a good idea to make a topic where you can introduce yourself so we all know who we're talking to! :D

So I made a simple questionlist for everyone to answer if they like to! :D

So here it is (with my answers):


Nickname: guitarzan
Real (full) name: michael t.Age and birthday: 55 years old ( 01-03-1955)
Habitat: The US of A.


Which guitar(s) do you own?

epiphone & a carlos acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
carlos

Which amp(s) do you own?
none
For how long have you been playing guitar?
today is the first time I ever touched a guitar
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)Country/soft rock


none?

Who are your favorite bands?na
,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
actually starting due to health problems & give me something to do-occupy my time

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
NO never

Why do you play guitar?disable & just want to learn, would like to play for my grandchildren


What are your goals for the future?
Learn to play music & stay healthy, just see if I can? etc.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: supersezzie on January 18, 2009, 09:44:30 pm
OK, was about to start a new post to say hi so here goes with the questions instead...

Nickname: Sezzie
Real (full) name: Sarah
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: Southampton, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Pacifica, Hamer F/T Sunburst, Colombus Les Paul Copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Pacifica for Rock and Hamer for blues

Which amp(s) do you own?
cheapy rubbish one I was conned into buying and my dad's old Peavey

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Played about 3 chords since I was 16ish, but only really tried to learn since July 08.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Real mix - love rock, more chilled out stuff, quite a bit of older music and not adverse to pop or musicals too!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Usually rock although I can play about the first 12 notes of the Thrill Is Gone!

Who are your favorite bands?
Loads! Bon Jovi (well, Sambora anyway!), the Beatles, Muse are among the top 3. Loving Amy Macdonald of late too. But I love discovering new bands and have been trying to catch up with all the ones that have passed me by the last 24 years...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My dad plays acoustic in church! I got hold of his electric and spent about 2 years trying to learn the notes to Richie Sambora, Father Time (youtube it if you're one of the Jovi mockers, cos it's an AMAZING song!) when I was about 15. Always wish I'd not waited so long to really start learning tho. 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes but we very rarely get together cos we're so busy and we're all beginners except the singer!

Why do you play guitar?
I love it love it love it. And I'm quite a deep thinker and feel like if I could really play it would be fantastic to be able to write songs and express myself through it.

What are your goals for the future?
I don't really care to be able to play to perform, in fact I always go wrong when I play in front of people. I just want to be able to play well for my own sake and enjoyment. I would love to write songs one day - not sing them but just write.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: LievenDV on January 18, 2009, 09:51:50 pm
welcome to you guys! it's great to still welcome users from different backgrounds, ages, countries, ambitions and motivations! keeps our mind open
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rcd41579 on January 21, 2009, 04:05:01 am
Here's me

Nickname:Launchpad
Real (full) name:Robert C. Davis
Age and birthday:29 SWM, 4/15/79
Habitat:Lebanon, OR USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender DG8 Acoustic, Arbor 5-str. banjo, Westbrook 12-str.

Which guitar do you currently play on?mostly the Fender

Which amp(s) do you own?N/A

How long have you been playing guitar?16 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Christian, Hair-band ballads
 
Who are your favorite bands?Love SRV & Double Trouble, Above the Golden State, Randy Travis

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Sick of trying to sing along while practicing bass scales.  I love any music you can sing your heart out to, and it made sense to learn to play 6-string orchestra

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Played in a metal band, Open Defiance, through high school.  gave up meth and metal pretty much simultaneously.  Not currently gigging, doing some studio work on a borrowed Ernie Ball 5-Stingray Bass

Why do you play guitar? I want to put a smile on God's face.  We were made to worship

What are your goals for the future? To be a life-long student and strive for excellence. Only Bret Michaels was meant to get by on "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" forever.

Favorite guitar player... Jim Croce
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Gallagher on January 23, 2009, 02:37:32 pm
Nickname: Gallagher
Real (full) name: Matthew Gallagher
Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: Leeds UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Crafter Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Crafter Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
None!

How long have you been playing guitar?
About a month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All apart from a lot of crap dance music!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Indie sort of stuff.

Who are your favorite bands?
The Verve, Oasis, Kings of leon, Queens of the stone age, Kasabian......

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Richard Ashcroft

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I love music.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able at some point to write the music in my head.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: doin on January 26, 2009, 04:08:02 am
Nickname: doin
Real (full) name: Doug Ingalls
Age and birthday: 44 (10-22-64)
Habitat: Rome, NY (USA)


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Martin 000-15S, American Strat, Gibson Les Paul Faded Double Cut-away

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of the above

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox DA-5

For how long have you been playing guitar?
32 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Old time, folk, blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk

Who are your favorite bands?
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, David Grisman Quintet, Gandydancer, Jerry Garcia

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hard to recall it was so long ago!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
www.woodskill.com

Why do you play guitar?
Self expression, stress relief, creativity, FUN

What are your goals for the future?
Regional popularity, proficiency on guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, vocals and writing
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FretDreamer on January 27, 2009, 01:32:02 am
Nickname:
FretDreamer ;D
Age:
15

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine 31c is a acoustic electric guitar ;D

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine 31c -.-

Which amp(s) do you own?
none =/

How long have you been playing guitar?
This friday will be my second week of playing guitar ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like music I can mellow down with ;D

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything Justin has as lessons that I can play ;D

Who are your favorite bands?
MeWithoutyou ;D I wish Justin would do a lesson for Messes of Men by them ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well my mother bought me a guitar couple months ago but I put it down after three days...;D picked it up again after seeing Antoine Dufor play also a freind directed me to this site wich is sooo helpfull since I can't afford lessons

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope... but maybe in future ;D

Why do you play guitar?
It's really fun to play and now that I have this site its becoming its not so frightning any more hehe ;D

What are your goals for the future?
To be as good as Justin at guitar as soon as possible ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: redhotzepper on January 29, 2009, 05:24:52 am
Nickname:
Redhotzepper

Age:
20

Which guitar(s) do you own?
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Rouge Acoustic and an 08' American Strat in 3 color sunburst, rosewood fretboard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
[/color]
I love to just pick up my acoustic and jam but the Strat is the bee's knees!

Which amp(s) do you own?
[/color]
It's a shotty ibanez 10 watter my buddy gave me, lookin to get either the Mesa Boogie express or the Fender 65' Reverb. I'd love some feedback on either if anybody has the time. ;)

How long have you been playing guitar?
[/color]
Well over a year but i've been really serious for about the last 8 months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Good ol' Rock N Roll.  I also dig funk and folk stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
[/color]
Rock and Funk, acoustic.

Who are your favorite bands?
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, THE BLACK CROWES, HENDRIX, The Who,ZEPPELIN, The Doors, Ryan Adams, Aerosmith, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket, THE BEATLES of course, Jim Croce, The Stooges, OASIS, Funkadelic. Ohh my local bands are THE DORSETS, & SOLE FUNCTION-check out their myspaces! ;)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
First of all just my deep love for music.  I wanted to get closer to it and well I've just always loved guitar.  Another thing was watching my best friend in his band, I thought to myself I gotta be in a band, I just have to.  Also, an importiant influence was Scar Tissue the Anthony Kiedis autobiograph, he doesn't even play an instrument yet he knew he had to be in a band and make music with his friends and that's all he cared about.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
[/color]
No but that's my goal, I'm getting close.

Why do you play guitar?
[/color]
It's a way to connect with the energy of music.  I just love it. It's relaxing, it relives stress.  I pick up my guitar and that's all I focus on.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to become really good at rythym guitar and funk.  I want to join my best friends band and I'd like to model John Frusciante's playing style.[/b][/b]
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: theruley on February 04, 2009, 05:40:25 am
Hi everybody ;D

Nickname: theruley
Real (full) name: Shawn Ruley
Age and birthday: 20 years old (10/01/1988)
Habitat: Kelowna BC Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone les paul special II AKA: Chester. Completely bone stock but will soon be getting some SD humbuckers

Fender highway one MIA P-bass with a "hot rod" pickup

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I play both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 spider III 75 watt

Fender bassman 250/210 combo amp

and a doinky Behringer 15W practise amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?
going on six years now (got my first bass in the spring of '03)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
just about anything and everything. but mostly punk rock and bluesy stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I play lots of christian music. It forces me to play more than just powerchords.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day, Hillsong, and In The Deep are three that come to mind...but there are way too many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well my dad got me a cheap washburn bass guitar when I was 15 because I was always trying to play his (he is a bassist in a bar band) and it really just took off from there. So I would say my dad was my main inspiration to pick up a bass.

My dad also plays guitar and he has this old fender strat thats just freaking rad. I would pick it up and play some powerchords from time to time. Then just this last summer I spent $200 and bought Chester.
Now that I have my own guitar I have found that I am playing guitar more often then I play my bass...now that I actually know more than just powerchords.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I am a bassist for my church's praise and worship team...will probably bring Chester into the mix soon as well

Why do you play guitar?
Music has always been a passion of mine. I play because I just enjoy it.
When Im playing, Im not thinking about anything at all. Im not worrying about future events, or what happened the other day, or anything like that.


What are your goals for the future?
Im still living at home with my parents, so my main focus is to ask my girlfriend to be my wife (theres a bit of a story behind that) finish my tradeschool training as an RV tech apprentice and get a job at an RV dealership, and pretty much just get my life started.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rcwalsh on February 04, 2009, 05:58:04 am
I figure its about time to introduce myself after about 6months  ::)

Nickname: Walshy
Real (full) name: Ryan Walsh
Age: 19
Habitat: New Orleans


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha F335 Breedlove AC25/SM

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
None yet but hopefully a blackstar ht-5 soon! ;D

For how long have you been playing guitar?
A little over a year now. But seriously for about 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Any and everything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to mix it up to keep up with my vast music collection. (6,000 songs strong!)

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list.  The usually suspects such as Hendrix, Clapton, Pink Floyd, Led Zep., etc, etc.  Dave Matthews band, Kings of Leon, pretty much anything.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was just bored during my first semester and my friend told me to get a hobby and he took me to Guitar Center, and its been downhill from there.  I am always up for a challenge

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but i tried at one point to try to get something together with friends, but they're slackers.  So it looks like a solo acoustic career for me.

Why do you play guitar?
I think it is one of the few things that I can say I actually love.  It always makes me feel better.

What are your goals for the future?
A band and make some songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bluepingu34 on February 04, 2009, 05:24:59 pm
Nickname: bluepingu34
Real (full) name: Andrew
Age and birthday: 2/2/---- lol
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Washburn Wi200Pro
Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mainly electric

Which amp(s) do you own?
 :oLine 6 Spider III :o

How long have you been playing guitar?
5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal!!!!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Metal!!!!

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day
GnR

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Wanting to play my favourite songs

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet

Why do you play guitar?
I enjoy it

What are your goals for the future?
Get better at guitar!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CrazyEyes on February 04, 2009, 10:02:38 pm
Nickname:
Walshy
Age and birthday:
19
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez SGT130E (steel string jumbo acoustic)
Epiphone Les Paul Standard (cherry sunburst)
Epiphone Casino (natural)
Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of the above
Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT30
How long have you been playing guitar?
Since December 07, so just over a year.
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Basically everything other than that techno squeaky voice crap.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mostly rock and classic rock.
Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Travis, Guns N' Roses, Queen, The Fratellis, The Feeling, Oasis, The Verve, Blur, Aerosmith, Nirvana the list is endless.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Listening to time is on my side by the Stones also my brother in law plays and he got me into the Beatles, it all kicked on from there really.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.
Why do you play guitar?
For fun and as a hobby ( albeit an expensive one).
What are your goals for the future
Nothing in relation to music I just play for fun and to belt out classics (nothing quite like nailing a song you listen to all the time)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: BlueDrew on February 07, 2009, 03:49:59 am
Hi Everyone :)


Nickname: BlueDrew
Real (full) name: Drew
Age and birthday: 41
Habitat: East Coast Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Electric: Godin SD xt
Acoustic: Vantage 6

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Super Champ XD

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 years (late bloomer!)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
recently discovered traditional blues music but i love almost everything.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
classic rock, blues

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A love of music and a desire to share it with my daughters

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?
creative outlet = a peaceful life

What are your goals for the future?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: threepints on February 09, 2009, 11:01:18 am


Nickname: Threepints
Real (full) name: I'd have to kill you if I told you
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: West Midlands, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
MIM Fender Strat
Michael Kelly Valor X
Alvarez RD8

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All three

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 15W Spider

How long have you been playing guitar?
Aprox 12 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
A broad spectrum from metal through to blues


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever I can cope with

Who are your favorite bands?
No specific favs but if I had to choose Zeppelin

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Picked a guitar up at about 15years & was an impatient teenager so threw it away when I could not play Paranoid after a week. Now have time, patience and more cash.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
To relax

What are your goals for the future?
I'd like to become proficient enough to play on stage and for friends.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Strat0Blues on February 09, 2009, 05:18:41 pm

Nickname: Strat0Blues (forum name)
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: Born in '84
Habitat: Perth, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Vintage Squier Stratocaster
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Vintage Squier Stratocaster
Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Micro Stack 15W
How long have you been playing guitar?
Really started to learn my instrument about 10 weeks ago to date
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Blues/Rock, Rock.....in that order
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Usually Blues, but lately my lead playing is sounding more like rock as I am able to play alot faster. Really anything that I am learning at the time, but it's not all Blues. I need a little variety to keep me motivated.
Who are your favorite bands?
You know there is not a great deal of bands around today that I am really into, mainly beacuse over the past years I have been really inspired by the blues and my search for that style of music has been going further into the past. So I would say Albert King, BB King, Eric Clapton, Elmore James, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, John Butler Trio, Lightnin' Hopkins and Xavier Rudd just to name a few
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
A good friend of mine who put I guitar in my hand and said "play something"
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have previously played in a band as a drummer only to discover this wasn't my pathway into music
Why do you play guitar?
It is my passion, there is not anything in my life today that I am as passionate about as learning this instrument. There is so much too learn, so many guitarist past and present to learn from and be inspired by. When the real learning begins, it is like a whole new world has just opened it's doors, and there is thousands and thousands of people who are also walking their own musical journey. I really enjoy being able to play in a simular fashion that what I love listening too, learning all the basics to get me started, and then playing music in my own style and creating something new, something different.
What are your goals for the future?
[/quote]For music? I would like to be able to play together with a great friend of mine who gave me the key to this musical door and sent me on my way. I would like the knowledge of a musician, I would like to be able to here music and know what is being played, and why it sounds well in harmony just by listening. I am just going to keep playing, enjoying and practicing guitar as often as I can, and who knows? Maybe some day I will be great enough to play in harmony with fellow musicians. There are just no limitations.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: omnislash on February 10, 2009, 10:04:50 pm
Nickname: Omnislash
Real (full) name: Chris Burden
Age and birthday: 21
Habitat: Birmingham, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Takamine EG320SC & Fender Squire

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Taka :)

Which amp(s) do you own? None :(

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for 2 and a half years (had a baby girl so guitar playing hasn't been all to easy lol)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Metal, Japanese Pop and Rock (Jpop & Jrock)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Anything and everything really

Who are your favorite bands? Trivium, Zone, Dir En Grey, Megadeth, Killswitch etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My Dad

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Tis my hobby

What are your goals for the future? Guitar wise, just to enjoy playing
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: kelt on February 10, 2009, 11:05:27 pm


Nickname: Kelt
Real (full) name: Brandon
Age : 33
Habitat: on land and sky

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1 x Japanese copy of a Gibson Les paul from the 70's, Classic sunburst
1 x mexican Fender strat in matt gun metal grey
1 x Vintage accoustic steel strung in the classic style
1 x Spanish nylon jobby which i bought out in spain.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Until recently i have always played my spanish for the last few years, but since finding this site its mainly been the strat or acoustic.
Which amp(s) do you own?
Borrowing a friends PEAVEY Bandit 112

How long have you been playing guitar?

On and off for over twenty years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Funkin' blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Recently just blues and funk, but i do play all styles

Who are your favorite bands?
The cure
The stone roses
Nirvana
Artic monkeys
The Allman brothers band
Booker T & the MG's

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Jimi Hendrix!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

No only jamming with others or play by my self

Why do you play guitar?

Seems to be something i cannot master  ::) ;D

What are your goals for the future?
[/quote]
To be able to play the guitar 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zeppelin on February 13, 2009, 07:17:27 pm
Real (full) name: Claire
Age and birthday: 21
Habitat: Massachusetts, US

Which guitar(s) do you own? Washburn d10s

Which guitar do you currently play on? Washburn d10s

Which amp(s) do you own? I play an acoustic... :) 

How long have you been playing guitar? about 1 month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? blues, classic rock, rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Justin's lessons  :D

Who are your favorite bands? many

What inspired you to start playing guitar? SRV's cover of "Little Wing"

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope

Why do you play guitar? It's fun and I love music

What are your goals for the future? To play the guitar well.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ben84 on February 13, 2009, 11:40:47 pm
Nickname: Ben
Real name: Ben
Age: 24
Habitat: The beer capital of Britain; the bitter capital of the world.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Fender Standard Stratocaster, a Yamaha solid top acoustic, and a piss poor LP ripoff.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Peavey Classic 30

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for six years, though only seriously the last two months.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues and Rock (the latter pronounced with a clenched fist).

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues mainly. I figure it goes well over anything, so it you're gonna practice one thing, that's the one to do.

Who are your favorite bands?
I'm into all the psychodelic stuff like Hendrix and Cream, but really I like lots of stuff.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
All the cool people at school had just taken it up.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Only the odd thing at school. I had half a band going at Uni, but we could never find a drummer. We wrote a few tunes though.

Why do you play guitar?
Initially for sex appeal, but now just because I enjoy it.

What are your goals for the future?
Dunno really. I want to be a better player. I mean, I've gotten a lot better in the past couple of months, but I'm still not where I want to be.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DiverDan on February 18, 2009, 08:35:32 pm
Nickname:DiverDan
Real (full) name:Dan
Age and birthday:Old
Habitat:I live in Wisconsin USA now just moved here from the Big Island Hawaii

Which guitar(s) do you own? I have a Yamaha acustic looking for the right Fender strat.

Which guitar do you currently play on?Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own? none yet

How long have you been playing guitar? just started again use to play years ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Love the blues and classic rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? working on the blues

Who are your favorite bands? Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Johnson, John lee Hooker, Albert King and countless others

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Jimi Hendrix

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? For pure enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? It is the future for me LOL


I really enjoy Justins site look forward to meeting you all and learning all I can.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GimmeBackMyBullets on February 20, 2009, 11:50:47 pm
Nickname: GBMB
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: Small dark room in the middle of nowhere

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Mexican Strat, Melody acoustic, Wesley Thinline Tele with P-90s from Hell

Which guitar do you currently play on?

all of em. I tend to grab the one closest.

Which amp(s) do you own?

1990 Marshall Master Lead Combo. Solid State, sounds like crap so I never use it unless I want it LOUD. Other than that I use a V-amp 2 through the PC. Great little tool.

How long have you been playing guitar?

I've been playing for the last month, before that I noodled for 2 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Um, anything. If theres a good guitar in there or some nice keys I'm pretty much sold regardless of genre.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Blues. Heavy rock. Metal. Just getting into jazz.

Who are your favorite bands?

Top dogs are Queen, AC/DC and Iron Maiden. After that it's pretty open, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray and Double Trouble, Racer X, Megadeth etc etc.


What inspired you to start playing guitar?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEwHiXfweKc  He did. Along with Queen Greatest Hits Vol 1 and 2

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I play in a band

Why do you play guitar?

To make those sounds that make you feel like a trucks hit you in the gut.

What are your goals for the future?

Become a much better guitar player and hunt down Yngwie to chop his hair off. Only Brian May is allowed that hair.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: TomaszJ on February 24, 2009, 10:32:01 pm
Nickname: none
Real name: Tomasz J. Dracz (J. is just there because it looks kinda cool)
Age: 17
Habitat: Poland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
VIntage V6 (strat copy) and some old Defil acoustic guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
V6

Which amp(s) do you own?
Unfortunately none yet

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Nearly three months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Almost all guitar music but especially all these post-punk bands

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
FSince I'm still beginner I stick to old and easy songs by the likes of Who, Troggs and Clash

Who are your favorite bands?
There are many of them. If you wanna know look here: http://www.last.fm/user/Jerzu_RF (http://www.last.fm/user/Jerzu_RF)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Just always wanted to play all these cool songs

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Basically, I'm the singer and second guitarist in one band but we can't really play so...

Why do you play guitar?
It relaxes me and I can express myself

What are your goals for the future?
FInishing school, going to university etc. My musical goals? Fluently play barre and power chords :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Carolina Hound on February 26, 2009, 04:18:18 am


Nickname:
Carolina Hound

Real (full) name:
Donald

Age and birthday:
39

Habitat:
Fayetteville, North Carolina - USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Bullet
Esteban acoustic/electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier Bullet

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG15cdr

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal, Rock, Blues, Grunge, Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
The Rolling Stones, Metalica, Eagles, AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I grew up listening to my brother in law playing bass in his bands and always wanted to learn.
Now I have more time on my hands so I decided to give it a go.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but I have played roadie before hauling equipment around. lol

Why do you play guitar?
Can't explain it. Just love it. I can sit and doodle with it for hours just listening to how different sounds and rhythms sound together. Just want to learn how to put them together and make music.

What are your goals for the future?
Play some music, maybe get in a band. Watch my kids grow up and maybe one day have some grand kids I can teach to torment my kids. :D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: HenrikWL on February 28, 2009, 02:48:32 pm
Nickname: HenrikWL
Real (full) name: Henrik
Age and birthday: 26 years, 1st of June
Habitat: Stavanger, Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
LTD Viper 500s

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Viper

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider3 15W

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since January

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever genre I can learn stuff from

Who are your favorite bands?
I have no favourite, and I like way too many to list them all.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
To be honest, Guitar Hero: World Tour is what inspired me. I've always wanted to play the drums, and the kit that came with GH fulfills my drumming needs. This, in turn, caused my interest in the guitar to grow, and here I am.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I do not, nor have I ever. Poosibly some time in the future.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I like the way knowing how to play the guitar makes me feel. Plus, some day down the line I hope to be able to use the instrument to express myself. Somehow.

What are your goals for the future?
Steadily improving in my guitar playing. That's my only ambition. Other than that, que sera sera.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: xXForget itXx on February 28, 2009, 04:43:58 pm
Jævla vestlending..

Neida ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: maaatin on February 28, 2009, 08:00:42 pm
Nickname: maaatin
Real (full) name: Martin
Age and birthday: ** years old ( 1-1-** )
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez RG120 - white
Which guitar do you currently play on?
"     "

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall DC-100 (something like that)

For how long have you been playing guitar?
'Bout 1.5 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
70's-90's rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, jazz

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Ramones, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My Social Studies teacher in NY also taught guitar

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yes, jazz band and a band w/ friends

Why do you play guitar?
Guitar is awesome 'cuz you don't have to put your mouth on it

What are your goals for the future?
Play at night clubs...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: rokchik on February 28, 2009, 10:13:17 pm
Hi everyone!! I stumbled across this site earlier today and am really impressed. I can't wait to jump into the lessons. Here is a bit about myself and I look forward to chatting with you :)

Nickname: rokchik
Age: 31
Habitat: Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul Standard

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson Les Paul Standard... I may not play great but I do so on a great guitar ;)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AD30VT

How long have you been playing guitar?
2.5 yrs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
well as my nickname suggests I'm a bit of a rock chick :) But I enjoy many genres from metal to classical and I'm a huge fan of celtic music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
mostly rock / metal

Who are your favorite bands?
oh so many to mention but a few worth noting are:
Led Zeppelin
Rage Against the Machine
Flogging Molly
The Rolling Stones
The Tragically Hip
The Dropkick Murphys
The Who

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Jimmy Page, Tom Morello, Slash, and Mark Tremonti are some of my influences, but mostly the song Bron Y'aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin inspired me to play. I heard it and said "I want to be able to play that one day" It took me a while to pick up the guitar and learn, I was 29 when I finally decided it was time, but I am enjoying it so much and have learned a lot. But I still have a LONG way to go :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope and nope

Why do you play guitar?
I play for myself. I get a real sense of accomplishment when I achieve something new on the guitar. I'm still learning and just like to jam in my living room, I'm not looking to be the next Page or anything but I want to learn as much as I can as I really enjoy playing.

What are your goals for the future?
Hmmm never put much thought into it but I guess to one day be able to play Bron Y'aur Stomp for one but really just to learn and accomplish as much as I can with this amazing instrument
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: tackyjacky on February 28, 2009, 11:15:13 pm
Hey.  :-)

I found JustinGuitar a month or so ago, and I think I love it.

I'm a beginner guitarist and don't know anything about anything at this point, so all the freshness and discovery is really exciting.


Nickname: Jackie
Real (full) name: Jacqueline Joy
Age and birthday:  twenty ( 14-02-89 )
Habitat: Michigan, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Jasmine acoustic (a design by Takamine?)
Yeah, I don't even know.
It's just some intriguing thing that I found in my brother's closet.
Something cheap, but it makes sound, and that's really fantastic.
 

Which guitar do you currently play on?
See above.

Which amp(s) do you own?
nein.

For how long have you been playing guitar?

since the end of November 2008... so that's... 3ish months now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Everything. 
But I go through phases.
I think I'm just passing out of a reoccuring Motown phase and into an even more reoccuring Folk phase.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk, mostly new.

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles take the cake.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I found it in a closet and it endeared itself to me.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played the flute in a highschool concert band.  Does that count. ha. :-)

Why do you play guitar?
It's satisfying.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep moving on to the next step of musicianship over this thing.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Ghibli85 on March 01, 2009, 09:13:28 pm
Nickname: Ghibli
Real (full) name: Boudewijn
Age and birthday: [23] 17/06/1985
Habitat: The Netherlands; Dordrecht

Which guitar(s) do you own?
-Fender Stratocaster '70s
-Ibanez AEL40
-Admira Classical

Which guitar do you currently play on?
-Fender Stratocaster '70s

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshal MG30DFX

How long have you been playing guitar?
In a serious way? For the last 2 years
Off and on? 8 years(childhood classical lessons)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock and funk

Who are your favorite bands?
Smashing pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red hot chili peppers, The cure, Led zeppelin, Deep purple, Tool, Metallica, A perfect circle.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Sound

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I have been in a highschool garage band for a year, then I barely touched my guitar because of "stuff" Now I am alive and kicking and looking for a new band.

Why do you play guitar?
I'd rather listen to and make music then talk. It's so much easier.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to express my feelings with music even more

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: robyoung on March 03, 2009, 02:55:49 pm
Nickname: Rob
Real name: Robin
Age: 27
Habitat: Milton Keynes, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Jay Turser Strat & some rubbish acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Bit of both depending on my mood. Mainly the Electric to get my fingers used to the steel strings

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Frontman 15G

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since just after xmas (2008)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, but listen to almost anything

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything Justin is teaching at the moment!

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Iron Maiden, GnR, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Beatles, Kinks, Ramones, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix... any more!?  ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hearing Cliffs of Dover and sadly enough Guitar Hero!!  ::)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, am no where near ready!

Why do you play guitar?
Enjoy it, keep my brain active and maybe one day top show off!

What are your goals for the future?
To be able play some great songs really well and maybe join a band one day!

Rob
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: hougstar on March 06, 2009, 05:51:01 pm

Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Fender Standard Stratocaster.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Strat.

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX

For how long have you been playing guitar?
On and off for 2 years almost.  I just got out of the Navy and I now have time to actually learn it.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock inspired songs, or anything with a smooth tune (Santana)

Who are your favorite bands?
GWAR, Slipknot, Korn, Static X, Kid Rock, Dope, Red Hot Chili Peppers

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Slipknot.  I was introduced to them a year ago and I just liked how the guitar sounds.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope.

Why do you play guitar?
It is relaxing and good to learn something that takes patience.

What are your goals for the future?
Get through college and be a federal agent =)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Dan Graves on March 09, 2009, 03:09:08 pm
Nickname: Dan Graves
Real (full) name: Daniel Jonathan Graves
Age and birthday: 25 (04-13-1983)
Habitat: The Hague, The Netherlands and Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Dove *black*, Epiphone Les Paul *black/cherry* with sperzel locking tuners
and Bareknuckle Rebel Yell customs.
(i downsized since i lost my band)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly my black/cherry one with the Rebel Yells.
They have my tone  ;D

Which amp(s) do you own?
Hughes & Kettner Statesman Dual 20, MadAmp A15MKII,
Orange Tiny Terror Combo

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Over 10 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
That widely varies with my mood, can be classical, punk, metal and just about everything in between, with the exception of gangster rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Punk, Pop, Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many, but mostly Oingo Boingo and Lamb Of God

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My dad's old Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix records. And Metallica.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to, but due to some members finishing their studies and moving abroad, we disbanded.
Now i just jam with the leftovers, and some folks from another local coverband.

Why do you play guitar?
Because i like to.

What are your goals for the future?
To terrorize the forum with my opinionated hogwash...
Nah, just kidding, i'll try my best to behave, but please, no country and western references, every man has his limits...  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on March 09, 2009, 10:37:27 pm
Quote
What are your goals for the future?
To terrorize the forum with my opinionated hogwash...
Nah, just kidding, i'll try my best to behave, but please, no country and western references, every man has his limits... 

LOL! Welcome back.

W
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dufc1923 on March 11, 2009, 08:50:50 am

Nickname: craig
Real (full) name: craig balsillie
Age and birthday: 38 (30-May-1970)
Habitat: Live in New Zealand originally from Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
It says Epiphone on the headstock, and Gibson on the truss rod cover and the Serial Number indicates it was built by Samick in Indonesia..
 PR 100 is the model number of this GibSamiPhone

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The GibSamiPhone

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

How long have you been playing guitar?
played for a year or two back in the 80's then another year or so in the early 90's and have been playing this time round for just over 2 years..

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Listening to a lot of Mississippi John Hurt just now, Also Clapton, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Son House, Charlie Patton..

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hank Marvin originally.. The first time i heard the shadows doing Apache, i thought it was awesome..

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
purely for some relaxation, would like to get good enough to be able to put on a performance of some kind..

What are your goals for the future?
To be confident enough to go into a guitar shop and have a "test drive" of some guitars..

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rodrigo on March 16, 2009, 01:56:08 pm


Which guitar(s) do you own?
It says Epiphone on the headstock, and Gibson on the truss rod cover and the Serial Number indicates it was built by Samick in Indonesia..
 PR 100 is the model number of this GibSamiPhone


GibSamiPhone - now that rocks xD never hear sutch a strange name for a guitar brand
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wayneo on March 16, 2009, 04:58:16 pm
Nickname: Wayne'o
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 25
Habitat: Aberdeen ,Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Lorenzo Dreadnaught fs1

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Lorenzo Dreadnought fs1

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? just learning

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? anything i can

Who are your favorite bands? Oasis,pigeon detectives,the view, enemy

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  hearing a close friend doing a live acoustic session at a gig

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? nope

Why do you play guitar? i cant yet

What are your goals for the future? to play alongside friend at a gig
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: royp on March 17, 2009, 11:29:04 am
Hi Wayne'o. That makes 4 of us on this forum living in North East Scotland - that I know about, anyway.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wayneo on March 18, 2009, 11:30:48 am
hi roy thanks for the welcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ccfcspit on March 20, 2009, 11:00:29 pm
Nickname: Spit or when the mood takes me, ccfcspit. Truimph Spitfires & Coventry City, before you ask!
Real (full) name: Steve
Age and birthday: 46, 6th April
Habitat: West Wales, but originally Coventry

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Tacocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? ^^^

Which amp(s) do you own? A peavey 60w that's too loud for the tiny room I'm in & has too much hum so doesn't get used, a cheap cheetah practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar? Making noises with it for 6/7 years, playing, not yet.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Metal/Rock/Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Could be described as Dave Lister Grunge, if you've seen Red Dwarf...

Who are your favorite bands? Maiden, Purple, Rainbow, many many others

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Had wanted to since I was a teen, Probably because of early Rainbow albums - just never had the money/opportunity

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope.

Why do you play guitar? I guess one day I'd like to play freebird in some pub.

What are your goals for the future? Immediate - Start doing some structured practice instead of hitting random combinations of strings! Later - actually be able to play along with songs.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: CambaNation on April 05, 2009, 08:57:07 pm
Well I haven't done one of these yet so I thought I'd give it a go

Nickname: Camba, Nelly, before you ask!
Real (full) name: Nelson
Age and birthday: 24, October 29th
Habitat: Hamburg, Germany / originally from Bolivia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Stratocaster MIM, Crafter DE7

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both! Dont really have much to choose from  :D

Which amp(s) do you own? A tiny 15W Line 6 Spider practice amp. It is enough for now...

How long have you been playing guitar? Started strumming chords when I was 16, but didnt really begin to "learn" guitar until about one year ago (When I found this site!!)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock (60s-Present), Psychodelich Rock, Progressive Rock, Some Punk, ReaggeaFunk, Soul, R&B,

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, Funk

Who are your favorite bands? RHCP, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppellin, Radiohead, Sir Marley and the Wailers, Dire Straits, Beatles, and too many other to name.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The first time I grabbed a guitar I prob did it to get girls, now just outta love of the guitar sound and music as a whole.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope, have just jammed with other friends who were capable guitar and drums players

Why do you play guitar? To learn to speak the universal language of music and be able to jam with othe rmusicians in most types of settings.

What are your goals for the future? ... guitarwise  ??? short term - to instinctly be able to name the notes on the fretboard, and in the next year to be able to play to the whole of Jimi Hendrix Experience albums (very ambitious I know  ::) )
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sportyguitarman on April 06, 2009, 12:24:12 am

Nickname:
Dylan
Real (full) name:
Dylan
Age and birthday:
13, Sept 6
Habitat:
Manitoba, Canada

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Beaver Creek 101 series
Electric: '07 model American made Strat

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
An old beat up solid state Vox. Not sure what model.

How long have you been playing guitar?
About 1 year and 8 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues and rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Bob Dylan, The Stones, Aerosmith, David Wilcox, B.B. King, etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Bob Dylan's debut album, some great acoustic blues playing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Someday (i hope)

Why do you play guitar?
I just like it. ;)

What are your goals for the future?
To be in a band or be a solo performer.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: licksnkicks on April 11, 2009, 03:22:47 am

Nickname:  Leo
Real (full) name: Gina
Age and birthday: November 13th
Habitat: Canaduh! lol

Which guitar(s) do you own? Academy stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?  The only one I have(see above answer)

Which amp(s) do you own? An Academy amp 15 watts? I think

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? old school rock n' roll(Van halen would be a fine example) Oh yes and the Prince of Darkness, Mr Ozzy Osbourne himself, classical and blues!

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues and rock n' roll

Who are your favorite bands? Van Halen, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and of course Joe Satriani.  I love his style!

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son's best friend gave it to me for X-mas. 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No definitely not yet and may never.  Who knows!

Why do you play guitar?  For stress relief from life and music is my first love in life.

What are your goals for the future?  To become as good as I can.  To learn and challenge myself on a daily basis
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sidheman on April 11, 2009, 07:15:37 am
Okay, so I've been here a while but I should really put mine up there.

Nickname:  Bob Sideways, Sidheman
Real (full) name: Matthew
Age and birthday: Jan. 24, 26 yrs old
Habitat: Utah

Which guitar(s) do you own? Piece of crap First Act ME503 electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?  the First Act and a friend's classical style acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own? I think it's a Peavey Rage 108 but I can't find the info

How long have you been playing guitar? About a year, but steadily for the past three months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock (Boston, Kansas, Dire Straits), Alternative, Modern Rock, Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock somewhat, but scales/chords and Folk stuff for the most part

Who are your favorite bands? Boston, Dire Straits, Aerosmith, RHCP

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I tried to teach myself a long time ago, but gave it up.  Recently my friends wanting to learn kinda gave me back the bug, and I've been able to stick with it rather well.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I've played in one before, but with the violin (fiddling around lol).  All but the drummer were jerks though, so I didn't stick with them.  Right now I really don't know, but my friends are trying to learn and another friend is decent at bass, so ya never know.

Why do you play guitar?  Fun!  Same reason I sing and play violin (for most all of my life).  If music isn't fun, don't do it.  That and it's very versatile and can mix with basically anything.

What are your goals for the future?  Teach, play, enjoy, and spread the wonders of music.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: FaxteR on April 13, 2009, 10:34:11 pm
Nickname: FaxteR
Real (full) name: doesn't matter ;)
Age and birthday: 15 (1993 - 06 - 30)
Habitat: Friedrichstadt (Schleswih-Holstein - Germany)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS OW
Höfner Green (It's not really mine, so dunno the correct name)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Fender ;)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss SD1 Super Overdrive

How long have you been playing guitar?
For about 5 months now. Since November 2008

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock
Punk Rock
Alternative Rock
Hard Rock
Grunge

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Mhh, I play almost every genre, but I think Rock is the most.

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day
Tenacious D
Nickelback
Blink-182
Metallica
Nirvana
Yellowcard
Guns N' Roses

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My father. He also plays...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but two friend of mine think about to form a band with me.

Why do you play guitar?
It's fun :D

What are your goals for the future?
To learn more and more difficult songs!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: AussieDan on April 17, 2009, 06:43:02 am
I just realised I have been on here nearly 2 years and still haven't filled this out. Better late than never

Nickname: Dan
Real (full) name: Daniel, L
Age and birthday:30 (11 May 78)
Habitat: Melbourne, Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha Pacifica
Fender dg-8s starter acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
the acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox AD30VT

How long have you been playing guitar?
Define playing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mostly rock but can appreciate a good song in any style.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Anything easy to play. Mostly play the beginner stuff from the lessons.

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to mention

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My wife had an old cheap guitar from when she was growing up that was gathering dust so i picked it up and started trying to learn, before i knew it i was hooked.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
Love music and that feeling of being swept away to a place where nothing else matters. Playing guitar is my one great escape.

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to reach a level where i can play comfortably in front of others.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wally on April 17, 2009, 11:59:42 am
Nickname: Wally
Real (full) name: Ian Wallace (hence the 'wally', hopefully no other reason)
Age and birthday: 39, Oct 08
Habitat: Durban in South Africa - came here in '81 as a child, lived here ever since

Which guitar(s) do you own? A Callaghan (local custom guitar maker, excellent guitar) An old Aria strat copy and a bullet Squier Strat (yes I have seen the reviews, but it was cheap and plays ok - keep it at work for lunch times etc)

Which guitar do you currently play on? The Callaghan mainly and the Squier at work

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20X. Toying with the idea of building myself a low power valve amp, but it will probably not get used enough.

How long have you been playing guitar? Messed around for many years, only in the last couple of months have I tried to 'get serious'

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Most except rap. I like rock and blues mainly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Rock an Blues

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list. I tend to listen to tracks than albums though

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Always loved the sound of the guitar, and even 'noodling' with nothing in particular gives me pleasure.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, can't subject people to such torture.

Why do you play guitar? Always loved the sound of the guitar, and even 'noodling' with nothing in particular gives me pleasure.

What are your goals for the future? To enjoy myself first and foremost. To get better and know what I am doing. Maybe compose and record a bit on my PC, but only for myself for now - if I get there, I will revisit my goals.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Griz on April 22, 2009, 04:29:56 am

Nickname: Griz
Real (full) name: Joe
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: Sapporo, Japan

Which guitar(s) do you own? none

Which guitar do you currently play on? my wife's old guitar, which is a Yamaki acoustic

How long have you been playing guitar? Aside from a few lessons as a young lad, I've been at it for about 2 months now.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? alternative rock, progressive rock, blues rock, classical

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? rock, blues and a bit of classical

Who are your favorite bands? Foo Fighters, Genesis (early), Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, The Who, REM, etc. etc.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? After 30 odd years of thinking "I wish I could play that" I decided to do it.  Coincidentally found Justin's site about the same time.  Serendipity.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Ha! But someday it might be fun.

Why do you play guitar? Escape and relaxation.

What are your goals for the future? To get my own guitar.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bob Bouzouki on April 22, 2009, 09:46:55 am
Age: 39
Habitat: Greece

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A cheap acoustic. I used to have a lovely black and white electric but not any more.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The cheap acoustic.

Which amp(s) do you own?
I gave my amp away!

How long have you been playing guitar?
For 23 years - although I hadn't touched it for the last 20.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Progressive rock and metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to play a bit of everything. Classical, baroque, blues, jazz, Spanish, rock, folk....

Who are your favorite bands?
Ozric Tentacles, Jethro Tull, IQ

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Rock music.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No but it would be nice to give it a go sometime.

Why do you play guitar?
It's a good solo instrument. You can play melody and harmony at the same time.

What are your goals for the future?
To keep playing and learn lots of tunes of all different styles - I don't want to stop and have to start again in another 20 years.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Full Throttle on April 30, 2009, 11:28:42 am
Nickname: Rise
Real name: Risto
Age and birthday: 19 years old ( August 12, 1989 )
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez RG321.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez RG321.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Micro Cube (best amp ever <3).

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since summer -08.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Everything from Hard Rock to Extreme Metal. Mostly extreme though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I try to play Metal. I can even play one death metal song :P

Who are your favorite bands?
Slayer, Behemoth, Ensiferum etc. See here for more http://www.last.fm/user/trutteli.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Awesome guitarists like Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Jari Mäenpää (Ensiferum, Wintersun) and Chuck Shuldiner (Death). One day I just had some extra money so I went to an instrument store and bought my guitar and amp.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I've played with some of my friends though and hope we can have a band in the future.

Why do you play guitar?
To impress girls and because it's fun.

What are your goals for the future?
Playing fast lead guitar is what I want to do.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Kupes on May 07, 2009, 10:33:42 am
Nickname: Kupes

Real (full) name: Kasper

Age and birthday: 14 (December 20, 1994, yea i know, im a latie)

Habitat: Sweden

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Cataluna SGN-C209 (classical guitar)
Epiphone Hummingbird (acoustic guitar)
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty (electric guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty
Epiphone Hummingbird

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX AD30VT

How long have you been playing guitar?
Hm.. almost a year, hardly any progress though :(

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Ehm... different :p I guess i would play alot of rock if i could =/

Who are your favorite bands?
Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Green Day, Oasis, Metallica and Gun's n Roses.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Well, I played mandoline for many years, but I got tired of it.
I always thought guitar players were really cool so i quit mandoline and bought a guitar and love it :D Though I'm really bad at it :p

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, but I hope to play in a band in the future

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! It's challenging, it sounds awesome when you manage to play something cool.

What are your goals for the future?
Become the new Jimi Hendrix?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DouglasWHawkins on May 10, 2009, 09:03:19 pm

Nickname: Douglas
Real (full) name: Douglas Hawkins
Age and birthday: 11 years old ( 7-3-97 )
Habitat: Florida,USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Own none, but use my dad's Fender Stratocaster MIM

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Stratocaster MIM

Which amp(s) do you own?
Mine doesn't have a name on it, so I don't know  ???

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About a month

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Punk Rock & Alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I don't know that much, can't play a specific genre yet.

Who are your favorite bands?
Rise Against, love the lyrical meanings and the music, Billy Talent, love Ben, and their guitars. Gotta love them Canadians  :)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Great guitarists like Joe Perry, Slash, Zach Blair, Ian D'sa, Tom Morello and Jimi Hendrix.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I hope to be able to play in a band in the future though!

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun!

What are your goals for the future?
To play Lead Guitar or Lead Singer in a punk rock band  :P
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: flyhead on May 10, 2009, 09:11:18 pm
Welcome to the show, Douglas. We're all here to help and be helped.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Wakka on May 11, 2009, 12:38:04 pm
Nickname: Joe
Real (full) name: Joe Bennett
Age and birthday: 18, 13th November
Habitat: Sussex, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Some ancient acoustic guitar thats got a warped neck and is always going out of tune, and a £60 electric guitar thats sort of a Telecastor mimic.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The 60 quid one =P

Which amp(s) do you own?
I recently bought a Line 6 Spider 3 15 amp, love it =)

How long have you been playing guitar?
For about 5 moths, 2 of which were not really practising or anything just trying to play riffs of tabs online.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)?
I really do like all sorts of genres, my favourite would have to rock, blues, umm I really don't know what genre some of the bands listen to are, I guess you'll see in the favourite bands bit what I like.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well none at the moment, but I'd like to go into blues, rock sort of thing.

Who are your favourite bands?
The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M, Joy Division, Franz Ferdinand, Jack Johnson... the list goes on

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
YouTube I guess lol, I use to watch guitar covers and bands play live for hours on end.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, just been playing in my room. Hopefully when I go to uni though I'll meet some people that play and try to do some jamming with them

Why do you play guitar?
Love the sound and emotion you can get out of it, there a literally thousands of different ways of playing the same notes, and you don't need a whole band for it to sound good.

What are your goals for the future?
Well I'd love to join a casual band in the future that just plays for fun, do a few gigs here and there. Hope I get good enough for that, I also want to start transcribing soon so I don't have to rely on other people for tabs n stuff.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: DouglasWHawkins on May 12, 2009, 12:52:52 am
Welcome to the show, Douglas. We're all here to help and be helped.

Thanks, don't worry about my age,

pretty mature for an 11 year old  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: denise on May 12, 2009, 07:22:53 am
Hi Everyone! Nice to meet you all!

Nickname:Denise
Real (full) name:Denise Jacinto
Age and birthday:41 (6/5/67)
Habitat:Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Acoustic Yamaha Student guitar and an old Hondo acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own?none

How long have you been playing guitar?Off and on (mostly off) since I was 12

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? alternative, bossa nova, MPB, jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?alternative

Who are your favorite bands?Aztec Camera, Roddy Frame, Caetano Veloso, Blind Pilot, Emiliana Torrini, choro, Teresa Christina

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Kenny Rogers when I was 12, Christopher Parkening when I was 24, and lately Roddy Frame

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? lol!

Why do you play guitar? because it has such a beautiful, warm sound

What are your goals for the future? raise my kids to appreciate life and be happy

favorite guitarist Roddy Frame
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Martin on May 13, 2009, 01:23:58 pm
What a cool thread :)


Nickname: Martin
Real (full) name: Martin Andersson
Age and birthday: 27, 19th of March 1982 (god I'm getting old :) )
Habitat: Oslo, Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
- Charlotte: Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Vintage Sunburst Limited Edition Week #33 2007.
- Victoria: Epiphone SG Cherry Faded Limited Edition
- Ruth: Squier Stratocaster Red

Which guitar do you currently play on? Charlotte, The Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own? Rland Cube 20X

How long have you been playing guitar? Since Xmas 2007, but with long breaks in between

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? hmm, hard to pick. I listen to all sorts of genres, but when it comes to guitar I have to say Indie Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal and Blues. I love blues.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues, Rock

Who are your favorite bands? Lynyrd Skynyrd, Franz Ferdinand, Pink Floyd, Gary Moore, Dire Straits and the list goes on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?Hehe, funy story. I was auditioning for a school play and I wanted to play a song so I learned it on an acoustic guitar (steel). Then I didn't play for years, but.... Then Guitar Hero came out. I know, I know... After becoming a "hero" (depending on how you see it ;) ) I felt I really wanted to get back into guitar so I got the Squier for christmas and from there it has escalated.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Have a band at work, but we are really just messing around.

Why do you play guitar? It takes me away from work. Usually having three jobs simultainously (spellcheck?)  makes the day hard enough as it is. I need to just get away.

What are your goals for the future? Getting to know the fret board note by note ;) Being able to nail the fast blues lick in Comfortably Numb ;) And of course, get the family thing going and all that :) And of course, work hard and buy more collectible guitars!

favorite guitarist Hmm.  Gary Moore, I love how he makes the guitar cry... Gary Rossington (Lynyrd), Allen Collins (Lynyrd), slash (GnR), Mark Knopfler. h Lord, Knopfler knows what he's doing!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: jamesmullan on June 10, 2009, 09:50:34 am
Nickname: J
Real (full) name: James Mullan
Age and birthday: 26 years old
Habitat: UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?
PRS Santana SE, Yamaha CPX8, Aria Ike Issacs model, Admira Nylon String

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PRS, Yamaha & Aria

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland

For how long have you been playing guitar?
19 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Alt Rock, Indie, Acoustic, Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All of the above

Who are your favorite bands?
Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendriz

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Elvis in Jailhouse Rock!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
yup see myspace.com/unfolds

Why do you play guitar?
Pure love!

What are your goals for the future?
Keep playing and occasionally produce that REALLY sounds like Jimi Hendrix...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: close2u on June 10, 2009, 11:16:53 am
hi guys

 :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: julienarrijs on June 10, 2009, 02:20:25 pm



Nickname: Ju
Real (full) name: Julien Arrijs
Age and birthday: 27 years old ( 24-01-82 )
Habitat: Belgium


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Strat MIA 1994 40th anniversary edition two tone orange subunburst, like the one Eric Johnson is playing, Norman B18 Acoustic Guitar, a more than decent "budget" acoustic, you can get one for something like 350 euros.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My Strat mostly, and on my acoustic when i just want to play for five minutes between tasks

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar HT5 Combo

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since Jan/february of this year, don't really remember, wich makes it 5 or 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Depends on my mood, but i'd say mostly blues/rock kinda thing

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Classic rock, and some folk jack johson style

Who are your favorite bands?
CCR, John Fogerty is makin me saving money to get a Gibson Les Paul :) and well that's the only band i can think of that i could labelled as my favorite.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
John Mayer version of Bold as Love on Where the light is DVD. I thought man i wanna do that.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not Yet

Why do you play guitar?
Because i want to, i like the idea of being able to express myself through different channels, others would be martial arts and golf.

What are your goals for the future?
Being able to play the songs i really dig, like stuff from satch, and maybe to join a blues/rock kind of band

Favorite Guitarists:

Yngwie Malsmsteen, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall II, Joe Bonamassa, John Fogerty.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Inadazedstate on June 13, 2009, 12:48:49 pm
Nickname: Inadazedstate

Real (full) name: Andy Tully

Age and birthday: 37years old,  28th August

Habitat: NE UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Hagstrom Select Ultra Swede, Yamaha f310

Which guitar do you currently play on? My Hagstrom Select Ultra Swede

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20X

For how long have you been playing guitar? Since December 2008 so about 6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? The Blues, Old School Metal and Thrash

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Usually Blues (or to be exact I attempt to play the blues!)

Who are your favorite bands? John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, BB King, Sabbat, Motorhead

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A few things; John Lee Hookers song Tupelo, and a friend of mine who can play and sold me his Yamaha f310 cheap.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I don't play in a band.

Why do you play guitar? For pleasure, to be creative and for the sense of satisfaction that learning something new gives.


What are your goals for the future? To keep on learning!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MITbase on June 13, 2009, 08:44:10 pm
Nickname:MITbase
Age and birthday:21
Habitat:USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Martin DX1

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Martin DX1

Which amp(s) do you own?
N/A

How long have you been playing guitar?
2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie, country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Not sure yet

Who are your favorite bands?
The Beetles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Curiosity. And I had a professor who plays very well, so...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not yet.

Why do you play guitar?
Have fun

What are your goals for the future?
Keep learning and have fun playing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Appolo Jupiter on June 13, 2009, 11:28:24 pm
Nickname: Pablo, Apollo(My nic is not a misspell I just use double p instead of l) , Mario. . . (they say that i look pretty Latino American, That’s y they give me Spanish nics :P)
Real (full) name: Papuna Gogitishvili
Age and birthday: Born 1990 A.D. age 19, 21st of January       
Habitat: The Most Beautiful GEORGIA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson acoustic, Classical 6 string (made By Local Maestro) Wanna buy Electric, but dad just bought me keys, so if I ask him more money for Electric guitar He’ll shoot me for sure :D

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson
Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
Scratching guitar for 3 years, for real since day before yesterday :P
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classic, Pop, Disco, Georgian Folk

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Doors, AC/DC, Van Halen, Dirty Mac, Beatles. . .

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Jimmy Page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Just quit the band which I formed. Don want to talk bout it :((

Why do you play guitar?
Want to be total leader of the band, singing and soloing on guitar 8-) Maybe I should try solo career??? Time will show :P
What are your goals for the future?
Wanna rock the WORLD!!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chutzpah on June 16, 2009, 07:06:10 pm
Nickname: On here, Chutzpah (Hebrew word meaning 'shameless audacity'). In real life, I don't really have a nickname
Real (full) name: Rob
Age and birthday: Some point in January 1984
Habitat: Zummerzet, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? God only knows, it's downstairs. It's a Les Paul rip-off though (sunburst). I also have a really old stratocaster-style guitar in my parent's loft from when I was a kid (more on that later). It's behind so much stuff and been knocked about so much I just went out and bought a new one.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The above

Which amp(s) do you own? One that plugs in and makes noise

How long have you been playing guitar? Well, I started learning when I was about 10 in school. Started on an acoustic and was taught in a very classical fashion by my teacher. Then we got a new music teacher who I remember pulled a face at us learning notation and using alternate finger plucking and taught us tab instead. I finished lessons when I was about 14 and here's my moment of shame....

I never really practised.

Like, ever.

So I was always woeful. I haven't picked up a guitar since I was that age but yearned to start again the other day

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock and Roll, and a little heavy metal never goes amiss. On a rainy day I love to put some blues or soul on.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Ask me again in a year!

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to mention, I listen to all sorts. I will happily put my head above the parapet though and say I adore Oasis.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I saw Top of The Pops as a very young kid and thought it looked cool. I think what happened is that I wanted to do it but the idea of practice, practice, practice was never instilled in me, so I'd just turn up to weekly half hour lessons in school and suck as bad as I did the week before, so I never carried the motivation to continue playing.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope

Why do you play guitar? Right now, it's because I don't play an instrument and would love to inspire my nine month old to do something similar when he's a bit older. No one else in my family plays an instrument and I enjoy being the first in the family to do things (go to uni, learn to drive, live somewhere different etc.)

What are your goals for the future? Start with the basics, actually practice each day to get slowly better and... enjoy it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: plukey on June 18, 2009, 03:09:31 pm
Hi Guys and Gals,
been kicking about here for a couple of weeks and only just found this thread, so here goes...

Nickname: plukey
Real (full) name: Peter Luke
Age and birthday: 35, 3rd May
Habitat: Wingate, County Durham, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Westfield (cheap) strat copy, PRS SE Custom 22

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The PRS!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT15, and a cheap 5W thing that came with the cheap strat copy

How long have you been playing guitar?
21 years since I got my first guitar, 3 months since I started to learn properly!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, Rock, Metal, Classic Rock, in fact most guitar music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues, Rock, Metal, and a teensy little bit classical style (ie, the intro to one song by tesla!)


Who are your favorite bands?
The Stones, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Metallica, Maiden, Blur, Green Day, many many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was a teenage metalhead!! But I decided to learn properly recently after seeing a stones tribute band (21st century stones) on a stag do in manchester. They got the whole place bouncing, and l just thought, 'I would love to do that!'

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Never, but I'd love to be good enough to join a band one day. Even if it was just playing weddings or something!

Why do you play guitar?
There is no finer sound in the world than a guitar played properly! (apart from hearing your childs first cry!!)

What are your goals for the future?
To be the best guitarist and dad that I can be. And some other stuff too lengthy to list here!!

Who is your favourite guitarist?
Probably have to say....ooh there's so many....Slash. Or to be truthful, at the minute its Justin, 'cos I've learn't so much from him in the short time since finding this site! Thanks dude!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rodrigo on June 18, 2009, 04:10:59 pm
never to late plukey, Be very wellcome
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: irishalkies on June 20, 2009, 02:27:36 am
Shoulda done this ages ago.Only just found it.

Nickname:irishalkies

Real (full) name:Jay

Age and birthday:33, Dec 75

Habitat:North Shields,Newcastle,U.K

Which guitar(s) do you own?

An old Fender acoustic
And a Silvertone electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mainly acoustic
play electric at night with headphones.

Which amp(s) do you own?

own two amps.Not sure whether they're worth listing.
i.e nothing special.

How long have you been playing guitar?About 2 1/2 to 3 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock,Alternative.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? See above

Who are your favorite bands?

Oasis, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Kinks, James, Counting Crows,Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Cypress Hill, Snow Patrol.Amongst others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

Noel Gallagher.Nuff said.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I wish!

Why do you play guitar?

I was given a guitar by my brother about 3 years ago.I thought I'd learn how to play it, So I went to the library and borrowed a few books.About a year later I found Justin's site and I became Addicted.That's why I play guitar.Because I'm addicted.

What are your goals for the future?

I taught my nephew to play and he's now twice the player I am within a year.So maybe I might be a good teacher in my later years.Who knows?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cez on June 20, 2009, 07:51:55 pm
Nickname: Cez
Real (full) name: Christine C
Age and birthday: 13 years old 5th May
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Affinity, unfortunatly I'm only 13 and I have a very limited amount of money.   :(

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier Affinity

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG10

How long have you been playing guitar?
Few months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Indie, rock and pop.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock or Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Green Day <3 :-*

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I was already very inspired by music and I wanted to play yet another instrument.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
Because I enjoy it.  ;)

What are your goals for the future?
To become a music teacher.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: WAH on June 24, 2009, 06:26:31 pm


Nickname:WAH (full) name:[/b]
Age and birthday:
Habitat:The Good ole state of Montana, USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone ELOO steel string acoustic and a Morgan Monroe MMV 5 parlor guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar? I have had various guitars for like 5 years but never have learned how to play.  Justin my boy you are going to change that!  Actually I took lessons for a couple months but I had to drive like 200 miles to them so quit.  The teacher was a pro and could transcribe songs into tabs just by hammering out the song on the fretboard with his finger as he listened to the song so I started trying to transcribe back then and it is pretty fun but oh so slow.  It is easy though to tell when tabs on the internet are wrong and fun to try and make them right.  Justin makes learning seem so fun and his videos rock. He almost seems like a friend right there with you. A very cool guy (and cute) oops and I am really glad I found this site because it has made me really start practicing.
 
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? I like just about anything but rap, but then rap isn't music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I am just learning so nothing really. I play a mean On Top Of Old Smokey! I am good at the solo part of Fleetwood Macs Silver Springs, My little Epi sings almost like an electric on that.

Who are your favorite bands? Green Day, Snow Patrol, Cold Play, Willie Nelson is cool, I like a wide variety depending on mood.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? A guy I knew

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? HaHa thats a good one

Why do you play guitar? Just wanna do it, it is fun and beats watching the tube

What are your goals for the future? I am in the future.  Just wanna say though, give us Americans a break, we are mostly good people, we just have had an amazing run of crappy politicians trying their best to mess things up for this country. Later
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: amok1 on June 24, 2009, 08:54:14 pm


Nickname: Amok
Real (full) name: Steven
Age and birthday: 24 march 18 1984
Habitat: Currently Bullhead City Az (an hour south of Las Vegas) you don't know hot till you've lived here

Which guitar(s) do you own? Hot rodded Tele, MIJ strat w/ texas special, PRS Dragon II, A Harmony from a J.C. penny catalog circa 1966,
Gibson Blues King, 60th ann Strat MIA, slim-body Ovation,  and MIM Strat that I've completely modded myself.

Which guitar do you currently play on? The MIM strat, It has Lace Sensor hot golds, 20db mid boost,  fender deluxe bridge and tuners, ect

Which amp(s) do you own?  65' Fender Super Reverb, Fender Ultimate Chorus w/$500 in mods, and a VOX AC30CC2

How long have you been playing guitar? wow going on 17 years now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? 60's 70's rock, Blues, 90's rock, jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? blues/90's rock

Who are your favorite bands?  Any of the classic rock bands from the 60's and 70's, Sublime, My Chemical Romance, The Get Up Kids, The Killers, The White Stripes, SRV, Red hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, AFI, Pink Floyd, The Mama's and the Papa's, Jeffersons Airplane / Starship, Stoned Temple Pilots, Mindless Self Indulgence, Breaking Benjamin, Real Big Fish, Radiohead, Seven Mary Three, The Postal Service, Taking Back Sunday, From Autumn to Ashes, Incubus, , Dashboard Confessional, The Kings Albert and B.B. ,  NIN, A Perfect Circle, TOOL, The Beatles, The Union Underground, The Cure, Linkin Park, Johnny Cash, Chevelle, Alice Cooper, Yellow Card, Seether, Janis Joplin, Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Bobaflex, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Greenday, Stonesour, Gackt, Gorillaz, Thursday, Thrice, gODHEAD, System of a Down, Papa Roach, Eve 6, HIM, Peter Tosh, Weezer, Reggie and the full effect, Wilco, Pearl Jam, Amnion, Scarling, Jack Off Jill, Switchblade Symphony, London After Midnight, Crystal Chronicle Music, Jet, Jimmy Eat World, Korn, Bob Marley...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My uncle Joe Cinderella, If ya never heard of him do some research...amazing jazz guitarist.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? i've been in and out of bands since age 12...current band is a Rock/blues band called My DIXIE WRECK

Why do you play guitar? Because it expresses that which nothing else can

What are your goals for the future?  I remember seeing my uncle i mentioned before playing with Les Paul and Joe Topinka back in the mid 90's.... I'd love to share a stage with them.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: guitar_noob_jon on July 07, 2009, 04:15:58 pm
Hey, wish I knew about this site earlier  ;D

Nickname: On here guitar_noob_jon but generally jonny or jon (or less pleasant things  ;))
Real (full) name: Jonathan Hunt
Age and birthday: November 18th. I'm 18
Habitat: Manchester, England

Which guitar(s) do you own? (Fender) Squier Bullet Strat (cheap strat). Got my eyes on a couple of others though (when i can afford it)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Cheap strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Frontman 15G

How long have you been playing guitar? Playing it for a couple of months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All sorts. Punk, metal, rock, hardcore. But bit of drum & base, dance etc. I listen to a lot.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Punk and try some metal

Who are your favorite bands? Anti-flag, rise against, the who, rolling stones, trivium, rage against the machine...do I have to list them all?  ;D

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I just love music. I love the sound of the guitar. Want to play bass and drums as well. A bit optimistic. It's just an amazing thing to be able to do.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope. Would love to though

Why do you play guitar? Because it's amazing! And relaxing too. Just takes your mind off everything

What are your goals for the future? For the guitar? Well to be able to play as well as I can obviously. Just in general though I don't have any major goals. I'm going to uni in america so graduating would be nice. Hopefully I wont get kicked out. And then who knows. I'll see where life takes me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Jenry on July 08, 2009, 10:23:35 pm
Nickname: Jenry, Henukki
Real (full) name: Henri Laine
Age and birthday: 16
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Harley Benton MS-11. Not exactly high end :p. Looks kinda nice and plays nice. Sound... Let's not talk about sound. No can do when you don't really have money to spend.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
When you've got one you cant really decide...

Which amp(s) do you own?
Scrappy Harley Benton.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Blues, rock, metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muse, Lynyrd Skynyrd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Metallica

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not with this skill set.

Why do you play guitar?
Cause I like it off course!

What are your goals for the future?
For guitar? Become nice Blues player. Generally it'd be nice to get rid of school.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: stagash on July 09, 2009, 09:51:15 am
Nickname:Ash
Real (full) name:Ashley
Age and birthday:26
Habitat:Northamptonshire, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
None at the moment I'm borrowing my brother untill I get my own

Which guitar do you currently play on?
It's some sort of acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
At the time of writing about a week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock/Indie

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I'm still learning

Who are your favorite bands?
Coconi and for some strange reason like The Zutons

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I hang out with a band call Coconi, the dream of playing one song with her would be amazing

Why do you play guitar?
For personal pleasure

What are your goals for the future?
To be good enough to be able to play with my hero Coco
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Chutzpah on July 09, 2009, 01:00:52 pm
and for some strange reason like The Zutons

Don't think that's strange. I loved their first album. You've just reminded me to dig out some of their later work on Spotify.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: OBBob on July 12, 2009, 12:58:32 am
Hi from Bob in San Diego, California, new to the list

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Blues, R&B, jam band

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands? Grateful Dead

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Getting ready to retire and need a new focus.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Why do you play guitar?  To try to keep my young, youthful nature (now that I'm 61)

What are your goals for the future?  To be able to play the guitar well enough that I don't embarrass my son.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JC on July 12, 2009, 01:58:24 am
Welcome aboard Bob! (http://www.imagenation.se/smil.gif)

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Bootstrap on July 13, 2009, 09:40:38 am
Hi All,

I've been using and donating to the site since about March this year and this is just my second post - so hi everyone.

Nickname: Bootstrap (cause I learn by myself from books, the www, & just workin stuff out)
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 45
Habitat: Sydney AU mostly nocternal

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez AB300S Dreadnaught Acoustic
Ibanez Blazer Series - Fender Copy
Maton Messiah Acoustic only
Maton EBG808TE with AP5 Mic
Maton Mini Diesel Special with AP5

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Mostly the 808 - it is just so comfy to play - for sweet sound though it has to be the Messiah

Which amp(s) do you own?

A Roland 40W Cube and an AER Alpha

How long have you been playing guitar?

On and off since I was 18 - but I've been really getting into it in a much bigger way since Feb '09 when I gave up my previous obsession. Probably rate myself as an OK beginner/early intermediate

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Blues, fingerstyle stuff, like hard rock but don't play much of it - will listen to anything really

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Anything I can (which isn't extensive)  :D

Who are your favorite bands?

None really - I have very ecclectic tastes - though if pushed I'd probably say AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

It was just something I was interested in

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

Never

Why do you play guitar?

Good question - dunno really other than I enjoy it and I find it a challenge. Makes a great distraction from my professional career

What are your goals for the future?

Well I sing in tune, but my voice sounds crap - so I reckon as a soloist fingerstyle is my best option :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Strat0Blues on July 13, 2009, 05:07:24 pm
Another one from OZ, welcome to the forum :)

I used to live in Sydney, allot of people over that side of the country.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Strat0Blues on July 13, 2009, 05:27:11 pm
And what the Hey, I will introduce myself again as allot of my answers have changed (and I am bored :D)

Nickname:Strat0Blues
Real (full) name:Strat0
Age and birthday:25
Habitat:Perth, Western Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own?

Fender Highway One HSS Stratocaster '09 (Wine Red)

Which guitar do you currently play on?

That One

Which amp(s) do you own?

Fender HotRod Deluxe

How long have you been playing guitar?

6 months with dedication (and Js website which gave me a kickstart in the right direction), and about 6 months around 7 or 8 years just learning Metallica songs

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Definately Blues, I have been through various genres over the years until I first heard "The Blues", and I just think it is great

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Blues and lately some basic Rock

Who are your favorite bands/artists?

Too many to list, plus allot of unknowns. I like music that appeals to me and puts me in a good mood. Music such as SRV, Lightnin' Hopkins, Hendrix, Clapton, BB King, sometimes ACDC, I like listening to my recorded videos also, thet gives me inspiration to practice and acheive my music goals.

I have even heard music on the local radio that has made me sit and listen from all different genres, there is just so much fine music out there and allot goes under the radar, that is the beauty in finding music. I also like music such as the slide guitar that is in the movie "Friday Night Lights", I just think that music is incredible and really captures a certain type of feeling.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?

A friend of mine has played for many years, I watched him play allot until one day I decided to have a go. I have always been drawn to the sounds of a guitar.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?

I used to play drums in a band, it just wasn't my thing

Why do you play guitar?

It makes me happy, the more I play and the further I progress I start to have a positive mind set. Being good at something is a great feeling.

What are your goals for the future?

Just continue to improve, jam with other people who have the same passion, enjoy myself and maybe even record some music. Enjoyment is the thing that keeps playing guitar alive for me.
 
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black-belt-boy on July 13, 2009, 06:27:57 pm
Nickname: black-belt-boy
Real (full) name: Cade Bengert
Age and birthday: 15
Habitat: Canada


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic and a really Cheap No name electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
Ripper GA-5

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 Months or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Punk, Rock, Industrial

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pop Punk mainly

Who are your favorite bands?
Blink 182, Green Day, Linkin Park, Tool, NoFX

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My music. I just want to do music as a career. None of this getting a real job crap lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yea my friends and I are trying to work something out

Why do you play guitar?
Because making music is an amazing way to express yourself

What are your goals for the future?
Make music my career. Continue with Martial Arts (Im in TKD)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: cunnie1979 on July 21, 2009, 02:57:52 pm
Nickname: Cunnie1979
Real (full) name: Andrew Cunningham
Age and birthday: 30 yrs old, 17th June 1979
Habitat: England (liverpool to be exact)


Which guitar(s) do you own?
They are both cheap, since i am only a beginner, one is a benson icon series strat, sounds good though, and the other is a very cheap, yet suitable for now, cheetah electro acoustic, however, playing this seems to hurt my fingers considerably more than the other.


Which guitar do you currently play on?

Both, however, saw a beautiful Ibanez the other day, shame about the price tag, but i will have one soon.


Which amp(s) do you own?

Currently just a Marshall 10w, cant remember exact model, since its at home while i work away. The guitars come with me though.


For how long have you been playing guitar?
about 6 weeks


Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock/metal


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
! minute changes,and bob dylans knocking on heavens door, trying to get that down before i even attempt iron maidens rhyme of the ancient mariner


Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden
In Flames
All that remains
Pantera
pretty much all metal bands


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Mid Life crisis, been too busy since i was a kid, so now working away leaves my evenings free to actually learn something pro-active, rather than messing about on PS3 lol


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No


Why do you play guitar?
Relaxation, self enhancement, skill wise. And because I have always wanted to


What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play sweet child of mine with zero mistakes, however, that is a long way off yet. Will stick to dylan for now.

 
 
 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: toshi04 on July 24, 2009, 11:55:12 am
ill introduce myself again.. haha


Nickname:             toshi04
Real (full) name:     Robert L
Age and birthday:   16 (jan 6 93)
Habitat:                The Philippines


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez Gio series (dont know the exact one.. not good with guitar names)
Rockstar Acoustic (got it for about 500PHP or 10$)



Which guitar do you currently play on?
The electric one.. i dont have acoustic strings at the moment


Which amp(s) do you own?
an Ibanez too.. again, dont know the exact name.. but it has only 15W i think..




For how long have you been playing guitar?
Ive been PLAYING way before i LEARNED how to play.. just learned 2years ago



Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Hard rock and Heavy metal..


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The ones above and mellow on the acoustic


Who are your favorite bands?
too many to mention


What inspired you to start playing guitar?
i really dont know.. i just love the sound of it


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nah.. i play just for the sake of the music


Why do you play guitar?
the answer above


What are your goals for the future?
to learn how to transcribe.. im sick of learning songs through the internet..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Experienced1969 on July 27, 2009, 01:54:43 pm
Nickname: Experienced1969
Real (full) name: Jose A.
Age and birthday: 15 years old
Habitat: Puerto Rico

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Don Pablo Acoustic (bought with my guitar teacher)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Don Pablo Acoustic

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Like, for 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Classic Rock, Hard rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepellin, The Beatles, Joe Satriani, SRV, Van Halen, Gun N' Roses

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Maybe Love HAHA :) Also, it's really fun.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
To inpress someone :) or to simple play

What are your goals for the future?
None...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dailinn on July 28, 2009, 12:11:08 am
        Nickname: Dai Linn
Real (full) name: Dyna Delesandri
Age and birthday: 18 - 08/12/90
Habitat: US (Texas)

Which guitar(s) do you own? G&L Legacy
 (http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w201/daibaka/guitar.jpg)
Which guitar do you currently play on? G&L Legacy

Which amp(s) do you own? Dunno what one of them is. ^^; The other is a little Pignose.

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for years, but only seriously for about a week now this time.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock, rock, Jpop, pop, jazz, metal (vairous kinds), blues, classical, pretty much any kind of music, really.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Whatever I'm in the mood for. Can't play much yet, though. =P

Who are your favorite bands? Rammstein, And One, ALI PROJECT, Slot, JAM Project, IOSYS, Janne Da Arc, COOL&CREATE...

What inspired you to start playing guitar? It's a little embarrassing to admit, but watching the anime K-On! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kviqEdhL3kE) inspired me to start learning seriously again. After I got my guitar back from the pawn shop (my mom had pawned it without asking me...) I vowed that I'd learn to play it really well so she never can again! ...but a few weeks later I hadn't even touched it. K-On! inspired me to actually pick it up and start learning again. It's embarrassing, but that's my story.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? My goal is to form a band! ...someday.

Why do you play guitar? I want to hear my father's guitar being played again, and I want to be on a band. Or maybe the real reason is that I just love making music. It's also a huge stress relief.

What are your goals for the future? To get better at composing music, better at playing the guitar, write some songs and play in a band.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 01, 2009, 01:06:34 am
Nickname:
-

Real (full) name:
Ezyo Pourchez

Age and birthday:
24 nov '91, so I'm 17 right now :)

Habitat:
The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylor 110 CE (my first actual own guitar)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Taylor 110 CE, some Kumika from my uncle which I have tuned to DADGAD, and a Cort Les Paul which used to be my grandpa's.

Which amp(s) do you own?
A broken one.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since 2006 (can't remember when exactly).

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I can listen to roughly everything, just as long as it's not too extreme.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The kind of genre people tell me is for 12-15 year old girls.

Who are your favorite bands?
No idea.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Became partially sighted back in 2005, looking for new hobby, trying out guitar, liked it, still do.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, would like to at some point maybe.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I love music, love making it, and I like the fact that I have found an instrument that I really like.

What are your goals for the future?
For now, I want to get into improvisation, and incorporating it into songs I compose on my computer, with a DAW.

So that's it. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: charlieguitars on August 01, 2009, 02:51:12 am
Nickname: Charlieguitars
Real (full) name: Charlie
Age and birthday: 16 (4-23-93)
Habitat:United States Originally Boston, MA now North Carolina

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha FG700S acoustic 
American Standard Fender Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

How long have you been playing guitar?
Eh like January-ish so like 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock and Blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Oh God where should i start.  Queen, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Creedence Cleerwater Revival, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Jack Johnson, Journey, I mean i could go on all day.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My love for music and an extreme dislike for wind instruments.
I also wanted to rock. lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No i want to start one with my best friend once i get good.

Why do you play guitar?
-Cause I love it
-Gives me something to do with my free time
-Girls love a guy who plays guitar lol

What are your goals for the future?
Be able to just tear up and down the fretboard and be able to play anything by ear.

Favorite Guitarist
Tough to say a top some of em are....
-Al Di Meola
-Pete Townshend
-Jimi Hendrix
-Eric Clapton
-Justin Sandercoe  ;) thanks justin
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chancho on August 03, 2009, 06:59:33 pm
I made a sort of template out of Lucos' question list.
To use it, just click on the "Quote" button at the top-right of this post, delete the stuff above Nickname:, and then delete the
at the end, and then fill in the areas you choose to answer.[/i]

Nickname: Chancho ( Hello?)
Real (full) name: Adelmo
Age and birthday: 43 Sept 9
Habitat: New York City!!!

Which guitar(s) do you own? I own an Applause acoustic and a Fender Lonestar Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on? I enjoy my electric guitar

Which amp(s) do you own? Crate, but looking to upgrade soon as I get better,.............ok ok and convince the Mrs

How long have you been playing guitar?Taking classes for 4 months now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic rock ( Zepplin, Rush) and Blues ( eric, Jimi, Joe Bonamassa)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?Gotta have the Blues

Who are your favorite bands?Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?When Jimi plays it feels as though he puts his all into making them sounds

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?not yet...........

Why do you play guitar?Makes me fel closer to God!

What are your goals for the future?To solo like Jimi, need I say more
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MadCat on August 05, 2009, 06:41:20 pm
So, here I introduce myself:

Nickname: MadCat
Real (full) name: Patrick Trautmann
Age and birthday: 27 years old ( 13-08-81 )
Habitat: Germany


Which guitar(s) do you own?

Ibanez GSA60 sb

Which guitar do you currently play on?
LTD by ESP F-200 (early model)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Crate GX-15R

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since 2001

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
All different kind of Rock and Metal genres. From Indie-rock to heavy-metal.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
rock and Metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, cause they brought me to the music!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
Because it's fun! I love to make music.

What are your goals for the future?
Getting better and always have fun playing guitar!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: madbouncer on August 06, 2009, 10:10:09 pm
Nickname:  madbouncer
Real (full) name:  Colin Dudgeon

Age and birthday:  Ooooooh 43years old, born on the 25th April 1966
 
Habitat:  Belfast Northern Ireland

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Lindo, electric acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?  As above

Which amp(s) do you own?  My daughters Line 6 Spider 3 30

How long have you been playing guitar?  Newbie very newbie here 1 week

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Old skool rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Give me a chance here folks as I said above newbie here, but I'll get there I hope one day lol

Who are your favorite bands?  Kiss, Sabbath, Zepplin

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  My job as a Youth Worker
 
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Errrr no

Why do you play guitar?  Having organised a Summer Rock School for the past 6 years, I have been watching the young people playing and fired up by their enthusiasm and enjoyment so much I thought I'd better give it a go


What are your goals for the future?  To be able to play well enough that I can join in with the young people participating in the Rock School
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: a55a551n1191 on August 12, 2009, 04:53:42 pm
Nickname:
a55a551n1191
Age and birthday:
Bday - 10th Dec and I'm 13
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A really cheap Gear4Music Strat copy

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I only have one

Which amp(s) do you own?
15W Rockburn one

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since December 2008 so 8 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Alternative rock, hard rock, metal, thrash, nu metal and that sort of stuff

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Hard rock and thrash, but mainly rhythm coz I suck at lead lol

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Linkin Park, Green Day, Korn, Slipknot, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Stone Sour

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Kirk Hammett's tapping solo on "One" and James Hetfield's rhythm skills.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yeah, I'm the rhythm guitarist.

Why do you play guitar?
Coz its fun

What are your goals for the future?
To be the ULTIMATE RHYTHM GUITAR MASTER
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: black-belt-boy on August 14, 2009, 01:46:42 am
Nickname: black-belt-boy
Real (full) name: Cade Bengert
Age and birthday: 15
Habitat: Canada


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha F310 Acoustic and Epiphone Les Paul Special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line 6 Spider III 15

For how long have you been playing guitar?
3 Months or so

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Punk, Rock, Industrial

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Pop Punk mainly

Who are your favorite bands?
Blink 182, Green Day, Linkin Park, Tool, NoFX

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My music. I just want to do music as a career. None of this getting a real job crap lol

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Yea my friends and I are trying to work something out

Why do you play guitar?
Because making music is an amazing way to express yourself

What are your goals for the future?
Make music my career. Continue with Martial Arts (Im in TKD)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: old-and-in-the-way on August 16, 2009, 05:46:49 am
Nickname:  Too many to mention
Real (full) name:  redacted
Age and birthday:  32 (for now); redacted
Habitat:  I be a zummerzat zoider drinker

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Squier strat; fender acoustic  (cd 60 or something -- cheap but effective)

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Both, but I wouldn't call it playing

Which amp(s) do you own?  Fender something or other that came with the squier

How long have you been playing guitar?  I have owned a guitar since 2004.  I have arsed about many times since then, but never really played it.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  All of them.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Er.

Who are your favorite bands?  Beatles, Grateful Dead, Stones, Pink Floyd, Alice in  Chains,  Eminem, Police, NIN, Tinariwen and many more besides ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Nothing.  Which is probably why I've made so little progress.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  Nope.

Why do you play guitar?  Er

What are your goals for the future?  Live, love and be merry
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: IkBenLief on August 16, 2009, 09:00:35 am
Nickname: IkBenLief
Real (full) name: Heidi
Age and birthday: 47 and 30.12
Habitat: The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Acoustic: Seagull Folk S6+
Acoustic Travel: Alvarez MSD1 Small Dreadnought
Electric: Fender Stratocaster MIA Ash Deluxe / Gibson Les Paul Faded / Squier Telecaster CII Vintage Modified HSS / Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's
Plan to buy : Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's / Fender Stratocaster MIM Road Worn 50's

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Squier Stratocaster CIC Classic Vibe 60's

Which amp(s) do you own?
All Tube: Peavey Classic 30 Combo Made in the USA
Solid State: Roland Micro Cube in White

How long have you been playing guitar?
9 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
a lot ... but I almost never listen to classical music / rap / hip hop / dance / Gothic and (all sorts of) Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues / Pop / Rock / Indie

Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Straits / Bright Eyes / Ryan Adams / John Mayer / Jonathan Richman / Pendragon / Milow / Kings of Leon / Coheed & Cambria / RHCP ...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Who? Mark Knopfler

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I would like to but don't think it's going to happen

Why do you play guitar?
As a hobby, because I like music so much , like John Miles sang : "Music was my first love and it will be my last" !!!!

What are your goals for the future?
Just want to keep improving on guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Lars on August 25, 2009, 02:30:22 pm
Hello,
my name is Lars. I live in the US and own 3 guitars since about 5 years. I am a bloody beginner..haven't had the time to play.
Now I am taking it serious. Currently I am practising on a cheap Squier Tele. The guitar looks and sounds great. My neigbor plays in a band, so thats pretty helpful. He offered to tutor me..we'll see..  ;D
Later
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ImagineLED on August 29, 2009, 05:44:45 am
I am so thankful I have found this site, I had given up on learning guitar long ago and have now started to play because of this

Nickname: ImagineLED

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Lol, I have no idea. It's my gf guitar, I'm a complete music noob

Which amp(s) do you own?
I wish :D

How long have you been playing guitar?
One week and a half

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love all types of music

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
The one's that are in Justin's lessons

Who are your favorite bands?
RHCP, The Beatles, Def Leppard, Led Zeppeling....to many to name

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Wanted to try something new, and I'm just loving it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
HAHA

Why do you play guitar?
Because I want to get better and I like it

What are your goals for the future?
Be good at the guitar
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: marcusmarkmus on September 05, 2009, 08:23:15 pm

Nickname:Marcusmarkmus
Real (full) name:Marcus Greenway
Age and birthday: 14/2 1990
Habitat: Norway

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Les Paul faded
Cort X-11
Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Gibson of courese...=P
Which amp(s) do you own?
Vox VT100
How long have you been playing guitar?
soon 2 years
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
ROCK, hard rock.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, hard rock, blues. trying to learn as much as possible
Who are your favorite bands?
Guns n Roses, velvet revolver, eric clapton, tenacious D
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
slash and justin.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
forming a band ATM!
Why do you play guitar?
because its the single most fun thing to do in the world.
What are your goals for the future?
practice everyday and become as good as possible!!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Strat0Blues on September 06, 2009, 04:28:08 pm
"Lol, I have no idea. It's my gf guitar, I'm a complete music noob" :D

That was pretty funny
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Stitch on September 10, 2009, 12:15:15 pm

Nickname:  Stitch or Deadboy
Real (full) name:  Steve, but everyone calls me Stitch
Age and birthday:  1973
Habitat: UK, but I'm a global Security Gyspy so I travel around the world

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson Vixen (Won her in a competition, signed by a ton of folk at the MetalHammer GoldenGods 2006)
Epiphone Les Paul Standard (She's my favourite guitar)
Old battered Spanish Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?  My Les Paul

Which amp(s) do you own?
Two Mini-Marshall amps.
Two crappy practice amps.
Line6 POD
Line6 USB GuitarPort on my PC/Laptop


How long have you been playing guitar?  18 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Rock, Indie, Blues - all sorts of stuff.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Mostly Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?  I am listening to '30 Seconds to Mars' and 'Ane Brun' a lot at the mo.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Stress, and my neighbour Paul.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No

Why do you play guitar?  I play because I love it, and it keeps me sane.

What are your goals for the future?  To make time and play more often.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GEISHA on September 12, 2009, 04:21:15 pm
Nickname:  GEISHA
Real (full) name:  Gerrit
Age and birthday:  57 born 1952
Habitat: Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
6 Vester Tradition Series Stratocasters
1 Vester Catalina Series Stratocasters
3 Vester Stage Series Stratocasters
2 Vester Tradition Series Telecasters
2 Vester Stage Series Telecasters
1 Vester Catalina Series Telecaster
2 Squire Classic Vibe Telecasters
See my guitar site: www.vesterfansite.nl

Which guitar do you currently play on?  Any of my collection.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Vester VA400SC Stereo Chorus Guitar amplifier, 45 watts.
Vester VM210 Reverb Guitar amplifier 20 watts.


How long have you been playing guitar?  24 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Brit Pop. Rock, Country, Indie anything with a dominant guitar setting.

Who are your favorite bands?  Oasis, The Verve, Radiohead Stone Roses, The Smiths, Paul Weller

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I started playing guitar 40 years too late, I wanted it since I was 16 but other things got in the way. A  friend of mine was a big influence.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No

Why do you play guitar?  I simply love the instrument.

What are your goals for the future?  Keep on developing my technique and repertoire.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: sj on September 15, 2009, 02:25:04 pm
Nickname: SJ
Real (full) name: Samantha
Age and birthday: 1980
Habitat: Surrey, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A freebie entry level guitar - "Santana"

Which guitar do you currently play on?
My freebie

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall MG something or other.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Started Justin's lessons a year ago, but I've been renovating a house so not had much time to learn/practice.  I've started seriously learning about 3 weeks ago, 1 hour per night.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet.  Still learning Knocking on Heavens door and Wild Thing!  Aim to play Metallica.  Learning Fade to Black in between practice to keep my interest up.

Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Nickelback

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Metallica and maybe Guitar Hero a little  :-[

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I've always wanted to learn a musical instrument and in particular guitar.

What are your goals for the future?
For now my goals are to play Master of puppets and One.  And after that to create my own music...although this will be tough as I have little creativity in my blood.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: myfingertipshurt on September 19, 2009, 07:05:16 am
Nickname: N/A
Real (full) name: Ian
Age and birthday: 23 years old, January 4th, 1986
Habitat: Newark, Ohio

Which guitar(s) do you own? Umm... it's acoustic, it says "Samick" on it. Is that any good?

Which guitar do you currently play on? The one described above.

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? Since I found this site, maybe about a month ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? N/A

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I dig the classic rock in the beginner's lessons.

Who are your favorite bands? Such a difficult question to answer. In no specific order: Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Beatles, Sonata Arctica, Boston, MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Cake, CCR, the Decemberists, Daft Punk, Simon and Garfunkel, the Weakerthans, They Might Be Giants, Against Me!, The Police, The Kleptones, Queen, Enter Shikari, Buckethead, Dio, Cheap Trick, and I'm sure there are many more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? See above.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Lol no.

Why do you play guitar? I'm a college dropout who stupidly defaulted on his student loans and is trying to claw his way out of that situation the hard way. In the meantime I started to feel like I need some kind of intellectual challenge to focus on and improve myself or I might go insane.

What are your goals for the future? Get student loans out of default and go to college locally.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: NoSunToday on September 20, 2009, 03:50:46 pm
Nickname: NoSunToday
Real (full) name: Matt
Age and birthday: 18, 10/06/1990
Habitat: Germany, near Cologne

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez V72ECE

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez V72ECE

Which amp(s) do you own?-

How long have you been playing guitar?
a week xD

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
rock, metal, punk...alternative

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
not specialized yet

Who are your favorite bands?
Linkin Park, Orgy, Nine Inch Nails, Dead by Sunrise, Julien-K, 4lyn, Daughtry, Three days Grace...a lot more... but I also like stuff by Pantera, Led Zeppelin, Slayer, Decemberists, Alice in Chains and many more to name here

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching and listening to Amir Derakh...

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope, not yet

Why do you play guitar?
I don't know why, but buying a guitar was the best investment I ever made so far. Playing the guitar makes me happy, keeps me sane and even. It just fulfills me!

What are your goals for the future?
becoming a doctor...and when it comes to music, I want to play in a band someday...I even would drop my studying plans for that, or try to combine it...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JoeShmo on October 01, 2009, 05:46:24 am
Nickname: Moose
Real (full) name: Joe
Age and birthday: 42 years old, May25th, 1967
Habitat: White Lake,  Mi

Which guitar(s) do you own? Umm... Mass produced POS acustic, Looking for a deal on a Yamaha

Which guitar do you currently play on? Same

Which amp(s) do you own? N/A

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 to 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Folk/Blues/Camp fire

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic rock in the beginner's lessons.  Some folk

Who are your favorite bands? Simon and Garfunkle

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My older brother.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Lol no.

Why do you play guitar? To stay sane.

What are your goals for the future? Raise my kids.  Learn to play orchastrated blues riff.  Learn finger style.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: gretsch18 on October 01, 2009, 07:54:10 am
Nickname: gretsch18
Real (full) name: Berd
Age and birthday: 51 & August 18
Habitat: Singapore

Which guitar(s) do you own?
a no-name locally made Strat 
Considering getting a Gretsch G5122

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As above

Which amp(s) do you own? VOX DA-5

How long have you been playing guitar?
Self-taught basics at 14 with a Yamaha classical guitar.
Abandon after less than a year.
Resumed this year.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rockabilly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
- not there yet.   ;D

Who are your favorite bands?
-Duane Eddy, Stray Kats, Chet Atkins, Shadows, Ventures, Brian Setzer....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Ritchie Blackmore....

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope....maybe in a church ministry once I get better...

Why do you play guitar?
- Always been my dream but had other priorities in lfe to care about.
Now that I'm in my 50s with a little spare time....

What are your goals for the future?
Nah....learning to play the guitar well to keep me occupied when i retire...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: JimmyPaged7195 on October 03, 2009, 08:36:38 pm
Nickname: JimmyPaged7195
Real (full) name: ...
Age and birthday: ...
Habitat: United States

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Black acoustic guitar
Fender Squier SE special

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC (Mostly acoustic)

Which amp(s) do you own?-
crappy squier 10W  :(

How long have you been playing guitar?
4 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Hard Rock, Trash, Heavy Metal, Blues

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Folk Rock, rock (acoustic)

Who are your favorite bands?
Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix, Metallca, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, SRV, Judas priest, John Lennon G N' R, AC/DC, RATM

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Hendrix and Jimmy Page

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no

Why do you play guitar?
to have some fun time :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Connor on October 11, 2009, 03:37:27 pm

Nickname: Con
Real (full) Connor Morrissey Mays
Age and birthday:26 /02/66 yeah 43 going on 44
Habitat:live on a 4.5 acre croft on the shores of Loch Ewe west highlands of Scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own? Don't own one yet! :'(

Which guitar do you currently play on? I have borrowed a friends acoustic, its a (Jim Deacon?) Is that a known make?
I had stated on my sons half size cheapy but it did not feel right and I thought I would be learning bad habits so borrowed a full size guitar to get going.

Which amp(s) do you own? my son has a small 15 watt amp.

How long have you been playing guitar? about 3 days never played before! :-[ ???

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? grew up on punk and Irish music, but have a wide range from Stiff Little Fingers to Cat Stevens, Elvis to the Damned, the Dubliners to the Pogues...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? come on 3 days I said not 3 years, but hope to play Irish traditional,
Fields of Athenrye or The Green Fields of France (young William McBride) are my aim for now.

Who are your favorite bands? Anything 70/80's punk, Elvis, Pogues, Dubliners, Newton Faulkner, Johny Cash

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  A friend has started teaching disadvantaged children at a school in Thailand how to sing along with the guitar in English. Because of my friends voluntary work The school has agreed to take children with Downs syndrome and and I would like to go and visit and play along one day. Both my friend and I have children with Downs Syndrome. I would like to help Charlie my son learn to play guitar one day, he strums away to high school musical already.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No but I might get to play in the school band in Thailand one day??

Why do you play guitar? It is a challenge that has inspired me to achieve something for my own personal benefit as well as Charlie,s.

What are your goals for the future? I would like to be able to play along with friends to an acceptable level and enjoy playing for myself and my family.
Connor Mays, all the best to everyone..
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Nakamura_BR on October 12, 2009, 02:57:28 am
Nickname:Naka
Real (full) name:Vitor Nakamura
Age and birthday:15 - 04/12
Habitat:Paraná, Brasil

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Freeman Stratocaster (dunno model lol)
Giannini Acoustic Guitar

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Depends of the music... i play on both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall mg15cd

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?

Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, bit o heavy metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
All types of rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Guns n' Roses, Angra, Pink Floyd

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My friends where going to form a band with noob players so i joined  :P

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I play in a band

Why do you play guitar?
It lets me express my fellings trought an cool way  ;D

What are your goals for the future?
I want to play music for life :P but if it doesn't work i am webdesigner as well  ;)

OBS: sorry for bad english, im from brazil  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: dendro on October 12, 2009, 04:53:03 pm
Nickname: Dendro
Real (full) name: Harry Kramer
Age and birthday: 39 years old
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Admira Maria

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Admira Maria

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
23 years, but I was nog playing all the time!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like Flamenco, Blues, Classic and some pop-things.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Eric Clapton unplugged and real blues :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, but also Robbie Williams.

I was crazy about David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. He did make me take Lessons when I was 16 years old. Long time ago!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I would like that, but on my one it is also ok.

Why do you play guitar?
I like playing guitar. To relax and to keep learning all the time!

What are your goals for the future?
I want to go on like this as I am now. Maybe in the future I want to play more blues.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: ArnaldoAmaral on October 17, 2009, 05:15:35 pm
Nickname:ArnaldoAmaral
Real (full) name:Arnaldo José Silva Amaral
Age and birthday:16, 17 in 15 November
Habitat:Portugal

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Strat & Fender Squier Acoustic
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Fender Squier Strat & Fender Squier Acoustic
Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland Microcube 10W
How long have you been playing guitar?
Since May 2008, so like 1 Year & 5 Months
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock and Metal, all kinds.
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Progressive Rock, Metal.
Who are your favorite bands?
Metallica, Pink Floyd, Cradle of Filth.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
David Gilmour and James Hetfield.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I had a band but it didn't went anywhere. Now I'm joining another one, Metallica style...
Why do you play guitar?
Because chicks dig guitar players! lol Just kidding. I just love it. Don't know really how to tell it...
What are your goals for the future?
I want to get a grade in Biotechnology and to keep playing guitar.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Rodrigo on October 17, 2009, 11:12:53 pm
Boas puto, bem vindo ao Forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: bunnahowen on October 18, 2009, 11:37:12 pm

Bunnahowen:
Tony Reilly:
60 19/08/49:
Birmingham UK:

Seagull Maritime Mini-jumbo:

The Seagull

Which amp(s) do you own?

6 months

Folk Country Pop. Any good stuff really

Folk Country and Pop

Lots really. Dylan Springsteen. Neil Young. Greenday. Lisa Hannigan

Like to sing and already play harmonica. To enrich my retirement.

No

For enjoyment and relaxation and to accompany myself singing and playing harmonica.Love the sound of acoustic guitar.

Would like to eventually feel confident playing a selection of my favourite songs well
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on October 22, 2009, 03:54:28 pm
  Its been 2 months and I haven't introduced myself. Lets get started!

Nickname: zkash_guitarist
Real (full) name: Why would anyone care?? ;D
Age and birthday:Two years after the double digit marker ;D
Habitat:In the east, but a bit more in the middle ;D

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha F-310

Which guitar do you currently play on? I just stated it.

Which amp(s) do you own? None so far.

How long have you been playing guitar? 7 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Country Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Country Rock and Rock

Who are your favorite bands? AC/DC and Eagles

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  Mainly to impress people at my school's talent show ;D

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Starting a band with no bassist

Why do you play guitar? After listening to Hotel California, I looked at playing guitar in a different way. Not as a wooden machine, but a wooden machine with a soul. Also to write songs about how sucky my school is. ;D

What are your goals for the future?
Get famous for my music!

Everything will be edited LATER!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lorezolutions on November 05, 2009, 10:12:46 am
I just noticed this thread after making a few posts so I thought I would join in :)

Nickname: lorezolutions
Real (full) name: Chris Hughes
Age and birthday: 38 years old ( 24-April-71 )
Habitat: Bristol England


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Std
Fender Gemini II

Which guitar do you currently play on?

Epiphone Les Paul Std
Fender Gemini II

Which amp(s) do you own?
VOX AD15VT

For how long have you been playing guitar?

I have returned to the playing the guitar seriously just recently after not playing regularly since the 90's. I originally started playing the guitar in 88.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like everything from classical to techno to blues to funk to metal to grunge to experimental. I go through phases of enjoying certain things. If you asked me for my top ten songs/tunes/records of all time it would be an eclectic mix. At the moment though I am enjoying a lot of Jazz (Miles and Coltrane mainly) and blues/60's rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
At the moment I'm just playing the guitar. My intentions though is to play more blues

Who are your favorite bands?
Currently I am mainly listening to Rolling Stones (from Exile on Main St backwards), Sea Sick Steve, Led Zepplin, Muddy Waters, Muse, Ian Brown, Artic Monkeys, Peter Green (he is just amazing)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
When I was younger I really wanted to be in a band, I tried singing in a few bands but realised that I was terrible. I then started playing bass as every band at the time struggled to find a bassist. After realising that I didn't have the talent to achieve what I wanted to I started working as a sound engineer and then playing guitar as well.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to be in a few bands when I was younger but I soon realised my limitations. Currently I just want to play for fun. If I do end up playing to other people then I will worry about that when it comes to it

Why do you play guitar?
Its fun, its something to challenge me and most of all it is a hobby where my family can see something coming out of it (unlike all the other hobbies I do). I hope to inspire my girls to start playing music, they already have a few instruments to mess about on. Can't wait until they are old enough to tackle a drum kit  8)

What are your goals for the future?

To be able to play the guitar competently where people can appreciate what i am playing and recognise any songs that I play.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Sblmgrl on November 10, 2009, 01:36:07 am

Nickname: SblmGrl (short for Sublime Girl, I use to drive my friends crazy listening to the CD from the band Sublime every day so I got that nickname)

Real (full) name: Kristy Burkman

Age and birthday: 30 years old  -  01/09/1979

Habitat: Monterey California (where Jimi Hendrix played at the famous "Monterey Pop Festival" back in the 60's. Man I wish I would have been alive then I would have definitely gone to that concert!!!)


Which guitar(s) do you own?
2 Electric Guitars: 1 Fender and 1 Regal
1 Acoustic Guitar:  Hohner

Which guitar do you currently play on?
I play on all three.

Which amp(s) do you own?
I have 3 amps, two are little tiny and one of them is big.
1 Prime Guitar Amp
1 Fender
1  ??? I can't remember what it's called and the writing on the front got worn off ha ha ( :

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I got my first guitar when I was 16 but hardly ever played it for the first year because it hurt my fingers so badly so I would say 13 & 1/2 years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love all kinds of music (I know everybody says that but I really do).
My favorite genre is probably Rock n Roll from all era's 50's to 00's. I love Blues and Punk Rock (but not that fake punk rock they have now days, I like bands like The Dead Kennedys, The Exploited, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, The Decendants, Fear,Rudimentary Peni, etc...)  I also would say my favorites are  Ska, Alternative,Heavy Metal, and a couple Death Metal Bands. I also love 50's music my Dad got me into it when I was a little kid. I do listen to Rap every now and then but only GOOD RAP from back when I was a teenager (today's Rap music stinks) there is also Reggae, R&B, Pop, Motown, Soul, Hip Hop,etc...   


Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I guess mostly rock (alternative rock, classic rock, hard rock, etc..) but I really love The Blues and have been playing that a lot lately.

Who are your favorite bands?
Besides the Punk Rock bands I listed above some of my top favorite bands right now are:
OTEP, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Social Distortion, Kittie, Alice in Chains, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, The Distillers,Pink Floyd, Temple of the Dog, Days of the New, Led Zeppelin, Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Concrete Blonde, Nirvana,Jimi Hendrix, Spinnerette, and many many more....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I don't know, I have always naturally had a gift of music when I was 5 years old I use to watch TV and then walk over to the Organ we had in our house and play the song from the commercial I just heard when my Parents saw me do that they got money together so I could take Organ/Piano Lessons.
The Piano is fun but not nearly as fun as the Guitar!!!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, I've never even played guitar with a friend I've only played guitar by myself. Someday I wish I will meet someone who plays Guitar and we can rock out ( :

Why do you play guitar?
It makes me happy!! I was in a serious Car Accident when I was 17 and was thrown from a rolling car out the back window onto a four lane highway, I ended up injuring my Neck and Back severely. I have tremendous pain everyday and sometimes it gets me down but as soon as I pick up that Guitar all my worries go away!!!

What are your goals for the future?
Well I am a great Rythym Guitar Player I can play chords all day with no problems I am not that great at Lead Riffs and I am currently working on that. I also have a problem with my little finger on my left (fret hand), you would think after 13 & 1/2 years of playing I could control my little pinky finger but for some reason it just will not cooperate. I can plays scales as fast as I want but only if I use my first three fingers (index, middle, & ring) as soon as I try to add that little (pinky) finger I sound like a four year old trying to play scales  :P I keep working on my little finger everyday. My ultimate goal is someday to be able to play like Stevie Ray Vaughn he is my "Guitar" hero!! Hopefully someday I'll be as good as he was!!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Quark on November 10, 2009, 05:00:32 am
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My ultimate goal is someday to be able to play like Stevie Ray Vaughn he is my "Guitar" hero

Welcome, and a great goal to strive for. SRV was truly an awesome player. I struggle with his riffs everyday.  :)
 
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Mikovitch on November 10, 2009, 03:23:18 pm
Hi Guys,

Nickname: Mikovitch in reference to a B serie movie (Encino man..)
Real name : who cares ?
Age: 33
Country: France (Paris)

My guitars : A folk one (Cort) & epiphone SG
My amp is a Hughs&Ketner (40W)
for my PC: a Tascam+cubase+ezdreamer+POD2.0

I played guitar since around 13years but I started alone..not the good solution I think. Then I had lessons since 2years and it's much better.
And thanks to Justin, I can say that I improved a lot my play and my understanding of music for impro.To be honest, I dream to play with an entire band..still too shy in my play..

My favorites genres : everything with a guitar !! from flamenco to blues to metal !!
but if I must say one: I will say ACDC for the sound and the blues feeling of angus!

So let's rock my friends !!
take care
bye

 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: David B. on November 10, 2009, 03:37:56 pm
Nickname:
Data
Real (full) name:
David
Age and birthday:
48 (1961)
Habitat:
Florida USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Laguna LE122

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Laguna LE122

Which amp(s) do you own?
Line6 Spider III 15W

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like all kinds, from country to pop and from rock to rap

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
from no chord to D chord, I can do 5 changes per minute already.

Who are your favorite bands?
To many to single out one of them.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
the challenge

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
nope, but I  might start one.
We'll come to your house and play, my sound and vibrations will make sure to get writ of all your rodents and insects in no time.

Why do you play guitar?
to piss off my neighbors  ;)

What are your goals for the future?
as soon as Keith Richards bites the dust, Mick might be looking for a replacement, I just hope, I'm ready in time.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 12, 2009, 03:16:44 pm
"to piss off my neighbors" Isn't that everyone's reason? ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lorenzo on November 15, 2009, 05:34:39 pm
Hi everyone.

Nickname:
Lorenzo
Real (full) name:

Age and birthday:
In my 30's ;-)
Habitat:
Scotland
Which guitar(s) do you own?
Jackson
Which guitar do you currently play on?
Jackson
Which amp(s) do you own?
None(Line6 Guitar Port)
How long have you been playing guitar?
About a year, although I played for 5 years when I was a kid(self taught before the good old Internet was invented)
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock/Metal mostly, but I will listen to pretty much anything
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
see above
Who are your favorite bands?
AC/DC, Maiden and many many others
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
see above
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no
Why do you play guitar?
Enjoyment and to chill out
What are your goals for the future?
To get better and be as good as I possibly can.

Nice website/forum, I hope to spend many a day on the site and look forward to chatting on the forum.

Cheers,
Lorenzo   ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 16, 2009, 03:23:49 pm
  Welcome to the forum Lorenzo. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: lorenzo on November 16, 2009, 08:58:48 pm
  Welcome to the forum Lorenzo. :)

Thanks man.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 17, 2009, 01:16:19 pm
  We forum guys(&gals) gotta stick together... :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: nanjos on November 20, 2009, 07:40:01 pm
Hi everyone

Nickname: nanjos
Real (full) name: Nuno Anjos
Age and birthday: 35, 28th April 1974
Habitat: Portugal

Which guitar(s) do you own? Old classical guitar, soon will have a Vintage V100

Which guitar do you currently play on? My old classical guitar

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? just a few months (4/5)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock, Hard-Rock, Blues and some Metal

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Well, for now, only what Justin tells me too  :D

Who are your favorite bands? Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Queen, Muse, U2

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I Always loved music, and especially guitar. I have this guitar since I was 15, but back then I never had the chance to learn to play. But a few months ago I decided to search the internet for ways of learning the guitar by yourself, and found so many sources of information. Then I found Justin's free lessons, and now here I am.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No

Why do you play guitar? It makes me feel good, it's very relaxing.

What are your goals for the future? Learn more and more until I can get the sound that I want from my guitar.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: Tdog420187 on November 21, 2009, 05:20:47 am
Nickname: Tdog420187
Real (full) name: J. Taylor Lowery
Age and birthday: 24 (01-11-85)
Habitat: Easton,MD USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine Jasmine Acoustic/Electric 6 string

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine Jasmine Acoustic/Electric 6 string

Which amp(s) do you own?
none  :(

For how long have you been playing guitar?
6 years off and on

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Classic Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
TOOL

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My Father and Brother

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No

Why do you play guitar?
I like it  ::)

What are your goals for the future?
To be successful at whatever I do and be Happy ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: licksnkicks on November 21, 2009, 07:07:26 am
It's so very hard to keep up to speed on who's new and who's old and who's not here anymore.  I just want to say welcome to all the newbies.  I consider this my home away from home.   I really do love it here and I know if you hang around long enuff you will too!  Lots of brilliant people and they can teach you lots.  A great place just not for visiting but for being a part of it all!

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 21, 2009, 07:51:57 am
  whay lnk said. ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: woodworm on November 22, 2009, 10:38:13 pm
Nickname: Woodworm
Real name: Lee
Age: Closer to 40 than I would like  :(
Habitat: North Wales
Which guitar(s) do you own? Marlin Sidewinder - I can almost feel the jealousy from you Fender bods!
Which guitar do you currently play on? as above
Which amp(s) do you own? a 10w Marlin practice amp which is horrible.  I use a Line 6 pod 2.0 through my hi-fi / headphones most of the time
How long have you been playing guitar?  I played for a year or so around 20 years ago, just recently picked it up again
Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Rock / Metal
Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything that I'm capable of . . .
Who are your favorite bands? Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Kiss, Ozzy, Lordi  :-[, Metallica, Roxette  :-[ :-[
What inspired you to start playing guitar? 20 years ago I wanted to shoot rockets out of my guitar like Ace Frehley; also because my brother played a little and I thought he was so cool, then recently I saw Vampires Rock and it made me want to pick it up again
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Nope
What are your goals for the future? To improve, learn new things and have fun.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: blegere on November 22, 2009, 11:58:11 pm
Welcome Lee! Lots of us "older folks" here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: MICKEYDUG on November 24, 2009, 06:05:52 am


Nickname:mickeydug
Real (full) name:mike doig
Age and birthday:35 24/06/74
Habitat:leven,scotland

Which guitar(s) do you own?freshman appollo electro acoustic,adam black jumbo acoustic,epiphone junior model electric

Which guitar do you currently play on?freshman

Which amp(s) do you own?practice amp

How long have you been playing guitar?1 year of taking it semi serious,first touched a guitar about 5 years ago

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?if it sounds good i like it

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?

Who are your favorite bands?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?a song touched me and i wanted to play it

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?no

Why do you play guitar?i want someone else to be touched by me playing guitar

What are your goals for the future?sit down,listen then play
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 24, 2009, 05:12:28 pm
  Welcome MICKEY DUG. Let's hope you'll become a Stadium Superstar... ;)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: NickT on November 26, 2009, 10:27:41 pm
Nickname: Tanman
Real (full) name: Nick Tanner
Age: 29
Habitat: England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Strat + 2 acoustics

Which guitar do you currently play on?
All of them, but mainly the Fender!

Which amp(s) do you own?
Kustom 12amp Tube

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 Year

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Punk, Indie and a bit of reggae.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Hmmmm the neighbours will debate anything i write here, so i'l just go for a noisy genre right now.

Who are your favorite bands?
Foxboro Hot tubs, Rancid, Blur, Area 7, Eve 6, Foooos!, Incubus, Lars Fredricksen, Mad caddies, Silverchair, Mano Chao...loads more.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My Dad, he was in a band and played since he was a lad. Sadly he died suddenly last year and I itook over his guitar collection and books etc. I had never really picked up a guitar before so it was all totally alien to me. I can now make the guitar sound like a guitar rather than the sound of a rhino being strangled.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope

Why do you play guitar?
I've realised just how damn addictive guitar is and how much fun it is. Enjoy it so much and know now why my dad always had a guitar in his hand when i saw him (which was sometimes 3 times a day)
Love It.

What are your goals for the future?
To get to a level that I can get up on stage and perform a song with my Dads old band mates and not make a total tit of myself.
And to b able to play a song all the way through without adding lots of random bits to it that I make up along the way.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: chix on December 01, 2009, 09:15:26 pm
just  first stop saying hi  new to the forum  ...

im claire  not long not found  this  site  probly bout month ago, really great..

been playin little  wile, but started to get serious bout my playing, i play accoustic an elcecrtric
i seem to have come on lot more since  geting an accoustic .. i write songs lryics too , i  just enjoy music very much, all kinds ..

well  short introduction i know , but  ile  may come back  an add some more  later ...

Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 02, 2009, 07:14:11 am
  Welcome to the forum NickT and chix. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GOKU on December 04, 2009, 06:13:09 am
NICKNAME: GOKU
NAME: NIGEL
AGE: 15
HABITAT: SINGAPORE

Which guitar do you own?
ELECTRIC GUITAR EG112C YAMAHA

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ELECTRIC GUITAR EG112C YAMAHA

Which amplifier do you own?
HIGH POWER 15W AMPLIFIER YAMAHA

How long have you been playing the guitar?
11 MONTHS

What are your favourite music genre?
ALTERNATIVE ROCK , POP , POP ROCK

What genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nigel don't play any genres yet , nigel is still a beginner & is still learning simple chords & simple melodies.

Who are your favourite bands?
LINKIN PARK , SIMPLE PLAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE , JONAS BROTHERS, WU YUE TIAN (CHINESE BAND)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Lots of Nigel's favourite bands play the guitar & looks cool & fun & made nigel want to try out too.

Do you play in a band or have been playing in a band?
NIGEL have not played in a band before. NIGEL would like to play in a band with NIGEL's brothers but they didn't want to.

Why do you play guitar?
Nigel loved music very much. Nigel have a walkman phone that have 261 songs in it. Nigel would like to be same as nigel's favourite bands , playing lots of cool songs.

What are your goals for the future?
NIGEL would like to play lots of songs in the guitar for mummy,daddy & elder brothers & be very expert in electric guitar.






Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: GOKU on December 04, 2009, 06:22:09 am
NICKNAME: GOKU
NAME: NIGEL
AGE: 15
HABITAT: -

Which guitar do you own?
ELECTRIC GUITAR EG112C YAMAHA

Which guitar do you currently play on?
ELECTRIC GUITAR EG112C YAMAHA

Which amplifier do you own?
HIGH POWER 15W AMPLIFIER YAMAHA

How long have you been playing the guitar?
11 MONTHS

What are your favourite music genre?
ALTERNATIVE ROCK , POP , POP ROCK

What genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nigel don't play any genres yet , nigel is still a beginner & is still learning simple chords & simple melodies.

Who are your favourite bands?
LINKIN PARK , SIMPLE PLAN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE , JONAS BROTHERS, WU YUE TIAN (CHINESE BAND)

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Lots of Nigel's favourite bands play the guitar & looks cool & fun & made nigel want to try out too.

Do you play in a band or have been playing in a band?
NIGEL have not played in a band before. NIGEL would like to play in a band with NIGEL's brothers but they didn't want to.

Why do you play guitar?
Nigel loved music very much. Nigel have a walkman phone that have 261 songs in it. Nigel would like to be same as nigel's favourite bands , playing lots of cool songs.

What are your goals for the future?
NIGEL would like to play lots of songs in the guitar for mummy,daddy & elder brothers & be very expert in electric guitar.







Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 04, 2009, 01:01:33 pm
  Welcome GOKU. :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself
Post by: enzo on December 04, 2009, 04:27:04 pm
Great topic. I just had to reply  :)

Nickname: enzo
(It's my old nickname from school. I have similar surname as former Belgian football player Enzo Scifo. The abbrevation of my surname pronounces similarly, so my friends started to call me enzo. :) That's whole story.
Real (full) name: Jan Schiffer
Age and birthday: 24 // 22.09.1985
Habitat: Sered, Slovakia (not Slovenia!)  ;)

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone G-400 EB

Which guitar do you currently play on?
That only one I have.  :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
Roland MicroCube - only 2W but it can make some hell to my neighbours. :D

How long have you been playing guitar?
Exactly two weeks.  ;D

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like rock, metal but I'm OK with any melodic music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Well I mostly play first half of intro from Nothing Else Matters. :D It's the only thing I can play yet. But I'm working on it. ;)

Who are your favorite bands?
U2, Muse, Metallica, Linkin Park, Tenacious D, Foo Fighters and many others. But U2 is the top of my list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I saw U2 cover video on YouTube and I said that I will learn it someday. Then I saw some guys playing with U2 live on stage and that convinced me to start learning.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No.

Why do you play guitar?
I love the sound of guitars and I wanted a new hobby which I can do on my own. I used to do sports a lot but as I grew older I don't have so much time for it and neither my friends do.

What are your goals for the future?
I would like to play my favourite songs and guitar solos (Johnny B. Goode, We Will Rock You, etc.) and enjoy it. :)

Who is your favorite guitarist?
Obviously The Edge. ;) But I also like Brian May (Queen), John Frusciante (RHCP), Slash (G'n'