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Lucos

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Introduce yourself ...
« 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!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2009, 12:05:42 pm by Lucos »

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 12:10:13 am »
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.[/i]

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?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2020, 08:10:53 am by close2u »

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #2 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!

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #3 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)


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
my band: fb: Point Fifty | Instagram: Point Fifty

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #5 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
Fender CP 50s Strat, CP Baja Tele & USA '89 Plus Deluxe Strat, Rees Custom, Schector PT, G&L Trib. ASAT S/H & Legacy, G&L USA ASAT, Godin Summit, Vintage V100, PRS SE II &  Custom S/H Soapbar, Blackstar HT5, Fender Superchamp, Laney Cub10, Egnator Tweaker

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #7 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.
Squier Affinity Telecaster Texas Special pick ups, Kit built Telecaster, HB ST57 DG Strat Modified, Ibanez GIO Bass, Boss Nextone Stage 40 Amp

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #8 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
My gear is here

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #9 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)

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #10 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/
Guitars: Taylor 314CE, Guild D50 Dreadnought, Alvarez RD8, Gibson LP Std. Trad. Pro, Warmoth Custom Strat, MIA Strat, MIM Tele, PRS SE Singlecut
Amps: Blackstar HT-5S, Peavey Classic VT 2X12, Kustom KMA35DFX
Effects: Line6 JM4, Vox Tonelab ST

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #11 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



Reviewed here:
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Acoustic: Yamaha FG 332 - bought from Guitarzan near Middlesbrough about 1983



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 ...


« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 07:53:52 am by close2u »

Lucos

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #12 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!

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #13 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
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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #14 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.
Want to test your musical coordination?
1) use one foot to stomp quarter-notes in 4/4 time.
2) use the other foot to stomp half-notes (either 1/3 or 2/4).
3) use one hand to tap 8th-notes.
4) the other hand does triplets, while maintaining the other 3

Offline bluepingu34

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #15 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!!!

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #16 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

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 :)

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #17 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

Offline CambaNation

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #18 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  ::) )
On acoustic: Crafter DE/7
On electric: Fender 60th Anniv. Strat MIM, Tex Mex PUs (Neck and Mid), SD SSL 3 (Bridge)
Gear: Vox Wah V487, Musket V2 Fuzz, OCD v4, Boss GT-8, Laney Cub12 Head, Behringer 4x12
Playing since 03/08

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #19 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
Boss Katana 1X12 100W Vox DA5 CL amp, Gibson SG Standard, Parker Nitefly electric/accoustic guitar,  Parker P-38 SA electric/accoustic guitar,  Academy electric custom guitar,  0 tolerance 4 stupidity

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #21 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!
- Charlotte: Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Vintage Sunburst Ltd Ed, Guitar of the week 33, 2007 (337 of 400)
- Olivia: Gibson SG Special Faded
- Victoria: Epiphone SG Limited Edition.
- Hedda: Art & Lutherie Cedar Antique Sunbur

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2009, 11:16:53 am »
hi guys

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #23 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!

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Re: Introduce yourself ...
« Reply #24 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?


 

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