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Offline iteched

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2160 on: June 03, 2020, 04:25:53 am »


Nickname:  Tech Ed (thus the "I Borg" version "iteched" username.
Real (full) name:  Ed Pack
Age and birthday: 12/29 Currently still alive at 53
Habitat: East Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Several - and I build them too.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Just depends on which one I grab.

Which amp(s) do you own?  A pair of Fender Super Champ X2 heads with the matching 12" cabs (wet / dry rig).   A Fishman Loudbox Mini and a Fender "Rumble 75" bass amp (Wife's).

How long have you been playing guitar? Picked up in College but only been really "serious" for the past few years.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?  Many but Progressive Rock dominates my sound collection.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?  Usually some form of rock.

Who are your favorite bands?  Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Rush, Heart, U2, any good blues band.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  A cousin who played upright bass in a folk band.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  No.  Wife and I do open mics.   Grew up playing Trombone all the way through college if that helps.

Why do you play guitar?  I love music and it's also an emotional release for me.  Wife's degree is in music therapy too!

What are your goals for the future?  I'd like to play well enough to get invited to play with others.

Offline alamogeorge

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2161 on: June 08, 2020, 02:51:53 am »
Nickname: alamogeorge
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday: 50
Habitat: Texas

Which guitar(s) do you own? Epiphone DR-100vs acoustic and Azahar 101 Spanish classical

Which guitar do you currently play on? DR-100

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Classic Rock, Texas Country

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? The D Chord LoL

Who are your favorite bands? The Beatles of course, Oasis, Black Crowes, Josh Abbott, Radiohead, Bush, Nirvanna,

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Have always wanted to but now have much more time to get it to stick as a habit.

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

Why do you play guitar? I have always gone against the grain so I originally wanted to learn bass as a teen and twice over the decades as an adult. Guitar is much easier to "make music" with and is easier to find knowledgeable mentors.

What are your goals for the future? Just to play for pleasure and maybe around the campfire for friends.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2162 on: June 10, 2020, 03:57:34 am »
Nickname: Walt
Real (full) name:Walter Coyle
Age and birthday:50 - 6/24/69
Habitat:Huntington Beach, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
80's Fender AVRI Strat with Antiquity IIs
Squier VM Jazzmaster with Antiquity IIs
Fender Baja Tele 50's
Late 80's Gibson ES-347
80's Rickenbacker 330  (Color of the year-midnight blue)
Mosrite Ventures II (not vintage)
3 Acoustics

Which guitar do you currently play on?
80s Fender AVRI Strat, Squier VMJM Jazzmaster, Fender Baja Tele

Which amp(s) do you own?
1969 Blackfaced Fender Twin, Roland JC120, Yamaha THR10

How long have you been playing guitar? 
Off and on since the late 80s. 

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Britpop

Who are your favorite bands?
Lately I've been learning songs by Blur, The Bluetones, The Smiths, etc...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Johnny Marr in  The Smiths

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I sang in a few hardcore band in high school.

Why do you play guitar?
No one else will write the songs I want to play.

What are your goals for the future?
Short term - Learn the fretboard
Long term - Play what is in my head.

Thanks everyone for having me.  I hope to be a positive addition to the forum. 

Offline rwoodlin

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2163 on: June 10, 2020, 09:46:42 pm »


Nickname:Woody
Real (full) name:Robert Woodling
Age and birthday:66 2/28/1954
Habitat:Indiana - USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?Dorado by Gretsch (acoustic), G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy Tribute

Which guitar do you currently play on? mostly the G&L because the action of the Dorado is difficult

Which amp(s) do you own? Marshal MG250 dfx

How long have you been playing guitar? Started in my teens had no sense of timing a tin ear and learned many bad habits.  Put it down for 40 years now trying to learn correctly

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Blues, rock, jazz fusion and straight ahead jazz

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? not yet good enough to play much of anything

Who are your favorite bands? U2, Allman Bros., BB King, Joe Jackson, Chic Corea, Santana, Hendrix

What inspired you to start playing guitar?dreams of playing in a band

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

Why do you play guitar? personal enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? be able to play solid blues, Purple Haze and some solid rifs
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Offline adi_mrok

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2164 on: June 11, 2020, 01:05:57 pm »
Nickname: adi_mrok
Real (full) name: Adrian with a very complicated surname :)
Age and birthday: 28 still, 09/91
Habitat: Oxfordshire, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Eastcoast GS500 HSS

Which guitar do you currently play on? As above :) I own two more guitars in my place of birth but haven't played those for years!

Which amp(s) do you own? Boss Katana-50 MKII

How long have you been playing guitar? Well I started early but I was lacking money to get proper books, especially there weren't many in my native language. Then I had some lessons with my uncle who is a decent player, but not a person, he is an alcoholic. When technology moved on I started to pick up some stuff from the internet but my English wasn't that great and I was missing fundamentals. I dropped playing during uni times and now during the pandemic and after earning enough money to live comfortable I came back and boy oh boy I'm marching through Justin's course! :)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? All sorts of rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? At the moment I'm learning Justin's lessons, normally rock, pop and hopefully soon some blues.

Who are your favorite bands? Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Audioslave, RHCP.

What inspired you to start playing? My first rock concert and seeing John Frusciante live in 2007.

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

Why do you play guitar? For fun mostly, maybe one day I can write a good song?

What are your goals for the future? Improve technique, be able to do quick solos, understand how to solo and which notes use and don't use.

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Offline nhh2oskr

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2165 on: June 16, 2020, 07:33:03 pm »
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Dave Cardos
Age and birthday:67 6/28/1952
Habitat: New Hampshire USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
1964-ish Gibson ES-120T. It was my first…
Norman B18 Protégé

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The Gibson needs a little work, so most playing is with the Norman

Which amp(s) do you own?
None, but my son and daughter in-law gave be a gift certificate to Guitar Center to encourage me to get one.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I started when I was about 12 and stopped when I was 20. I started again in 2009, which is when I first discovered Justin but it was on and off until this year.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock and folk

Who are your favorite bands?
So many, but if I had to pick just one from each genre… Queen and Tom Rush

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
In my teens, it was to play in a band. The Beatles were hot then.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I did in my teens

Why do you play guitar?
I stopped because I was not getting much enjoyment from it. I do not have much musical talent nor a decent voice. More recently I’ve come to grips with the lack of talent and am satisfied with learning and developing my skills at whatever rate I am able.

What are your goals for the future?
Play Rockport Sunday


Offline themaninthesuitcase

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2166 on: June 16, 2020, 10:16:42 pm »
Bit overdue given I just finished the beginners course.  Finished might be a strong word, but I've done all the lessons.  Many could use some more work!  Mainly bad at learning songs, so I am slowly going back and learning a few.  I did plan on 1 a week in lockdown but homeschool put paid to that.  Currently aiming for 1 a month, but working on 2 at a time to avoid too much repetition.  Also need to get the hang of finger style.

Nickname: themaninthesuitcase (because of The Police song)
Real name: Chris
Age and birthday: 36
Habitat: Herts, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own?
PRS SE Standard 24, G&L Tribute S-500.  Though the girls have a Epiphone SL and a Squier Mustang.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
PRS SE Standard 24, though both get swapped about often.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss Katana 50, which was a lovey surpise thanks to #AndertonsMadeMeDoIt.
Vox AmPlug2 Clean, which actully gets more use because family and neighbours.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
I first started at about 16, but stopped a long time ago.  Started again in about October 2018.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Lots really, it started with Queen and the Blues Brothers, went via punk rock to John Mayer and a few other bits along the way.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Same sort of things that I listen to, but rock and bluesy stuff at the moment with a bit of the Beatles.

Who are your favorite bands?
John Mayer, Queen, U2, and some pop stuff too.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Blink 182 and other pop punk bands of the time.  I started on bass.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Not sure I really want to, but maybe an open mic night one day after a lot of confidence work.

Why do you play guitar?
I am a programmer by day and holding something real is a big part of it.

What are your goals for the future?
Be able to play in public confidently.  When I went to purchase my guitars and to try an amp I deliberatly went early on a week day so that no one was in there.
Play some Mayer stuff with out embarasing my self.

Offline Midcoaster

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2167 on: June 17, 2020, 12:32:23 am »
Nickname:
Real (full) name: Sean Colby
Age and birthday:1968
Habitat: Coast of Maine USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Takamine eg-3320 which I've had for 25ish years.
I am awaiting the arrival of a Roadhouse Delux Stratocaster which I ordered yesterday should arrive Thursday. I am Psyched to explore electric.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Takamine eg-3320

Which amp(s) do you own?
I ordered a Boss Katana 50 mk2 yesterday as well.

How long have you been playing guitar?
I messed around in my teens. Got a bit more serious about it in my 20s. Forgot all about it for 25ish years and restarted about 3 to 4 weeks ago upon discovering this site. I also needed something to do as we are home due to the pandemic

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like a bit of most things. It is easier for me to define what I don't care for than what I do. Definitely not a metalhead. Not big on most pop and what passes today for country.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Just a rank beginner so I suppose practice is that answer.

Who are your favorite bands?
My all-time favorite guitarist is Mark Knopfler so Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, The Who. The Stones, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Clapton, Florence and the Machine....Lots of stuff.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I have always envied folks that can make music. It is something I wish to be able to do.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Just saxophone in the high school marching band.

Why do you play guitar?
I like the sound and I like the challenge. I find it relaxing and rewarding when I progress.

What are your goals for the future?
Ill just see where this takes me.

Offline Warwick2045

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2168 on: June 18, 2020, 05:13:01 am »
Nickname: Warwick2045
Real (full) name: Michael Tharme
Age and birthday:69 Taurus
Habitat:Northwest coast of beautiful Tasmania

Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender strat (copy) + Epiphone Pro-1

Which guitar do you currently play on? Strat

Which amp(s) do you own? Squire SP10

How long have you been playing guitar? Since 1967

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Anything recommended in Beginners Course

Who are your favorite bands? Stones, Clapton

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Flower Power in the 60's

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Apart from school jams, no.

Why do you play guitar? Originally, to be part of the in-crown. Today, I've got all the time in the world to learn it properly.

What are your goals for the future? To finish this course and get together with local musos to jam.
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Offline JaniP

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2169 on: June 18, 2020, 07:57:33 pm »
Nickname: JaniP
Real (full) name:
Age and birthday:1975
Habitat: Finland

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Martin DSS-15M

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Martin DSS-15M

Which amp(s) do you own?

How long have you been playing guitar?
I have started couple of times already in 90's Latest start was earlier this year and now I've gotten further than ever. Hope this time it lasts. New guitar seems to help motivation too!

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I have favorite music in most of the genre's and that's ok.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
So far easy campfire classics, building up from them..

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I really don't know.. but I enjoy it, it takes my mind of everything else.
Also my daughter started at the same time this year, it's fun to play with her.

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

Why do you play guitar?

What are your goals for the future?

Offline sherlock833

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2170 on: June 19, 2020, 07:35:13 am »



Nickname: sherlock
Real (full) name: Alex
Age and birthday: 34
Habitat: UK


Which guitar(s) do you own?

MIM Telecaster
Gretsch 6059t


Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Blackstar HT5r

For how long have you been playing guitar?
About 2 years plus

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Mainly classic and blues rock, from the beatles, CSNY, Credence, Allman Bros, stones, Neil Young to a bit of Dylan and the Byrds.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues rock and classic rock learning lots of beatles at the moment

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Who are your favorite bands?
CCR, Neil Young, Dylan, Beatles, Stones, CSNY, Black Keys, Chill Peppers,

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Messed around with it age 14. Lost interest. Then saw a solo player on holiday and made me want to learn again.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Would like to but probably too old and not got the [email protected]!

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 to get to a place where I feel i am a "good" player with songs that sound mildy professional!

Offline CoolerKing3

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2171 on: June 19, 2020, 10:40:04 am »
Nickname: CoolerKing3
Real (full) name: Grant Pye
Age and birthday: 52 - March
Habitat: Preston, England

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender Squier Stratocaster

Which guitar do you currently play on?
As Above

Which amp(s) do you own?
None at the moment, but I have borrowed a Vantage from a friend

How long have you been playing guitar?
Since April 2020

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Whatever is coming up next on Justin's lessons, but am trying to pick up some Metallica

Who are your favourite bands?
Metallica; AC/DC

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always wanted to, but never found the time. Coronavirus Lockdown has given me the time / opportunity.

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

Why do you play guitar?
I just always wanted to learn.

What are your goals for the future?
To competently play songs, from memory, with the right tempo; clean chord transitions and tones; and strumming technique.



Thanks for reading.

Offline Xentimus

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2172 on: June 20, 2020, 02:04:36 pm »
Hello all nice to meet you!!

Nickname: Xentimus
Real (full) name: Jason
Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: Greece

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Schecter Jeff Loomis JL-7 FR
Schecter Damien Platinum 6

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Schecter Jeff Loomis JL-7 FR

Which amp(s) do you own?
Orange Crush CR60C black
Blackstar fly3 mini

How long have you been playing guitar?
10 years

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Iced earth, Iron maiden, Metallica, pink Floyd, led zeppelin, placebo, joy division, heart etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Band lives that I went to when I was younger

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played for 4 years in a rock band

Why do you play guitar?
I like the feel of it and making music

What are your goals for the future?
Learn more about guitar and make some time in between studies and work to play more.. Also continue with singing classical music!

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2173 on: June 22, 2020, 02:26:43 pm »
Nickname:Keval
Real (full) name: Keval K Kharadi
Age and birthday:32
Habitat:Gaborone, Botswana

Which guitar(s) do you own? Havana steel string Acoustic guitar Standard.
                                               Jasmine steel string Acoustic guitar
Which guitar do you currently play on? Both

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Soft rock, hard rock, metal, classic, Bollywood.

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

Who are your favorite bands? Green day, Linkin Park, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Fingerstyle player videos on internet

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

Why do you play guitar? Its a road to find oneself.

What are your goals for the future? Be helpful and kind.
~KKK~

Offline zeppelinuk

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2174 on: June 22, 2020, 10:20:05 pm »

Nickname: zeppelinuk
Real (full) name: Not that famous yet!  ;)
Age and birthday: 45
Habitat: London, UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squier Affinity Telecaster in Black with upgraded electronics and pickups and a US Fender Standard Telecaster in Crimson Red Transparent

Which guitar do you currently play on? While I'm at the learning stage the Squier at the moment, but when I get proficient enough I plan to move over to the Fender!

Which amp(s) do you own? Vox Valvetronix VT20X

How long have you been playing guitar? Rhythm guitar on and off for many years but only made the leap into lead guitar in the last couple of years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Late 1960's/early 1970's rock is my preference, but like other styles of music from same era

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

Who are your favorite bands? Led Zeppelin, Queen and Pink Floyd would have to be my preferences

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Listening to Queen's 'A Night At The Opera' album for the first time when I was 15 years old

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

Why do you play guitar? Self enjoyment

What are your goals for the future? To get proficient enough on the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums to output my own music

 

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