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Offline Joe P

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1650 on: February 26, 2018, 02:31:36 am »
Nickname: Joe
Real (full) name: Joe
Age and birthday: 54
Habitat: Mississippi


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Yamaha 400 ($8 from a second hand store)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Yamaha

Which amp(s) do you own?
None

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Almost 2 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Various- older rock

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Beginner songs on the Justin App.  Really enjoy playing “Dead Flowers” and “Walk the Dog”.

Who are your favorite bands?
Robert Earl Keen, Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Rolling Stones

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I put it off long enough.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. Never played any musical instrument.

Why do you play guitar?
To impress my granddaughter.

What are your goals for the future?
To impress my granddaughter.

Offline ziegfeldgirl

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1651 on: February 27, 2018, 10:29:49 pm »
Nickname: Chelsea
Real (full) name: Chelsea
Age and birthday: 29
Habitat: I move around a lot between Europe and Indiana. Generally depends on my visa situation at the time ;)

Which guitar(s) do you own? Yamaha Pacifica 012
Which guitar do you currently play on? See above
Which amp(s) do you own? None atm

How long have you been playing guitar? About a month this go around. Used to play pretty well when I was 10-13 but then I quit to learn clarinet, for some ungodly reason.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Big band, early jazz and post punk
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing, yet!
Who are your favorite bands?
PJ Harvey, The Birthday Party, Judy Garland, Rasputina
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Boredom and a lack of creativity in my life
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Not at the moment
Why do you play guitar?
For fun!
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play well and have fun!


I would love to meet people and make new friends.

Offline clarky75

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1652 on: March 01, 2018, 11:37:06 pm »
Real (full) name: Craig
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: Melbourne Australia

Which guitar(s) do you own? Squire Deluxe Hot Rails Stratocaster
Which guitar do you currently play on? See above
Which amp(s) do you own? Fender Mustang 1 V2, Boss Katana Mini

How long have you been playing guitar? This time around just a few weeks, prior to that many years ago for around a year, still very much a beginner.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock, Metal, Blues
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock, Blues but not much right now
Who are your favorite bands?
AC/DC, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Poison, RATM
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Always loved the guitar, big Angus Young fan as  child
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
For enjoyment, and want to be able to play as best as I can
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play my favourite songs

Offline Marc DB

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Introduce yourself
« Reply #1653 on: March 02, 2018, 10:02:51 am »
Good morning to you Justin and all the others on this forum.
My name is Marc and I was born in Belgium the same year they built Atomium in Brussels. (1958) Having lived and worked for almost 40 years in France,  I decided to take a  long sabatical in order to prepare myself properly for healthy  retirement. In theory the recipe is simple :  Slow down, do more with less, learn new and fun stuff without the stress to perform.... but do it in a dedidated way.  I will turn 60 on May 20th and depsite the age challenge and I hope that learning to play the guitar, will be big fun and contribute to generate new neural connections thereby keeping Alzheimer and arthritis at a distance.  In order to finance this sabatical I relocated to Bulgaria where the cost of living is of course much lower and I don't have to bother much to get the bills paid.  In January I took a one hour private singing, piano and guitar lesson. The vocal teacher was great. I really enjoyed it but I also felt the need to choose an instrument for accompaniment. For logistic reasons the guitar seemed the obvious choice.  The guitar teacher advised me to buy a budget accoustic nylon guitar rather than a metal string one or electric one which was my forst choice. He is himself a rock, heavy metal and funk fan but with a classical background. Intially I had thought of going for the electric Yamaha Pacifia 112 and use headphones in order not to disturb my neighbours, but now I am very happy with the accoustic Valencia nylon. So are my neighbours I guess since I didn't get any remarks from them.  After some extensive e-learning research and Youtube hopping I realised Justinguitar is the place to throw my anchor for the next coming months.  Just ordered my starter pack :-) I feel confident that your dedicated and enthusiastic approach will bring me to the next level. Thanks for that Justin !

Offline edgeland

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1654 on: March 02, 2018, 04:55:12 pm »
Nickname: Ali
Real (full) name: Alison
Age and birthday: 44
Habitat: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Black Fender Stratocaster (used Mexican model), old Takamine acoustic with issues
Which guitar do you currently play on? The Strat
Which amp(s) do you own? 20W Vox Valvetronix

How long have you been playing guitar? Tried to play guitar in high school - got an acoustic and had a few lessons, but found it too difficult and not really satisfying because I truly loved the sound of electric. But I was too shy to ask for the Strat I really wanted (and didn't know any girls who played electric guitar). Gave up, and then recently rediscovered guitar after a period of illness last fall, and decided to get the electric guitar I always wanted. Totally life changing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Rock - 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s for the most part, but my taste is very wide ranging
Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock
Who are your favorite bands?
The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Phish, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Bob Marley, too many others to list
What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been a music fanatic but never realized I could actually play it myself. Last fall, I got really sick and was watching a U2 video one day. I realized I could recognize the hand shapes of the simple chords Edge was playing and that I could try to play along. That moment quickly led to a decision that I should get the electric guitar I've always wanted and not be afraid to try it.
In terms of guitarists, I love listening to David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jerry Garcia and Trey Anastasio, but when I play I gravitate towards rhythm, so I'm most inspired by The Edge, Pete Townshend, and Lindsay Buckingham.
Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No
Why do you play guitar?
I love it. I love the sound so much! And it's such a rush to play along with my favorite tracks if I can.
What are your goals for the future?
To be able to play any song I love, or jam & improvise with someone else.

Offline Golo

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1655 on: March 02, 2018, 10:03:59 pm »
Nickname: Golo
Real (full) name:Golo
Age and birthday: Im 19 years old
Habitat: I live in Spain


Which guitar(s) do you own?
A Epiphone SG400 and a Fender CD60.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The two listed above :)

Which amp(s) do you own?
The fender Frontman 25R, and also a Trace Elliot Commando 12, i know its for bass guitars but someone gave it to me and it sounds a lot better than the fender Frontman.

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Not sure, but i think nearly 8 years, altough i played on and off, im currently finishing the IM.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I like almost all kinds of music, but if i had to choose i would say Blues, Rock and Reggae.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues.

Who are your favorite bands?
Way to many to list haha

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Music in general, but specialy Nirvana had a huge impact on me when i was 12.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No i dont, but its a dream of mine to play with other people one day, unfortunately where i live i havent met anyone who plays music.

Why do you play guitar?
I dont know, i really like it and it makes me feel good. Whenever i feel bad playing guitar helps me a lot.

What are your goals for the future?
I want to get better and play with other people one day.

Offline TexasRed

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1656 on: March 03, 2018, 02:31:32 am »
Nickname: TexasRed
Real (full) name:Aaron Shurts
Age and birthday: 45 years old and a January Capricorn
Habitat: near Dallas, Texas, USA (don't judge; we're not all &^%$%!  ;))


Which guitar(s) do you own?
An Alvarez Regent acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The same as above *sigh*

Which amp(s) do you own?
No amp

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since January 1st... sooo two full months?

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Stage 1 songs  :)

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list, but... Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, SRV, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Gov't Mule, widespread Panic, and on and on and on...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Got tired of being asked if I played guitar because I have large music collection. Decided to get off my *** and do something about it!

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No, but that is one of the long term goals that I have.

Why do you play guitar?
Because I have always told myself I can't...

What are your goals for the future?
Short term? Make a smooth chord transition to D from any frickin' other chord.
Long term? Play some soulful tunes, brotha'...

Offline embishop

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1657 on: March 07, 2018, 06:16:39 pm »
Habitat: near Dallas, Texas, USA (don't judge; we're not all &^%$%!  ;))

Lol that's funny! :) Welcome to the Forum TexasRed
Gretsch G5420T,  Epiphone SG400, Taylor 325ce, Martin OMCPA5
Boss Katana 50, Boss RC-1 loop pedal
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-525 digital piano

Offline Pocoloco

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1658 on: March 09, 2018, 01:22:11 am »
Nickname: Kat
Real (full) name: Kat (sorry, I don’t post my name places...)
Age and birthday: 23!
Habitat: The Pacific Northwest of the USA!

Which guitar(s) do you own?
I actually don’t own a guitar yet! I want to buy a Córdoba...once I’m good enough!

Which guitar do you currently play on?
A Yamaha I borrowed from my neighbor.

Which amp(s) do you own?
None.

How long have you been playing guitar?
1 week.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I love blues, alternative, neo-folk, and latin style music (like Santana!)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
I don’t really play a genre yet, but I’m on the hunt for easy flamenco music.

Who are your favorite bands?
Young the Giant, Black Keys, Santana, and Lord Huron!

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I’ve always wanted to play but was too embarrassed to try, and I finally shook off the nervousness and am giving it a shot!


Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I used to play bass in a jazz band!


Why do you play guitar?
Because I’m ready to try something challenging and new.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to become proficient in flamenco and blue styles. Radically different, I know, but they are two styles that make me happy.

Offline Trowie

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1659 on: March 09, 2018, 02:56:30 pm »
Nickname: Trowie
Real (full) name: Simon Trow
Age and birthday: 47 (Oct 1970)
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Deluxe Roundback Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music

Which guitar do you currently play on? Deluxe Roundback Electro Acoustic Guitar by Gear4music

Which amp(s) do you own? basic 15W AMP by Gear4Music

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Country - 80's rock ballads -

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Still learning

Who are your favorite bands? Cold Play - Rag and Bone Man - U2 - Bon Jovi -

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Just love music, always wanted to play and thought it was about time...

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

Why do you play guitar? Enjoyment, helps destress from everyday pressures

What are your goals for the future? Simple to keep enjoying the guitar and to play better

Offline grega60438

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1660 on: March 10, 2018, 04:36:59 am »
Like Hendrix, never read music, just played by ear, except I am right handed. Played in a closet when I was young on purpose so I could not see the frets. I took lessons 7-12, and was able to read when I was 7-12, but forgot. Been playing since I was seven and now I am 52. I am really good if I don't have to read. If you can play it and so can I. Playing guitar is my escape. When I have a bad day, I just play and my mind is reset. I just started re-learning how to read again. Wow I forgot how much I forgot. I can listen and play with anything, anyone, any where, but I was really missing reading music. I am a work in progress and hope this will take me to a new level. For the following, not trying to glorify, just trying to allow understanding of who I am. Electrical Engineering is my day job. I DIY amplifiers, ADC and speakers. I run sound at church. I record at AlcornStudios  and I have recorded over 13K voice overs since 2007 and multiple bands. Blue Grass, Polish, country, rock, to heavy metal. I just love music and it is part of who I am. Metallica, Rush, Led Zep, Eagles, is my strong points. My next goal is to read music and have a bigger part in the church band. My biggest challenge will be to slow down my heavy metal background to church level. This is where I am in life and not expecting others to be at the same place. But for those that are, need prayers as this is not my typical nature. Peace! Greg

Offline close2u

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1661 on: March 10, 2018, 09:14:28 am »
A big hello and welcome to all new members.
Look around, read the stickies, use the search, join in.
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1662 on: March 13, 2018, 07:07:44 pm »
Nickname: OpsRes
Real (full) name: Glen
Age and birthday: 61
Habitat: Western Canada


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Takamine C132S
Martin GPCPA5
Traveller Ultra Light Electric
Epiphone Sheraton Pro II

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Recently the Martin at home and the Traveller when I’m on the road but I just got the Sheraton so I’ll be playing that a lot for the next while.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang 1 V2

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Played classical for a while back 10-15 years ago and then restarted with the Martin about 1.5 yrs ago.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Early Rock & Roll, Blues and blues inspired rock & country and rockabilly

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Judging from my playlist on the Justin BC App it looks like it is the Beatles and CCR

Who are your favorite bands?
There are too many to list but some biggies are The Eagles, CCR, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Setzer, Jimmy Buffet, and the list goes on.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Love the sound and my day job is very analytical so it’s a nice change.

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

Why do you play guitar?
Love the sound and the sense of achievement when something “clicks”. Also, I’ll be retiring soon and I’ll be able to dedicate the time required to become at least semi-decent

What are your goals for the future?
To be able to hold my own playing with others out in the garage and maybe a camp fire gathering or two. Or to be ready in case Clapton needs a backup player 😊.

Offline Blouscaille

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1663 on: March 17, 2018, 12:26:19 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: 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!

Offline MarkJohno68

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1664 on: March 18, 2018, 12:19:26 pm »
Hi just wanted to say hello

 

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