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Offline Vagabond

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Re: Introduce yourself - Update
« Reply #1860 on: November 30, 2018, 11:31:33 pm »
So I pulled the trigger and picked up a used Dean VX.  Now for the hard part. 
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1861 on: December 01, 2018, 08:38:55 am »
Nickname: ebswift
Real name: Troy
Age and birthday: 47 (1971)
Habitat: QLD, Australia


Which guitar(s) do you own?
1991 Samick SV-430 strat (got the same model for my son as well)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
1991 Samick SV-430 strat

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just beginner amps for now

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Noodled around in the early 90's, going in to actually learn this time...

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
For guitar I'd like to mess around with some blues & rock, I like listening to many genres

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Playing around with some blues, it is a far reaching genre

Who are your favorite bands?
Grew up hooked on Dire Straits, ACDC, Metallica, The Cars, Tom Petty, Cat Stevens... ... ... As a kid I always watched "Countdown"

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Watching people play, it's a skill for life that makes everyone happy

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

Why do you play guitar?
It's a lifetime learning skill that will be very rewarding and I want to pass on that passion to my son

What are your goals for the future?
To play well and rock on with my son and friends

Offline ManxCat

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1862 on: December 01, 2018, 08:39:34 pm »
Nickname ManXcat
Real name Umm...no.  8) This is the internet where everything is archived forever.
Age Early 60s
Habitat Australia

Which guitars do you own? Currently standing at a total of nine, a growing number of electric, e-acoustic, & acoustic with another electric on preorder awaiting local distro availability. "It'll be the last for a while honey ....I promise". Love em all but if I had to name favourite players, I think it'd be my Manson Stage Series Cort Classic TC or Yamaha Pacifica 612V II from the solid body electrics, and my Yamaha APX600 from the acoustic/e-acoustics.

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of 'em.

Which amp(s) do you own? Currently four, a portable PA with mixer and three amp simulator pedals which I also use in conjunction it and my Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD AI. All solid state, the physical amps are a Fender Champion 100 2x12 & Acoustasonic 15, a Blackstar ID:Core 40 & Fly 3 Stereo Combo.

How long have you been playing guitar? One year.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Simpler to ask which I don't like. Metal would be top of that list for starters. The Beatles epoch would summarise my guitar focus interest better than limitations of a single genre. I like listening to Julian Bream too mind.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm within the first three years of learning, so I'm more about developing general skills and technique right now. If I had to name one I play most frequently in songs right now, it'd be classic rock and folk rock.

Who are your favourite bands? The Beatles, Free, The Eagles, America, MonaLisa Twins.... and many more. I've been on the planet a while.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? The challenge. Kicked guitar off initially aged 18 with a venerable Yamaha C40 equivalent, tutition was 'friend assisted' as it was back then unless you could afford expensive one on one pro tuition. Bought an SG and practise amp a year later. Played those for a couple of years before life, career and other interests were triaged a higher priority. Move along 40 plus years, looking for an interest with all the qualities it offered, my restart in Oct/Nov 2017 was incited by a subliminal dormant lingering interest motivated by the challenge it offered and having both the available time and means. A year on, lovin' it and if anything, my mojo for playing guitar is increasing.

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

Why do you play guitar? The stimulation and challenge at multiple levels.

What are your goals for the future? Enjoy the journey, go as far as I can with it in the remaining time health permits.
"Life is just a bowl of cherries"

Offline David_Meltzer

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1863 on: December 03, 2018, 01:13:31 am »
Nickname:         David
Real (full) name:David Meltzer
Age and birthday:60 7/8
Habitat:Atlanta GA area

Which guitar(s) do you own?  Fender hot rod 52 re-issue tele, Fender player series strat, Alvarez AG75CE acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alvarez, but getting back into electric for 2019

Which amp(s) do you own? Blackstar HT-1

How long have you been playing guitar? On and off for 40 + years (with a brief 25 year break)

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? alternative, modern and classic rock - some country...

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Fingerpicking on acoustic

Who are your favorite bands? Slash w/Myles Kennedy, Pearl Jam, STP, GNR

What inspired you to start playing guitar? 

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?  I do not now, but had done the cover band thing for 5-6 years in the early 2010's

Why do you play guitar? because it's there?

What are your goals for the future?  I had spent the past couple of years attempting to learn and get proficient in finger style acoustic - but got into a rut......so I am going back to my roots - I found Justin many years ago, and am coming back..........bought the new strat to help jump-start my motivation!

Offline Lieutenant Dan

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1864 on: December 07, 2018, 07:00:40 pm »
Hi Justin, et al...here is my Introduction

Nickname: Lieutenant Dan
Real (full) name: Dan Bueche
Age and birthday: 60 years old (August 14, 1958 )
Habitat: USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Have a couple of pawnshop guitars...a Fender Model F-65 Acoustic and a Samick Greg Bennett Malibu

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Both

Which amp(s) do you own?
Some small beginner amp that came with the Samick

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Tried to learn a number of years back (DVD-based course).  Just starting over now.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Nothing yet.

Who are your favorite bands?
Wow.  So many from Beatles/Stones to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan...too many to mention

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Last time was because the kids were spending so much time playing Guitar Hero and were bugging me to play a lot as well.  I decided that if I was going to spend a lot of time on it then I should just learn the real thing.  This time I just want to do it.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
No. I played brass instruments in band from age 10 through college.  Would like to goof around in a band some day.

Why do you play guitar?
I love music and want to be able to make it myself.

What are your goals for the future?
To be proficient enough to be able to play comfortably in front of other people and enjoy it.

Offline dennis

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1865 on: December 08, 2018, 05:13:23 pm »
Nickname dennis
Real name Dennis
Age 40
Habitat Washington State, USA

Which guitars do you own? I own a lap steel and a lap-style Dobro

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both of them.  Unlike most (all?) of the people hear, I play lap-style slide guitar exclusively.  This means that a large portion of the material on the site does not apply to me, for instance none of the tabs apply to me because my tunings are different and in any case my guitars don't have frets.  But I've found several of Justin's videos really helpful anyway.  For instance I've been learning his blues licks, figuring out how to play them on my own rig.  It turns out to be really useful to do that.

Which amp(s) do you own? A katana 100 1x12 and a roland acoustic chorus.

How long have you been playing guitar? 3 or 4 years with some big breaks in the middle

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Blues these days.  Love the Tedeschi Trucks band.  But I also like any genre when it is done well.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Blues and sort of pretty melodies.  There is a small genre of lap steel guitar gospel music called "sacred steel".  The players in this style play their guitars sort of like people singing, so that it sounds like a leading voice.  I really like that stuff, though I am very far away from being any good at it.

Who are your favourite bands? Albert King, SRV, Tedeschi Trucks, Jerry Douglass Band.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? I've always wanted to play, but in my early teenage years I serious injured my left hand, in a way that will keep me from ever playing anything be the simplest of chords with that hand.  Eventually I landed on lap steel slide guitar as an option, since I am able to slide around a slide bar

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? No, but one of my main musical goals is to eventually do that

Why do you play guitar? Personal growth, self-expression, and an outlet to make art with others (eventually, I hope)

What are your goals for the future? Get into a group that jams regularly and has fun with it.  Make music I think is beautiful.

Offline noobfromtheinternet

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1866 on: December 16, 2018, 08:35:53 am »
Trying this again...for some reason my post from last night didn't show up.

Nickname: noob
Real name: Jeff
Age: 53
Habitat: Washington State

Which guitar(s) do you own? Taylor GS Mini, Fender Squire Strat, Amp Super Stud GE 500.
I also have a Kala KA-SMHT ukulele and an el cheapo SX Jazz Bass (my first stringed instrument)

Which guitar do you currently play on? All of the above, whatever strikes my fancy.

Which amp(s) do you own? TC Electronic BG250 bass amp. It seems to work just fine with my guitars, and I can shake my entire house if I choose to do so, lol.

How long have you been playing guitar? Guitar, about 1 1/2 years, bass about 3.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? Mostly rock & blues, but I enjoy all types of music.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I'm all over the spectrum.

Who are your favorite bands? Too many to list here.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? My son inspired me to get a bass which was the first stringed instrument I had ever touched in my life.

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

Why do you play guitar? Music is in my soul. There's not a minute of any day when there's not some sort of music playing in my head. Guitar is a great way to release that.

What are your goals for the future?
[/quote] To learn something new or improve upon something every day. I try to do this with everything, not just music.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1867 on: December 16, 2018, 08:55:13 am »
A great big welcome to all of our new members.

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Offline Wuffingas

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1868 on: December 17, 2018, 07:54:29 pm »
Hi guys. Glad to be here.

Standard info;

Nickname wuffingas
Real name  Kevin
Age 50 ish going on 20
Habitat East coast UK

Which guitars do you own? Blueridge BR163, Fender la brea, Squire strat, 12 string tangle wood

Which guitar do you currently play on? I love my BR163. 75 percent of a Martin for half the cost ! I also enjoy the 12 string. Strat is a little bit of a dog that will become a rebuild project/challenge next year.

Which amp(s) do you own?  Just a little practice thing

How long have you been playing guitar? A loooong time. Badly.

Which is/are your favourite music genre(s)? Oh my word! I love bits of all sorts, rock, prog (sorry) blues, folk, punk, reggae, old (Atlantic) soul, ska......can’t stand disco.

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

Who are your favourite bands? Bowie (RIP), eels, smiths, how long have you got?

What inspired you to start playing guitar?  When I was a young man I thought I would be a rock god and so be irresistible to women. I will let you guess how that plan worked out.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? A long time ago.

Why do you play guitar? Stress relief!

What are your goals for the future? Play at a level that would let me perform alone or in a band even if I never do it.

Offline clwilla

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1869 on: December 19, 2018, 03:11:00 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.


Nickname: Chris
Real (full) name: Christopher Williams
Age and birthday: 42
Habitat: The Bluegrass

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez TCM50
PRS SE Standard 245

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez TCM50
PRS SE Standard 245

Which amp(s) do you own?
Bugera T5 head with Vox BC112 Cabinet

How long have you been playing guitar?
6 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Modern Progressive/Art Rock (Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Toundra, Gazpacho, etc)
Atmospheric Black Metal (Ellende, Gris, etc.)
Gray Metal (Alcest, Les Discrets, etc.)
Post Rock
Progressive Metal (Opeth, Meshuggah, etc.)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Lol

Who are your favorite bands?
Porcupine Tree, Arstiðir, (Old) Opeth, Steven Wilson, Katatonia

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I’m an orchestral trained musician (or at least I was), and I wanted to create music again, and also use it as an avenue to stave off depression.

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

Why do you play guitar?
To create something.

What are your goals for the future?
The immediate goal is to simply be a competent musician to maybe play with friends. I do, however, have inclinations of one day playing in a band making originals.

Offline saruman1970

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1870 on: December 19, 2018, 09:49:00 am »
hi all
I'm quite new to guitars and after having spent a couple of months on a budget acoustic guitar I've decided to move to an electric guitar

I play just for personal fun because I'm 50 years old so I'm not planning a music career :-).

Andrea

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1871 on: December 21, 2018, 12:48:36 pm »
Nickname: Durdu
Real name: Mihai
Age and birthday: 30
Habitat: Bucharest, Romania


Which guitar(s) do you own?
HARLEY BENTON HBMS15BK

Which guitar do you currently play on?
HARLEY BENTON HBMS15BK

Which amp(s) do you own?
don't have one , i plug the guitar on the pc .

For how long have you been playing guitar?
just started to learn today

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
blues, rock and funk.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
the D chord for now and that's it.

Who are your favorite bands?
BB King and John Mayer for now.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Justin did.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
I played classical piano from 5 to 14 yrs old and that's about it.

Why do you play guitar?
too much noise in my head and i think it can be a way to stop the noise and get music instead.

What are your goals for the future?
to be a decent player.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1872 on: December 26, 2018, 07:45:32 pm »
Nickname: bdrec64
Real name: Bruce
Age and birthday: 48
Habitat: California, USA


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Gibson FA-100

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Gibson FA-100

Which amp(s) do you own?
none

For how long have you been playing guitar?
on and off (mostly off) for about a 1 1/2 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
country and 80's

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
anything that only has a few chords and is slow :)

Who are your favorite bands?
to many to list, right now I am listening to Old Dominion, 20 minutes it was thomas rhett, on the drive to work today it was SirusXM 80's

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
always wanted to play

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

Why do you play guitar?
just fun to strum, relieves stress

What are your goals for the future?
to play songs that others can understand and sing along

Offline pbagley61

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1873 on: December 28, 2018, 02:33:22 am »
Nickname: Paul
Real (full) name: Paul Bagley
Age and birthday: 57
Habitat: USA Minnesota

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Taylors -  214ce and GS mini and 12 string 150e
Epiphone Les Paul Electric - standard
 
Which guitar do you currently play on?
First two

Which amp(s) do you own?
Marshall Acoustic and small fender electric amp

How long have you been playing guitar?
4 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
singer songwriter - fingerstyle - folk - acoustic rock.

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


Who are your favorite bands?
Tommy Emmanuel
Classic rock bands - Doobies, Styx, etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
Something new to do after I got divorced - A hobby :-)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
no - need to learn to get over stage fright

Why do you play guitar?
therapy LOL
I love music
I like the challenge

What are your goals for the future?
Keep progressing and learning until I can one day be comfortable enough to play for friends and family at the holidays or around a campfire

Offline Nelis74

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1874 on: December 28, 2018, 10:27:16 am »
Nickname:Nelis74
Real (full) name:Niels
Age and birthday:16 y/o and born on the 3rd of June
Habitat:The Netherlands

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Harley Benton SC-400 SBK Vintage Series and also a custom made classical guitar made for my granddad


Which guitar do you currently play on?I mostly play on my classical guitar, but lately I have been playing my electric guitar as well.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Just a small starter amp I got with my Harley Benton

How long have you been playing guitar? I think a little longer then a year now

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I listen to just about any genre but I like country the best.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Blues and Johnny Cash

Who are your favorite bands?
Johnny Cash (if it counts as a band) I like bands like KISS as well.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I inherited my grandfather's guitar and after a year or so of hanging on the wall I started playing a little. Then I found out is was a lot of fun so started to play more and more.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Nope, I do sometimes jam with some friends.

Why do you play guitar?
For fun of course!

What are your goals for the future?
Keep on playing guitar, maybe learn to sing with the guitar.


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