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Offline dougietee

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1995 on: August 03, 2019, 10:19:23 pm »
Nickname: dougietee
Real (full) name: Doug
Age and birthday: 47
Habitat: Mostly in a house type thing in that there London.

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Westone Clipper CL4112
Fender Jag HH Classic player from about 2010
Kimbara 6 string acoustic of some sort.

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Mostly the Jaguar. The acoustic has a nice sound but a higher action than I can be bothered with, maybe one day I'll buy a better one or get this one to a luthier.

Which amp(s) do you own?
Boss Katana 100.

How long have you been playing guitar?
Depends on your definition of the word playing. I've been making noises on a guitar since about 1980, it's debatable whether I've ever really played one.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I find genres a bit too difficult to keep track of. I'd say it's mostly rooted in soul/blues/rock though.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
soul/blues/rock

Who are your favorite bands?
Too many to list. Current favourites on rotation include Radiohead, Car Seat Headrest, Alabama Shakes, Beck, Pavement, Superorganism, Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, The Wedding Present, The Stone Roses. Plus classic old bands and artists, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Hendrix, The Who, Zeppelin etc...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
It was the first musical instrument I got my grubbly little hands on.

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

Why do you play guitar?
Lots of reasons. I like the sounds they can make, especially in the right hands.

What are your goals for the future?
To be good enough to play in a band, or record my own music.
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Offline MrCous

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1996 on: August 08, 2019, 02:32:10 pm »
Nickname: MrCous
Real (full) name: Glen Ah Sing
Age and birthday: 45 years old - 15 Jan 1974
Habitat: Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa


Which guitar(s) do you own? Fender Strat HSS (US) and Yamaha NTX 700 (nylon)

Which guitar do you currently play on? Both and I play my nylon like an electric

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Cube 20XL. Though I'd love to get a small valve amp and some pedals

For how long have you been playing guitar? About 9 years

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? For guitar, Classic Rock, 90s Rock, folk, some americana.  Also enjoy a bit of psy trance

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Classic Rock, 90s rock and folk

Who are your favorite bands? My music taste is stuck in the 90s - Radiohead, RHCP, though I have discovered some wonderful new artists via NPR Tiny Desk concerts

What inspired you to start playing guitar? An ex girlfriend was a really good player and singer

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Oh no, way too shy about my playing

Why do you play guitar? To relax and have fun

What are your goals for the future? To get serious about structured practice

Offline humblebee

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1997 on: August 09, 2019, 08:38:33 am »
Nickname: humblebee
Real (full) name: Roy
Age and birthday: 46
Habitat: Ahmedabad, India

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Fender CD 60S (Acoustic)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
The one above

How long have you been playing guitar?
Picked up for the first time last year. Gave it up out of frustration. Picked it up again this year. Determined to learn it now. No excuses

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
I’m usually not fussy about genres. But generally prefer rock/blues


Who are your favorite bands?
Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Sting, BB King, Floyd, Zepplin, U2, Springsteen, The Cranberries, Coldplay, Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Garbage, Eagles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Tracy Chapman, Alanis Morissette...

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I don’t know, guess I just love the sound of those strings. 

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

Why do you play guitar?
Something fun during the day

What are your goals for the future?
Make my own music someday or play in a band.

Offline DavidP

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1998 on: August 09, 2019, 08:44:36 am »
Nickname: MrCous
Real (full) name: Glen Ah Sing
Age and birthday: 45 years old - 15 Jan 1974
Habitat: Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to the Community. Great to have another South African to join myself, also in Johannesburg in Dowerglen Edenvale, and Barend who is down in Cape Town.

Offline girishk

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #1999 on: August 09, 2019, 09:56:56 am »
Nickname: girishk
Real (full) name: Girish
Age and birthday: 45 years old - 1 Mar
Habitat: Bangalore, India


Which guitar(s) do you own? Procraft Acoustic guitar with an external Fishman pick-up

Which guitar do you currently play on? The above one

Which amp(s) do you own? No amp or pedals.

For how long have you been playing guitar? Many years. Multiple start-stops in learning and playing.

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)? For Guitar - I like country, blues, rock.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? I play simple to intermediate level songs on the guitar.

Who are your favorite bands? Beatles, CCR, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Elvis, Lots of country artists, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Dream Theater, Lots of blues artists also.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Watched a friend play the guitar in college (he was in the college band). So, one day, I picked up his guitar and tried to understand what he was playing -- learnt the chords - C, F and G - that day !! :)

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? I just play at home, because I like to play the guitar

Why do you play guitar? For enjoyment, fun and because I like to (atleast I attempt to play !!)

What are your goals for the future? I want to be able to play well and consistently, pick up songs by ear and decipher songs myself !

Offline MrCous

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2000 on: August 12, 2019, 03:39:28 pm »
Thanks David

Offline Voyager57

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2001 on: August 14, 2019, 01:49:26 am »
Nickname: Voyager
Real (full) name: Scott
Age and birthday: 62
Habitat:

Which guitar(s) do you own? Breedlove Pursuit in Cedar

Which guitar do you currently play on? Pursuit

Which amp(s) do you own? None

How long have you been playing guitar? 2 weeks

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? New

Who are your favorite bands? LZ, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Yes, SRV, The Allman Brothers, Dave Brubeck
What inspired you to start playing guitar? I’m 62, it’s something I always wanted to do

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? N/A

Why do you play guitar? I don’t yet

What are your goals for the future? Near goal...Here Comes the Sun....and thanks Justin!

Offline LievenDV

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2002 on: August 14, 2019, 09:23:41 am »
Hi and welcome Voyager57! :)

now is the time to start playing :D
my band: fb: Point Fifty | Instagram: Point Fifty

Offline flyingdutchman

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2003 on: August 14, 2019, 03:10:44 pm »
Nickname: flyingdutchman
Real (full) name: Fırat Topal
Age and birthday: 38 (15-01-1981)
Habitat: The Netherlands


Which guitar(s) do you own?
Ibanez S521 MOL Mahogany Oil

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Ibanez S521 MOL Mahogany Oil :)

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

For how long have you been playing guitar?
Since March 2019. So 5 months

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
First love was metal...and then rock, soundtracks, alternative, indie rock, dream pop, electro pop followed.

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Rock for now, planning to play sth. from heavy metal

Who are your favorite bands?
Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, AC/DC, Oasis, Noel Gallagher and High Flying Birds, Dire Straits, White Lies, Future Islands, Arctic Monkeys, The Cranberries, Jethro Tull, July Talk, The Last Internationale, Marillion (Fish area), Coldplay (before Viva la Vida), Muse, Radiohead (until OK Computer)....

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've been listening to music everyday for hours, at work, on the bus and have a wide knowledge of music...Beginning this year I asked myself why I did not start playing guitar yet!!!But for a person, I can name Noel Gallagher and Mike Knopfler...

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

Why do you play guitar?
To try to catch the rhythm I listen...It is difficult but gives a huge satisfaction...

What are your goals for the future?
Short term...to be able to finish beginner and start intermadiate...Mid term...Easily play power chords and few solos...Long term....to be able to play Telegraph Road or The Trooper solo (maybe in 10 years???) :))
now I've got to look for
Sanctuary from the law

Offline nixternal

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2004 on: August 14, 2019, 05:23:06 pm »
Nickname: nixternal
Real name: Rich Johnson
Age: 45
Habitat: Chicago, IL USA

Which guitar(s) do you own?
Epiphone Les Paul Vintage Edition (cheapy to learn on & see if I can stick it out, yeah already looking for better)

Which guitar do you currently play on?
Epiphone LP VE

Which amp(s) do you own?
Fender Mustang LT25

How long have you been playing guitar?
16 days

Which is/are your favorite music genre(s)?
Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock (& 80s hair metal bands)

Which genre do you play on your guitar often?
Flub - this a new genre where you try to play your favorite genre, but your rhythm isn't there & your chord changes aren't perfect yet, and you strum like you are trying to tap your head & rub your belly.

Who are your favorite bands?
VH w/ Sammy, Montrose, Skynyrd, Zep, Beatles, Nickl....err, way to many to list

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
I've always been interested, just never inspired. My dad has always played & I tried when I was younger, but wasn't patient. My sister decided she wanted to learn so I figured now would be a perfect time to learn.

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band?
Hahahahaha! If a band is looking for a Lil Wayne solo, hit me up!

Why do you play guitar?
It's always been something I want to do. I love the outdoors & was always a little jealous of my friends & family who would whip up some camp fire tunes. Also, a lot of my favorite musicians are guitar gods & I wanted to emulate the music.

What are your goals for the future?
At first it was for that campfire thing, but the more I have watched videos of players in my favorite genres, I think it would be cool to partake in a band possibly at some point. At first it was just "oh I'll learn the rhythm stuff & be happy" but the more I learn the more I'm having fun with solo tabs as well.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2005 on: August 15, 2019, 04:02:18 pm »
Nickname: Highhilleer
Real (full) name: Old man
Age and birthday: 69
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull S6 original, Taylor BT2

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? ~6 yr

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? country

Who are your favorite bands? Garth Brooks, John Denver, Alabama, Chicago (from my youth), Junior Brown (a real picker)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Wanted to as a teenager, finally got around to it. Having a consumer grade tuner made it possible. I cannot tune a guitar without it.

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

Why do you play guitar? fun, "camp fire" sing along

What are your goals for the future? stay alive (remember I'm 69)
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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2006 on: August 15, 2019, 10:42:40 pm »
Nickname: Highhilleer
Real (full) name: Old man
Age and birthday: 69
Habitat: USA

Which guitar(s) do you own? Seagull S6 original, Taylor BT2

Which guitar do you currently play on? both

Which amp(s) do you own? none

How long have you been playing guitar? ~6 yr

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? country

Who are your favorite bands? Garth Brooks, John Denver, Alabama, Chicago (from my youth), Junior Brown (a real picker)

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Wanted to as a teenager, finally got around to it. Having a consumer grade tuner made it possible. I cannot tune a guitar without it.

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

Why do you play guitar? fun, "camp fire" sing along

What are your goals for the future? stay alive (remember I'm 69)
Your parents must've had great senses of humor, naming a baby Old Man. Haha.

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2007 on: August 18, 2019, 11:02:30 pm »
Nickname: Teletex
Real (full) name Sergio
Age and birthday: 37
Habitat: San Antone

Which guitar(s) do you own? '12 Fender 52 reissue, Ron Kirn Custom Tele, MJT Strat, Takamine EAN10C acoustic.

Which guitar do you currently play on? Alternate between all four.

Which amp(s) do you own? Roland Blues Cube Artist, Fender Mustang. Got rid of all my tubes about a year ago.

How long have you been playing guitar? Seriously for about 7 years.

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Mostly blues, rock, and alt-country/Americana

Who are your favorite bands? The Band, Bob Dylan, the Electric Flag, Dawes, Jason Isbell, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, way too many others.

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Michael Bloomfield

Do you play in a band or have you been playing in a band? Mostly I sit in with friends etc. Trying to get my own thing together.

Why do you play guitar? Because I love it.

What are your goals for the future? To get better, especially with theory.

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2008 on: August 22, 2019, 01:35:17 pm »

Nickname: Bud
Real (full) name: Simon
Age and birthday: 45 or might be 46, who cares once you are over 40!
Habitat: UK

Which guitar(s) do you own? Tanglewood Electric Acoustic

Which guitar do you currently play on? The only one i own

Which amp(s) do you own? Headphone Amp (VOX)

How long have you been playing guitar? aged 17-18 and now 14 days

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

Which genre do you play on your guitar often? Whatever Justin tells me to play

Who are your favourite bands? Bob Dylan, Oasis, Beatles, Cast, Stone Roses, Neil Young etc etc

What inspired you to start playing guitar? Watching other people make it look and sound so incredible even amateurs.

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

Why do you play guitar? Relaxation and the internal hope that i will one day be able to play a song that bares a distant resemblance to the original

What are your goals for the future? Become a property investor whilst learning guitar and master Shelter from the Storm alternative version by Bob Dylan....

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Re: Introduce yourself
« Reply #2009 on: August 23, 2019, 08:41:41 am »
Welcome to the new folk.
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