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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 3419
    Q1:  Where did you username come from? It used to be arrowheadguitars, but I'm winding that down after 10 years, so just a shortening of Paul Creedy.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Northampton.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
      Not sure I have much in the way of ambition these days, I just like to play live (and be  creatively "musical" when I do)

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Either of my self-built basses.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Trio - Da Da Da
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  • chillidoggychillidoggy Frets: 8962

    It's the old Chillidog here! My real name is Ian, I'm 54 years old. I've been married to my missus, who's my best friend and supporter, for 32 years. I don't have any pets, but I love cats, and I have a 24 year old son.

     

    1.   It came about when we were members of a local sailing club, and members used to make rolls at lunchtime on a roster basis. Some members' rolls were not exactly brilliant, and so some bright spark started up a Yahoo group to rate the club lunch rolls on a 1-10 scale, incognito. I wanted hotdog as a user name, but ended up with chillidoggy. I've stuck with it ever since, although it sounds pretty stupid to me.

    2.   I was originally born and bred in Folkestone, but I've been living in Margate since 1999.

    3.   My main musical ambition is to keep going with my current band, gigging about once a month. Any other musical ambitions are pointless because I'm never going to achieve those which are simply pipe dreams.

    4.   Oh, that's a hard one, because there are two; My 2002, 1967 Reissue Flying V. Undeniably road-worn, and a bit bashed around, I know I look like some ageing twat rocker with it, but it just feels so right to me. The other guitars are nowhere near as nice. The other is my Cornford Hurricane head I've just made.

    Another tricky one. But I'm going for Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' album. Totally reprogrammed my life when I was given it by a mate of mine, aged 13. It's the root cause of the lifetime love of rock.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 7489
    Chilli - for some reason the spam plugin had marked your post as such - I released it and deleted the two duplicates.
    Self-appointed God Emperor of MonkeyRobotLand. And Sweden.
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  • ChristophEarChristophEar Frets: 43
    edited August 2013
    VimFuego said:

    3. To play one note (not fussed which one) all the way through without cocking it up.

    Shoot for the stars! :D
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  • citizen68citizen68 Frets: 167
    1) Citizen was my nickname at school because I played the theme tune from 'Citizen Smith' on the piano in first music class.

    2) Live near the Mourne mountains roughly half way between Belfast & Dublin.

    3) To keep playing out as long as I can - been playing in bands (mostly covers but recorded some originals too) since I was 17/8 - I'm 45 now. Want to do a bit more recording/writing too.

    4) My 'D' clone amp - Ceriatone Bluesmaster HRM 100

    5) Jimi's Voodoo Chile - it kept me at the guitar until I could jam out a decent version of it.
    Seemed like a good idea.....

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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1317
    edited August 2013
    1. When I registered for the old musicradar I was home sick and I was registering Whilst watching some shitty Australian soap - where the dog was called "travis" - et voila

    2. Live in Dorchester, Dorset. A beautiful part of the country until the summer when we get besieged by bloody holiday makers on their way to Weymouth

    3. I'd like to start another band at some point when time away from work and fatherhood allow. Something in the vein of QOSTA or old school grunge a la soundgarden, sonic youth, mudhoney etc. I've played in my current band for the last 12 years and sometimes yearn for something else other than wedding crap.

    4. I suppose if the house was burning and I had to grab one piece it would be my '81 Burny Supergrade with wolftone pAFs. Pedals and amps are all replaceable - that's not

    5. It's hard in world of so many good songs to pick just one, so instead of picking my favourite, the one that inspired me to pick up the guitar and play was the delicate sound of thunder versions of Comfortably Numb and Sorrow.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 8068
    I'm Tim, 55 years old from London.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? The early days of the Intermusic forums - Fret [as in guitar and wired as in online]

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? London born now living in Herts

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? I'd love to write the soundtrack to something - game, indie film or something

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Probably a battered old erly 90's Mexican Strat that's been upgraded over the years - it's like an old friend.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Answers questions, questions answers by Focus
    With great power comes a large electricity bill
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  • chillidoggychillidoggy Frets: 8962
    Sporky said:
    Chilli - for some reason the spam plugin had marked your post as such - I released it and deleted the two duplicates.
     
    Me? Spam? With MY reputation? Pfft!

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  • bertiebertie Frets: 1582
    edited August 2013

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?  -  nick-name at work based on my last name !!!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?    -  the wild west, debbun born and bred, now reside in south glos. near Brizzle

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?    -  absolutely none.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?   -  define best

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  really have too many to say

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  • SporkySporky Frets: 7489
    Me? Spam? With MY reputation? Pfft!

    Probably saw your avatar and assumed you were an arse. HA HA HA HA HA.
    Self-appointed God Emperor of MonkeyRobotLand. And Sweden.
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  • Drew_TNBDDrew_TNBD Frets: 18336
    TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    Well this looks swish!!

    1: My jobbing username. I figure if I use that and let everyone know I work for FXpansion Audio UK Ltd, that'll encourage me to perhaps be less of an ass!

    2. Lahhhhnndaaahhhhnnn!! Although originally from t'Midlands

    3. Hmmm. In a perfect world, TNBD would be able to pay my bills, but that isn't likely, so I'll settle for just playing music I love!

    4. Probably my amp. JVM410HJS Satriani version. Those who know me know I have been through a lot of amps. But this really is the one!

    5. I couldn't really pick a single track, but for the sake of answering the question, Parabola by Tool.
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  • Q1 I'm called Stoo, I'm a man, I have snakes (5 at the moment)

    Q2 East Lankyshire atm

    Q3 Changes from day to day, but right now is to get grade 8 classical

    Q4 Again, changes but right now my Ibanez artcore jazzer

    Q5 errrr, right now, I'm liking Iron Maiden Brighter than a thousand suns
    PSN id : snakey33stoo
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? A track on Vai's Flex-Able album

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Litherland, Scouseshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To keep playing, despite the tendonitis.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Ibanez JS1000

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Watermelon in Easter Hay - FZ

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  • Hi peeps.  Loged in early this morning them unfortunately the drugs (pain killers for a flare up of sciatica) kicked in and I fell asleep. So feeling a little late to the party.  And what a swell party it is.
    Real names  Richard,  aged 46.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Its my xbox username and came from a  long list of Microsoft suggested names when I first created my xbox live account.  Its unique and easy to remember so I use it in various places

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Born and brought up in East Yorks but moved south for work and lurve 20 years ago.  Lived in Worthing, Truro and now Poole in Dorset where i have been for the past 15 years.  I Work for a charity and several of the jobs were fixed term or insecure funding.  The one at Poole seems to be a keeper.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be good enough to enjoy the noise i make.  I have been in a couple of bands and learnt more playing with other than on my own but nothing for a long time.  Would be nice to play again but the people I have met have either been too ambitious or far too talented for me to feel comfortable.  I just want to have a bit of fun


    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    70s fender strat reissue.  Bought from Hartnols a few yeas ago.  It came sublimely set up and plays like a dream.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    Almost impossible to answer.  I love Marillion so currently id have to say The Sky Above the Rain


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  • Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Watermelon in Easter Hay - FZ

    Great choice :D
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  • johnnyurqjohnnyurq Frets: 1160
    edited August 2013

    Hi one and all.

    Props & Kudos to our new non MR overlords for making a shiny and I am sure a lovely new home. Looking forward to it becoming a valuable resource and of course much silliness.

    I have been a GAS fiend since the late 70's and 80's and have been playing since age 14 but graduated to having 6 strings mostly all the time on my guitar a bit later (16). Now aged 49 and glad to report I have 6 strings on my guitars nearly always.

    Been gigging on and off seriously since the early 80's with the usual community centre gigs prior to this.


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My first name and a contraction of my surname so John Urquhart and hence Johnnyurq, Used it online from several years back and cannot be arsed to change it.


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Inverness in the not so sunny Highlands of Scotland.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To get back gigging after having to pack it in due to bad health and being my wife's carer plus to get back to writing original material like back in the 80's and 90's.

    Going from 40 to 50 gigs per year to none is very shitty and no fun.


    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    As per the piccie top left my 1971/72 Les Paul Recording which I have owned for eons which feels like a favourite pair of shoes and is home for me.

    Also this side of modelling shizzle it has the most flexible tone palette of any of the many guitars I have owned, especially when I fit a spare Roland GK3 to it on occasion.


    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    Like most folks it changes from time to time but Down in the Sewer by The Stranglers is an all time favourite. Huge Stranglers fan me.


    Honourable mention for Floyd, Marillion/Fish too.

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  • TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I released  solo guitar CD in 2002 titled "Dulcet Tones"(under my real name Jim Graham), a chain store clerk entered the data into the store system and titled it "Dulcet Jones".

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Canada, the East end of lake Ontario.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Writing and recording music that sells.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?

    Takemine Electric Classical Guitar (ES 132 I think)

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?

    "New Dawn Fades" - Joy Division


    Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.

    Dulcet Jones Creepy Music Blog http://dulcetjones.blogspot.com/

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  • BucketBucket Frets: 4753
    edited August 2013
    Hello there. My name is Connor, I'm 18 and have just left school.


    Q1: Contracted form of my old MusicRadar name. I'm a big fan of Buckethead. Call me by my actual name if you want.

    Q2: I'm in Buckinghamshire, in a pleasant, conveniently-placed but dull town called Amersham. Easy to get to London though.

    Q3: UItimate ambition is to be able to live off playing and making music. Impossibly unrealistic but I'll give it my best shot.

    Q4: My favourite guitar is either my Gibson V, Jackson Soloist or Squier Jazzmaster. Favourite pedal is my Rainger Son of Freakenstein fuzz or my Way Huge Green Rhino overdrive.

    Q5: Oh Jesus, that's hard... probably something by Devin Townsend. Either "Deadhead" or "Funeral".
    I bought some extra strong mints - couldn't get them out of the packet.

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  • LixartoLixarto Frets: 1607
    edited August 2013
    Q1 - The name of my last but one band. The word was originally a typo for "lizard". Real name is Michael.

    Q2 - I'm Irish, but live in Wolviston, Teesside.

    Q3 - To write enough songs called "Something Wrong" to make an album. I've got 5 or 6 at the moment. That's all I've got left; I mean, I've already been onstage with Chuck Berry.

    Q4 - Gibson J-45

    Q5 - "You Got The Silver", the Rolling Stones.
    "I can see you for what you are; an idiot barely in control of your own life. And smoking weed doesn't make you cool; it just makes you more of an idiot."
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  • holnrewholnrew Frets: 6493

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I made it up when I was 15/16, use it all over the internet because there are no other holnrews, and if there ever is one, I highly doubt their originality.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Gateshead at the moment, North East for the foreseeable. I hail from Somerset though.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Acoustic covers of non-acoustic songs.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? I only have one guitar, a tanglewood spruce top with action on the high side.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Tastes change daily, can't narrow it down.

    My V key is broken
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 3314
    Don't worry guys I have arrived!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? 
    It's a character from a previous band's logo.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 
    Southampton

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
      
    To write music that I would want to listen to, even if it wasn't mine.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
     
    Reaper

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? 
    Tool-Lateralus (this week at least)
    Prion Son - Alt/Prog/Metal: https://prionson.bandcamp.com/
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  • LorneLorne Frets: 2

    Hi, I'm Lorne, very nearly 45 and happily married with 4 kids, a cat, a pond, and tons of fish tanks

    Q1: It's my name, I have no imagination

    Q2: Plymouth, Devon

    Q3: To stop the kids from bashing the basses

    Q4: The 1978 USA B.C.Rich Mockingbird bass that Phil Lynott used in the Thin Lizzy "Do What You Want To" Video

    Q5: I don't believe in love by Queensryche

    Basses - USA BC Rich, Euro Spector, Yamaha and Kramer

    Guitars - USA BC Rich and Shadow

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  • SidNewtonSidNewton Frets: 194

    Hello everyone, another refugee from that other forum.

    Q1 My user name is an anagram of my MR user name.

    Q2 I am in Gloucester

    Q3 I have absolutely no musical ambition, gone way past that stage.

    Q4 Best bit of gear? Possibly my Matchless DC30 but that will soon be going up for sale, so I will say me Telecaster.

    Q5 #1 track? Impossible to choose  as my tastes constantly shift..

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  • ddloopingddlooping Frets: 319
    edited August 2013
    SidNewton said:

    Q1 My user name is an anagram of my MR user name.

    Stonewind? :)
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 1582
    Gloucester ?    thats just oop the road
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  • My name is Doug, I'm 53 and  the user name is a shameless plug for my PA hire company. When not behind the desk you will find me either in front of it playing electric acoustic and singing or drinking cider

    I Live in Somerset

    Musical ambition-nah!

    Most precious instrument is my Fylde Orsino bought in memory of my Grandmother with her initials on the 12th Fret

    Favouurite track the Load Out Jackson Browne
    www.maltingsaudio.co.uk
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  • birdobirdo Frets: 21
    Hello all. User name is an nickname I ve had since primary school. ( use to be skoylie on MR forum) birdo is normally taken. I m in norfolk about 10 miles from Norwich My main aim at the moment is acoustic finger style. Although I suck at it. Don't really have a stand out piece of gear at the moment . In fact I m selling everything off to fund a nice acoustic Man of the world , fleet wood mac.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 1530

    Hi, I'm Jon, 41 and Forum-Dizzy.

    Q1 The name is just a pun of "Telecaster" and not the 3D Body sculpting procedure (like in my forum photo).

    Q2 I'm from Sheffield "OOP North"

    Q3 Musical Ambition, Hmmmm...Activity wise, at my age now I'd be glad to get established in a good Covers/Function Band. Ability wise I look forward to when I can improvise fluently over ANY Chord Progression.

    Q4 My Bogner Rig(The whole thing has to count as 1 item). Goldfinger 45 Head and Goldfinger 2x12 Closed Back Cab (1xG12H-30 and 1x G12M-25)

    Q5 Can't narrow it down to 1 track, there are just toooooooo many. I can tell you one tune I have never ever tired of is Isaac Hayes "Theme From Shaft". If one tune ever made you want to pick up a guitar, it's that one.

    I am wanting Tea every day !
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 5833
    edited August 2013
    My turn!

    I'm stickyfiddle... Which almost rhymes with my name, if you call me Mickey rather than Mike and you're 17 and have a dirty mind... Anyway, it's never taken on any internet form I've ever tried, so it stuck.

    I grew up in Norfolk, currently live in Abu Dhabi, but my heart belongs to Oxford.

    In terms of musical ambition, it was to get signed and do all that shit but that never happened and industry seems to have gone to shit so I don't really mind. I'd love to build/fix/sell guitars for a living but not sure if that'll happen either. Learning to play bass and build amps is next on the immediate to-do list in any case.

    Best piece of gear is my Gibson CS-336, though the Paisley Tele has equal billing in the save-from-fire stakes. Not sure I could ever really pick between them.

    Favourite song, today at least, is Thunder Road by Springsteen. 
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 2474
    1/ stonevibe = My surname plus my favourite effect pedal

    2/ I'm a Londoner (Norf) living in Exeter 

    3/ None, just like playing, live or in the studio.

    4/ Best bit of gear? 1970 Jazzmaster

    5/ My favourite piece of music Theme From Ernest Borgnine by Squarepusher.

    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

    You can now read my insane guitar ramblings daily here http://www.gearnews.com
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