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  • juansolojuansolo Frets: 1548
    edited August 2013


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It was my nickname when I worked shifts. There were several Johns, I became Juan for no good reason I could see (you don't get to choose these things). I might also be a little geeky...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Yorkshire. Home of pie.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    To one day build a pedal so awesome that it brings about either world peace or a zombie apocalypse.

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Tough, very tough. I'll go with Black Sabbath - Die Young
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  • JookyChapJookyChap Frets: 4158
    juansolo said:


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It was my nickname when I worked shifts. There were several Johns, I became Juan for no good reason I could see (you don't get to choose these things). I might also be a little geeky...

    At least it wasn't because your surname was Kerr... :)
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  • juansolojuansolo Frets: 1548
    JookyChap said:
    juansolo said:


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It was my nickname when I worked shifts. There were several Johns, I became Juan for no good reason I could see (you don't get to choose these things). I might also be a little geeky...

    At least it wasn't because your surname was Kerr... :)
    Or King ;)
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  • VimFuegoVimFuego Frets: 4220
    or two.

    I'm not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.

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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 5079
    Q1:  Where did you username come from? My other big hobby is Hillman Imps - the two 'n' thing is because apparently in some areas of the country an Impman is someone who does unpleasant things to children. I found that out to my horror when I signed up to AOL in the late 90s... and had to take my PC to the police station. NOT fun.Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? UK - Midlands - NorthantsQ3:  What's your main musical ambition? To be musical and original. In a covers band. Its a pipe dream. Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? 1972 Fender Telecaster... nuff said.Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Electricity - Captain Beefheart... well it is this evening!
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 5079
    That had line breaks on my Mac... bumhats
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 10034
    impmann said:
    That had line breaks on my Mac... bumhats

    Yes.  We know about that "feature".

    Hit the "show source" button - the icon top right-but-one in the controls at the top of the "leave a comment" box.

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  • LongtallronnieLongtallronnie Frets: 457
    edited August 2013
    Hello there, I'm Ronnie, I'm 32 and married with a four year old daughter. I work as a lighthouse technician for Trinity House which means i get to travel a bit. it also means i should know something about electronics but the less said of that the better! Been playing guitar since I was 15 and been pretty much obsessed with it since my brother first showed me a the intro to All or Nothing by the Small Faces. Unfortunately that obsession hasn't extended to learning to play the thing properly! I get by ok but I'm sure if I bothered to take some proper lessons I'd improve no end. I'd always been interested in music but it was the likes of Oasis et all in the 90s that made me want to play an instrument. I wanted to play drums but my brother steered me towards guitar at my parents request. 

     1: I first used it as my eBay ID and ended up using it for everything else since. Can't remember why, probably a male version of long tall Sally or something! 

    2: Harwich, Essex. It's a bit of a dead end but I have a certain affection for the place. 

     3: just to keep gigging and enjoying it really. 

     4: My Gibson Fat Neck 335 in natural. It was a gift from my brother so it's priceless to me. The moment I picked it up I felt like I'd been playing it my whole life. 

     5: Impossible question! At this moment I'd probably say The Masterplan by Oasis but it'll probably change in ten minutes.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 10034

    ^^

    Hi LongTall.

    Check the post immediately above yours.  If you edit your post, you should then be able to put the line breaks in it

    :)

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  • 1 - Wolf is my first nickname, Im Blue as I love blues. 2 - I currently live in North London. 3 - Possibly small gigs and Id love to teach guitar. 4 - My blue Strat. 5 - Altitudes by Jason Becker.
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  • bluechargeboybluechargeboy Frets: 900
    edited August 2013

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I used to drink an energy drink called Blue Charge before going on stage

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Wales (frozen northern wastes)

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play an entire gig without making any daft mistakes

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Ye olde blue Strat Plus, 24 years young!

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Green & Grey by New Model Army, also 24 years young, bloody hell...

    My band: Hedge Gods
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  • JookyChapJookyChap Frets: 4158

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Green & Grey by New Model Army, also 24 years young, bloody hell...


    I haven't heard that in years, loved that song (off to iTunes) :)


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  • Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Green & Grey by New Model Army, also 24 years young, bloody hell...

    Great track of a great album.

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  • spacecadetspacecadet Frets: 659

    Q1:  My Dad always used to call me a space cadet. Usually after he came home from a parents evening at school!

    Q2:  North Notts born and bred but my spiritual home is Scotland. Or Florida.

    Q3:  I've been lucky enough to have lived most of my ambitions so far. Toured, had some fame, had endorsements and played to huge crowds around the world. Having not done that for a bunch of years I'd like to do it again.

    Q4:  I have to say it's a 2000 USA STD Strat. Pickups have been changed a bunch but other than that it's stock and I keep going back to it. Nicely reliced and worn in.

    Q5:  Adagio For Strings. Quite simply the most beautiful piece of music ever written.

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  • bigjonbigjon Frets: 482
    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?

    Q1: Big Jon, because Jon's my name and I'm big (6' 6")

    Q2: I'm one of the Cambridge Cartel. @Mike_L is our ringleader, @viz is our talisman

    Q3: Unrestricted inventiveness in soloing

    Q4: Goji-modded noise-free Boss CS3 pedal (bought off @Lixarto)

    Q5: Low Levels, High Stakes by Allan Holdsworth
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5340

    @Bigjon I'm not responsible enough to be a "ringleader"

    @viz is most definitely the Talisman

     

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 20) feedback - thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57550/mike-l/p1 

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  • TTony said:

    ^^

    Hi LongTall.

    Check the post immediately above yours.  If you edit your post, you should then be able to put the line breaks in it

    :)

     Cheers dude. I wandered off to find the answer to that, found it then forgot to come back and edit it!  :\">
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    I get a bit (a lot!) giddy when I've had sugar and/or caffinne (sp?).

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    Kinda done them really. Played in front of 1000s, had songs played regularly on USA "hair metal" radio, been recognised by pretty girls (all of these a while ago). Now, I'd just be happy with not everyone in the pub saying that we were great - as they have a fag and listen from outside.
    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Ooofff...my SG? My Explorer? My Marshall....errrrmmmm...errmmmm...My SG.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    To play? To listen to? I do like playing "Bad Boy Boogie" - but also Hallowed Be Thy Name....erm...erm...Live Wire.

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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5340

    Wotcha Manic.

    Ohh, I remember Livewire.......that's the one I forgot the chords from........

     

    :-)

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 20) feedback - thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57550/mike-l/p1 

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  • ^^ Welcome (back?), good sir :)
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • paulkpaulk Frets: 288
    1. I was 'Porrig' over on MR, but new shit has come to light, necessitating some changes. 2. The other side of the sky (Den Haag, NL to be precise) 3. To nail Nels Cline's solo on Impossible Germany without fucking up. 4. My tele. 5. Depends on my mood or day or whatnot. Today it's Thin White Rope's version of Some Velvet Morning. Paul
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  • BidleyBidley Frets: 1758

    Q1:  It's my nickname IRL, it comes from my surname.

    Q2:  Cambridgeshire, Ely to be precise.

    Q3:  Just to continue gigging and writing music, in one way, shape or form. Also to never stop feeling like I'm progressing as a guitar player.

    Q4:  Probably my Carvin X100B or Ibanez RG1570.

    Q5:  Really? Just one? Well off the top of my head I'll go with Blind Guardian - The Curse of Feanor.

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  • CatthanCatthan Frets: 171
    edited August 2013
    Hi,

    I'm Thanos, I come from Thessaloniki, Greece and came to UK in 2008 for grad school at Durham and then Northumbria Uni. 
    I currently live in Newcastle where I work as a mech. eng. & research associate for a knowledge transfer project between the Uni and a local industry specializing in heavy duty vehicle thermal management. 
    I started studying music at an early age and when I came to the UK I got my RGT grades 6-8 el. gtr accreditation.

    I've played semi-professionally when I was back home in rock and R&B bands.

    I joined MR a while before it went down.

    1. I had a cat and one day a friend of mine "shopped" a pic of a creature whose eyes, forehead and ears were my cat's, and mouth and cheeks were mine; He named the creature "Catthan"
    2.  Newcastle upon Tyne
    3. To reach a level of skill which helps me express myself and play whatever I feel like to and also gig and write music.
    4. My Badger 30 amp and a LP replica for which I have reserved a build slot and will have in a year's time
    5. Changes all the time; lately it has been Guthrie Govan's "Waves", primarily for educational reasons

    I understand that the task of building a forum from the ground up is a hard one and want to express my admiration for the guys who took the initiative and challenge of creating this board which I find very refreshing compared to other boards.

    I kept contacts of MR members with who I did some trades and seem they haven't found their way here yet so I will try to spread the word. I'm also an active member over at mylespaul and will post about this board there too.

    Brgrds,
    Catthan


     


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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 10034
    Catthan said:
    I kept contacts of MR members with who I did some trades and seem they haven't found their way here yet so I will try to spread the word. I'm also an active member over at mylespaul and will post about this board there too.
     

    Welcome Cathan - good to have you with us.

    And spreading the word to others would be hugely appreciated  :)

    (btw - who's building the replica LP for you?)

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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 2204

    Q1:  My name is Stuart. I met another Stuart over a decade ago and we became Friday pint buddies. People were getting confused by us having the same name so I decided I should be SuperiorStu (I am the older one) and he should be InferiorStu. That lasted about a week! He came up with DiscoStu for me (after the Simpsons character) and I came up with JuniorStu for him cos he's younger. Everyone calls us Disco and Junior now and I love it.

    Q2:  Born and bred in Elgin, Moray.

    Q3:  I'd love to get through a whole song without cocking up. I'd like to conquer stage fright. I'd like to be comfortable writing lyrics so that I could actually get a song finished.

    Q4:  I love my Mirrortop electric as it was the first one I built. I'll never let it go. My Stonebridge acoustic is pretty special too as I bought it to mark my recovery from brain surgery.

    Q5:  Ah, the song question. It changes with my mood but one I always come back to is 'Paranoid Android' by Radiohead. 

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  • clare_bearclare_bear Frets: 40
    edited August 2013
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    I used to hate being called Clare Bear by everyone when I was younger, but decided I'd take control of it when I joined MR.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Banbury, Oxfordshire
    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    To one day right enough songs for an album....even if its a crappy album!

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi

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  • HeadphonesHeadphones Frets: 279
    Gary, Engineer (no I don't work a Quik-Fit), older than I care to admit.
    Played guitar since teens,  bands with friends and so on.  Lost track of playing buddies through moving around the country for work.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It's what I get to listen to my guitars through - the joy of babies.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Brizzle, the land of eternal rain.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    To stop playing with myself...

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    My White/Gold Strat partscaster.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Deep Purple's Lazy, the Made in Japan version - it has a bit of just about everything, with the enigma of how a Major can sound that good.  And I've still not got the riff right after all these years...
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  • 1. it is my name

    2. South London

    3. to make myself as attractive as I think I am whilst maintaining my humility and a sense of dignity

    4. 1989 Yamaha MSG Standard - auto corrects my sloppy playing if I promise to change the strings on a regular basis

    5. Dock of the Bay

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  • wordywordy Frets: 66

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    the little foam guy from the 80's BBC Educational show 'Look and Read'.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    I'm from the North East - but living in Switzerland at the moment.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    To be able good enough to play improv with others without being shit.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Probably my G&L Tele.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    This changes all the time, but I really liked the soundtrack from the movie 'Into the Wild', so I'm going to say Eddie Vedder - Guaranteed.  Maybe in five years it will be something else.

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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 6281
    edited August 2013
    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?

     

    [edit]
    ChristophEar has created a Spotify playlist of all the #1 tracks
    Everyone's #1 tracks.

    And I just "stickied" this for as long as we've got lots of new rejoiners arriving!

    1. There are too many "Phil"s. When I was a little boy I kind of answered to Pip so I adopted the label a few years back to save confusion with all the other Phils

    2. Silly Suffolk. Although it often feels like the wrong planet. BTW 'Silly' comes from the Anglo-Saxon saelig  which roughly translates as 'blessed'.

    3. Once upon a time it was to have an EllPee out with my name on the cover, my own music & playing in the grooves. These days it seems hard enough just to put a band together (well, damn near impossible tbh) so I'd settle for an electric band with a decent rhythm section, with which I could play music that I find tolerable.

    4. Probably my LP Std. Yes I know my SG2000 is more versatile and has better high fret access but I've had the Lester for 30 years and its an old friend.

    5. Music Inspired by The Snow Goose (Camel). Has many themes within it but plays like 1 track from the start of side A to the end of side B.
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs.
    Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!
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