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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    The Mark Wirtz/Keith West song from Theme from A Teenage Opera

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London Town

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Release a mini album and an album this year with my band. Maybe play overseas? 

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

    1964 Fender Jaguar - jangle city!

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

    I Can See For Miles - The Who.  Impossible question though :) 

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? I played golf for a few years and my nam is kev

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Newcastle - Geordieland

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
      to learn to play guitar with my 10yo daughter. both complete beginners and she has just got a Yamaha Pacifica 112v from her grandad for christmas and I though learning together would be fun as well as helping her stick with it

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
     my daughters pacifica, I'm yet to buy

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? I'm a fan of Guns N Roses, ACDC, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters and I find it difficult to pick just one. If forced I'd say Foo fighters - Learn to Fly as thats the track that got me into guitar heavy music as I was kinda lost in music limbo
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  • BootsclanBootsclan Frets: 2
    edited January 9

    Hi I'm Bootsclan. Been playing since the tender age of 9 years old - 30 years is quite a while. I live in Buckinghamshire and am looking for a place to talk gear and for a safe forum for buying and selling. 


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Been in use a long time - an encompassing way to use my name!!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    UK, Buckinghamshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    to enjoy playing and in search of the illusive magical tone. I'll know it when I find it....

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

    Ltd edition Gretsch "Power Tenny"

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

    The first real guitar track I ever heard when I was 8  - 'Wind cries Mary'.

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  • PetarNedPetarNed Frets: 1
    Hello, my name is Petar and I am from Sofia, Bulgaria. While looking around for gear information I noticed that the fretboard forum is pretty active and full of great finds. Looking forward to getting good deals on gear and learning a lot.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    PetarNed - It's a combination of my first name and a shortened version of my family name - Nedyalkov.

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you?

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    Q3: 
    What's your main musical ambition?

    To have fun playing and to come up with the music I want to listen to and enjoy.

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

    My '59 Wildwood Thin Skin AVRI Stratocaster which I brought from the US myself.

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

    Ain't No Telling by Jimi Hendrix, so much going on in this song.



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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14730
    Welcome @blank28 - but were the other questions too boring to bother with?  ;)
    Welcome @Grocer_Jack - good luck with the releases, feel free to post in the "plug my stuff" section when you're ready
    Welcome @kevoffthetee - that's a good incentive to learn to play, and you'll get plenty of suggestions on what to buy
    Welcome @Bootsclan - enjoying playing can be difficult enough without worrying about finding a magical tone too ...
    Welcome @PetarNed - I don't immediately remember that Hendrix track ... must go give it a listen.
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  • BenjiDNABenjiDNA Frets: 1
    edited January 9
    Hi all, Ben here from High Tech Distribution...after lurking on here thought I'd join in on the fun - nice to meet you all!! Ok, so here are my quick answers...

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    Band I was in growing up...
    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Salisbury, UK
    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    My own happiness
    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    My Ruby Red custom built Vigier Excalibur Ultra
    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    I'll get back to you on this, depends on my mood...
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  • CarewCarew Frets: 8
    Hello, I'm new

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    Wales

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Wales/Canada
    pedal fiend
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  • blowinblowin Frets: 2
    Hello. Just getting back to playing after years away. Was in a couple of OK bands when I was in my teens and twenties although always 'relegated' to bass (sorry bassists) because I was never the best guitarist and made the mistake of buying one.

    A few weeks ago I found myself with some money and time for the first time in a while so bought a Les Paul and started trying to remember everything...

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    I moved out of London to the Hertfordshire countryside. One of my team at the time (an Aussie) said "Don't buy a Land Rover, you'll look like a blow-in." It made me laugh and it's been a name on a few forums now.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    North Herts. About 15 minutes into the sticks from J9 of the A1.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    To play in a local band that, at worst, doesn't embarrass my children.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    My wine red Gibson Les Paul Studio.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Band of Gold by Freda Payne. I love plenty of more obviously 'guitar' music but desert island discs wise this is number one. Worth noting, though, that it uses an electric sitar where most Invictus/Motown would have horns. So kind of fits...

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  • nariuspnariusp Frets: 3
    Hi I'm a solo acoustic guitar player / singer in Milton Keynes. Like many of you I buy, I try, I get bored, I sell. I like quality gear not because it's reliable necessarily but because it's well made and lasts (that's quality). I keep a very simple PA / guitar setup as it allows me to focus on the music, but occasionally I fall of the wagon and end up with more stuff to sell.
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  • onlyatomonlyatom Frets: 2

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name is Tom, so I am only a tom - you see?

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm from lovely Bristol in England

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I used to want to tour the world with a band, but I have a feeling that ambition has passed. These days it's just to enjoy and consume as much music as possible, and continue to create my own music.

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

    My Gibson Les Paul - gifted to me by my uncle - a wonderful player that sounds phenomenal.

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

    The Clash - (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais

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  • JackieB33JackieB33 Frets: 118

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Nowhere special. It’s basically my name, with some generic digits. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Born in Widnes, currently live in Runcorn for my sins. Basically just outside of Liverpool.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? I was in a signed band for a number of years, playing blues/classic rock and sort of 70’s style fuzzy type stuff. Now I’m a full time electrical engineering student and father of three, so I just play where I can. I record/session with a couple of bands. And play covers occasionally in the Hard Days night hotel in Liverpool. That’s enough for me at the moment.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Hummingbird is my pride and joy. I get itchy over it from time to time. But luckily I come to my senses and realise how gutted I’d be without it. With everything else I’m very transient. 

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. Not particularly guitar-focused.. it’s just my favourite song. 

    ''i've not seen a reaction like that in here since George Best got kicked out for glassing a bouncer''
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  • HerooohHeroooh Frets: 4

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Cant remember anymore, I started using the username in my early teens and it has stook since.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Nottingham/UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To become a bedroom shredlord.

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

    Constantly trading gear so nothing stays for long, but the best guitar Ive ever had was my custom Carillion Nemesis "Empress" 7 string.

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

    Impossible :P

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  • fatneck59fatneck59 Frets: 1
    edited January 15
    TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? My small neck teehee

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? I live in Spain but from the UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To try and play the guitar

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? AM93 cherry sunburst

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Over Kill, Colin Hay but to many too mention


     

    [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!


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  • mark1313mark1313 Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It’s my name.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Epsom.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To keep improving and find the “Sound”.

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

    RJM Mastermind GT. 

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

     Aaaarg!!!



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  • snafu74snafu74 Frets: 1
    Hello

    Im new to the forum, used in the past for advice and info but never posted myself.
    Thought it was time to get off my arse, say hello, and contribute.

    Q1 : My username was originally military slang for 'situation normal all f***ed up', its now a word in itself and its also the name of a BMX parts brand. I trained for the Royal Marines (but never joined as my daughter arrived), i also ride BMX (even though im 43), and....i like the word, thats it.

    Q2: Manchester way

    Q3: Play some big live gigs with my daughter, we started but have yet to finish.

    Q4: Vintage Yamaha F335

    Q5: Nah, you cant narrow it down to one, no way, never, i just wasted half an hour trying !!!
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? It's just my Twitter name, nothing too exciting.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
     Played a long time as a drummer and have recently gone back to guitar in a big way!

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
     Probably my Strymon Flint.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Secret Machines - The Road Leads Where It's Led
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  • DrumBobDrumBob Frets: 2

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Drums is my main instrument, but I also play guitar; drums in three bands and guitar in one. Very busy working musician, music journalist and published author.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    United State of America, the State of New Jersey

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To continue making music and enriching people's lives in a positive way until I no longer am able to do so.

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

    My best guitar is a reissue Newark Street Series Guild Starfire IV. Best guitar I own. It does everything well and plays, sounds and looks fantastic.

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

    Favorite song of all time is, "I Fought The Law" by The Bobby Fuller Four.


    "I Dance To My Own Tune, F*****, I Won't Do The Corporate Waltz.," Diesel Park West
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 63

    Hi folks - I decided it wasn't enough to be on Twitter and other forums - I needed one for music too. I'm married with an almost-2 year old, own a stupid dog, and play in an instrumental band which can only practice monthly. It's just me and the drummer, and of course lots of loop pedals and ambient / noise effects. We're still doing practices but hoping to record and upload stuff for general consumption soon. I've spent years recording my own stuff which started with vocals but increasingly became more instrumental as tastes changed. Will edit signature to include list of gear if possible.

    Bands which have influenced me most would be The Appleseed Cast, Radiohead, This Will Destroy You, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, And So I Watch You From Afar, Caspian, Fugazi, Refused and Deftones. Always loved PJ Harvey too. Mostly in the rock/post rock/experimental sphere but also a big fan of ambient electronic music too. And then everything else after that - blues, folk, black metal, funk, hardcore (punk), noise...if I like it, I like it. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? It's my Twitter handle, and I probably first used it years ago when I was a member of Musofinder (remember that?). It's me plus my favourite guitar. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? South East Wales, but originally from Gloucester.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Keep plugging away in current band > get stuff recorded properly > upload to bandcamp > profit!  And to keep recording my own stuff.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Can I choose one? If I have to, it's my trusty Standard Tele with upgraded p/ups. But I am fond of the Zoom Multistomp pedal...

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Hard to choose, but possibly 'Steps and Numbers' by The Appleseed Cast. 


    Pedals. 
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? Rather unimaginatively, it's my name plus 1-25 is my Birthday, and when I played Rugby League I played number 12, and number 5 in Union.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Cheshire in the UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To practice various guitar stuff until it's at least recognisable and doesn't offend people's ears too much

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Currently my Fender SRV Signature Strat.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Impossible to say, I've thought about this on and off for days now, maybe Little wing/Hotel California/changes by the hour.

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  • GloopyJonGloopyJon Frets: 19

    Hi, I've just joined to see what goes on over here.  I've been a member of a couple of other (partially) guitar-related forums for a while, so it's possible that someone here might recognise me from there as I'm using the same user name.  I am 49 years old and not a very good guitarist; I played a tiny bit as a child but then only picked it up again a few years ago, through playing Rocksmith.

    I got the gear bug and bought a bunch of guitars and other gear, but in the last year or so I've stopped buying guitars and started making them.  I've been to Crimson Guitars twice for their six-day guitar-building course - if you follow them on YouTube, you might have seen a video montage of photos of the guitars that my son and I made there last May.  Since then, I've started making guitars at home.  I recently finished the first one (although I need to do a couple of final corrections!) and I'm very close to finishing the second (actually a bass), and nos. 3 and 4 are both under way too.

    Onto the questions...

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?  My first name is Jonathan and one day I made up the name "GloopyJon" as a player name in a computer game.  I find the word "gloopy" rather comical, just because of the way it sounds.  The name stuck, and I use it on a couple of forums largely because it's a bit silly but it's rather unique.  As a sidebar, my profile picture is my two dogs (although the one on the right is all growed up now!).

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  I live in Belgium but I am English.  I got a job offer out here nearly 25 years ago and stayed.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?  It used to be singing the role of the Russian in the musical Chess, but I'm probably starting to get a bit too old for that and I haven't done any musicals for a few years.  Now, it's probably more about learning how to make decent guitars.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  I have a rather nice Wood Library PRS Custom 24 which looks and plays beautifully.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  I haven't recorded any music (at least, nothing of any real worth), so....nothing to say here.

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1798
    Neill said:
    TTony said:
    Neill said:
    Hello everyone - I applaud the novel way of introducing new members, here's my submission:

    Q1  Rather boring it's my real name with an extra "L" 
     
    So, now we'll all be trying to work out whether your real name is Nei l or Neil    .   

    Where did you put the  extra L??


    Welcome to the forum! 
    Haha thanks TTony if I ever get back in a band I'll use that as my stage name, maybe with a hyphen Nei-l like Jor-el in the Superman comics oops giving my age away the-re.
    @Neill Oh I dunno. You could be almost any age and have taken a shine to Melissa Benoist. I'd not have the foggiest who she was were it not for Arrow, which started with some promise, but has long jumped the (King) Shark.
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  • JikkenJikken Frets: 1
    1) Threw the word 'experiment' into translate, in Japanese. I thought the word sounded nice, also i like to experiment so it seemed to fit.

    2) I am an England person.

    3) Make music and then have people listen to the music and then make their lives better.

    4) In terms of "best" I suppose it's the Vox MINI5 Rhythm amplifier. It's got 11 knobs, 4 sockets for things and 4 buttons.

     5) Tame Impala-'The Less I Know the Better'. I always lose it at the bass breakdown (If that's what it's called idk its great anyways)
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  • dawng106dawng106 Frets: 3
    Q1 - i honestly have no idea, my mum made it up about 6 years ago when i asked her for a name on club penguin
    Q2 -  Glasgow, Scotland (the best place)
    Q3- id probably like my punk band to get somewhere decent, i doubt it will though. id like to be a music psychologist/therapist, and thats what im applying to uni to do
    Q4 - i dont really have decent gear atm, crap £100 electric and a 20W amp, looking to get a marshall CODE 100 though and hopefully get to mess around with effects and presets a little.
    Q5 - tough one, relive the story by as it is is the only song thats ever stuck with me longterm
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My wife started it! Don’t blame me!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    In the UK, sunny Wiltshire 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Well, it was to be in Prince’s band but that's a non starter now, so I guess I’ll have to settle with a David Gilmour tour or something low key!

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

    My Cloud Guitar

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

    Echoes 

    .... I’ll answer that question now shall I? Yes, it’s aluminium and yes it does stay in tune, even when you put the heating on!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14730
    Welcome  all

    @Drewman_Guitars - you need to start a thread in the "Made in the UK" section with pics of your work.  Lots of pics!
    @dawng106 - great name for a name on a club penguin.  Whatever that might be ....
    @jikken -  jokoso
    @GloopyJon - welcome to another guitar makerer - you should find plenty of interest in the making & modding section
    @stephen.wood125 - ahhhh, Hotel California - now you've joined us, you may never leave.
    @joetele - now that you've found us, you'll shortly realise that you don't need Twitter or any other forums!
    @drumbob - you must deserve a special award for including "drum" in your user name on a guitar forum ;)
    @bnjmnsngr -  catchy username - I had to check a few times that I spelled it correctly ...
    @snafu74 - hope you're managing to stay "off your arse" and getting involved here more actively.
    @mark1313 - not sure that I've ever heard your #1 track - can you hum it?
    @fatneck59 - you sure you didn't pick that username based on your favourite guitar??
    @Heroooh - to be fair, I don't remember much that happened in my early teens either  ....


    :)
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  • With your permission Sir, I shall. Cheers
    .... I’ll answer that question now shall I? Yes, it’s aluminium and yes it does stay in tune, even when you put the heating on!
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  • durango55davedurango55dave Frets: 2
    edited January 28
    Hi there, I’m David from Northamptonshire.  Username comes from an old band I was in. Kissed my dreams of rock stardom goodbye after having kids and now just focus on writing and recording.  Best musical gear is probably Logic Pro, as it provides a world of musical possibilities at my fingertips.  Guitar-wise it’s probably my Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster.  #1 track that I wish I’d written is God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.
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  • OwainOwain Frets: 13
    Q1. It's my name :)
    Q2. I come from North Wales but am in Liverpool at uni
    Q3. To have fun and hopefully be really good one day
    Q4. My Squier Acoustic guitar, the first guitar I got at 11 which I learned to play on
    Q5. Hotel California by the Eagles
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  • Cleg83Cleg83 Frets: 2
    Hello, I am Matthew Cleghorn.

    Most people call me Cleg and I was born in 1983 therein lies the reason behind my username.

    I am based in Brighton. 

    My musical ambition is to be as proficient in as many styles of guitar playing as possible (I lean towards fingerstyle guitar but also favouring chicken pickin' at the moment).

    Favourite gear: Fender FSR 66 bound telecaster. It's a Japanese made beast that I modded with a 4 way switch, push pull boost on the tone knob, treble bleed mod and fitted black bridge with Gotoh saddles and a black scratchplate.

    Favourite tune at the minute is Hope The High Road by Jason Isbell.

    Keep up the good work folks. 


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  • onclintonclint Frets: 6
    edited January 29

    Hi everyone, I'm Shane. This forum was recommended to me by a friend as a good place to buy and sell gear. I run a guitar shop in the west end of London and teach guitar after hours (often the best bit of my day)

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? It was a nickname a singer in a band I was in had for me..due to the amount of twang I was into.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? From Yorkshire living in London.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To carry on enjoying what I'm doing.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? 2001 Martin D28

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Man of the world-Fleetwood Mac

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