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  • JHeatonJHeaton Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It's my name. Well, mostly.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Bury in the very grey North-West.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Just to actually learn to play the guitar to a level that I can enjoy at home in the bedroom (preferably without annoying anyone, honest ;)).

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

    Probably the G&L Legacy Tribute that I picked up for a stupidly low price and never seems to go out of tune no matter how long I leave it lying around.

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

    Hmm, probably Wasted Years by Iron Maiden. Always seems to be the one which comes to mind.


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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 500

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    From watching too many black and white cowboy films as a boy.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To learn more and get better at guitar and steal as many licks and riffs as possible!

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

    The guitar I would rush into a fire to save is my 1975 Gibson ES-335 which is the second electric guitar I ever bought. The  first proper amp, being a late '70's Twin reverb is too heavy to carry so would have to burn...

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

    Trojan Curfew by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

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  • jonathanjonathan Frets: 2

    Hello forum! Right, let's get to answering these questions:


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    A: It's my actual name. Not very original I know. Still, I am surprised it wasn't taken. :)


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    A. West Yorks


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Umm, I would ... like to write a song or piece of music that gains traction somewhere.


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

    Best in terms of quality? My Fender Mustang III amp, but in terms of my personal fave, probably my JazzMaster. It's a Squire, but I love it like it's a Fender.


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

    Presumably you mean recorded by someone else? :) I do love "Three Days" by Jane's Addiction. Such an epic scope to that song. But really, there are loads of #1 tracks.
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  • asromeburnsasromeburns Frets: 1
    Q1:  Where did you username come from? From the greatest Smashing Pumpkins song that never was - see YouTube

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Sunny Croydon in Greater London or if you're being generous Surrey

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?  Write  a decent second record that avoids the sophomore curse

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  My Washburn WP-50 'lawsuit' Les Paul. My old man gave it to me. It rules.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Soma - Smashing Pumpkins. That solo....blimey.


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  • LeeCMBLeeCMB Frets: 5
    edited June 10
    Hey guys. I'm new here, and thought I'd say hi.

    My name is Lee, and I'm from sunny Cardiff, Wales.

    My username is quite boringly my name and initials.

    My musical ambition is to be inspired. She is my master, and I shall comply. 

    My best piece of gear would have to be my Two Rock Jet 35 amp. Probably the best piece of gear I've ever owned.

    Favourite track ever? Impossible. Sorry.
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  • AdetuonoAdetuono Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    From my name/my bike at the time I was first asked for a username

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    South Norfolk/North Suffolk, depending on which map you use.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To learn to be more than very below average on everything in my music room (currently guitar/drums/keyboards)

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

    My Gibson SG Roxy/Zappa tribute

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

    Changes every day, but probably Alien Orifice/Frank Zappa

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  • TimcitoTimcito Frets: 5
    edited June 13
    Hi, my name's Tim, and I'm from Manchester, although I have been living in Miami, Florida for the last 16 years. My username is a diminutive Spanish form of my name - my wife is originally from Peru. I'm mainly an acoustic player, but I've branched out into electrics and even guitar synths in recent years. I've been through a number of Martins, Gibsons and Taylors, but my current favourite brand is Eastman, and I now own an E8D dread and an E100Ltd parlor size. These are phenomenal guitars. I don't gig, but I do home recordings and occasionally compose short pieces for my wife, who makes film clips from time to time. My preferred styles of play are fingerstyle blues, ragtime, Celtic, and the occasional standard. My musical ambition is to grow a backbone and play in public - anywhere - busking in the street would do me just fine!
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  • schrodinger1612schrodinger1612 Frets: 68
    edited June 10

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Physicist, Erwin Schrödinger...a guy who’s cat is both dead and alive

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm in Wiltshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To produce music for Hollywood!

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

    Probably my Cali76

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

    Voodoo child, interchangeable between the Jimi and SRV versions

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  • Oneiro22Oneiro22 Frets: 2

    Hi All, i'm Alex, new here, i'm a UK based guitarist playing in a 1960s tribute band, big fan of Fender guitars, particularly teles and also love my Faith Naked Venus acoustic!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Oneiro was the name of a solo music project I worked on a few years ago. The number 22 is a lucky number that is tattooed on my wrist.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    UK - Leicestershire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To quit my day job and make a living from music

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

    Faith Naked Venus acoustic guitar

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

    Currently 'Prospect For Escape' by Von Hertzen Brothers

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  • SaszSasz Frets: 6

    Hello all, been lurking around your excellent forum for a while and thought it was about time to acquire some manners and introduce myself properly

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    A slightly contorted abbreviation of my actual name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Oxfordshire UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Pure enjoyment and relaxation. A uniquely rewarding time out from the rest of my life.

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

    Vox AC15 C1 head - never even looked at another amp since getting it!

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

    "Precious" by the Pretenders. First track on the first Pretenders album and at age 13 I was instantly hooked.


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  • ArjailerArjailer Frets: 10
    edited June 20
    Alan Broad, 46, been playing since I was about 15, but had a break from my mid 20's to mid 30's. Started in the 80's playing metal, have had stints playing garage punk (on bass), indie, blues, rock, pop, acoustic, and now finally back to the 80's metal.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Arjailer comes from me mishearing a Terence Stamp line in Superman 2 when I was about 10 years old - "we will kill the son of our jailer" - I thought he was saying that Superman's dad was called Arjailer. It stuck, and has made a unique username that I use all over the place now.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Just outside Aberdeen, Scotland

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Left real ambition behind a long time ago - these days I just want to play good songs with some friends.

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

    Probably my PRS SE Custom 22 - lovely guitar, though I don't play it so much these days since I got my Washburn Parallaxe, which isn't quite as nice, but is way more metal!

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

    Difficult, but probably Iron Maiden, 2 Minutes to Midnight - the track that got me into metal and I still love it.
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  • Jackss565Jackss565 Frets: 8
    Hi, i’m Jack, just started playing the guitar and came across this place. I’m 27 and a wood machinist, so can see myself spending a lot of time in making and modding.

    Q1- Have used this username since I was 13, can’t remember where it came from
    Q2- Polegate, East Sussex
    Q3- To learn to play well enough to gig occasionally 
    Q4-Washburn X200, my only guitar so far
    Q5- Changes week by week, currently Slither, Velvet Revolver
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  • pio4tpio4t Frets: 1
    Hi everyone, I'm Peter

    1) a friend of mine tried texting me when he was drunk and spelled my name 'pio4t' instead of 'piotr'. It seemed so random and funny at the time that it stayed with me till today

    2) Northampton, UK

    3) Being able to improvise solos to every possible backing track

    4) Well, Although I've recently purchased a great 1997 Fender Strat, I still have my Epiphone SG which I bought new around 10 years ago and played some gigs with. Strat is better, but still like the SG... 

    5) classics from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd...
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  • Q1:  Where did your username come from? 

    It's my real name !

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 

    Slap bang in the centre of the country, in Nottingham.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    To record and create original, inspiring and passionate music with other amazing musicians and bring it to life on stage.

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

    If it had to be one, it'd be my old faithful 1994 Takamine EN-20 acoustic. 

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

    Seriously, no idea and never been able to answer that question !

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  • JoeBoultJoeBoult Frets: 2
    Alright guys?

    I'm Joe Boult, hence the username, I'm a session guitarist based in the south of the UK, born and raised up North in Burnley.
    My main ambition is to make enough money to do music full time, whether as a YouTuber, teacher, session guy, or any combination really. My main weapon is my 2016 HSH Fender Strat, which I absolutely cannot live without. Love all my gear and guitars, but that strat is too versatile to not love.
    Favourite track... Tricky... It changes all the time, but right now Georgy Porgy by Toto. Especially the live version. The stabs just get me every time.
    See youse about!
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  • BoromedicBoromedic Frets: 991
    Welcome mate, dive in and enjoy!

    .....and what to my wondering eyes should appear.....      nothing.......


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  • SDanSSDanS Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did your username come from? 

    It's mostly my real name + it's something I've used on other forums

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    Relax/have fun - try (fail) to sound like Tony Rice, Ry Cooder, Davy Graham, 

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

    Fylde 'Ariel' acoustic -

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

    Changes all the time! currently enjoying the Youtube version of 'Straight Street' (wish they'd used this for the actual album!)


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  • vagabondshoevagabondshoe Frets: 2
    Q1 :  Where did your username come from? 

    New York New York innit. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 

    West Yorkshire 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    It was always get on top of the pops, but not be totally cack will do (absolute beginner, still, after nearly 30 years) 

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

    My capo, which cost £5 less than my actual guitar

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

    I wouldn’t trust anyone who could answer this, it’d be like having a favourite child! I’m very partial to A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke, but that’s not very guitary. 

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  • xRandomregxRandomreg Frets: 230

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    RandomReg - When I first started my job as a trader I was keen to get involved in desk "banter" etc. but as I was new to the business I ended up being a bit "random" so randomreg stuck

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

     The garden of England, beautiful sunny green Kent

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

     To one day play in front of an audience and bang out an awesome solo without screwing it up - Sweet Child 'o mine or Crazy Train would fit the bill

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

     PRS Private Stock CU24 with 408 wiring - I ummed and aahed before getting it but don't regret it and can't see me ever selling it - and those that know me know I change gear like most people change their socks (I said most people)

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

    Hmmm so many......

    But it has to be Iron Maiden "Running Free" as it got me into metal

     


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  • Yoo hoo!

    Some of you will have met me at the jam at Water Rats....

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I am commonly known as Bill and I play the bass guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Currently in my livingroon in Ham, Richmond.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play lots of gigs for lots of years

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

    My Warvel Bass. Started life as a Warwick FNA Jazz man until the truss rod snapped rendered the neck unusable.

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

    Frogs legs and Dragons teeth - Bellowhead. Their end of gig masterpiece. Glorious.

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  • DcotorstewieDcotorstewie Frets: 11
    Evening all: 

    Noob here. Also, world's worst guitarist: been playing 10 years and I still can't do a solo or hold a decent barre chord. I still love it though and it's good for songwriting.  

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    A: An unnatural love for a kids TV show. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    A. Manchester


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    For my band's new album to actually sell well and gain some real respect ( I am a drummer in the daytime ) 

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

    Guitarwise - my PRS SE Semi Hollowbody.  It's bloody lush. One day i will have a real Strat though. 

    Q5: Crikey, er...guitarwise, Amelia by Joni Mitchell. That mr Metheney knows his way around a fretboard, and no mistake. 


    Hiya, my name is Stuart, I am a drummer, and have been playing for 37 years, and playing guitar, as it says up there ten. I really am rubbish, but in that I mostly play guitar for writing or at parties I can live with it :-) My current band is not what you might call full of musos but our lead guitarist is the best guitarist I have ever played with - she is incredible. She kind of inspired me to get back into serious guitar practice. I doubt I will ever be any good but just the learning process is a good thing, and playing the guitar has made me a much better drummer. 


    Nice place you have here. :-) 

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  • AnderzAnderz Frets: 25

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Lars Ulrich years ago spelling with Z instead of S

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Western Denmark for now

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    As always just playing my guitar

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

    My partscaster Blackie since 1995 and Jackson Rhoads custom RR2772

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

    I can't answer this one as my taste in music are varied to a large degree but mainly rock

    Computer Shop UK Your PC Needs In One Place: https://computershopuk.com/
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  • Dunlupo84Dunlupo84 Frets: 1
    Ejuansolo 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...

    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
    User name is a derivative of my second name , it came about from playing championship manager with my mate when we were younger. 

    I'm in Belfast, N.I .

    Ambition would be to play in a blues band. Its my passion . 

    My other half would say headphones but I would say the vox headphone effects amp. (I know gimmicky) 

    Track.... can't answer that! Ok.... Layla! 
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  • EdPhelanEdPhelan Frets: 6
    Hi Guys,

    My name's Ed and i'm from Brighton and I recently joined up as I am starting to get back into playing guitar again recently after neglecting it for a few years. A friend and I are looking at possibly starting up a band at some point, so really excited!

    Looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming months and years, I hope!

    - Ed
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  • BoromedicBoromedic Frets: 991
    Welcome aboard mate, good luck with the band.

    .....and what to my wondering eyes should appear.....      nothing.......


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  • EdPhelanEdPhelan Frets: 6
    Boromedic said:
    Welcome aboard mate, good luck with the band.
    Cheers!
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1577
    edited July 11

    Yoo hoo!

    Some of you will have met me at the jam at Water Rats....

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I am commonly known as Bill and I play the bass guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Currently in my livingroon in Ham, Richmond.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play lots of gigs for lots of years

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

    My Warvel Bass. Started life as a Warwick FNA Jazz man until the truss rod snapped rendered the neck unusable.

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

    Frogs legs and Dragons teeth - Bellowhead. Their end of gig masterpiece. Glorious.

    Hi @bill_the_bass ; I was at Woking, for some uknown reason (ahem) you opted out of playing on the two tracks I was on but glad you were there to help us get the songs done and take constant abuse from @poopot which I gather is a regular thing.  welcome chief!
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1293
    munckee said:

    Yoo hoo!

    Some of you will have met me at the jam at Water Rats....

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I am commonly known as Bill and I play the bass guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Currently in my livingroon in Ham, Richmond.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play lots of gigs for lots of years

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

    My Warvel Bass. Started life as a Warwick FNA Jazz man until the truss rod snapped rendered the neck unusable.

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

    Frogs legs and Dragons teeth - Bellowhead. Their end of gig masterpiece. Glorious.

    Hi @bill_the_bass ; I was at Woking, for some uknown reason (ahem) you opted out of playing on the two tracks I was on but glad you were there to help us get the songs done and take constant abuse from @poopot which I gather is a regular thing.  welcome chief!
    Call him "princess" or "lovespud" not @bill_the_bass ;

    Its coz of him I have the forum name I do!!!!!!!!! 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1577
    poopot said:
    munckee said:

    Yoo hoo!

    Some of you will have met me at the jam at Water Rats....

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I am commonly known as Bill and I play the bass guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Currently in my livingroon in Ham, Richmond.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play lots of gigs for lots of years

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

    My Warvel Bass. Started life as a Warwick FNA Jazz man until the truss rod snapped rendered the neck unusable.

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

    Frogs legs and Dragons teeth - Bellowhead. Their end of gig masterpiece. Glorious.

    Hi @bill_the_bass ; I was at Woking, for some uknown reason (ahem) you opted out of playing on the two tracks I was on but glad you were there to help us get the songs done and take constant abuse from @poopot which I gather is a regular thing.  welcome chief!
    Call him "princess" or "lovespud" not @bill_the_bass ;

    Its coz of him I have the forum name I do!!!!!!!!! 
    Oh, I thought it was from that story you were telling me about with you the nun and the violin! : )
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1293
    munckee said:
    poopot said:
    munckee said:

    Yoo hoo!

    Some of you will have met me at the jam at Water Rats....

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I am commonly known as Bill and I play the bass guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Currently in my livingroon in Ham, Richmond.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play lots of gigs for lots of years

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

    My Warvel Bass. Started life as a Warwick FNA Jazz man until the truss rod snapped rendered the neck unusable.

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

    Frogs legs and Dragons teeth - Bellowhead. Their end of gig masterpiece. Glorious.

    Hi @bill_the_bass ; I was at Woking, for some uknown reason (ahem) you opted out of playing on the two tracks I was on but glad you were there to help us get the songs done and take constant abuse from @poopot which I gather is a regular thing.  welcome chief!
    Call him "princess" or "lovespud" not @bill_the_bass ;

    Its coz of him I have the forum name I do!!!!!!!!! 
    Oh, I thought it was from that story you were telling me about with you the nun and the violin! : )
    Shhhhhh! No ones sposed to know about that!
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