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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 4036
    edited August 2013
    I'm Larry, 58. Used to work for BT but took redundancy a few months ago. Have a son and a daughter from my last marriage. Now engaged to a lovely lady who's a specialist nurse, we're getting married next year.
    wordy;4954" said:


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It's a Hamsters song title . I was a massive fan before they split.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm from NW London originally. Now live near Epsom Surrey

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be a better guitarist. I used to be ok, I'm currently shite.

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

    Gordon Smith graduate.

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

    Starless by King Crimson.
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 818

    Hi from John_A, thanks to Chris Owen for pointing me at the forum

     

    Q1: Where did you username come from? I'll leav you to work that one out ;)

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? From Durham, now in Loughborough

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition?  Just to enjoy playing, maybe play a bit more

    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  A Baccus Strat
     
    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  Stargazer - Rainbow

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  • MyrandaMyranda Frets: 2517

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? From the land of magic and whimsy!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Southeast England

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play the geetar

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Fender Strat in candy apple red...

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? There is no way to choose but one!

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  • Q1: Dave being my actual name, the Rock n Roll part was coined by a colleague of a mate of mine. I had long hair at the time so he christened me "Rock n Roll Dave". It's never helped me to get a mortgage or a good table in a restaurant.

    Q2:  Birmingham, England.

    Q3:  To write songs. Good ones.

    Q4:  Probably my Les Paul Studio

    Q5:  What, ever?! Sheesh...There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths.


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  • MegiiMegii Frets: 808

    Hi folks! Having been invited by stickyfiddle over on the guitars.co.uk forum, I thought I'd better join up here, it looks like a great place. Just to answer the suggested questions...

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?  I was born in Cleethorpes, known by locals as "Meggies"  so I just changed the spelling a bit for my username.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? I'm in Grimsby (next to Cleethorpes) at the mouth of the Humber estury, on the east coast of the UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To be a really, really, really good jazz guitarist.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My 1980 Ibanez Joe Pass model archtop jazz guitar:

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

    That is so tough it's ridiculous, but I will say that my favourite guitar track is Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio, playing "No Blues" off the "Smokin' At The Half Note" album.

     

    What else can I say about me - well, I'm kind of into guitar-modding and parts building, although I now have too many guitars already, and have run out of guitars to mod... I do have a parts-build currently on the go though, with my own body design, so will try to get something posted about that. I (attempt to) play jazz guitar, and play in a few local groups, also the occasional bit of classical guitar, but I also enjoy other guitar styles very much, and just the whole guitar scene in general. I keen on the sport of archery as well, in case there are any other archers on here. :)

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  • ESBlondeESBlonde Frets: 1878
    Welcome Megii

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  • Axe_meisterAxe_meister Frets: 1877
    Q1: Made my user name up years ago on the intermusic forum. Q2: Live in SE London, but spend most of my life living out of a suitcase for work. Q3: To get into a pub band and have some fun, no politics, etc. Q4: My Warmothguitars, bling strat Q5: Best track ever? Bo-Rap. It's just mad, totally entertaining, and perfectly produced and orchestrated
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  • SpiderSpider Frets: 129
    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?

    Hi All

    I'm 59 an retired (it's great) being playing on an off for years an got no better, started playing again after a few years off and learned a few songs with the help of Justin's great website. I've had a frozen shoulder for the last few months and haven't been able to reach the guitar neck due to the lack of rotation in the shoulder joint.

    TTony's Q's

    Q1, Username came from the classic car I have just sold (A 32 year old Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider). Should have changed my username to SLK now.

    Q2, Up in North Yorkshire (Northallerton).

    Q3, To play something that people will like without cocking it up.

    Q4, My Tanglewood electroacoustic.

    Q5, Bron Y Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin
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  • Hello, my name in the real world is Steve. I'm 48, used to play regularly in a band back in the 90s but live gigs have been very occasional since then. These days, I rarely ever play through a 'proper' amp (and never at 'proper' volume) - I have a small home studio set up and play DI'd into a desk/monitors set-up at neighbour friendly volumes (i.e. pretty quiet). I do a lot of looping and ambient guitar but I'm not averse to a good old-fashioned guitar solo.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I've only recently upgraded from an archaic Windows 98 computer that I dubbed the 'Steam Abacus' due to it's limitations as a music production machine. It's become the name I use for my web presence.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? South London, innit!

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? I don't really have much 'ambition'. I'd like to play live more regularly, but dodgy pub gigs don't really appeal to me (done too many in the past)

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Line6 DL4 looper - I sold a sitar (that I couldn't get round to learning to play properly) in order to buy the DL4 and I've never regretted it. I've always been a fan of Robert Fripp's soundscapes and the DL4 has allowed me to explore similar territory.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Impossible to answer, really - of the top of my head, I'll go for some Zappa. Black Napkins, maybe?

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  • zoglugzoglug Frets: 0
    Lets give this a go:-

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? - A random name generator!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Good old sunny Manchester

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To learn to play! I never really had any aspirations to play in public, but who knows, if i improve i may give it a go.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? At the moment, it has to be the Learn and Master guitar course i picked up recently! If you mean guitar, it'll be my Crafter GAE 15 electro-acoustic

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Live Forever by Oasis


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  • IanSavageIanSavage Frets: 1316

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? This one's my name ;) - was 'thebeagle' over at 'the other place', can't be arsed explaining why.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To make a living out of it, although I'd settle for being able to do my day-job part-time and travel around with it a bit. Again.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Fuuucccckkkk...right now, my Gordon Smith GS1. Although in 'save-from-a-fire'-ness, I'd probably burn to death deciding between that and my home-brew Esquire.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Right now, it'd definitely be a Gaslight Anthem number, maybe '45. Changes day by day though. 

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  • Megii;5130" said:
    Hi folks! Having been invited by stickyfiddle over on the guitars.co.uk forum, I thought I'd better join up here, it looks like a great place.
    Welcome!! :)
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5660

    Wotcha @Megii;5130"

     

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 21) 

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  • MistergMisterg Frets: 206
    edited August 2013

    OK, another middle aged perpetual beginner here...

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    There were several people with the same christian name in my group of friends, so we got called by our 2nd initial - I was Mr. G. and have used it since the internets began (nearly)

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    North Wales

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to play loudly and raucously, but competently enough that other people would enjoy it too

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

    Probably my Agile AL3000 (but I'm flirting with Firebirds now).

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

    Depends what mood I'm in! How about: Dance Called America - Runrig (Once in a Lifetime live album) ..erm or Slackjaw Jezebel - Gov't Mule (Live in  Chicago) cos that one might be easier to find...


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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 3721
    A1: I must have thinking about valve amps when I joined MusicRadar.

    A2: Cardiff, originally from Ynys Môn, but I've chased jobs round the country from Edinburgh to Herts.

    A3: Currently, it's to pull off a live performance of me and my friend's studio project (never intended to play live!) if the gig we've been tentatively offered at the Sŵn Festival in October comes off. 

    A4: Right now it's my Loar LH-200. I have better and nicer guitars but there's something about this that makes me pick it up to play every day.

    A5: I change my mind about this every time I'm asked (or think about it), but This Charming Man comes up more often than anything else because of that riff.
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  • bandmaster188bandmaster188 Frets: 248
    edited August 2013
    Q1:username Taken from my trusty old 73 & 76 fender bandmaster amps Q2:where from Biggin hill Q3:musical ambition To start learning the trombone without being shouted at by the mrs and kids. ( it is feckin loud!) Q4: best bit of gear A tough call, but I reckon it's gotta be my national m1 tricone Q5: #1 track ever Tough tough question that, but I suppose right now it's a shit kickin' tune by lynyrd skynyrd, you got that right
    The Swamp City Shakers
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  • holnrewholnrew Frets: 8119
    Great to see new faces!
    My V key is broken
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  • Another ageing returnee to the guitar earlier this year.


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Just a combination of my perceived IQ and how old I feel now when I wake up each morning

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Midway between Limoges and Poitiers

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To play better this week than I did last week

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

    Totally modded 1971 Harmony Stratotone Jupiter

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

    It seems to be a different one each day, today's vote goes to John Martyn's version of Glory Box. Tomorrow, who knows?

    At home in the French backwaters
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  • ddloopingddlooping Frets: 319
    edited August 2013
    Welcome to  theFB  you all, bienvenu @john87300. :)
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Many years ago, the PA crew I used to work with had many Andy's, a couple of Ian's and Pete's and one Jon. The crew decided that my name needed expanding to Jonny B so as to be sure which one was meant. Occasionally it was Mr B. On arriving at Intermusic many years ago, jonnyb had already been taken, so with amazing lack of imagination I became jonnybradford

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Bradford

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To invent a new genre of music. I was thinking of folk-prog but i suspect it already exists. 

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

    Noel Redding signature Jazz bass

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

    there are too many and they change too often depending on mood


    In jazz, no one can hear you scream
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1417
    edited August 2013
    holnrew said:
    Great to see new faces!

    I'm pretty sure you missed an "e" out of that last word Russ... <:-P
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 1586
    DONT start him off  FFS



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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5009
    @jonnybradford check out Gentle Giant for some folk prog...and Jethro Tull of course
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  • Q1: I make lasers for a living. Q2: Rural Bedfordshire. Just far away from the cesspit that is Bedford to a: escape it's influence and b: ensure poor broadband speeds. Q3: for me and the mrs to complete our first album. Other musical projects keep getting in the way! Q4: probably my '62 AVRI thin-skin Jazzmaster. Q5 probably Pandora by Cocteau Twins.
    My wife asked me to stop singing Wonderwall.
    I said maybe.....
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1417
    bertie said:
    DONT start him off  FFS
     
    As I'd hoped, he'd started before I even joined on here! There's even tags for it already! :)
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1417
    edited August 2013

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Cowardice and fence-sitting on the netiquette policy of using one’s real name online. Them’s my initials, them is. The D is for Dominic, which was already taken on the Intermusic forum when I joined (pre-MusicRadar), or I’d’ve had just that. I thought it was kind of important to use the same username here, as I’d been around for a while.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? As my location states, I’m in the capital of the Hofftoberfest. I’ve lived over here in Tschermeny since 00 (was an honorary Franknfurter then Berliner [jam doughnut] for a few years each before hitting the Bier jackpot and moving to the city everyone seems to come to on holiday), and am increasingly unlikely to return to my birthplace in the NE of Blighty, the not-really-mighty Darlington.

     

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play great lead guitar live and on recordings. Flashy, exciting, groovy, funky, speedy, shreddy, melodic, erotically enticing. (Think Nuno Bettencourt) Obviously, that’s only any good if I can move people with it, I need to be loved. Perhaps I should have picked a different genre to achieve that these days, but the electric guitar moves me, so I hope I can make it move others.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Has to be my amp: a Diezel Herbert. Even if I’m wondering about going to an Axe FX to make volume and transport more manageable. And I hope that soon I can make my best bit of gear a really great guitar to play – I’ve been trying to decide on what to play for the last ten years, even when I’ve had the cash I’ve not known what to get and have made do with stop-gap instruments, hoping time would bring me the answer. Right now I think the answer is a Suhr.

     

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track? For the sake of having an answer, I’ll go with He-Man Woman Hater by Extreme. I’ve been trying to play that riff (with the sextuplets and squealies) for over twenty years[1], and am coming to the conclusion that only Nuno can make it sound right – but haven’t given up yet. For years in my teens my #1 track was For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica, but I think I damaged it by trying to cover it with my first bands.

     

    [1] Initially on a nylon-strung classical guitar, I really had no idea, did I?! I thought the pinch harmonics in the riff were generated by the fretless bass guitar Pat Badger was credited with playing.

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  • ddloopingddlooping Frets: 319
    DLM said:

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track? For the sake of having an answer, I’ll go with He-Man Woman Hater by Extreme. I’ve been trying to play that riff (with the sextuplets and squealies) for over twenty years[1], and am coming to the conclusion that only Nuno can make it sound right – but haven’t given up yet.

    How about the intro, with the delay? :)
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  • john87300;5958" said:
    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?It seems to be a different one each day, today's vote goes to John Martyn's version of Glory Box. Tomorrow, who knows?
    You have excellent taste Sir!
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2054
    edited August 2013
    DLM said:

     I’ve been trying to play that riff (with the sextuplets and squealies) for over twenty years.... For years in my teens...

    @DLM Ah, I now feel really daft because for some reason, I have no idea why, I somehow assumed you were early to mid- twenties!

    Ooops! 

    But it's really weird now because I can't get my my head around the fact that you must be older.

    Hey ho. 
    ~O)
    FOR SALE:  BARGAIN:  NEW EMG -mini-humbuckers;  :  Akai Headrush E2; Marhsall 1960a 4x12
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 1841

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Was to replace the lazy, crappy, previous moniker -> Stevieb76. No great thinking behind it, just nice, positive, uplifting etc.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    From Liverpool, reside in Glasgow.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be less shit than I am now. Maybe get back to a bit of gigging one day. Doubtful it will be anytime soon.

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

    Pretty happy with everything, so could easy pick a few. But probably my pine Telecaster. Sounds amazing! Pine is seriously underrated, yet to find another tele to match. But tomorrow could be the day, as another chunk of (this time very old) pine is arriving: http://www.tfoa.eu/the_store/index.php?target=products&product_id=37628   :-bd

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

    Too hard. For today I will say Down by The River, Neil Young. Just for the guitar madness. Always quite like watching this version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxs0ybnsEQ  Not the tightest performance you will ever see, probably too stoned to do any better, but what I would give to have been stood there watching that in 1969. :)>-



    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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