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  • Q1. My username came from a poem that used to be on my Nan's wall.

    Q2. U.K, Wales.

    Q3. To make money from producing music.

    Q4. A mesa boogie studio 22+ -  beast.

    Q5. Anemone by Brian Jonestown Massacre

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  • coltheoxcoltheox Frets: 26

    My username comes from my nickname from my days of playing cricket (Yes, I did, and loved the game)

    Come from England - St George and all that!

    Musical ambitions? At my age, just to keep playing.

    Best bit of gear - If allowed only one, my Vanquish Legend guitar. (If two, the 633 amp I use)

    Which track? Hell, that's a difficult one! Probably 'Shine on.......' from Pink Floyd.

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  • Q1:  No idea. I just made it up on the spot.

    Q2:  'Ampshire

    Q3:  Just to have fun with it still. I know after all these years I'm pretty useless.

    Q4:  1988 Gibson SG. Purchased from Kingfisher Music in Fleet in the early 90's. Has what I believe is a PRS Chainsaw in the bridge. Reason for wanting an SG was memories of seeing Paul Samson supporting Gary Moore in the early 80's.

    Q5:  Changes all the time but right now it has to be Ace of Spades. Just a perfect rock track.


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  • petef45petef45 Frets: 1
    A belated introduction, my apologies!
    I’m Pete from Sheffield, UK.  Username is first name and initial of surname. My main musical ambition is just to keep steadily improving both guitar and vocals, enjoy the process and soak up and be inspired by all those hard working composers, songwriters, singers and instrumentalists who make the process worthwhile. My best bit of gear is a handmade Northworthy guitar made by the British Luthier Alan Marshall. I don’t have #1 ever track. I doubt ever will.  I find it impossible to decide, but here are few contenders:
    Bach: Goldberg Variations, Aria by Glen Gould
    John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: ‘Acknowledgment & Resolution’
    Radiohead: Fake Plastic Trees
    Nic Jones: Canadee I-O
    Eva Cassidy: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Tommy Emmanuel: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    June Tabor: The Writing of Tipperary / It's a Long Way to Tipperary
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  • CHughesCHughes Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? My name (yes I know, not very original) 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Hamburg, Germany

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To make music my life

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Gibson SG - she's a 2013 70's tribute in silverburst. 

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Blondie - One Way or Another

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  • Hi!

    I'm a blues guy and a massive Howlin' Wolf fan. My band, Tim Aves & WOLFPACK plays the music of Wolf and other blues greats, alongside quite a bit of our own music. Never Saw Chester is a song I wrote, reflecting the fact that despite being a relatively old bastard (60 last week!) I was just too young to have seen the great man (real name Chester Arthur Burnett) play. It's also the title of our last album.

    I live in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex and my main musical ambition is to carry on playing the music I love for as long as I can. I sing reasonably well, play OK harmonica and pretty indifferent guitar, but I love guitars, tube amps and playing guitar - hence my appearance on this board.

    I'm fortunate enough to have a ton of guitars, amps, pedals and other stuff, as well as a part share in a recording studio, which is finally just about finished (I've spent the last year or so as a builder!!!) and it's hard to single out one bit of gear from all these prized possessions.
    If I was pushed, I'd have to plump for the amazing Sherwood green metallic Strat my son, Owen, built me last year. He's an LA-based session guitarist and gigs and records with Strats and Teles he's built himself. (He's an amazing player - among other things, he plays guitar in Tal Wilkenfeld's band.) We spent ages choosing parts and plumped for an amazing lightweight MJT nitro finished alder body, a USACG roasted maple neck, Klein 62 pickups and Callaham hardware. It cost £1,000 in parts alone (it would have been £800, but the pound went down the toilet after the Brexit vote :( ) but was worth every penny. It's easily the best Strat I've ever played and sounds amazing, too.

    Just the one song? Now that is truly impossible! 

    Today I'm going for the wonderful greasy version of "Wang Dang Doodle" Wolf recorded with Clapton, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Stevie Watts et al on "The Howlin' Wolf" London sessions. Another day it could just as easily be something by SRV, T-Bone-Walker, Albert King, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, T-Bone Walker, Sonny Landreth, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Ian Siegal or a hundred other amazing artists!

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  • Hey, 

    been told I should introduce myself.  I'll be totally honest and say my love for guitars has waned over the years and I'm definitely more of a keys player/beat maker these days, although I still like to play a little from time to time.  A big reason for this is working in music retail the last 4-5 years, all the loud guitar playing becomes peripheral noise after a while, and the last thing I want to do when I get home is listen to more guitars.  

    Having said that I still cherish my 94 Telecaster, I just like to play it quietly, which brings me to my next point!  I'm selling my Marshall amp, the main reason for being here, as you can't use those quietly!  

    I couldn't possibly name my favourite song ever, so I'll choose a song a friend of mine got me on to recently that I can't stop playing, which is "How Long" by Ace.  What a track!

    Cheers

    Greg

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  • ClashmanClashman Frets: 158
    How long has this being going on ace =)
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  • Q1:  Not terribly cryptic - I'm Cornish and I'm called Lee.

    Q2:  Currently in Northants, UK, commuting to Oxford.

    Q3:  I think I've had ambitions beaten out of me.

    Q4:  Mary, my cherry sunburst fotoflame strat. It was love at first sight with this guitar, when I first saw it in the pages of Guitarist. More years than I care to think about on from then, she still sounds as sweet as ever, although the finish is in need of some TLC.

    Q5:  I have no idea. So, instead, I'll just mention that Mary is named after 'The Wind Cries Mary'. At the time, I was in a band that mainly did Hendrix covers.


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  • DB1DB1 Frets: 241
    Q1: I think I've had better moments of creativity (although that's arguable). It's my initials plus, erm, the number 1.

    Q2: Staffordshire, an exiled Brummie of many years.

    Q3: I was a bass player, but hadn't played for years until I started taking playing (and collecting!) seriously a couple of years ago. Although it's only for my own amusement, to get better and better with old style jazz, blues, jump, etc

    Q4: Tough one, because of the 'collecting' - there are a few that are very notable for a few reasons. Probably a 1956 ES-5 Switchmaster in some respects, but as an everyday player, an ES-345, or 335 Larry Carlton, or maybe an ES-295. For sweetness and quality, an Epiphone Elite Byrdland that is wonderful in every way.

    Q5: I suppose the one song that still grabs me after many years is 'Why Did You Do It?', by Stretch - about 1975, I think.

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1833

    my son, Owen, built me last year. He's an LA-based session guitarist and gigs and records with Strats and Teles he's built himself. (He's an amazing player - among other things, he plays guitar in Tal Wilkenfeld's band.)

    He certainly is! I remember him from the No Guitar Is Safe podcast. :)
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  • TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from 

    I am a sparky and my name is Brian. ( I mean John)

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Whitley Bay

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Just like messing about

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

    Art & Lutherie parlour acoustic

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

    Changes day to day

     

    [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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  • Q1 - No i'm Brian (okay I'm not I'm Kamal (guess what my surname is)...
    Q2 - I'm hailing from the Steel City (Sheffield for those who don't know)
    Q3 - To explain the offside rule (or is that the piano?)
    Q4 - my one and only pedal Ibanez Jemini (mainly because it looks great!)
    Q5 - fav song...the one I listen to just before I croak it (whenever that happens...)!
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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 204

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Shrewsbury Town season ticket holder and Shrewsbury born and bred.  

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Shrewsbury is a great place to live but I now live in Telford. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Started learning guitar 6 months ago at the age of 51. I'd like to teach it eventually, for spare cash in my retirement!

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

    Complete novice with a Stagg acoustic. I don't think I'd appreciate anything better - yet! Electric will be on the agenda at some stage but at the moment I'm just enjoying playing my acoustic.

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

    Mr Tambourine Man - Byrds not Dylan


    I never thought I had a musical bone in my body and my ex-butchers fingers struggle to stretch very far. Not great attributes for a wannabe guitar player, but I am getting there....slowly.  At the moment my chief ambition is to play at least one barre chord clearly!

    Loving my new hobby. I've learned patience, how to de-stress and learned that I can do stuff I thought I'd never be able to do.  

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Paddy von Layzonfon.  A wizard wheeze for a pseudonym I had when I was planning to contact the late, great Sir Terrence of Wogan on the Radio 2 breakfast show.  Never did get around to that.  Say it out loud and try to recall your O-level French.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Derby, UK.  Just North actually - Belper.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To climb out of the pentatonic rut and get a bit more shreddy.

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

    My Vox ToneLab SE.  And all my guitars, of course.

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

    No, I couldn't possibly.  Something by Mr. Vai?  No, wait.  Adrian Legg - Pass the Valium.  Ask again tomorrow - it'll be something different.


    I've been playing for about 30 years, although for the first 15 of those I was playing the same dozen or so favourite riffs to myself in my bedroom.  I'm in a couple of covers bands now.  I collect and build guitars and have far too many of them.  Yes, really.
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  • Q1:  Obvious ?

    Q2:  France / Lyon

    Q3:  Becoming the daft punk of guitar ?

    Q4:  Hesistate between my Fender Strat Rory Gallagher and my Xotic Wah

    Q5:  WOW very difficult and changes from time to time. Those days, it's The Chain / Fleetwood Mac

     



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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Just my name!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Somerset, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to write my own music

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

    Schecter Banshee 

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

    Arlandria by the Foo Fighters

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  • tekbowtekbow Frets: 62

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Turok 2, the N64 game. I've used it for numerous things over the years as i generally don't have to stick _1234 after it.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    UK, Edinburgh

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To develop my playing to a point where i'm not just an "all the gear and no idea" type fella

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

    Don't make me choose between them, it's not fair on them.. they'll get upset

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

    Suzi (wants her all day what?) - Extreme

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  • steven70steven70 Frets: 35
    edited September 18
    Hello, 

    Belated introduction - apologies for not doing this sooner as I've already had a fair bit of good advice (and a fair bit of gear) from various folks here.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Not quite my real name and not quite my year of birth. Tinfoil hats innit.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Hastings, East Sussex

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    a) Develop a musical vocabulary which will allow me to articulate the dimly formed, 'just beyond reach' ideas floating around in the back of my head. b) Make it all the way through 'Hideaway' (on a good day with the wind blowing in the right direction.)

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

    Has to be the Maton2000 I bought a little while ago from @guitargeek62

    This thing just gets better the more I play. 

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

    'Girl on a mountain bike' by The Bitter Springs

    It's not even a 'guitar' track.


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  • Been lurking for a while so decided to go "official" LOL.

    Username comes from a restaurant in Spain that I visited once but which was instrumental in setting off a chain of events that totally transformed my life, some of which were not unrelated to a mid-life crisis.

    I am sporadically in the UK but mainly in Europe touring in my campervan, or at home in my house in Hungary.

    I would describe myself as an intermediate beginner starting over, I played a little in my "younger" days, but now have more time to devote to learning/progressing.

    My ambition is simply to get competent enough to extract maximum enjoyment from my playing and maybe, if opportunity presents, play with others.

    I have a MIM Tele, a Hohner L59 Les Paul, Tanglewood acoustic, Yamaha TR5 and just bought a Roland Blues Cube Hot.

    At this stage I would have to say the THR5 is my "fave/best" bit of kit.

    Best ever track? Probably Ziggy Stardust.

    Big fan of Mick Ronson!
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Used to work for a computer games company years ago - I designed an end-of-level character called the 'uberboss', and somehow wound up getting called 'uberscott'. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Berkshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Get back to playing regular gigs. 

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

    1995 LP Standard, 'Krusty'. I've had it since new, gigged the hell out of it. It'd be the last guitar I'd sell. 

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

    Coming Back to Life by Pink Floyd. 

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  • NikNik Frets: 1
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    It's what the old wrinklies called me...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Blighty, East Coast, Lincolnshire, near Louth...

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    Was to become a legend, now it's to have fun...

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    '52 Les Paul all-gold Goldtop - old as me but plays nicer...

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Whipping Post, 22 minute version on "At Fillmore East"...
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  • Hi everyone!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? The Kentucky Fried Movie

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To continue writing and recording my own material.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Not the most glamorous, Palmer PDI-03 Speaker simulator. Wouldn't be without it when recording though. Let's the valves sing!

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Tough one, gotta go with Man In The Box by Alice in Chains

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Paddy von Layzonfon.  A wizard wheeze for a pseudonym I had when I was planning to contact the late, great Sir Terrence of Wogan on the Radio 2 breakfast show.  Never did get around to that.  Say it out loud and try to recall your O-level French.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Derby, UK.  Just North actually - Belper.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To climb out of the pentatonic rut and get a bit more shreddy.

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

    My Vox ToneLab SE.  And all my guitars, of course.

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

    No, I couldn't possibly.  Something by Mr. Vai?  No, wait.  Adrian Legg - Pass the Valium.  Ask again tomorrow - it'll be something different.


    I've been playing for about 30 years, although for the first 15 of those I was playing the same dozen or so favourite riffs to myself in my bedroom.  I'm in a couple of covers bands now.  I collect and build guitars and have far too many of them.  Yes, really.
    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!

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  • Jonesy9 said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!


    Hi Jonesy9,

    Theres a few of us based in Northants.

    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months - theres a few spaces free, aimed at beginners, in a very low pressure and a great atmosphere in a great venue?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1

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  • Jonesy9 said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Boring answer to this one unfortunately. As you can probably guess, it’s my surname.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Northamptonshire.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to be competent enough to know all of the scales well enough to jam and solo along to songs.

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

    Vintage VS6 SG

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

    Joe Bonamassa - Mountain Time


    Nice to be a part of the community. I like to stalk the forums and look at all of the guitar porn!


    Hi Jonesy9,

    Theres a few of us based in Northants.

    Fancy coming to the jam in Leicester in a few months - theres a few spaces free, aimed at beginners, in a very low pressure and a great atmosphere in a great venue?

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/137584/the-official-fb-jam-quad-leicester-edition-saturday-24th-november-2018/p1


    Thanks very much for the invite. I’ll definitely have a look and see!
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  • vonLayzonfonvonLayzonfon Frets: 2
    edited September 23
    Sounds good. I have a gig that evening, but I'll think about it. 
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  • Hi

    Q1:  Solomonguitars.co.uk that's my guitar business name. Originates in  my interest in occultand King Solomons magic. My personal name is Bart.

    Q2:  UK, Derbyshire, currently in Buxton.

    Q3:  I've made LP with Joseph Magazine... and now I'm aiming for making guitars that will inspire their owners to create something more than "modern metal" ::trollface: 

    Q4:  I've got a Lootnick 7 string and two Solomons. Kemper power rack. Used to own Mark IV with MB Oversized with G-system.

    Q5:  I'll give just a few bands ;) Led Zep, Mastodon, Audioslave, Gojira, Nevermore, Deep Purple, Sabbath


    Cheers


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  • MielusMielus Frets: 1
    Hoodmorning,
    Q1: Mielus Is how my Hungarian grandmother called me.
    Q2: Living in Rijswijk next to The Hague in the Netherlands.
    Q3: Trying to play "Beatlesongs" with the old stiff fingers.
    Q4: My sixties Höfner 4570/E2/V and othe German guitars (Hoyer, Hopf)
    Q5: Just one track??Impossible. Beatles, Kinks, Who, Zombies, Stones, Hendrix, Knopfler, etc. etc.
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