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Q1: Where did you username come from? I use the same user in all forums, it comes from "sparkling water"
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? I live in Dublin but I'm Spanish (you can notice with my strong accent and crappy english)
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To enjoy
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear? Fender Precision Bass MIA (a present from my wife)
Q5: Your #1 ever track ? Descendents - Thank you
Q1: Where did you username come from?
I'va used the name on several forums over the years. Means quack - I have a medical education, so it's an old inside joke
Q2: Where in the world/country are you?
Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
To just enjoy myself. At 42, I have no other ambition, music wise, than that...
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
My Ibanez AT10
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
Just one? I'll have to go with John Lee Hooker - Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
OK, here goes.
From a text-based MMORPG, which I used to play as a teenager.
Poland. Europe. Northern hemisphere.
Being able to evoke emotions in people with my playing and singing. Preferrably some pleasant ones.
My CSL gypsy jazz guitar.
That is tough. Ventilator Blues by The Rolling Stones, because it brings back the memories of my guitar beginnings.
Q1: It's been my online name for over two decades now. My memory isn't that good.
Q2: South Wales, UK
Q3: Never stop learning.
Q4: My Vigier Indus Excess bass, original with the black hardware not the new model.
Q5: I honestly have no actual favourite song or artist. I have a current earworm though as I'm idly learning the bassline for Don't Speak by No Doubt, and it's actually far groovier than I'd noticed.
I have read many discussions on these boards over a long while but didn't sign up myself - no idea why not really! So a bit about me...
Q1: Where did you username come from? quite simply this is my name! Boring I know.
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? I'm from Co Down in Ireland but live in England in Faversham, Kent currently.
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? I'd like to play my guitar(s) more often and get better at it. I do write some songs and play in a trio with a few mates (don't be thinking Rush! more like the 3 stooges or something!
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? I guess my pride and joy has to be the Gibson 1995 Les Paul Standard in my bunch of guitars. I have an SG too and other guitars by Tokai, Squier, Yamaha etc.
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Practically impossible to choose. I love music and have so many favourites. My favourite song as a teenager was Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC.
I'm married and I have 2 boys (in their teens) and 2 step daughters (also in teens) and have seen a lot of life - especially growing up in Northern Ireland. I love music, travel, cycling, the outdoors and lots of other things. Enjoy life basically, because it's the only one we get and it doesn't last long...
Q1: Where did you username come from? the song that first made me realise how a song could 'change colour' half way through and my initial inspiration to pick up a guitar.
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Originally from Hinckley, Leicestershire, moved around the country a few times and now find myself back in rural Leicestershire.
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? I'd like to get to the stage where I can get a half decent setlist of varied songs so that I could busk them confidently / record an album of said setlist (covers obviously)
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Just bought a Takamine G-Series so this is my current favourite as it's new.
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? See question 2, but far too many to mention and my answer would most likely be different every time you asked me.
Hi... My name is Victor and I own Fret Friend [ facebook.com/ngoneseven ], a guitar repair / setup shop in Nottingham. I am an above-average player with over 30 years experience. I had 3 albums out in the 80's with my band 'Concrete Sox' (original guitarist / founding member / tune writer). I now only really play in church. I am always modding / upgrading my own guitars (or pedals) when I am not working. I'm a young-at-heart 53 year old...Q1: Where did you username come from? My guitar repair workshop is called 'Fret Friend' and my name is Victor...Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Nottingham, England...Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To make your guitar the best guitar you have ever played...Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Helix Floor...Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? I don't have a favourite single track but I do have a favourite genre: Worship! As a Born Again Christian, Worship music is massive in my life (I am in our church's worship team/band). If I had to pick a favourite track ever, it would be 'Forever' by Kari Jobe (Bethel TV)...
Hi all, I'm Sam I'm a hobby musician as unfortunately I can't make enough money to pay all my bills from it as I'm sure many will know the struggle! I've been playing guitar for the past 14 years now and piano on and off for 5. I'm on gigging hiatus until I can get a new band up and running and I have a big passion for math rock and prog.
I'm currently working towards revamping my YouTube and investing some time and money in good cameras and equipment and finding a musical home online. I feel like this is turning into an online dating profile so will draw this to a close here.
Q1: Where did you username come from? While watching Archer, in the context of the episode it seemed pretty funny.
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Englandshire. West Sussex specifically.
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? Aiming towards making a semi professional career out of it after not taking it so seriously over the past 4 years and having a long break.
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear? Ohhh that is a tough one. Right now I'd say my Cort/Manson TC Classic. For such a well priced guitar I did not expect it to be at such a high level of quality!
Q5: Your #1 ever track ? I don't think I can answer that with just one song but off the top of my head I love the reimagining of All Along The Watchtower by Bear McCreary. The percussion sounds in that are astounding as well as the overall musical arrangement!
Q1: Where did you username come from? I was referred to this while out municycling and so I became UnicycleMan.
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Coventry
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? To be able to play a good range of hymns and songs
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My MarkBass JB Players amp
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Light the Fire Again
Looking for a Taylor 322e Blackwood if anyone is thinking of selling
Have a nice day
A: Mix of OCD and passion to guitars and electronics. I also dig Star Wars.
A: Reading, UK
A: To have a time to play at least one day a week for as long as I want.
A: Gotta be my 83' TS-9, a gift from a friend of mine so Im emotionally attached to this thing. Its not longer a part of my main or even secondary pedalboard, though.
A: Alice in Chains - Nutshell
It's my name partly coded because I've been in IT for 30 years so numbers make more sense to me than English at times!
South Coast near Bournemouth.
Years ago it was to play covers of my favourite bands stuff. Think AC/DC and that sort of era of Metal up to early Metallica. Now I've started actually playing I'd love to be good enough to just sit in my living room loop some blues chord progressions and just noodle blues solo licks over them. Not sure I'll ever have the ability or time to be good enough to warrant getting 4 other people to jam AC/DC covers with!
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear?
Well I'm just starting out but I have to say it would be my Epi SG Special VE. For the price it plays OK (well it does when my tutor played it once), keeps in tune fantastically well and most importantly gives me the enthusiasm to pick it up whenever I get the chance. I'll progress eventually to better guitars but without the love for the little Epi this journey wouldn't have started.
Q5: Your #1 ever track ?
Changes all the time and there are numerous candidates but if you put a gun to my head and I really had to pick just one, Metallica; Sandman.
Videogame series Resident Evil. Getting a bit old for that now though.
Just to play guitar whilst having my midlife crisis and beyond. Also try not to play generic blues rock!
Novo Serus T by Dennis Fano
So many........ maybe Mojo Pin by Jeff Buckley.
It is pronounced Allenmouth, and it is the name of an English
Where in the world/country are you?
I live to the south of Alnmouth.
What's your main musical ambition?
To be mistaken for a pro when I play guitar.
Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
An original Chapman ML2.
Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
My favourite song for singing is Islander by Nightwish.
Q1: Where did you username come from? My 2 bearded collies
Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Southport, Merseyside
Q3: What's your main musical ambition? to be a competent guitarist. dipped in and out for years but seem to have a bit more time now the kids are older so trying to push on with my guitar knowledge and skills.
Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Left handed 2014 American standard strat 3 tone SB maple fretboard
Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? changes regularly but current earworm is small victories by the lemon twigs.
Look forward to chatting with you guys in the future. Cheers, 'Jed'
It came from a dark side of myself, the Mr. .
To connect with other musicians and to play around the world for large interactive concerts, where the audience is as much part of the music as the performers are.
Faith acoustic guitar
You can call me Al by Paul Simon
Q1: Where did you username come from?
Merciful-Evans was a version of me I created 15 years ago to write verse. Weirdly, I couldn't write as 'myself'.
Portsmouth UK, .....though sometimes I'm elsewhere.
To delight & surprise (me, if no one else)
Rickenbacker 650 Colorado (presently with a dead bridge pickup)
My immeasurably vast imagination. I really am that interesting, folks! ;-)
I'm based in London, originally from near Cambridge
To be able to sweep pick, despite my slow, stubby fingers! I should probably practice more often TBH! Actually, I'd settle for my left hand and right hand working in the same time signature... I used to play live quite regularly, and would love to do so again if I can find the time and some people to play with.
Tricky. I'd have to say my Maxon OD808. It's just so useful. Put it in front of a cranked amp - instant Megadeth. Put it in front of a decent distortion pedal and it's a great little mid boost for solos. I know they're a "marmite" pedal, but I love mine.
Haha well as it's what happens to be playing at the moment, Motorhead's Overkill. First band I ever saw live, and probably my favourite track of theirs. To me it's everything that Motorhead signifies in one song. Every time the drums kick back in after a false ending I jump up in my seat.
I used to go caving a lot.
To get better.
Probably my Helix that goes into a pair of Genelecs.
Varies. If you forced me to choose...Master of Puppets.
Just an adaptation of my name which gets used on other forums.
To be able to do chord transitions without having to.......pause.....between each one.
Squier standard strat.
At the moment: "If this is goodbye" by Mark Knopfler and EmmyLou Harris