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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1116
    ddlooping said:
    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? :)
    Nah, it never did as much for me as the riff (or the proper solo, for that matter). I've never owned a delay unit, so have never attempted to play more than the ascending tapping lick at the end of that intro, which isn't that hard, and still sounds cool without the effect.
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1116
    Grunfeld said:
    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)
    Must be my childish nature! :))

    I was in my early to mid twenties – when I joined the Intermusic forum!  :-j
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  • john87300 said:

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

    Um, wow. ^ this.
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  • frictionfractionfrictionfraction Frets: 276
    edited August 2013
    Q1: Where did you username come from? One part of my band Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Mildenhall in Suffolk just east of Newmarket on the A11 Q3: What's your main musical ambition? Just play lots and hopefully keep on improving Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? At the moment Gibson sig t but changes weekly. Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Love will tear us apart
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  • bluenosebluenose Frets: 18

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    From my other love ..football..., Rangers FC supporter.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Scottish Highlands.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To keep playing live/recording, as long as possible.

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

    Gibson Les Paul 2008 model in Chicago Blue .

    All the tone without the sore shoulder :-)

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

    "Anthem"  SAHB.


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  • Van_HaydenVan_Hayden Frets: 365
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    School nickname, along with Iron Hayden. Depended what I was playing! Also known as HJM on a couple of forums.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Holmfirth, Yorkshire now, Lincolnshire originally.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Hmmm... At the moment not to get my arse kicked by Adrian Ingram everytime we jam

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

    Evil question.... Morgan Griffin

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

    Nasty..... Mother by Pink Floyd. First solo I learnt I think...



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  • frictionfractionfrictionfraction Frets: 276
    edited August 2013
    Cant delete it...
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  • JCA2550JCA2550 Frets: 122
    edited August 2013

    Q1:  I once owned a Marshall JCM2554 combo, my initials are JCA and I feel 25 but am much nearer 50

    Q2:  Home of the Glottal Stop, inni?

    Q3:  All the right notes, in the right order

    Q4:  SVL 61 "Strat" (just one, really? that's cruel)

    Q5:  Limelight - Rush

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  • Shit a brick that was hard to sign up! Didn't even know I had a spam folder as nothing has ever qualified as spam before I joined here (just to give you an idea of my email the promotions from JustEat get starred as important). 

    Should this be a Sticky thread? [insert  question smiley face, not worked those out as yet] 

    Anyway, 5 Q's:

    1. Name originally used on a blues forum, variation on Eric The Social Worker who was a cartoon character I drew for Peeping Tom (Coventry student magazine).

    2. In Britain's home of the surf revival - the Black Country.

    3. Incorporate the Flinstones riff into something

    4.It's all a bit crappy.Err, apart from my tc X4 as I'm thinking of selling that and it is brilliant!

    5.No idea really but quite tempted to say Brimful of Asha ( either version) as it never grows old. 
    Jesus monkey butler. 
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5202
    Wotcha @EricTheWeary

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 20) feedback - thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57550/mike-l/p1 

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  • WYNIR0WYNIR0 Frets: 71

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It was my network login ID back in the early 90's when I worked at Shell,  used it to sign up at an old old old iteration of MusicRadar or Intersound or whatever it was called then and it has stuck.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Carshalton, Surrey.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to play guitar

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

    Aria Pro 2 - TA-40


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

    Too difficult. - Today it will be Life during wartime by Talking Heads.

    monquixote said:
    I agree with WYNIRO much as personally I think he is a total cock.


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  • Hi I'm Sheldon.

    I like musical instruments a lot!

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I like antique guitars.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? London, UK.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To become a curator of a musical isntrument museum, maybe make some interesting instruments along the way and maybe release an acoustic album at some stage.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Matamp 80w amp head.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? No idea I love too many different songs from too many genres to decide.

    Old Is Gold
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 4600
    @erictheweary ;

    Good to see you here. I was getting worried I'd miss out on the surf revival news had you not signed up!

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  • mike_l;8244" said:
    Hi Mike. Just catching up on all this.
    Jesus monkey butler. 
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  • not_the_dj;8299" said:
    @erictheweary 



    Good to see you here. I was getting worried I'd miss out on the surf revival news had you not signed up!
    surf revival news is pretty slow,sadly. Actually, been on holiday and not seen the tv, heard the radio or read a paper for 2 weeks and so not only no surf revival news but no news. Had we gone to war or something I reckon I would have found out somehow. I did see some dolphins though. And seals and puffins.And ate macaroni pies.

    Err, we haven't gone to war, have we?

    Jesus monkey butler. 
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  • holnrewholnrew Frets: 6982
    Yay, another one returns.
    My V key is broken
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  • not_the_dj;8299" said:
    @erictheweary 



    Good to see you here. I was getting worried I'd miss out on the surf revival news had you not signed up!
    surf revival news is pretty slow,sadly. Actually, been on holiday and not seen the tv, heard the radio or read a paper for 2 weeks and so not only no surf revival news but no news. Had we gone to war or something I reckon I would have found out somehow. I did see some dolphins though. And seals and puffins.And ate macaroni pies.

    Err, we haven't gone to war, have we?

    No war as yet, but we're working  on it. Macaroni Pies sound nice though, perhaps we can use them to avert future wars?
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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 819
    edited September 2014
    My name is Cos. I'm 50 this year and expecting a Tele from my wife and son to mark the occasion or else they'll be made homeless!
    Worked in the music industry now for 28yrs. Musically, I started playing accordion and bouzouki when I was 8 and switched rather late to guitar when I was 17 and haven't looked back.
    Q1: Where did your username come from? I'm Greek, so an easy tongue-in-cheek stereotype one to work out, plus it was my username on MR

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Surrey (London end)

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition? Well, now it's to continue playing live (funky function/tribute bands) as much as I can and family/working life will allow. I was lucky enough to have been pro for a year in my mid- 20s (live sessions and was in the 2nd generation of a signed band). Didn't really enjoy the experience and it helped me to decide that I didn't want to go down that route and preferred the safer 9-5 with music featuring heavily in my life as a hobby.

    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My customised MIM Strat. It ain't a Suhr etc but it's my workhorse.

    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Crikey! That's a hard one but I'd have to pick Andrew Gold's "Never let her slip away" as my fave. A guitar one would be Steely Dan's "Josie".
     www.cairoeast.co.uk - Madness Tribute band (Bass Player) and guitarist elsewhere
    Feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57885/
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  • My name is Dave. In 1989 I decided that my dreams of being a musician were childish and I needed to pursue things that weren't quite so selfish like loving a woman, raising 2 boys, and being a stuffy grown up, like those chaps you see in leather chairs smoking pipes. In 2011 I had accomplished all the aforementioned items so it was time for daddy to rock again! I still love the same woman, just now I feel my life is a bit better now that I am playing guitar again. I had not touched a guitar in 24 years and to be honest, I wasn't that great before, but I am enjoying making music once again.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I'm Dave...Just Dave

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Las Vegas Nevada

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Write music that others connect to

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? I haven't had a chance to collect much in the 2 years I have been back, but I just picked                                           up a 2013 Epi Les Paul Tribute. This guitar blows me away. Nothing can touch it at this price point.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Wow, tough one there. I Can't Quit You Babe - Led Zeppelin


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  • Welcome @Dave_JustDave its good to have you on board.  You will probably have noticed that most of us are from the UK.  I think  (someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that you are are first American.  That deserves a wow in my opinion.

    We are a friendly bunch and whilst we may occasionally may disagree about various stuff we are all fairly committed to the guitar.  Though again try not to mention  Bigsbys to often as views are pretty polarised. 

    Well done and picking up the guitar again after such a break.  It will be good to have your perspective on things.


    :-h

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  • Thanks for the warm welcome!
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 7368
    Welcome @Dave_JustDave its good to have you on board.  You will probably have noticed that most of us are from the UK.  I think  (someone will correct me if I'm wrong) that you are are first American.  That deserves a wow in my opinion.
    I think @Pyroman is also from the USA. 
    We are mostly UK types, but all are welcome. :)
    Handsome_Chris said: Like white Nile Rodgers. 
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 1014

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?  It's my name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  Loughborough

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?  To keep playing, (I'm one of the older members here), and the constant merry-go-round of cover band membership - we have our first gig with the latest singer on Saturday.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  Axe-FX.  The weight is as important as the sound.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  you're joking aren't you?

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  • MrSwansonMrSwanson Frets: 253

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? 

    Used to be 'appetitefordestruction' on the previous place, didn't post much tbh but couldn't seem to register.

    This name from Parks & Rec

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Originally a Yorkshire lad, now living in London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    At the moment just to enjoy playing guitar again, took a bit of a backseat over past few years but to play live again would be great

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

    Love my Suhr Riot and Koko Boost combo

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

    Totally depends on time & current mood etc. But fav at the mo is 'If I had  a tail' from current QOTSA

     

    View my trading feedback here: http://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/58681/
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?  Working with singers who like to get involved during the instrumental break.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?  London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?  To make parents of students understand that their child will get no better without actually practising.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  Wine Red Les Paul custom bought as a gift by my wife.  I usually prefer Strats but this guitar just fits.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  Portishead's Roads

    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 816

    OK - I'll play, though my answers will in some cases change from minute to minute. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? My wife made up an imaginary character when she was a little girl - he was called McToot the Bat.  I'd like to write a children's book about him in which he's a bat that is afraid of the dark and hangs about with other rejects in the daytime, wearing Roy Orbison sunglasses...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Haywards Heath in West Sussex.  It's most attractive points? It's good for Gatwick and is less than an hour from GAK, Guitar Guitar and Andertons...

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To be able to take myself seriously as a guitarist, not just a bloke who learns things via osmosis (or the 100 monkeys in a room method)

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?  Whichever guitar I'm playing.  The rest are potentially for sale.  At the moment it's probably my MIJ Tokai LP. 

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  Tough.  Probably Song to the Siren - This Mortal Coil's version, not Tim Buckley's original, though that's good too in a late 60s hippy way.  Either that or The Doobies' What a fool Believes, to which one can do the most fabulous dad-dancing. 

    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 816
    Kebabkid said:
    My name is Cos. I'm 50 this year
    No effing way Cos!  I would have sworn that you were more my vintage.  Mainly by the way you know how to play all my fave Journey songs, but seriously?!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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  • hywelghywelg Frets: 985

    Bit late to this but worth doing anyway. My Name is Hywel, 59 years old, been playing since 13 and still a poor(ish) player wanting to improve to the stage that I can comfortably listen to my own playing without cringing. I'm a gear addict buying and infrequently seliing more than is good for me thinking that each time it will make me a better player. Few things do. Playing makes you a better player, especially if you play with others, under a little bit of stress either because of the occasion or the the others abilities. I have built my own Warmoth guitars, 2 strats including spray finishing them, fret dressing etc. Wookworking skills probably not good enough to do a scratch build. Built a number of kit amps and cabs including Ceriatone OTS on which I continue to inflict my modding skills.


    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
    First name plus middle initial, on the basis that I'd put money on no one else having that combination. Could easily argue that the middle initial was short for GAS.
    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Nottingham UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    To be good enough to enjoy regular gigging and jams, well into old age....

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

    My wide necked Warmoth HSS strat.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track?

    SRV Little Wing. Makes me all watery eyed.

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  • ddloopingddlooping Frets: 319
    Welcome to  theFB   you all. :)
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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 819
    McToot said:
    Kebabkid said:
    My name is Cos. I'm 50 this year
    No effing way Cos!  I would have sworn that you were more my vintage.  Mainly by the way you know how to play all my fave Journey songs, but seriously?!
    Ah, Jules. I've missed you mate.

    Yep. That skunk/badger look comes from nearly 50 years on this mortal coil and I came out into this big, bad world on the day they shot Kennedy! A little dose of AOR/80s every day is good for you and keeps you young!

    +1 to "What a fool believes"!

    Good to see so many familiar names here and here's to the next SE Gearfest and well done to the chaps for getting an East Anglia and Southern Gearfest up and running.


    All the best
     www.cairoeast.co.uk - Madness Tribute band (Bass Player) and guitarist elsewhere
    Feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57885/
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