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  • Si_Si_ Frets: 349

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

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Currently the desolate North East, hopefully soon Melbourne

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Play something other than pentatonic solos.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My TS9, the only thing I've kept over the years..

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  impossible to answer.

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  • vasselmeyervasselmeyer Frets: 1763
    Wow. Just found this forum after getting fed up waiting for Musicradar to come back. Good to see so many familiar names around! Never bothered to introduce myself last time so might as well take the time now...

    Q1:  Where did your username come from? Years ago I was baiting a 419 scammer by pretending to be a Russian Jew who had emigrated. I am neither Russian nor Jewish, but it was a laugh and the name just stuck around.
    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Where Manchester meets the Pennines
    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? I've done the originals thing and been on the periphery of big scenes, particularly Madchester where I auditioned for a couple of minor league hangers-on but it never came of anything. I'm just happy to be playing in public with my hearing intact.
    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? I wish I had the '62 reissue Tele with Kent Armstrong pickups I bought when I was 17 and was stolen in a burgalary.
    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Pfff. The gear question is far easier than this one. I would say, at the moment, it's this:


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  • ClarkyClarky Frets: 2187
    edited August 2013

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? everyone has called me Clarky my whole life.. even my oldest sister..

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? living in sunny Berkshire. But originally born in London of Anglo-Scots / Spanish stock.. so I guess that makes me some sort of Cockney Hispanic Porridge Wog..

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? right now it's to get my own band up and running, and hopefully a few people might even like us a bit

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Right now it's the Axe-FX II

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  this changes week by week.. this week it's Mountain: Nantucket Sleigh Ride.. 

    play every note as if it were your first
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  • relic245relic245 Frets: 130
    1)username was made up for a forum a long time ago I had a relic strat and I thought the serial number was 245. Wen I got home and checked it wad actually 254. Real name tony.

    2) worksop which is close to Sheffield.

    3) I have to day my 335 as my wife paid half towards it or my 40th. It's lasting well lol.

    4) innocence by Keith Jarrett.
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  • supessupes Frets: 93
    1) I am Superman, hence the username......okay well I collected comics and Superman stuff for years then.

    2) Durham, the glorious Norh-East.

    3) Turned down the chance to tour Europe playing guitar in the late 80s, give it up for 20 years and now play covers (don't think I'll ever stop playing as long as my fingers work.)

    4) GIbson Les Paul. Nothing better.

    5) Black Rose by Thin Lizzy. Never get tired of it.


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  • RoasterRoaster Frets: 16
    edited September 2013
    Q1: Where did you username come from? Rhyming Slang> Keith>Roast Beef>Roaster ( not my idea but it stuck 
     Q2: Where in the world/country are you? Dukinfield, Cheshire, about 8 miles from Manchester 

     Q3: What's your main musical ambition? At 56 I'm too old really for any high flying ideas but I'm in a pretty successful indie rock covers band, and getting this as good as it can b will probably be my final musical fling. Been together for over 8 years now so something's working 

     Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Les Paul Classic in Honey Burst 60s neck, not found anything better yet 

     Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? So difficult, but this got me back into playing after a 16 year break
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Frets: 135
    edited August 2013
    Roaster;21196" said:
    Dukinfield, Cheshire, about 8 miles from Manchester
    Almost a Mancunian-I'm in Chorlton,
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  • rauldukeraulduke Frets: 46
    Hi Guys,

    New to these parts so I thought I would introduce myself!

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    Raul Duke is the moniker taken by Hunter S.Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. One of my favourite books and the film is also hilarious.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm based in Nottinghamshire, right on the border with South Yorkshire. Closest town is Doncaster.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To keep getting better, and just to keep enjoying it.

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

    Would have to be my Eternal Guitars (based in the UK) Micawber Tele. She's called 'Betty' and shes a beauty!

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

    Oohh this is a difficult one. I'm going to plump for 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins. Awesome track.


    I make custom guitar effects: www.sj-effects.com
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  • ddloopingddlooping Frets: 319
    Welcome to  theFB  you all. :)
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 1842

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    The late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was The Rocker, so as a long time fan of Lizzy I became Rocker

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm based near Mullingar in Co Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To keep enjoying playing.

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

    My Peterson Strobo Stomp tuner

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

    Parisienne Walkways by Gary Moore/Phil Lynott

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • Hi all, new here but here goes, 1 - It's my name 2- I'm in Edinburgh, not so sunny Scotland 3 - Still searching for the tones in my head. That and learning to do some of the 'outside' jazz type stuff. 4 - Tricky one, today it's my PRS cu22, tomorrow who knows? 5 - Too hard, so this minute I'll say The Camera Eye by Rush
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  • bertiebertie Frets: 1586
    john_d said:
     Still searching for the tones in my head. 
    we have similar problem,  except its voices with me....................................
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  • Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    Same as I use everywhere, but it originated from my ebay account.  I wanted to call myself guitarbay but someone had already taken that!  

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Manchester

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    One day I'd love to have a viable income stream from music.

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

    Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro.

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

    As with others, too hard.  Today I'd pick Elliott Smith - Don't Go Down

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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5521
    bertie said:
    we have similar problem,  except its voices with me....................................
    They talk to you too???
    :-j

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

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  • xHymnalxHymnal Frets: 251
    Q1:  Where did your username come from?The name of a project/ my music pseudonym! Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?Leeds. Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?To keep pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with an electric guitar.
    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?Malinoski Rodeo electric guitar. Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?Jeff Beck, Nadia. 
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? - I play bass, and lack an imagination. 

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Put together a Garage Rock band in the next few months and gig..

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Love my Laney LC15 - filthy.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?  Today? At this moment? Iggy and the Stooges - Search & Destroy

    Chief Bottle Washer @ Oil City Pickups.
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I had a bright orange Mini when I was younger, it was rather tuned and rather loud.  A friend of mine dubbed it "The Screaming Jaffa" and that stuck.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 

    Sheffield

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    I think I've now got over my desire to be a famous rock star, I think now it would just to be to have some fun and enjoy playing with people whilst learning new stuff

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

    Gear-wise I am fairly lacking in kit but I do really like my Boss BF-2's whooshing noises

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

    Right now?  Probably "I Wanna Be Adored" by the Stone Roses.

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  • rosspixrosspix Frets: 0
    edited September 2013
    TTony said:

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Years ago, I hosted a website of photos that I took at my local pub. People started using it as a nickname, and it's stuck.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Originally from Canvey Island in Essex, UK (Dr. Feelgood country!), now residing in Stevenage, Herts.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To always leave the audience wanting more!

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My '99 PRS Custom 22

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

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  • Tone71Tone71 Frets: 169

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Its my name and year of birth.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Sunny Surrey, Epsom to be more precise.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To always smile after playing 3 open chords

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Taylor 314

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Rich Kid Blues (at this moment in time!)
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  • Shark_EyesShark_Eyes Frets: 256
    edited September 2013

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    I've got "the cold dead eyes of a shark" apparently.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London, along with what feels like 40% of the world's population.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Enjoyment, then, Riff Machine...

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

    My Telecaster, it's not even a particularly fancy one, it just fits right.

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

    Iggy Pop - The passenger, at least it's always in the top 10.

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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 2562
    edited May 2014

    Q1: Where did your username come from? 
    Purley by accident I do a lot of programming with SQL and needed a hasty original username that I could easily remember

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

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
    Now that the kids are grown up, to hook up with some local musicians to start creating, recording and performing new material:

    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    The tweed Fender Bandmaster clone I've just built for myself from scratch... it's just gorgeous!

    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Andrew Gold: One Of Them Is Me: The finest song he ever wrote, beautiful beyond words.



    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • Hi all. Ive already posted in other sections without knowing this was here. Im 38 and work for Yorkshire Ambulance Service and play for a laugh with me mates in a weird originals band called jam abraham.

    Q1 - lazyness. I was urbanpagan on MR but posted infrequently.

    Q2 - Wakefield WY. Originally from Northumberland

    Q3 - in my dreams, play later and record at rancho de la luna. In reality im just happy to be playing and learning a wee bit week by week.

    Q4 - Monkey FX supermonkey, a fuzz face with spacehopper bollocks

    Q5 - impossible to say but Grace by Jeff Buckley is on in the background so I'll just go with that.
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  • 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?

     


    1: The drummer in an old band I was in used to address his emails to me with 'Dear fretmeister' and it stuck. He was less happy with being called 'Skin Beater'

    2: The lovely rolling fields of Northamptonshire. I have lived in several countries but the local scenery is beautiful.

    3: Not sure I have many musical ambitions anymore. But I would like to learn to play the double bass properly. My daughter is a clarinet player with a love for blues and jazz. So hopefully she'll still let me play with her when she's older and I'm an embarrassment.

    4: Not sure really. I've had all manner of 'posh' instruments but I am really falling in love with my P bass at the moment. Generally I don't like Fenders. At all. But after almost 30 years of trying them I've found the right one for me. So although I usually play my Marleaux more often, I'd be most upset if the Precision got nicked / destroyed.

    5: Favourite to listen to varies every day. But the tune I like to play along to most is 'Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line' by the Cherry Poppin Daddies. 



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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? My old uni band was called Astronauts Fail whose name came from my friend once drunkenly writing on a cigarette packet "as I get old there is less and less danger of me becoming an astronaut"

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Glasgow, Scotland

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? to become a music therapist

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Musicman Axis Super Sport

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? All medicated geniuses by Pretty Girls Make Graves

    "As with all things, some days you're the dinosaur, some days you're the monkey." Sporky
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  • skayskay Frets: 69

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    Not very imaginative, it's my initial and surname, but it sounds like a word and was the same I used on MR for continuity sakes if that makes a difference...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Greenwich, London.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To smile more onstage :-D

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

    My Vox AC30, which is why I chose it for my avatar thingy.

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

    Fugazi - Guilford Fall



    With so many comparison web sites out there, how do I choose the best one?

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  • Q 1 where did your username come from? I work for a Crane company called Kone and I`m a guitarist !

    Q 2 where n the world /country are you ? Sherborne Dorset, love it, been here almost 23 years, longer than anywhere else.

    Q 3 Whats your main musical ambition ? to get someone to cover one of my songs.

    Q 4 Your best bit of gear ? Suppose its my bitsa tele/esquire with huge neck.

    Q 5 your number one track ?  Probably Mystery train by Elvis

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  • CeeBeeCeeBee Frets: 37
    edited February 2014
    Q1 My initials - couldn't think of anything else. 

     Q2 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 

     Q3 To get as good as I can, and have as much fun playing as possible. 

     Q4 Gibson SG 61 re-issue. My other guitars are non-USA built. 

     Q5 A Rush track, so many to choose from but I'll go for 2112 as it's 20 minutes long!
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  • CacofonixCacofonix Frets: 313
    edited February 2014

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? - I was on MR and someone had used Getafix-the-Druid.  It reminded me that the Asterix series used to be a favourite comic of mine.  I was also terrible at guitar, and the two fitted quite nicely.

    2:  Where in the world/country are you? Middle of Doncaster, though born in sunny Kent.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play in a band, having got a taste of playing live in a local playalong club.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Difficult to say.  Probably My Studio Pro 35.  I smile every time I make a sound with it.  I must look like a maniac when I'm playing through it.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?This changes regularly, but Spirit of Radio by Rush is one that I don't really get tired of listening to.  That or Sixto Rodriguez "Sugarman"
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  • FosterFoster Frets: 426

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    It has been a family name for generations!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Darkest South Yorkshire. All hail our king - Sean Bean!

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Ideally to get a job as a theatre technician. It's not going to happen though.

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

    My Fender Jazz Bass

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

    People Ain't No Good - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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  • chimerachimera Frets: 0
    I had to resort to sitting in front of a PC to type this. I couldn't get anywhere on my Google tablet. Yes, I know everything is underlined and No I didn't intend it to be!!

    Q1 Chimera after the sportscar TVR Chimera. My brother managed to blag a test drive in one and they were happy to send him out without the salesman (very very trusting).The car was absolutely bonkers. The merest whiff of throttle caused it to swap ends and attempt to incorporate itself into trees. The surprise, when it came to handing the keys back, was that the salesman seemed genuinely proud of the instability. Almost like it was an optional extra. Crazy.

    I'm in England on the Wirral and my real name isn't chimera. It's Pete.

    Main musical ambition would be to find groupies attracted to a 43 year old guitarist with limited talent....but also very modest;)

    My "best" bit of gear is my American Deluxe Strat.. No sorry, Tuesday's favourite is one of the telecasters. I have quite unintentionally ended up being a massive fan of Fender strats and teles. I started out and it had to be humbuckers, 24.75 scale, rosewood board. Now it's single coils, 25.5 and maple. I sold all the gibby types.

    Best track would be the intro of the live version of Cliffs of Dover and Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. Now this one as a choice that lacks any cred at all. The BBC's The Voice has a young woman on called Sophie May Williams. Check out her YT for Billy Jean. I think she has the potential to be huge...and I don't mean she eats a lot of donuts 

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