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  • BorkBork Frets: 80
    edited May 2017
    Hi peeps

    I'm a beginner, still new to guitar.  Have been self taught off Youtube vids, Nile Rodgers is a favourite along with Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani and Alan Murphy. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? 

    A combination of Borg and broken meaning unassimilated...an outsider.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    China

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I have the build bug. I have 5 guitars but none quite hit the spot so I want satisfy future gear cravings by building my own stuff.  Currently have plans for about 4 guitars all based on a highly modified version of the Yamaha MSG

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

    Yamaha MSG/Image modded with custom Amstrong PAFs

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

    Flying in a Blue Dream

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  • ZabbaZabba Frets: 0
    Thanks for the add to the forum, I am based in Manchester and` try` to play various styles of country blues as well as bottleneck. Although to a not to good standard.
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  • mbembe Frets: 560
    Old player, still at it with a weekly jam band. Got too many guitars.
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  • GL2814GL2814 Frets: 1
    GL2814 here; playing guitar since 1979. Captain Sensible's heavy riffing in the Damned MK3 got me away from playing bass guitar and onto lead guitar. Awfully keen on getting one of those Golden Plexi pedals.

    1) My forum name? Green Lantern of sector 2814 (Earth, basically). Big comics fan, my comic book collection is worth way more than all of my guitars put together. 

    2) Where am I from? Och hoots, north ae' Watford Gap.

    3) Main musical ambition? To play a tasty twelve bar blues solo.

    4) Best Bit Of Gear: my Mex Strat - got Seymour Duncans in it, £119 second hand, plays like a dream. Thanks, Cash Converter!

    5) #1 Favourite ever track: I Want To Stay Here by Steve & Eydie. 
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  • Def90Def90 Frets: 0
    Morning all

    Richard from West Wales, originally Yorkshire.  Returning to regular playing after many years out.  Never very good, now shockingly bad.  Mixture of steel acoustic and Classic - aiming to play stuff properly now, not just wing it.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Land Rover fanatic

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? As above

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play the guitar without embarrassment

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Crossroads, the live one from Wheels of Fire. Rock guitar defined right there.

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  • Good Morning

    I'm Joseph, been playing for a long, long time. Multi-genre loving and playing; both electric and acoustic. Write my own acoustic instrumentally things, and write as part of a few originals bands. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? A local friend, who has the ability for humourous nickname creation.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To play in the style of me, and not be afraid to take risks. 

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? That's a hard one, too many choices! It will soon be my Adrian Lucas electric baritone, with Bulldog Pickup P90's

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track- again, just the one? Another New World - Punch Brothers

    2005 Lowden F25
    2015 Tanglewood TW40 PAN

    1995 Japanese Fender 50’s Stratocaster Fireburst Fotoflame. 
    2012 A J Lucas Custom Electric. 
    2017 A J Lucas Custom baritone. In the making…….

    2007 Matamp King Street 1x12 Combo, 
    2013 Vox AC4TV. 
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  • KenSavageKenSavage Frets: 1
    Hi all, my name is Ken Savage, I make guitars and would like to create awareness of my work for anyone that may be interested. 
    I have a website with the rather long winded name of kensavageguitars.wixsite.com/kensavageguitars if you wish to take a look. I'm also on youtube "kensavageguitars" and facebook "KenSavage.3785"



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  • PhilMPhilM Frets: 24
    Hi all.

    Phil here, from Swindon, Wiltshire. I've been playing for 22 years, at various levels from pubs to 10,000+ - although much of that was achieved before I hit my 20s. Work and life (and cars/cycling) got in the way for a while but for the last few years guitar playing has risen back to the top of my list of hobbies. I never fully gave up, but saw it more as a relaxation thing than a hobby. I came across this forum a couple of times while researching Wudtone (!) and the 2017 Les Paul Tribute T and thought it a good idea to stop lurking and get involved.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Its my first name, with the first letter of my surname. I went to school with another Phil, so he was Phil L and I was Phil M. This got smudged into Phlegm for a while, but PhilM is nicer in polite company  ;)

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Swindon, Wiltshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To get back the level I was in the 90s.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My 1995 Fender Strat

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Can't narrow it down to one, sorry!

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  • SneekerSneeker Frets: 0
    edited May 2017
    Hi all

    I feel a bit of a fraud - I'm not really a new member but this is my first proper post. I have been a member for a few years but only occasionally browsed the classifieds to remind me of all the things I do not own.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? No good story - just made up a word.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Just to be a bit better tomorrow than I am today

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

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Hendrix, Red House. (I can even tell you my #1 note in it)

    I look forward to contributing to the forum.




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  • Hi I'm Tony. Live in Surrey, been playing for 30 years, well, I played A,E, D and G chords, mostly drunk, for about 4 months 30 years ago, didn't pick up a guitar again until last year, sticking with it now.


    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Character in my favourite book. Used on spur of the moment when setting up a Twitter account.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Surrey.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To be able to pick up any guitar and just play well, as long as someone has left a left handed guitar lying around.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Gretsch Electromatic.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Comfortably Numb, the PULSE version.

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  • vincechu89vincechu89 Frets: 17

    Hi all, I'm Vince, I'm getting back into playing the guitar after a 5 year or so break.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    a mix of my first and last name

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    The UK, Birmingham

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To be able to sight read and improvise better!

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

    A classical guitar made by E B Jones.

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

    Sorry can't think of one, but Dani California by the RHCP comes to mind for some reason?


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  • GilgaFrankGilgaFrank Frets: 23
    edited June 2017
    Well I'm not new here, I was posting on the old board but I might as well post a hello here.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    As a kid I was obsessed with the Epic of Gilgamesh (google it). And everyone knows me as Frank.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Stockport, the armpit of Manchester

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To get in Annie Clark's pants No, wait ... to have the ability to play breathtaking solos, and the good taste not to.

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

    My 1987 US Standard Strat. There's nothing to touch this. Best Stratocaster I've ever played. And I've played lots.


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

    Junior Walker, I'm A Roadrunner




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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14316
    Hi Guys :) My name is Daniela 
    Looks more like "Brian" to me?
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  • Steve-OSteve-O Frets: 24

    Q1:  Where did your username come from?

    Japan.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm living in Japan but I was born in a small village near Chelmsford.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I don't know. I've been playing for about 25 years and I feel like I'm still just a beginner.

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

     I have a 30 year old Lowden original acoustic.

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

     Not sure I can pick just the one. However, the first record i ever bought was a 45 single of the theme tune to Rocky 3 by Survivor "Eye of the tiger". The B side sucked.


    I'll be selling the odd guitar from Japan now and again but I'm not a dealer or anything, just an enthusiast with a collection that needs culling... Cheers!

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  • GilgaFrankGilgaFrank Frets: 23
    Steve-O said:
    ,,, the first record i ever bought was a 45 single of the theme tune to Rocky 3 by Survivor "Eye of the tiger".
    See, now you've mentioned that I'm obliged to post this.

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  • J_R_HJ_R_H Frets: 2
    HI

    Im james and have been playing 30 some years and am trying to put an americana band together

    Q1: User name = initials
    Q2: Derby UK
    Q3: Ambition = To put an Americana bandtogether, finish my album sell millions and win a grammy quit work
    Q4: Best Gear: Gibson 1964 Hummingbird 2012 reissue
    Q5: Track: Suite Judy Blue Eyes CSN&Y
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  • VinylfanVinylfan Frets: 8
    Hi, just joined after spending a while reading/learning/lurking.  Only started learning to play less than a year ago to still lots to learn.

    In terms of the questions:

    User name - I like vinyl records.  Probably don't play them as often as I should though.

    Location - Berkshire

    Musical ambition - just to be able to play along to some songs and entertain friends and family

    Best gear - only a few pieces so far so the best would have to be the guitar - a Yamaha Pacifica which I got as a birthday present last year to get me started.

    Track - too many to narrow it down - but a couple that come to mind - Strong Persuader by Robert Cray; Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan; Touch Too Much by AC/DC.....

    Looking forward to learning more and hopefully joining in...
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  • OriOri Frets: 2
    Hi, joined to learn, share some stories and get more into guitar building (at the risk of playing less) and good rock stuff.
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?
     Part of my real life nick, part of my name too...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
     From a land of swords and castles.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
     Learn enough to enjoy playing.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
     my Cort m520, my first love.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Amongst many others...Love like a man. Ten years after.
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  • SlamdogSlamdog Frets: 1

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? 

    Originally from a series of naughty films. Then I used it for my first company name. I've used it so long on the internet that I can't think of changing it. I've been online since dialup at 300bps so after 20+ years....

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? 

    I now live in Northampton in the county of Northamptonshire.  Been here since the kids started primary school. They are 17 and 18 now.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    Blimey. Main musical ambition would be to learn to play guitar or bass. At the moment I have only the ability to roadie...or is it stage tech now? I maintain my kids instruments and amps, build new amps and pedals, fix broken stuff. I trained as an electronic engineer back in the 80's when I left school.

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

    At the moment it's my hands, closely followed by my ears. I'm getting old so the good bits are wearing out.

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

    How to pick a single track? Damn that's a hard question. I have been a music fan since I saw Judas Priest on top of the pops when they charted with take on all the world. 

    Ultimately though, it has to be Born To Lose by Motorhead. Having seen it played live by a young Lemmy at a gig in the old Hammersmith Odeon that made me stone deaf for a couple of days made it just stick there, especially with Phil on lead. Its still my phone ringtone 

    I can't play it but I can fix it if you blow it up.
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  • Hi everyone, its my first post here and it looks like a great place to be! Hope I can get chatting to many fellow axe-wielders!

    As for the asnwers:

    Q1:  My user name comes from my 3 mostly used guitars all merged together, a Les Paul, Strat and Telecaster!

    Q2:  I'm in London, UK.

    Q3:  Main one is to play in a band that earns substantial money to call a living.

    Q4:  Best bit of gear is probably my 6505+ head. Love the sound!

    Q5:  Difficult one, but I'd have to Live Forever by Oasis, purely cos its the first ever song I learnt to play on the guitar.

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  • artinskiartinski Frets: 9
    edited June 2017
    Hi, I am Artinski, age 51 and from Bavaria, Germany. Yes, I am German. A couple of days ago I stumbled accross FretBoard and grew to value it. There are no decent German discussion boards for (electric) guitar players, so I registered here. I have been a hobbyist guitar player since age 35, an amateur drummer since age 40 - and a hobbyist bass player for about six months. I played the drums in a cover band comprised of hobbyists for about six years, then continued playing alone, just for the fun of it. During my band years I did not touch my guitars, and it was not until shortly after I had gotten myself a bass that I resuscitated my guitars. Now I play around with my different instruments, having fun, learning. :-)

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I chose it arbitrarily - it is the (old) name of a tiny town in Russia.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? In Germany's south, approximately 100 kilometers south of Oktoberfest City.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To get in touch with myself, with God, and with other human beings.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? A Diego Telecaster.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'.

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  • KozmykKozmyk Frets: 1
    Q1:  Where did your username come from? Dubbed thus by the punks of this fair town, many moons since. 30 odd years ago

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? SW Wales

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To improve or to live long enough to improve...

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Modulus Graphite Quantum 5

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? I think the oxide fell off that one ... Oh! You mean my favourite not my first... Well then, that would have to be "Many Are Called But Few Get Up" by The Man Band


    Just an old fart here attempting to avoid reality by living a rock'n'roll fantasy....


     


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  • TomLTomL Frets: 2
    edited June 2017
    Hi everyone, I'm Tom, I'm 38 and I'm from Newcastle upon Tyne. I'm just a home guitar player of pretty limited ability. Despite that I seem to have acquired 14 guitars (nothing particularly expensive or valuable though). I'm looking to improve my playing ability and would like to get out playing/jamming with other people. Music wise, I'm a sucker for 80s/90s/2000s indie with a liberal amount of 60s/70s rock and some Blues thrown in. Aside from music and guitars, I love football (and have supported Newcastle United since I was 6 years old), history, books and Adidas trainers.

    Q1: My username is from my name - I'm dead imaginative!

    Q2: I'm in Newcastle upon Tyne - Geordie born and bred.

    Q3: I'm too old to become famous now! I enjoy messing about at home, but as I said in my intro - it'd be cool to get together with others.

    Q4: I don't have anything flash or particularly impressive. I do cheap and cheerful but I have a few modded and upgraded Epiphones and Squiers in my ranks. My best is probably my Gibson Les Paul - it's only a 50s Tribute T though.

    Q5: I can't give a #1 track as 1 is too limiting! I could chose something now and in 5 mins I'd change my mind. Even if I was to list a top 100 songs, it'd be different in 5 minutes time.
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  • BigMoneyBigMoney Frets: 7

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? It's a catchphrase of mine. I'm also unemployed and don't have big money. I will some day

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Become a famous YouTube musician

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Ibanez AG-95 Artcore Series Semi-Hallow

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Favorite track ever? Wow. Um. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica


    The 3 elements of western music are: melody, harmony, and rhythm. In my fingerstyle arrangements, I play them all at once. Check them out here
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  • infuzedinfuzed Frets: 0

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Handed to me by my songwriting partner, many years ago, based off of my jazz infused rock approach supposedly...

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
      Achieved a few but now more modest in that I would like just to be in a great band again with thoughtful, creative musicians.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    My Tom Anderson Hollow Classic

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Pat Metheny, Have you heard





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  • edited June 2017
    Musteatbrain here. I borked my account access to enforce a break.
    coming back as musteatbrainsrevenge. Possibly as a temporary measure, if I get banned for sort of having 2 accounts but access only to one
    Hello again!!!
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  • Hi all, I've sort of lurked on here a little for the past few months but having recently bought a guitar I thought I'd sign up!

    I'm Rik and I've played bass (badly) since I was about 16. I briefly owned an SG, which mostly sat on a stand for a few years untouched until I sold it! In the last few weeks I bought a used Yamaha Pacifica which I've actually been learning to play this time, and I'm already better than I ever was in the years I owned my previous guitar.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? 

    I'm a big Motley Crue fan!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Leeds, in beautiful Yorkshire, UK

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I'd like to learn to play, like properly learn instead of just noodling. I'm still mainly a bassist, but I'd love to be able to play confidently with both - at the moment I still dislike playing in front of strangers in music stores!

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

    My favourite bit of kit is my Squier Vintage Modified Jazz bass. It's the best instrument I've ever owned, hands down!

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

    Oof, that's a tough one... it changes every few months but right now I'd have to go with Lost Art of Keeping a Secret by Queens of the Stone Age

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  • WillowWillow Frets: 4
    Long time player - 30 years plus - played in loads of bands, nothing too serious - had lots of gear over the years !
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  • MartinBMartinB Frets: 172

    Hello.  I'm a 30-something musician in Edinburgh, as much bass as guitar.  I have casually browsed past this forum enough times that I though it was probably worth joining.  As well as playing guitar and bass in a couple of bands, I like to build and tinker with stuff - I'm working on an amp build at the moment. 

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    I have great difficulty coming up with forum user names that I don't later cringe at, so I just went with my name this time. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    I'm in Edinburgh. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I'm more or less a dilettante musically - it's important to me but I've never pursued it all that seriously.  So I guess I would like to appear on an album (however niche) that is remembered for something other than being a footnote in someone elses career! 

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

    Hmm, it's not a guitar, but probably my 1900-ish German/Czech double bass. 

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

    Like everyone, it varies.  But "Steal Softly Through Snow" by Captain Beefheart always causes some sort of emotional response. 


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  • Ruffdog64Ruffdog64 Frets: 1
    HI everyone, i`m Harvey i`m 53 and from Yateley Hampshire, UK. i`m a carpenter , i like photography, running and music and i`m going to try again to play the guitar my Name Ruffdog comes from when i used to work on building sites and the roof tilers used to call us ruffdogs as an insult but i thought hey that`s a good nickname, musical aims, none other than playing for my own pleasure 
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