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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? Tempest is actually my surname, so it's quite useful on forums!

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? I'm in Oxford in the UK.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Having been in a band now for just less than a year, I'm hoping to gig a lot more and add more songs of my type into our repertoire...

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Difficult, as I'm a bit of a collector. Probably my 1992 Strat???

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? I love playing Runaway by Bon Jovi...

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  • skippy76skippy76 Frets: 44

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? I'm originally from Aus so Skippy has stuck

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Mostly jam at home with one of my sons, looking forward to jamming with other mid life muso's

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Hard one as I have collected a few over the years, but my Les Paul 58 True Historic is awesome

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Love playing Neil Youngs Powderfinger  

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  • ZeeWZeeW Frets: 3

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Its a nickname I got at school and it has stayed with me ever since

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    UK - nearest city is Manchester, but live in an East Lancashire towm

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To keep playing for as long as I am able and as long as I love it.  Also, to pass on my passion for music to others, especially my children.

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

    EBMM JPXi

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

    Pink Floyd - Wish you were here.

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  • randellarandella Frets: 681
    edited March 2016
    Hello! Been lurking around here for a while and picked up a good bit of useful info, so it's about time I gave it back! Q1: Where did you username come from? An old nickname from 6th form college, I never found out its origin but I've no doubt it was deeply offensive. Q2: Where in the world/country are you? North-west England. Snowy and cold. Q3: What's your main musical ambition? I used to have several. I learned to play in the late 80's and had ambitions. These days I make do with overusing pick slides and pinched harmonics. Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My lovely old Strat. Japan-made '68 reissue, pencilled 1989 on the end of the neck under the nitro finish. A bit like Trigger's Broom these days, but still my single favourite possession in the world. Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Run-DMC and Aerosmith, Walk This Way. Every time.
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  • LozLoz Frets: 1


    Hi all! My name is Lauren I am from Manchester live in Birmingham. My best bit of gear my gorgeous Fender Jazz bass. My no1 track has to be Hendrix all along the watchtower
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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?
    Southport, Merseyside, Smells of piss bit is ok the constant rain keeps the smell down

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
    None now, I learnt to play the drums, bass, guitar and sing just for my mums 70th birthday, came out ok,

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Schecter C1 He'll raiser Extreme with a FR, I was longing for a guild top at the time bit as soon as I held it and it fitted so well I just had to have it.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one
    Black Sabbath by erm ... Black Sabbath, it started me on a path that changed my life. ..

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  • McTootMcToot Frets: 807
    Hi y'all - A quick introduction - 56 years young - been playing since 15 years old - recently retired College lecturer specialising in music technology & studio recording. Now working as a freelance music technology specialist & demonstrator. Those of you who visited the Thorpyfx stand at Birminghan guitar show may have seen me demonstrating those fabulous pedals for Thorpy & And I'm very proud to now be a “solder Jockey and guitar slinger' for thorpyfx!!! I also occasionally video edit 'That Pedal Show' for Dan Steinhardt @TheGigRig & also help man the tech helplines at GigRig when things get busy... Which is often! Some retirement eh?
    A belated welcome feller! 

    It was tricky prizing the Feline goldtop out of your talented mitts to try the 'Thorpies'.  I did manage, though, and, quite predictably, bought one...

    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

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  • froglordfroglord Frets: 7
    Q1:  Where did your username come from? Everyone in my family has an associated animal. I'm not sure any of us know why! I never chose frogs ...

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? To have fun, and to improve a bit. Maybe I'll even gig one day.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My Squier Thinline Tele with Bare Knuckle Pickups - inexpensive, but oh so good!

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Amarok by Mike Oldfield. Bonkers, brilliant, endlessly listenable.
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  • warheadwarhead Frets: 29

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Name of my band.

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Play live as much as possible.

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? If "best" means most expensive, it would be Gibson LP Standard AA top.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Hot Cherie in Hardline version.

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  • Q1: I'm Dan. Generallee25 comes from the fact that I was in a band called General Lee in 2002-03, a name that partly came from my middle name Lee!

    Q2: Originally from Mansfield, Notts, I live in Stone in Staffordshire now.

    Q3: My main musical ambition? Phew, what a question. To play is well as I can I guess. I have no illusions about playing like Clapton, or Peter Green, or even John Squire. I'd settle for being described as a bluesy player who plays with feeling. 

    Q4:  Too difficult....can I have two? My Rickenbacker 360 in Fireglow that I bought in 1997, inspired by The Bluetones. Currently, though, my 2001 Gibson Les Paul Standard in AA Cherry Sunburst. Lovely.

    Q5:  Expecting to Fly by Buffalo Springfield. Not guitar-ry at all, but my favourite song ever.......


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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from? The song 'Ex Lion Tamer', by Wire

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Get back into playing/writing in a band with like minded folk

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? My poorly set up Squier '51 I bought of eBay, it's the first guitar I reach for to practise.

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? The one that comes to mind is probably 'See No Evil' by Television.

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  • Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name is Adam.  I'm the owner of TwinStomp guitar pedals.


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Sometimes I'm in Shropshire.  Sometimes I'm in Worcester.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I only make music to please myself.  If other people like it then that's great too.  I've found this outlook translates well to my pedals.


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

    My Les Paul.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.


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

    Tea For One - Led Zeppelin.

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  • MossMoss Frets: 2219

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name is Adam.  I'm the owner of TwinStomp guitar pedals.


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Sometimes I'm in Shropshire.  Sometimes I'm in Worcester.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I only make music to please myself.  If other people like it then that's great too.  I've found this outlook translates well to my pedals.


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

    My Les Paul.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.


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

    Tea For One - Led Zeppelin.

    Great to see you @AdamTwinStomp - there's plenty of TwinStomp fans on here
    Stop crying, start buying
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  • Moss said:
    Great to see you @AdamTwinStomp - there's plenty of TwinStomp fans on here
    Glad to hear it.  I'm looking to be a bit more of a presence on the UK scene, and this forum looked like a good way to get involved.  If anybody wants to know anything about what I do then feel free to ask me.

    Thanks for the welcome @Moss.
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  • Q1: deep purple, band. blues, musical style  

    Q2:  UK england

    Q3:  just fulfillment of been happy while playing and singing

    Q4:  my acoustic guitar,

    Q5:  child in time by deep purple

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  • tabbycattabbycat Frets: 339
    edited January 9




    "be a good animal, true to your instincts" (d.h.lawrence).
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  • BumFaceBumFace Frets: 57
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My mother always said I had a face like an arse

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    Record an album that I like. It doesn't have to be any good, I just have to like it.


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

    Tele American deluxe. Nicest sounding guitar I've ever had. Even sounds ok when I play it.


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

    Ashes to Ashes, Bowie. Made me cry when I was a kid. The best song ever written.

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 5172

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My name is Adam.  I'm the owner of TwinStomp guitar pedals.


    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    Sometimes I'm in Shropshire.  Sometimes I'm in Worcester.


    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    I only make music to please myself.  If other people like it then that's great too.  I've found this outlook translates well to my pedals.


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

    My Les Paul.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.


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

    Tea For One - Led Zeppelin.

    Greetings @AdamTwinStomp - I don't actually own a Twin Stomp but I am a bit of an admirer, very few pedal makers seem to have given any thought to the form of effects pedals beyond A.N.Other box with fancy graphics whereas Twin Stomp seem to have thought about how people might actually use their products.  :)
    http://tinyurl.com/2-tone-automatics Frank Bruno is a national Trevor.
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  • OctahedronOctahedron Frets: 329
    It kind of occurred to me that I never ever posted in here. I joined ages ago. But sometimes I get random questions from people... so maybe this will clarify a few things haha.

    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    • It's the title of my favourite album by The Mars Volta. I wouldn't call them my favourite band, far from it! I just thought it was a cool word and I like that album. 

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    • Queensland, Australia. But I've lived in the UK also. Despite this and the similarities in the username, I'm no relation to octatonic. 

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    • To be a better guitarist/bassist than I am and to one day own a '59 Les Paul haha.

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

    • My Jet City amp :) It's very versatile. 

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

    • Changes all the time, but most recently and consistently it has been "Roaring Waters" by The Darkness.
    Music the great communicator, use two sticks to make it in the nature - a music reviews blog: http://usetwosticks.wordpress.com/
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  • Greetings @AdamTwinStomp - I don't actually own a Twin Stomp but I am a bit of an admirer, very few pedal makers seem to have given any thought to the form of effects pedals beyond A.N.Other box with fancy graphics whereas Twin Stomp seem to have thought about how people might actually use their products.  :)
    Thanks @EricTheWeary. ; That's exactly where we've been coming from.  I've always been a reluctant pedal user.  Reluctant because I don't really like them, but often can't avoid having to use them.  Most of what I don't like about them are related to ergonomic issues and build quality, rather than the sound they make.  So we really looked to approach the "problem" of pedals from a mechanical design perspective.  I think they sound pretty good too though!
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 289
    Hey all!

    Q1: Where did you username come from?
    Abbreviated stupid nickname that stuck haha

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you?
    Northants UK

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
    Long term/dream, I'd love to play main stage at a festival. Realistically I just want my new band to get gigging asap and get a bit of a following going.

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

    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one?
    Hmm... maybe QOTSA - Millionaire
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  • Wow! So many great people on this sight!

    Q1: Where did your username come from?

    My name is Stuart and I am a guitar builder who has taken too long to start to make himself known! This is my company name. I’ve been dicking around with repairs, mods and the odd build since I started playing at sixteen and about 3 years ago I started getting serious about building, thus SBC Guitars was born!

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you?

    Uk, London. Workshop in Barnet, but looking for some where more permanent, suggestions/offer welcome!


    Q3: What's your main musical ambition?

    To establish myself as an affordable custom and production line guitar builder

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

    Why, my own SB3 Custom, made from reclaimed yew and mahogany

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

    Tough one… Shine by Oxbow

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  • Hi I'm Chris, I'm 33 from Hull, Uk


    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Its the start of my email address

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
     I'd like to play live one day

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Unfortunately I don't own it anymore but it was my PRS custom 24 10 top in charcoal burst 2014 model

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Jebus....erm? I'm currently a fan of Volbeat's The gardens tale but that will change....

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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 712

    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 33 from Hull, Uk


    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Its the start of my email address

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

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?
     I'd like to play live one day

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Unfortunately I don't own it anymore but it was my PRS custom 24 10 top in charcoal burst 2014 model

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? Jebus....erm? I'm currently a fan of Volbeat's The gardens tale but that will change....

    Another Hullensian, though in my case I escaped 23 years ago to that South.  Welcome aboard. 

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  • sg1300tsg1300t Frets: 10

    Q1:  Where did you username come from? Model of my most played guitar

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you? Shipley (between Bradford and Leeds)

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? Learn enough of Ableton Live so that I can record my ambient djent masterpiece

    Q4:  Your "best" bit of gear - just the one? Aforementioned Yamaha SG1300T

    Q5:  Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? No Quarter (cos I was just listening to Houses of the Holy)

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  • Q1: Where did you username come from?
    My old one backwards because I got banned.

    Q2: Where in the world/country are you?
    Exeter - in God's country.

    Q3: What's your main musical ambition?
    To play guitar live wearing just my boxers.

    Q4: Your "best" bit of gear - just the one?
    Apart from my wang? My Gibson ES335

    Q5: Your #1 ever track - again, just the one? China Girl
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  • NotNowJohnNotNowJohn Frets: 121

    Hi there. I've been lurking a while and thought I should introduce myself.

     Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    One of my fave Floyd tunes. But my names's Brendan, not John.

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    After living and working in West Yorks for a decade I'm now back home on the Wirral.

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition?

    To have a music room that doesn't have an ironing board in it.

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

    1989 Steinberger GM4T. All original with EMG's and TransTrem.

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

    It changes on a weekly basis but today it's March of the Black Queen by Queen

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  • breakstuffbreakstuff Frets: 4167
    BumFace said:
    Q1:  Where did you username come from?

    My mother always said I had a face like an arse

    Q2:  Where in the world/country are you?

    London

    Q3:  What's your main musical ambition? 

    Record an album that I like. It doesn't have to be any good, I just have to like it.


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

    Tele American deluxe. Nicest sounding guitar I've ever had. Even sounds ok when I play it.


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

    Ashes to Ashes, Bowie. Made me cry when I was a kid. The best song ever written.

    That's a lol from me for the user name.Good work sir.
    In my life,why do I give valuable time to people who I'd much rather kick in the eye.
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  • PeaseyOPLPeaseyOPL Frets: 1
    edited April 2016
    Q1; it's what everyone has known me as since about age 11 with the initials of my band OtherPeoplesLives

    Q2; I'm in Leeds. I don't go to gigs to chant Yorkshire over and over exclusively, though.

    Q3; Currently, to get back out gigging again and to do some more festivals. We've had a few lineup changes and trials/tribulations, but I'm at time of writing expecting to be releasing new material by August then Septemner and gigging a few short tours around then, ideally.

    Q4; My best bit of gear is my Eventide H9 coz it brings so much glorious atmosphere to what I play. I've got it running wet/dry at the moment, sending entirely wet to the pa and dry to a voicelive 3 extreme and it just makes it sound like three guitars going on that way. Everyone wants to sound like three guitars!

    Q5; my favourite ever song changes regularly, so this is only probably relevant now... Always love a number of songs. At the moment I think it's probably Madder Red by Yeasayer.

    Cheers for having me! I'm on a mission for a bit of advice over my setup so expect some possibly daft questions about midi

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  • TheMouthTheMouth Frets: 2
    Q1: It's a reference to a project I'm involved in.

    Q2: I'm in Hertfordshire/Sometimes London

    Q3: Just to create. Always has been. Sometimes gigging has come in to the picture, but not often.

    Q4: Best bit of gear guitar wise is probably my Carr Skylark. Studio wise my Lynx Hilo is amazing.

    Q5: Fave song? hmmm. Good Morning Captain by Slint. Or, We Disappear by Jon Hopkins

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