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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2299
    @VerodaClient @thumpingrug Think that's mad? Check this!
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  • DLM said:
    @VerodaClient @thumpingrug Think that's mad? Check this!
    Haha! Now that IS mad. Some sound tho
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Last week - a 2018 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Cobalt Burst and a 2018 Gibson SG Standard HP in Blood Orange Fade - both bought on the same day

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    The Les Paul

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    See above

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    I have a 2019 SG HP on order

    5: What strings do you use? 
    D’Addario NYXL 10-46

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    I’ll let you know when I record something

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    I’ll let you know when I hit the stage

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    What happens between myself and my groupies stays private...

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    See Q7

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Take it up at 9, not 39, you idiot.
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  • NorrlandNorrland Frets: 3
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    No name used garbage black strat guitar when I was 11.  It came with a Gorilla amp, strap, cable, pics, all for $100.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My Yamaha Attitude 3 bass because it was so expensive. 


    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own?
    Chapman Guitars ML1 Modern Graphite Baritone (just bought it)


    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?
    Mesa Rectifier or EVH 5150III 100S

    5: What strings do you use?
    I'm still on the factory strings.  I used to buy Blue Steel? when I was a child. 


    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?
    I'd like to start recording, just for fun.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    I'll likely never go on stage.

    8: ...And five minutes after?
    Still never.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Never going there.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar?
    Don't quit playing like I did for time/financial reasons. 
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2299
    Norrland said:
    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My Yamaha Attitude 3 bass because it was so expensive. 
    I say! I like the cut of your jib! Pics! Clips! Please! @Fretmeister
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 16077
    I had one of those once. But it was 12 lb. so I sold it. 
    Sounded awesome but it killed my back.


    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • Ed1978Ed1978 Frets: 0
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    1993 Ibanez RT (Ibanez "vintage" version of the RG without Floyd) in sunburst.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Stratocaster.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    2016 Gibson ES-335 '63 VOS.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Probably a Suhr Alt T Pro or something similar made from my luthier.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball 10s on the electrics. Whatever I have on the acoustic.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Clean up the low end on my last self produced record.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Have a chat with my bandmates / drink beer / grab my guitar and noodle around.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Beer.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Hm... I showered myself with a large cup of water on a hot summer gig and lost both of my contact lenses. We played a cover of "Jump Around" after that... go figure... (I was 16 and my lenses were VERY expensive for a 16year old. Worked the whole summer to pay for them as my parents were very pissed).
    Also blew my amp at that gig.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice slow to become fast.
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    I had a kiddy acoustic from Argos - it was probably an Encore, and probably bought in 1994-ish? My first electric was a BC Rich Warlock Bronze which I got in 2003. I wouldn't be seen dead with it now, hah.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    My 1984 Greco

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own?
    My 1984 Greco - it's a black Les Paul Custom-type, and it's either a PC-98K or a JS-98K. I'm not 100% sure!

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire?
    Probably another black MIJ Les Paul Custom, but this time with a fixed bridge!

    5: What strings do you use?
    I've always used Ernie Ball strings of various gauges!

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be?
    In a past life I was a death metal vocalist and was in a band. We let another vocalist join. Horrendous mistake.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    It's been 13 years now! But it would have been panicking and nursing a Newky Brown. It'd likely be the same nowadays but I can't handle Newky Brown any more.

    8: ...And five minutes after?
    Obtaining another Newky Brown. Again, it probably wouldn't be a Newky Brown nowadays though.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?
    Probably just being there, in such a daft band, in the first place

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar?
    Nobody is brilliant straight away. All your mates make it look easy, but they all put the hours in. Don't panic about being crap, and don't give up just because you're not good yet. Every time you practice, you're getting somewhere.
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  • 1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    My dad's old nylon string from the 70s, bought in Iran.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    My Tanglewood acoustic, Ada.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    That 70s nylon string.

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Line 6 Helix.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball for electric, Elixir for acoustic.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Redo some vocals.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    Listening to aggressive music or chilling out, having a beer.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    A pint, sulking cause it went bad or in ecstasy cause it went good.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    I was called as a guest for ONE SONG to play the drums, and within 20 seconds the bass pedal broke down. (Probably not the worst but the first thing that popped up).

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice scales.
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  • RosshkerrRosshkerr Frets: 0

    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Red Yamaha bought from a friend

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save?
    Epiphone dot

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Rock jam that came in a kit to see it I could get into playing again 

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Gibson sg

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Ernie Ball

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Never recorded anything

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage?
    Not been on stage

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    As above

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    As above

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Practice scales and learn standa5d chords not just barre chords 

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  • rain.paraderain.parade Frets: 10
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    An 'Arbiter' electric (early '70s Japanese?), complete with white curly lead and faux leather strap, bought for £20 from a junk shop in around 1984.  It was an SG shaped body with a single Strat style pickup in the middle position, and a bolt on neck with a Fender-ish headstock.  I had no idea at the time, but it actually wasn't a bad guitar.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    AVRI Jazzmaster

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    '90s US Standard Strat

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    About to embark on my first parts build (a back-up JM)

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Regular Slinky's

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    A 7" single from an indie band I was in the early '90s (our best song at the time), which we somehow managed to record at twice the correct tempo, and therefore wreck... 

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Checking my watch

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Probably starting to pack-up

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Having to abandon our set supporting the Cranberries at Norwich Waterfront after five songs, when I broke a string and our singer had already done the same to his guitar and to my spare.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Make the singer bring his own spare guitar :-)
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  • rmanmanrmanman Frets: 0
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Arctic white mexican strat - present from family when I was around 13

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Taylor

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    early 2000's mexican Tele - nothing fancy

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Fractal FM3

    5: What strings do you use? 
    D'addario. Think I want to change though

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    No idea. Probably some bad compression on multiple instruments

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Tuning or eating

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Packing up

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Nothing too bad - broke a string once

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Don't make a career of it - haha
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  • GA95MusicGA95Music Frets: 6

    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A Marlin Stratocaster Copy...thing! Still have it and would never get rid of it! 

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Got to be my ESP LTD H-1001 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Probably my Tanglewood acoustic!

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    A new PRS as i am dying to change my Gibson! 

    5: What strings do you use? 
    For electric & acoustic, normally D'Addario of some sort, but i haven't played around that much.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Everything! My ambition is to record some of my older songs properly in the coming years. 

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    I've only ever gigged in college so it's not something i have ever really done properly! I do remember crapping myself! 

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    That all depends on how the gig went! 

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Again, not had enough time on stage for a cock-up! I did have to play Fix You by Coldplay once at a special needs school and i genuinely still feel awful for that one. 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Keep at it and practice your scales mate!
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  • DugwolfDugwolf Frets: 7
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Fender Toronado. Got it around 2002. It’s black with a tort guard. Swapped the atomic humbuckers with Lollar el Rayos. 

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Probably my jaguar 50th anniversary. 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    I have a 1979 Gibson grabber bass. 

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster 

    5: What strings do you use? 
    GHS GBTNT

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Oh gosh. Every recording I’ve done with fake drums. Replace them with a real drummer. :)

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Taking a wiz

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Hydration 

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Someone once flicked a cigarette butt at me. 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    There are no rules
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  • bobleeteabobleetea Frets: 2
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    It a hand me down classical guitar from my Dad. I can't even remember when I got it bc I kind of always had it and was plucking the strings before i actually knew how to play.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Tyler Studio Elite HD!

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    1986 Anderson Pro Am

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Another tyler!

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Elixirs!

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Nothing I can think of right now.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Finding my pick!

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Using the bathroom hahaha

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Losing my pick in the middle of a crazy solo

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Listen more. Play less.
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  • RockLobsterRockLobster Frets: 1
    edited July 2019
    What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Fender Squier Stratocaster. It was a card-box kit from Carousel Music which came with the amp in the bottom. I was fifteen 'ish'. Unboxed it at a mates and we tried to work out how to play 'The Trooper'. Spoiler: we failed. 
    The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Martin OM21.
    What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    Erm, it's a Morris Les Paul copy. Approx forty years old that my uncle bought in Bahrain. Sounds freakin' awesome though! God knows what those pickups are. Macgyvered brass blank plate most likely.
    And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    I'm pretty content. Probably nothing unless a rich relative that I am as yet unfamiliar with bequeaths me enough for a Collings OM2H. 
    What strings do you use? 
    Martin and D'Addario. Elixir if I'm feeling fancy. Martin Silk & Steel are beautiful.
    If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    Publicise them less...
    What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Embodying nervousness.
    ...And five minutes after? 
    Drinking, probably. 
    What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Was asked to step in for a song and borrowed my mates SG. The strap promptly popped off and I barely caught the thing. As one room, gasp. Seriously, those guitars just want to nose dive!   
    What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Something boring, like sit down and learn that theory!
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  • Power-BeefPower-Beef Frets: 11
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    A second hand MIK Squier, in the mid 90's.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    The Ibanez!

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    A 84-87 Contemporary Strat

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Strangely, nothing yet.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    Normally Slinkys, but have switched to D'Addarios for their Players Circle reward program.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    My playing has some way to go yet before it is worth recording

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Nope, more practice is necessary

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Not applicable

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Not Applicable

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Should have just got the Ergodyne and played it and played it, rather than the Strat and then not playing but spending money on it.
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  • ZimikaZimika Frets: 1
    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    Squier Stagemaster in purple in about 2001 (I was 13) 

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Fender Jazzmaster (thurston Moore)  easy 

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    1982 fender stratocaster.......... no wait my late 60s commadroe hollowbody

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    Guitar related gear would be a ditto x4 and a boss sy1, then just more fuzz

    5: What strings do you use? 
    11s usually DR's or GHS boomers 

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    remove over indulgent drummers ghost notes

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    smoking a jazz cigarette

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Smoking a celebratory jazz cigarette 

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    bassist snapped his low E and had no spare, so the bassist would be the answer 

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Dont care about theory
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2299
    @Zimika Re: #9 Glenn Fricker may have some videos and T-shirts of interest to you!
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  • RichardTRichardT Frets: 68

    1: What was your first guitar and when did you get it?
    SG Junior, 1979, blew most of my pre-Uni savings on it, and the rest on a flesh-coloured Jazzmaster a few weeks later.

    2: The building’s burning down – what one guitar do you save? 
    Whichever I can get most £ for. Probably the Guild Blues 90 I bought the other week.

    3: What’s the oldest guitar that you own? 
    '78 Peavey T-60, I think

    4: And the next piece of gear you’d like to acquire? 
    All GAS-ed out right now, in disposal mode. In an alternate universe, a ('62) birth year exotic of some kind.

    5: What strings do you use? 
    EB, the local shop's main brand.

    6: If you could change one thing about a recording of yours, what would it be? 
    The guitar parts.

    7: What are you doing five minutes before you go onstage? 
    Been a while, mostly it was fighting terror-induced nausea IIRC.

    8: ...And five minutes after? 
    Taking alcohol.

    9: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you onstage? 
    Got distracted during a bridge and started playing an entirely different song.

    10: What advice would you give your younger self about playing the guitar? 
    Fanny about less, practice more. Or: don't sell those unfancied big brand guitars for beer money today, in a couple of decades they'll be massively collectable, however disgusting the paint job.
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