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(@aleholder)
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Let's see. I played 5 string banjo in high school and then sold it for an Aria Pro II strat copy. I didn't have a good teacher and didn't progress. I also took bass lessons right after college. I stopped playing for fifteen years and have seriously played guitar and bass for just over five years now. Playing pretty much every day. :)

My first bass is a '74 Fender J-bass body and it had a bad allparts neck on it. The neck was hacked and the body was routed for four pickup and had bad wiring. I replaced it with a NOS 2003 vintage Fender MIM neck from eBay. The nut snapped under one of the strings and my luthier put a corian nut on it. I've recently rewired it with new generic pickups from eBay. It now has 2 pickups instead of 4. I really like now and I've wired it with two pull switches on the neck volume and the tone. The neck pull switch wires the pickups to sound like a P-bass and the tone pull switch mutes it.

I still have the Aria and that has been rewired to provide all kinds of pickup combinations. In phase, out of phase, serial, you name it. My luthier did it using the original hardware, no cuts, just wiring. Very nice. I've also got a Roland GTK-3 midi pickup on it too. That's a fun toy. 8)


   
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(@gchord)
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I've been playing for about 26 years now. I started out on on a Alverez Regent,the moved on to a Conn dreadnaught.Had a lot of electrics as well,too many to count. Had a Hondo II,,Fender Bronco,Kramer Beretta,those are the ones that standout.I learned by playing old country gospel songs.From there I got into Neil Young,James Taylor.Then came the electric years,wanted to shred.Then Stevie Ray came along,got a Fender Strat.I have about eight. guitars in all,counting a bass.They're all different,a strat,tele,classical a/e,resonator,Epiphone a/e,Takamine a/e ,Washburn bass,a cheap Les Paul jr.that's tuned to open E,a mandolin,dulicmer.Some guitars I wished I kept,but if I had I wouldn't keep getting GAS would I? Right,who am I kidding? :mrgreen:


   
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(@dogbite)
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nice pile of instruments. you ain't kidding at all. :mrgreen:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@axissupersport)
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OK let me try to remember...My dad was a guitar player and he gave me a uke when I was 7 years old. I started guitar lessons when I was 9. Took about 3 years of basic guitar lessons then studied with a classical guitar teacher who was a student of Andre Segovia. He generally taught only guitar instructors but after auditioning for him he agreed to take me on. Needless to say, my time with him was amazing. Unfortunately he moved to Europe three years later and that was the end of my lessons. At age 16 I started getting the rock and roll bug since the Beatles were on the scene at that time. (1964)
Over the years I've played in several bands including rock bands, country bands, wedding bands and top forty bands. I've done a little teaching in between all that and also got married and had 3 kids. My wife is a former singer who understands my addiction and has been totally supportive of me. My son is a guitarist/singer/songwriter and I'm currently playing with an Elvis tribute show and my youngest daughter is a backup singer in the show also. It's really awesome that we get to do it together. I really love the blues and have been influenced by Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Roy Buchanan. My main guitar is an Ernieball Musicman Axis Supersport. My backup is a 1978 Ibanez PF200 (Les Paul copy) that I bought new. I also have a 1955 Les Paul JR that was left to me from my dad when he died. I have a Takamine 6 string electric accoustic with a "cool tube" pre-amp, a 1975 Ibanez 12 accoustic. I'm playing through a Peavey Transtube112 amp and have a Boss pedal board which includes: Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss OD-3 overdrive, Boss Bluesdriver, Boss DS-1, Boss super chorus and Boss DD-3 delay. I use D'Addario 10-52 strings and Planetwave cables. I will be turning 60 years old next month and plan to KEEP ON ROCKIN!


   
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(@dogbite)
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wow. you have a terrific guitar life experience. I can only imagine the fun you have with the Elvis tribute band...and your daughter involved as weel. that is so cool.
that 55 LesPaul Jr. is probably worth a gazillion dollars.

thanks so much for posting.

wow.

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(@axissupersport)
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Yeah Dogbite, the Elvis thing is the most fun I've ever had playing guitar. I really got tired of the bar scene and this is perfect for me. We play larger venues and have traveled from the eastern shore to Arizona. The crowds are always huge,usually in the thousands, and the women go nuts over the guy doing Elvis. It's really a blast. I hope he continues doing it for a long time 'cause I'll be there 'till Elvis leaves the building. My daughter is an awesome singer but just doesn't have the drive or desire to do the solo thing. Here's our web site if you'd like to check it out.

www.jessegarron.com
Good chatting with you


   
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(@onwee)
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Hi.
I started learning bass when I was 14 and quickly found myself in some cover bands doing bars and weddings.
By the time I was 20, I had pretty much given up playing and sold everything i had. Thinking back now, I was never really satisfied playing the bass and kind of felt limited. Fast forward 16 years, one marriage and two young children later; I decided to buy an acoustic guitar for my birthday and start teaching myself with various guitar books I had purchased. I was initially inspired to take up guitar when I discovered Radiohead (gotta love a band with 3 guitars). My playing/practising was inconsistent for the first year, but this year I decided to get serious and take lessons with a professional. Needless to say I am seeing results in just weeks and am now obsessed with guitar. i am listening to lots of different music and am now being introduced to the wonderful world of jazz heory through my teacher. I now on a martinez acoustic, Ibanez artcore as7d and a beautiful Maton Mastersound 503 electric. My amp is a 30 watt Roland cube x.


   
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(@dogbite)
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onwee, welcome to this great forum...
and welcome back to the world of guitar.
glad you found it again...prodigal son. :D

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(@eddiewouldrock)
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I'm 32 yrs old and I started exactly one year ago. I once bought a Ovation acoustic when I was in college, but gave it up.

And last year I was browsing youtube and seeing all those videos posted by guitar player from beginner to pros. I was all of a sudden so exited about getting back to the guitar again. Gn'R Scweet Child O Mine was the song that caught my attention. I was so blown away by some of the users on youtube being able to play this song, so I decided I'm gonna learn to play this song no matter what. So for the past year, I had been obsessive about learning to play the guitar, I had never had a day gone by without practicing my guitar. And fast froward to today, I've made some progress I'm happy with. My knowledge in music has broadened a lot. I'm just so glad I stuck it out at times when I was so frustrated. Looking back it was all worth it.


   
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 etm
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how long: I started playing 1994 to 2000 went back 2007 to present

I love classic rock.. old school style than present...

my guitar now is Fernando Unique Series Are042 but my first guitar is a copy stratocaster...

http://www.soundclick.com/etmphils
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(@rparker)
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Hi ETM, I heard your jam efforts on the hear hear section. Very nice. Good to have you aboard.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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 etm
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Hi ETM, I heard your jam efforts on the hear hear section. Very nice. Good to have you aboard.

hi rparker thanks for the acknowledgements.. wishin to be here always active.. lets always rock

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