Well nobody asks and nobody cares about how long I've been playing so it hasn't been an issue but I can see where if some one asked me and I told them I'd been playin for X years they might expect more which might make me feel a little insecure and might make me tell them I'd been playing less than I actually have..if that made sense..in other words yes I might do that if asked..
gnease, that is like musical blasphemy!!! But you are right about seeing someone the 2nd or 3rd time. I always wonder about these kids I see at GC, shredding away it sounds great but now that I think about it they usaully do the same thing over and over so for all I know the can't play anything more than the riff the play.
"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!
I have absolutely no idea how long I've been playing guitar. I tinkered around with whatever when in middle/high school, bought my first tunable guitar at 20, started playing bass at 24, gave it all up at 29, started playing again at 29 1/2, bought the Sheraton 3 years ago (I think) and the Strat a month ago.
How long have I been annoying people? That's easy...35 years!
Brain-cleansing music for brain-numbing times in a brain dead world
When asked if I play I generally respond: "I attempt to."
What's really embarrassing is having people over and they see my rather expensive guitars and my lackluster ability to play said guitars. I can almost hear their thoughts while gazing at my SG "Man, what a waste of a beautiful guitar!" :lol:
One of these days I'll melt their face off. One of these days! :)
"Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
I tell folks "I play at it. I have fun."
I remember a board friend telling of overhearing two other guys admiring his guitar: "Too bad THAT guy's got it!"
That'd be me with any really nice axe. :lol:
"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
I always say it's not a contest .... but maybe it is? The one who has the most fun wins.
"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --