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    Default Who else is into guitars? Saw the four for sale.

    Who else is into guitars?

    What do you play, music/style etc

    What's out there for instruction ie who do you like? Albany area sorry

    I was in it big in the 80s but life went on and I forgot them. Had a tape lying around and decided I better watch it before the VCR dies. got me going again

    Now I find lots of good stuff on you tube; like what I wanted in lessons and didnt get.

    Neil Young Old Man, Cowgirl, rising sun (easy) fire and rain, Amie Doobies, Allmans, Johnny Cash all good stuff

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    about the same story here. I played a lot in the 80s too and then gave my equipment to my son. This past year I picked it up again, trying to remember all the songs I knew back then. Played Hendrix, Zeppelin Pink Floyd. I have to finish learning Classical Gas; halfway there. Just learned Space Oddity and Cinnamon Girl. Learning songs is a bit easier now with Youtube compared to the 80's.

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    It's something I've wanted to pick up. Mostly folk styles like Jim Croce, John Denver, etc. But there are days I wish I could blast the neighbors out with it.


    Maybe we should start a thread for youtube how-to-play videos?
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    Been playing for at least 15 years now, although it's probably longer to be honest I don't remember exactly when I started.

    Oddly enough through all that time I have never owned a guitar worth more than a grand. I have always wanted a PRS custom 24 quilt top, but $5k for a guitar is a lot of scratch. Someday I will own one.

    Right now I have a LTD EC-1000 deluxe in blue, and ibanez 7 string, and a squire frankenstien telecaster. I also own a couple bass guitars, a Fender american Jazz and a SX vintage jazz 5 string (cheap chinese bass).

    For amps I have a Mesa Dual Recto, Peavey 5150 and an older crate 4X12 (back when you could get them in birch loaded from the factory with vintage 30s).
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    Been playing since 1982. Stopped playing iwth a band about 1988, got with my friends church band for a out door summer family festivus a few years ago. I have a 1983 strat I bought in 1983, has Dimarzon Fastrack 2 and HS3 pickups in it. J have a Frankenstrat taht looks like a well loved 70's era strat with Dimarzion HS3 pickups in it (think Yngwie) A Epi SES nylon string, A Ibanez RG420 with Seymour Duncan Alt 8 bridge and Dimarzio Evolution neck in it, and an Ibanez RG320 with Dragonfire pickups in it. They all go through a Peavey Vypyr Tube amp.I dont play much anymore thano, my chops suck. Fat guy with the black strat is me

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    Oh man am I ... I've been playing on and off since the mid 80's ... got out of it for a few years and am back into it... Don't play out anymore just screw around at home and with friends once in a while ... heres some of it in the "extra" room :
    Left to right:
    ESP LTD MH-301 - Neck through mahogany/maple/maple/rosewood added tone block on the bridge- Dimarzio Dominions in both the neck and bridge positions DP244 and DP245
    Schecter Diamond series Damien 6 all stock bolt on emg hz's - quite pleased with it for a lower end guitar
    Jackson Rhoads RR3 made in Japan Limited factory run of 100 made in 2007 Duncan invaders in it from the factory all stock except the speed knobs
    Washburn WI64d - all stock all mahogany neck through - like a Gibson SG on steroids ... and it stays in tune
    Some weird limited run of a Fender Squire stagemaster made for a Place called Mars Music ... only ones with a non-reversed headstock - duncans in it bolt on neck... plays really well for a cheap guitar ... all finish stripped
    Theres a couple not in the picture
    Amp is a Bugera 333xl - pretty much a Peavey XXX ....replaced the EL34s with 6L6 - good sounding amp ... wouldn't gig with it but sweet for at home
    Line6 spider and a Marshall ... I run questionable electronics through them first hahaha
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    Been a drummer in many local bands over the last 25 years. Gave it up this past summer. Just getting harder for me to gather the enthusiasm and energy to go out on the weekends.

    P.S. The Damn guitarists are Always to loud. Lol

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    Played professionally from age 16 to 45. Stopped playing out 6 years ago. I still have quite a collection of vintage amps and a guitars. I started in the punk movement graduated to progressive settled I to grunge then finished it out as a bluesman. I still play a bit at home to stay in shape.

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    I'm a lead/metal guitarist....Played & gigged all thru the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area since the mid-late 80's (heavy metal bands) and kept playing gigs up until 2007. Last band I was in, was a very cool acoustic band. (little 3 piece band) Did some Allman Bros, Johnny Cash, Stones, Fleetwood Mac, etc etc

    Currently have an American Deluxe Strat, Custom Shop Carvin DC400A, Brian Moore i9F, 2 Ovation Acoustics (6 & 12), 1 Takamine Keystone Acoustic, various tube amps, Laney heads & Marshall cabs, multiple pedals, custom pedalboard, etc etc etc....

    I was also working with my Producer (and extremely close friend) on a new line of amplifiers, he was designing, but, he passed away, recently....I was doing all the music clips, and sound clips for the new amps...but, after he passed away, I kinda lost my "musical" drive. Yes, I still play, but, I took his passing pretty hard, and lost my ambition to keep playing as hard as I used to.

    Although, I recently put a bunch of my sound-clips on my Fed-Book page, and now I'm getting phone calls from a bunch of local rock bands, and drummers that I know! HAHA
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    I had a princeton reverb, a 1980 strat in yellow, an ES 335, a big gaudy maple jazz guitar of some sort

    I still have an SG exclusive with bridge tuners, a humming bird and a deluxe reverb (older).

    Looking at a Taylor 512 from 1990s. Its another acoustic and not electric

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    Quote Originally Posted by laney50w View Post
    I'm a lead/metal guitarist....Played & gigged all thru the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area since the mid-late 80's (heavy metal bands) and kept playing gigs up until 2007. Last band I was in, was a very cool acoustic band. (little 3 piece band) Did some Allman Bros, Johnny Cash, Stones, Fleetwood Mac, etc etc

    Currently have an American Deluxe Strat, Custom Shop Carvin DC400A, Brian Moore i9F, 2 Ovation Acoustics (6 & 12), 1 Takamine Keystone Acoustic, various tube amps, Laney heads & Marshall cabs, multiple pedals, custom pedalboard, etc etc etc....

    I was also working with my Producer (and extremely close friend) on a new line of amplifiers, he was designing, but, he passed away, recently....I was doing all the music clips, and sound clips for the new amps...but, after he passed away, I kinda lost my "musical" drive. Yes, I still play, but, I took his passing pretty hard, and lost my ambition to keep playing as hard as I used to.

    Although, I recently put a bunch of my sound-clips on my Fed-Book page, and now I'm getting phone calls from a bunch of local rock bands, and drummers that I know! HAHA
    please post said clips

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    I'll share one of mine. This last band was a more adult contemporary type band. Most of the cd was on the acoustic, mellower side. Here's one of the more upbeat tunes.

    Album was engineered, recorded, and produced by me in my basement studio.

    Let me know what you think for an amateur recording.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3w2rl6bj0t...stars.wav?dl=0

    If anyone's interested the band is the Chris Squier Band. Can be found online.

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    Why does one need so many guitars?? You can only use ONE at a time!

    Nobody needs 10 strings to rip off a riff

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    I can only imagine 10 string guitars in drop fart are just around the corner. 9 strings are already a thing.

    Anyhow as requested past projects:

    I played and did everything, including vocals:
    https://db.tt/hVhsYmG1

    My current style of writting:
    https://db.tt/zwjR0nbg
    https://db.tt/CXST792Z
    https://db.tt/ckDQtsEA
    https://db.tt/hpPu2Nm4

    Most recent band with my brother, I played drums in this:
    https://db.tt/s1XfsWEE

    This ended like 05 IIRC. I played guitar for this:
    https://db.tt/EAguoktY
    https://db.tt/Bbl64pSZ
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    I play a little. Started 19 years ago when I was in middle school. Was in a few bands in middle and high school but none since. Mostly just play classic rock, 90's rock, some punk, and blues. I only have 3 guitars though. A Washburn strat I got back in '94 for around $200 new, a Fender telecaster for $275 new about 6 years ago, and an acoustic my dad gave me that he got for around $300 back in the 70's. I'd like to get a few more quality guitars to add to my collection of economy guitars. However, I don't plan on playing in any bands again, so I can't justify the expense. I guess I'll stick to spending my money on guns and ammo for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I can only imagine 10 string guitars in drop fart are just around the corner. 9 strings are already a thing.

    Anyhow as requested past projects:

    I played and did everything, including vocals:
    https://db.tt/hVhsYmG1

    My current style of writting:
    https://db.tt/zwjR0nbg
    https://db.tt/CXST792Z
    https://db.tt/ckDQtsEA
    https://db.tt/hpPu2Nm4

    Most recent band with my brother, I played drums in this:
    https://db.tt/s1XfsWEE

    This ended like 05 IIRC. I played guitar for this:
    https://db.tt/EAguoktY
    https://db.tt/Bbl64pSZ

    cool

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    My Gibson Custom Joe Perry and Takemine 12 string.


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    Resurrected - the thread that is ... added another one today ...

    Not sure of the year but its a Dean Cadillac - neck through- mahogany - grovers....blah blah blah ... gonna ditch the Bill Lawrence pickups .... anybody got any decent pickups they want to get rid of ?
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    I wish i got into playing guitar when i was younger.it was one thing i always wanted to learn.My son got into in in his teens and had become pretty good but when he went into the Army he quit playing.Ive spent alot of coin on guitars and amps for him and now it just sits in the extra room taking up space.I did toy around with them a couple winters ago but my fingers just dont want to cooperate .
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    A couple good people on YouTube doing lessons. One guy I like for the most part is Marty Schwartz/GuitarJamz. Overall he does a decent job. ANother site is Jamplay.com. They're very technical in teaching theory and not into teching individual sounds.
    I've taken lessons for 3 years but took a break in May. If funds improve I'll pick up again over the winter. At 50 I've never played anywhere but in my kitchen (better acoustics). Would like to find a local garage band where I can develop more, but I have no illusions of playing beyond that. Grew up with 70s & 80s rock, but my heart is in 90s Alt/Grunge bands.
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    Ah, but the ones that got away. The red SG in college that I couldn't scratch up the $100 for. The Koa Mockingbird my buddy said he'd sell for $250 but I waffled on and he decided to keep.

    Still have a couple acoustics, the old '68 LP Deluxe Goldtop, my beater Korean mockingbird, and a Strat copy for the kids to use.

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    I don't have a picture right now but many years ago I got this rare Gibson that is a beautiful les paul custom in red color soft of transparent.
    So it is red but you can see the grain through the red with nice white binding and the whole works.
    These were limited, very rare. I don't play well but I love my guitar and how versatile they les pauls are.

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    BTW I am looking into a seagul guitar. Any experience anyone?
    I love the way they sound, so crisp yet sweet...

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