Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Crocker

    Crocker Just passing through

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    Love this setup. Was messing around with the swollen pickle fuzz box this morning. I like it, but it is radical so been noodling getting a soul food or tube screamer...maybe a blues driver...first I have to finish painting that window trim though...
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  2. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Found in the WTF thread in JM...

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  3. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch I'm just a bean, trying to get some sleep...

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    He would have been easy to catch. Can't run very fast with that.

    "S'cuse me, is that a Les Paul down your pantleg, or are you just....?"

    W.A.
  4. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    He might have made it with a Parker or something. :lol3
  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    I started playing guitar when I was 10 years old, and for four years in my early 20s I played professionally. I'm now 48, but I haven't really picked up a guitar for about 17 years. I just sort of quit playing, sold my '74 tobacco sunburst Les Paul [lost my job, needed money], put the acoustic in a closet and forgot about it.

    So two weeks ago it occurred to me that, damn, I miss playing guitar. So I just bought myself a white Les Paul Custom and a small practice amp [small, so I don't bother my neighbors].

    And I've decided to start from scratch. I'm going to pretend I don't still remember all those songs I've memorized. I'm going to start with chords and scales. I'm going to practice with a metronome and steadily increase my speed. I'm going to see if I can't practice my way into being a better guitarist.

    Wish me luck.

    Oh, the guitar arrives tomorrow, but here's a pic 'til then....

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  6. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Sorry to hear about the tobacco sunburst. I remember those LPs but glad to hear you're getting back into it.

    I was in a couple of bands in college. We had a booking agent that got us gigs. The drummer in one of my old bands sent me an audio recording of one of our live gigs made with a Pioneer cassette deck and two Shure mics. I told him I was still playing for fun at home and sent him a video of me playing Be Bop Deluxe' "Blazing Apostles". After he saw it he emailed and said,"Man I miss playing."
  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I wish I was good enough to have played in a band.:(
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  8. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    Last year my folk singing partner in crime and I were invited back to our Alma Mater (Denison, U, Ohio) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the folk music coffee house there (which we started in the basement of a soon to be demolished ex-student union). We actually performed a couple of the songs we did back in the day, and I played the same Guild D-40 I bought back in '64 The coffee house is still there in a new location, managed by students, but now officially a part of the University, as opposed to the fly by night deal we had going back in '66.

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    I still miss playing. The "Countrymen", 1965, on stage in "the Cave", in Talbot Hall, torn down June 1967.


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    My pal and I a couple years ago.

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  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    The tobacco sunburst LP was a nice guitar. But there are lots of nice guitars out there. I guess I'm still a little attached to it, but it's just a tool. I lucked into it for $500 because some guy needed the money. When I had to sell it, some other guy lucked into it because I needed the money. What comes around, goes around, I guess.
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  10. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    It's never too late. :strum
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  11. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Being a Les Paul guy I couldn't help noticing the LP Custom in the lower right corner.

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  12. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    FTFY
    It has nothing to do with being good. Trust me, I know from personal experience.:D
  13. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I wish I was good enough to play for my dogs....they have been known to bite me if I pick up the guitar.
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  14. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    Same here. There are 6-year-old kids who play guitar WAY better than me.

    Perseverance is 99% of the battle.

    Look at bands like Motley Crue and Poison. Not much talent, but they made it.
  15. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    It's a '78, picked up in Savannah for a song back in '94. My son found it, and when we went to buy it, my son said "thanks dad". I said "you can play it whenever you visit". :lol3 I still have it. Need to play it more.
  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm 61 and running out of time...
  17. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    My oldest guitar students (so far) were 81 and 83 years old. No, they didn't start a band. But they have fun playing on their front porch and occasionally at church. Of course, now that they're 88 and 90, I suppose they are running out of time.

    It's never too late.
  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Did I mention I've been "playing" off and on for 40 years and still suck. There is no hope for me, but I do like to torture the dogs.

    I just bought one of these and really like the sound...

    Breedlove Oregon Concerto E

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  19. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    Exactly. Something I tell all guitar players who are starting out:

    Do not keep the guitar in the closet. Do not keep it in the case. Put it in a guitar stand in whatever room you spend the most time in. That way it's no effort to just pick it up and practice.

    When I'm watching TV I have a guitar in my hands and I play excerpts of songs/scales to keep my speed, dexterity and callouses.
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  20. Jergy1952

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