Introductions: Who are we??

Just thought It would be a good idea to give a brief biog on who we are, what we do, and how long we have been doing it.

Ive been playing guitar since i was 12, im now 42, i played in a school band and got hooked on playing and writing music.
I stopped playing for a while and picked the guitar up again in 1995 and really havent put it down, ive been in various cover bands since 95 and im currently in 2 bands, one is called 'Land' which is a 4 piece originals band, we play our own brand of rock.
My 2nd band is a working covers band called 'The stone monkeys' we have been together for a year and have about 25 gigs a year, we try to keep it down to 2 per month.
I play Lead guitar in the covers band and a bit of lead with Land.
I live on the borders of London in Essex with a wife and 2 kids.
I currently have 22 guitars laying around the house, which are mostly Gibson Fender Rickenbacker and Tokai.
Amps, i have a few, Hiwatt, THD, Peavy, Marshall, I mainly use the Hiwatt head with a home made 2x12 cab loaded with Celestion vintage 30's, i use the Peavy Bandit as a backup amp, i mainly use my Gibson SG or my Gibson Les Paul for live work, i used to use an array of pedals for effects, but i found the rig broke down a lot, either battery problems or actual pedals breaking down, so i now use a Vox Multi effects unit with a valve preamp, and its fantastic.
Ive been posting on this board a while now, probably the longest serving poster, and im now a Moderator.
Anyway, thats me.

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Certainly do, Guy; recorded using the Lakewood? Nice use of harmonic picking that blended well with the arpeg.

I was hoping to get to sing If I were in LA, though :)

1bassleft wrote:
recorded using the Lakewood?

This will be the next question for £50,000 :

In 2007 acoustica1 -best guitarist of the planet - recorded "back to Usa" , using his :

A/ Taquaminne
B/ Tacamine
C/ Takamine
D/ Thakamine

Of course you can call a friend..... :D

:) , I can tell your Lakewood from your (c) Takamine, even with laptop speakers. Makes me wonder why valve amp recordings usually sound so poor through them...

Who are we???

I can understand, lee, that my stupid replies could bother you, and I'm sorry about that.

I talked about myself last year here in a thread.
I am a 45 year old kid who hates his life "in general".
I'm waiting for only one thing in this life : I would like my 6 years old daughter to be able to talk.She doesn't pronounce any word and I'm becoming crazy , a little bit more day after day!
I work as an air traffic controller but aircrafts are really not my cup of tea.I am very serious at work, of course, but that's for the money only!

So I try to have fun here, and I like sharing music with other people.
I started playing classical guitar at the age of 11, then I quit at 17 and went back to guitar at the age of 27.I learned playing many songs a few years ago and actually I would be still able to play them, because I spent hours and many hours playing my guitars!
I have this hobby : I try to find short samples of my own , and I simply forget them as soon as they are recorded.

I like to listen to those ideas, and have fun doing so. I have a different problem; I get some good ideas and forget them before recording. That is annoying. I like this thread for catharsis, if no other reason :)

Pavarotti's car is up for sale, it's described in his local paper as:
'The Late Pavarotti's car is very big. It is half car and half chalet bungalow'

It Is of course a Nissan Dormer.

Now thats off topic


I am a former guitar player and now the drummer in our Female Fronted Hard Rock/Metal band in Michigan. We are from South West Michigan and are just now getting ready to get involved into the local music scene. We have not done our first public show. We hope to start sometime this fall. Our name is Prime Instinct and our myspace page is if you want to check us out.

Its nice to read about you all. Its nice to get to talk to other other musicians.

Welcome in, Berserker :)

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