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    Hi Guys,
    fusejaz here..
    Thanks for making me feel welcome.. Well I am still kind of a jazz wannabee... so the Klon is kinda part of my blues/rock past even though I still use it whenever I am plugged in..
    I think it was about $250 when I got mine.
    It doesn't seem indispensible to me like some guys feel.. I like my $30 Boss SD-1 as much or even more on some days..Seems more "transparent" if you can say that about an OD pedal.. I used to be a real gear hound and that was when I got the Klon. I also had played in a blues rock funk cover band so it was good there too. I got my Princeton Reverb about 15 yrs ago for $375(sounds like a great deal nowadays) and am really happy with it..and I upgraded it with a WeberVST speaker I won when the net was still new and you could actually win something!..seems like the best of Fender in a compact package..

    My Riviera is actually my first electric.. I got it in 1970 or so and played in my first gigging blues band. The Tom Anderson Droptop I got when i was having some trouble with left hand pain and wanted an axe with a Floyd and 9s.. Still play it everyday even though I am learning jazz!
    Really a superb guitar(fantastic attn to details and a beauty to look at) and I really like their pickups.
    I probably play my first axe as much as any of them and it is a $60(1965 price) Goya nylon string I got from my first teacher when I was about 13.. action is awful but it still sounds better than most nylons I have played up to about $1000 these days.
    Regards,
    fusejaz

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    Great prices!

    Weber makes some great speakers from what I've heard

    By the way we can't get to many gear photos on the gear subforum....it's just impossible. If you have some, we would love to see them.

    I bought a nylon string guitar from my first guitar teacher Jose'. Eventually I gave to my brother and he gave it to his daughters so it's been around. It actually played pretty nice, even though I snapped the headstock in college in a tragic dorm room incident involving several co-eds and a fifth of Wild Turkey
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

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    Fusejaz: Welcome to the forums!

    You and I are practically neighbors. I live outside Puyallup and I work in Seattle.

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    1. Total I've been playing about six years with a long break in between to be a percussionist and get run over by kharma.

    2. Country Blues, Contemporary and Heritage Blues, Acid Rock, Jazz.

    3. Rig is an Epiphone Les Paul Custom in black w/ gold hardware through a Fender 15G for practice and a Hot Rod Deluxe for gigging. I don't do a lot of electonics, trying to get the playing to stand on its own.

    4. I'm real new to the site and almost overwhelmed by the amount and quality of material and instructors. Right now I'm working on the West Coast Blues Course and have been really impressed with how easy your system is making learning the material.

    5. Like a number of the others I just got here so I haven't really had a chance to scope things out. I'll definitely keep in touch and let you know if I come up with any ideas.

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    Welcome to the forum oldschoolbluesguy. Glad you made it and don't forget to follow the instructions so that Nancy can send you the free stuff. Quality sells itself it seems and TrueFire stuff is quality stuff to be sure. Also you might want to check out and fill out the survey they have going on - a chance to win a sweet guitar and if you shout in that thread you get something extra for you TrueFire account so it's win win. You get to speak out on what you like, what you'd like to see and what you don't like. http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6002 Welcome to the forum!
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    Thanks for the shout out Gadlaw. Looking forward to learning as much as I can cram in this aging cranium...and the freebies just make it sweeter. Anyway, it's getting late and the day job starts early so I gotta fly. Again, TNX for the welcome and I got an e-mail off to Nancy already.


    oldschool out.

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    Welcome Oldschool.

    Don't be afraid to read the threads for all kinds of random knowledge. We love questions and being introduced to new music.

    If you like "West Coast Blues" then try Mattieu Brants "Jump Blues"

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    Default My 2 cents...

    1- How many years have you been playing?
    I've just started playing. Maybe 6 months.
    2- Favorite styles?
    Late 60's-early 70's rock, Blues, and just discovering Gypsy Jazz (Django's 100th birthday)
    3- Describe your guitar and rig.
    Play Line 6 Variax 300 through a Line 6 StudioPod GX.
    4- What do you think about TrueFire?
    Really enjoy the teaching style. Make's it easy to follow along. Going through Beginners Blues now. I like the fact that it's a full course and not just a set of random videos that I have to try a put together coherently myself.
    5- How can we make this forum better for you?
    New to the forum but the members seem more engaged than other forums I've been on.

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    Wink Welcome

    Welcome, Muxx, Oldschool, Fusejaz and other! Hope you enjoy the forum and all the great stuff TrueFire has to offer. All with a passion or passing interest in guitar are welcome and most find it a very beneficial place to be. Hang out and have a great time!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Oldschoolbluesguy and Muxx welcome to the forums. Give a shout out if we can help you on anything and please keep visiting and sharing. This place is pretty fun if you give it a chance
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

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    Hi,

    I'm Russ. I've been around for a bit, but just lurking and absorbing.

    1. How many years have you been playing? For about 38 years on-and-off, so I'm really only an intermediate player. I've taken a few breaks due to frustration/plateauing. I also took a couple long breaks to focus on other instruments (Chapman Stick and sitar).

    2. Favorite styles? Mostly blues and jazz (bebop, but a bit of fusion and gypsy as well)

    3. Describe your guitar and rig.

    An Epiphone Casino with P-90s
    A Schecter Diamond series with coil tapping Duncan humbuckers.
    An Ibanez acoustic 12 string
    Peavey and Crate amps
    Boss ME-50 multi-effect
    (And I still have the Chapman Stick and the sitar.)

    4. What do you think about TrueFire? I'm addicted. I have a backlog of courses, and I'm still buying.

    5. How can we make this forum better for you? I think the forum works pretty well for me as-is. I mostly tend to lurk in the theory threads and the course blog threads. I especially enjoy the instructor moderated course blogs.

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    Hi Russ,
    Glad you made the transition to poster. As you've seen we have a wide range of discussions, and this is also a great place to make suggestions for what you would like to see in new course material.
    Honey, I'm spending money on guitars or women, ... your choice.

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    Hey Welcome rashotts!

    You are the first person to actualy admit owning a Chapman Stick around here! Have you looked at that TF course? I am sure ay feedback you have would be appreciated.

    Glad you decided to start posting and sharing....3 years playing , I am sure you have some wisdom to share
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    I did purchase the TF Stick course by Steve Adelson when it was first released last year. In fact, that's how I learned of TF - a mail from Steve announcing the course. It wasn't until later that I really took a look and realized how much great guitar stuff there was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rashotts View Post
    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    I did purchase the TF Stick course by Steve Adelson when it was first released last year. In fact, that's how I learned of TF - a mail from Steve announcing the course. It wasn't until later that I really took a look and realized how much great guitar stuff there was.
    that is some awesome stuff. How are you doing with your Chapman stick? It's an instrument that many of us had never heard of before. It's cool that they put a course out on how to play it too.
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    Hey rashotss!
    You are not alone. I have a Chapman stick too..I got it many yrs ago after seeing Steve Adelson perform at Borders in San Francisco. He did a gig with a percussionist and absolutely blew me away. I eventually found a used one locally for a reasonable price..maybe $650..too long ago to remember. I struggled with it for more than a yr(with little progress despite all the online resources) and then left it in the closet.. for many more yrs..After checking out Steve A's lessons I am taking another stab at it... It really is tough though and makes me feel like a "Kindergarten baby" after 40+ yrs on the guitar..Right now I am just trying to play "in time" enough to use it as bass and sparse chords for my bluesy compositions.. probably need to multi-track.. Pretty hard dividing my time between guitar and Stick but working on it.
    What are you using The Stick on? and how did you get competent on it?

    regards,
    fusejaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadlaw View Post
    that is some awesome stuff. How are you doing with your Chapman stick? It's an instrument that many of us had never heard of before. It's cool that they put a course out on how to play it too.
    Yeah, gadlaw, the Stick is pretty neat. I first saw it in adds in Guitar Player back in the late '70s. When I read a review of a jazz band from CA that had two stick players, I hunted down their album and was hooked. I bought mine in '85.

    I hate to admit it, but it was tough at first. Think about playing the guitar right handed. My right hand was used to picking/plucking, and my left hand did the fretting. On the stick, both hands fret, with the right playing treble and the left playing bass. So my left hand was well trained, but my right hand felt like it was all thumbs for what seemed like a long, long time. And guitar really didn't prepare me for the whole hand independence thing. I still struggle some times with getting both hands to do completely different things at the same time.

    Steve's TF course is a bit like his book. It ranges from basic concepts through advanced. Both the course and the book presented new ideas or different ways of thinking about things I already knew.

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    Hi everyone,

    1- How many years have you been playing?

    Around 10 years on and off

    2- Favorite styles?

    Rock, Blues, anything and everything in all honesty

    3- Describe your guitar and rig.

    I've a Gibson Les Paul Custom in white a la James Dean Bradfield/Justin Hawkins, and a Fender Strat (brown sunburst) 1HB+2SC. No Rig atm, I do my recordings on the computer using amp sim's.

    4- What do you think about TrueFire?

    Thus far I'm really impressed. I've just joined so have to check over everything and get to grips with the workings, but I'm liking it!

    5- How can we make this forum better for you?

    As mentioned... yet to check everything over. I hope to see a lot of tips and tricks and technical lessons available in the forums.


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    Red face Welcome to the forum!

    Big Welcomes to rashotts and AshleySmith!
    Some of the regular folk here are on vacations this week, but I am sure they will be stopping in to greet you soon!
    Practice Smart and Play Hard! Have fun!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Hiya,,,Guyz,

    I have never posted anything on any forum before cuz I never found one that even remotely interested me,,until Truefire which I am hopelessly addicted,,,So if I do this wrong Gee Whizz I'M SORRY>>>!!!
    OK here goes (anything for free truefire stuff...)

    I have been playin' since 1968..give or take a few years due to bad marriage...'76-'79
    Next...

    I like Any style except disco...Sorry KC ....

    How'm I doin' so far..???

    OK...

    Next question..please...

    My Rig...
    Well,,My Loving Wife bought me a new Sheraton 2 for my birthday this year ,,So that is my Present favorite (after having to set it up from the Nut Down) Also my hobby is rescuing dead and dying guitars so at any given time I have something different to play with....

    OK rollin right along...

    What I think of Truefire,,,,,
    Man That's a given..Give me a time machine and Mr 335 and let me start over.....I just wish there had been a Tuefire when I got my first guitar and started to play,,,I am not even aware if there was Tab ...at least there was none in the Mountains of WNC,,,There was only sheet music of standards,,,Most of which were for piano and the Fake books were for AM radio stuff,,,Need I say More...!!!

    OK last one,,
    I don't have the slightest idea what I could offer since I am new to the forums but if they are anything like the rest of Truefire,,,,,If there is a need ,,,Someone at Truefire will Fill it....

    Finally No I don't work for Truefire,,,But I wish I did.......

    Now Let me E-mail Nancy....
    Bye all....I am gonna try to get one of those little thingies at the end of this,,,I will probably fail miserably....and crash this site....


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    Default Welcome to the forum AshleySmith and Bluesly

    Glad to have you guys aboard to the forum - welcome!, a hearty welcome to you both. You guys know there are a couple of Instructor moderated Blogs coming up with the new courses 'Sweet Notes' and 'Blues Progressions' - Plenty of stuff on TrueFire TV for everything from how to change strings to complicated theory questions answered by TrueFire Instructors to performances, here on the forum questions are asked and answered and discussed. Anything that is guitar related you can get a discussion going, so it's what you make of it. Friendly nice folks, responsive TrueFire people to speak to any technical questions about the courses and the main thing is everyone loves guitars here. Oh, and if you can think of anyone who we might have missed in the Who' Who of Guitar for 2010 please don't hesitate to nominate someone or vote for those you think are worthy. Again welcome and makes yourselves at home!
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    Welcome Bluesly to the friendly guitar neck of the woods don't be afraid to ask questions and enjoy

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    Groove long and prosper Tune in to Funk Friday

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    Red face Welcome, Bluesy

    Welcome Bluesy. It's hard to top what Gadlaw just said in his welcome, so I will just second what he said to you. I guess I could just go AYE!!! You will see what I mean if you go to the Who's Who Guitar Players of 2010 thread and please do go there.
    Welcome again and have fun!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Welcome Bluesly !!

    Very good that you are breaking the barrier. (posting).
    Nice to have you here.

    Larro

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    Sorry, fusejaz, I didn't see your post. It must have slipped in between my reading gadlaw's post and posting a response to him. And since I was the last listed post until today, I had not revisited this thread.

    Yeah, I understand what you mean. I was frustrated at how long it took to make the transition to the Stick. I just kept thinking how easy it should be since I had been fretting a guitar for well over a decade. There really wasn't any place to turn to for lessons or advice. And that was before the internet as we know it allowed hooking up with like-minded individuals to share insight. I had to struggle a long time on my own before I found the two things that made a difference for me.

    First, I worked out everything as chord block diagrams. Though a bit painstaking and time consuming, it was well worth it. Seeing the fingering patterns visually worked a lot better for me than either standard notation or tabs.

    The other thing had to do with some early bad advice. Or maybe it was just a forest vs trees thing...A year or two before buying, I contacted Emmett Chapman and asked if there were any owners I could meet to see a Stick first hand. He hooked me up with a guy who was hours away but nice enough to let me come by for a demo and to answer questions. His one piece of advice was that as a guitarist, he found the best approach was to learn the treble and bass parts independently, then work on combining them. I don't know how long I tried and failed with that approach. No matter how well I knew the two parts separately, I had a tough time getting everything to work together at the same time. My frustration grew until I had a small flash of insight. It occurred to me that no one approached a counterpoint guitar piece with that way. Nor, come to think of it, had I ever known a piano player to learn a piece that way. Maybe this was just the wrong way to do it. So I started trying to do both hands at the same time. It was really slow at first. My biggest hurdle was mental - I was too stuck on thinking about the instrument as a guitar and a bass with each hand playing that role. When I finally did break that habit and started thinking about playing the whole rather than the parts, it really opened a door for me. Where I had previously tended to play a chord with one hand and an accompanying note with the other, I started to think more chordal with both hands at the same time through the use of poly chords or stacked triads across the sides. That was really the turning point in my playing.

    I tend to go through phases where I focus on either the guitar or the Stick, with the other getting little or no attention. While I happen to be in a guitar phase with the Stick collecting dust at the moment, a shift in the planets has been known to make the Stick the instrument of choice overnight. I have actually been thinking about trying to work with both instruments on the next applicable TF course I undertake. I'm just not entirely sure I can commit to that much practice time.

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    Default Welcome Bluesly

    As a returning TF fan, let me welcome you to one of the best guitar sites on the internet. The knowledge here is stagering and they like sharing. The courses are top notch and there are plenty of people that have been through the courses to ack as mentors with the courses. The 'Course Blogs' are invaluable in helping you find just the right course for your skill level. Again, welcome aboard.

    Bob

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    Hi rashotts,
    Thanks so much for your reply and thoughtful suggestions!
    Steve Adelson's course here seems to be very helpful in pointing me in the right direction.. but there are also so many great guitar courses here that even though I have started dabbling with my Stick again I am still gravitating toward the guitar lessons more. I totally agree about the visual aspects of learning.

    I find it really challenging to get much accurate use out of my right hand on the treble strings(or bass side)..just not used to that action.. I have read that same advice often about learning one hand at a time and it hasn't been of much help for me either.. but then I also have trouble learning Travis picking...:-( btw did you see this new touch instrument?
    http://www.kelstone.be/presenting
    regards,
    fusejaz

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    Welcome all you new guys. This is the best guitar site on the net hands down. I was tentative at first, like a lot of folks I think, but jumped in anyway and found everyone really helpful with any kind of question I could come up with. Jump in and enjoy yourself and you'll find the same thing. And then there are the lessons... the only hard part here is having so many great ones to choose from. My kinda problem.
    The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. -- Plutarch

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    Welcome Ashley and Bluesy!

    I am so glad you both found this place!

    Ashley, no need to respond to my questions in the other welcome thread, you answered them here! Some excellent gear you have. I have tried over the last couple of years to get some home recording threads going with minor success. If you would ever like to pick up that baton and run with it I will be your wingman.

    Bluesy....you are in good company. Many of us dream about what are skills would be like if we had some of this Truefire material back when we had time to use it all. 1968.....hmmm, I started about 1974, I got shanghied by kids, and job for many years. Still married but there have definitely some tough years

    Again welcome to the forums and as Gadlaw mentioned stop by and add any cool, little known guitarists to our list if you think they are worthy....or just check out and vote on some of the plank spankers we have already collected. Lots of cool new music.
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

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    Default My two cents worth

    Hi everybody!
    1. I was playing on and off for several years as a kid but I have only been really dedicated to playing guitar for four years.

    2. I love to play the blues. It came naturally to me when I started playing and the I-IV-V progression has such a strong conversational feel to it. I also enjoy playing hard rock.

    3. I play a low-end $200 Ibanez guitar through a Vox VT15 or a 15 watt version of their previous model. I also have a 40 watt Marshall amp that is about 20 years old. I own a Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience wah pedal and a Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 wah.

    4. I just got started with TrueFire, but I like the selection of downloads. I already picked out two that I liked. I'm going to look at the free lessons available soon.

    5. The forum is well made with many options for organizing it. So far I have no complaints. I look forward to talking to a lot of great guitarists! Anyone out there from North Bay, CA?
    “I hated having to wake up in the middle of the night to walk to my bathroom - where suddenly there was a six-foot-seven-inch, headless figure with a sword and a horse!” -Johhny Depp

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    Red face Welcome Headless97

    Glad to see you here and hope you are enjoying the living daylights out of all you find in TrueFire and in the forum. It is a very comfortable place with great peeps who love guitar. (Peeps is another word for "people" that Gadlaw taught me; see you pick up all sorts of stuff here). Have fun and enjoy!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    Welcome Headless97 !!!

    We are glad you are here. Jump in as much as you like.

    Larro

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    Default Hi Headless97

    Hi Headless97!
    Do you mean "Headless" as in Steinberger? I have a Spirit Steiny.. I used to live in Vallejo, CA if that is considered North Bay, CA..
    regards,
    fusejaz

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    Default Hi everyone!

    Thanks for the warm welcome everybody! I'll be sure to try to visit this forum often. I usually lose interest in forums in quickly because all people do is argue about things that make no difference. Everyone here seems really nice with a genuine interest in music!

    @fusejaz: I mean 'Headless' as in Joe Satriani's song by the same name from his 'Flying in a Blue Dream' album. I think Vallejo is considered East Bay, but what do I know?
    “I hated having to wake up in the middle of the night to walk to my bathroom - where suddenly there was a six-foot-seven-inch, headless figure with a sword and a horse!” -Johhny Depp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless97 View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome everybody! I'll be sure to try to visit this forum often. I usually lose interest in forums in quickly because all people do is argue about things that make no difference. Everyone here seems really nice with a genuine interest in music!

    @fusejaz: I mean 'Headless' as in Joe Satriani's song by the same name from his 'Flying in a Blue Dream' album. I think Vallejo is considered East Bay, but what do I know?
    We only argue around here about once a year and even at that it's in the General Forum section and you will know which thread that is and you won't even have to look at it.

    There are lively discussions about C7 Chords and passing notes and theory and technique, heck we don't even argue about who likes which music. Welcome aboard and you are most welcomed to any thread you see.
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    Hey Headless....welcome to the greatest forum on the web. If you loose interest it's because you ain't lookin hard enough

    Lots of cool stuff and friendly folks, glad you stopped in!
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    1- How many years have you been playing?

    I started playing guitar in 1987, and have been goofing around on it ever since then!

    2- Favorite styles?

    I'm a fan of most styles, as long as there is good guitar in it. But mostly rock.

    3- Describe your guitar and rig.

    Hmmm. How much space do I have here? Let's see, I have a Yamaha electric from the 80's, and Yamaha acoustic electric, a Yamaha Silent Acoustic Guitar, a Yamaha Drop 6 electric, an Ovation, a Stagg 12-string, and a Parker Nitefly. (And soon I'll be the proud and ecstatic owner of the Vicki Genfan Acoustic guitar from Truefire!!!)

    My live rig consists of a Hughes & Kettner Switchblade head and matching 4x12 cab, with a Lyt Pedalboard containing a Boss tuner pedal, a Morley 3-way switcher, a Roland GR-20 Guitar Synth, a Boomerang looper, and my Switchblade controller.

    And despite all that, I'm not a very good guitar player,,,,,,. I freely admit to having G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome.)

    4- What do you think about TrueFire?

    I love Truefire! I've been a fan and customer from nearly the beginning, and have bought many lessons and courses over the years. (Now if I could just find time to go through them more often!)

    5- How can we make this forum better for you?

    I've just recently joined the forum, but from what I've experienced already, it's a great forum! Chris Buono already posted and thanked me for my recommendation of his Guitar Cubed course! How cool is that?

    Thanks, Trufire! You all are awesome!!!

    -Kelly Shatzer

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    Chris is very cool and has become a very solid part of the Truefire instructor team. He adds a viewpoint that is unique. His brain must be part sponge the amount of knowledge he has soaked up.

    If I had to guess I would say you like Yamaha guitars
    I own a Yami accoustic electric myself, they are excellent values.

    Some cool gear you have, like me you have more gear and courses than you can use but it is so fun to get new shiny things that make noise

    Congrats on the Guitar win, glad to have you here!
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Red face Welcome to the forum!

    Glad to see you, Theshatz. Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy it all as much as I do. I love this place.
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    I've been playing about 30 years, from Beatles to Albert King and everything in between.
    I'm most comfortable with acoustic country blues, but love playing electric country, blues and James Brown style funk.
    My main acoustic is a 75 Martin D-18. My favorite electric setup is either an 84 Strat, '67 reissue with Texas Specials, or an 89 Tele through a '64 Super Reverb.
    I've really been enjoying Truefire. I just wish I had more time to spend playing.
    Since I just got started on the forum, I'm not sure how it could be made better. Maybe I'll be able to make it a little better by helping to answer a question now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeVee View Post
    I've been playing about 30 years, from Beatles to Albert King and everything in between.
    I'm most comfortable with acoustic country blues, but love playing electric country, blues and James Brown style funk.
    My main acoustic is a 75 Martin D-18. My favorite electric setup is either an 84 Strat, '67 reissue with Texas Specials, or an 89 Tele through a '64 Super Reverb.
    I've really been enjoying Truefire. I just wish I had more time to spend playing.
    Since I just got started on the forum, I'm not sure how it could be made better. Maybe I'll be able to make it a little better by helping to answer a question now and then.
    Welcome! And don't forget to email Nancy as Brad mentions in the first post. I've got the same problem - not enough hours in the day after everything else gets done. Ah life. And please, answering a question now and again, when everyone does that the place just flows and buzzes with excitement and knowledge.! Welcome to the forum, we're glad you're here.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

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    Smile

    Welcome BeeVee !!

    Glad you are here.
    Larro

    -- If you can dream it, you can do it ! ;)

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    Red face Welcome, BeeVee!

    Glad to see you here! Maybe we should call this the place where guitar players with not enough time go to hang and learn from one another. If you like guitar, you will like the forum. Welcome and have a blast!
    Studying in Jeff Beasley's Sherpa Class, Shred Warehouse! Alumni of Steve Lasner's Bar Room Blues Workshop! Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." So I must be overdosing. "I am slowly puttering along the way to becoming the world's most average guitar player."

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    HI everybody

    My name in this forum is salmonela (if you wonder why- that because of my microbiology study and the fact that most of the time this user name is Unoccupied)

    1- How many years have you been playing?
    I play the the guitar about 15 years


    2- Favorite styles?
    I love to listen to almost any style of music but styles that I actually play are Rock Blues and a little bit of jazz.

    3- Describe your guitar and rig.
    I have 3 guitars:
    acoustic - a lovely guitar made in Korea
    ibanez as-73 -a very good guitar with a very low price
    my one and the only one - my fender stratocaster
    I use the BOSS GT-8 multi effect and the marshell amp 8020 & 8040


    4- What do you think about TrueFire?
    The best place on the web for people who love guitar

    5- How can we make this forum better for you?
    Good question.
    I think that the principle of forum is sharing, so if you can convince people to share their knowledge you are making this forum a better place.
    by the way this forum is a great place

    Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonela View Post
    HI everybody

    My name in this forum is salmonela (if you wonder why- that because of my microbiology study and the fact that most of the time this user name is Unoccupied)

    1- How many years have you been playing?
    I play the the guitar about 15 years


    2- Favorite styles?
    I love to listen to almost any style of music but styles that I actually play are Rock Blues and a little bit of jazz.

    3- Describe your guitar and rig.
    I have 3 guitars:
    acoustic - a lovely guitar made in Korea
    ibanez as-73 -a very good guitar with a very low price
    my one and the only one - my fender stratocaster
    I use the BOSS GT-8 multi effect and the marshell amp 8020 & 8040


    4- What do you think about TrueFire?
    The best place on the web for people who love guitar

    5- How can we make this forum better for you?
    Good question.
    I think that the principle of forum is sharing, so if you can convince people to share their knowledge you are making this forum a better place.
    by the way this forum is a great place

    Bye
    Welcome Salmonela! - I wonder how many times anyone says that. I mean outside of your occasional Super Villain. Don't forget to email Nancy as per Brad's instructions in the first post and I think you are right about that sharing. I can say that no question goes unanswered here and people are very good at sharing their knowledge and wisdom about music and guitar. You are welcomed to jump into any discussion you see or start your own. It's all good here. Again welcome - oh since you are a microbiologist what's up with the latest scare about the latest 'superbug' coming over from India? I remember listening to NPR a few months ago about the Superbug in hospitals and they mentioned that it lives in the soil naturally. I also have seen something on the Science Channel about a kid who jumped in a pond and got a amoeba in his brain which killed him. I'm thinking of nailing the door shut and dousing myself with bleach and never coming out.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
    “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” -George Carlin

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    Ya know "Ecoli," "Diptheria," "Cholera," and "Ebola" are also available just in case

    I wondered how you came by that name when you first started posting. If I haven't already, let me formaly welcome you sal (can I call you that?) to the forums. Thanks for sharing and your nice comments. I never had more than one guitar when I was a student....and modeling hadn't even been invented yet. To be honest I remember when my grandpa got the first color TV anyone in the neighborhood had ever seen in a private home

    Glad to have you here.... now I gotta go stir my oatmeal and take a nap.
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Talking dale in wv

    Have played on and off (mostly off) for years and for the most part am still a beginner. Recently purchased a squire modified tele with a frontman 15r amp. E njoy most types of music from bluegrass to heavy metal and hope to gain knowledge and expertise
    from true fires library and courses. Have only been here a short while and am liking what is being put out for us to take in. Hats off to the G-man .

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    Welcome Joe!

    The G-man rules

    Glad you could stop by. I think we have a contingent of bluegrass players here but they are not very vocal. If I recall Brad said a while back there was a bluegrass course in the pipeline. Maybe one of the younger cats can remember more about it. Anyway come by often or when you can. Everybody's 2 cents is generaly appreciated here.
    Too soon we grow old, too late we grow wise

    "I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."

    "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour

    Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeblow357 View Post
    Have played on and off (mostly off) for years and for the most part am still a beginner. Recently purchased a squire modified tele with a frontman 15r amp. E njoy most types of music from bluegrass to heavy metal and hope to gain knowledge and expertise
    from true fires library and courses. Have only been here a short while and am liking what is being put out for us to take in. Hats off to the G-man .
    Welcome aboard joeblow! I keep meaning to get me a Telecaster, pick up those Joe Dalton courses where he goes through some electric banjo licks and mix my genres. Like this Iron Horse Bluegrass version of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' - bluegrass and metal, - banjos of course. Welcome sir, jump right in and let us all know what you think.
    Enjoy Your Karma, after all you earned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeblow357 View Post
    Have played on and off (mostly off) for years and for the most part am still a beginner. Recently purchased a squire modified tele with a frontman 15r amp. E njoy most types of music from bluegrass to heavy metal and hope to gain knowledge and expertise
    from true fires library and courses. Have only been here a short while and am liking what is being put out for us to take in. Hats off to the G-man .
    Welcome. Glad you stopped by. Don't be a stranger. This place is full of good vibrations, both the people and guitar strings. I kill me sometimes. Seriously. have fun here and don't forget to look at the courses offered on the True Fire website. Chock full of great lessons. http://truefire.com/list.html?store=...sons&item=1701

    Bob

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