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Any of you FSMers play guitar?
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:44 AM

https://youtu.be/4vSC11ROeXU

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:49 PM

Awesome!  I do play recreationally.  It's a great thing to sit and play for a hour or until my finger tips cant take it anymore.  I have a Fender acoustic, a Schechter electric for thrashing and a Fender bass I rarely pick up.

Your guitar has a great brightness to it.  New strings?  

I use Cleartone coated strings.  Awesome.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:55 PM

I use Earthwood light gauge strings!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:25 PM

Used to. Sold my Michael Kelly a few years ago and have regretted it many times since.  Every now and then my fingers get the itch though. Fingertips have gotten soft, would need to remake all those hard-earned calluses! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:37 PM

I play everyday to keep them.Renenber well how much they hurt wgen I started playing

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:18 PM

A little but not regularly anymore just pick it up from time to time.

 

 

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Posted by Nino on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:58 PM

Sure Do!

 Slacked off now that I have model building as #1 activity.

 Those were the days. Playing in Bands and Playin' it Loud.

 

  Nino

(All my Guitars are in good shape but my Ampeg Olympian head is burned out. Fortunately my Twin Reverb and Sun head work just fine.  Glad I mixed my Teac 4 channel reel-to-reel recordings to cassette as the Teac only turns on and no joy for play-back anymore.)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:38 PM

Tickmagnet

A little but not regularly anymore just pick it up from time to time.

 

Ditto

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:00 PM

Twin reverbs are LOUD!sound great through!

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Posted by murph on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:46 PM

Yup.  A 50th Anniversary Strat and an imitation Les Paul with DiMarzio PAF and Humbucking pick ups through a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 4x10 amp, a Mackenzie and Marr acoustic / electric (saw them advertised on Dragon's Den - great guitar!), Yamaha acoustic and a Washburn 12 string acoustic.

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:29 PM

Quite a collection

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:35 AM

My brother swore by Ernie Ball strings.  The coated strings I mentioned are great for lazy guys like me that don't change the strings often enough.  They tend to resist oxidizing.

Fun thread

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:03 PM

Trying to get Mad Season - River Of Deceit down.  Still a bit choppy, but what a great song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YKPXwZY2z8

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:24 PM

I play guitar sometimes, mostly a 12 string, but have a 6-string also.  Been a while since I played regularly.

John

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:25 PM

Yep EB strings really last!I put these on in July and they still look new despite it being played everyday.  

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:27 PM

Sounds great Kev

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Posted by murph on Monday, November 18, 2019 9:17 AM

philo426

Quite a collection

Thanks.

Regarding strings, I use Fender Super Bullet Ultra Lights - .009 - .042 on my Strat, D'addario Ultra Lights on the Les Paul copy and Dean Markly Phosphor Bronze Ultra Lights on the acoustics.  I find them much easier on the fingers.

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:49 PM

 Not so much, these days.

My band days have been gone a few years...it was a combination of a complete lack of dedicated individuals with any sort of reliability, and I never quite completely recovered from a pinched nerve in the neck. I couldn't play for about a year or so. I do have full function in my arm and fingers...but I just couldn't get the rust knocked off enough to be able to entertain myself for more than about 5 minutes...and it takes more than 5 minutes to knock the rust off!

 I still have all my gear...

Peavey Ultra 120, atop a pair of Ampeg cabs

THe rest of my guit-fiddles, plus a Dean bass and GK rig...

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:02 AM

Jackson Guitars are cool and the EMG active pickups are Loud!Very cool!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:36 AM

Philo426;

      How did you know? My playing was mostly for Family gatherings. I couldn't take my Sister's Piano to my Aunt's and Uncle's or Grandparent's . But I could Take a Dominica Acoustic. This Guitar came from Sicily back in the forties. 

 It had been Grandfather's, He gave it to me as a Confirmation Present. He played it regularly. It always sounded so beautiful and you could make it almost talk. But softly, as He ( Granpa) said "Like a Lover whispering to his Lady. " 

     I still look at it and strum from time to time. I do though keep it in tune. Electric never caught on with me until Metallica and Kiss. 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:39 AM

Fermis!

 Whatta collection of Axes! What about the conventional looking one? Is that a Marimba Sounding style?

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:07 PM

Well we creative types tend to play guitars !

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:35 PM

Tanker - Builder

Fermis!

 Whatta collection of Axes! What about the conventional looking one? Is that a Marimba Sounding style?

 The blue one? Sounds close to the others. The only reasons I held on to it...1, it was my first Jackson, and 2, it has a beautiful "clean" sound. For the past 20 years, I have only used it in the studio. I got so used to the way the V style sits, nothing else is comfortable, and I feel like a goon!

Or

The acoustic? Just a run of the mill elec/acoustic. I bought it, and built a "gracey" stand for it, to use on stage. Had just a few rehearsal sessions with it, then life changed and it never did get to see a stage.

 

philo426

Jackson Guitars are cool and the EMG active pickups are Loud!Very cool!

Affirm!

 Way back, when I started playing...all my buddies were goo-goo about Fender and Ibanez. All we had access to, around us were generics. We took the city bus from Schofield Bks, down to Music Mac in Pearl City (Hawaii)...MAN, that was an amazing store. Basically Guitar Center x 3. I tried a Strat...nice, a Les Paul and Explorer...nice, an Ibanez...nice, and many others. I finally got up the nerve to ask to play the Jackson Rhoads (V, like the one I have hanging)....BINGO...that is IT!!!

 There's no denyin, them EMG's are HOT!

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:54 AM

So I have a weird issue with my left index finger - repetitive motion issue I suppose, but I can't play a C or A minor or an F.  This has forced me to explore playing something new - here you go... I call this the B minus...lol original messing around.  You can hear the open B over and over, even with the barr chords

https://youtu.be/GZFwMWh3yZI

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:50 AM

I've been playing ever since I was a kid. I even have my first guitar still (1954 Harmony Archtone). I'm not real good, mainly because I just don't focus enough on practicing like I used to but I am great at collecting guitars!!! Cool

I have a couple American strats, four Les Paul's (One is a 63 jr), a Mexican Tele, some Ibanez acoustics and electrics, a very nice 82 Ovation Custom Legend, a BC Rich Mockingbird, a D'angelico semi-hollow body, Epiphone 1275 double neck, Fender Twin amp and a Marshall JVM 210 half stack, and a Marshall DSL5 for a practice amp and a few pedals. 

I play mainly rock. I play a lot of AC/DC, GnR, Stevie Ray Vaugha, Led Zeppeli, etc... but I kinda suck at it. I just have too many irons in the fire lol. 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:34 AM

I started on 5-string banjo when a college freshman and took up guitar when a college junior. I now have a Guild D-40 12-string, a Martin D-35 6-string, and a Goldtone long-neck banjo. Last year my wife bought me a Rogue mandolin. I played in a small folk-rock band when in college in the late '60s/early '70s in Austin, TX, and did a few solo gigs as well. Pete Seeger and Gordon Lightfoot were my inspiration, and I am fortunate enough to have met both over the years.

A friend of mine from high school is a Grammy-nominated country song writer, and his wife is a fabulous fiddle player. They live not far away, and we used to play together at a small venue in rural North Texas, but the COVID pandemic put a stop to that.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 10, 2021 3:20 PM

Wow!  You guys have some nice gear.  I have a Fender accoustic, an indonesian Strat that fell into my hands and a Schrecter hellraiser and I'm considering a Gretch white falcon but havent pulled the trigger due to my stupid finger issue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:25 PM

I had some guy offer me a free guitar at work once.

When I asked what he was asking for it, he said "No strings attached!"

I'll see myself out. 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:34 PM

nice to pickup a guitar like that.  your note really hit a chord with me.  Great joke barre none.  Lol

Thanks,

John

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:02 AM

At least he didn't string you along. But it sounds like that wasn't anything to fret about. 

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