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The Guitar Thread
#1
I know a few people here play guitar (I know SWC has about a million guitars, for example), so I think we should



have a GUITARRRRrr thread. In this thread, state what equipment you own (pics if you have them), your playing



background, who your influences are and if you have one (or would like to make one) a little sample of you



playing guitar. We had farang noi give us a little sample a while back and it was sweet - I want to hear more



from the rest of you guitar players.



Me, I'm not really a "guitar player" as such, I just



muck around a bit. Never had any formal lessons so I'm not too hot on theory and I don't know the names



of half the chords I play but I enjoy it at least. I'm more of an acoustic man now - but I used to be in a



punk rock band in 6th form (thats High School, Kyle).



When I came to Japan I left most of my electric



equipment behind (hence me being more acoustic nowadays) so here's what I have now:



Westfield TF 656P



(some rubbish generic brand) electro acoustic. Really high action that hurts my fingers. Don't really care



much about this guitar so it has become my "Elementary School" guitar for when I sing songs during



school visits.



Yamaha APX 4A electro acoustic. Bought this about 2 months ago. I love this



guitarrrrr.



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(sunburst is the yamaha)



Some...plectrums...



and thats it.



I don't have



an amp as if I want to amp up my guitar I plug it into my computer which then outputs to my



stereo.



anyway, what about YOU guys.
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#2
Right.



you're not getting a sample yet cos I'm still working on it.

I'm a good old amateur guitarist for



around 3 years now (I think), and I've been taught on and off and taught myself. currently my mate max of



this band called the fingerprints (thefingerprints.com) is teaching me.

I have:

a beaten less than ten



pounds classical guitar signed by fallento (a small heavy metal band) and athlete (a cool indie band)

a



westfield acoustic (sunburst colour) slightly better sounding

A fantastic Fender telecaster (mexican) in a



blue colour

and a Marshall MG15 and a Marshall MS-2 for amps

and tons of plectrums and a capo.

I learn



stuff off the net and try to write kick ass songs (and fail). I was in a band (i.e. a load of beginners girls on



instruments - 2 guitarists, bassist and a drummer).

S x
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#3
ahhh



I reeeeally want a tele. Reeeally reaaally.



But I don't play a lot of amped music now, so there



would be no point for me. Maybe I'll get one when I'm old, bald and lonely and don't have enough



money for a porsche.
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#4
little sample of me doing a bit from "No Such Thing" by John Mayer (yep thats the kind of wanky



acoustic stuff I play) (seriously).



[url="http://www.yongfook.com/music/nosuchthing.mp3"]No Such Thing[/url]
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#5
omg



my teacher mate worships john mayer. he's always playing stuff like neon during my lesson

show off. (him



not you)

btw you're really wicked on guitar!!
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#6
I



worship him too - the man is a God. I love the way he plays his songs slightly differently every time when he



does them live. You know he is totally improvising, like in his head he is thinking "finger here, finger



there yep yep damn I'm amazing". Neon is FVVVVVCKING R0x0rZ impossible. Your teacher friend must be



awesome.
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#7
yeah he is,



but i'm trying not to tell him that too often. good thing is that I no longer find him attractive. he



doesn't need another ego boost.

still only charges me £10 an hour cos he's not professional teacher.



no problem with me.
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#8
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cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (sayaka @ Jul 4 2004, 01:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td



id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> yeah he is, but i'm trying not to tell him that too often. good thing is



that I no longer find him attractive. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'>



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why what happened? did he get attacked by beesharks? Thats the worst.
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#9
no I found



out his annoying habits and stuff.
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#10
Woah Yongfook, you're pretty good at the guitar and a good singer to boot!! I've attempted playing "no such thing" so I know how tricky the chord changes are. I should upload my version of the song so that people can appreciate the difficulty of that song. I'm not really a chords type person so I suck at such songs. <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

My gear:



Guitars:

1. Low end Yamaha Acoustic

2. Mexican Fender Strat with Fender Custom '69 pickups and tremolo blocked with a tail feather.

3. Japanese Epiphone ES-335



Amps:

1. Crappy solid state 40W Ashton Amp

2. Peavey Classic 30



Effects:

1. Digitech RP200

2. BOSS CS-3 Compressor

3. Jim Dunlop Crybaby



Here's a photo of me and the girls...



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The guitarist I like most is BB King. I also like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmi Hendrix, Gary Moore and Larry Carlton. As you can see, I like rock and the blues. <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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#11
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id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Here's a photo of me and the girls... <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div



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If a girl loves guitars, does that make her a lesbian?
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#12
Hey



Yongfook, very impressive! You have great rythm, and a great voice!!! Is that tatami in your



room? I like it!!
Thus, the task is not so much to see

what no one has yet seen,

but to think what nobody has yet thought

about that which everybody sees



Schopenhauer
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#13
thanks



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yup thats my floor - I have 3 tatami



rooms (6jo each).
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#14
Youngfoo, you're good!

So many Japanese people can sing well, I definately did not inherit that



good gene.

Very impressed with people who can play guitars as well.

I tried teaching myself guitar once



but after my fingers started to bleed I thought, why would anyone put up with this...must be masochistic... so I



stuck w/ playing piano instead.



(John Mayer is aight. I don't enjoy watching him sing though...)
"...it is the kiss of decay and mortality that makes grape juice into Pinot Noir."
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#15
I'm



having another go at recording something as I type.
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#16
You fingers are supposed to hurt initially. The skin on your fingers harden and that enables you to fret the strings.
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#17
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id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> You fingers are supposed to hurt initially. The skin on your fingers harden and



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me like my delicate, non-callous, piano fingers...snicker, snicker <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laughlong.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':laugh2:' />
"...it is the kiss of decay and mortality that makes grape juice into Pinot Noir."
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#18
I



can't believe you don't want nasty fingers like ours. lol

anyway, I finished recording a song with



okay sound but you guys will never hear it because it is absolutely abysmal.
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#19
I'm not a guitar player nor expert, I've admired a few in my time, and once tried to learn how to play



bass. Isn't the way Stanley Jordan plays, on the neck, the hardest way to play?



I've always



thought he should have come out w/ a rock album and show some of these so-called greats how it's done. But



seriously I think he could've gotten more attention had he done so...



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#20
ive been



playin the guitar for about 3 years. ive got a crappy fender squire stratocaster <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sleep.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='-_-' /> amp is crappy too ~_~ aaaahhh!!!
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