Guitars...they're fun to talk about, look at, GAS over etc...but...

Discussion in 'Guitars, Guitars Guitars!' started by meandi, Apr 17, 2010.

    Apr 17, 2010
  1. meandi Little Hot Wing

    ...the bottom line IS, they're fer makin music. :rim: Totally_jammin_out
    Thought it would be interesting to have a thread about what everyones musical thang is.:lol:

    Today being Saturday, I have a 5 hour rehearsal tonight with the 5 piece, where I'm the rhythm guitarist.
    They've been together about 8 years...recently lost the bassist & the rhythm player, who's spot i got...120 song play list that the bassist & I are still comming up to speed on, so no gigs scheduled yet.
    Genre is 60s/70s British pop.

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  3. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    One of my friends who I work with on an industrial band/project is coming out around 5 and we're going to grab dinner and then go get drunk and record for a couple of hours.
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  5. meandi Little Hot Wing

    Original material?
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  7. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    OK, I've gotten much more eclectic over the years, but I still luvs muh metal, and other heavy music forms. I also occcasionally dabble in jazz, and more infrequently so, in rockabilly. I have no fear of using hollow and semi-hollow guitars at high gain (for a long time, my main gigging guitar, was a Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion). They have a wonderful throatiness to their sound a high gain, plus with the added advantge of sound nice and smokey/smooth in a jazz manner soundwise (which I prefer for clean stuff, over twang), when you turn down. I'm bandless at the present time, and it's a bummer!! :( But I, hardly know anybody here, so networking for gigs is a pain. When I do play out, I do lead, and rhythmn guitar (with a bias towards doing most of the lead playing), and vocals (both lead and backing - singing is FUN!!).
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  9. jelloman couch'd tater...

    I'm trying to get the balls to turn on the recorder and try something for the next recordingfest...

    ...JEEZUS...I'm such a spineless fuck...
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  11. Elias Graves Common misfit

    I'm actively rehearsing my first complete original song.

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  13. meandi Little Hot Wing

    Sounds like you're quite a versatile player.
    I was hanging out in my fav mom & pop music store a couple of days ago, where I work part time & their was a couple of guys in there doing some fierce acoustic Zep & such...I admitted to them that I didn't start playing till I was in my 50's & how much I wish I'd discovered the guitar when I was a kid, so I could tear it up the way they were doing it.
    I've got a great teacher though, so I'm coming along a little bit at a time.
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  15. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    I am a hack guitarist, playing for 30 years.. I write and record original tunes to amuse myself and to be able to leave something behind when I die, other than debt... I miss playing in bands... I don't miss the headache of dealing with flaky musicians, though... I really like playing parties... At 45, I still like hard rock and metal, am obnoxious, and haven't grown up (except that I never flake on rehearsal and leave my personal problems at the door), so I have a difficult time finding guys my age that want to do something other than 12 bar or classic rock covers...
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  17. Mark Wein :mad:

    I'm actually writing music not for one but hopefully two albums this with my band Felt but the first one is going to be my first "solo" outing..the music is coming together pretty nicely but I'm stuck on lyrics right now.

    I have a window of mid-May to the end of July to get the solo album recorded before my buddy who is engineering it (El Borrachito here on the forum) has his second kid and time becomes scarce.

    The new music is going to be a little more "groove oriented" than the last album we did but here are a few song from Felt:

    These two will probably be on the next album

    These are from "Desert Center"

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  19. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    LOL!!!!! You continually crack me up...
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  21. meandi Little Hot Wing

    Nothing ventured nothing gained....

    Ya, I write as well.
    Actually original material is probably my strongest area of interest musically.
    I'm looking for a collaboration far, no one has the patience to invest in developing arrangements etc.
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  23. Mark Wein :mad:

    btw: El Borrachito is playing the other guitar in the videos and tylerwalton (from the forum) is playing drums in the videos above.
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  25. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    Thanks! :) Play because you love to - irregardless of how well you play. I've been playing for 31 years. I've played with guys at jam sessions, who've destroyed me playingwise. It's a humbling experience. But you know something?, it helps to keep me real. Besides, just because you have chops galore, doesn't mean your playing (or songs for that matter), are fun and/or interesting to listen to. A good song is a good song - irregardless of how complex it is. For example, I was just listening to The Stooges, "I Wanna Be Your Dog." It's a very basic song. But it's cool, and definitely far better IMO, than for instance most of shredder Malmsteen's stuff!

    The bandless situation is in part due to the fact, that having moved here 6 years ago for my job, I'm finding it difficult to network with other musicians, since I hardly know any of them (which wasn't the case in my hometown).
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  27. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Thanks, but I don't get it.

    This is why I even learned to play this damned instrument. Nobody was interested in my songs so I figured I'll have to just do it myself.

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  29. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    OK, I'm waiting for the word police to show up... :)
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  31. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    In my garage, where I belong..
    No one hears me sing this song..
    In the garage...
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  33. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    Paul, I'm 46, and I have the EXACT same problem. It seems that when we hit our 40s, we're expected to blues, and classic rock out. I don't want to do that. I play in bands for the fun of it, and I like the tunes we're doing, not just for the "thrill" of playing onstage (been playing in front of people, since I was in 6th grade back in 1975/76). I certainly never got rich doing it, but there's something about playing with other people, that makes it so much more fun for me, than playing by myself. Musically, the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. I don't know why I feel this way (maybe it's because most of my musical background comes from playing in an ensemble context [symphonic and jazz bands] from grade school through my 2nd year of college), but I do. I still find it fun to play by myself, but I find it more fun to play with other people.
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  35. meandi Little Hot Wing

    I'''ve heard several of your vids & really enjoy your work.
    You remind me a lot of my teacher, stylistically.

    Lovin it's the only reason I play...I'm way too old (63) to be doing it to shag chicks or anything silly like that. LOL

    Only valid reason, there''s 10,000,000 song writers out there...

    Don't taze me mr. occifer.
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  37. Elias Graves Common misfit

    :bel: 10,000,001.

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  39. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    Good stuff Mark!! It has kind of a hard driving jam band oriented vibe to it, without being too laid back!! :thu: I can understand the lyrics dilemma. That's my problem with writing originals. I have tons of music ideas, riffs, and even embryonic songs, but the lyrics. :facepalm: Two words that readily come to mind, when I think of my lyrics, are cliched, and/or whiney. :facepalm::facepalm:
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