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  • Premier Icon elduderino12
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    37 year old bedroom guitarist here. Would love to practice with someone too. If anyone is near to Stoke-on-Trent, let me know.

    I couldn’t put the guitar down for 18 months, but over the last few, I’ve thought whats the point. Need some motivation to pick it back up properly.

    Premier Icon ceepers
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    I’ve no idea how you go about finding people but if you get the chance do it, it’s so fun and playing with other people will improve your skills!

    I started a little covers band a couple of years ago after we realised that we had a five piece band between us on a “neighbours in the village” pub night. Although Covid intervened, we’ve got a set of 25 songs to choose from now and have played a few gigs.

    First time I’ve played along with anything other than a cd since I was 20 but band practice is the highlight of my week and playing out in local pubs has been so fun.

    Ask around at work / friends , you might be surprised who “ used to play “ something useful!

    Premier Icon guitarhero
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    I’m in for guitarist Tinder. Anyone in the Edinburgh area up for a jam?

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I’d love to, but I’m a bit south of you in Surrey.
    I’m lucky that I live less than mile from here

    http://www.lionbrewery.co.uk/music.htm

    Premier Icon guitarhero
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    Lol

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    I tried Tinder, but she said something about coming back to mine and messing about with some covers and it wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

    I’ve no idea how you go about finding people but if you get the chance do it, it’s so fun and playing with other people will improve your skills!

    Aye, that’s my feeling too. Playing with my mate’s cover band was a bit eye-opening in that respect. It wasn’t really my cup of tea music wise, but I was loving just sitting there playing D/C/G/G while the lead guitarist did his thing.

    Anyway, for the benefit of the burgeoning lonely hearts column, I am North Manchester, GSOH and all my own teeth, WLTM guitar, bass, and drums for rehearsal room fun.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Anyone in the Edinburgh area up for a jam?

    I’m Glasgow but more than happy to travel. 40 minutes in the car to Edinburgh

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    39 and a half year old bass player here. Started playing in the first lockdown and haven’t stopped. Was slightly derailed by the birth of our first child but I’m back on it now getting my fingers around some Hendrix and Cream tunes. Have own amp.

    Seeks like minded drummers, guitarists etc in the Sheffield area.

    But seriously, this is something I’ve thought about a lot. Some kind of musical social club with a mixture of teachers and students would be amazing.

    Premier Icon mudmuncher
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    I’ve no idea how you go about finding people but if you get the chance do it, it’s so fun and playing with other people will improve your skills!

    Check out join my band, have joined a few bands advertised on here. Good range of abilities and ages.
    https://www.joinmyband.co.uk/

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    Thanks @mudmuncher, I felt sure this must exist in some form or another 👍

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Just been out to blow my lottery winnings on guitar stuff. Sadly only £84 plus a couple of free lucky dips. Got a G7th Performance 3 capo that us excellent plus some picks and strings. Back home soon to continue working on Love Is The Law in the right key…

    Premier Icon Edukator
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    Some songs are really easy to change key. Things like Paranoid can be moved up and down the neck to suit the singer. It’s the songs with open strings that are problematic. Anything with drone strings and open chords can be moved up with a capo, hence your new capo, but moving down requires retuning. And below D strings get very soggy and dull sounding. I Saw Her Standing There and Back on the Chain Gang frustrate me.

    Premier Icon tall_martin
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    Went to a local practice room with a mate this evening and spent a couple of hours belting out some tunes .

    Neither of us have practiced much in the last two years since covid and me having a wee one. It was great to lock in two the grove again.

    Bass player had covid isolation and a possible drummer has parents evening. So next week is looking good!

    I’ve never played with a drummer, always been on bass in band situations before

    Next week looks exciting!

    Premier Icon plumber
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    Software capo on my helix/stomp is a revelation

    Placing cowboy chords for Dakota in E is hilarious at the other guitarist/bass is trying to figure out what is going on

    Note- I wouldn’t play Dakota if it wasn’t for this reason 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Same with the alt tunings on my Variax and virtual capo on it.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Do we reckon this would be any good for a total beginner? https://richtonemusic.co.uk/epiphone-sg-korean-2010-cherry-red-w-hard-case-2nd-hand/

    Or will I break it in half with my meaty bass fingers? Serious question though, Epiphone and Gibson seem to get a bad rap. The newest ones get good reviews but they’re more expensive.

    Should I stick to the plan and get a newish Squier Tele?

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Note- I wouldn’t play Dakota if it wasn’t for this reason

    There are plenty of tunes that I wouldn’t listen to but are great fun to play. I found myself playing something by The Carpenters the other night – I’m allergic to The Carpenters! How different it sounded when played by someone of my talent. 😀

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Epiphone and Gibson seem to get a bad rap

    Gibson definitely went through a bad phase a few years ago with QC plus some of the daft things they were doing like robotuners.

    Epiphone was always pretty consistent however the newer Epiphone stuff is fantastic quality

    Premier Icon Edukator
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    I’m a Squier Tele fan so you won’t get any sense out of me about those, Sharkattack. 😉

    Gibsons and Epiphones apart from the acoustics are less my thing so being objective: I prefer the Epiphone necks. Some of the Gibson SG necks from that period are much wider than the 41-44mm I like whilst the Epis feel fine (later Gibsons are back to 43mm). Keeping a Gibson G string in tune is an art, on an Epi it’s no problem. Some people get all excited about Gibson nitro but I find it sticky and prefer the Epi poly. Strange because I find Fender and Warmoth nitro excellent.

    As BoardinBob notes the latest Epiphones have impressive build standards and quality control.

    As ever, try before you buy.

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    @sharkattack I really like the used section on Rich Tone – My Tele came from there, and I check it daily for interesting stuff. Don’t tell them (or anyone else), but they appear to have Facebook prices with shop levels of service. The descriptions are always rubbish but the pictures are good.

    That SG seems very keenly priced considering it comes with a hard case (worth £50 ish I’d guess, although can be a PITA to store depending on your setup). I’d nip down and have a play – if everything works and the pots aren’t crackly etc then it’s a safe buy.

    What sort of guitar do you want though? Arguably an SG is not the most versatile option. But if it’s what you want, go for it!

    I’m guessing you’ll know what neck feel you like – the SG is shorter scale, usually wider and bigger radius (flatter) than E.g. Fender necks. I’d see if you can nip down and compare it to the Player Strat they have (or the Vintera one) and one of the many Ibanezes. It’s a bit too Spinal Tap for my tastes and won’t be great for clean tones, but if you want to play AC/DC there’s no better option in that budget…

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Thanks for the tips. I’m never going to be a guitarist I literally just want to learn a few AC/DC and Sabbath tunes! I don’t want to steal too much time away from the bass or I’ll just be crap at both forever.

    I might pop in on Saturday morning and see what it feels like. They bloody close too early for me to get there after work.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Meet Carmen Vandenberg on the Andertons channel. Rather impressive…

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Tinder for musicians – https://www.vampr.me/

    I’m still awful at guitar but enjoying it all the same. Trying to learn Ten Years Gone from an Angeli Petrilli lesson at the moment 🙂

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    I just brought this home from Richtone. I didn’t want to miss it for £249. It looks like it’s never been out of the case. There’s not a spec on it.

    Probably the last guitar I’ll ever buy so at least it looks cool! If I really don’t get on with it I’ll trade it for a bass.

    Now… I literally can’t play anything apart from clumsily picking a few bass lines. I’m going to plug it into Yousician later and see how it feels.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Nice! I’ve got one of those from about 1998 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Very pretty.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Very strange morning today. Laying in bed with a cup of tea I though I could pop over to my local guitar shop (Andersons in Guildford) and buy something. But I couldn’t think of anything I want.
    In fact I’m more concerned about getting rid of pedals and a couple of pedalboards.

    I think I must be ill.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    I think I must be ill.

    It definitely looks that way! I’m still playing around with the pedals that Chipps loaned me last year. I think I just need a simple pedalboard – tuner, reverb, delay & fuzz. I love the idea of a looper but I don’t appear to have the patience to learn how to use one.

    I’m still trying and failing to be Jimmy Page. I wish I didn’t live next to a main road, it annoys me having the sound of cars driving past on the recording.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    This was/is my simple board.

    Miniboard-1

    All going to go as I now have the Kemper. No more effort to carry and everything simply works as you’d expect for a product with so many years development.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Just found this guy. Very expressive like a tapping Jeff Beck.

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