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niangelo 04-16-2004 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by me

Name:Nialle Travnik

Age:21

Years Playing:Around 7

Current Guitar:ESP/LTD M200/ Aria Acoustic

Amp:Marshall Valvestate VS265R- 2x12, 65 watts per side, w/ onboard chorus + reverb

Effects: Boss Metalzone, Flanger, Inline Tuner, DD3 Delay, Dunlop Crybaby

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: I honestly can't remember

Funnest Song To Play: Somebody I Used To Know - Elliot Smith

How Many Songs Have You Written: 1/2

Do You Play In A Band: One, worship band

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: Fsus/D#dim11m... just kidding

Favorite Chord: Whatever gives the meatiest, most hard hitting feel in a song

How Many Songs Can You Play: No idea

Can You Sing And Play: I'm a worship leader, that's what I do

Gauge Of Strings You Play:13-54 acoustic, 12-48 electric

Gauge Of Picks You Like: GEORGE DENNIS. PERIOD. .73 or .88.

Dream Guitar: 80's Silverburst Gibson Les Paul, Olson Acoustic

Your Style: Brit Rock, deconstructed screech pop guitar... think Radiohead crossed with Adam Jones crossed with... Nigel Pulsford of Bush

Biggest Influence: Adam Jones of Tool, Nigel Pulsford of Bush

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Mrstickball 04-16-2004 09:11 AM

Name: Mister Stickball

Age: 18

Years Playing: Since Sept 19th, 2001

Current Guitar: Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top, Epiphone G-310, Ibanez/Apollo Hollowbody ('69), Carvin C-750, Washburn D-100, Rouge Bass

Amp: Carvin SX-200H, Crate 4x12 slanted cab

Effects: None

Longest It Took You Learn A Song:2 years

What Song Was It:Mr Crowley by Ozzy

Funnest Song To Play: One I wrote

How Many Songs Have You Written: 50, not all 100% done though.

Do You Play In A Band: One

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: Can't think of the name

Favorite Chord: The wierd one

How Many Songs Can You Play: Too many to name

Can You Sing And Play: Suuuuuuuuure ;)

Gauge Of Strings You Play: Light

Gauge Of Picks You Like: Mediums or light

Dream Guitar: Shamray or a Carvin Custom....A hollowbody w/ Piezo system and the ability to rock out

Your Style: Metallica infused with Nickel Creek and a hint of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Biggest Influence: Jesus...I'm sure he would of played guitar had he come today. Next would be Randy Rhoads.

someone13 04-16-2004 09:14 AM

Name: Queen Death (don't ask don't tell)

Age:14

Years Playing: 1/4

Current Guitar: Cheesy acoustic guitar made in California (name: Bestler)
actually isn't to bad for the price.....

Amp: Computer............ugh

Effects: GuitarFX 3 software..............ugher


Longest It Took You Learn A Song: couple hrs

What Song Was It: a song oughta a standard notation lesson book

Funnest Song To Play: Sleepwalking - Satch

How Many Songs Have You Written: about 3

Do You Play In A Band: nope.

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: that I don't know.......

Favorite Chord: E stands for easy, does it not???

How Many Songs Can You Play: I dunno quite a few

Can You Sing And Play: I tried once and my Mom has never forgiven me........

Gauge Of Strings You Play: .13 and getting heavier all the time

Gauge Of Picks You Like: medium or heavy

Dream Guitar: the one I shall make when I have 3,000$$$ to spend

Your Style: anything set in front of me (i.e. anything I want)

Biggest Influence: Satch

don't pick on me just because I am different.....................................

Vvildcard 04-16-2004 12:43 PM

Welp... here's me
 
Name: Ryan Dasso (known online as Vvildcard)

Age: 21

Years Playing: Around 7

Current Guitar: Hot-rodded Tanara (no-name Strat knock-off) and a Goya G600E Acoustic

Amp: Peavey Bandit 112

Effects: BOSS Super Overdrive, V-Amp2 (except it's busted right now), Snarling Dogs Wah, Behringer Virtualizer Pro

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: A few weeks

What Song Was It: The opening fingerpicking to Creed's One Last Breath

Funnest Song To Play: Relient K's (I think we're) Going Somewhere

How Many Songs Have You Written: Many many incomplete songs, not nearly enough finished ones.

Do You Play In A Band: Yes

Wierdest Chord I can play: Ummm... Diminished chords are wierd... Play: xx2323, then play: xx5656, then: xx8989... they're all the same chord (same notes), just in different inversions.

Favorite Chord: It's a B7 played like this: x21202, but it's only good when you resolve it to an Em: 022000

How Many Songs Can You Play: Heh... from memory or from a lead sheet? I'll sight-read anything if you give me the lead-sheet... but from memory I've got a rather limited selection and will usually resort to making stuff up (that doesn't mean it won't sound good, though)

Can You Sing And Play: Yes

Gauge Of Strings You Play: DR Lights for electric, DR Med-Lights for acoustic

Gauge Of Picks You Like: Jim Dunlop Classic Tortise Shell Extra Heavy for Electric, Dunlop .73mm Gatorgrips (the yellow ones) for acoustic

Dream Guitar: Check the Dream guitar thread

Your Style: I've played all kinds of different styles, but I cater to rock/hard rock stuff.

Biggest Influence: Hmmm... I've picked up things from all kinds of different artists, but the one that's had the biggest impact on me lately is Anberlin.

BurntHombre 04-16-2004 12:53 PM

You kids with your surveys.

Name: Add yet another Jon to the mix.

Age: 28

Years Playing: 13

Current Guitars: Martin D-15, Tak F-375SW, Seagull S6+burst, Alvarez Yairi CY127CE classical, Martin SWD-GT

Amp: Hmm...I've got an old Fender Sidekick Reverb 20 laying around. Don't know much about it.

Effects: Sometimes my wife askes me to play more quietly.

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: Years and years.

What Song Was It: Some lute piece by Bach. Still don't have the whole thing down.

Do You Play In A Band: No. That's Satan's playground.

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: There is no weird. There is only chord.

Favorite Chord: 332233. Or something. I don't know.

How Many Songs Can You Play: Five gazillion. I have no idea.

Can You Sing And Play: Why, yes and yes. And yes.

Gauge Of Strings You Play: Depends on which guitar. Lights and mediums.

Gauge Of Picks You Like: Lights

Dream Guitar: A pre-war Martin OM, preferably a D-42

Your Style: Fingerstyle acoustic. "Folk." Polka fusion.

Biggest Influence: Paul Simon, from both the solo and S&G years.[/QUOTE]

Rainer. 04-16-2004 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BurntHombre
Name: Add yet another Jon to the mix.

I wonder what kind of confusion would break out among the Jons, Mikes, and Nates if we called everyone by their first name... :lol:

BurntHombre 04-16-2004 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rainer123
I wonder what kind of confusion would break out among the Jons, Mikes, and Nates if we called everyone by their first name... :lol:

Good question. While we're at it, I thinK I'm going to steal that picture there in your signature. ;)

ryanspeer 04-16-2004 03:03 PM

Name: you'll never guess...

Age: 26 in one week

Years Playing: approx 8

Current Guitar: 2002 Taylor 614ce with 3-piece maple back

Effects: Custom made A/B pedal (input: guitar - A&B outs: tuner and then the effects chain)>Ernie Ball Volume Jr.>Barber Tone-Press (compressor)>Line 6 MM4 (primarily for chorus and some flange)>Line 6 DL4

How Many Songs Have You Written: One or two

Do You Play In A Band: Yes - at church

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: How is a chord "weird"?

Favorite Chord: Isn't this like asking "what's your favorite toothbrush?" My answer? Ehhhh, all of them...

How Many Songs Can You Play: I've honestly lost count

Can You Sing And Play: Yes

Gauge Of Strings You Play: Mediums

Gauge Of Picks You Like: .60mm Dunlop Tortex (orange)

Dream Guitar: Something by Kevin Ryan, Olson, Breedlove, etc...

Your Style: combination of Chris Tomlin, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, etc.

Biggest Influence: God. Oh, you mean MUSICAL influence? Probably Chris Tomlin and/or Charlie Hall

rock_guitar1990 04-16-2004 03:12 PM

Name: Chris

Age: 13

Years Playing: 2

Current Guitars: Fender STandard Stratocaster

Amp: Blown out Fender Frontman 15G, getting a new one

Effects: Crybaby, DS-1, Snarling Dogs: Blue Doo

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: 2 months

What Song Was It: "Lithium" by Nirvana i think

Do You Play In A Band: Yes, about four.

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: They're all weird to me...

Favorite Chord: um...don't have one, i like all of the 5's

How Many Songs Can You Play: I might hurt myself if I try to count them all

Can You Sing And Play: Yeah, only the ones I practice often

Gauge Of Strings You Play: Lights and mediums

Gauge Of Picks You Like: Lights and mediums

Dream Guitar: I don't think I could think of one. I'm not experienced enough to know what to put into a guitar.

Your Style: Punk rock, grunge, metal, classic rock

Biggest Influence: Kurt Cobain and Nirvana really influenced me

Shredcheddar 04-16-2004 03:57 PM

Name: Travis

Age: 15

Years Playing: 2 pointe 5 years

Current Guitars: Ibanez RG170, Tacoma RM6

Amp: Marshall MG50RCD ( :thumbsdn: )

Effects: Boss PH-3 Phaser, Line 6 DL-4 Delay

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: 2 weeks (15 hours of work)

What Song Was It: Phil Keaggy's instrumental version of "Arrow" off of 220

Do You Play In A Band: Can't find open musicians!

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: F#m6/(3x+9)[Log3(15)]... it's a toughie

Favorite Chord: I really like Xm69 chords

...I have to go eat and then leave to umpire a Little League baseball game, so I can't finish right now :) Later

Oh look.. he's back
Food isn't quite done yet, so...

Daniel Horney 04-16-2004 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Shredcheddar
Wierdest Chord You Can Play: F#m6/(3x+9)[Log3(15)]... it's a toughie

could you put that into some form of notation for me. Im intersted in seeing it.

peace
D

rkbo 04-16-2004 06:11 PM

Name:Rick Bozarth

Age: 49

Years Playing:1 (not only am I the oldest but I'm the rookiest)

Current Guitar: I'll count the ones I bought my boys also, cause I play them too.
dean performer (acoustic electric)
fernandez reyna (acoustic electric)
Gretsch Sierra (acoustic electric)
walden 640 acoustic (acoustic electric)
Ibanez salvador (classical electric
Ibanez talman artcore (semi-hollow electric)
fernandez revolver pro (electric)
fernandez dragonfly X (electric)
pignose (acoustic)

Amp: Dean DA-15 , crate MX 15R, Danelecto (the kind you clip on your belt and use headphones

Effects: Digitech RP50

Longest It Took You Learn A Song: If you mean a song I can play from memory then 2 days


What Song Was It:Elshadi

Funnest Song To Play: Jumbalaya (cause my 6 yr old likes to sing with me)

How Many Songs Have You Written: part of one

Do You Play In A Band: Not hardly

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: A flat miner (your supposed to say why then I'm supposed to make a joke about a Miner after a cave in and I don't think it's funny either so I change my answer to any barr chord.

Favorite Chord: A minor

How Many Songs Can You Play: all the easy tab songs in my hal lenard books

Can You Sing And Play: sometimes

Gauge Of Strings You Play: Elixer polyweb .012-.053 acoustic. Dean Markley blue steel 10-46 electric. D'Addario extra hard Tension .029-.045 classical

Gauge Of Picks You Like: Dunlop .50 for strumming Dunlop .80 for pickin

Dream Guitar: Parker nitefly (electric) Legacy AE (acoustic) checkem out caguitars.com

Your Style:slow and easy

Biggest Influence: Tommy Emanuel, chet atkins, Peter white, Calos Santana
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Ashleigh 04-17-2004 10:22 AM

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GEORGE DENNIS. PERIOD. .73 or .88.
oh yeah, their picks rock !

BillSPrestonEsq 04-17-2004 02:29 PM

Name:BillSPrestonEsq

Age:23

Years Playing:Around 8

Current Guitar: Ibanez 320 dx, custom one i made

Amp: Vintage crate 200 watt solid state combo, 120 watt sdudio peavey tube amp

Effects: boss me 30

Longest It Took You Learn A Song:9 months

What Song Was It:toccatto and fugue in Dm

Funnest Song To Play: Tortured reflections on an absent memory.

How Many Songs Have You Written: 5-10 instrumental

Do You Play In A Band: I have, am currently playing with a keyboardist.

Wierdest Chord You Can Play: ........... What is a weird chord?

Favorite Chord: one that fits the mood...

How Many Songs Can You Play: Most of them, just give me music

Can You Sing And Play:A Little

Gauge Of Strings You Play:7 is my preference, though I like 9s on the ibanez.

Gauge Of Picks You Like: fingers

Dream Guitar: To make a better guitar than the last one, even though I think it is incredible...

Your Style: Incredibly hard or incredibly soft. Not much in the middle

Biggest Influence:Oz Fox of Stryper

Rainer. 04-17-2004 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Shredcheddar
Do You Play In A Band: Can't find open musicians!

Seems we're in similar situations... ;)


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