Who here plays guitar?

Discussion in 'Community' started by wake up Jobs!!!, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2002
    Miami, Florida
    Also, what songs can you play. I can play lots of blink182 (easy punks songs) Jimi hendrix, some Red Hot Chili Peppers, and tons of songs I made up:D

  2. dnte42 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I can play...a G chord! Anyhow, I got my guitar about 3 months ago but really haven't had enough time to learn it yet. I can play a crappy tab of Hotel California and bit and piece of some Zeppelin songs. Thats about it for now.
  3. gmstudio macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Guitar and bass, amongst many others. My main guitars are a 97 Fender CA Fat Telecaster and a Yamaha APX8A acoustic/electric.

    I do most of my gigging on bass: a 97 MIA Fender Jazz and a 97 MIA Fender Precision, along with a MIM Jazz fretless and a recently acquired MIJ Sting Signature '54 P bass. Yum.

  4. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I can play guitar.... although I can't solo for sh*t...

    I used to own a Rickenbacker 330 in Fireglo and a Gibson Les Paul...... but don't currently own any guitars... although I have got my eyes on a Fender Jagstang....... even though I hate Fenders in general..... especially the Strat.....

    I can play pretty much anything by R.E.M., Peter Buck was the main influence in me actually buying and leaning to play the guitar years ago........ other influential guitarists range from Tom Gorman (Belly) Tom Morgan (Smudge), Tanya Donelly (Belly + solo stuff), Juliana Hatfield, Adrian Utley (Portishead), The Dandy Warhols and the highly underrated Midge Ure.....

    I don't really rate all the fret wa*king of that Steve Vai and his ilk..... personally I think those kind of players and their music is alittle cheesy........ :eek: :p
  5. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2002
    Miami, Florida
    I play a fender Telecaster sunburst paintjob, with a line6 spider AMP. that amp has everything but the kitchen sink in it!

  6. big macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
    Chili Peppers & Hendrix....I rely to heavely on the wammi bar and sound distortion, so just got a steel string to actually learn how to pick a guitar
  7. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong

    i juss bought a guitar like 2 days ago and am teaching myself to play...

    i took a class like 3 weeks ago and really liked it.. so im trying it put... :)
  8. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    - Gibson SG Standard (cherry red)
    - Rickenbacker 370 (midnight blue)
    - Gibson Les Paul Standard (cherry sunburst of course)
    - Epiphone Casino (vintage)
    - Fender Tele & Stratocaster w/ maple fretboards (black Strat, red Tele)

    - Vox AC30
    - Hiwatt DR103 w/ 4x12 cab and a pair of earplugs
    - Fender Twin

    Of course I don't own any of these, but I will some day after becoming rich.
  9. Taft macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2002
    I've played for around 11 years. I used to play a ton of electric and was in quite a few bands. Then I played a Les Paul, a Washburn strat look/sound alike, and a crappy Washburn acoustic. I played mostly cover stuff from older heavier bands.

    Slowly my tastes began to shift as I got better on guitar. They went towards solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar.

    Now I have a nice Taylor dreadnought, an older classical guitar, and a Collings OM1 (a OOO body--very small--reminiscent of a '30s martin) with a balanced sound perfect for fingerstyle music, soloing and jazz. Now I mostly spend time writing and playing my own work. Though I try to learn other peoples songs to keep up on technique and learn from their compositions.

    I play artists like Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Steve Howe, Django Reinhart, etc. Keeps me nimble.

  10. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    hey yo... while we're on this subject...

    does anyone know of any good guitar books or whatever to learn from.. (or websites.. etc..)..

  11. Gaz macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2002
    London, UK
    - Epiphone Sheraton
    - Les Paul 57 Goldtop
    - Martin Acoustic

    - Orange Amp

    Music wise I'll play anything from Oasis - Zepplin but really getting in to the blues at the mo and the acoustic.

    You just can't beat the sound of a good acoustic guitar playing played well.

  12. Eliot macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Longboat Key, Florida
    Go hang out at the Guitar Player section at www.musicplayer.com.
    Lots of folk there to help out.

    By the way, Gaz, when you say '57 Goldtop, is it a re-issue or.....gasp....the real thing?
  13. bigsteve3 macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    That's really bizarre! I was playing my guitar for the first time in 3 months while I waited for my iBook to dial up. I've played for 5 years, and I play pretty much anything that has guitar in it (Clapton, Beatles, Oasis...). Have an Epiphone and a crappy amp...
  14. 3rdpath macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    1972 tele deluxe..stock with twin humbuckers and a strat neck..quite an unusual tone.

    two custom made music man basses, 1 fretted, 1 fretless...both sound amazing.

    washburn eb40(?) elec/acoustic bass. nice warm sound but won't cut thru a thick mix.

    1984 jazz bass special, fretless with D-tuner...retired after many gigs and road abuse. its the bass my 22 month old daughter gets to play when she visits my studio( anything to keep her away from the patchbay...)

    and the funny thing is...i'm a keyboard player.:D
  15. Dignan macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2002
    Ive got quite a few guitars...I think i posted them on an older thread. Wasnt there one with pictures?

    I liked that...start posting pictures of your guitars
  16. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i started playing as a guitar student in 1976 on a takeharu nylon and ended my playing in 1999 (at least gigging) using a 1996 american standard strat

    i only have one guitar now, an ltd by esp, viper 301, but i once had a collection, bought, traded, and sold of 56 guitars and best guitar was a 1947 martin 00-17

    if i get into playing again , which i highly doubt, i would want a dream guitar of a pre-cbs, pre-mid-1954 fender telcaster, with the flat pole pieces, in butterscotch blond like the country players like even though i don't like country music...but ten grand is too steep but i will get to go to norman's rare guitars tomorrow in los angeles and he will have several of them

    besides that, to be more realistic, i would want a 1962 Gibson Les Paul/ SG reissue replica or an ESP custom shop Viper 301, and both could be bought on sale for under two grand each

    and if i am really on a budget but want sturdy gig guitar, and make my ltd viper a second backup, i would spend about one thousand on sale for a fender 1952 reissue telecaster replica

    the Les Paul/SG and Telecaster reissue replicas are very close to the vintage guitars i used to collect, but not exactly the same so one won't try to counterfeit it and make it sale as the real vintage deal

    also, reissues sound nothing like the old fenders and gibsons and the best way to get the sound of an old guitar is buy an old guitar, if you can afford it, which few can...i am glad that i collected when it was not too expensive...today, it's nearly impossible to find '50s fenders and gibsons in an affordable way
  17. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    56 guitars plus another 50 or so of my collecting buddies...that will fill four pages here and the moderator would have my head...but if you want, i will list them, or as many as i can remember;)
  18. madforrit macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    Berkeley, CA
    guitar stuff

    I play a Fender strat (sunburst) and have a Line6 Flextone II XL. Got my sights set on a Gibson Les Paul but that won't be for a while...especially with a new G4 coming soon.

    Play mostly rock stuff, and I'm a HUGE oasis fan. =)
  19. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    I sorta play, but not seriously. I basically screw around with an old out of tune yamaha acoustic that's been in the family for awhile. I can play the intro to the Tea Party's Psycopomp pretty good though. :p
  20. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    Well, I do. I have been playing for over 10 years now. I can play anything except for solos, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and the like :)
  21. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    i started playing blah blah blah... yadda yadda....

    rock on.
  22. Gaz macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2002
    London, UK
    D'oh forgot to paste my comments.

    Yeah it's the real thing. Very nice too.
  23. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2001
    London, UK
    The rantings of an old man...

    I bought a Red Ibanez Roadstar II - with a black pickboard - back in the 80's. It plays really nicely (apart from when I play it, that is...;)). The piano and synthesizers were more my thing, but I went through a Dire Straits phase all those years ago, and just had to play like Mark Knopfler. So - I decided to learn in style, and bought the electric first (what a dumbass!).

    The fact that I can play quite well now is probably attributed to the years of:

    Step 1 - picking it up
    Step 2 - putting it down
    Step 3 - repeating steps 1 and 2 until I got a tune out of it.

    Also, it was a lot easier for me to carry around than an A-Frame full of synths and rackmount gear (and I didn't really need a mains power supply...).

    I do most of my playing by ear - I used to sight-read, but I'm way out of practice, and it takes me a good 2 hours to get a grotesquely bastardised rendition of the piece I was trying to play in the first place. So, I just get someone to play it once, and I'm away.

    My old piano teacher used to catch me out that way - he'd hand me a piece of music for me to study and play by the end of the week, and then he'd play it for me before he left (to show me how it was done), adding an extra note, or notes, or something else deviously tricky, to catch me out. Inevitibly, I'd only have to listen to it once - and would then play it back to him on his next visit (all the while pretending to read the music). Of course, I'd also inevitibly get the ruler to the back of the hand for cheating. What a nasty piece of work he was (he's probably dead now anyway. I call it "Karma"...).

    That's probably why I started to love computers so much - when I bought a Yamaha MSX MIDI music computer about a year later, I used to transcribe my homework into the notation software, and get the computer to play it for me once. Voila! I foiled the old goat, and the backs of my hands were saved forever.

    Sorry - I digress...

    Yes, I play the guitar...

  24. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong
    haha.. interesting tar... :eek: ;):p

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