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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:07 PM

Hi everyone,

My real name is Alan and I am getting on a bit now (I'll not say how much). I am just back into guitar playing and have enrolled on Steve Krenz's course as well as Jamplay. I first picked up a guitar when I was aged 17 (a loooooong time ago) and stuck with it for about 6 years. By the time I dropped out I was at about the level of session 20 of Steve's course - maybe a bit beyond.

I did go to a teacher but struggled with what we taught me to play - standards and jazzy things - nothing wrong with that but what I wanted at the time was Hendrix, Cream etc. I never gigged much. I always found it difficult to read time off sheet music (tab wasn't about much at all when I started) if I hadn't heard the song played. I could put my fingers where they were supposed to go but just had the time problem.

Of course, what I didn't have back then was the stupendous learning resources which are available today - Steve's course, jamplay, youtube, DVD's galore and so on. And there is even something called "Band in a box" which I am toying with the idea of getting and producing my own backing tracks.

However, before I get to that I have to relearn the lot. My fingers are well rusty - lots of scales etc and although I find I can still form a lot of the standard chord shapes some will not "go" which means the "pain treatment"!

I've had a couple of good axes in my time. The first good axe was a Gibson ES345 stereo (I have just put up a post on the Epiphone Forum about the repro Epi are bringing out) which I loved and later (foolishly) sold. I also had a Gibson les Paul custom which was also sold. My current guitar is a Yamaha SG2000. Nice guitar but it isn't a Gibbo neck profile so whether I keep it remains to be seen.
GUITARS: Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50; Gibson ES345 1959 Reissue; Yamaha AE12; Yamaha SG2000: Fender "Roland Ready" Strat; Epiphone ES345 "Special"; Epiphone Les Paul '56; Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus; Epiphone G400; Cimar Classical.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:23 AM

Welcome!

Where aboots in London are you?

Regards..

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:32 AM

View PostFlight959, on 26 September 2011 - 11:23 AM, said:

Welcome!

Where aboots in London are you?

Regards..


Over East side Flight - Newham to be precise. I've lived most of my life in London except for a couple of years when I worked "up North".
GUITARS: Gibson Les Paul 25 / 50; Gibson ES345 1959 Reissue; Yamaha AE12; Yamaha SG2000: Fender "Roland Ready" Strat; Epiphone ES345 "Special"; Epiphone Les Paul '56; Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus; Epiphone G400; Cimar Classical.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:52 AM

Welcome to the forum (from yet another living in London).

SG 2000's are very fine instruments in their own right. I, for one, would love to see a snap of it when you have time!

Here's how;
http://forum.gibson....to-post-photos/

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