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  1. I don't post a lot because I know virtually nothing about guitars and don't have a lot to offer. I'm here to help my 14 year old son learn about guitars. He recently started playing and is not a memeber here, but he lurks. I'm not big on my kids chatting in forums and getting bashed by adults or taking the risk of them getting lured in by a cross dressing 60 year old guy in Ohio with a foot fettish. I'm on here just about every day for my kid and because I'm looking to get my own axe and take lessons. I try to research things on my own on this site and others. I try to only ask questions on things that I can't find using search functions or to get opinions on certain things. I'm sure there are several people in a similar situation to me. Just taking it all in. I am a member of all types of forums, but do not post much. I'm on a few fishing forums where I post more, but I know what I'm talking about there and try to help others out by sharing what I know, or at least what I think I know... I love forums that are specific to certain things, like this one. It is a great recource. But, man, some people take this stuff WAAAAY too seriously. Some of the virtual pissing matches and keyboard bad assing I've seen is increadible. It's funny to me that people who don't know each other, that are in different part of the world, can argue over the color of a guitar, a "dumb" question, the reported size of a fish, the claimed HP of a car, etc... I guess its a good thing, I just choose to pick my battles. Don't get me wrong, some poeple need to be told they are a dumb *** and deserve a good flaming, me included sometimes!!! Anyhoo, thanks to those that have given me advice so far, both by answering my questions or giving your opinions. This site, along with a few others (MLP, Everything SG, etc...) have really helped me, help my son as he learns. Back to lurking I go...
  2. Thanks for the imput on how it plays! I was going to ask that, but forgot...
  3. First off, I don't play. My 14 year old son plays and between him and my cousin (guitar instructor) I have been persuaded to take some lessons. I think it may be too late (I'm 40) for me to start, but hey, I'm kinda really starting to like the idea of a challenge and have always wanted to play. My kids are getting older and I have a little more free time now, so I'm closing in on "go time" for this. I have some options... 1. Use my son's first guitar, a cheap Fender Strat. (I'm not a big fan of this) 2. Use my son's current guitar, a Gibson Standard SG. (My son is not a big fan of this, even though I bought it for him, he wants me to keep my greasy paws off his axe) 3. By myself my own guitar. I'm leaning towards choice 3 for a few reasons with the main one being that if I don't take to the lessons and quit, I can give the guitar to my son. So now the debate on what guitar to buy, which is really tough since I don't play. I'm leaning towards getting what my kid wants for his next guitar and that is a Les Paul, just in case he ends up with it. There are a few things I'm looking for... I want a Gibson, under $2,000, with binding. I'd like different pick ups than the Standard SG (so the guitars are truly different). Colors I like are black, white or a cool natural looking wood tone. If black, I'd prefer NOT to have gold hardware. So I've come up with this so far... It meets what I'm looking for, the kid likes it and the coil tapping thing seems cool. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-Traditional-Pro-Electric-Guitar-105312888-i1444565.gc I would get the ebony. What do you guys think? Is there something else I should put into my "consideration box"? I'm not sure when I'm gonna pull the trigger on this. I'm a research guy and I'm still researching. It just sucks because since I don't play, I'm not sure I even know what I'm doing?!?!?! Anyhoo, I'd appreciate any imput you guys/gals have to offer...
  4. The pic of the ones offered at Guitar Center show "SG" on the trc. Wierd...
  5. My son is not writing the stuff for this band. He isn't officially in it, but he is hoping they add him. He does have tons of cool stuff that he has written. I'm amazed when he sits in his room and comes up with all kinds of cool song openings and guitar riffs. He's got a ton of stuff that he can add to the band (if) they ask him to join up... The lead singer/guitar and the drummer write all the stuff for the band. BTW... I've never been a very big fan of the drums and drum solo's, but man, the drummer did a few solo's and all I can say is WOW!
  6. Thanks for the kind words! SGplayer, yes they do their own music. They play one cover (My generation). Dub t, your are correct, they play really well to their audience. Which is the whole point. I was impressed how much the audience was into it. I saw them play a small stage at the Western Washington Fair last summer (my kid didn't play) and they started with about 9 people in the seats. By the end of the show they had two small sets of bleachers full and actually stopped traffic on one of the major walkways on the fairgrounds. I'd estimate they had over 200 people crowded around the little stage by the end of the gig. It was really cool! Hector, their CD should be out in the next couple of months. dem00n, they consider themselves "pop-punk". If you listen to all their stuff, I think it compares to Green Day. Yew, my kid LOVES playing AC/DC!!! It's why he got the SG... Thanks again guys. It's been really fun watching grow musically in the last year. We are now working on getting his stage presence up to par with the other guys in the band, but these 3 songs he played with SubRocket brought his total 'live performance' songs played total up to 7. So i think he's doing OK for what little experience he has...
  7. For those of you that don't go to the lounge. I wanted to post this in the SG section as well, since they are playing two SG's. We are starting them out the right way...!!! Sorry for the double post for those that go to both, just a proud papa! http://forums.gibson.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=26652
  8. First off, I need to appologize for the horrible audio and video. I wasn't prepared for how loud they were and the lighting. My little video camera was a little overwhelmed! I'm still in the early stages of being a "rock n roll" Dad. I'll do better next time... Anyway, my son got invited to play a few songs with a local band, SubRocket. He really enjoyed it! He did a good job and is still working on his "stage presence". The original band members have been playing together for a while now and put on a really good show, but this poor quality video doesn't give them their do. They played for an hour and half, all originals, with only one cover. It was good stuff. And of course, my son played his SG Standard and the lead singer/guitar played his SG faded! It sure has been fun watching him grow musically!!! Here's a link to the video. There are 3 more on YouTube, if you want to see them search "SubRocket Wabash" and they will pop up.
  9. Thanks for all the kind words. He is now wishing he would have spent a little more time at it and "put more into it", but I remember how it is when Dad is asking you to do stuff... He says he is going to make it a yearly Christmas thing to come up with a song and says next year will be "totally" better.
  10. I'll PM you my address and you can send the LP and amp right on over...
  11. E=MC Vagina = Funny as hell. I saw that a while ago and I laugh outloud EVERY time I see it...! I hadn't seen if for a few weeks, so thanks for making me laugh!!!
  12. I forced my son to come up with a Christmas song to play so I could send it out to friends and family as a little e-mail Holiday cheer and thought I'd post it here. He really didn't like wearing the Santa hat! Please be kind, he's only been playing for about 1 1/2 years and wasn't to "into it" since I forced him. I was pretty impressed, because this was filmed less than an hour after I "tasked" him with coming up with a song. I thought he'd have to dig up some tabs or something, but he chose to just figure out something quick and easy to get it over with and shut the old man up...
  13. I accidently posted this in the "Cars" thread, so sorry for double posting it. By the time I got the picture scanned to my computer I just hit the first car thread, not knowing that there was two. My first ride was this '65 Mustang, bought it in 1985. It originally had a straight 6 and I spend months in the garage beefing up a 302 with some extra goodies that I dropped in it. Fun car, fast as hell. Ahhh, the good old days. This pic is from Senior Ball in 1987...
  14. On November 29, 2009, four Lakewood Police Officers were ambushed and murdered while they sat in a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington. RIP Sgt Mark Renninger, Ofc Tina Griswold, Ofc Greg Richards and Ofc Ronald Owens. They each left behind a spouse and a total of 9 children.
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    My first car was this '65 Mustang. Bought it in 1985. It originally had a straight 6 and I spend months in the garage beefing up a 302 that I dropped in it. Fun car, fast as hell. Ahhh, the good old days. This pic is from Senior Ball in 1987...
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