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  1. #1

    Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Iíve owned a Martin since 2011 when my then girlfriend and current wife bought me one for a gift. Have never had time for lessons considering my job. Was able to get it autographed by Alabamaís own Jamey Johnson who is an amazing writer and performer.

    Recently I took the plunge and purchased The Chordbuddy learning system. I was skeptical about it but now I consider it to be an amazing little tool for learning. I was playing two songs within two hours and just a little over a month in, can play well over 20 songs from different genres. Iíve found the experience of being able to play a few of my favorite songs to be exhilarating. Technically Iím still not doing chords on my own but I hope to eventually. If not, I can still enjoy my guitar with training wheels.

    How many pickers do we have here?

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    I just recently pucked up a Fender telecaster. I REALLY like the feel and sound of it. All my other 6 strings are acoustics so the plunge was an experiment to see how much easier the 'lectric was. Big difference and I enjoy playing it. Im a huge guitar pro fan. I have version 5 and never hpgraded because that version is the best. Still, its by far the best guitar learning or playing aid out there


    I'm a unitasker living in a multitasker world

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I just recently pucked up a Fender telecaster. I REALLY like the feel and sound of it. All my other 6 strings are acoustics so the plunge was an experiment to see how much easier the 'lectric was. Big difference and I enjoy playing it. Im a huge guitar pro fan. I have version 5 and never hpgraded because that version is the best. Still, its by far the best guitar learning or playing aid out there
    Iím really digging The Chordbuddy. Had me playing Tom Dooley in about 15 minutes. Plus the guy that invented it, Travis Perry, is a success story I can really support.

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    I use the ultimateguitar.com app to find tabs for songs I can play. All tabs are user submitted but itís a really good app. For tuning I use guitar tuna app that my friend recommended. He says itís better than any tuner heís ever owned.

    Favorite song Iíve learned so far is ďWhisky In The JarĒ by Metallica

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Been a player for 55 years. Learned from my Dad who was also a professional guitarist.
    I dont play out much the last three years or so.

    I play a Strat that I installed a mid range boost system in with active electronics and some other custom upgrades. Eric Claptons set up which allows me to go from Fender chime to full blown himbucker tones. (I once play nothing but Les Pauls, owning a Black Beauty fretless wonder, which does have frets by the way..back in the seventies. And then a Gold top deluxe in the late eighties. Always had a second guitar of some sort and my trusty 77 Takamine acoustic. Amps have varied through the years. Everything from Traynor stacks, marshal stacks, to Paul Rivera's amps, and even full blown digital/tube processors when not many were using them.
    now I have my Strat, a TC electronics Flashback delay and a couple of other pedals which run through my Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace combo. Tubes are the key to the greatest tones by the way.

    .

    Played every rock style of guitar (up to the Metallica stuff and beyond) which never appealed to playing, and played country also for many years. Ive played a lot of blues stuff too and find that's sort of where my heart is when I have the freedom to incorporate other styles into my playing.

    Working on an original project currently which is somewhat guitar oriented. Ill link some of it when the CD is finished.

    I am moving pretty slowly on it as befits my age and energy level


    Heres the tone I love and the amp I own as presented by Mr Andy Timmons. A great player.


    Last edited by kingcat; 11-15-2017 at 02:54 AM.

    "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes." ó Jack Handey ,

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    Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcat View Post
    Been a player for 55 years. Learned from my Dad who was also a professional guitarist.
    I dont play out much the last three years or so.

    I play a Strat that I installed a mid range boost system in with active electronics and some other custom upgrades. Eric Claptons set up which allows me to go from Fender chime to full blown himbucker tones. (I once play nothing but Les Pauls, owning a Black Beauty fretless wonder, which does have frets by the way..back in the seventies. And then a Gold top deluxe in the late eighties. Always had a second guitar of some sort and my trusty 77 Takamine acoustic. Amps have varied through the years. Everything from Traynor stacks, marshal stacks, to Paul Rivera's amps, and even full blown digital/tube processors when not many were using them.
    now I have my Strat, a TC electronics Flashback delay and a couple of other pedals which run through my Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace combo. Tubes are the key to the greatest tones by the way.

    .

    Played every rock style of guitar (up to the Metallica stuff and beyond) which never appealed to playing, and played country also for many years. Ive played a lot of blues stuff too and find that's sort of where my heart is when I have the freedom to incorporate other styles into my playing.

    Working on an original project currently which is somewhat guitar oriented. Ill link some of it when the CD is finished.

    I am moving pretty slowly on it as befits my age and energy level


    Heres the tone I love and the amp I own as presented by Mr Andy Timmons. A great player.


    That guy is amazing! Almost makes me feel guilty that Iím cheating by using the Chordbuddy! But then I realize Iím not in any competition and Iím only doing because I love music and just wanna be able to play a few songs on my front porch and around the campfire with friends.

    Here is a couple of pics of my guitar. One is me and my wife right after I got it autographed by Jamey Johnson and the other is a closeup of the autograph.






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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Hereís a video of me playing Wagon Wheel. Itís VERY rough but keep in mind this was only two hours into learning with the Chordbuddy and vocals were rough due to a cold I canít seem to kick. Iíve gotten a LOT better since then.

    https://youtu.be/fYcvyo2N0IU

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Amazing that after only two hours of learning you can get to your chords so quickly. Good voice quality too. (and a lovely wife to boot)


    A love for music is the only lasting incentive to learn...and the learning never stops.
    A love for the song is the only lasting impression you can make on the listener..and that love never fades.

    "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes." ó Jack Handey ,

  9. #9

    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Doc, I love Tele's. Had a sunburst custom many, many years ago.

    I suppose you like a little Brad Paisley pickin' on the B-bender Tele too?

    "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes." ó Jack Handey ,

  10. #10
    Great looking couple, great looking guitar, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you play and sing. Thanks for this great thread and the video.

  11. #11

    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell KSR View Post
    Great looking couple, great looking guitar, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you play and sing. Thanks for this great thread and the video.
    Thanks for the compliments. Iím gonna try to post some more videos when I get a chance to record.

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    Re: Any guitarists in here? Aspiring or otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcat View Post
    Amazing that after only two hours of learning you can get to your chords so quickly. Good voice quality too. (and a lovely wife to boot)


    A love for music is the only lasting incentive to learn...and the learning never stops.
    A love for the song is the only lasting impression you can make on the listener..and that love never fades.
    Having the tool which allows me to push one button to make a chord makes that part easy. The part Iím proud of is that Iíve picked up learning the rhythms so well.

    And you are so right about the love for music!

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