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name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #107024  by need-a-miracle
 Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:41 am
I love The Dead, guitars, amps, and stuff. Live in Seattle.

I traveled to see Furthur in Eugene, Or. last Sept. (since they skipped my city on the tour). It felt like coming home again.

Saw the GD play Shoreline Ampitheater in '94. Never experienced anything like it before. It was like love at first sight.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 #107180  by need-a-miracle
 Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:12 am
I'll also add. I own and play a Fender CS 2011 '63 relic Telecaster, 2009 CS Nocaster, 2010 CS '59 reissue Stratocaster, a '64 Vibroverb Custom, a Vox VT20+, and a Fender Super Champ XD. I have a DAW and sometimes record my own stuff And, I have guys I get together every few weeks to jam out with on mostly originals.

I get a lot of encouragement from people around my guitar playing, but personally I am almost never satisfied. There is what I meant to play and what I actually play. Most the time my leads consist of me trying to play myself out of the mistakes I'm making with hopefully no one noticing. I want to be able to make it sing. I have a long way to go and a lot more to learn - a lot more practicing to do.

I'm very inspired by JG, Zappa, and Hendrix.