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Jim Stanford

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Joined: 08/29/21

Posts: 19

I've been chasing the dream of playing guitar for years, since I was about 8 years old. Today I turned 65 and realized it's not going to just magically show up. I've said for years (based on comments from my grandfather years ago) that I basically just "piddled" (his word), noodled, or "irritated" (my word) the guitar. I've learned a lot of bad habits over the years and am now looking into actually learning how to play.

Found this site on Monday (August 30th, 2021) and thought it over. Today, (August 31st and my 65th birthday) I pulled the trigger and signed up with an annual account. I have spent most of the day just going through the initial beginner classes and some is review and some is new information, so it just goes to show that there is always something to learn.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I wish you the best on your own journey with this amazing instrument. :)

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

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I've been chasing the dream of playing guitar for years, since I was about 8 years old. Today I turned 65 and realized it's not going to just magically show up. I've said for years (based on comments from my grandfather years ago) that I basically just "piddled" (his word), noodled, or "irritated" (my word) the guitar. I've learned a lot of bad habits over the years and am now looking into actually learning how to play.

Found this site on Monday (August 30th, 2021) and thought it over. Today, (August 31st and my 65th birthday) I pulled the trigger and signed up with an annual account. I have spent most of the day just going through the initial beginner classes and some is review and some is new information, so it just goes to show that there is always something to learn.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I wish you the best on your own journey with this amazing instrument. :)

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

matonanjin2

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Joined: 08/11/17

Posts: 339

Jim, welcome and, one day belated, happy birthday to you. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

And, to quote a very wise man, "We old-timers got this"!

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

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Jim, welcome and, one day belated, happy birthday to you. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

And, to quote a very wise man, "We old-timers got this"!

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

Jim Stanford

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Joined: 08/29/21

Posts: 19

Far be it from me to argue with your (arguably) wise man, athough I think "wise guy" is probably more appropriate.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

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Far be it from me to argue with your (arguably) wise man, athough I think "wise guy" is probably more appropriate.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

osaskina79

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Joined: 09/05/21

Posts: 1

Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

greatpeople.me

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Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

greatpeople.me

Jim Stanford

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Originally Posted by: osaskina79

Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

I'm going to suggest you get (as opposed to keep) your day job. You're not cut out to be comedian. You're supposed to be funny. :D

Have a nice day.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

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Originally Posted by: osaskina79

Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

I'm going to suggest you get (as opposed to keep) your day job. You're not cut out to be comedian. You're supposed to be funny. :D

Have a nice day.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

DraconusJLM

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Joined: 06/21/21

Posts: 186

Originally Posted by: osaskina79

Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

greatpeople.me

This is probably a post to trick people into clicking the link - it probably takes anyone who clicks on it to a page that the owner earns money for hits

Six strings, but only four fingers. Twelve simi-tones, but only eight notes to an octive. Part of me thinks mathematicians should steer well clear of guitars.....

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Originally Posted by: osaskina79

Do you guys strive to get your Favorites Tone or the Tone you hear in your head when you play air guitar ?

greatpeople.me

This is probably a post to trick people into clicking the link - it probably takes anyone who clicks on it to a page that the owner earns money for hits

Six strings, but only four fingers. Twelve simi-tones, but only eight notes to an octive. Part of me thinks mathematicians should steer well clear of guitars.....

Jim Stanford

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Joined: 08/29/21

Posts: 19

Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

This is probably a post to trick people into clicking the link - it probably takes anyone who clicks on it to a page that the owner earns money for hits

You're probably right. I didn't even notice the link.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

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Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

This is probably a post to trick people into clicking the link - it probably takes anyone who clicks on it to a page that the owner earns money for hits

You're probably right. I didn't even notice the link.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars.

2008 Line 6 POD 2.0, Boss Katana Air, Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

N-Track 9.1 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock, but checking out all styles on GuitarTricks.

Music_Maestro

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Joined: 10/12/11

Posts: 161

Happy belated b'day, Jim! What a great way to celebrate with the perfect gift for yourself. The gift of music.

Many happy returns, Chris.

Epiphone SG 400 Pro, Fender Squier, Flying V for shredding. Celtic fusion,rock, blues & Metal. From Wales, GB.

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Happy belated b'day, Jim! What a great way to celebrate with the perfect gift for yourself. The gift of music.

Many happy returns, Chris.

Epiphone SG 400 Pro, Fender Squier, Flying V for shredding. Celtic fusion,rock, blues & Metal. From Wales, GB.