Tjipp
Leijon
Mar 20 2007, 06:25 PM
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From: Uppsala, Sweden
Howdy y´all!
I used to play while I was a bit younger. I actually started playing the violin (weird story) at the age of 8 an continued doing that for five years, but at the end it can hardly be described as enthusiastically. Picked up the guitar at 16-17, I had a really cool purple Kramer and a Roland amp with built-in delay and chorus. Played in a couple of bands but mostly at home for a few years. Traded my gear for an ESP strat and bought a Zoom Player 9002.

After a while I found myself without a band and traded my gear for a Washburn acoustic. But my interest kind of faded away. A couple of years later I was asked by a friend if I still had a band and if we could play a gig at a student place in Uppsala I quickly said; "Sure, we still play". Guess if my former band mates were surprised when I told them we had a gig in a weeks time when we hadn´t rehearsed for four years.... tongue.gif The gig went really well and I started practising again. I found a Rickenbacker Session Rocker (it was an experiment by Rickenbacker to mass produce guitars in Japan/Korea/China/don´t really remember) at a sale and bought it. Unfortunately the band split up so I was on my own again, and it stayed that way. Eventually I stopped playing. Can´t understand why...

Anyway, recently I picked it up again, bought a Line6 Pod XT and a "new" used guitar, a Washburn Maverick BT-10 and started playing. I´ve got a wife and two small kids so I play whenever I get a chance, mostly at nights. GMC helps me get back on track and beyond! I am really impressed by the wealth of quality content here, I really am!

As for inspiration. I sure admire the technical guys, Vai, Satriani, Petrucci, Gilbert, Malmsteen amongst others, but when I think of my favourite players, other names pop up; Vivian Campbell (the Dio days), Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen and what I really like about them is their rythm guitars. It´s easy to miss, but Eddie is perhaps an even better rhythm- than lead player (/me hides from the flying bottles). And knowing that about me, it probably isn´t a big shock when I say that my by far favourite axeman is Nuno Bettencourt. Man, he is good! Doesn´t matter if he plays rhythm, lead or acoustic, it just rocks!

Well, that´s more about me than you asked for! I´m gonna use this space to detail how I am progressing; studyplan and results. At least that is my intention...

Keep it up!

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Mar 20 2007, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (Leijon @ Mar 20 2007, 01:25 PM) *
Howdy y´all!
I used to play while I was a bit younger. I actually started playing the violin (weird story) at the age of 8 an continued doing that for five years, but at the end it can hardly be described as enthusiastically. Picked up the guitar at 16-17, I had a really cool purple Kramer and a Roland amp with built-in delay and chorus. Played in a couple of bands but mostly at home for a few years. Traded my gear for an ESP strat and bought a Zoom Player 9002.

After a while I found myself without a band and traded my gear for a Washburn acoustic. But my interest kind of faded away. A couple of years later I was asked by a friend if I still had a band and if we could play a gig at a student place in Uppsala I quickly said; "Sure, we still play". Guess if my former band mates were surprised when I told them we had a gig in a weeks time when we hadn´t rehearsed for four years.... tongue.gif The gig went really well and I started practising again. I found a Rickenbacker Session Rocker (it was an experiment by Rickenbacker to mass produce guitars in Japan/Korea/China/don´t really remember) at a sale and bought it. Unfortunately the band split up so I was on my own again, and it stayed that way. Eventually I stopped playing. Can´t understand why...

Anyway, recently I picked it up again, bought a Line6 Pod XT and a "new" used guitar, a Washburn Maverick BT-10 and started playing. I´ve got a wife and two small kids so I play whenever I get a chance, mostly at nights. GMC helps me get back on track and beyond! I am really impressed by the wealth of quality content here, I really am!

As for inspiration. I sure admire the technical guys, Vai, Satriani, Petrucci, Gilbert, Malmsteen amongst others, but when I think of my favourite players, other names pop up; Vivian Campbell (the Dio days), Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen and what I really like about them is their rythm guitars. It´s easy to miss, but Eddie is perhaps an even better rhythm- than lead player (/me hides from the flying bottles). And knowing that about me, it probably isn´t a big shock when I say that my by far favourite axeman is Nuno Bettencourt. Man, he is good! Doesn´t matter if he plays rhythm, lead or acoustic, it just rocks!

Well, that´s more about me than you asked for! I´m gonna use this space to detail how I am progressing; studyplan and results. At least that is my intention...

Keep it up!


Hi Tjipp and welcome! You'll find a lot of company here and a lot of people with similar stories to yours! I love your choice of guitarists, particularly Nuno and Gary Moore, and the Pod rocks (I have one too, can you tell?)

See you around!

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