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tommyboy
post Nov 2 2008, 09:08 PM
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Hi Everyone, biggrin.gif

My name is Tom and I'm excited to be a new member of GMC. I think it will be a very fun and challenging relationship.

I'm a young 41 years old. rolleyes.gif I've been married 15 years and have two kids, a daughter 14 and a son 12. I met my wife when I was 19 playing in a 80's hair metal band. However, in the world of North Dakota rock and roll nothing seems to last forever unless you marry a groupie, which I did.

I started playing the guitar when I was 13 and eventually got good enough that one of the local music stores wanted me to teach. This I did and I found that teaching really made me a much better guitar player. However, after I left my band I traded in my guitar (figuratively) for a camera and college. My guitar playing became less and less with each passing year as I grew into a business, marriage and raising my kids.

I still had a little Crate practice amp and my old trusty Charvel and I would noodle every now and again but my playing was always rusty and quite disappointing so back into the case went my guitar. mad.gif

Well the good news is about 4 years ago I replaced my little 15 watt Crate and bought a used Line 6 Spider. This amp brought back my interest and I've been playing steady again ever since.

Recently I've been on a equipment acquisition mission. I've been trying to find my old Tone (refering back to my 80's band days). I've went from trying different Modeling amps to even trying the Line 6 Spider Valve 2x12 Bogner amp to different Mesa Boogies. However, nothing could quite get me that Old Marshall JCM 800 sound I was looking for. That's what I played during my band years. I'm happy to say because of Ebay I'm now getting that Wonderful Marshall Crunch again. Practicing has become so much fun I decided I really needed to find a good source for information. Knowing most of the local guitar teachers I knew I needed to explore more options.

Thank You GMC for popping up in a Google search!! laugh.gif What I found was exactly what I was looking for. The instructors, format, and volume of different styles will keep me on my toes and I'm sure not going to get bored. I can't wait to get serious about my playing again. Thanks in advance for what I'm about to learn and for making this such a great web site.

Here's a list of my equipment if anyone is interested. If anyone has any questions on any of it I'd be more than happy to help. tongue.gif

1984 USA Charvel
1993 Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite
Marshall JCM 2000 Dsl 50
Marshall JCM 900 1960a and 1960b Cabinets Loaded with Celestion Gt12-75 Speakers
AKG wireless
Furman SPB-8c Powered Pedal Board
MXR Smartgate
MXR Dyna Comp
MXR Phase 90
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Dunlop Dime Crybaby from Hell Wah
MXR 6 band EQ
Artec Vintage Chorus
BBE Clean Boost
Omnisonic Power Attenuator (VERY VERY Cool)
Voodooman Chanel Switching Pedal for the Marshall Head
Boss BR-600 8 Channel Portable Studio

Thanks a lot,

Tommyboy
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post Nov 2 2008, 09:13 PM
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Welcome to the site


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post Nov 2 2008, 09:17 PM
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hey man welcome, nice gear btw
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post Nov 2 2008, 10:07 PM
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welcome Tom to the site..enjoy your time


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post Nov 2 2008, 10:18 PM
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welcome and have fun


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post Nov 2 2008, 10:23 PM
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Welcom aboard! It's more than awesome to see you back at guitar brushing your chops shiny again biggrin.gif And you have a fine set of gear there. See ya on the forums and in class! cool.gif


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post Nov 2 2008, 10:25 PM
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Welcome to GMC mate smile.gif


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Brian Moore DC-1 Custom Shop (Cherry Sunburst, mahogany/rosewood)
Eric Johnson Signature Strat (2-tone Sunburst, alder/maple)
Ibanez RG770 (Black, basswood/rosewood)
Peerless Journeyman (solid spruce/maple)
Sixt Bov-105C (Ovation-like acoustic) - Ibanez SGT-130 (Jumbo acoustic)
London City VS-1 (Precision bass) - Baton Rouge U3S (Ukelele)
Fender HotRod Deluxe 40W combo - Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue 5W combo - Marshall JCM 900 50W Hi-Gain combo

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POD Studio UX2 audio interface - Edirol MA-15D monitors
EH Double Muff - Fulltone GT-500 - Fulltone Fulldrive 2 Mosfet - Guitarsystems TrebleTool Junior - Guitarsystems FuzzTool Junior
Korg Pitchblack Tuner - MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay - TC Electronics Nova Modulator - Morley Bad Horsie 2 Wah
Shure SM58 - Roland PCR-500 midi controller/keyboard & Yamaha Clavinova CL-910 piano


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post Nov 2 2008, 10:41 PM
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Welcome to GMC man, make yourself at home smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2008, 10:45 PM
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Welcome to GMC smile.gif

Nice list of equipment, I've got a Les Paul Studio Lite as well, a 1991 Limited Edition smile.gif
Awesome guitars!
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post Nov 2 2008, 11:19 PM
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Rock Hard of course,nice gear list Tom,
welcome to GMC. smile.gif


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post Nov 3 2008, 12:00 AM
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Welcome to GMC, glad you found this site, nice list of equipment you have there. You are absolutely right, teaching makes you a better player.



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post Nov 3 2008, 12:24 AM
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Welcome Tom, you will be gig ready in no time. All that cool gear, but man, you got to get an interface so we can here those chops! smile.gif


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post Nov 3 2008, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Nov 2 2008, 03:45 PM) *
Welcome to GMC smile.gif

Nice list of equipment, I've got a Les Paul Studio Lite as well, a 1991 Limited Edition smile.gif
Awesome guitars!


Yeah, I really like it! I had a standard for awhile but the thing started to hurt my back. sad.gif Still has that thick Les Paul sound but feels like your holding a Strat. I like the Ebony fret board better than the rosewood also.

tommyboy


QUOTE (skennington @ Nov 2 2008, 05:24 PM) *
Welcome Tom, you will be gig ready in no time. All that cool gear, but man, you got to get an interface so we can here those chops! smile.gif



I hope so, I played a fun gig with a couple of old mates and it was really fun. Only thing is there was a whole lot less hair and a bit more weight.. laugh.gif I'll work on the interface


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post Nov 3 2008, 01:36 AM
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Hi Tom,

Welcome to the GMC  smile.gif




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