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post Nov 1 2011, 02:49 AM
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Hey everyone,

I'm Mike, studying physics and electrical engineering at University of Washington. I've been in the Northwest US almost my entire life, and I don't plan on having that change (except maybe to spend some time in Canada). Part of the reason I want to study EE is so that in the future I'll be able to make my own guitar gear wink.gif

I've been playing guitar for a little under a year. I played piano for about 10 years before that, until I was in my last year of highschool. Things got busy and I eventually dropped music for a little while. One day I decided to go to the music store, and I left with a guitar. I found a guitar instructor here in Seattle who was *amazing* (Mark, if you're reading this, if you come back to Seattle the first round's on me), his teaching method just really worked with me. He left to LA to work with some band (KC and the Sunshine Glam, if I recall correctly) and he offered me to transfer to a live guitarist for Queensryche. As cool as that would be to brag to all my friends "Yeah, my teacher is in Queensryche," I decided that the price was way too high. I joined GMC about 2 months ago to learn on my own -- youtube videos are sub par -- and I've definitely learned more in terms of technique and scales than I ever would have purely on my own.

Like I said, I've been playing for less than a year, so my gear is pretty noobish. I've got a Hondo Professional II, an '80s made Japanese guitar that I got used for under $200, and I also bought a "build your own guitar kit" to learn the more intricate workings of a guitar (SG model, finished white). The Hondo is set up in C Standard, my favorite tuning, while the SG is standard tuning. I've got a small Charvel amp which has old-school spring reverb, which I got for for about $50 at that same guitar store I got the Hondo at.

I listen to all kinds of music -- literally all kinds, I have a computer set up with 7TB dedicated to my music. I tend to gravitate towards metal and rock, ranging from classic rock to extreme death metal. My favorite genre for the past 6 months has been stoner rock (The Sword, Kyuss, Acid King, Red Fang). My musical goals for the future are: 1) learn to sweep pick, 2) learn the bass, 3) learn the drums, 4) write my own stoner rock EP, something that would even make Sleep be proud of me.

I haven't spent too much time on the forums, but I suppose I should start smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2011, 03:01 AM
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Welcome biggrin.gif

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post Nov 1 2011, 03:32 AM
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Interesting intro! Welcome to GMC! smile.gif


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post Nov 1 2011, 03:43 AM
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Nice intro Mike, and welcome to GMC.All questions that may be of interest to you - feel free to ask, we are here to help wink.gif


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post Nov 1 2011, 03:57 AM
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Hey Man, Welcome to GMC! biggrin.gif I also have played both guitar and piano over the years, but the guitar is my first love! You will find that this is THE best place on the web for guitarists. You have 7TBs of music on your computer?! That's a LOT of songs!


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Guitars: Gibson: Les Paul Custom, ES-339, and Faded Flying V
Fender: American Stratocaster Deluxe (I think?)
Epiphone: Les Paul 56' Gold Top and Les Paul Standard, Casino
Yamaha: FG720S Accoustic

Amps: Fender Champ, Peavey Bandit 112, and an ancient Epiphone Amp:)

Effects: Digitech RP 500 Effects Pedal Picks: Dunlop Jazz IIIs

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post Nov 1 2011, 05:28 AM
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Hi man! Welcome to the site! I have done some Stoner Rock lessons as well as Adrian Figallo...

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post Nov 1 2011, 10:47 AM
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Hey Mike, welcome aboard man! smile.gif

I love Stone Rock too, and all the bands you mentioned. Would like to make stoner record as well someday, perhaps I'll try with a stoner rock band too (no money there, but if I make something as near as good as Sleep, Sword or Orange Goblin, that would prove awesome biggrin.gif )


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post Nov 1 2011, 02:03 PM
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Cool intro, Mike! Welcome to GMC! smile.gif


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post Nov 1 2011, 05:40 PM
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welcome to the site man, it's so cool that you are going to be able to make your on music gear, i wanna take a small course too, at least i wanna be able to install my pickups biggrin.gif


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post Nov 1 2011, 11:33 PM
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Welcome man! Starting to get involved in the forums is a brilliant idea! A lot of info and good advice roams around these threads so, stick with us! And there's the video chat sessions as well! Each one of my comrade instructors and myself, host video chat sessions each day of the week - check out the bottom of the homepage for the timetable smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2011, 11:46 AM
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Welcome to GMC Mike ! cool.gif Hondo ! Wow, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... is it a Les Paul shaped copy ? My friend had a black one years ago as his first guitar.



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mgcornea
post Nov 3 2011, 03:12 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 2 2011, 10:46 AM) *
Welcome to GMC Mike ! cool.gif Hondo ! Wow, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... is it a Les Paul shaped copy ? My friend had a black one years ago as his first guitar.



No, it's similar to SG, but a bit fatter. Here's a pic (not mine, just one I found on Google) http://nuttyfrenchwomanprod.bravehost.com/...res/hondo_2.JPG
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post Nov 3 2011, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (mgcornea @ Nov 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *
No, it's similar to SG, but a bit fatter. Here's a pic (not mine, just one I found on Google) http://nuttyfrenchwomanprod.bravehost.com/...res/hondo_2.JPG


Ah, I see.. cool, well as long as it does the job ! cool.gif


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