FINALLY a good forum for us 🙂
21 F from Joburg, havent touched my guitar in ages ☹
Play guitar and bass.. and a few others.. what about you?
Thanks for joining Al 🙂
24 m Centurion. I spank my plank daily 😛 (I have a sticker that says exactly that!)
Axe: Ibanez RG 470 (In purple, haha!)
Amp: Ibanez TB225 (Just got it earlier this month and it's awesome!)
Pedals: Morley Wah + Boss DS-1
I'm heavily influenced by Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons & 80s music!
Hi everyone. I am from Pretoria-North. Please check out http://www.karelappel.co.za or http://musiekfabriek.co.za To be a guitarist, vocalist or in other words " One Man band " is wonderful. Last week I had a Gig and someone stole my Fender Guitar. Unfortunately I cannot afford another electric guitar at this moment.
I'm sorry to hear about that, Karel.
What will you use for your gigs in the meanwhile?
Hello everyone. I found a good blogging website. Try it out! 😉
hi im 23 from cape town
play all types of music
spanish is my major
good to see some females in this place 8)
Hi, and welcome to the board...
I'm Spyke, the village idiot. ;D *snip*
27 M Randburg...
Squier Strat S-S-S (as if they come in any other format... 😛 ) Metalic black and a current Hot Rod project
Yamaha FX350 semi
*cough* 505II *cough*
Punk, alternative, indie influences...
I'm a gear head - but still can't play...
[edited for insensitivity, sorry.]
Hi I'm Joey,
I don't make rude comments about womans body parts or have stickers that confirm that >☹
Gretsch Duo jet 6128T/6118 Anniversary Edition/Balck Falcon into effects into Ashdown Fallen Angel 2x12 Combo. AC-30 has been relegated to the storeroom pending sale ... Marting D16GTE does the acoustic stuff.
I love gear ... end of story 😉
Hi, I'm Gerald 24 m from JHB
J&D Brothers LC3 with a ten w practice no name brand amp and no pedals.
music: Anything metal/gothic that i can kill my neck with.
Yea i love playing power chords🙂
I am Dirk, i am 23 m from Joburg. i have been playing for about 13 years. I play a Washburn CS 700, Washburn N1 Nuno Bettencourt and a Schecter Omen Extreme 7.
I also use a Boss Gt-8 through a Crate G1200H Stack Amp.
I am the guitarist for a band called Plain Jane, my main influences are Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Santana and Neal Schon
Welcome to the forum!!!!
Kinda late for this..but here goes,
Hi, i'm Arjun. 27 m living in Cape Town. Gear...Ibanez S520, JS1000, Ovation CS527, Boss GT8, Roland Cube15 and Mesa/Boogie lonestar combo.
Heavily influenced by prog,fusion and guitar stuff..a few names..Allan Holdsworth, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Greg Howe, Steve Lukather, Al DiMeola, John Mclaughlin, John Scofield, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix and Jeff Beck.
Love playing rhythmically/musically twisted stuff 😛
Arjun Menon wrote:
John Petrucci, ... Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Steve Howe, ... Steve Lukather, ..John Mclaughlin, John Scofield, ...
hmmmm[me=Reef]considers changing name to Steve (or maybe even John)[/me]
It is indeed late, and interesting how this thread was revived.
I'm 41, live near Cape Town, but far enough away that I can sleep with my back door open. Bass too, but I'm your typical "guitarist playing bass" type. Used to play drums too, but haven't for a while. Gear: some guitars, a bass, some keyboards, NO amps, some computers. Influences: I treat other players as inspiration but the guitar itself is my influence.
Here goes...I'm Riaan, 43 years old...good heavens I hope not the oldest guy on this forum... ??? Also near Cape Town. Long time owner of guitars but my playing level does not reflect that. Still at beginner to at most, intermediate level. Lazy as hell, can't be bothered to learn to read music so I play mostly by ear. Own a Godin Solidac, Ibanex RX, Cort acoustic, Yamaha acoustic, Yamaha nylon string and a Regal resophonic. Roland Blues cube amp. Zoom 505II pedal, now gathering dust since I got the Godin - amazing what difference decent pickups make! Now that middle age is upon me, I'm trying to revive my youth by getting into guitars and improving my playing again. Next will be a Harley I guess... ;D
When I first read this thread I thought that this was going to turn into a dating service >☹ But no, a spontanious bio thread - how cool is that ;D So my turn
I'm Rene Avenant, 49 years old, from the southern suburbs of Cape Town. Started messing with guitars when I was 10. My early Influences were Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Richie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Frank Zappa, Brian May.
Later I got into the fusion stuff, Al DiMealo, Jeff Beck, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, John McLaughlin. I went Trad Jazz, Brazilian and Classical in the 80's with Julian Bream, John Williams, Wes Montgomery, Carlos Jobim.
I gave up guitar for the whole of the 90's and took up piano and Midi Scoring and composed music for Stage (Theatre and Dance.) Initially I had a lot of success and became a little bit famous. (you can google me) I stared becoming incredibly frustrated trying to break into the film industy (Do the Trevor Rabin and other John Williams thing) so I went back to my roots, dusted off my strat and came back to life. I play out when I can and Im busy composing some new works using prominent guitar and my untrained vocals.
My tools are; 1988 Japanese Fender Strat, Fender Jazz Bass Special (Fretless), Manual Rodriguez Classical, Yamaha Steel String Acoustic, and a Stag Fretted Bass. My Effects are a Boss GT-6 for stage and Guitar Rig for recording. I dont use guitar amps, I go through either a 100w powered speaker or my Yamaha Stagepass 500 PA.
For recording and arranging I use Cakewalk Sonar 6 or Reaper. My Piano/Keyboard is a Roland RD-600. For orchestration I have recently weened myself off the Roland SC55 and use Softsyths; Edirol TTS, Super Quartet and Orchestra.
I use Erni Ball Super Slinky Strings and Dunlop Jazz III plectrums
Cort G 254 black metallic with the rosewood fretboard
Nameless 10W practice amp (POS)
BOSS MT-2 (Thanks again Joey, love this pedal) 🙂
I enjoy all kinds of music except R&B. My playing style would sway more towards Rock/Punk/Metal but thats cause most of the material I study is either Rock/Punk/Metal. I've been playing guitar and studying music theory for 7 months now. I've never been taught either of them by a teacher (which im kinda regretting now) ☹ but I get alot of help from this forum. When I got here I knew I liked guitar and music but i only had a vague understanding of this complex instrument and all its facets. At least now I can change the strings and I know what an interval is.
Thanks Guys 😀
Oh yeah forgot about this menial stuff. 20 M Randburg.