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EddieB



Joined: 04 Mar 2007
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Location: Scotland UK

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Yet another New Boy!!(?) Reply with quote

Evenin' all!

I've been watching for a while, now I guess it's time to join in and milk all you guys and gals for the "knowledge" you've obviously built up. Wink

I'm Eddie, in Scotland UK (but born in Wales - Pontypridd) been in Scotland for 35 years. 54 years old with 4 sons - all guitar players.

I've been playing on and off since I was about 6 or so. Classical then - but my Dad played piano and organ in dance bands all his life, he was always playing jazz in his spare time - so I've always had a soft spot for those old standards.

My own playing took a back seat (very far back) while the kids were growing up. Not having the patience to teach them Evil or Very Mad , I took them to a good teacher (60 mile round trip every Saturday - parenthood is an expensive hobby Rolling Eyes ...). Funny thing, they all had the same teacher, but they all turned out with different styles and tastes in music and playing - good solid players, though.

Now that they're "all growed up" it's finally "me" time. I've been listening more and more to jazz guitar over the past while and it's calling me (I wonder what it'll say when i get there.. Laughing )

I've a lot of catching up to do. My Epiphone Emperor has been backed up with a recent Ibanez Artcore AK86 - and I'm looking for an ES-175 currently (I said to No1 son, "I really want that Gibson ES175 sound", and he said,"Why don't you buy one, then?" I wish I'd thought of that Laughing ).

Judging from what I've been reading and hearing so far on this site, I've a long way to go. Better get started. I'll be asking questions later...
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ed norton



Joined: 03 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool story, hope to hear more from you.
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jazzerchick



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
Posts: 968
Location: SanAntonio , Tx

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, EddieB.
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PaulD



Joined: 18 Sep 2004
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Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welocme EddieB!
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hanni



Joined: 01 Sep 2006
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Location: germany

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, hallo and welcome EddieB
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stupot



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 493
Location: Swansea, Wales - UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eddie - welcome Very Happy I too had an AK86 but had to shell out for an old ES175 in the end - worth every penny Wink

So why'd you leave Wales? My old mans from Glasgow , so i love that part of the world too!
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EddieB



Joined: 04 Mar 2007
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Location: Scotland UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stu

It's the old story. I met my wife on holiday in Blackpool (never been back since Laughing ). She's from Scotland - when we married I lost the toss and we've been here ever since. I'm very happy here - she tells me that and she's always right Laughin my arse off

I don't get back to Wales very often - I'm travelling a fair bit in my job nowadays, when I'm not travelling it's nice to be home. I got a baby Martin acoustic that I take with me if I'm in the UK - I thought the AK86 might be small enough (and cheap enough) to lug about instead. It's got an ok acoustic sound and is pretty good with Flatwounds through the amp (not for the hotel though Shocked )
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