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  1. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    At the request of the offical greeter, I am posting a quick intro message. I'm a big Gibson fan and 4 of my 5 electrics are Gibson. The 5th is a Fender strat.
     
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    Welcome to ETSG oldrockfan......but could you please tell us a bit more about yourself?? Where you are from? How long you've been playing....you get the idea!!
     
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    :D welcome! :D
     
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    [quote author=Wags link=topic=13161.msg171019#msg171019 date=1176317748]
    Welcome to ETSG oldrockfan......but could you please tell us a bit more about yourself??  Where you are from?  How long you've been playing....you get the idea!!
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    Ok, bit more info... I've been a Gibson fan since my first real guitar which was a second hand Gibson Les Paul that I bought for $200 back in 1979. Don't still have the guitar but it did make me a lifetime Gibson fan.

    I am from Texas and I started with guitar about 25 years ago as a kid who wanted to be a rock star. Was in a rock band back in the 80s. DIdn't work out so I settled down and didn't touch a guitar for years till my 2 sons expressed an interest in music. I got back into it about 3 years ago to teach my boys how to play. Now my older son (15) does bass/sax/vocals and my younger son (13) is the lead guitarist for their garage band called FinishLine. They play a mix of classic rock and pop rock stuff although my older son and the drummer are also into jazz and the new lead singer for the band is a big fan of the blues.

    I still play classic rock with some buddies for fun but mostly just help the boys with their band stuff. I have a link to their myspace site in my profile.
     
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    Thats much better!! ;)


    Thanks
     
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    Welcome!

    Are you still in Texas?
    I was in Houston for 15 years.

    Neo
     
  7. oldrockfan

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    Yep, the Dallas area currently. A good buddy of mine from college was from Houston. Spent alot of time down there on weekends playing music and generally getting into trouble.
     
  8. Lex Lurid

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    Hi oldrockfan, apologies for being late in the Welcoming Committee, but I was attending to "other" things.
    Good to see another dare I say "Veteran" Player in our midst.

    Pip Pip
    Lexie O0
     
  9. oldrockfan

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    Thanks Lex and I have to say I saw your latest amp purchase and all I can say is WOW!

    Just looking at the inside of that amp makes me want to hear it in action. Something about an old school tube amp that gets us "veteran" players excited.
     
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    Why Thank You Kind Sire.

    LOVE your Avatar too. Used to live just down the road (literally) from an Airbase that was used by the USAF during WW11 and there are several Old War Birds that are still Flying kept there. Mustangs mainly...and 1 Hurrican and 1 Spitfire. O0
     
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    Lex, I love all the old WWII warbirds. Good thing I don't live close to an airfield, I would never get any work done since I am a photo buff and can't resist snapping pics of WWII birds.

    I'll be watching for updates on that killer amp of yours. What guitar are you going to be feeding thru that beauty?
     
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    Well we used to live next door to Seething Airfield (Norfolk) The Runway was 2 Fields from the rear garden. Every August Bank Holiday there is an Air Show and all the Planes used to come across our place at Take Off and when returning. I have a few pics that I'll look out and send on. Best Year was when we had the Lancaster and Wellington Bombers come in with Mustangs and Hurricanes escorting them.

    Happy Days!!!!

    The Guitars are all "fairly" standard fare really?
    2006 LP Standard (Peter Green Modded)
    "Rory" "Strat Clone
    52 RI Tele (With a Difference)
    "Goldie" 54RI LP
    "Pyro"
    "China-Belle" Both Hand made to my spec.

    I can't tell you how pleased I am with the Matamp though......everything I wanted and a whole lot more besides.

    Pip Pip
    Lexie :)
     
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    Lex, I would have loved to have the chance to experience seeing those significant airplanes flying by regularly. The spitfires and hurricanes (along with some incredibly brave young men flying them) helped save the free world from almost certain defeat by the Nazis. If England had fallen, the entire outcome of WWII could have changed. I'd love to see any pictures you have taken of them.

    Since you shared your guitar list, I will do the same with my current electrics:
    ES-335
    LP
    SG
    LP dblcut w/P90s
    Stratocaster

    Currently my amps include:
    Marshall AVT20
    Fender blues deluxe
    Fender chorus (s.s.)
     
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    I had an AVT a while ago.....Great little amps. Sadly tend to get put in the same bag as the MG series.....hardly the same at all.

    The Lancaster was a very special one as it is one that survived the raid on the Dams, still has all the mechanism in tact for The Bouncing Bomb.

    Anyhow........lets get some photos sorted out for you, I'll try and get on it by the weekend OK?

    Pip Pip
    Lexie ;)
     
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    AVT series is a good compromise between tube sound and solid state convenience. Also for an over 40 rocker like me, I like the fact it is light and very easy to carry around.

    I'll be watching for those pictures. Oh and if you are a fan of the WWII bombers, I took a bunch of pics of a flying B17 a while back. Used them as a backdrop for one of my boys original rock songs. Take a look and if it isn't your kind of music, just turn the volume down and enjoy all the pics. I got the owner of the plane to let my kids run around inside and outside the old bird so got some pretty interesting shots of her. Here is the link and let me know what you think if you take a look
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS9JLpF-r8Y

    Edited to add: don't forget my kids are only ages 15 and 13 so don't expect Pete Townsend or John Entwistle skills but they are learning.
     
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    Don't get me started on the WWII birds.
    Been a huge fan all my life, pilot for 15 years. If I won the lottery....

    I had a hangar in Texas, one winter I had a Kate replica torpedo bomber in there.
    Built for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora!

    Rubbed elbows with alot of those guys, flew with a few.

    Neo
     
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    Very nice Neo! I used to fly too but gave it up. Just too darned expensive. Still love to watch them fly though and still have some pilot buddies. I would love to fly in a WWII era bird one day. Did the torpedo bombers still have the wartime colors on them? If so, I bet that was something to see them flying.

    Lex, there was a great documentary about the bouncing bomb on recently and of course I had to watch it again. Lancasters are still a beautiful bird and that raid on the dams was an incredible feat that kept the Nazis guessing and saved alot of lives.
     

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