What guitar do you play? What music do you like?

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  1. mountainrun

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    I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio with a Peavey Vegas 400.

    I like Santana instrumentals and blues.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn is hard but do-able.

    ZZ Top is good. Apparently they're on the straight and narrow now. They played Billy Grahams Dallas Crusade last year I heard.

    Clapton's great but very tough.


    I wish I could find gospel music to suit my playing styles.
    Got any ideas?

    MR
     
  2. D28guy

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    I have...

    2 Martin acoustics...a D-28 and a D-15S 12 fret slothead. Also a Washburn D-44SW thats almost as good as the D28.

    A Gold Tone Maple Deluxe "Paul Beard signature" model squarneck dobro, and a Regal RD-45 round neck dobro

    An Alvarez-Yairi DY-38 acoustic with an EQ in it to play plugged in, and a Washburn EA20 electric/acoustic.

    A Les Paul electric, Telecaster electric, and 335 electric.

    A Washburn C-80 classical guitar.

    Finally...I have a hand made mountain dulcimer.

    I currently play dobro and guitar with a gospel bluegrass band. We play all over this region at any church or festival they ask us to come to. We travel quite a bit, but only regionally. We all have jobs and cant go too far.

    I have in the past played...for about 5 years...with a "contemporary" praise and worship band at a church. We did sort of a blend or rock, jazz, blues, R&B, and a bit of country. But ALL OF IT for the Lord! [​IMG]

    As far as what I like...I like a lot. I love some of Vineyards praise and worship. Particularly the "Winds of Worship" stuff they used to put out.(Are they still putting those out?) Also, the "Acoustic Worship" series they used to have were wonderful. I like Don Moens music a lot. I like some of the black gospel choirs like "The Mississippi Mass Choir". I enjoy Kent Henry's music

    I like Phil Keaggy and Phil Driscoll a lot. Probably my favorite CCM bands would be those 2, plus a couple that the kids wouldnt have ever heard of probably. Edens Bridge and Iona. I used to like Big Tent Revival, but I heard they broke up. I like Crystal Lewis and Kathy Trocolli.

    I like a lot of Third Days stuff, but they are in deseperate need of a lead guitarist. The guitar "solos" they take are embarassingly bad, imo. I love their sound, though.

    As far as secular music, I still like, and follow to an extent, some of the bands I liked when I was growing up. The Allman Brothers Band, Neil Young, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Clapton, B. B. King. The difference now is that I have no interest in going to the concerts, or living the lifestyle. And lots of the lyrics I just ignore when listening to their music. But I still enjoy the *music*. The Allmans were my absolutle favorite, and they are still my favorite secular band.(I wish them boys would get BORN AGAIN and play music for Jesus!) I also enjoy Jazz a lot. Stuff with lots of improvisation like Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

    And of course, my favorite style of music is BLUEGRASS. I have too many favorites to mention them all, but I love Tony Rice and Norman Blakes guitar picking, and Mike Auldridge and Jerry Douglass's dobro playing.

    I have absolutly zero interest in any form of rap or hip hop.

    It looks like you enjoy good lead guitar work. You sure wont find much of it in CCM music. Phil Keaggy and Iona play a lot of lead guitar, but most CCM bands seem to act as if they believe God will strike them dead if they take an extended guitar solo, for some reason. Its weird, and I've never understood it.

    Good talking with you! [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  3. mountainrun

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    Wow. You've got some high class guitars.
    I have a Mexi-strat that isn't worth mentioning and a pretty nice Ibanez AE that, believe it or not, I found in the ditch while running.

    I'd love to have a 335. Me and B.B.

    {Missed him in Billings last year, but I did catch a GREAT Jonny Lang concert.

    The lead singer for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be here in a couple of weeks.

    They are on hiatus and apparently he does his own little road thing when they are.

    It will be a venue of about 50 or so.

    This is a town of about 1500 so this is pretty cool. Seems one of my bosses opened for the NGDB
    many moons ago and the guy remembers him.

    He's hoping to play with him and probably will.

    MR
     
  4. Guitar25

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    I play a Takamine Jasmine Black Acoustic Electric Guitar on a Ibanez 40W Troubadour Acoustic Electric Amp with a dual Microphone Input.

    I play a Epiphone Les Paul SE Quilt Top Black on a Peavey Envoy 110 Amplifier.

    I use a DigiTech RP200 Distortion Pedal through the peavey amp


    My favorite music is Rock but more CHRISTIAN ROCK and Christian Contemporary. I love Skillet, theyre my fav band. I also like Disciple, Relient K, Pillar, Thousand Foot Krutch, MercyMe, and more
     
  5. mountainrun

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    I run my Les Paul through a Boss DS1.
    I'd like to run everything into a Marshall as I understand this is the way to go with LP's and humbuckers.

    Samba Pa Ti and Europa sound great coming out of the Peavey Vegas, though. With a touch of distortion of course.

    I believe Santana used a Gibson LP Special with either a Fender Princeton or Mesa Boogie and probably a Yamaha SG for Europa.

    MIKE, what amp are you using?

    MR
     
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    Avoca Ny? Hey that's only over the hill from me!
     
  7. Rich_UK

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    I have an Ovation Balladeer and a Strat. The strat was hand built by a guy I know who gets the parts imported. It has a maple neck and body and according to him, has the best neck he's ever played on an electric guitar. I'm still learning so I wouldn't know, but I trust him..it looks and sounds amazing when he plays it. I enjoy playing around with it.
     
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    Also, as for Third day, they may not have the best lead guitar going, but their bass player Tai absolutely kicks butt. I saw them live in London several months back and met him outside and we shook hands...nice guy...and then saw him on stage...blew me away with his bass playing.
     
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    I play an Alvarez acoustic guitar with a built-in pickup. I play it with my bands RLB (http://www.reallifeband.homestead.com) and Krusade (http://www.krusade.org/index2.html). I have a Suzuki stratocaster (designed to mimic the Fender strat) that I play through a Crate amp with a DigiTech distortion pedal and a DigiTech Turbo-Flange pedal. I play it with my third band, MegaLife (http://www.megalife.homestead.com). I love the Alvarez. The Suzuki strat is not a great guitar, but it's what I could afford on my current budget. It doesn't sound bad with the DigiTech pedals. All three of my bands are Christian bands and RLB is the house band at my home church, the Real Life Community of Faith in Morristown, OH.
     
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    I have a Dana Bourgeois "Ricky Skaggs" model, and a Martin DC-16RGTE. I also have a '49 Gibson A-50 mandolin, and a mandolin built by TACOMA. I no longer have any electric instruments.

    I pick bluegrass, a little honky-tonk, and a little blues. I lead the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association's Sunday morning gospel hour.
     
  11. D28guy

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    Mountainrun,

    Its a Carvin. I dont know the model...I'm posting from my work computer...but I can check later on when I get home. It set me back about $400 I think.

    It sounds really good. Its got a lot of effects on it, but I rarely use them. I'm a bit of a purist in that regard. I like to just turn up the distortion a little bit...just enought to "fatten" to tone somewhat, but other than that I like a clean tone, and just about midrange most of the time. I dont like it with full treble like most people seem to go with.

    On those rare cases when I do us the effects its usually the "Chorus" because on some christian songs a very "heavenly" sort of "harp like" sound really fits in good at times...particularly when playing arpeggios.

    Mike
     
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    I have an Ibanez PF-10 acoustic, I don't consider what I do with it to be playing, but I'm learning.

    I enjoy folk music, both American and European, which I play along with my daughter who plays the violin. Plus some sacred music which she is just starting to learn. I enjoy hymns, Worship Music, and some CCM, Chris Rice, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Rich Mullins, and the like. The sacred music challenges me more since most folk music is very simple 3 chord stuff.
     
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    air guitar [​IMG] [​IMG] :D
     
  14. mountainrun

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    That's funny. I once saw a book on how to play air guitar for about 15.00. Guitar included.
    I REALLY did.

    Mike, I just lost out on a Marshal 201 on E-bay just a few minutes ago.

    I'm lurking around the Paul Reed Smith Santana
    SE's also, but I haven't bid yet.

    MR
     
  15. D28guy

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    mountainrun,

    Oh boy. The stuff of dreams. Was it one with with TUBES???

    Mike
     
  16. D28guy

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    mountainrun,

    How was he? Like the NGDB? That song they did, Mr. Bojangles, I used to think was corny when I was a kid. Fortunetly, we grow out of kidhood and come to our senses. :D

    The part about the old mans dog dying, and "after 20 years he still grieves" gets to me every time I hear it now.

    Did they do that one?

    Mike
     
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    Play a Takamine AN-16. Real nice guitar if you can find one. It's alot like a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe. I mostly play to accompany myself, and it has a nice balanced tone. I mostly listen to Bluegrass (Blue Highway, Doyle Lawson, etc.) with some occasional Johnny Cash thrown in (Gotta like that boom-chicka boom-chicka sound).
     
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    I have a Yamaha acoustic ..self taught. I play
    it all alone for my own mental health.
     
  19. mountainrun

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    D28guy,
    Alas, the guy cancelled.
    It seems he was a good friend of Hunter S. Thompson, the writer who committed suicide in Colorado near where he lives.

    Apparently cancelled out of grief.

    He was replaced by a good jazz band, although I'm not a real jazz fan.

    And yes, the 201 is a tube amp.

    I wouldn't have the electronic stuff.

    MR
     
  20. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Phil Keaggy is the greatest living guitarist, IMO.

    Joseph Botwinick
     

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