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Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:46 am
by Sheraton
Hi Guys

Been looking in for a while but feel now is the time to jump in.

Love blues, and in January bought a Sheraton which I have restored and want to learn some blues licks.

I have played an acoustic and can play a couple of Dylan and Morrison tunes but never concentrated on blues, which is what I want to dedicate 95% of my guitar time to now.

Old dog, wanting to learn some new tricks...I think it is possible...

So, what I looking for is a mentor, or mentors, that can show me a few things, get a few tips, and try those out on my beloved Sheraton.

Currently using Youtube to teach myself a couple of tunes which mostly seem to be in A...

So, if anyone has any fancy licks in the key of A to point me at that would be a good start.

Love discussing blues as well and this seems the place to do that.

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:12 am
by birddog
Welcome
Another old dog here that took up guitar again after a 30 year hiatus. I'm in the country stuck on dial up so youtube is out. DVD's became my friend.

your in good company here

Wally

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:27 pm
by Sheraton
birddog wrote:Welcome
Another old dog here that took up guitar again after a 30 year hiatus. I'm in the country stuck on dial up so youtube is out. DVD's became my friend.

your in good company here

Wally


Thanks birddog yes got a few DVD's but great to get tips and clues from similar inclined folk as well. Yes, seems like a good place to hang out.

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:51 am
by ricochet
Welcome! Nice guitar!

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:53 am
by tinsmith
Welcome....I agree with Rico..nice Guitar

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 7:11 am
by Sheraton
tinsmith wrote:Welcome....I agree with Rico..nice Guitar


Which one the beautiful Kalamazoo Sheraton I (my dream guitar) in my avatar, or, the one I own, made in Korea, tobacco burst, do you guys own Epiphones.....LOL

Rico, nice hat, I have one similar to that.

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:49 am
by ricochet
Thanks!

As for guitars, yep, I own Epiphones, Agiles, Rogues, etc.

If you ask nicely, I'll show you a picture of my Johnson.

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:16 am
by birddog
Careful, We know what comes up when you google "Rico's Johnson" its legendary status has been talked about before.

Oh, nice guitar Sheraton. Any Pics of the brown one ?

Wally

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:55 pm
by goldbrick
I love old Epimaphones- Good enuff for Django and Les Paul...

Here is one of mine

http://bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10899


Welcome

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 4:54 pm
by Sheraton
goldbrick wrote:I love old Epimaphones- Good enuff for Django and Les Paul...

Here is one of mine

http://bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10899

Welcome


Rico, will take a raincheck on seeing your Johnson...might be bad for the ego, if your Johnson has more frets and a wider profile neck than my Sheraton........

Hope you don't whip out your Johnson to all the noobs on the forum...some kind of weird initiation....LOL

Goldbrick your guitar is beautiful....and your Gibson amp is cute as hell.....

Would love a guitar with a Tone Spectrum or original New York humbuckers....you are a lucky guy.

This is my baby 1987 Korean Epiphone Sheraton, the photo is when I bought it. Has a new harness and pickups, since then, and I can split the pickups, and put them out of phase, if I wish, on push pulls,...It looks different now, as I have changed the knobs and pickguard since, will take some more pictures soon and post them.

Image

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 1:08 am
by ricochet
All right, all right, you talked me into it. Here's me playing with my Johnson:

Image

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:21 am
by Sheraton
ricochet wrote:All right, all right, you talked me into it. Here's me playing with my Johnson:

Image


And what a beautiful Johnson you have Rico......Thanks

Thanks for the welcome to the forum........I have been initiated.....I've seen Rico's Johnson........ :shock:

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:37 am
by tinsmith
I've been told he has a nice stiff pick too.

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:13 pm
by Sheraton
OK Rico seeing you whipped your Johnson I suppose I better slap my Levin on the table...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11071

Re: Love blues so bought myself a guitar

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:17 pm
by HipHopBlues
goldbrick wrote:I love old Epimaphones- Good enuff for Django and Les Paul...

Here is one of mine

http://bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10899/headphones


Welcome


Goldbrick,

Love your entire set up man. I'm getting so lost in the blues thing that I might just have to stop making hip hop music all together haha. Can you tell me a little bit more about the Epimaphones and their relationship to the roots of blues music? I am trying to figure out some of these things so I can be more authentic with the production I am working on...