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Hi from Glastonbury, UK

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:18 pm
by vomer
HI all. Just joined the forum, looking forward to asking lots of enthusiastic newbie questions :D . I'm rediscovering my love of the blues after many years of hardly playing guitar at all, and being diverted by other influences. But along with 50's rock 'n' roll, blues is where the heart is.

I've just taken the fairly scary step of jamming with a couple of guys! In a rehearsal room... the next big step will be the local pub blues jam....

I love my '83 Squier Strat and my '73 Epiphone EA250, my Peavey Encore valve amp, and my missus who looks cute learning to play the bass.

Influences are all the Kings, Albert Collins, Clapton, and Big Bill Broonzy on the acoustic side. Looking forward to Johnny Winter playing here in April.

In my day job I'm an osteopath but I reckon I might ditch that when the music takes off.... :D

Cheers, Paul

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:26 pm
by jeffl
Welcome to the pile here; and don't worry about being a sociopath-- we got lots of 'em here.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:30 pm
by vomer
You don't know how true that is... biker too... :D

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:30 pm
by ricochet
Hi, Paul, welcome!

I saw your profile when you signed up. I'm what you guys call an "allopath," but I think it's time to start a new field of Psychopathic Medicine.

'50s (and '40s) rock and roll is great stuff! Have you ever checked out the "Rock Before Elvis" site? Used to be and I think that'll get you a link to the new address. I've got the two compilation CDs on my iPod and have been listening to them a bunch. Great stuff indeed!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:44 am
by mickeypainless
Welcome to da Road Paul!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:52 am
by 1four5
Hi lucky dude...I can see it now, "Honey I want a new guitar"..."Not until I get my new Bass" 8)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:17 am
by stumblin
Ayup, welcome aboard :)
I haven't been to Glastonbury since the year after the big fence went up!
Those Squier strats are appreciating hugely in financial value, so I'm told.
Keep hold of it though, they're great guitars once you've put a five-way switch in.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:52 pm
by vomer
Thanks guys, good to be welcomed aboard. Ricochet, rock before elvis sounds right up my musical street, just been listening to some 1956 Buddy Holly from a new compilation called Hollybilly. But... the link took me to '' !!!!! Interesting but...

Stumblin, my Squier is the SQ, the three bolt large headstock model. Not fetching quite the prices of the JVs but still OK. Ash & maple, lovely unplugged tone, just ordered a Callaham steel block, looking for more sustain and amped tone.

1four5, I've told her she can't have another till she can play that one :D . Mind you, on that basis I'd still have my kazoo.....

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:01 pm
by vomer
Ricochet, that link needed a www. in front of it and it directed me to

Great site, thanks! Good rockin'..... :D

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:04 am
by ricochet
Yeah, I just rediscovered that for myself. Again, here's the updated "Rock Before Elvis site, which is well worth spending a lot of time on:

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:46 pm
by leftyguitarman

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:37 pm
by maxx england
vomer wrote:You don't know how true that is... biker too... :D

So you into cruiser/custom or sporting stuff? I'm away from racing small stuff for a year, to get over this mashed up leg (tried to unscrew me foot, don't work). There's a few of us in here, Ricochet is bionic after lobbing a Harley up the road.

Look forward to more from you. And when is us Brits going to get together at least for an acoustic knees up?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:05 am
by grumpygroo
Hey Vomer, welcome to the road, man. 'Nuther biker huh. Gave up biking 20 years ago myself, fell of once too often :? :?

If anybody's got any serious ideas (comfy beds, good beer, good food, etc. etc) about where we Brits could meet up, count me in!!

Comfy beds??, I get my bus pass next year, these things are important to us olduns.

Welcome Vomer

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:23 pm
by maxx england
Going to be down in Abingdon for one week this summer, know any place that will let us sit down, make a noise & get relaxed?

And Vomer, where is this pub? Got any Black Bull? Dunkerton's? GL?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:55 pm
by ricochet
Abingdon? That's about 15 miles north of me! :D