Any guitar players?

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    Andy Timmons reveals that one of the secrets of his unique tone is that his signature Ibanez basically has a Strat neck.


     
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    Love bass intros.

     
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    I use too but I was never very good. Bass and rhythm mostly. I got into jazz and found out how much I sucked so gave it up. Tried it again several years later when a friend gifted me a guitar and I still sucked so I gave it up again. The guitar and amp from the last attempt are still setup down in the man cave.
    I found the advances in sound and digital processing between the periods of activity pretty amazing.
     
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    In 1973, I had my left hand smashed. I lost the use of two of my fingers for the next year. I gave up playing serious. My Doctor called me a damned fool for giving up. He said play and I might get the use back. I couldn't bend my index finger at all. So I learned the proper way to use bar cords and started using all the rest of the fingers. I played an old Hofner 12 string with 6 strings on it. I would loosen the strings up after playing and wipe the blood off the neck before I hung it up on the wall each day. I took work as a sound man. I resurfaced 4 years later as a bass player. I could no longer play the gitfiddle like I could as I never did get all the use back to my index finger.

    I don't know when it happened. But I took time off in the 90s. But I lost it. My hearing went. My hands jammed up. My voice went. By the late 2000s, I learned this when I tried to reenter. There comes a time that we all have to admit we can no longer do it. But our hearts are still in it even when the body can no longer do it. I still plink around once in awhile but get angry at myself and just put the guitar away after about an hour of playing.

    Enjoy it while you have it. It won't last forever. Make the most of it. It's damned hard work working 8 to 12 hours a day at your trade to stay where you need to be. But it's worth it.

    This is from one that has worked Professionally and does not apply to others. If you don't play Professionally and don't spend the time honing your trade then please play just for the joy of playing. I know that even with all that hard work, I still played for the pure joy of playing but I expected a lot. And as long as I could physically do it, I got it by working my ass off. Now that it's gone, I damn sure do miss it. Forget drugs, Music is the real Drug to many of us.
     
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    lots of really good instructional videos out there


     
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