How Long have YOU been playing Guitar?

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  1. matthewsa1

    matthewsa1 New Member

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    I've been playing for 17 years just now and just can't get enough of my guitar.

    My influences are Brian May and Richie Sambora.

    Why did you start playing? When did you start playing? Who are your influences?
  2. davph30

    davph30 New Member

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    I've been playing 13 years, Started off with Iron Maiden and heavy stuff but mellowed out a bit. Play mostly acoustic now but try to play anything that catches my ear. :cool:
  3. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    For about 3 hours.
    Well, three hours today that is.
    I've been playing for about 15 years - with short breaks here and there for various reasons.
  4. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange New Member

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    .....now? 16 minutes...just got my first.....
  5. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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    I have been playing for about 20 years.....
    And upon reflection..I should be alot better than I am

    Dave
  6. willi001

    willi001 New Member

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    I've been hammering my guitar for about 23 years, but actually playing it, oh , I'd say about an hour or so....I switched to bass about 12 years ago, but still play guitar evertime I can.Our guitarist just got a 7 string , wow, talk about weird...Just like switching from 4 string bass to 6...totally alien at first.....
  7. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Started playing bout 23 years and like Dave I should be a whole lot better than I am!
  8. boudreaufrancis

    boudreaufrancis New Member

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    I've been playing for 12 years... But it took few years before I started to take it seriously and wanting to make it for a living.... It started just as way to have a good time.... And still, it is right now.... The only difference is that it helps me to pay my bills nowadays.....
  9. Clansman

    Clansman New Member

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    I've been playing for 12 years. My influences: Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ritchie Kotzen
  10. MB2

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    I must be the old dude here. I've been playing for 30 years now. The first song I ever learned was Grand Funk's Heartbreaker.
  11. jeffL

    jeffL New Member

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    like MB2 I also have been playing 30 years
    played almost every style out there
    first song played I can't recall but my favorite guitarist
    Jimi Hendrix Robin Trower frank Marino,etc
    and witch I got to hang with on the 25th and 26th of sept.
    they came to town for the second time
    I got frank to sign my strat got my picture taken with him
    Real Cool
    you know what I want to know ?
    how is it that a band such as marino can go from concert hall
    to small clubs Whats up with that??
    don't take this wrong the show was great but there was no one there for them!
    We had more people at our show then they did
    jeffl
  12. FlorianapoliS

    FlorianapoliS New Member

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    Phwoar, I would love to hear some of you play. I've only been playing 4 years and loving it :)
  13. NOFX ROCK!

    NOFX ROCK! New Member

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    Been playin bass for about a year and was in a band 'till recently when I moved house. Trying to get another band up and running at the moment. Can't live without my bass!!
  14. Zack

    Zack New Member

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    probably going on a year and a half, two years now :p

    Zack
  15. evansst

    evansst New Member

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    Played for 28 years.. but got married in the middle somewhere and felt too committed to play as often.... regretting it now. Pick up my axe these days and the feeling is just not there:(

    Learning the didgeridu now to annoy everyone:p
  16. -Mm-

    -Mm- New Member

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    I've been playiing for 3 - 4 Years....which isn't much compared to many of you, yet it feels a lot longer than it actually is though...
    ummm my influences are Mark Knopfler (god knows if thats the right spelling) and Jimi HendriX. I started because my dad was in a band and he played guitar so that got me going as well. :D
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2002
  17. dd6444

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  18. justme

    justme New Member

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    About 10 years...still cant play for crap!
  19. Wizzra

    Wizzra New Member

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    1 year... can play all basic chords ;] no lessons ~~
  20. Smiles

    Smiles New Member

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    10 Years. Fav guiatrists inlclude: Martin Taylor, Frank Gambale, Buzz Feitan, Joe Pass, Steve Vai and John Schofield

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