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 Guitar Profiles, for those who play guitar
doubledown11
Posted: Feb 19 2008, 02:10 AM


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There are a lot of peeps on this board that play guitar. Just curious as to what guitars people have and how long they've been playing.
So some simple questions:

1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
2. What amp or amps do you use?
3. Effects?
4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
5. How long have you been playing?
6. What is the first song you tried playing?
7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?

I'll go first.

1. Just one. A 3-tone Sunburst American Fender Stratocaster HSS w/ rosewood neck. It is my favorite by default but I'd like to get a Telecaster one day and an acoustic.
2. Just a tiny 2 W Roland Micro CUBE. It's super portable (AC or batteries), does the job and I live in a condo and don't want to piss off the neighbors with a more powerful amp.
3. No pedals. Just my amp on Classic setting with moderate amount of gain and a touch of reverb.
4. H. I find it easier to use a thicker pick b/c i'm just a beginner.
5. I've been playing for < 2 mos. I thought I'd forgotten how to play while I was visiting Japan but thankfully it's like riding a bike.
6. Demo Koi!!! Love this song to death. Roxy's Youtube vid helped a lot. Taught me it's so much easier playing barre chords if you ignore fretting the 2nd finger (my friends do that too).
7. Demo Koi!! Actually, Renai Spirits is super easy but sounds so damn powerful so i love playing it too. Bought the Seimeiryoku Songbook so I can practice more songs. wink.gif
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Hisaki-chan
Posted: Feb 19 2008, 03:21 AM


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I'm kind of lame when it comes to owning guitars, but here goes anyway. =_=;

1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
I own 2, a Yamaha acoustic (BUT I WANT A GIBSON DOVE DD:) and an Epiphone Les Paul in Heritage Cherry Sunburst (although I swear I'm going to get a Fender Stratocaster one day...). Both cheap. They were both, like, under $300.

2. What amp or amps do you use?
*looks over at amp* Uh, I'm too lazy to check exactly what it is, but it's one of the tiny cube ones like Steve's. My amp says "CRATE" though. xD

3. Effects?
Nothing that I know of. Anything involving pedals, anyway. Just a classic tiny amp.

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
I use my Fender M most of the time, but sometimes I'll just use whatever the hell is available. xD

5. How long have you been playing?
About 7 months or so.

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
I believe it was YUI's It's happy line, followed by her TOKYO. I picked up Forbidden Games from my dad after that.

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
...uh. I'm still in the process of starting to learn stuff. I have mostly YUI and KT Tunstall in my guitar tabs folder. XD


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doubledown11
Posted: Feb 19 2008, 02:47 PM


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I wanted a Les Paul (Gibson)!! But my friends advised against it b/c the weight and contour of the body hinders playing it while sitting down. I'm a lazy sommamabiznatch and would go mental if i had to practice standing up.
Although it is good practice to play standing up on occasion b/c the feel is much different (more difficult) and you can't rock out if you're sitting down. smile.gif

That's why I bought an HSS Strat. Les Paul sound (via the Humbucker pickup) but nice and comfy because it's a Strat.
I sooooo want a Tele though. But can't justify buying a 2nd electric guitar until I improve more. I'll probably get an acoustic before a Tele.

Have fun playing Monchy madness on your badass Les Paul !!
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kasumiseizou
Posted: Feb 20 2008, 12:37 AM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
Acoustic durango and epiphone special II, but dreaming of the original red stratocaster xD

2. What amp or amps do you use?
little Peavey Backstage 10

3. Effects?
none?

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
T and M, mostly M.

5. How long have you been playing?
1,5 year

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
My first song was Kaoru Amane Taiyou no uta lol xD Anyway I bought guitar and decided to play it because of this song (JE rlz xD), first chatto song was shangrila

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
Everytime I play my guitar I start with hotaru hotaru, but I also like to play demo koi, joshitachi.


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Hisaki-chan
Posted: Feb 20 2008, 01:51 AM


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QUOTE ("doubledown")
I wanted a Les Paul (Gibson)!! But my friends advised against it b/c the weight and contour of the body hinders playing it while sitting down. I'm a lazy sommamabiznatch and would go mental if i had to practice standing up.
Although it is good practice to play standing up on occasion b/c the feel is much different (more difficult) and you can't rock out if you're sitting down. smile.gif


Gibsons are freaking EXPENSIVE though (meaning I will also probably never get myself a Gibson Dove L-200 Emmylou Harris =_=). D: That's why my dad just got me an Epiphone Les Paul, which is at least 9 or 10 times cheaper than the Gibson Les Paul. It's good, but...>_<

I hate standing up to play. I prefer to sit cross-legged on the floor (total YUI influence). xD I do stand up if I'm playing something 80's or something with a solo or whatever.

QUOTE ("kasumiseizou")
6. What is the first song you tried playing?
My first song was Kaoru Amane Taiyou no uta lol xD


Oh, that was one of my first songs, too. Hella easy. xD


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youngelectricpop
Posted: Feb 20 2008, 02:29 AM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
Fender Cyclone II and Ibanez PF acoustic. I have a bass too, but it sucks, lol.

2. What amp or amps do you use?
Fender Champion 30 DSP

3. Effects?
Boss Distortion DS-1, and my amp has built in effects so I have a bit of reverb+delay. Sounds real pretty on clean. I'd really like a Digital Delay or a Fuzz Factory, though.

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
M, usually Fender

5. How long have you been playing?
3 years or so..

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
Haruka Kanata by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
oyashirazu, or koi no kemuri. Hmm.. I like them both

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Roxy36
Posted: Feb 20 2008, 06:41 AM


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GREAT THREAD TOPIC! hmm, maybe i should just create a seperate section dedicated to everything GUITARS/GUITAR LOVERS/GUITAR TUTORIALS/ETC.. xD

1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
6 guitars total. i'm somewhat of a collector really..

2 acoustics
-"RED": A vintage 1979 Applause acoustic
-"Infinity": A Semi-acousic Ovation Celebrity

1 classical
-"Raven": Harmony Marquis by Kaman

3 electric
-"Black Bird": Hamer Flying-V
-"Avril": Squier Strat
-"eriko": Custom Fender Mexican Strat

It's hard to pick a favorite.. but if I really had to, i'll let you guess.. hehehe

and YES, i name my guitars... so what.. rolleyes.gif

right now though, i REAAALLY want a telecaster! and after seeing ecchan play that all white tele on the hirahira PV, i'm aiming to get that exact same one..

2. What amp or amps do you use?
Just a Fender 30 watt amp.. Technically, it's really a bass amp though. kyahaha

3. Effects?
I use a DigiTech RP-50..

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
I prefer Fender Mediums the best. Dunlops are also REAALLY nice.

5. How long have you been playing?
since 2001..

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
'Drive' by Incubus.
1st jpop song = "Week!" by Do As Infinity
1st chatmonchy song = It was between "Hotaruhotaru" and "Hana no Yume".. can't remember

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
At this moment, it's probably "Bus Romance".. It's just a really fun song to play and I love the solo.. I also like playing, "Demo. Koi wa Circus", "Weekend no Maboroshi", and "Hotaruhotaru"..

edit: on the other hand, i've been playing "Akai Zawameki" a lot lately.. this by far, along with ''Three Sheeps'', are my favorite indie tracks by them!


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ryteujin08
Posted: Feb 21 2008, 01:08 AM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
2 guitars actually...one gibson SG special faded electric guitar..and one local/self made acoustic guitar which i name "aurica"..hehehe...kind of knew how to made guitars back then in my province so i made one which s also my favorite guitar to play... laugh.gif

2. What amp or amps do you use?
Marshall MS2 mini guitar amplifier...(as seen on the amp's box..hehe)

3. Effects?
...none at the moment hehehehe...

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
...M most of the time..

5. How long have you been playing?
8 months..

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
renai spirits..(very easy and yet when i play it it's like having ecchan beside me while were playing the song together...hehe)

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
before renai spirits...right now kotsu taru hotaru....hehe


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TrtleWalk
Posted: Feb 25 2008, 01:12 AM


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QUOTE (ryteujin08 @ Feb 21 2008, 01:08 AM)
1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
2 guitars actually...one gibson SG special faded electric guitar..and one local/self made acoustic guitar which i name "aurica"..hehehe...kind of knew how to made guitars back then in my province so i made one which s also my favorite guitar to play... laugh.gif

You made your own ?? that's cool ^ ^ !

1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
Hmm ... total would be 4 guitars: 1 Squier Strats, Alvarez acoustic, and a Yamaha. And the last one is a cavaquinho, it's a Portuguese ukulele.. My fave would be that one and Alvarez.. But same like Hisaki-Chan, i also wanted a gibson dove ^ ^ .. It's freaking awesome, but very very expensive .. Or maybe a Cole Clark acoustic. Or a Gretch. Or Tele .. Ahhh the wish is endless ^ ^

2. What amp or amps do you use?
a local amp .. a bass amp which i've mistaken as a guitar amp on my first year playing guitar hehe.. which But if i have enough money, i want to buy Vox for it's British sound..

3. Effects?
Zoom 707..

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
The M or H..

5. How long have you been playing ?
Been playing since junior high, so probably about 9 years..

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
I don't remember ^ ^ .. it was quite a long time ago ... But first exposure to J-music world was L'arc en Ciel ..

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
Demo koi wa circus ! Hana no Yume, and also Yuhhi 'something' Kazuruguma .. i forgot the title..hehe..



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Chatmonchylover
Posted: Feb 26 2008, 03:37 PM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
well i have 4 guitars: 2 ventura acoustic guitars one is a 12string, a Les Paul sunburn (really heavy) and a electroacoustic 12string Welson guitar. i like a lot the welson it makes me feel like a dirty rocknroller hehhee cheers!
but i would be very nice to get a George harrison's nashville Gretch
i work at Fender fabric Mexico and i play everyday the red telecaster that ecchan uses also the akchan purple jazz precision bass just like the hira hira Pv yeaah, someday im going to buy them URESHII DESUYO smile.gif

2. What amp or amps do you use?
i have a big classic peavey and a pacer mars peavey

3. Effects?
2 complete Raks analog BOSS pedals

4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
most M

5. How long have you been playing ?
like 8 years (well i have a rock n roll band called Revolver Morning (i always wanted to say that hehehe) listen to us if you want to i hope u like it http://www.myspace.com/revolvermorning1

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
''Love Me Do''''it's only love'' and ''two of us'' by the beatles

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
well they're many: Hana no yume,Dai Dai, shangri la, saraba seishun, renai spirits, akai zawameki...


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asuna
Posted: Mar 4 2008, 01:40 PM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
I current have 2, a Maestro Acoustic and a Cort Z-Custom Sunburst electric. I love both of em =))

2. What amp or amps do you use?
A Roland Micro-Cube

3. Effects?
Digitech RP150 Multi-effects

4. Plectrum (pick): I have a wide range, depends on the song i'm playing, but mostly M. I use L if I want a softer sound and H mainly for bright acoustic songs. Using Dunlops =)

5. How long have you been playing?
Probably around 4 years, since 2004

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
A Mandopop song - Qing Fei De Yi by Harlem Yu

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
ATM its Bus Romance XD I really enjoy Koi no Kemuri too


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Samart
Posted: Mar 5 2008, 06:11 PM


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1. How many guitars do you have and what are they? Which is your favorite one?
I started on a classic a classic and cheap guitar with no brand made in China, with nylon strings. Around 2002-2003 I bought my first guitar, a Takamine EF-341SC (you know, the Black one...). I sold it 2 years after on a "guitar forum"... then I bought a WASBURN DK20CET (cheap electro-acoustic). I still use it. Next time I go to Japan, I want to get the "Takamine EF508c" because I can get it cheaper than here.

2. What amp or amps do you use?
[color=black]I don't have any amp. I have not turn into electro yet... Even I used electro-acoustic guitars, I have never plugged them into amps or never used any pedals yet. But I am more and more interested in... Guess I will have to soon... In fact, I want to use a "distort pedal" (I think it's called something like that... :D ) to play some Damien Rice's songs... smile.gif Then I will need an amp, right ? Or just use an interface+pedal(s)+computer+Hi-Fi like speakers ?



3. Effects?
No effects. I am pure. Ah, ah, ah... Just see question number 2.


4. Plectrum (pick): T, M or H
I have many plectrum from the thinnest to the thickest... even jazz thumb picks. The problem is I don't use them at all... Each time I try to play with it, I throw it away after 1 minute maximum... and continue with my fingers and nails... smile.gif (but most of the time I only use thumb and index...). My hands must be bad-coordinated, because I just can't use it (should try harder, maybe) sad.gif

5. How long have you been playing?
I started guitar like 10 years before. My uncle teached me to play "Wind of Change" by Scorpions... (it's funny, because I never played that song again after... and I never listened to Scorpions... but my uncle was... lol...). So, I could strum a little at that time... but wasn't playing at all. I really started playing after listening to Bruce Springsteen's music and seeing him live. I bought my first own guitar around 2003 and start playing all his songs... and some of the the Beatles, Paul Simon's, etc...

6. What is the first song you tried playing?
"Wind of change", by Scorpions. But I was a little compeled to do so... because I had to start with a song, and I didn't care about what it should be. My uncle choosed me that song because it was quite simple... (something like about 4 chords and it's done... don't remember well...). The first song I really wanted to learn by myself should be "Thunder Road" or "Growin' up", both by Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen.

7. Favorite Chatmonchy song to play on the guitar?
Only one ??? Ok, "Saraba Seishun".


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doubledown11
Posted: Mar 8 2008, 09:42 AM


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QUOTE (Samart @ Mar 5 2008, 04:11 AM)


... (maybe you can help me by telling me your opinion) next time I go to Japan... maybe this year... (chances of departure this year at 80 %, and If I can go to a Chatmonchy's gig at the same time, it would just be great... How cool I could be if I get to meet Sir DoubleDown ??)[/color]

Oh yeah, for sure. If you go to Japan when Chatmonchy is on tour more than likely I will be in Japan too.
French is supposed to be the most romantic language in the world. You should have no problem picking up Japanese girls... like Akko. wink.gif
So if you pick up a girl may be you can hook me up with her friend. hahaha. esp if her name is Eriko. smile.gif

QUOTE (asuna @ Mar 3 2008, 11:40 PM)
2. What amp or amps do you use?
A Roland Micro-Cube

Hey! No way! Same as me. It was cheap but I'm really happy with it. Really versatile and portable.
But i'll probably graduate to a tube amp when I get a little better. smile.gif


Oh and an update:
Bought an acoustic guitar earlier this week.
Guild GAD50 PCE (sunburst).
Still have to get used to the bigger body acoustic guitars have.
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Roxy36
Posted: Mar 8 2008, 10:30 AM


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ah, that's awesome! i say if you guys are gonna meet up, we might as well have one giant SLF members gathering, and take up a good amount of chatmonchy's crowd.. x)

hmm, we may need 18 people to volunteer for spelling out "Shangri-la.2ya.com" on our bellies.. 1 letter per person.. haha

oh yea, steve, how are you diggin' you new acoustic btw? like it better than electric?







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doubledown11
Posted: Mar 8 2008, 11:19 PM


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QUOTE (Roxy36 @ Mar 7 2008, 08:30 PM)
ah, that's awesome! i say if you guys are gonna meet up, we might as well have one giant SLF members gathering, and take up a good amount of chatmonchy's crowd.. x)

hmm, we may need 18 people to volunteer for spelling out "Shangri-la.2ya.com" on our bellies.. 1 letter per person.. haha

oh yea, steve, how are you diggin' you new acoustic btw? like it better than electric?

ROFLMAO @ bellypainting idea.
That would be HILARIOUS but I think Ecchan would freak out and run off stage.

MY GAD-50 has a spruce top and padauk back/sides giving it a brighter tone. I chose it because I wanted a "telecaster" type bright/cutting tone as opposed to the deep/rich one my HSS strat has.
I love my new guitar but I prefer my Fender Strat for sure. My Strat is more comfortable to hold and is way more versatile in terms of sounds.
Although my Guild does come with a pickup, I rarely play it plugged into my amp. I like having it in my living room. During commercial breaks I'll just start practicing, hahaha.
Also, acoustic guitars are a lot more finnicky. i notice I have to be much more precise with my fretting. On an electric guitar I can hide behind the overdrive and get a wicked sound when playing barre chords. On the acoustic some strings sound jangly or muted if i don't barre well enough with my first finger. But I guess that's good b/c it will force me to improve fretting technique.

So I still llove Ecchan the most (what I named my Fender Strat.... it's not Eriko... it's Ecchan... so...... it's different from the name of your Strat... hahaha)
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