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bluesblooded
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Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by bluesblooded » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:33 pm

I have posted comments on the forum without properly presenting myself.

First, I want to say that 12bar.de is a great site rich in content with a great community. I learn a lot from this site and really appreciate it. This is a nice place to hang around. I enjoy reading the posts and listening to the blues.

So here I go: I’m French Canadian in the mid 40s. Of course I love the blues, and guitars. I really enjoy Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and many others. My guitar playing skills are way bellow my expectations, but I got over the fact that I would never play like my idols. Now I can say that I enjoy playing for myself.

Like many of you, I have built guitars as a hobby.

I’ve built two SRV #1 replica. The first one, I started with a Squier Bullet and gradually replaced everything (except the body) and turn it into a nice replica of SRV’s Number One guitar. When completed I sold the guitar and with the proceeds, I purchased a real USA Fender SRV artist series Stratocaster. I then reliced the body so it would look like SRV’s guitar. This second one was to me the best looking guitar out there. Unfortunately, the sound was not versatile enough to let me play different kind of music. Since I cannot afford to have twenty guitars, I sold this beauty last august and purchased a Line 6 Variax 700. So far I really enjoy the Variax and it works great with my Line 6 XT Pro live pedal.

I also own a Martin DX1 and Mexican Stratocaster HSS with Floyd Rose on which I replaced the pickups for GFS lipstick pickup.

Well that’s enough for now.

Take care!

Bluesblooded.

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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by 12bar » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:46 pm

:welcome: aboard!
bluesblooded wrote:My guitar playing skills are way bellow my expectations, but I got over the fact that I would never play like my idols. Now I can say that I enjoy playing for myself.
That's what most of us do! :dance:

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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by Blindboy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:23 pm

:welcome:
bluesblooded wrote:My guitar playing skills are way bellow my expectations, but I got over the fact that I would never play like my idols. Now I can say that I enjoy playing for myself.
Likewise... :cool:
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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by HalfBlindLefty » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:04 pm

Welcome :)

mhh I just could be that our idols are thinking.... lucky us..... we fooled them (grin)
A long time ago, in the old forum : Registered: Mon, 27 Nov 2006. Wonder were the other old members all went....

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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by VikingBlues » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:31 pm

:welcome: bluesblooded.

"Now I can say that I enjoy playing for myself". Well - that's a pretty good place to get to - a highlight in the blues learning journey. :thumbsup:

Enjoy the forum. :D
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Post by Golfxzq » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:52 am

:welcome: Bluesblooded... couldn't let you get by without a big welcome from TN... Great to have you in the forum, this the place to be. It sounds like you are really on top of that guitar build thing... could be a great help to some of us who are just starting out.
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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by Strummer07 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:36 am

Hi there ....and welcome Blusblooded !!
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lyric from "Out in The Fields"
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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by bluesblooded » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:45 am

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome :beer:

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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by elborgo » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:06 pm

Welcome to a great place :wave:

if you enjoy playing for yourself I'm sure others will enjoy your playing too :high5:
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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by bluesblooded » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:56 pm

Golfxzq wrote:It sounds like you are really on top of that guitar build thing... could be a great help to some of us who are just starting out.

I dont have that much exprerience. I built one and refinish a second one (more like remove the finish). I've replaced pickups on another. That's about it. Of course If I know something, I will be happy to share.

If there is any interest, I could start another thread where I explain what I did with pictures.

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Post by VikingBlues » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:40 pm

bluesblooded wrote:If there is any interest, I could start another thread where I explain what I did with pictures.
I'm always interested to see how other people go about all matters of building guitars. Reminds me where I got it all wrong! :D
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Post by Golfxzq » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:10 am

:dance: I think there would be some interest... I know that I would be.
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Re: Neglecting presenting myself...

Post by vancouverois » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:25 pm

A bit late, :welcome:
Pics of your build would be appreciated, great to see other's experience :thumbsup:
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