Just thought that I'd introduce myself, for what it's worth. Real name, Larry Boydston. I'm 54+ and have been playing, repairing, and modifying guitars and amps for 32 years. A blues fan first, formost, and always, I also enjoy some Classic country, vintage rock,rock n' roll, and vintage pop. When I use the term vintage, it's pretty much pertaining to pre-1980. My tastes are towards music even older than I am. I bought my first album, Meet the Beatles, in about 1970. As far as blues go, I love :
Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Lightnin' hopkins, Albert King, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson, Eric clapton(esp. his early work-Yardbirds-cream), Stevie Ray Vaughn,
Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green, Little Walter, and i could go on for another 10 minutes. I'll be asking questions. I may even have an answer or two. I look forward to
participating in this forum. If I learn the half of what I have on the music electronics forum Ampage, and find as many "friends" here, I'll be well blessed.
I like that list of players you did (so many good ones - maybe another 10 minutes wouldn't be enough!. Know just what you mean about a taste for music older than yourself.
Look forward to seeing you around on the forum.
Pleased to "meet' 12bar, Viking Blues, Strummer 07, BlindBoy, 2WheelsOfBlues,kiwiclapton, and MichaelRobinson!This must be quite an international thing here. Thanks for the welcome. I can see that this will be a great experience for me. Warning ! I'll try to learn all I can from folks like you all. To answer strummer 07, I hail from just outside Kansas City, where a rich tradition of Blues music is still alive and "kickin". You are the second person that I have ever conversed with from the British Isles that I'm aware of. I have a friend on Ampage, a musid electronics forum, who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. I modify, troubleshoot, repair electric guitars and amps(all tube, all tone). I've been at it, both playing blues/blues rock, and keeping the technology rolling as well for over 30 years. So I can definately relate to Viking Blues. It's great to know more American bluesmen as well as one from the Netherlands, and one fron new Zaeland.
I wish you all the BEST, in blues, and in life itself. Thanks again for the welcome. I write down everybody's "handle" so i'll remember you when we "meet" again.
We seem to have a pretty stable community here with just enough rotation of active members to keep things lively.
You'll get to know a bunch of good people pretty well over time. It's a great place.
With your knowledge of electronics you may find yourself receiving as many questions as answers.