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Washburn General Forum => General Discussion => Topic started by: Alpha Male on August 26, 2006, 12:53:23 PM

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on August 26, 2006, 12:53:23 PM
Hey everyone.  There may be a similar thread to this out there, but I couldn't find one.

While reading this forum everyday, it has made me realize that there is such a wide variety of Washburn lovers on here.  We all have our own unique ways of doing things and expressing ourselves (some more unique than others).  Anyway, in my line of work, part of my job is to try and figure people out and determine what makes them tick.

Well, I got to thinking (again).  It might be interesting to start a thread where we can tell a little something about ourselves.  You can give as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with.  I realize some of this info is found in our profiles, but it is a little time-consuming going through all the profiles - and even then, the info is pretty vague.  If you think this is getting too personal, don't post anything.

I'll start.

First Name:  Brent
User Name:  Alpha Male

Story Behind Your User Name:
In Miramichi we have a Junior A hockey team called the Timberwolves.  I used to be on the team's executive board for a few years.  My wife and I are involved in the billet program and we have a player or two that lives with us every year for the entire length of the season.  Anyway, on the Timberwolves forum, I use Alpha Male as my name.  I liked it so much that I started using it elsewhere.

Reside:  Miramichi, NB, Canada

Age: will be 38 in September, 2006

Family:  Married for 8 years, 2 children (Andrew 7 and Sarah 3)

Occupation:  Chemical sales rep to pulp and paper mills

Wife's Occupation:  Medical Secretary

Hobbies:  My kids, deer hunting, baseball, darts, hockey, golf, playing guitar

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  Christmas 2005

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a great deal
2) Liked the sound and the look

Future Plans:
1) To take guitar lessons
2) To get my motorcycle license and tour all of North America after I retire (the wife and kids can follow in the RV)
2) I'd like to start a Corvette collection - I love Corvettes (any year, any style)

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I used to be a nationally ranked dart player.  I got to travel and play in tournaments all over Canada and some of the US.  I once had a chance to make the Canadian team to travel to the World Championships in England, but got nervous and screwed it up royally.  Went to England anyway to watch the world championship and had an opportunity to play against some of the top pro's in the world - I won some, and lost some too.  Chicks dig dart players. [8D]

Brent

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2005 D34SCETS Augusta
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Pike on August 26, 2006, 06:06:22 PM
Well, as for me, I'm a sign maker of 35 years curently living in Oregon who loves playing Washburn guitars. My handle Pike comes from a fellow named Zebulon Pike, who my home town county in Pennsylvania was named after. Pike's Peak was also named after him, as well as my business, Pike Sign & Graphic. I have been with my second wife Susie for 18 years. Couple of grown kids, couple of rotties, whole bunch of guitars.



Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on August 26, 2006, 06:11:15 PM
My wife says I shouldnt but what the hey.
Louis
Ship of Fools
Robert Plant song listen to it
Richmond BC
53 on Sept.21
Married,3 kids(1 son 2 daughters) 2 grandsonsAnniversary tomorrow
Retired
Yep she works(darn hard too if I might add)
Karate,weapons(Martial art type)nunchuks,bo,sie's,tonfa,tecko's(iron fists)Music,woods,and of course working out in gym,did I mention I love to play with Guitars and record music.
all three,great people,learn stuff all the time,and will often have to change my depends for fresh ones thanks to a select few( they do it deliberatly,they own stocks in Depends).
Mid seventies,electric I think(mind damaged from 60's)
got it for free
I didnt play it that much,I was required to play a Gibson,then we switched to Stratocaster.
Future plans,well thats real easy to be here next year,and travel more now that little one is not so little.
You guys know everything about me just read Toaster Louis R rated thread,apperently I'm an open book.<but I am suffering from an accute case of GAS,but dont worry I am still waiting for the flash backs I'm suppose to have from the 60's I just wish they would get here sooner than later.thats my story and I'm sticking to it with outadding more,well maybe here and there

PS pike that is a very fine looking wife,but I really love your other girl,she is a fine looking Rotty,they are above all other dogs I would almost get rid of my cats for a Rotty but our place is just to small for a dog like her.[;)]




















































Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Pike on August 26, 2006, 06:42:23 PM
Wow Louis, that was quick, I decided to not put the photo up and took it down. Susie says to tell you thanks for the compliment though! Abby is a little sweatheart. Here's our other pup, Marco. He's 20 months old, and still a gangly teen.

 (http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/Pikeusa/c56fee5c.jpg)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Deacon on August 26, 2006, 07:47:03 PM
Name:  Jim Dirkes
User Name:  Deacon

Story Behind Your User Name:
I am one, and my dad calls me Deacon Jim like the football player.  Of course, the fact that I'm 6'6 and 325 completes the image.  Deacon comes from the greek deaconos which means servant.  Today, I serve others to the best of my ability.

Reside:  Charleston, SC

Age: 44, October 12, 1961

Family:  Married for 7 years (8 on Nov 21), 2 children (Ellisa 23 and Ian 6)

Occupation:  Clinical Netwsork Systems Engineer at the Medical University of SC; Director of Young Adult Ministries at my local church.

Wife's Occupation:  Paralegal at Motley-Rice.

Hobbies:  Teaching, motorcycles, collecting guitars, computers, playing guitar

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) the guitars
3) there's an opportunity to help other people.
4) did I mention the people?

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  Feb 1999

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Liked the sound and the look

Future Plans:
1) Quit my job and go into fulltime Christian ministry.
2) Start a restaurant

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I was stabbed to death in 1985 when I stopped a lowlife loser from raping my girlfriend.  Once in the heart, again in the left lung, and a 14 slice on the left arm, cutting the radial artery.  God had a plan for my life, even back then.  I quit drinking on August 10, 1985 as a result... life is good.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2005 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on August 26, 2006, 08:29:14 PM
Interesting stuff.  We have some amazing people with amazing life stories associated with this site.  Aside from the guitars being very well crafted and incredible value, I can't imagine any other guitar site being this informative and this much fun.

Louis, your Rated R thread is one of the best laughs I've ever had on any forum.  I hope you're not offended by any of it.  But then again, if you are, you can just use your karate to kick the living sh!t out of most of us anyways.  [:D]

Brent
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on August 27, 2006, 02:16:18 PM
Alpha its the VERY BEST MEDICINE I COULD HAVE,even I didnt know I did so much in my life I should save it all and write a book,what do you think,will I make a million,if so I am so on it,but I will have to donate almost all of the profits,how much do I need to live,just enogh for a roof over my head cloths on my back,(only because its illegal to run around naked and I dont want to frighten the world)and enough food to sustain me,everything else would be a waste that I would need to share.louis..PS Pike hes a handsome looking fellow,and yes you guys who missed it Pikes wife is a I cant say it,it wouldnt be polite oh,what the hey,she is a hottie.[}:)]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: kewltunes on August 27, 2006, 04:30:21 PM
First Name: Kristin (male)
User Name: Kewltunes

Story Behind Your User Name:
No real story, it just sort of felt right.

Reside: Central Coast of California

Age: 49

Family: Married for 29 years, 4 children 2 grandchildren

Occupation: Software Engineer for local Coumty

Wife's Occupation: High School Teacher (just starting)
Hobbies: Guitar (doh), fps video games, martial arts, medieval weapons collecting

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I didn't, my (at that time) future wife did, 1972

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) I loved the sound and playability

Future Plans:
1) Actually learn to play someday

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I lived in Iceland for 2 years.

Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on August 27, 2006, 06:20:48 PM
hi guys....

hi alpha mate
hi louis[8D]
hi deacon
hi kewltune
hi pike

I've been pretty please to read a little bit more about you guys tonight,,,, I'll promised you that I'll wrote a full topics like yours tomorow..

I'm not that good in english but i'll try my best to make myself understand... but i understand almost yours...

Le gars franco-Québecois...[B)]

ykhike76@hotmail.com
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on August 27, 2006, 08:11:24 PM
The fact that I am still ticking is a great feeling.  As some of you know, I had a heart attack three weeks ago.  It is an event that makes you reevaluate your priorities (before the heart attack I was very work focused in a very high stress envirornment)

First Name: Mark

User Name: just strum

Story Behind Your User Name:
I initially went by a variation of my first and last name but I decided to conceal my identity.  I wanted something that was guitar related so as a beginner guitar player I “just strum”.  I thought about something cool and scary, but Lord Luci was taken[;)][}:)][;)].

Reside: Northeastern Ohio

Age: 52

Family: Married for 19 years, 2 children – Son is 17, daughter will be 15 in October although I’m certain she’s 25 or 26)

Occupation: At the moment, purchasing for an aerospace company.  I also worked in marketing as a proposal manager for a different aerospace company.

Wife's Occupation: Office Mgr and retail (two different jobs)

Hobbies: Family, golf, playing guitar and I use to have a few Mercedes, but that is on hold for now.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) I found a lot of people here that I can communicate with as if they were coworkers or good neighbors
2) I’ve continue to learn a lot and slowly I am able to help contribute.
3) These people are some real B busters.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: May 2006 from Dave (toaster20)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a good deal and was sold on the brand after posting on this forum.
2) Own two electrics and wanted a different sound.  I actually wanted to buy an acoustic for my first guitar (Feb 2006), but was talked out of it by a friend.

Future Plans:
1) To continue to learn more about music and the guitar
2) To be able to have conversation on the same level as many of the other members of the forum.
3) I would like to open up a business that is music related.  It would be nice to set up something where young and old could get together and play music and set up small stage shows.


Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - EA20SDL
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL (enroute)
Epiphone - G400
Fender Squier Stratocaster - this inexpensive guitar started the madness
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE BIFOCAL BRIGADE
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on August 27, 2006, 09:47:52 PM
Just strum,one thing my Cardioligist recommended lots of you know what,he said it would be great for the heart.And I would gladly come and play in your venue,sorry no-headlining,and only if I can have glacier water from Canada.But  would like to save I'm so glad you're still with us slow down and remember that no amount of money is worth that thin life line that we all have.louis
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on August 28, 2006, 07:27:22 AM
Hi every one... HERE I AM[}:)]

FIRST NAME: YAN
USER NAME: Millenium
NICK NAME: Wyatt (when I play game)

STORY BEHIND YOUR USER NAME: Millenium as been choose because of my special guitar D2003S. and about wyatt It's from the movie Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner as a cowboy

RESIDE: Rivière-du-Loup, QUÉBEC, Canada

AGE: I'm 29.... but I'm turning on 30's in october and that make me freak a little bit...[V]

FAMILY: I'm single since a year and I've no kids yet (but I surely want somme from me soon, I'm just searching for the good girl)

OCCUPATION: Parole Officer, I work for Service correctionnel du Canada (jail). I'm in charge of those parole prisoners who got out of jail to make sure that they respect there condition of liberty... SO, I decide who's gonna get out, and stay out, or get BACK inside...

HOBBIES: I like to play guitar, read books, hiking, rock climbing/ice climbing, kayak/canoe, play x-box, chess game...

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS FORUM?
1. I've been here to have some information about my guitar
2. People are pleasant to exchange
3. Practicing my english (I speak french)

WHEN DID YOU BUY YOUR FIRST WASHBURN?
I bought my fisrt washburn in 2003. That was the D2003S. When I see this one on the wall at the guitar saler, I wanted it... It was like a crush, too pretty[8D]

WHY DID YOU BUY A WASHBURN?
1. Price was good...
2. I've seen a lot of pictures in guitar magazine, so I realize that it was a great brand.

FUTUR PLANS:
1. Make a familly
2. getting MORE guitars [:I]
3. Ruling the washburn world with the D2003S with louis lollll and revolutionize the world

SOMETHING PEOPLE DOES'NT KNOW ABOUT ME
I've study in SEXOLOGIE(ph.d). Je parle en francais. J'ai appris l'anglais a l'école et la tv m'aide beaucoup. I've been to university in Qc. I'm 6'5. I've played basket-ball in a HIGH level of game... but no more, after a brocken angle. I like hockey too.

ykhike76@hotmail.com

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on August 28, 2006, 12:16:35 PM
Hi louis..

You wrote that your nick name is from a song SHIP OF FOOLS by robert plant ??...  Wich album ?? I'll like to heard that I'm an huge fan of plant/page Led zeppelin wave !![:)]

ykhike76@hotmail.com
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Chaos Rex on August 28, 2006, 12:37:00 PM
Howdy, seemed like a fun thread. I also like to talk about myself almost as much as I like to find out about others.

First Name: Aaron

User Name: Chaos Rex

Story Behind Your User Name: Well this stretches back to when I used to play AD&D. Chaotic Neutral was my favorite Alignment and I became enamored with the whole Chaos thing. When I first started to chat I wanted a cool name so I combined Chaos with Tyrannousaurus Rex and got Chaos Rex. It fits in so many ways.

Reside: San Francisco Bay Area

Age: 31

Family: Technically Single but I do have a girlfriend. Someday I might update this to reflect a change.

Occupation: Computer Support for a Biotech company

Hobbies: Playing guitar though I really hate to call it a hobby cause that means I'm not a pro. Reading, Hiking, Photography, Writing, Drawing, Painting, tacticle shooting (IDPA) Role Playing and Computer games and finally, tinkering with guitars.

Why do you like this forum?: Great source of information. Their are some sages on here. Great people (of course we all love Washburns). And great topics.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Shortly after I graduated high school so maybe the Summer of 1993. It was a used Chicago Series KC-LTD, white. I got it for $250 @ Guitar Center in SF. That was my main guitar for years until I bought my second guitar on ebay, a ...Chicago Series KC-LTD, white. Yeah I know, when you love something you can't get enough. Funny enough both guitars had a chip in the same place(close to the jack) and stress cracks in the body finish at the neck.  

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: When I was first getting into playing, late 80's I saw a commercial for Washburn on MTV. I remember the commercial saying it was the lead guitarist for the band Nitro (who I later learned was Michael Angelo (Batio). The guy was phenominal on his washburn playing these amazing runs and using his right hand over the neck rather than under. I had to get one at that point. I was 12 or so.  


Future Plans:
1) Stop saying guitar playing as a hobby and start saying it's a profession (without lying)
2) Get Published
2) Get my degree

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I'm an open book and don't have anything exciting I can put here.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: The Ringer on August 28, 2006, 12:42:31 PM
The forum never ceases to amaze me.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on August 28, 2006, 02:34:07 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Ringer

The forum never ceases to amaze me.



C'mon, ya can't leave us hanging - care to elaborate?


Brent
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on August 28, 2006, 05:40:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by luvmyshiner

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:  I didn't go to law school until I was 27.  My first career was as a Baptist Minister.



The girls:

Washburn D10S
Washburn Cumberland J28SDL
Peavey Raptor Plus
A beautiful nylon string classical sold in a garage sale!
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE BIFOCAL BRIGADE



Now that's impressive!!!  And something I would not have guessed.

Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - EA20SDL
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL (enroute)
Epiphone - G400
Fender Squier Stratocaster - this inexpensive guitar started the madness
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE BIFOCAL BRIGADE
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on August 28, 2006, 05:43:24 PM
quote:
Something Most People Don't Know About Me:  I didn't go to law school until I was 27.  My first career was as a Baptist Minister.




Hmmmm, from a Babtist Minister to a lawyer..... from one extreme to the other....  and I can't decide which one is worse.  [;)]  Just kidding.  You knew I wouldn't be able to pass that one up.  [}:)]  I fit this little devil smiley in there just to rile up your ministerial side.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Fretless Johnny on August 28, 2006, 09:01:46 PM
First Name: John
User Name: Fretless Johnny

Story Behind Your User Name:
Well I have this fretless bass, see, and my name's John.

Reside: Albuquerque, NM

Age: Just turned 36

Family: Live next door to my ex-wife/best friend and two year old son, Jacob.

Occupation: English Teacher/Grad Student

Wife's Occupation: Editor

Hobbies: Hanging with my son, playing music, old British motorcycles.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell
I stole this from someone else, but it fits.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: About two weeks ago

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Because I'd played them before and really liked em, then I spotted this baby and couldn't put her down.

Future Plans:
1) Either a PhD or JD, juggling that decision at the moment.
2) Spend as much quality time with my son as I can before he thinks I'm a dork.
3) Write and record a heavy, psychadelic blues album.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I was in the Army for seven years and saw action in both Somalia and Bosnia.  91B3V  2/22 10th MTN and HHC 2/5 CAV for anyone who knows what that means.  

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: southpaw on September 01, 2006, 11:54:22 PM
Great idea - I'll do my best

First Name: Randall

User Name: Southpaw

Story Behind Your User Name:
I've always been into baseball, my father was left-handed also (played semi-pro ball too), and he always regarded being being left-handed as a badge of honor. My youngest son is a lefty too, so now my wife and I can stop having kids. I still can't believe the user name Southpaw wasn't taken.

Reside: Zirconia, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Age: 42

Family: Married for 18 years, 3 children – Alyssa (12), Ryan (10), Carson (9)

Occupation: Graphic Designer. A partner & I have a design firm in Hendersonville, NC www.hi-testdesign.com

Wife's Occupation: 5th grade teacher

Hobbies: Kayaking, music, restoration (basically fixing anything up), flea markets, collecting stuff (don't get me started), woodworking, Macs, playing baseball in the over-30 league as long as possible before the ol arm gives out.

Why do you like this forum?:
most so called experts are hardly experts. If you want answers go straight to the good people. I'm a big believer in these types of social networks.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Summer 2005

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Luck I guess. I always wanted to play but nobody wanted to give a lefty the time of day. Saw the Woodstock on eBay and it was love at first sight. Seems like everyone here in these mountains plays something. Anywhere you get more than a few people together, the guitars, banjos and fiddles come out. It's a great place to learn.

Future Plans:
1) Take lessons
2) Build a combination pottery studio (for the wife), design office and practice space (for me)
3) Get the kids thru college
4) Build my own guitar

Something most people don't know about me:
I've restored about 21 musclecars, including a one-of-one 1968 Firebird 400 convertible called the Grand Marque. Don't have any freetime for that anymore, I would much rather sit on the back deck sipping an ice tea and strumming.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: PAPPY on September 02, 2006, 11:23:41 AM
First Name:Pete
User Name:PAPPY
Story Behind Your User Name:Given to me by my oldest son who is now 40 years old.Instead of calling me Dad like most other kids, he wanted a name for me that was all his own.
Reside:Goldthwaite, Tx.
Age:Older Than Dirt
Family:My lovely second wife of 27 years,Carrie,and though she is a LOT younger than I it has been the best years of my life.One son by my first wife(who is still a great friend and actually the God mother of my second son)his name is Dale Ray and his wife's name is Tammy and they gave me a grandson,Dylan Ray.Tammy had a daughter,Dakota, when they married that was one of my best friends but we lost her to cancer last year at the age of 16(the worst time of my entire life)Carrie gave me my second son,Corey Dale who is married to Becca and they gave me a grandaughter a little over a year ago,Makayla, and she is a doll, I babysit her everyday.
Occupation:Medically retired
Wife's Occupation: Manager of all three of our school lunchrooms here,keeps the Nursery at Church,drives a school bus,runs the swimming pool in the summer months.
Hobbies:Hunt raccoon with hounds(limited now), run rabbits with Beagles(can sit on the tailgate to do this), trying to play music on guitar with friends and relatives.
Why do you like this forum?:Because of the down to earth people that are members here and the way they treat folks like equals.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:My first Washburn was given to me by my Uncle,I think in the early 80's.
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:Answer Above
Future Plans:Enjoy my family to the fulliest,and make as many new friends as I can and enjoy old friends to the best of my ability.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me:There is nothing about me that someone doesn't know and if there is anything anyone wants to know just ask me.

05 Washburn EA9
Only member of the Trifocal Brigade
One pair of Holy socks
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on September 02, 2006, 11:56:53 AM
Hi PAPPY...

Nice reply... It's seem's that you have a pretty nice family. You sound also as an hansome man (sage). I admire that! I really appreciate the fact the your reply sound sincere. You really open yourself and let us know a little bit more about you!!

I do also like hunting. But be here in QUÉBEC, we're hunting deer, bucks, bear etc... [8D][:0][:0][:0][:X]

ykhike76@hotmail.com
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: PAPPY on September 02, 2006, 12:35:31 PM
millenium, We hunt the buck deer,bobcat,mountain lion and wild hog down here but don't have any bear, wish we did, would love to run them with my hounds. I hardly ever carry a gun with me, I just love hearing the hounds run the track and put the quarry up a tree and then tell me to come look what I did LOL.

05 Washburn EA9
Only member of the Trifocal Brigade
One pair of Holy socks
Friends Are Cherished and Life's A Pleasures
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: kewltunes on September 02, 2006, 09:15:54 PM
Bears? Never hunt anything that can hunt you back..[:D]

Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on October 21, 2006, 02:52:31 PM
Finally!!!!


Welcome to the forum.

Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL
Washburn - EA20SDL
Epiphone - G400
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cllvt on October 21, 2006, 03:48:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by just strum

Finally!!!!


Welcome to the forum.

Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL
Washburn - EA20SDL
Epiphone - G400
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD




ha ha - yea, welcome aboard CB!  Sounds like you will have a grand old time w/the new Washburn!  [:D]

I had almost forgotten about this thread. I will have to add my 2 cents when I have a bit more time.

Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on October 21, 2006, 03:54:02 PM
Yoy know I was already heading to woodstock before you were even born,you big baby,you forgot to memtion your other hobby,the KIDS and dont forget cheering up that crazy Canadian,ship of fools,you guys are going to have to semi-behave we have another lady on board,I wonder what happened with Lisa,welcome aboard Kimmie it will be fun teasing you up,hope you dont mind,your canuck.louis
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on October 21, 2006, 04:38:25 PM
quote:
Originally posted by ship of fools
I wonder what happened with Lisa,



Louis,

I was wondering the same thing.  We can always blame that casualty on our buddy H.

We just have to remember not to act like we've been in prison for 20 years (well, at least not most of us).

Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL
Washburn - EA20SDL
Epiphone - G400
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on October 23, 2006, 09:08:06 AM
I'm glad someone pushed this thread back up.  I find it to be a very interesting way in which to get to know everyone a little bit better.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: drake on October 24, 2006, 02:12:47 AM
When sober... I'm asleep. I play a TON of music all over the place and always have. Was kicked out at 15 and been raised by bikers. Done everything under the sun and am still alive. That I have myself to thank as well as a few emergency doctors and such. Then I learned the term moderation. I stink at spelling. I stink at remembering names. I am your typical weird passionate artsy dude with querks. Like... I can't stand to tell someone what to play. JUST FLIPPIN PLAY IT! Ya know... Im not talkin about something meticulous. I'm talking about playin from the heart. If I can't feel it then I don't like it. Um... I have two daughters (nuff said). I haven't and will never speak with any of my family again (nuff said). I am an advocate of freedom of speech at all costs (except respect for those I have it for). Never been married cuz it's none of amerika's nor it's gods business who I care for or exchange fluids with. Paper is just paper. Souls are souls and worth much more that a stupid ring and cerimony. I watch animation cuz it tells more of the truth than any sitcom. I love Bill Hicks and George Carlin. If I weren't a musician I would be... A pimp! No... Maybe a production manager or something in the industry. Prolly cuz it's all I know.

Most of all... I play the bejezus out of Washburn guitfiddles and love em! They keep me alive with tones and songs and they are to me like a new car everytime I pick one up. You know it'll start. It's just how you drive it or it drives you that gives you those moments. Does that make sense? I'd rather be a vessel than sit in front of paper and jot down a song. I play from the soul everytime I play including rehearsals or by myself. I love those who think for themselves and are passionate without being annoying as hell like me. I love those who can teach me something and at the same time am annoyed by people who tell me the same bs I've heard a thousand times before. I believe in evolution and think it is necessary for this planet and mankind. I would much rather be on stage playing for nobody and starving then bend over for Bush. Other than that... I love more than I hate and I love with all my heart. I don't do the I love you... BUT! I'm keeping this part of me safe crap. I give you my all or nothin. I cut the bushes down and I get to the point. I can deal with facts. I can't deal with lies or non-closure.

I want to love. I want to feel. I want to do it all without fear. Turn the lightswitch in my soul on and break it!www.myspace.com/d_frequency
www.myspace.com/shemiyaza
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND
BRIGADE!
D52SWCE - SLIDE
J28SCEDL - DROP TUNED
D46SCE12 - DROP TUNED
D84SW - CGCFAA# TUNING
J52SW - Drop tuned/Main studio guitfiddle
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 24, 2006, 07:21:35 AM
Thanks DRAKE.... very impressive answer. You talk with your head and your heart. You're answer are honnest and we can feel you past dificulty and your guitar passion now. You might one of those who live their lived 100%.. driving at 200 on the road of life.... You have values and respect yourself in your conviction. I admire that...
WE have a lot of point in commun (probably more that you will imagine)[;)]

CAN I CALL YOU BUDDY or CHUMMY now ???[8D][8D] (joke)

Rock'on drake, I appreciate your presence with all of us on this forum.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: drake on October 24, 2006, 01:15:38 PM
Call me what you will my friend. [:)] Thank you sir.www.myspace.com/d_frequency
www.myspace.com/shemiyaza
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND
BRIGADE!
D52SWCE - SLIDE
J28SCEDL - DROP TUNED
D46SCE12 - DROP TUNED
D84SW - CGCFAA# TUNING
J52SW - Drop tuned/Main studio guitfiddle
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: mrjams on October 28, 2006, 09:38:19 PM
Pete Townshend,,Jimmy and Jimi  (page and  hendrix)
Leslie west ,,still out there,,EDDIE VH where did he dissapear too?
Rich Robertson < best 1/2 of black crowes) Robbie Robertson =]
            Brad Nowell <sublime gone and awesome     funky acoustiic  player
Jerry Reed Funny songs and a GREAT Picker
Jerry Garcia
THE  GRATEFUL  DEAD  noone  played like  him..(im a DEADHEAD)
Jaco Pastorious
DJANGO amazing what he did
Bill Nelson  BE BOP  >>>into the 30th century
back  to pete  leading me back down thhe road...
too many to list   =]
< my likes   ill answer the rest when i  have time
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Toaster20 on October 29, 2006, 10:54:38 PM
I don't venture out of the Acoustic Forum very often, but I heard about this thread and it seemed like time well spent.

First Name: Dave

User Name: Toaster20

Story Behind Your User Name:
This is a meaningless screen name that dates back to the early days of the internet.  If it ever meant anything, it probably had something to do with a British ska band called the Toasters.  Either that, or just because I like toast.

Reside: Philadelphia PA

Age: 45

Family: Married for 19 years, 5 kids ranging in age from 2 to 18.

Occupation:  I'm a CPA during the day.  But at night I sell acoustic guitars over the internet.  What started out as a hobby has grown into my obsession and my actual life's calling.

Wife's Occupation: Nurse.

Hobbies: Kids, learning guitar, goofing off on this forum, and working 18 hours a day.

Why do you like this forum?:
I started here as a novice, looking for the right guitar to buy, because I wanted to pick it up again after a 20 year break.  I learned more and more and now I'm a fanatic and in the biz!

The people here are really supportive.  No one ever tries to make anybody feel dumb.  There's a genuine support system here that goes  way beyond chatting about guitars!  There's no place like this on the whole internet.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Probably 2004.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Did a ton of research and discovered what we all discovered.  Washburn is simply the best guitar you can get for the money.

Future Plans: I want to learn to play better.  I'd like to find more people to jam with, and I'd like to grow my business.  I'd like to promote the acoustic guitar and encourage players of all ages, and I'd like to discover and be amazed by as many talented musicians as I can find in this lifetime.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.



________________________
perfectum fecit experiential
Dave
www.RGGmusic.com
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on October 30, 2006, 03:40:55 AM
First Name: Ben

User Name: Vheissu

Story Behind Your User Name: A short while ago Vheissu (an album by Thrice) was my favourite album. I named all things created then after it, now I just subscrie to everything as vheissu because it is east to remember. lol.


Reside: Louth, Lincolnshire, UK

Age: 15 (16 in january)

Family: None yet

Occupation: Student

Wife's Occupation: N/A

Hobbies: MMORPG Games, playing guitar, learning new stuff on the guitar, hanging out with friends, partying, japanese weaponary and JAMMING!!!

Why do you like this forum?:There are several reasons I like this forum. The firs being it is a great way to obtain knowledge. I havn't been here that long, but just reading through posts I've really learnt a lot. Another reason I like this forum is the people in it. Yeah, there is the odd idiot who just tries to start arguments but they are in all forums, and there aren't TOO many here. Also, with some forums, when you ask questions, you get ridiculed or called n00b because you don't know certain aspects. However, this is not the case here, you are free to ask questions and not be ridiculed, and be helped by people as much as they can with the information you provide.


When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I havn't yet got one, but I am getting a Washburn Maya DD10 (Dan Donegan series) VERY SOON.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
I read a review on it in Total Guitar magazine and fell in love with it. I read more reviews, and they all gave it good write-ups. I have a friend who is lucky enough to own the DD75 and he (with a little persuasion) let me have a go so I could get the feel of the shape. I loved it even more, and am now just getting the money together for the DD10, shouldn't be long now [:D]

Future Plans:I want to enhance my guitar skills, and maybe earn a bit of money out of my love for   music. I can play a little bit on every instrument, but guitar is the one I love most. When I play guitar it just feels natural. I am going to study law and become a barrister (if the music doesn't work out) as this interests me too. And with the money I earn from that I will have a few more Washburns [:P]

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: There are many things people don't know about me. I cannot be bothered to go into them all here.

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


THE GUITARS!!!

Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R

Washburn DD10 (Dan Donegan series)(not here yet but coming soon)

THE EQUIPMENT!!!

Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)

Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal

Vox DA5 (5 watts) (not here yet but coming soon)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cllvt on October 30, 2006, 05:58:29 AM
OK, I'm in ...

1st name:  Chris

User name:  cllvt

Story behind user name:  It's my initials, and a state abbreviation for where I live (Vermont).  I just got tired of trying to remember tricky user names on different forums! [:)]

Reside: Colchester, Vermont

Age: 50

Family: Wife, two boys (15, 22)

Occupation: Materials Science Analyst (using secondary ion spectrometry instrument)

Wife's Occupation: Manager

Hobbies: Guitar, flyfishing, Geocaching, motorcycling, hiking, target shooting, woodworking, photography, brewing beer, cooking, harmonica, snowboarding, cross country skiing, working on old amps,and so forth...

Why like forum:  People are helpful, and encouraging, not normally much attacking, etc.

1st Washburn:  Well if you count Oscar Schmidt's it would be my OE30 a little over a year ago, as far as WASHBURN on the guitar - that would be my WD300SW a few months later.

Why Washburns:  Really nice guitars, great value.

Future plans:  As far as music - I am a beginner, so I have a lot of work/fun ahead of me.  I will probably start taking a few lessons sometime soon.  As far as life - look forward to retirement, and possibly a new (self-employed?) career.

Something most people don't know about me: I USED to vote a pretty straight Republican ticket (not trying to get into politics here!). [:D]

Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 30, 2006, 06:18:23 AM
thanks guys... this way we know a little bit more about you !!

VHEISSU... you have the youngest guy age titlte yet !!![;)]

CLLVT... You don't live that far from me. You learning guitar project sounds cool. I do agree that vermont state does have great hiking (I've been there some times for hiking and rock/ice climbing).[;)][8D]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on October 30, 2006, 06:23:53 AM
Nice. So I'm the youngest that uses these forums?

Ben

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


THE GUITARS!!!

Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R (called Rose)

Washburn DD10 (Dan Donegan series)(not here yet but coming soon)

THE EQUIPMENT!!!

Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)

Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal

Vox DA5 (5 watts) (not here yet but coming soon)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 30, 2006, 06:28:57 AM
from my point of view, I do think yes (15 turning on 16)... (I'm 29 years old and turning on the 30's tomorrow oct.31... halloween, BIG DAY... that is tickling me fron the inside, my 20's are finish[:(][:(][:(]) Stay on board, this place is great and you will learn a lot of stuff. Don't be afraid to ask your simple question, nobody will juge you here.!!![;)]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on October 30, 2006, 06:37:01 AM
lol. Cool. Well happy birthday for tomorrow man. Don't worry, 30 isn't old. I'm sure you'll enjoy your 30's. lol. I know this place is great [:p], before when I have been with more knowledgable friends I have had to just nod along and agree as I didn't understand, now I can contribute to the conversations and debates over aspects of certain guitars. I have been a member of this forum for 6 days and have already gained a lot from using it. Now people know I am 15 they will understand why I say I have to save my money to buy certain things, lol.

Ben

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


THE GUITARS!!!

Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R (called Rose)

Washburn DD10 (Dan Donegan series)(not here yet but coming soon)

THE EQUIPMENT!!!

Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)

Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal

Vox DA5 (5 watts) (not here yet but coming soon)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 30, 2006, 06:39:40 AM
now VHEISSU and CLLVT the next step is guitar pics of yours..!![;)] We want to see them.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on October 30, 2006, 06:54:48 AM
You want pics? Fine [:D]

This is a picture of the Stagg SW206CE-BK, it isn't my one, it's one I got of the internet, but mine is in perfect condition still except for a couple of slight areas where the painwork has come off, to reveal the wood.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/Eladar/SW206CE-BK_big.jpg)

And this, is my wonderful new baby (not here yet but coming soon) the Washburn Maya DD10 (Dan Donegan series) Again this is of the internet, but it WILL be in perect condition, and this is the only colour you CAN get it in. lol.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/Eladar/DD10.jpg)

There you go [:D]

Ben

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


THE GUITARS!!!

Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R (called Rose)

Washburn DD10 (Dan Donegan series)(not here yet but coming soon)

THE EQUIPMENT!!!

Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)

Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal

Vox DA5 (5 watts) (not here yet but coming soon)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 30, 2006, 06:56:45 AM
VHEISSU.. you should have post them in the section just for that: SHOW US YOUR WASHBURN....[:D]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on October 30, 2006, 06:58:36 AM
lol. Yeah, I just thought of that. Sorry [:(]

Ben

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness


THE GUITARS!!!

Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R (called Rose)

Washburn DD10 (Dan Donegan series)(not here yet but coming soon)

THE EQUIPMENT!!!

Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)

Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal

Vox DA5 (5 watts) (not here yet but coming soon)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Simon on October 30, 2006, 02:03:12 PM
First Name:  Simon
User Name:  Simon
Story Behind Your User Name: I have lousy imagination coming up with cool, funny, bad a**, not-silly-sounding handles!

Reside:  Denmark, Europe
Age: 34
Family:  Living with my gf. Have younger sister and brother.
Occupation:  Biomedical and chemical engineering
Hobbies:  Cycling, rowing, kayaking, skiing, films, single malts

Why do you like this forum?: Because of YOU! The regular crowd is big enough to be diverse, very knowledgeable and of differing opinions; yet small enough to become familiar and instantly recognizable.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  Autumn 2006
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I have from time to time borrowed a guitar from friends for short periods, and wanted my own. Found out the D10 was best guitar for the buck etc. .... But I was thinking of getting one at maybe the $150 mark (rather than the $300 a D10 retails for here in Denmark), or maybe a second hand. But one day it hit me: I should have a GOOD guitar from day 1, not some lousy paddle that will disappoint me. IF contrary to expectations I don't keep it up, at least the Washburn should retain some resale value. And within a few days it was done. [:D]

Future Plans: Take lessons? Get a cat or two? Maybe get a motorcycle again, had one a few years back.  I have MAS for this model. (http://www.thumperpage.com/articles/Xf650.html) Travel more.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: <schratcing my head> Don't know really? That I have gotten three traffic tickets, in a period of less than a month!!? [:(!] (THAT sucked!)

--
Simon, Denmark
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cllvt on October 31, 2006, 06:06:06 AM
Millenium,

I posted some pics of my acoustic when I got it - look here:

http://www.washburn.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4151&SearchTerms=pictures

I will have to get some pics of the OE30.  I had taken some a while ago, but there have been pick-up, knob changes, etc. so I will have to get some new ones.

Simon, welcome aboard!  Glad you got an nice instrument.  The motorcyclye that you are lusting after looks great.  I don't believe that model was available over here (?). Looks great!

Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 31, 2006, 08:12:05 AM
I just want to know CLLVT... your OE-30 is she like mine ???
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cllvt on October 31, 2006, 10:31:14 AM
quote:
Originally posted by millenium

I just want to know CLLVT... your OE-30 is she like mine ???

yan
millenium
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE MILLENIUM BRIGADE



millenium,
      yup, very much like yours, Sunburst!   I swapped out the pick-ups for some Guitar Fetish hot vintage alnico pickups w/gold covers.  I also re-wired, and put in some full-sized CTS pots, and some Gibson-style speed knobs (rose-gold), switchcraft jack. So, it now looks a bit different up close.  

      I should add, that it sounded fine w/stock pick-ups and electronics.  I like to tinker, and I was getting some buzz that I thought maybe was from one of the original pots.  I figured as long I was going to rip it open I would upgrade electronics, etc.  The biggest difference I notice now, is that there is more of a difference between the sound of the neck and bridge pick-ups.  The bridge has a bit more of a growl than before.  I would say output is somewhat higher too. [8D]

Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 31, 2006, 02:15:43 PM
Thanks CLLVT... great transformation... I should think about it on mine too.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: steve206 on November 01, 2006, 03:31:31 PM
First Name: Steve
User Name: Steve206

Story Behind Your User Name:
My name is Steve and I live in a house marked 206.  Just trying to keep it simple.

Reside: Osprey, Florida  Just south of Sarasota

Age: 58 years

Family: Single now.  Married for 17 years.  2 boys-Bennett, a sophomore at FSU,19, and Tyler, a sophomore in HS, aged 16.

Occupation: Currently selling wine at the retail level and looking for something else.

Wife's Occupation: N/A

Hobbies: Attempting to get back into windsurfing, saltwater fishing for Snook, thinking about women and glasses of beer, used to body surf the gulf of Mexico when the storms would gather the waves but, have hung up my fins as the years have passed.  Playing and buying and thinking about guitars.  In the process of trying to learn how to record myself on the new digital recorder that I convinced myself that I had to have.  Making people laugh.  I also have the priveldge of feeding one of the great masters of canine bhuddism on this planet.  His name is Bob and he is a Chow/Golden Retriever mix.  If I can post a picture of him, I will.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people here are just down to earth good folks who are supportive to a fault.  I have even responded to threads and said nice things about guitars that I do not care about.  It just seeped into me.
2) there is a lot to learn from the different personalities and walks of life.  Instead of What do you do?, it is, what do you play?
3) sometimes it is funny as hell and sometimes it isn't.  I still find it one of my better moments in the day.  I don't think about it but, manage to fire up the computer before the TV, just to see what has been added.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Fall of 1987.  Washburn D28-12N.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Wanted a 12 string and it was as good as most of the others at a better price.
2) Liked the sound and the look and wanted to replace an older Framus 12 string that I had in Germany and gave to a buddy when I ETS'd out of the army.

Future Plans:
1) I have downloaded learning programs to the computer, chord finders and scale tools and something about learning the notes on the neck.  I have never had a lesson and it is probably holding me back.
2) I really want to find a guitar club or something where I can sit in and learn from other players.  Would love to have what some here talk about when they mention their thursday night get togethers.
3]  I have bought guitar instruction courses that I have never used.  I want to be able to play lead lines that come out of my head and I know that I cannot do that without a little help.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
My first girlfriend in high school was into the music scene in San Francisco.  This was 1965.  We were at her house listening to a Dylan album and a song came on that she said reminded her of me.  It was Ballad of a Thin Man and I listened to it and still did not get the connection.

Steve
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1961 Martin 016-NY
1987 Washburn D28-12N
1966 Guild D40-NT
1987 USA Fender Strat
2004 Washburn J6 Montgomery
2005 Washburn J28SCEDL
2005 Washburn HB-32 Boogie Street Music with S/D pups
2005 Rogue mandolin A style A/E, {junk}
Older Martin Ukelele
Older Oscar Schmidt autoharp
One of those promotional Fenders used by the Rolling Rock Brewery people as a giveaway.  Painted it gold.  One humbucker and made in Indonesia.  Gonna see if it can be used as a slide-only guitar.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: steve206 on November 01, 2006, 04:49:16 PM
(http://)http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k307/Slewis206/Bob.jpg

Hey there folks,,this is the dog I was talking about---Bob.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Childbride on November 01, 2006, 05:26:00 PM
AAwwwwwwww!!!  Bob is ADORABLE!  how lucky to have such a wonderful companion!  [:D]

dogs are truly wonderful.  mine Blesses every day of my life!

2006 Washburn WD55SW Augusta
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: trueheart78 on November 02, 2006, 09:56:40 AM
First Name: Josh
User Name: trueheart78

Story Behind Your User Name:
Played Everquest (an online role-playing game for the less knowledgeable) for 5 years, and my first character was a paladin.  When it came time to pick a surname, somehow I had decided on Trueheart, since I was a paladin and all.  It's just kind of stuck and now I used it for all my forum names, with the year of birth at the end of it, making it mine.  Also notice the non-capped first letter, I like to stay low-profile.  It also fits well with my beliefs, so I've kept it :)

Reside: Ohio

Age: 28 just this Oct.

Family: Married for 4 years, 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Occupation: Web application developer.

Wife's Occupation: None - handicap.

Hobbies: worshipping God (it's a good hobbie :) ), reading God's Word, playing guitar, playing with the pets, computer stuff

Why do you like this forum?:
1) it feels like a solid community, minus the random breakdowns.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: July 06

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a great deal.
2) Heard D10s were great guitars for the buck.

Future Plans:
1) Do more for the kingdom of God.
2) Learn more and more guitar.
3) Start doing some freelance Web application work

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Born and bread in the south-west area of Maine.  Met my wife on-line playing video games, and eventually made the move to be with her.

trueheart78
The MadAboutGuitars.com Forum (http://www.madaboutguitars.com)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: catlicious on November 12, 2006, 04:26:23 PM
Hello!... here goes!

Name: Catherine (Cat)
User Name: Catlicious

Story Behind Your User Name:
It's really all my friend's fault ;) - she has a habit of shortening my name, she christened me Cat, when most people were calling me Cath or Catherine, and that kind of stuck. Then someone started teasing me about having a diminishing name, and for a brief time I was referred to as C, then the artist formerly known as C (great sense of humour my friends!!!!), and then they began extending it again, Catarama, Catarillo, Cathode Ray Tube, Catamaran, Cataclysm and so on and so on, out of this came Catlicious, and for a joke I got one of my first free webmails in that username, and somehow it stuck, now many of my friends append their names with -licious. I sometimes worry what people think it's all about!!!

Reside: Adelaide, South Australia

Age: 39, January 31

Family: Live with my fiance, no kids but currently 2 cats and 2 pythons

Occupation: At the moment I'm an ex- horticulturalist, ex - programmer, ex truck driver, ex - IT manager, looking forward to the next phase of employment once I've stabilised from the most recent work injury (ceiling fell on my head at work)

Partner's Occupation: Electronics Technician.

Hobbies: Playing (learning to) guitar, martial arts (Iaido/Iaijutsu), gardening, reading, music, art, comedy, sewing, dreaming, learning anything new..., starting a guitar collection, cars, computers, and there's probably some stuff I've forgotten :D

Why do you like this forum?:
Well I'm new here but so far:
 the people are great here! I've been to a few forums where people think it's ok to sneer because my guitar is a student model. Good on them, they haven't heard it or played it ;), their loss!!!
 the guitars, it's so cool to share an appreciation of similar guitars!
 I'm sure I'll have more to add later

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 1989, 2nd hand 1986 D12 six string

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Well, I might as well have stolen it! I mentioned that I really wanted to learn guitar to a friend at work, she said her husband (separated) had one he might want to sell, it was arranged for $150 AUD, it was in as new condition - he never played it because he didn't like the way it played or sounded, neither did I at first, it had dreadful heavy guage dead as a doornail strings on it, soon I changed them for Martin PB Lights and it was as if a choir of Angels had sung in my heart. I hope he doesn't read this or he'll want it back!!!!

Future Plans:
Continue with guitar so that I can express myself with it. Find the next stage of my vocation and run with it - hoping for serious right livelihood and not wage slaving this time around.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I sing in the shower! I have a massive collection of soft toys that accumulated during my current relationship, I used to drive trucks for a living, I love critters, I'm the one who relocates the spiders outside while my partner watches nervously, at least he doesn't scream!!! I am a bit scared of them, but I respect them and understand a bit about them so I can handle them ok. I have 2 pet pythons, Monty (Liasis Maculosis) and Basil (Morelia Spilota McDowelli), I would love to learn to paint, sketch and perhaps theatrical makeup artistry. My partner is covered in tattoos and I'm as feminine as they come.... stereotypes! what stereotypes!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Ascension on November 16, 2006, 10:29:06 AM
Well first name is Richard and my user name is the name of my old Hair band from the late 80's through mid 90's. I'm in Birmingham Alabama and have been playing for 30+ years. I currently am the lead guitarist in a Church praise team for a 6500+ member mega Church. We have a 10,000 seat hall and run 4000 or so on a normal Sunday morning service.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/IM000477.jpg)
 I run a late 80's Carvin X100B half stack no effects other than a Wah. Here is a link to my Soundclic site with clips recorded at the sounddesk with my Mini Disk  http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=439224

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/IM000475.jpg)

I have been an avid 1987-93 pointy Carvin collector and have 15 of those currently. I also have owned a couple of the USA custom Grover Jackson Mercury Washburns. I now own a MG100 Pro and  this is my second USA custom Washburn.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/IM000497.jpg)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Hughes on November 17, 2006, 02:49:40 PM
Hey, I'm Preston Hughes from Wichita, Kansas.
Age: 26
First guitar: an Alamo with Sunburst top.  It was old but nice.
First Washburn: G2-V bought in 99-00.  It's recently been stolen.
Now: Off brand acoustic and a Fender Strat.
I'm currently looking for another Washburn electric, as I have found nothing that has matched the sound of that G2-V.
This sites a good one, friendly and knowledgable people.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: krizmeister on November 19, 2006, 02:47:08 PM
This might be fun!

First Name: Kristoffer
User Name: krizmeister

Story Behind Your User Name:
I've got the same username on a Norwegian guitar forum so...I think American Pie has something to do with it...kinda stupid..

Reside: Moss - Norway

Age: 23

Occupation: Student - Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Wife's Occupation: No wife - too soon - single

Hobbies: Guitars, rock music and Italian cars

Why do you like this forum?:
1) Beacause it's people here with knowledge about Washburn guitars and it gives me the chance to meet interesting people from other countries especially USA and Canada.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: September 06

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a great deal.
2) Had a choice between Morgan and Washburn...hate Morgan!

Future Plans:
1) Get my bachelor degree
2) Become a better guitar player
3) Have a gig within three years

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: guitar gal on November 19, 2006, 03:43:05 PM
Hello All!

First Name: Angie

User Name: Guitar Gal

Story Behind User Name: Just wanted something to state that I like guitars and that I am a girl.....nothing too original here :)

Reside: Southeast Ohio

Age: Just turned 43

Family: Not married, but have a significant other who currently lives in Florida. Most liklely, I will be relocating south in the future  :)  However, I do have four cats that live with me!

Occupation: Psychologist

Partner's Occupation: Software Quality Assurance Analyst (i.e., computer geek)

Hobbies: playing guitar, reading, working out (yoga, pilates, free weights), travelling, learning how to be more environmentally friendly and socially aware of the world around me and how I can make a positive contribution

Why I Like This Forum: Seems like a group of friendly and knowledgable people. I hope to learn a lot!

When Did I Get My First Washburn: Fall of 2004

Why I Got A Washburn: I did some research and found that I could get the most bang for my buck in a Washburn!

Future Plans: Become a better guitar player and take lessons. Keep a positive attitude. Move south to be with my sweetie XOXO! Enjoy life!  

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I am usually pretty easy going, but I do have a temper if pushed too far!

 Angie

The gang:

Washburn D10S
Washburn D10S-12
Washburn J28SDL
Washburn F52SW
Yamaha CGS 104
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on November 19, 2006, 06:23:54 PM
quote:
Originally posted by catlicious
Family: Live with my fiance, no kids but currently 2 cats and 2 pythons

Occupation: At the moment I'm an ex- horticulturalist, ex - programmer, ex truck driver, ex - IT manager, looking forward to the next phase of employment once I've stabilised from the most recent work injury (ceiling fell on my head at work)




Cat,

My son would love it at your house - he has a snake, three tarantulas, three scorpions and a millipede.

Sounds like you have as many ex's as Shiner, except his was wives.

Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL
Washburn - EA20SDL
Epiphone - G400
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on November 19, 2006, 06:32:09 PM
Angie,

Moving south right about now is very inviting[:D]

Having a Psychologist on the forum, now that could be interesting. There's a lot of case study material here.[:D][:D][:D]<---- we refer to these as legal thingy's - it allows us to say things that might offend some, but sort of signal that we are only joking (in this case I'm not, but don't tell the rest of the people in this asylum)

If you missed some earlier posts, here a group shot of the gang.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h16/auroraohio/CopyofForumGang.jpg)


Strum

Washburn - WD32SW
Washburn - Cumberland J28SDL
Washburn - EA20SDL
Epiphone - G400
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Zalera on November 19, 2006, 08:07:12 PM
First Name: Quan Cao
User Name: Zalera

Story Behind Your User Name:
Welp, I saw this name on the internet somewhere and I was like, Man, that'd be a sweet AIM screen name. So every since, I use it for forums, email, everything!

Reside: Gaithersburg, MD
Age: Turned 16 on augst 11th

Family: 2 parents, 2 younger brothers who are twins, and an older sister.

Occupation: Junior in high school

Hobbies: Guitar, girls, drawing, soccer, basketball

Why do you like this forum?:
1) So much information on guitars from experienced players
2) New community

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 3 weeks ago ;)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Awesome deal, great reviews
2) So sexy...!

Future Plans:
1) Get a private guitar teacher
2) Learn theory
3) Meet tommy emmanuel and trace bundy

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I lift weights =]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Nox Deveraux on November 20, 2006, 02:05:55 AM
Name: Nathan
Username: Nox Deveraux

Story: just something I made up like last month

Reside: near the grave flowers

Age: 17

Family: I have a girlfriend

Occupation: Proffesional slacker / aspiring black/doom/goth metal artist

Hobbies: Music, computers, games, poetry

Why I like the forum: looks like a good community to be a part of

1st Washburn: this past October

Future Plans: World domination via leading the King Imperial Black Dragon Armies

Something most people dont know about me: if most people knew me better they wouldn't think I am a good person :)

Washburn D10SCE Black \\m/
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: catlicious on November 21, 2006, 03:08:33 AM
quote:
Originally posted by just strum

quote:
Originally posted by catlicious
Family: Live with my fiance, no kids but currently 2 cats and 2 pythons

Occupation: At the moment I'm an ex- horticulturalist, ex - programmer, ex truck driver, ex - IT manager, looking forward to the next phase of employment once I've stabilised from the most recent work injury (ceiling fell on my head at work)



Cat,

My son would love it at your house - he has a snake, three tarantulas, three scorpions and a millipede.

Sounds like you have as many ex's as Shiner, except his was wives.

Strum






hey Strum!

That's quite a menagerie!! - Question - how on earth do you keep a millipede as a pet?? LOL here they are in plague proportions at certain times of the year... :-)
I asked my partner once if I could keep spiders, just to see what he would say... you can imagine the response... I don't think I would keep them as pets anway, I enjoy having them in the yard and that's about it. No taranulas here, although the trap doors are related I think. I guess having all those arachnids makes up for the lack of legs on the snakie ;)

cheers
Cat :-)

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: stratokatsu on November 21, 2006, 11:24:25 AM
First Name: Dennis
User Name: Stratokatsu

Story Behind Your User Name: Though I like the Washburns I've had, for many years, my favorite guitar was a Fender Strat. I was reading the book Zen Guitar and there was a chapter about Katsu, the sound of your soul. I got to thinking, Katsu, caster... Stratokatsu... sound of my soul... and it became my screen name here and in most other places I frequent on the web.


Reside: Sunny Miami, Florida, in the western side of town right on the edge of the Everglades.

Age: 57, but my sensitive side is pushing for me to lie about it.

Family: Married for 34 years to my island princess. (She's from Jamaica) Two kids, both grown, married and making us prouder every day. Two grandchildren.

Occupation: Executive Director of a synagogue.

Wife's Occupation: Medical School Grant Director

Hobbies: Golf, guitar, fishing.

Why do you like this forum?: The members are very helpful and there's no big controversy like some other places I know... (You know the type... this brand of guitar or you're a fool for owning anything else!)


When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Oboy... My memory is too old for this question... Probably 5 years ago there was an $89 sale on BT-2's from Musician's Friend and I grabbed one. I was shocked at how good the neck was and started paying attention to Washburns ever since.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Knowing the neck is almost always a good fit for me, I consider them to be huge value for money.


Future Plans: From a life standpoint, I want to go back to college and get teaching credentials so I can change careers. I'd rather teach and work with mature kids than do what I do now with childish adults. From a musical standpoint, I'd like to improve my acoustic fingerstyle playing. That's really the direction I'm going in.


Something most people don't know about me: I'm an ex-professional golfer. If you saw how I play now, you'd never believe it. I also won the First Not Quite National Knibbling Contest. (It was 24 people from Louisville, Kentucky, with ONE entrant from Jeffersonville, Indiana... (that's almost national depending how much beer you've had) Knibbing is the ability to balance a penny on the hook of a coat hanger, then spin the hanger around and stop it without the penny falling off.



-----------------------------------------
Jimmy Buffett wishes he could be me!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: guitar gal on November 21, 2006, 04:59:07 PM
Thank you Strum for the pic of the gang! Surprizingly, everyone looks exactly as I had pictured them in my head  :)

Angie
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: skip77 on March 10, 2007, 10:12:37 AM
I don't know how everyone got the same layout for your replies but anyway, my basic information is:

Beginner - self-taught guitar player (one chord at a time)
Accoustic only (is there anything else?)

Lab Tech in research labs 30 yrs (and sometimes it gets old!)
Divorced father of 2 (in case any hot babes are interested)
www.myspace.com/overduelou (my page at myspace)
www.mytowntennis.com (my tennis website)
www.bbsealcoating.com (son's business)

50yrs young - real name is Louis Bertrand but everyone calls me Skip.

OS11CE (Sweet)
Alvarez RD20S (Sweet)
Carlo Robelli Mini (Treat)
Accoustic is Pure (Electric is 4 Sissies)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on March 10, 2007, 10:23:01 AM
Bought back for all the newbies,sorry. Skip77 wanted to repeat this so I bumped it back.louis[:D]

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade

Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on March 10, 2007, 10:27:40 AM
It's is always fun to read back this threat... just read it back since It been put on top...thanks ship
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Deacon on March 10, 2007, 11:11:02 AM
quote:
Originally posted by millenium

It's is always fun to read back this threat...
Heh heh heh, it's called a thread, my french speaking friend. [:)]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on March 10, 2007, 11:20:07 AM
Jim the way things have been here latley I think Yan maybe onto something here,dont you?louis....heay[:D][:D][}:)][:p][;)] we got another louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade

Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: skip77 on March 10, 2007, 12:40:29 PM
Thanks Louis. louis

OS11CE (Sweet)
Alvarez RD20S (Sweet)
Carlo Robelli Mini (Treat)
Accoustic is Pure (Electric is 4 Sissies)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: street music on March 11, 2007, 08:41:03 PM
Name- Nathan
username- Streetmusic- it comes from working with The Kenyucky Apple Festival for over 15 years to help get talent to perform on the street stages during the Festival and doing a big show on FRiday & Saturday night on the first Saturday of October.
Location- Mountain of Kentucky
Experience- less than a year of learning on my own , been taking lessons for about four months but a life long love for guitar music.
Age 51
Occupation- Utility Line Staking Engineer
Married- one time -one wife for 33 years.
Hobbies- Archery Hunting, Golf, Fishing, and finding time for guitar.
Forum- Has been a learning tool and new friends, I have always tried to help whenever I feel that I can and glad others on this forum have continued to help me.
Got my first Washburn Jan 07.
Future plans- I would desire to perform on stage if I ever reach the point that I feel others would appreciate my skills but if not I hope to play my old bones too the grave and hope along the way to touch someone else in a way that leads them into music as a career.

Washburn DK20CET
Godin Detour
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: n/a on March 12, 2007, 05:01:48 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Alpha Male

Hey everyone.  There may be a similar thread to this out there, but I couldn't find one.

While reading this forum everyday, it has made me realize that there is such a wide variety of Washburn lovers on here.  We all have our own unique ways of doing things and expressing ourselves (some more unique than others).  Anyway, in my line of work, part of my job is to try and figure people out and determine what makes them tick.

Well, I got to thinking (again).  It might be interesting to start a thread where we can tell a little something about ourselves.  You can give as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with.  I realize some of this info is found in our profiles, but it is a little time-consuming going through all the profiles - and even then, the info is pretty vague.  If you think this is getting too personal, don't post anything.

I'll start.

First Name:  Brent
User Name:  Alpha Male

Story Behind Your User Name:
In Miramichi we have a Junior A hockey team called the Timberwolves.  I used to be on the team's executive board for a few years.  My wife and I are involved in the billet program and we have a player or two that lives with us every year for the entire length of the season.  Anyway, on the Timberwolves forum, I use Alpha Male as my name.  I liked it so much that I started using it elsewhere.

Reside:  Miramichi, NB, Canada

Age: will be 38 in September, 2006

Family:  Married for 8 years, 2 children (Andrew 7 and Sarah 3)

Occupation:  Chemical sales rep to pulp and paper mills

Wife's Occupation:  Medical Secretary

Hobbies:  My kids, deer hunting, baseball, darts, hockey, golf, playing guitar

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  Christmas 2005

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a great deal
2) Liked the sound and the look

Future Plans:
1) To take guitar lessons
2) To get my motorcycle license and tour all of North America after I retire (the wife and kids can follow in the RV)
2) I'd like to start a Corvette collection - I love Corvettes (any year, any style)

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I used to be a nationally ranked dart player.  I got to travel and play in tournaments all over Canada and some of the US.  I once had a chance to make the Canadian team to travel to the World Championships in England, but got nervous and screwed it up royally.  Went to England anyway to watch the world championship and had an opportunity to play against some of the top pro's in the world - I won some, and lost some too.  Chicks dig dart players. [8D]

Brent

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2005 D34SCETS Augusta


Hello! I have a Washburn Nuno signiture model EA22 acoustic guitar. This is a black one(I think it is the only colour)and I had to pay extra money to have the original hardcase. It has no scratches, and it was not played so much. The only problem is that the preamp(Equius) is not working, and I did not take the guitar to repair this problem. I am an electric guitar player, so I prefer to sell this guitar. I bought this guitar new from the shop. Do you know somebody who is interested in a guitar like this? Bye for now! dunput@hotmail.com
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Hughes on March 31, 2007, 09:17:55 PM
Hey, had to update everyone on the new stuff!  Aside from the Fender and the acoustic, I picked up a cheap FirstAct LP knock-off just to screw with and my wife bought me an X16 Anarchy in black/green to replace the stolen G2V.  The new Washburn sounds amazing, and the graphics just make it stand out against my other three.  Along with the Washburn, she bought me a Line6 SpiderIII 150 (since my old amp was taken along with the G2V).  The combination of tones are amazing.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: KrisH on March 31, 2007, 10:21:20 PM
I just saw this thread:

First Name: Kristine
User Name: KrisH

Story Behind Your User Name:
First name (nickname) + last name initial

Reside: southern New Jersey
Age: 50

Family: divorced long ago, 3 grown kids, current partner

Occupation: attorney & farmer.  was also a mercenary bassist and social worker before returning to law school at 38 y.o.

Partner's Occupation: Owner/operator of a garden center.  We both also own and operate a farm in southern NJ.

Hobbies: playing guitar, stargazing, beekeeping

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the information and helpful advice
2) the people here

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 12/29/06

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
liked the way it played and sounded

Future Plans:
1) wake up alive each morning
2) learn to play guitar better
3) get back to the land and set my soul free

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
If I said, everyone would know [}:)]

-- Kris

2003 Washburn WD-46S
2002 Hohner HF-75
1995 Fender Stratocaster
1967 Gibson EB-3
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: pancho on April 02, 2007, 12:40:44 AM
First Name: Frank
User Name: pancho

Story Behind Your User Name:
Spanish for Frank, sorta. Francisco, is Spanish for Francis. A nickname for Francis is Frank. In Spanish, a nickname for Francisco is Pancho. My name is not Francis, but it works out the same.

Reside: Tempe, AZ (near Phoenix)

Age: 46.95   I'll ne 47 on April 18

Family: Married for 20+ years (why bother keeping track at this point?), 3 children (Trevor-19; Christopher-17; Nicole-15. All musicians)

Occupation: Car sales

Wife's Occupation: Airline analyst

Hobbies: Guitar; Bass; Formula 1 racing; building model cars (I'm actually quite good at this); camping; backpacking

Why do you like this forum?:
So far, so good

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Well, I haven't really bought one yet...but I do have one. Got it this last week.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
n/a

Future Plans:
Retrace the old Route 66 from Chicago to LA with a female companion, and no kids.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Ahh, sheesh! I'll have to get back with ya on this one!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Deacon on April 02, 2007, 10:01:37 AM
quote:
Originally posted by pancho

Family: Married for 20+ years (why bother keeping track at this point?)Future Plans:
Retrace the old Route 66 from Chicago to LA with a female companion, and no kids.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Ahh, sheesh! I'll have to get back with ya on this one!

Hmmmm... sounds like fun, but I hope your wife doesn't read this!! [:D]

Just kidding... welcome to the forum!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: pancho on April 02, 2007, 10:27:32 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Deacon

quote:
Originally posted by pancho

Family: Married for 20+ years (why bother keeping track at this point?)Future Plans:
Retrace the old Route 66 from Chicago to LA with a female companion, and no kids.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Ahh, sheesh! I'll have to get back with ya on this one!

Hmmmm... sounds like fun, but I hope your wife doesn't read this!! [:D]

Just kidding... welcome to the forum!!


Unless Cindy Crawford wants to be my female companion, I'll be taking the wife! [;)]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on April 02, 2007, 11:36:13 AM
Welcome aboard Pancho,nice Millenium series, good luck on choosing whatever strings for her,very subjective around here or anywhere for that matter,but she is a definite keeper from looks alone. You might want to hurry on the travelling Route 66 its just about a gone as can be there is so little left of the original that you would think someone might have at least bought back parts of it.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: shaulin on April 08, 2007, 04:50:21 AM
First Name:  Shaul
User Name:  Shaulin

Story Behind Your User Name:
Some nut called me that once in front of my friends and it stuck
ever since...

Reside:  Tel Aviv, Israel

Age: 33

Family:  Single

Occupation:  Computer Tech in a graphics service bureau

Hobbies:  Guitars, Soccer, Backetball, Computers

Why do you like this forum?:
a bunch of people speaking about Washburns, what could be more intersting

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  2005

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
didn't know much about guitars, thought the red binding looked cool :)

Future Plans:
make a record with my band
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Miss Squirrel on April 08, 2007, 08:27:05 PM
First Name: Line (yes, in French, it's the way to spell Lynn...really)
User Name: Miss Squirrel

Story Behind Your User Name:
Miss Squirrel is my artist nickname. I am a new media artist and a musician (my first love). My motto: Got nuts?

Reside: Gatineau, near Ottawa, CANADA!

Age: 39,7...going on 16!

Family: Divorced and with super musician boyfriend for three years now and life had never been so good! Two cool kids, daughter 15 and son 17, both playing a mean electric guitar! We all play together...all have amps...so it's great I don't really have neigbours! Sometimes we all practice at the same time!!!!! Can get pretty noisy!

Occupation: Communications Manager for a not-for-profit organization that links professional artists in schools! Pretty cool job! I am also an art critique an publish in three publications and a newspaper. Also a university student in the evening, graduating (finally after 20 years!) this summer! I also translate and edit texts on a contract basis.

Boyfriend's Occupation: Tutor for students who can't write at the university level...

Hobbies: Guitar; Writing songs, programming html cheapy websites, recording my boyfriend's demos, TABLE HOCKEY!!!, skating, woodworking, my art (video and new media)

Why do you like this forum?:
So far, so good
Fast help! I was reading several postings and forums, and this is a very cool bunch of people!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I was given my guitar!!! I have posted a question because I have no clue what it is! Go to the Electric guitar forum and read the Help Me topic...perhaps you can help? So to make a long story short, I got this electric guitar and an amp in exchange for me building a website for a good friend of mine who builds costum welded aluminum bikes, and who can't afford to pay me. Good deal! I used to play only my Ovation accoustic/electric guitare and this is a nice change, especially for rock songs (I like ska and all kinds) Right now, I am trying to imitate Neil Young...hahaha!)

Future Plans:
Travel all over the world and do my job via Internet and bring my art and my music all over the planet, just for fun!

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I really am from another planet...really...they are coming to get me eventually, but right now I have to pretend that I belong here.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: jmarmck on April 08, 2007, 10:36:49 PM
Nick Name: Marty
User Name: jmarmck

Story Behind Your User Name:jmarmck
first name J----, middle name is Martin (oops) last name is mck-----. no imagination here

motto: keep you eyes open wide your goin the wrong way (Brewer & Shipley)

Reside: Albany, Georgia

Age: 50 Next month

Family: Divorced. Two boys, one grown. Both extremely bright. (sorry bragging) Oh, one old smelly dog.

Occupation: sure you want to know. Geographic Information System/Remote Sensing Specialist, soil specialist. YOU CAN WAKE UP NOW!

Dog's Occupation; security system. keeps the musical eq save

Hobbies: Guitar, photography, outdoors (never find the time now)

Why do you like this forum?: Cause I can spout off and sound like I know something. Oh I also was trying to get my Washburn repaired.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 1980 from the New Music Store in Fayetteville Arkansas

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: My first guitar was destroyed and the Wasburn was recommended. I took the recommendation and ordered a 12 string prairie song custom after playing a 6 string.

Future Plans:Work, play music, hopefuly make enough cash to retire comfortable.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Really can't play that well but I am happy with what I do. Techinque is not near as important as style and heart.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vangoghsear on April 12, 2007, 09:31:45 AM
User Name:
vangoghsear

Story Behind Your User Name:
I'm an artist as well as musician.  Just having gotten back into music a few years ago I was doubting my playing ability, so I wanted to use ihavevangoghsearformusic but didn't want to type all of that, so I shortened it.

Reside:  
Jersey boy

Age:
Old enough to know better, but young enough to still get myself in trouble.  Okay, I'll turn 50 in Oct 2007.

Family:  
Married for 25 years, no kids.

Occupation:  
Engineering

Hobbies:  
Most of the fine arts.  Visual arts, writing, drama, music.  I am a guitarist for two bands, both more of a hobby than a money making venture.

Why do you like this forum?:
I like discussing guitars

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Jan 2007

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
You guys should know the answer to this.  They are amazing for the price.  I tried a bunch of guitars out at the store, but I kept coming back to the Washburn.  

Future Plans:
I don't plan too far ahead.  

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I wrote a play that is scheduled to be performed by a professional theater company this year.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: divine-intervention on April 12, 2007, 10:37:46 AM
Name: Sam (female)

User Name:

divine-intervention

Story Behind Your User Name:
Divine Intervention by Taking Back Sunday was the first song I learned to play on my guitar

Reside:

I'd rather not say

Age:
14 years young.. I know, I'm probably the baby of these forums.

Family:
You can probably guess I still live with my parents. and older brother.

Occupation:
..student?

Hobbies:
Acting is my biggest hobby, I also love to write. As far as music, I played the clarinet for 4 years in  the band (this will be my last year, though), I play some piano and trying to teach myself more, and of course I'm teaching myself guitar.

Why do you like this forum?:
nice people, and I own a Washburn, naturally.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Well, I recieved it as a gift sometime in December 2006.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
I saw the Lyon that was signed by Joe Trohman in an ad. Being a 14 year old girl, I'm a fan of FOB, and I had been wanting an electric guitar.

Future Plans:
To get better at both instruments.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Would anyone on this forum actually know anything about me?

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: jmarmck on April 12, 2007, 11:39:11 AM
Sam, good point on the last item.

Look out folks, the younger generation is moving in.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: divine-intervention on April 12, 2007, 01:43:27 PM
Haha, well, I like this forum because it's not flooded with mean, younger people. Who also can't spell.. which is annoying.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on April 12, 2007, 03:22:01 PM
We should have browndog keep this post alive as a sticky,so it always stays on top,how about it Mike,any chance of changing this to a sticky.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Pike on April 12, 2007, 04:54:15 PM
quote:
I played the clarinet for 4 years in the band
Very cool Sam, my daughter played clarinet in her high school band. Made first chair as a sophomore. She went on to graduate Oregon State University. She also plays flute and is dabbling with guitar. It's nice to have you aboard, YOU GO GIRL!!! [:)]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Jacob Dees on April 15, 2007, 01:53:01 PM
So.... does any like chili?
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: magoo99 on April 15, 2007, 04:48:44 PM
Divine interventions 14, wow she seems older.
smart 2, she has a washburn.
good for her.
[sorry about my bad spelling]LoL

MY young family

Washburn DM2000sce
washburn M1SDL
Fender FM 52e
Oscar Schmidit 0G2
Epiphone TB75
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on April 21, 2007, 07:38:09 AM
quote:
Originally posted by divine-intervention

Haha, well, I like this forum because it's not flooded with mean, younger people. Who also can't spell.. which is annoying.



What guitar or guitars do you own/play?

Strum

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: divine-intervention on April 24, 2007, 04:30:47 PM
I own a Lyon. Not the greatest, but it's my first electric. I also have a no-name acoustic. I'm trying to track down a P2 model... but it's harder than it looks! What about you, what do you own/play?
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Bonedaddy on April 26, 2007, 12:07:33 PM
New submission.
Bondedaddy here. Just joined.   I'll start from your beginning.

First name:  Bob
User: Bonedaddy
User name story:  My oldest son died in Sept. 1995.  Two years later, we put on a benefit for him at one of the local clubs.  I had never formally played in a band.   One of his friends and I put together a group for the benefit.  He and I kept playing together after the benefit and tried to come up with a name.  Because we both liked blues and classic rock, Bonedaddy just seemed to fit.   We played together thru the early 2000's, until he moved away. I was given the tag of Bonedaddy in the band because I was the singer.

Residence: Piedmont of Virginia
Age: 57 in june of 2007
Family:  My better half Tammy and I have been together 10 years.  She has two boys, 14, 10.  I have two sons and a daughter.  I have 3 grandson's and 2 granddaughters.  

Occupation: IT Support for Salvation Army in VA.
Spouse Occ:  Technical Project Manager for Pharm. Research Firm

Hobbies: Running (marathons/halfs), guitar, Sports, Life in general
What I like about this forum: People are very interesting with interesting stories
When purchased first Washburn:  SB30 in Feb 1995, for my oldest son (I still have it)
  I now have 3 Washburns and looking at 2 more.  
  I also have an old Epiphone LP, Epiphone SG, Fender Strat, Fender Bullet, Fender Squire,
       Martin 005EC, Ovation
Future: Put together a new band for Baby Boomers (Bone Man, featuring the Baby Boomer Boogie Band)  any one interested?  Serve our Lord

Something most don't know about me: I would like to be a pastor


Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: just strum on April 27, 2007, 09:31:59 PM
quote:
Originally posted by divine-intervention

I own a Lyon. Not the greatest, but it's my first electric. I also have a no-name acoustic. I'm trying to track down a P2 model... but it's harder than it looks! What about you, what do you own/play?



I have a feeling you will be adding to your guitars in the future.  Just stick with it.

Here's mine

http://washburn.com/forum/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=6645

Strum

Camp Jam

No Canoes *** Lots of Rock

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: divine-intervention on April 28, 2007, 02:22:14 PM
^^ Very nice! Love that SG.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Will The Plank on April 28, 2007, 05:46:36 PM
First Name: William
User Name: Will The Plank

Story Behind Your User Name:
well one day i was signing up for xbox live and my cousin said as he was Steve The Plank why not be Will The Plank and so i did and it stuck with me since 2005

Reside: sudbury suffolk england

Age: 15 will be 16 in may

Family: youngest of 5 children

Occupation: teenager

Girlfriend's Occupation: Teenager

Hobbies: My Guitars, Computers, Music, and animals

Why do you like this forum?:
1) Guitars
2) People
3) Spare time

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: havent got one yet looking for a ec29 or 36

Why do you want to  buy your 1st Washburn?:
as ive heard an ec29 on a Twink album and its amazing sounding and looks so hott

Future Plans:
to get more guitars
get driving license
learn how to spell
marry girlfriend

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I once played xbox live for 72 hours straight and then went to school and fell asleep while teacher was talking to me. BIG MISTAKE. Instead of doing what most normal teenagers do which is take drugs and drink alcohol i went home and put on some pantera picked up my guitar and played along

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on May 07, 2007, 12:05:05 PM
bumped up thats all.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cllvt on May 08, 2007, 06:14:25 AM
Welcome aboard bonedaddy, Will, and Divine-intervention and whoever else I have missed!

It's great to see more younger people here!

Will, I got a chuckle out of this  (Occupation: teenager), but you are correct!  Being a teenager is certainly a (full-time) occupation.
[:)]

Divine, I know what you mean about it's not flooded with mean, younger people.  I go to another guitar forum sometimes that has good info at times, but there are ussually a few just mean/nasty folks there that apparently sit at the computer waiting for someone to slam.

Bonedaddy - great you kept the band going, enjoy and have fun![:D]


Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
(quote by John Erskine)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Cottonwoodjohnny on May 08, 2007, 03:09:00 PM
Hey everybody, I'm Cottonwoodjohnny. I'm brand new to this site and know very little about computing. But here goes:
First Name: John
User Name:  Cottonwoodjohnny
There's no real story behind my name other then I live in a town called cottonwood and I'm Johnny.
I live in Cottonwood California. It's a small town about 165 miles north of Sacramento California
Age: 40
Family: My daughter who is 13, and my girlfriend Donna. Oh and my two hounds Dinkus and Ellie Mae.
Occupation: I am a foreman on a concrete finishing crew. Also a finisher.
Hobbies: Playing guitar and drinking whiskey.
I like this forum because after reading all the stuff in General Discussions, it is evident that we all share a common interest. That's just really cool.
I got my first Washburn about 12 years ago. I traded a Takamini electric accoustic for a Washburn electric acoustic 12 string. Then I only used Ibanez for a really long time and now I just got this old washburn the other day. It's the one I can't identify. Its really kind of ugly, but it rocks really hard. My acoustic these days is an Alvarez. If I can figure out how to get the pictures from Photobucket on to this then you guys will be able to see them sitting on the comfortable sofa of course.
Something most don't know about me? I'm deathly afraid of midgets and clowns.

See ya.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Kee on May 11, 2007, 03:49:39 AM
First Name: Gary
User Name: Kee

Story Behind Your User Name:
First name of my Chinese name

Reside: Hong Kong 852

Age: 20

Family: Seperated parents
Occupation: getting a degress in communications and a research assistant at uni


Hobbies: use to skateboard since I snapped my ACL 2 years ago kind of moved away from it. Getting surgery this september. playing guitar. basic 20s stuff

Why do you like this forum?:
People are really helpful
helping me analysis the guitars and setup i should get

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: not yet. Maybe tommorrow or next week

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
i want to get one because of its shape and sound

Future Plans:
get surgery. rehab than skate maybe. Look for a decent job and get a WASHBURN

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Snapped my ACL, broke my arm and broke my ankle. Titanium plates steill intacted on ankle and arm. No plans to remove unless I snapped them again.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: jnizzoh on May 21, 2007, 01:53:56 AM
First Name: John
User Name: Noh

Story Behind Your User Name:
Im not sure why, but my friends have always made nicknames for me... And they change everywhere I go.

Reside: PA

Age: 19

Family: mom, dad, brother
Occupation: Hopefully getting my PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Hobbies: Photography, Guitar, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Stopped violin 4 years ago after 8 wonderful years :\\

Why do you like this forum?:
I get to learn without paying tuition

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: a few months ago

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
The forum bullied me into it[:D]

Future Plans:
Finish undergrad, slave through grad school+ internships+ practicom+ a million page dissertation+ get my PsyD, Abandon it all and busk in the streets of London

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I secretly enjoy the smell of my own farts... HAHAHAHHA OH DONT LIE! I KNOW YOU DO TOO!!

John
----------------
To create is divine, to reproduce is human
-Man Ray

Fender Telecaster Standard (mexican)
Breedlove ac250-CR
Washburn wd32sw
Washburn wd43s
Old Yamaha Classical
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: magoo99 on May 21, 2007, 08:34:12 AM
First name:   Quince
user name:    Magoo

Story behind name: The cartoon Quincy Magoo, it just stuck for same reason LOL.

Reside:  St John's,NL,Canada  

Age:  37

Family:  wife of 11 years  and a great 9yr old daughter (who loves music)

Occupation:  General Contractor/musician.
Wifes occupation: manager at rogers cable.

Hobbie:  Guitar,mandolin,banjo. Music,Music,Music

why do you like this forum:
I came for Info, stayed because its great people.

When did you buy your first washburn:
2001 still in love with it
(I know I need help) LOL.

why Did you buy it:
I plugged it In,and loved the sound.

Something nobody knows about me :
I can't spell LOL.

Future plans: full time musician.



MY young family.

Washburn DM2000sce
washburn M1SDL
Oscar Schmidit 0G2
Fender FM 52e
Epiphone TB75
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: sad_fingers on May 25, 2007, 10:06:52 AM
Been holding back from this but here we go.

Name: Bill
Reason for Username: I'm a jack of all trades type person and want to master something the brain and hands struggle with[:D]
Status: Married
Age: 42
Children: Two Daughters Kerianne 19 Sarah-Jayne 17
Wife: Lorraine Training in final year as a mental health nurse...
Job: Used to work in Mental Health until I was stabbed in the back by my colleagues[:(!] Now I work as a shelf filler at ASDA Walmart..... I teach Martial arts build and repair computers when asked. and other odd jobs.
Hobbies: I own 8 ferrets, teach and do martial arts, Try to play guitar and stuff for grown ups[8D]
Why I like this forum: Everyone I have come across on this forum is happy to talk and share information, they don't make you feel stupid if you don't know something, they are helpful and accept that there are total guitar beginners here and will bend over backwards to support you.
Something most people think they know about me: I get very passionate about things which shows in my verb le and visual approach however people miss-interprate this as aggression which frustrates me.
Something people don't know about me:I suffer with recurring depression.

Anyway that's all

My Family

Washburn D10S
Washburn D10SCE
Washburn EA16 (project Guitar )
-------------------------------


Pressing these strings really hurts Ouch!!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on May 26, 2007, 05:20:41 PM
bumped up again.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: magoo99 on May 26, 2007, 05:51:22 PM
ahhh Louis we tought you'd miss it while away at  your little
guitar heaven. LOL.tried to get it in before anyone saw.LOL.

MY young family.

Washburn DM2000sce
washburn M1SDL
Oscar Schmidit 0G2
Fender FM 52e
Epiphone TB75
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: wordsworth on May 28, 2007, 06:34:27 PM
Okay, bullied, I mean prompted to do this by other members. I read the other pages first, which is why it took so long to get here. You know some of this from my earlier posts re Talented Guitar Playing Women, and Antique Washburn Pics and Proper Introduction. But you greedy bastids want more, more, plus I like to talk about myself (don't we all; isn't it nice to be able to talk without interruption?)! So to go with the basic format, and add a little:

Name, Kevin, Username, Wordsworth (duh), Story behind that: After years not making much money as a ceramics artist (self-promotional plug: www.coffeepotter.com), I found myself making money working for a local publisher, first as a freelance proof-reader and copy editor, and now permanently employed (yippee!) in the marketing and publicity dept. Since words were paying the bills, and I was desperate to come up with a screen name so I could post a reply to a thread, it was the best I could do at the time. Now I'm stuck with it, and I kind of like it; since I've often been employed as a bookseller, book buyer, and bookstore manager, it seems to fit.

Live in a little town in northern Colorado, almost 48, former Okie born and bred (also lived in Austin; Albuquerque; Venice Beach; NYC; south of Lawrence KS in a tipi in a cow pasture; and for a short time, the D.C. area) but knew I always wanted to live in Colorado. Lived in the mountains a lot, left twice, came back each time, now a flat-lander, where it's possible to grow vegetables.

You know my girls from previous posts- my wife's another childbride; I could've used cradle-robber for a username. My beautiful musical daughter is about to enter middle school (I already have joined DADD- Dads Against Daughters Dating, got my official Don't even think about it T-shirt). Wife and I been together 22 years this summer, married most of that time.

Work mostly answered above- wife and I both work for same publisher, spiritual and self-help type audio, music and books. She has the degrees so she makes the real money, I'm chief cook, shopper and bottle-washer. Previous careers have also included geological drafting  (when I was an Okie) and parking cop (but I couldn't handle being hated on sight).
 
Hobbies- keep the old truck running (used to be a hot rodder- lost count after 30 some-odd cars, liked to find old dead chevy's and ressurect them and turn'em for profit- you could do this in the seventies in Oklahoma, before people thought old cars were worth something, now I can't afford it, and can't bend over engines anymore); read a lot of history, world religions, and pulp westerns; make salsa; appreciate women; learn guitar; writing a book on finding true love using the law of attraction (almost to the point of publishing, will let you know); and enjoy living. Used to drink too much, quit years ago; (Ship- stop waiting, there will be no flashbacks, they're just a rumor, and I'll say no more 'bout that, it was the seventies, after all); enjoyed Gods Favorite Herb for 31 years until I learned to enjoy life without it- can't stand the ciggies, being raised by Okies (crammed in a car with four adults all smoking Marlboros never ever again)- so much for vices. Chips Ahoy are my biggest vice now. Watching my dad die way too young convinced me to start living in the moment, and to not do things for a living that killed me, either physically or spiritually. Recent gall bladder surgery reminded me to keep other food vices to a minimum- I love steak, but salad is necessary to life. Deep fat frying tastes great but also rhymes with dying.

I like the forum for the same reasons others have mentioned- the openness, community, acceptance, honesty, and humor. Hard to find enough time for it as a new hobby, but it's happened. And people aren't nasty here as on some other forums I've looked at, but never joined. Downright bitchy people out there- I have no time for that.

And though I'm very politically opinionated, I will not bring it to this forum (just figure me for a conservative liberal, a social conservative, a libertarian, and democratic voter usually as the least of evils available). I will also not discuss religion, having spent most of my life studying the religions of the world; this is not the place for that. I would talk way too much, and most people don't have a clue where their religion came from, or how it developed through history, to carry on a meaningful conversation (told you I was opinionated). I'm here for the guitars.

Bought first Washburn in the early nineties- a D10 laminate, less than 200 bucks, a great deal back then; amazing what you can get now in a solid top for cheap. The D10S still is one of the best deals going. Corporate problems aside, Washburns still represent the best value for the money in most of their lines, though if the Bluegrass guitar EVER comes out, it's gonna have to be good to beat the Blueridge guitars which are lots cheaper and have lots more than one model to choose from.

Future plans, enjoy every day and give thanks to be alive, and give thanks to have friends and family and health and art and music.
 
Something most folks don't know- s**t, lots...biggest may be that I'm a seminary dropout. (Sadfingers: depression was a life-long challenge for me too, helped greatly by nutritional supplement SAMe.)

Favorite anythings are hard to pick- I keep changing, but a couple favorite sayings: Go on, Mr. Businessman, you can't dress like me and If you don't like the way I'm livin', you just leave this long-haired country boy alone. Favorite movies, everything from Mars Attacks to Red River.

Can't pick favorite music- anything quality, little that's commercial, everything from John Doe, X, and the Knitters (same band, different name); Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Dixie Dregs, old King Crimson; Jay Farrar, Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo (again, same guys somewhat, different names); listen to lots of spaced out Indian chant, sound healing, sitar, gong, woo-woo stuff for work. After listening to mellow stuff all day, I either strum acoustic Neil-type stuff, or rage out the distorted barre chords on the electric. Like everything else, I'm a mixed bag of contradictions, and hard to label. My first albums were Sonny and Cher's Look At Us, and Donovans' Greatest Hits. Then came Rubber Soul, Sgt. Peppers, Jimi's first two, Led Zep's first,the White Album, I forget what all in what order. Grew up on Hank Williams and the Grand old Opry before that.

There- you asked for it, you got it, somebody shut me up, I'm gonna go search for Louis' R-rated thread so I can get the real scoop on Ship.  That'll probably bring back memories. Do I get a prize for longest post? Peace, ya'll.



2005 Washburn D30S
1972 Martin D12-20
1970 Giannini Craviola 6
90s Ibanez GAX70
Squire Affinity Strat
1920s Washburn Parlor
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on May 28, 2007, 07:31:42 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Alpha Male

Brent

OK, I've been hanging around the acoustic forum lately and just now saw in another post what this thread is all about.  By way of introduction:

User Name: YerDugliness

Story Behind Your User Name:  My best friend in college and I were talking about how our wives wanted/needed to be treated like queens, and I mentioned that at times I felt like I should be addressing her as Your Highness.  We both looked at each other and it was one of those instantaneous connection things--from that day on I've been known as YerDugliness and he is YerGrossliness.  The misspelling of Doug is intentional--another story for another time.

Reside: About 20 miles southwest of Houston, TX

Age:  Well, I use to never reveal that, but I had claimed to be older than dirt until a forum friend on another forum challenged me on that one--he claimed that I didn't exactly qualify to make that claim, but told me that I really am older than aluminum foil.  From then on I've used that line--seems to really impress the young chicks.  58.

Family:  Currently single, but have 2 stepchildren and one natural child; all 3 are grown and out on their own (well, the youngest is 23 and sort of still on the family payroll).
 
Occupation: Diagnostic specialist for a public education organization {edit--now retired}.

Wife's Occupation:  3 times divorced, but still looking.......

Hobbies:  sports/race cars, fishing/camping, woodworking, stained glass, homemade wines, cooking, audiophile, casual guitarist (according to a world class classical guitarist with whom I hang frequently--I think he's being generous at that).

Why do you like this forum?: I find the people friendly and like the high signal:noise ratio.  No bickering!!!!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  About 2 years ago.  I had played classical guitar for 35 years. YerGrossliness's son, who is a talented musician, was in need of a good guitar and I was in need of some help with a remodeling project, so I bought this WD32S in hopes of getting him to help me in trade for the guitar.  Before I could work out a deal with him, he left the state.  Now that I've had some time to get acquainted with it, he's NEVER getting it, and he knows it (OK, I guess I will have to leave all my musical instruments to him in my will b/c none of my children seem to care about music at all)!  I like this Washburn too much to give it up while I'm alive.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I've wanted a Washburn every since I saw John Lennon playing one.

Future Plans:  Retirement is only 3 or 4 years away.  After that, I'm getting away from this urbanity (ubran insanity) and moving back to the peace and tranquility of SW Kansas, where I hope to occupy my time building and selling sports cars and learning how to play the guitar better (totally self taught, have played for 35 years, never taken any lessons, and never ever played with anyone else).

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:  I won first place in the Hays, Kansas Oktoberfest sunflower seed spitting contest in 1975.  Big woo!!!!

Dugly [8D]


YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Sarrkazztic on May 28, 2007, 08:29:40 PM
I too have been umm persuaded to post here.


First Name: Stephen (Steve)
User Name: Hall

Story Behind Your User Name: It started as Dark Sarrkazzm way way way back in the day on AOL. From the line in the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall No dark sarcasm in the classroom.

Reside: Middle of Nowhere Indiana

Age: Not quite 40...and may never get there.

Family: Married, 16 year old twin boys (Jordan and Brandon) 9 year old daughter (Sheyanne) and 19 month old daughter (Hanna who was named after Frank Hannon of Tesla)
Occupation: Deregulated Utilities DBA


Hobbies: 6 on a 7 scale in 8 ball, playing guitar and old trucks

Why do you like this forum?: Who said I liked it LOL....just kidding Strum and Shiner keep me honest.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 2 1/2 years ago now. Washburn D10 S

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Had on stage seating to see Tesla in St. Louis in May 2005, noticed he had been playing Washburns on stage for the last few shows...thought I would check them out. I have had 4 of them  in the last 2 years.

Future Plans: Family...Friends, and VACATION and not necessarily in that order.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I really am very shy and actually a nice guy....the Sarrkazztic - Kazz character is just that...a character....the guy behind it is very nice, courteous and very helpful....most of the time.


Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on June 06, 2007, 03:18:27 PM
Amazing... this old thread just keeps on going and going and...... you know what I mean

I haven't been to the site in many, many months.  Looks like a lot of new folks -- will have to start coming back on a regular basis to get caught up on all the dirt.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on June 06, 2007, 03:33:08 PM
Nice to see you back you old dog, you,I keep bumbing it up when it gets buried to deep,the least I can do.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Alpha Male on June 06, 2007, 03:44:52 PM
Thanx Louis.  Nice to see you are still here -- one of the 1st threads I read when I came back was your c ya, I'm outta here thread.  Hopefully you've got everything straightened out with whomever you were having the disagreements with.

What I've noticed so far is that everyone seems to have kept their senses of humor and their luv of Washburns -- this is all good.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Ridner666 on June 06, 2007, 05:28:09 PM
User Name: Ridner666

Story Behind Your User Name: nothing too insightful - Ridner is my last name

Reside: in Oakdale, MN - right outside of Saint Paul

Age: 25

Family: I live my lovely girlfriend and her son

Occupation: internet customer service @ wachovia bank

Wife's Occupation: don't have a wife, but my GF is a housekeeping supervisor @ county inn

Hobbies: metal, beer, sex, camping, detroit sports, pool, guitar, hanging out - the usual stuff

Why do you like this forum?: like minded folks.  although i havent been here in quite some time.  i intend to change that

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 2001 - Dimebag Stealth

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: always wanted a Dime axe

Future Plans: the immediate future will have me going back to MI for a summer vacation

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: don't have too many secrets
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on June 07, 2007, 10:07:19 AM
All is good my friend Alpha Male,came back from WAGJam re-invigorated for my muisc,will be hitting the studio's soon to do some recording( yes Squint if something good comes out will send you and the rest a CD)I am trying some of my own songs,hopefully they will sound as good as they are in my head,as for working things out,well I realized after Pappy wrote me to let it go and not seat the small stuff and that not everybody is going to understand where I am coming from, and really who cares.Speak to you soon.louis
PS for all the Newbies,sorry,welcome aboard,hope you enjoy the show.
Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: magoo99 on June 07, 2007, 02:52:28 PM
Hey ship, one of the first treads I read, was the one
when you were gonna jump ship,LOL. glad you are still here,
you have alot to say (no one listens) LOL.But you have alot to say.LOL.
and its so nice to hear about your music and going into the studio
hope you give us a listen when you get it done.
Cheers
Magoo.

MY young family.

Washburn DM2000sce
washburn M1SDL
Oscar Schmidit 0G2
Fender FM 52e
Epiphone TB75
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: jnizzoh on June 16, 2007, 12:01:40 PM
bump

John
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To create is divine, to reproduce is human
-Man Ray

Fender Telecaster Standard (mexican)
Breedlove ac250-CR
Washburn wd32sw
Washburn wd43s
Old Yamaha Classical
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on August 16, 2007, 10:30:12 AM
TTT.

Lots of new members whom I'm sure have great stories--lets hear from y'all!

Dugly

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: franzeee on August 20, 2007, 05:28:33 PM
First Name: Franz

User Name: Franzeee

Story Behind Your User Name:
My middle name begins with E. My then girlfriend, now wife, started callingme Franz-E. That was taken in Yahoo, so I went with Franzeee - that's stuck for about 7 years now.

Reside: Salt Lak City, UT

Age: Actual or act like? 39 or 8 you pick :)

Family: Married for 10 years (together 15), 1 kid, Daylan, who is more mature than me - most of the time.

Occupation: I own a coffee shop and am Uber Dad!

Wife's Occupation: Project Manager, finance lady for shop and too many other hats.

Things I Do: I don't really like the term hobbies, especialy for hanging with the kiddo. I hang with my kiddo as much as possible. I play guitar in a local band, I write music and poetry, I make killer coffee, I read when I can, hit the gym, run, play an RPG game here and there, roller blade.

Why do you like this forum?:
Very friendly and helpful people. No pretention. Everyone wants to share what they know and learn what they can.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Last summer. I picked up a CT5 at a pawn shop for $280! Here's a pic of me rockin' out with her:
(http://www.franzhoff.com/pics/038.jpg)
It sadly took a fall at a recent show and I have had to replace her. This is a pic of my CT4 that is en route (pending FedEdx doesn't lose of destroy it).
(http://www.franzhoff.com/pics/CT4_03.jpg)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I actually bough the guitar to resell it. It wasn't really my look (beautiful, but not what I usually go for). She was a bit beat and when I cleaned her up, with a set up and new strings I fell in total love. I put all my other guitars down and she was IT. I will be adding more Washburns as I go. Sweet, sweet axes.

Future Plans: Find a full time singer (we've considered and auditioned over 80 female vocalists with no luck yet), get playing out and do some regional tours. try to keep my coffee shop alive, goof off with my kiddo, live and enjoy each moment to it's fullest, whatever it may bring.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I am a pretty open book. I enjoy learning and sharing. But I don't think that is what the question was looking for. So, how's this: I once started an oil fire in a can with a friend when I was 9 and we kicked it into the stream and there was this huge floating fire. We freaked, but managed to put it out before it did any damage :P

Looking forward to getting to know some folks here. My online time is sporadic, so if it takes me awhile to respond, don't take it personally :)



Franz
www.FranzHoff.com
Music•Poetry•Musician Resources•More!
The Gear: Washburn CT5 (out of commission, but still my fav), Amercian Texas Special Fat Strat, American Hamer Centurion (for sale), USA Jackson RR, Carvin DC200, ESP LTD M107, Kraven (my frankenstrat), Cordoba, Larivee, Ibanez 12.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on November 09, 2007, 11:26:47 AM
BUMP--I'd like to hear from some of our newer members, so I'll post a link to this thread on the forum I frequent most.

Dugly

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Ready to retire and age disgracefully!!!

The crew:
Washburn WD32SW and WD32S (WD32S soon to receive an under-bridge pickup)
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335  Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Custom II
Ibanez RX20
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: ship of fools on November 09, 2007, 12:24:52 PM
I thought seeing how it keeps getting bumped up,well lets see what happens.Ship...........PS this is for all Washburn players,acoustic,electric,bass and least we forget mandolins.
So would all you newbies please sign in and tell everybody a little about yourselfs.

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
Another WAGJammer
Timbercraft Brigade J52SW
and other great sounding and playing guitars
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on November 09, 2007, 03:10:04 PM
Thanks for making this a Sticky, Ship!

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Ready to retire and age disgracefully!!!

The crew:
Washburn WD32SW and WD32S (WD32S soon to receive an under-bridge pickup)
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335  Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Custom II
Ibanez RX20
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: magoo99 on November 09, 2007, 04:28:57 PM
Thanks for saying Mandolins Ship. I was beginning to believe it was a bad word around here. LOL
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: tomcrac on November 10, 2007, 10:11:56 PM
First Name: Thomas
User Name: TomCrac

Story Behind Your User Name: Tom is obviously short for Thomas and Crac is short part of my last name. (Nothing to do with drugs, unless royalties are due, and nothing to do with wise crack comments, although it is my nature)
 

Reside: Nyack, New York, USA

Age: 44 I think

Family: Married for 7 years, 2 amazing children…1 6 yr. old boy and 1 3 yr. old girl
Occupation: Copier/ Multifunction office equipment sales etc.

Wife's Occupation: Full time Mom, EBAY trade assistant, EBAY trainer

Hobbies: Love doing things (anything) as a family…not easy at times but still the closest thing to heaven on Earth, Skiing, Concerts, Cycling, Hiking, Unreal Tournament (computer game), Learning the guitar, Surfing.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the people
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: March 2006. A Washburn EA20SDL that I found on Craigslist for what I now realize was a great deal. I knew she sounded good but WOW compared to a lot of others that I was considering and eventually picked up and strummed.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Being a noob I stumbled across the name and checked out the website…Really liked the looks of the guitars.
2) The forum members!!...Really good vibes…not pretentious or predatory

Future Plans:
1) Learn more guitar
2) Get a ski house
2) Sell the primary residence, get a big motor home and hit the road.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I’m not nearly as smart as I come off to be.
 



Washburn EA20SDL!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: fuxton spicotitz on November 19, 2007, 01:51:44 PM
what makes me tick ? too many smartassed answers come to mind but i wont go there.....
my first name is tiny ,i use fuxton when i write or correspond with folks , it goes back a long way, started as a U.S.M.C. call signal
 i live outside the san antonio city limits, close to a small town called china grove texas - [yep, same one the doobies sang about long ago]. i own my home outright , and share life with my sweetie and our kids. we have a cha-weewee,gypsy half dauchsund an cha waawaa androckie my a.k.c.male rottweiler, funny her dog is 15lbs and the boss dog over my 130lb rott....even in the animal world the women have the power !! go figure !
weve been together for 10yrs now , have one son whos in his late 20s and a wonderful 3yr old grandson i call harley......
i retired from my profession after 22yrs in 98, and now i play music for a living .....
my hobbies are guitars , guns , harley davidsons, fishing , hunting and spending time with my grandson , performing live and doing studio work, and getting to speak with good folks about guitars and life......  i got my first washburn recently as a basket case
for a project to do and now its one of my favorite guitars to play..
my future plans are to teach my grandson to play guitar and instill good values in him.....
oldtimers is kickin in on me i guess ill be 51 next august.....i can fill in the blanks if requested, but dats enough for now
thanks for takin the time to look          fuxton[:)]

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on November 20, 2007, 05:25:33 PM
Thanks for posting, Fuxton.  I've enjoyed your posts on the acoustic board, nice to get to know a bit about you.  You seem like quite the fiesty sort, it will be nice to get to see you in concert some time.

Now, go get 'em, you young 'un [:D] ! (I'm 59, so when I graduated from High School I probably would have wiped your nose for you--so you're a young 'un to me!).

Dugly [8D]


YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Ready to retire and age disgracefully!!!

The crew:
Washburn WD32SW and WD32S (WD32S soon to receive an under-bridge pickup)
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335  Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Special (?)
Ibanez RX20
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: XxDevilTheoryxX on December 18, 2007, 05:45:36 PM
First Name: Jerret
User Name: XxDevilTheoryxX

Story Behind Your User Name:
It's my x-box live gamertag. I was looking for a cool thing to use for live, and I randomly saw Devil Theory as a political idea. It's basically the theory that political and social crises arise from the deliberate actions of evil or misguided leaders rather than as a natural result of conditions, so says the dictionary. Whenever I do start a band, it'll hopefully be called that.

Reside: Peru, IL, US

Age: 19

Occupation: Nothing really. I help out in my roommate's guitar store.

Hobbies:
Guitar, Video Games, Guns.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) The people here are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
2) I've found a lot of good information here so far.
3) The community just seems great in general.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Haven't yet, I'm about to when I get some money.

Future Plans:
1) Get better at guitar, I've only been playing about 2 weeks.
2) Actually get a job, heh.
2) Start or join a band at some point. And learn to write music.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Hmmm... I don't really have any extraordinary stories about myself.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Chet Ubetcha on January 04, 2008, 02:45:12 AM


First Name:  Nick
User Name:  Chet Ubetcha

Story Behind Your User Name:
Chet Ubetcha is a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon Fairly Odd-Parents.  My daughter loves this cartoon, so I have sat through quite a few hours of viewing.  I kinda liked the Chet Ubetcha character, and for some reason started using it as a screen name on a different website.  I've since become Chet on just about every forum I frequent.

Reside:  Little Rock, Arkansas

Age: 29

Family:  I have the bestest wife of 10+ years, and two great daughters.

Occupation:  USAF

Wife's Occupation:  USAF

Hobbies:  My family, guitars, and, uhhhhhh.....  

Why do you like this forum?:
1) the guitars
2) the guitars
3) the guitars

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  Late 2006

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Got a great deal
2) Liked the sound and the look
3) Boogie Street and Eric McKenna are the best, most honest place you will EVER buy ANYTHING from.  I once bought a guitar from him, but I now consider him a FRIEND.

Future Plans:
1) Retire from the Air Force (in one capacity or another)
2) Watch my daughters grow up
3) Open a guitar store with my friend on Hawai'i

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I'm a bit asymmetrical...
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: MolsonRiff on January 11, 2008, 06:01:10 PM
First Name: Alexandre

User Name: MolsonRiff

Story Behind Your User Name: Love molson beer

Reside: Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada (au plaisir de jaser ak d'autres Québecois sur ce forum! [:D])

Age: 16

Occupation: School

Hobbies: Of course, playing guitar!, jam with my band, go to metal shows, and party with friends

Why do you like this forum?: I'm new to this forum. But I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 2 years ago, at a shop called Guitare Citée.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Because I was looking for a good guitar to replace my old crappy Typhoon. I tried Washburn and was very surprised how it plays great.


Future Plans:
1) Get a new amp
2) Place better pick-ups on my guitar
2) Increase my skills

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:[/b­­­] hummm....
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: MickV on February 18, 2008, 05:21:03 AM
First Name: Michael

User Name:MickV

Story Behind Your User Name: Names Mick and one of my fav washburns is a V

Reside: Perth Western Australia

Age: 18

Occupation: Guitar salesman and teacher, studying audio engineering

Hobbies: Guitar, well music in general

Why do you like this forum?: The info, the people and the laughs, havnt been around long but expect more from me

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  got given it for my 16th birthday - Sunburst HB30

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Tried it out and thought it was amazing since then i have gotten 2 more,


Future Plans:
1) Study Audio engineering
2) Play guitar. Start a new band
3) More Practice
Something Most People Don't Know About Me:[/b ]
My life story. haha jokes i dont know really not many people know me
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Kodiak3D on February 18, 2008, 01:18:40 PM
First Name: Tom
User Name: Kodiak3d

Story Behind Your User Name:
Kodiak bears are big and dangerous.  I'm a 6'3 290 lb taekwondo black belt.  The comparison is simple.  3D because I do some 3d artwork on the side, and that's the name of my business.

Reside: Louisville, Ky

Age: 30

Family: I've been married to my wonderful wife for 3 years.  I couldn't ask for better.

Occupation: Forensic Scientist

Wife's Occupation: case manager for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Hobbies: Guitar, martial arts (taekwondo and ninjitsu), 3d artwork, video games, fishing...the list goes on...

Why do you like this forum?:
I've learned a lot on here so far.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Got my blue Idol 64 last week (Feb 15, 2008)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1)  I wanted to learn guitar.
2)  Pretty :-)
3)  From all the reviews, it was supposed to be a great guitar (and it is!)

Future Plans:
1) Learn to play guitar, maybe join a band soemtime
2) Enjoy life to the fullest

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I'm a big Star Wars fan, but most people know that.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: donny341 on March 12, 2008, 09:58:35 PM
What makes me tick?
Two titanium heart valves and a pacemaker.

Something most people don't know about me
I have Two titanium heart valves and a pacemaker.  hhmm....I've seen this somewhere before.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: MT Skull on April 30, 2008, 07:35:20 AM
First Name: Andy

Story Behind Your User Name: It's what I go by when I sing the blues down the pub.

Reside: Yorkshire, (God's own county) England

Age: 49 yesterday

Family: Amazingly understanding wife, who claims to be tone-deaf but nonetheless can tell the difference between my '79 D-15 and my '03 WD-32-S

Occupation: Airline Pilot

Hobbies: playing guitar, restoring and riding vintage motorcycles

Why do you like this forum?: I will tell you when I have had time to find out!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: September 1993

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: This is the really personal part; my old D-15 was first owned by someone who never learned to play, so in 1983 he sold it (for $35 -about $50 then!) to a friend of mine who also never learned to play. I could play, and loved that guitar, but my friend would not sell. Then, in 1993,he became terminally ill, and realised that he couldn't take it with him, so finally agreed to sell. I was broke, and had to borrow the $100 he was asking. I have owned many (and better) guitars since, but that old D-15 is the only one that I will never part with.

Future Plans: How to make God laugh: Tell him your plans.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: It was me who put the suicide-strength chilli sauce in the barbecue sauce bottle at the restaurant in San Antonio seven years ago.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: IMEVH2 on May 02, 2008, 03:39:26 PM
Ok, new to this forum, just bought another Washburn.   Bought a B N2 off of Ebay and am having the tremolo reset.  Bolts weren't lined up right and it was set all the way to the extemes to get it to be in tune.  Great guitar for $200 and a $40 fix.  Would have done it myself but we have an awesome luthere in Des Moines who is doing it for me.

Have a TON of questions about B units, but I'll save that for later.  

First Name: Joel
User Name: IMEVH2

Story Behind Your User Name:  Stole it actually.  Was at a Van Halen concert, back in the Balance era with Sammy and saw a guy holding up a license plate that said it.  Being a huge fan of Eddie and all things related to Eddie, I started using it online a few years later.

Reside:  Ankeny, IA

Age:  36

Family:  2 wonderful kids and a girlfriend that makes my ex wife seem even more like a bad decision.

Occupation:  Conductor for Union Pacific Railroad and part time floor installer, roofer, framer, plumber, electrician, welder and anything else I can figure out and make a little cash doing.

Wife's Occupation:  Haven't remarried yet but g/f works for UPS

Hobbies:  My kids, tools, guitars, talking about guitars, playing guitars, working on guitars, wishing I was better at playing guitars.

Why do you like this forum?:  I've only been on here since yesterday, but so far seems to be a lot of guys interested in guitars.  There's some people who know WAAAAAAAYYYY too much about hard to find guitars.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:   1992, I belive.  Was the first year that the N2 came out.  Interestingly enough, it was a factory second, only it was sold to me as a brand new guitar.  Needed a shim to be in tune so I took it back and went out and bought a brand new Les Paul Studio that I've had ever since.  A few months ago I was in a guitar store and saw another N2 and remembered why I liked them so much.  Saw one on Ebay and didn't realize it was a blem until I bid on it, but only needed minor work to get it in pristine shape.  

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  I liked Nuno, he was an amazing player, and the guitar is a simple design, but very fluid and easy to play.  It's not a guitar that you pick up and then put back to go play something else.  Once you pick it up, you don't want to set it down.  It's like it's laid bare and naked and has no pretense.  You're not afraid to PLAY it.  You don't have to baby it or worry about the finish, it just seems to come alive in your hands.

Future Plans:  To become a heckuva lot better than I am now.  At guitar, at life, and at anything that is feasibly possible.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I'm not gay but if Eddie or Steve Vai was, I'd at least have to think about it for a few minutes before I said no.

The collection:  76 Les Paul Custom, triple pick up.  Inherited it and no I won't sell it.
91 Les Paul Studio.  Workhorse of a guitar
06 Washburn acoustic that needs a new bridge but sounds beautiful
99 blackie Strat.  nice guitar but goes out of tune if you even think about touching the tremolo.
70ish Rickenbacker 12 string.  Nice guitar.  
07 Washburn N2.  Bought it cheap and I WILL make this thing become whole again.  It's too beautiful to be so messed up forever.

Looking to buy a Hennss guitar.  They're handmade by him in Des Moines.  No it's not the capital of the guitar world but trust me you will hear his name soon.  He makes guitars like Gibson used to and PRS should.  I've been playing guitar for 22 years, and I've owned dozens.  These guitars are the first I have ever seen that will literally stop you in your tracks when you look at them.  He doesn't just build them, he puts his soul into them and they are the most well built and beautiful guitars I've ever seen.  He just finished a fender copy for the guitarist for Wilco that you will see him playing on stage.  Body and neck are made out of 3 pieces of rosewood.  Neck is solid and body is 2 pieces routed out for weight but put together front and back so it looks like one solid piece.  BEAUTIFUL!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: N4ESA_UK on May 07, 2008, 06:35:35 AM
First Name: sam

Story Behind Your User Name: It's the only Washburn I got!!

Reside: Leicester, England

Age: 26

Family: understanding GF who is getting tired of hearing flight of the wounded bumble bee played again and again and again!

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Hobbies: playing Bass in bands, playing a bit of guitar, fast cars

Why do you like this forum?: the info on the N series is priceless!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 2005

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: cos it was a steal on the bay and ive always wanted an N4.

Future Plans: buy a 1993 padauk N4

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: Ive managed to learn bumble bee on my shortscale bass which has quite annoyed my guitarist friends, much to my amusement.

My kit....

Warwick Streamer 4 string Natural Gloss
Warwick Streamer 5 string broadneck in honey violin stain
Antoria one-off shortscale star bass, very fast neck!
Hartke 350w head with 4x10 and 1x15 cabs and boss/dod stomp boxes

80's Korean strat with mirror pickgaurd
black satin Gordon Smith GS2 (L.P jnr type dbl cutaway guitar...handmade in Manchester)...look em up!!!
2002 N4-ESA - quite simply amazing
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cjd42808 on May 30, 2008, 03:25:09 PM
First Name: Savannah
User Name: Cjd42808

Story Behind Your User Name:
cjd, dad's initials, 4-28-08 (april 28th of this year) my dad died.

Reside: Brooklyn. USA

Age: 13

Family: Mom, brother. me.

Occupation: school

Wife's Occupation: Dont have one lol.

Hobbies: Guitar, singing, music, drawing, photography, skateboarding.

Why do you like this forum?:
Well because it involves guitar, and the people look pretty friendly. idk tho because i JUST joined. But I think its reallly cool so far.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: St. PATTY'S dAYYY (Birthday)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1.The deal
2.I really was dying for a new guitar escpecailly since it was electric.

Future Plans:
1.Start a band

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: That I'm really hungry right now.....i'm the only one who know that....accept for whoever is gonna read this...lol
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: arykala on May 30, 2008, 04:42:48 PM
First Name: Adam

Story Behind Your User Name: A(dam) Rykala is my name

Reside: Cymru (Or Wales as you may know it) - the land of song ;-)

Age: 39

Family: One wife whose been trained to help me cope with Gear Acquisition Syndrome! A rough collie, and four cats...

Occupation: Mature PhD Student - I got my Masters Degree in Astrophysics last year, for my dad who had sadly died before he could see me graduate

Hobbies: Guitar ;-)

Why do you like this forum?: Im addicted to Washburns ;-) Hence my gravitation to here.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Approximately July 1989 - Washburn G8V in White

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: My girlfriend (now my wife) bought it for me - it was white, with boomerang inlays. It rocked. What else do you need ;-)

Future Plans: To keep gigging, writing and performing until I can't walk anymore!

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I have very little confidence in my own abilities, and fixate on the one duff note and miss the other 'n' notes that soar. I was also a parliamentary candidate here in Wales in 2001.



Washburn HM-24V (proto) / KC 90v /  MG 74/ MG 800 / WG587V / Ibanez Ergodyne EDR 470ex / Schecter A7V+
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Anrik on July 26, 2008, 10:47:33 AM
I love Washburn also. Every body has himself thinking, aim and identify. They want to do something special in the world but some people work hard in a good way and few people say I will do it.
______________________________________________
anrik
http://www.addictionrecovery.net/wyoming
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: sspl01 on August 13, 2008, 02:55:06 AM
hi friends if you make a tricks then you alive any situation in the world its my opinion and view.Work as Freedom. Work as Family. Work as Fulfillment. That’s the Sloan brothers’ manifesto, the core of their life plan, and it’s the bedrock of every endeavor taken up by the founders of StartupNation.


Mack

Wyoming Treatment Centers (http://www.treatmentcenters.org/wyoming)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Perfect Stranger on August 13, 2008, 08:46:36 AM
First Name: Jim

Story Behind Your User Name: An old CB handle from the old days (remember CB radios?)

Reside: Just east of Atlanta, just outside Athens, GA

Age: 56

Family: Wife, 3 grown daughters, 1 thinks-he's-grown son, 3 spoiled miniature dachshunds, 1 sissy dog (wife's), 4 cats, tropical fish

Occupation: I work on the Internet all day, every day.  Work for a company that builds and maintains corporate websites

Hobbies: Guitar, computer, family  (http://www.smileyhut.com/music/wos_musik8.gif)

Why do you like this forum?: It's about guitars

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Approximately 2 months ago.  D10SOV with ovongkol sides and back

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: It fit the collection nicely

Future Plans: To survive...(http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/chillpill.gif)

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: That I grew up as a hippie of the sixties...playing in bands....smoking weed....all the usual.


=====================
The Family:
-------------------
'08 Washburn D10SOV
'08 Yamaha FG-700S
'07 Hohner HW440BLK
'88 Alvarez RF30
'80 Sango Matsumoku
'95 Aria AW35N
'78 Alvarez 5021 12-string
'04 Hagstrom F-300
'00  Alvarez ASG4
'02 Aria PE SD
'07 SX Jazz Bass
'07 Dean EVO
Pix Here:
http://www.dancingmokey.com/forums/imagehosting/10448908e6b154d7.jpg
http://www.dancingmokey.com/forums/imagehosting/10448908e6b2db78.jpg
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: denimblack on August 20, 2008, 04:03:35 AM

First Name: Marcus
User Name: denimblack

Story Behind Your User Name:

It's my (internet)nickname since years.

Reside: Vienna, Austria (not Australia [;)])

Age: 36

Family: Not married, my son will be born in October.

Occupation: Technician

Wife's Occupation: Primary school teacher

Hobbies: Music, playing guitar, American Football, fixing notebooks

Why do you like this forum?:
1) help and get helped
2) nice people
3) learn more about my hobby
4) funny stories
5) practicing my english

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: August 2008

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Liked the look
2) GAS [:)]

Future Plans:
1) To be a good dad
2) To practice my guitar playing
2) Stay healthy

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:

My friends nearly know everything about me (f*****g s**t)[;)].




 



My Ladies:

Washburn Festival Series EA20TS
Crafter GAE45/N http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1641.jpg
Crafter FA820EQ http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1644.jpg
Ibanez Artcore AF85VLS http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1642.jpg
Stagg A1012BK (12-String) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1643.jpg
Johnson (SG copy) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1645.jpg
EKO 200 (from 1963) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1646.jpg

Tennessee KILAUEA(Ukulele) & Samick UK-70 (Ukulele) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1648.jpg

Washburn pix:

http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/EA20TSFront.jpg


http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/EA20TSBack.jpg




WARNING: Infected with GAS !
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on August 20, 2008, 06:57:01 AM
Good luck with the birth of your son !! Denimblack !!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: denimblack on August 20, 2008, 07:48:08 AM

Thanks Yan [:)]




My Ladies:

Washburn Festival Series EA20TS
Crafter GAE45/N http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1641.jpg
Crafter FA820EQ http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1644.jpg
Ibanez Artcore AF85VLS http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1642.jpg
Stagg A1012BK (12-String) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1643.jpg
Johnson (SG copy) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1645.jpg
EKO 200 (from 1963) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1646.jpg

Tennessee KILAUEA(Ukulele) & Samick UK-70 (Ukulele) http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/CIMG1648.jpg

Washburn pix:

http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/EA20TSFront.jpg


http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w352/denimblack8/Guitars/EA20TSBack.jpg




WARNING: Infected with GAS !
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: theAdviserMe on September 02, 2008, 01:26:26 PM
Oh man, that was just good. I salute you here. I am a Washburn lover too and I am from Asia.

Let us all share some ideas here.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Slav123 on September 04, 2008, 12:16:18 PM
1st name: Slavic

User name: Slav123

Story behind user name: Sometimes, I'm just not that creative. Plus it's my eBay ID (I guess that I wasn't that creative that day too)

Reside: Merrick, NY

Age: 37 (will be on 9/6/08)

Family: Wife, Daughter (11 months), 1 Dog and 4 Cats

Occupation: Electronic Banking Product Manager for a large Financial Institution

Wife's Occupation: Veterinarian

Hobbies: Collecting and playing guitars (it's a sickness that I don't want a cure for), fishing, cooking, souping-up my car, living with OCD

Why like forum: Everyone is easy going, everyone is pretty  knowledgeable, it's a great place for info sharing

1st Washburn: 1993 Padauk N4, always wanted one ever since I saw Nuno play one. When I finally saw it and held it, I had to buy it

Why Washburns: I love the early 90's guitars and you couldn't beat Washburn's quality and price. Love the Grover Jackson era guitars.

Future plans: Watch my daughter grow and get her into guitar playing!

Something most people don't know about me: Born in Kiev Ukraine, and migrated from Russia (at that time) to Austria, to Italy and finally to New York USA. My parents sold almost all of their monetary possessions to get my sister and I to this unbelievable country in 1979.

All the best,
Slav
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: BrandonM on October 25, 2008, 09:28:47 PM
First Name:
Brandon

User Name:
BrandonM

Story Behind Your User Name:
Brandon is my name and M is the starting letter in my last name

Reside:
Chapleau, Ontario.

Age:
14
Occupation:
Too lazy, thinking of something like paper-boy, lol, $120 a month, a small town of 2500, only about 2 - 4 hours of work a week

Hobbies:
From most fun, to less fun.

Being with my girlfriend.[:D][8D]
Playing guitar
Guns, And hunting (tie)
Rest is boring

Why do you like this forum?:
The people here are very intelligent, and I can actually relate to them since they type properly (not like most people hey wats up g2g ttyl). And also, they are a very helpful bunch. Also im addicted to the forum, haha.


When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Never bought one, Inherited it from my Grandfather, the greatest man that ever walked the earth (except for Jesus...).

Future Plans:
Get a job.
Wait for a new Ipod on Christmas
Get my girlfriend a gold heart pendant for Christmas
Join the Canadian Armed Forces
Become a paramedic (If I survive any of the above[xx(])
Live a nice life with the one I love

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Im 14, yet I spell very correctly.
Im a very nice guy, for somebody who spends his life in a town that over 75% of people do drugs (no exageration).
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Tio Kimo on October 28, 2008, 11:52:32 AM
Brandon, you're gonna do juuuust fine.[^]

all the other old farts on here know exactly what I mean.

~kimo

'03 Washburn Idol WI-67PROQTS
'88(?) Washburn HB-35TS
'04 Larrivee LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
Roland Cube 30X
Songworks Little Lanilei 3350LT
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Ayrton on October 29, 2008, 10:27:52 AM
1st name: Chris

User name: Ayrton

Story behind user name: Ayrton Senna (March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Formula One driver, and being a fan, I went with it. I use the same name on all forums.  

Reside: Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 38

Family: Wife, two daughters, and one cat

Occupation: Finance director in the automobile industry

Wife's Occupation: Corporate legal

Hobbies: Building and playing guitars, building furniture, music and computers

Why like forum: Came here to find information, and stayed because of the members

1st Washburn: http://www.washburn.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13262 Customized N2

Why Washburns: I always loved the cut down body, and minimalist construction of the N series. I now own three “Davies” era N4s, and one ’93 Padauk N4. I am sure there will be more. [:D]

Future plans: Spend more time actually playing guitar, rather than building them. Work on home projects, put wife through Law School.

Something most people don't know about me: I was a professional skateboarder
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on October 29, 2008, 12:15:59 PM
Ayrton.... seriously, you were an professional skateboarder ??? too cool !!! Did you roll on ramp or street free style ?? any pic ?? Wow... I've done skateboarding during my teenage years... Never been able to do a kick flip..lolll
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Ayrton on October 29, 2008, 01:44:09 PM
Yep, retired from street competition in 1990. At that time I was riding for Blind, Venture, Skate Rags, and Swatch.

I often joke with my wife that Jason Lee is making Hollywood movies, and I am in the car business.

Where did I go wrong? lol
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: harmonyz on October 29, 2008, 08:09:47 PM
Just joined the forum to find out info on a D97 Limited Edition I'm considering buying.  I'm trying to choose between it and an Alvarez, and want them both badly.  Maybe I'll shoot the moon and buy them both.

I've been playing for thirty years (just turned 50)but only in the last year started enjoying my own playing.  Yeah, I'm kinda slow that way.

Love all kinds of music, play with all kinds of instruments (flute, banjo, drums, thumb piano, mouth harp, blues harp, my head), and just five short years ago discovered festival music and experience.

From what I've read so far, I am so looking forward to enjoying this forum.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vanbrettakov on November 03, 2008, 12:11:38 PM
ok, here goes...

First Name: Brett
User Name: Vanbrettakov

Story behind user name: It was the nickname my grandfather called me.

Reside: Denver, CO

Age: I turned 33 in August.

Family: I've been with my commonlaw wife Michelle for 5 years and have a 1 year old son, Dante.

Occupation: Full-time dad, hopefully start busking part-time. Michelle is in restaurant management.

Hobbies: Watching Dante grow up, playing covers of The Cure on my acoustic guitar, singing The Cure's music while I play, Nutrition (I'm trying to get down to 170, currently at 192), This forum, keeping in touch with family and friends in New Orleans on Myspace, buying clothes, etc.

Why do you like this forum?
1) Great people (keeps me social, I don't get out much)
2) Great info
3) um, it's free? LOL

When did you buy your 1st Washburn? Early 2008.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn? My wife got it for me because she said I needed something to do :)

Future Plans:
1) busking
2) rock-hounding (traveling)
3) buy a more expensive Washburn

Something most people don't know about me:
(gulp) I'm on medication for bipolar disorder and adult ADD. I may also have PTSD and a learning disorder. They all went untreated for 30 years until we evacuated for hurricane Katrina and ended up in Denver. I wasn't able to finish school and have had 37 failed attempts at holding down a job. I have no real friends as most have gone on to make something of themselves. I used to self-medicate with cannabis (8 years) but quit when my son was born.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: millenium on November 03, 2008, 01:10:10 PM
Welcome Brett... You are a pretty lucky guy you know ?? Your wife gave you a Washburn, you'll make some members jealous here !!!

Smoking cannabis for 8 years and stop for your son burth !! Wow.... félication... Good move !
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vanbrettakov on November 03, 2008, 01:24:19 PM
thanks Yan, anything for my Dante
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: arykala on November 12, 2008, 12:48:00 PM
quote:

Something most people don't know about me:
(gulp) I'm on medication for bipolar disorder and adult ADD. I may also have PTSD and a learning disorder. They all went untreated for 30 years until we evacuated for hurricane Katrina and ended up in Denver. I wasn't able to finish school and have had 37 failed attempts at holding down a job. I have no real friends as most have gone on to make something of themselves. ,,,,




As someone who has fought depression a lot of his life, allow me to give you a good natured slap around the head for this remark. The only person who should judge you is yourself...  As a fellow musician, you're part of an exclusive club open to all, and learning to play guitar is a humbling, ecstatic experience that binds us all....

I, like you, have difficulty finding satisfaction in what you do - I still feel it now.... But playing guitar is the best fix you need, and is an experience that puts you closer to your personal deity then anything else!

--

Washburn HM-24V (proto) / KC 90v /  MG 74/ MG 800 / Fernandes Revolver Pro w\\Sustainer / Chimera (coming soon)

Schecter A7V+

Coming soon - the Chimaera
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: T-Bone on November 18, 2008, 01:32:22 AM
I concur with Arykala.  Music is medicine for the soul.  To relate, my wife battles with bipolar disorder, me with the adult ADD, and my 6 year old son struggles with ADHD and lower stage Autism.  I have seen with my son that music calms him.  He likes playing on the guitar and on my African drum.  It helps him take focus off his frustrations and release some of his hyperactivity.  Music, like playing the guitar, is very therapeutic and relaxing.  Though, releasing your emotions, frustrations, and pain on the guitar can help, it's not the best solution.  It can't comfort, restore, give hope and strength, heal a broken heart, give rest and peace to a weary soul.  For that, the best remedy is a more spiritual one.  Turn our eyes towards Heaven.  Just speaking from experience what I know works. :)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: fenrirlupus on November 18, 2008, 06:06:53 PM
got my guitar for my birthday.
it was the most expensive birthday present i've ever gotten.
my parents were reluctant to get it because they thought it was just a phase.

but...

now I'm getting pretty good at it.  there's the usual stairway to heaven, back in black, and other songs people always learn, but jazz improv is really fun.

i found a hammond organ for free too.  

i'm pretty much obsessed with the idea of upgrading my guitar and organ, but lack any funding to do so.  if i could, i'd stick a custom stetsbar with a roller bridge on the guitar, and a new neck with an ebony fretboard and fender lsr nut with steinberger tuners...

then i'd fill the hammond with groovetubes
and stick a new speaker in my amplifier (eminence legend 1058 speaker)

so if i ever get any money, it won't last long :P


it might be a bit wiser to go through college first, then modify stuff...  i just wish i was more patient...

oh, and i have high functioning autism.  that is, i have high functioning autism, and I'm in AP calculus, Advanced physics, AP psychology,  Japanese 3...
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: KCKWIK on December 20, 2008, 12:41:06 AM
Washburn on sale... Great Condition

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=120349274061
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: stefN4N8 on December 29, 2008, 10:36:59 AM
Nice thread.

First Name: Steven
User Name: StefN4N8

Stef is short for Steven, and I bought an N4 and an N8 in one go, which made me go with this nick.

Reside: Delft, The Netherlands

Age: I turned 33 in September 2008.

Family: Married my high-school sweetheart, and have 2 beautiful sons now.

Occupation: Senior Executive at an international software firm, which I co-founded in 2005.

Hobbies: I cook and I play my Washburn Nunos - that's about it!

Why do you like this forum?
1) Great opportunity to talk about N-series
2) Wonderful source of info
3) Opportunity to socialize when all others are asleep :-)

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?
Somewhere in 1992

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn? MAJOR Extreme fan back then - and quite frankly still am.

Future Plans:
1) Work way less
2) Spend much more time with the kids
3) Buy (a few) more N-Series

Something most people don't know about me:
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering, but don't know the first thing about it... Can't believe I ever graduated.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: imagineer on January 07, 2009, 04:15:03 PM
First Name: Mike
User Name: Imagineer

Story Behind Your User Name:
I spend 90% of every day designing stuff in my head.    Anything from house wares, tools, workshop fixtures, toys, circuits, furniture, etc, but I only get around to building about 2% of it.  
 
Reside: Wayne County, Ohio

Age: Just turned 40…4 years ago.

Family: Married, to a very patient woman for 15 years.   We have a son (13) and a daughter (10).   Both are good looking and above average.

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Wife's Occupation: Circulation Associate at a Library

Hobbies: Making stuff, Welding, Designing and building circuits, and recently, attempting to learn guitar.

Why do you like this forum?:
I know so little about guitars, any information posted seems brilliant and insightful.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
12-6-08 (a LI15 for my son), 12-24-08 (a WI14 originally for me, now for my daughter) & 1-3-09 (an OE-30 for me)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
I’ve always wanted to learn guitar & felt it would be fun for the kids and I to learn together.

Future Plans:
Make more stuff.   Get out of debt.    Spend more time with the wife.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I have no close friends.   That may sound sad, but it’s by choice.    I’d rather be with my family or hunkered in my workshop.    Friends are only a drain on my spare time.     I only drink water or black coffee, nothing else.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: bluegrassflatpicker on January 08, 2009, 09:03:29 PM
Name: Jack
User Name: bluegrassflatpicker

Story Behind User Name:
I have been actively been pickin' bluegrass for over 45yrs.  

Reside: Iowa

Age: 61(going on 25)

Family: Married 20yrs. 3 kid Keely Jean 12 (learning to play D-121S) Shelby Ann 22 (boy crazy) and Zackary Jack 18(one burnin' bluegrass flatpicker)

Occupation: Farmer
Wife's Occupation: Farmer's Wife

Hobbies: Flying (hang-gliders, ultra-lites, and full size planes)restoring classic cars and trucks, and riding my Harleys which I have been doing sense I was 15yrs old. Oh yes pickin' bluegrass.

Why Do You Like This Forum:
I haven't been a member for long but I enjoy the questions, answers and comments presented here. There is a hole lot of knowledge here.

When Did You Buy Your First Washburn:
I think it was in 1962 maybe '63

Why Did You Buy A Washburn:
I was upgrading from a Harmony Broadway

Future Plans:
Retire in a few years. pursue my hobbies and let my wife spoil me even more.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
I have had a great life experience. I have had the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest festivals in the the country through the years. I hit Merlfest and the IBA awards this year. I have had the opportunity to play with many bluegrass greats like Sam Bush and Byron Berline. I play with a group of very talented people that I have played with for over forty year of which the 5 string player took second at Bean Blossom with Sam Bush playing second on guitar(Sam is outstanding on guitar too) and the fiddle player has recorded for the Smithsonian.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: milod on January 13, 2009, 02:44:58 PM
Okay, it's probably silly for an old guy to do this, but...

     My screen name milod is ... Duh.

     I just got my first Washburn, but I've been picking since the summer of '63. I've played for money, hadda take a wife-ordered 25-year sabbatical, started again about 5 years ago to do the US national anthem classical guitar style for a community event I was dumb enough to pipe up about. Then after three weeks or so of playing I was told I also would do a 20-minute during dinner set that lasted 90 as I tried to remember fingerings for stuff from a quarter century ago.

      I'm a journalist writer/photog. Wife of nearly 34 years is too. No offspring. They're kinda like elephants - okay to watch at play, but nothing I could afford to feed regularly.

      I've shot as a photographer and filed stories from four continents, have done martial arts since age 12, was in a college rock band advertised regionally as the band you've gotta see to believe, handcrafted hunting knives and... well, you get the picture. I've played country for money in some bands. Was really folkie at one point in life; now just kinda on occasions. A bit of blues...

      Guitars? Love 'em as long as the neck works for what I do, which nowadays is mostly piano bar sound but with fingerstyle on the guitar. Swing, 50s pop, a little 60s rock, a Bach piece or two... The last benefit I played for I did a Scott Joplin and a tango. Don't play for money any more because of potential schedule conflicts.

      Still have an old 120-watt tube amp that weighs too much, a 35-watt Kustom accoustic amp that works well with a multi-effect box. Favorite guitar is an Ibanez ES-175 patent infringement copy from the mid 70s - except that it loses tune too quickly in changing weather which is why I grabbed a good deal on a HB 30 semi-hollow that does sound nice.

    I'm old, but I practice plugged into the computer for rapid feedback of what I'm doing.

     Still have a board SG copy from the 70s, a 12-string dreadnaught with a soundhole pickup and two 70s electric accoustics, one steel and one nylon. That doesn't count the mandolin, 5-string banjo, the banjolin or fiddle with the skull and crossbones painted on the back.

     Oh - I live literally at the Center of the Nation. Look that one up. [:D]

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cedwards on February 03, 2009, 08:41:40 PM
quote:
I'm glad someone pushed this thread back up. I find it to be a very interesting way in which to get to know everyone a little bit better.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alpha Male
Miramichi, NB, Canada


Ran across this cool thread today. Looks like it's been defunct for a long while so I thought it might be worth pushing up again, particularly since it was started by Alpha Male, with whom I spoke earlier today. So good to get some background on the old hands in particular after the help you've given.

First Name: Chris
User Name: cedwards
Story Behind Your User Name:
First joined this board back when I had no clue how to deal with forums (fora?) Typed in initial/lastname before I knew how uncool that could be. Of course it cannot be changed now. Makes me feel a little dumb every time I see it now but, then, hating what we did in the past is a sure sign that we have been learning since.

Reside: Saint John, NB, Canada

Age: 50

Family: Married since 1985. Too little brainpower left to remember how many years that is. 25th is coming up soon. Two sensational daughters, one doing first year at Memorial U. in Newfoundland and one in Grade 11. Newfoundland is distressingly far from here.

Occupation: M.A. in Renaissance poetry - always writing something for someone. Used to work in project management at shipyard here on naval shipbuilding project. Back to law school at 38. Now corporate counsel for cable TV association - ShowBizLaw with lots of regulatory work at CRTC (like the US FCC).

Wife's Occupation: Banker
Hobbies: Linux, guitar, books (reading and coveting), golfing, skiing, heavy-duty gardening

Why do you like this forum?:
1) friendly
2) civilized (especially in acoustic forums from what I've seen)
3) agree on funny as hell
4) extremely good information and advice

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Got it from my lovely wife for Christmas in, I think, 2001 (could have been '02)

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Fell in love with it at Hugga Guitar, a (now defunct) local shop.
2) Small form factor is extremely comfortable. Very playable and bright, yet warm.
3) She's some pretty!

Future Plans:
1) Working on getting D10SCE
2) Getting my Garden of Byzantium (I'm not exaggerating) under control
2) I'd like to learn cabinetry if there's ever time

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: Spent considerable time as a teen in Southeast Asia. Residence in Rangoon, Burma during U Ne Win's most dangerous days. High school in Mussoorie, India (north of Delhi). You could see the peaks in Nepal, Tibet and China from the top of the mountain my school was on; or so I'm told. Certainly, it was a spectacular setting for teen misbehaviour. Learned most of my French in India - Canada's core school French program does not work.

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: sharn666 on February 09, 2009, 11:58:58 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Alpha Male

Hey everyone.  There may be a similar thread to this out there, but I couldn't find one.

While reading this forum everyday, it has made me realize that there is such a wide variety of Washburn lovers on here.  We all have our own unique ways of doing things and expressing ourselves (some more unique than others).  Anyway, in my line of work, part of my job is to try and figure people out and determine what makes them tick.

Well, I got to thinking (again).  It might be interesting to start a thread where we can tell a little something about ourselves.  You can give as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with.  I realize some of this info is found in our profiles, but it is a little time-consuming going through all the profiles - and even then, the info is pretty vague.  If you think this is getting too personal, don't post anything.

I'll start.

First Name:  SHARN
User Name:  sharn666

Story Behind Your User Name:sharn with 666 behind.

Reside:MANDURAH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Age 32,33 IN JUNE

Family:  Married for 11 YEARS
Occupation: PANEL BEATER

Wife's Occupation:  NURSE

Hobbies:GUITAR,PLAYING PS3,GOING DOWN THE BEACH,AND HANGING WITH THE KIDS

Why do you like this forum?:
1) SEEING OTHER WASHBURNS OUT THERE
2) there is a lot to learn
3) sometimes it is funny as hell

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:CANT REMEMBER ABOUT 3 YEARS BEFORE DIMES DEATH

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) BECAUSE OF DIME
2)I WANTED A GOOD USA GUITAR

Future Plans:
1) MAKE LOTS OF MONEY NOT FROM PLAYING GUITAR
2) DO SOME GIGS
3)TRAVEL

Something Most People Don't Know About me)I am a suffer of ANKYLOSING SPODYLITISN it is a painfull bone disease i have to go to a chemo ward at hospital every six weeks and recieve infusions they take about 4 hours.Where i go for infusion it has alot of cancer suffers and i tell you it makes you realise how lucky we are,my disease is mainly an inconvenice with drugs it takes the pain away but there is no cure.SO my modo is live life while you can

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: sharn666 on February 23, 2009, 01:37:50 AM
quote:
Originally posted by brad22386

To quote the title what makes you tick and now the with the answer:

-Recovery
-Metal, blues etc...
-Guitar
-Stealth [;)]
-Good times
-Life it self [:D]

Its a pretty straight forward answer coming from a pretty straight forward guy (AKA ME).



__________
Stealth...

(http://www.deanguitars.tv/userpics/lib9b/smally.JPG)(http://www.deanguitars.tv/userpics/lib9b/s%20gears.JPG)(http://www.deanguitars.tv/userpics/lib9b/Made%20by%20Bradley%20Brunette.gif)

HEY BRAD ITS sharn666 check out my slime as you can see mint cond if you want i can send some photos of the made in usa and the serial number but i guess you know its a genuine slime and a real nice one hey brad.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Rockystock on April 20, 2009, 12:40:12 PM
OK,Lets do this some more!
First Name: Elliott
User name: Rockystock
Story behind user name; When I first had a need for a user name,I had a dog named Rocky.My last name is Stockard, and I am a big Tennesse Vol fan-it just fit!
Reside: Columbia, Tn
Age: 71 in May
Family: a bunch of 'em talk to most of 'em daily
Occupation: Retired-used to do something important, but I have forgotten what it was.
Wife's Occupation: Baby Tamer,Chiropractic Assistant,Mandolin player
Hobbies: writing,playing guitar and harmonica
Why I like this forum: Nice people with common interests
When I bought my 1st Washburn: about a year ago
Why I bought it: Good woods and great sound
Future Plans: At my age,you don't make future plans
Something not generally known about me: I was bit by a cpperhead snake at age15-changed the way I think.
Elliott

'72 Martin D 35 12s
'75 Ibanez Dred
'90 Washburn D61 SW
'93 Taylor 512
'02Taylor 355
'06 Epiphone Masterbilt EF500R

I never saw a purple cow,but I can't rule it out
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: NO THUMBS on May 12, 2009, 10:59:33 AM
well heck here we go i dont know if ive been this thing long enough to pit something in here but here goes the name'no thumbs' yhey were blown off in 1969 on a special mission in s.e.asia no regrets we brought 3 marines outta laos, my age well when God made the earth  i sold him the dirt .got my first washburn on a hospital ship from a marine sgt maj still have it im happily divorced i got the kids she got all that she knew i had some things were secret tm retired so therefore i travel a lot i own land in fla. ore and tx idrive a refurbished 1942 greyhound bus just finished a 32 ford rat rod its on a trailer behind the bus now im on a 'one lap of america tour' my bus is outfitted with way too much sound equipment but what the hay i like it loud plans for the future,try to keep wakin up enjoy what i got share when i can try to set a good example and yes you guesed it PLAY IT LOUD thanx,Lt. Col. R.T.Hoover ret.spl.fcs.ARMY 3Tours in country notta hero just wanted to live another day and come home
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: the_high_number on May 12, 2009, 01:02:17 PM
Been here for a while now, so figured it was about time i joined in!!

First Name: Jake
User Name: the_high_number

Story Behind Your User Name:The Who's original name.

Reside:Near Bedford, UK (50 miles north of London)

Age 31

Family: Live with Girlfriend, 2 cats, 1 dog, 4 chinchillas (as well as 3 horses and 3 more cats that live fairly close by)

Occupation: IT manager

Hobbies:Guitar, listening to music, games consoles, TV, pciking up after horses =O\\

Why do you like this forum?:
Learning a lot about my fgavourite guitar brand, and lots of friendly people!!!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: about 3 months back

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Loved washburns since i started playing back at the tail end of '91, partly because of Nuno and also a friend had a really nice mercury that i played a lot.

Future Plans: Play more guitar, buy more guitars, take things easy

Something Most People Don't Know About me: i really can't think of anything to put here!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: JIMNM on June 17, 2009, 01:33:33 PM
My name is Jim

Username: JIMNM origin from the days when I was a member of rtoc.org (Renault Turbo owners club)  there was a guy on there called me a northern monkey Hence the NM in the username (term of endearment uk style) He lived in the south of the uk.  The Club had meetings up and down the uk, Santa Pod in Northampton UK was always a great event every July. Renault 5 Turbo's 1.4 engines achieving 10 second qtr miles  how good is that! But mine was never that quick, 14.5 second qtr mile. pretty bog standard apart from the boost being turned up.

Job: Financial controller
Wife's Occuation Pawn Star (Pawnbroker)
Married 29 years
Last Holiday(vacation US Term)23 hour flight to Oahu Hawaii Waikki (Son's wedding on the beach)Had a go at surfing, its awesome, apart from falling off the board every few seconds.
Bewildered at being searched for food stuffs at Minappolis airport. Very strict indeed.
Got into guitars when my son bought me one for my Birthday, I have always been a music fan , so I took up acoustic Guitar (great hobby and passion)
Favourite(English spelling) artist Jack Johnson - such a cool dude
great tunes.

Got loads of animals, 3 dogs and 5 cats

I think the USA is a great country, probably the best place in the world. Especially Hawaii, you guys are so lucky,now you have a real president that cares!

This site is looking good, not a great deal of posting being done though.
love my Washie B52SW. I also have a Tanglewood T-8 but the Washie sounds the best. Quality instrument.

Washburns are few and far between in the UK. There is no real Washburn dealer here as far as I am aware.
I hope to hang out on this site for sometime. Glad I have a great solid wood Wasburn guitar made in USA - Sooo cooool !!!!!
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cedwards on June 17, 2009, 02:52:54 PM
Welcome Jim! Good folk on this forum. I think you'll enjoy it. Very friendly and civilized.

People here always like to see pictures of each other's Washburns. Since almost everyone asks, to do that, you upload to something like photoBuckets and paste url in post on this forum.

Seize the Fish
*****
Washburn WG2S
Washburn D10SCE
Ibanez V300MH
Lyon L115
Univox Electric

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: JIMNM on June 24, 2009, 06:39:34 AM
Hello Chris,
Many thanks for your welcome, much appreciated. As you said, good folk on this site, well they have to be, as they have Washburns and obviously love music Such a cool site!
It rocks!
Thanks again.
Jim.[8D]
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Strummer71 on August 09, 2009, 04:48:49 AM
First Name:
Gary
User Name:
Strummer71
Story Behind Your User Name:
I mainly strum and flatpick when I play. I can fingerpick fairly well, but prefer the sound and feel of a guitar being strummed with a pick. Simple as that. 71 was my house number when I joined the forum.
Reside:
Northern England.
Age:
46
Family:
Married for 25 years, 2 children (Martin 19 and Nicola 16)
Occupation:
Chemical plant worker.
Wife's Occupation:
Fire Emergency control room operator.
Hobbies:
Playing guitar (obviously). DIY, watching motor racing.
Why do you like this forum?:
I enjoy hearing what guitar players of all levels and experience have to say about living with this wonderful hobby we all love. I have played for a long time but still often come across information which is new to me.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
2003.
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
Liked the sound and the look and feel.
Future Plans:
To hopefully retire early, enjoy a long and healthy life and continue loving guitars, maybe aquiring a few more along the way.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
That I play guitar! I have played since I was 17 (almost 30 years), but only as a hobby and behind closed doors. I play for personal enjoyment and to chill. I have never performed publicly and rarely mention to people what I do for a hobby. I like it that way.

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: mcloud10 on September 06, 2009, 08:52:46 AM
First Name: Mark

User Name: mcloud10

Story Behind Your User Name: MarkCLOUD10 - The name was chosen for me when I originally got on the internet on AOL using an very slow 386 PC with a 2400 Baud modem.  I've used it ever since.

Reside:  SW Missouri, but I'm a TEXAN by birth.
 
Age: 46

Wife: Patricia, a lovely lady who IS from SW Missouri.

Family: Married for 22 years, 4 children - ALL boys - Caleb, 21, married, in the Army, now stationed in Iraq; Josiah, 19, in college; Levi, 16, learning to drive; Matthew, 12, video games (what else?).

Occupation: Automotive Technician for 25 years.

Wife's Occupation: Homemaker, Homeschool teacher (our boys), Hobby Schnauzer breeder (only occasionally).

Hobbies:  Guitar (obviously); restoring old vehicles (currently working on my old '73 Dodge 4x4 Power Wagon); Music composition and recording (orchestral and Christian); Piano, Saxophone, Electric Bass (I play bass and sometimes piano at church); Designing, drawing, welding, fabricating, reading, singing, hiking, biking, etc.

Why do you like this forum?:  Great place to discuss all things Washburn.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  1984

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:  I stumbled across a great deal.  I was looking for a 12, but could not find anything I could afford.  I prayed about it and left it there.  A month later at a co-workers house I noticed a 6 string he had.  He corrected me - it was only strung with 6 strings - was in fact a 12.  Offered it to me case and all for $40.00!  This was the W240.

Future Plans:  D46SP purchase, continue recording, finish the house and truck, change occupations (Ha!).

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:  I hate clowns!


-------------------
Washburn W240
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: cedwards on September 14, 2009, 10:55:54 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Gitfiddle
Chicks do NOT like old guys but we don't care .. we like them

[:D]

Seize the Fish
*****
Washburn WG2S
Washburn D10SCE
Washburn WI45
Ibanez V300MH
Lyon L115
'70s Univox LP Copy

Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: bookman on September 14, 2009, 08:36:38 PM
Gitfiddle...

Very interesting bio! Very cool!

Also...when I was growing up, in my teens (1960's), we had a guitar player in our garage band who called his 1965 Gibson SG (beautiful maroon color instrument) a gitfiddle!


Hudson
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: bookman on September 16, 2009, 10:34:56 AM
Cool Gitfiddle!! Very Cool!!

My gg-grandfather was with Lee at Gettysburg. He was also with him at Appomattox Courthouse, too. I have written a couple of magazine pieces about his CSA service.

And my uncle was on board the USS Texas during WWII. He was lucky: he was invited to be a participant in the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. I have some of his personal letters, written home, on the evening after the ceremony, where he describes his day there in minute detail! Very interesting reading!

Good to see a fellow history buff on this forum.

If you're ever down here in Franklin, stop by and see me! I'll take you around to some interesting sites and you can feel the energy for yourself.


Hudson
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Gitfiddle on September 19, 2009, 11:40:27 AM
I may one day go to Franklin.  I have given a lot of thought to driving back to that are of the country (guitars, bluegrass, Nashville, WSM, the Opry).  AND CIvil War battlefield and history.  My great grandpap Brennan was decorated at Kennesaw Mtn. (Union 5th ID), My grandfathers's brother was a Doughboy - Chateau Thierry.  My other GG brother was a cavalryman on the plains.  Three uncles in WWI and a cousin at Chosan.  I wanted to serve (like them) and I was on the USS Fletcher (a DD).  My daughters father in law (died 2/09) was in the 25th ID (Tropical Lightning) out of Schofield and was in (survived) the Battle of Pusan Perimeter (Gen. Walker) and was a Greek resistance fighter at 8 years old versu Nazis.  The American Civil War was unfortunate because it was American versus American, the actual reasons for the war were not important and it could have been avoided(and should have)  -- also total annihilation and Reconstruction were wrong -- a Marshal Plan would have been better. Had the South won there would be AT LEAST five countries where the 50 states lie now. ... US, CSA, Texas, Wash-Ore?? (54-40 or fight?), Alaska, California.  Hawaii -- where would that have gone?? And there would have been no Span-Am War and Cuba would be Spain together with Puerto Rico. No Castro, no missile crisis, no  Cuban Floridian. BUT since the British had 5 divisions in Quebec (waiting for the US to falter, would they have take it back one country at a time?
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: bookman on September 19, 2009, 01:11:20 PM
Gitfiddle,

You would make a GREAT history professor!

My offer still stands: Come on over & we'll check out some of those places! Also...I have radio friends at WSM & we could probably get a good tour of the studio (even though Gaylord, the owners, have made many changes recently and laid-off many old friends who've been with WSM for years).

As for the American Civil War: It was tragic, as you stated. And there were so many variables that could have changed the outcome, too: (1) IF Stonewall Jackson had lived throughout the course of the war? (2) IF Lee had taken advantage of the early rout & took Gettsyburg? etc. etc.

And you are right: It should have been avoided...at all costs!


Hudson
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Roon on December 09, 2009, 06:10:02 PM
Hello!
Name is Roon.
Music is my life.
Just wanted to say hi to all and wish evryone a good holiday season.
Hope evrybody is enjoying their guitars!
(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p295/innerstrengthad/bettaIS2.jpg)
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: vheissu on March 24, 2010, 04:50:37 PM
Right then, I posted this RIGHT near the beginning of this thread (page 2), but the answers have changed... a LOT... I was 15 when I last filled this form in o.O. So now I'm back, I'll update it :)

User Name: Vheissu

Story Behind Your User Name: A while ago Vheissu (an album by Thrice) was my favourite album. I named all things created then after it, now I just subscrie to everything as vheissu because it is east to remember. lol.


Reside: Louth, Lincolnshire, UK

Age: 19

Family: None yet

Occupation: Furniture Company

Wife's Occupation: N/A

Hobbies: MMORPG Games, playing guitar, learning new stuff on the guitar, hanging out with friends, partying, japanese weaponary and JAMMING!!!

Why do you like this forum?:There are several reasons I like this forum. The first being it is a great way to obtain knowledge. Another reason I like this forum is the people in it. Yeah, there is the odd idiot who just tries to start arguments but they are in all forums, and there aren't TOO many here. Also, with some forums, when you ask questions, you get ridiculed or called n00b because you don't know certain aspects. However, this is not the case here, you are free to ask questions and not be ridiculed, and be helped by people as much as they can with the information you provide.


When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I can't remember the exact date, I think is was around 3 years ago.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:After finding this site due to a review in a guitar magazine, I spent a LOT of time here... So when looking at purchasing a 12 string, I had a lot of great advice from here, and ended up with a D10S12

Future Plans:I want to enhance my guitar skills, and maybe earn a bit of money out of my love for   music. I can play a little bit on every instrument, but guitar is the one I love most. When I play guitar it just feels natural.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me: There are many things people don't know about me. I cannot be bothered to go into them all here.


Tanglewood TW28YSLN-C
2007 Fender Stratocaster
WASHBURN D10S12!!!!
B.C Rich N.J Beast with Floyd Rose locking trem
Stagg SW206CE-BK with EQ-7545R (called Rose)
Rosseti Airstream 3
MDG-192
A no named steel string acoustic
An old nylon stringed classical

Hartke GT60 PiggyBack Stack (60 watts)
Line 6 Spider 3 150 (150 watts)
Peavy Blazer 158 (40 watts)
Marshall (not sure what type) (15 watts)
Toneworks KORG Pandora PX4 handheld effects pedal
Marshall MS-2
Marshall Vibratrem VT-1
Digitech Grunge
Digitech Hothead
Behringer DigiDelay DD400
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: jmarmck on July 29, 2010, 12:22:22 PM
quote:
Originally posted by jmarmck

Nick Name: Marty
User Name: jmarmck

Story Behind Your User Name:jmarmck
first name J----, middle name is Martin (oops) last name is mck-----. no imagination here

motto: keep you eyes open wide your goin the wrong way (Brewer & Shipley)

Reside: Albany, Georgia

Age: 50 Next month

Family: Divorced. Two boys, one grown. Both extremely bright. (sorry bragging) Oh, one old smelly dog.

Occupation: sure you want to know. Geographic Information System/Remote Sensing Specialist, soil specialist. YOU CAN WAKE UP NOW!

Dog's Occupation; security system. keeps the musical eq save

Hobbies: Guitar, photography, outdoors (never find the time now)

Why do you like this forum?: Cause I can spout off and sound like I know something. Oh I also was trying to get my Washburn repaired.

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 1980 from the New Music Store in Fayetteville Arkansas

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: My first guitar was destroyed and the Wasburn was recommended. I took the recommendation and ordered a 12 string prairie song custom after playing a 6 string.

Future Plans:Work, play music, hopefuly make enough cash to retire comfortable.

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Really can't play that well but I am happy with what I do. Techinque is not near as important as style and heart.



Washburn D66SW/12
Martin Shenandoah D-1932
Seagul Artist Cameo SW
Alvarez PJ-85SC/12 DVS (PB&J)
D'Angelico Excel EX-DC
American Custom Stratocaster (new)
Regal Resophonic spider cone
Alvarez A-800 Mandoline
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Primer on July 31, 2010, 12:25:39 AM
Awesome. I'll bite!

First Name: Cameron (Used to be my Scottish last name)
User Name: Primer

Story Behind Your User Name:
I am a car guy. But not the kind of car guy that pays someone else to build cars for me. I can build a motor or drivetrain capable of eating hand grenades, but the whole pretty paint job thing is lost on me as far as a true hot rod is concerned. I painted my '55 Buick matte black with a roller and my '73 Duster is battleship gray primer.

Reside: San Francisco Bay Area (North Bay Sebastopol/Petaluma)

Age: will be 34 Sept 2nd 2010

Family: Happily single. I have 1 kid. A Malamute/German Shepherd/Wolf mix I rescued in December 2003. I adopted him less than 2 days before he was going to be euthanized. He thinks he is a lap-dog and is truly a gentle giant. He does shed a lot though!

Occupation: Insurance agent.

Wife's Occupation: What is this wife you speak of?

Hobbies: Building vintage musclecar drivetrains. I have been skateboarding since I was 7 and playing guitar since I was 13. I like drinking beer at the river.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) See my KC-44V posts! Thanks guys!

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 2 weeks ago. Got it on Tues.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) I had a hard-on for it as a teen.

Future Plans:
Engine install in my '73!
Finish my 18 watt Marshall project!
Finish my '71 Honda CB750 Chopper project!

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Hell, I am an open book. Got any questions about vintage Mopar muscle cars? Don't hesitate to ask!

Cameron
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: GPDude on August 11, 2010, 10:59:13 AM
I'm in:

First Name: Stan
User Name: GPDude
Story Behind Your User Name: General Purpose - vocals, guitars and keys.
Reside: CA Central Valley
Age: 47
Family: They're everywhere!
Occupation: Business Admin.
Hobbies: Home-studio, photography and drag racing.
Why do you like this forum?: Great information.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 1980. Black A5, still have it.
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Love at first sight.
Future Plans: Restore an A20 that I rescued.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I could tell you, but then, you know the rest...
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Tour18 on September 15, 2010, 11:39:59 PM
Here Goes:

First Name: Tony
User Name: Tour18
Story Behind Your User Name: The formal name of this place is The Estates at Tour 18 I don't play golf but it is supposed to be a big deal to play here.
Reside: Dallas/Ft.Worth/Denton triangle. Tour 18 is right in the middle.
Age: 57
Family: Wife, three dogs, cat
Occupation: IT Director
Hobbies: Road Racing Cars, Guitars, Warbirds, anything mechanical
Why do you like this forum?: Great information.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Feb. 2010.
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I just had quality all over.
Future Plans: Another Washburn. A Rickenbacker. Another Gretsch.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I couldn't play Mary Had a Little Lamb if you put a pistol to my head. I tell people, but they don't believe me. I believe they think it's my act or whatever it is people do to feel others out. Like dogs do when they first meet. None of that here. Don't have time for it. Too much to do and only 40 good years left.
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: hansvaneven on December 01, 2010, 03:41:43 AM
Here goes ...

First Name: Hans
User Name: hansvaneven
Story Behind Your User Name: well, it's my real name ;)
Reside: Andernos Les Bains/France 5 min from Atlantic West Coast
Age: 41
Family: Wife, 2 children, dogs
Occupation: Guitarist/Graphics Designer
Hobbies: Music, Sport, Film
Why do you like this forum?: Hey it's a Washburn  forum! :)
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Not 100% sure, 2004 I think, it was the Wi68 Idol, one of the best gutiars I had, regret I sold it, as they don't make those series anymore
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: I needed a guitar solidbody alternative to a LP
Future Plans: Another Washburn, NUNO N4 with some special wood, really my favorite guitar, and an Idol if Washburn decide to build some new US models again.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: a lot of things ;)

http://www.hansvaneven.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0g8t5MZDEc
Title: What makes you tick?
Post by: Trapaw on April 02, 2011, 11:17:51 PM
First Name: Edward
User Name: Trapaw

Story Behind Your User Name:
Trapaw is the name of my deathcore/metalcore solo project. It started as an experimental thing my Senior year of high school (I'm 23 now) and it did nothing for a couple of years. In the last two years though, I became much more serious about my music, having released one full length cd(Bury The Living), one split cd with a buddy's band(Aegri Somnia), and it's in the process of recording my second full length cd(Civil).
The name itself came about thanks to my battle with manic depressive disorder. The depression is so torturous at times that I'd literally do anything to get out of it. I feel like a wild animal caught in a trap that's willing to chew its own leg off just to get away. Trapped Paw = Trapaw

So...Yeah

Reside: Birmingham, Alabama, US

Age: 23 on May 30, 2011

Family: I'm some crazy chick's live-in boyfriend, haha.

Occupation: Over The Road trucker

Wife's Occupation: Wal-mart Asst. Manager

Hobbies: Guitar playing, bass playing, recording music, death-metal vocals, being a sarcastic jerk to mask my social insecurities.

Why do you like this forum?:
1) They have such laid back and person interviews with some of my FAVORITE guitarists
2) There is a lot to learn
3) I can usually find the info I need

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Oh god...Back when I was like 12. Still have it, still love it.

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
I was taking lessons from this dude and I was playing his Washburn Mercury II for the lessons. He offered the guitar to me for a good price with a crap amp and I bought it.

Future Plans:
1.) Get my own place again. I'm going to BUY it this time.
2.) Get back into college
3.) Actually do something with my music
4.) Learn the finer points of recording music

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Oh lord...there's alot people don't know about me. The one thing alot of people don't know even though it's not hard to find out is that I am very active within the furry fandom. No I don't perpetuate the creepy stereotypes.

-E.S.C.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: wn50 d10s12 h1260 ej200 on April 04, 2012, 09:16:27 AM
Hey,folks!This profiling thing is kind of weird.We all love to learn more about potenetial friends,which,by the way,everyone is.It also gives you a little surge of Cold War/Orwellian paranoia,at least if you're in my age group.Here goes:
First name-Jamie ,User name-list of guitars that are playable-I got a few others for learning to do repairs on,Story-Lack of imagination,Proud resident of Windsor in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley!And a shout out to my fellow Canadians who posted here!Age-The Cold War and Orwell references will get you pretty close.Occupation-Industrial Millwright at a molded pulp fibre mill.Pretty fancy way of saying Maintenance Mechanic,eh?FAMILY-Now we get to what matters!I have been married to my far better half for 23 years.She is the world's most patient woman.She married me in a court,and again in a Church,and still waited around for me to grow up.Our oldest of 3 daughters came to us from another family member who was not in a position to provide her a stable home.So,we disillusioned kids became auto-parents.Records,sports gear,DJ equipment,guitar,and anything else we could sell was gone!There were some tight years,which we made tighter by having first a son,and then another daughter.It took years and a move from Saint John,NB to Guelph,ON to get us back on track.Then,we were sprung another surprise,and in 1997,our baby was born.Hope is daughter number 3.Jenn,going on 30,is out in Edmonton,is a respiratory therapist,and still calls us night or day when she has a tough day She tells us that she won't be home for Christmas in 2012.Bobby is still in southern ON,spreading his big heart and his art through assorted workshops and protests.23 now,and does't call us often enough.21 year old daughter is at home,Arts and English year 2 at looniversity.Hope is 14,and naturally rules our house and the world.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: wn50 d10s12 h1260 ej200 on April 04, 2012, 09:53:33 AM
Guess I hit a wrong button,there.The plight of the technologically challenged.My marvelous wife has worked in retail her adult life.Told you she was patient.Hobbies-I'm trying out several since the number of children at home has shrunk.The ones that have always been with me are old cars,plastic model car kits,and singing.Guitar was something I would tune and pluck around with if somebody else had one.Washburn was a chance discovery.My wife,Donna,had long felt bad about me not having a guitar.While she was expecting Hope,she started to ask me questions about the guitars I played of other people's.Smart lady,she figured out what I was looking for when I thought a real instrument was years away.A woman Donna worked with became Hope's first babysitter.Her father's classical sat in a corner,and when I noticed it,she allowed me to play it.Saturday afternoon before Father's Day 1998,the WN-50 became my first REAL guitar.My jumbo and D10s12 see most of the action,nowadays,but when I play that old Washie,it's like kicking back with an old,dear friend.My first Washburn is the only reason I even tried out the second one I bought.Future plans-2 years from now I plan to ask Donna to renew vows with me for our silver anniversary.Kind of hoping to serenade her with a guitar I've actually built!Acquiring skills,tools,and parts as we speak.Any lines on tonewoods or maybe kits no one will finish,especially if it's already inside Canadian borders would be fantastic!That Freeman fella has sketchy selection and Fortune 500 prices,and the CITES rules are vague enough to make me pay for what I want,and possibly never see it.Why I like it here-All of the above plus!Peace,out-Jamie.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: cedwards on April 04, 2012, 10:31:24 AM
Hey there, Jamie,

Welcome from Saint John (well, Rothesay)! Sounds like our life tracks run pretty close. Good to see you on here.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?CEdwards
Post by: wn50 d10s12 h1260 ej200 on April 05, 2012, 10:16:23 AM
Hey,yourself,C.Edwards!Any deer occupying your yard?When we first came back east,we spent a year in the thriving megalopolis of Hatfield Point.Passed Rothesay twice a week or more in that time.One bug I didn't add was the thing most people don't know about me.So,here goes-I keep personalizing,or Canadianizing songs I like.Some people think it's cool,others think I'm full of myself.Truth be known,with so many songs in my head,it just my way of cheating a bad short-term memory!There,now I've lost my mask and cape!Headed to SJ for Easter weekend with my wife and our youngest.Family on both sides to visit there.Happy Easter,all!Peace,out-Jamie.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: YerDugliness on August 02, 2012, 12:01:26 AM
Well, Jamie, I'm not Canadian, but I did spend from age 2 to age 4 in St. Johns, Newfoundland...my dad was military and was there in the early 50's to help get NORAD established.  All I can remember is the incredible cold during the winter, the way they made a road on the ice that clogged the harbor in the winter, the seals being unloaded from the boats, the fact that most houses were two story and had a door without a porch or stairs on the second floor (I know why), and how the blueberries grew wild in all the roadside ditches and fences.  Oh, yeah...it hurts like hell to fall on ice, learned that one trying to learn to ice skate on "double blade" skates....and the Newfie women had such incredibly clear complexions and were quite beautiful.

Like you, I enjoy "personalizing" songs...in a few I have traded names of friends for the characters in the songs, in others I have changed the locations (to protect the innocent...NOT) to the town in which I am playing at the time.  It's all good fun, if anyone grouses about it I hand them the guitar and ask them to do better and that usually shuts them up.

I went to college and became sentient in the late 60's/early 70's, so I can relate to your story.....like you, my first guitar was a gift from a wife (lost the guitar to a thief, lost the wife to a divorce, sure do miss the guitar  :o )...and, like you, my first Washie (a WD32S) started me on a long journey through WashieLand...I have given two away, still have 4...my fave is my C124SWK classical, a concert grade guitar that almost rivals my handmade Hippner Hauser model at 20% of the price, a real deal, but my Yamaki built D61SW(CE) is a great axe with SUCH a sweet tone...that's it I am playing in my avatar photo!

Peace out, amigo!!!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: danielsan73 on November 08, 2013, 12:05:06 PM
Name- Dan
Username- Daniel-san73
Reason behind username- I was born in 73, and any Dans that were kids in the Eighties got called Danielsan in a Miyagi style accent
Residence- Hinton Charterhouse, Bath UK
Weapons of choice- 92 N2, 2011 N4 korina, 2013 EA20SNB.
Job- Cheesemaker
Relationship status- single
I bought my first Washburn in 92 after seeing Nuno blow everyones mind on the Pornograffiti tour. Wanted a custom shop N4 for 20 years, and this year finally bought a 2.0 Korina. Have now added an Idol WIDLXSPLTD, an N61, and an EA20SNB.
Also have a couple of Ibanez and an Ovation hanging around.
Hobbies are Guitars (obviously), Movies, supporting Tottenham, Snooker and Beer. :)
Hoping to take a Luthiery course next year.
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: cmac84 on March 10, 2014, 10:08:25 AM



First Name: Wouldn't
User Name:  You like to know?

Story Behind Your User Name:
You might imagine first initial C, last name starts with MAC, (donnell? donald? ;))

Reside:  Nepean, Ont, Canada

Age: 30

Family:  2 little kids (boys), newborn and a 4 year old

Occupation:  I/T

Wife's Occupation:  School

Hobbies:  My kids, Instruments, Performing, Cars etc

Why do you like this forum?:
1) Rare Guitars
2) Interesting posts
3) sometimes it is funny as hell**

When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: 1998?

Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?:
1) Great Sound. Ugly ugly color. (can't remember the model number)

Future Plans:
1) Get our band on residency
2) Find a used VOX AC30
3) Keep on writing

Something Most People Don't Know About Me:
Used to run a record label with distribution to over 100 countries, 5 sub labels. I was in house Engineer and studio musician for a number of releases.

CMac
Title: Re: What makes you tick?
Post by: madhttr on December 07, 2015, 10:17:55 AM
First Name: J.D.
User Name: madhttr
Story Behind Your User Name: My dad's old CB radio handle back in the "Smokey and the Bandit" days.
Reside: Highlands Ranch, CO
Age: 49
Family: blessed beyond measure with a wonderful wife and smart and talented twin daughters.
Occupation: Financial Analyst
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking.
Why do you like this forum?: I've played guitar for years, but only recently got bitten by the GAS bug and started scouring CL and Ebay for bargains.  Recently bought a WD7SCE which renewed my interest in Washburns.
When did you buy your 1st Washburn?: Bought an old 12-string Washburn at a garage sale years ago, but it had a crack near the neck and couldn't handle the strain.  Restrung it as a six string and gave it away to a teenager who was taking lessons from me. 
Why did you buy your 1st Washburn?: It was only $10 and I always wanted a 12-string.
Future Plans: Rescuing vintage Washburn, Yamaha, and Alvarez guitars stuck away in someone's closet.  Also looking for a 1960's Harmony 1215 like my dad's guitar that I learned on.  Still have the first guitar I bought--a 1980 Alvarez 5022.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: I played "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers in a high school talent show.