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O.K. , so " Who are You " ?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by thunder58, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Man Jim, that hits the nail on the head. :)

    I guess I'm the chameleon. One day I'm working on my Jim Hall chops, the next day my Chet material (which demands a lot of practice), the next day I'm working on some Johnny Smith riff that melts your right hand. Amazingly, I've gravitated to a very tight range of guitars for all of these interests. No matter what I play, I tend to use a Gretsch with slightly hotter than average Filters.
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  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I like Tony, dont know about that gretsch hatin guy.
  3. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska

    George Castsnza tried to give himself the monicker "T-Bone". Yea, it's kind of hard to DIY.
    Hey.... maybe I'm kind of like George Castanza though..... yea, he's pretty cool.
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  4. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

    Dec 22, 2015
    Mobile, Al
    What about Art Vandalay?
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  5. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I try too hard at being eclectic, and I think it works against me.
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  6. russmack

    russmack Country Gent

    May 1, 2017
    ballina australia
    Aw ... I dunno.

    Why would you want to say that?

    Eclectic always translates to variety for me.

    And what's wrong with variety?

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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Variety is the spice of life .............
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013

    Marketability-wise, that very thing has always been my Achilles heel too. I decided long ago to be musician though instead of an "entertainer" although I certainly love to do both. I've never known a real artist who does the same thing over and over. That's simply reproduction, not artistic growth. And real artists grow by's unavoidable.

    So work against you? Nope. I'd say its what validates your art of music. :)
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  9. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Country Gent

    Dec 22, 2015
    I would like to think of myself as the resident Bill Burr or Tom Segura.
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  10. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Dave Grohl meets Michael Palin :eek:
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The jack of all trades but master of none thing?
    A lack of having the single minded obsession needed to excell in something while being oblivious to pretty much everything else in life? That kind of eclecticism?
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Ok, after much thought, I have to say that I am not an easily defined product of any one (or even two) person's influence. I started playing for a specific purpose - to be able to play for youth events at a church, so I am less influenced by "guitar heroes." I love listening to David Gilmour's beautiful solos, and I grew up listening to Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, but I know that they will always sound like them, and I will sound like me. I have chosen gear that helps me find the sound that I have always had in my head (it took me some time to realize what that even meant), rather than finding gear that helped me sound like those pros that I admire.

    If anything, I guess I am the comedian Jack Benny (you younger folks may have to google him), who used to play a violin as part of his TV show. He would explain that you had to put in hours and hours of practice - just to play lousey. Yep, that's how I feel sometimes . . . especially when I see a youtube video of some 12 year old that can play rings around me!

    But I love to play, and I do get better over time. :)
  13. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Synchromatic

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Mr Magoo crossed with Victor Meldrew, with ZackBraff and John McGinlay characters from Scrubs with the four lads in The Big Bang Theory...
    ...and my playing is like a laid back version of Keith Richards crossed with a sloppy versin of Jimmy Page. ;)
  14. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I am legion, for we are many.
  15. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    I'm Bert Weedon. I 'played in a day' and never got beyond the book.

    I still play 'On top of Ole Smokey' every day of the week, honestly. It's in the key of C. Maybe...
  16. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  17. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    I'm the guy people hire in the studio to go get coffee
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  18. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    hmm.... that's a tough one. I'm the resident Dan Baird. I may not be perfect, but I'm ALWAYS full of piss, vinegar, sweat, and attitude.
  19. fraz

    fraz Synchromatic

    Nov 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    A number of my friends and fans on Facebook have commented that I'm the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business" because I gig so much. I usually respond by saying, "That's true, now that James Brown is no longer with us". I guess that makes me the "New" James Brown.
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  20. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

    Dec 22, 2015
    Mobile, Al
    In light of recent events, I'll be the resident Frank Vincent