England Calling ...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dave Wakely, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Dave Wakely

    Dave Wakely Member

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    Just noticed this thread, and so thought I'd belatedly follow etiquette after several months on here. (Ooops. Bl**dy English eh? No manners ....)

    Thanks already to TGP for steering me to a much improved stompbox set up, and some handy hints and tips on other aspects of guitarness. I now have chronic GAS and guitar-related OCD, but I have only myself to blame.

    I currently play in a jazz band, playing souped-up versions of old 30-50s material (Paper Moon, Nightingale in Berkeley Square, Let There Be Love), and in a general covers band playing 60s/70s rock for a local charity that helps young adults with special needs. I'm proud to say we've raised £40K to date for them, which has helped them get a new custom-building open about a month ago. I've played for 30 years, originally as a sessioneer after leaving University, but more for pleasure/the challenge since then.

    Musical heroes would be (randomly trying to list a few): Bill Frisell, Leni Stern, Steve Masakowski, Robben Ford, Emily Remler, Bill Nelson, Larry Carlton, Danny Gatton, Antonio Forcione, Dave Stryker ... and Billy Strayhorn to write the tunes for them :)

    OK, the gear list.

    Guitars:
    Ibanez AS-200
    Strats: (Am Deluxe, Classic Player 60s, Highway 1)
    Teles: Custom Shop, Lite Ash
    G&L ASAT Special
    Dano DC 59
    Gibson ES-125, Les Paul Special DC
    Parker P38
    Yamaha electro-classical
    Pilgrim electro-acoustic
    Northworthy acoustic

    (Countless more have been and gone, but I really miss two of them: an old ES-345 and an Ibanez Byrdland. Oh well ....)

    Amps:
    Peavey Classic 30
    Polytone Mini-Brute II

    Pedals:
    Barber Tone Press
    Hao Rust Booster
    Zendrive
    Mosferatu
    Morley FX Blender
    - Guyatone Slow Volume
    - T-Rex Moller
    - Skreddy Top Fuel
    - Lovepedal Vibe
    - Moollon Chorus
    - Catalinbread Tremolo
    - Line 6 Roto-Machine
    Boss DC-3 Digital Dimension C
    Line 6 Verbzilla
    Wasabi Forward/Reverse Delay
    Snarling Dogs Very-Tone

    Great website, and some fine contributions. Although I may have my overdrive/distrotion pedal OCD under better control then some contributors! ;-)

    Thanks to all who've provided helpful responses to questions so far, and who will no doubt do so in future.
     
  2. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Greetings Dave Wakely,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  3. skeeterbuck

    skeeterbuck Member

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    Welcome Dave! :BEER

    Some great members here as well as a ton of gear knowledge!
     
  4. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi Dave,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
  5. RJM/rydog2223

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  6. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard Dave!
     
  7. j04n

    j04n Member

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    (Ooops. Bl**dy English eh? No manners ....)

    Not at all, Sir...

    wotcha!
    J
     
  8. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     

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