Greetings from Portland, OR!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ian Miller, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Ian Miller

    Ian Miller Member

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    Hi everybody!!

    My name's Ian Miller, I've been a gigging guitarist in the PDX area for about 28 years (I started very young), and have played a variety of styles, and in fact still do! About 10 years ago I became a dyed-in-the-wool Telecaster plucker, and while classic country, swing, r&b, and 60's lounge/ez-listening/
    pop are pretty much my favorite stuff to play, I am now fully re-embracing my rock roots due to joining a live-band karaoke group (much cooler than it may sound). With that, the need for detailed opinions on current pedals of all stripes (as well as a member's recommendation or two) has
    sent me here, and I have barely scratched the surface!

    I also play both console and pedal steel guitar.

    Look forward to many hours lost here!
     
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    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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  3. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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    Greetings from a few miles south on Hwy. 99.
     
  4. mc2

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    Howdy! Head on over to the Cup 'n' Saucer cafe and have a Lucky Scramble for me!

    It's been 9 years and I still jones for one!
     
  5. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi Ian,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
  6. LarryN

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    Hi Ian. I played in a karaoke group once and it turned out to be a good experience. We had some decent singers show up a lot of the time and we got to improvise a lot. So, is "Portlandia" at all on the money?
     
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    coralreefer Senior Member

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    Welcome from nearby, I'm sure...
     
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    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard Ian!
     
  10. Ian Miller

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    Yes and no, some of the observations/gags could be true of most metro cities these days, but certainly we are the city of "got a wacky business idea? Go for it!". The costume designs for various characters are hilariously on the money, though!

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody!
     
  11. Pa'ani

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    Hey Ian,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  12. LarryN

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    True, my town has a fair amount of it. Thanks for the report and welcome.
     

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