Hello from Michigan

russiancrowe

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Hello everyone,

My name is Eric. I just found this place form a post on another message board. I live for music, as do most of you probably. I also love photography. There is nothing better than combining the two while taking pictures at concert. I also love playing hockey.

As far as gear goes I tend to play Fenders most of the time. I do own two LP's and one Jr. that I love. I started playing guitar in 1975 at the age of 11. my first guitar, which I still own, was a '60's Yamaha acoustic that sounds like a tin can. I bought my first electric in '77. A brand new Fender Stratocaster hardtail. That guitar has now been with me for 30 years and will never leave my side, altough my brother "borrowed" it while I was away in the army and learned to play on it also. I have since owned and sold many guitars. A few I wish I still had, my original Silverburst LP for one.

My amps are a '77 Fender Champ that I bought with the Strat, a early '80's Twin Reverb, a recent Bassman reissue, and a pignose that I bought while living in the barraks in the army.

I have too many pedal, according to the wife. The ones that are usually on the pedal board are a Vox Wha, an Analogman Sunface, Analogman Beeno Boost, MXR distortion +(also bought in '77), Boss CH-1, Boss TU-2, Ernie Ball Volume, and analogman A/B/Both pedal for amp switching.

I currently play in two bands. One a praise band at my church, and a blues/rock/jam band.

As far as influences where should I start. Joe Perry is the reason I started playing guitar. I actually meet him and told him that he had changed my life. Keith Richards is probably my biggest influence. I consider my self more of a rythm player than an outright lead guitarist. I love Hendrix, Clapton, Ronnie Wood (when he was in Faces), Dicky Betts, Duane Allman, Frampton, and too many others too name. I love to see bands that stretch it out when they play live. If I wanted to hear an exact copy of the album I'll just listen to that. Two of my favorite bands currently are the Black Crowes and the North Mississippi Allstars.
 

JDW3

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Hello from Flint! Nice to have you here and sounds like you have some killer influences.
 

Jennman47

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Eric - welcome from another Michigander. You'll love it here....many,many great players and all very knowledgable
 

Caretaker

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Welcome. I`m in NJ but my best friend lives in a Detroit burb. He`s a member here. I`m sure he`ll chime in as soon as he sees the thread.
 

Dave

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I see two more of you also live here in Rochester/Rochester Hills. Great weather we had yesterday.
I had no idea we were going to get that crap. I didn't find out until I walked out my front door. My car had 3 inches of snow on it with a 1/4" of ice on top of that!
 

russiancrowe

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I had no idea we were going to get that crap. I didn't find out until I walked out my front door. My car had 3 inches of snow on it with a 1/4" of ice on top of that!

My wife works about 7 miles away. She went off the road last night and it took me three hours to get to her and back home. It's beautiful outside as long as you don't have to drive anywhere.
 




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