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Post by Groot Knorchen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:06 pm

There are these moments when I stop staring at a cool guitar and start feeling soooooooooo little with my cheap pseudo-strat. This is one of them.

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Post by The Returner » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:42 pm

if it makes you feel any better, I'm not aloud to use the Fender HOTROD Deluxe, instead my amp is a Fender Champ 30 DSP and a 5w Epiphone mini amp that has such a ridiculously crunchy overdrive I use it at the bandstand in the park so I don't have to pay hydro tax when I perform (9v batteries win) :/

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Post by Kundra » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:46 pm

It doesnt matter a what guitar you have, it only matters how you execute the playing skills. Mine is greenish yellow atm.
If it don't sound good with the amp off, then it don't sound good at all.

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Post by The Returner » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:51 pm

Kundra wrote:It doesnt matter a what guitar you have, it only matters how you execute the playing skills. Mine is greenish yellow atm.
If it don't sound good with the amp off, then it don't sound good at all.
This is true to an extent, if say you have a practice amp and an Epiphone SG, and a concert level amp with a Gibson SG Signature Series, and you can play well, you will notice many things about the sound produced by the cheaper electronics, unless of course your fuzzman, the king of feedback and unillegable noise.

A guitar with cheaper electronics will not sound as clean as one with more expensive electronics. I also noticed a distinct differance between the fender neck and the burswood neck, first in tone and secondly the burswood neck is much less speedier then the fender neck.

If you can play well, then it doesen't matter what guitar you have, so long as it sounds clean enough. But if your going to actually perform or get together veteran musicians, you probably don't want to say "yeah, my guitar is yellowish and I got it at a pawn shop for a twenty"

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Post by Mark Strongarm » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:38 pm

Seeing a big talk about guitars I couldn't resist to give my two cents. I love guitar!

Well crafted guitars also have great action (ie: the strings are as close to the fretboard without bussing) making them easier to play. They are also often so well built that they go out of tune less easily (if you get something really top end). All nuances though, and a great musician would be able to play much better on a piece of crap than an average musician on a deluxe fender strat (which I have, woot :D )

ps. a 72 tele, SWEET


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Groot Knorchen wrote:
Why does nearly every guitarist I met by now use a strat? Why?!

Jimi Hendrix?

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Post by Groot Knorchen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:15 pm

Mark Strongarm wrote: Groot Knorchen wrote:
Why does nearly every guitarist I met by now use a strat? Why?!

Jimi Hendrix?
Nah, rather because it's the most popular guitar.

On the trip of our school's big band, every guitar I've seen was a strat. And there were about 10 different guitarists.

That's more why I've got this "aah! not another strat!" feeling by now :wink:

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Post by The Returner » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:52 pm

Mark Strongarm wrote:Seeing a big talk about guitars I couldn't resist to give my two cents. I love guitar!

Well crafted guitars also have great action (ie: the strings are as close to the fretboard without bussing) making them easier to play. They are also often so well built that they go out of tune less easily (if you get something really top end). All nuances though, and a great musician would be able to play much better on a piece of crap than an average musician on a deluxe fender strat (which I have, woot :D )
I don't disagree that playing ability is reflected in expensive guitars, I myself am nowhere near perfect. However, good equipment goes a long way in sounding well. Well branded strings, Good guitars, Good pickups and decent amplification and if applicable, effects pedals will craft sound better.

After all, most electric guitars sound roughly the same unplugged, the electronics are where the sound comes from. But if you play like crap, you will still sound like crap.

I learned to play on some stratocaster copy, a yamaha or something I think. Once I became decent and also inherited my Stratocaster custom and '72 Tele custom, I noticed an immediate change in sound and how much easier it was to play cleanly.
ps. a 72 tele, SWEET
I know, right?
pps.

Groot Knorchen wrote:
Why does nearly every guitarist I met by now use a strat? Why?!

Jimi Hendrix?
Don't forget, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Dick Dale, John Frusciante,Rory Gallagher,Buddy Holly,Lennon, Malmsteen,Townshend, Vaughan, Valens, Shepard,Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith!

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Post by dellakim thornbrae » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:20 am

PO: Dellakim Thornbrae
Real Name: Kim
Age: 25
Occupation: Dog Trainer and also doing a study from home course on canine psychology
Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Interests and hobbies: Canoeing, fishing, reading.
Fave music: Happy hardcore :D
Weird facts about me: I have a food phobia, and am terrified of tomatoes (even the graphic in game creeps me out lol)

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Post by LifeWonder » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:51 pm

dellakim thornbrae wrote:PO: Dellakim Thornbrae
Real Name: Kim
Age: 25
Occupation: Dog Trainer and also doing a study from home course on canine psychology
Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Interests and hobbies: Canoeing, fishing, reading.
Fave music: Happy hardcore :D
Weird facts about me: I have a food phobia, and am terrified of tomatoes (even the graphic in game creeps me out lol)

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Ha! I knew what she looks like before all of you. >=D

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Location: A place which I call home......

Post by Skaalib Drurr » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:36 am

PO: Skaalib, Tink, Gend

Real name: John
DOB: 18/02/1991
POB: UK
Location: UK
Ocupation: Student
Interests&hobbys: Sport, play lots of rugby and a bit of footy.I'm going to have to count xbox 360 gaming in this category also. Fable 2 in two weeks!!!
Favorite movies: Shaun of the Dead, Lord of the Rings, Matrix
Favorite music: I like my pop music, Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud etc.

Picture, hmm maybe when I finally truly believe this whole thing isn't some elaborate grooming ring.

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Post by Leech » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:29 am

PO: Barisil Eventa
Real name: ...John. Or, for originality's sake, Johnny.
DOB: May, 17, 1993
POB: United States (California)
Location: United States (Nevada)
Ocupation: Student
Interests&hobbys: Listening to music, singing, and I dabble in drums, bass, and guitar. I'm always taking my band member's instruments from 'em. :D Oh. Right. Jamming with my band (metal, not black, or death, just metal) would have to be a hobby... er, reading, writing (mostly horror).
Favorite movies: The Shining (Stephen King's), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleetstreet, Edward Scissorhands, Saw 1, 2, and 3 (not 4), and V for Vendetta.
Favorite music: Straight rock, such as the classics (the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton), Pink Floyd, Metallica, and System of a Down. Other than that, I haven't really found anymore music that can keep me occupied, other than various metal and classical tunes on the radio.

I need a camera. I noticed that sending pictures with my phone costs an obscene amount of money.

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Location: Norway, Lyngdal, Scandinavia

Post by Olaf Tingvatn » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:40 pm

Since i dont know how to upload a pic...

Real Name: Mads Roar løland

Characters: Olaf Tingvatn(death by alcohol and sibannac)
Ram Grimskalle(death by deleting)
Mishjka(death by deleting)
Jasun Nightowl(death by deleting)
Nebrock Brockun(death by deleting)
Turga (death by all caps rage deletion)
Trevor Hawkings (alive)

from: Norway, Lyngdal

Age: 28 and 9 months

short brown hair(with some grey hairs?!O_o)

blue eyes

listens too: Metallica, Finntroll, Disturbed and some other bands i cant
remember now, if its fast and angry its music worth listening to:)

Hobbies: taking pictures, writing books(havent been writing in aaageeeesss...), Playing D&D with my friends, in general being a neeeeeeerd!

Fav movies: Braveheart, The die hard movies, the lethal weapon movies, I robot, the pirates of the Caribbean movies and game to XBOX

Fav series: Black books, Faulty Towers, Invader Zim, Family Guy, The simpsons.
hmmm....put up enough info have i?
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Post by Triton » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:24 pm

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Post by Dangron » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:41 am

Name: Dino

PO: Fredren Greathill - a halfling farmer/cook

Date of birth: 18.01.1993

Birth place: a hospital

Place of residency: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bihać

Favorite Music: All kinds of metal from heavy to death :twisted:

Favorite Movies: Twilight, Mad Max all parts

Favorite Games: Illarion, Fallout 1,2 didnt like third part too much

Occupation: Student

Interests: Gaming, getting drunk, trying to learn German :)

Here's a picture of me and my friends

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I'm the one to the right :D

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Location: New York

Post by Theory » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:03 pm

PO: Cleril

Real name: Matthew

Date of birth: 03/23/1993

Favourite movie:Wall-E.....I don't usually care for movies :?

Interests&hobbies: Video games, writing poetry/songs (Not that I sing them, Cleril's job), Dance, and laughing ;)

Ocupation: Student with a few AP courses

Favorite music: Really everything except country.....

Favorite Band: If I had to pick one....NIN (Nine Inch Nails)

Favorite Games: Frequency, Harvest Moon, Fallout 3, always more to come :roll:

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Post by Triton » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:54 pm

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Post by AlexRose » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:45 pm

Dangron wrote:Name: Dino

PO: Fredren Greathill - a halfling farmer/cook

Date of birth: 18.01.1993

Birth place: a hospital

Place of residency: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bihać

Favorite Music: All kinds of metal from heavy to death :twisted:

Favorite Movies: Twilight, Mad Max all parts

Favorite Games: Illarion, Fallout 1,2 didnt like third part too much

Occupation: Student

Interests: Gaming, getting drunk, trying to learn German :)

Here's a picture of me and my friends

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I'm the one to the right :D
Is your friend George Fisher?

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Location: Corn country USA

Post by TiaSarah » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:51 pm

PO: Antionette Dubois (Anne), Eraisuithiel Celebrindal (Era), and Carissa Underbough

Real name: Sarah

DOB: 12/14/1984

Born/still living in: Cornfields of Illinois

Pics are a couple of years old, but I'm still basically the same. Longer hair and new glasses are about the only difference.

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Post by Taron (der Schreiner) » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Player of: Taron, Pepe Zwirnfaden, Joasch Behuel and others

Name: Rolf

Birth: 1987

Place of birth: Magdeburg, Germany

Current place of living: Berlin, Germany

Occupation: Construction mechanic

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Post by karal » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 pm

Name: Frank

PO: Karal

Date of birth: 01.07.1960

Birth place: Hamburg

Place of residency: Hamburg

Favorite Music: Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Rammstein, Rory Gallagher, Dubliners, Hermann Van Veen, and and and.....

Favorite Movies: LotR, A Clockwork Orange ,Nemo, Madagaska,.......

Favorite Games: Illarion, DSA

Occupation: carpenter

Interests: Larp, Family, travel, diving


Karal at Larp This Year
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Me at Reenactment last Year
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Post by LifeWonder » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:28 pm

Yay! Korm v.2!

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Post by Llama » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:49 pm

Woah a LARPer

You're so cool

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Post by Vaesor » Sun May 03, 2009 12:47 pm

I'm fairly new to this game even though I joined in 08, but since then I've made new characters, the others (if I can remember) were DELETED :( ...

PO: Daen Farren - my fellow man for now (Lucas Murphy - still not played with him, but he will soon be in action and soon to come, Sophia Thorn)

Real Name: Michael Durkiewicz

DOB: 1990

Hometown: Manchester, UK

Hobbies: playing RPGs (that have a meaning and are worth playing e.g. Illarion being No.1) and war games (whole CoD series apart from 3, DoDS and Wolfenstein ET), PLAYING MY GUITAR (well also the piano, bass and drums occasionally too, but it's all about the guitar) and most things relating to music and creative writing (that's why I love fantasy stuff and RP)

Musical Interests: Has to be pretty much most metal categories ranging from bands such as 'talliwaka and the irons (Metallica and Iron Maiden) to Children of Bodom, Diablo, Angra etc etc etc. I also love (because of guitar) the music of Paul Gilbert, Kikou Loureiro, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Gustavo Guerra, Michael Romeo, Joe Satriani and I could go on forever with those.

Now for some pictures I guess:

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That's a fairly poor one, but it's recent...

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Don't ask, but that one is recent too...

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Me and my beautiful girlfriend!

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and last but not least an old picture of when I got my old-ish Ibanez Iceman ICX220DX discontinued model, however it's been cleaned and perfectly fitted for me since then and it's got a Seymour Duncan TB-10 Full Shred (bridge) and Dimarzio PAF Pro (neck)

Unfortunately that's the only guitar picture I have, which is lame... I'll get some more some other time

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Post by Kundra » Thu May 07, 2009 2:37 pm

PO:"The stranger" - name classified.

Real Name: Toby Maguire

DOB: 1900

Hometown: Cuba

Hobbies: Staring at the stars - wonders of mars. I harrow this solution only for you, this chance to take and stuck with glue. It is nice. Well what can I say, sanctuary. Gargling passion fruit.

Musical Interests: Cave man fever - a.k.a Rocks and bones. Anything with pliers in it.

Me:

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Typical day in the life of Kundra...

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my house - crafted with my own two grasshopper sailing features, they know no bounds. Only travesty and turtle shank feelings of tubular crafter ripping sensations.

Will update

:wink:

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Post by Juliana D'cheyne » Thu May 07, 2009 2:41 pm

Nice house.

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Post by cheffu » Fri May 08, 2009 1:30 am

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Location: Indiana

Post by Skai » Fri May 29, 2009 1:13 am

PO: Skai Holden
Real Name : Brock Harris
DOB: 08/24/1991
Currently Living: United States ((Indiana))
Job: Student, soon a first job.
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Post by Triton » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:52 pm

Age: 26, male,

Music: Punk Rock, Hip Hop, Metal.

Place of birth: Rodewisch

Name: Michel Trinkies

Hobbys: Snowboarden, Skateboarden, Feiern, Lesen, Musik.
(Mischpult available), Gaffiti

Games:

Illarion,
Perfect World (Guild: Holygans, lvl 7,
Persus involved, lvl 80 Guildleader^^),
Runes of Magic (lvl 22),
Diablo 2 (lvl 63),
The suffering (a lot f violent shooters, dont be scared ;) )
Two Moons,
4 Stoy,
Heroes of Might n Magic,
Call of Duty 4.

me n my wife.

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my best friend.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY2SMZIhLWo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F70OqbivLXA
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