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ricka47

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Joined: 09/06/13

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I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 13 (I was born in 1950) and played until I was in about my second year of college. I was in a band but, like many garage bands back then, as long as you could play three chords (E-D-A), you were in! So, while I did take some classical lessons, I never really worked very hard and didn't practice much.

Fast forward many years and I started playing the drums at age 60. But, my daughter just went away to college and left behind her Yamaha acoustic guitar that she didn't play. Now, I find myself getting back into the guitar after all of these years and making use of the great online sources for lessons that did not exist years ago.

Of course, after playing her acoustic for a while, I was struck with GAS and just got a Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute and a Vox Valvetronix amp. It sure beats the old Harmony Bobkat electric and Silvertone 1484 twin 12" 100 watt amp that I had many years ago. (Although, I have found that the old Silvertone 1484 is quite a collectors item now and is sold for $750 to $1000!)
Rick Abshier
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

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I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 13 (I was born in 1950) and played until I was in about my second year of college. I was in a band but, like many garage bands back then, as long as you could play three chords (E-D-A), you were in! So, while I did take some classical lessons, I never really worked very hard and didn't practice much.

Fast forward many years and I started playing the drums at age 60. But, my daughter just went away to college and left behind her Yamaha acoustic guitar that she didn't play. Now, I find myself getting back into the guitar after all of these years and making use of the great online sources for lessons that did not exist years ago.

Of course, after playing her acoustic for a while, I was struck with GAS and just got a Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute and a Vox Valvetronix amp. It sure beats the old Harmony Bobkat electric and Silvertone 1484 twin 12" 100 watt amp that I had many years ago. (Although, I have found that the old Silvertone 1484 is quite a collectors item now and is sold for $750 to $1000!)
Rick Abshier
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

matonanjin

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Joined: 01/17/12

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Welcome!

Rick, welcome. My story is similar. Born in 1948. Played bass in a band in high school but, like you, didn't put any work into it. I did is solely to be able to get out and drink beer. And, of course, it was cool to the girls to "be with the band". But after high school I quit. Now in retirement I am trying to learn correctly and electric six string rather than bass. Keep us posted on your progress!

Ron
Chubby Old Guy in Omaha, NE
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Stratocaster American Standard
Fender Blues Jr.

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Welcome!

Rick, welcome. My story is similar. Born in 1948. Played bass in a band in high school but, like you, didn't put any work into it. I did is solely to be able to get out and drink beer. And, of course, it was cool to the girls to "be with the band". But after high school I quit. Now in retirement I am trying to learn correctly and electric six string rather than bass. Keep us posted on your progress!

Ron
Chubby Old Guy in Omaha, NE
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Stratocaster American Standard
Fender Blues Jr.

ricka47

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Hi Ron - thanks!
Rick Abshier
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Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

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Hi Ron - thanks!
Rick Abshier
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Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

antonioramos10

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Joined: 08/15/13

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Hi Rick, from Venezuela

Hello Rick, nice to meet you. I hope you will get skills with your guitars.

Antonio Ramos
Aragua State - Venezuela

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Hi Rick, from Venezuela

Hello Rick, nice to meet you. I hope you will get skills with your guitars.

Antonio Ramos
Aragua State - Venezuela

ricka47

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Thanks Antonio!
Rick Abshier
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Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

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Thanks Antonio!
Rick Abshier
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Welcome to the party, Rick! :)

Let me know if you ever need anything or have questions. These forums are also a great source of advice.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

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Welcome to the party, Rick! :)

Let me know if you ever need anything or have questions. These forums are also a great source of advice.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

ricka47

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I appreciate it!
Rick Abshier
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Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass

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I appreciate it!
Rick Abshier
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Fender Short Scale Jazz Bass