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What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?

Big Al Whittle 13 Oct 12 - 02:27 AM
johncharles 13 Oct 12 - 02:59 AM
Acorn4 13 Oct 12 - 03:44 AM
Richard Bridge 13 Oct 12 - 04:22 AM
GUEST 13 Oct 12 - 05:23 AM
Leadfingers 13 Oct 12 - 05:27 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 13 Oct 12 - 05:34 AM
Henry Krinkle 13 Oct 12 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,sewerrat 13 Oct 12 - 06:09 AM
John MacKenzie 13 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM
banjoman 13 Oct 12 - 06:23 AM
mayomick 13 Oct 12 - 06:36 AM
mayomick 13 Oct 12 - 06:38 AM
Jack Campin 13 Oct 12 - 08:29 AM
meself 13 Oct 12 - 09:07 AM
theleveller 13 Oct 12 - 09:38 AM
Nick 13 Oct 12 - 09:47 AM
Richard Bridge 13 Oct 12 - 09:53 AM
Uncle Phil 13 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,leeneia 13 Oct 12 - 10:23 AM
Bert 13 Oct 12 - 11:14 AM
kendall 13 Oct 12 - 11:29 AM
open mike 13 Oct 12 - 11:30 AM
Gorgeous Gary 13 Oct 12 - 03:45 PM
fat B****rd 13 Oct 12 - 04:27 PM
GUEST,DrWord 13 Oct 12 - 09:13 PM
GUEST,DrWord|DrWired 13 Oct 12 - 09:28 PM
Stanron 13 Oct 12 - 09:46 PM
MikeL2 14 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM
Girl Friday 14 Oct 12 - 09:04 AM
GUEST 14 Oct 12 - 11:22 AM
GUEST 14 Oct 12 - 11:25 AM
GUEST,Philb 14 Oct 12 - 01:51 PM
MGM·Lion 14 Oct 12 - 02:42 PM
Steve Shaw 14 Oct 12 - 04:56 PM
The Sandman 14 Oct 12 - 05:09 PM
The Sandman 14 Oct 12 - 05:11 PM
Tootler 14 Oct 12 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,999 14 Oct 12 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 15 Oct 12 - 02:01 AM
Musket 15 Oct 12 - 03:01 AM
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Bee-dubya-ell 15 Oct 12 - 08:21 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 15 Oct 12 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,matt milton 15 Oct 12 - 09:30 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 15 Oct 12 - 09:32 AM
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Subject: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 02:27 AM

Lets take it that Bert Jansch, Manitas de plata, Django Rheinhardt - every time they picked up a guitar - they must have felt like Formula One drivers getting into a Ferrari, or the works Maclaren (whatever that means!).

Personally, I feel like someone who'd like to try for the advanced motoring test, but I don't think I'll ever be ready.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: johncharles
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 02:59 AM

Tractor driver.
john


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 03:44 AM

I actually drive a Skoda which just about reflects my level of guitar playing.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 04:22 AM

Volvo - heavy and uncompromising!


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:23 AM

As a Guitarst , I feel it would be nice to move up from the Old Banger .


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:27 AM

And it would be nice to check wether my cookie has crumbled too ! The Old Banger driver is me .


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:34 AM

Rover 75!

Comfortable, reliable, but can shift when necessary.

Used to being passed by boy racers of variable skills.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 05:44 AM

I did this most of my life. No brag. Just fact.
Henry Krinkle's Occupation


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,sewerrat
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:09 AM

pushbike


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM

Problem with my big end.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:23 AM

Approaching the time when I have to have medical ok to continue driving. Pretty much the same for the guitar & banjo but the memories are great. Can still dream.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: mayomick
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:36 AM

My current model is a left hand drive convertable. Left handers can be bought fairly cheaply second hand sometimes . I got a friend to convert mine to handle like a right handed model , which it does quite nicely . It gives me a bit of trouble in low but I don't fret too much about it too much


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: mayomick
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:38 AM

one too many too muches there at the end of my last comment


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 08:29 AM

The last thing I drove (and the only thing I ever actually liked driving) was a forklift.

I transpose tunes a lot.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: meself
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:07 AM

DUI.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:38 AM

An old 4X4 - no wonder I'm always on the wrong track. Just had a new starter fitter so I'd better get going.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Nick
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:47 AM

Hybrid Electric


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:53 AM

Well, John, it's better than the assembly of the gudgeon pin to the con-rod.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 10:10 AM

Big green Jeep. Slow and noisy, but can go anywhere.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 10:23 AM

Fingerpicking, nothing too fancy. Always play in EADGBE.
Little red Nissan, tootle about the neighborhood, prefer back streets.

I guess it fits, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Bert
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 11:14 AM

Lazy/Lazy


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: kendall
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 11:29 AM

A 1997 mini van. Nothing fancy, just solid.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 11:30 AM

I have been accused of playing too loud
so has the muffler on my 4X4 pick up

(i think it comes from playing rhythm guitar
in a band for contra dances out numbered by banjo,
piano, fiddle, mandolin, and sometimes flute.)

I prefer back roads and mountain roads...as well
as old timey songs...they don't make 'em like they
used to..

I have a bit of a heavy hand...and foot.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 03:45 PM

In both, I have a tendency to accelerate if not paying attention, and generally go a bit over the speed limit.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 04:27 PM

I can't drive and get nervous in cars......


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:13 PM

fingerpicker [with THICK thumbpick] & stickshifter['84 longbox]
keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,DrWord|DrWired
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:28 PM

& my guitar case wears a seatbelt


I prefer back roads and mountain roads...as well
as old timey songs...they don't make 'em like they used to..


no mountains here, but I came home today mostly on gravel, got 5 of 12 circuits of a new labyrinth at 49.49 degrees north built before sundown [which I mention only because open mike has been known to make labyrinths too!] so


backroads & oldtimey!!! keep on pickin' &   keep on truckin'

dennis


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Stanron
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 09:46 PM

A cyclist? and a 1960s Moulton series 1 cyclist to boot.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: MikeL2
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM

Hi

Never understood what was under the bonnet....played it by ear.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 09:04 AM

Been reading this out to Mumblin Len. He says he'd like to think.. Lexus, but it's more like Morris Marina .


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 11:22 AM

I grew up on street roads. My first love was a 1965 GTO. I love songs with a driving beat that aren't over the edge into frantic. Now I'm playing bluegrass professionally. My picking style is decidedly basic with some frills, more along the lines of Maybelle Carter. It's all about the beat.

I just bought a decommissioned Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, that I adore. Built hell for tough, fast and snappy, gonna leave it in the black and gold cop paint.

And I detect no discernible pattern about these things, but it's a good question to ponder.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 11:25 AM

Typo correction. I grew up on street RODS. These tiny keyboards on these wireless things really fubar my typing skills.

And no, fubar is not a typo. It's a technical term.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,Philb
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 01:51 PM

Old Range Rover Classic. You can get one for a song!


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 02:42 PM

Parked most of the time ~~ rarely come out of first position.

~M~


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 04:56 PM

My dad's 1986 Lada Riva. A non-starter in other words.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 05:09 PM

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 05:11 PM

a nice joke from tommy cooper
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said "Parking Fine." ~Tommy Cooper


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Tootler
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 06:44 PM

Smart car: I play ukulele


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 08:19 PM

"What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?"

Sometimes I play fast and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I will, and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I do and sometime's I don't
I wonder what happened to won't

Believe it or not, I texted that to Mudcat while driving at 127 mph on a highway near Montreal.




Would you believe 103 mph?


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 02:01 AM

Course I would....three chords and the truth .....that's us Bruce!


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Musket
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 03:01 AM

Maclaren F1.

(Made from carbon fibre.)

Sadly, thats about as far as the analogy goes. The only carbon fibre in my car is a fake dashboard strip of the stuff. (better than the fake wood trim they offered to be fair...)

On a serious note, whilst a tail happy sports car will make you improve your driving skills (or be familiar with the workings of ditches) then my guitar does help, as the clear sound makes every single bloody mistake audible....


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 06:27 AM

Some people have said that my guitar -playing is good .

I don't drive ,despite being a fork-lift truck driver and qualified

( CPC National Freight ) Transport Manager .However ,I get transported

about the country by my partner , Nicola ; a superb driver. Her Dad

used to own and race a 1908 12 litre "Itala" which sold recently for

1.75 million ! ( no, she didn't get the money ) .Yesterday , I turned

out for a Morris side ( drumming ) and was driven to Hailles Abbey in

an MG Midget ; marvellous , if somewhat chilly !


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 07:50 AM

Mine's a decent Crafter, I'm a pedestrian with BMW aspirations


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 08:21 AM

Since being bitten hard by the hammered dulcimer bug a couple of years back, my guitars have basically become a big multicar garage full of good dependable vehicles of various sorts, none of which get driven often enough to keep the batteries charged. When I do take one out for a spin, it's so hard to get the seat adjusted comfortably that I'll drive it around the block a time or two and then park it back in the garage.

As for my hammered dulcimer playing, it's a bit like driving one of those Toyotas they recalled a few years back due to unexpected acceleration problems.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 09:20 AM

Drive a 20-year old straight drive Ford pickup (when not on my motorcycle), and play a 40-year old Gibson acoustic.
Both well lived in, as is my musical style.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 09:30 AM

some kind of cheap fancy sports car in which it is quite easy to start driving much too fast, attempt a fancy handbrake turn, and then crash fatally into a brick wall.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 09:32 AM

But Matt, with the guitar wreck you can almost always walk away, no?


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 10:26 AM

Yes. The walk of shame.

Reassuringly there's always someone playing after you who can't even get their motor started.


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 10:29 AM

1940s kids pedal car...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: What sort of guitarist/motorist are you?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 10:48 AM

I should have said:

Car, a venerable Rover 75!

Comfortable, reliable, but can shift when necessary.
Used to being passed by boy racers of variable skills,

Guitar, a rare, in fact very rare and venerable vintage Framus Nashville acoustic, which plays very well. I wish I played as well.
Used to being passed by guitar players of almost any skill.

Me, a venerable folkie, not at all rare, but creaking suspension is a problem, so I rarely pass anything moving, in fact I can't usually pass a pub, especially one with music.

Don T.


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