name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #165915  by Tommyboy123
 Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Greetings from Pensacola FL! Long time GD listener but was unaware of the forums until recently, probably because I’m the only one of my friends who likes them a lot.

Was interested in the Dead after listening to a few of my dad’s old records as a kid but never truly bonded with the music until someone gifted my dad the Europe ‘72 box set. My interest has really gotten into overdrive though ever since I picked up guitar about 9 months ago. I played violin for 16 years, quit for about 7, and then decided it would be more fun to get into an electric instrument.

Currently playing on a used Ibanez Artstar that was given to me as a best man gift from one of my super good friends for his wedding. I have an inherited Peavey Delta Blues 30w amp that I use for playing with other people and a little SS Orange Crush 12 amp that I bought for practice—-and I’ve gotta say I love the clean Orange tone about as well as any other brand.

My pedal game is very weak as I can’t justify that kind of money yet. Right now I’m in the market for some kind of envelope filter for my Estimated/Shakedown needs.

Glad to be part of the community, looking forward to some good Playing Dead discussions!
 #165916  by Pointclear
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:53 am
Welcome! You’re in the neighborhood!! There is a lot of great info on here for seeking the tone and technique of Garcia and the rest of the Grateful Dead! Good luck in your pursuit of deadness!
 #165918  by Pointclear
 Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 am
aiq wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:10 am
Mobile here, weir everywhere. Hello Tommy, pointclear following your mahogany build.
Thanks aiq! It’s walnut, cherry, and maple, though. No mahagony in this guitar.