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Hello everyone!

I stumbled upon this forum when I was Googling for some replacement Grover tuner buttons. A forum member on here has what I want, and I have what he wants. Hopefully we can make it pan out ;-).

I'm over 50 and have zero music background. I was gifted an Ovation guitar by my wife when I turned 40, but never learned to play (found the guitar was torture on the fingers!!!). When my son decide to start paying (4 years ago), I sat in on his lessons, and used an electric from the teacher. Being a weeeee bit of a U2 fan, a friend pointed out an Epiphone Korina Explorer for sale at a local shop. Well, it too was gifted to me by my wife and I haven't looked back. I'm still very terrible, but have a ton of fun trying!!!

I now own the previously mentioned Ovation (which I can now play without bleeding), the Explorer, black Squier 70's VM Strat, Bacardi's Squier Bullet Strat (hanging on the wall as decoration), Epiphone Toby Standard IV bass, Traveler Ultra-light electric (for work/travel practice). And I just last week added to the collection an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Blackback..... I'm trusting most of you can see how some choices were influenced by the Edge. I guess for me it's also a bit of a hobby to collect these guitars. Although, I think I have all i want....... for now. I need to concentrate on finding "my sound", whatever that may be.

I look forward to delving into the forum and find out what I can learn.

Thanks for reading.
 

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Hello everyone!

I stumbled upon this forum when I was Googling for some replacement Grover tuner buttons. A forum member on here has what I want, and I have what he wants. Hopefully we can make it pan out ;-).

I'm over 50 and have zero music background. I was gifted an Ovation guitar by my wife when I turned 40, but never learned to play (found the guitar was torture on the fingers!!!). When my son decide to start paying (4 years ago), I sat in on his lessons, and used an electric from the teacher. Being a weeeee bit of a U2 fan, a friend pointed out an Epiphone Korina Explorer for sale at a local shop. Well, it too was gifted to me by my wife and I haven't looked back. I'm still very terrible, but have a ton of fun trying!!!

I now own the previously mentioned Ovation (which I can now play without bleeding), the Explorer, black Squier 70's VM Strat, Bacardi's Squier Bullet Strat (hanging on the wall as decoration), Epiphone Toby Standard IV bass, Traveler Ultra-light electric (for work/travel practice). And I just last week added to the collection an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Blackback..... I'm trusting most of you can see how some choices were influenced by the Edge. I guess for me it's also a bit of a hobby to collect these guitars. Although, I think I have all i want....... for now. I need to concentrate on finding "my sound", whatever that may be.

I look forward to delving into the forum and find out what I can learn.

Thanks for reading.
To find your Edge derived sound, I'd start with a digital delay pedal and go from there
 

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Greetings. Just try everyday and you will progress. Have fun and never compare yourself to others. That is the full sum of my wisdom. Lol.
 

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Welcome to a great forum!!

Start many new threads and post often.

@KapnKrunch is VERY WISE and gives excellent advice

Cheers

Dave
Welcome aboard RAFS.
Someone has to be first to say this;
LOL. I should have expected this. GF^%@

Here's one I quickly took a couple of days ago. Hope it suffices for now!

 

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I'm an IT guy, and I can't figure out how to post this dang picture. Must be time to retire!!!!

....... Okay, I apparently kinda got it working. :(
 

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Nice herd RAFS. I love that black Strat.
We all suck at some point at playing guitar, so join in without remorse.

One advice. DON'T EVER try a SG, it will relegate all those nice toys to the back room.
Oh ... for that matter, same for P90 pups.
 
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