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Old 12-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Wondering how many Riders here are also guitar players

I Have been riding for about 48 years and have been playing Guitar for about that long also. Thank I have become a much better rider than a guitar player. After dabbling at Motocross, Enduros, Flat Track, roadracing and Drag racing and many miles of street riding, touring and sport touring I feel they have all helped hone my street skills.
I have alway been an avid guitar collector and player for just as long but never got really good at it, I do still play a little almost every day but use it mostly for stress relief, have come to the conclusion that i will never be a virtuoso but doesnt stop me from havin fun at it. I have noticed that a lot of Motorcycle riders are also Guitar players and was just curious how many here actually share my two passions. Here is a pic of My Tracker at the Houston Mods & Rockers Rally a few months ago with its guitar sign and a lovely model that was happy to pose with them.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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i love guitar but i am far from being any good
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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we have someone here named guitarman, who coincidentally enough is named Ken.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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JoFuzzy, no I dont haveany relatives that I know of that are electricians.

Plummer, I play mostly Blues and classic rock stuff, luv da blues though! Wow, '76 Fathead Tele...too cool! I have a few Teles also and really like em a lot, butterscotch '52 reissue, 60th anniversary sunburst Thinline, and a late '90's sunburst with a bigsby.........Lol, I'm no SRV either!!!
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I mess around with the acoustic...I'd say my riding skills are much better than guitar playing skills.
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I've got a bcRich ironbird and an sg junior with a couple cool amps. I never knew I could play till I picked one up a few years ago.
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Ive been playing for about 7 years.. I have an Epiphone acoustic that my mom played in the 70's, a Fender squire, BC Rich Beast, and an Ibanez S series.
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WOW! What a set up! Those Musicman basses are Beautiful instruments, and that Mesa rig is sweet. Awesome!
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we have someone here named guitarman, who coincidentally enough is named Ken.
That's me.

Been playing for about 20 yrs. Was a bass player in a couple of bands in the 90's. A lot of fun, but a lot of practice and hauling gear around. I do miss it though. The first time I performed in front of a crowd I was scared to death. Of what I don't know. I'm not a great player really, though some think so.

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Guitars and bikes do seem to go together for some reason I've noticed.
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