Atheist Guitar Lovers


Atheist Guitar Lovers

Do you play guitar? Even if you're not the next Jimi Hendrix and just play guitar for recreation and enjoyment only, this is a group for those of us in TA who speak guitar.

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Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2016

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Favorite Guitarists

Started by A.T. Heist Aug 20, 2014. 0 Replies

Here are a few of my faves (living and non), in no particular order:Frank ZappaAdrian BelewJohn PetrucciLes PaulPhil Keaggy (yeah, I know he's a Christian musician, but he's a hell of a…Continue

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Comment by _Robert_ on September 30, 2016 at 10:32pm

Couple of recent gigs w/ my Gibson Thunderbird bass guitar

Comment by Unseen on June 19, 2014 at 12:29am

@Karl - That is good stuff but I don't get the guitar connection. If you'd like to show your stuff to a wider audience of TA artists, post some examples and a link on this thread.

Comment by _Robert_ on June 18, 2014 at 8:40pm

@Karl, very good stuff !

Comment by Unseen on June 4, 2014 at 9:47pm

I moved from Cleveland to Portland, OR recently. (Or, rather, I moved back, since I lived in Portland for 35 years.) You always break or lose things when you do a move, especially a long move. In my case, my beloved Squier Surf Green Surfcaster is gone. Either stolen by one of the Craigslist movers who helped me or it might have fallen off the back of the truck that day I took off without remembering to latch the sliding door on the back of the truck. But I doubt that it fell off the truck because I don't remember it being anywhere near the door. I'm buying a new one. Grrrr.

Comment by Unseen on March 5, 2014 at 7:19pm

Pardon me. Ravi's other daughter is Norah (not Nora) Jones. 

Comment by Unseen on March 5, 2014 at 7:10pm

Not exactly guitar music, but related. Ever heard of Anoushka Shankar? She's Ravi Shankar's daughter. His other daughter is Nora Jones. Both are beautiful women and extremely talented musicians. I'm currently watching this Anoushka Shankar concert. Grooving both on the wonderful music and the thought of how much I'd love to take a shower with Anoushka.

Comment by Unseen on December 1, 2013 at 8:45pm

You know that ad "I don't always drink beer, but when I's Dos Equis"? Well, I don't listen to much heavy metal, but when I do, it's Dimmu Borgir because they blow just about everyone else out of the water:

Comment by Noel on November 5, 2013 at 11:31pm

Almost forgot; check out this guitar. My wife won it at the High School Music Boosters raffle a few years back. It's a ESP Sambora, limited edition, and it's signed by the entire Bon Jovi Band. I played it once. The rest of it's existence has been in that coffin:

Dual Humbuckers and Floyd Rose Trem. Love the Floyd Rose.

Comment by Noel on November 5, 2013 at 11:01pm

unseen: Learning chord progressions; I-VI-IV-V, I-IV-V, etc., figured out intervals, scales, hammer on and pull off's, and Travis picking. I think I'm getting more of a kick learning theory then actually strumming.

My daughters Strat is a 2005, USA made American Standard. It came with single coil passive pickups but I found them noisy and annoying and switched out the entire pick guard with EMG SA David Gilmore active pickups. What a difference!


Fender makes the U.S. made American Standard Stratocaster and a Mexican made Standard Stratocaster. Differences are in the wood used for the body of the guitar. The U.S. made guitar uses one solid piece of wood and the Mexican uses wood that has been glued together to makeup the body of the guitar. There are also differences in the frets and tuning gears and the bridge. Playing the two guitars side by side the feel of the American Standard is much nicer. The neck is smoother and the guitar stays in tune. Better tuning gears.

Comment by Tim Halle on November 5, 2013 at 6:58pm

Thing is a boutique amp will cost you big $$$'s but you can build something pretty close for much cheaper, esp older stuff where you're paying alot for the fact its full of 50 year old components.


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