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    Default First time in 20 years... going jamming!

    I got an invite from an old friend last week to sit in with his band as they rehearse. Feeling pretty excited as it's been a long time since I've sat in and played with a band. I went over their current song list and tried to brush up on 7 or 8 that I already know, and spent a bit of time this week on another 6 or 7 that I know bits and pieces of. The rest I know a bit of, and will try and pick a few new songs each week to get up to speed.

    I'm hoping I can fit in without sticking out like a sore thumb. I have no expectations other than trying to fit in, contribute, and have a good time!

    Wish me luck folks :
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    Good luck and have fun! That's what it's all about.

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    Good luck You'll do fine
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    Sweet, best of luck, David! I'm sure you will do great.
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    Good luck, although you will not need it. You will just have a lot of fun.

    I started playing music with a guy about a year ago and he sings, plays keyboards and guitar. Over the last 6 months we've grown to be a 4-piece with drums, bass, guitar and the singer/multi-instrumentalist. It's been a lot of fun and this last weekend we played at a barbecue hosted by the bass player. We had an audience of about 20-30 people and it was a blast.

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    Have fun and don't forget the ear plugs.

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    Thanks for the encouragement folks... very much appreciated!

    I spent some time this week cleaning up guitars... changing strings and such and have decided to just take my Tele, PV 30 and some pedals. The rehearsal space has amps already, but I figured I'd go with at least one amp I'm familiar and comfortable with.
    And Spuds... thank you very much for the reminder! I did pick up some ear plugs earlier this week that I will be using tomorrow!
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    Remember to enjoy yourself David, that's what it's all about. Remember that, and I'm sure you will fit in perfectly.
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    That is great! I am excited for you. I sure you will have a blast. Make that first mistake, then plow on through and have a great time!
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    A bucket of luck coming your way David! Have fun
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    REMEMBER HAVE FUN DAVID!

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    Very cool!! Have a blast!!! Let us know how it all goes.
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    Oh man!!! I wish I could do the same thing. I can imagine how you feel.

    What type of music will it be may I ask ? Don't forget deodorant and a towel to dry your hands on: Oh yeah, cheap sunglasses look very cool so have a pair of them.

    Have you practiced up on guitar faces, that is a must especially if it has been a while. You may want to consult with Krash on that.

    All the best David and gobs of mojo goin at ya

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    Good for you David! Watch out for those groupies.
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    Well that was just a whole lot of fun. A good bunch of easy going guys that just want to play some music and have a good time doing it. They played quite a few songs that I wasn't familiar with, but the guitarist would quickly walk me through some of the chord changes and I'd wing it through the song. I think I did ok, but I have lots of room for improvement. Their singer is on a bit of a hiatus, and some girls are filling in for the time being. One of them let loose and really impressed me with her vocals on the Cults 'She Sells Sanctuary'... awesome!

    These folks made me feel welcome from the get go, and I have to say I didn't feel out of place even when I was making my snafu's

    Looking forward to playing again with them next week... I hope this keeps up because it was a great feeling!
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    Sounds great! Glad it worked out for tonight and I hope it keeps going for ya!
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    Effects and such: Boss: DS-1, CE-5, NS-2 and RC20XL looper, Digitech Bad Monkey, Korg AX1G Multi-effects, Berhinger: TU100 tuner, PB100 Clean Boost, Line 6 Toneport UX2, Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi, DuhVoodooMan's Rabid Rodent Rat Clone, Zonkin Yellow Screamer Mk. II, MXR Carbon Copy Delay


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    I know exactly what it feels like to jam after a 20yr hiatus... see what you have to look forward to now? : Another mid-life rockstar in the making. Welcome to the club
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    Thanks for the comments Gents... playing music within a group atmosphere is really a wonderful feeling. It's really amazing how fast 3+ hours of practice can go... I was a bit weary at first, but the time just flew by!

    I want to continue to take my amp with me, but I really need to work on creating a new pedal board for ease of setup and tear down.
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    Very cool sounds like great fun.

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