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Digit
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02/24/2005 9:22 am
I'm just curious what the best accomplishments that Guitar Tricks users have achieved since signing on here. I mean like record contracts, publishing deals, live shows, bands you've put together.
All because you got inspiration from stuff you learned here. :)
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kingdavid
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02/24/2005 4:10 pm
Originally Posted by: DigitI'm just curious what the best accomplishments that Guitar Tricks users have achieved since signing on here. I mean like record contracts, publishing deals, live shows, bands you've put together.
All because you got inspiration from stuff you learned here. :)

People were doing some or all of that [u]before[/u] signing on here. Hanging out with fellow writers, in my opinion, doesn't go very far in way of getting you published or anything like that. It might help your career, but it's often going to be the exception, not the rule.
Can you learn stuff from online friends?
Sure.
Can you put together career changing moves [u]on account of[/u] online friends?
I doubt it.
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The Ace
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The Ace
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02/24/2005 4:19 pm
I got to play at Ryles in Boston, but I can't exactly say I learned to play the sax on GT. I released an album locally, but that was before I was really a GT member.


Sorry guitartricks, I don't owe you that much.
There are only two important things in life - There's music and theres girls, not necessarily in that order....
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Kevin Taylor
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Kevin Taylor
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02/24/2005 5:12 pm
I owe guitartricks for forcing me to re-analyze my playing styles .
It's mad me totally studiy what I've been doing in my playing.
Don't know if I"ve guitar tricks has anything to do with it, but I just sold 75,000 albums on eBay, got about 1000 emails
I also manage to get hundres & hundres of emails..although I sent em back :)
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Jolly McJollyson
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02/24/2005 5:31 pm
Originally Posted by: schmangeDon't know if guitar tricks has anything to do with it, but I just sold 75,000 albums on eBay, got about 1000 emails
I also manage to get hundres & hundres of emails..although I sent em back :)

I envy your success. :mad:

75,000...wow, that's pretty awesome, man. I wish I had mad tapping skills...
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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Dr_simon
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Dr_simon
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02/24/2005 6:02 pm
75 000 albums and you are still using OS9 !!

Sheesh !
My instructors page and www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
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koRn_freAk
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koRn_freAk
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02/24/2005 6:39 pm
this board, and cyberfret alone has helped me alot.. But I haven´t actually got friends yet :(
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Kevin Taylor
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02/24/2005 9:31 pm
Got a coupla songs placed on TV too, and just signed with a publisher representing advertisers in the U.K. Sold my first one for £15,000 publishing and £15,000 licensing with royalties to boot. Just signed with Socan for royalties from internet radio.
And I got a haircut to boot, that I just did myself and saved $20. :D
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spiritinthesky2
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02/24/2005 9:57 pm
I can't say that I've played with bands or released any albums but what GT and all the instructers has done for me is help me improve in my playing. Iv'e only been playing for 8 months or so but in the last few weeks since joining GT the stuff I'm playing actually sounds somethng like music. I now get alot more enjoyment out of playing my guitar so I've got the greatest accomplishment of all.
Spirit
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Kevin Taylor
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02/24/2005 11:30 pm
Any particular instructors in mind :)
We love praise. :D
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chucklivesoninmyheart
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02/25/2005 12:37 am
Originally Posted by: schmangeAnd I got a haircut to boot, that I just did myself and saved $20. :D



Whoa!...you didn't consult your agent before doing this?

seriously,75,000 discs is incredible.I would be happy to have just 75 people to buy a full album from me(no album anyway)...did you go to the studio or did you do this all at home?By yourself or with people?
Try once,fail twice...
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Jolly McJollyson
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02/25/2005 12:45 am
Originally Posted by: schmangeAny particular instructors in mind :)
We love praise. :D

let's see...Azrael, Nathan Han, the Falcon...the Jonezter...the Ace...Terry Couch...Guitarist101...Marcus Strand...Dr. Simon...hmm...nobody else really comes to mind :p
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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Dr_simon
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Dr_simon
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02/25/2005 12:57 am
Hu hummm !!!

And......thats OK Jolly, we all love you really !!
My instructors page and www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
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Pantallica1
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02/25/2005 5:02 am
Originally Posted by: schmangeGot a coupla songs placed on TV too, and just signed with a publisher representing advertisers in the U.K. Sold my first one for £15,000 publishing and £15,000 licensing with royalties to boot. Just signed with Socan for royalties from internet radio.
And I got a haircut to boot, that I just did myself and saved $20. :D


WOW!! Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night????

:D
Sometimes I hit notes only dogs can hear.
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Kevin Taylor
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02/25/2005 6:02 am
Nah....crahed on the couch watchin Anel DVD's, and drinkin beer.
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Lordathestrings
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Lordathestrings
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02/25/2005 6:21 am
Originally Posted by: Dr_simon75 000 albums and you are still using OS9 !!

Sheesh !
[font=trebuchet ms]Hey, he's prolific, not proficient.[/font]
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Kevin Taylor
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02/25/2005 6:35 am
Just goes to show ya you don't have to buy greatest bells and whisltes to make an album these days.
I don't even use an amp or any outboard equipment at all.. Don't even own an amp.
The guitar stuff is completely computer based.
(it wa\bbbbbbbbbbb

All my equipment lists is here:

http://www.schmange.com/equipment.htm with half my stuff in Cornwall.

For the most part, i use a Mac G3 with 266mhz processor and 320MB Ram.

In fact, this song is done using that:

http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/mp3/NeonLies.mp3

.... in cornwall, truro

..while watching Buffy on DVD's. (although Rocksplosion was done while watching the car chase scene in Matrix)
then the whole thia was dublicated over hear.
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Jolly McJollyson
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02/25/2005 7:02 am
Originally Posted by: Pantallica1WOW!! Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night????

:D

No...but he DID save a lot of money switching his car insurance to Geico! :D
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!

My band is better than yours...
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Kevin Taylor
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02/25/2005 10:05 am
yet another wasted posted post by yours truly :cool:

... gotta lay off the beer and xanax while posting :rolleyes:
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kingdavid
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02/25/2005 3:55 pm
Originally Posted by: Dr_simon75 000 albums and you are still using OS9 !!

Sheesh !

No one said anything about people knowing how to spend money.
That, or maybe he was selling them for free :p
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