I’d definetly be interested! A bit like Dan, I often see the posts on FB I think man I’d love to be at that! I do like being able to go back over things so if that was incorporated even better.
Hey dan, nice playing & that guitar is lovely ..! Was it originally your tele that TK customised..?
SW London. This is a great little forum Tommys set up. Very informative. There’s some guys on here that really know there stuff on amps, guitars etc….& all very helpful when you post stuff. Enjoy! 🙂
Hi Mark, where are you in the uk..? There’s a few of us Brits on here..!
Oh…most definitely T-Bone…..how could I forget T-bone..
Definelty join the FB jump guitar killers page. You get to hear some great stuff you never knew was out there. That bop chorus stuff Tommys got is great. There’s soooo much great stuff on it. For me, Jennings, grimes are a must. As jasonbarker5 mentioned, there are some great modern day purveyors to get into. Definelty kid ramos & igor prado. What turned my head to this style many years ago was the Duke Robillard ‘Dukes Blues’ album & Nick Curran. There’s another guy that’s great, Timmy Hamkindyer…or something…! I’ll might be blacklisted for typing this but I slightly struggle with Charlie Christian. Definelty worth an initial listen though. Have fun..!
The micro pro looks a bit fiddly whereas the Aviator looks a lot simpler..?
Tommy, do you have the ‘Aviator’..? I like the quilters & they are reasonably priced. I’ve looked at buying direct but I’m not sure if I want to take the risk. Are they as reliable as they say..?
No quilter stockist in the UK Tommy. Nearest is Denmark..!
Hi Tommyboy67. The pro junior is a great choice for home practise & small pub gigs. I’ve seen it used many times in a small pub setting. Amp sounds great & gives enough. You’ll also find plenty on good ole ebay (uk that is!)
Sorry typo…that’s supposed to read ‘ I’m NOT going to be as good as I am at home..!!’
That’s it ‘ what I have to offer’ this is me & my style like it or not..! I get that as a band. You may not all be amazing players but when you come together you create something that people enjoy…or not. It’s a shame you didn’t enjoy but lots of others do! But…. When it comes down to playing I accept the same attitude but it’s harder as it’s more about MY/YOUR personal playing. Like you said though it’s just a persons perspective. How many times have you played a solo ( which was just ok to you ) & someone says “great solo” & you think..not my best but thanks. Next solo you ‘Nail it’ YOU think now that was a great solo & nothing from anyone..!! All I want to do is be happy with my playing. I know whEn I’ve played well or not. I know I’m goiNg to be as good as I am at home, I just like to do myself justice. When people tell me after gigs what great guitar playing… It goes in one ear & out the other, especially if I feel I’ve not played to great!! I just need to stop over thinking this, chill & play my guitar, 🙂
Great stuff gretschman59. You make some very interesting points. You guys have definitely given me stuff to take on board.
Thanks for the replies guys. Pleased to know I’m not the only one who thinks about this. I’m about to embark on a new project where I’ll be singing which is slightly out of my comfort zone as I’ve only done the odd number. When ever I play with a singer I don’t want a set list as I find I’m playing one song, looking down the set list & then worry about bits in songs coming up! This time round it’s all about me. However….I’m going into this with real positive attitude. I’ve recorded a rehearsal, which I’m happy with ( well as much as I’ll ever be!) as Dan pointed out earlier I’m slightly more worried about the singing which may make me not so worried about my guitar playing. First gig this Thursday….bring it on…! As for the other guitar players turning up….I’m not sure why this concerns me so much. Where I live I’m surrounded by guitar players who want to be ‘ Joe Bonamassa & ‘ John Mayer’ playing Blues Rock….when I wanna be ‘Junior Watson’ & ‘Tommy’..!! I’m lucky if they’ve even heard of ‘Kid Ramos’ & ‘Duke Robillard’ let alone ‘ Bill Jennings’..!! But I think you nailed it Dan when you said about the inspiration for this stuff…I sit at home playing all these jump blues licks etc…. But when I play out I nervous so I tend to back off & don’t commit to the lick or I get half way through my bill Jennings lick & pull out of it as I think I’m not doing it right. When I should be thinking… These licks are fucking tricky & I’m playing em’…( sort of ) whereas a few weeks ago I couldn’t..!
Who needs therapy when you got ‘Tommy Harkenriders’ forum!
Thanks Dan, some very interesting points.I definitely over think EVERYTHING which doesn’t help. I’m a very honest guitar player. Put 5 guys up there on a jam night & I’ll tell you where I’d fit. The problem is worse when other guitar players turn up…!! I have an irrational fear of other guitar players! I get more nervous when they turn up, because I want to play well & feel because of my nerves I’m not doing my playing justice & therefore don’t do my playing justice. I as mentioned earlier, once you start thinking about things…..You’re definitely right on playing with confidence though. I’d just like to be more relaxed when playing.
How many guitar players does it take to change a lightbulb…..?
20, 1 to change the bulb & the other 19 to tell they could’ve done it better…!