Welcome! Introduce yourself here!

Hi everybody, I’m Gonzalo from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I work as a guitar and bass sesionist and as a technician in a recording studio. My favorite music genre are jazz, prog metal and melodic rock. When I listened to Satriani for the first time, I knew this is what i want for my future. I have been playing for around 20 years now, my main goal right now is to focus on the details, sounding cleaner and perfecting some techniques that I feel I need to. My main influences are Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, of course Kiko, Paul Gilbert, Michael Romeo, naming a few. I met Kiko playing a gig in Peru a long ago, best day ever and my friend lend his amp to Raphael to use during the show. My fav guitar right now is the music man majesty monarch but I really love my fender ultra telecaster. I love mesa boogies, but working as a sesionist I had to start using the axe fx III and the helix, and I have to say that they are amazing. I don’t know what else to say, so hi and I’m very happy to be here.


Welcome to all the new members in the forum. This is really growing!!


Hi, my name in Doru I am from Romania and i just start playing guitar along with my 13 year old son. I am a total newb so far but every day i learn and practice so I am on the right track, I think. I like the site and the forum , thanks for accepting me, I have a lot to learn from you and happy to join this community.

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I’m new here. I’m an italian metalhead, I’, 46 and I play guitar since I was 15.
Now I will begin the 7 factor course to improve my improvvisation skills.
I have an Ibanez RG350DXZ, a Fender Amp anda a Boss G3n Multi Effect

See you here.


Welcome! I’m also on the QC vendor preorder list. Cannot wait!

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Hey, Everyone,

My name is Kyle. I played guitar religiously when I was from fifteen until about twenty-two. After a nearly 15 year break, I am back at it trying to get serious about my playing again.

Currently, I listen to a lot of modern guitarists, Plini, Intervals, Joshua De La Victoria, Olly Steele, Monuments, and others. But I am also really into modern jazz groups like Snarky Puppy, Mammal Hands, and GoGo Penguin as well. My favorite guitarists growing up were Jason Becker, Uli Jon Roth, and Gus G. In terms of bands, In Flames, At the Gates, Amon Amarth, and Death are some of my biggest influences.

I recently bought an Ibanez RG 7 String guitar that I am having a lot of fun with but my pride and joy is my Parker Classic Fly. I have a Mesa Dual Rectifier with a TC Electronic G Major in my rack. However, lately, I have been playing through Neural DSP plug-ins as I can get a lot of great tones without all the hassle and disturbing my neighbors!

Something you may not know about me is that I studied earthen architecture in India as part of my Masters Thesis.

Happy to be here!

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Hello Everybody!!!
My name is Claudio and I live in Italy in a beatiful town on the northern shore of the mediterranean sea called Savona.
My favorite music is Heavy metal but specifically i Love and mostly listen to Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slash, Helloween, Angra, Nightwish, Sabaton and Manowar.
As of my gear since i am a beginner home player at the moment i’ve got very basic staff, a Les Paul Copy form Harley Benton (sc550) that sound and play nice and a line 6 30w amp. I also have a jackson concert 4 streing bass guitar. So basic stuff but enough to have fun and learn.
I work both as massage therpist e Personal Trainner and i love motorbike!!! I have BMW gs 1200 that i use for trips all over europe and a Yamaha xt660 i use mainly for off road.
I like to engage myself in millions of different activity form hiking to scuba diving, from music to martial arts so as you can imagine i’m always a little bit like white rabbit…hurry up is late…
I’m Looking forward to join this community and of course practice all of kiko suggestions to become a better player.
Cheers everybody from italy (so imagine a lot of hands movements).


Greeting from Chicago everybody!

Long story short I am a drummer turning into a guitarist. As a teenager I loved rock/thrash, then studied jazz in college (which completely kicked my ass). Post college I drummed in semi-successful original rock and jazz bands, and did a lot of cover-band type stuff. Now, firmly in my middle aged years, I just want to express myself through guitar.

I own two guitars, an acoustic Guild and a weird Telecaster that has a solid mahogany body, maple neck, and a humbucker in the bridge and single by the neck. I bought it b/c I loved how it felt and sounded, and seemed very versatile and well made. My amp is a souped up Blues Jr. and I love the Ego Compressor pedal and typically use an Angry Charlie for distortion.

I’ve had some basic guitar training and know some theory, and have developed a pretty good ear.

I love cooking BBQ - and do so about every week of the year - weather be damned!