Thanks to anyone who listened. As for jamming with anyone, I would love to. See I have no friends here. I would be glad to show anyone anything, and learn anything. I am a firm believer that I can learn something from anyone.
I was considering maybe giving some private lessons, but I suck at teaching and I really hate it. I did teach a bit in the US and quit because I would get students who just didn’t practice. I mean you feel worthless when you give a lesson and the next week the student comes back and hasn’t practiced anything. Then you are just whistlin dixie.
Also, I don’t believe in taking a lesson every week. Maybe for the beginner, but for more intermediate players you can give them plenty of material to practice for 2 or 3 months considering much of guitar is about memorizing stuff, and repetition.
I am always looking for a teacher though, so if anyone in the forum is a proficient bluegrass player or can employ right hand technique like Doyle Dykes or Chet Atkins I am all ears, eyes, and hands and will pay hourly.
I am also a shred head, kind of in the like of Macglaughlin or Dimeola. I don’t listen to those guys, actually old Van Halen with Roth is my fav guitar playing and why I started. I love Allan Holdsworth, Birelli Lagrene, Albert Lee (not alvin lee), and Brad Paisley (I don’t like his songs just his playing).
I will PM anyone who wants to jam either to maybe get something going regularly if I stay here and maybe play live.
I am without my equipment. Normally I am almost exclusively 12 string. My shtick is playing lead guitar on a 12, which is rare. But I didn’t want to chance losing my 12 or damaging it on the plane ride, as it is an expensive Taylor so I opted for my Big Baby. By the way, the Taylor Big Baby is a cheap guitar but they are excellent for the money and sound better than other brands costing considerably more. Taylor doesn’t dick around, they are great accurate nice sounding, playing instruments.
To me Taylor and Martins are head and shoulders above alot of the competition with exception of boutique brands like Santa Cruz (in my opinion these are the best but cost like $5000+)
I also play electric guitar, but didn’t bring it. I have to say I was a tube purist until playing through the Line 6/Bogner designed hybrid Spidervalve. What a cool amp, and I would never be able to discern it wasn’t 100% tube when it is set up right loud. It has a 6L6 tube power section that is fed the modelling by 1 12ax7 preamp tube. Really breathes, and responds like an all tube amp. NOt just an all tube amp-- but a good one with a high voltage power section. Loud this amp kills and it is quite affordable. It replaced my THD Bivalve through a DR. Z best cab if that tells you anything.
OK, I will PM some of you