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#1
Well, I just got my first Bass at 9 PM yesterday night. Along with my brother, who just got home from Iraq. He changed some stuff around so he could come home two days early, and decided not to tell us. Then, he just walked into our house in full uniform. After saying our greetings and scaring my mom to death, he walks out the door, and comes back in with an Ibanez gig bag, and, as I open it, I now am in possession of my first bass, and the amps on the way!

What I'm really asking is, does anyone else have a good story about their first guitar or bass?
#2
I went to a shop and bought it.

*Wipes tear from eye*

A truly touching story.

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#3
It was a christmas morning.......
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#6
Last Christmas. A huge guitar-shaped present. I opened it, they brought my amp down, plugged it in and made me look a twat by telling me to have a go and I didn't have the slightest idea of what to do.
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I went to a shop and bought it.

*Wipes tear from eye*

A truly touching story.

...I should punch you....


Actually, I was expecting this, I just want to hit someone...
#8
wanna trade brothers?

jkjk my brothers pretty sweet. he left me a bunch of playboys and some midieval swords when he left
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#9
My mom bought me my first guitar for my birthday. That's it.

Anyways, your brother is awesome. Give him my thanks for serving in the military.
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#10
i went to GC and bought a squier starter pack
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#11
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Last Christmas. A huge guitar-shaped present. I opened it, they brought my amp down, plugged it in and made me look a twat by telling me to have a go and I didn't have the slightest idea of what to do.

Nice. Was it even in tune yet?
#12
A long time ago, me and my brother kyle here, we were hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road. . .
#13
i borrowed my first bass from a friend bought my own off musicans friend and then i took my brothers old first act acoustic and fixed her up...still havent bought a new acoustic
#14
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A long time ago, me and my brother kyle here, we were hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road. . .

And then you played the best song in the world???? NO ****ING WAY!!!!
#15
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Nice. Was it even in tune yet?


No, obviously I couldn't tell that day... Now that I think back though, it did sound terrible. That could have just been the fact that I was bashing down on the strings with the pick, no strumming pattern whatsoever. Ah well, something to look back on. xD
#16
My parents scraped a bit of cash together to buy me a starter AXL LP copy, that had a broken jack plug, dodgy wiring and dead frets and an amp that buzzed like hell, it was awful to play, but it got me going, and no matter how much it cut out or fell out of tune, I carried on playing, kicked out of guitar lessons for inadequate gear, I learned on my own, but then when i got a job i was able to afford more desirable gear and now well...tells itself, but i had to sell the poor old LP, repairing it would have cost more than it was worth, i got £50 for the poor old thing a few months ago,

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#17
My parents called me up from the basement and said "Lookee here boy" and it was a brand new Acoustic guitar, very lovely thing. And it came with a messload of picks.
#18
I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was an acoustic guitar that he bought in 1961 in New York and he played with it all his life, he was an amazing player, he even recorded cassettes (which were the CDs of his time). 20 years after he had bought that amazing guitar he had a seizure and couldn't move the complete left half of his body, so the guitar laid in his closet for years to come. When I was 12 years old and when he had only 2 months to live ('cause of cancer that had developed in his throat, BTW he didn't smoke) he gave me his guitar and his last wish was that I played him a song before he died. So in that 2 months that he had left I learned all that I could learn to play something good for my grandpi. 1 week before he died (unknown to me at that time), while he was laying in bed, I played "Cielito Lindo" (Pretty Sky) while tears where running from both of our eyes, his were of happiness from seeing me play, and mine were of sadness from knowing that he didn't have much time left. It was the best day of my life knowing that I had made my grandpa so happy before he died.

LOVE YOU, Papa!!
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#19
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i went to GC and bought a squier starter pack


thats a pretty depressing story...

oh wait,you actually like squier?
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#20
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A long time ago, me and my brother kyle here, we were hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road. . .


there shined a shiny demon...in the middle...of the road...
AND HE SAID!pppllllaaaaayyyyy the best soooonngg in the world,or i'll eat your soul..
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#21
when i was 12 my mom came home from a concert, and she came in the door with a beautiful gibson semi acoustic that she apparrently won at the concert in a raffle or something.
it was autographed by all the members of the band but i never heard of them so i couldnt care less
#22
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I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was an acoustic guitar that he bought in 1961 in New York and he played with it all his life, he was an amazing player, he even recorded cassettes (which were the CDs of his time). 20 years after he had bought that amazing guitar he had a seizure and couldn't move the complete left half of his body, so the guitar laid in his closet for years to come. When I was 12 years old and when he had only 2 months to live ('cause of cancer that had developed in his throat, BTW he didn't smoke) he gave me his guitar and his last wish was that I played him a song before he died. So in that 2 months that he had left I learned all that I could learn to play something good for my grandpi. 1 week before he died (unknown to me at that time), while he was laying in bed, I played "Cielito Lindo" (Pretty Sky) while tears where running from both of our eyes, his were of happiness from seeing me play, and mine were of sadness from knowing that he didn't have much time left. It was the best day of my life knowing that I had made my grandpa so happy before he died.

LOVE YOU, Papa!!


That's a really nice story, seriously.
#23
It was Christmas morning. There were three gifts under the tree which were numbered, 1, 2, and 3, graduating from smallest to largest. I had to open them in order. 1 was a poster with diagrams of every guitar chord on it (I'm sure someone out there has one). 2 was a basic chord and theory book. 3 was my Jackson
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I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was an acoustic guitar that he bought in 1961 in New York and he played with it all his life, he was an amazing player, he even recorded cassettes (which were the CDs of his time). 20 years after he had bought that amazing guitar he had a seizure and couldn't move the complete left half of his body, so the guitar laid in his closet for years to come. When I was 12 years old and when he had only 2 months to live ('cause of cancer that had developed in his throat, BTW he didn't smoke) he gave me his guitar and his last wish was that I played him a song before he died. So in that 2 months that he had left I learned all that I could learn to play something good for my grandpi. 1 week before he died (unknown to me at that time), while he was laying in bed, I played "Cielito Lindo" (Pretty Sky) while tears where running from both of our eyes, his were of happiness from seeing me play, and mine were of sadness from knowing that he didn't have much time left. It was the best day of my life knowing that I had made my grandpa so happy before he died.

LOVE YOU, Papa!!



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EDIT: forgot to add my story. I wanted to play guitar after being a rock fan for many years, so when I was 12 my parents brought me to the nearest music store and bought me the $100 dollar guitar I still play to this day
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#25
Hand-me-down Vintage Les Paul was my first......

Ahh, the memories - the way two strums sent it out of tune......beautiful.......
#26
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A long time ago, me and my brother kyle here, we were hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road. . .


and then all of a sudden... in the middle of the road... there shined a shiny demon....and HE SAID "plaaaaay the best, soooon in the wooorld, or ill eat your souls".......
#27
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Well, I just got my first Bass at 9 PM yesterday night. Along with my brother, who just got home from Iraq. He changed some stuff around so he could come home two days early, and decided not to tell us. Then, he just walked into our house in full uniform. After saying our greetings and scaring my mom to death, he walks out the door, and comes back in with an Ibanez gig bag, and, as I open it, I now am in possession of my first bass, and the amps on the way!

What I'm really asking is, does anyone else have a good story about their first guitar or bass?


That's pretty cool, man, you're lucky to have an older brother like that
#28
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I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was an acoustic guitar that he bought in 1961 in New York and he played with it all his life, he was an amazing player, he even recorded cassettes (which were the CDs of his time). 20 years after he had bought that amazing guitar he had a seizure and couldn't move the complete left half of his body, so the guitar laid in his closet for years to come. When I was 12 years old and when he had only 2 months to live ('cause of cancer that had developed in his throat, BTW he didn't smoke) he gave me his guitar and his last wish was that I played him a song before he died. So in that 2 months that he had left I learned all that I could learn to play something good for my grandpi. 1 week before he died (unknown to me at that time), while he was laying in bed, I played "Cielito Lindo" (Pretty Sky) while tears where running from both of our eyes, his were of happiness from seeing me play, and mine were of sadness from knowing that he didn't have much time left. It was the best day of my life knowing that I had made my grandpa so happy before he died.

LOVE YOU, Papa!!

The thread should stop here. That is quite possibly the most touching story I've ever read.
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#29
yeah i got my first one off a friend at work. went home and just went to town. luckily i sort of knew what i was doing from playing guitar hero. that sounds kinda sad even on the internet
#30
I picked up the p.o.s guitar that had been sitting in the basement for a decade and started playing.
#31
My uncle gave me the acoustic he tried to learn on. urns out it was unusable and my parents got my brother and I a Yamaha starter pack to share. I've since upgraded.
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#32
TS you tell that story and leave out the model just say ibanez being a bassist im going to require more and possible pics
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#33
I was at a Van Halen concert and he threw this shiny green pick into the audience and I caught it. Somethin' bout 'destiny'. Pfffft. I just rocked.
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#34
I went off to Central America to get a fresh one. Spent three days in the wilderness tracking it, hunting it, and waiting for the opportunity to strike. Finally, I had the chance to sneak up on it, tackle it to the ground, and subdue it with my bare hands.

Either that, or I walked into a local music store and bought it. Your pick, really.

Silvertone strat, with a shitty Traynor amp, cheap cables, and a handful of picks. $130 bucks. And I'm still playing the bastard.
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#35
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I got my first guitar from my grandpa. It was an acoustic guitar that he bought in 1961 in New York and he played with it all his life, he was an amazing player, he even recorded cassettes (which were the CDs of his time). 20 years after he had bought that amazing guitar he had a seizure and couldn't move the complete left half of his body, so the guitar laid in his closet for years to come. When I was 12 years old and when he had only 2 months to live ('cause of cancer that had developed in his throat, BTW he didn't smoke) he gave me his guitar and his last wish was that I played him a song before he died. So in that 2 months that he had left I learned all that I could learn to play something good for my grandpi. 1 week before he died (unknown to me at that time), while he was laying in bed, I played "Cielito Lindo" (Pretty Sky) while tears where running from both of our eyes, his were of happiness from seeing me play, and mine were of sadness from knowing that he didn't have much time left. It was the best day of my life knowing that I had made my grandpa so happy before he died.

LOVE YOU, Papa!!


#36
a kid i had computer tech w/ in 8 grade had a les paul copy that he didnt play and wanted 150 for. he wanted me to buy it and i wanted it but i would have never got the money. so i borrowed my friends guitar case, went to this kids house one night w/ 2 other friends, and when he was in the bathroom, i put the guitar in my empty case and me and my buds ran all the way back to my neighborhood. i havent heard from or seen that guy since.
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#38
I got my first guitar at a huge-ass flea market in Seattle. Cheap little nylon string acoustic. Dunno what the hell happened to it, played it for a long time though. But my first GOOD guitar was a Fender MIM Strat. Dont play it much anymore, but i still have it.
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#39
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didn't pull out


wait...what first experience?

Either you're very confused, or you're very confused and you need to seriously rethink your guitar playing technique.
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Haha now that is a sad, sad story my friend.
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