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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / Sound Clips of FDP Players?


Sydney, Australia

Mar 12th, 2012 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Who are the monster players on FDP?

I've heard Glenn and Tyrone on the other thread, really like both.

Who are some others, and do they have sound clips?

Gene O.
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Canton, Ohio, USA

Mar 12th, 2012 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those are a couple of tough acts to follow.


Sydney, Australia

Mar 13th, 2012 01:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Those are a couple of tough acts to follow."

Agreed. Already knew about Tyrone but didn't know about Glenn until he posted a couple of gems. I'm sure there are others lurking around.

Power Trio

West Virginia,

Mar 13th, 2012 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

the guy in u tube the link had a few nice moments but i didnt think he was an FDP god or anything.



Mar 14th, 2012 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm thinkin' "I'll betcha that tone feels really good under the fingers"

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Huntington Beach

Merry New Year!
Mar 14th, 2012 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's lots of monster players here, many who hardly ever post.

There so much stuff to work on in music that it's very tough as a regular working stiff to become proficient at everything. I'm far from a monster. In my effort to be a better musician, I go through many different phases. I'm mainly interested in songwriting and composition (at the moment). I will get into intensive bouts of working on chops when I find something I'm working on is lacking. If I'm in a search for new harmonies or sound, I may work on theory. I've been transcribing a lot lately to study how my favorite songs and solos are put together.

To me, someone can be a monster at various aspects of playing. I frequently transcribe and work out note-for-note solos of many, what I would call "monster" playing, but would not call myself a monster for playing them. I reserve that for those people gifted at composing and pulling off those amazing lines that inspired me so much in the first place. I think you can be a monster song writer, monster technician, composer, sound technician, whatever. I admire each for their own thing.

I'm not a good enough technician to put my stuff out there for it's chops cred, but I've put my original compositions up in the songwriting and recording forums to share my creative side.

This thread is kind of weird. Music isn't a competition.

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Yakima, WA

Mar 14th, 2012 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"This thread is kind of weird. Music isn't a competition."

Clearly you have not been to GC after school gets out to take in the teen guitar olympics.

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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Mar 14th, 2012 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"There's lots of monster players here"

Do some searches in the home recording area...

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Huntington Beach

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Mar 14th, 2012 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I live in S. Cal. We have a Sam Ash, Guitar Center, and Best Buy along with mom & pops stores on every corner. I know exactly those olympics and used to be a "competitor" myself. There are more guitar players here than you can imagine along with great music schools in close distance. Every hot shot guitar player comes here to make it. I've seen it all. There is always someone with more chops or ability. Somewhere along the way I developed more satisfaction in songwriting.

Am I still competitive? Of course! I still love watching someone truly "own" their instrument or a song. I still thrill myself with being able to pull off a difficult solo that took me months to learn. I just came to the realization that my abilities seem to excel more at songwriting, than technical abilities on guitar. I guess in a way, that's the competitive side of me still rearing up and saying, "well that guy can smoke me at playing, but where's his originals?"

I guess whatever motivates you to become a better musician is fine, but to call out the monster players on a particular forum is kind of weird to me. It's like walking into a saloon and asking for the fastest gunslinger, or something.

Here's some rough recordings I produce with my cheap home recording equipment. I'm just a working joe, with a family, not a professional musician, so I just work on this stuff in my spare time.

Some of My Sound Clips


Sydney, Australia

Mar 14th, 2012 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmmmm...I guess since I used the word "monster" it may have led to people thinking "chops".

But to me someone like Larry Carlton is a monster player because of his style, taste and tone in the context of the music.

I get inspired to play when I hear someone doing something cool musically, in their own style. I'm sure everyone has their faves, but I get a kick out of finding such players on this here forum. Was just looking for some inspiration with a view to following their work.

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Suwanee, Ga

Mar 14th, 2012 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

suspensionman, not only is smark an incredible player, but he's a very nice guy.

He lives not far from me; he showed me how to work the micro-tilt on my Strat & adjusted the neck. Wouldn't take a dime for doing it.

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Mar 16th, 2012 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Search for bradk. I think he won the GC "King of the Blues" one year. I'm ineffective at using the FDP search or I'd give a link. Otherwise Google Brad Kinder.

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