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Just curious what other types of genres you guys play.
When I started out playing guitar I was all about shredding and 80’s rock. I do play some of that now and then, but my main focus now is Surf.
I’ve also gotten into some Bluegrass flatpicking lately and try to work out some fiddle tunes when I have the time.

Master of sound in:
https://beachbombband.bandcamp.com

Last edited: Sep 11, 2020 03:41:24

I started by playing death/thrash metal in the late 80's. I've been in five rock cover bands since then, performing on keys and guitars. Video below, I'm on the left side of the stage.

Gellert (my first name)

Guitarist for The Fintastics

https://www.facebook.com/TheFintastics

I've been playing with Gypsy jazz for the last 10-15 years. There is some overlap with surf. I get second looks when I play a gypsy melody over an Am chord - lots of them in surf music I understand.
The guitars are quite different from the typical acoustic. The "arch" tops are "stressed on" as opposed to being carved. This gives the guitars a lot of midrange and not a lot of bass or treble response. The string action is also a bit higher so it's a good "exercise" guitar.

There is a wealth of instruction in books and on Youtube. It is a quite different guitar discipline.
Keeps me off the street
J Mo'

I started playing classical guitar and then played primarily blues. I then fooled around with jazz for a while.

I recently got back to playing classical and am really enjoying it. Right now I play that and surf almost exclusively- I find it doesn't pay to stretch yourself too thin.

Surf, electronic, experimental instrumental. So much to discover Big Grin

Tim O
oestmann guitar

tunes

clips

Various strands of 60's garage rock, old country (Johnny Cash mostly), some blues, folk, 80's college radio stuff, early punk, and such. I pretty much dabble in all those things and come up with my own stuff that mixes in those components in various ways.

Guitar wise pretty much anything (except for classical) with more time spent on Jazz. I’m also working on the Dobro, and Lap Steel; playing a variety of stuff.

Rev

Home of Surf & Twang

http://www.urbansurfkings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/urbansurfkings/
https://reverbranch.bandcamp.com

Jazz, Chet Atkins material, Classic Country and early ‘60s Rock n’ Roll.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

Cumbia / Salsa

Danny Snyder

Latest project - Now That's What I Call SURF

This is very interesting. I checked out some of the stuff you people have been doing. Very good. Smile

Hot Rod

'70's & '80's Rock, Funk, classic Country, R&B, '80's Cowpunk

Jack
aka WoodyJ

Last Mariners (2021-present)
HulaHounds (1996-2005)
The Mariners (1964-68, 1996-2005)
The X-Rays (1997-2004)
The Surge! (2004, 2011-2012)
Various non-surf bands that actually made money (1978-1990)

Hard Rock, Metal, Melodic, Punk have always been there but surf is all I play these days. Here's where I was in 2010. I still love playing my strats through Marshall amps for the love of crunch.

The Kahuna Kings

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kahuna-Kings/459752090818447

https://thekahunakings.bandcamp.com/releases

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Started in the end of 80th with some hard rock/heavy metal stuff (something like GnR meets Metallica with Iron Maiden and some buddies from Motorhead and Ac/Dc)))
In the end of 90th moved to some blues stuff and then to rockabilly/psychobilly
From 2007 purely concentrated on surf (surely play home some metal, rock or blues for fun) but also play some horror punk/horror surf stuff and think of the project in this style)

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

stratdancer wrote:

Hard Rock, Metal, Melodic, Punk have always been there but surf is all I play these days. Here's where I was in 2010. I still love playing my strats through Marshall amps for the love of crunch.

Nice stuff, Dave!

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

TheFintastics wrote:

I started by playing death/thrash metal in the late 80's. I've been in five rock cover bands since then, performing on keys and guitars. Video below, I'm on the left side of the stage.

I do not find this band really interesting, but this cover is really good, Gellert!

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

Sonic_Blue wrote:

Hot Rod

Love it! Rare style now, even cannot name any modern hot rod style bands(

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1sTg2JTKUZ3Vlu44gW2OYA
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

wfoguy wrote:

This is very interesting. I checked out some of the stuff you people have been doing. Very good. Smile

That's very good of you wfoguy

Tim O
oestmann guitar

tunes

clips

I recently put together a record that is not surf at all. Although I did play my surf guitars on it. https://andremaguire.bandcamp.com/releases

Dre
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Delstroyers Bandcamp

Although all of them being related to surf music, we started three non-surf guitar instrumental side projects some 10 years ago: The Excelsiors (early '60s Euro-instro), The Angry Breed (mid '60s biker movie fuzz guitar instro), and The Royal Vikings (early '60s Northwest R&B instro).

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