I've played guitar for about 22 years. I've been a member of the band, Big Flea for 15 years. My musical influences include: Jimi Hendrix, Chet Atkins, Michael Hedges, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, Christopher Parkening, Tuck Andress, Leo Kottke, Jeff Beck, Michael Manring, Danny Gatton, and others. I majored in Electronics. I used to work at an amplifier repair shop fixing and modifying guitar amps, bass amps, PA systems, effects boxes, as well as electric guitars and basses. I used to do side jobs but it became too time consuming. I only work on my own equipment now.
Here's a picture of my guitars. Here's my pedal board and signal diagrams.
The latest addition to the collection is my new Conklin
8-string fanned fret guitar:
Features: Multiscale Novax fanned fret system (27" low string, 24" high string), Maple/Rosewood neck, Basswood/Walnut body, Duncan custom pickups, Sustainiac string sustainer, RMC piezo bridge saddles with Polydrive synth access, 2 batteries (one for sustainer, one for polydrive preamp), center 4 strings on a tremolo bridge, lowest two strings and highest two strings on a fixed bridge, lowest and highest strings use a Hipshot detuner, one output jack for standard magnetic/piezo mix output from preamp, one output jack for magnetic only (for use when running separate systems or in case batteries die), and 13-pin DIN polyphonic output.
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