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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long have you been playing?

Since 1989.

  • Do you play in a band, and if you don't, why not?

I played in bands from the age of 12 to 23. I stopped playing in bands after this due to the realization that I no longer found the lifestyle suitable to my needs. I also developed a chronic back injury in 2007 which prevents me from standing for any great length of time and requires special care not to aggravate.

  • How do you get your sound?

You can read about it by clicking here.

  • What guitars do you use?

My main axe is a Gibson SG Standard with stock pups and no other modifications. I also play a DBZ Halcyon on occasion, featuring a Floyd Rose tremolo system (which I've disabled) and EMG 81/85 pups. The acoustic that I use is an Eastman AC508.

  • What effects do you use?

I mostly only use effects on videos using a clean sound. Effects used are Chorus, Delay and Reverb (what I refer to as the 'usual suspects'). These are all derived from a Line 6 TonePort UX1, which is used to record my voice and guitar.

  • What amp do you use?

I run the guitar through a Line 6 TonePort UX1 (now superseded by POD Studio), which is very convenient, since I can record my voice and guitar simultaneously.

  • What plugin are you using for the drum tracks?

I use Addictive Drums, by XLN Audio.