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WANNABE GUITARIST

ME!

Hello, my name's Chris and I live in Nottingham, England. I've been playing for about 16 years, mostly rhythm as I sing in bands. I'm now working on my lead playing and it's coming on very slowly, but I reckon the perseverance will pay off. Eric Johnson's not got anything to worry about.

GEAR

I have 2 Fender strats, a Plus and one that's been customised by the previous owner with different pickups and pickup selections. I also have a Fender 52 reissue Telecaster which was my dream guitar, it plays and sounds great but I daren't take it out on gigs so I got a Blade Tele to take care of crunchy rhythm duties. I play through a Marshall TSL601 combo using a Boss Chorus and Line 6 delay modeller. For Shawn Mullins impressions I use a Yamaha APX8a.

Musical Influences

  • Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, SRV
  • Shawn Mullins, The Edge, Andy Summers
  • Dave Sharp (The Alarm), Eric Clapton

Favorite Recordings

  • Eric Johnson: Ah Via Musicom
  • SRV: Texas Flood
  • Anything by The Police