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Enjoying The Journey...

What it's All About.

Hi Everyone!

Thought it was time for an update to the old Homepage, I've been here at WN for 6 years now, playing for over seven, although I don't visit the forum much any more, I still visit occasionally to pick up a lesson or a tip. I feel personally that I've moved into the Intermediate stage of this musical journey we're all on. Since I started playing it's opened up a whole new world for me, I listen to music with a new ear, picking out progressions, and other things. I've searched out music that I would have otherwise never listened to, and really absorbed it. I've tried to learn a wide variety of styles and techniques rather than focus on one, although having said that, I always seem to gravitate back home to The Blues!. I will Never be able to say "That's it, The journey is over, I've finished, This is where I wanted to be!" For two reasons, First of all there's too much to learn to be able to say that you know everything, and secondly, as the title says; I'm Just Enjoying The Journey Too Much!

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My Stuff

My setup revolves around my needs, that is to say I'll probably never play in an arena or even a large club! 90% of the time I'm playing by myself(Practicing) or for my family, I really enjoy playing just for the sake of playing. I would like to play an open mic night in a small club nearby, but I have problems playing in front of even a small number of people.

Carvin DC127 (A Work of Art, both visually and sonically) Pictured here (hopefully!) Carvin really make some beautiful guitars, check them out if you have the time. A very underrated company.

Washburn D10S, modified a little, (Neck Reset, Fretwork, Tusq Nut and Saddle) it plays Way above it's value! An excellent guitar for the beginner, that will carry him or her into the next stages more than adequately.

Marshall MG30DFX, A cool Amp that fits all of my needs, A combo with a 10" speaker it has a selection of digital effects and a great sound!

Korg PX4, A nice little effects processor, with more features than the average guitarist could need! An excellent processor for practicing.

I have reviewed all of the above equipment on this site under "resources" check them out by clicking on the toolbar at the top of the page.

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Musical Influences

  • Any of the Blues greats; Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, The Three Kings.
  • Los Lonely Boys, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks.
  • Some Greats from the past; The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Cream. Allman Brothers.

Favorite Recordings

  • Crossroads-Robert Johnson or Eric Clapton
  • Statesboro Blues- Allman Brothers
  • Little Wing-Stevie Ray Vaughan

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