A Bit About Me
Some info on me, my background and my equipment
I'm in my late-fifties. Already had a midlife crisis a while ago, or so my wife says!! I started playing guitar in the 8th grade. Started seriously playing & gigging around 1973. Did that for around 3, almost 4 years, then went to school for electronics.
Worked for a sound company in Columbus, Ohio for several years then went off course and into Biomedical Instrument repair for the last couple of decades or so.
Married and have two kids. One in college and one in HS.
My family bought me a really sweet Ibanez AG85TRD for Christmas, 2004. It's the one pictured further down the page.
Working with a couple of guys, trying to get a small combo together. Depending on who and what instruments we can get together will decide if we go electric or acoustic.
I teach beginner guitar lessons on Saturdays. The kids are great for the most part, love the enthusiasm that MOST bring. Love doing that!
That's about it for now. I'll update as life develops...Things change, Things stay the same......Other than I seem to have a shorter fuse on some subjects. Shorter than before, perhaps it's the age thing catching up. I'll try to be nice but my patience is not what it used to be. So don't push it!
The stuff I have
Dean EVO Special Select, made in Korea.
.....Got it as a present for my 50th birthday.
.....This was from the family for my Christmas present in 2004. I must have been a REAL good Dad and Husband that Year!!
It has GFS Nashville Retrotrons in it. I swapped out the original pups for these. A bit more of a Gretsch sound now!
Ovation Standard Elite
..Got this in '94.
Fender American Standard 40th Anniversary Strat
... Got this in 1994.
Xaviere Tele copy with GFS pickups
Got this near the end of 2011. Inexpensive but a real joy to play and sounds great!!
Well, I think I finally got the pictures right. So much for the guitars.
Accessories and other helpful tools...
I am currently using a Behringer V Amp-2 controlled by a Behringer FCB-1010 midicontroller for live work. I run it through a Behringer V-Tone GM-108 for a stage monitor and the split signal goes direct to the FOH. I sold the Peavey Classic 30 and bought a Laney Lionheart L5T-112
. Sweet, sweet amp. Got it for a price I could NOT refuse! Love the tones. And at 5 watts, I can pretty much crank it and not disturb the neighbors!
I have a Tascam CD-GT1 Guitar trainer. It's a CD player that can change tempo or pitch of any CD. Helps pick up those hard to get leads. Useful little thing!
And That's about all there is!
- Todd Rundgren, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Allman Brothers, Chicago
- Carlos Santana, Brian Setzer, Eagles , Doobie Brothers,Stevie Ray Vaughn
- Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis, .
And of course....The Beatles!
- Todd's "Something, Anything"
- Allman Bros. "Live at the Filmore"
- Brian Setzer Orchestra "The Ultimate Collection" Live double set