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Guitarist & Guitar Effects Builder

Mostly DIY Guitar Effects

I live in North Carolina, USA. I'm most well known as host and webmaster of "Guitar Effects Projects" website @

My Guitars and stuff

I have several, mostly Gibsons and G&Ls. My Amp is a '64 blackface Bassman. I have lots of effects...some of them home-made! I like Jazz mostly, but I love to hear almost ANY good guitar music. The only reason I listen to any country music is for the guitar parts :-)

Here is a partial list of The Best Guitar Albums Ever (in no particular order):
  • Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira St.
  • The Hellecasters - Return of the Hellecasters
  • Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
  • Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundries
  • Leo Kottke - 6 and 12 String Guitar
  • Stanley Jorden - Stolen Moments
  • Lee Ritenhour - Stolen Moments
  • Larry Carlton - Last Nite
If you love guitar music, buy any of these CDs, you won't be disappointed.

Musical Influences

  • Jeff Beck
  • Larry Carlton
  • Lee Ritenour

Favorite Recordings

  • Return of the Hellecasters
  • Larry Carlton - On Solid Ground
  • Wes Montgomery - Smokin' at the Half Note