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bio website bandmix.com/raintree420
location Ohio
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Aug 14 '11 at 1:21

Network Engineer, aspiring super rock star. Writer of songs light and heavy.

Current List of Gweetars:

1981 Gibson Les Paul XR-1; 2008(9) Gibson Les Paul Studio; 1989 Ibanez 540R; Yamaha acoustic/electric (model escapes me); BC Rich Mockingbird Thin-line Acoustic/Electric;; 2008 Simmons Echo 5-String Bass

Current List of Amps:

Line 6 60W Flextone Plus with extension cab; Bugera 333XL head with Marshall Cab; Randall Commander H-120 (I think, hidden away in storage); Hartke bass combo; Fender Champ;

Current List of Effects:

MXR Carbon copy Delay; MXR Vintage Phase 90; MXR Smart Gate; MXR Full Bore ; Digitech Whammy; ISP Decimator TC Electronic Nova Repeater; Snarling Dogs ABY; another AB ; Morley Bad Horsie Whah; Morley Volume;


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comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
I do need ear training actually. I have a voice teacher that lives next door to me and I would be dumb not to take advantage of that. I can usually sing a melody or solo, but I can never translate it to guitar, and If I try it gets so discombobulated it doesn't sound anything like what imagined and I don't remember what the original was supposed to sound like. ADD for ya!
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Close your eyes and pretend you're playing for yourself and no one is there. I usually get more nervous playing to a smaller crowd of people then I do for a much larger one. It's all in your head anyway, I've seen guys play that were HORRIBLE and they weren't nervous at all, just enjoying themselves, others who play beautifully were super nervous. it's all a matter of confidence.
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