ald62
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Older guitar player here wanting to get back into playing after 5-10 years of not seriously doing so. I’ve been playing hard rock since my late teens and would like to get together with other seasoned musicians like myself (late 50s +/-) a couple of times a month and see where it goes from there. I am comfortable playing rhythm mostly, but I can butcher songs like no other with my interpretation of lead if you really want me to, so you have been duly warned.

I'm an easy-going guy with no dependencies, drama or any delusions of being a rock star. Chemistry is key, but chemicals are not so if you are still messing with it then I’m not interested. However, I’m not shy of a beer or two so there is some wiggle room. I've got active kids in high school which means time during the week is tight to near impossible (Mondays and Fridays completely out) so weekends are my availability for now.

If this looks interesting to you and you are looking for someone (NOT LEAD) please drop me a note. adoucet at hot mail dot com - Be sure to put the hot mail words together. ;-)

Screen name:
ald62
Member since:
Jul 21 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I like to rock and the harder the better so in no specific order here are some of the bands that get me motivated - Priest, Maiden, Scorpions, Crue, Ratt, Dio, AC/DC, Accept, Dokken/Lynch (Mob), Kiss, The Cult and there are so many others that I just do not practice as frequently as the above mentioned. Heck, some artist albums I can play front to back (British Steel, Back in Black, Piece of Mind).

I used to be in a band back in the 80’s so my current practice routine is to jam along with what I know, a couple of 10-15 song sets that I used to play in those days. Kind of limiting but it is a starting point and something to give you an idea of where I’m at.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I've gone through a lot of equipment over the past 35+ years ranging from simple combo amps with all the stomp boxes to half stacks and rack systems. I miss some of it but I don’t miss carrying it all around. Through all those years of playing and bouncing around from place to place while in the military, I have grown a trust and liking for Carvin equipment (now Kiesel Guitars). Presently I'm back to a simple Carvin guitar/amp setup, I have a DC 200 with a XV112 combo amp. I use an Alesis QuadraVerb effects processor and a POD XT for those late-night practice sessions. It is a simple setup but very flexible with enough punch to get the point across.