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


Catch me at....johnsmontess at v.e.r.i.z.o.n. dot net. I am looking to start or join a band. My ideal situation would be an original band or mostly original band that is a driven style...something that keeps your head nodding and your foot going. I'm not opposed to doing some covers, but I would prefer put most of the focus on originals. My style is a decent mix of Sabbath, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Tool, Clutch, etc.

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Member since:
Sep 17 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


My Influences are mostly classic/hard rock (Ozzy, Sabbath, AC/DC, Zeppelin, Motorhead), a mix of alternative (Tool, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, STP, Faith No More), some 80's (Motley Crue, Iron Maiden), and Modern (2000-Present) Rock (Audioslave, Breaking Benjamin). I am also into metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Hellyeah), Southern Rock (Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, 38 Special), Melodic stuff (Pink Floyd, CSNY), 80's Hits

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My Main Guitar Rig Consists Of:
2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro, 2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio, 2x 1991 Ibanez Custom USA edition Saber, 1990 Jackson King V, 2008 Ovation Mick Thompson edition acoustic electric, 2017 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, 1989 Marshall JCM 800 2205 Dual Channel Half Stack, 1985 Marshall JCM 800 Dual Channel Combo, Mesa Boogie Subway Rocket Combo, Various Boss, Dunlop, Voodoo pedals.

My Pa Setup Consists Of:
Mackie CFX 20 MkII Mixer, QSC 2450HD amp, DBX dual 31 Band EQ, Furman Power Conditioner, Alesis Compressor, DBX Feedback Eliminator, 2 - EV 2x15" mains, 2 - Carvin 18" Mains, 2 - Community 15" monitors, Shure and Audio Technica Mics, Alesis Midiverb, Vintage Ibanez Flange/Delay, Etc., Etc.

I also have Other Guitars, Amps, Bass Cabinets, and Pearl Vision Series Drums. The list seems endless.