Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.


Guitar player with about 24 years of playing experience. I haven’t been in a band for a while and am now craving getting together with a group of like minded folks to play some tunes.

I love thrash metal, melodic death metal, surf, classic rock, glam metal and punk. Not looking to play with people with excessive egos or exclusionary mindsets - I love all music but the aforementioned genres are the ones I can play well. Check out my Instant Gram (it blocks the proper name on here) for reference of my musical tastes and music collection: JonStrad

Looking for a band or to start a band with a practice space that can meet later at night (ideally after 5:00 PM on weekdays, a 8:00 PM or later to Midnight practice time a couple times a week would be amazing). I work full time from home Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, hence my schedule preference for later week nights.

I am more than willing to help with paying rent for a rehearsal space. I have pro gear and a good attitude so let’s have some fun.

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 29 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Favorite guitarists: James Hetfield, Bill Steer, Kirk Hammet, Hank Marvin, Slash, Bruce Kulick, Jeff Hanneman, Steve Cropper, Ernie C., Steve Jones, Michael Ammott

Favorite Bands: Metallica, KISS, Slayer, Carcass, Dark Tranquility, Arch Enemy, Anthrax, The Shadows, The Ventures, Guns N' Roses, Sex Pistols, The Misfits, Iron Maiden, Body Count, At The Gates, W.A.S.P., Black Flag, The Offspring, Social Distortion

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


COVID Vaccinated as of 05/18/2021.

Warmoth Custom Soloist - Dual EMG 81's (tuned to D)

Fender Blacktop Stratocaster with EMG 81 in bridge, EMG-S in neck and PA-2 boost (tuned to E)

LTD 1987 Series M-1 Custom - no modifications (tuned to Eb)

Washburn N4 with dual EMG 81's (tuned to C)

Fender vintage style Stratocaster with EMG Maverick Pickups (tuned to E)

Ibanez Micro 5-String bass with EMG Jazz Bass Pickups

Ovation Single Cut Acoustic-Electric

Amp Rig:

Blackstar Silverline Head

2 - Eminence 2x12 Speaker Cabs with Man-O-War Speakers

Dunlop Crybaby from Hell Wah Pedal