ShredLock
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I'm currently working on a video series on how to become a gigging musician, which is what I enjoy doing. It's a shame that Bandmix limits you to 4 genres because as a club band, you'll end up doing rock, pop, funk, maybe souther rock, and maybe jazz or jazzy type stuff if you have a female singer (gotta know those 7th, 9th, and extended chords).

I believe in being professional, bringing pro gear, having redundancy to mitigate equipment failures. I have a lot of modeling gear which helps for all the genre's above, but right now my favorite guitar is my JEM 7 string.

I've played just about every bar in Livermore (except Pine St) and would like a better class of gig. Wine country is great - but seasonal. Weddings are really profitable, but a lot of bands shy away from them because they are more work. Buy a tux, learn the songs, and have some fun, I say.

There is so much variety to pick from now, one can build a very unique club/winery/wedding band, which is what I'd love to be a part of.

Screen name:
ShredLock
Member since:
Feb 21 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Everybody, really. From Amadeus to Zappa. Love Coltrain. Vai. Bach. Satch. Larry Carlton. Rusty Cooley. The list goes on.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

I have 2 rigs I work with right now, depending on what's needed. The Small : Kemper profiler and I have a powered 1 12" cab, 650 watts. Kemper can go direct into boards or I use the cab.

The Big - Line 6 DT50 Half stack 50 watt (tube) 4x12 cabinet. The amp is controlled by a Line 6 POD HD 500.

Guitars: Steve Vai 7V7, Line 6 modeling guitar. Ibanez Prestige, Fender Strat, Gibson Les Paul Custom

I can go wired or wireless.

PA: 8 Channel powered mixing board, mics (Shure SM58), Kustom Monitors, Crown CE2000 power amp.

MUSIC