SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
My mantra is: "It's not about what we want to play, it's about what THEY want to hear!" Ok, well maybe it's a little bit about what we want to play. :) I like doing the songs that everybody loves, but most bands don't do - the 1 hit wonders, the "I used to love that song back in the day..." kinda stuff. I love catching people off-guard and blowing their minds.
I've been playing guitar for as long as I can remember. I'm 100% self taught and play by ear. I have excellent timing and rhythm, I can rock out and even play metal, but my natural style is rather bluesy. Sort of Clapton-esque, Gilmour-ish, or SRV-ish with some Neal Schon & Randy Rhoads thrown in there. Makes sense, since that's what I used to play when I was a kid. I like a good sounding mix, not just balls-out guitar all the time. Above that, I love a great vocal harmony and sometimes I can contribute... sometimes not so much.
You can catch me on sswan72 at (gee-male-you-know-what-dot-with that thing at the end)
Oh yeah, and I also dabble on drums, bass and little piano/keyboards from time to time.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 10 2005
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Most available:
I like everything and appreciate any good musicianship. I grew up playing Journey, Pink Floyd, Ozzy-Black Sabbath, Rush, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin... your basic 70's/80's guitar/arena rock, but I enjoy all kinds of music and would love to play a bit of a variety.
Would love to play some Floyd with other like-minded musicians - even if only for fun. I do some pretty spot-on Gilmour.
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
It changes a lot because I'm always buying and selling gear... Suffice to say that I have what I need to practice and/or gig.
'87 (yep that's considered 'vintage' now) Fender Stratocaster,
Epi Les Paul,
Kramer (hot-rodded) strat style,
Rogue Lap Steel,
Avid Eleven Rack,
Dunlop Crybaby Wah,
Heil Talk Box,
Behringer FCB 1010,
BBE Boosta Grande,
Crate Vintage Club 60 (tube),
Boss Cube Street,
Bunch of Carvin mics,
Dunlop picks (of the yellow variety),
Swirlygig (everyone needs a Swirlygig),
Dabbling in some new tech that I don't fully understand yet - MacBook Pro with REAPER and MainStage 3,
iPad mini with iRig 2, JamUp & Tonebridge,
Last but not least, a lovely but worn '67 Gibson B-45 12-String Acoustic (retired)
Time Solo Year: 2019 Genre: Classic Rock
Recorded the guitar solo to Pink Floyd's Time with a backing track, using a guitar patch set up to sound a bit like Gilmour's "Pulse" sound. Recorded Jan 2019.
Money Solo Year: 2019 Genre: Classic Rock
Money by Pink Floyd, guitar solo using a rig based on "Pulse" live with some post production reverb and delay added into the mix. January 2019.
Comfynumb sample Year: 2004 Genre: Other
Recorded this using only Guitars, bass and drums - NO KEYS!! This recording is from around 2004.
Midsummers Daydream Year: 2004 Genre: Classical
My recording a version of Triumph's Midsummers Daydream on acoustic. Circa 2004-ish.
Switch 625 Year: 2004 Genre: Other
Multitrack recording of Def Leppard's Switch 625. I probably had 3 guitar tracks. This was from around 2004.