TruckJohnson
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ABOUT

[updated 6/15/2022]
Been playing guitar and bass for over 25 years. I've played in all kinds of different bands, from punk, metal and ska, to Hiphop, blues, and hippie jam bands.

I love all music. To me it's more important who I'm playing with, than what kind of music I play.

I'm an old dog trying to learn some new tricks. 25 years playing by ear, but over the pandemic I started to actually learn some music theory. Well, at the very least, scales, and keys.

Looking for chill people to write and play with, with the end goal to be playing some gigs every once in a while.

I commute to Pittsburgh for work. [close to Bakery Square]I live about 45 minutes away, and have no problem coming in to the city to jam and rehearse. Unfortunately I am currently unable to host practices at my place. That may change over the summer, but for now, it's a no go.

I have some great practice equipment and some killer gigging gear.

I'm not a great lead guitar player, can hold my own doing blues solos, but I'm not a shredder. I can write some killer riffs though. Keep an eye out, I'll upload some stuff here over the coming weeks.

Totally down to meet up before we jam to talk about music and see if we click. Bakery Square has some killer places to eat lunch.

I feel like I'm rambling, so I'm a stop now. This feels like a Tinder bio.

Not looking for hook ups.

Screen name:
TruckJohnson
Member since:
Apr 27 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
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

In mostly alphabetical order:

Punk: 88 Finger Louie, Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, Descendents, Good Riddance, Millencolin, NOFX, Op Ivy, Pennywise, Propagandhi, Rancid, Ten Foot Pole

Metal: Karnivool, Mastodon, Moon Tooth

HipHop: Aesop Rock, J Dilla, Madlib, MF DOOM, Mos Def, Pete and Bas, Run the Jewels, Tobe Nwigwe, Wu-Tang,.

Everything else: Alice in Chains, Bad Astronaut, ELO, Fishbone, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Presidents of the United States of America, Primus, Sound Garden, Temple of the Dog, They Might Be Giants, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Trenchmouth, ZZ Top

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

My main guitar is a Schecter C-1 Exotic. It's pretty bad ass, if I do say so myself. I have 2 Michael Kellys I keep for alternate tunings.

As for bass, I have a Davison 6 string. A company I had never heard of, but the bass is solid, and plays easy. I also have a Toby 4 string. Pretty sure this is made by Epiphone, not that you, or anyone reading this really cares.

I have a Boss Katana 120 watt head for a practice amp, and for gigs I have a custom made Albion tube amp. Thing is a bad ass.

I use the cab from the Albion for gigs and practice.

My bass amp is a tank of a Hartke. Small, 1 15", but heavy and loud AF. If I start gigging, prolly gonna get an extension cab for it.

Again, this is a lot of info no one gives a shit about, I'm just trying to avoid work.

MUSIC