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About AJ6stringsting

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  • Biography
    Guitarist for 36 years / teaching 25 years.
    Inspired by ( not in order of importance) Jimi Hendrix, S.R.V. Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen , Billy Gibbons, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robin Trower, Gary Moore, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, John Sykes, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, The Edge, Mathias Jabs, Dime Bag Darrell, Steve Stevens, Adrian Belew, Dave Murray / Adrian Smith, Kirk Hammett, Marshall Law ( the U.K.'s best Metal ), Michael Angelo Biato, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Johnny Winter, Stanley Jordan, Peter Green, Zakk Wylde, Jake E. Lee, Tony Iommi, Blue Cheer, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Frank Zappa, Alex Skolnick, Uli Roth, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, David Gilmore .... and influenced by the people I jam with !!!!

    My gear :
    # 1.1971 Gibson Flying 'V' with 22 frets, Schaller active pick ups and Schaller tailpiece with fine tuners.,
    # 2.1984 Randy Rhoads/Jackson 'V' with 22 frets, Floyd Rose tremolo, (N) Dimarzio Evolution, (M) Dimarzio Evolution,(B) S.Duncan Screamin' Demon.
    # 3.1997 P.S.4 Jackson with 24 frets, Floyd Rose tremolo, (N) Dimarzio Evolution, (M) Dimarzio Fast Track 2, (B) Dimarzio Evolution.
    # 4.1996 Dinky/Jackson with 24 frets,Floyd Rose tremolo, (N) Bill Lawrence L-250, (M) Dimarzio Fast Track 2,(B) Dimarzio Evolution. #5.1985 Kramer American series guitar with 22 frets,Floyd Rose tremolo , (N) Bill Lawrence L-250,(M) GFS H-67 "Lil" Killer,(B) Dimarzio X2N, # 6.Chandler neck/ 1987 Kramer body with 22 frets,Floyd Rose Pro tremolo, (N) Dimarzio Fast Track 1, (M) Dimarzio Fast Track 2,(B) Dimarzio X2N.
    # 7.1987 Kramer body/1988 Kramer Night Swan neck with 22 frets, Floyd Rose tremolo, (N) Bill Lawrence L-250,(M) Dimarzio Fast Track 2, (B) Bill Lawrence XL-500.
    # 8.1998 Squire neck / Stewart-MacDonald sunburst guitar body with 22 frets, Wilkinson tremolo,(N,M,) Fender "Texas Specials" and a Dragon Fire Hot Rail.
    # 9.All Parts 70's Strat neck / 1979 Fender Strat body 21 frets,with a Wilkinson tremolo, (N,M) Fender Custom Shop "69" pickups, (B) Schaller S6 single coil.
    # 10. Applause (modified) acoustic.
    # 11.Fender 12 string acoustic.
    # 12.Alpine White Epiphone Les Paul Custom, 22 frets, Dragon Fire Alnico 5 Gold Buckers and Schaller tailpiece with fine tuning
    # 13.Jackson Soloist style body / Jackson Reverse style neck; 24 frets, Floyd Rose,(N) Dragon Fire Hot Rails, (M) GFS H-67 "Lil Killer", (B) Carvin M22SD.
    # 14.Dragon Fire / Randy Rhoads guitar,24 frets,Floyd Rose, (N,B) Zebra Screamer pick ups.

    Pedal Board : a Boss GE-7 E.Q., S.Duncan Pick Up Booster then to Effects board; VHT valvulator,Digitech RP-12,Digitech RP-1 ( plugged into the effects loop of the RP-1 Send to a MXR M-108 10 band E.Q , Seymour Duncan Pick Up Booster, the Hush Pedal, BBE Stomp Sonic back to the Return of the RP-1),Dbx 563,VHT Valvulator, Jim Dunlop Volume/Boost pedal. Rack # 1 . BBE Sonic Maximizers 462's and 362, Hush 2CX noise reduction units, 2 DOD 32 Graphic E.Q's, Behringer 1124P Feedback Destroyer. Rack # 2 . ETA Power conditioner, Rocktron Super C noise reduction unit and Monster 2500 Power Conditioner. Amps Digitech 2112 rack processor with Crown Power amps and / or 1986 Carvin X-100 B (6L6/12AX7 tubes) with Laney 4 x 12 cabinets.


  • Location
    Beyond the Van Allen Belt


  • Interests
    All things guitar !!!!


  • Occupation
    Building rails for California's fastest Cho Cho trail.

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  1. My first guitar was a Natural wood Memphis Stratocaster in 1979, that I got for my 14 birthday.... So Richie Blackmore !!!! When I was 12, I got a Univox Paul McCartney / Beatle bass .... Coocoo cachob !!!!
  2. We're living in an age of great inexpensive guitars. You can order necks and bodies from GFS, Dragon Fire guitars or Warmoth and create a guitar that's made better than the big brand companies. Plus, Epiphone, Squire make guitars that are equal and when modified can surpass the big parent companies standards. Gotta love the Golden Age of great inexpensive guitars !!!! Back in the late 1970's, inexpensive guitars had very cheap tuners with plastic inserts in the headstocks, cheap plastic nuts and non wax potted pick ups .... How we've come a long way !!!!
  3. Richie Blackmore's version of " Still I'm Sad ", along with Hendrix made me get instrumentally oriented in my playing .
  4. Can't Kill Rock n Roll ....Randy Rhoads Foxy Lady .... Jimi Hendrix I personally, like to pick slide with my stainless steel picks and add a finger slide just to add distinction in different styles of pick sliding, beside doing the " Wiggly Angus Young " pick sliding on the G and B string or the standard pick sliding on the low E or A string.
  5. Wow, we are living in an age of great inexpensive guitars , amps, accessories and gear !!!! Today for under $500.00, you can buy or assemble a guitar that 30 years ago would have cost $ 2000.00 We're sure are lucky today !!!!
  6. 10 years ago, my then year and half old Daughter poured her sippy cup of milk on my favorite Blues Strat with Texas Specials .... It worked fine .... Smelled like milk for days but to this day, it plays / sounds fine to this day !!!!
  7. Shukran !!!! Great demo !!!! P.S. Loved your twist on the Yngwie Malsteen Opus Suite #5 !!!!
  8. I was in downtown L.A. when U2 did the video of " Where The Streets Have No Name ".I gave this Guatemalan woman that worked at a garment store , $5.00 so I could wear a yellow moo moo, I stood on a news paper stand and for 1 second, the cameraman filmed me. The things we do to get on T.V.I showed my woman the video from YouTube and paused the video .... To this day , she doesn't let me live it down !!!!
  9. Generation "Z", are too into instant gratification, I Phones and their patients level is much lower than my Generation "X", that were inspired by many genres of music.Today, the music is not as complex and pretty disposable in terms of standing the test of time.Then again, people predicted gloom and doom of music in the late 1970's and early 1980's, then MTV brought in new artist's of New Wave, early Alternative, Pop and Metal into living rooms and music inspired many to pickup and instrument to learn and play.
  10. Digitech is awesome. I bought many of their goods back in the 1990's ; the RP-1, the RP_12 and 2112 rack processor ( still the best digital gear ever ! ).
  11. He created some of the most unique sounds ever. I love the sound he achieved on "House Burning down" on Jimi Hendrix's , Electric Lady Land. The two swirling Flangers ( one negative, the other positive) swirling away and canceling when they meet, only to swirl way from each other.Engineers like Eddie Kramer, not only made music sound better ..... he inspired great music !!!!
  12. Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe, was the one that got my attention at 10 years old. The skill and dynamics, the artists involved in the project brought the classic stories to a new level. Alan Parsons maybe known for his Pop leaning, but in my my book ( and many others), he is a genius beyond compare. I am definitely getting this DVD !
  13. A few years back, a guy had a fall out with his gal, she threw his belongings ( amps, three guitars and 8 space rack ) on the lawn.I went over and started lugging his gear , other things in a spare room that we had. I gave the neighbors my phone number, so the poor guy would be victimized by that wicked witch. Two weeks later, he was surprised that some one would do what I did. I took him to my music room and told him, " now you know why, I did it ".I have been playing music since age 14, it carried me through awkward , good / bad times and I even made a living with music for a few years back in the 1980's.Each guitar has it own soul, tendencies, voice and if you have / had , many guitars, each one will not only sound different, they tend to make you play differently Many an ex girlfriends, have given me the ultimatum of, " Either that guitar goes or I go" , I'm so glad I knew better.As Pat Thrall ( of the Pat Travers fame ) once said after a divorce, " You can keep the car, house and take the money, but I'll keep my music and guitars".Once music is in your blood, it never leaves and many people can relate, it's like having a loyal loved one who never let you down and will always be there, no matter how good or how bad things get.
  14. When you lower or raise the whole pickup or just only the pole pieces, you can hear the difference. I assembled an S,S,H configured guitar, to play 1980's Metal. I put a Carvin M22SD in the bridge position, it had too treble. I lowered the poles and raised the whole pick up .... and with a few minor adjustments, the guitar was perfect. Having great tones when it comes to pickup, is like that saying about business .... " It's about location, location , location.
  15. I have over 14 guitars with different pickups, string heights and I listen to many forms of music and different instruments. Classical Guitar and Blues always breaks me away from my confines that two handed tapping, speed picking, legato playing traps me in. Lately, I've hanging out with one of my former band mates from my Metal years in the 80's, who is exposing me to County guitar techniques that are great.
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