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AJ6stringsting last won the day on June 23 2014

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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. I'll probably try one of their guitars ....and I'm going to be honest too. I wish the Jackson or Kramer Custom shops would contact me next 😆👍 !!!!
  2. I have become a loyal , Euro tubes Customer ....they ask and go into detail about your amp , you tonal wants / needs and give great recommendations. I had my Carvin V3, Legacy 1,2,3, and Carvin X100B, VHT Pitbull , Deliverence and my other Mesa Boogies, Marshalls, Soldando, Peavey's , retuned by them....heck, even their tube recommendations for my DigiTech 2112 SGS, were great. I'm sticking with Euro tubes for life !!!!👍
  3. Been here since 2003, closed the old account, then came back in 2005. But who knows, I could get a Bann Hammer w/ Sickle with extreme prejudice....I'm not Putin you on either ....I am being Red and Square with you guys 😆🤘
  4. I use my 25.5 scale length guitars ; my Fenders, Squires, Jacksons, Kramer's and other guitars .... I generally use 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46 for a more balance feel for my hands. On my Gibson Flying V and Gibson LPC, It's 11, 14, 18, 28, 38, 48, just get some decent resistance. But when it came to my Epiphone LPC, I had to switch up to a 12, 15, 19, 32, 42, 52, due to the fact that the headstock didn't go back as far as my Gibsons, even though they were all 24.75 scale length.
  5. I hear a lot of Mark Knopfler, Lindsey Buckingham AND Mike Campbell in your playing. Are those from Stewart MacDonald ?
  6. The forum user reviews , were the best part of the forum. I noticed people would do follow ups, if the gear didn't age well or if they improved with age. Where as the 'Pro Reviews", were a one shot deal.
  7. Get a meter , check the ohms rating, if it's half below the specification, you need to find the right color code to get it in full humbucking mode. If it's defective, return it for an exchange or refund. BTW, which brand of pickup is it ?
  8. In the 1980's, I was constantly surrounded by dellusional musicians ....many thought they were going to be Mtv stars ....I was just great ful to be playing with coherent musicians and making a decent living as musician in L.A.
  9. A powerful loud Humbucker like an Dimarzio Evolution or a Seymour Duncan JB ( 13.6k ohms to 17k ohms ) pickup in the bridge can have a pickup like ranging from 12k ohms to 13k ohms stacked Humbucker that can achieve a semi close tone of a classic single coil. To me, a Bill Lawrence L 250 has some nice mid range, upper mids of slightly lower mid scooped and twangy single coil.
  10. My wife kicked me in my Ernie Balls .... This morning ☚ī¸ and then she stomped on my whammy bar and then she wanted to make up with me ....so she sent me some Floyd Roses 👍
  11. Maybe because when you're at the gig, you play harder and are heavy handed on the strings ..... Audiences do that to guitarists !!!! I love Fender Super Bullets for my traditional Strats, they help keep my guitar in tune much better than regular ball ended strings when I use my Wilkinson tremolo. But on my on my Epiphone LPC, Gibson LPC and Gibson Flying V, I have to go up to a higher gauge. I like to bend strings between the tailpiece and the bridge for effect. Ernie Ball , GHS and GFS strings handle the stress pretty good.
  12. That stainless steel casing on those old Bill Lawrence Humbucker ....are the true indicator that it is a vintage BL pickup 👍 !!!!
  13. A friend of mine owned a Yamaha SG, it had aboloney inlays, binding with transparent yellow/ gold finish with a Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup on the bridge and a Bill Lawrence L-500 on the neck position .... That guitar was monster tone machine and full of rich sustain.
  14. I sound like an old superstitious Bluesman using this term .... It's has everything to do with the mojo / magic of the pickup. Then , you have to consider the material the bridge and the nut is made of, the distance of the pickups from the bridge , the caps / pots and what kind of ohms / Henries are in the pickup ....
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