Not much to say right now other than let you know what my current gear is:
2010 PRS 25th
Anniversary Singlecut Hollowbody II CB, Double Ten Top (This is the
guitar they used for their sales promo pics, and for the announcement of the
model at the Experience PRS 2009! Here is a picture
of Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company, Paul Rogers) holding it at the event!)
2009 PRS 305 Prototype, solid figured alder, coil tap for vintage 65 Strat tone
2009 PRS Ted McCarty Ltd SC245 (OMG!)
2009 PRS Ted McCaarty Ltd SC Soapbar (OMG!)
2009 Jaguar Bass with 2Tek Bridge THUMP!
2007 Martin DC-RGTE Aura, Great guitar! The best dreadnaught I have owned!
2006 PRS Cu22 Artist, one peice BURL top! Woot! Killer killer killer guitar! "Burl Ives" (For Sale or Trade)
90's Hamer Cruise Bass with 2Tek bridge
1988 PRS CE24, Pearl White, alder body, regular neck with BRW board, McCarty Switching "Chip"
1986 PRS Custom, Emerald Green (faded). SN#6 18XX
1978 Yamaha classical guitar (you always need a beat up ol' nylon stringed guitar around!)
Variax 500, Black... a million guitars in one.
Tone King Metropolitan - OMG! The rhythm channel is DA BOMB!
A couple of little, Crate practice amps
Cakewalk's Sonar Producer 1Xb software
Komplete 7 with some add ons
Presonus Firepod (For some tech tips for the Firepod, check here!)
KRK RP8 Monitors
M-Audio StudioPro 3 Monitors
Line 6 POD XT
Behringer Bass V-Amp
Alesis QS6.1 Synthesizer w/ "Classical Instruments" and "Sanctuary" sound expansion cards currently installed
DOD SR460H 6 channel headphone amplifier
ART PS 4x4 Power Station
Audio Technica AT4040 large diaphragm condenser mic
MXL 992 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
Shure SM58 Beta
Tons of DirectX and VST effects
Native Instruments Komplete 7 (Kontakt, Kore, etc..)
Native Instruments Hardcore Bass (Bass softsynth)
Native Instruments Hardcore Bass XP (Bass softsynth)
Native Instruments Battery 3 (Drum softsynth)
Lots of drum loops... I dig drum loops! For some REALLY cool ones, check out the folks at Beta Monkey Music! I have several of their CDROMs of loops, and use them all the time! They are very nice folks to work with, too!
SOME STUFF I HAVE SOLD:
To much to remember, or even try to remember over the years... so here are just a few things I have sold in the last couple of years!
2004 Fender American
Deluxe Telecaster with 2Tek Bridge (I just want to say that the Tele and the
2Tek were MADE for each other!)
Crate Power Block - Great little backup head!
2011 2Tek Zebrawood Tele! Lace Sensors, 2Tek Bridge, of course...
Fender Acoustasonic 30
Greer Studio10 - Talk about versatile! Several amps in one little package!
Fender Blues Deluxe - Awesome amp... just awesome!
90's Epiphone Riviera, Black, 2 Mini NY Humbuckers... Cool Guitar!
2010 PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield
1999 PRS Custom 22 Soapbar, Maple board, Violin Amber Burst
1989 PRS Curly Bass 4, Gray Black
1998 PRS McCarty Rosewood, Violin Amber Burst "Rosie"
2003 Taylor 314-CE-L4 (L4 = Fishman electronics)
2003 PRS Santana Brazilian #118, Orange with a SICK SICK SICK Brazilian rosewood neck! "118"
2000 Fender Standard Jazz Bass
2001 Taylor 355 12 String
2001 Yamaha APX-12a 12 string electric/acoustic guitar
2005 Gold Tone Paul Beard PB-GRS Metal Bodied Resonator
2001 Gibson Les Paul Classic, Vintage Burst, DiMarzio Virtual PAFs.
2004 PRS McCarty Soapbar, Employee Model, Raspberry, Chrome Pup Covers, Clear Knobs
2004 PRS Custom 22 Artist Pack Quilt, Blue Matteo, Stop Tail, Nickel Hardware "Ducky"
2003 PRS Custom 22 with a W/T neck, Whale Blue Quilt and Birds...
2003 PRS Hollowbody II, Teal Black, Birds, Gold Hardware, Piezo
2004 PRS Soabbar SE, Charcoal Burst (I can't say enough about these guitars for the money!)
2005 PRS Soapbar SE II, White (again, great guitar for the money!)
1992 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
2000 Les Paul Special HB, Faded Cherry
2002 Fender Standard Telecaster in Midnight Wine with a DiMarzio Twang King in the neck and a DiMarzio Fast Track T in the bridge
2002 Yamaha APX-9c electric/acoustic guitar (sweeeet!)
1996 Takamine EG-334c electric/acoustic guitar
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah
Rivera Thirty Twelve combo, JJ's & Generic Chinese tubes to brighten it up a little (2xEL34Ls and 5xECC83S), speaker is an Eminence "The Governor"
Traynor YCV-40 Combo amp, JJ's (2x6L6 and 3xECC83S), and a 1x12 extension cabinet
1985 Peavey Bandit, 1x12 SS 80 watt Combo.
Alesis RA-100 Power Amp
Alesis Monitor One monitors
Alesis Microverb III
Alesis Microverb IV
Boss DR770 Drum Machine
I have a bunch of other stuff packed away, as well... who knows? Maybe I'll pull them out and use them again someday. Or maybe I will find them a new home on Ebay. :-)
Here's a sample of my stuff. It's a very compressed MP3 for web downloading size, so the quality is not the best. Ah, well... anyway, I wrote this at the beginning of the summer of 2004... I dig it. :-) It's called "Like an Old Brown Shoe". I need to clean up some of the drums, and change the vocals a bit. I mean... "You took my house, my car, my heart and left me with crud, baby!" just has to go. :-) Also, some more mellow stuff... a little cover called Zombie. For Irish Folk Music there is The Wild Colonial Boy. For some down and out blues, there is always the classic Red House (on a backing track).
And there is always http://www.myspace.com/aldwyn
for other recordings I have done!
I also do West African hand drumming, with the following instruments:
13" x 24" traditional wood djembe made in Ivory Coast if linke wood
12" x 23" Remo Djembe
13" x 25" traditional wood Bougarabou made in Ivory Coast
8" x 15" Remo Dumbek (OK, so that's Middle Eastern rather then West African!)
Misc percussion: Cowbell, fruit shakers, bodhran, etc..