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User Name: Olmonatron
Total GKN Activity Points: 101
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Number of Instruments Played: 1
Member Since: 10/16/2006
Last Visit: 3/28/2009
Tabs Created: 0
Public Lessons: 0
Woodshed Postings: 0
Duels Entered: 0
Duels Won: 0
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My Musical Knowledge

Instruments I Play:

Electric GuitarYears Playing: 17Proficiency: Intermediate

My Musical Influences:

Opeth, Symphony X, Satriani, Vai, Nevermore, Meshuggah, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Necrophagist, Death, Zeppelin, ACDC, Isis, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Pantera, Iron Maiden.
 
About My Music:
There´s a whole bunch of sound files at this website:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=329264
Only the songs "Nameless" and "Mechanical Meadow" are original songs that I wrote. All the other files are covers.

There´s also some songs on my myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/opethforlife

Here´s my old band in Boston:
http://www.myspace.com/powernapband

My Gear
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: RG470
Year Acqired:
2002
Price Paid:
$ 175.00
Comment:
I bought this guitar at a pawn shop in Minnesota. It came with EMG 81 pickups at a discount because the volume nob was broken (which only cost 15 dollars to repair). The guy at the pawn shop didn´t even know that they weren´t stock pickups. Extremely lucky find.
Electric Guitar
Make: Other
Model: Schecter C-1 Elite
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 200.00
Comment:
Bought this from a friend in Boston who had switched to bass and didn´t need his guitar anymore. I put a DiMarzio Tone Zone in the bridge pickup.
Amplifier
Make: Marshall
Model: Marshall JCM 800 Half-Stack
Year Acqired:
2001
Price Paid:
$ 600.00
Comment:
I bought this amp from my first guitar teacher several years ago. And he bought it used when he was a kid, so it´s pretty old and it needs work. The tubes are pretty worn out because I haven´t changed them in a while. For some reason, the high input channel doesn´t work sometimes. But I always use the low input channel anyways.
Effects Pedal
Make: Electro Harmonix
Model: Metal Muff
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 150.00
Comment:
This is an amazing pedal for metal distortion. The nobs on it are ridiculously sensitive so you have amazing control over the tone. There´s also a "Top Boost" nob that targets the high-mid range of metal guitar distortion. I usually have that up pretty high because it sounds like 80´s metal and it´s awesome.
Effects Pedal
Make: Boss
Model: NS-2 Noise Suppressor
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 100.00
Comment:
So people tell me to put this at the end of my signal flow, but I found it sounds way better before going into the distortion box. I use an active EMG 81 on my Ibanez and this pedal really cleans up the hum from the active pickups. So sending a clean signal to the distortion box to be amplified sounds much better than sending a dirty signal to get amplified. Plus, the Metal Muff is pretty quiet in terms of hum and excess noise.



I tried to take advantage of its send/return feature, but when i tried that setup, it colored my tone too much and muffled my distortion. I only use it to clean up the noise on my guitar, not the noise from my pedals.
Effects Pedal
Make: Other
Model: Planet Waves Chromatic Tuner
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 75.00
Comment:
I previously had the Boss chromatic tuner stomp box, but it got stolen at a show. Someone convinced me to try this one because of the magical "true bypass" term that marketing likes to throw around. This one was 15 bucks cheaper so I gave it a shot. I haven´t A/B-ed the sound of this one versus the other, but it sounds good to me and I haven´t had any problems so far. Also very easy to see on a dark stage.

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dannyboy89
 
Friday 1:37 pm, 3/29/2013 Report
You're very talented dude, keep it up.

Mike Lindyn
 
Saturday 11:39 am, 7/12/2008 Report
That Schecter is sweet.