Kramer: Striker 211 Custom (Trans Purple with Seymour Dunc
Dunlop: Crybaby Classic Wah
Planet Waves: Custom Series Cables
Schecter: Damien 7
Peavey: Valveking 100 (Half Stack) with a Marshall Cab
Dean Markley: Signature Series CL 9-46 strings.
Jim Dunlop: Tortex Picks
Favorite bands :
Yngwie Malmsteen, Cacophony, Savatage, TSO, Screamer, Psycho Scream, Dofka, Rhapsody of Fire, King Diamond, Ron Thal, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Dio, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Vivaldi, Gaspar Sanz, Carlo Calvi, Robert de Visee, Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Ratt, Dokken, Extreme, Alice In Chains, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Triumph, Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Black Label Society, Buckethead, Dethklok, Dragonforce, Dream Theater, Fastway, Quiet Riot, Guns 'n' Roses, Iron Maiden, Jerry C, Judas Priest, Kansas, Kiss, Megadeth, Pantera, Damage Plan, Queen, Racer X, Rush, Night Ranger, Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, STYX, Trivium, White Zobmie, Rob Zombie, Mr. Big, Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci and a hell of a lot more!
Favorite guitarists :
Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Chris Oliva, Jim Dofka, Andy LaRoque, Ron Thal, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Tony Iommi, Alexi Liaho, Paul Gilbert, Ritchie Blackmore, Vivian Campbell, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci.
Favorite bassists :
Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, Aram Bedrosian, Victor Wooten.
Favorite books :
Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. Mostly fantasy stuff. I also like Stephen King and all the Harry Potter Books. Of course, Music books are always the best :)
Favorite tv :
The History Channel, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel.
Favorite movies :
Underworld, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Crossroads (Not the stupid Britney Spears remake) Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I'm a metal guitarist from Wheeling, West Virginia. Music has been my passion for as long as I can remember. My first memory is hearing "Hell's Bells" by AC/DC. I began playing guitar at the age of 4, and when I found neoclassical metal as a teenager, I would practice until my fingers bled. Though I've picked up a few other instruments (and am a fairly proficient pianist), no instrument could ever come close to guitar playing. When I'm not working or sleeping, I'm playing guitar.