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Gender : Male

Birthday : January 7, 1962

Occupation : Senior Technologist

Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada

School : Canadian Forces School of Communications and Elect (CFB Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Education : Grad / professional school

Smoker : No

Drinker : Yes

Forum posts: 3,020 (1.07 per day)

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Gear info
KenG has 11 pieces of equipment:

Roland: BOSS DR-550MKII Dr Rythym

Peavey: BRAVO 112

Traynor: DG15R

Tech 21: Sansamp GT2

Scholtz R&D: Distortion Generator

Roland: BOSS CE-5 Chorus

Roland: BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay

TASCAM: Porta-07 Min-studio

Jim Dunlop: GCB-95 Crybaby Wah

Gibson: Les Paul Traditional - Honey Burst

Gibson Custom Shop: 50th Ann 1960 Reissue Ver 2

Favorite bands :
OLD Bands; April Wine, AC/DC, Bad Company, Black Sabbath, Cream, Eagles, Deep Purple, Led Zepplin, Neil Young, Police, Rolling Stones, Rush, Sanatana, Springstein, Van Halen, Who, ZZ Top NEW Bands: Buck Cherry, Green Day, Jet, Sloan, Theory of a Dead Man, Wheezer and basically anything that sounds good.
Favorite guitarists :
Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page, Don Felder, Billy Gibbons, Angus Young, Alex Lifeson, Ace Frehley.
Favorite bassists :
John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones
Favorite books :
All old sci-fi's from L. Niven, I. Aismov, P. Anderson, B. Bova, A. Clarke, P. Farmer, R. Heinlein, the Destroyer series (W. Murphy/R.Sapir).
Favorite tv :
Star Trek (Original, Next Gen, Enterprise), Heroes, Smallville, CSI, MythBusters, How its Made, cooking shows and home repair/construction programs.
Favorite movies :
Star Wars (all), Spider-Man (all), X-Men (all) old Scfi-Ci classics, action movies in general and of course comedies too.
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About KenG
After taking three yeasr of elecricity/electronics in highschool and finding I really like it I joined the Canadian Armed Forces where I spent 13 years as an electronic technician before taking an early (voluntary) release to work in the Defense Industry (where I've been employed ever since). I played in a couple of bands but not too seriously (hobby with a few gigs) until my mid twenties. I basically quit guitar between the ages of 30 & 43 before realizing I missed it. My very first guitar was a Black Taro Les Paul copy that had a plywood body (neck wood unknown). Since then, most of my guitars have been of the Stratocaster style (body, scale, bridge design etc) until I decided to get back into it. Now I find I'm a Les Paul type of guy. I sold my American Deluxe Strat to my brother and bought two Epiphone Elitists Les Pauls instead. I've also repaired many guitar amplifiers for people over the years including a blown Fender Twin for the "Grandpa Band", a Music Man 2x12 for "Doug and the Slugs" as well as many hobby musicians. I have a small collection of amplifier & effects schematics (Fender, MusicMan, Traynor, Peavey, Rockman) available for free should anyone need them!
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