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Gender : Male

Birthday : February 9, 1983

Occupation : Well...I make a living....I'll say that

Location : North Seattle-ish area, Washington, United States

School : South Seattle Community College (Seattle, Washington, United States)

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Favorite bands :
The Cars, ZZ Top, Journey, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Van-Halen, Pantera, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Dio, Dokken, Sammy Hagar, Brian May, Thin Lizzy, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Skyhooks, Lee Aaron, Winger, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Golden Earring, Judas Priest, Luba, Streetheart, Bootcamp, Hyts, Moxy, Judas Priest, The Comsat Angels, B-52's, The Call, The Cult, The Cure, The Sound....and a ton more....
Favorite guitarists :
Edward Van-Halen, Elliot Easton, Paul Dean, Billy Squier, Billy Gibbons, George Lynch, Steve Farris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Brad Gillis, John Sykes, Jimi Hendrix, Dave Mustaine, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, Warren Curriculo, Neil Schon, Ritchie Sambora, G.E. Smith, Sammy Hagar, Dimebag Darrell, Vivian Campbell, George Kooeymans, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Snake Sabo, Roland "Pat" Little, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, KK Downing, Glen Tipton, Ricky Wilson, Bob Weir, Tom Ferrier, Michael Been, Billy Duffy, and the list goes on and on......
Favorite bassists :
Cliff Burton, Rudy Sarzo, Krist Novoselic, Benjamin Orr, Tom Petersson, Rinus Gerritsen, Scott Smith, Jack Bruce, Rudy Sarzo, Bucky Ballard, "Spider" Sinnavive, Mark Clarke, Greg Macainish, Jack Bruce, Michael Been
Favorite books :
The Guitar Handbook, Ham on Rye, Talking to Girls about Duran Duran, Video Slut, the Tim Allen Biographies, Hatchet, 10,000 things to be Pissed off About, The Fender Book, Technical Manuals, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes....
Favorite tv :
Bob's Burgers, MST3K, Billy Nye Saves The World, 13 Reasons Why, The Grand Tour,
Favorite movies :
This Is Spinal Tap, Private Parts, Escape from L.A., Smokey and the Bandit, Clockwork Orange, Tremors, Raising Arizona, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, G3 Live in Denver, The Cars Unlocked, Iron Maiden: The Early Years, Star Wars, Dead Alive/Braindead, Maximum Overdrive, The Brute Man, Lovelines, Holy Mountain, The Gods must Be Crazy, Follow the Black Rainbow, Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Fury Road, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Star Wars, Night Shift, The Girlfriend from Hell, Eraserhead, The Pod People, Transylvania 65000, Clue, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment, (John Water's) Hairspray,
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I started playing at age twelve, so I've been playing over 20 years. I also play bass and synthesizer. I've played in many little local bands over the years between Alabama and Washington State. I also have recorded a few albums and a lot of EPs/Demos over the years.

On the player side, I tend to veer toward either eighties rock/post-punk/new wave/metal, early ninties punk/grunge/alternative/whatever you want to call it today, or obscure, avant garde, and oddball music, though there's always an omnipresent metal-influence in my work along with some pop hook essence I guess. My general style suggests if The Cars were a metal band and Elliot Easton suffered from some mental illness that makes him think he's Buckethead occasionally...either that or some kind of post-apocalyptic version of Loverboy (Haterman!?!?).

On the techie side, I started building/modding guitars at 14, all self taught. The majority of my time I enjoy playing and occasionally tinkering with guitars, mostly of the Offset Fender variety or strange and obscure models and designs, with the Jaguar, Hondo Paul Dean series, and Jag-Stang being my top three with neither really over-dominating the other much. I also enjoy exploring, modifying, fixing up, and tweaking cheap guitars as well as building new guitars both from scratch and from pre-existing parts. I'm also starting to tinker with more advanced electronics these days hoping to expand into Amps and pedals eventually.

Lastly, I have run a YouTube Channel under the name Creepingnet for over 10 years, I don't do too much there these days due to lack of time, but sometimes I'll post something new if I can find the time to do it.
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