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Gender : Male

Birthday : September 5, 1972

Location : Knoxville, Tennessee, United States


School : Seymour High School (Seymour, Tennessee, United States)

Education : Some college

Smoker : No

Drinker : No

Gear info
ravenstrat has 5 pieces of equipment:

Fender: American Special Stratocaster HSS

Fender: Acoustic Electric

Fender: 2011 MIM Blacktop Telecaster

Fender: Mustang I

Fender: Mustang V

Interests
Favorite bands :
80;s Metallica, Megadeth, CCR, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Bros Band, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, Warrant, Poison, Whitesnake, Dio, Ozzy etc...
Favorite guitarists :
John Fogerty, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Luther Perkins, David Gilmour
Favorite bassists :
Billy Sheehan, Cliff Burton, Flea, Les Claypool, Roger Waters
Favorite books :
H.P Lovecraft, Louis Lamour
Favorite tv :
Heroes, Csi, Dexter
Favorite movies :
Tombstone,The Wall, Detroit Rock City
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About ravenstrat
I got my first guitar when i was 15 and plinked around on it for a year or so and learned a few songs through tab, which I might add wasn't easy to get in the 80's, but never actually understood what I was doing. Over the years i had many guitars but I seldom played. 4 years ago, I treated myself to a new guitar and a promise that I would learn everything I could about music. I started by learning as many open chords as possible and strummed my way into songwriting.

A drummer and I started a band in the local bar scene,with me playing rhythm guitar and performing cover songs. After a year our Lead guitarist quit, and left as a 1 guitar band, I had to learn solos. This is when I became obsessed with music theory, the foundation of everything that makes sense in music.

Later I became rhythm guitarist and front man for another band. It was then I realized that I would be happier playing my own music rather than stuff someone else wrote. The last few months I have spent learning theory, theory, theory and developing my lead skills. I wish I had been this dedicated back in the 80's when I first started. I would be a far better guitarist by now. I will close this section with a quote.

"Covers are cool if your playing to drunks in a bar, but the best music comes from within your heart".
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