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1999 U.S. Masters Vector Versatek
D’Addario XL120+
.0095 .0115 .016 .024 .034 .044

I simply love this guitar! It just keeps getting better. Brilliantly designed and expertly built in Wisconsin, USA.

1984 Electra Westone Dynasty XV-2
D’Addario XL120
.009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042

Ahhh, the 80's...yes. But actually, this is a very playable guitar capable of a wide range of sounds. Except for the pickups, just about every part on this guitar has been upgraded.

1993 Ibanez RG-550
Ernie Ball
.022 .028 .042 .052 .064 .072

Ahhh, the 90's... After tiring of playing this instrument like a guitar, it is now restrung with really heavy gauge strings for a different palette of sounds.

1980 Kramer XKG-10
GHS Progressives
.009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .046

This guitar is used as a controller for my MIDI setup, but also has a great straight guitar tone. And an aluminum neck and ebonol fingerboard.

1999 Yamaha AEX-500N
Thomastik-Infeld Rope Core
.016 .024 .025 .023 .031 .039

An interesting acoustic/electric nylon-stringed instrument, made more interesting with the above strings, which allow for deep detuning.

1981 Gremlin ¾ size acoustic
Thomastik-Infeld Rope Core
.016 .024 .025 .023 .031 .039

My first guitar, and I still play it all the time. Splatterpaint!

1987 Harmony ¼ size acoustic
D’Addario Strings
gauges highly variable

Everyone needs an experimental mini-guitar/coloring book.


Tubeworks MosValve MV-962 – great for clean, focused, uncolored amplification.
Roland VGA-7 – 13-pin guitar and amplifier/cabinet modeling.
Vox VT40+
Marshall 1922 2x12
Handmade 1x15

my favorite pedals

hardware synthesizers

Casio CA-110, Kawai X65-D – these are two inexpensive, outdated, not-sought-after models – often the best type from which to coax beautiful sounds.

Waldorf Micro Q (rack module) – an amazing module capable of creating just about anything, from scratch or randomly.

all hail the µQ


Roland GI-10
Edirol PCR-30 keyboard controller
Sonuus G2M
PreSonus MP-20 preamp

Alesis ADAT XT-20
Sony PCM-R300 DAT recorder
Tascam CD-A500 cassette recorder
Mackie HR824 monitors
Monster PRO 7000 power conditioner


• Steinberg • Native Instruments • Waves • IK Multimedia • FXpansion • Eventide

• Soundtoys • Antares • iZotope • Cycling '74 • Applied Acoustics Systems • UVI

The studio, Cult of Bamboo