Working on a new website: http://www.wix.com/b0rn2w0rsh1p/b0rn2w0rsh1p
Part of the house band for a Christian Nightclub. Someone made a video with an iPhone and posted it on YouTube... Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnokriyzHz4
I started playing for my Lord in 1992, ran the church's sound board from '96-'99, taught myself some scales about '98 and have added "Melody Guitar" to my style. Sat in for the usual bass player a few times between '05 and '07 and moved to Wyoming Thanksgiving of '07. Started playing guitar here, but when we got a new Worship leader, his brother played a lot better than me, so I picked up the bass. Started on a Mexican Fender Precision, but wanted that low D, and could only get a borrowed 6-string Yamaha (hence my signature, 6 string guitar to 6 string bass). Looking for a Guild 5 string bass, let me know if you want to donate yours.
I originally picked up a guitar in the 70's, garage band played Alice Cooper, Kiss, Mott the Hoople, wore platform shoes, played one gig for the drummer's parents party. Never had a chance to take lessons, but knew almost all the chords - so I considered myself a rhythm guitarist. Got my first "professional" guitar in '73, a Guild S-90 that I souped up to S-100 electronics. Managed to collect an S-200, S-300, S-274 and F-4CE. I have 2 Madiera guitars (70's budget Guild) an A-10 Acoustic and short scale bass that looks like my S-90/100. I now have 3 DeArmonds (00's budget Guild) a rubber-band bass, M-63 (les-paul-ish) and tele looking project with a broken headstock (this will become steinberger-ish project). I also have 3 other no-name projects, two for Baritone 6 strings and a true stereo electric with piezo transducer (a-la parker fly). I've also collected a real Fender/Rhodes suitcase piano, and my only amp is a little Vox 15 watt. I have a Behringer V-amp, Boss Overdrive, Compressor, and Volume Pedal.
I work for the school district here, so I have a MacBook Pro for my digital studio. I haven't started recording anything new yet, but that's what I'll use. I also have no interface, so I'll be connecting directly into the stereo line-in for now. More recording info as I actually do it. I've recorded hours and hours of Praise and Worship since about 2002 or '03, first using a portable Sony digital mini-disk recorder, then two versions of Creative MP3 players that have Line-in ports. My "Live" mics were built by me from Radio Shack parts and internet plans - but you'd be amazed at how they sound. I don't know the ramification of posting any of this music, since it's copyrighted music and at least two of the Worship leaders are copyrighted musicians - but if you've read this far, you can email me if you'd like to hear some of it.
Happily married to my soul mate, I just wish we would have met 35 years ago. We both have 16 year old sons - right now neither one lives with us, and her 27 year old lives in New Mexico - he's made us grand-parents 3 times over. Kim writes poetry and lyrics as well as the melody lines and sings in church - I pray that I'll be able to post one or two of our songs in the future as well.