Hey Everyone! I'm Rudy.
I'm just a poor Puerto Rican guy who lives in Valrico Florida that likes Funky riffs.
I write FUNKY,JAZZY,ROCK1N,FUSIONISTIC JAMS.
As the Funky Guitarist,I normally stick with Guitars, Bass & Drums on my tunes but when I'm in the mood, I also throw in the keys & horns & other instruments that will help tell my story.
The Funky Guitarist is: 1) Me on all guitars (2) Me on Bass (3) Me on Keys (when applicable) & Drums.(Ok it's really drums sequenced & programed by me)unless I indicate guest musicians on the tune.
Of course! A silent musician is dead musician! I was a part of a Funky Gospel TV music Ministry all over the world and I gig regularly as well as offer my musical gift to my church. Music is like the air I breath. I wouldn't last long without it!
I'm truly influenced by Jesus, Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower Of Power, George Duke, Al Dimeola & Return to Forever, Frank Gambale, HillSongs and many other Christian artists, to name a few. I'll even throw some older Santana. I'm into Guitar Funk and Rock.(I'm also into other styles not listed.) I may add a Latin Rock & Fusion Flavor to my funky tunes.
My Bass is an Ibanez SR1305E 5 string. I play a Jackson DK3 Pro Series Okoume Dinky - Natural with a Lace Sensor "Gold" in the neck position, an SCN noiseless pickup in the middle and of course a Seymour Duncan TB4 (JB) in the bridge. The guitar has custom wiring to my specs. For my back up guitar I have a Laguna with 2 custom alnico humbuckers on it and they sound really nice. My acoustic is an Ibanez EW35ABENT
Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Olive Ash Burl Body, Mahogany Neck, B-Band UST Pickup, and Ibanez SRTc Preamp - Natural.
I use EZ DRUMMER for Drums and percussion. I also use a Boss GT-8 guitar processor for my guitar tone. For Bass I use a Boss Bass Limiter Enhancer plugged into my Fender Rumble 350 bass amp. 2x10 and a horn and I throw in a few other effects sometimes as well for my funky sound & I record with Sonar X3.
I encourage all of you to pick up your instrument and just do it! You think you lost your music? You think you lost your inspiration? You must start recording even if it doesn't sound exactly what you are looking for. Before you know it, as you start adding things, the magic starts to appear on the very parts you first did not like. Just pick up your instrument and fight for your musical gift!!!