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Cary Chilton
Winnipeg, Canada
April 17, 2006
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I am a singer/ songwriter, guitarist and mixing Engineer. I am always busy with anything music related. From Writing and Mixing for TV ads and film to mixing and or remixing for artists. I have been upgrading my studio gear and slowly building a nice mic locker. I am a guitarist as my first passion. I still play daily, always improving my game. My first love is for the electric guitar. So, I tend favor rock related music as long as it's interesting to listen to and play. Grunge, instrumental rock, hard rock, blues, metal, but also country, jazz and other styles on electric guitar are interesting to me. I have always enjoyed acoustic guitars as well. I have a new passion, Gypsy Jazz. Essentially shredding on the acoustic! Of course, McLaughlin, Paco and Di Meola have been doing this for years, too. Main guitarists who were my biggest influences for electric guitar? I would have to say Jimi, Page, Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Angus/Malcom Young, Tony Iommi, Recently for the first time in my life, I have experimented with modelers, particularly the plug in Eleven in my Protools DAW. Of course, modelers are still not the quality or replacement for a real nice amp, pedals etc... but it is fun and still very useful for track layering. Tone chasing has been an expensive passion over the last 8 years or so, but I think I found out everything I needed to know. I learned and acquired most of the pedals and amps that I really wanted. Sure they're will always be wish lists...and of course, the quest to find that magic guitar and in different types and or building is an endless thing... thank God. ;)
Your musical influences
Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Beatles, The Eagles, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Dream Theatre, Ozzy Osborne, Neil Young, Whitesnake, Kiss, Rush, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Big Wreck,Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Cream, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Andy Timmons, Randy Rhoads, Joe Bonamassa, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Ed DeGenaro, Zakk Wylde, Neil Schon, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, George Benson, Stanely Jordan, Miles Davis, Big Sugar, John Coltrane, BTO, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell, Journey, The Headstones, Tom Cohrane, Bryan Adams, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Badlands, The Doors, Ratt, Pink Floyd, Elvis, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Heart, Billy Joel, Police, Chicago, Queen, ZZ Top, U2, Muse, Coldplay, A-HA, Elton John, INXS, No Doubt, The Cult, The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Steppenwolf, Meatloaf, The Guess Who, Loverboy, Harlequin, Rick Springfield, Honeymoon Suite to name the main ones...
What equipment do you use?
Vintage 100 watt Marshall, Epiphone Valve Junior,StageHog mini tube amp, Fender Blues Deluxe and Vintage Champ, Musicman Axis Sport, Ibanez JS1600, G&L Legacy. Pedals: Maxon OD-9 and SD-9, Emma PisdiYAUwot, 2 Vintage TC Electronic Integrated Mic Pre Amp's, 2 Vintage MXR Micro Amo's, 2 Vintage Boss GE-10's, Harman Silicon Fuzz, Roger Mayer, Voodoo Vibe and Axis Fuzz, Maxon AD-999 Delay, Roland RE-201 Tape Echo, Ooh Zvex Wah, Suhr Riot, Vintage MXR 117 Flanger and Phase 90, Love Pedal Eternity, RMC Wheels of Fire Wah, TIM overdrive pedal, Mad Professor Little Green Wonder, Dod YJM 308 OD to name most.