I joined Fu Manchu when I was 19 years old. Been playing with them for over 11 years now.
What inspired you to start playing guitar?AC/DC and Black Sabbath. When my brother moved out he left a nylon string guitar and a lot of his tapes and records behind. I took over on them and started playing his guitar along with “For Those About to Rock” and “Paranoid.”
1987 White Fender Squire.
Pink Floyd “Animals”
Bad Brains “1982 Yellow Album”
Wes Montgomery “Full House”
The Cars “1st Album”
Devo “Freedom of Choice”
Meeting half of DEVO at their headquarters.
Tone is awesome! They can handle tons of gain, and they stay in tune better than any other guitar I have ever used.
Marshall 2000 DSL, Creepy Fingers fuzz (many different kinds), Vintage Tone Project Fuzz, MXR phase 100 (70’s), Crybaby, Boss Digital Delay, Noise Suppressor, Tuner.
Surfing, Coors Light, bad movies.
Play along with records or play with people.
I just completed an album with Scott Reeder from FU MANCHU and Scott Reeder from KYUSS called the SUN AND SAIL CLUB. It’s a guitar heavy record and I used Reverends for the entire thing. More on that here.
After playing with METALLICA, FLAG and the DEFTONES among others at the Orion Fest, FU MANCHU is going into the studio this weekend. This will be our first record in 5 years. We obtained the rights to our older records so we have been re-releasing them and touring on them. Now it’s time for some new jams. Feels good! We’ll post tons of studio footage using the Reverends soon! Stay tuned on that here.