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Member Since 18 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2007 05:10 PM

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  • Group GZ Regular
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  • Member Title The one and only Billy Shears
  • Age 33 years old
  • Birthday November 6, 1987
  • Gender
    Male Male
  • Location
    Dinuba, CA. Also: CSU Fresno.
  • Interests
    Music (naw...). My girlfriend Anne (the_rockstar_bassoonist). Women in general. Stuff. Plants. British Comedy. Mellotrons. Vintage keyboards in general.<br /><br />Moody Blues, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Count Basie, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Robin Trower, so forth. You get the idea.<br /><br />Efficieny: If it's not efficient it's probably going to piss me off.<br />Practical/realism: If it's not practical it's guaranteed to piss me off.<br /><br />Balance. I've developed this idea that if I see enough crazy things and get influence from all these catergories of things man has created over the years, I'll eventually either acheive an &quot;englightment&quot; in some sort of Eastern sense, or more realistically, be a very well adjusted person that is not so confused by the world anymore. That'd be nice.


  • Position
  • Gear
    Ibanez GAX70 22 fret, cherry red, with shiny new Blues Wound (EXL115) D'Addario strings.
    Sunlite basic 20 fret acoustic with shiny new Martin SP+ light gauge strings.
    Samick 21 fret 12-string accoustic, Ernie Ball Earthwound strings.
    Johnson A style mandolin.

    Fender Rhodes 88: Mark I. Serial #41769.
    Yamaha PSR-293 61 key keyboard.
    "iTron" homemade Mellotron software patch. Very authentic.

    Gemeinhardt intermediate level flute w/ gold plated mouthpeice.
    Yamaha student model tenor saxophone, with Vandoren JAVA 3 1/2 reeds.

    Amplifiers and Effects
    Crate FXT-120 2x12" 120W Solid state amp with effects.
    Peavey Rage 158 practice amp.
    Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff Pi Reissue.

    Alesis 8-track Multimix-8-USB mixer.
    2 Dynamic microphones, cheap.
    Audacity 2.2.2. for recording and editing.

    Saving up for: $5000 (approx) Muramatsu GX professional flute. That's pure silver head joint, pure silver body, nickel-silver keys, offset G, split E, B foot. No C# trill key. I may or may not go with the extra heavy wall, if I do it's an extra $400.

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