GUNS 'N ROSES
"My background is quite a bit different than most, as I fell into this business head-first while I was in High School. Immediately I felt like I belonged to something."
"I worked my way into it doing backline, then lighting, and finally I was able to cross over into my real passion, which was sound. It was a different time, when there were a ton of bands with a ton of venues to play in cities all across the country - the drinking age was 18, so there was a lot more business for bars and clubs to sustain this. This is where I cut my teeth, so to speak. This is where I learned how to make things happen regardless of the situation. I guess 'the show must go on' actually meant something and gave me a work ethic that enabled me to succeed."
"My first encounter with sE gear came through an introduction by Ken Van Druten - "Pooch" - with Jonathan Pines [of Fingerprint Audio, sE's US distributor]. Jonathan and I hit it off and have kept in touch ever since. Jonathan immediately starting my addiction to sE gear with the VR1 & VR2 ribbon mics, using them on guitars on the Justin Timberlake tour. Also the sE4’s on congas, as they represented the tones and dynamics of Terry Santiel’s hands like nothing else I tried. I’m looking forward to experimenting with some of the new offerings as soon as I’m in a position to."