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L&M January Student Profile of the Month--Daniel Alleyn

Friday, January 11, 2013
Name: Daniel Alleyn

City: Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Forum Username: DanielAlleyn

My Gear:
Acoustic/Electrical Classical guitars
-Takamine EC132S
-Takamine TC132SC

Acoustic/Electrical guitar
-Takamine EG543SC

Acoustic 12-string guitar
-Yamaha FG-312II

Electric guitars
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (dot)
-G&L Legacy Special
-Washburn Hammerhead RB-2002 (bass)
-Gibson SG (P-90) SGS-EBCH1
-Gibson SG Standard SGS-EBCH
-Epiphone E230TD Casino 'John Lennon'

Amps
-Marshall Acoustic AS50D
-Roland Cube 30X
-Roland Cube 30 Bass
-Bose T1 Compact

Keyboards
-Roland U-20
-Yamaha CP33

Mics
-Shure SM-58
-AudioTechnica AT4033/CL

Misc.
-Lanikai SZW-C Concert size Ukulele
-Yamaha Silent Violin SV-200
-Boss BR-1600cd Digital Recording Studio
-Tascam Midistudio 644
-Roland Sound Expansion 64-voice module M-GS64
-Digitech Valve FX Guitar Preamp/Signal Processor
-Boss ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects
-Fishman Aura Spectrum DI
-Lexicon I-Onix U42S audio interface
-KRK Rokit 8 powered studio monitor speakers
-Boss eBand JS-10
-Boss RE-20 Roland Space Echo RE-201
-Boss RC-30 Dual Track Looper
-Boss GT-6B Bass Effects Processor
-Boss pedals OD-1 Overdrive, CE-2 Chorus, OC-2 Octaver

Favorite Artists/Bands: Steve Krenz :-), Phil Keaggy, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, SuperTramp, Led Zep ...

Favorite style of music to play: Rock'n'Roll, Pop, Folksong, some classical

What made you want to play music? Had some friends who played music (guitar, piano). Decided to join them for fun.

Previous music experience: Started as a singer in our garage band, followed by singing and playing some rhythm guitar. Took a few months of classical guitar. Tinkered a bit with keyboards and flute.

If the house was on fire, which instrument would you grab? Takamine classical guitar TC132SC & Epiphone Casino (I have 2 hands).

Favorite place to be when playing guitar: In my music/computer room (used to be a spare bedroom.)

Most delightful musical moment so far: Recording my first song at my friend's studio.

Hobbies: Music (especially learning it), computer repair & maintenance, bicycling, inline skating.

Current Job: Retired. I was a 9-1-1 operator for 30 years for the City of Montreal Police Department. I now do some computer repair for friends, and house cleaning/maintenance for elderly persons on a part-time basis. *On a personal level, one month after retiring (11 years ago), I had an operation for a brain aneurysm which kind of changed my whole life. I've had to relearn quite a few things and still am (music included). The priorities of life have changed - for the better. Amen.
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