Bio

Brian can be contacted via . He has been a self described "pedal geek" for much of his musical life. Having played in various rock and metal bands in the Pacific Northwest, Brian's endless quest for excellent and unusual tones ultimately led to his fixation with vintage guitar pedals, guitars and amps. Visit the photo gallery.

Brian acts as consultant for a variety of other pro musicians, pedal collectors, music stores and and vintage guitar shops in Oregon and online. Online appraisals are now available.

Brian is an accomplished songwriter and musican, with live and studio experience in a variety of musical styles. Short samples of slide guitar and metal guitar studio work are posted on the music page, as well as some of his original compositions.

You can also hear more tunes from his current original projects Rock Scarlet and Psychanaut. In both projects he co-writes with partner and vocalist Scarlet Jinn.

As the main songwriter for most of his band projects, Brian has crafted the arrangements for much of his original music, ever refining his technique of blending catchy hooks with heavy melodic riffs and unique tone.

Recently Brian has discovered the fun of video production working on videos for Rock Scarlet. You can check out some of his productions on RockScarlet.com.

The current live guitar setup includes the 1978 Les Paul Pro, American Standard Stratocaster loaded with Suhr Pickups, two Marshall JMP 100 Watt Mark II heads, 77 and 78, through two Marshall 1960 B Cabinets with the following guitar effects pedals:

  • MXR Noise Gate Line Driver
  • Digitech Whammy Pedal 4
  • Custom made wah wah pedal
  • Boss CS-2 compressor/sustainer
  • Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
  • ProCo Rat Pedal
  • Electro-Harmonix big muff pi
  • Boss ge7 band eq
  • Boss TU-2 tuner
  • Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
  • MXR Flanger
  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble

 

 

 

The current studio setup includes all of the above plus:

  • Mesa Boogie F-50 Guitar Amp (main recording amp)
  • MXR Envelope Filter
  • Fulltone Deja 'Vibe
  • DOD overdrive preamp 250
  • MXR Script Phase 90
  • Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
  • Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
  • A/DA Flanger

 

For more gear info visit the gear page. Want more photos? Check out the Gear Photo Gallery.

 



 




 

Live Photos    

Above, Marshall JMP 100 Watt Mark II through Marshall 1960 B Cabinet - at the Roseland Theater with Rock Scarlet.

Above, playing the 1978 Les Paul Pro - with Rock Scarlet (Opening for Styx) at the Brittfest, Jacksonville Oregon.

Above, playing the G & L Strat with Rock Scarlet at the Roseland Theater, Portland, Oregon; opening for Wild Dogs.
 
Above, opening for Quiet Riot with The Hunger
 

Above, with Jimmy Johnson (guitar tech to Tommy Shaw, James Young, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, and inventor of Gorgomyte)

 


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