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Hello from Detroit Rock City
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:12:06 AM »
Actually, Sterling Heights, a Detroit suburb. I'm Chris, a 36 yo husband, father of two girls and work in surgery/endoscopy at the Detroit Veterans Hospital. I've been lurking around her the past year or so and made an account this year. Like many musicians I got into diy by way of modding my gear to my taste. After modding and upgrading  all my guitars and tinkering with amps it was pedals that I found my love.
I started playing at 10. I was obssed all thru high school. I had crappy gear till I was 20. My only pedal for years was a boss ds-1 thru a solid state amp. During college I got more into partying and less playing. Between work and relationships I all but stopped playing. When I met my wife I had just started getting into finding my tone. She fully supported me and I fell down the rabbit hole.
After going  thru the guitar phase I have everything I want/need. I went thru the amp/pedal phase at the same time which I found was frustrating. I started hating pedals because I never settled on an amp and it wasn't until i got my tungsten buck wheat that I found a new love for pedals again.
I have built some kits in the past from GGG, byoc and mod kits but it was this site that took me from dipping a toe to jumping in head first. My search for a buzzaround led me to the bumble bee, and with this forum I took the jump and sold all my pedals and decided to build everything myself. The pedals I had, the pedals I want and the ones I can't find or afford. I'm hooked. Selling my pedals made it possible to buy so much stuff that I can make 4 times as many pedals as I had, and now I average 15 to 20 dollars a pedal to make. Thanks to you guys for all the knowledge and inspiration I now have found my true hobby. And being a husband, father and a full time job I can get the rush of starting a project, getting fast results and it's cheap. I'll be here posting now and plan to share my builds as I'm proud to be a part of this community.
Chris
« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 11:20:33 AM by Thewintersoldier »
Who the hell is Bucky?

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Re: Hello from Detroit Rock City
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 10:14:26 AM »
Welcome Chris!

Original Sterling Heights native here (14 mile and Ryan) now living in the DC area.

I miss Jets pizza  :-\

... and Coney Island too!

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Re: Hello from Detroit Rock City
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 12:00:39 PM »
Welcome to the club from the West side of the state!

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Re: Hello from Detroit Rock City
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 01:51:36 PM »
Bucky, is that you?  ;)  Just kidding! My two daughters are on a major Avengers/MCU kick, so I had to throw in that reference. Welcome from another upper-Midwesterner (originally from the deep South though). If the Buzzaround is what led you here, you will be in good hands. There are many fuzz devotees in these parts.

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Re: Hello from Detroit Rock City
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
Welcome, Chris. Looking forward to seeing your builds!