My name is Anthony. I've been inhabiting this planet since May 8th,
1988. I spent the early part of my life living in the suburbs of
Cleveland, Ohio, prior to moving to St. Cloud, Minnesota in March of
2010. In the fall of 2015, I relocated to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
to attend McNally Smith College of Music, pursuing a degree in their
Guitar Performance program, which sadly came to an unexpected end with
the school's abrupt closure at the end of 2017. My wife Katie and I got
married on May 16th, 2014, and our daughter Olivia was born on December
21st, 2017. As for my musical history, I began playing guitar at the age
of 12, and have added several other instruments to my repertoire in the
years since (bass, drums, piano). I've also been singing for
practically as long as I've been able to talk, and I've spent many years
dabbling in music production as well. I have extensive experience as both a touring and studio musician, and currently play in two bands. As of early 2019, I've also started working as a music teacher.
Over the years, I've established a reputation as somewhat of a "Linkin Park guru" among other members of the Linkin Park fan base. While this isn't exclusive to my knowledge of their guitar-related gear, I definitely consider it my forte, considering how long I've been obsessed with all things guitar-related, not just within the Linkin Park world. During the long period of "downtime" in between the releases of Meteora and Minutes to Midnight, I began transcribing guitar tabs for the Linkin Park Association website, as I had found that the majority of the tabs of Linkin Park songs at the time were largely inaccurate. This led to the creation of my YouTube channel in early 2007, which was (and still is) primarily meant to be a visual companion to my tabs. This, unsurprisingly, led to a lot of questions from viewers of my channel about what kind of gear the band was using. After doing some research, I quickly discovered that, much like many of the guitar tabs out there, the most widely-available information about the band's gear was also either outdated or inaccurate. After spending several months amassing all of the accurate information I could find, I launched this site on October 27th, 2007. It's been a constantly evolving labor of love ever since.