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It's Gears and gear on Review Zoo with the Trucking Guitarist, Truck Driver Shawn (TDS)


Hi Shawn, Welcome, it’s great to have you here on Review Zoo.

How often are you on the road?

I’m out for 6 to 13 days.

When you’re on the road, how much time do you get to play Guitar?

I typically play for at least an hour a day

Do you ever get a riff idea pop in your head and have to pull over and get the Guitar out?

Not really…I’m more a just pick up the Guitar and play, and if something sticks, I keep it.

What got you into playing Guitar and how old were you?

When I quit hard drugs and drinking heavily, I needed something to do. I was 20 years old.

What got you into making and sharing videos of your playing?

My buddy Gino Ames started a Facebook page called The Riff Of The Day back in 2012 and I’d post a riff daily, and it’s just grown organically from there.

When you’re out on the road, what does your Guitar set up typically look like?

It varies from week to week, but essentially it’s a Guitar, some sort of amplifier, and a microphone.

Favourite Guitar

My signature Deviant Guitars Linchpin.

Favourite amp

Without question, the Republic Amps, X Amp or Monomyth Skeleton Key.

Favourite string brand and gauge

D’addario XS 10-52

Favourite pick

Acoustic Attak Stealth Attak Pik

What are you listening to at the moment?

Stillborn Condition

You're stuck on a desert island and can have only one album. Which album are you choosing?

Metallica Live Shit Binge And Purge

Any bands or projects you’d like to mention, or shout-outs in general?

Yeah, check out Stillborn Condition, LEVELER, As We Rise!!! People can follow my Truck Driver Shawn shenanigans on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

Thanks for taking the time Shawn, we really appreciate it!

Thanks for having me

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