ADAM LEWIS | GUITAR
|Adam began his career as a professional
musician deep within the University of Iowa's music scene. At some
point, something clicked, and he just knew that he intended to spend
the rest of his life playing music. He was certain that he had found
one comrade in arms in his longtime collaborator, Jordan, but his
eagerness to continue his education and meet more likeminded musicians
drew his focus westward; LA was calling, and Adam is not one to back
down to a challenge. Along with Jordan, Adam enrolled in the Musicians
Institute in Hollywood, CA, and was soon surrounded by the musical
inspiration he had been looking for. His studies took him deeply into
all styles of music, particularly funk and jazz. Aside from his scholastic
pursuits, however, Adam immersed himself in the LA music scene both
as a musician and a guitar tech for some of the scene's most elite
players. After meeting Janis and Mattias, Adam finally found the outlet
for the musical inspiration that had been busting out of his seams.
Though he no doubt misses LA's balmy weather, Adam was very happy
to bring FGC back to his hometown of Chicago, and it's clear that
he's been able to bring a bit of the greatness he surrounded himself
with in LA back with him.
Photo by Norman Sands
|Adam's gear: Adam
plays a Gretsch Countryman 6122-JR hollowbody, which he runs through
an Ampeg Reverberocket (with all the knobs turned up to 11). Adam
also uses a homemade pedalboard with the following pedals, all of
which at one point have either failed to work or have spontaenously
combusted: Crybaby 535Q Wah-wah Pedal, Boss CE-2 Compressor, Boss
DM-3 Analog Delay, Boss TU-2 Tuner, Ernie Ball VP Junior, and a couple
screamers. (Note: Use of Adam's pedalboard is prohibited in 5 states.)
Adam uses D'Addario 12-52 strings with a plain third (because his
mom told him to).
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