Although a lot of you know me as Rowbi, My real name is Andy and I live near Cambridge in England.  I’m in my 30’s and live with my wife who is surprisingly good about my G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), my Daughter (who already has a guitar amp, but is a little too young to start learning to play at the moment), and my son who WILL be a guitar hero when he is older!

I’ve been Playing Guitar on and off for around 20 years now (although I got my first guitar when I was 7, I didn’t really start playing until my teens), and in this time I’ve owned and borrowed various guitars, amps and FX pedals all in the search of the best tone.

I’ve played in a few bands, in the past, most notably an 80’s and 90’s rock and metal covers band called SLEDGEHAMMER!

I’m currently forming a Metallica tribute band – Four Horsemen.  Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/four4horsemen

I’m a fan of gain, and don’t really play a lot of clean guitar music… Something with a Tube Screamer or Plexi involved is always pleasing to the ear, or a Dual Rectifier…  Some of my influences are:
Iron Maiden
ZZ Top
Van Halen
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Zakk Wylde
There’s many more, but you get the idea!

I’m also lucky enough to have been recognised as a Line 6 Community ‘Line 6 Expert’.

I pride myself on giving others a true and unbiased opinion of any and all gear that I have some experience or knowledge of.  This includes praising gear that I think is great, as well as pointing out the failings of gear that I think has missed the mark!… Regardless of who the manufacturer is…..