ESP KH-2 and Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
music, Guitar, and Guns
KIng of Queens, Impractical Jokers, NFL, and MLB
40 Year Old Virgin, Step Brothers, Anchorman, The Hangover, and Ladder 49
Opeth, Firewind, Symphony X, Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Slayer, Testament, Ozzy, Children of Bodom, Dokken, Savatage, Katatonia, Suidakra, WASP, Y & T, Scorpions, Rush, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Van Halen, Steve Morse, Anthrax, Black Label Society, and many more!!
Gear (Amps, Pedals, etc):
Marshall JCM 2000, Marshall 1960A Cab, and Digitech GSP 21 Legend
Favorite Guitar/Bass Player:
Jeff Loomis, Gus G, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, and Mikael Akerfeldt
About me:

I played in local Las Vegas "hair bands" during the 80's and relocated to Wisconsin in 1991, where I hung up that lifestyle and sold all of my equipment, which included a custom Jackson, Charvel, Marshall full stack and Randall half stack. I was a former EMT/Firefighter for 12 years. I have a college degree in Criminal Justice and pursuing a career in law enforcement. I started building my collection back up, as I have a Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" and ESP KH-2. I own a Marshall JCM 2000 w/ 1960A cab. The guitar runs 3 generations in my family, as my father and oldest son play.

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M. Houghes

M. Houghes updated his profile

2014-04-08 06:57:29 UTC
M. Houghes

M. Houghes posted a comment on Francky's profile

2014-04-08 06:55:14 UTC
I've been playing off and on for 31 years and definitely could have been better if I had picked it up on a consistant basis. I was in several "hair metal" bands in the eighties, which was a lot of fun, but started a family......MORE »
M. Houghes

M. Houghes posted a comment on the group Metallica Fans

2014-04-08 06:46:38 UTC
I saw Metallica for the first time during the "Ride the Lightning" tour in Germany and it was awesome. The only downfall was being crushed against the front stage barricade...had to have security pull me out of that one. I......MORE »
M. Houghes

M. Houghes posted a comment on the comment Prog Metal

2014-04-08 06:41:28 UTC
Have you ever listened to Helstar? A Distant Thunder is amazing.........MORE »
M. Houghes

M. Houghes posted a comment on the comment Prog Metal

2014-04-08 06:37:52 UTC
Through Different Eyes is one of my favorites by Fates Warning(Perfect Symmetry).........MORE »