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7/23/07

John Petrucci


John Petrucci (born July 12, 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. He is also the producer (along with his bandmate Mike Portnoy) of all Dream Theater albums since their 1999 release, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, as well as the band's main lyricist.

Musical style

Petrucci is respected for his variety of guitar styles and skills. He has performed alongside Joe Satriani and Steve Vai on their annual G3 tour 6 times. Guitar magazines and fans worldwide consistently vote Petrucci as one of the world's finest guitar players. He has been labeled as a virtuoso on some fansites and webzines, including Sputnikmusic,among others.

Studio Albums

* Images and Words - Triaxis 2/90 (dirty), Roland JC120 for cleans
* Awake - Only album to be quadruple layed. 2 takes using Dual Rectifier, 2 takes using Mark IIC+
* Falling Into Infinity - Rectifier, Mark IIC+, Mark IV, Triaxis
* A Change of Seasons - Mark IIC+, Mark IV, Triaxis
* Scenes From A Memory - Mark IIC+, Mark IV
* Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Mark IIC+, Rectifier
* Train Of Thought - Road King Series I
* Octavarium - Road King Series I & II, Lonestar
* Systematic Chaos (new studio Album) - Mark IIC+, Lonestar, Mark IV
* Suspended Animation (solo cd) - Roadking Series 1, Mark IIC+

Live and DVD release rigs

* I&W Tour - 2 Triaxis Preamps (one for backup), 2:90 power amp, Mesa Abacus+Mesa Midi Matrix for switching
* Scenes From NY - Triaxis, Dual Rectifier, Mark IIC+, Mark IV, Formula Preamp, 2:90 power amps
* Live At Budokan - Road King Series 1, Lonestar
* Score - Custom Built "Nunya" Preamp, Formula Preamp, mesa 2:100 power amp, 4 Mesa 4x12's and 4 Mesa 2x12's
* 2007 G3 tour - Mark IV (x2), Formula preamp

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Photo from Wikipedia

John Petrucci website

Dream Theater website

John Petrucci guitar solo

G3 Live in Tokyo 2005 (John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani)

John Petrucci (Guitar Lesson) Rock_Discipline

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