has played guitar from a young age: as a freshman in high school, he
love of the instrumental surf sound.
In 1964, he
began teaching music at a local music store.
In addition to playing tasty leads for the VibroCounts on an amber Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 "10-Top" guitar, Jerry enjoys pumping out driving leads with his Fender Stratocasters.
employs a vintage tube 70's Fender Twin Reverb with two 12" speakers to obtain that crystal clear, wet reverb sound of the original surf era.
When playing in the Flamenco del Mar amplified or acoustic sets, Jerry
plays a nylon string Ramirez 2CWE or his
1969 Martin 000-28C.
Although Jerry's main axe is an amber PRS Custom 24/10T, he
also enjoys playing a 1973 American strat and several MIJ strats.
The Fender Twin, '76 USA, 135watt & 110~240volts (main amp) is the main outdoor amp, while the Fender Super Reverb '65 Reissue is used in smaller club settings, and a Marshall, VS100 Combo
serves well for rehearsals.
Effects (rarely used) include a Pedal Reverberator; Ibanez Tube Screamer, and a Mackie DFX-12.
Music/Productivity Software: MS Office 2000 Premier Version; SlowGold 5.0; Finalé 2001.
And, no matter how fast I update this site, Jerry
will have other guitars that are newer than the update.
By day Jerry is a language arts and Internet technology instructor at a middle school in Galt, CA. Jerry's state teaching credentials include German, English, literature music, educational technologies, and office systems.
While maintaining a full time career (18 years) at the middle school in Galt, Jerry returned to CSU, Sacramento in 2000 to earn a Masters in Education: Educational Technology (iMET1).
He completed the MA program in 2002 as a contributing member of a new 75%-online cohort program, which he co-developed with professors at CSU, Sacramento.