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Sales Associate Accessories
Joined in
2002
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Hi my name is Gregg Karr.  I started playing guitar professionally at the age of 16 in the Chicago area,   I moved  to Southern California at 19, played clubs and did studio work. 
Favorite Instruments

Fender American Strat, Gibson Les Paul Standard w/60's Slim Taper Neck, Fender American Tele, Vintage 1963 Piggieback 2x12 Fender Bassman, Hohner Harmonicas, Microkorg, Akai MPC1000, Ernie Ball Strings, Cry Baby Wha, Marshall Amps, Vox Amps, Fender Amps, Egnator Amps, Mogami Cables, Monster Rock Cables, Lanakai Ukuleles, Mitchell Ukuleles, Steinberg Cubase, Propellerhead Reason, IK Miroslav Philharmonik, Boss Pedals, Fulltone Pedals, Mesa Boogie Amps, Martin Guitars, Floyd Rose Trem, Band & Orchestra rentals, Dunlop Tortex Picks

Category Expertise

Guitar Amplifiers

Favorite Bands

Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Django Reinhart, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Deep Purple, Stem, Pink floyd, Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, Frank Zappa, Heart, The Pretenders, AC-DC, Phish, The Allman Bros. Band, Derek and the Dominoes, Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Emmett Ray, Jimi Hendrix, Allan Holdsworth, Cheap Trick, Bad Company, Pat Benetar, Beethoven, Mozart, The B Sharps, The Doors, ZZ Top

Musical Interests

Hard Rock, Blues, Jazz, Rockabilly, Classical, British Invasion, Folk, R&B (old school), Bluegrass, Punk, Metal, Country, Alternative, Grunge, Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, Clickity-Clack, 40's Big Band, Obscure Ethnic Music, 60's Pop, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll

Gregory K.
Sales Associate Accessories

Certified in: Guitars, ProAudio, Accessories, Keyboards, Drums

Hi I'm Gregg Karr. 
Presently you can find me in the accessories department. I started working at Guitar Center in 2002.  Though I am a guitarist, I had a good knowledge of mixers and recording, both on tape and with DAW's , so they put me in Pro Audio.  I worked there most of my ten years at Guitar Center, and was Department Manager for two years.  I worked in the guitar department for a couple years, One year as Department Manager. 
February 9 1964 I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.  I thought to myself, "This looks like a good job to have".  Years later I found out that John Lennon said the same thing when he was watching Elvis.  I didn't actually start playing guitar until 1968, but I did start playing with tape recorders around 1965.  I took guitar lessons for three years until my teacher told me I'd have to play along with records to learn what I wanted to know.  He taught me to read music and music theory, as well as a bunch of jazz chords and standards.  I started my first band when I was fourteen, and by the time I was sixteen I was already playing in nightclubs using a fake ID to get in.  We all had to join the musicians Union to play the clubs in the Chicago area.  I did that for a few years, also teaching guitar lessons at a local music store.   I moved to California in 1976 with my drummer & bass player, found a singer and played clubs in the LA area.   In the 80's we started writing our own material, and went through different musicians, and then I went on to other bands.  I also did some work as a studio musician for other people. We played Hollywood up through the big hair era. In 1992 I got some recording gear and put together a home studio and learned how that worked.  Before that, I was in studios only as a guitar player.  I started a family and worked as a satellite TV tech and a burglar alarm tech until coming to Guitar Center in 2002. 
I really enjoy when I see someone just starting out on guitar and get to watch them grow over the years into an accomplished musician. I have customers that have been shopping with me the full ten years I’ve been here.  My goal is to always try to get them the best gear at the best price. I love working here helping people make music.  Working at Guitar Center gives me the chance to listen to all the best players in our area. I like to think each day I help make the world a little louder.
My favorite strings are the Cleartones because they last longer and sound great. 
Guitar Center San Bernardino is proud to be the best choice for anyone with a musical dream, from the very beginner to the seasoned veteran. We have a very good selection of live sound and recording equipment (NeumannAKGMackieAllen & HeathKRKJBLHarbingerYamahaUniversal AudioAvidAppleApogeeQSCCrownBoseEV) with a diversely talented high tech staff trained to help you. Our DJ room is packed with the latest gear and we have working DJ's on staff waiting to help you.
You can find great keyboards and workstations from manufacturers like KorgYamahaRolandCasio, and Williams.
We have a good selection of acoustic and electric drums from the top industry brands: DWPearlOCDP GretschRolandYamahaSimmonsZildjianSabian. Our Accessory department carries a huge variety of pedal lines (BossDigitechMXRT-RexElectro Harmonix, etc) as well as wireless systems (ShureSennheiserAT), strings (DRErnie BallCleartoneD' Addario), music books, and more.
We are very proud of our guitar department and the seasoned staff that works there. We have a large selection of legendary brands like GibsonMartin, and Fender, as well as a SchecterIbanezESPMusicmanEpiphoneBreedloveJacksonDean and Mitchell.
If you need you guitar serviced, you can have our knowledgeable Guitar Tech Dustin set up or repair your instrument to your liking.

We proudly serve but are not limited to the following communities; San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Highland, Loma Linda, Fontana, Rialto, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Big Bear, Perris, Moreno Valley, Colton, Grand Terrace, Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Joshua Tree, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Desert Coachella, 29 Palms, San Jacinto, Hemet, Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, Barstow.