Wayne Krantz, guitar

Since 1986:

HAS played and/or recorded for: Binney, Potter, Fagen, the Breckers, the Dan, Cobham, Atakoglu, Bley, Bailey, Maria, Formanek, Anderson, Schwartz, Stern, Manieri, Anders, Wilkenfeld, Husband, Escreet, Hoenig, Barot, Weyland, Rahbany, Ridl

HAS employed on his own projects: Carlock, Lefebvre, Almond, Novak, Jackson, Lee, Socolow, Wilkenfeld, Danziger, Fig, Chambers, Bullock, Goines, Genus, Alias, Bryant, Hoenig, Binney, Beard, Ephron, Weyland, Mayer, Patitucci, Drayton, Beasley, Anders, Potter, Colaiuta, Wollesen, Palladino, the Staceys, Hey, Wood, Biddle, Tidd, Miura, Hess, Brewer,Garrison, Dion, Le Fleming, Scott, Doami, Joseph, League

HAS made 10 records: “Signals” (’91), “Long To Be Loose” (’93), “2 Drink Minimum” (’95), “Separate Cages” (’96), “Greenwich Mean” (’99), “Your Basic Live” (’03), “Your Basic Live ’06″, “Krantz Carlock Lefebvre” (’09), “Howie 61″ (’12), “Good Piranha Bad Piranha” (’14)

HAS made 1 book: “An Improviser’s OS” (2005)

HAS taught at: NYU, Berklee, countless workshops worldwide

BORN, RAISED: Corvallis, Oregon, USA

BELIEFS: Nature, family, music


Main guitar: currently a Strat-style loaner from John Suhr

Main amp: Marshall JCM2000 DSL and Marshall 1960AV slanted 4×12 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 12″ speakers

Main pedals, etc: EH Freq Analyzer, Boss DD-3, Boss OC-2, EH Freeze, Vertex Boost, Maxon SD-9, Vemuram Jan Ray, Wren and Cuff Russian Fuzz, Vertex Wah, WET verb, G-Lab Power Box, D’Addario strings/tuners/earplugs/cables, Fender mediums

Main store: 30th Street Guitars NYC