My interest in music started when I was 15 years old and started playing guitar. I was instantly hooked! I quickly started getting my friends into music and forming bands. I was known in my high school as "the guy with the big PA system." I would rent my PA out to anyone, as long as I could play with them. After graduating high school I was determined to turn my passion into a career. I received my audio engineering degree from SAE Institute in Nashville, TN in 2006. I spent the next seven years living in Nashville and ultimately managing the largest independent music store in Nashville.
My experience as a musician, engineer and as a MI retail store manager provide me a unique perspective that ultimately helps me provide excellent service to my customers. I really enjoy helping musicians find gear that inspires the creative process.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1651E-mail Jeff
SAE Audio Engineering Program, Ball State Associates Degree in General Studies, Sweetwater University, Apple Certified
Manager/Buyer at Nashville Used & New Music.
Guitar, Bass, Pro Audio, Recording, Amplifiers, Drums, Software
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mandolin, Banjo, Uke, Keys,Trumpet, Nose Flute
Gibson custom shop songwriter acoustic w/ Adirondack spruce top
1960 Sakazo Nakade classical guitar
Schecter 7 string electric
Reverend Rumblefish 5 String Bass guitar
Reverend Slingshot Electric
Epiphone 4 String bass guitar
Epiphone Custom Les Paul w/ Custom Paintjob
Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip
Royer 121 Ribbon Microphone
Audio Technica 4050 Condenser Microphone
Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Microphone
Audix i5 Dynamic Microphone
Roland Electronic Drums
DW 9000 Kick Pedal
I enjoy watching and playing basketball almost as much as I love music! I am a die hard Indiana Pacers fan. Also, have two Beagles who I love to take on excursions, hiking, running, etc. In the summer I enjoy the lakes, tubing, skiing, fishing, etc.
Craft beer�goal is try them all! It is a very noble pursuit.
Managing/working at a music store for many years buying and selling a wide variety of (New and Used) music gear has been an invaluable experience for me. Sweetwater training keeps me up to date on all the newest gear, but I also have great knowledge on lots of gear that is much older than me. My experience in the MI field and as a musician/engineer provides me a wealth of knowledge to draw upon to ultimately help my customers make informed decisions.
The sales staff here is full of professionals who are the best at what they do. It really is like being part of a super bowl team. Everyone is so good at what they do, it's hard to not want to improve yourself being surrounded by such talented individuals. Also, we have a slide that takes us from the sales floor to the cafeteria�seriously!
Phil Kenzie - Saxophonist for Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), Rod Stewart and many more.
Alfons Kettner - Guitarist, wrote the hit song "What you won't do for love"
Ric McClure - Nashville Session drummer, also the "sit in" drummer for the band in the TV show Nashville!
Hey Jeff - I wanted to personally thank you for all your help! I've never had a more pleasant experience. I will most definitely be shopping at Sweetwater from now on for all my musical needs. Out of 10 stars, I give you 12!! Very fast service. My order arrived in perfect condition and on time as promised! Once again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!I LOVE SWEETWATER!!!!!
Tito from Tampa, FL
Jeff, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help. I've just ordered my first thing from Sweetwater today! I can honestly say that because of your willingness to help me, caused me to purchase the piece I needed from your company. Please believe, that as long as you have a job at Sweetwater, I'll always be dialing your extension. You're a fantastic rep. I look forward to making more purchases from Sweetwater soon!
Ray from Ecorse, MI
Jeff, you are a breathe of fresh air. I have to tell you that Jeff impressed me with his combination of professional salesmanship and his obvious desire to understand and provide me with what meets my needs. You have me hooked. I am going to upgrade my amplification. Looking forward to our next transaction - anyway - you've got my business .
Steve from Stagecoach, NV
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA