Full Name: John Peter Petrucci
Official Website: John Petrucci.com
Equipment Used: Ernie Ball / Music Man guitars, Mesa Boogie Amps (Triaxis, 2:90 power amp) Lexicon PCM-70 reverb, TC Electronic 2290 effects and delays, Sony wireless, DBX 166 Compressor
Status in Dream Theater: Founding member, Guitarist
DT Discography: Everything
Other Bands: Liquid Tension Experiment
John Petrucci "fun facts"
- Married Rena from the band Meanstreak, his fellow bandmates Mike Portnoy and John Myung also married members of this band.
- Got into guitar at the age of 12 when he noticed his sister got to stay up late for her organ lessons.
- Grew up in Long Island and went to school with Kevin Moore and John Myung
- Has 3 children, SamiJo, Reny and Kiara.
- Enjoys inline skating and biking.
- Picked guitar as an instrument becuase it "looked fun"
- All of his siblings are musicians.
- Writes a column for Guitar World magazine.
- Has an instructional video.
- Influence are all the "Steves and Als": Vai, DiMeota, Lifeson, Howe, Holdsworth, Vaughan.
- Founded Dream Theater/Majesty when him and Myung approached Mike Portnoy in a jam room at Berklee