© Max Threlfall
© Max Threlfall

This is a blog/podcast/portal to parts known as Crossed Wires, created by me, Pat Benson, Musician and Guitar Tech from Los Angeles, California.

I was born in the late 80’s  in upstate New York. I grew up watching wrestling and seinfeld, listening to music, and playing the guitar.  Yada yada yada I started touring, playing for bands (Polar Bear Club, Tigers Jaw) and eventually found myself working as a touring Guitar Tech. Now I reside in Highland Park where I fix guitars, buy/sell/trade gear, and record this podcast.

The idea for this came about simply because I never stopped talking about guitar gear. So I did the thing most people do these days and created some content. As this grew I realized I needed to make it something more. Eventually I invested in some more recording gear allowing me to record demos of gear that you might not have seen or heard of, from vintage guitars, pedals, & amplifiers, to oddball rarities.

If you want to hear something on the show, or have questions please go to the contact page and get in touch.