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Mike Einziger

Mike Einziger (born June 21, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is the multi-instrumentalist, co-writer and guitarist of the alternative rock band Incubus, as well as his own side project band, Time Lapse Consortium. Instruments that he has played on Incubus records include guitar, piano, Mellotron, pipa, analog synthesizers, tape samplers, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, as well as many others.He has also played a Jerry Jones Guitars Master Sitar on "Nowhere Fast" from the Make Yourself album (live, he simply plays the sitar part with his guitar), and a Pipa on "Aqueous Transmission". Mike also plays electric piano on songs like "Here In My Room" and has played piano on live versions of "Drive."

Mike has also written original music for the surfing documentary "Flow" (directed by Josh Landon), which has narration by fellow Incubus member Brandon Boyd.

In 2007, Einziger produced Nighttiming, the debut album of former Phantom Planet drummer and actor Jason Schwartzman's Coconut Records project. The album was released for download on March 20, 2007 on iTunes and is slated to be released in stores Summer 2007.

During Incubus's recent world tour Mike had an operation to correct Carpal tunnel syndrome. Following this Einziger had an extended period of time in which he couldn't pick up a guitar, (he is now fully recovered and able to play full shows), allowing him to complete work on another side project 'End.>Vacuum' which was performed on August 23rd, 2008 in Los Angeles (UCLA Royce Hall).

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In the early days Mike was playing Ibanez guitars, and sometime around the making of Enjoy Incubus he switched to PRS (Custom 24's). Mike used PRS McCarty Archtop guitars while recording some songs on the album Make Yourself (for example the song "Make Yourself"). On the album Morning View, Mike only used his PRS McCarty Archtops. With A Crow Left of the Murder... he started playing Fender Jazzmaster guitars. On a recent tour he has been seen using a Gibson SG junior.

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