Tuesday, November 5, 2019

THE AXEMEN SERIES : Andrew Caldwell / Killing Ritual

1.Tell us your name and the band you play for
Andrew Caldwell/KILLING RITUAL

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

Chuck Schuldiner has always been a mjor influence, as well as Darrell Abbott. All influence aside, watching T.A. rip the bass with HOD made me want to be a performer

3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
.self taught

4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?


5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?
I would like to think so, but i will leave that up to the listeners to decide

6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )
Currently playing a 2016 squier strat, flat black w/ white pickguard. Awaiting the arrival of my new piece this month, a 1994 Washburn mg30 in pacific rain(i believe thats the name of yhe color) loaded with a floyd rose 1000pro in burnt chrome, custom sperzel tuners, and lace pickups

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them
The squier has active p-ups, the Washburn has passive. The actives are nice, but nothing beats the clarity of passive

8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc

Randall solid state head, egnater cab with celestion greenbacks.

9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy no board sp to speak haha, i only run a boss chromatic tuner and an MXR fullbore to drive my clean channel

10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..
I owned it once upon a time, framus cobra amp with an ESP horizon mkii or kiesel Vader 6

11.What guitarist can you not stand?
Bob fucking Dylan

I12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Technique, tone will follow naturally with good practice and a good ear

13. Name your top 5 guitarist
Chuck Schuldiner
Andy laroque
Jason Becker
James Murphy
Mike Deleon

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist
Sinister. Gates (amen brutha!/wes j)
15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?

Jason Becker


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