1.Tell us your name and the band you play for
Im the Lead Guitarist for the band Infinite Sin . I also have my own band Devil In The Mist , and solo Instrumental project GIA G
2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar
Eddie Van Halen mostly . Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix , Jeff Beck, Randy Rhoads
3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
.I took lessons for 3 1/2 yrs with Joe Stump, then the started doing my own learning and creating my own sound style
4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?
Yes i learned to read music first, then learned tab, I mostly just use tab know
5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?
Yes i think i do , and im always keep experimenting
6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )
Ah , well i have 21 of them lol, Im Endorsed with Viper Guitars , i have 2 signature models, 7 string and 6 . I have 4 Custom shop Jackson guitars , 2 from the 1980s , 86 and 87, 2015 Custom shop 7 string Jackson , and just purchased a 2005 Custom shop Jackson . I have 2 Custom shop Fender stratocasters , 2015 and 2005 hot rod one . Have 3 Kramer Guitars , 2 from the 1980s 86 and 87 Pacers and one form 2003 , Kramer. 2 Schecter guitars, 8 string 2011 , 7 string 2004 , ESP 7 string guitar 2001 . BC RICH dont know what year eactly lol , 2 Classical guitars , Takemine , 2 acoustic guitars, Ibanez and Dean . 2 Bass Guitars , Fender and Ibanez
7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them
Passive pick ups, Seymour Duncans are my favorite, Im also Endorsed with them , my Biggest Endorsement so far
8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc
Im Endorsed with 2 amplifier companies , Revv amplifier , i have a 40 watt one , adn ZT Amplifier , there more for small amps , i have one use , you can take it anywhere , little cube amp. I have 4 Marshall amplifiers, 3 JCM 800s 2 from the 1980s , one is a remake , in the early 2000s . I have a 2010 JVM Marshall amp. 1998 5150 II Peavey amplifier . Cabs , i have a custom Avatar bottom cab. A Marshall top cab , 900. a Peavey cab bottom , that came from a VTM 120 Head I used to have, and an Ampeg top cab, basically a copy of a Marshall cab.
9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy
I have a pedal board , but i keep it basic for live , just using it for the power continer to plub into my amp, i jsut use the distortion of the amps, sometimes reverb either from amp or pedal, Basically i experiment like reverb , delay, , or chorus , reverb, or reverb , flanger, or like the last show i did, reverb, chorus and flanger , which was interesting ,
10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..
Dream rig lol , hahaah, Well , that i can play and have great rytum sound, lead sound , clean sound, adn an experimetal sound with variuos difirent sounds
11.What guitarist can you not stand?
Ha hahaah, do i have to acrtually say names here lol, might come back to bite me lol, Lets put it this way , ones that to into themselves and are naracistic attitude lol
12. Is tone more important or is technique?
To be honest Tone is , if you dont have good tone , your done , you will sound like crap , and will ruin your technique
13. Name your top 5 guitarist
1- Eddie Van Halen , 2 Jeff Beck, 3 Jimmy Page ,4 Randy Rhoads 5 (Kirk Hament / Joe Satriani ) 6 Yngwie Malmsteen
14.Who is the most overrated guitarist
Hahaha, There are many lol
15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?
Lesson , hmmm, im not sure it would be lessons , but with everyone that plays an isntrument , you always learn something from somebody, dosent matter the level, . Music is a form of self expression, so say some one famous , i would get to jam with, would l look at how i do things and vice versa, and some one thats not known or good you pick up things from . But i would love to jam with Eddie Van Halen some day, or any of those people i mentioned on the top 5