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Sunday, May 3, 2020

THE AXEMEN GUITAR INTERVIEW : Nhiles / Amnesis

1.Tell us your name and the band you play for
Nhiles is the name, Amnesis is the game.





2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar
honestly tony iommi.  i was always infatuated with black sabbath growing up


3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
im mostly self taught and i pick up a trick here and there.  i love playing with musicians that are better than me and sapping their knowledge.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?
tab yes,  music kind of sort of not really

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5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?

definitely.  you can always pick out an amnesis tune.  we have a certain formula you can hear in every song and it works. my tone is getting more defined with each ep and the next one coming even moreso.


6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )
a pewter woodgrain 2014 jackson soloist sl7. its muh bebe





7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them
stock seymour duncans and i love them. i use 8 string packs for this 7 string and drop the top string and it really brings out the beast in it


8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc
i have two cabs one mesa 4x12 from the 90s with celestion v30sin the top and 2 sheffields in the bottom,
 and a 2x12 mesa from the 2000s with two v30s
i use a matrix 800watt solid state power head with an ax fx ii to push it and have everything including my wireless rig (line6 g10) 
ran through a furman power conditioner with led lights. stages are typically dark during setup and playing after all
  



9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy
switched to a hotones ampero recently and still figuring it out.  nice rig for studio work cant wait to use it out live.  damn you covids!!


10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..
honestly ive got my dream rig but a wall of fake marshalls at an outdoor concert with a static x touring rig would be nice.

11.What guitarist can you not stand?
yngwie malmsteen.  dont get me started
  

12. Is tone more important or is technique?

i cant break that down for you.  if yo play like dooky then tone doesnt matter.  transitionally if youre a guitar god and your playing a harmony youre kind of screwed



13. Name your top 5 guitarist

john 5 (david lee roth, marilyn manson)

adrian rebollo (issues)

trey spruance (mr bungle, faith no more)

joe satriani

jake e lee (ozzy ozbourne, red dragon cartel)
*damn right! most underrated ozzy guitarist! oh , you forgot badlands


14.Who is the most overrated guitarist
lil wayne.  slash.


15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?
john 5 or adrian

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