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Thursday, April 29, 2021

THE AXEMEN GUITAR INTERVIEW WITH MOYRA'S Damian Paszczak and Matt

 


1.Tell us your name and the band you play for

 

Hello, my name is Damian Paszczak and I play for Moyra

 


 1.Tell us your name and the band you play for

 

My name is Matt and I am guitarist of Moyra.


2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

My dad and me myself. My father plays the guitar for over 20 years and encouraged me to try it. He plays  rock and blues but I've enjoyed the sound of distorted guitar and fast riffs more. Some time later I've heard Death solos for the first time and decided to start taking guitar playing seriously.

 

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

 

I would say mix of these two. I've started playing guitar on my own and after 1,5 year I've decided  to take lessons.

 


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

 

I can read both, music and tabs.

 

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

 

I feel I have my own sound (style of  riffs and solos) , but I didn't find my ultimate tone yet.

 



6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color  

I am using my own signature guitar called “Spectre” made by P. Kamecki. It is 27' baritone 7 string guitar with carbon fretboard. Wood used to create the instrument is swamp Ash, wenge and the top is made from walnut root top ( top is being changed atm, used to be black matte).

 

 

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them

I am using passive pickups, I prefer their sound over active and i feel they respond better to my articulation. I am using Seymour Duncan sh-5 Custom ( bridge) and sh-2.


 

 

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

 

I am using Kemper Powerhead with EVH profiles and Evh 2 x12 cabinet with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers. While touring I am using Mesa Cabinet simulation and connect directly to FOH.

9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy

I am only using  Kemper Remote footswitch to control my amp.

 

10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..

 




If  we are dreaming I would love to have another high end guitar, top quality audio interface, mesa horizontal cab  with English V30 ( for home practice, not touring) and good wireless system. I have got the rest I think :)

 

11.What guitarist can you not stand?

Angus Young

 




12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Both are important but if I had to pick one I would choose technique. Guitarists with really good technique usually have really good tone as well. However if they don't I believe it would take less time to improve and polish their tone instead of working on technique from scratch or eradicating bad habits.

 

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

-Chuck Schuldiner

-Muhammed Suiรงmez

-Pat O'Brien

-Michael Hoggard

-Danny Tunker

 

 

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

Kurt Cobain

 

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



 1.1.Tell us your name and the band you play for

Muhammed Suiรงmez/ MOYRA

 


 2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar

 

 

I was in eighth grade. At school once someone brought the guitar up. Next time two other guys did the same cause they had guitars at home. On the music class they asked the teacher if she could show us how to play and she said ‘yes’. I wasn’t interested at first ๐Ÿ˜‰ “why I have to play the guitar” “I don’t wanna” that was my first fillings about the guitar but it changed very quickly. Six months later I started a band.

 

 

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

 

Yes and no. Yes cause I’ve never had any teacher. I wasn’t at the music school either. And No, because I didn’t take anything from my had. I’ve been watching how my friends played. I’ve been listened to their advises (I have some friends from music schools). I took a lot of knowledge from the internet; about the theory of music and the technique of playing the guitar.

At the beginnings I was playing cover songs, so I was read tabs and try to play it. My first one was for sure a Metallica song ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t remember which one.   

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

Yes I can read music from notes and from tab of course.

 

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

 

I try to have my own sound/tone, but is it unique? I’m not sure. I think the listeners should say something about it. It’s not my intention to sound very original. I always want to sound good, deep, hard and pro.

 


 6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )

 

I play on Jackson Chris Broderick Pro Solonist 6. I bought it two years ago, and it was new, so it’s two years old xD, and the color..which is very important…is white ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have also Ibanez MTM (Mick Thompson signature) and this one is black ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them

 

It has two passive DiMarzio humbuckers (Jackson), and dwo active Duncan humbuckers at the MTM. I prefer much passive pickups now. Ibanez now is as a backup guitar on stage.

 

 


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

 

I use Peavey 6505+ and I like it very much. Very deep and sometimes ugly and filthy sound of higain and very nice clean tone. I use normal Peavey Cabinet 4x12’’. Old fashioned and heavy to carry xD I don’t like digital sound of these days.

 

 

9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy

 


I don’t have typical pedal board. I use pedal board for the amp and old and very old fashioned BossGT3 in a loop just for basic functions like tuning, pedal, noise gate reverb and especially different volume channels, lead, rhythm, clean ect.. Of course I don’t use distortion/overdrive from this xD It goes from the amp of course.

 

10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..

 

I don’t know, I don’t dream about the equipment, now I’m quite satisfied. I’m thinking about new speaker and new pedalboard in a oldschool style ๐Ÿ˜‰ a lot of  single pedals xD 

 

11.What guitarist can you not stand?

 

The lazy one who cries he cannot make any progress cause he doesn’t practice ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

12. Is tone more important or is technique?

 

I think technique cause tone you can easily fix by buying better amp and  the guitar. On the technique you have to work hard and long and you can’t fix it in one day. I’ve never been a fan of toys if you know what I mean. For my it’s much more satisfied that I spent two hours practice picking than order new amp and watch on yt how it sounds. The same with watching best guitars. I know a lot of guys who spend many hours on watching for example Vai or Satriani and think I’s gonna improve their skills. Sure it helps, I did a lot in my past but without practicing it’s like watching a game or space traveling in s.f. movies.

 



 

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

 


It’s very hard to choose. For sure Dimme Darrell from Pantera (my youth) and Nils Norberg from Nocturnal Rites, he’s not so famous but he’s got an incredible skills. Who else? Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson,  Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde (my youth as well), Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Alexi Laiho….No, sorry I can’t choose only the great five of mine :/    

 

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

 

No one..I think so..I don’t know..It could be offensive to claim someone is overrated..If he’s well known of course, so he probably did something for the music. If he’s not I won’t probably by able to know him ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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

 


Chuck Schuldiner! Why? Cause I didn’t mention about him above ๐Ÿ˜‰ And Dimme Darrell for Sure! See.. I can't choose one here neither..I hope guys rest in peace \m/

 

 


 

 

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