"Some of my greatest influences were Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton- what they did and how they wrote inspires me still." Jeff Morpak
Stevie Ray Vaughan's favorite guitar was his first guitar a 1963 strat who he referred to as his "first wife"
When Hendrix became an international superstar in 1967, it seemed as if he'd dropped out of a Martian spaceship, but in fact he'd served his apprenticeship the long, mundane way in numerous R&B acts on the chitlin circuit
Eric clapton aka "slow Hand" used this guitar exclusively in his mid carrier staring from 1965- swittching later on to his other favorite the fender strat.
Gibson '58 Reissue Les Paul in 'Heritage Cherry Sunburst'. The Gibson 58 and 59 Reissues are among some of the most sought after new instruments on the market.
the moose is loose...
Studio influences and History
Jimmy Page is often thought of as a quintessential rock guitar hero, being in the same class of talent as peers such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and the late Jimi Hendrix. Page and Beck, who grew up near each other in England and both spent time as a guitarist for The Yardbirds, were among the first guitarists to help popularize the use of electronic feedback and distortion with the Rodger Mayer Fuzzbox.
Gary Moore is acknowledged as one of the finest musicians that the British Isles has ever produced. In a career that dates back to the 1960's, there are few musical genres that he has not turned his adroit musical hand to, and has graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands, Thin Lizzy, ColosseumII and Skid Row to name but three.
Both Tom Morrello and Buddy Holly played the same type of guitar-the 54' fender strat-Here you see Buddy Holly playing it on the Ed Sullivan Show.
"America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom youíve lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesnít belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you donít care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve." Tom Morrello
Started 15 years ago Bandit Studios has helped launch more than a dozen albums for various artists both Canadian and abroad. When asked what lies ahead for the Studio, Jeff Morpak says only " The future is unwritten"
Zappa was a highly productive and prolific artist and he gained widespread critical acclaim. Many of his albums are considered essential in rock and jazz history, and he is regarded as one of the most original guitarists and composers of his time; he remains a major influence on musicians and composers.
"I guess itís time to focus on letting go so I can Die To Live." Steve Vai