Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Ken Steiger

Name: Ken Steiger

Playing (years): 20

Style: Instrumental / Metal (Instra-METAL)

Ibanez & Gibson Guitars
Mesa Boogie amplifiers (TriAxis & Dual Rectifier)
T.C. Electronics EFX (G-Force)
V.H.T. Power Amps

Endorsements: I am currently seeking endorsements with Ibanez, Ernie Ball, D’Addario, and any amp good company I can find.

Past accomplishments:
Some of the things I have accomplished are:
1.) G.I.T. Instructor since 1997.
2.) In 2000 I was hired by EMI Publishing & Warner Bros. to be the “Guitar Coach” for the stars Mark Wahlberg, Tim Olyphant and Dominic West in the Warner Bros. movie “ROCK STAR”, released in September 2001.
3.) Released an eleven song independent CD “DEFIANCE” with these fantastic guest artists Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin, Virgil Donati, Gary Hoey and Michael T. Ross. It is a fantastic album, with an amazing line-up.
4.) Opening Halloween Night, for Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, at the Whisky was pretty cool!!

Current and upcoming projects:
I have a lot of favorite players over the years, it started with Randy Rhoads and Malmsteen, went to Al DiMeola and Satriani, and onto John Petrucci and Marty Friedman . And those are just the lead players..

Favorite guitarist:
Shawn Lane, George Bellas, Tom Morello

Most underrated players:
John Petrucci of Dream Theater

Best musician you’ve ever seen: Guitar For The Masses!!

Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing:
All those firefighters, heading up the stairs at the Twin Towers…

Your hero: My Father

Ultimate goal:
Tour the world, and sell a million records!!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.