Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Jeff Urso

Name: Jeff Urso

Playing (years): 19 years

Style: Instrumental rock guitar ala Satriani, Vai, Petrucci, Johnson

Gear: Ibanez RG550 (tuned to Drop D), Ibanez Jem 555WH (standard tuning), Ibanez Jem Universe UV777 (standard B tuning), Takamine EG-334BC acoustic, Fender Precision 5 string bass, Carlo Robelli 4 string bass, Line6 Pod Pro, Marshall JMP-1, Marshall 900 Lead-1960 Angled cabinets, Carvin power amps, Morley Bad Horsie wah pedal

Past accomplishments: Wrote, recorded, & performed with previous bands Amateurs Unlimited, Mr. Salty, Zero Down

Current and upcoming projects: Wrote, recorded, produced, debut solo instrumental rock CD entitled Straight Ahead. Production of next solo CD begins Winter of 2005. Tour the world supporting both CD’s in Spring/Summer of 2006

Favorite guitarist: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Blues Saraceno, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse

Most underrated players: Dave Uhrich

Best musician you’ve ever seen: Steve Vai

Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Passion, emotion, aggressive, perfect

Your hero: Steve Vai – A world class musician

Ultimate goal: To create the best music possible & share it with people all over the world



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