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Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Mike Morrison

NAME: Mike MorrisonPLAYING (YEARS): 23STYLE:Metal, ProgressiveGEAR: Digitech effects, Peavey amplification/cabinets, Gibson Les PaulENDORSEMENTS: none at presentCURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Shadowcaster (debut CD ‘Freedom’ available now).  Also, Milwaukee Rock Opera Company version of ‘The Wall’FAVORITE GUITARIST: Alex LifesonMOST UNDERATED PLAYERS:  David GilmourBEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Toss up between Howe and  Petrucci, with an honorable mention to Fripp.FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 30, 2001

Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Metal Mike Chlasciak

NAME: Metal Mike ChlasciakPLAYING (YEARS): 15STYLE: MetalGEAR: Jackson Custom USA Guitars (Warriors/ Randy Rhoads V’s),Marshall Amplification (Heads, Pre-Amps, Cabinets with Celestions),Seymour Duncan Pick-Ups (59N, JB-4, Invader), D’Addario Strings,Guyatone Effects (Metal Monster), Dunlop Signature “Tortex” Picks,Morley Effects (Bad Horsie Wah), Attitude and Honor. ENDORSEMENTS: Jackson, D’Addario, Marshall, Seymour Duncan, Morley, Guyatone, Mesa/ Boogie, Dunlop. CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Currently recording the new HALFORD studio […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 28, 2001

Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Mike Campese

NAME: Mike CampesePLAYING (YEARS): 17STYLE:Rock Fusion,acoustic and electric.Instrumental and vocal.GEAR: Tom Anderson electric guitars,Ovation Acoustics,Mesa Boogie amps,Marshall cabs and Mesa cabinet.TC-Electronic G-force,etc.ENDORSEMENTS: Mesa BoogieCURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Currently performing with my trio.Opening for National acts,etc.Released 2 solo cds “Total Freedom” and “Full Circle”.Working on a 3rd solo release. FAVORITE GUITARIST: I dont really have a Favorite Guitarist but i do like Hendrix,Eric […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 26, 2001

Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Lenny Supera

NAME: Lenny SuperaPLAYING (YEARS): 20STYLE:Rock, miscellaneousGEAR:Mitchell Pro-100, Digitech RP-2000, Sans Amp, Jackson and ESP guitarsENDORSEMENTS: noneCURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Fool’s Gate (1999), Guitar Stuff 1987-2001 (2001), Further Down (Lenny’s Lunatics-2001).  Coming soon from Lenny’s Lunatics…Snarl (to be released December 2001)FAVORITE GUITARIST: Edward Van HalenMOST UNDERATED PLAYERS:  Brian May, Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Mark KnopflerBEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Technically:  Allan Holdsworth, Victor […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 24, 2001


Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Douglas Odell

NAME: Douglas OdellPLAYING (YEARS): Fourteen (electric bass)STYLE: Blues, rock, funk, metal, progressive GEAR: SSD NS2000 5-string, ESP Horizon 4-string, Fender Jazz 4-string (all left handed), GK Amps, Hartke Cabinets ENDORSEMENTS: None CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Member of prog rock band Ice AgeFAVORITE GUITARIST: Jake E. Lee, fave bassist Geddy LeeMOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Tom Hamilton, Bob Daisley, Neil Murray, Marco MendozaBEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: King’s X FOUR WORDS THAT BEST […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 20, 2001


Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Chris Shryack

NAME: Chris ShryackPLAYING (YEARS): 15STYLE: RockGEAR: (Effects)- Ernie Ball Vol Pedal, Bad Horste Wah, Lexicon MPX-G2, Sansamp PSA-1, Voodoo Lab Analog Chorus, Electric Mistress Flanger, Lexicon MPX-1 Foot Controller (Electric Guitar)-PRS Custom Z2 (Amp) VHT 100 Watt Combo (Acoustic): Martin 1949 0-18 six stringENDORSEMENTS: VHTCURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS:My band UTS is always what I’m busy doing. Currently, we are playing […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 17, 2001

Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Christopher Herin

NAME: Christopher Herin  PLAYING (YEARS): 20  STYLE: Rock  GEAR: 1990 Paul Reed Smith CE24, 1976 Gibson Les Paul, Mesa/Boogie Tri-Axis Pre-Amp with Simul-class 90 power amp, Marshal 4×12 Cabinet, Yamaha SPX90, Rocktron Intellifex, Rocktron Pro Q and Alesis 3630 Compressor/limiter  ENDORSEMENTS: Mesa/Boogie  CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Working on the 4th TILES release, due in 2001  FAVORITE GUITARIST: Alex Lifeson MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Martin Barre […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 15, 2001

Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Gus G.

NAME: Gus G.PLAYING (YEARS): 12STYLE: Heavy Metal!!GEAR: Washburn Explorer CP 2003 guitars, Randall full stack: 2 4×12 cabinets and 200 Watt head, DR Strings: 10-13-18-28-38-50 ENDORSEMENTS: I use Washburn Guitars,Randall amplifiers and DR strings exclusively PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:Participated on Yngwie Malmsteen tribute album “A guitar odyssey” in 1999. Released debut album with German power metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY in 2001,entitled “Vengeance”.(B.Mind/Crash Music) Released […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 7, 2001



Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Patrick Lachman

NAME: Patrick LachmanPLAYING (YEARS): 19 yearsSTYLE:PunishingGEAR:LotsENDORSEMENTS: Jackson Guitars, EMG Pickups, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves Accessories, Mesa/Boogie Amplification, Line 6 Amps, T.C. Electronic, Guyatone Pedals, Morley Pedals, Shure Wireless Systems, Dunlop Signature PicksCURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: (new record called Torture Test and corresponding video), Rob Halford (2002 spring release)FAVORITE GUITARIST: impossible to pick one (but if I had to, it would […]

By BallBuster Contributor
July 1, 2001