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

We are Loïc and Valery and we play fort he Swiss Metal band CHAOSEUM

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

(Loïc) : Marc Rizzo from Soulfly

(Valery) : Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden

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

We are Self taught

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

Yes we read music and we write and read tabs.

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

Mmmh yes. Our tones are FAT  ^^

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

We play on Solar Guitars. A2.TBR / S1.7PB / A2.7LN. This guitars are perfect… look, sound… Everything is perfect… But i wait the Pink model on 7 strings

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

These are the pickups from Solar. DUNCAN / SOLAR Passive PICKUPS. We are really happy with it. The sound is really good.

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

We play on Kemper Stage with Diezel HT4 and Herber rigs.

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

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

My rig is perfect. Small and easy

11.What guitarist can you not stand?


12. Is tone more important or is technique?

The sound is as important as the technique… 

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

Marc Rizzo

John 5

Andy James

Jason Becker

Tom Morello

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

Michael Angelo Batio

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

For me (Loïc), is Andy James

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