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

My name is Lorenzo Pimpini and I am the main guitar player and composer of the heavy metal band STEALTH

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar

First of all Kirk Hammet from Metallica because me and all the other STEALTH members loved the band.

Subsequently I started studying music theory and harmony and I switched to Dream Theater, Symphony X and prog metal in general. Now I enjoy listening to fusion, epic and jazz music.

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

For many years I have been self taught. From 5 years I started studying at the Modern Music Institute. Director of that school is Alex Stornello, the well known italian jazz holdsworth styler. I graduated in 2019

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

Yes of course

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

How many guitar players have it? I am constantly searching it. Actually I use some interesting plugin for guitar.

6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color ) 7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them

I play 6 string guitar with my handmade BHI pickups and I also play 7 string guitar model Schecter Hellraiser with EMG pickups that are great for the sound of my band.

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

During live acts I usually play with my Peavey Triple XXX 100 W while in studio Home recording I use KRK Rokit 5 monitor.

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

I think this is my sore point. Actually I used to play NUX CERBERUS only for modulation sound with 4 cable technique and I use the crunch channel of my Peavey. But I’d need some suggestion about this…..

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

I would like to come back playing live in tour around the world. I hope that coronavirus pandemic will be ending as soon as possibile, and finally I’d like producing some of my soloist tracks with my style and my sound.

11.What guitarist can you not stand?

For me there is no guitar hero and no guitar failer. Everyone has is own way.

I12. Is tone more important or is technique?

Tone is important because I think it is better few notes played at the right moment than too many notes played in a confusing way.

The fretboard knowledge, music theory with harmony and technique in general are useful to give more space to your creativity

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

John Petrucci

Paul Gilbert

Michael Romeo

My teacher Claudio Pietronik

And last but not least The professor of shred His Majesty Guthrie Govan

14.Who is the most overrated guitarist

Carlos Santana

Wes is the owner of Metal Moose, Metal Coffee, The Metal Times and The Pitchfork Syndicate, and he has 20 years of the biz under his belt, focused on the indie heavy music scene from the unlikely location of Oklahoma City. Wes is bringing his Guitar Series Axemen and Underground Spotlight to MHF.


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