MAIN GUITAR: Ormsby SX
OTHER GEAR: EVH 5150iii, MXR/BOSS/TC Electronic
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE RIFF YOU'VE WRITTEN?
If it counts, the solo I wrote for my band’s new single, Heart Attack!
WHAT'S A RIFF YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?
I wish I’d written the main riff in Hold The Line by Toto. It’s nothing spectacular but it’s straight up badass and you know it means business!
WHAT’S THE BEST GUITAR ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE ELSE?
I would say that the best advice I received was to never give up, even when things got really difficult ...and instead of being intimidated by those better than you, be motivated to get to their level.
Some advice I would give would be to stay dedicated, no matter what. Guitar is something that will take years of hard work and time before it starts to really pay off, it’s so worth it! If practicing guitar feels like a chore, you’re doing it wrong.
WHAT’S AN UNDERRATED ALBUM THAT EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT?
Check out any album by Richie Kotzen! I don’t have a favourite album so just check out his work! I rate him so highly as a musician and guitar player, incredible human.
DESCRIBE YOUR GUITAR SOUND IN WHATEVER TERMS YOU LIKE.
WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM ORMSBY CUSTOM BE LIKE?
Oooh, in my mind it would have a beautiful quilt top, quite classic and natural looking, 24 frets, 6 strings. A thin Flame Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard. A pretty thin body, nice and lightweight for a 5ft person hahaha. All round elegant looking!