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Joe Stump

NAME: Joe Stump

PLAYING (YEARS): 28

STYLE: Neo-Classical speed metal-Shred-European influenced hard rock

GEAR: ESP custom built strat-style guitars, with scallopped fretboards,Dimarzio pickups. Amps-Early 70`s 50 watt MarkII Marshalls,ENGL Ritchie Blackmore signature model 100 watt head,Rhino Beast.Marshall early 70`s basket weave cabs with 30 watt greenback celestions.DOD overdrive 250,Korg and boss delays,Dunlop Cry Baby and Rotovibe,Ernie Ball strings ,Jim Dunlop picks

ENDORSEMENTS: ESP Guitars,Rhino Amps,Dimarzio pickups,Ernie Ball strings,Jim Dunlop picks

PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Released five instrumental albums through the Leviathan label, four discs with my band Joe Stump`s Reign of Terror.Toured and have done clinics throughout the U.S. also in Japan, Europe and Mexico. Appeared in countless international guitar publications and metal magazines.Also the professor of Shred on the guitar faculty at the esteemed Berklee College of Music.

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: New album Conquer and Divide by Joe Stump”s Reign of Terror , Metal Chop Building instructional DVD to be released by Berklee Press,Guitar Masters CD to be released by Diginet Music,Sweep Picking instructional DVD to be released at Joe Stump.com

FAVORITE GUITARIST: Ritchie Blackmore,Jimi Hendrix,Yngwie Malmsteen,Gary Moore ,Uli-Jon Roth,Michael Schenker

MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS Norifumi Shima (Double Dealer,Concerto Moon) Walter Giardino (Rata Blanca)

FOUR WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Emotion,melody, frightening technical command

YOUR HERO: Ritchie Blackmore ULTIMATE GOAL: Career longevity and to continue to improve and evolve as a musician and guitarist

CONTACT: Joe Stump.com- www.LeviathanRecords.com