Name: Martin Behr
Playing (years): 19
Style: Shred, Rock, Fusion
Gear: Mainly Ibanez Guitars, Fender Strats, ADA Preamp, Rocktron Effects, Marshall PwrAmp, Marshall Cabinets, Mesa Rectifier, V-Twin, Laney 30W Combo, Ibanez Pedals, Takamine, Aria and Ovation Acoustics
Endorsements: Local Music Store
Past accomplishments: Two Solo CDs available on GuitarNine, Various CDs with different Band / Projects, 2 Soundtracks, Regular Columnist for GuitarNine, Various Columns for Guitarapalooza and the Shredzone, Guitar Instructor since 1999, own analog 24-track studio “The Jungle”
Current and upcoming projects: Currently working on third solo CD – release in 2004
Favorite guitarist: Too many to name but all time favourites include George Lynch, Al di Meola and John Petrucci
Most underrated players: Some Studio Musicians like Michael Landau who can get their stuff down in a few minutes with a fantastic sound
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Al di Meola, there’s not one single note he doesn’t play with passion, grace and fire.
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Excitement, Energy, Emotion, Life
Your hero: Different people have different strengths. There’s no overall hero – I’m trying to combine the qualities that are most important to me.
Ultimate goal: Beeing able to do whatever I want.