Name: Ken Steiger
Playing (years): 20
Style: Instrumental / Metal (Instra-METAL)
Ibanez & Gibson Guitars
Mesa Boogie amplifiers (TriAxis & Dual Rectifier)
T.C. Electronics EFX (G-Force)
V.H.T. Power Amps
Endorsements: I am currently seeking endorsements with Ibanez, Ernie Ball, D’Addario, and any amp good company I can find.
Some of the things I have accomplished are:
1.) G.I.T. Instructor since 1997.
2.) In 2000 I was hired by EMI Publishing & Warner Bros. to be the “Guitar Coach” for the stars Mark Wahlberg, Tim Olyphant and Dominic West in the Warner Bros. movie “ROCK STAR”, released in September 2001.
3.) Released an eleven song independent CD “DEFIANCE” with these fantastic guest artists Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin, Virgil Donati, Gary Hoey and Michael T. Ross. It is a fantastic album, with an amazing line-up.
4.) Opening Halloween Night, for Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, at the Whisky was pretty cool!!
Current and upcoming projects:
I have a lot of favorite players over the years, it started with Randy Rhoads and Malmsteen, went to Al DiMeola and Satriani, and onto John Petrucci and Marty Friedman . And those are just the lead players..
Shawn Lane, George Bellas, Tom Morello
Most underrated players:
John Petrucci of Dream Theater
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Guitar For The Masses!!
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing:
All those firefighters, heading up the stairs at the Twin Towers…
Your hero: My Father
Tour the world, and sell a million records!!