Name: Joe Stump

Years Playing :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 projects: new album "Armed and Ready" and Conquer and Divide by Joe Stump's Reign of Terror, Metal Chop Building instructional DVD to be released by Berklee Press, Sweep Picking instructional DVD to be released at Joe

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

Most underated player: Norifumi Shima (Double Dealer,Concerto Moon) Walter Giardino (Rata Blanca)

Best Musician you've ever seen :Itzak Perlman

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

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"Armed and Ready" CD $9.99. US orders only.

Joe Stump's The Reign of Terror

Joe Stump instrumental titles at Leviathan Records!

Joe Stump's Dark Gifts "Rare and Unreleased Tracks"

Joe Stump (live) "Midwest Shredfest"

Joe Stump's Reign of Terror "Second Coming" back in stock!!

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