Re: Everybody needs an Uncle Ben; including Ibanez.
Dave Weiner, as well, though he's now with PRS. Angel Vivaldi as well - he was never super active here, but he played a number of Jemfests, and frankly he's on my short list of rising talents to watch. He and Lyle Watt, but he's a Jaden Rose endorsee already...
Also, weren't one/both of the guys from Dragonforce members before their band really took off?
Yeah Herman certainly was a member, but I wasn't sure how many folks would recognise him outside of his signature guitar. Are Dragonforce a big band in the USA? Or are they a European thing?