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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2007, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alex Skolnick Interview

Here is an rather interesting interview with Alex Skolnick of Testament. Check out the question why he left Ibanez.

http://www.blasting-zone.com/AlexSkolnickTrio2.htm

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Wow! His answer for that question
"Well, the Ibanez was a great Metal guitar when I started playing it, but a couple of things happened. I felt that the quality of the guitars that were being sold weren’t of the same quality as the guitars I was playing. They would send me these really nice, well crafted guitars, but then if you went and bought one in the stores, they were just terrible. I felt bad that people were buying an instrument because I played it and then having it not be of the same quality"
Maybe some unsetup guitar from the store I think...
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I think he's probably skilled enough to spot that it's just a set up problem. Sounds to me like something bigger than that.

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I think he's probably skilled enough to spot that it's just a set up problem. Sounds to me like something bigger than that.

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Definitely!

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I'd probably have to agree with him on both his Ibanez and Gibson comments.
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I enjoyed reading the article but damn, why do people think it's cool to have a black background with light letters? What a friggin P.I.T.A! My eyes are all messed up.

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I enjoyed reading the article but damn, why do people think it's cool to have a black background with light letters? What a friggin P.I.T.A! My eyes are all messed up.

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Maybe your eyes are messed up to begin with,

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I can definitely believe what Alex said about Ibanez!!! it definitely shows some integrity but I guess he just left because he did not care for that type of guitar anymore and I gess is better to leave than being dropped!
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Yea, amazing. The guy knows so much about guitars that -

"The guitars are very similar to Gibsons but the quality is…as good as the Gibsons from the ’70’s and the ’80’s"

He compares his Heritages to the NORLIN era Gibsons!!!
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There were some decent late 70s LP's but your right the Norlin era was 97%straight up dreck. Pancake bodies? Please....

Good to see Alex about though, I had no idea about the flopped Ozzy gig. Sharon f'ed us out of an extremely interesting Ozzy record then. Alex would have ***** in that gig.
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Lol p w n e d is in the bad language filter?
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Yea, amazing. The guy knows so much about guitars that -

"The guitars are very similar to Gibsons but the quality is…as good as the Gibsons from the ’70’s and the ’80’s"

He compares his Heritages to the NORLIN era Gibsons!!!
I knew someone would catch that. I was thinking the same thing.
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I wasn't even aware that he got back together with Testament to do a nostalgia tour, that's pretty cool. I've always thought of Alex as a great guitar player. I really didn't know he got into Jazz, I thought he was more into fusion much like Frank Gambale's music back in the day.

Sorry for complaining like a little girl earlier guys but, I stare at a comp. monitor all day for work, so going from normal "eye friendly" backgrounds to a totally black background messes with my mind. It might also be due to watching all that porn at home, lol.

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Yea, amazing. The guy knows so much about guitars that -

"The guitars are very similar to Gibsons but the quality is…as good as the Gibsons from the ’70’s and the ’80’s"

He compares his Heritages to the NORLIN era Gibsons!!!
I nearly swallowed my tongue when I read that part of the interview.

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