Lead guitarist Henrik Danhage of Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey recently took German instrument retailer and blogger Bandist on a tour of his live rig, which includes an impressive collection of Charvel guitars.
Danhage begins with the amps, pedals and effects he uses to achieve his signature sound, dialing in the details of the channels and settings. Saving the best for last, Danhage also walks the viewer through his prized group of modified Charvel guitars that he plays exclusively.
“All-time favorite,” says Danhage. “Growing up with all the cool players, like Steve Vai, Warren DeMartini, Jake E Lee, you know a lot of those cats had Charvels. I’m so honored that I can work with them and they make me awesome guitars. I couldn’t be happier on the guitar front.”
Watch the interview with Danhage below to get all the details on what he brings to the stage.
Beau Monde Guitars in New Jersey recently pulled a Jake E Lee signature model off the wall to run through several of its special features.
The demo showcased the Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker in the bridge and the DiMarzio SDS-1 single-coil pickup in the neck position, demonstrating just how great the Red Dragon Cartel guitarist’s preferred axe sounds.
The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.
“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”
The guys in Red Dragon Cartel recently posted a new video in which they discuss how the band originally formed and put together their debut full-length album.
With former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E Lee taking handling all axe duties and Beggars & Thieves’ Ronnie Mancuso on bass, the group was rounded out by drummer Jonas Fairley and singer D.J. Smith. Their 10-song collection of originals also features goes appearances from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, In This Moment’s Maria Brink and former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno.
Red Dragon Cartel has already played a handful of shows promoting the album, and there is an extensive worldwide tour that kicks off March 5 in Tempe, Ariz.
Learn more about Red Dragon Cartel (in addition to a video for the new track “Deceived”) after the jump and visit the band’s official Facebook page for more information. (more…)