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WAYNE STATIC Tribute DEAN Modifier ML Guitar Unveiled At NAMM (Video)
Josh Maloney, who works in artist relations at Dean Guitars, talked about the company's new Wayne Static Modifier ML guitars — built for Wayne before his untimely passing in November 2014 — at this weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Check out the footage below. Said Josh: "As you know, in 2014, we lost a very good friend, artist, colleague and just a great dude, Mr. Wayne Static. And as a tribute to him, he requested a couple of guitars for the tour that, unfortunately, he never got to go on. This is one of them. This is our Dean ML Modifier. And as Wayne and I spoke both on the phone and via text, he was very specific about what he wanted." He continued: "Wayne, as you well know, was a very accomplished artist, just a great guy. If you never got a chance to meet him, I feel sorry for you, because he was just a wonderful human being. His wife Tera was a great chick — and still is. "And so we were talking. He was getting ready to go out on the tour. And he said, 'I want a couple of new modifiers.' [And I said], 'No problem.' So he wanted 'em a very specific way. He wanted a purple-and-black modifier. And what's interesting about what Wayne wanted [is] he wanted one volume knob. Obviously, there's no switch, 'cause there's only one pickup — one EMG — and he wanted an unfinished neck. So what we did was we did an oil finish, mahogany neck on this guitar — a lot like his other modifiers." Josh added: "When [Wayne] came to us, he said, 'I wanna play an ML.' I said, 'Well, it's interesting enough that you ask that because we're coming out with a new version of the ML called the Modifier.' And Wayne, without hesitation, said, 'I wanna do it. Let's do it. I wanna do The Modifier. I wanna be the first guy to have one, first guy to play one. Let's do it.' So we built him The Modifiers way early on, and this is actually an ML Modifier built to his exact specs, which he asked me for. We built two of them — there's this one that we're showing at the NAMM show, and the other one that we gave to his wife Tera Tuesday at the Wayne Static tribute show at the Whisky, earlier this week. "We miss Wayne tremendously. He was a great human being, a hell of an artist, an innovator, and just an all-around great guy. And we're proud to display this guitar at our 2015 NAMM show at Dean Guitars, the Wayne Static ML Modifier. "God love you, Wayne. We miss you like crazy. And we hope you're looking down, rocking out and just having a hell of a time." Static, whose real name was Wayne Richard Wells, was just getting ready to head out on co-headlining tours with POWERMAN 5000 and DROWNING POOL when he died on November 1, 2014. Statements from both Static's widow, former porn star Tera Wray, and a publicist dismissed rumors that his passing was the result of a drug overdose. A spokesperson for the San Bernardino coroner's office told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that "no foul play [was] suspected" in Static's death. The coroner's office is still awaiting toxicology results to determine how Static died. Toxicology tests will reveal whether Wayne had any alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of his death. PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix apologized for remarks he made shortly after Static's death, suggesting that Wayne's passing was caused by a drug overdose. Shaddix told Loudwire, "I read a blog online that said it was an O.D., and I posted online, ‘Too many dudes dying because of drugs. It's terrible.' Apparently, it's not drugs, so I put on my Facebook that I was incredibly sorry that I jumped the gun if that's not the truth. My heart goes out to his family, regardless. My intention wasn't to drag him through the mud or anything." A native of Michigan who later moved to Chicago, Wayne Static founded STATIC-X in 1994 after the break-up of his previous band, DEEP BLUE DREAM. Static played in that group with SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. STATIC-X became one of the most popular acts in the so-called "nu metal" movement, selling more than one million copies of its 1999 debut, "Wisconsin Death Trip". The disc included the rock radio hit "Push It". STATIC-X released five more studio albums, with the last being "Cult Of Static" in 2009. The band broke up shortly after that, reformed again with a new lineup in 2012, then disbanded permanently in June 2013. Static released his first and only solo album, "Pighammer", in 2011.
PHILIP H ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI Talks New Signature Axe 'The Priestess' (Video)
Maziar "Marzi" Montazeri of PHILIP H ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS spoke to GearZombiee.com about his new signature Washburn guitar The Priestess at this year's NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out the footage below. The Priestess combines modern and classic features, such as an offset solid mahogany body with a carved raised center cradling two Marzi Montazeri custom wound Seymour Duncan pickups which provide unmatched tone and sustain. An original Floyd Rose tremolo system with locking nut is built in, allowing you to make this axe squeal with delight or dive bomb to the depths of your soul. The mahogany neck sports an ebony fingerboard, split block inlays with custom 12th fret Marzi "M" inlay and super jumbo frets providing classic rock style with modern speed and superior playability. Custom Grover 18:1 tuners make it easy to keep the guitar accurately tuned. Washburn's Parallaxe series is a breakthrough line of guitars aimed at the pro rock or metal guitarist. It is stage- and recording-ready and packed with unique features such as the Buzz Feiten tuning system, spring silencers, brass trem blocks, super jumbo frets and USA-made electronics. In an interview with the Minneapolis, Minnesota radio station 93X, Philip Anselmo stated about Marzi, "[He] and [late PANTERA guitarist] Dimebag had known each other since the middle '80s, late '80s, and I've known Marzi almost as long. And really, Dimebag… He was such a killer, killer, amazing player — we all know this — but Dimebag would show so much respect to Marzi. Just to sit there and watch those two guys jam together back in the old days, or just talk guitars… They just had this amazing mutual respect for one another. So Marzi and I have reunited, and he is really an executioner when it comes to right-hand picking, and his left hand blows mine away completely, and he's a great lead player. . . And really, man, I orchestrated the whole thing — my words, my songs — but I let Marzi put his fingerprints, so to speak, all over this whole damn thing."
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