Javier Hey guys. Saw you Friday at Bonds 007. Nice job! (4/29/2005)
DannyM Cool! I'm glad you liked show.
Javier Do you play 10 times faster than Slayer all time, or just Friday? Wow!!
DannyM No, not all time. When I practice at home I play along with CD at Slayer speed. When we get together as a band, yes.... we always play music faster. I doubt that we play it 10X faster, LOL!
Javier I did not think "Sex, Murder, Art" or "War Ensemble" could EVER be played faster than when Paul(Bostaph) was in Slayer. Well, you guys showed me it IS possible!!
Danny Slayer music is a beautiful thing. I love energy, speed, aggression and chaos that I feel coming out speakers at a Slayer concert. Hell, I can even feel it when I have any Slayer CD in my stereo. Playing Slayers music at speeds we play at is very satisfying and addictive.
Javier Joey, you are youngest in Dead Skin Mask. Have you been a Slayer fan all your life, or at least a good part of it?
Joey Well yeah, most of my life. When I was in Jr. High, my friend let me borrow Diabolus in Musica and I just thought it was and still is greatest music I've ever heard. They had a sound like no other band had that was so dark.
Javier Have trouble getting into clubs you play at?
Joey No, We haven't had any trouble YET with my age getting in way of a gig.
Javier What "gear" are you using?
DannyM My main guitar is a ESP Custom Shop Jeff Hanneman. Its old style guitar with a Kahler trem, SLAYER inlay at 12th fret. Its loaded with EMG 85's and has an EMG SPC installed. Its tuned to E flat and stringed with 10's. Yes, in my opinion, it is better than any Standard Series ESP guitar. It is better than any other guitar that I have ever owned or played! My back up guitar is an ESP/LTD Jeff Hanneman JH-600. Its one that was banned and has 'S & Key' inlays. There are only 48 of these guitars in world. I went thru many amps looking for my tone. Being in this band I also needed an amp that could nail Slayers tone and vibe. I use a Marshall JCM 800 2203X. It has SED Winged C EL34 power tubes and I put GT-12AX7-C pre amp tubes in V1 and V2. I put a Mesa SPAX7-A in V3 position. I push amp with a stock SD-1. My cab, as you already know, is a ENGL Vintage Pro 4x12. That gear is core of my sound. I get an amazingly authentic Slayer sound and vibe with that set up. I do not use any FX for my main Slayer tone. It’s all in amp, guitar and my fingers. I do use a POD XT LIVE to add a bit of effects (delay + reverb) and a slight volume boost for leads. My signal chain looks like this: Guitar -> SD-1 -> Marshall 2203X -> Pod XT Live in FX loop for Lead guitar effects -> ENGL Pro 4x12.