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Guitar Superstar 2010 Contestant Don Alder

June 15, 2010
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Don Alder
Vancouver, British Columbia  

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Main Guitars Yamaha LLX36C, Galloup Baritone

Main Amp Anything with a 15-inch speaker that’s LOUD

Fave Pedals Z.Vex Box of Rock (I like the boost when playing acoustic.)

Strings Dean Markley Alchemy and Helix HD, .013-.056

Picks Fred Kelly Delrin thumbpicks

Cables George L's

Main Stylistic Influences Jeff Beck, Wishbone Ash, Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Jimi Hendrix

Favorite Album There’s the Rub, Wishbone Ash

Favorite Guitar Solo “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers,” Jeff Beck

What is unique or original about your approach to the guitar? My right-hand technique is a hybrid of fingerpicking and frailing, while my palm provides a constant rhythmic pulse. This creates the illusion of sounding like there’s more then one person on stage. I like to play acoustic with the attitude of a rocker. I also strive to create instrumentals with fresh new melodies that contain a unique blend of creativity, taste, showmanship, and integrity.

What’s the best thing about playing guitar? The completion of a new instrumental, performing to a live audience, and inspiring and sharing with other aspiring guitar players.

Why did you enter GPGS 2010? I love a new challenge, and it’s a great opportunity to share my music and to hopefully inspire others.











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