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Guitar Superstar 2010 Contestant Val Kostadinov

June 15, 2010
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Val Kostadinov
San Diego, California  

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Main Guitar Music Man LUKE signature model

Main Amp CAE 3+SE tube preamp/ VHT Two/Fifty/Two power amp

Fave Pedals None, I just use the sound of the amp

Strings D’Addario, .010 set

Picks Dunlop Tortex, 1.14mm

Cables Planet Waves

Main Stylistic Influences Steve Lukather, Steve Vai

Favorite Album Toto IV, Toto (I just can’t let the ’80s music go.)

Favorite Guitar Solo “Hotel California,” Joe Walsh/Eagles

What is unique or original about your approach to the guitar? I don’t know if anybody can be really original today—like Hendrix,Van Halen, Lukather, and Vai. I’m not saying, “It has all been said and done,” but it is hard these days not to sound like somebody else who came before you. I hope the way I compose music—and my tone—might be something different.

What’s the best thing about playing guitar? My guitar is the only “girlfriend” I’ve ever had who is always there for me. Playing guitar is the best way to express all your emotions without having to feel like you’re naked—if you know what I mean.

Why did you enter GPGS 2010? I thought would be another great way to express my self, and to be heard by so many great musicians out there.











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