Congratulations to the winner of our Guitar Player / Osiamo Gear Giveaway, Michael I of California. Michael is the lucky recipient of a bunch of great gear including a Rockready Volo gig bag, Mini, and Snap! Strap, a Dr J Planes Walker Fuzz, a Bigfoot Engineering Trouble Booster, a Taurus Dexter Octaver, a Mooer Trelicopter, and a great selection of Pickboy picks. Michael was really excited to hear the news and says, “Thanks again for the great gifts. I will enjoy all of them.”
Michael, we hope make some great sounding music with your new gear!
This week Neal takes a look at some of Nate Lopez’ favorite Mooer pedals. Neal puts together the Soul Shiver, Trelicopter, Ninety Orange, Shimverb, and throws in the Micro Looper so you can the various effects in an impromtu composition of Neal’s. We were joking with Neal that he needed the Micro Looper to replicate Nate’s 8 string playing.
Nate Lopez came to our attention through EMGtv on YouTube. He was already using several Mooer pedals in his pedal board and we hooked him with a Soul Shiver pedal!
He has some big fans out in the Bay area and was nominated this summer for best jazz artist in the North Bay at www.bohemian.com.
“You will note this 7 and 8 String guitarist uses every aspect of the guitar to play bass, rhythm and lead making him a one man band.” – Positively Petaluma
“To Say Nate Lopez just plays guitar is an understatement.” – Curtis Kim KSRO
Nate Lopez writes full arrangements for his 7 and 8 strings guitars. In addition to his jazz, funk, blues inspired originals, Nate specializes in instrumental arrangements of popular classics by groups from Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, to Daft Punk. Says Nate, “the extended range of my 7 and 8 string guitars allow me to play the bass, chords, and melody simultaneously. This gives me complete control of the music.”
Nate has been playing all over California for over a decade at many venues including recently Earthfest L.A., Winter NAMM, The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, Laguna Beach Jazz and Art Festival, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, Reno Jazz festival, and countless wineries.
He is also been a featured artist on radio stations KRSH, KBBF, KVYN and KGGV. Here is on on EMGtv:
Nate studied Jazz and Classical music at Solano College, then went on to study North Indian Classical Music at the Ali Akbar College of music. Over the years, Nate has acquired a broad array of musical interests and skills, and is always exploring different sounds and experiences!
Click here to learn more about Nate at his Osiamo Artist page.
For those of us who aren’t hip give a us a brief background on you?
I am probably best known as the lead guitarist of the German heavy metal band “WARLOCK” (with Doro Pesch). I played on and did the World Tour and video for the Platinum/Gold selling Album “Triumph and Agony.”
What are you doing musically present?
I have my own band that I front called, N.Y.C (I sing lead vocals and play lead guitar), and I am also the lead guitarist of The Richie Ramone Band (original drummer of Ramones). I also sing lead vocals on many Ramones classics in our live show.
What’s coming up for you in the future?
A World Tour in support of the new Richie Ramone Band CD coming out called “Entitled.” It was mixed by Mark Needham (Pink, Killers, etc) and mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Prince, Stones, etc). I co-wrote on the disc as well. I am aslo writing the NEW NYC CD that is set to be produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Zombie, Otep, etc).
What do you think of the state of the music industry?
It has gotten tougher, as the industry has “splintered” in so many directions as far as A/R and actual labels and the way they sign bands now or even consider them.
Mooer introduces 9 new pedals to the US market this month! The Mooer micro series keeps growing and getting better. The 9 new pedals really round out the line: Blue Faze, Blues Crab, Eleclady, Flex Boost, Pure Boost, Ninety Orange, Triangle Buff, Reecho, and Trelicopter.
We are shipping the 9 new pedals now. Contact Jeremy Johnson at 347.707.1019 or email him at jeremy (at) osiamo.com to get some of these hot new pedals on order.
Click here to see the entire line of Mooer micro pedals from Osiamo LLC.
Our good friend Jon Diaz sat down with Rawn Randall and demo’ed some of our new Mooer micro pedals. Check out the YouTube video and hear the Ninety Orange, Blues Crab, Eleclady, Pure Boost, Rage Machine, Reecho, Trelicopter and a Hustle Drive/Ninety Orange combo. Jon really likes the new pedals and thinks the sound quality and construction are great. Says Jon, “the bottom line is the sound is killer.”