Lightning-fast lead lines and melodic phrases fall effortlessly from the tattooed fingers of Samy Elbanna (@braindeadsamy), frontman of @LostSociety. For more than a decade, the Finnish four-piece has forged an unimpeachable path in modern metal music. Their pounding riffs, catchy choruses, and symphonic flashes have taken them around the world and landed them at the top of the charts.
Rotosound caught up with Samy at The Underworld in London as the band were touring their fifth album ‘If The Sky Came Down’ and chatted about the gear that helps Elbanna carve his trademark mammoth riffs and fluid solos. He discusses his guitar string choice and how he achieves the perfect hybrid gauge for his various drop tunings... all the way down to drop A# 🤘
Samy Elbanna plays Rotosound MAS11 guitar strings combined with single Roto .056", .064", and .072" strings for different drop tunings.
00:38 The worst nightmare for a musician
01:04 Guitars and pickups
03:06 Samy Elbanna's guitar strings
04:29 Kempers and patches
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