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Meet Oscar “Funtwo” Lim.

Name: Funtwo Oscar Lim
Location: New Zealand
Links: www.funtwo.us

When did you realize your passion for music and how come you ended up playing guitar?
– Three main things got me have the passion on music. 1. In my childhood, music of a Korean musician called ‘Seo Taiji’ made me got into pop and rock style music. 2. When I was 14 listening to The main riff of the song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana I made my mind to start playing the guitar. I was shocked by the sound. In the next few days I grabbed a guitar. 3. My video ‘Canon’ had made a sensation in 2006 on Youtube and I since then I have taken music seriously in my life journey.

What’s your main guitar right now?
– My main guitar is 2015 Tom Anderson The Classic ‘Light Baby Blue’.

Any other guitars in your collection?
– ESP ‘Alfee Custom’ SEC-280TC, Kraken Funtwo Custom T Guitar.

Name five players that helped shape you as a guitarist!
– Joe Satriani, Hyun Suk Lee (Korean guitarist), Eric Johnson, Neil Zaza, Nuno Bettencourt

Looking ahead, what’s your ultimate goal with your music and guitar-playing?
– My goal is making good videos with good music to reach out people through the web space.

Who’s the most interesting player today?
– Of course there are so many great players but If I had to name just one, I’d say I admire musicianship of Jack Thammarat, a Thai musician. He’s one who speaks and sings with guitar.

What amp and cab combo would you say is your go-to?
– Mesa Boogie Mark V: 25 head pairing with Mesa 2×12 recto cab is it. I think They are very versatile on both live and recording.

A quick rundown of your pedals and outboard?
– I love using Vox Joe Satriani pedal series. Ice 9 Overdrive, Satchurator Distortion, Time Machine, Delay, Big Bad Wah. Those four are main stomps in my board. In many occasions I use Zoom G5 multi stomps as well.

String gauge and pick of choice?
– I use Black Smith .010 gauge strings. For picks, GraphTech Tusq Warm Tone and Dunlop Jazz III Eric Johnson signature are my favorites.

Your current top-five with guitar-related music?
Jack Thammarat – “Awakening”
Dream Theater – “Overture 1928”
Scar Symmetry – “Anomaly”
Steve Morse – “On The Pipe”
Joe Satriani – “Premonitio”


EZKEYS – QUICK TIP VIDEOS.

Some tips, tricks and useful ways of working with the software!

CREATIVE FLOW.

This video series demonstrates the workflow of writing music with EZkeys. Learn how to add a piano to match your guitar track, how to find new song parts how to work with several instances of EZkeys.

NEW BASS TONES FOR METAL!

Four top players deliver a brand new collection of bass tones for EZmix 2.

FROM THE ARCHIVES.

Fredrik from Meshuggah in a playthrough of “Do Not Look Down”.

GUEST PLAYLIST: BEAU BURCHELL (SAOSIN)

What’s spinning in Beau’s headphoneson a regular basis?

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BEAU BURCHELL (SAOSIN)

Meet Beau Burchell, guitarist/vocalist in Saosin – but also a noted producer/engineer/mixer!

E-DRUM PLAYTHROUGHS.

Two e-drum playthroughs featuring The Progressive Foundry SDX.

NEW DRUMCEPTION SONG FEAT. SCOTT CARSTAIRS (FALLUJAH).

Listen to the third song of the Drunception project – also featuring Mario of Gojira!

10 QUICK QUESTIONS TO COLIN RICHARDSON.

We caught up with Made of Metal EZX producer Colin Richardson for a quick Q&A session!

GUEST PLAYLIST: DIRK VERBUEREN (MEGADETH)

What’s spinning in Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbuerens’s headphones right now?

GUS G – THE THIRD LESSON.

Learn more about “alternate picking” in the second weekly video in the Gus G Metal Month Masterclass!

NEW DRUMCEPTION SONG WITH WES HAUCH.

Listen to how Wes interpreted Mario Duplantier’s drum track!

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