Erich Tran - TRANZIG
- ESP MII CUSTOM ESP MII ESP EII MII ESP Horizon
- Gear (Amps, Pedals, etc):
- MARSHALL JVM and BOSS PEDALS
- Favorite Guitar/Bass Player:
- KIRK HAMMET, ACE FREHLEY, KERRY KING, ALEX SKOLNICK, BRUCE KULICK, DIMEBAG DARREL, JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, NUNO BETTENCOURT, and JEFF HANNEMAN
- About me:
Started playing guitar at age 14 because of my fascination with KISS. It was1990 and I was living in
San Francisco, CA. Within that next year I saw my first concert featuring Death Angel & Forbidden at the
Warfield. Hard rock and thrash metal was definitely in my blood.
By age 15, I was living in small town Iowa & traveling to nearby Omaha, NE for concerts and music stores
etc. That’s where I saw my first ESP MII Custom with the famous Tiananmen Square “man in front of the
tank” image. It was new and I couldn’t afford it at the time, but over the next 2 years I saw it end
up 3 different music stores. By the time I was 17 and came across it again, I had to have it. I sold all my
guitars, amp, and pooled all the money I had to purchase it. Even without an amp for months I was so excited
to finally have an ESP. That was the beginning of my 20+ year relationship with ESP guitars!
- Debut “TRANZIG” album released in 2018 - (solo, heavy metal, instrumental). Wrote, recorded, and performed all the instrumentation with guest musician appearances.
- Featured songwriter with APM Music under David Ellefson’s MOLTEN imprint.
- Currently performing on bass with Facecage. Performed nationally with various bands. Also performed in KISS, Misfits, Faith No More tribute bands.
- Recording, writing and performing with Singer/Songwriter, and wife, Stephanie Tran
ESP MII CUSTOM
ESP EII MII
Marshall JVM410h with JCM900A 412 cab
Favorite Guitar/Bass Player:
Ace Freheley, Nuno Bettencourt, Bruce Kulick, Marty Friedman, Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman, Alex Skolnick, and Kirk Hammett, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dimebag, Akira Takasaki
Erich Tran is part of the ESP Guitars Family
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