Rabea Massaad interview: guitars, gear, gigs... and Brexit | Hughes & Kettner
We sat Dorje/Toska guitarist Rabea Massaad down on the famous Hughes & Kettner couch to ask him all about his life and career as a kick-ass guitarist!
From his first days playing guitar to lives shows, the best advice he’s ever been given (clue: it was Rob Chapman who gave said advice!) and his views on the UK’s Brexit from the European Union and what that means for touring musicians like himself, there’s loads of useful tips here for guitarists of any style and level.
Here’s the questions we asked him – watch the whole thing or just click on the bits you really want to see:
0:18 How Rabea started on guitar
1:20 His biggest influences
4:04 The one riff/song Rabea wishes he’d written
4:46 15 minutes before show time…
5:33 Favorite warmup techniques
6:17 Stage fright!
7:06 Best/worst live experiences
8:55 Three essential gig accessories
9:18 Rabea’s advice for young guitarists
11:32 Best advice he’s been given
12:58 New techniques
14:07 Chicken picking!
14:56 Rabea and Hughes & Kettner
15:59 H&K musical styles
16:59 Rabea’s home studio
18:25 Tube amps vs digital modeling
19:52 The future for Rabea
21:12 Brexit and musicians
Watch Rabea playing our TubeMeister Deluxe stereo setup here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AQ8NrP-82A
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