Lars can be seen playing a white 1995 Gibson SG above more
Lars can be seen playing a white 1995 Gibson SG above
Lars is seen playing this in Rancid's video for who would've thought more
Lars is seen playing this in Rancid's video for who would've thought
Lars can be seen playing the white model of his epiphany les paul here althou... more
Lars can be seen playing the white model of his epiphany les paul here although he has others that are black, sunburst and a gold top
At 2:20 in this Rancid video, we can see Lars playing Gibson SG '67 Reissue w... more
At 2:20 in this Rancid video, we can see Lars playing Gibson SG '67 Reissue with P90's
In this video you can see Lars playing with a white Epiphone SG G-400 more
In this video you can see Lars playing with a white Epiphone SG G-400
His new signature model esp/Ltd more
His new signature model esp/Ltd
Pictures is Lars's amp used on stage more
Pictures is Lars's amp used on stage
You can see this under the amp that says lars more
You can see this under the amp that says lars
Danish-American musician and songwriter Lars Frederiksen is a certified punk rock guitar hero. A key member of Bay Area punk legends Rancid, Lars has been heavily involved in the underground music scene since the mid '80s. His new LTD signature model “Volsung” features a slim Viper body style, ebony fingerboard, and a set of Lars’s signature high-output Seymour Duncan pickups.
Do you remember exactly how and when you discovered ESP?
You know, there are a few guys I remember playing them, but for the most part, they were always used for hardcore and metal stuff. I believe my first direct experience was through Craig Silverman from Agnostic Front, who was playing an ESP on their last tour. He had a Viper. The guitar sounded amazing and played unreal. That was probably the first time I actually played an ESP.
Which ESP model are you playing now? I’m playing a Viper and I love it. ESP has done some mods for me with the guitar’s controls. I like to roll off different things at different times for different songs. Plus, I play in like six bands, so I need sounds that are individual in each of them. I like to be able to turn the rhythm pickup all the way down, and then use the toggle as an on/off switch. But on other songs I’ll use the rhythm pickup and blend it in with the lead.
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