Qian – green burst

MrFastfigner Qian by Ben Reuters

This is it. A new Qian arrived from Ben Reuters. I can honestly say that this is the guitar I’ve been always searching for. It feels and sounds absolutely perfect. The neck is unbelievable. And it even looks delicious!

Korina wood on the body, for big and warm tone.
Comes with three pickups. A more strat like approach this time. Duncan Custom for the bridge is a straight humbucker, but can be splitted. Middle (Vintage rails) and Neck (Cool rails) pickups are small sized humbucers but with more like single-coil kind of vintage tones.

It the new number one guitar for Mr. Fastfinger. And yes, it is green!

For all the details and more images at ben’s site:
http://www.benreuters.de/qian_greenburst_eng.htm

You will be hearing noise coming out of this guitar in the near future…


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Interview on Cutaway magazine

Cutaway magazineLatest issue of Cutaway has a great interview with Mika (in spanish).
This online magazine can be downloaded here for free:
http://www.cutawayguitarmagazine.com/


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Interview at blind-summit.co.uk

Enjoy the day – enjoy the guitar!

Check out a great guitar community site:
http://www.blind-summit.co.uk

And find a interview about the Mr.Fastfinger album


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Story / interview on finnish Riffi -magazine

Riffi kansi

Was delighted to find the latest Riffi -magazine from a newsstand today (here in Finland). Very nice cover and a beefy 4 -page long interview with Mika.


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Grrreat album reviews!

Mr. Fastfinger’s debut album got amazing 9 stars (out of 10) a thttp://www.imperiumi.net the biggest Finnish metal / hard rock website. The full review (in finnish) can be found here.

Also another great finnish review at Classic Rock Suomi.

UPDATE:
A great review (in german) at www.gaesteliste.de


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Album is out (international release)

Hurray!!! The Way of the Exploding Guitar – album is now available in various good places. Get yours now. You (and Mr. Fastfinger) will get very happy.

CD available from:



in english / italian / french / german / spanish languages.


levykauppa x Levykauppa Äx.
in Finnish in English

Digital download available from:

Itunes

amazon

We respect this moment.


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Mr.Fastfinger with live band tonight!

We’ll be doing a special experiment live thing here: Mr. Fastfinger together with a live band. The band rehearsal yesterday was very promising. Very cool to hear the songs come alive. Our setlist has 4 tracks played along DVD visuals and 2 tracks free flowing. And sure there’s some added improvisations happening all over. Very exciting and groovy!
Band = Lasse Rantanen – bass, Thomas Törnroos – drums, Kalle Katz – keyboards, Mika Tyyskä – guitar, Mr.Fastfinger – lead guitar.

If you happen to be around Porvoo, Finland tonight, enter Magnusborg studios at 18.00. (sorry for the late note!)

(edit: here’s some photos from the session)


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MMS and Musik Messe 2009

We’re back from Frankfurt musik messe. Huh it was a heavy duty (but veeery coool) week in Germany. First did a guitar workshop at Modern Music School, Idar-Oberstein. We have the honour to do workshops for the professional guitar class a couple of time a year there. Share the knowledge of guitar playing and have some quality time experimenting and teaching stuff like modes, techniques and all creative things you can do with the instrument.

At musikmesse, Frankfurt we had the honour to do demos for Hughes & Kettner. Our mission was to “show off” the new Switchblade TSC amplifier. Here you go, an amplifier that doest the trick all by it self. No need for pedals or anything. Yes, this is the exploding tone!

Here’s some footage from Frankfurt musikmesse, shot by our friend from “Truth in Shredding”, the greatest blog about what’s happening in the world of shred guitar!

“Exploding solo” Classic material (in Lydian) from Guitar Shred Show.

“Wax on – Wax off” played pretty much note by note to the album version. I learned all the solos when transcribing and it’s such joy to play it. When in tune with the guitar…

“EPIC” This version is more like “Little Epic”, short version without the grande finale hero solo like on the album version. Also added a extention to one part to improvise a little. Live = out of tune for sure…

Not worth seeing, but anyway this was shot before the actual demo. Mr. Mika needs to warm up!

In addition to these tracks we also did “Big Trummors” and classic “Tapping Boogie”.


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Album out in Finland now!

Fastfinger CD available from

levykauppa x Levykauppa Äx. in Finnish / in English

FreakKitchenshop

JUST FOR KICKS MUSIC (germany)

GuitarSolosDe

Finland: Hombre’s music (Runeberginkatu 34 E, Porvoo)


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