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Dan Ortega Lead Guitar:

Dan is always chasing that tone. He's been playing the guitar since the late 1980s and playing the Chicago Music Scene since the late 1990s. In 2009 he got the honor of playing with Mike Stone (former Queensrÿche guitarist 2003-2009) at a couple of events.

Dan is heavily influenced by Eddie Van Halen and has played musical goodness from Van Helen to Chuck Berry to Tom Morello and many many genres in between. Dan can be found on the right side of the stage either making musical goodness with his fingers on his guitars, talking through the talkbox, singing backup vocals, and sometime all of the above.

Dan is currently playing an array of Van Halen guitars through a FJA Modified 5150 Wet/Dry/Wet Stereo Rig with various goodies.

If not found rocking with The Antidote or Alt Theory, Dan can be found winning races, setting track records around the country, and or racing Pro AMA Superbikes.

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Screen name:
DanO5150
Member since:
Aug 27 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Chuck Berry, Alex Lifeson, Albert King, John Petrucci, BB King, SRV, Tom Morello, Mike Einziger, Tommy Shaw, Jeff Watson, Brad Gillis, Steve Lukather, Richie Sambora, George Lynch, Billy Gibbons, Jerry Cantrell, Slash, C.C. Deville, Eric Clapton, Randy Rhoades, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Steve Clark, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, and many many more over the years.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

EVH guitars (music man and peavey)
Peavey 5150 Head (FJA Modded)
Randall
Marshall
TC Electronics G Force
Boss (many different pedals)
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
Dunlop
Morley
Sennheiser
Mesa Boogie
Rane
Fender
Randall
THD
and much much more.

MUSIC