Most hard rock or metal guitarist’s would say that playing alongside Ozzy Osbourne night after night on-stage would be their #1 dream gig if they had a choice. Well how about playing alongside Zack Wylde night after night?? Not a bad alternative right?? Either in a recording studio or performing live around the world in Black Label Society, guitarist and Floyd Rose devotee Dario Lorina is indeed living that dream.The Floyd Rose artist relations team had a chance to speak with Dario Lorina following the 2018 Black Label Society world tour:
FR: How did you get started playing with the Black Label Society?
Dario: A while back I was playing in the band Lizzie Borden, during a hiatus, we had some mutual friends and management in common and I’d send them (Zakk) some tapes and some videos of my playing; Zakk heard the stuff that I had sent him and he invited me up to California-I went up there and that was pretty much it!FR: What is the most satisfying aspect about playing with Black Label Society?Dario: well I enjoy it all; I love being ‘up’ there. Everybody is so cool, strong in what they do...I'm constantly learning something new. We’re like family - I love all of it!FR: Do you prefer playing onstage or in the studio?Dario: Nothing compares to the energy of when you’re playing a rock show -definitely the stage. That can’t be topped.FR: In what would you attribute to your success in your career?Dario: A mix together of skills, drive, and motivation-with a splash of luck in there. When I was in school as a kid, I always thought, "I'm gonna be a guitar player"; like how some kids say "I'm gonna be a Doctor...or a football player". Being a guitar player was all I thought about. That was the path that led me here. From giving lessons early on to putting a band together - just laying the road to get here brick by brick...FR: What songs represent the best “Dario” sound or writing statement?Dario: I have two instrumental albums on Shrapnel records. Both of those express myself as a guitar player. Probably though “ Echoes of a Stone heart“ & “Demon Rum”FR: How did you get started using Stone Tone products?Dario: Some years back while I was playing with Janni Layne, I was out at the NAMM trade show where I met Rob DiSanto. I played a granite covered EVH Wolfgang model guitar and that guitar had such a bite - like nothing else! I played that guitar for a long time and it was such fun to play; so that’s how I met Rob…FR: What is you favorite guitar to play these days?Dario: The guitar that is most meaningful to me are my Gibson Les Paul and Les Paul Junior. Both of those guitars came from family members. I had that Junior refinished into a killer lime sparkle green. A friend of mine who paints hot rods hung it up in his garage and detailed the back of the neck as well, and I played that guitars on this past tour with BLS...FR: Tell us about your Floyds...Dario: I’ve always had a Floyd somewhere from the beginning with my guitars -always live and always in the studio. When I do my lead work, “it” always has a Floyd on them. When you need that extra flavor "it" always gives it to you. A Floyd Rose Trem has always been in my arsenal!!FR: Is there one piece of go-to electronic piece of gear in your rig that you feel is a “must have”?Dario: Yeah - an overdrive pedal!! Not a distortion pedal but an overdrive ... I’ve been using the Seymour Duncan 805 for a long time…since it came out. With Zakk I've always used his signature overdrive pedal. They’re in the same park. The key is having an overdrive in front of my amp pushing the signal into the head. I feel like that is a pretty vital part for me.FR: What’s coming up for you as a solo artist or for Black Label Society?Dario: Well we just finished up a long tour for this year. The rest of this year Zakk is doing a bunch of Ozzy stuff, and I’ll be doing a couple different things: I’m working on a new solo album which I’ll be singing on. It will be more than just an instrumental release. BLS will be coming out on tour at the beginning of next year...lots of great stuff comin' up!
Floyd Rose Marketing and Seca Group LLC are pleased to announce the introduction of our latest collection of our patented Wired 3-D Crystal Stereo Sound with Dual Speaker Drivers/ Dual Sound Coil Technology and frequency divider boards to produce the ultimate ultra luxury 3-D sound experience through over-ear headphones and earbuds. Designed and engineered in Europe and the USA, our teams worked with Floyd Rose himself, to produce the ultimate listening pleasure to the human ear.
Our innovative earcups each boast a powerful driver for superior bass and midrange, and small high-efficiency driver for high sound frequency which creates a dynamic balance between bass/mid/treble. This technology creates a 3-dimensional stereo sound that has a broader range with perfect highs and lows! The speakers adapt to the music played to offer superior sound never heard before in the music industry.
Features include: Durable Headphone cable, Lightweight Design, Metal Construction, Colorful and Stylish Fabric Finish, Soft Forming Earpads, Fabric Carrying Bag for FR-52. Available: August 2018
The luminous burnt chrome finish is now available in our wide-spaced 1000 Series Pro tremolos, giving you the option of adding a special flavor to your rig. Each finish is uniquely torched so that no two bridges are exactly alike. We have added the burnt chrome option to both the 6 and 7-string versions, so you 7-string slingers can also join the party and look as flashy as you sound.
New shirts and, finally, a classic baseball cap to show your love for the world's favorite tremolo system! See it here!
Here we go again! Come pay us a visit in our brand-new booth, #5629 in Hall D and see the new and exciting things we have for 2018. Mr. Floyd D. Rose himself will be in attendance, so stop by and say hello!
With our distributor, AP International, we will also be displaying Floyd Rose & Floyd Rose Audio, Stone Tone Products, KTS Titanium bridges & parts, Haramis Musical Hardware custom guitar hardware, Pure Tone Technologies' new output jacks, and Fret Butter Fretboard Cleaner.
Floyd Rose FR-360 Pro Series Wireless Sport Earbuds with In-Line Microphone are hand crafted and deliver world-class sound combined with state-of-the-art high fidelity technology. We married unparalleled sound quality with luxury design.
Delivering true balanced highs and lows for superior audiophile sound, the combination delivers flawless sound clarity and comfort for an amazing sound experience in personal audio.
A superior driver offers a full 20-20K Hz frequency range, gives a beautifully warm and articulate recreation of sound. An anti-tangle cable with built-in microphone and volume control. Cushioned earbuds offer superior comfort by contouring a comfortable in-ear experience, delivering isolation from outside noise without adding bulk.
A fine pair of audiophile headphones deserves an unparalleled presentation. Each pair of Floyd Rose FR-360 Bluetooth earbuds includes an 1800 mAh power bank charger with micro USB charging cable and S, M, L eartips.
Put them on, sit back and enjoy true concert like sound! Available in black or white!
- Bluetooth Version: CSR 4.0
- Sweatproof and Water Resistant
- Plastic and Leather Cabine
- Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 16 ohms
- Charging Time: 1.5 hours
- Playback Time: 4-6 hours
- Working Distance: +/- 33 feet
- Anti-Tangle Cable with volume control and built in microphone
Package Includes: Earbuds, USB charging cable, Power bank charger, Extra S, M, L ear tips
A few of us here at Floyd Rose & AP International took a trip down to hot, sweaty Nashville to show off our latest shiny things. Thanks to Guitar World for documenting it for old-times sake!
Do you feel the need for speed? The limited-edition burnt chrome Special Tremolo System is the ultimate finish to quench that insatiable thirst, and it's now available right here on FloydRose.com!
Rad, right? Check it out HERE.
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ - Floyd Rose is excited to announce the new “Dead Arm”, a built-in kill switch on a retrofitting FR tremolo arm. The kill switch has cemented itself as a beloved effect for decades, made popular by guitarists such as Tom Morello, Buckethead, Johnny Greenwood, Jack White, and Eddie Van Halen. This usually requires a separate switch to be installed on the instrument’s body to allow for the signal to be momentarily cut by depressing it. For the first time, this beloved device will be integrated into the tremolo arm so that the user can keep their picking hand in one location to both perform tremolo dives and cut the signal. Like the arm of the Original Floyd Rose and its derivatives, the Dead Arm will be made of stainless steel but will feature a push-in arm housing.
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