Author: Kurt Hierholzer

Maxence (Max2matos)

Maxence (Max2matos)
“The quality is impressive. Licks that are hard to play seem to be easier. Techniques like sweeping, string skipping, and fast picking are effortless! The sound on both electric and acoustic guitars is awesome. You can clearly hear the difference! The sound is deep, warm, and dynamic! These are the best picks I have tried, and trust me… I tried a lot!”
Maxence (Max2matos)
Maxence (Max2matos)

Maxence (Max2matos)

Maxence a.k.a.(Max2matos), is a 32 year old guitarist hailing from Lyon, France. He began learning guitar at age sixteen, with an old Ibanez SG MIJ. By age seventeen Max had joined his father’s band, where he learned around 100 songs in just 6 months.

Known to many as Max2matos, his main influences are Steve Stevens, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, and Craig Ross.

Max was a finalist in both the Emergenza contest, and the Rock Event 95. He has performed at many venues in Paris including: Gibus Club, New Morning, Boule Noire, L’Européen (Théâtre de l’Européen), Paris Observatory (l’Observatoire de Paris), and many others.

In 2014 Max released an EP with the band “The Punchies”.

As a true gear addict, Max’s collection contains 30 guitars, 15 amps, almost 100 pedals, and countless accessories. His pick of choice hadn’t changed since 2011, but immediately changed when he got his hands on the 3D Heart Beat Jazz picks by Anatomy of Sound. Max prefers them due to their comfort, sound quality, and ergonomics.

Check out what Maxence is up to…

Instagram: @max2matos
YouTube: Max2Matos

Maxence (Max2matos)
“The quality is impressive. Licks that are hard to play seem to be easier. Techniques like sweeping, string skipping, and fast picking are effortless! The sound on both electric and acoustic guitars is awesome. You can clearly hear the difference! The sound is deep, warm, and dynamic! These are the best picks I have tried, and trust me… I tried a lot!”
Maxence (Max2matos)

Maxence a.k.a.(Max2matos) uses:

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw is a South Yorkshire, U.K, based guitar player who has played with many bands on the U.K pub, club and festival scene. As well as being a current member of the U.K’s premier Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, Aynt Skynyrd, Nick also works as a solo artist performing regular acoustic shows.

Nick’s influences are firmly routed in the blues, southern rock and old school country genres, although he has played every style of music over the years.

Nick’s passion for music comes from his dad who is a drummer and will tell you stories of Nick playing along to Mark Knopfler on a little plastic toy guitar at the age of three. Music was always around in the house growing up.

2020 has been an interesting and challenging year for all musicians. But never one to be beaten, Nick has invested time into building a studio and has since been remotely recording guitars and vocals for various clients including production music for one of Universal’s producers. You can also check out Nick’s YouTube channel for his weekly Tea-Time Treats videos and other music related content.

Check out what Nick is up to…

Facebook: nickshawguitarist
Instagram: @nick_shaw_guitarist
YouTube: Nick_Shaw_Guitarist

Nick Shaw
“Durability and comfort are the two main deciding factors for me when choosing a guitar pick. Over the years I have tried literally hundreds of different gauges, materials and sizes of guitar pick. Each time I’ve hit the same problem… longevity! The Heart Beat Jazz, rigid picks have cured this problem. After hours of use these picks still look like new! As an extra bonus, the 3D nature of the pick is very comfortable and easy to grip meaning they don’t slip out of sweaty hands and also reduce fatigue.”
Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw uses:

Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw
“Durability and comfort are the two main deciding factors for me when choosing a guitar pick. Over the years I have tried literally hundreds of different gauges, materials and sizes of guitar pick. Each time I’ve hit the same problem… longevity! The Heart Beat Jazz, rigid picks have cured this problem. After hours of use these picks still look like new! As an extra bonus, the 3D nature of the pick is very comfortable and easy to grip meaning they don’t slip out of sweaty hands and also reduce fatigue.”
Nick Shaw

Kristen Embers

Kristen Embers
“Guitar picks can not only change the sound you’re able to capture while playing, but they can also change how you feel about playing. Ever since discovering Anatomy of Sound picks I have found that I can not only play faster with ease, but I’m more pleased with the overall tone the picks help me achieve. The 3D design is truly one of a kind, allowing your fingers to grip the same place every time for optimal comfort. Over the years I struggled to find picks I was truly comfortable using as my playing styles changed. I’ve finally found what I was looking for with AOS – particularly the Bronze Bikini picks!”
Kristen Embers
Kiriakos

Kiriakos GP

Kiriakos GP is a solo artist from Greece who is also known as a professional guitar shredder and session musician. Playing the guitar since the age of 8, Kiriakos managed to become a highly-experienced and world-class recognized artist while at the same time he took part in countless contests, clinics, live shows and supporting acts:

  • 1st Place Winner: Andy James World Guitar Contest
    “Kiriakos was chosen among 861 participants as he has the most potential for growth as an artist” – Andy James, 2014
  • Lee Retenour’s Six String Theory Competition 2018: TOP 10 placed winner for the song “Running out of time ft. Atma Anur” judged by Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Lee Ritenour and Guthrie Govan
  • Live performance on EMG TV
  • Opening act for Paul Reed Smith Band in Thomann Summer Festival (Germany, 2015)
  • Opening act for Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) on his Greek Tour 2015
  • Session guitarist for The European Erasmus Youth Exchange Music Project for their Latvian Tour

On 2019 Kiriakos released his first solo EP “Running out of time” featuring Jason Becker’s legendary drummer Atma Anur. Currently he is working on mixing the new EP which is going to be release on 2021.

Check out what Kiriakos is up to…

Official Website: www.kiriakosgp.com
Facebook: kiriakosgp
Instagram: @kiriakosgp
Twitter: @KiriaksGuitarPw
YouTube: @KiriaksGuitarPw
Spotify: Kiriakos GP

Kiriakos GP
“Incredible grip and longevity. Shredding while keeping dynamics smooth and balanced was never easier. AoS guitar picks made my expression and creativity seem effortless.”
Kiriakos GP

Kiriakos GP uses:

Kristen Embers

Kristen Embers

Originally from Ohio, Kristen Embers began playing guitar in March 2003 after her parents bought her first guitar from Ebay. It was a very well maintained Washburn F10S that she still owns and cherishes to this day. Much to her parents’ surprise she instantly knew it was something she was meant to do and has been playing ever since.

As a young teen she religiously listened to “Nights with Alice Cooper” on the radio, trying to learn the songs by ear on the guitar while tuning in. This radio show, built the foundation of most of her knowledge regarding classic rock history, songs and band members. She credits an enormous amount of what she knows about the guitar to her father and the guitar teacher she briefly had as a child (John).

Kristen’s strongest music influences include the stylings of Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Tinsley Ellis, Judas Priest and Queensryche. With a background in finance she aspires to someday be able to turn her passion of music and guitar into a full time career. She is most known to play her Fender Stratocaster which is named “Texas Toast” in honor of the Texas Special Pickups it possesses.

Check out what Kristen is up to…

Instagram: @tumulus_embers

Kristen Embers
“Guitar picks can not only change the sound you’re able to capture while playing, but they can also change how you feel about playing. Ever since discovering Anatomy of Sound picks I have found that I can not only play faster with ease, but I’m more pleased with the overall tone the picks help me achieve. The 3D design is truly one of a kind, allowing your fingers to grip the same place every time for optimal comfort. Over the years I struggled to find picks I was truly comfortable using as my playing styles changed. I’ve finally found what I was looking for with AOS – particularly the Bronze Bikini picks!”
Kristen Embers

Kristen uses:

Zach Jeymz

Zach Jeymz
“In four years of being a guitar player, I usually jumped from one guitar pick to another, searching for the right pick that I am comfortable with. When I tried the Jazz Heart Beat pick made by Anatomy of Sound… The durability, playability, comfort, and thickness of the pick has lifted my guitar playing to a higher level. It has enhanced my speed, accuracy, and ability to get my signature tone.

Anatomy of Sound guitar picks has quality you can’t find in other picks in the market. Every corner of the pick gives a different tone. It gives more flavor to every AoS.”
Zach Jeymz