Zack Fedor

Posted by on September 1st 2018

Zack Fedor

Name: Zack Fedor
Band: Winston’s Weekend

What guitarists inspire you?

My biggest guitar player influences as a kid were Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer. Later on Jerry Garcia had a dramatic effect.

What song has challenged you the most?

My biggest musical challenge of recent years was in performing Giant Steps by Coltrane. As any student of music knows, it’s one thing to be able to analyze, it’s another thing to be able to play. Before you can even begin to play Giant Steps you have to have a full comprehension of the tritonal Coltrane Matrix. Then you have to apply those concepts to improvisation at insane speed. Learning how to learn to play Giant Steps was a process that took me to the Apex of my ability both as guitar player and a musical thinker.

What’s your favorite song to play in your current band’s set?

Currently with the band Winston’s Weekend I’ve been having fun playing Pretender by the Foo Fighters.

What’s the most overplayed song?

I played wagon wheel at every gig from 2011 until 2016 (I had enough). People are still playing and loving that song.

What’s the most memorable thing that happened to you at a gig?

This is a fun memory… one time we shared a gig with a troop of “Midget Wrestlers” (that is the title they chose to advertisements by). Neither party knew the other was on the bill…

What was your first guitar pedal?

My first guitar pedal was a Paisley Drive by Wampler

What’s your current rig?

My current Electric Guitar Rig consist of the following. Amp: Blackstar Club 40 Pedals: Boss compression, Vox wah, Wampler Paisley Drive, Wampler Pinnacle Drive, a phaser that I owe Preston searl 50 bucks for, Wampler Tape Delay, and a Boss Chorus.

How long would it take for you to learn Van Halen’s Eruption?

If I’m being honest with myself I could probably learn Eruption in about a month. Speed isn’t exactly something I focus on, so I’d really have to exercise my picking hand. The tapping part of Eruption is probably the easier part.