Rodrigo Wilde has been stirring up a storm in Toronto, Ontario and will soon be hitting the road. Currently in the studio recording their debut single, “Blazing”, Mario Anzola talks about the Fender Stratocaster axe he wields to help get the dancey tunes going.
What one piece of equipment do you use to obtain your signature sound?
Mario: A white on white Fender Stratocaster.
What about it makes it so important to you?
Mario: In terms of sound and performance it is the versatility without question that is the biggest asset. You can play different styles and maintain a certain quality and personalty.
What are the major pros and cons?
Mario: The last pick up always creates a bit of ground. I believe it is case with most Strats. Other than that the sound is very clean, the weight and the neck are nice and comfortable.
How long have you used this piece of equipment and would you ever change it?
Mario: I’ve had it for almost 6 years now. I use it to play everyday by myself, but more proudly to play in the band I’m in called Rodrigo Wilde. I don’t think I’ll change it more than restore it and try to keep it in good shape. There is more than enough sentimental attachment to this particular guitar; I bought it here in Toronto, and my sister brought it to me in Venezuela, where I lived at the time. And now, you could say I brought it back to its home when I moved here.
Any final thoughts or comments on the gear?
Mario: Fender guitars are what they are. We all know there are great guitars are out there for all styles and types of music. Some specialize and even look suited to represent the style of music that is been played. Fender seems to go with pretty much everything. You can picture a guys playing funk with it, punk, blues but not so much death metal, see what I’m getting at?
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